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No Sectional Cut-offs, No Worries!


There are a lot of B-schools with no sectional cutoffs for CAT that you can apply to for your MBA courses. Check below for details.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 exam was conducted on November 28 in Computer Based Test mode in 156 cities across. This year, the CAT exam was held in three sessions. The total time given to the candidates was 120 minutes. The time duration of each section was 40 minutes, and the total number of questions was 66. Overall, the difficulty level of the CAT 2021 exam was moderate to difficult.

CAT is one of the most important management entrance exams in India. Having a dream of getting into a good B-school, every year, more than 2 lakh students appear for this exam, but not all of them are able to crack it.

But does it mean that it is the end of the road to getting into a dream B-school?

The answer is a big NO!

By this time, you would have matched your answers with the official answer key, and you probably know where you stand and what calls you can expect. If you know that your exam went really bad and there’s no hope that you will make it to a good college this year, then you should definitely take CAT next year.

However, it is always advisable to take another shot at CAT, but there are scenarios that you can’t repeat and have to take admissions this year. There could be various reasons, such as:

  1. Unplaced or didn’t get a good placement from your undergrad college
  2. Frustrated with the current job
  3. Work ex-on the higher side (4 years and above)
  4. Family pressure
  5. Personal reasons

If you are sailing in any of these boats, then there is still a ray of hope!

If you feel that you have a decent overall score and you won’t get calls from top IIMs just because you messed up one of the sections, then you can target those colleges which do not have sectional cut-offs. Now some of you might have a question that what’s a decent score since it is subjective.

If you’re getting anywhere in the range of 80-95%ile, I would call that decent. There are many good B-schools (some of them with very good ROI) that don’t have sectional cut-offs and accept CAT scores in this range.

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Here are a few colleges which you could target. The below list mentions the CAT cut-off, total fees, and the average package offered by B-schools with no sectional cutoffs:

B-Schools with no sectional cutoffs

RankCollege NameCut-offFeeAvg. Package
1Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)85+2113.9
2Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)96+812.4
3Delhi School of Economics (DSE), University of Delhi90+0.49
4Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad93+19.5312
5Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT–K)95+3.610.42
6Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)958.289.18
7Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa8718.0711.5
8Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)85+15.1711.39
9K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR), Mumbai83+18.7810
10T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal85+1611.5
11University Business School (UBS), Punjab University, Chandigarh88+0.59.5
12Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai85+17.8610.4
13Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru70+7.548.75
14Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)85+15.398.5
15Narayana Business School70+6.5 to 10.859
16Vinod Gupta School of Management(VGSOM)94+11.618.1
17Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)97.5+ (SNAP cut-off)16.8716.1
18Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune (SIBM-P)98+ (SNAP cut-off)20.720.1
19IMI Delhi90+17.1512.77
20DMS, IIT Delhi98+9.622
21MHRM, IIT Kharagpur80+313.21
22VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur90+10.3118.44

All the best!

For the upcoming MBA exams, you can apply to as well as the list of top schools along with the exam accepted by them, click here or the image below.

These were some of the colleges that you can target at your decent score range as mentioned before.


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