IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2016-18; 30% weight to CAT scores
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The admission criteria for 2016-18 have been released by the Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya for selecting admissible candidates for the post graduate programme (PGP) in management. The institute is mentored by IIM Calcutta and has released the admissions criteria for academic batch 2016-18. 


IIM Calcutta, the mentor institute for IIM Bodh Gaya has revised the admission criteria in terms of the sectional and overall cutoffs, revealed the weightages of the Past Academic Performances. 

The temporary campus of IIM Bihar is at Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar where the batch will commence from July 2016. As per the criteria, students must have appeared in CAT 2015 and scores as per the cutoff before applying for admissions.

First the shortlisted of the students will be done on the basis of their CAT 2015 scores, and later will be considered for Personal interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT).

Short-listing for PI and WAT comprises candidates achieving the minimum section-wise and overall percentile in CAT 2015. The following table brings to you the revised cutoff.  


Verbal and Reading Comprehension(VRC)

Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning (DI & LR)

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Total (Overall)


≥ 70

≥ 70

≥ 70

≥ 96


≥ 58

≥ 58

≥ 58

≥ 77.5


≥ 50

≥ 50

≥ 50

≥ 59


≥ 30

≥ 30

≥ 30

≥ 40


≥ 30

≥ 30

≥ 30

≥ 45

According to the revised cutoffs, while on one hand the sectional cutoffs for the General category candidates have decreased, the overall cutoff has increased. On the other hand, the reseved category cutoffs, both sectional as well as overall cutoffs have decreased.


As per the final selection process and calculations, CAT 2015 scores will be given a weightage of 30 marks. For final selection of the shortlisted candidates, 30 marks weightage will be given to PI and 10 to WAT. Below is the table describing the method for calculations, including gender diversity, work experience and other factors?

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria and weights for final selection for PGP:



Method of Calculation

CAT 2015 Score (CS)



Class- X Marks (XM)


(C/10)x10 (Refer Table 3)

Class –XII Marks (12M)


(D/10)x10 (Refer Table 3)

Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.

If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)


Personal Interview



Written Ability Test



Work Experience



Gender Diversity


2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity.

Shortlist Total



Points for Class X and Class XII marks

Table 3: Points for Class X and Class XII marks*

Class X Marks (in %)


Class XII Marks (in %)






≥ 75 and < 80


≥ 75 and < 80


≥ 70 and < 75


≥ 70 and < 75


≥ 65 and < 70


≥ 65 and < 70


≥ 60 and < 65


≥ 60 and < 65


< 60


< 60


*(For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage).


Points for work experience in completed months


For work experience, a maximum of six points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2016. Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered. Below is the table for work experience.



6 to 12

13 to 18

19 to 24

25 to 36

> 36








The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya.

Also Read:

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