IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019-21: IIM Calcutta announced the admission criteria for its flagship PGP-PGDM programme for 2019-21 batch. In terms of CAT cutoff, shortlisting criteria, and final selection parameters and assigned weightages, the admission criteria of IIM Calcutta 2019-21 has remained same as last year. It's important for the candidates to check the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute for PGP admissions. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with minimum 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent for SC, ST and PwD category candidates). Final year graduation students can also apply. The premier B-School follows two step process for admission to its management programmes. Latest: Personal Interview for shortlisted candidates to take place in April 2019
In the first step, the institute shortlists the CAT takers on the basis of their sectional and overall cutoff percentile. IIM Calcutta cutoff varies from category to category. The shortlisted candidates appeared in a written test that was held on February 18 after which the shortlisted candidates had to appear in interview which would be held in April. Along with CAT 2018 cutoff, IIM Calcutta also considers past academic records (Class X and XII scores), Work Experience, and Gender Diversity factor for the admission process. Let us take a look at the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2019-21 in detail.
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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019-21: CAT Cutoff 2018
Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)
Overall percentile rank (PT)
Once the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT cutoff as prescribed by the institute, their past academic records will be assessed. And the shortlisted candidates are called for the selection rounds - Personal Interview and Writing Test. The following table brings to you the percentage wise weightage assigned to Class X and Class XII scores.
Points for Class X and Class XII marks
Class X Marks (in percent)
Class XII Marks (in percent)
≥75 and < 80
≥ 75 and < 80
≥70 and < 75
≥65 and < 70
≥60 and < 65
According to IIM Calcutta, 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.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019-21: Shortlist Criteria
Method of Calculation
CAT 2018 Overall Score
(A/B) x 28
Class X marks
As mentioned in the table above
Class XII marks
Gender Diversity Factor
2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
A= Candidate’s Total CAT 2018 scoreB= Maximum CAT 2018 Score
The composite cutoff score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2019-21: Final Selection Criteria
For the final selection, IIM Calcutta considers CAT 2018 score, performance in WAT-PI rounds, academic diversity in Graduation, and work experience. Take a look at the weightages assigned to each factor.
IIM Calcutta final selection computation process
CAT 2018 Score
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
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)ADFB=2;elseADFB=0
For the final selection, performance in the Personal Interview round carries maximum weightage, which is 48 percent, followed by CAT 2018 score, which is 30 percent.
Maximum weightage for work experience factor is four, based on the full time service tenure till January 31, 2018. Regarding the work experience factor, IIM Calcutta mentions, “However, 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 in completed months
0 to 6
6 to 12
13 to 24
25 to 36
37 to 48
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 to IIM Calcutta.
The institute follows the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).
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