IIM Cutoff 2021 - Factors, Percentile, Selection Process Check Here!

IIM Cutoff 2021 - Factors, Percentile, Selection Process Check Here!

IIM Cutoff 2021 - For pursuing management studies from one of the IIMs, the most important factor for consideration is the IIM Cutoff, on the basis of which the IIMs shortlist candidates for PGDM/ MBA admissions. The IIM cutoff refers to the minimum score or percentile which a candidate must secure to be considered eligible to get shortlisted by an Institute for the next rounds of the selection process.Common Admission Test (CAT) is a gateway for admissions to all 20 IIMs, each having its own selection criteria to admit the best from the thousands of aspirants who apply every year. After the announcement of CAT results, various IIMs have announced their minimum qualifying CAT Cutoff based on which the 20 IIMs generate their IIM shortlisting criteria and call students for further admission process. Each of the 20 IIMs has its own IIM cutoff to shortlist the candidates.

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IIM Cut Off and Factors Determining the Same

Cutoff means that the candidates have to score a minimum CAT percentile in the CAT exam to be eligible for the further selection procedure, such as the WAT/PI round of the respective institutes. There are a few factors that determine the IIM CAT cut-offs such as:

  • The difficulty level of the CAT exam
  • Number of candidates who appeared for CAT
  • Number of seats available

IIM Cutoff Percentile

Usually, the CAT cutoff for the General category for most of the IIMs is 90+ percentile. To get shortlisted for the selection rounds, candidates need to meet the CAT cutoff criterion. The shortlisted candidates are called for the selection rounds which usually include a Writing Ability Test (WAT), Personal Interview (PI), and Group Discussion(GD).

Apart from this, some other parameters are also considered such as Work Experience, Past Academic Records, Diversity, etc. to prepare the final merit list for admissions.

Over the last few years, Group Discussion is not been part of the selection rounds for many IIMs. Some IIMs include CAT score as a parameter for assessment during both the shortlist stages of the selection process.

As the IIMs have started announcing their selection process, let’s start with the IIM Cutoff for all the 20 IIMs for the academic year 2021-23.

IIM CAP Cutoff 2021

CategoryCut-off Percentile (>=)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)Total Percentile
General70707093
EWS50505074
NC-OBC50505074
SC35353554
ST27272740
DAP27272740

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IIM Cutoff for MBA/ PGDM Admission 2021

S.No.

IIMs

CAT Cutoff for the flagship programme

Cut off

1

IIM Ahmedabad

80.75 Percentile

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2

IIM Bangalore

85 Percentile

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3

IIM Calcutta

85 Percentile

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4

IIM Lucknow

90 Percentile

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5

IIM Indore

90 Percentile

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6

IIM Kozhikode

85 Percentile

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7

IIM Trichy

95 Percentile

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8

IIM Udaipur

93 Percentile

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9

IIM Shillong

75 Percentile

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10

IIM Raipur

90 Percentile

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11

IIM Kashipur

80 Percentile

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12

IIM Rohtak

95 Percentile

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13

IIM Ranchi

94 Percentile

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14

IIM Nagpur

85 Percentile

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15

IIM Vishakhapatnam

85 Percentile

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16

IIM Amritsar

90 Percentile

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17

IIM Bodh Gaya

80 Percentile

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18

IIM Sirmaur

94 Percentile

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19

IIM Sambalpur

94 Percentile

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20

IIM Jammu

90 Percentile

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IIM Selection Process 2021

The selection of candidates at IIM is done in three stages, which include shortlisting the candidate on the basis of their CAT score, performance in WAT/GD-PI, and their academic record.

  • First phase: The candidates are shortlisted based on their CAT percentile.
  • Second phase: Respective IIMs conduct WAT and PI to test the candidate's ability and strengths.
  • Third phase: The final selection of the candidates is done basis on their performance in CAT 2021, WAT-PI, academics, etc.

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