IIM Bodh Gaya Admission/Selection Criteria 2024 - CAT Cut Off, Fees

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: January 22, 2024 06:01 pm IST | CAT

IIM Bodh Gaya CAP registration process has begun on January 20 and will continue till January 29, 2024. Check the stages in the IIM Bodh Gaya admission process, expected CAT 2024 cutoff, reservation policy, and more!

IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Criteria 2024

IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Criteria 2024 includes a candidate’s score in the CAT 2023 exam, performance in the Personal Interview (PI), Academic Background, Work Experience, and Gender Diversity. Candidates applying for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya through their CAT scores, which were r must follow the selection criteria specified by the institute for admission to its current PGP batch. IIM Bodh Gaya participates in IIM CAP (Common Admission Process) along with other baby IIMs for MBA admission.

IIM CAP 2024 registration for IIM Bodh Gaya has started on the official website on January 20 and will continue till January 29, 2024. The Common Admission Process (CAP) is the selection process conducted for the 9 new IIMs (IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Trichy, and IIM Udaipur). IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Criteria 2024 specifies the requirements based on which candidates are shortlisted for the interview round (Personal Appearance) of the institute. Here’s everything you need to know about IIM Bodh Gaya selection criteria 2024-26 to shortlist students for the Personal Interview, factors affecting the final merit list, and more.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Dates 2024-26

Candidates must check the important dates for the IIM Bodh Gaya selection criteria 2024 given in the table below:

CAT 2023 Exam DateNovember 26, 2023

CAT 2023 Result Declaration

December 21, 2023 (Out)

IIM Bodh Gaya MBA Application Form Release

January 2024 (Out)

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for PIJanuary 2024 (Out)
IIM CAP 2024 Registration BeginsJanuary 20, 2024 (Ongoing)
Last Date to Register for IIM CAP 2024January 29, 2024 (up to 5:00 PM)
Allocation of Personal Interview (PI) Date & TimingFirst week of February 2024
Personal Interview Phase IFebruary 13 - 18, 2024 (Tentative)
Personal Interview Phase IIFebruary 20 - 25, 2024 (Tentative)
Personal Interview Phase IIIFebruary 27 - March 4, 2024 (Tentative)
Confirmation of Interest to be Submitted Online in March 2024
Final Admission Offer to be Released inMay 2024
New Session to Commence inJuly 2024

IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Criteria 2024

IIM Bodh Gaya is one of the newly constructed among the list of IIMs in India that is offering admission to the PGP (MBA) 2024-26 batch. The MBA seat intake of IIM BG is most likely to be around 150 this year. Out of these, 30 are supernumerary seats reserved for girl candidates. IIM BG offers merit-based admissions to its course but an advantage is provided to reserved category and female candidates in admissions. There are three stages of selection in the MBA selection process of IIM Bodh Gaya. These are shortlisting based on CAT score, PA (Personal Appearance) round, and final merit calculation. IIM Bodh Gaya selection criteria for 2024 are defined in detail in the PGP (MBA) Admission Policy 2024, which has been explained below.

Important Documents for IIM Bodh Gaya CAP 2024 Registration

If a candidate wants to take part in the IIM Bodh Gaya admission phases, they must register for CAP 2024. The following papers should be ready before you begin filling out the CAP 2024 registration form.

  • Passport size photograph (Scanned copy, less than 100 KB)
  • Signature (Scanned copy, less than 100 KB)
  • Photo ID
  • CAT 2023 scorecard
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Graduation Documents
    • Mark sheets of all years/ semesters in bachelor’s degree
    • A degree certificate is required for those who have completed their graduation before 2023
    • Provisional degree certificate for candidates who have completed their bachelor's in 2023 but have not received their degree certificate
    • Graduation final year students need to upload a certificate as per CAT 2023 format, which can be obtained from the conducting authority by visiting the CAT official website
    • Any other mark sheets or certificates from any other degree, professional qualification/ master's as mentioned in the CAT form
  • Work Experience Certificate/Documents
    • Training and apprenticeship will be considered as work experience by authorities.
    • All prior employers' experience certificates will be taken into consideration. The certificate must be on company letterhead, sealed, and bear the signature of the appropriate authority.
    • For those who are currently employed, a service certificate with a seal and signature from the company's letterhead competent authority is required. Otherwise, enclose a first-month payslip and the payslips from the two most recent months with the offer letter/joining letter.
    • If a candidate is an owner or partner of such a firm, they must present documentary evidence, such as income tax returns for the relevant years, certificates of registration for conducting business from municipal corporations or MSME certificates issued by the Indian government, Udyog Aadhar Registration Certificates, partnership agreements duly executed by all partners, and GST registration certificates.
    • If a candidate has worked or is now employed in the unorganized sector, they must present a cash voucher, a bank statement, and an experience certificate as confirmation of their wage and the firm's GST registration.

Stages in IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Process 2024

Given below are the different stages in which MBA admissions at IIM Bodh Gaya are conducted.



Stage 1

Shortlisting Based on CAT 2023

Stage 2

Conducting the PA (WAT & PI) Process

Stage 3

Preparation of the Merit List based on overall performance

Stage 1 - IIM Bodh Gaya PA Shortlisting Criteria 2024

Candidates who apply for MBA admission 2024 into IIM Bodh Gaya will be first shortlisted for the WAT & PI process based on their CAT scores. In order to get a call for an interview at IIM Bodh Gaya, candidates are required to satisfy IIM Bodh Gaya selection criteria 2024 and the minimum CAT Cut Off criteria specified by the institute.

IIM Bodh Gaya Cut Off - CAT 2024 (Expected)

The minimum CAT percentile for IIM Bodh Gaya is defined as the CAT Cut Off. Only the candidates who satisfy the cut-off will be eligible to appear for the Personal Appearance round of IIM Bodh Gaya. Details regarding IIM Bodh Gaya Cut off 2024 are available in the table given below.

For All Candidates (Gender-Neutral)


Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile

Total Percentile
































For Female Candidates


Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile

Total Percentile



















Applicants who have scored the cut-off marks mentioned above will be eligible for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds conducted by IIM Bodh Gaya. However, the candidates who are called by the institute for the next round may have a much higher CAT percentile than the cut-off set by the institute. A detailed explanation of the same has been provided in the article linked below.

IIM Eligibility Cut Off vs IIM Call Cut Off

IIM Bodh Gaya Number of Shortlisted Candidates 2024

The number of candidates shortlisted for the WAT and PI rounds is decided by the Admission Committee of IIM Bodh Gaya. A category-wise list of shortlisted candidates is prepared by the committee. If the number of candidates shortlisted as per the criteria set by the institute is found to be more or less than required, the institute adjusts the criteria accordingly to reach the desired number.

Stage 2 - IIM Bodh Gaya Personal Appearance (PA) Process 2024

All of the 9 new IIMs conduct a common personal appearance process for admission. This is called the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2024. Given below is the list of IIMs that are participating in CAP 2024.

CAP 2024 IIMs

IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Kashipur

IIM Ranchi

IIM Sambalpur

IIM Trichy

IIM Sirmaur

IIM Raipur

IIM Udaipur

IIM Jammu

Students who apply for admission into any of these 9 IIMs will have to go through CAP 2024. The WAT & PI rounds for admission in IIM Bodh Gaya (as well as other participating colleges) will be conducted as a part of this common process. Once the process has been conducted, the coordinating institute will compile the scores of all of the students and send them to the respective institutes to which they have applied.

IIM Bodh Gaya has specified that it may also conduct a Supplementary Admission Process (SAP 2024) after the common process has been conducted. Students will have to appear for CAP 2024 and SAP 2024 as part of the admission process. The score of both of these processes is considered when preparing the merit list.

Stage 3 - IIM Bodh Gaya Merit List Criteria 2024

The MBA admission at IIM Bodh Gaya is done after evaluating the candidate across various parameters including academic, work experience, CAT score as well as gender diversity. Given below are the criteria used by IIM Bodh Gaya for preparing the merit list.

IIM Bodh Gaya Merit List Criteria

CAT 2023 Score50%
WAT & PI20%

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All of these factors are further broken down into factors all of which are significant for a student vying for admission to the institute.

IIM Bodh Gaya Detailed Merit List Criteria 2024

Given below are the details of how the merit list is prepared for IIM Bodh Gaya for final admission to its PGP (MBA) course.

1. CAT 2023 Score (50% Weightage)

The CAT 2023 score of a candidate is considered in the final merit list of IIM BG.

2. Personal Appearance - PI (20% Weightage)

Both WAT and PI scores of a candidate are considered in the creation of the final merit list. However, PI holds a higher weightage in the same. The weightage of PI is as follows.

PI Score20%

3. Profile (30% Weightage)

IIM Bodh Gaya also considers your profile when creating the merit list. In the profile, your academics, work experience, and diversity factors will be considered totaling a 30% weightage in the admission process. Given below is the weightage of individual factors making up your admissions profile.

Academic Profile12%
Work Experience16%

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Weightage of Academic Profile at IIM Bodh Gaya 2024

In the academic profile section, IIM Bodh Gaya takes a look at your performance in Class 12th, Class 10th, and Graduation and scores you accordingly. Only students who have more than 60% marks are scored in this section.

If 'x'% are the marks of a candidate, the following formula is used to calculate the academic profile score of a candidate in IIM Bodh Gaya admissions.

Academic Profile Score = (x - 60) / 10
  • For example, for a candidate who has scored 70%, the academic profile score would be (70-60)/10 = 1.
  • The academic profile score varies from 0 to 4 for each class.

  • All candidates with less than 60% marks get a 0 score.

  • The academic profile scores are then added to find out the weightage.

Let's take an example of a candidate.


Example Percentage

Academic Profile Score

Class 10



Class 12






Hence, the total weightage earned by the candidate will be 3% (out of 12%).

Weightage of Work Experience at IIM Bodh Gaya 2024

Work experience holds 12% weightage in admissions at IIM Bodh Gaya. Candidates are provided with a score as per their work experience given in the table below.

Work Experience


Less than 11 months


12 months


24 months


36 months


48 months


More than 49 months


Completed months are considered when awarding scores based on work experience. The score is interpolated for candidates having work experience in between the numbers provided above.

Weightage of Diversity at IIM Bodh Gaya 2024

6% weightage is reserved as the diversity factor in IIM Bodh Gaya selection criteria 2024. These are further divided into diversity based on Gender and Diversity based on academic disciplines. The distribution is as follows.

1. Gender Diversity (2%)

In order to increase the diversity of their courses, IIM Bodh Gaya has reserved 2% weightage in merit for Female students.

IIM Bodh Gaya Gender Diversity Weightage

GenderDiversity Score

3. Academic Discipline Diversity (2%)

To promote the admission of non-engineering background students in IIM Bodh Gaya, an academic diversity factor has been included. Following are the details.

Academic DisciplineDiversity Score
BE / BTech or equivalent course0
Other courses2

These points are added to create a composite score. Candidates with the highest composite scores in descending order are shortlisted for the programme. A category-wise merit list is released by IIM Bodh Gaya comprising the list of candidates who qualify for the final selection process for admission in PGP courses.

Other Academic Courses

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Liberal arts
  • Law
  • Library and Information
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre)
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Costs & Works Accountancy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Zoology

IIM Bodh Gaya MBA Reservation Policy 2024

IIM Bodh Gaya has specified a reservation policy for its MBA admissions based on the Government of India guidelines. The following table displays the category-wise seat reservation at IIM Bodh Gaya.

Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes  - Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)27%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)10%
Differently Abled People (DAP)5%

Also Read: CAT 2023: Check Seat Reservation Policy at IIMs

IIM Bodh Gaya Final Admission 2024

IIM Bodh Gaya declares the final Merit List of candidates invited to take admission into the institute. Following are the steps to finalize admission and accept the offer at IIM Bodh Gaya.

  • Register for the expression of interest.
  • IIM Bodh Gaya sends an offer of admission based on merit to registered candidates.
  • Submit the Offer Acceptance.
  • Submit the Offer Acceptance amount of Rs. 50,000. This is adjusted in the course fee.
  • If a candidate wishes to withdraw after submitting their acceptance, they have the following options:
    • Withdrawing Before Deadline: Offer Acceptance Amount is refunded after deducting Rs. 1,000.
    • Withdrawing After Deadline: No refund will be provided.
    • Withdrawing After Course Registration: No refund of the Offer Acceptance Amount or Course Fee is provided.

IIM Bodh Gaya will send the offer letters and accept candidates as per the availability of vacant seats in the course. Only the candidates who have registered for expression of interest will be considered for admission. Any seats lying vacant after exhaustion of the merit list will be transferred to candidates on the Wait List as per merit basis.

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What weightage does Academic Profile have during IIM Bodh Gaya admission rounds?

The academic background of an applicant has an impact on their prospects of admission to IIM Bodh Gaya. IIM Bodh Gaya's selection processes give a 12% weight to the applicant's academic background. The candidate will receive 4% each in the 10th, 12th, and UG grades if he or she received a grade of at least 60%; otherwise, 0%.

What is the seat intake of IIM Bodh Gaya 2024 admissions?

It is due to the scarcity of MBA seats at IIMs, that the competition for admissions at institutes like IIM Bodh Gaya is so tough. As per the IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2024 released, the seat intake is expected to be around 180 candidates which will include supernumerary seats as well.

Is there any reservation policy at IIM Bodh Gaya?

Yes, for admissions purposes, IIM BG adheres to the Government of India's reservation policy. The reserved group will receive the proper relaxation. The MPR listed in the admission criteria is simply a guide; the IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Committee will determine the precise MPR based on the actual pool of applicants while preparing the final results. IIM Bodh Gaya will give the PI 20% weight.

What is the CAT score weightage for IIM Bodh Gaya selection rounds?

CAT scores are an integral part of the admission criteria for MBA admissions at IIM Bodh Gaya. IIM Bodh Gaya's PI-WAT shortlisting standards. IIM Bodh Gaya's final admission requirements include the PI-WAT through CAP 2024, with the CAT 2023 score receiving only 40% of the weight.

When will the IIM Bodh Gaya admission process begin?

IIM Bodh Gaya will take part in the new IIM Common Admission Process (CAP) 2024 for MBA admission to 9 IIMs in 2024. This year's CAP round is conducted online exclusively because WAT will not be conducted, and it only comprises of online PI. The CAP 2024 shortlist has been made public, and all nine IIMs that will participate in the competition are selected using the same shortlisting standards.

What is the CAT score required for IIM Bodh Gaya MBA admission?

The General category's qualifying CAT cutoff for admission in 2023 dropped from 94 percentile to 92 percentile. Additionally, the minimal cutoffs for EWS candidates were lowered. The admissions policy and selection process for the MBA 2024 batch at IIM Bodhgaya will be made public soon after the CAT result is announced. The 150-person batch will be chosen by the institute using the Personal Appearance (PA), a common admissions process (CAP) that is administered by one of the nine new IIMs in turn.

What is the minimum CAT cutoff for IIM Bodh Gaya?

The CAT cutoff at IIM Bodh Gaya for General category admission in 2023 dropped from 94 percentile to 92 percentile. For EWS candidates, the minimal cutoffs have also been decreased. Following the release of the CAT 2023 results, IIM Bodhgaya's admission guidelines and selection process for the MBA 2024 batch will be made public.

Which IIM gives CAT score the highest weightage during admissions?

At every IIM, CAT scores are a necessary component of the admission requirements for MBA admission. The CAT percentile is weighted most heavily at IIM Calcutta. When shortlisting applicants for the WAT-PI phase, the CAT scores are given 56% of the weight.

Is MBA admission at IIM Bodh Gaya with 95 percentile in CAT 2023?

Yes, MBA admission with 95 percentile or higher in CAT 2023 is possible at IIM Bodh Gaya. The CAT cutoff percentile was dropped from 94 to 92 for the academic session of 2023, for the General category students.

When will the next MBA session commence at IIM Bodh Gaya?

The MBA/PGDM session for the next academic session is set to begin in July 2024 for IIM Bodh Gaya. Candidates who have been selected after clearing the further admission rounds will receive their final offer letters for admission in April 2024.

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