IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021-2023
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021-2023: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta has released the admission criteria for the academic year 2021-2023. IIM Calcutta will conduct the admission process on the basis of the candidate’s score in CAT 2020. Candidates will be able to fill the application form of IIM Calcutta soon after the declaration of CAT result 2020. CAT 2020 was held on November 29, 2020, and the result for the same announced on January 2, 2021. Students obtaining a valid score in CAT 2020 and meeting the minimum cutoff criteria will be shortlisted for the IIM Calcutta selection process. Candidates must ensure to opt for IIM Calcutta while filling the registration form of IIM Calcutta. Further, Students will be offered final admission to IIM Calcutta based on their cumulative score in various components which are described in this article below. Check the complete information about IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2021-2023.
Latest CAT Update - CAT 2020 result out on January 2. Also check CAT cutoff 2020.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021- Important Dates
The schedule for IIM Calcutta admission criteria is given below under important dates. Check the dates mentioned in the table for IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2021-23.
Launch of CAT 2020 website
July 29, 2020
Availability of CAT 2020 registration form
August 5 to September 23, 2020
CAT admit card
October 28, 2020
CAT 2020 exam
November 29, 2020
Declaration of CAT result
January 2, 2021
Availability of IIM Calcutta admission form
Second week of January 2021
List of shortlisted candidates
To be announced
Final Admission List
To be announced
CAT Result 2020
IIM Indore released the result of CAT 2020 in an online mode on January 2. Scorecard of CAT 2020 mentioned the candidate’s sectional as well as overall score and percentile. Only candidates who will appear for CAT 2020 will be able to download the scorecard in online mode.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021- Eligibility Criteria
Students must fulfil the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of IIM Calcutta. Check the complete eligibility criteria below:
Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST candidates). Candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Person with Disability categories will be given 5% relaxation.
Candidate must have completed the graduation from any university/institute incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The percentage of marks obtained by the applicant will be calculated on the basis of the practice followed by the institute/university from where the student has graduated. In case the university/institute does not provide the conversion policy then the equivalence will be achieved by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year examination of the qualifying exam will be eligible to apply for CAT 2020 and IIM Calcutta admission process. However such candidates will be required to submit the required documents latest by June 30, 2021, from the principal/registrar of his/her university/College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2020) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
Also, candidates must produce the certificates of marksheets or the other requirements not later than December 31, 2021, failing to which the candidature will stand cancelled.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021 for MBA programme
Candidates will be shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of their CAT 2020 score, past academic performance and other criteria which are listed below:
Stage 1- Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI
In stage 1, the student will be required to score the minimums sectional as well as the overall percentile in CAT 2020 to get shortlisted. Check the table below:
Table 1- Minimum requirement of CAT percentile for Stage I
Candidates who will score above the minimum CAT 2020 percentile mentioned in respective category will be considered for calculation of composite score which is mentioned in stage 2.
Stage 2- Shortlisting for PI
Candidates satisfying the criteria of Stage-I, the will be called for Personal Interview (PI) based on the composite score derived using the components and the corresponding weights as specified in Table 2.
Table 2- Components and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI
|Component||Weight||Method of Calculation|
|CAT 2020 score||56||(A/B) x 56|
|Class 10 marks||10||As per Table 3 (Provided below)|
|Class 12 marks||15||As per Table 3 (Provided below)|
|Bachelor's degree marks||15||As per Table 4 (Provided below)|
|Gender diversity factor||4||4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity|
|*A = Candidate's total CAT score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2020 score|
A= Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score
B= Maximum CAT 2020 Score
After deriving the composite score, the cutoffs will be decided in each category for short=listing candidates for Stage II of the selection process of IIM Calcutta. The number of candidates to be short-listed in Personal Interview (PI) in each category totally depends upon the batch size.
Allotting points of marks secured in Class 10th and 12th
Table 3: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12
Class X Marks (in per cent)
Class XII Marks (in per cent)
≥75 and < 80
≥ 75 and < 80
≥70 and < 75
≥70 and < 75
≥65 and < 70
≥65 and < 70
≥60 and < 65
≥60 and < 65
To calculate the marks (in%) obtained in Classes 10 and 12, the Board will consider whether to consider the percentage of the total marks of all the subjects appearing in the mark sheet/ grade paper.
Computation of percentages in Class 10th and 12th
For computing, the marks of class 10th and 12th the average of all subjects is taken into consideration irrespective of if the respective board considers it for calculation or not.
Points for Bachelor Degree marks
Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in per cent)
≥ 55 and < 60
≥ 50 and < 55
Computation of Percentages at Bachelor’s level
The aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidate in the graduation degree will be computed as per the norm followed by the respective institute from which the candidate has graduated. In case the institute/university does not provide any method of calculation of CGPA then the equivalence will be obtained by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate to the maximum CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.
If a bachelor’s degree is not completed
In case a candidate has to appear for the final examination, he/she can fill the CAT application form and the aggregate marks obtained in the previous semesters will be taken into consideration and points will be allotted as mentioned in the table above.
The percentage of marks to be considered will be as specified in the degree certificate.
Stage 3- Final selection
The final selection of the candidates for the MBA program will be based as per the weightage of the components as per the table below:
IIM Calcutta final selection computation process
CAT 2020 Score
Personal Interview (PI)
Point granted for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree
While computing the score for work experience a maximum of 8 points will be given to the candidates based on their experience as on January 31, 2021. Students must note that only managerial work after graduation will be taken into consideration and not any internships, training/projects, work done as an integral part of the subject will be considered.
Points for work experience
12 to 18
19 to 24
25 to 30
31 to 36
37 to 42
43 to 48
Final Selection for MBA Programme
The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; Based on the criteria, the candidate will not automatically be eligible to get admission in IIM Calcutta.
Note- COVID:19- Any possible disruptions related to COVID 19 can impact the IIM Calcutta MBA admission process. The information as specified in the admission policy is subject to the advisories and guidelines of Central and State Government during the IIM Calcutta admission process 2021-23 batch. Interested candidates are advised to keep this external factor in mind due to the current pandemic.
IIM Calcutta will apply the reservation policy as per the Government of India for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEI)
IIM Calcutta Fees
IIM Calcutta will prescribe the fee for academic year batch 2021-23. The expected fee for IIM Calcutta is Rs. 27 lakhs which is non-refundable. The IIM Calcutta fee will include the tuition fees and the cost of books, materials, economy airfare of study guides and accommodation. Students must note that the personal charges such as food, electricity will not be covered under the fee structure of IIM Calcutta
IIM Calcutta Placements
IIM Calcutta successfully conducted its placement drive for its 55th batch. The placement drive of IIM Calcutta witnessed the participation from more than 100 recruiters across various domains. The highest package recorded during the IIM Calcutta placements was Rs. 80 lakhs per annum. Check the highlights of IIM Calcutta placements in the table below:
IIM Calcutta Final Placements - Highlights
Rs 80 lakhs per annum
Rs 27.9 lakhs per annum
Rs 25.5 lakhs per annum
Participation of recruiters
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021-2023
Question: Do I have to fill the application form for IIM Calcutta after the declaration of CAT result?
Yes, candidates will have to fill a seperate form for IIM Calcutta.
Question: What if I have not opted for IIM Calcutta while filling the CAT 2020 application form?
While filling the CAT application form 2020, students must ensure to opt for IIM Calcutta. If not done, student’s CAT score will not be considered for shortlisting during IIM Calcutta selection process.
Question: When will the authorities begin the application process of IIM Calcutta?
The registration process for IIM Calcutta will begin soon after the declaration of CAT 2020 result.
Question: Does IIM Calcutta consider sectional CAT score?
Yes, IIM Calcutta will consider both sectional as well as overall percentile for shortlisting candidates.
Question: What is ideal work experience to obtain good points?
As per the final selection criteria, to score the highest point candidate must have 31-36 months of experience as on January 31, 2021.
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Questions related to IIM Calcutta
Can i get a call from IIM C,K if low academic score class 10/12/graduation are 72/68/74.Any chance be there
See your academic record is average so you need to get little higher percentile in CAT to get either IIM Calcutta or IIM Kozhikode as these IIMs are known as top IIMs and there fore the cut-offs are also quite high. So in order to get a call from either of the IIMs you need to secure your percentile at least 98 or more.
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's selection results and only CAT percentile but while shortlisting of candidates for WAT/GD-PI round academic criteria of candidate also comes in play means your academic performance in class 10th and 12th, you graduation percentage, graduation background and Job experience is also considered for admission to IIMs and other B-Schools in India and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
To check the cut-off of all IIMs and other B-schools, kindly check out the link given below :-
You can also use CAT Pathfinder to know your chances to get call from IIMs or other B-Schools :-
I hope this information helps you.
My academics:76% in 10th., 70% in 12th and gold medalist (universitys topper)in graduation (BCA Data analytics).As Im a non engineer,Im from OBC category, Im male. How much % should I score inCAT.And what are the chances of getting into IIM Calcutta? Please do reply assoonas possible. Itsurgent
As you have mentioned that you belong to OBC category so for getting admission in IIM Calcutta you need to be an excellent student. Your 10th and 12th scores are not that good but since you improved such tremendously I think that the older scores would not affect you so much but you need to score more than 85% overall to get admission.
Hope it helps.
I have studied upto 9th in regular state board and I studied 10th grade in distance mode and 12th inregular mode and also graduation inregular mode.Am i eligible to appear CATexam, and my 10th grade marks are considered along with 12th and graduation marks in selection of iim Calcutta,plsits urgent
Eligibility criteria to appear for CAT is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree from a recognised board. Candidates belonging to general category/EWS/OBC-NCL must score minimum 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA. Candidates belonging to SC/ST must score minimum 45% marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible. So if you score the required percentage you are eligible.
Final admission in to IIMs is based on marks scored in CAT, past academic performance, experience and performance in the interview. As long as you have passed class 10th from a recognised board you will be eligible for the admission provided you must fulfill all other requirements.
can distance education graduation , eligible for CAT exam, and can get into iim Calcutta? Is any body there , who got into iim . Please reply as soon as possible, its urgent...
Until and unless you have graduated in any three or four year Bachelors Degree be it full time or distance, you are eligible for appearing in CAT Exam.
Getting into IIM Calcutta depends on your performance in CAT, henceforth if you get a call, your performance in Graduation, Written Aptitude and Ability Test as well as Personal Interview will be considered.
For more information regarding CAT and rules and regulations do follow the link below
As part of iim Calcutta selection for MBA, in stage 1 (i.e., shortlisting process for PI, WAT rounds), which includes cat score, past academics,gender diversity., how many points should i score, out of 100, to get shortlisted for further if Im a nonengineer,from OBCcategory, Im a male student?
The final selection is based on (weightage):
- CAT 2020 Score: 30
- Personal Interview: 48
- Written Ability Test: 10
- Academic Diversity: 04
Work Experience: 08
If you belong to OBC and with no work experience, you should aim for more than 85 points.