Top 30 MBA Colleges Accepting CAT Score (non-IIMs)

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Updated on Jul 1, 2022 18:17 IST

CAT cut offs for IIM admissions are always too high and the selection criteria is very tough. Let's take a look at top 30 colleges accepting CAT score apart from IIMs having CAT cut offs lower than IIMs.

CAT cut offs of top colleges

Top 30 colleges accepting CAT score apart from IIMs – Do you dream of getting enrolled in a top management institute? Well, if your answer is yes, then you need to know how much CAT exam score is required for admission to MBA course in B-school of your choice.

Today, MBA is one of the most popular courses and a majority of students opt for it as it offers a varied range of career options, high salary and related perks. For the same, it is important to obtain an MBA degree from an institute of a good repute and a good placement record. However, IIMs are not within the reach of every student. For some, IIM cut offs are too high and for some IIM fees is too high. Apart from CAT cut offs for IIM admissions being too high, the selection criteria is also very tough. Thus, it is important to keep our options open viz. MBA admissions. For those whose CAT scores do not meet IIM cut off, there are a lot of options available. Shiksha brings a list of the top ranked 30 MBA colleges, apart from IIMs, accepting CAT score.

Top 30+ Colleges Accepting CAT Score for Admission: Cut offs and fees

The list below features top 30 MBA colleges other than the IIMs to pursue MBA. Also, mentioned is the total course fees and expected CAT cut offs for admission. 

*MBA College

Course Fee*

CAT Cut-Off*

AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore

INR 8.75 lakh

60 percentile

Amity Business School, Noida

INR 6.80 to 14.82 lakh

85 percentile

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi

INR 9.65 to 11.08 lakh

75 percentile

Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirappalli

INR 14.79 lakh

85 percentile

Birla Institute of Management Technology, (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

INR 12.00 lakh

75 percentile

BITSoM Mumbai

INR 24.50 lakh

No minimum cut off required

Department of Management Studies - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

INR 8.8 to 9.89 lakh

98.04 percentile

Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi (FMS), Delhi

INR 20,960 (per semester)

98.54 percentile

Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi

INR 8.75 lakh

50 percentile

Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa

INR 18.07 lakh

90 percentile

IBS, Hyderabad

INR 16.02 lakh

85 percentile

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

INR 2.5 to 5.9 lakh

50.35 percentile

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur  

INR 12.04 lakh

50 percentile

IILM Institute for Higher Education (IILM), Delhi

INR 12.09 lakh

60 percentile

Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), Ahmedabad

INR 7.61 to16.3 lakh

80.04 percentile

International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI)

INR 19.25 lakh

90 percentile

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai

INR 2.00 lakh

95 percentile

JIMS, Rohini Sector 5 - Jagan Institute of Management Studies

INR 4.05 to 8.00 lakh

60-75 percentile

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai

INR 8.80 lakh

90 percentile

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)

INR 13.00 lakh

87 percentile

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai

INR 17.20 lakh

86 percentile

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

INR 25.00 lakh

97 percentile

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

INR 8.10 lakh

97 percentile

National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) , Tiruchirappalli

INR 14.63 lakh

89.65 percentile

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool), Mumbai

INR 13.00 lakh

85 percentile

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

INR 19.00 lakh

85 percentile

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Mumbai

INR 8.27 to 15.21 lakh

97.5 percentile

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal

INR 16.00 lakh

80 percentile

Vinod Gupta School of Management (IIT Kharagpur), Kharagpur

INR 10.31 to 20 lakh

95 percentile

XIMB - Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

INR 12.20 to 20 lakh

80 percentile

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore (XIME),Bangalore

INR 11.50 lakh

70 percentile

*B-schools in the table are listed alphabetically and not in order of ranking. Course fees and cut offs mentioned above are of previous year and may change for the upcoming academic year.

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Important FAQs Related to Colleges Accepting CAT other than IIMs

Q: Does FMS accept CAT score? What is the course fee?

A: Yes, Faculty of Management Studies Delhi University accepts CAT score for admission to its MBA programme. The course fee for MBA programme is INR 20, 960 per year.

Q: I scored 60 percentile in CAT. Which MBA college can I apply to?

A: With 60 percentile, you can apply into AIMS Institute, Bangalore, JIMS, Rohini, ILM Institute of Higher Education, Delhi and Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur.

Q: What is the CAT cutoff for getting admission to IBS Hyderabad?

A: To get into IBS, Hyderabad, you must have scored at least 85 percentile in CAT. The admission process includes group discussion and personal interview conducted in the month of February.

Q: What is the admission fee for MBA at MDI, Gurgaon?

A: The admission fee for MBA course at MDI, Gurgaon is INR 25 lakh. The fee is to be paid in instalment, semester-wise. The institute also offers scholarship to meritorious students.

Q: Is CAT score accepted only by IIMs?

A: No, CAT scores are accepted by various non-IIMs also. There are over 1, 200 B-Schools in India which accept CAT score for MBA/PGDM admission. Some of the top B-schools include IIT DoMs. 

Q: Do I need to apply for Non-IIMs separately?

A: Yes, for admission to non-IIMs you need to apply individually for each institute. You'll have to check the application deadline of desired institutes and fill the forms before the deadline so that you are eligible for admission. 

Q: I am from a non-engineering background and a non-IITian. Can I get into B-schools?

A: Yes, if you have a good academic record and you score well in CAT, you can get admission to the top B-schools in the country. For admission, you'll have to clear group discussion and personal interview rounds as well.

Q: What is the CAT cutoff and admission fee for SPJIMR Mumbai?

A: The candidate must have score at least 85 percentile in CAT to get admission to SPJIMR Mumbai. The course fee at SPJIMR's MBA programme is INR 14.50 lakh to be paid in instalments semester wise.

Q: I scored 50 percentile in CAT. Can I get admission to any college?

A: Yes, colleges such as Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi and Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata accept low CAT scores too.

Q: Which non-IIM which accepts CAT score has the lowest fee?

A: Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University is the B-school which accepts CAT scores. The MBA course fee of FMS Delhi is INR 20,960 per year.  

Q: What is the admission fee and cutoff criteria at Amity Business School?

A: The admission fee is INR 10.92 lakh at Amity Business School, Noida. The admission fee is to be paid in instalment. The CAT cutoff is 85 percentile.


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