IIM Ahmedabad Admission/Selection Criteria 2024-26: Eligibility, AWT/PI Shortlist, CAT Cutoff

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: December 27, 2023 12:00 pm IST | CAT

The selection process for IIM Ahmedabad will commence soon since the CAT 2023 results have been announced. Let us find out all about IIM Ahmedabad admission/selection criteria 2024-26 here. 

IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria 2024

IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria 2024-26 for MBA admissions will be announced soon since the CAT 2023 results are out. Students targeting this top institute must be aware of every requirement. It will be based on three stages: CAT 2023 score, WAT-PI round, and final selection basis the final composite score. The overall qualifying CAT cutoff 2023 for IIM A is expected to be 80 percentile for General, 80 percentile for NC-OBC, 60 for SC, and 45 for PwD & ST categories. After taking the CAT 2023 exam, you should know your expected percentile and the process to make it to one of the top MBA colleges in the country - IIM Ahmedabad. Find out more about IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2024 below.

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IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria 2024: Important Dates

Given below are the IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria 2024 dates:

Events

Dates

CAT 2023 Registration Window

August 2 to September 21, 2023

CAT 2023 Admit Card Release Date

November 7, 2023

CAT Answer Key Release Date

December 5, 2023 (Out)

CAT 2023 Exam Date

November 26, 2023

CAT 2023 Result Date

December 21, 2023 (Out)

Availability of IIM Ahmedabad Admission Form 2024

To Be Announced

List of Shortlisted Candidates

To Be Announced

Online Interview Application Deadline

To Be Announced

Final Admission List

To Be Announced

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2024: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates preparing to take admission to IIM Ahmedabad PGP must fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the institute:

  • Students must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 50%. The academic requirements for students in the reserved category will be relaxed by 5%.

  • In addition to 10+2 or its equivalent, the bachelor's degree requires a minimum of three years of education.

  • The conversion of marks or CGPA will be done in accordance with the requirements of the university or institution the student graduated from. The IIM Ahmedabad will determine the equivalent by dividing the achieved CGPA by the highest CGPA and multiplying the result by 100 if the institute/university does not offer any conversion plan.

  • Candidates who will be taking the qualifying exam's final year exam are also eligible to apply as long as they submit the necessary paperwork within the deadline. When the student presents the mark sheets and certificate of passing the Bachelor's degree with the required minimum percentage, the admission of such a candidate will be confirmed on a provisional basis.

Stage-wise IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria are based on specific factors. So, the three-step IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria/process 2024 is as follows:

1. Preliminary Screening for IIM Ahmedabad 

The preliminary screening is done based on the Application Rating (AR) and CAT score secured by the candidate. The candidate has to clear the defined overall cutoff as well as sectional cutoffs to qualify for the first stage. The minimum cutoff requirements for IIM Ahmedabad are as follows:

Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2023 Percentile Ranks

Category

VARC Percentile Ranks

DILR Percentile Ranks

QA Percentile Ranks

Overall Percentile Ranks

General, EWS

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC/Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General/ EWS, NC-OBC/transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60


AR is evaluated based on your academic performance and marks scored in class 10 board exams, class 12 board exams as well as graduation. AR is computed based on the following tables:

Class 10 Board Score

Percentage in Class 10 Board Exams

Rating Score A

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

5

> 80 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

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Class 12 Board Score (Commerce)

Percentage in Class 12 Board Exams

Rating Score B

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 75

5

> 75 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Class 12 Board Score (Science)

Percentage in Class 12 Board Exams

Rating Score B

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

5

> 80 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Class 12 Board Score (Arts)

Percentage in Class 12 Board Exams

Rating Score B

<= 45

1

> 45 and <= 50

2

> 50 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 70

5

> 70 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

Bachelor’s Degree (AC-1)

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-1)

Rating Score C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 62

3

> 62 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 70

8

> 70

10

Bachelor’s Degree (AC-2)

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-2)

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 53

2

> 53 and <= 55

3

> 55 and <= 57

5

> 57 and <= 63

8

> 63

10

Bachelor’s Degree (AC-3)

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-3)

Rating Score C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 70

5

> 70 and <= 80

8

> 80

10

Bachelor’s Degree (AC-4 & AC-6)

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-4 & AC-6)

Rating Score C

<= 60

1

> 60 and <= 65

2

> 65 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 77

5

> 75 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

Bachelor’s Degree (AC-5)

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-5)

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 75

8

> 75

10

Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)

Work Experience in Month (as filled in the Application Form)

Rating Score D

< 12 months

0

 >= 12 and <= 36 months

MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

> 36 months

5

Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20


Following is the list of disciplines according to the CAT Application:

  • AC-1: Medicine, Surgery, and other Professional courses (70% + required in CAT)

  • AC-2: Charted Accountants (CA), Company Secretaryship (CS), and Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA) - (63 Percentile and above required in CAT)

  • AC-3: All commerce, finance, economics, hospitality, and management degrees (80% + required in CAT)

  • AC-4: All Computer Application, Technology, Engineering, IT, and Architecture related degrees (85% + required in CAT) and All agriculture-related fields apart from agriculture engineering, medicine, and surgery (80% + required in CAT)

  • AC-5: All Humanities/Arts, Design, Education, Fashion, Law, and Rural studies-related degrees (75% + required in CAT)

  • AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.

The AR score for class 10, class 12, and graduation are added together. However, a normalized AR score is the total AR score divided by the top 50 AR scores among all the applicants.

Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C+D)

2. Shortlisting for AWT and PI at IIM Ahmedabad Admissions 2024-26

The shortlisting, part of the IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria, will be carried out in two stages. These are:

Stage 1: Candidates who have performed very well are shortlisted in this process. This is done by either selecting the top 100 performers or by selecting 1% out of all the applicants of IIM Ahmedabad from all categories. These candidates appear for AWT and PI on the basis of their composite scores (CS) which are calculated as follows:

CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS * Normalised AR score + CATF_CS * Normalised overall score in CAT-2023

The Criteria are as follows:

Criteria C1-C3

C1: PT >= 80, PQA >= 70, PDILR >= 70, PVRC >= 70

C2:  P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in the table provided below), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Stream in 12th

General-cum-EWS Category

NC-OBC-cum-transgender Category

SC Category

ST Category

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

PWD (ST)

Science

80

75

70

65

70

65

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

62

Arts & Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

59

C3: Percentage of Marks obtained in Bachelor’s Exam >= Minimum cut-off percentage set by the institute based on the candidates in the ACRC pool among those who have applied for IIM Ahmedabad. This is evaluated based on AC (check the above tables for reference).

Criteria C4-C6

C4: PT >= 80, PQA >= 70, PDILR >= 70, PVRC >= 70

C5: Percentage (10th and 12th standard exams) >= 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities)

C6: Percentage of Marks obtained in Bachelor’s Exam >= Minimum cut-off percentage set by the institute based on the candidates belonging to AC-1 to AC-6.

Stage 2: this is the category-wise selection of candidates. Once the students from all categories (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, DA) have been evaluated basis stage 1, additional candidates are shortlisted for AWT & PI following a procedure similar to the process of stage 1. Only criteria C1 and C2 are followed at this stage.

3. IIM Ahmedabad Final Selection 2024-26

Finally, as per the IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria 2024, the ranks of students in each category are separately evaluated based on their final composite scores (FCS). For this, the normalized PI and AWT scores of candidates will be calculated by dividing the actual scores by the top 1% scores in PI and AWT respectively.

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

  • AWTF: AWT Multiplication Factor = 0.10

  • CATF_FCS: CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score = 0.25

  • ARF_FCS: Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score = 0.15

  • PIF: Personal Interview Multiplication Factor = 0.50

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Courses Offered by IIM Ahmedabad: Duration, Fees, Entrance Exams

After learning the IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2024, students must also know the courses offered by the institute. IIM Ahmedabad offers a total of 6 courses at the postgraduate and doctoral levels in both full-time and part-time modes. IIM Ahmedabad courses are offered in several fields such as Management and Business Administration, IT, Computer Application, etc. Here's a list of courses offered by IIM Ahmedabad, along with their duration, entrance exam required, and fees.

Name of the Course

Duration

Fees

Entrance Exams Required

MBA

2 Years

INR 24.61 Lakhs

CAT

Executive MBA

1 Year

INR 30 Lakhs

GMAT, GRE

PGP Food and Agribusiness Management

2 Years

INR 22.29 Lakhs

CAT, GMAT

ePost Graduate Programme in Management

2 Years

INR 20 Lakhs

CAT, GMAT, GRE

ePGD in Advanced Business Analytics

1.3 Years

INR 12 Lakhs

GATE, CAT, GMAT, GRE

Ph.D. Management

6 Years

-

CAT, GMAT

IIM Ahmedabad Seat Intake 2024

IIM Ahmedabad, one of the premier management institutes in India, has a total of 385 seats available for admission in the academic year 2024. These seats are highly coveted and attract students from all over the country due to the institute's reputation for academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, and experienced faculty. The admission process is rigorous and involves multiple rounds of evaluation, including written tests, group discussions, and personal interviews to ensure that only the best candidates are selected for the program.

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Click on the links given below to check the selection criteria of other IIMs:

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IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria 2024-26

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IIM Sirmaur Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Amritsar Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Jammu Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Nagpur Selection Criteria 2024-26

IIM Mumbai Selection Criteria 2024-26

Candidates must also check out the articles mentioned below to learn more about IIM selection process 2024 and the CAT exam in general!

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List of Non-IIM MBA Colleges to Apply to Before and After CAT 2023

CAT Reservation Policy for OBC, SC, ST, EWS, PwD at IIMs

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List of Courses Offered at IIMs

Part-Time Courses at IIMs for Working Professionals

If you have doubts regarding the IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria 2024, you may ask questions in our Q&A zone. You can also use our CAT 2023 College Predictor to know to which MBA college you have a chance of getting admission.

FAQs

What is the expected CAT cutoff 2023 for IIM Ahmedabad?

The expected CAT cutoff 2023 for IIM Ahmedabad is anticipated to be 80 percentile for General, 80 percentile for NC-OBC, 60 for SC, and 45 for PwD & ST categories.

What are the eligibility requirements for admission to IIM Ahmedabad for the 2024-2026 MBA batch?

To qualify for admission to the 2024-26 MBA batch at IIM Ahmedabad, a minimum CAT percentile of 80 is required. It is essential to review the weightage assigned to CAT 2023 scores, Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) performance, as well as graduation marks. The admission criteria for the 2024-26 MBA batch at IIM Ahmedabad remain consistent with the previous year.

How is the preliminary screening done for IIM Ahmedabad admissions?

The preliminary screening for IIM Ahmedabad admissions is based on the Application Rating (AR) and CAT score. The overall cutoffs, as well as sectional cutoffs, must be cleared to qualify for the first stage. The AR is evaluated based on academic performance and marks scored in class 10, class 12, and graduation.

How is the shortlisting done for AWT and PI at IIM Ahmedabad?

The shortlisting for AWT and PI at IIM Ahmedabad is done in two stages. Stage 1 involves selecting the top performers based on composite scores, and Stage 2 includes category-wise selection of candidates. Criteria include academic performance, CAT scores, and other specified parameters.

What is the final selection process for IIM Ahmedabad admissions 2024-26?

The final selection for IIM Ahmedabad admissions 2024-26 is based on the ranks of students in each category, evaluated on their final composite scores (FCS). The FCS is calculated using normalized PI and AWT scores, CAT scores, and the Application Rating.

How many seats are available for admission at IIM Ahmedabad in 2024?

IIM Ahmedabad has a total of 385 seats available for admission in the academic year 2024. The number of seats differ from one course to another and is subject to change every year.

What courses are offered by IIM Ahmedabad, and what are their durations and fees?

IIM Ahmedabad offers courses such as MBA, Executive MBA, PGP in Food and Agribusiness Management, ePost Graduate Programme in Management, ePGD in Advanced Business Analytics, and Ph.D. in Management. The durations, fees, and entrance exams required for each course are provided in the article.

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