CMAT Cutoff 2024 : Colleges with open applications accepting CMAT scores

27 May, 2024
parthiva mewawala

The CMAT is a highly competitive exam that requires students to score more than 99.90%ile to stand any chance of clearing the extremely high CMAT cutoff of the top programs such as JBIMS, Welingkar, SIMSREE, PUMBA, GIM Goa, and Great Lakes. Knowing the minimum cutoff for your preferred colleges will give you a good idea of the score you should target, based on which you can lay out your entire strategy. 


CMAT cutoff 2024

In this blog, we’ll cover the previous years’ CMAT cutoff for all top colleges and the expected CMAT cutoff for 2024. We’ll also map out the CMAT percentile to the expected CMAT score to help you fix the right target score. 


Colleges accepting CMAT score with applications still open


College NameExam Scores AcceptedApplication DeadlinesCollege FeesAverage PlacementExpected Cutoff
Praxis Business School, Kolkata – PGDMCAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA31-May-249.819.08 LPA70+%ile
International Management Institute (IMI), KolkataCAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT31-May-2413.2010.65 LPA
IMS GhaziabadCAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT31-May-2410.758.25 LPA65+%ile
Chetana’s R. K. Institute of Management and ResearchCET, CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, CMAT31-May-248.306.50 LPANA
Vivekanand Business SchoolCAT / XAT / MAT/ / ATMA / CMAT / CET / GMAT10-Jun-248.88 LPA75 %ile
IMT NagpurCAT, XAT, CMATTBA15.1210.81 LPA70+%ile
Praxis Tech School – PGP in Data Science 

(9 months)

Praxis Admission Test (PAT) /CAT/GATETBA6.0513.50 LPA80+%ile
ICFAI Business School (PGPM) 

(For 5 Campuses Only- Ahmedabad, Dehradun,  Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata &  Pune)


CMAT score vs CMAT percentile

Based on many factors, the ratio of CMAT score vs CMAT percentile changes every year. The factors are:


  1. The number of students sitting for the exam – This year, around 70,000 students are expected to register for CMAT 2024. This means only the top 1000 rankers can expect admission to the most popular programs in JBIMS, PUMBA, SIMSREE, etc. The competition for seats in these colleges intensifies further because they also accept scores from other exams such as MAH MBA CET, ATMA, MAT, CAT, and XAT.


Read More – MAH MBA CET cutoffs – 2024, 2023, 2022


Fortunately, many great colleges also accept CMAT scores in the 80%ile to 95%ile range. You can check out those colleges below.


  • Total seats available – The total number of seats available in the participating colleges can change the cutoffs. Usually, most colleges add new seats every few years based on demand.

  • Difficulty level of the paper – Unlike most other entrance exams, the CMAT exam is considered to be of low difficulty level. However, due to the low difficulty, the cutoffs are usually sky-high. 


Refer to the table below to better understand the relationship between your CMAT score and CMAT percentile. Based on this data, we can infer that a score of 320+ is required for colleges such as SIMSREE and JBIMS, while 270+ is safe enough to get calls from Great Lakes Chennai, NIBM Pune, XISS Ranchi, NL Dalmia Mumbai, and XIME Bengaluru.


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Read More – Colleges Accepting CMAT Score 2024

CMAT cutoff 2024 (Expected)

Below, we’ve collated the CMAT cutoff (percentile) data for the most preferred colleges of CMAT candidates. We’ve included the expected cutoffs for 2024 along with past years’ cutoffs.



JBIMS is one of the best colleges in the country for its core management program. Considered by many to be at par with the IIMs due to its record placements, one can expect the JBIMS CMAT cutoff to reach beyond 99.99%ile. 


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
JBIMS CMAT cutoff99.9999.9999.98

Read More – CMAT Result 2024



SIMSREE is another college well-known for the enviable ROI of its management programs. Students flock here, again pushing the SIMSREE CMAT cutoffs to around 99.92-99.96.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
SIMSREE CMAT cutoff99.9+99.9+99.9+


Welingkar CMAT cutoff


Welingkar has rebranded itself as the WeSchool with branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. Over the years, it has shown remarkable growth in the quality of its incoming student body and final placements. Welingkar CMAT cutoffs are expected to be above 95 %ile this year.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
Welingkar WeSchool CMAT cutoff95+95+95+


Great Lakes CMAT cutoff


Great Lakes, Chennai, is known for its flagship 1-year PGPM program. With other offerings, including a 2-year PGDM course and new branches nationwide, it has expanded its student intake. The GLIM CMAT cutoff for its PGPM program at Chennai will be well over 95.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
GLIM CMAT cutoff95+90-9590-95


Goa Institute of Management CMAT cutoff


Goa Institute of Management is a well-known management institution ranked in the top 50 by the NIRF in 2024. Based on its stellar reputation, the GIM CMAT cutoff is expected to be well over 99%.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
GIM CMAT cutoff99+95-9995-99




The Department of Management Sciences, Pune University, offers one of the highest ROIs in the country for its core MBA program. Expectedly, the PUMBA CMAT cutoff is on the higher end at 99.92%.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
PUMBA Pune CMAT cutoff99.9299+98+


NL Dalmia CMAT cutoff


The highest package for the 2023 MBA batch at NL Dalmia stood at 25.5 LPA, making it one of the top choices in and around Mumbai. And unlike the colleges mentioned above, the NL Dalmia CMAT cutoff is a bit lower at 90%, making it easier for students to get in.


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
NL Dalmia CMAT cutoff90+85+85+

Read More – CMAT Registration Last Date

NIBM CMAT cutoff


NIBM Pune is primarily known for its PGDM in the B&FS domain, which has been producing high-calibre banking professionals for decades. The NIBM CMAT cutoff will hover around 90%, depending on the number of applicants and CMAT difficulty levels. 


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NIBM CMAT cutoff90+90+90+


XISS CMAT cutoff


XISS Ranchi is a leading management college in Jharkhand, offering PGDM programs in many domains. Based on its popularity, the XISS CMAT cutoff can breach 90% in 2024. 


College2024 CMAT cutoff2023 CMAT cutoff2022 CMAT cutoff
XISS Ranchi CMAT cutoff90+80+80+


XIME CMAT cutoff


With an average package of nearly Rs. 11 lakh, XIME Bangalore has quickly climbed the ranks of the best management institutes in Bangalore. The XIME CMAT cutoff should be around 80-85%. 


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XIME Bangalore CMAT cutoff80+80+80+


The CMAT cutoff 2024 can change based on external factors. However, they will largely confirm to the numbers stated above. Use the CMAT percentile to set your own target CMAT score according to the college you want to get into. To ensure your success in the exam, sign up for the SimCMAT Xclusive 2024 test series that gets you 15 full-length CMAT mock tests with detailed post-exam analytics and performance improvement strategies. Sign up for the test series here – SimCMAT Xclusive Test Series.