List Of Top MBA Colleges To Apply Before And After The CAT 2022
List of Top (Non-IIM) MBA Colleges to Apply. While filling out the CAT form, an aspirant can apply to all the IIMs. However, aspirants must apply separately to certain top non-IIM colleges that accept the CAT scores. Also, the deadline to apply for certain B-schools ends before, and some end after the CAT exam. Candidates should be aware of the application deadlines of all these top MBA colleges so that one doesn’t miss out on the deadlines. In this article, we will provide you with the list of top non-IIM colleges that one should apply to before and after the CAT 2022 exam so that you don’t miss out on top MBA college admissions.
As you move closer to the exam, take at least one CAT online mock test every weekend and analyze it thoroughly. Also, try to go through the previous year’s papers of CAT to acquaint yourself with the type of questions that appear in the exam. If you’re also planning to take XAT, enrolling in the XAT crash course to prepare for the exam boosts your preparation. Let us look at the top MBA colleges that you must apply to before & after CAT.
Top MBA Colleges To Apply
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)
Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, consistently ranks within the top 5 B-schools of the country. Usually, the deadline to apply to FMS is set before the CAT exam. However, in 2021, the application form for FMS opened in December (due to the Covid pandemic). It is expected to release before the CAT this year. Upon the application form release, it will be updated here immediately.
FMS is one of the most affordable B-schools, which comes under one of the top ROI colleges in the country to do an MBA. The course fee for 2 years is around two lakhs. The registration window is not open yet, as of today. Usually, FMS opens the registration window in the month of October. The application fee is usually around Rs. 1000. The weightage for the CAT score in the final selection is around 50%. Therefore, a high CAT score boosts the chances of getting a call from FMS.
|FMS Online Application Form||To be announced|
|FMS Online Application Form Last Date||To be announced|
Management Development Institute (MDI)
Management Development Institute has been consistently ranked as one of the top B-schools in India. MDI Gurgaon application form 2023 is going to be released on September 23, 2022. The last date to apply for MDI is November 25, 2022. The application fee is around Rs. 3000 inclusive of 18% GST.
Located in NCR, MDI has established itself as one of the top colleges in India for marketing. The CAT cut-off for the college hovers around the 96 percentile. The weightage for the CAT score in the final selection is close to 60%. Therefore, a high CAT score boosts the chances of getting selected by a good margin.
|MDI Gurgaon Application Form||Friday, September 23, 2022|
|MDI Gurgaon Application Form Last Date||Friday, November 25, 2022|
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
The Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad is a reputed institute for Marketing. IMT, Ghaziabad, usually closes its application process before CAT. In the past, IMT has opened the registration window after CAT to allow students who have scored well to apply. However, it is advisable to fill out the form prior to CAT to be on the safer side, as there is no guarantee that LMS will reopen its registration window after CAT. The application fee is over Rs. 2000 plus applicable bank charges to submit your application.
|IMT Ghaziabad Application Form||Friday, September 23, 2022|
|IMT Ghaziabad Application Form Last Date||November 25, 2022|
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a top private college located in Mumbai. Applicants are required to choose their preferred stream of specialization in the interview form itself. Also, the interviews for different specializations happen separately. After shortlisting, the institute conducts two rounds of group interviews based on which the institute selects the candidates.
The institute gives out two sets of calls – profile-based and score-based. The cut-off for profile-based calls is 85 percentile overall. The sectional scores should be greater than the 75 percentile. Apart from CAT, SP Jain also accepts the GMAT scores. SP Jain offers an excellent opportunity for candidates who have scored between 85 and 98 percentile to study at a great B-school.
The application form of SPJIMR is expected to release soon. The last date to apply to SP Jain is usually in the last week of November. After the CAT results are announced, the application window briefly opens for candidates to enter their CAT scores. The application fee is usually around Rs. 1500.
|SPJIMR Online Application Form||30th September 2022|
|SPJIMR Online Application Form Last Date||25th November 2022|
Top MBA Colleges To Apply After CAT 2022
Some other top MBA colleges are usually closed their application forms after the CAT exam or after the declaration of CAT results. It is better to be aware of the other top MBA colleges that can be applied to after the CAT 2022 exam. Check out the below table that consists of the top MBA colleges to apply to after the CAT 2022 examination.
|Institute||Application Opening Status||Application Closing Date||Cut-offs (Expected)*
|NITIE Mumbai||Started||20th February 2023||97+||Apply Now|
|SJSOM IIT Bombay||Not Yet Started||To be announced||90+||–|
|DMS IIT Delhi||Not Yet Started||To be announced||90+||–|
|VGSOM IIT Kharagpur||The first week of January (Tentative)||
31st January 2023, 11:59 pm (Tuesday)
|DMS IIT Roorkee||Not Yet Started||To be announced||90+||–|
|DIME IIT Kanpur||Not Yet Started||To be announced||90+||–|
|XIMB Bhubaneshwar||Started||December 09, 2022||90+||Apply Now|
|SIMSREE||Not Yet Started||To be announced||99.9 (MAH CET)||–|
|DFS Delhi University||September 30, 2022||January 7, 2023||95+||Apply Now|
|KJ Somaiya, Mumbai||Started||18th January 2023 till 11.59 PM||85+||Apply Now|
|Great Lakes Chennai||Started||November 21, 2022 (Closes Before CAT)||85||Apply Now|
|Welingkar Mumbai||Started||15th Jan, 2023 (Phase 1)||80+||Apply Now|
|IMI Delhi||Started||December 18, 2022||88+||Apply Now|
|GIM Goa||Started||4th January 2023||85+||Apply Now|
|IMT Nagpur||Started||To be announced||75+||Apply Now|
|IMT Hyderabad||Started||To be announced||75+||Apply Now|
|LBSIM Delhi||Started||December 22, 2022||80||Apply Now|
|TAPMI Manipal||Started||December 20, 2022||85+||Apply Now|
*The cutoffs are for the General category and based on previous years. They may vary slightly for the upcoming batch. Candidates are advised to check the respective college websites for the same.
These are the list of MBA colleges that can be applied to before and after the CAT 2022 examination. We will update this article whenever any colleges on this list open the application forms. The candidates are also advised to follow the colleges’ official websites for the latest updates, or one can follow this article, as we will update the deadlines of the application forms.
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