Top B-Schools as per your Expected CAT 2018 percentiles

Now that CAT 2018 is concluded on 25th November 2018, most aspirants have already used several percentile predictors to get an idea of the percentile they will probably get according to the number of questions they attempted in each section.

The next thing that an aspirant wants to know about is what colleges will befit his/her expected CAT percentile. It is important for the aspirant because the further steps in the preparation journey entirely depends on the B-Schools that will actually shortlist the candidate and calls for further rounds of the admission process, may be Group Discussion (GD) or Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by Personal Interview. Some of the B-Schools may include other rounds like MBA admission in FMS includes an extempore round and XLRI asks the aspirants to create a video around some topic for the admission process.

Thus it is vital for the candidates to stay prepared for the further rounds if they wish to reach a Top tier B-School for pursuing MBA. For that, they need to know which B-School's cut-off will meet their expected CAT percentile and they will be finally called for further rounds for that particular college.

Career2NextOrbit brings to you the list of Top B-Schools in the country falling in the different percentile brackets. From this, you can find the colleges that may call you for further rounds as per your expected percentile according to your performance in CAT 2018. Hope the following list will help you in grabbing a seat in your Dream B-School.


95+ percentile 90+ percentile 80-90 percentile 70-80 percentile 60-70 percentile
IIM Ahmedabad XIM Bhubaneshwar LBSIM, New Delhi Alliance University, Bangalore Asian Business School (ABS)
IIM Bangalore VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur TAPMI, Manipal Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS)
IIM Calcutta IIT Roorkee Fore School of Management BIMTECH AIMS Institutes (AIMS) Peenya
IIM Kozhikode Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Delhi School of Management, DTU Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy Amrita School of Business – Dept. of Management Studies
IIM Lucknow Great Lakes, Chennai IFMR, Chennai Flame School of Business, Pune Bengal Institute of Business Studies (BIBS)
DMS, IIT Delhi IIM Indore Welingkar Institute of Management
Development and Research, Mumbai
Galgotias University, Greater Noida Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
SJSOM, IIT Bombay New IIMs DMS, NIT Trichy GITAM Deemed University, Visakhapatnam Christ Institute of Management (CIM)
FMS Delhi IIT Kanpur Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad Institute of Management – Nirma University, Ahmedabad Christ University Institute of Management
XLRI Jamshedpur (XAT) IMI Delhi National Institute of Technology, Rourkela IIFM, Bhopal Doon Business School (DBS)
NITIE, Mumbai IMT Ghaziabad SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin International College of Financial Planning, Mumbai FOSTIIMA Business School
SIBM, Pune (SNAP) K J Somaiya National Institute of Technology, Durgapur International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore International Institute of Business Studies
DoMS, IIT Madras MBA (IB)-DSE, Delhi Uiversity DMS, University of Pune, Pune IFIM, Bangalore International School of Business & Media (ISB&M)
SP Jain, Mumbai MFC-Delhi University Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore International School of Business & Media
MDI, Gurgaon MBA (HRD)-DSE, Delhi Uiversity IMT Hyderabad Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida IIKM Business School
SCMHRD, Pune (SNAP) Goa Institute of Management IMT NAGPUR JIMS, New Delhi International School of Business Studies (IIBS)
IIM Trichy IIM Shillong FMS BHU JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS)
JBIMS Mumbai Baby IIMs XISS Ranchi (XAT) JRE Group Of Institutes, Greater Noida Institute for Technology & Management (ITM)
  MBE-Delhi University IBS-ICFAI Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management, Harihar Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore
      LIBA, Chennai Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS)
      LM Thapar School of Management, Mohali KIIT School of Management
      SDMIMD, Mysore Jaipuria Institute of Management
      UBS Chandigarh MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT)
      UBS MBA – Biotech New Delhi Institute of Management
      National Institute of Bank Management, Pune Pune Institute of Business Management
      National Institute of Financial Manageme, Faridabad School of Business Studies (Sharda University)
      NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studie, Mumbai School of Petroleum Management (PDPU)
      School of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar The Indian Institute of Financial Planning
      University Business School – Panjab Univ, Ludhiana ITM Business School
      VIT Deemed University, Chennai JK Business School
      IISWBM, Calcutta LM Thapar School of Management
      GIM PGDM Health Care Symbiosis Dept. of Health Sciences
        Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research
        Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications
        United World School of Business


After getting an idea, in which B-Schools you may get shortlisted, you need to look for the weightage which each round carries for admission in that particular B-School. Generally CAT score contains majority of weightage than other rounds like GD/WAT/PI. Some colleges also give weightage to academics, work experience, gender diversity and academic background diversity.

To excel in GD and WAT rounds, you must be thorough with latest happenings. Here is a list of EXPECTED GD/WAT topics for admission to MBA 2019-202.

Stay tuned for a new feature - PREPMAX, that will enable you to prepare for WAT, SOP and PI rounds with experts.

All the best!

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