IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria for MBA Course

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025-27: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta will release the admission criteria for the MBA program for the academic session 2025-27. IIM Calcutta admission criteria will be available on the official website- iimcal.ac.in. Along with the IIM C admission process, authorities will release the minimum IIM Calcutta cutoff criteria. IIM Calcutta will conduct the MBA admission process based on the candidate’s CAT 2024 entrance examination score.

CAT 2024 will be held on November 23 and result for the same will probably be announced in the third week of December 2024. Candidates who can secure a valid CAT exam scorecard and meet the required minimum CAT cutoff will be shortlisted for the IIM Calcutta selection process. Later on, candidates will be offered final admission to IIM Calcutta based on the cumulative score obtained in various components. Read this article by Careers360 to know all about IIM Calcutta 2025 admission criteria.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria Dates 2025

IIM Calcutta admission criteria schedule will be announced along with the admission criteria. Check out the tentative schedule for IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2025-27.

IIM Calcutta admission criteria events

IIM Calcutta 2025 admission criteria dates

Release of IIM Calcutta admission criteria notification

Second week of August 2024

Release of CAT 2024 registration form

First week of August 2024

Availability of CAT admit card

Last week of October 2024

CAT 2024 exam date

November 23, 2024 (Tentative)

Announcement of CAT result 2024

Third week of December 2024

Availability of IIM Calcutta admission form

First week of January 2025

List of shortlisted candidates' release date

Second week of January 2025

Online interview application deadline

Second week of January 2025

Release of final admission list

To be announced

CAT Result 2024

CAT 2024 conducting body will announce the CAT exam result in online mode probably in the third week of December 2024. The scorecard of CAT 2024 will mention candidates' sectional and overall scores along with percentile. Those who will take CAT 2024 will be able to download the scorecard by visiting the IIM CAT official website.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025 - Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for IIM Calcutta MBA admission candidates must fulfill the required eligibility criteria. Checkout the complete IIM Calcutta eligibility criteria below:

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate or its equivalent CGPA (5% relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved category).

  • Candidates must have done their graduation from any university/ institute.

  • Those who are pursuing their final year of examination are also eligible to apply for CAT 2024. However, candidates will have to submit a graduation degree at the time of admission.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2024 for MBA Program

IIM Calcutta will shortlist candidates for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) based on candidates' CAT 2024 score, past academic performance, gender diversity, and other criteria mentioned below.

Stage 1: Minimum CAT 2024 percentile cutoff to be considered for WAT and PI.

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements on section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT 2024 as given in the below table will be shortlisted for consideration in stage 2.

Table 1: Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles for Stage 1

Category

Section-1 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Section-2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Section-3 Quantitative Ability (QA)

Overall Percentile

Open

≥80

≥80

≥75

≥85

EWS

≥70

≥65

≥75

≥75

NC-OBC

≥70

≥65

≥75

≥75

SC

≥65

≥60

≥60

≥70

ST

≥55

≥55

≥55

≥65

PwD

≥45

≥45

≥45

≥55

Stage II: Shortlisting for PI and WAT

Those candidates who satisfy the Stage 1 criteria, will be shortlisted further round of the selection process which includes a Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) based on the composite score.

Table 2: Parameters and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI and WAT

Parameters

Weightage

Method of calculation

CAT 2024 score

56

(A/B) x 56

Class 10 marks

10

As per Table 3 below

Class 12 marks

15

As per Table 3 below

Gender Diversity Factor

4

4 points will be awarded for female and transgender candidates only.

Total

85


A = Candidate’s CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score

Table 3: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Class 10 Marks (in %)

Points

Class 12 Marks (in %)

Points

≥80

10

≥80

15

≥75 and <80

8

≥75 and <80

12

≥70 and <75

6

≥70 and <75

9

≥65 and <70

4

≥65 and <70

6

≥60 and <65

2

≥60 and <65

3

<60

0

<60

0

Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

Candidates who will appear for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT), a composite score for final selection will be derived by using all the parameters and the corresponding weightage listed in below table (Table 4). This CAT composite score will be used for the preparation of category-wise merit list.

Table 4: Parameters and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme

Parameters

Weightage

CAT 2024 score

30

Personal Interview (PI)

48

Written Ability Test (WAT)

08

Points awarded for Academic Diversity

06

Work Experience

08

Total

100

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2025 - Academic Diversity

The academic diversity points will be awarded as per the unique category which is specified in table 5 that a candidate is identified as belonging to.

Table 5: Points for Academic Diversity

Category ID

Academic Categories

Points

1

Bachelor's degree in engineering stream

OR

Master’s degree in engineering stream

OR

Integrated Master’s degree in engineering stream

0

2

Bachelor's degree in non-engineering stream

4

3

Dual bachelor’s degree in Law (e.g. BA LLB, BSc. LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB)

5

4

Bachelor's degree in engineering stream and Masters in non-engineering stream

2

5

Bachelor's degree in non-engineering stream and Masters in non-engineering stream

5

6

Dual/Integrated degree where bachelors is non-engineering and masters is in non-engineering stream

5

7

Dual/Integrated degree where Bachelors is engineering stream and Masters is non-engineering stream

1

8

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) without having a bachelor’s degree

5

9

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with a bachelor’s degree

6

10

CA/ICWA/CS or Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with or without a bachelor’s degree, and with Masters in non-engineering stream

6

11

Integrated bachelor’s degree in Law and Masters in non-engineering stream

6