Scored Between 50 And 75%ile – Where To Apply? Should I Take CAT Next Year? – LIVE CHAT Transcript

ARKSS Srinivas, IIM Calcutta alumnus and CEO of Vistamind is here to help you figure out your strategy if you have scored between 50 and 75 percentile in CAT 2016. Should you take CAT again? Which schools are worth applying to? Should you quit CAT and MBA altogether. Ask him all this and much more!

 

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Questionhello sir,
I have scored 80.XX%ile. what are some decent colleges in this percentile?

VistaMind – At 80%ile plus, there are colleges such as LIBA, IMI Kolkata (Check the last date), IMT Nagpur, FORE, BIM Trichy, NIRMA that you can apply to.

 

Question – Scored below 80%tile. How to go about for cat 17?

VistaMind – If you have decided to take up CAT 17, then I suggest that you contact Mr A Srinivas, an alumnus of IIM Indore and The ONLINE CAT Head of VistaMind. However, you may want to also check some colleges to apply to and go for interviews.

 

Question – Hi 50.xx PWD candidate. where to apply?

VistaMind – Please apply to NITIE, IIT Madras, Roorkee, Kanpur, BIM Trichy. You may get from some of the Ultra New IIMs.

 

Question – Hello sir, I scored 60 percentile, and am deliberate to pursue MBA from top notch college, but my main concern is that I am self-employed but my business is not registered. What should I do along with preparing for CAT -17?

VistaMind – Hi, If you want to continue your business, then it makes sense to Register that. If it is a small business and can be done as a side business, then I recommend that you take up a JOB. Writing CAT without a Job for too long will be a detriment for admission to TOP B Schools

 

Question –  Hi sir, I have a score of 77 percentile in CAT with 2 years of work experience. I’m a female belonging to general category. And my DILR score: 50 %ile
QA: 67 %ile
VA- 89%ile
NMAT score – 191
Class 10 – 81%
Class 12 – 85%
Graduation Engg. – 77%
What would you suggest me to go with? Is it only fair to give another attempt? Do I have a chance at TAPMI, Great Lakes and BIM?

VistaMind – I guess you will not get any of GLIM, BIM or TAPMI. At 77 percentile, IFMR Chennai could be the best you can get. Others such as BIMTECH, IMDR and others are available!. NM Bangalore is possible.
Go to NM Bangalore. But, suggest that you may seriously think of writing the CAT exam again!

 

Question – 56.77 percentile, NC-OBC.. suggest me a good private institute which can help me with education loan too.

VistaMind – Almost No Private College gives any reservation. Is there any other criteria that you have for a BSChool? What is realistically expected package at the end of two yearS? What are your academic scores. ?

 

Question – Hello sir I got 43 cat percentile. I  an NC-OBC guy. It’s really important I pursue my MBA this year so please any suggestions?

VistaMind – Hi, CAT percentile won’t be of much use. Please tell me as to which part of the country you want to pursue? What Fees levels you are looking at and what is your expected salary (realistically) at the end of TWO years. I can help you then!

 

Question – Hi..i graduated in 2015..cat-78,snap-91,nmat-202,xat-25-27..what should i do??..

VistaMind – Hi, You would get a few colleges – Under SNAP: SIBM Bangalore/SIIB ; Under XAT, probably GIM, LIBA (If you have applied). At 78 percentile in CAT, you may apply to NIRMA, BIMTECH, IMDR Pune. You will get NMIMS Bangalore too. Go ahead and go for the Interviews. You can decide to join or not at a later date.

 

Question – I have scored 67 percentile in CAT. I belong to SC Category. Which colleges am I eligible for?

VistaMind – At 67 percentile, you may apply to BIM Trichy, NITIE, NIT Trichy. You may get a few ultra New IIMs depending on your Academic Profile!

 

Question – sir, I scored 57.19% in cat-16, nc-obc category, any chances of FMS BHU call..?

VistaMind – Unlikely!

 

Question – Hello sir, I have scored 58.31 in CAT-2016. What should I do?

VistaMind – It depends on what you want to do this year. If you have to get into an Institute this year, then share your Academic Marks. There are many institutes which do not take CAT scores. Also, which part of the country that you want to pursue your MBA in? What should be the Fees range? Your expectations at the end of two years MBA? We can help you based on these!

 

Question – Hi
Cat 80.97
Snap 91.2
Nmat 198

Btech – 73
XII – 87
X – 86
Work ex 30 months IT
Should I apply for the colleges like SIIB, SIBM Banagalore, SIOM, NMIMS Bangalore

Or should attempt next yr?

VistaMind – Hi, You should apply. And try to get a final selection. You can always reject the same and write again (but defer this decision to April)

Apply to BIM Trichy, LIBA, NIRMA too

 

Question – Hello sir, I have scored 71.25 percentile in CAT, I did my Btech in 2015 I have no work exp, Should i go ahead with the score or prepare for CAT18?

VistaMind – At 71 percentile, you can get a few institutes like BIMTECH, IMDR Pune, IFMR Chennai, ITM, XIME etc. However, If you have decided to write CAT 17, then contact Mr A Srinivas, The ONLINE CAT head of VistaMind.He can be reached at a.srinivas@vistamind.com also.

 

Question – scored 80.95 percentile X-90.71%, XII-84.17%, GRADUATION-64.3%. which colleges can i get into??

VistaMind – Please apply to FORE, TAPMI, NIM Trichy, NIRMA, LIBA.

 

Question – I got 98.58 in CAT. No Call from A,B,C.. I already have 2.5 years of work experience. In case if I attempt again will my work ex be a problem? If that’s the case shall I resign and attempt again? Will that year gap be a problem?

VistaMind – The IIMABC calls are typically at 99.5+. Also, it depends on your Acads too. Work-ex will not be a problem, Suggest that you apply to NITIE, IITB, D, KGP and get a final selection (in New IIMs and probably other IIMs too). Then you can take a call if you want to write again!

 

Question – Ive got 86.76%le in cat, 195 in NMAT, xat 27 marks. IIFT 44 marks. what is your advice? BTech passout 2016. 10th 94%, 12th 94% BTech 81 percentile.

VistaMind – Honest Suggest Nivin, Please write CAT again.  With you acad marks, you can get into the top institutes. You can apply to a couple of institutes and go for the Interviews!

 

Question – I have scored 65.5 in CAT.. 185 in NMAT and 61 in SNAP.. CLASS XTH: 82.4, Class XIIth: 77.. Btech CGPA: 6.44. I have a work ex of 10 months. Based on my profile please suggest what colleges can I apply for?

VistaMind – You may get NMIMS Bangalore (hope you applied). With 65 in CAT, there are hardly any top 50 institutes which will give you a call. However, there are many other B schools, which do not worry too much about the CAT percentile. For these, you have to decide as to the Part of the Country you want to do your MBA in, Fees Levels, Expectation after MBA etc. Please do write back with these details.

 

Question – Hello sir. I completed my BA in 2016 and have scored 92.95 percentile in cat..are colleges like IMT Ghaziabad, K.j Somaiya and TAPMI worth doing MBA…what is the package I can expect from there…I have no work ex.

VistaMind  – Hi, You should apply to these. The average packages are around 9 LPA!

 

Question – Sir I got a percentile of 98.68. Graduation 9.2 CGPA. 12th 95, 10th 89.8. What are my chances to get a call from IIM L and IIM Indore.

VistaMind- Very high!!!. Do start preparing for GDPI !

 

Question – I got 65.01% in CAT (Catagory-OBC)  ,10-84% ,12- 64% Btech-7.07 (till 6th sem) No work experience. Which clgs can i get into?

VistaMind – With 65 in CAT, there are hardly any top 50 institutes which will give you a call. However, there are many other Bschools, which do not worry too mich about the CAT percentile. For these, you have to decide as to the Part of the Country you want to do your MBA in, Fees Levels, Expectation after MBA etc. Please do write back with these details.

 

Question – Hello, My CAT percentile (QA-94; VA-76; Di-74) NMAt 207
TISSNET -expected (79); XAT expected(27-30)
Can you tell me few colleges to apply to?  exp 19 months (till feb 16).Will it be viable to give one more year for preparation I am 24 now. 2014 passout 10th-90 12th-76 BE-56

 

VistaMind – You should get NMIMS Mumbai Call, TISS too. You should apply to a few more colleges like TAPMI, BIM Trichy, KJ Somaiya, NIRMA and then take a decision whether to write CAT again (in April).

 

Question – I got 89% overall QA=98.44 DILR=96.54 VARC=30.. could you please what are best colleges can I apply

VistaMind – VARC can hinder. Apply to TAPMI, BIM Trichy, FORE, LIBA, NIRMA

 

Question – hello sir, I have scored 87.3% in cat,74.5 in VARC,92.87 in DILR, 85.8 in quant. 10th 95% 12th 95% btech 81.9%(final yr student), female NCL-OBC
from where can I expect the calls? is it better to join or to take cat again?

VistaMind – You may get new IIMs/Ultra New IIMs, NITIE (apply). Probably even IIM Indore.

Go ahead for the Interviews. If you get Indore, take it.  
However, I suggest (with your acad scores), you should write and try to get 96%ile plus and get into A, B, Cs of the world!

 

Question – scored 80.95 percentile
X-90.71%
XII-84.17%
GRADUATION-64.3%
which colleges can I get into??

VistaMind – Apply to TAPMI, FORE, BIM Trichy, NIRMA, IFMR Chennai

 

Question – Hello sir, I have 64 percentile in cat .183 in NMAT. Also I’m giving CMAT and CET. I belong to open category. Kindly suggest me some colleges. Can’t decide what to do next.

VistaMind – With 65 in CAT, there are hardly any top 50 institutes which will give you a call. However, there are many other Bschools, which do not worry too mich about the CAT percentile. For these, you have to decide as to the Part of the Country you want to do your MBA in, Fees Levels, Expectation after MBA etc. Please do write back with these details.

 

Question – Sir, I was not able to write CAT this year, But I did write other MBA entrances and my NMAT score is 196 and I am even expecting a call from SIMS Pune (defense category)
Is NMIMS Banglore possible at this score and is SIMS worth giving a shot??
I am in my final year of Btech.

VistaMind – YES to both!

 

Question – Hi , I scored 67 percentile this time in CAT (71 VA ,38 DI , 75 quant)
X – 71%
XII- 71%
BTech -65%
Work exp- 24 months as of now
Any chances for good college ??

VistaMind – With 67 in CAT, there are hardly any top 50 institutes which will give you a call. However, there are many other Bschools, which do not worry too mich about the CAT percentile. For these, you have to decide as to the Part of the Country you want to do your MBA in, Fees Levels, Expectation after MBA etc. Please do write back with these details.

 

Question – Hello Sir. I have got OA 73.94%ile in CAT  DILR 84.63%ile  QA 85.9%ile and VA 46.5%ile. What should I do now? Are there any decent/good colleges that will be available? I have also got 85.2%ile in SNAP and scored 177 in NMAT..please suggest.. should I prep for CAT 17

VistaMind – There are hardly any top 50 institutes which will give you a call. If you have age on your side, then go ahead and write CAT again!

 

Question  – Hello sir
I got 193 in NMAT, snap 62percentile
10th 8cgpa
12th 63.2
Btech mechanical  67.5%
Which college can I expect from NMAT and SNAP?

VistaMind – NM Bangalore and HYD. Under SNAP – not too many!

 

 

Question – Do Top institutes dislike candidates having a gap of a year? I will be completing my Bcom dis year in may…

VistaMind – Ideally, you should not have a gap. But, if you can explain the reason (not preparing for CAT), then it is fine. They don’t dislike. They may NOT like.

 

Question – In CAT I have scored OA-96.51, VR-88.86, DILR-96.01, QA-96.29, 10-93.1,12-81.12,GRAD-74.29. Will I get a call from IIM-Ranchi and Raipur. What other IIMs should I expect? 

VistaMind – I am afraid, you may miss the IIMs that you mentioned. Ultra New IIMs, possible. Apply to IIT KGP, Madras. NITIE (not a surety). There are however, other institutes such as IMT, XIMB and others that you will get a call from (if you apply).

 

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Comments

13 comments

ankit2604

Sir My score is 85℅ile in CAT , 88℅ile in SNAP, 28-31 in XAT, I have done schooling from state board(UP) 10th 74.33,12th 72 and grad 74.78 engg. my total experience is of 47 months in manufacturing sector and I have left my job in October 16….Should I write cat next year for premier B schools…??

kamil kakkar

Sir i got 69.18 in cat.
Btech mech. 72%
12th 81%
10th 89%.
Staying in gurgaon applied to bimtech.
Should i consider bml munjal as option.
What package can i expect after 2 years.
Suggest some other colleges if any.
Any region in india.

Shaurya Singrawat

Sir I’ve scored 59.02 in cat so i won’t get a good college but I’ve scored 83.06 in mat any good colleges under mat that i can apply to. 10th-76%,12th-75%,Grad-59.33% till 2nd year

shefali garg

I got 55 percentile in CAT, any college in Delhi NCR area which suits me so that I will able to earn min. 8- 9 lakh? I secured 84 percent in 10th and in 12th I secured 89 percent

Kaushal Kotak

I got 80.65 in CAT 2016. Xth 88.69 XII th 81.46 BE mechanical 7.97 CGPA. work ex- 17 months. snap 85. nmat 199. should I apply this year or go for CAT 17

Rajib Mandal

Sir,My acads:10th 72%,12th,57%,Grads:65%,I belongs to sc category
Is possible to get ABC or any other top b-school& How much percentile needed?