IIM Calcutta has released the admission criteria for the post graduate programme in management 2017-19. This years’ CAT cutoff has remained similar as that of last years. The overall CAT cutoff required by general category student is 90 percentile. The minimum CAT cutoff for all the categories has remained same. The cutoff for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), and Persons with disabilities (PWD) is to 70, 70, 85, and 70 respectively.
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Minimum Cut-off Percentile for short-listing the candidates
Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)
Overall percentile rank (PT)
The Indian Institutes of Management through their tough selection process selects the best lot of students for different coveted IIMs. Before broadly analyzing the IIM-Calcutta admission policy, let’s first look at the selection process of IIMs.
The IIM Admission Process is a two-step process
Common Admission Test –CAT, and
Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)
Candidates are first shortlisted on the basis of the CAT cut-off percentiles, sectional as well as overall, along with past academic record and work experience. After the shortlist, the candidates are called for WAT- PI rounds conducted by each of the IIMs. The selection at this round is based on the performance at each stage of the round with assessment on past academic records, work experience, co-curricular activities and diversity factors (if applicable). Each parameter is assigned a particular weightage on the basis of which the final merit list is prepared. The parameters and their weights vary with each of the IIMs.
Criteria for short listing and final selection of candidates for 2017-2019 Batch by IIM Calcutta
A. Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates will be short listed on the basis of CAT 2016 score, past academic performance, and other criteria for the next round, which is personal interview.
Stage I: Candidates eligible to be considered for PI
At this stage the candidates must have minimum section wise and overall percentile in CAT 2016. Candidates securing the above mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2016 will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above mentioned minimum percentile as the short-listing for PI is done on the basis of a composite score.
Stage II: Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage
The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT 2016 score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor. Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks based on aggregate scores is given in the table below:
Points for Class X and Class XII marks
Class X Marks (in %)
Class XII Marks (in %)
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The composite score is calculated basis of the table below. The composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. The number of candidates short-listed for the PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the batch size of 2017-19.
Components weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage
Method of Calculation
CAT 2016 Overall Score
(A/B) x 28
Class X marks
Class XII marks
Gender Diversity Factor
2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2016 score B = Maximum CAT 2016 Score
Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of the selection process that would comprise a Personal Interview (PI) and a Written Ability Test (WAT).
B. Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM (Batch 2017-19)
A candidate’s final score for selection is calculated on the basis of the table below. It indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection for PGP-PGDM for the 2017-19 batch.
Criteria and weights for final selection for PGP- PGDM
CAT 2016 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 work experience, a maximum of four points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2017. 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. 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 into IIM Calcutta.
IIM Calcutta will apply Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).
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