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 Things to do post CAT:

a) List out the Bschools that accept CAT, go through the CAT answer key and deduce the score that you can expect and apply accordingly to the BSchools.

b) Study, Strategise for the other MBA entrance exams in December and January..
c) Prepare for the group discussion and personal interview.

Close to 80 B-schools accept the CAT score. The Indian Institutes of Management accept students who have scored at least in the 98 percentile, while schools like MDI, NITIE take students in the 96.5+ percentile range. So, the first step is to convert your score into a percentile. 

You can use this conversion table. (courtesy of rediff.com)

Score

Percentile

108

99

102+

98.5+

95+

97+

85+

93+

80+

90+

68+

85+

62+

80+

55+

70+

The next step involves deciding which colleges you can apply to, based on your percentile. Here are some additional factors you need to consider:

  • If you have not fared well, will you take CAT again? Or will you join a college that was not originally on your shortlist?
  • Work experience from a good company for 1.5+ years will marginally increase your chances at most colleges.
  • (For people with work experience) Will your career after an MBA from a particular college be significantly better than your career now? 

If required, do take expert guidance while making the above decisions.