CMAT 2020 Cut-offs
The CMAT 2020 cut-offs will soon be released by the participating colleges. CMAT cut offs refer to the minimum score required for admission into MBA courses at the participating institutions. If the candidates meet the minimum CMAT cut-offs set and clear the selection round conducted by individual institutes, they are eligible for admission.
CMAT 2020 was held on January 28, 2020, and the answer key was released on January 30, 2020. Here is everything you need to know about the CMAT cut off percentiles.
Factors Determining CMAT Cut Offs
The CMAT cut off is dependent on several factors like the difficulty level of the question paper, the average pass percentage of students, etc. Each participating institute sets their minimum CAT cut off marks for the (2020-2022) admission based on the following factors:
- Total number of candidates appearing in CMAT exam
- Total number of seats available in the particular institute
- The total pass percentage of candidates in CMAT 2020
- The difficulty level of CMAT question paper
- Overall merit ranking of the CMAT qualifying candidate
Expected CMAT Cut Offs 2020
Here are the expected CMAT cut-offs of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score. These are based on the analysis of the question papers from previous CMAT exams.
|Colleges Accepting CMAT Score||Expected CMAT Cut Off Percentiles|
|Goa Institute of Management||95-99|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management||95-99|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||95-99|
|University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences||95-99|
|Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai||85|
|Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore||80|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management||85|
|NL Dalmiya Institute of Management||85|
|ITM Navi Mumbai||80|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||85|
CMAT Cut Off 2019
The table below contains the CMAT cut off percentiles of last year for admission to top CMAT colleges in India.
|Colleges Accepting CMAT Score||Previous Year CMAT Cut Off Percentiles|
|Goa Institute of Management||99.85|
|KJ Somaiya Institute of Management||99.2|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||99.06|
|Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi||95|
|BIMTECH, Greater Noida||75|
|DY Patil School of Management, Pune||75|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida||82|
CMAT Selection Procedure
After the CMAT cut off/qualifying marks is announced by the institutes, the candidates will have to apply for admission. The admission process through CMAT exam for an MBA/PGDM programme involves the following steps:
- Screening of candidates on the basis CMAT percentile score
- Group Discussion and Personal Interview
- Selection of candidates for admission based on a Composite Score
For final selection, various parameters are considered:
- CMAT percentile score
- Academic history (overall performance in school and Graduation level)
- Performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview
- Work Experience (if applicable)
- Extra-Curricular Activity certificate (if applicable)
FAQs regarding the CMAT 2020 Cut Offs
A: CMAT doesn’t have sectional cut-offs. Different participating institutes have their own selection criteria. Some of them may take into consideration the section-wise CMAT percentile score of applicants.
A: More than 1000 B-schools in India accept the CMAT score. Here is a list of all the colleges accepting CMAT score.
Q: How do I find out the CMAT 2020 cut off?
A: After the CMAT 2020 result is declared, CMAT accepting institutes will begin to release their admission criteria with CMAT cut-offs. These cut off marks may be available in the admission brochure or on the official website of the institute.
A: No, NTA does not announce CMAT cut off for admission. CMAT accepting colleges set their own cut-offs and shortlist students based on the cut-off.
A: Some of the popular MBA colleges that accept CMAT score are XIME, Christ University, KIIT School of Management, DY Patil School of Management and VIT Business School.
A: In many institutes that accept the CMAT score, it is not necessary to clear the CMAT cut off. However, it may vary from one institute to the other so the candidates must verify the admission criteria specified by the target institute.
A: Yes, cut-offs for SC/ST candidates are different from General category candidates. The candidates should check the cut off criteria of their target institute before applying.
A: No, the IIMs accept only CAT score.
A: No, there is no centralized admission process through CMAT. The participating institutes conduct their own admission process.
A: Candidates can use Shiksha’s CMAT college predictor to arrive at their CMAT score.
A: Every CMAT participating institute fixes their own cut off for admission.
A: Yes, it is mandatory to clear the CMAT cut off for admission as candidates are shortlisted for the GD/PI round based on the CMAT cut off.
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