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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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:
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.
|Category||Cut-off Percentile (>=)|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)||Total Percentile|
CAT Cutoff for the flagship programme
IIM Bodh Gaya
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.
Great Lakes Chennai
Great Lakes Gurgaon
SRM University Chennai
GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
Manipal University (MAHE)
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
IFIM Business School