IIM Trichy has released the admission policy for PGP academic year 2016-18. This year, IIM Trichy plans an intake of 120 students. The admission process will have 2 steps, shortlisting on the basis of CAT 2015 scores followed by WAT and PI rounds and past academic records and work experience. Let us have a look at the IIM Trichy admission criteria in detail.


Shortlist Criteria for WAT and PI

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the CAT 2015 scores. The following table brings to you the CAT 2015 cutoff according to sections and candidate categories.

Category of Candidate

Minimum CAT Percentiles for shortlisting, section wise

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning






















IIM Trichy mentions, “The cut-off percentiles given in above table are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for 2016-18 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.”


Last year, the CAT 2014 cutoff for IIM Trichy was same as 2016-18 batch. Although the CAT 2015 exam pattern has changed and the exam now has 3 sections instead of 2, it has not been reflected in the cutoff table. Hence, the sectional cutoff structure of IIM Trichy is ambiguous.


Final Selection Criteria

After the candidates appear for the WAT & PI rounds, the final selection list will be declared on the basis of certain criteria and weights. The parameters and the weights are given below.



Written Ability Test

Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills


Personal Interview

Communication, attitude and personality

b. Academic efforts and disposition

c. Managerial and leadership attributes

d. Social awareness and disposition

e. Overall presence


Work Experience


Performance at Undergraduate level

a. Engineering / Technology: 0.6

b. Science: 0.8

c. Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9

d. Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0


Master’s Degree or Professional Degree


Gender Diversity


CAT scores


The WAT and PI rounds will be held in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. IIM Kashipur is co-ordinating the Common Admission Process (CAP) for 2016-18 batch on behalf of  IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM-Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur & IIM-Kashipur.


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Yes, you can. You'll be benefiting from the diversity factor which is just because you are from Biology background in your undergraduation. Though you class 10th and 12th marks are below average but no problem the more you score in CAT the more will it help you in getting a call from a good IIM/B-school. Please prepare for CAT wholeheartedly and give your best shot to CAT. With a composite score percentile in CAT of around 95-98 you can definitely get a call from the CAP IIMs and maybe the old IIMs too.

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my 10th % is 64 and 12th % is 54 can i get iim or any govt. b school with the basis of cat score or what score i have get to admission in iim ?

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Dear Aspirant,

With your profile you might not be able to get any top IIM or baby IIMs. You can expect a call in the baby IIMs like Amritsar, etc @99+ but converting the call will be very difficult.

Moreover, if you are an engineer, you might not get that as well. I suggest you should focus on other exams like IIFT which are the Institute of Foreign Trade and are very good colleges have campus in Delhi and Kolkata. They did not give any weightage to past academic performance and give call only on the basis of exam performance and admission on the performance in interview.

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Some B-schools consider your academics but still Yes you can get into top b-schools, provided you have a decent percentile in the common admissions test(CAT) too a cat percentile of 98+ for mediocre IIMs and 99+ for the top ones. But you can absolutely forget IIMs-  Ahmedabad , Bangalore,v Calcutta,Indore as they focus on acads and you have a very average profile as of now but still there are lots of other factors which govern whether you'll be gettin a call from the top IIMs or not like which company did you work for, if the company is one in which the selection rate is less or the selection criteria is hard, which college you did your undergraduate degree from, which course did you pursue, many other factors which play a role.

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Hello Veeru

Gate Cutoffs varies from branches to branches and Categories to Categories.

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