List of Top MBA Colleges accepting 95+ CAT Percentile

Top MBA Colleges that accept CAT 95+ Percentile score

Securing a 95+ percentile score in the Common Admission Test or CAT exam is a dream come true for all MBA/CAT aspirants. A year’s hard work can now seem to be paying off.

Only the top 5% of the total appeared students secure a percentile above 95 and you are among them. Be it an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) or NITIE, you can now apply to the college you have been thinking about since day 1 of your CAT preparation.

This article lists the top MBA colleges accepting 95+ percentile scores, mentions other selection criteria and the tentative deadlines for various top non-IIM institutions. Didn’t secure 95+ percentile? No worries. Before deciding to drop one more year in the hope of securing a better score, you can read about the other top MBA colleges accepting percentile above 85.

CAT 2019 Result Date(Tentative):IIM Kozhikode will declare the result of CAT 2019 in the second week of January 2020.

Tier 1: 98+ percentile

Congratulations if you have secured 98+ percentile in the CAT Exam. You are amongst the 1-2% candidates who have managed to do so. Now comes the extremely crucial task of registering for your dream Business School. The below-listed institutions are easily the best MBA colleges in India. You can now expect a call letter from any of the following colleges:

Name of College/Business School Expected Cut Off Percentile
IIM AHMEDABAD 99+
IIM BANGALORE 99+
IIM CALCUTTA 99+
IIM INDORE 98+
IIM LUCKNOW 98+
DMS, IIT DELHI 98+
MDI Gurgaon 98+
FMS DELHI 98+
SJMSOM, IIT BOMBAY 98+

Tier 2: 95 to 98 percentile

The 95 to 98 percentile scorers, be proud of yourself already. You are the top 5% of the total candidates to secure such an amazing percentile. The most common notion of IIM A/B/C being the only colleges you should dream of is a myth bygone. The top MBA colleges that you can apply to includes:

Name of College/Business School Expected Cut Off Percentile
IIM KASHIPUR 95+
IIM KOZHIKODE 95+
IIM RANCHI 95+
IIM RAIPUR 95+
IIM ROHTAK 95+
IIM SHILLONG 95+
IIM TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 95+
NITIE MUMBAI 97+
VGSoM, IIT KHARAGPUR 95+
DoMS, IIT MADRAS 95+
IMT GHAZIABAD 96+

Note:- Make sure to register for your prefered college/s before the deadline.

Wait for Stage 2 Call Letter

Now that you have secured a 95+ percentile and completed the registration, you can expect a call to attend the Stage 2 of the selection process from the above-listed institutes. The candidates shortlisted from the first round will receive a call to attend Group Discussion(GD) or Writing Ability Test(WAT) followed by a Personal Interview(PI). All institutions have different selection processes. Be sure to go through the details well before applying.

Final Score

Various components determine the final selection in a top-rated MBA college. Apart from the CAT Index Score, the top colleges take several criteria like GD, WAT, PI and Resume score into account to attain the final score. While many top MBA colleges conduct GDs, several institutions like IIM Kozhikode prefer to select candidates based on WAT and PI.

What if I don’t get 95+ percentile?

There is absolutely no need to be disheartened if you have missed the 95 percentile mark by a few marks. If you have secured 85+ percentile, then plenty of good colleges are waiting for you. You can check and apply to any of the following colleges before taking the crucial decision of dropping a year and going through the same journey again. These colleges accept 85+ percentile CAT Score and are also known for providing wonderful placement opportunities.

Name of College/Business School Expected Cut Off Percentile
IIM AMRITSAR 90+
IIM JAMMU 85+
IIM NAGPUR 85+
IIM SAMBALPUR 94+
IIM SIRMAUR 92+
IIM VISAKHAPATNAM 90+
XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, BHUBANESHWAR 93+
DIME, IIT KANPUR 92+
DoMS, IIT ROORKEE 90+
GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, GOA 85+
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT,CHENNAI 85+
BHARATHIDASAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 85+

If you are confident of securing 85+ percentile, then you can also appear for other entrance exams like XAT, CMAT, GMAT that allows you to apply for top MBA colleges like XLRI, Jamshedpur, Great Lakes Institute of Management, IMI, etc. This will increase your chances of getting into a good MBA college.

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Tentative Deadlines released by Colleges for Registration

Since the CAT application includes the preliminary application, you don’t have to apply to all the IIMs separately. However, you need to fill out separate applications for all the non-IIM institutes. Several non-IIM institutions have released the tentative deadlines for registration.

Name of College/Business School Tentative Deadlines
XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, BHUBANESHWAR 31st December 2019
IIT KHARAGPUR 31st January 2020, 11:59pm
FMS DELHI 25th November 2019
DMS, IIT DELHI 31st January 2020
NITIE MUMBAI 03rd February 2020
DIME, IIT KANPUR 27th January 2020
BHARATHIDASAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 23rd January 2020, 10:00 pm
GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, GOA 3rd January 2020(With late fee)
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT,CHENNAI

Cycle 1- 10th January, 2020

Cycle 2- 25th February, 2020

2 comments
  1. @abc99
    where is MDI?
    January 2020
  2. @MaruthiS
    DFS last year cut off is 97, no where in list?
    January 2020

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