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IIM Cutoff 2019 - For pursuing management studies from one of the IIMs, the most important factor for consideration is the IIM Cutoff, on the basis of which the IIMs shortlist candidates for admissions. The IIM cutoff refers to the minimum score or percentile which a candidate must secure to get shortlisted by an Institute for the next rounds of the selection process. CAT or the Common Admission Test is a gateway for admissions to all 20 IIMs, each having their own selection criteria to admit the best from the thousands of aspirants who apply every year.
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After the announcement of CAT results, the test conducting body i.e. IIM Calcutta for CAT 2019, will announce CAT Cutoff based on which the 20 IIMs generates their shortlisting criteria and call students for further admission process. Each of the 20 IIMs has its own IIM cutoff to shortlist the candidates.
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Usually, the CAT cutoff for General category for most of the IIMs is 90+ percentile. To get shortlisted for the selection rounds, candidates need to meet the CAT cutoff criterion. The shortlisted candidates are called for the selection rounds which usually include a Writing Ability Test (WAT), Personal Interview (PI) and Group Discussion(GD). Apart from this, some other parameters are also considered such as Work Experience, Past Academic Records, Diversity, etc. to prepare the final merit list for admissions.
Over the last few years, Group Discussion is not the part of the selection rounds for many IIMs. Some IIMs include CAT score as a parameter for assessment during both the shortlist stages of the selection process.
As the IIMs have started announcing their selection process, let’s start with the IIM Cutoff for all the 20 IIMs for the academic year 2020-22.
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In order to be considered eligible for Admission in IIMs, one should score more than 90 percentile(overall).
The admission process is different for different for different IIMs. The top three IIMs(Ahemdabad, Bangalore &Calcutta) have their different process. Other IIMs have a common admission process in which a merit list is created which is based on the performance of students in their in GD and PI rounds.
The minimum cutoff for IIM ahemdabad as mentioned on the official website is 80(overall) and 70 percentile in all the three different sections. However getting the minimum percentile in the CAT exam does not mean that you will receive a call for the Admission process. The actual cutoff is very high as compared to minimum cutoff.
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your score is good until now. You have did your best all the way. For CAT exam, IIM Consider 90% to get an admission.
For IIM Kozhikode:- 75% for CAT,Sectional Cutoff:- 65% for 10th:- 60% and for 12th 60%.
For IIM Trichy:- 78% for OBC-NC
for IIM Indore :- 80% for OBC-NC
for OBC category there will very less relaxation. But there is high competition but number of seats available is very less.
So you have to prepare accordingly and get an admission.
CAT exam score hold a 45-50 % weightage for admission at IIM Kozhikode. You have so good qualification in the rest. If you put more effort into it then you can get it.
Hope it helps!
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level management entrance exam. CAT 2019 application process has been completed and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th November 2019.
Application forms were available from 07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019.
Aspirants seeking admission to the MBA course have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/SNAP/etc. After the entrance test, candidates have to apply to colleges for admission.
Check the details about the CAT exam using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries.
Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
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