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How to Calculate Composite Score for IIM: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Calculate Composite Score for IIM: A Step-by-Step Guide

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jun 11, 2024 02:36 PM IST | #CAT

The IIMs across the country have their selection criteria for candidates seeking admission to their MBA/PGDM/MMS courses through the CAT (Common Admission Test) examination. The selection criteria consists of several benchmark parameters upon which a candidate is evaluated. The selection parameters are CAT score, past academic performance, work experience, applicant profile, educational and cultural background, etc. All these parameters are considered for IIM admission in the form of a composite score. Read this complete article to learn how to calculate composite scores for IIM.

What is the Composite Score for IIM

To calculate the composite score for IIM it is important to have a brief understanding of what is a composite score for IIM. So, the composite score is the final score that is obtained by an applicant based on the performance of their application and performance. The calculation of the composite score is done according to the weightage held by different components for the selection process. The weightage of these components may differ from one IIM to another. The list of the components used for calculating the composite score for IIM is given below.

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  • CAT Score: The CAT score is the CAT exam pass percentage a candidate must obtain to become eligible for applying to the IIM. The CAT pass percentage is the percentile at which an IIM accepts applications from candidates.

  • Academic Performance: The academic performance includes the marks of Bachelor’s along with 10th and 12th standard marks. Different IIMs give different weightage to these scores at different stages of the selection process. The weightage varies from 5% to 15%.

  • Work Experience: Work experience is not made mandatory but is given a weightage. Having good work experience acts as an added advantage.

  • Diversity Factor: Over the past few years diversity has become an important factor that is considered by IIMs. It is done to make the batches more diverse in terms of gender and culture.

  • Personal Interview and Written Ability Test: PI and WAT are the most significant parameters of IIM selection. They often carry the most weightage in the IIM selection process.

  • Normalization: The CAT pass marks for IIM are based on the CAT normalized scores of the candidates.

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How Composite Score for IIM is calculated

The process of calculating the composite score for IIM is simple. However, the exact weightage and formula would differ from IIM to IIM. The method to calculate composite scores for IIM is mentioned below.

  1. The marks for different components held by a candidate are taken.

  2. The marks are then scaled down according to the weightage of a particular component.

  3. The scaled-down marks added added up for the different constituents of an application.

  4. The marks thus obtained are multiplied by the multiplying factor.

  5. The total marks obtained after is the application score of the candidate based on which the candidates are finally shortlisted.

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How to Calculate Composite Score Required for IIM Callback

Different IIMs shortlist candidates based on a required composite score. The composite score required for IIM callback for different category candidates as per the previous year's trends is given below.

IIM

Composite score (2021-2023)

Composite Score (2020-2022)

IIM Ahmedabad

Gen- 0.63

EWS- 0.58

NC OBC- 0.53

SC- 0.45

ST- 0.37

PwD- 0.22

Gen- 0.64

EWS- 0.57

NC OBC- 0.53

SC- 0.43

ST- 0.37

PwD- 0.36

IIM Bangalore

Gen- 56.55

EWS- 49.30

NC OBC- 46.48

SC- 39.82

ST- 34.28

PwD- 43.51

Gen- 60.04

EWS- 51.16

NC OBC- 48.15

SC- 40.98

ST- 30.49

PwD- 28.51

IIM Calcutta

Gen- 47.74

EWS- 46.28

NC OBC- 36.54

SC- 34.48

ST- 24.07

Gen- 50.49

EWS- 48.97

NC OBC- 36.61

SC- 33.85

ST- 21.58

IIM Lucknow

Gen- 54.54

EWS- 42.67

NC OBC- 38.97

SC- 32.95

ST- 14.65

Gen- 56.48

EWS- 46.25

NC OBC- 43.17

SC- 38.23

ST- 16.69

IIM Indore

Gen- 46.16

EWS- 41.98

NC OBC- 36.23

SC- 30.90

ST- 15.71

PwD- 18.97

Gen- 46.41

EWS- 41.78

NC OBC- 37.67

SC- 33.67

ST- 26.60

PwD- 24.85

IIM Kozhikode

Gen- 47.94

EWS- 36.46

NC OBC- 35.25

SC- 25

ST- 10.31

PwD- 13.03

Gen- 48.83

EWS- 40.48

NC OBC- 35.72

SC- 29.98

ST- 21.42

PwD- 21.1

IIM Trichy

Gen- 42.85

EWS- 37.04

NC OBC- 35.58

SC- 29.42

ST- 23.83

PwD- 19.96

Gen- 48.46

EWS- 42.65

NC OBC- 42.48

SC- 34.53

ST- 27.33

PwD- 24.49

IIM Amritsar

Gen- 47.41

EWS- 50.13

NC OBC- 47.67

SC- 39.08

ST- 33.17

Gen- 46.25

EWS- 50.88

NC OBC- 48.29

SC- 40.08

ST- 33.55

IIM Bodh Gaya

Gen- 45.07

EWS- 37.05

NC OBC- 39.43

SC- 28.16

Gen- 46.25

EWS- 38.21

NC OBC- 40.70

SC- 27.58

IIM Jammu

Gen- 68.30

EWS- 53.93

NC OBC- 56.54

SC- 47.25

ST- 27.45

Gen- 68.28

EWS- 54.11

NC OBC- 55.27

SC- 46.39

ST- 28.59

IIM Kashipur

Gen- 54.22

EWS- 48.28

NC OBC- 50.19

SC- 43.08

ST- 36.04

Gen- 55.69

EWS- 48.55

NC OBC- 50.27

SC- 43.15

ST- 36.44

IIM Nagpur

Gen- 6.35

EWS- 4.59

NC OBC- 4.56

SC- 3.11

ST- 1.35

Gen- 6.25

EWS- 4.25

NC OBC- 4.66

SC- 3.85

ST- 1.27

IIM Raipur

Gen- 68.69

EWS- 62.50

NC OBC- 64.66

SC- 53.61

ST- 45.62

Gen- 68.82

EWS- 62.58

NC OBC- 64.88

SC- 52.18

ST- 45.87

IIM Rohtak

Gen- 78.93

EWS- 68.68

NC OBC- 76.96

SC- 68.75

ST- 58.4

Gen- 79.85

EWS- 69.26

NC OBC- 77.15

SC- 69.05

ST- 57.84

IIM Sambalpur

Gen- 43.43

EWS- 33.76

NC OBC- 44.76

SC- 30.08

ST- 18.99

Gen- 43.85

EWS- 33.74

NC OBC- 45.08

SC- 29.84

ST- 19.04

IIM Sirmaur

Gen- 35.79

EWS- 28.62

NC OBC- 32.83

SC- 24.99

ST- 18.95

Gen- 36.65

EWS- 29.41

NC OBC- 33.08

SC- 25.54

ST- 18.74

IIM Udaipur

Gen- 53.36

EWS- 44.53

NC OBC- 44.78

SC- 35.04

ST- 35.02

Gen- 54.08

EWS- 44.25

NC OBC- 45.27

SC- 35.08

ST- 36.01

IIM Visakhapatnam

Gen- 77.72

EWS- 50.71

NC OBC- 71.12

SC- 58.57

ST- 51.23

Gen- 77.87

EWS- 51.14

NC OBC- 71.25

SC- 59.25

ST- 51.84

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How does IIM calculate scores?

The IIM calculates scores based on the adjustment of the actual scores according to the weightage of each constituent component. The components used to calculate the composite score remain the same for every IIM but the weightage might vary from one IIM to another.

2. How to calculate the composite score for IIM Jammu?

For IIM Jammu the composite score can be calculated by adding the scores listed below.

  1. 0.4* CAT percentile

  2. PI weightage: 30 marks

  3. Overall profile weightage: 30 marks

3. What is a good composite score in CAT?

A good composite score in CAT for getting into IIMs is around the 97-99 percentile mark. For other top-rated B schools, a good composite score in CAT will be around the 90-95 percentile.

4. How is the composite score calculated in IIMs for final selection?

For final selection in IIMs a final composite score is calculated. The parameters along with the formula are calculated as: FCS= 0.5 (Normalized PI Score) +0.1 (Normalized WAT score) +0.4 (Composite score).

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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


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Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


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6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

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