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    CAT Cut off 2019: Check IIM Wise Cutoff

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    IIM Kozhikode has successfully conducted CAT 2019 on November 24, 2019. CAT 2019 result was declared on January 4, 2020. Applicants must qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff to get shortlisted for the next round of the selection process – WAT-GD/PI. Various factors determine CAT Cut off, such as level of difficulty of the exam, total available seats, number of applicants, etc. 

    • Shortlisted candidates will participate in the CAT Selection Procedure that will begin in February 2020.
    •  CAT exam is taken by the candidates who wish to get into IIMs or several other prestigious B-schools of India. 20 IIMs and more than 100 B-schools accept CAT Score.Check CAT Participating Colleges.

    CAT 2019 Expected Cut Off

    CAT 2019 Expected Final Cutoffs 

    IIM Expected Cutoff 
    IIM Ahmedabad 99 
    IIM Bangalore 99
    IIM Calcutta 99
    IIM Lucknow 97-98 
    IIM Indore 97-98 
    IIM Kozhikode 97-98 
    IIM Amritsar 95-96 
    IIM Nagpur 95-96 
    IIM Sambalpur 95-96 
    IIM Trichy 94-95 
    IIM Raipur 94-95 
    IIM Ranchi 94-95 
    IIM Kashipur 94-95 
    IIM Vizag 92-94 
    IIM Udaipur 92-94
    IIM Bodhgaya 92-94
    IIM Shillong 90 
    IIM Sirmaur 90 
    IIM Jammu 90 

    CAT 2019 Cutoff

    The following table enlists the released CAT exam 2019 cut off for all participating IIMs for general candidates with individual cutoffs for QA, DILR and VARC sections:

    IIMsQADILRVARCOverall
    IIM Ahmedabad70707080
    IIM Bangalore75758085
    IIM Calcutta80807585
    IIM Kozhikode75757585
    IIM Shillong75757580
    IIM Lucknow85858590
    IIM Raipur80808095
    IIM Rohtak70707095
    IIM Kashipur80808090
    IIM Ranchi80808090
    IIM Indore80808090
    IIM Tiruchirapalli80808095
    IIM Udaipur80808090
    IIM Bodh Gaya80808090
    IIM Amritsar75758080
    IIM Nagpur72727285
    IIM Jammu80808090
    IIM Visakhapatnam80808590
    IIM Sambalpur80808095
    IIM Simraur80808095

    Most of the IIMs will conduct their own admission process according to personalized guidelines except for the 10 third-generation IIMs who will partake in a common ability test and personal interview through the Common Admission Process (CAP). Check CAT Counselling 


    IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below provides Section-wise CAT Cutoff data for IIM Ahmedabad.

    SectionsGeneralNC-OBC-cum transgenderSCSTDA
    Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)7065605050
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DIILR)7065605050
    Quantitative Aptitude (QA)7065605050
    Overall Percentile8075706060

    IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows the CAT 2019 cut off percentile for different categories set by IIM Bangalore:

    SectionsGeneralNC-OBCSCSTDA
    Section 1 (QA & DI)7565605550
    Section 2 (VA & LR)8070655550
    Overall Percentile8575706560

    IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Calcutta. 

    SectionOpenNC-OBCSCSTDA
    Section 1 (Quantitative Ability)7565605555
    Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)8065605555
    Section 3 (Verbal Ability)8070655555
    Overall Percentile8575706565

    IIM Indore CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Indore-

    SectionsGeneralOBCSCPWDST
    Section 1 (QA)8070554545
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8070554545
    Section 3 (VARC)8070554545
    Overall Percentile9080605050

    IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow:

    SectionOpenNC-OBCSCSTDA
    Section 1 (Quantitative Ability)8577555050
    Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)8577555050
    Section 3 (Verbal Ability)8577555050
    Overall Percentile9082706565

    IIM Shillong CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Shillong:

    SectionsGeneral & OBCSCSTDA
    Section 1 (QA)75605050
    Section 2 (DI & LR)75605050
    Section 3 (VARC)75605050
    Overall Percentile----

    IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Kozhikode:

    SectionsGeneralOBCSCST/DA
    Section 1 (QA)75655545
    Section 2 (DI & LR)75655545
    Section 3 (VARC)75655545
    Overall Percentile85756555

    IIM Rohtak CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Rohtak:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA & DI)8045407040
    Section 2 (VA & LR)8045407040
    Overall Percentile9555307830

    IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Ranchi:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA)8050306030
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8050306030
    Section 3 (VARC)8050306030
    Overall Percentile9060407840

    IIM Trichy CAT Cutoff 2019

    IIM Trichy has reached the percentile of 90 for the last 3 years. The overall Expected CAT 2019 cut off for IIM Trichy is given in the table below:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA & DI)8050306030
    Section 2 (VA & LR)8050306030
    Overall Percentile9560407840

    IIM Udaipur CAT Cutoff 2019

    IIM Udaipur reached the level of 96 percentile in the year 2014. However, in 2015 the cut off for IIM Udaipur went to 90 percentile.The overall Expected CAT 2019 cut off for IIM Udaipur according to the categories for the last two years is given in the table below:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBC
    Section 1 (QA)80503060
    Section 2 (DI & LR)80503060
    Section 3 (VARC)80503060
    Overall Percentile90604078

    IIM Kashipur CAT Cutoff 2019

    The cut off for IIM Kashipur reaches around 90 percentile. The expected CAT 2019 overall cut off percentile for IIM Kashipur is given below:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA)8050306030
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8050306030
    Section 3 (VARC)8050306030
    Overall Percentile9060407840

    IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2019

    The table below shows CAT 2019 cut off percentile for IIM Nagpur:

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA)7250406540
    Section 2 (DI & LR)7250406540
    Section 3 (VARC)7250406540
    Overall Percentile85604076.555

    IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cutoff 2019

    CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Visakhapatnam is given below-

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCPWD
    Section 1 (QA)8060507050
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8060507050
    Section 3 (VARC)8560507550
    Overall Percentile9075558050

    IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2019

    CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Raipur is provided in the table below-

    CategoryQAVARCDI & LROverall Percentile
    General80808095
    DAP30303040
    OBC (NC)60606078
    ST30303040
    SC50505060

    IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2019

    CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Bodh Gaya is provided in the table below-

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCDA
    Section 1 (QA)8050306030
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8050306060
    Section 3 (VARC)8050306040
    Overall Percentile9060407840

    IIM Sirmaur CAT Cutoff 2019

    The sectional and overall CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Sirmaur is represented in the table given below-

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCDAP
    Section 1 (QA)8050306030
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8050306030
    Section 3 (VARC)8050306030
    Overall Percentile9060407840

    IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2019

    The sectional and overall CAT 2019 Cut Off for IIM Sambalpur is provided in the table given below-

    SectionsGeneralSCSTNC-OBCDA
    Section 1 (QA)8050306030
    Section 2 (DI & LR)8050306030
    Section 3 (VARC)8050306030
    Overall Percentile9560407840

    IIM Amritsar CAT Cutoff 2019

    The minimum eligibility criteria used by IIM Amritsar are given below-

    SectionsGeneralNC-OBCSCSTDA
    Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC)7560503535
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR)7560503535
    Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA)8065553535
    Overall Percentile Rank (PT)8575554040

    IIM Jammu CAT Cutoff 2019

    IIM Jammu established in 2019 so there was no interview for the selection of Post Graduate Programme in Management. The admission was purely based on final merit list. The given below table depicts the CAT 2016 cut off for IIM Jammu. The cut of 2019 is expected to fall in the same line.

    SectionsGeneralNC-OBCSCSTDA
    Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (VRC)8060503030
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR)8060503030
    Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA)8060503030
    Overall percentile rank (PT)9078604040

    CAT Cutoff 2018 for colleges

    CAT Cutoff 2018 for various colleges

    The cut off is the minimum marks that candidates have to secure in the examination to qualify for the second round. It depends on several factors such as:

    • Availability of seats
    • Total number of candidates
    • Marks secured by the candidates 
    • The difficulty level of exam

    All IIMs release their CAT cut-off individually. Details for the previous year are tabulated below. 

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Percentile Rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Overall
    General70707080
    NC-OBC65656575
    SC60606070
    ST50505060
    DA/PwD60606070
    PwD(ST)50505060

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Percentile Rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Overall
    General70707080
    NC-OBC65656575
    SC60606070
    ST50505060
    DA/PwD60606070
    PwD(ST)50505060

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Percentile Rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Overall
    General70707080
    NC-OBC65656575
    SC60606070
    ST50505060
    DA/PwD60606070
    PwD(ST)50505060

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Percentile Rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Overall
    General70707080
    NC-OBC65656575
    SC60606070
    ST50505060
    DA/PwD60606070
    PwD(ST)50505060

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Percentile Rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Overall
    General70707080
    NC-OBC65656575
    SC60606070
    ST50505060
    DA/PwD60606070
    PwD(ST)50505060

    IIM Bangalore CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
    General80757585
    NC-OBC70656575
    SC65606070
    ST55555565
    DA/PwD50505060

    IIM Calcutta CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
    General> 80> 80> 80> 90
    NC-OBC> 75> 75> 75> 85
    SC> 65> 65> 65> 70
    ST> 60> 60> 60> 70
    PwD> 60> 60> 60> 70

    IIM Kozhikode CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARC DI & LRQAOverall
    General80808090
    SC50505065
    ST40404055
    NC-OBC70707080
    PwD40404055

    IIM Indore CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARC Percentile RankDI & LR Percentile RankQA Percentile RankOverall
    General80808090
    NC-OBC70707080
    SC55555560
    ST45454550
    PwD45454550

    IIM Visakhapatnam CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
    General85808090
    NC-OBC75707080
    SC60606075
    ST50505055
    PwD50505055

    IIM Ranchi CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
    General80808095
    NC-OBC60606078
    SC50505060
    ST30303040
    PwD30303040

    IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2018 Cut Off:

    CategoryVARC DI & LR QA Overall
    General 80808080
    NC-OBC60606078
    SC50505060
    ST30303040
    PwD30303040

    Previous Year IIMs College wise Cut Off

    All the IIM publish their separate cut off list. The selected candidates are called for Personal Interview & Group Discussions rounds. The selection procedure of each institution varies from each other. IIMs consider the CAT score, academic record & work experience of the candidates in order to offer admissions to their management program.

    IIM Trichy:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Kashipur:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Rohtak:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Shillong:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
    General757575
    SC606060
    ST505050
    DA/PwD505050

    IIM Udaipur:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Raipur:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Nagpur:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 
    General727272
    NC-OBC656565
    SC505050
    ST404040
    DA/PwD404040

    IIM Sirmaur:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Sambalpur:

    CategoryQuantitative Ability Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    General808080
    NC-OBC606060
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    IIM Amritsar:

    CategoryQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability & Logical ReasoningData Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    General707070
    NC-OBC555555
    SC505050
    ST303030
    DA/PwD303030

    Apart from the overall cut off, each institute declares a sectional cut off, as well. The previous year’s CAT percentile of various IIMs has been given below. With this, candidates can get an idea of the cut-off trends for the section-wise cut-off. 

    CAT 2017 Sectional Cut-off 

    COLLEGEQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    GENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwD
    IIM Ahmedabad807055454580705545458080554545
    IIM Bangalore807565606085757060608070656060
    IIM Calcutta807565606080756560608075656060
    IIM Indore807055454580705545458070554545
    IIM Lucknow857755505585775550558577555055
    IIM Udaipur806050303080605030308060503030
    IIM Rohtak807045405080704540508070454050
    IIM Kashipur807260505080726050508072605050
    IIM Raipur807260505080726050508072605050
    IIM Trichy8072605050807260505080726050

    50

    The CAT exam had around 36-28 TITA questions in 2017. QA and VARC sections were comparatively easier than the DILR section. An overall attempt of 65 questions with an accuracy of 80-85 % was considered a nice attempt. 

    Read  CAT 2019 Marks vs Percentile

    CAT 2016 Sectional Cut-off 

    COLLEGEQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    GENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwD
    IIM Ahmedabad706560506070656050607065605060
    IIM Bangalore807065606085757060608070656060
    IIM Calcutta807565606580756560658075656065
    IIM Indore807565606580705545558070554545
    IIM Lucknow857755505585775550558577555055
    IIMs Rohtak807060505580704540508070454050
    IIM Kashipur807260505580726050508072605050
    IIM Raipur807260505580726050508072605050
    IIM Trichy807260505580726050508072605050

    The DILR section was for CAT 2016 was a bit easier in terms of the amount of calculation or logic. However, it was certainly lengthy and more time to consume. VARC, the first section in CAT 2016 paper had 5 passages of RC for 24 Questions overall. It was a pleasant surprise as the RC passages were not very long and quite a few questions were direct.

    Read  CAT 2019 Exam Analysis

    CAT 2015 Sectional Cut-off 

    COLLEGEQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    GENERALOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwDGeneralOBCSCSTDA/PwD
    IIM Ahmedabad807570607080757060708075706070
    IIM Bangalore807060606085757060608070656060
    IIM Calcutta807565606580756560658075656065
    IM Indore807055454580705545458070554545
    IIM Lucknow857755505585775550558577555055
    IIMs Udaipur807260505080726050508072605050
    IIM Raipur807260505080726050508072605050
    IIM Trichy807260505080726050508072605050

    In CAT 2015, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation were combined to make one separate section. The questions in the logical reasoning section are asked mainly from Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements, Clocks and Calendars, Sets, etc. In CAT 2015, this section consisted of 32 questions.

    Check  Apply to Top B-Schools through CAT 2019

    • For Quantitative Aptitude section, the minimum percentile for CAT 2015 as well as CAT 2016 cut off was 80. But CAT cut off for IIM Ahmedabad was decreased by 10 in the year 2016. 
    • For the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section, the cut off for 2016 all the IIMs was 80 for a majority of IIMs. For IIM Ahmedabad it was 70 for the General category. CAT cut off 2016 was greater than the previous year.
    • For Verbal and Reading Comprehension, CAT cut off 2016 as well as CAT cut off 2015 was a minimum of 80 for a majority of IIMs for the General category. 

    After CAT Cut off has been declared, the CAT Composite score shortlists the candidates for admission to any IIM. CAT composite score is calculated on the basis of CAT Score, WAT/GD/PI, work experience, and academic record. 


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