Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) for the admission to different management institutes across the nation. Every year, one of the IIMs conducts the CAT entrance exam and selects the students for their business administration programmes. A candidate is awarded scores on the basis of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension RC, Data Interpretation (DI), and Logical Reasoning (LR). And, on the basis of the scores achieved, candidates are given admission to different IIMs and other B-Schools in India.
Getting admission in IIMs is quite challenging because of high cut-off in percentile. Usually, the cut-off for IIMs goes in 90+. And, as many students are not able to make through, either they look for another chance, or start searching for other good Non-IIM colleges that accept CAT score. In order to assist such students, we have provided below a list of top Non-IIM colleges that offer admission to students on the basis of their Cat Score. So, go through the list of colleges and apply to them as per your preference and budget.
IIT Kanpur is a well-known public engineering institution, offering admission to the candidates for various courses. The Government of India has declared the IIT Kanpur as an Institute of National Importance. Also, IITK is known for admitting students on the basis of CAT score. So, if you are looking for a good Non-IIM college that accepts CAT score, IITK is the best place to go for.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) PG Degree
Top Recruiters: Amazon, Cognizant, EXL, Deloitte, HSBC, Infosys, ICICI Bank, LAVA, IBM.
The Faculty of Management Studies offers different management courses to the students on the basis of their CAT score. Along with CAT score, a student needs to appear for a personal interview, group discussion to get admission in the institution. Generally, a total of 200 seats are made available in the FMS. Out of 200, 54 seats are for OBC, 30 for SC, 15 for ST. Presently, FMS offers the following courses for the total 200 seats.
Master of Business Administration (Full Time)
MBA Executive (Full Time) (Evening Programme)
MBA-Executive HCA (Full Time) (Evening Programme)
No. Of Seats: 200
Top Recruiters: Asian Paints, Dr. Reddy’s, GSK, ITC, Nestle, PepsiCo, Sharekhan, Tata Sky, Wipro, Bajaj, HCL, IBM, Philips, Sony Music, Tata Steel, Vodafone, Yes Bank, Godrej, Star.
The Department of Management studies is a management school at IISc, known for offering Master’s programmes in Management and different other research programmes. The campus IISc comprises all the required amenities & infrastructure essential for the students. The department offers training programmes to both public and private organizations. And, the institute accepts CAT score for the admission of a candidate in a Master’s programme.
Master of Management Studies (Full Time)
Top Recruiters: Aditya Birla Group, Adobe, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Crompton Greaves, Genpact, GM Motors, Godrej, Google, Videocon, Siemens, SONY, Sandisk.
Ranked in the Platinum category in AICTE, MIT School of Business is one of the most sought-after Non-IIM colleges that accept admission based on CAT score. The institute includes ample amenities such as Library, Cafeteria, Sports Complex, Gym, Labs, Medical Facilities, WiFi etc. Following are some of the courses for which MIT allows admission to students.
PGDM in General Management (Full Time)
PGDM in Marketing
PGDM in Human Resource
PGDM in Finance
Top Recruiters: Naukri.com, Nestle, Tata Technologies, TCI, MAERSK, L&T Infotech, Indiabulls, HCL, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Parle.
The admission process at IMI is mainly based on CAT score followed by a written test, psychometric test, and personal interview. The institute is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System and is ranked 7th in the ‘”Top 50 Management Institutes for research & Teaching” by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. Moreover, the institute has collaborated with foreign institutions like ESC Rennes School of Business and Kedge Business School for student-faculty exchange programmes. Following are the Management courses offered by IMI.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
PGDM in Banking and Insurance
Fellow Programme in management
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource
No. Of Seats: 360 (Approx)
Top Recruiters: RPG, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever Limited, HSBC Bank, Genpact, Deloitte, Wipro, Accenture, Infosys, Standard Chartered Bank, RBS, Emami, ICICI Bank, Nestle.
Amrita University is a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus research university which is accredited “A” by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Also, the university is ranked as one of the top research universities. Spread across 5 campuses in 3 Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, this place is the perfect Non-IIM college to pursue your Master’s course.
Masters of Business Administration (Full Time)
Top Recruiters: Asian Paints, Castrol, Bajaj Auto, Coca-Cola, Cognizant, HCL, HDFC Bank, Colgate, IDBI Bank, LG Electronics, Mother Dairy, Philips India, TCS, Wipro, Thomas.
Rated as the no.1 private B-School in Bangalore, IFIM is over 20 years old institution. It is also named among the top B-Schools in India. The institution offers all the essential facilities including Library, Hostel, Labs, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Sports Complex, etc. IFIM admits students for various Management courses on the basis of CAT scores for multiple management courses. Some of them are given below.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Finance (PGDM Finance)
No. Of Seats: 240 (Approx)
Top Recruiters: Tata ELXSI, DBS, ICICI Bank, Deloitte, Genpact, HSBC, amba, Federal Bank, Dell, Home Shop 18, Siemens, Britannia, Zomato.
Jaypee Institute of information technology is ranked among the best in NCR and third best in North India among the private institutes (engineering) in the NIRF (MHRD). And, its Jaypee Business School is known for offering specializations in finance, marketing, organizational behaviour and human resource management etc. The students who appeared for CAT can apply for the admission in this institute for different Management courses.
Masters of Business Administration
No. Of Seats: 200 (Approx)
Top Recruiters: Amazon, Redington India, HCL Technologies, Honda Cars, Naukri.com, Home Credit India, ICICI securities, Uflex Limited.
BIMT is another reputed Non-IIM college that admits students on the basis of the CAT score. The college is known for having MOUs with renowned international education and training centres such as LOMA, CII, IIBA, Sewa, KPMG and Swiss Re. Apart from this, BIMT has students exchange programmes with 12 foreign Institutes/Universities from countries such as US, Austria, Finland, and France. Pursuing a management course from here will take you places.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Full Time)
PGDM in Insurance Business Management
PGDM in International Business (Full Time)
PGDM in Retail Management
Top Recruiters: Amul, Canon, Yamaha Motors, BirlaSoft, Maruti Suzuki, TVS Group, Deloitte, Havells Limited, HDFC Bank, ICICI Infosys, Kotak Securities Philips India, Titan Industries.
IndSearch is a premiere Professional Management Education and research centre offering varied courses in vital disciplines of Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, and Operations. Moreover, the institute offers admission to the candidates for MBA course on the basis of CAT at an affordable fee.
Master of Business Administration
Top Recruiters: Vodafone, Coca Cola, KPMG, Tata Motors Ltd, Tata Technologies Ltd, BMC Software Ltd, Electronica Finance Ltd.