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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria for MBA Course

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria for MBA Course

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on Jul 03, 2024 05:50 PM IST | #CAT

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025-27: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta will release the admission criteria for the MBA program for the academic session 2025-27. IIM Calcutta admission criteria will be available on the official website- iimcal.ac.in. Along with the IIM C admission process, authorities will release the minimum IIM Calcutta cutoff criteria. IIM Calcutta will conduct the MBA admission process based on the candidate’s CAT 2024 entrance examination score.

CAT 2024 will be held on November 23 and result for the same will probably be announced in the third week of December 2024. Candidates who can secure a valid CAT exam scorecard and meet the required minimum CAT cutoff will be shortlisted for the IIM Calcutta selection process. Later on, candidates will be offered final admission to IIM Calcutta based on the cumulative score obtained in various components. Read this article by Careers360 to know all about IIM Calcutta 2025 admission criteria.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria Dates 2025

IIM Calcutta admission criteria schedule will be announced along with the admission criteria. Check out the tentative schedule for IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2025-27.

IIM Calcutta admission criteria events

IIM Calcutta 2025 admission criteria dates

Release of IIM Calcutta admission criteria notification

Second week of August 2024

Release of CAT 2024 registration form

First week of August 2024

Availability of CAT admit card

Last week of October 2024

CAT 2024 exam date

November 23, 2024 (Tentative)

Announcement of CAT result 2024

Third week of December 2024

Availability of IIM Calcutta admission form

First week of January 2025

List of shortlisted candidates' release date

Second week of January 2025

Online interview application deadline

Second week of January 2025

Release of final admission list

To be announced

CAT Result 2024

CAT 2024 conducting body will announce the CAT exam result in online mode probably in the third week of December 2024. The scorecard of CAT 2024 will mention candidates' sectional and overall scores along with percentile. Those who will take CAT 2024 will be able to download the scorecard by visiting the IIM CAT official website.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025 - Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for IIM Calcutta MBA admission candidates must fulfill the required eligibility criteria. Checkout the complete IIM Calcutta eligibility criteria below:

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate or its equivalent CGPA (5% relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved category).

  • Candidates must have done their graduation from any university/ institute.

  • Those who are pursuing their final year of examination are also eligible to apply for CAT 2024. However, candidates will have to submit a graduation degree at the time of admission.

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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2024 for MBA Program

IIM Calcutta will shortlist candidates for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) based on candidates' CAT 2024 score, past academic performance, gender diversity, and other criteria mentioned below.

Stage 1: Minimum CAT 2024 percentile cutoff to be considered for WAT and PI.

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements on section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT 2024 as given in the below table will be shortlisted for consideration in stage 2.

Table 1: Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles for Stage 1

Category

Section-1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Section-2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Section-3 Quantitative Ability (QA)

Overall Percentile

Open

≥80

≥80

≥75

≥85

EWS

≥70

≥65

≥75

≥75

NC-OBC

≥70

≥65

≥75

≥75

SC

≥65

≥60

≥60

≥70

ST

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

PwD

≥45

≥45

≥45

≥55

Stage II: Shortlisting for PI and WAT

Those candidates who satisfy the Stage 1 criteria, will be shortlisted further round of the selection process which includes a Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) based on the composite score.

Table 2: Parameters and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI and WAT

Parameters

Weightage

Method of calculation

CAT 2024 score

56

(A/B) x 56

Class 10 marks

10

As per Table 3 below

Class 12 marks

15

As per Table 3 below

Gender Diversity Factor

4

4 points will be awarded for female and transgender candidates only.

Total

85


A = Candidate’s CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score

Table 3: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Class 10 Marks (in %)

Points

Class 12 Marks (in %)

Points

≥80

10

≥80

15

≥75 and <80

8

≥75 and <80

12

≥70 and <75

6

≥70 and <75

9

≥65 and <70

4

≥65 and <70

6

≥60 and <65

2

≥60 and <65

3

<60

0

<60

0

Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

Candidates who will appear for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT), a composite score for final selection will be derived by using all the parameters and the corresponding weightage listed in below table (Table 4). This CAT composite score will be used for the preparation of category-wise merit list.

Table 4: Parameters and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme

Parameters

Weightage

CAT 2024 score

30

Personal Interview (PI)

48

Written Ability Test (WAT)

08

Points awarded for Academic Diversity

06

Work Experience

08

Total

100

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025 - Academic Diversity

The academic diversity points will be awarded as per the unique category which is specified in table 5 that a candidate is identified as belonging to.

Table 5: Points for Academic Diversity

Category ID

Academic Categories

Points

1

Bachelor's degree in engineering stream

OR

Master’s degree in engineering stream

OR

Integrated Master’s degree in engineering stream

0

2

Bachelor's degree in non-engineering stream

4

3

Dual bachelor’s degree in Law (e.g. BA LLB, BSc. LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB)

5

4

Bachelor's degree in engineering stream and Masters in non-engineering stream

2

5

Bachelor's degree in non-engineering stream and Masters in non-engineering stream

5

6

Dual/Integrated degree where bachelors is non-engineering and masters is in non-engineering stream

5

7

Dual/Integrated degree where Bachelors is engineering stream and Masters is non-engineering stream

1

8

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) without having a bachelor’s degree

5

9

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with a bachelor’s degree

6

10

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with or without a bachelor’s degree, and with Masters in non-engineering stream

6

11

Integrated bachelor’s degree in Law and Masters in non-engineering stream

6

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How can I get a seat in IIM Calcutta?

Candidates can get an MBA seat in IIM Calcutta by completing their graduation in any stream also candidates should have a valid CAT scorecard.

2. Does IIM Calcutta consider 12th marks?

Yes, at the time of the selection process, IIM Calcutta considers candidates' past academic qualifications which include Graduation, 12th, and 10th marks.

3. What is the percentile required in CAT for IIM Calcutta?

Going by past year trends, candidates belonging to General category need to secure 85 percentile, 75 percentile for OBC/ EWS categories, 70 for SC, and 65 for ST/ PwD categories.

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It seems unlikely that you would be able to get admission in the BTech CS branch at BIT Sindri or Mesra with a CML rank of 2058 and category rank of 433.

Key points:

1. The search results indicate that a CML (Common Merit List) rank of 2058 is quite low for admission to premier engineering colleges like BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra.

2. The cutoff ranks for BTech CS branch at these institutes are usually much higher, often in the range of 1000-2000 for the general category.

3. With a category rank of 433, you may have a better chance of getting admission in the reserved category quota, but the competition is still quite high.

4. The search results do not provide specific cutoff details for BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra, but the general trend suggests your current ranks may not be sufficient for the CS branch in these institutes.

My advice would be to:

1. Check the latest cutoff ranks and admission criteria on the official websites of BIT Sindri and NIT Mesra.

2. Explore other options like state-level engineering colleges or NITs where your current ranks may have a better chance of securing admission.

3. Consider improving your performance in the next attempt of the entrance exam to increase your chances of getting into your desired BTech program.



For VARC, read daily from diverse sources (newspapers, novels, journals) to improve comprehension and vocabulary. Practice RC passages and verbal ability questions regularly. For DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) and QA (Quantitative Aptitude), solve previous years' papers and take mock tests to identify weak areas. Join a coaching institute or online courses for guidance and stay consistent with your study schedule. Review and analyze your performance in mocks to understand mistakes and improve. Maintain a positive mindset and stay disciplined in your preparation.

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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

\left ( -\infty,-6 \right )


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