Top Non-IIM B-Schools Accepting The CAT Scores

If an IIM is not on your list of ambitions, it is justified to be skeptical about appearing for the CAT. But a good CAT percentile is the key that unlocks multiple doors to life-altering opportunities, the opportunities that have the potential to give your career the wings of growth it seeks. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the only path that leads to an IIM. But the CAT score is not confined just to the world of Indian Institutes of Management. It is taken into consideration to get enrolled in top non-IIM B-schools across the country. Therefore, your CAT preparation can take you places, the ones that stand for academic excellence and overall growth. Take a look at the list of colleges below and if any of these fascinates you and makes you feel magnetically drawn, begin the journey of your CAT exam preparation today!

Prestigious Indian B-Schools other than the IIMs

Name of the InstituteCity
Indian School of BusinessHyderabad
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management StudiesMumbai
Xavier Labour Institute Jamshedpur
Management Development InstituteGurugram
Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpur
Department of Management Studies, IITDelhi
Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi UniversityDelhi
SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
Vinod Gupta School of Management, IITKharagpur

1. Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, Delhi:

One of the top 5 business schools in India (by The Week), Faculty of Management Studies is owned and managed by the Government of India. It offers MBA (annual fee- INR 96,000), Executive MBA (annual fee- INR 48,000), and Ph.D. (INR 10,480) with two modes of acquiring education: part-time and full-time. The parameters considered for admission into FMS are marks obtained in 10th grade, marks obtained in 12th grade, the CAT score, the performances in group discussion, personal interview, and extempore. However, the CAT score has the maximum weightage(60%). The overall CAT percentile accepted in FMS in the year 2018 was 98.18 for the general category. Moving to the information that matters the most to a CAT aspirant, let’s talk about placement opportunities. The average salary package for the year 2021 stands at about INR 25 lacs per annum and the highest figure is as handsome as INR 58.5 lacs per annum. As a part of FMS, it is highly unlikely that you would not get placed with a lucrative package.

2. Management Development Institute, Gurugram:

The first Indian institute to get accredited by the Association of MBA’s, MDI was ranked 10 by NRFI 2020 for private MBA. It is one of the finest business schools in India and offers P.G.P.M. (Post Graduate Program in Management), P.G.D.M. (Post Graduate Diploma in Management), FPM, and MMS. The overall CAT percentile accepted in MDI for the program PGPM for the general category was 94 in the year 2021.

ProgramsMBA/PGDM, Executive MBA/PGPM, FPM, MMS
StreamsBusiness & Management Studies, Banking, Finance & Insurance
SpecializationsSales & Marketing, Human Resources, IT & Systems, Public Policy, International Business, Energy & Environment, Finance, Operations

MDI is known for ensuring 100% placement and it exposes the candidates to work opportunities from reputed companies like Accenture, BMW, Flipkart, Pepsico, etc.

3. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai:

With a good number of JBIMS alumni working as the CEOs of top-notch companies, it is one of the best Indian MBA colleges. Ranked 14 by Outlook (2020) for MBA, it offers MBA, MMS (Master of Management Studies), Master of Science in Finance, Ph.D., and MHRD. This private institute accepts GMAT, CAT, or MAHCET scores and allows students to choose between part-time and full-time modes of study. The accepted CAT percentile for the general category was 96 for the candidates of the general category in the year 2020. With big companies like Colgate, JP Morgan, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel, Reliance, etc., visiting the campus to conduct interviews and recruit the candidates, the college serves as a great platform to shape careers in the most meaningful way. The highest CTC offered during the placements held in 2021 is INR 33 lacs per annum.

4. SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai:

Known for its brilliant team of educators, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research was ranked 2 by Outlook 2021 for Private MBA. It offers two-year PGDM, FPM, GMP+MBA/MS, one-year PGPM, PGMPW, PGEMP. Considering the economic status, one could refrain from being too ambitious about the placements. However, the students of SP JIMR did not have to face any disappointment because 74 companies participated in the placement drives of 2021, and 115 candidates commenced some amazing chapters of their lives after getting hired. The average CTC stood at about INR 25 lacs per annum, granting the wishes of the students who worked hard for the fruit they got to relish later.

5. Department of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi:

Standing proudly at eighth rank as per NIRF 2020 for MBA, DMS, IIT Delhi, is a recipient of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB) Membership Certificate. It offers MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. and the curriculum of every program has been planned impeccably. The parameters considered for admission are: marks obtained in tenth grade, marks obtained in twelfth grade, Bachelor’s degree, work experience, gender diversity, and the CAT score (the CAT scores carry the maximum weightage of 65%). The accepted CAT percentile for the general category was 90 in the year 2020.

With the average CTC standing at INR 22.69 lacs per annum, DMS is known for its great placement drives, ensuring 100% placement year after year.

A good CAT score is your ticket to the land of career-defining moments and this ticket can take you to more places than you know. You could enlist your reasons to be not drawn towards the IIMs. However, if you aim at learning from the best, a good CAT percentile will lay out the map to find the treasures you seek.

Once you enter the top business schools of our country, you leave as the most knowledgeable version of yourself, all set to embark on the best journeys of your life.