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CAT Cut Off 2021 for IITs: Check Cut off, Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process and Admission Guidelines

CAT Cut off 2021 for IITs is the minimum percentile score required by candidates for admission to MBA courses offered by IITs. CAT scores are accepted by 7 IITs to offer MBA admissions. As CAT 2021 Result has been released, candidates can expect IIT CAT Cut off 2021 to be released soon by the respective institutes on the official website. For the 2021-23 batch, CAT Cut off was 98.5 percentile for IIT Bombay, 98%ile for IIT Delhi, 96%ile for IIT Madras, and 94.5%ile for IIT RoorkeeCheck CAT 2021 Cut off

The range of CAT Cut off accepted by these 7 IITs is between 80 to 98. All the 7 institutes are ranked in the Top 50 MBA institutes of India. Each of these seven IITs has its own CAT Cut off for admissions. This year, IIT Jodhpur will also be accepting CAT scores above 98 percentile for MBA admissions. Check CAT 2021 College Predictor

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Qualifying CAT Cut off for IITs

CAT qualifying cut offs for IITs are mentioned in the table below: Candidates meeting the qualifying CAT Cut off percentile will be eligible to fill the application forms. 

Name of IIT CAT Cut off for General CAT Cut off for SC/ST/PD 
IIT Kharagpur 90 percentile 75 percentile
IIT Bombay 90 percentile 60 percentile
IIT Delhi 90 percentile 60 percentile
IIT Kanpur 85 percentile 75 percentile
IIT Roorkee 90 percentile 70 percentile
IIT Dhanbad (ISM) 80 percentile 60 percentile

Final CAT Cut off for IITs

The final CAT cut off for IITs for the 2021-23 batch is mentioned in the table below. Based on these, candidates can get an idea of what they can expect for the upcoming admissions:

Name of IIT CAT cut off
IIT Delhi

GN: 98 percentile

Reserved: 97percentile

IIT Bombay 98.5 percentile
IIT Kharagpur 90 percentile
IIT Roorkee 94.6 percentile
IIT Madras 96 percentile
IIT Kanpur 95 percentile
IIT-ISM Dhanbad 80 percentile

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MBA Admission Dates for 2022-24 Batch in IITs through CAT 2021

Given below is the tentative admission schedule for the 2022-24 session based on CAT 2021 scores.

IITs Last Date to Register (tentative) GD-PI-WAT Begins (tentative) Final Merit List of Shortlisted Candidates (tentative)
IIT Delhi January 31, 2022 March 7-13, 2022 First week of May 2022
IIT Bombay January 31, 2022 First week of March 2022 First week of May, 2022
IIT Kharagpur February 7, 2022 Last week of February April 30, 2022
IIT Roorkee February 7, 2022 Last week of February  April 30, 2022
IIT Madras February 7, 2022 Last week of February April 30, 2022
IIT Kanpur January 31, 2022 Second week of February 2022 April 30, 2022
IIT-ISM Dhanbad February 7, 2022 Third week of March 2022 First week of May, 2022
IIT Delhi CAT Cut Off

IIT Delhi CAT Cut Off and Selection Process 2021

IIT Delhi CAT Cut Off Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 8.8 - 9.6 Lakhs
Seat Intake 116
Average Salary 18.47 Lakhs 

IIT Delhi CAT Eligibility Criteria

  • MBA  – Bachelor's degree with 60 percent (6 CGPA out of 10) on an average for applicants from the General category and 55 percent for SC/ST candidates (5.5 CGPA out of 10).
  • MBA Telecom – Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Technology, Pharmacy, or BSc Agriculture Engineering. 
  • ‘Or’ Bachelor’s degree in Physical, Chemical, Mathematical Sciences like Physics, Electronic Science, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Computer Application, Operations Research, Agriculture, Computational/Information Science, or bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, CA, or ICWA. 60 percent (6 CGPA out of 10) on an average for applicants from the General category and 55 percent for SC/ST candidates (5.5 CGPA out of 10).

IIT Delhi Selection Parameters

Particulars Weightage
Class 10 marks 1
Class 12 marks 2
CAT score (Overall CAT score/Maximum CAT Score) 50
Extracurricular activities 5
Aggregate graduation marks 4
Personal interview 25
Work experience 3
Written aptitude test 10
Total 100

IIT Delhi Section-wise CAT Cut Off

Category Section 1: VARC Section 2: DILR Section 3: Quant Overall CAT percentile
General (Open) 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 53.3 53.3 53.3 60
ST 53.3 53.3 53.3 60
PwD 53.3. 53.3 53.3 60

IIT Delhi Selection Process

Round 1: Shortlisting Criteria

The first step for IIT Delhi Admission is the shortlisting criteria prior to the final round of selection. IIT Delhi will shortlist the applicants according to the CAT score, previous academic performance, and other criteria as: 

  1. The first stage of shortlisting for IIT Delhi Admission involves high weightage given to the CAT score in addition to the weightage offered for Gender Diversity, Academics, and Work Experience. 
  2. The applicant should have obtained a minimum sectional percentile of 80 in every one of the three sections of CAT: Quantitative Aptitude (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC). 
  3. An applicant should have secured a minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT. 
  4. If the applicant does not secure a minimum prescribed percentile in CAT, he/she would not be considered for shortlisting for the final stage of selection.
  5. All the shortlisted applicants would be invited to answer the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 

Round 2: Final Selection Stage 

  1. All candidates who get shortlisted will have to participate in the final selection round for admission to IIT Delhi. 
  2. The final selection round would have two primary components – WAT and PI. 
  3. IIT Delhi would conduct WAT-PI in 5 cities: Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Roorkee. Applicants will be required to provide three preferences. 
  4. The list of those shortlisted for the interview process will be announced by the institute. Only those candidates who get shortlisted would be invited to appear for the interview process (the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview).
  5. The shortlisted candidates would be asked to upload copies of the required certificates by the institute.
  6. Note that the candidate’s profile would be having due weightage in the final selection stage.
  7. Then, the final merit list of candidates will be released. 

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IIT Bombay CAT Cut Off

IIT Bombay CAT Cut Off and Selection Process 2021

IIT Bombay Cat Cut Off Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 8.73 Lakhs 
Seat Intake 120
Average Salary 20.8 Lakhs INR

IIT Bombay Eligibility Criteria

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree of four years in any discipline with 60 percent marks (55 percent for the SC/ST category) or a minimum CGPA of 6.5 (6 for the SC/ST category) of 10
  • CA/ICWA with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with 60 percent marks (55 percent for the SC/ST category candidates) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for SC/ST category candidates) out of 10

IIT Bombay Selection Parameters

Particulars Weightage
CAT Score 37.5
Personal Interview  37.5
Written Ability Test  10
Candidate’s Profile (Break up given below) 15
Graduation Score (5)
Work Experience (5)
Extra-Curricular Activities (5)
Total Weightage 100

IIT Bombay Section-wise CAT Cut Off

Category Section 1: VARC Section 2: DILR Section 3: Quant Overall CAT percentile
General (Open) 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 53.3 53.3 53.3 60
ST 53.3 53.3 53.3 60
PwD 53.3. 53.3 53.3 60

IIT Bombay Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT score. They must meet the given CAT cut off. 
  • Step 2: Then, suitable candidates will be considered eligible for the Personal Appearance (PA) process.
  • Step 3: Based on the academic profile, Class 12 marks, Graduation marks, Gender Diversity, Post Graduate marks, and work experience, qualified candidates will be shortlisted for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) process. 
  • Step 4: Then, the final list of selected candidates will be released. 

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IIT Kharagpur CAT Cut Off

IIT Kharagpur CAT Cut Off and Selection Process 2021

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 10.51 Lakhs
Seat Intake 140
Average Salary INR 17.42 Lakhs

IIT Kharagpur Eligibility Criteria

  1. A four-year Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or the like. 
  2. A Master's degree in Science, Economics, or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics in Bachelor's). 
  3. For GE/NC-OBC applicants, a minimum of 60 percent marks or a 6.5 CGPA out of 10. 
  4. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, a minimum of 55 percent marks or CGPA of 6.0 out of 10.

IIT Kharagpur Selection Parameters

Particulars  Weightage 
CAT Score  20
Application Rating 20
WAT-PI 60
Total 100

IIT Kharagpur Section-wise CAT Cut Off

Category Section 1: VARC Section 2: DILR Section 3: Quant Overall CAT percentile
General (Open) 50 50 50 85

IIT Kharagpur Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates are shortlisted using CAT scores, past academic performance, application rating, and gender diversity for the WAT and PI process. 
  • Step 2: The final selection will be done based on the composite score of CAT, application rating, and WAT-PI performance.

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IIT Roorkee CAT Cut Off

IIT Roorkee CAT Cutoff and Selection Process

IIT Roorkee Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 8 Lakhs
Seat Intake 95
Average Salary 9.18 Lakhs

IIT Roorkee Eligibility Criteria

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering or Technology field
  • A Master’s degree in any field

IIT Roorkee Selection Parameters

Particulars  Weightage 
CAT Score  65
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 20
Work Experience  5
Total 100

IIT Roorkee Final CAT Cut Off

MBA
General 94.6
OBC  90
SC  82
ST  74
PwD  71

IIT Roorkee Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates will be first shortlisted on the basis of their CAT scores. 
  • Step 2: Then, the shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for group discussion and personal interview. 
  • Step 3: The final merit candidates list will be dependent on the performance in CAT, group discussion, personal interview, and work experience. 

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IIT Madras CAT Cut Off

IIT Madras CAT Cutoff and Selection Process

IIT Madras Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 8 Lakhs
Seat Intake 68
Average Salary INR 12.44 Lakhs

IIT Madras Eligibility Criteria

  1. A Graduate degree with 60 percent marks for the General category. 
  2. A Graduate degree with 55% marks for the SC/ST/PwD categories. 

IIT Madras Selection Parameters

Serial Number  Particulars 
1 CAT score
2 Past academic performance
3 Work experience
4 Personal interview
4 Academic diversity
5 Gender diversity 

IIT Madras Section-wise CAT Cut Off

Category Section 1: VARC Section 2: DILR Section 3: Quant Overall CAT percentile
General (Open) 50 50 50 85.11

IIT Madras Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates will first be shortlisted on the basis of their scores obtained in CAT 2021
  • Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will then be called for an interview. 
  • Step 3: These candidates will be asked to upload copies of required certificates.
  • Step 4: The final merit list will depend on the CAT score, previous academic performance, work experience, academic diversity, gender diversity, and the interview. 

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IIT Kanpur CAT Cut Off

IIT Kanpur CAT Cutoff and Selection Process

IIT Kanpur Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 4.14 Lakhs
Seat Intake 78
Average Salary 11.2 Lakhs

IIT Kanpur Eligibility Criteria

  1. A minimum of B.Tech, BE or B Arch, BSc with Maths, BSc Engineering, MSc with Maths, or MA in Economics with Maths.
  2. At least 65 percent (CGPA 6.5 out of 10) for those belonging to the General category and 55 percent (CGPA 5.5 out of 10) for those belonging to the SC/ST categories. 

IIT Kanpur Section-wise CAT Cut Off

Category Section 1: VARC Section 2: DILR Section 3: Quant Overall CAT percentile
General (Open) 50 50 50 92.5

IIT Kanpur Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates will first be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT scores. 
  • Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will then be called for an interview. 
  • Step 3: These candidates will be asked to upload copies of required certificates.
  • Step 4: The final merit list will depend on the CAT score, previous academic performance, work experience, group discussion, and the interview. 

IIT Dhandbad CAT Cut Off

IIT-ISM Dhanbad CAT Cutoff and Selection Process

IIT ISM Dhanbad Highlights

Parameter Figures
Fees INR 3.4 Lakhs
Seat Intake 62
Average Salary INR 8 Lakhs

IIT-ISM Dhanbad Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree with 60 percent marks or 6.5 CGPA out of 10 for the General category candidates and 55 percent marks or 6.0 CGPA out of 10 for SC/ST/PD candidates. 

IIT-ISM Dhanbad Selection Process

  • Step 1: Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT score. They must meet the given CAT cut off. 
  • Step 2: Then, suitable candidates will be considered eligible for the WAT-PI process.
  • Step 3: Based on the CAT score and WAT-PI performance, the final list of selected candidates will be released. 

CAT Cut off 2021 for IITs: Courses & Seat Intake

Name of the IIT Courses Offered Seat Matrix Course Fees (in INR lakhs) Average Salary (in INR lakhs)
IIT Madras (Department of Management Studies) MBA 68 12.44 
IIT Kharagpur (Vinod Gupta School of Management) MBA 140 10.51 17.42 
IIT Bombay (Shailesh J Mehta School of Management) MBA 120 8.73  20.8 
IIT Delhi (Department of Management Studies)
  • MBA
  • MBA (Telecom)
115
  • MBA: 9.6 
  • MBA (Telecom): 8. 8 
18.47 
IIT Kanpur (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering) MBA 78 4.14  11.2 
IIT Roorkee  MBA 95 9.18 
IIT ISM Dhanbad  MBA 62 3.4 
IIT Jodhpur MBA 80 -

Benefits of MBA from IITs after CAT

There are several reasons why MBA from IITs must be considered; a few of them are mentioned below:

  1. The minimum CAT percentile needed for admission to IITs is substantially lower than that necessary for IIMs and other leading MBA colleges in the country. 
  2. NIRF-MHRD ranks IIT Kharagpur (rank 5), IIT Delhi (rank 8), IIT Bombay (rank 11), IIT Roorkee (rank 12), IIT Madras (rank 14), IIT Kanpur (rank 16), and IIT-ISM Dhanbad (rank 29) offering MBA to be among the 50 MBA institutes in India (NIRF 2020). 
  3. Niche, upcoming MBA specializations like Business Analytics (IIT-ISM Dhanbad) and MBA Telecom (IIT Delhi) are provided by the IITs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIT CAT Cut Off 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is MBA from IITs at par with that from IIMs?

Ans. IITs offer several benefits to MBA aspirants in the form of a great learning environment and good placements (with starting salary packages of a minimum INR 10,00,000). The 7 IITs accepting CAT scores for admission are ranked among the top 50 MBA institutes in the world. Although The top IIMs- IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, etc. are better for MBA than IITs, there are IITs (IIT Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi) that have higher NIRF ranks than the new IIMs. So, in some cases, IITs are better than IIMs. 

Ques. What are the factors that affect IIT CAT Cut Off? 

Ans. The factors that affect IIT CAT Cut Off are as follows: 

  • Number of candidates appearing for CAT
  • Difficulty level of CAT
  • Number of seats available for CAT
  • Previous Year Cut off trends

Ques. Which is the best IIT for MBA? 

Ans. There are 7 IITs that offer MBA courses based on CAT scores. All of them are ranked among the top 50 MBA colleges in India. IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Delhi are among the top 10 as per the latest NIRF rankings. So, all IITs are good for pursuing an MBA course, however, MBA from IIT Kharagpur has been rated best as per NIRF rankings.

Ques. How many IITs accept CAT scores?

Ans. Out of the 22 IITs in India, only 7 IITs offer management courses. So, the IITs that accept CAT scores for MBA  Admission are:

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Dhanbad (ISM)
  • IIT Madras

Ques. How much percentile is required for clearing IIT CAT 2021 Cut Off? 

Ans. At least 90 percentile is required for admission into IITs using CAT scores. Each IIT has its own cut off. 

Ques. Do IITs offer placement opportunities for MBA students?

Ans. Yes, IITs have a dedicated placement cell for providing campus placements and internship opportunities to MBA students. In fact, looking at the past records, the average salary packages offered are between 10-15 lakhs per annum.

Ques. What is the fee for pursuing MBA from IITs through CAT 2021? Is it lower than IIMs?

Ans. The MBA course fee at IITs ranges from 3-10 lakhs for the entire course. There is a facility to pay in instalments and also scholarships are offered for meritorious students. Also, compared to the IIMs, the fee at IITs is much lower. The course fee at IIMs is above INR 10 lakhs. For the top 3 IIMs (IIM- A/B/C), CAT 2021 MBA fee is INR 23 lakhs.

Ques. When will IIT CAT 2021 Cut offs be declared?

Ans. CAT 2021 Cut offs will be declared by the respective IITs soon after the declaration of CAT result. Based on previous year dates, CAT 2021 Result date is expected to be Jan 5, 2022. Hence, candidates can expect the IITs to declare their cut offs by the 2nd week of January 2022.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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