IIM Bangalore Final Placement Report 2018: One-third of the batch placed in Consulting Sector
Vikas Gaur, 19 Feb 2018, #IIM Bangalore
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IIM Bangalore has completed the final placement process for its 2016-18 batch with 34 per cent of the batch receiving offers in Management Consulting sector. A total of 462 offers, in India and abroad, were made to 420 students by more than 140 companies participating in the placement process. The recruiters included key players from different sectors like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, HSBC, Deloitte, EXL, Samsung, Wipro Global, Kotak, Myntra, Flipkart etc.

Dibyajyoti Mohapatra, Placement Representative, said, “IIMB experienced higher hiring interest in the more sought-after roles of investment banking and strategy consulting leading to more offers while the numbers were as usual in the other roles.”

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Banking & Finance

Global banks made their presence on the first day of the Final Placements. Goldman Sachs led the way by making the maximum of nine offers. Other offers were from Deutsche Bank (6), Citibank (3), HSBC (3), JP Morgan (1), Blackstone (1) and Standard Chartered (1). Investment firms included Ambit Capital (1), Arpwood Capital (1), Myntra (1), o3 Securities (1) and Sabre Partners (1). Eight Capital, a hedge fund recruited at the Institute for the first time.

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Among banks and financial firms, ICICI Bank made the maximum of nine offers. Others included Yes Bank (6), Kotak (5) and National Housing Bank (2). Financial Services recruiters included Anand Rathi Wealth Management (5), Bajaj Finserve (4), Altisource (1), BNY Mellon (1) and Piramal Finance (1). Corporate Finance roles were offered by Bharti Airtel (2), Flipkart (2), Hindustan Unilever (2), Reliance Treasury (2), Procter & Gamble (1).



In the consulting domain, Deloitte USI led with 18 offers followed by The Boston Consulting Group with 17 offers.

Others included AT Kearney (16), Accenture Strategy (14), McKinsey & Co (11), Bain & Company (11), Strategy& (6), EY-Parthenon Singapore (5), Nomura Research Institute (5), Deloitte India (4), Ernst & Young (4), GEP Consulting (4), Alvarez & Marsal (3), EXL Consulting (3), Infosys Management Consulting (3), KPMG (3), EY-Parthenon Dubai (2), Feedback Infra (2), Roland Berger (2), Zinnov (2), Actus Advisors (1), Bay Current (1), Hay Group (1), IBM Consulting (1), Parthenon India (1), Renew Power (1) and Siemens Management Consulting (1). About 34% of the batch received offers in management consulting sector.


Technology Consulting

In technology consulting domain, PriceWaterhouseCoopers made the maximum of 12 offers followed by Accenture Technology (6), Larsen and Toubro Infotech Consulting (5) and Cognizant Consulting (4).


Sales and Marketing

Samsung Electronics led the way with ten offers in this domain. Other leading recruiters in this category were Bajaj Auto (5), Procter & Gamble (4), Anheuser-Busch Inbev (4), Johnson & Johnson (4), EXL Services (3), ValueLabs (3), HMD (2), Hindustan Unilever (2), Indian Oil Corporation (2), ITC (2), Mondelez (2), Vodafone (2), Tata Sky (2), Asian Paints (1), CavinKare (1), Coca Cola (1), Jubilant Foodworks (1), Marico (1), Olympeo (1), RW Promotions (1) and Wipro Consumer Care (1). M.H.Alshaya, the retail franchise operator, recruited only one student this year.


General Management

General management positions were offered by conglomerates such as Vedanta (5 offers) followed by Aditya Birla Group (4), RPG Group (4), Bharti Airtel (4), CK Birla Group (3), Wipro Global (3), Jindal (3), Mahindra Group (2), Reliance Industries (2), TVS Emerald (1) and Tata Administrative Services (1).

General Management roles were offered by Sterlite Power (5), Aequs (3), Capgemini (3), Amplus Solar (2), Microland (2), Mytrah Energy (2), DHFL (1), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (1), GSK Pharma (1), Max Life Insurance (1), Urbantree (1), Virinchi (1) and Walmart (1). ONGC made two offers in Human Resources.



The offers in the fast-growing analytics space included EXL Services (9), American Express (7), UnitedHealth Group (5), PwC DIAC (3), MasterCard (2), Visa (1), WNS Global (1).


Information Technology

Prominent recruiters in the information technology space included Microsoft (4), EXL (3), Infoedge (3), Servion (3), Telstra Communications (3), VMock (3), Fullerton (2), iPremed (2), Directi (1), SapientRazorFish (1), MAQ (1), Media.net (1), Sprinkler (1), Zynga (1).

Other companies that recruited in the IT product management domain were Gulf Talent (2), Bharti Airtel (1), BNY Mellon (1), Gwynnie Bee (1), Hindustan Unilever (1), Procter and Gamble (1) and Karvy (1).


E-Commerce and Operations

The e-commerce and online space saw Amazon leading with 8 offers while other recruiters included Oyo Rooms (6), Paytm (5), Flipkart (3), Ola Cabs (3). Operations roles were offered by EXL Services (5), Stovekraft (5), AB InBev (2), Bharti Airtel (2), Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (1) and Schneider Electric (1).

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What ranking is good to get to IIM Bangalore and what exam should be written?

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 5th Nov, 2019
Hello Netra,
To get into IIM Bangalore, you need to appear for the CAT examination, which can only be given after graduation. There isn't any specific rank to get a call from the institution, but if you are a general category candidate, you need to score 99.8 or more and also have good previous academic scores. All the best!

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Hello Ninad,

During the interview, the members of panel wants to know about you, and how much passionately you are doing things in your life. They go through your academic profile as well. If you have some extra and interesting things to show it will definitely attract the panel. And they are bound to ask questions related to that course. If you are able to give answers, you will surely get benefitted. But stating a certificate doesn't means marks always. Your marks may get deduce also, so be careful.

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I am a Scheduled Caste, BSc Physics graduate with X-91.2%, XII-80% and a cgpa of 9.9 in graduation. What are my prospects of getting into old IIMs?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 23rd Oct, 2019

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

For an idea of cut offs of the IIMs please visit our page at: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-cutoff


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:


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.

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.


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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