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Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

To secure admission into Great Lakes flagship PGPM and PGDM programs, candidates are required to meet certain minimum eligibility criteria, including a competitive score in entrance exams like GMAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, or NMAT, along with a strong academic background and relevant work experience. The specific cut-off scores for these exams may differ each year, and candidates are encouraged to check the official website or contact the admissions office for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding cut-off scores.

The cut-off for Great Lakes Institute of Management varies depending on the program, student category , and the year of admission.

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Great Lakes Cutoffs 2024

At Great Lakes, there are no predetermined cut-off scores. Minimum scores, often referred to as "Safe Scores," are determined after reviewing the overall applicant pool at the conclusion of the application process. Due to fluctuations in the number and quality of applicants each year, these Safe Scores may vary accordingly. While past data can provide a general indication, it's essential to recognize that these scores are subject to change based on the current applicant pool. There are no sectional cut offs at Great Lakes, candidates can refer to the following numbers as a indicator of Great Lakes cutoff:

2 Years PGDM Expected Cutoff

Entrance ExamPGDM Cutoff

1 Year PGPM Expected Cutoff

Entrance ExamPGPM Cutoff

Important Note:

  • This score is just a guideline provided by the college. If the college discover candidates with exceptional profiles but slightly lower scores, they may still accept their application. Conversely, they might reject a candidate with a high-test score but weak performance in other areas.
  • Great Lakes do not take into account any sectional cut off for CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT/NMAT.

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Great Lakes Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Every year Great Lakes institute of Management publishes a minimum cut off that candidate will have to satisfy as a part of their test scores requirement to be considered for admissions at Great Lakes.

Following tables represent the exam-wise cut offs for year 2022, 2021 and 2020 for Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM programs:

CAT Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Programs2022 CAT Cutoff2021 CAT Cutoff2020 CAT Cutoff

XAT Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Programs2022 XAT Cutoff2021 XAT Cutoff2020 XAT Cutoff

GMAT Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Programs2022 GMAT Cutoff2021 GMAT Cutoff2020 GMAT Cutoff

CMAT Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Programs2022 CMAT Cutoff2021 CMAT Cutoff2020 CMAT Cutoff

NMAT Past 3 Year Cutoffs

Programs2022 NMAT Cutoff2021 NMAT Cutoff2020 NMAT Cutoff

Factors Affecting Great Lakes Cutoff

Some important parameters that affect each year's exam cutoff of Great Lakes are:

  • Difficulty level of GMAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT
  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Total number of seats available in Great Lakes for their PGPM & PGDM program
  • Past Year Cutoffs set by Great Lakes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there sectional cut offs for CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT?
No, there are no sectional cutoffs at Great Lakes.

Can the GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/CMAT requirement be waived under exceptional circumstances?
No. The CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT score cannot be waived under any circumstances as per the Institute.

Are there any cutoffs? How important is a good score and what are my chances with a lower score?
Great Lakes evaluates applicants based on their academic record, work experience, statement of purpose (SOP), and entrance scores to ensure the best selection. There are no strict cut-off scores for entrance exams. Applicants with slightly lower scores may still be considered if they have strong profiles and perform well in the selection process after applying.

Can I get Great Lakes with 80 percentile?
The CAT/XAT cutoff requirement id 85 percentile at Great Lakes but college specify that applicants with slightly lower scores may still be considered if they have strong profiles and perform well in the selection process after applying.

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