CAT 2022 Cutoff: Check Qualifying Marks and Previous Year Cutoffs

CAT 2022 Cutoff – The CAT 2022 Cutoff will be released by the exam authorities after the declaration of the CAT 2022 Result. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad conducts CAT 2022 as a computer based MBA Entrance examination. Candidates can check the Cutoff marks at their official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. The CAT Cutoff is the minimum number of qualifying marks to be scored by the candidate to qualify for the admission and counseling process in the participating colleges. Candidates can check below for various information like CAT qualifying marks, CAT Cutoff for the previous years, etc.

CAT 2022 Cutoffs

CAT 2022 Cutoffs are released in the form of pdf files on the respective IIMs official website. Some IIMs such as IIM Kozhikode, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Raipur and IIM Lucknow can declare the minimum CAT 2022 cutoff for their university admissions prior to the result announcement. The CAT 2022 Cutoff for all the IIMs and business schools will be released by the 1st week of January, 2022.

  • CAT 2022 Cutoff is announced in two stages: first is the qualifying cutoff and then the final cutoff.
  • Qualifying cutoffs are always announced before the declaration of the CAT 2022 result, whereas the exam authorities will announce the final CAT 2022 cutoff after the result in the first/second week of January, 2022. 
  • Upon release CAT 2022 cutoffs would be updated here.

NOTE: It is important for the candidate to score the qualifying cutoff in each section of the exam to be eligible for the the final CAT 2022 cutoff.

CAT 2022 Expected Cutoffs

The expected CAT cutoffs for various IIMS and B-Schools are given below

IIM Ahmedabad Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAAggregate
General70707080
NC-OBC65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PwD (General/ NC-OBC/ SC)60606070
PwD (ST)50505060
IIM Amritsar Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryQADILRVARCAggregate
General80757585
NC-OBC65606075
SC55505055
ST35353540
PwD35353540
Expected IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General80757585
NC-OBC70656575
EWS70656575
SC65606070
ST55555565
PwD50505060
IIM Calcutta Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAAggregate
General≥75≥80≥80≥80
NC-OBC≥65≥65≥70≥75
EWS≥65≥65≥70≥75
SC≥60≥60≥65≥70
ST≥55≥55≥55≥65
PwD≥55≥55≥55≥65
IIM Lucknow Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAAggregate
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PwD50505065
EWS77777782
IIM Indore Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAAggregate
General80808090
EWS80808090
NC-OBC70707080
ST45454550
SC55555560
PwD45454550
IIM Udaipur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAAggregate
General80808095
ST50505060
SC30303040
Differently Abled Person30303040
NC-OBC60606078
IIM Nagpur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General72727285
EWS72727285
NC-OBC65656576.5
SC50505060
ST35353540
PwD35353540
IIM Visakhapatnam Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAPercentile
General85808085
NC-OBC60606060
SC50505055
ST30303040
PwD30303040
IIM Kashipur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAPercentile
General80 (80.2)80 (80.12)80 (80.56)94
SC45 (46.05)45 (45.42)4555 (55.03)
ST30 (30.64)30 (30.21)30 (30.82)40 (40.25)
NC-OBC60 (61.19)60 (60.61)60 (60.66)75 (75.02)
PwD30 (32.43)30 (31.96)30 (30.82)40 (40.18)
EWS60 (61.19)60 (61.19)60 (60.66)75 (75.01)
IIM Raipur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
PwD30303040
IIM Ranchi Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
EWS60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
PwD30303040
IIM Sirmaur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryQADILRVARCAggregate
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
ST30303040
SC45454555
PwD30303040
IIM Rohtak Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryDILRVARCQAAggregate
General/ EWS>=70>=70>=7095
NC-OBC>=60>=60>=6078
SC>=50>=50>=5060
ST>=30>=30>=3040
PwD>=30>=30>=3040
IIM Trichy Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryQADILRVARCAggregate
General80808094
NC-OBC60606075
EWS60606075
Scheduled Tribes30303040
Scheduled Castes45454555
Person with Disability30303040
IIM Shillong Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryPwDSCSTEWSOthers
Class 105055508080
Class 125055508080
Graduation5055506565
DILR5060507575
VARC5060507575
QA5060507575
IIM Jammu Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryQADILRVARCAggregate
General80808090
NC-OBC60606078
EWS80808085
SC50505060
ST30303040
PwD30303040
IIM Sambalpur Expected Cutoff 2022
CategoryQADILRVARCOverall
General80808094
EWS60606075
NC-OBC60606075
SC45454555
ST30303040
DAP303030
CAT 2022 Expected Cutoff for Top B-schools

The prominent business schools in India also provide their individual cutoff on their respective official websites. Candidates have to score above these cutoffs to gain admission in their preferred college. Students can check the Expected CAT 2022 cutoffs of these colleges in the table given below.

List of B-schoolsExpected CAT Cutoff
CAT cutoff for FMS98.20 Percentile
DMS, IIT Delhi98+ Percentile
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai90+ Percentile
SJMSOM, IIT Bombay99+ Percentile
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad90+ Percentile
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon95+ Percentile
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai95+ Percentile
SPJIMR CAT cutoff 202185+ Percentile
XIMB CAT Cutoff 202190+ Percentile
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras95+ Percentile
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal85+ Percentile

CAT 2022 Cut Off Determining Factors

The CAT expected Cutoff for IIMs is generally upto 99 to 100 percentile for the General Category while it can be slightly lower at 97 to 98 percentile for the Reserved Category. All the Institutes and B-schools release the CAT 2022 Cutoff after taking into account certain factors. Given below are some of the factors that can influence the CAT 2022 Cutoff for the candidate’s reference 

  1. Difficulty level of examination – The greater the difficulty level of the test paper, the lower is the Cutoff and vice-versa. This year the level of difficulty of the CAT 2022 exam was moderate.
  2. Number of candidates appearing for the exam– More the number of test takers, higher will be the cutoff. This year approximately 1,90,143 candidates sat for the exam.
  3. Available seats at respective IIMs – Lower the number of seats in a specific IIM, higher will be the cutoff for the selecting candidates.
  4. Reputation of the Institute/college – The CAT 2022 cutoff will be higher for the Institutes which are ranked higher in the NIRF Management Ranking 2022.
  5. Previous year’s cutoff trends – The CAT 2022 cutoff will be somewhere around the previous year’s cutoff trends.

CAT 2022 Result

The CAT 2022 Result will be declared on the official website of IIM, Ahmedabad i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Candidates can view the result in the form of a scorecard. The students must take a printout of the scorecard after viewing it. To download the result, candidates have to login using their application number and password and then click on submit after filling the captcha/safety code. The students will be able to view and download their results. The CAT 2022 Result is compiled on the basis of the final answer key. Candidates must know that there is no option of re-evaluation or re-checking the results once the results have been announced. But the candidates can challenge the CAT 2022 answer key during its release.

CAT Previous Year’s Cutoff for IIMs

IIMsCAT 2019 CutoffCAT 2020 Cutoff
IIM Ahmedabad81.5399
IIM Bangalore90+99
IIM Calcutta95+99
IIM Lucknow90+97+
IIM Indore9097+
IIM Kozhikode95.597 to 98
IIM Amritsar9095+
IIM Nagpur9095+
IIM Sambalpur9095+
IIM Trichy9694
IIM Raipur90 to 9494
IIM Ranchi9094
IIM Kashipur9094
IIM Vizag9092
IIM Udaipur9092
IIM Bodhgaya90+92
IIM Shillong9090
IIM Sirmaur9595
IIM Rohtak90+95

FAQs on CAT 2022 Cutoffs

Ques. What is the CAT 2022 Cutoff?

Ans. The minimum qualifying marks that the candidate needs to score to get a call for further rounds in the IIM entrance exam is called the CAT 2022 cutoff. It is upto 99 to 100 Percentile for IIMs in General Category.

Ques. Will all the IIMs release the CAT 2022 cutoff together?
Ans. No, all the 22 IIMs will release their CAT 2022 cutoffs separately on their respective official websites. The students need to visit and login to these websites to view and download the cutoff.

Ques. How is the CAT 2022 Cutoff decided?

Ans. The CAT 2022 Cutoff depends on a lot of factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of students giving the exam, past year trends, etc. Every Institute and college decide their cut off separately on the basis of these factors.

Ques. Will I be eligible for CAT 2022 counseling if I clear the Overall cutoff but not the sectional cutoff?

Ans. No, it is compulsory to clear both the sectional as well as the overall final cutoff to be eligible for the CAT 2022 counseling and the admission process. The section wise cutoff is released before the declaration of results.

Ques. When will CAT 2022 result be announced?
Ans. CAT 2022 cutoff will be released around December 2022. Only after the results have been announced.

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