IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2017: 30 percent weightage to CAT
Updated on Dec 12, 2016 - 9:31 a.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal
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IIM Shillong has released the admission criteria for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch of 2017-19. After CAT 2016, candidates will be selected in two phases. In the first phase, a short list of candidates would be declared for the Written Ability Test(WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

In the second phase, a final merit list will be prepared on the basis of which admission to the PGP (2017-19) batch will be offered. The process in each of these phases is described in the following sections.


Shortlist Criteria

The following table brings to you the category wise CAT 2016 cutoff and the past academic records.


IIM Shillong Cutoff


SSC Percentage

HSC Percentage

Graduation Percentage

Section A – CAT 2016 Percentile (VARC)

Section B – CAT 2016 Percentile (DI & LR)

Section C – CAT 2016 Quantitative Ability (QA)






















Others (OT)







Based on the cutoffs mentioned in the above table, IIM Shillong will obtain the number of candidates who would be considered for shortlisting.


The shortlisted candidates will be further segregated into seven Academic Categories (AC) as per their graduation academic disciplines. From each Academic Category a certain percentage of candidates would be shortlisted for WSAT and PI.


The final shortlist would be based on the candidates’ academic background on Bachelor’s Degree and category. The candidates would then be ranked in the decreasing order of their overall CAT percentile.


Hence, the total number of shortlist will be based on the candidates’ overall performance in CAT 2016, the number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past, etc.


Phase 2: Merit Listing for Admission Offer to PGP 2017 Batch

Scores of WSAT and PI will be used along with overall CAT performance for the preparation of the final merit list for admission offer. WSAT and PI scores will be clubbed together. The scores of WSAT and PI and the Overall CAT Absolute Score will be normalised for the preparation of the merit list.


The formula which will be used for preparing the final merit list is given below:



Hence, the weights assigned to the WSAT & PI and CAT 2016 scores are given in the table below:


WSAT & PI and CAT 2016 scores



Performance in WSAT & PI


Performance in CAT 2016




Read the detailed IIM Shillong Admission Policy 2017-19 below:




Also Read:

IIM Admission Criteria 2017


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cat 2019- oa 95.97(87/95/96) acads - 10 cgpa/89.6/85.10 general engineer female fresher can I expect call from iim shillong?

Sampriti Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020
Being a fresher it may be a little difficult to get a call from IIM Shillong with your CAT percentile. But you have pretty good academics so you can expect calls from the newer IIMs like IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Rohtak and others.
You should also check out colleges like
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • VGSOM IIT Kharagpur
  • Sailesh j Mehta School of Management
  • IMI Delhi and others.

Good Luck

cat 2019- oa 95.97(87/95/96) acads - 10 cgpa/89.6/85.10 general engineer female fresher can I expect call from iim shillong?

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020

Hi Ayushi,

You have secured a good academic record in 10th ,12th and graduation. After the declaration of the CAT result the merit list will be made  to call the candidate for the interview round and WAT Test. The merit list comprises of your CAT percentile, your graduation marks, your work experience, your 10th and 12th marks. To get into top MBA college like , IIM Ahmedabad you need to score above 99.7 percentile in CAT exam. As you have secured 95.97 percentile you will get call for MBA course from

IIM Udaipur, IIT kanpur, IIM Vishakapatnam, IIM Bodh gaya, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IMI Delhi, IIM Shillong, IIT Madras, IMS BHU.

Once you get call from IIM or other institutes , you have to go through the WAT exam and interview process. On clearing both an another merit list will be prepared, which will select you to get enter IIM or other institutes.

To know more about the colleges you get you can also use careers360 college predictor link given below:



i have OA 94.7 percentile with sectional cut off abone 72 but did not get shortlisted?

Manisha Gupta Expert 7th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

In order to get a call from IIMs CAT score is not the only parameter involved in the selection procedure. After CAT exam every IIM prepares a merit list to call students for next round of interview based on your aggregate score which comprises of many parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience etc.

To get a call from IIM Shillong you should have around Overall 95 CAT Percentile with 75 sectional cutoff as General Category so you should meet the cutoff to get into there.

You can also prefer the below given link to get more information about IIM Shillong admission.


Good Luck!


i am a dentist female nc-obc with one year work experience ,i got 71.43% in 10th 82%, 12th 91%and grad 64% ....will i get an iim Shillong call?

Saloni Singh 8th Jan, 2020

Hello Sonica,

Hope you are doing great.

Well, if you see the admission criteria of IIM Shillong, it gives on 25% weightage to CAT Score and 40% weightage to Personal Appearance.

So, the shortlisting procedure is based on your previous performances which includes Work Experience, Good Academic profile, activities and interests in co curricular activities. So, you may expect calls from IIM Shillong with low percentile also as you reflect good backgrounds.

So, Hope for the best !

All the best for admissjons !

Thank you !


I have 81% in 10th, 61.8% in 12, 62.4% in graduation and 87 percentile in CAT in OBC category. Am I eligible for iim shillong?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 26th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

IIM Shillong Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%

IIM Shillong has set a low minimum CAT 2019 percentile cut off at 7 5%ile sectional. There is no prescribed minimum overall CAT 2019 percentile required by IIM Shillong in its shortlisting criteria.

The actual CAT cut offs at IIM Shillong remain in the range of 94-95 percentile in the shortlisting process.

Hope this helps. Thank you.

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