IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020
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IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020 - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has released the admission criteria for Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) for the academic year 2020-2022. As per the admission criteria of Bangalore 2020, there has been reduction in the cutoff for CAT 2019 both sectional and overall for various categories. IIM Bangalore admission criteria 2020 details the process for shortlisting candidates. Candidates will be admitted to IIM Bangalore on the basis of their performance in Common Admission Test (CAT) and their academic records. Certain weights are given to the selection parameters in the IIM Bangalore admission criteria 2020 such as CAT score, past academic record, work experience, interview and so forth. Admission criteria of IIM Bangalore will be carried in two phases, based on which composite scores will be calculated for shortlisting participants in each selection round. Read this article by Careers360 to know about the IIM Bangalore admission criteria 2020.
LATEST: Authorities have released the admission criteria for IIM Bangalore 2020. Cutoff reduced by 5 percentile. Check the details below.

IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020- Stages

Stage 1- Shortlisting of candidates for personal appearance

Stage 2- Preparing final merit list

Stage 1- Shortlisting of candidates for personal appearance

The first phase is applicable for all the candidates who will be appearing for CAT 2019 to shortlist candidates for personal appearance round which include the following rounds:

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  • Written Ability Test

  • Personal Interview

Only candidates who will meet the minimum section wise and overall percentile for CAT 2019 will be considered. Based on the previous year cutoff, the minimum cutoff for CAT 2019 is mentioned in the table below:

Minimum Cutoff Requirement (CAT 2019)

Category

Section 1- VARC

Section 2- DILR

Section 3- QA

Overall

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

70

65

65

75

Scheduled Caste

65

60

60

70

Scheduled Tribe

55

55

55

65

PwD

50

50

50

60


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As compared to previous year there has been reduction of five points in sectional and overall cutoff for all the categories except for PwD category. Refer to table below to compare the cutoff.

CAT 2018 Cutoff

Category

Section 1- VARC

Section 2- DILR

Section 3- QA

Overall

General

85

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

70

70

80

Scheduled Caste

70

65

65

75

Scheduled Tribe

60

60

60

70

PwD

50

50

50

60

*VARC – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

*DILR – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

*QA – Quantitative Analysis

Participants who are shortlisted as per the table mentioned above their 10th and 12th scores are adjusted by dividing each score by the 90th percentile score. To identify the 90th percentile, past two years records of the CAT aspirants are used.

Adjusted score of the candidates is calculated for bachelor’s degree based on the final score obtained by the participant are used for professional degree and bachelor’s degree. The intermediate or incomplete score of graduation are considered only if the final score of the participant is pending. The incomplete graduation score will be taken in lieu of final graduation score.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted as per the table above with Company Secretary, Cost Accounting, and Chartered Accountancy will be eligible for weightage for the category of professional course. No other professional course will be applicable other than mentioned above.

Candidates who will be shortlisted their work experience will be calculated as:

= 8x/36 if 0 < x< 36

= 8 if x>= 36

Where,

x= number of months of experience upto July 2018.

Note- score will peak at 36 months of experience and will be at level for the experience exceeding 36 months.

In the pre PI stage the work experience (maximum 8) will be multiplied by the quality of work experience on a 5 pointer scale (0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2) which will be given by the interviewers in stage 2.

Participants in the first shortlist are weighted on a total of six components. The weightage for each parameter is fixed as per the table mentioned below:

Parameters and Weightage

Parameters

Weightage

CAT 2019

40

10th score

20

12th score

10

Bachelors

20

Gender Diversity

2

Work Experience

8

Further CAT 2019 points are divided as:

CAT Sections and Weightage

Section

Weightage

VARC

14 points

DILR

16 points

QA

10 points

Total

40 points

Note - Weightage for gender diversity is applicable only for stage 1 and not for admission process in stage 2.

The first top 10 candidates in the following parameters will directly qualify for PI round

  • CAT score

  • Adjusted bachelor’s score

  • Professional score

However, in stage 2 such candidates merit score will be calculated as per any other participant.

The normalization or standardization of the parameters mentioned is carried by the following formula:

Max [0, min {wt, wt/2 + ((val- mean) / sd) * wt/6}]

Where,

Wt- Weight

Val- computed from raw score

Stage 2- Preparing final merit list

In this stage the performance of each participant in each parameter will be evaluated on the following basis

Parameters and Base for Evaluation

Parameter

Base of evaluation

Written Ability Test

  • Content

  • style

Personal Interview

  • Candidate’s motivation

  • Ability to fit in

  • Benefit from the PGP


Note- provide two referential documents from either employers or teachers. These letters are used for evaluation in PI.

Work Experience

Multiplied by the quality of experience score

Candidates will be evaluated on a 5 point scale by each member of the interview panel.


Average quality of work experience score will be multiplied by the pre- PI work experience score.

Past Academic Record

Actual mark sheets/ grades submitted

The final selection criteria will be considered on the following components aggregate score:

Components and Weightage for Final Merit List

Components

Weightage

WAT

10

PI

30

CAT score

25

Bachelor’s Degree

10

Work Experience

10

10th Marks

10

12th Marks

5

As IIM Bangalore explains, “Since IIMB follows a comprehensive multi-criteria process at the pre-PI stage, it is able to identify many candidates for the PI who have an excellent academic record and work experience but who, while doing well enough in the CAT to be in the first shortlist, may have narrowly missed the high score that would have been required if CAT alone was the basis for the PI shortlist. Such candidates effectively replace candidates who have only a high CAT score but score poorly in terms of their past academic record and work experience. IIMB emphasises consistent and high performance in past academics and all other parameters.”

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2020

Question: Which professional courses will be considered for weightage?

Answer:

Chartered Accountancy

Cost Accounting

Company Secretary

Question: Is the criteria for stage 2 different for different categories?

Answer:

No, the selection process, weights and components will remain uniform for all categories.

Question: Can the cutoff vary for stage 1?

Answer:

The cutoff for stage 1 can vary depending upon the number of required candidates is met or not.

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Dear Ninad, that is an impeccable academic track you have managed. You will need atleast an overall aggregate of 65-75 percentile to be eligible to be shortlisted for the IIMs. This is the sectional cut off and overall cut off of the top IIMs for SC Category:

QA              DLR           VARC           OVERALL

IIM A                    60                60               60                  70

IIM B                    60                65              70                   75

IIM C                    60                60              65                   70

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I am an undergraduate from Electronics and Telecommunication Engg. NIT Raipur with a CPI of 7.6. Apart from that I have score 90+ in both 10th and 12th. And belong to OBC-NC. So, at what percentile can I expect a call from IIMA or IIMB or IIMC ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019
Here is the selection criteria for the IIMs A,B, and C.

IIM Ahmedabad:

CAT SECTIONAL WEIGHTAGE:

QA DLR VARC Overall
NC-OBC/Trans: 65 65 65 75

10th Rating:

Percent score Rating Score

<= 55 1

> 55 and <= 60 2

> 60 and <= 70 3

> 70 and <= 80 5

> 80 and <= 90 8

> 90 10

The same rating score is used for 12th Science /Commerce Streams. For Arts/Humanities:

Percent score Rating Score

<= 45 1
> 45 and <= 50 2
> 50 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 5
> 70 and <= 85 8
> 85 10



Stream in 12th NC- OBC/Trans

Science 75

Commerce 72

Arts & Humanities 70

From each Academic sectors top 5% from each stream and each Category will be short listed. It might look like:


Category Upper Limit

General 100

NC-OBC-cum-transgender 57

SC 32

ST 16

PwD 6

After shortlisting the Candidates, the selected Candidates will have to go through WAT and PI rounds. Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each Category ) on the basis of their Final Composite Score. . The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15


After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience, etc.


IIM BANGALORE:
QA DLR VARC Overall
NC-OBC: 70 70 75 80

For all the Candidates shortlisted, the 10th and 12th board results are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by 90th percentile score of that board. And then an adjusted score is calculated for the Bachelor's degree for each of the candidates based on the final scores obtained by the candidate are used for the Bachelor's degree and professional degrees. For example,
CAT = 40
10th board = 20
12th board = 10
Bachelors = 20
Gender Diversity = 2
Work Experience = 8
The 40 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows:
Verbal & Reading Comprehension - 14 points
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning - 16 points Quantitative Aptitude - 10 points.


IIM CALCUTTA:

QA DLR VRC Over All
NC-OBC: 65 65 70 75

And the final selection is based on:
CAT 2019 Score 30
Personal Interview 48
Written Ability Test 10
Academic Diversity 04
Work Experience 08
Total 100
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