MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Cut Off in Range 80-90 Percentile

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Vipra Shrivastava
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Updated on Apr 6, 2023 16:29 IST

To help candidates in their MBA admission journey, Shiksha has listed down top MBA colleges accepting CAT score between 80 to 90 percentile.Take a look at the list of B-schools listed below and select one as per your CAT score.

CAT 80-90 percentile range

CAT cut offs for the IIMs and top MBA colleges are very high every year. Thus, candidates have to give their best in the exam to score above 95 percentile. Aspirants who score 90 percentile and above in CAT have greater chances of getting shortlisted for the Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round of top B-schools. But those who score less than 90 percentile in CAT, feel uncertain about their selection. But there's no need to worry. Even if you've scored 90 percentile, you can secure a seat at a top MBA/PGDM college. To help candidates who have scored less than 90 percentile in CAT, Shiksha has created a list of top MBA colleges accepting CAT score of 80 to 90 percentile.

The management institutes listed below follow the standard MBA admission process and selection criteria which includes GD and PI. For admission, candidates are required to fill an online/offline application form issued by the institutes individually. If selected, they will be called to participate in GD and PI. Final selection of candidates is done on the basis of their performance in CAT exam, academic record and group discussion/personal interview performance. MBA aspirants are advised to go through the admission process and selection criteria of their target institute before applying.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 80 to 90 Percentile

Given below is the list of MBA colleges accepting CAT score in 80 to 90 percentile range for admission to their MBA/PGDM courses. The colleges have been listed alphabetically and not in any order of preference.

List of MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score

MBA/PGDM Fee (approx.)

Amity University, Raipur

INR 4.64-7.40 lakh

Amity University, Gurgaon

INR 8.64-19.30 lakh

Amity University, Gwalior

INR 95K-10.20 lakh

Amity University, Lucknow

INR 8.64-11.99 lakh

Amity University, Noida

INR 13.44 lakh

Amity Business School, Noida

INR 13.44 lakh

Amity International Business School, Noida

INR 11.76 lakh

Fore School of Management

INR 15.98 lakh

Goa Institute of Management

INR 17.21 lakh

International Management Institute, Delhi

INR 18.34 lakh

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

INR 5.39 lakh

Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam

INR 13.65 lakh

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

INR 15.38 lakh

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management

INR 11.67 lakh

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

INR 2.98 lakh

Praxis Business School, Kolkata

INR 7.27 lakh

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management development & Research, Bangalore

INR 11.04 lakh

Shiva Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad

INR 1.19-2.60 lakh

Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education

INR 1.34-1.53 lakh

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

INR 17.50 lakh

TA Pai Management Institute

INR 15.10 lakh

Trinity College for Management and Technology, Ghaziabad

INR 2.12 lakh

*Fees mentioned in the above table is basis previous academic year. It may change in the new academic session.

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FAQs on MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score Between 80 to 90 Percentile

Q: What is the admission process for MBA course?

A: The admission process for full-time MBA course in any college in India includes entrance exam, Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The final selection of candidates is based on various parameters which include academic record, gender diversity, academic diversity, work experience and extra curricular activities. 

Q: What is the selection criteria for admission to non-IIMs?

A: The selection criteria of non-IIMs for MBA admission is the same. Candidates are selected on the basis of the following:
  • CAT score
  • GD/PI/WAT performance
  • Academic record
  • Academic/gender diversity
  • Work experience (not mandatory)

Q: Is 85 percentile in CAT enough for admission to a good MBA college?

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for MBA in Tier 2 colleges?

A: The eligibility criteria for MBA in Tier 2 colleges is the same as Tier 1 college, i.e. minimum 50 per cent aggregate in graduation (45 per cent for reserved category students). The minimum score in graduation for MBA is fixed by the AICTE which is common for all. Candidates planning to pursue MBA after graduation must ensure they score a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate in all three years of their Bachelor's degree programme. 

Q: I am from Arts background. Will that affect my selection for MBA?

A: No. Since MBA is open for candidates from all streams of education, Arts background will not affect admission chances. In fact, some MBA colleges give extra points to students from non-engineering and non-technical background at the time of admission. So, if you have done graduation from Arts subject and have scored well in the CAT exam, you can get a good college. 

Q: Which are the top MBA colleges in CAT percentile range of 80-90?

Q: Can I get admission in to IIMs with 90 percentile in CAT?

A: With 90 percentile in CAT, admission to the top IIMs is difficult as the minimum cut off percentile for them is 95 and above. However, there are chances of being shortlisted by newer IIMs if you belong to Reserved category or have an exceptional academic record. However, with less than 95 percentile in CAT, you can get non-IIMs which are well reputed, have a great infrastructure and a good placement record. 

Q: What is CAT cut off?

A: CAT cut off is the minimum percentile score required for being shortlisted for admission to an MBA college. The CAT cut off is fixed by every MBA institute individually on the basis of the following factors:
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Previous year's CAT cut offs
  • Pass percentage of the students
  • Number of seats on offer
  • Number of seat available under reservation criteria

Q: Is it mandatory to appear for GD/PI for MBA admission?

A: Yes, it is mandatory to appear for GD/PI for MBA admission, as personality assessment is a major factor selection of candidates to management schools. The CAT score is used only for shortlisting of candidates for GD/PI. For the final selection, candidate's perforrmance in the GD/PI round matters the most. Candidates who do not participate in the GD/PI round, are disqualified and their seat is offered to the next candidate.

Q: What is the average fees of MBA course in India?

A: The average fees of MBA courses from a private institute is between INR 10 to 25 lakh. The fees of government and public MBA institutes are much less, in the bracket of INR 1 to 5 lakh). The fees is to be paid in instalments. The payment is done semester-wise. MBA colleges also award scholarships to meritorious students. There are also provisions of student loans through nationalised banks.

Q: Is there any other entrance exam apart from CAT, for MBA admission?

A: Yes, there are over 50 MBA entrance exams in India out of which, about seven are conducted at national level. Candidates can opt for CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, GMAT, ATMA, instead of CAT. The exam pattern and syllabus of all MBA entrance exams are same with varying degree of difficulty level and number of questions. Some of the exams have an extra subject of General Awareness too. Read here: all about top MBA entrance exams

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