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IIM Cutoff 2021: CAT 2021 Cutoff for IIMs Section Wise & Category Wise

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: January 04, 2022 10:06 am IST | CAT

All the aspirants appearing for CAT 2021 can check the sectional as well as category wise cutoff for all the IIMs provided here. They can also check the factors responsible for determining the CAT 2021 Cutoff. 

IIM Cutoff

The journey of getting admission to one of the top B-Schools in India does not end just after performing well in the CAT exam. You will have to meet the minimum cutoff decided by the IIMs and all other B-Schools of India in order to get admission. All the IIMs release their cutoff after the release of CAT results and the management aspirants will have to satisfy the cutoff decided for the first round of the selection process to get a call from any IIM. 

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CAT 2021 was conducted on November 28, 2021 and the result was declared on January 03, 2022. You can expect the cutoff list of IIMs to be released one or two weeks after the exam. Do not forget to check the exam analysis of CAT 2021 to evaluate your performance! You can visit the official website of CAT to know the cutoff of each IIM. This article will provide you with the IIM Cut Off 2021 along with the previous years’ cutoff of all IIMs. 

What is IIM Cut Off?

IIM Cutoff is the minimum percentile that the candidate must have scored in the CAT exam in order to qualify for the WAT-PI rounds of IIMs. The IIM cutoff varies for all categories. The cutoff for the SC/ ST and other reserved categories is considerably lower than that for the general category candidates. The overall cutoff of all the IIMs varies every year depending on the number of registrations, the number of seats, previous years cut off and many other factors. Candidates can check the cutoff of IIMs either from the official website of CAT or from the official website of the selected IIM. 

Factors Determing IIM CAT Cutoff

Difference between IIM Call Cut Off vs IIM Shortlist Cut Off 

MBA aspirants must know that there is a difference between the IIM Call Cutoff and the IIM Shortlisting Cut Off. The Call Cutoff is always higher than the Shortlist Cut off. You should also note that satisfying the Shortlist Cut Off does not mean that you will be selected for further selection rounds. You will have to meet the Call Off in order to get a call from IIM. The table below captures the essence and differences between IIM Call Cut Off vs IIM Shortlist Cut Off.

IIM Shortlist Cut-OffIIM Call Cut-Off
Minimum marks that an individual must acquire to be eligible for an interview call from IIMs.The minimum percentile prescribed by the IIMs to select candidates for GD-PI/WAT rounds.
Also referred to as the Qualifying CAT cut-off.Also called as the Final CAT cut-off.
It is fixed before the announcement of the CAT result.It is issued after the release of the CAT result.
It varies according to the category of the candidate. General category experiences higher cut-off than reserved category candidates.It is also fixed as per the aspirant's category. The cut-off is high for General category candidates in comparison to the reserved category.
The shortlist cut-offs are announced in the selection & admission process notification of each campus.They are not announced officially by any top MBA institutes or IIMs.
Meeting the cut-off does not guarantee that the applicant will be selected for WAT/GD-PI round.Meeting the cut-off does not guarantee that the applicant will be selected for admission.
Check the Detailed Difference Between the IIM Call Cut Off vs IIM Shortlist Cut Off here!

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IIM CAT 2021 Cut Off

Check the table provided below to know the cutoff of IIM. Some IIMs have already declared their cutoff while for some IIMs, the expected cutoff is available. The table will be updated as and when once the official cutoffs of various IIM are updated on the official website of CAT.

IIM Campus

Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad

80

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Indore

90

IIM Udaipur

90

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Visakhapatnam

85

IIM Kashipur

93

IIM Ranchi

94

IIM Raipur

93

IIM Sirmaur

95 (Expected)

IIM Rohtak

95(Expected)

IIM Trichy

93

IIM Shillong

85 (Expected)

IIM Jammu

93

IIM Sambalpur

85

IIM Amritsar

85

IIM Bodh Gaya

90(Expected)

IIM Sectional Cutoff 2021

It should be noted that all the IIMs will also release a sectional cutoff for all the sections. You will have to satisfy both the overall and sectional cutoff in order to get selected for admission. The expected sectional cutoff for all the IIMs is provided below.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC-cum-Transgender

65

65

65

75

PWD

60

60

60

70

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall Percentile

EWS

70

65

65

75

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

70

65

65

75

PwD

50

50

50

60

SC

65

60

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

IIM Bangalore Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

EWS

65

70

65

75

General

75

80

80

85

NC-OBC

65

70

65

75

PWD

45

45

45

55

SC

60

65

60

70

ST

55

55

55

65

IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DILR

Overall Percentile

General

75

60

60

85

NC-OBC/ EWS

65

60

60

75

SC

55

55

55

65

ST/ Pwd

45

55

55

55

IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DILR

Overall Percentile

EWS

77

77

77

82

General

85

85

85

90

NC-OBC

77

77

77

82

PWD

50

50

50

65

SC

55

55

55

70

ST

50

50

50

65

IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Udaipur Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

Differently Abled Person

30

30

30

40

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Udaipur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Indore Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC cum transgender

70

70

70

80

PWD

45

45

45

50

SC

55

54

55

60

ST

45

45

45

50

IIM Indore Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Visakhapatnam Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

DA

30

30

30

40

General

85

80

80

85

NC-OBC

70

70

70

75

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Nagpur Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

DILR

QA

VARC

Overall Percentile

DAP

40

40

40

55

EWS

72

72

72

85

General

72

72

72

85

NC-OBC

65

65

65

76.5

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

40

40

40

40

IIM Nagpur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Ranchi Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

DAP

30

30

30

40

EWS

60

60

60

75

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Kashipur Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

VARC

QA

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

93

SC

35

35

35

50

ST

27

27

27

40

NC-OBC

50

50

50

74

PWD

27

27

27

40

IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Sirmaur Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

QA

VARC

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

DAP

30

30

30

40

EWS

60

60

60

75

General

80

80

80

94

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

SC

45

45

45

55

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Sirmaur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Raipur Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

VARC

QA

DILR

Overall Percentile

Differently Abled Person (DAP)

27

27

27

40

EWS

50

50

50

73

General

70

70

70

93

NC-OBC

60

60

60

75

Scheduled Castes

35

35

35

54

Scheduled Tribes

27

27

27

40

IIM Raipur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Amritsar Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

QA

VARC

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

General

80

75

75

85

NC-OBC

65

60

60

75

PwD

35

35

35

40

SC

55

50

50

55

ST

35

35

35

40

IIM Amritsar Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Sambalpur Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

VARC

DI & LR

QA

Overall Percentile

DAP

35

35

35

40

EWS

75

75

80

85

General

75

75

80

85

NC-OBC

60

60

65

75

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

35

35

35

40

IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Jammu Cutoff 2021 (Latest)

Category

QA

VARC

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

DAP

27

27

27

40

EWS

50

50

50

74

General

70

70

70

93

NC-OBC

50

50

50

74

SC

35

35

35

50

ST

27

27

27

40

IIM Jammu Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Trichy Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

QA

VARC

DI & LR

Overall Percentile

DAP

27

27

27

40

EWS

50

50

50

74

General

70

70

70

93

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

SC

27

27

27

40

ST

30

30

30

40

IIM Trichy Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Shillong Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

DI & LR

VARC

QA

Differently abled

50

50

50

EWS

75

75

75

Others

75

75

75

Scheduled caste

60

60

60

Scheduled tribe

50

50

50

IIM Shillong Selection Criteria 2021

IIM Rohtak Cutoff 2021 (Expected)

Category

DI & LR

VARC

QA

Overall

PWD

30

30

30

40

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

ST

30

30

30

40

SC

50

50

50

60

General

80

80

80

90

IIM Rohtak Selection Criteria 2021

CAT 2020 Cut Off of Top 10 IIMs

The table provided below will help you know the CAT 2020 cutoff of top 10 IIMs. 

IIM Campus

CAT 2020 Cut off percentile

IIM Ahmedabad(IIM A)

80

IIM Bangalore(IIM B)

85

IIM Calcutta(IIM C)

85

IIM Lucknow(IIM L)

90

IIM Indore(IIM I)

90

IIM Kozhikode(IIM K)

90

IIM Tiruchirappalli(IIM Trichy)

95

IIM Shillong(RGIIM)

90

IIM Udaipur(IIM U)

95

IIM Rohtak(IIIM R)

95

Also Read: CAT 2021: How Scaled Score will be Calculated for Three Shifts?

IIM Final Admission Criteria: Parameters 

All the IIMs have different selection criteria. Some of the IIMs give more weightage to CAT scores while some of them give more weightage to academic scores. There are many other parameters that are considered while selecting candidates. The graph provided below will help you know all the parameters that are considered during the IIM selection process.

IIM Final Selection Criteria

Candidates must note that they will have to perform well in all the rounds in order to get selected for admission. They can visit the official website of the particular IIM to know its detailed selection criteria. Besides this, if any candidate has any doubts regarding the selection and admission process of IIMs, he can ask his questions on the QnA zone.

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FAQs

What happens if a candidate fails to meet the IIM Cutoff?

If an individual does not satisfy the cutoff of IIMs, he/she can consider other management colleges that accept the CAT scores. Few of the popular colleges accepting low CLAT percentiles are International Institute of Business Studies, Kolkata, GRG School of Management Studies, Coimbatore and Vanguard Business School, Bangalore. To explore more options, you can talk to our admission experts by simply dialling the toll-free number 1800-572-9877.

What other parameters besides the CAT cut-offs are considered during the selection process of IIMs?

While selecting an applicant for admission, IIMs also keep in mind the work experience and academic scores. Performance in the personal interview and written ability test also come into play while shortlisting the deserving candidates.

Do IIMs release sectional Cut-off for CAT exam?

Yes, IIMs release sectional as well as an overall cut-off. An individual must satisfy both in order to get shortlisted for admission.

Which IIMs have the lowest CAT Cut-off?

The lowest IIM Cut-offs are released by IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu and IIM IIM Rohtak. Candidates must note that the cut-offs are not constant and they keep changing every year.

Which IIMs release the highest CAT Cut-off every year?

The popular IIMs that release the highest CAT Cut-off every year are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore. IIM Kozhikode and IIM Udaipur are also known for high CAT Cut-offs and top-notch education in management stream.

What is the Cutoff range of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta?

IIM A, IIM B and IIM C are the top three IIMs. Cutoff of these IIMs generally ranges from 99 to 100.

What is IIM Cut off?

What is IIM Cut off is the minimum percentile scores that you must have obtained in the CAT exam in order to get selected for WAT/ PI round. The IIM Cutoff varies every year.

When will the IIM Cutoff 2020 be released?

IIM Cutoff 2020 will be released soon after the result declaration.

Do I have to satisfy the IIM Sectional cutoff apart from the overall cutoff?

Yes, you will have to satisfy both the sectional as well as overall cutoff of IIMs. If you have satisfied only the overall cutoff then you wont be get selected for admission.

Who decides IIM Cut Off?

The IIM Cut Off is decided by all the IIMs separately. The IIM Cut Off depends on many factors such as previous years’ IIM Cutoff, number of seats and exam difficulty.

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