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!