IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020
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IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020 - Indian Institute of Management, Shillong has released the admission criteria for it's Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for the academic year 2020-2022. IIM Shillong admission criteria 2020 includes two stages. In the first stage, candidates will be shortlisted for personal interview and group discussion and in the second stage final merit list will be prepared on the basis of CAT score and their performance in GD & PI. Candidates have to meet the minimum cutoff requirement to get shortlisted for stage 1. Cutoff for admission into IIM Shillong varies from other IIMs. Candidates have to appear in CAT and qualify with an aim to be eligible to participate in the admission criteria of IIM Shillong 2020. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the IIM Shillong admission criteria 2020, selection process, minimum cutoff requirement, weightage for different components under personal appearance and profile, etc.


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What's New- IIM Shillong Cut off is same as previous year. But, there is an addition of EWS category. Candidates can check the IIM Shillong Cut off 2020 in the table that is given below.

Stages for IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020

IIM Shillong admission process into two phases:

Stage 1 - Shortlisting of candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview

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Stage 2 - Preparation of final Merit list for admission

Stage 1 - IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020- Shortlisting of Candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Candidates who will opt for IIM Shillong while filling the registration form of CAT 2019 will be considered for stage 1 process. Candidates belonging to different categories will have to meet the minimum qualifying marks in their 10th, 12th, graduation and CAT to be able to apply for admission to IIM Shillong.

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Some of the important factors that are taken into account while determining the cutoff of IIM Shillong are :

  • Total number of candidates who have applied
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Past years cutoff trends
  • Total number of seats available

IIM Shillong Cut off 2020

CategorySSC PercentageHSC PercentageGraduation PercentageCAT 2019 Percentile (VARC)CAT 2019 Percentile (DILR)CAT 2019 Percentile (QA)
DA (D)505050505050
ST (T)505050505050
SC (C)555555606060
EWS (E)808065757575
Others (OT)808065757575

Previous year Cut off

Minimum Marks required for past academic records


10th percentage

12th percentage













Minimum Marks required for CAT 2019 Section Wise (Tentative)


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

















Candidates who will fulfill the above cutoff criteria will be considered for shortlisting into GD-PI rounds and will be segregated as per their discipline in graduation. Refer the academic discipline below for indications


Academic Discipline for graduation

1 (AC1)

Animal Husbandry


Food Technology


Science [Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology]

Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly mentioned elsewhere in this list]

Veterinary Science

Science [Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics]




Dairy Science/TechnologyAgriculture [Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology etc.]

2 (AC2)

Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking


Arts/Humanities [Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.]

Education [including Physical Education and Sports]

3 (AC3)

Management [Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies]

Commerce/Economics [Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.]

Hotel & Tourism Management

4 (AC4)

Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B.Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT, other than Agricultural Engineering and Dairy Technology

Agricultural Engineering


5 (AC5)


6 (AC6)

Company Secretary (CS)

Chartered Accountancy (CA)

Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)

7 (AC7)

Any other discipline not mentioned in AC1 to AC6

An only certain percentage of students will be shortlisted from the above disciplines, which is as follows:

N: Number of candidates appeared for CAT 2018

g: Number of Academic disciplines

Ni: the number of candidates present in the i

th: academic discipline, ∀ = 1, 2, 3, . . . ,

Percentage of candidates that will be eligible for academic discipline is mentioned in the table below:



Candidates under different categories that are Schedule Tribe, Differently Abled, Schedule Caste, and Others will be grouped as per their categories with the number of candidates in any given category j being:

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At last, students will be shortlisted for the GD-PI round on the following basis:

A number of candidates that will be shortlisted will be decided by the overall performance of students in CAT 2019, availability of seats, attendance trends in the past, buffer for possible overlap and so forth:



Stage 2 - IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020- Shortlisting of Candidates for Admission

The score of GD-PI round will be considered along with the CAT 2019 result of the candidate for shortlisting. Admission will be given on the basis of the final merit list prepared. The scores will be calculated as,



For each category performance in GD-PI round there will be different cutoff as mentioned in the table below:

Cutoff for GD-PI rounds


Cutoff for GD

Cutoff for PI














Reservation policy of IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2020 will follow the reservation policy as prescribed by the Government of India. If at any point, if necessary, IIM Shillong reserves all right to make changes while shortlisting candidates for final admission.

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Im studying in STD 12th currently. I want admission in IIM for the course BBA. Whats the requirement for that ?

Ramsha Kashif Student Expert 7th Aug, 2019
Hello aspirant,
None of the iim's except for iim indore offer a B.B.A course. IIM indore offers a 5 years integrated course (3 years bba and 2 years MBA). The admission process start after class 12 with an entrance exam called ipm.
Here below are a few top colleges offering bba:
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10th-10CGPA, 12th-77%, B.Sc.(ZBC)-68% in 1st year, currently i am in 2nd year , so what will be safe %le to get all IIM calls?

siddhant dhruv Student Expert 31st Jul, 2019
IIMS have a point based evaluation system . Your marks from 10th std to graduation will matter. They have a point system like if you get 75 % above in graduation then you will get 2 points , for above 60 to 75 % there is 1 point  , so they have a system like that . If your marks are good then you will have a better chance to get in IIMS . Also your Cat percentile with your personal interview and written ability test will matter .

I got 35.88 percentile in CAT2018...Is there any college open for MBA, EXE MBA from 2019

Neha Kumari Student Expert 27th Jul, 2019

Hi Manjeet,

The admissions for most of the colleges have finished and I would not recommend you to go for the ones left as their standard are very low.

Also, the marks obtained by you are not that good to get into some good college. As an MBA will most probably your last degree, I would highly recommend you to complete it with some good college.

Hope it was useful to you and your query was resolved.

Feel free to contact us for any queries.

All the best :)


Hi...can anyone tell how Im prepare for iim entrance..and tell about good coaching for iim preparation..I want do 5 year integrated course.

Tech. India Student Expert 15th Jul, 2019

Hii,Integrated Programme in Management [IPM], is a five year post graduate programme offered by IIM-Indore. There are around 120 seats available and a three-step selection process:

A completed application form has to be filled by the student detailing his / her academic and co-curricular achievements.

An entrance exam to test the aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English and Mathematics skills must be taken by all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria based on their application forms.

On being shortlisted, the applicants are further assessed via a Personal Interview.

Since you have specifically asked about IPMAT and Personal Interview, I will leave the rest of the details aside.

IPM Aptitude Test [IPMAT]

The pattern of the Aptitude test is as follows:

There are two sections:

100 questions to be answered in 120 minutes.

Right answers get 4 marks.

Wrong answers are penalized at 1 mark per incorrect answer.

Personal Interview [PI]

Let me quote a phrase shared with me by my mentor when I was preparing for the IIM Ahmedabad Interview stage:

‘They won’t want to see your knowledge.

They would want to see how you use your knowledge at the right time’

That was my mantra behind cracking the IIMA interview. The IIM Indore’s website clearly specifies the attributes that they desire from IPM students:

1. Communication skills

2. General awareness

3. Persuasion skills

4. Confidence levels

This makes your task relatively easy. However, you shouldn’t bank on these points alone. Usually, candidates who get through the PI round are ones who are aware of themselves, their surroundings [city, state, country and world], assertive but not aggressive and self-confident. These attributes should be prominent in all your replies.

A handy tip: If you don’t know the answer to the question posed by an interviewer, admit it. Don’t try to bluff your way through it.

Although, the number of students applying for the IPM programme are lesser as compared to CAT, it doesn’t make it any easier. Preparing for the IPMAT by studying at home, without any guidance can be counterproductive. Assess your strengths and weaknesses by appearing for some mock tests and drawing out a study plan.

I help run ExamVictor, an online coaching institute which helps students in their preparation for competitive exams. We have an online course for IIM IPM which would be able to help you. With a team of dedicated IIT-IIM grads, we ensure that you are well-prepared to submit your applicant for a seat in these prestigious business schools and confident enough to make it through all the rounds.

Drop me a line if you have any further questions.

Good Luck!


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The programme aim is to develop an ideal platform to covers the field of Business Analytics. The programme is basically design to improve managerial and leadership capabilities of participants. And the teaching approach is going to be highly interactive and blend of lectures, case studies, online lectures, projects, peer to peer learning and simulations.

Executive Programme in Business Finance from IIM Ahmedabad

In collaboration with IIMA, Executive Course in Business and Finance will cover the field of financial accounting, managerial accounting, management control systems and corporate finance.  And also will provide the best faculty in India and industry experts.

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This Leadership and Management Course from IIMC have been designed to spread effective quality management education among participating mangers, at all levels. This programme equipped with experienced professionals of powerful knowledge, tools and resources to tackle the business challenges of today. Earlier Executive Programme in Leadership and Management (EPLM) was named as PLAM. And with the 6th batch, it has been renamed as EPLM.

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