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

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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 ScoreExpected CMAT Cut Off Percentiles
JBIMS, Mumbai99.9+
Goa Institute of Management95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management95-99
SIMSREE, Mumbai99.9+
Great Lakes Institute of Management95-99
IPE Hyderabad90-95
University of Pune, Dept of Management Sciences95-99
Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai85
Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore80
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management85
IFIM Bangalore85
IFMR Chennai85
NIBM Pune85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management85
IMT Hyderabad80
IMT Nagpur80
XISS Ranchi80
ITM Navi Mumbai80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida85

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 ScorePrevious Year CMAT Cut Off Percentiles
JBIMS, Mumbai99.92
Goa Institute of Management99.85
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management99.2
Great Lakes Institute of Management99.06
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi95
BIMTECH, Greater Noida75
BIT, Mesra75
DY Patil School of Management, Pune75
IFIM Bangalore85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida82

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)

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FAQs regarding the CMAT 2020 Cut Offs

Q: Are there sectional cut-offs in CMAT?

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.

Q: How many colleges accept the CMAT score for admission?

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.

Q: Does NTA also announce CMAT cut-offs for admission?

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.

Q: Which are the top MBA colleges that accept the CMAT score?

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.

Q: What if I do not clear the sectional cut off for admission?

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.

Q: Are CMAT cut offs different for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category?

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.

Q: Do the IIMs accept CMAT score for admission?

A: No, the IIMs accept only CAT score.

Q: Is there a centralized admission process through CMAT?

A: No, there is no centralized admission process through CMAT. The participating institutes conduct their own admission process.

Q: How can I calculate my CMAT score?

A: Candidates can use Shiksha’s CMAT college predictor to arrive at their CMAT score.

Q: Who determines CMAT cut-offs?

A: Every CMAT participating institute fixes their own cut off for admission.

Q: Is it mandatory to clear the CAMT cut-offs?

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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