can someone tell me which exams have sectional cutoffs ?

6 Posts  ·  9 Users
About this group
do nmat , snap, jmet have sectional cutoffs ? which other exams have sectional cutoffs ?? ??
Page 1 of 1

A word on Sectional cutoffs...

No EXAM has sectional cutoffs. As a matter of fact, no Exam will have a cutoff in the first place.

Each institute takes in some exam or the other as the entrance exam for itself. The IIMs hold CAT, which is taken as an entrance for over 50 institutes, like MDI, MICA, etc., other than just the 6 IIMs (7 now:))

Similarly, the Symbiosis Society holds SNAP, which is the entrance exam for the 11 Symbiosis Institutes. The Xaviers family holds XAT, for institutes like XLRI, XIMB, XIC, etc. GIM takes in XAT scores as its entrance criteria.

What is a cutoff?

Each Exam that you give, you get a score. It may be a discrete score, like in SNAP, or it may be comparative percentiling, like in CAT & XAT, or it may be a mixture of both, like in MH-CET.

Each institute has a specific criteria, that it will shortlist some N number of people for GD+PI processes, which is a multiple factor of the number of seats that they have.

Based on these two things: the score, and the number of people the institute decides to shortlist, a list is prepared of the applicants, descending in order, highest score first, least score last. Now, the shortlist will be of those people who have a score higher than or equal to the score at which the Nth person is found in the list. The score of the Nth person, hence, becomes the cutoff.

This is how absolute cutoffs are decided. Hence, when an institute says it has a cutoff of a specific score, it means that anyone with a score higher than or equal to that score is part of the shortlist.

Now, to sectional cutoffs. How does this work? Simple. The institute declares a criteria that in addition to the absolute total cutoff as explained above, you also need to meet a minimal score for EACH section in the exam. That minimal score for each section becomes the Sectional Cutoff.

A similar thing is done to profile based shortlisting. Each factor in the profile is valued, and a minimum value is decided as the cutoff value. Anyone who meets all the criteria, or most of them, is shortlisted.

I hope the whole funda of cutoffs is clear, including sectional cutoffs.

Now, to those institutes taking Sectional cutoffs:
In CAT: The IIMs, MDI, NITIE, etc. Institutes like MICA, Fore, etc. don't take sectional cutoffs.
In XAT: XLRI, GIM etc. take sectional cutoffs. I don't know of any institute which doesn't.
In SNAP: SIBM is the only institute which will consider sectional cutoffs. No other Symbiosis institute will consider sectional cutoffs.

Regards,
Grondmaster

Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.

snap does not have sectional cut off......

if you read the instructions on the question paper, you will see that nothing of the sart: you have to perform well in all the sections
is mentioned in the snap paper-i think so

so it does not have sectional cut off....
also fms does not have.....

all others:
ccat,iift,jmet,xat
have sectional cut offs....

Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.

do sibm have sectional cutoffs

Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.
taukheer Says
do nmat , snap, jmet have sectional cutoffs ? which other exams have sectional cutoffs ?? ??



ab iska kya matlab hai yaar????/??

kisi exam ki sectional cut-off nahi hoti

sirf colleges ki hoti

IIM,MDI,NITIE,IMT,XIM,XIMB,GIM are some coll. which have sectional cut-off

colleges like NIRMA,FORE ,LOYOLA dont care much about sectional cut-off but a decent score around of atleast 50%le is needed.

regards
chakrabir singh
Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.

I believe CAT and XAT do...

Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.

do nmat , snap, jmet have sectional cutoffs ? which other exams have sectional cutoffs ?? ??

Commenting on this post has been disabled by the moderator.