Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores 2024: Check Cut Offs and Fees

Common Management Admission Test 2024 ( CMAT )

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CMAT 2024 score is the main criteria for admission to top MBA colleges in India. If you are appearing for CMAT 2024, check here the list of top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores and expected cut offs 2024. Read on.

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CMAT exam is a gateway to more than 1,300 MBA colleges in India. Being a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the government body, the National Testing Agency (NTA), CMAT score is accepted by all government institutions. With so many private as well as government institutes accepting CMAT exam scores, it can be difficult to choose the right college. So what are the criteria to select an MBA college on the basis of CMAT score?

While selecting an MBA college that accepts CMAT score, candidates must consider their preferred course, recognition, eligibility criteria, location, selection process, course fees, infrastructure, pedagogy, faculty and placements record. MBA admission also depends on CMAT cut off percentile, so they should also pay attention to that. They should apply to only those colleges, whose CMAT cut offs they meet. Today, the offiicial CMAT 2024 answer key has been released, and you now konw your exam performance. With the number of correct attempts, you can calculate your CMAT score. So, this is the time to select an MBA college. 

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The B-Schools admit students by shortlisting them based on their performance in CMAT, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). CMAT 2024 qualifiers who are planning to pursue a PG management course this academic session, must shortlist top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score based on their score and admission parameters. Read this article for  CMAT Colleges list. and:

  • Top colleges accepting CMAT scores
  • Expected CMAT cut offs for admission to 2024 academic session
  • Previous year's CMAT cut offs for admission
  • CMAT selection procedure and admission criteria

Factors Determining CMAT Cut Offs 2024

CMAT cut off percentile is determined on the basis of several factors such as difficulty level of the question paper of that particular year, average pass percentage of students that year, etc. Given below are the main factors taken into consideration for determining CMAT cut offs 2024:
  • Number of candidates appearing in CMAT
  • Number of seats available in the institute
  • Total pass percentage of candidates the exam
  • Difficulty level of CMAT question paper

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT: Cut Offs and Fees

The list given below includes names, expected cut offs and fees of top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores. These cut offs are estimations thus, candidates must see these cut offs as reference only. The cut offs for 2024 admission session are expected to be in the same range. 

Colleges accepting CMAT score

Expected CMAT Cut Off (2024)*

Tuition Fee (Approx.)**

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

99.92 percentile

INR 6 to 7 lakh

Goa Institute of Management

99.85 percentile

INR 4.28 to 20.5 lakh

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

99.2 percentile

INR 17.3 lakh

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

99.06 percentile

INR 9 to 11 lakh

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

95 percentile

INR 8.90 lakh

IFIM Business School, Bangalore

85 percentile

INR 15.9 lakh

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management

85 percentile

INR 9.65 lakh

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

82 percentile

INR 1.4 to 14.8 lakh

BIMTECH, Greater Noida

75 percentile

INR 13 to 14 lakh

BIT, Mesra

75 percentile

INR 5.5 lakh

DY Patil School of Management, Pune

75 percentile

INR 2.3 lakh

XIME, Bangalore

75 percentile

INR 11.00 lakh

Christ University Institute of Management

70 percentile

INR 7.70 lakh

WeSchool Mumbai-Welingkar Institute of Management

70 percentile

INR 11.00 lakh

WeSchool Bangalore-Welingkar Institute of Management

70 percentile

INR 11.00 lakh

Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (IMS Ghaziabad)

70 percentile

INR 7.95 lakh

D Y Patil University School of Management (DYPUSM)

70 percentile

INR 8.40 lakh

Jagannath International Management School (JIMS)

70 percentile

INR 8.00 lakh

Universal Business School

70 percentile

INR 8.48 lakh

NSB Academy

70 percentile

INR 6.00 lakh

KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar (KSOM)

80 percentile

INR 13.60 lakh

Alliance School of Business - Alliance University

75 percentile

INR 13.50 lakh

Indus Business Academy, Bangalore

60 percentile

INR 5.58 lakh

Indira Institute of Management (IIMP)

70 percentile

Rs 2.20 lakh

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

80 percentile

INR 4.70 lakh

Amrita School of Business - DMS, Bangalore

80 percentile

INR 7.50 lakh

Aims Institute of Management Studies

70 percentile

INR 4.85 lakh

Accurate Group of Institutions

70 percentile

INR 5.60 lakh

SSN School of Management (SSN SOM)

75 percentile

INR 4 lakh

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (RCBS)

70 percentile

INR 6 lakh

ISME, Bangalore

60 percentile

INR 8.25 lakh

VIT Business School, Vellore

60 percentile

INR 7.00 lakh

* These are speculative cut offs for reference purpose only.

** Fees mentioned in the table is from previous academic session. It is liable to change in the new academic session.

MBA colleges accepting CMAT score: city-wise

Candidates can check from the list below, their preferred MBA college in their preferred city for admission through CMAT.

MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Delhi MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Bangalore MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Bhopal
MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Mumbai MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Pune MBA colleges accepting CMAT in Hyderabad

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CMAT Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria 2024

CMAT selection procedure is a five-stage process. It begins with application for CMAT exam and ends with admissions to CMAT participating institutes. Given below are the five main steps:

  • CMAT 2024 registration
  • CMAT 2024 exam
  • CMAT cutoff declaration by participating institutes
  • Group Discussion/Personal Interview
  • Final selection for MBA/PGDM admission

Aspirants must note that CMAT admission criteria, CMAT cut offs, fees and admission dates of CMAT participating institute will be different from each other. They must go through the admission criteria and selection process of each institute they are targetting.

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FAQs on CMAT Accepting Colleges and Cut Offs

Q: What is a good score in CMAT?

A: About 90-99 percentile is considered a good score in CMAT. All the popular colleges accepting CMAT such as JBIMS, GIM Goa, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, SIMSREE, GLIM Chennai, PUMBA and XISS Ranchi select students having 90-95 percentile in CMAT.

Q: Does NTA determine and release CMAT cut offs?

A: No, the NTA does not determine or release the CMAT cut offs. The role of NTA ends with release of the scorecards. The MBA colleges accepting CMAT score for admission fix the cut offs individually according to their own criteria and parameters.

Q: Is there any common admission process for CMAT?

A: No, there is no common admission process for CMAT. The NTA only conducts the exam and prepares the result. The CMAT accepting colleges conduct admissions individually according to their own admission process and schedule. Candidates need to apply to the colleges of their choice individually, after the release of CMAT result.

Q: How many MBA colleges across India accept CMAT score for admission?

A: CMAT score is accepted for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes in over 1,300 colleges across India. There are 1,374 MBA institutes listed on Shiksha which accept CMAT score for admission. These colleges shortlist candidates for various MBA/PGDM programmes and conduct group discussion and personal interview round for admission. Candidates who clear the group discussion and personal interview round are selected for admission.

Q: How useful is CMAT in MBA admission?

A: CMAT is one of the top MBA entrance exams in India. Over 1,300 B-Schools accept CMAT score for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Some of the top colleges accepting CMAT are NMIMS, XIME, Christ University, Welingkar’s, DY Patil School of Management, VIT and KJ Somaiya among others. Thus, those who will clear the exam, can get admission in an MBA college of a good repute.

Q: What are the factors that determine CMAT cut offs?

A: The factors which determine CMAT cut offs include the number of students who qualified, difficulty level of the question paper, number of seats available at the institute and previous year's cut offs.

Q: What is the difference between CMAT score and percentile?

A: CMAT score is the sum total of raw scores obtained in each section of the CMAT question paper, while CMAT percentile is the rank obtained by each candidates against the all the test takers. The CMAT scores are marked out of 400 (total marks of the exam) whereas, the CMAT percentiles are marked out of 100.

Q: How can I improve my CMAT score?

A: If you haven’t scored well in your first attempt of CMAT, you can take the exam next year. To improve the exam score, you must prepare better than the previous attempt. The key to improving score in CMAT exam is avoiding negative marking. There is negative marking of -1 for each incorrect attempt in CMAT, so candidates must avoid attempting questions that are tough or confusing.

Q: Is CMAT easier than CAT?

A: Yes, CMAT is easier than CAT in terms of the difficulty level. The CAT exam is of higher difficulty level whereas CMAT is of moderate difficulty level. There is no sectional time limit and there are very less Reading Comprehension passages in CMAT. So, it is easy to score in CMAT as compared to CAT.

Q: How can I apply to CMAT accepting colleges?

A: Candidates can apply to CMAT accepting colleges by filling the online application forms. Based on their CMAT score, candidates can shortlist some colleges accepting colleges within their reach. Then they must follow the announcements related to admission dates to fill the form before the deadline.

Q: When does CMAT based MBA admissions begin?

A: CMAT based MBA admissions begin after the result announcement of the entrance test. CMAT 2024 result was announced by the end of May 2024 so it is expected that the admission process at CMAT accepting colleges will begin from June 2024. The application forms for admission will be released at the institute websites.

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