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IIM Indore Selection Criteria 2021-23

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 20, 2021 | CAT

IIM Indore also takes note of the candidate’s past academic performance, work experience and diversity factors. Basis these factors, candidates are invited for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

IIM Indore Selection Criteria

The Indian Institute of Management Indore is the sixth IIM that was started as a public business school to promote management studies and business education in India. IIM Indore also has its presence in the financial capital of India – Mumbai, where it offers full-time PGP programme for non-residential candidates. IIM Indore selects students on the basis of CAT Score, overall academic performance, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview. 

IIM Indore Admission Important Dates 2021

Check the important dates for IIM Indore admission from the table provided below.

Release of CAT 2020 notificationJul 29, 2020
Availability of CAT 2020 application formAug 5, 2020
CAT 2020 exam dateNov 29, 2020
Releasing of CAT 2020 resultJan 2, 2021
Availability of detailed IIM Indore admission criteria 2021Nov19, 2020
Availability of IIM Indore admission formJan 15, 2021
Last date to submit IIM Indore admission form 2021

First week of April 2021

IIM Indore Selection Criteria 2021

Apart from the minimum CAT score requirements, IIM Indore also values a candidate’s past academic performance and diversity factors. Based on all these factors, candidates are invited for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The selection process of IIM Indore is segregated into the following three stages:

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Stage 1: Evaluation of CAT Score

Candidates applying for two-year PGP programme will have to clear the minimum CAT cutoff in order to be shortlisted for the WAT and PI rounds. Following is the cutoff set by IIM Indore:


Verbal & Reading Comprehension

Percentile Rank (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (QA)Overall Percentile Rank
General/ EWS80808090
Differently Abled45454550

Stage 2: Shortlisting for WAT and PI

The candidates who clear phase one are called for WAT and PI rounds. Here the candidates are tested based on their performance in various other components. It is essential for all candidates to appear for both WAT and PI. No candidate will be directly promoted for the Personal Interview round.

Components and their weights:

ComponentsMaximum Weights that can be Awarded
10th Standard/SSC Score34 [Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
12th Standard/HSC Score40 [Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
CAT Overall Score20 [Candidate’s CAT overall score/Highest CAT overall score]
Gender Diversity Factor

6 for female candidates

0 for other candidates

Composite ScoreSum of the above scores (out of 100)

*Z candidates, Z min and Z max tends for 10th/ SSC score and 12th/ HSC score are computed using normalisation process. These components are evaluated by normalizing the marks scored by the candidate.

Also Read:Wondering what the CAT Cutoff 2019 will be? Check Estimated CAT Scores of Top B-schools!

Stage 3: Final Selection

The institute generates different merit lists for different category students based on their overall performance. Based on these lists admissions will be done in the PGP programme offered by IIM Indore. Candidates will be awarded marks for each component once their score is normalized and then the composite score will be calculated. The weights of the components are as follows:

ComponentsMaximum Weights that can be Awarded( for PGP)Maximum Weights that can be Awarded( for PGPHRM)
10th Standard/SSC Score1015
12th Standard/ HSC Score1015
CAT Score2010
WAT Score2010
PI Score4050
Composite ScoreSum of the above scores (out of 100)Sum of the above scores (out of 100)

Like all other IIMs, IIM Indore also follows the reservation norms set by the Government of India. Candidates who qualify the third stage are also eligible for scholarships provided by the institute.

IIM Indore Admission 2021 - Merit List

Once all the final selection rounds are over, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore will release the final merit list which will consist of all the names of shortlisted candidates. Candidates whose name is in the merit list will have to pay acceptance fee in order to accept the offer. 

Those who have any doubt regarding the admission process of IIM Indore may ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone.

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