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Beyond IIMs

There are numerous options even if you didn’t get an IIM interview call.

The CAT results are out and those with interview calls are over the moon. That’s 4000 odd students. What about the remaining 2.42 lakh students who took the CAT?

Well the good news is that there are a good number of quality bschools which accept the CAT score. The bad news is that you had to apply to each of them separately and the last dates are mostly over. This list includes MDI, IMT, NITIE, S P Jain, MICA, TAPMI and Fore.

But the good news is you can still try for a few colleges like Welingkar, Somaiya, Bimtech Noida and BIM Trichy.

Here’s a list of indicative cut offs:

CAT score: Beyond IIMs (based on last year’s cut offs, expected to go higher this time)

Percentile Institute you can expect calls from

96 (with 80% minimum in each section) – MDI Gurgaon PGDM

95 – MDI (PGPHRM), IMT Ghaziabad IMI Delhi, NITIE *

90 + S P Jain **, Nirma, IMT Nagpur,Fore, MICA ***

85 + TAPMI, UBS Chandigarh, LBS Delhi Somaiya, BIM Trichy

80 + IMDR Pune, IISWBM Kolkata, Bimtech Noida ****

75 + Welingkar

* NITIE looks for high quanti score
** S P Jain wants 80 percentile minimum in each section and treats CAT score as only one aspect of the candidate
*** MICA looks at high verbal score
**** no sectional cut off at Bimtech

– Rashmi Bansal

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