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IIM Shortlist 2025: IIM PI Calls, IIM Admission Status, IIM Interview Calls

IIM Shortlist 2025: IIM PI Calls, IIM Admission Status, IIM Interview Calls

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IIM Shortlist 2025 will be released by all Indian Institute of Management for the MBA/PGP admission to the batch of 2025-27. The final IIM shortlist will probably be released in May 2025. The highest IIM shortlist cutoff percentile required for the top IIMs is 94 and the minimum is about 80. The minimum IIM shortlist cutoff for MBA admission at baby IIMs ranges between 82 and 94. Candidates can check their IIM PI shortlist status 2025 on the respective websites of IIMs once it is released. They can check the IIM shortlist status by registering on the portal and logging in with their CAT ID and generated password.

IIM Shortlist 2025 Latest Update

  • IIM Kashipur will release the final IIM shortlist for MBA admission for the academic batch of 2025-27 probably in May.
  • IIM Kashipur will conduct the PI process from February to March 2025.
  • IIM Shillong will release the shortlist status for admission to the academic batch of 2025-27 in January.
  • IIM Bangalore will release shortlist criteria for MBA admission for the academic batch of 2025-27 in January.
  • IIM Indore will release a shortlist for MBA admission 2025 in online mode in January.
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta will release the list of shortlisted candidates for the academic batch of 2025-27 in January.
  • IIM Ahmedabad will release its shortlist for MBA admission 2025 in January at iima.ac.in.
  • IIM Visakhapatnam will open the online application window for MBA admission probably on January.
  • IIM Kozhikode will release the stage 1 shortlist of candidates who need to register for the Personal Interview (PI) process.

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IIM Shortlist 2025-27

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is expected to release the shortlist for WAT-PI 2025 in January. Check out the list of IIMs along with the IIM shortlist release date and IIM calls 2025 status. As per the previous year's trends, candidates can expect the release of IIM interview dates 2025 as per below.

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List of IIMsIIM shortlist 2025-27 release date (Tentative)IIM Admission criteria
IIM Ahmedabad shortlist statusJanuary 6, 2025IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Bangalore shortlist statusJanuary 28, 2025IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Calcutta shortlist statusJanuary 10 – 15, 2025IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Lucknow shortlist statusJanuary 4, 2025IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Indore shortlist statusJanuary 15 - 20, 2025IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Kozhikode shortlist statusJanuary 4, 2025IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Shillong shortlist statusJanuary 27 - 31, 2025IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Rohtak shortlist statusJanuary 2025IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Trichy shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (IIM CAP)IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Udaipur shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Ranchi shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Kashipur shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Kashipur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Raipur shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Amritsar shortlist statusJanuary 15, 2025IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Bodhgaya shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Bodghaya Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Nagpur shortlist status
January 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Nagpur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Visakhapatnam shortlist status
January 6, 2025IIM Visakhapatnam Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Jammu shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Sambalpur shortlist statusJanuary 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Sirmaur shortlist status
January 23 - 24, 2025 (CAP IIM)IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2025
IIM Mumbai shortlist status
February 10 - 15, 2025IIM Mumbai Admission Criteria 2025
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What is IIM Shortlist?

The IIM shortlist 2025 is the list of candidates who are eligible to participate in the WAT-PI rounds of IIMs also CAT interview dates are mentioned in the shortlist. As per the official notification, IIM CAP 2025 Personal Interviews have been completed.

The IIM shortlist is basically the list of CAT test-takers who make it to the second phase of the IIM admission process which is the Personal Interview (PI). IIMs are the most sought-after MBA institutes in India. There are a total of 21 IIMs in the country.

IIM Waitlist Movement 2025-27

The final IIM shortlist 2025 will consist of names of candidates who qualified for all the rounds of the IIM selection process. In case any candidate opts not to enroll for admission then their seat is offered to the waitlisted candidate. This results in IIM waitlist movement.

  • If any candidate lets go of his or her seat then the student from the waiting list can get admission.
  • The seat is offered based on the candidate's merit and availability of the seat.
  • Over the past years, students have waited a long time for the waitlist of IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta to move to get close to admission chances.
  • There remains a high waitlist movement in IIM Calcutta and IIM Lucknow because selected candidates prefer IIMA or IIMB over these two.
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IIM Shortlist 2025: Key Highlights

After candidates have downloaded their CAT results, all the IIMs will release the shortlists for the final round of PI & WAT separately. After the conclusion of the personal interview and other rounds which will be conducted virtually, the respective IIMs prepare the final merit list based on these scores, work experience, CAT percentile, and diversity factors. These are the key highlights of the IIM shortlisting process:

  • All IIMs dropped their GD and WAT rounds, like last year, and will conduct only PI rounds from February to March 2025.
  • IIM Kashipur started the IIM CAP registration in online mode. Eligible candidates could register for IIM CAP till January.

IIM Shortlisting Criteria and Selection Process 2025

IIM shortlisting process is divided into three stages:

IIM Shortlisting Process Stages

Stage 1: Shortlisting of candidates based on their CAT 2024 score

With the CAT result announcement, the candidates will be invited to apply for the PI round by each IIM on its official website. Candidates who meet the IIM shortlist cut-off have to log in through their CAT IDs to submit their name and CAT score.

Stage 2: Screening of candidates for Personal Interview

In the second stage, the candidates who applied for PI will be shortlisted based on their CAT score and academic record, after which interview letters will be sent to selected candidates in the IIM shortlist 2025.

Stage 3: Calculation of CAT Composite Score and Final Selection in IIM

In the third stage, the composite score of each candidate on the IIM shortlist is calculated based on various parameters to finalise his/her selection. The final selection process of admission in IIMs and preparation of final IIM shortlist includes assessing a candidate on certain parameters and calculating his/her composite score. Given below is the list of eight main parameters and their definitions.

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Factors on which IIM Shortlist preparation depends

  • CAT 2024 score
  • Class 10 and 12 score
  • Graduation score
  • Online PI
  • Academic diversity
  • Gender diversity
  • Work experience

IIM Shortlist 2025 Components and Weightage (Expected)

Name of the IIM

% Weightage for CAT Score

%Weightage for Academics

% Weightage for Work Exp.

% Weightage for Others (Diversity etc)

IIM Ahmedabad

65

30

5

-

IIM Bangalore

40

50

8

2

IIM Calcutta

56

40

-

4

IIM Lucknow

60

20

10

10

IIM Indore

20

74

-

6

IIM Kozhikode

45

40

5

10

IIM Shillong

NA

NA

NA

NA

IIM Kashipur

33

20

12

35

IIM Raipur

40

10

9

7

IIM Ranchi

100

--

--

--

IIM Tiruchirappalli

53

10

5

30

IIM Udaipur

60

9

9

22

IIM Rohtak

60

--

--

40

IIM Amritsar

60

20

10

10

IIM Bodhgaya

50

12

16

22

IIM Jammu

40

10

8

40

IIM Nagpur

30

35

20

15

IIM Sambalpur

30

15

15

40

IIM Sirmaur

45

10

10

35

IIM Visakhapatnam

40

38

12

10

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CAT IIM Shortlist: Previous Years’ Analysis of Number of Seats & Shortlisted Candidates

Based on the previous year’s analysis, here are the number of seats and the number of candidates who got IIM calls.

Type

Total Intake

Shortlisted Candidates

Seats filled

IIM/ Batch

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

IIM Ahmedabad

385

394

1220

1240

392

392

IIM Bangalore

441

458

1425

1556

441

458

IIM Calcutta

480

480

1990

1852

480

480

IIM Lucknow

405

452

3232

3691

407

455

IIM Kozhikode

485

480

5078

4815

501

481

IIM Indore

487

487

5269

4976

487

487

IIM Trichy

263

230

13668

14125

235

238

IIM Udaipur

286

326

13668

14125

292

334

IIM Raipur

263

263

13668

14125

268

265

IIM Rohtak

265

240

13668

7981

246

240

IIM Sirmaur

123

190

13668

14125

123

18

IIM CAP 2025

Common Admission Process (CAP) is a single window selection process for MBA admission to the participating CAP IIMs. For the academic batch of 2025-27, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur will conduct IIM CAP process. As per IIM CAP latest update, now IIM Nagpur is now the part for CAP 2025 process. IIM CAP round will be held in multiple phases in February 2025.

CAP 2025- Participating IIMs

The Common Admission Process or CAP 2025 was conducted from February to March 2025.

Out of 13 New & Baby IIMs, the following is participating in IIM CAP or Common Admission Procedure 2025-27 :

  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Nagpur

Mentioned here below is the minimum IIM CAP call cut-off of the CAT percentile needed in each category and the overall percentile for listing candidates for PI:

Minimum Cut off of CAT Percentile

CategoryVARCDILRQATotal IIM CAP Call Cutoff
General73737394
EWS50505077
NC-OBC50505077
SC44444460
ST25253040
DAP25253040

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is IIM shortlist?

IIM shortlist can be termed as the list of CAT test takers who make it to the second stage of IIM admission process 2025 which is WAT-PI.

2. What is IIM waitlist? When will it be released?

IIM waitlist is a batch or number of seats that are reserved by the IIMs so that candidates who have withdrawn or if additional seats are left, the CAT test takers can take admission. It will be released in February/ March 2025.

3. What is IIM CAP?

CAP is a Common Admission Process that is conducted by one of the IIM to offer admission to 9 New & Baby IIMs.

4. For the IIMs not participating in CAP, how will admission be done?

Such IIMs will have their own selection procedure which can be checked on their respective official websites.

5. How can I get an IIM call?

You will get a call from IIM if you touch 90 percentile or above (except for IIM A which has a lower cut-off).

6. Where do IIM interviews take place?

Each IIM conducts interviews in different cities. You have to fill in your interview location preferences for each IIM while filling out the CAT form.

7. How long is an IIM interview?

There is no specific time limit. However candidates can expect it to be a minimum of 10-15 minutes.

8. How many IIMs have released shortlisted candidates?

Most of the IIMs have started the shortlisting of candidates on the basis of their own admission criteria. 

9. How do I check my IIM shortlist?

Candidates shall visit the official website of the college in order to find their name in the IIM shortlist. 

10. When will IIM calls start coming?

Most of the IIMs will release their shortlist cum IIM calls on their respective website after the release of CAT 2024 results. Candidates can check the same by using their login credentials.

11. Which IIM calls are out?

IIM Indore, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kozhikode, and Kashipur IIM calls out in online mode. IIM calls 2025 for rest IIMs will be releasing soon.

12. When will IIM calls start coming?

Most of the IIMs has released their shortlist cum IIM calls on their respective website. Candidates can check the same by using their login credentials.

13. Which IIM calls are out?

IIM Indore, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kozhikode, and Kashipur IIM calls out in online mode. IIM calls 2025 for rest IIMs will be releasing soon.

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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

\left ( -\infty,-6 \right )


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