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IIM Bodh Gaya, the mentee institute of IIM Calcutta has announced the admission criteria for 2017-19. The criteria have been modified compared to last year in terms of the cutoff and final selection criteria weightages. Compared to last year, the overall CAT cutoff has decreased. On the contrary, the sectional cutoffs have increased for all categories. The weightages for the final selection criteria have been also reduced by 50%. The admission procedure involves two steps, shortlist of candidates based on CAT 2016 percentile followed by WAT-PI rounds. Let us assess the IIM Bodh Gaya admission criteria for its second batch, 2017-19 in detail.
The overall CAT 2016 cutoff is 90 percentile or above, which has decreased from last year’s 96 percentile for General category candidates. On the other hand, the sectional cutoff has increased from 70 to 80 percentile in all three sections.
The following table brings to you the CAT 2016 cutoff for IIM Bodh Gaya.
IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2016 Cutoff
Section – 1
Section – 2
DI & LR
Section – 3
Final Selection Criteria
Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final merit list will be generated on the basis of performance in CAT 2016 and WAT-PI rounds. Along with that, factors like past academic records, work experience, academic and gender diversity factors are also taken into account.
IIM Bodh Gaya Final Selection Criteria
Method of Calculation
CAT 2016 Score
(A/B) x 15
Personal Interview (PI)
Writing Ability Test
Class X Marks
Class XII Marks
Academic Diversity Factor at 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) ADFB=1; ELSE ADFB=0
A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2016 Score
B = Maximum CAT 2016 Score
C = Points awarded for Class X marks
D = Points awarded for Class XII marks
Point Allotted for Past Academic Performances
The following table brings the points allocated to percentage ranges obtained in Class X and Class XII.
Points for Class X and Class XII marks
Class X Marks (in %)
Class XII Marks (in %)
>75 and <80
>70 and <75
>65 and <70
>60 and <65
The maximum weightage assigned for the work experience parameter is 6 depending on the number of months of service as on July 31, 2016. According to IIM Bodh Gaya, 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.
Points for Work Experience
6 to 12
13 to 18
19 to 24
25 to 36
The final selection is 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.
IIM Admission Criteria 2017-19
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