The table below gives the likely percentiles that 25 MBA schools, other than the IIMs, are expected to accept this year. Your percentile needs to be in the 98+ range if you plan to apply to the IIMs. 

Percentile

B-school

97+

MDI, NITIE, SPJAIN

93+

IMT-Ghaziabad, IMI, UBS

90+

TAPMI, MICA, BIM, LBSIM

85+

KJ Sommaiya, IISWBM, IIFM-Bhopal, GLIM

80+

IFMR, FORE, Welingkar, NIRMA, ITM Mumbai, Amrita

70+

BIT- Mesra, KIAMS, HCU, SDM IMD, ISM, IMDR, BIMT

Your other option is to give the other MBA entrance exams a shot. Here is a brief look at the various exams held post-CAT and the institutes that accept the results of these entrance exams:


JMET

3 section paper (150 questions, 2 hours)
Cut-offs for sections (for the first time this year)

Section

Marks

Verbal Ability

40

Logical Reasoning

40

Data Interpretation

40

Quantitative Ability (pure Math-oriented)

30

Negative marking: 1/4th mark
Ranks are given and you may apply to institutes based on the ranks
Institutes you can also apply to: IIT-Mumbai, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Chennai, IISC, in that order


NMAT

200 questions, 150 minutes

Section

Marks

English language

40

Numerical

40

Data Interpretation

40

Data Sufficiency

40

Intelligence and Logical Reasoning

40

Indian and Global Environment

40

Institute you can apply to: NMIMS


FMS

Pattern varies (175 questions, 2 hours)

Section

Marks

Verbal Ability

75

Reasoning

50

Quantitative Ability

50

Marks per question: +4 for the correct answer and -1 for the incorrect answer.

Institute you can apply to: FMS


SNAP

3 sections (two sections have questions with one mark each; the remaining section has questions with two marks each) 
165 questions, 2 hours

Section

Questions

Marks

English

40

40

QA/ DI/ DS

50

50

GK

40

40

Analytical and Logical

35

70

Negative marking -- 1/4th mark per wrong answer

Institutes you can also apply to: SIBM, SCMHRD, SIIB, in that order


XAT 2006

127 questions, 150 minutes.
Negative marking, 
graded negative style

Section

Marks

Verbal Ability

40

Data Interpretation

43

Reasoning

43

Quantitative Ability

44


Institutes you can also apply to: SP Jain, XIMB, LIBA, GIM, in that order

Preparation for the above exams is similar to CAT in many ways. However, you will need to change your strategy. You will need to understand the pattern of each of these exams and adapt yourself to the speed requirement.

Most of these exams are different from CAT in terms of the speed requirement and difficulty level. Except XAT, most of these exams are expected to have questions of a lesser level of difficulty as compared to CAT. At the same time, the number of questions that needs to be solved will increase dramatically.