IIM Calcutta Admission criteria 2020-22: IIM Calcutta (IIMC) announced the admission criteria for PGP programme for batch 2020-22. IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2020 takes into following components like minimum CAT percentile cutoffs, short-listing for PI and WAT process and criteria for final selection for the PGDM programme, work experience, academic record for admission into Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). The first step is to get shortlisted on the basis of CAT percentile. After that, shortlisting criteria, and final selection parameters and assigned weightages, the admission criteria of IIM Calcutta 2020-22 has similar to the last year. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with minimum 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 per cent for SC, ST and PwD category candidates). Final year graduate students can also apply. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the components of PI and WAT rounds and composite score.Latest: Download the CAT result 2019 using your login credentials.
According to the IIM Kozhikode, CAT 2019 result has been announced on January 4, 2020. Those candidates who have successfully conducted their CAT entrance test on November 24 can check the CAT result 2019 on the official website by using their login credentials. With the help of CAT scorecard candidates will get to know the section wise mars and overall percentile as well.
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The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2020-22 batch of the PGP at IIM Calcutta is a three-step process:
Step 1: Minimum CAT percentile cutoffs to be considered for PI and WAT process
Step 2: Shortlisting for PI and WAT process
Step 3: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme
In CAT 2019 there has three sections, i.e. Verbal Ability(VA), Quantitative Aptitude(QA) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(DILR). The minimum requirements of securing minimum section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT 2019 to be considered for short-listing candidates is given below:
Candidates securing the above-mentioned minimum percentile in CAT 2019 in every category will only be evaluated for calculation of their composite score in Stage II. Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above-mentioned criteria as it will depend upon the number of candidates to be called for interview (CFI) in every category.
Once the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT cutoff as prescribed by the institute, their past academic records will be estimated. And the shortlisted candidates are called for the selection rounds i.e.,Personal Interview and Writing Test. The following table shows you the percentage-wise weightage assigned to Class X and Class XII scores.
For calculating, the percentage of marks secured in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet would be evaluate irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage or not.
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
Bachelor’s Degree completed
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the graduation (bachelor’s degree) would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case a candidate is granted grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where graduation has been obtained. In case the university/ institution does not have any way for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Bachelor’s Degree not completed
The aggregate percentage of marks secured in all the semester/year at the time of filling in the CAT application form will only be considered for granting points.
The percentage of marks to be considered will be as described in the degree certificate.
Components and corresponding weights for deriving composite score
Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in %)
≥ 55 and < 60
≥ 50 and < 55
Method of Calculation
CAT 2019 Score
(A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks
As mentioned in the table above
Class 12 marks
Bachelor’s Degree marks
Gender Diversity Factor
4 points will be granted to promote gender diversity
A= Candidate’s Total CAT 2019 score
B= Maximum CAT 2019 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.
Step 3: Final Selection Criteria
For the final selection, IIM Calcutta considers CAT 2019 score, performance in WAT-PI rounds, academic diversity in Graduation, and work experience. Take a look at the weightages assigned to each factor.
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Point granted for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree
For work experience, a maximum of eight points will be granted based on the length of service as on January 31, 2020. However, only managerial work experience after graduation will be evaluated.
Points for Work Experience in completed months
12 to 18
19 to 24
25 to 30
31 to 36
37 to 42
43 to 48
The final selection list will be based on merit in every category; minimum eligibility in any of the above mentioned stages or criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.
IIM Calcutta will follow Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).
Note: Any dispute concerning Admissions for the MBA Batch 2020-22 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Kolkata Only.
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Santosh, what happened was unfortunate. Lets look at IIM C's selection process.
Now you haven't mentioned your Category and your friend's Category. Now Category plays a role in being shortlisted for Stage 1. Because there is a certain number of Candidates that will be shortlisted for each Category. Now only your CAT scores will be considered to calculate the composite score. The rest depends on your Academics. Now the official website states that the overall percentile might be higher depending on the no.of Candidates to be shortlisted for each Category. So, the Category might have played the difference here.
Class 10th marks in %
Class 12th marks in %
≥ 75 and < 80
≥ 70 and < 75
≥ 65 and < 70
≥ 60 and < 65
The above table is followed to allot marks for your 10th and 12th scores. For computing the percentage, the marks of all the subjects in the marks sheet will be considered irrespective of the fact whether they are considered by the Board or not. Now the Bachelor's degree marks are calculated using the following table:
Bachelor's degree marks in %
≥ 55 and < 60
≥ 50 and < 55
The percentage of marks obtained by the Candidate in the Bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practise followed by the University/Board. Now the final weightage is calculated as follows:
CAT Weightage: 30
Points for Non Engineering degree: 04
Work Experience: 08
And finally work experience is calculated using the following tale:
12 to 18
19 to 24
25 to 30
31 to 36
37 to 42
43 to 48
You can check the complete process at their official website at:
If you want to get admission in Masters program in IIMC, you need to answer an entrance exam conducted by IIMC. Also, to apply for this college, the candidate must have a graduation degree from any recognized University. Even the final year students are who are waiting to avail their results shall apply for the same. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and will be held for duration of 2 hours. You have to fill the entrance exam application form on the official website of IIMC. Based on the merit, students will be selected and called for a group discussion after which admissions will be given.
You ahve secured a good percentile in CAT exam. But, you have to maintain a good record, Also to get into top IIMs, you have to secured more than 99.5+ percentile, then you will be definitely get a call for the top 3 IIMS, that is IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad. As you have secured 97.1 percentile, you would get a call in 2nd round. But there are fair chance that you got call from new IIMs.
After the declaration of the result the merit list will be made to call the candidate for the interview round.The merit list comprises of your CAT percentile, your graduation marks, your work experience, your 10th and 12th marks. Also, if you have secured more than 95+ percentile, then you get call from the others IIM for interview and Written Aptitude test. As you have If you have score above 97+ percentile i.e IIMS ,you will have a good probability of getting calls from old IIMs like IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Shillong.
Once you get call from IIM, you have to go through the WAT exam and interview process. On clearing both an another merit list will be prepared, which will select you to get enter IIM.
With 82.26% you can be shortlisted at NIT Trichy going by the previous years' cut offs. IITs are going to be tough because IIT Madras had a cut off of 85.11% in 2019 and IIT Kharaghpur also had a cut off of 85% in 2019. With 82.26%, you miss these 2 IITs by a narrow margin. But you have pretty fair chances at NIT Trichy. Few other Colleges that you may have a shot at are IRM Anand, NIT Durgapur, NIAEM Hyderabad, IIT Dhanbad, etc. You can also check our Pathfinder to check the list of all the Colleges that you may have a shot at:
IIM Amritsar has released its cut offs for 2020-22 session:
You miss out on IIM Amritsar narrowly with lesser sectional cut off in DILR and over all percentile. You have also tagged IIM Bodhgaya and here are its cut offs for this Academic session:
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