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GMAT Cutoff 2021 for the Top Business Schools

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Sayantani Barman

Study Abroad Expert | Updated On -Jun 10, 2021

GMAT cutoff varies on the number of candidates appearing for exam, number of seats available, average GMAT score, and other parameters. Admission to the major business schools around the world requires you to submit GMAT scores and English language proficiency test scores. There are more than 1600 business schools around the world that accept GMAT scores.

GMAT Cutoff 2021

Almost every business school has set a GMAT cutoff for admission. Many schools focus on the total marks scored in GMAT, whereas few of them set minimum score requirements in individual sections. The total GMAT score is 800, and most of the top-rated business schools around the world set the GMAT cutoff around 700. Thus, 700 would be a good GMAT score.

  • Harvard GMAT cutoff is 729 and more.
  • Rotman School of Management GMAT cutoff is not specified. You will need to have appeared for GRE or GMAT and that score needs to be submitted. Although it is necessary for you to have a minimum work experience of two years in the finance sector.
  • Stanford GMAT cutoff is around 720-740. To date, the class of 2022 at Stanford has the highest GMAT average score of 733.
  • Wharton GMAT cutoff is not specified. The average GMAT score in the class of 2022 is 722, and the median GMAT score is 730.
  • NUS GMAT cutoff or the average score for the class of 2022 is 670. 90% of the applicants in the MBA program are international students.

GMAT Cutoff For Top B-Schools in India

GMAT cutoff for top b schools in India varies every year according to the quantity and quality of applicants.

  • ISB GMAT cutoff is set around 710-740. It is one of the prominent business schools in India and has campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali. For admission in the PGP and EEO programs minimum of two years’ work experience is required. While YLP (PGP deferred) allows admission to students studying in the last year of college.
  • SP Jain GMAT cutoff at the Mumbai campus has been set at 85th percentile which is equivalent to a GMAT score of 690.
  • XLRI GMAT cutoff for admission in PGDM(BM) is 720 and above, for PGDM(HRM) is 700 and above, and for PGDM(GM) is 630.
  • There are a lot of IIM business schools in India. While IIM Calcutta has no minimum requirement for admission, GMAT cutoff for IIM executive MBA in Bangalore requires to score a minimum of 709 in GMAT for EPGP class.

Factors Determining GMAT Cutoff for an Institution

In different institutions, the GMAT cutoff 2020 is different. In addition, for different courses of business GMAT cutoff scores may vary. In India itself, the number of examinees increased from 29,432 to 30,590 in last 5 years and the number of candidates with a GMAT score of 600 and 700 had significantly increased.

The key factors determining GMAT Cutoff are:

  • Total number of candidates appearing for GMAT
  • Total number of seats available
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Total number of candidates qualifying GMAT

GMAT cutoff for abroad is sometimes higher than the GMAT cutoff requirements in the Indian universities – the main reason behind this can be the higher level of competition in the foreign B-schools and growing demand of international students to study there.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

GMAT 2021 : 5 answered questions

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Ques. Why do students go for CAT, XAT, SNAP etc when almost all the B-Schools in India accept GMAT scores for the full time MBA?

● Top Answer By Nia Malhotra on 17 May 21

Ans. There is hardly any B-school in India that accepts GMAT scores for full-time MBA. IIMs, FMS, XLRI, JBIMS, IIFT, MDI, etc. are some of the institutions that accept GMAT scores.  However, students applying through a foreign national quota or NRI quota are eligible for GMAT score. ISB on the other hand accepts the GMAT for its full-time program MBA program. Here is the list of some B-Schools that accepts GMAT scores in India XLRI, Jamshedpur XIM, Bhubaneswar VIT Business School TISS, Mumbai TERI School of Advanced Sciences, TERI University TASMAC, Pune TAPMI, Manipal School of Management, Udaipur School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai School of Management, International Institute of Management This is why most students go for CAT, XAT, SNAP, and other management exams for admission in MBA. Only foreign nationals or students with NRI Quota can apply through GMAT.Read more
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Ques. Which Indian Business schools accept Indian students on GMAT score?

● Top Answer By Aditi Sen on 12 May 21

Ans. There are many business schools in India that require GMAT scores at the time of admission. Some of the top business schools with requiring GMAT scores in India are: Institute Name GMAT Score ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali 730 or higher S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai 550 IIM Ahmedabad 711 School of Management, NMIMS Mumbai 600 IIM Bangalore 710 Great Lakes Institute of Management 600 IIM Calcutta 701 XLRI Jamshedpur 710 IIM Lucknow 680 IMT (All campuses) 720 IIM Indore 700 ICFAI Business School (Hyderabad & Mumbai) 700 IIM Kozhikode 700 A few other institutes include - MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, Sunstone Business School Noida, ISB Indore, and more.Read more
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Ques. Which Indian b-schools accept GMAT scores?

● Top Answer By Tina Dhara on 11 May 21

Ans. In India, if you aim to pursue MBA, you have to clear the Common Admission Test (CAT) with a good score. Nonetheless, some of the top business schools accept GMAT scores as well.  Top business schools in India which accept GMAT scores, along with the cut-offs are listed below: Business schools GMAT Cut-off ISB Hyderabad 690 for YLP, 660+ for PGP IIM Ahmedabad 680 for EPGP, 700+ for PGPX IIM Bangalore 680+ for EPGP IIM Calcutta 680+ for PGPEX IIM Lucknow 620+ for IPMX IIM Indore 700+ for EPGP XLRI Jamshedpur 640+ for PGDM-GMP SP Jain institute of management and research 670+ for GMBA, 700+ for MBA IIM Kozhikode 600+ for MBA IMT Ghaziabad 650+ for PGDM-Ex BITS Pilani 600+ for MBA Few other Indian Business schools which accept GMAT scores: Great lakes Institute of Management Indian Institute of Foreign Trade ( GMAT for NRIs) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (For International Students) – For MA. HRM and LR NMIMS University, School of Business Management Alliance Business School Amity Business School Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal Above mentioned business schools in the table are of top reputation in India. Opt for the school which is best for you.Read more
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Ques. What GMAT score can be considered good for applying to ISB Hyderabad with an average academic profile?

● Top Answer By Bhavya Singh on 18 Mar 21

Ans. Several factors affect the chance of a candidate getting a seat in ISB Hyderabad. Not only the GMAT score, but also the application profile, essays, and performance in the interview combined together decides whether a candidate should get a seat or not in such an elite institute. The points listed below are some important aspects to consider for admission to such institutes. There is no fixed cut-off for ISB Hyderabad, as declared by the institute. There are examples of people with a GMAT score of 720 not getting a seat from the interviews. On the other hand, there are candidates with a score of 700-710 but are successful in getting a seat in ISB Hyderabad. GMAT score is not the only criteria for getting a seat, but the door to get an interview call. The quality of essays written by the candidate, his/her application/ profile, and the performance in the interviews are also considered. For candidates with an average profile, a GMAT score of 720+, along with a complete application and a good essay can be considered to have high chances to receive an interview call. After having a call, the rest depends on how the candidate will perform in his/her interview. This is the overall scenario for admission in ISB Hyderabad, for a student with an average profile.Read more
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Ques. Which exam to opt for admission in ISB hyderabad, GMAT or GRE?

● Top Answer By Manish Acharya on 23 Feb 21

Ans. Presently, ISB accepts both GRE and GMAT scores. So, the candidate can take either of the tests to get a seat at ISB, Hyderabad. There are certain aspects both in favor and against of both the exams, considering the structure and content of the exams. The points below give some important points to consider before choosing either of the tests for selection. Evaluate the structure and syllabus of both examinations and choose the one in which you think you can score higher. A good score is an ultimate need for admission. If a candidate wishes to apply for graduate programs other than MBA too, GRE is usually the one opted for. So, an MS, MA, and MBA simultaneous aspirant will prefer GRE. Business schools are somewhat particular about the students they give admission to. They prefer students with a clear vision of MBA only and have a basic idea about their career trajectory. So, GMAT is preferred over GRE in this aspect. GMAT is a more quantitatively challenging exam than GRE. This might matter to the ISB Interview board since they want MBA-focused candidates. Considering the above-mentioned points, you must select the appropriate exam for your own. Other than this, the school accepts both the exams and so, good performance in either of them is considered equally.Read more
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rohan bharti
How should I send my GMAT score to the Universities?
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spandita hati

During the registration for GMAT, your registration fees include the money for sending your scorecard to the 5 Schools you have chosen. During the registration, applicants have to choose 5 schools and your scorecard will be automatically sent to them via e-mail or post. Additional schools will require extra money. The scorecard automatically will be sent after 20 days from the test date. 

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taniksha
Can you tell me the cutoff of GMAT for admission in The Univeristy of Queensland, Australia?
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spandita hati

You haven’t mentioned in which course you want to get admission. I am mentioning the basic eligibility which is required for admission to the Queensland University, Australia. 

For MBA- GMAT 500 & above, IELTS- 6.5 & above TOEFL- 87 & above 

For B.E/ B. Tech, IELTS- 6.5 AND above, PTE- 64 & above 

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preetam oinam
Can I get admission in any of the semester by giving exam in June?
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spandita hati

No, one cannot get to any semester by giving admission in June. If you are in bachelor’s degree you will get admission to 1st year of bachelors. 

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fauzia shahid
In which courses can I get admission after clearing cutoff of GMAT?
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diya suresh

GMAT scores are considered for admissions in India and abroad fro different Post Graduate management courses including PGP or MBA courses. IIMs also accept GMAT from foreign students for admission purpose. It is a computer based management entrance test. Before applying for the test, make sure to check the details of eligibility.

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harssham
Can I get the cutoff of best MBA colleges in UK?
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aniket ranjan

To get admission in best colleges for MBA program, a good GMAT score is required. The average GMAT score required for MBA colleges of UK ranges from 573 to 710. For more details visit:- CUT-OFF FOR MBA COLLEGES IN UK

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rohan bharti
What is the cutoff to pursue MBA from Indian colleges?
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aniket ranjan

India is home to over 200 business schools and For the B-schools of eligibility criteria varies and the required GMAT score too vary. The average Cut-off for different Institute ranges from 600 to 750. For more details visit:- GMAT CUT-OFF

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md hussain ansari
After scoring 690 marks in the exams, what will be my percentile?
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manisha malik

GMAT score report includes five different scores

  • Total scaled score
  • Verbal Scaled Score
  • Quantitative Scaled Score
  • Analytical Writing Assessment Score
  • Integrated Reasoning Score

At the score of 690, in GMAT, your GMAT percentile will be 85%. This is considered as a really good score to get admission in good colleges.

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devisingh
How are GMAT scores are calculated can I check my answers on my own?
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devnath tiwary

Dear Devisingh

Greetings from Collegedunia. GMAT has 4 sections and each section has a different way of scoring. The Score Ranges of all 4 sections are not the same. Verbal Reasoning and verbal Quantitative score contribute to the overall score of GMAT. For more details, kindly go through this link – GMAT Score Calculator

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vanshika chandra
What is the meaning of score range and mean score in GMAT?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Vanshika, Greetings from collegedunia. Total GMAT Scores range from 200 to 800 and mean Score is average score obtained by Test taker in GMAT exam which 583. For more details Click Here 

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kunal thakrar
What is the cut off for admission in Universities in England?
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aditi arun

Hello Kunal,

The top universities in England like London Business School, The University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, accept a score of 690+. Generally, your score should be above 600 to get admission in universities in England.

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kashish tomar
I want to do MBA from Harvard University, what will be the cut off ?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Kashish, Greetings from collegedunia. The Harvard Business Schools is ranked among the top 50 international business schools, and the GMAT cut off ranges from 720 to 730. For more details Click Here

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shiya devi
What is the cut off for admission in IIM?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Shiya, Greetings from collegedunia. There are 20 IIMs in India all of which have high GMAT cutoff for their executive MBAs. The Cut-offs ranges from 560 to 750. You can check out Cut off of different IIM here:- GMAT CUT OFF OF IIM

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taniksha
What is good score in GMAT to get admission in college in Canada?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Taniksha, Greetings from collegedunia. The average GMAT score required by the renowned MBA universities in Canada is 550, ranging from a low of 500 to a high of over 600. For more details Click Here

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fauzia shahid
Can I get admission into Harvard University on the basis of my GMAT score?
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aniket ranjan

Hiii Fauzia, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can get Admission in Harvard University. Harvard's median GMAT score is 730. The range of GMAT scores accepted in Harvard University is 580 – 790.  For more details Click Here

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kashish tomar
What is the cut-off for admission in Oxford University?
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manika gupta

Hi Kashish, The avergae GMAT Score for admission in Oxford University is 690.

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debdeep majumder
What are GMAT Cut offs for MBA colleges in USA?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Debdeep, Greetings from collegedunia. The US Business Schools are ranked in the top 50 international business schools, and the GMAT cut off range for the US universities is one of the highest in the world. You can check out here:- CUT-OFFS OF MBA COLLEGES IN USA


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