IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2021-23

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: October 25, 2020 | CAT

IIM Visakhapatnam had revised its 2021 selection criteria due to COVID-19 and had decided to scrap WAT and PI. The institute is about to announce its 2021-23 selection criteria soon and aspirants will soon know what to do for IIMV admissions after CAT 2020.

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2021-23

IIM Visakhapatnam (IIMV) is about to announce its admission criteria for the PGP 2021-23 batch. Candidates interested in admission at IIMV must qualify in the CAT 2020, which is about to be conducted on November 29.

Like the other IIMs, IIM Visakhapatnam also follows a comprehensive selection criterion to ensure that the takers have the potential to become successful business leaders.

In 2020, IIM Visakhapatnam had revised its selection criteria due to COVID-19 and had scrapped WAT and PI. Admissions in the revised admission policy were based on the CAT score, academic profile, work experience and diversity factor of candidates.

Candidates will soon get to know the process of selection of IIMV for the 2021-23 batch of its Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). Check the detailed admission criteria given below.

IIMV 2021-23 Admission Important Dates

The important dates for admission at IIMV can be found given below.

CAT 2020 Exam DayNovember 29, 2020
CAT 2020 Result2nd Week of January 2021
IIMV 2021-23 Shortlisting ProcessJanuary 2021
IIMV Final AdmissionsJune 2021

Phase 1: IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut-off for 2021

The initial phase of selection takes the candidate’s CAT score into consideration and selection is done only if the candidate has secured the minimum sectional as well as overall cut-off set by IIM Visakhapatnam. Minimum CAT Cutoff for IIM Visakhapatnam.


Verbal & Reading Comprehension Percentile (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile (QA)

Overall Percentile Rank





















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If the candidates have qualified the cut-off mentioned above, they must re-confirm their interest in participating for the selection criteria of the institute in order to be considered. On confirming the candidature, applicants will receive a mail from the institute inviting them to participate in the selection process.

Phase 2: IIM Visakhapatnam GD, WAT and PI 2021

While shortlisting students for Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT), IIM Visakhapatnam considers the CAT scores and academic background i.e. performance in class 10 and 12 board exams as well as graduation. Points are given on the basis of marks scored at each level.

Apart from that, the institute gives certain weightage to work experience acquired by a candidate. Candidates who have pursued professional courses including Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary, and Cost Accounting will be given additional weightage.

The score of work experience for every eligible candidate is calculated out of 8 using the following formula:

  • Work Experience = 8x/36 (if 0 <x <36) OR
  • Work Experience = 8 (if x >= 36)

Here, x is the number of months counted up to the date of release of CAT notification of the respective year. The work experience calculated with the help of the above formula is multiplied by the quality of work experience score that is given on a 5-point scale.

The quality of work experience is given by the interviewer during the personal interview and the score evaluated for work experience is considered for the final selection. Candidates can apply either for weightage through work experience or through professional course weightage. A candidate will not be considered for both the components.

Candidates are shortlisted for the next round of selection on the basis of the score achieved by them in different components.

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2021 for GD, WAT and PI

The expected 2021-23 selection criteria for GD, WAT and PI is listed below. For the year 2020-22, WAT and PI had been scrapped.



Class 10 Board Exam Score


Class 12 Board Exam Score


Graduation Score


Work Experience


Verbal & Reading Comprehension


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Aptitude


Gender Diversity

2 (for girls)

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Phase 3: IIM Visakhapatnam Final Selection 2021

Final selection is done on the basis of the collective performance of a candidate in CAT, WAT, GD and PI. Also, candidates who have appeared for the GD, WAT and PI rounds by any one or more than one of the IIMs including IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, will not be required to appear for the same at IIM Visakhapatnam.

The scores in PI and WAT secured by the candidates at any of these IIMs will be obtained by IIM Visakhapatnam and selection will be done on the basis of the weightage chart given below.

Components and their Weightage

Given below is the list of various components and their weightage:



Class 10 Board Exam Score


Class 12 Board Exam Score


Graduation Degree Aggregate Score


CAT Score


Written Ability Test (WAT)


Personal Interview (PI)


Work Experience (if any)


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IIM Visakhapatnam has the discretion of changing the selection criteria depending on its academic requirement and changes in the programmes or curriculum.

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