- 10th Percentage: 85% - 90+%
- 12th Percentage: 85% - 90+%
- Graduation Percentage: 75% - 85+%
- Also, 60-70% (approx) of the students in the batch will have 12 to 48 months of work experience. This will work in their favour.
If you want to join a b-school that has such rigid framework, then it does not make sense to attempt CAT 2020. You will probably not receive a shortlist call, even if you manage to score 99+ percentile. Therefore, you should probably start considering a shift to other career prospects, or go for interviews for those business schools that may shortlist you.
But, if you think your profile is suitable for the above-mentioned b-schools, then you can try to analyse the other two situations, and consider the possibility for appearing for CAT’20.
Situation 2 - If you score lies in the 55-64%ile bracket
To be brutally honest, this percentile suggests that something has gone astray in your exam prep strategy or test-taking technique. Maybe you started late or simply didn't have the drive to appear and ‘bell’ the test. However, in this case, here is what a great Chinese philosopher had to say -
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Which means that you have a great academic profile and enough work experience which is suitable for top management institutes. The only thing that is stopping you is your CAT score. Study some extra hours, pull some all-nighters, in short, do whatever it takes to crack the exam. If you are deciding on giving another shot at CAT, then you will have to put in the extra effort in order to ace all three sections and aim for 95+%ile and nothing less. If you have the determination, this is not an impossible task.
Situation - If your score falls in between 65-75%ile
In case you fall in this bracket, there is a huge scope of improvement in both your prep or outlook towards the exam. If you are thinking of re-appearing for CAT 2020, then you need some guidance either through coaching or online courses. You will also have to invest an extra number of hours to get a minimum of 120-130 marks. The coming 11 months are in your grasp. It is on you to decide if you want a minor improvement or to give everything you got and go beyond the 95%ile.
In case you need more guidance, read the articles below:
Here are lists of a few institutes that are likely to shortlist you based on your CAT percentile.
Colleges Accepting CAT - 55%ile - 64%ile
- XIME Bangalore
- XISS Ranchi
- IBA (Indus Business Academy), Bangalore
- Army Institute Of Management, Kolkata
- IILM Noida
Colleges Accepting CAT Exam - 65%ile - 75%ile
- Christ University
- Amity School Of Business
- ITM Navi Mumbai
- NL Dalmia School Of Management
B-SchoolLast Date For RegistrationsXIME, BangaloreFebruary 26, 2020XISS, RanchiFebruary 7, 2020IBA (Indus Business Academy), BangaloreApril 30, 2019 (Last Year)Army Institute of Management, KolkataSecond week of February 2020IILM NoidaOpen Now!BIMTECHDecember 2, 2019Christ UniversityApril 28, 2020ITM Business School Navi MumbaiMarch 31st, 2020NL Dalmia School of ManagementLast week of April 2020
Now that you have identified the b-schools that you want to apply to, it's time to start preparing for interviews. Listed below are a few articles that will help you crack these interviews:
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