CAT Exam Analysis 2023 (Slot 1, 2, 3): Check Section-wise Paper Analysis & Difficulty Level by Experts

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CAT exam analysis 2023 Slot 1, Slot 2 and Slot 3 are available here. Overall, the paper and its difficulty level was same as last year for all slots. This year, slot 3 was tougher than slot 1 and slot 2. In all the three slots, the Quantitative Aptitude section was tougher than VARC and DILR. The overall CAT cutoff for a 99+ percentile is expected to range around 82-83, as per the experts. 

Shiksha shares here CAT 2023 analysis which includes in-depth discussion of difficulty level of the sections, weightage of the topics, test pattern, changes if any, number of good attempts and section CAT cut offs. You can check here CAT 2023 exam analysis by domain experts here.

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Q:   What are the important topics of CAT syllabus from which maximum questions are asked?

A:
CAT lays a lot of emphasis on analytical skills so the questions are asked mostly from those topics which require deep learning and practice. The three sections of CAT question paper are designed in such a way that candidates have to use their ability of minute observation and fast calculation. Shared below are the section wise main topics from which questions are asked in CAT. Verbal Ability: Parajumbles, Parasummary, Sentence Completion and Inferences Reading Comprehension: Questions based on passages, Para meaning, Order of sentences Data Interpretation: Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency Logical Reasoning: Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Sets and Caselets, Family Tree, Assumptions Quantitative Aptitude: Geometry, Algebra Number System Modern Math, Arithmetic, Mensuration The difficulty level of CAT questions is usually moderate to high. Only a few questions are easy and quick to solve. To crack the CAT exam, one needs to pay attention to the abovementioned topics.
 

Q:   What is the sectional time limit in CAT?

A:
In CAT exam, each candidate gets 120 minutes to solve the paper. There are three sections in CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. For each section 40 minutes are allotted as sectional time limit. For PwD candidates, the sectional time limit is 53.20 minutes per section. Candidates have to complete each section within the given time limit. Since the CAT is an online mode exam, the test screen will move from first section to the next section automatically as soon as the time limit gets over. Thus candidates have to be mindful of the on-screen timer and pre-decide the number of questions to solve in each section. The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of CAT has 24 questions, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section has 22 questions and Quantitative Aptitude section has 22 questions. It is not mandatory to solve all the questions in CAT so candidates can devise a strategy to use 40 minutes per section as per their strength and weakness.

Q:   How many questions should I solve to score 99 percentile in CAT exam?

A:
It is tough to give an accurate number as an answer to this questions are the number of questions have been changing in CAT in the last three years. Moreover, percentile also depends on the difficulty level of the exams and the number of test takers in a particular year. However, one can say that it is safe to solve at least 2/3rd of the total questions in each section of the CAT. So, if CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section has 24 questions, candidate must attempt 16-18 questions correctly. If the CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning has 20 questions, the candidate must solve about 12-14 questions correctly. If the CAT Quantitative Aptitude section has 22 questions then candidates must solve about 14-15 questions correctly. For further understanding you can check detailed analysis here: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/how-many-questions-to-attempt-in-cat-to-score-99-percentile-blogId-19639.

Q:   From where can I download CAT question papers?

A:
CAT question papers are released within a week of the exam in the form of a PDF as a response sheet and answer key. Candidates who have appeared for the test are able to access the CAT question paper and answer key. The question paper of every slot is released on the same day along with candidate response sheet and official answer to all question. If any candidate needs previous year CAT question papers for preparation purpose, then they can download them from Shiksha website. We have hosted last five years' CAT question papers for aspirants to download and practice. These official CAT question papers are available for download free. You can download the CAT question paper PDFs at this link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/cat-exam-question-papers Candidates must check and practice the latest CAT question paper to know the latest exam pattern and difficulty level.
 

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis Highlights

IIM Lucknow prepared a tough CAT question paper in comparison to other IIMs. Given the difficulty level of the exam, an overall raw score of 98 to 99 can fetch a 99%ile in CAT 2023. CAT 2023 exam is expected to not see any change in the exam pattern or test structure from last year Check the highlights of CAT 2023 slot 1 paper below:

CAT sections

Number of questions

Break up

Difficulty level

VARC

24

4 passages having 4 questions each, 2 parajumble qestions, 2 parasummary questions, 2 paracompletion questions and 2 odd one out questions

Moderate

DILR

20

4 sets of 5 questions each

Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

22

7 Algebra questions,7  Arithmetic questions, 3 Geometry questions, 4 Number System questions, 1 Modern Maths questions

 

Difficult

Total

66

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Highlights of CAT 2023 slot 2 paper

Check below the sectional break up and diffculty level of CAT 2023 slot 2: 

CAT sections

Number of questions

Break up

Difficulty level

VARC

24

4 passages having 4 questions each, 2 parajumble qestions, 2 parasummary questions, 2 paracompletion questions and 2 odd one out questions

Moderate

DILR

20

4 sets of 5 questions each

Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

22

8 Algebra questions, 9 Arithmetic questions, 2 Geometry questions, 3  Number System questions, 0 Modern Maths questions

 

Difficult

Total

66

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Highlights of CAT 2023 slot 3 paper

Check below the sectional break up and diffculty level of CAT 2023 slot 3: 

CAT Sections

Number of questions

Break up

Difficulty level

VARC

24

4 passages having 4 questions each, 2 parajumble qestions, 2 parasummary questions, 2 paracompletion questions and 2 odd one out questions

Easy - Moderate

DILR

20

4 sets of 5 questions each

Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

22

7 Algebra questions, 8 Arithmetic questions, 3 Geometry questions, 4 Number System questions, 0 Modern Maths questions

 

Difficult

Total

66

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Q:   What is CAT exam pattern 2024?

A:
CAT is a computer based test which is conducted in three shifts. The CAT is conducted for two hours in which candidates have to solve 66 questions. These 66 questions are divided into three sections Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension VARC Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning DILR and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). The VARC section has 24 questions, the DILR section has 20 questions and QA section has 22 question. Each question carries 3 marks for correct entry and -1 for incorrect entry. There is no negative marking for unanswered question. A unique aspect of CAT is the sectional time limit. Each section has a time limit of 40 minutes (53.20 minutes for PwD candidates). Candidates have to complete the section within the time limit as the moment the onscreen timer shows 0 minutes left, the screen will automatically move to the next section. There is no option to go back to older questions. Also, candidates have to follow the question paper chronology. They have to first solve the VARC section, then the DILR section and then the QA section.

Q:   What is the structure of CAT question paper?

A:
The CAT question paper structure has remained unchanged since 2014 when there were only two sections. Quantitative Aptitude was clubbed with Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning was clubbed with Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. In 2015, the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning were clubbed together and Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension made two individual sections. Since 2015, the sectional segregation has remained the same but the number of questions have come down from 100 to 66. The exam duration has also been reduced. Until 2019, the CAT exam was of 180 minutes and the total number of questions were 100. However, in 2020, the question paper structure was revised due to COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the total number of questions came down to 76. In 2021 and 2022, the number of questions were further lowered to 66. For the last two years, CAT is conducted for 2 hours, and the number of questions is 66. The latest CAT question paper structure is: Total questions: 66 Number of sections: 3 Order of sections - 1. VARC 2. DILR 3. Quantitative Aptitude Sectional time limit: 40 minutes VARC questions: 24 DILR questions: 20 Quantitative Aptitude questions: 22.

Q:   Which CAT slot has the toughest question paper?

A:
There is no pattern to which CAT question paper can be the toughest. The CAT question paper of every slot has unique questions. The examination body strives to maintain the same difficulty level of the paper across all slots but it may happen that a question can be more difficult from another. It is seen that, to keep the uniqueness of the question paper intact, the examination authority also changes the topic wise weightage a little bit across the exam slots. In most of the previous years, it is seen that the morning slot of the CAT exam is tougher than the rest two. However, candidates must not worry about the difficulty level of the slots as, the scores of all the candidates are normalised on a common scale to root out the possibility of advantage or disadvantage to any student due to difference in difficulty level. To know how the CAT scores are normalised, read this article: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/understanding-cat-normalization-process-blogId-9386.
 

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CAT Exam Analysis 2023: Slot 1, 2 and 3

CAT 2023 Analysis VARC, Slot 1

Reading Comprehension had 16 Questions. Passage topics are mentioned below:

Ideal Attempts in VARC Section: 15 Questions

CAT 2023 VARC difficulty level

Module

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

16 Questions | 4 RC Passages

Moderate to Tough

Parajumbles

2 Questions

Easy to Moderate

Parasummary

2 Questions

Easy to Moderate

Parajumbles - Out of Context

2 Questions

Moderate to Tough

Paracompletion

2 Questions

Easy

Total

24 Questions

Good Attempts 15+

CAT 2023 Analysis Slot 1 DILR 

Set 1: Professors and Departments – It required choosing a candidate to vote for, with constraints such as not selecting more than two candidates.

Set 2: VISA Office - Questions focused on slot distribution and the number of visa processes possible for each country within the given slots - 10 applicants until 2 pm with 15-minute slots, and two booths processing visas for three countries.

Set 3: Routes - Involving a colony with six houses, pricing conditions, and road allotment. This set was of moderate difficulty.

Set 4: Statistics-based set on restaurant table set ratings, involving average-rated tables.

CAT 2023 Analysis Slot 1 Quantitative Aptitude

The CAT QA section was rated as moderate to tough, with a higher level of difficulty compared to CAT 2022. Check here topic wise break up.

Module

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Algebra

7 Questions

Moderate to Tough

Mixture and Alligation

1  Questions

Easy to Moderate

Time Speed and Distance

2 Questions

Easy to Moderate

Modern Maths & Percentage

1 Question

-

Clocks and Calendar

1 Question

-

Geometry

-

 

CAT 2023 Analysis slot 2 VARC

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 VARC:

Passage Topic/ Area

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Garments, Fashion Industry & Pollution (400 words)

4

Easy to moderate

Netflix Dubbing of titles for Europe→ Good or Bad for Europe?  (400 -450 words)

4

Easy to moderate

Liberalism is Dying (400 words)

4

Moderate to Difficult

Facts & Interpretation in History (450 words)

4

Easy

CAT 2023 Analysis slot 2 DILR

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 DILR:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arrangement → Scores → two days average

5

Moderate - Difficult

Missing Values Based Table→ Company Starting/ Closing Years

5

Easy - Moderate

Rides & Timings

5

Moderate - Difficult

Grid Based→two 3*3 tables (Mean, Median, Mode)

5

Difficult

 

20

Moderate - Difficult

CAT 2023 Analysis, Slot 2 Quantitative Aptitude

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Number System

Factors-2

Divisibility -1

3

Easy

Algebra

Log-1

Equations-1

Maxima Minima-2

Sequence & Series-2

Inequalities - 1

7

Moderate- Difficult

Arithmetic

TSD-2

T&W-1

Ratio- 2

SI CI-1

PLD-2

Mixture-1

Average-1

9

Easy- Moderate

Geometry & Mensuration

Rectangle-1

Circle- 1

Coordinate Geo - 1

3

Moderate

Total

22

 Difficult

CAT 2023 Analysis, Slot 3 VARC

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 3 VARC:

RC Passage

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Romantic Aesthetics/ Philosophy (400-450 words)

4

Difficult to comprehend/read

Cultural Property Law → Exploration of Sites (400-450 words)

4

Easy to

Moderate

Nutmeg Curse→ Environment Degradation (400-450 words)

4

Moderate

Rational Thinking (400-450 words)

4

Moderate

CAT 2023 Analysis, Slot 3 DILR

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 DILR:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Girls / Boys (LR Caselet) Tests

5

Moderate- Difficult

Caselet→ Window/ Split AC

5

Difficult

Route Based Diagram

5

Easy

Online Sites

(Mean, Median, Mode, Max/Min)

5

Easy- Moderate

CAT 2023 Analysis, Slot 3 Quantitative Aptitude

Check here sectional breakup and difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic

Description/ Doable

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Number System

Factors-1

Indices-1

Integral Values-1

4

Easy - Moderate

Algebra

Log-1

Equations- 2

Functions-1

Sequence & Series-2

Algebraic Expression-1

7

Moderate

Arithmetic

TSD-1

T&W-2

SI CI-1

Percentage-1

PLD-1

Mixture-1

Averages - 1

8

Easy- Moderate

Geometry & Mensuration

Circle- 1

Polygon-1

Triangle-1

Coordinate Geo - 0

3

Moderate

 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of DILR in CAT?

A:
The total number of questions in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section of CAT exam is 20. There is equal number of question distribution between Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, which means both sections have 10 questions each. The total marks for DILR is 60. The questions on Data Interpretation as based on Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, whereas Logical Reasoning questions are based on Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Caselets and Syllogism. This section of the CAT is usually moderate in terms of difficulty level and about 12-14 correct attempts are good enough to score high marks. Some of the other important topics include Series, Proposition, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Assumptions, Clocks and Calendars, Statements, Binary Logic, Data Structures, Data Sufficiency and Data Arrangement. To score high in this section, candidates must practice a good number of practice tests and sectional mock tests. The better you learn to interpret given data and apply reasoning to a given situation, the better you get at solving related questions.
 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of Quantitative Aptitude in CAT?

A:
The Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT is the third and the last section of the question paper. It has 22 questions and the total marks is 66. This section of the CAT exam is usually dominated by Arithmetic and Algebra. Most of the questions out of 22 are asked from these two topics. In CAT 2022, there were about 7-9 Algebra questions and 7-9 Arithmetic questions (the exact number varied for all three slots). Apart from these two topics, there are questions from Mensuration Modern Math and Number System in the Quantitative Aptitude section CAT. Some of the important sub topics in this section include: Arithmetic topics: Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss Mixtures and Allegations Averages, Percentages, Mean Median Mode, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance Algebra topics: Basics Algebraic Formulae, Number of integer solutions, Quadratic Equations, Finding out roots, Maxima and Minimal, Higher Degree Equations, Linear Equations, Problems on ages, Descartes Rule of Signs, Inequalities, Logarithm, Functions, Modifications of Graphs, The smallest Value in a Maximum Function Number System topics: Finding Out Last Two Digits, Number of Trailing Zeroes, Finding out Remainders based on, Basic Divisibility Rules, Binomial Theorem, Simplifying the Dividend (Single and/or Multiple Divisors), Basics of Numbers, Properties of Numbers, Divisibility Rules, Divisibility and Factors, the highest Common Factor and the lowest Common Multiple, Finding Out the Last Digit, Fermat's Theorem, Euler's Theorem, Pattern Recognition and Cyclicity of Remainders, Wilson's Theorem, Base Systems, Conversion of Bases, Addition/Subtraction/ Multiplication in different bases Geometry Topics: Lines and Angles, Triangles Basic Concepts, Area, Angles, Similar Triangles Polygons, Circles, Solids / Mensuration 3D Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry Modern Math topics: Sequence and Series Binomial Theorem, Set Theory, Permutation and Combination, Probability.
 

Q:   What is the sectional weightage of VARC in CAT?

A:
The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the CAT exam has 24 questions. This section has the maximum weightage. 24 questions carry 72 marks. The major part of this section is dominated by Reading Comprehension. It covers about 14-16 questions through 4-5 passages. Rest of the questions are asked from Verbal Ability like Para jumbles, Para summary and Para completion. Every Reading Comprehension passage of the CAT carries about four to five questions. There are usually 3-4 para jumble questions, 3-4 para summary questions and 2-3 para completion questions. Lately it has been seen the CAT does not have word meaning or grammar-based questions. CAT VARC is a high weightage section of high difficulty level. High difficulty level, because the CAT Reading Comprehension passages are long, dense and inference based. To read and understand the passages in a short time poses a challenge to a large number of candidates. So, it is very important to develop reading habit if you want to score high in CAT.
 

CAT Score vs Percentile

MBA admission through CAT is based on CAT percentile and not CAT score. The percentile is different from score and is derived from the latter. Here are the CAT 2023 scores vs percentiles estimated on the basis of question paper and difficulty level.This table will help you analyse as to how much raw score converts into how much percentile.

CAT Percentile

VARC Score

DILR Score

QA Score

Overall Score

99.9 %ile

48

36

48

106

99.5 %ile

44

32

32

89

99 %ile

40

28

28

80

98 %ile

36

25

24

71

95%ile

30

19

19

57

90%ile

25

16

15

49

85%ile

21

13

12

40

80%ile

19

11

10

36

75%ile

17

10

9

31

70%ile

15

9

8

29

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Q:   How is the CAT score and percentile calculated?

A:
Just like any percentile score is calculated. A percentile represents the rank of a candidate in an examination, relative to the rest of the candidates who appeared for the same examination in the same time frame. If there is an exam where 1000 people appeared, including yourself, and you ranked 75th, then there were effectively 925 test-takers who were ranked below you (because they scored lesser marks than you did). In this case, your percentile score will be (925/1000)x100 = 92.5 %ile In CAT, the percentile is calculated up to three decimal places and rounded off. So, people scoring 100%ile have actually scored a percentile of 99.995 and above and similarly, people scoring 99.99 percentile are those who have scored a percentile greater than 99.985, but less than 99.995 percentile. I hope it helps.

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

A:
CAT score is the total marks obtained by a candidate in the exam which is a sum total of their correct/incorrect attempt and unanswered questions. It is important to understand the difference between CAT score and CAT percentile because Iims and all MBA colleges in India select candidates on the basis of their CAT percentile and not score. The CAT percentile is referred to as rank of a candidate against rest of the test takers. The percentile indicates the total percentage of candidates who scored less than or equal to a particular candidate in CAT. For example, if a candidate's CAT percentile is 97, it means their performance was better than 97 per cent of the total CAT test takers that year. To understand it better, let's take an example. Suppose, 1,0000 people take an exam and a candidate is ranked the highest. It will mean that 9999 candidates scored less than that candidate. Thus, their CAT percentile will be 9999/10000x100, I. e. 99.9. You can also read in detail here: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/cat-score-vs-percentile-blogId-19573.

Q:   What is the difference between qualifying CAT cut off and final CAT cut off?

A:
Qualifying CAT cut off percentiles of an IIM is the minimum percentile (sectional as well as overall) required by candidates to be eligible for the Written Ability Test (What) and Personal Interview PI round. These are only eligibility score and not the score for selection. The final CAT cut off percentiles are the scores on the basis of which a candidate is actually selected for the What-PI round. The qualifying CAT cut offs are released publically before the CAT exam and result as a part of selection criteria for the MBA/PGP batch of that year. The qualifying cut offs for CAT are release category wise - General, NC/OBC. General-EWS, SC/ST, PwD. The qualifying cut offs percentiles of General category candidate is higher than then rest. The final CAT cut offs are not released publically. The cut offs are estimate on the basis of candidate's selection for What-PI. The final CAT cut offs for General category candidate is also higher than then rest.
 

Previous Years' CAT Paper Analysis

CAT exam has been on the tougher side over the years. The pattern has changed multiple times but not the difficulty level. Given below are CAT analyses of past few years for candidates to read and understand the past trends of CAT exam: 

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FAQs on CAT Exam Analysis

Check below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to CAT exam analysis:

Q:   How many hours should I study to prepare for CAT?

A:
There is no fixed limit to how many hours you need to devote to CAT preparation. This is because every person has a different learning pace. Some may have strong mathematical backgrounds, and the quant section may look like a cakewalk to them, but they may get stuck in comprehension. Therefore, you need to first understand your strong and weak areas to make a proper schedule. You should give more time to practicing and studying those topics which are unknown to you and less time to those which you know very well. On an average, it takes 6 to 8 hours, depending upon how many months are left for the exam. If CAT is six months away, then four hours is sufficient, but if it is next month, then you need to study at least eight hours.

Q:   What makes CAT tougher than other MBA entrance exams?

A:
CAT exam is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the IIM. Every year, over 2.3 Lacs candidates apply for it. The CAT score is accepted by the Iims and all top MBA colleges in India. To select the best candidates from over 2.3 Lacs test takers there is a need for tough criteria. That's why, the CAT exam is tougher than other MBA entrance exams. Even though the syllabus of CAT is same as that of other MBA entrance exams, the question paper set by the IIM faculty always has tough questions. Moreover, CAT has sectional time limit for each section which is not there in any other exam expect XAT. Having a time limit for each section adds pressure on candidates to complete solving adequate number of questions in a section within the time limit. If a student is weak in a particular subject, they can't use the time as per their need. CAT's Reading Comprehension passages are long and dense unlike other MBA exams. This is one more reason why most candidates feel CAT is tougher than any other MBA entrance exam.

Q:   Which MBA colleges are available with 60 percentile in CAT?

A:
There are a number of private MBA colleges that accept CAT score of 60+ percentile for admission. We have listed some of the colleges below: AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore Amrita School of Business - Bangalore Acharya Bangalore B-School Asian Business School (ABS), Noida Amrita School of Business, Kochi Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS), Kolkata Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Christ Institute of Management, Pune Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Kolkata FOSTIIMA Business School, Delhi International Institute of Business Studies, Noida International School of Business and Media (ISB&M) Bangalore International School of Business & Media, Kolkata IIKM Business School, Calicut IILM Institute for Higher Education, Delhi For full list, click here: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/colleges-accepting-cat-scores-range-60-to-70-percentile-blogId-11984.
 

Q:   Which MBA colleges are available with 80 percentile in CAT?

A:
There are quite a few MBA colleges who accept CAT score of 80 percentile and above for admission. The admission process for these colleges include group discussion and Personal Interview . Fore School of Management Goa Institute of Management International Management Institute, Delhi Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Praxis Business School, Kolkata Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management development & Research, Bangalore Shiva Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research TA Pai Management Institute Trinity College for Management and Technology, Ghaziabad Click on this link for more: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/colleges-accepting-cat-scores-range-80-to-90-percentile-blogId-11981.
 

Q:   Which MBA colleges are available with 70 percentile in CAT?

A:
A good number of private MBA colleges accept CAT score of 70 percentile in CAT. We have listed some of the colleges in which admission is possible with 70 percentile. Amity University AIMS Institutes (AIMS), Bangalore Amrita School of Business - Bangalore Acharya Bangalore B-School Asian Business School (ABS), Noida Amrita School of Business, Kochi Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS), Kolkata Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Christ Institute of Management, Pune Doon Business School (DBS), Dehradun Eastern Institute For Integrated Learning In Management, Kolkata FOSTIIMA Business School, Delhi International Institute of Business Studies, Noida International School of Business and Media (ISB&M) Bangalore JK Lakshmipat University-Institute of Management, Jaipur National University (JNU), Jaipur JRE Group of Institutions (JRE), Greater Noida Lotus Business School, Pune Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar MATS University, Raipur IIKM Business School, Calicut IILM Institute for Higher Education, Delhi For full list, click here: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/colleges-accepting-cat-scores-range-70-to-80-percentile-blogId-11956.
 

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Answered 2 days ago

CAT is one of the accepting exam for Amity Raipur MBA admission. However, it is not mandatory to get admission through CAT score. Candidates can also qualify other national-level Management entrance exams such as MAT/ GMAT/ GRE or Amity Test to get admission in MBA programme. For MBA International,

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Nishtha Shukla

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 5 days ago

Yes, you can get Delhi School of Management, DTU, MBA with 88 percent in CAT . As per the previous Cutoff of Delhi School of Management, DTU for MBA was 85 CAT percentile for general category . You also required minimum 60 percent in graduation for the minimum eligibility criteria of Delhi School Ma

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Sujay Singh

Beginner-Level 4

Answered 6 days ago

The Delhi School of Management (DSM) of Delhi Technological University (DTU) uses CAT scores for admission to its MBA programme. The CAT cutoff for 2023 is 85% for all specializations. However, the cut-off percentage for DSE MBA IB ranges from 90–95% depending on your previous studies and profile. T

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Prajwal Kumar Reddy Chilu

Beginner-Level 5

Answered a week ago

Yes, the Great Lakes Institute of Management accepts the scores in CAT for taking admissions. Apart from CAT, GLIM also accepts the exams like XAT, CMAT, GMAT.

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Parasa Snigdha

Contributor-Level 8

Answered a week ago

JIMS Kalkaji offers two courses PGD in IB and Management  The selection process is based on merit from selected exams such as CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA. The minimum CAT score varies with the exam difficulty each year, But through an easy analysis it could be suggested that a score of nearly 30-45 would be

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ADIL AFNAN

Beginner-Level 5

Answered a week ago

Yes, JIMS Kalkaji, Delhi accepts CAT as well as results from XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA for both courses in Management and Business. But the cutoff marks for each exam varies.  They accept a CAT, XAT or ATMA composite score of above 500 with atleast 50% graduation score. Now, it may vary each year but thi

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ADIL AFNAN

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 2 weeks ago

The overall CAT cutoff for SOIL Institute of Management in 2023 is 75 percentile
 
A CAT score of 90 percentile is generally considered good for admission to top MBA colleges and IIMs. For tier-2 and tier-3 MBA colleges, a 75-90 percentile in CAT is considered good

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Harshv Vardhan

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 2 weeks ago

Admission process through CAT 2023 exam score into IIMs and other management institutes will be online. Immediately after CAT 2023 result announcement, the IIMs will begin the shortlisting process of candidates for WAT-PI. In this process, candidates will have to upload their CAT scores on the offic

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Harshv Vardhan

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 2 weeks ago

Yes, SOIL Institute of Management accepts CAT scores for admission to its MBA program. The cutoff for the CAT exam is yet to be released for admission to the MBA course in 2024. The institute also accepts other exam scores such as XAT, NMAT, and MAT for admission to its management programs.

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Kundan Kumar

Beginner-Level 5

Answered 2 weeks ago

IIM Mumbai cutoff 2023 for MBA is based on CAT 2023 exam. IIM Mumbai will be releasing two types of CAT cutoffs, namely the Qualifying CAT cutoff and the Final CAT cutoff. For IIM Mumbai admissions 2024, the Qualifying IIM cutoff is set at more than or equal to 80 Percentile, while the sectional cut

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Janki H Gajjar

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