IIM Cutoff 2020 - 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 be considered eligible 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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IIM Cutoff 2020

After the announcement of CAT results, various IIMs will announce their minimum qualifying 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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IIM Cutoff Percentile

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.

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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.

IIM Cutoff

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IIMs

CAT Cutoff for flagship programme

Cut off

1

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

80 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

95 Percentile

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14

IIM Nagpur

95 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

95 Percentile

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18

IIM Sirmaur

95 Percentile

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19

IIM Sambalpur

95 Percentile

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20

IIM Jammu

95 Percentile

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIM Cutoff 2020

Question: What is the expected cut off for IIMs?

Answer:

In order to be considered eligible for Admission in IIMs, one should score more than 90 percentile(overall).  

Question: What is admission process for IIM?

Answer:

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.  

Question: What is cutt-off for IIM Ahemdabad?

Answer:

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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I have 76% in 10th, 88% in 12th and 80% in graduation. Addition to that i have a 2 years work experience. How MUCH percentile do i need to score in cat to get a call from IIM ABC ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As per the details provided, you have decent academic record and its really good that you have 2 years of work experience. It'll give you an edge in selection process. Also, if you belong to general category, then to get a call from IIM A,B,C you should focus on getting a minimum of 98 percentile in cat.

All the best

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Hlo....mam or sir! Im Rajlaxmi frm Odisha.. How to preparation for CAT ... during bba 2nd yr... how to crack CATexam ..

Prateek Sinha 30th Mar, 2020

Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section.  Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.

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why these exams are conducting

Aniket Sharma 29th Mar, 2020

hi lramprasad,

CAT is commencing on 25th November in 2020. So it does not need to get postponed/cancel due to corona virus. The situation should get better till November. So, we can't argue why CAT is conducting.

Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!

Thanks!!!

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Can i apply for MBA at JK Lakhmipat University if i have not given CAT?

Megha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Abhishek !

Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test.

In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.

So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.

Hope it helps !

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What is the CAT exam pattern ?

Aashima Puri 29th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!

CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.

The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.

Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.

The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.

The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.

These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.

Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam. https://www.google.com/amp/s/bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-exam-pattern/amp


Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!

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