IIM Trichy or IIM Tiruchirappalli has declared the admission criteria for the PGP 2015-17 batch. Though the basic admission criteria remain same, the CAT 2014 cutoff has been changed as compared to last year. While for the General, SC and NCOBC category the overall cutoff has been lowered, the other categories like ST and DA/PWD have higher CAT cutoffs.

The applicants will be shortlisted solely on the basis of CAT 2014 scores, the final selection would be based on their performance in WAT & PI rounds and the candidate profile.

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Shortlisting candidates through CAT 2014 cutoff

The following table brings to you the CAT 2014 cutoff for the different categories.

Category of Candidate

Minimum CAT Percentiles for shortlisting, section wise

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning






















IIM Trichy mentions, “It must be noted that the cut-off percentiles given in the above Table are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for this the 2015-17 batch may vary from those mentioned in the Table.  IIM Trichy will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each of the above categories.

Final Selection Procedure

The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Common Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds for the 6 new IIMs. The candidates will be judged on the following parameters.


  • Vocabulary
  • Content of writing
  • Writing skills 

Personal Interview

  • Communication, attitude and personality 
  • Academic efforts and disposition
  • Managerial and leadership attributes 
  • Social awareness and disposition 
  • Overall presence

The other parameters which are taken into account for final selection procedure and weights assigned to them are as follows:







Work Experience: Relevance and quality of actual work done and achievements if any


Performance at UG Level

This performance shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored at the graduation level by the weightage applicable to the discipline as shown below. 10 per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation. [per cent score at UG * discipline weightage]* 0.10

a. Engineering / Technology: 0.6
b. Science: 0.8
c. Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0
d. Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9


Master Degree or Professional Qualification


Gender Diversity

Male – 0 
Female – 1%

CAT 2014 Score


As you can see in the above table, the candidates’ profile, including past academic records, work experience and diversity factors are considered for the preparation of final merit list. In the diversity factor, graduation stream and gender is taken into account. CAT performance will be allotted 50% weight. The final selection procedure for IIM Trichy is same as last year.

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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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