IIM Cutoff

IIM CutoffIIM Cutoff: For pursuing management studies from one of the IIMs, the most important factor of consideration is the IIM Cutoff, on the basis of which the IIMs shortlist candidates for admissions.  A 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 announces CAT Cutoff based on which the 20 IIMs generates their shortlisting criteria and call students for further admission process. Usually, the IIM cutoff under different category for all the IIMs remains on similar lines. They often differ slightly section wise. For instance, for the year 2015, if IIM Ahmedabad had a cutoff of 80 for general category student in Quantitative Aptitude section, IIM Lucknow had 85 for same category students for the same section.

 

IIMs have a high range of CAT cutoffs, mostly 90+ percentile. To be eligible for the shortlist, students are called for the shortlisting process on the basis of IIM Cutoff and other parameters. Each parameter is assigned a particular weight-age on the basis of which the final merit list is prepared. The parameters and their weights vary with each of the IIMs. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT scores vis a vis IIM Cutoff and or profile and are called for Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

 

Over the last couple of years, Group Discussion is being replaced by Written Ability Test. IIM Calcutta and Lucknow conducted GD rounds as a part of their selection process earlier, but from 2015 onwards, both the institutes have exempted the GD rounds and now only conduct WAT-PI as a part of their CAT selection process.

 

Some IIMs include CAT score as a parameter for assessment during both the shortlist stages of the selection process. However, IIM Indore does not give any weight-age to the CAT score at the second stage to prepare the final selection list.

 

The six new IIMs, namely IIM RanchiIIM RaipurIIM RohtakIIM TrichyIIM Udaipur, and IIM Kashipur conducts a Common Admission Process (CAP) wherein shortlisted candidates have to participate in common WAT and PI rounds. However, the merit list is declared separately by the IIMs. IIM Sirmaur, mentored by IIM Lucknow does not conduct WAT-PI rounds but generate merit list based on CAT performance and past academic records.  

 

As the IIM s have started announcing their selection process, let’s start with the IIM Cutoff for all the 20 IIMs under each category and section for the academic year 2018-20.

 

IIM Cut off

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IIM Ahmedabad

80 Percentile

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2

IIM Bangalore

90 Percentile

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3

IIM Calcutta

90 Percentile

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4

IIM Lucknow

90 Percentile

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5

IIM Indore

90 Percentile

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6

IIM Kozhikode

90 Percentile

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7

IIM Trichy

90 Percentile

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8

IIM Udaipur

90 Percentile

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9

IIM Shillong

70 Percentile 

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10

IIM Raipur

90 Percentile 

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11

IIM Kashipur

90 Percentile 

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12

IIM Rohtak

96 Percentile 

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13

IIM Ranchi

90 Percentile 

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14

IIM Nagpur

90 Percentile

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15

IIM Vishakhapatnam

90 Percentile 

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16

IIM Amritsar

90 Percentile 

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17

IIM Bodh Gaya

>90 Percentile 

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18

IIM Sirmaur

80 Percentile

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19

IIM Sambalpur

90 Percentile 

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20

IIM Jammu

80 Percentile  

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Hey I'm a mechanical engineer and a general candidate. I secured 87.81 percentile in cat 2017. what are the colleges to apply?

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2 year PG Diploma in Financial Management from IMT - CENTRE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING or Mba from normal college via CAT,MAT etc.

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Hello, I have scored 97.23 overall in cat, with 99.35 in verbal, 88 in LR DI, and 92.95 in quant. Can I expect a call from MDI?

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Firstly congratulations for such a great score. MDI place high weightage on cat percentile. Most likely you have a good chances of getting a call from MDI based on your CAT score.

Best of luck!!!