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 as 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.
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
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In CAT 2019 there will be 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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For getting admission in IIM-C, you first need to apply for CAT 2019 and then score well in CAT. If you qualify the CAT percentile of that college, than you will be shortlisted for a further exam of WAT and and personal interview. And post that your piror acedmic score will he evaluated on some basis that is of class 10, 12 and graduation.
And on sucessful shortlisting through all this process you will be getting admission there. For more detail refer this article
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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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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
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