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CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : May 16, 2023


Summary: Do only IIMs accept CAT scores? If not, which are the other universities considering CAT scores? Find the answer here!

If you are considering taking the CAT Exam to get admission to one of India's top colleges, you have come to the right place. 

You will find all the information about the top colleges that accept CAT Exam scores here. 

We will give you an overview of the admission process, CAT criteria, seats, and more. We will also provide the list of top CAT Exam accepting Colleges in India in the private and government colleges. 

With this information, you can make an informed decision about which college you should pursue.

CAT Exam Highlights 2023

Check the overview of the CAT Exam entrance exam listed below:

CAT Exam Particulars CAT Exam Details
CAT Full Form Common Admission Test (CAT)
Conducting Institute IIM Bangalore
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
CAT Eligibility Criteria Graduation with 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST students)
No. of test cities 150

CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023

Here is the list of participating universities and courses offered, with the number of seats. The colleges accepting CAT scores along with participating universities, are as follows: 

CAT Accepting colleges PGP/MBA seats PGP Courses
IIM Ahmedabad 385 PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGD-ABA (ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics)
IIM Bangalore 430 MBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, EMBA
IIM Calcutta 210 MBA
IIM Kozhikode 375 PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-F, PGP-LSM, EPGP Kochi
IIM Raipur 210 PGP
IIM Rohtak 240 PGP, EPGDSM
IIM Visakhapatnam 60 PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM
IIM Trichy 180 PGPM & PGPM-HR
IIM Sambalpur 120 MBA, Executive MBA
IIM Ranchi 240 PGP, PGP-HRM, PGP (Business Analytics)
IIM Bodhgaya 120 PGP
IIM Sirmaur 60 MBA, MBA (T&HM), ExMBA (Digital Transformation & Analytics)
IIM Jammu 120 MBA
IIM Amritsar 60 MBA, MBA-Business Analytics, MBA-HRM, EMBA
IIM Shillong 120 PGP, PGPEX, MBA (WE)
IIM Kashipur 210 MBA, MBA (Analytics), EMBA, EMBAA (Executive Master of Business Administration Analytics)
IIM Nagpur 130 MBA, MBA (Executive)
IIM Indore 451 PGP, PGP-HRM, MSDSM (Master of Science in Data Science and Management)

Check: CAT Exam Pattern 2023

Private Universities CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023

Here is a list of the top MBA colleges accepting CAT score with cut off

Serial Number CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023
1 Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
2 SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
3 TAPMI Manipal
4 Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
5 Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
6 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
7 LIBA Chennai
8 Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
9 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore
10 Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Check: CAT Exam Subjects 2023

Top Government Colleges accepting CAT scores

Check out the colleges offering MBA programs at government colleges. Check out the best colleges accepting CAT scores. 

Serial Number CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023
1 Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
2 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
3 NITIE Mumbai
4 Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
5 MNNIT Allahabad
6 Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
7 Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (DMS, IIT Delhi)
8 National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad
9 Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata

Check: CAT Result 2023


CAT Exam is a competitive and rigorous test designed to evaluate a student's potential for admission into one of the CAT Exam Top Colleges 2023 in India. Students need to understand the structure of the exam and prepare adequately for it to increase their chances of getting into one of these top colleges. With the right amount of effort and dedication, any student can succeed in this exam and achieve his/her dreams.

Check: CAT Exam Marks vs Percentile 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

The eligibility requirement is same to take the exam, however other eligibility requirements can be applicable for college admission.

The selection process for top CAT colleges includes CAT exam, Group discussions and Personal Interviews.

Clear CAT with valid scores, have aim at targeting for cut off scores of the college you are targeting to study at.
The exam pattern of the CAT Exam includes 100 Multiple Choice Questions divided into three sections Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
"n" number of colleges accept CAT score.


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