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IIM Admission: Check CAT Exam Score by Range

Every MBA aspirant aspires to get into top B-schools like Indian Institute of Management or popularly known as IIMs. Presently 20 IIMs offer MBA programme under various specialisations, out of which seven IIMs are baby/newly formed IIMs. The seven new IIMs formed are IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Visakhapatnam. Candidates wanting to get into IIMs must obtain a valid score in Common Admission Test (CAT) to qualify for the admission process of IIM. CAT exam is conducted every year in November.

The CAT exam 2021 is likely to be conducted on November 28 and the official notification will release by the end of July. Candidates planning to apply for CAT must know the road ahead after the exam so that they can make an informed decision. Thus, you must know that CAT exam score and cut offs play a crucial role in selection of candidates for MBA admission. Know campus wise CAT exam score required for admission and selection process.

CAT Cut off Percentile Range of IIMs

Candidates can check the range of qualifying CAT exam cutoff and final cut off based on the previous year’s analysis. Check the cutoff of all new/baby IIMs and other IIMs.

IIMs Qualifying CAT Cut Off (Percentile) Final Cut Off Range (Percentile)
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 60-80 99-100
Indian Institute of Management Amritsar 40-85 95-96
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 60-85 99-100
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya 40-94 92-94
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 55-85 99
Indian Institute of Management Indore 50-90 97-98
Indian Institute of Management Jammu 40-93
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur 40-93 94-95
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 55-85 97-98
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 60-85 97-98
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur 40-85 95-96
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi 40-94 94-95
Indian Institute of Management Raipur 40-93 94-95
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak 30-95
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur 40-93 95-96
Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur 40-93 90
Indian Institute of Management Shillong 50-75 90
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli 40-93 94-95
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur 40-93 92-94
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam 40-85 92-94

 

IIM Admission Through CAT

The IIM follows a three-step admission process for final admission to its MBA programme. The first step is shortlisting candidates on the basis of CAT score for Group Discussion/Analytical Writing Test/ Personal Interview rounds. In the second step, the candidates appear for the rounds conducted by the respective IIMs and the final round consists of the final selection of the candidates for admission on the basis of CAT exam score, academic record, work experience and performance in GD/PI. Check the detailed selection criteria of IIM below:

Step 1- Shortlisting of candidates

Candidates who will appear for the CAT exam will be eligible for shortlisting criteria of IIM. Respective IIMs releases the CAT qualifying cutoff before the declaration of CAT result. Candidates who meet the minimum cutoff criteria will be invited to apply for GD/PI/WAT rounds. The composite score for shortlisting candidates is calculated by considering the following parameters:

  • CAT exam score
  • Class 10th score
  • Class 12th score
  • Bachelor’s degree score
  • Gender diversity factor

Step 2- Screening of the shortlisted candidates

Shortlisted candidates are evaluated on the basis of GD/PI/WAT rounds. This round assesses candidate’s skills such as:

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Problem-solving skills

Step 3- Final selection

In the final stage, a list of shortlisted candidates for admission to IIMs is announced considering various parameters. Candidates can check the table below to know the parameters for final selection to IIMs:

Parameters Description
Personal Interview Marks are allotted to candidates on the basis of their communication skills and logical reasoning
CAT Score Overall percentile is calculated
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non- Engineering degree Candidates belonging to a non-engineering background are awarded extra points for a fair process.
Work Experience Candidates having work experience is an added advantage to earn more points. However, candidates must know the limit of work experience required to earn the highest point.

 

If you want to prepare for CAT Exam 2021. You can download CAT previous year question papers at https://www.shiksha.com/mba/cat-exam-question-papers .

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