IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff
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IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff - IIM Ahmedabad is the topmost B-School in India. The IIM Ahmedabad cutoff should be really high but the institute has reduced its CAT cutoff for the admission process in the last few years. The cutoff for CAT was over 90 percentile during the academic year 2016-17. Later, it was reduced to 80 percentile for General candidates from the academic year 2017-19. The institute has released the CAT cutoff for the academic year 2019-21 and there has been no change in the same as compared to that of the previous year. So, let us find out all about the IIM Ahmedabad cutoff in this article.

The following tables bring to you the IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoff of the past years. Compared to the previous year, there is no change in the IIM Ahmedabad cutoff for any category, sectional or overall. However, the institute has segregated cutoff for PWD ST candidates and PWD - General, SC and NC-OBC-cum-transgender candidates.

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Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PWD (ST)

50

50

50

60 

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2018

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PWD (ST)

50

50

50

60 

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2017

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

 SC

60

60

60

70

 ST

50

50

50

60

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

PWD

60

60

60

70

For the General category candidates, the sectional cutoff for Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section is higher than that of the other two sections. However, for the other category candidates, then the sectional cutoff is the same for all three sections. The CAT 2016 Cutoff has reduced from that of CAT 2015 both in terms of sectional as well as overall. Check the table below to compare the cutoffs.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall percentile

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC-cum transgender

75

75

75

85

SC

70

70

70

80

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

70

70

70

80

Compared to the year 2016, the category wise cutoffs for 2017 has reduced drastically for the NC-OBC-cum transgender category candidates. There has been a marginal decrease for the SC and PWD/DA category where the sectional and overall cutoffs have decreased by five and 10 points respectively.  The ST category cutoffs have remained the same.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2015

Category

VARC

QA

Overall Percentile

General

85

85

90

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

80

80

85

SC

75

75

80

ST

75

75

80

DA

75

75

80

The exam pattern of CAT was different in the year 2015 with two sections, namely Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. In comparison to the year 2016, the overall cutoff for ST category was lesser by 10 points in 2015. The sectional cutoffs have also changed by five points in each category.

Although IIM Ahmedabad announces the CAT cutoffs along with the admission criteria prior to the conduct of CAT or result, there are several other factors which are considered for the shortlist of selection procedure which includes past academic records, work experience and overall candidate profile. Also, the CAT cutoff may undergo change after CAT is conducted owing to factors like number of CAT takers, difficulty level among others.

Fast Facts about IIM Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, commonly known as IIM-A, is located in Gujarat, India and is a public business school. It is the second IIM of the country established in the year 1961 after IIM Calcutta.

Programmes: It offers the following full-time post-graduate programmes:

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. For admission in the four-year programme, candidates are required to hold a Master's degree in any discipline and have secured a minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks in the same. 

Fee:  Rs. 22 lakh

Admission: Common Admission Test (CAT) scores 

The selection of candidates for admission to PGP at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.

In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Academic Writing Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.

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