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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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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