IIM Indore is the last among the 13 IIMs to release the admission criteria for PGP batch of 2015-17. IIM Indore will follow the 2 step admission process. The CAT 2014 takers will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance and eligibility criteria. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.

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The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2014 cutoff, past academic records and Gender Diversity Factor.

The CAT 2014 Cutoff for IIM Indore is given in the table below:


Section 1 – Percentile

Section 2 – Percentile

Overall Percentile













Shortlist Criteria for WAT and PI

Candidates clearing the CAT 2014 cutoff would be considered for the next round of shortlist. IIM Indore mentions, “Sufficient number of candidates for WAT and PI for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and DA) will be shortlisted using the merit list generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in the table below.”

Computation of Composite Scores



10th Standard/SSC Scores

35 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]


12th Standard/HSC Scores

35 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

CAT 2014 Overall Score

27* [Candidate’s CAT Overall Score / Highest CAT Overall Score]

Gender Diversity Factor

3 for Female Applicants

0 for others

Composite Score

Sum of the Above Scores (Max 100)

 Note: Zcandidate, Zmin, Zmax for 10th and 12th Standard are computed using the normalisation process.

IIM Indore conducts admission interviews in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi only. However, IIM Indore reserves the right to change the centres at any time if the situation so warrants


The shortlisted candidates will be intimated through emails by January 2015. The final selection will be done on the basis of the following factors:

Computation of Final Score

10th Standard / SSC Score

17.5 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

12th Standard/HSC Scores

17.5 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

Bachelor Degree Score

15.0 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

WAT Score

15.0 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

PI Score

35.0 * [Z candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min]

Final Composite Score

= Sum of the above scores (Max 100)

Note: Zcandidate, Zmin, Zmax for each component are computed using the normalisation process.

Also Read:

IIM Admission Criteria 2015-17

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whats think different in a CMAT and a cat

Shiksha 28th Mar, 2020


Although both the exams are for getting into Bschools in India for post graduation but there is a huge difference between the two:

  • Cat is common admission test and cmat is common management admission test
  • Cat is one of the most popular exam in india for management given by around 2 lakhs of people and cmat is given by a lesser candidates around 50k-60k.
  • Most of the bschools & iim accept cat score and around only 400+ colleges in india iccepts cmat score.
  • Cat has a higher difficulty level and cmat is a bit on the easier side.
  • Both exams are online but the exam pattern is different. Apart from quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning that are there in both the exams, cmat also an additional section for gk & current affairs.
  • There are very few top colleges through cmat and many top colleges through cat that you can target.
  • I hope this helps.

what percentile in cat do I need if I have 84 percent in 10th and 92 percent in 12th to get into IIM Indore?

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

Hii Suraj,

IIM Indore is one such B-school which values your previous academic marks a lot. Your graduation marks matter too. And the stream from which you graduated. You have a good score in class 12th but an average one in class 10th. See it is just not your acads but your work-ex if any, your extracurriculars matter too.

You'll still need a percentile somewhat above 98+ if you are a student of Commerce background. Being from tech. background furthermore makes it difficult for one to get in.

You can visit the following link for more info- https://www.careers360.com/university/indian-institute-of-management-indore

You can reach out to us for more information regarding admissions entrance tests etc.

Hope it helps.



Is it possible to get elegible for mba course without work experience in s p jain and if eligible then at what cat score open category student gets admitted.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


see it is not mandatory to have work experience to join 2 year mba program in sp jain, however if you opt for executive mba then work experience is necessary.

sp jain offers mba courses on Marketing, Operations, Information Management & Finance.

sp jain selection criteria is two types 1> profile based, 2> profile cum score based.

as per previous years cutoff cat overall percentile was 85. with 75 percentile cutoff in sectional. sp jain observes candidates based on their academic score, extracurricular activities, achievements and relevant work experience.


how many % required in 12th for cat

Shaurya Kapoor 27th Mar, 2020

It basically depends upon from college to college and the criteria for short listing. But if you wish to make it to the top colleges of CAT it is advised to score very high percentage of marks in your class x and class xii.

Every year the percentage needed for shortlistment is changed by the college.

The overall shortlistment depends upon your performance in class x and xii , your grades in college , extra curricular activities and your work experience.

All the Best !!!?


will i get earth science in 515 score in iit gwahati in gen cat. Or water resources

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Mar, 2020


I have mentioned the previous years cutoff of civil engineering for iit guwahati below in various stream for general category,

StructuralEngineering    CE    713

Geotechnical Engineering    CE    627

Transportation Systems Engineering    CE    639

Water Resources Engineering    CE    590

Infrastructure Engineering and Management    CE    627

so you have less chances for iit guwahati.

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