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Updated By Intajur Rahaman on 28 Nov, 2022 11:08

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CAT 2022 Selection Process

There are 12411 seats in all IIMs, thus, making CAT a highly competitive exam. The CAT selection process is carried out in two rounds. The CAT exam 2022 result will be declared in January first week of 2023. CAT 2022 participating colleges will then begin with the selection process for CAT 2022. The exam was conducted on November 27 in three slots. Have a look at the CAT answer key, the memory-based CAT question paper 2022, CAT 2022 cutoff for IIMs and CAT paper analysis 2022 by clicking on the links below. 

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The key determinant in the selection process in IIMs for admission 2022 is the candidate's performance in three major areas – the candidate's CAT 2022 exam score; his/her academic record, and performance in IIMs’ Personal Interview round.

Indian Institutes of Management (popularly called IIMs) are regarded as the top institutes of management education and research in India. There are 20 IIMs and these mostly offer post-graduate, doctoral, and executive programs. Every MBA aspirant hopes to seek admission into an IIM for a management program and therefore they face a lot of queries regarding how to get into an IIM. 

To get into an IIM, it is mandatory for the candidates to undergo a two-step process after which a final offer of the seat is made.

IIMs Admission Procedure:

  • Appear for the Common Aptitude Test or CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for international candidates).
  • Clear the required cut-offs and the composite score, and perform well in the Written Test/Group Discussion and Personal Interview (PI). The candidate must provide 2 letters of recommendation from people who know them closely for academic and professional validation. 
  • The final aggregate score is responsible for the final offers of admission to candidates in each category, considering various weights such as work experience, gender, school board, etc.

The CAT selection process is carried out in two rounds. After the CAT 2022 results are released, CAT participating colleges begin conducting the selection process for CAT 2022.

Based on the candidates' performance in the CAT exam, participating institutes shortlist them for further rounds, which may include Group Discussion (GD)/ Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

The selection process based on the CAT exam score is spread out over a period of 3-4 months for all of the 20 IIM's in the country. MBA admissions are then finally concluded in the month of April.

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Candidates who wish to know more about the CAT 2022 Selection Process will find all of the information available on this page. Know all about the CAT Selection Criteria, IIM Selection Process, and IIM Common Admission Process right here

CAT 2022 Selection Process: Important Dates

The CAT exam 2022 will be conducted on November 27, 2022. The table given below provides the important dates related to the selection process for the CAT exam:

Events

Dates

CAT 2022 Exam Date

November 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Result Date

1st week of January 2023

CAT 2022 election Process Starts

1st week of January 2023

IIM Shortlist Declaration

1st week of January 2023

IIM WAT-PI Process

February - March 2023

Receive Offer Letters from IIMs

April 2023

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CAT 2022 Shortlisting & Selection Process

There are three stages through which each IIM Admission Process is completed, these are:

Stage-1: Performance in CAT Exam
Stage-2: Shortlisting by IIMs for Final Selection round
Stage-3: IIMs Final Selection Process 2022 comprising Group Discussion, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test

Performance in the CAT 2022 entrance exam is an important component of the admission process. IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own selection criteria and cut-off list. The first stage for selection includes qualifying for the CAT exam 2022, academic performance, and relevant work experience. Candidates qualifying for the first stage will be shortlisted for the second stage of the selection process which includes WAT, GD, and PI. 

Candidates interested in taking admission to an MBA college through CAT must undergo the following selection process.

  • CAT Scores and Percentile are released for every candidate who appears for the exam in November.

  • After the declaration of CAT results, every institute releases its own CAT cutoff percentile.

  • Candidates who have filled out the college's application form are considered for shortlisting based on the CAT scores only.

  • Shortlisted candidates are then called for selection rounds, including WAT, and the GD-PI process conducted by individual colleges.

  • The institutes then evaluate candidates' performance based on their CAT score, past academic records, performance in the interview, work experience, etc., and create a merit list.

  • Colleges release their Merit List and Waitlist of candidates shortlisted for final admission.

  • Candidates included in the Merit List have to confirm their admission before a specified deadline or withdraw their seats.

  • Any seats lying vacant are allotted to the waitlisted candidates based on merit.

Having said that, the basic structure of the selection process of individual IIMs remains the same and is conducted separately by individual candidates except for those colleges that participate in the Common Admission Process (CAP). Given below is the IIM Admission Process through CAT 2022.

Step 1: Shortlisting Basis CAT 2022 Percentile

The minimum cut-off for the older IIMs is above 90 percentile for General candidates. The minimum cut-off for Reserved categories will be lower. The minimum cut-offs for the newer IIM's will range between 80-60 percentiles. Candidates fulfilling this criterion will be called for the GD, PI/ WAT. 

Step 2: Group Discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

If you qualify for the individual CAT-IIM cutoff basis CAT 2022, you will be called for either GD or WAT. Candidates have to write a brief essay on one or more topics in a time duration of 15-45 minutes. In the GD round, 8-10 candidates are given a particular topic and they have to conduct a discussion on it. The GD round is conducted to check the candidates' group dynamics. 

Step 3: Personal Interview (PI)

This is the final round before a student gets selected for any of the IIMs. In this round, a candidate has to present himself/herself before a panel of 4-8 interviewers. Candidates are adjudged on various parameters such as overall academic performance, GK, communication skills, performance in previous rounds and presence of mind, etc. 

Step 4: Individual Final Merit List

The admission criteria for each IIM will vary. Based on the factors mentioned below, the IIMs release their final merit list:

  • CAT exam score
  • Overall performance in WAT, GD, and PI rounds
  • Class 10th and 12th Marks
  • Gender Diversity Factor
  • Work Experience
  • Reservations

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In addition, there are a few exceptions -

  • The 6 new IIMs in Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Udaipur, Trichy & Kashipur conduct a common counselling process known as Common Admission Process (CAP). They conduct common WAT and PI rounds but release a separate merit list based on students' performance.
  • IIM Jammu and Sirmaur do not conduct the WAT and PI rounds and candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT score, past academic records, work experience, and diversity factors.

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IIM Shortlisting Eligibility Criteria Based on CAT 2022

The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management. Any candidate who is shortlisted for interviews by IIMs will have to comply with the eligibility criteria that involve the following:

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category, this is relaxed to 45%), of any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.  
  • The bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. 
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year/is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks. Such a candidate, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2022 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university.

Their admission will be confirmed only when the candidate submits the mark-sheet and a certificate of having passed the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university with at least 50% marks (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category). It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally admitted, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2022 (including supplementary, if any), to be eligible for admission to the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch 2022-24. 

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IIM Selection Process Based on CAT 2022

The selection process for the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is an extremely rigorous process that requires a lot of preparation. IIMs follow an almost common selection process of candidates for their PGP courses. However, the selection criteria for different IIMs vary slightly in terms of weightage.

IIM Ahmedabad

The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2022-24 batch of the PGP at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.

In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2021 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme described as below. 

Important Note: Foreign nationals (foreign passport holders) staying in India must take the GMAT and apply through the Supernumerary Quota category only. 

1.  Preliminary Screening: In CAT, there will be three sections, viz., ‘Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR), and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC). Only the candidates above the following minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of the CAT exam 2022 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

2.  Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI): IIM-A endeavors to recognise exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

3. Final Selection: Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores' (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

IIM Udaipur

The MBA admission process for the Institute consists of:

  • CAT Exam
  • Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process
  • PA process
  • Preparing the Merit List based on CAT score, PI score, and Profile score as indicated in the following table

Selection Criteria for Shortlisting to PA process

The cut-off percentile marks for eligibility for the PA process in the three sections and the total CAT percentile for different categories of students are given below:

Category

Quantitative Aptitude
(QA)
Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning
(DILR)
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
(VRC)
Overall

General

70707092

EWS

40404070

NC-OBC

45454574

SC

35353554

ST

32.5252540

DAP

32.5252540

Selection Criteria for Preparing the Merit List
The criteria for preparing the merit list will be as follows:

  • CAT Score: 60%
  • Personal Appearance (PI): 15%
  • Profile: 25%

IIM Calcutta

Criteria for short listing and final selection for the MBA Programme

1. Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI): Candidates will be short-listed based on CAT 2022 score and other parameters like academic performance and gender diversity.

Stage I: Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI

In Stage I, candidates meeting the minimum requirements on section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT 2022 (both section-wise and overall) as given in Table 1 will be shortlisted for consideration in Stage II subject to securing non-negative raw scores in all sections of CAT 2022:

Table 1: Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles for Stage I

CategorySection – I Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)Section – II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(DILR)Section – III Quantitative Ability (QA)Total Percentile
OPEN≥80≥80≥75≥85
NC-OBC≥70≥65≥65≥75
EWS≥70≥65≥65≥75
SC≥65≥60≥60≥70
ST≥55≥55≥55≥65
PwD≥45≥45≥45≥55

Stage II: Short-listing for PI

From the candidates satisfying the criteria of Stage-I, shortlisted candidates will be called for a Personal Interview (PI) based on the composite score derived using the parameters and the corresponding weights as specified in Table 2.

Table 2: Parameters and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI

ParametersWeightMethod of Calculation
CAT 2022 Score*56(A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks10As per Table 3 below
Class 12 marks15As per Table 3 below
Gender Diversity Factor44 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total85
*A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2022 score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2022 Score

After deriving the composite scores, composite cut-offs will be decided in each category for short-listing candidates for Stage II of the selection process. The number of candidates to be short-listed for PI in each category depends upon the size of the incoming batch and would be at the sole discretion of the Institute.

Allotting points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Points for the marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12, respectively, will be allotted as per Table 3 below:

Table 3: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Class 10 Marks (in %)PointsClass 12 Marks (in %)Points
≥8010≥8015
≥75 and <808≥75 and <8012
≥70 and <756≥70 and <759
≥65 and <704≥65 and <706
≥60 and <652≥60 and <653
<600<600

Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

For the candidates appearing in Stage II, a composite score for final selection will be derived using the parameters and the corresponding weights listed in Table 4. This composite score will be used for the preparation of a category-wise merit list.

Table 4: Parameters and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme

ParametersWeights
CAT 2022 Score30
Personal Interview (PI)48
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non- Engineering degree04
Work Experience08
Total

Documents to be Carried at the Time of WAT/GD and PI

Produce original as well as attested copies of certificates and mark sheets at the time of interviews. If selected, original degree and mark sheets of all semesters or years plus attested copies will have to be submitted at the time of joining. Documents required at the time of WAT/ GD and PI include.

Documents Required for WAT-GD-PI

  • IIM interview call letter
  • CAT scorecard
  • The graduation mark sheet and certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
  • Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
  • Reservation category proof of certificate (if applicable)

Reserved category – Produce original as well as an attested copy of ST/SC/NC-OBC/DA certificates at the time of interviews. If selected, original certificates pertaining to reservation category plus attested copies will have to be submitted at the time of joining.

Final year undergraduate students – Produce an attested copy as well as an original certificate from the Registrar/ Principal/ Director of the institute or university stating that the candidate has obtained 50 per cent marks or equivalent (45% in case of reserved category) based on latest grades/marks available. Their admission will be provisional until an original mark sheet and qualifying degree at the bachelor level is submitted before December 31, 2022. If a candidate is unable to submit requisites in time, his/her admission will automatically result in cancellation.

Requirements for Personal Interview through Online Mode

  • Desktop/Laptop with camera
  • Headphone/earphone
  • Microphone
  • Stable and high-speed Internet connection
  • Stationary items such as pens/pencils/blank sheet etc
  • Installation of Zoom software on Desktop/Laptop
  • A valid photo ID for verification
  • A white background or a clear background of a lighter colour ensuring better visibility

IIM Detailed Selection Criteria 2022

The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category, this is relaxed to 45%), of any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Click on the links available in the table below to check the detailed selection criteria for each individual IIMs.

IIM Lucknow

IIM Ranchi

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kolkata

IIM Rohtak

IIM Kashipur

IIM Udaipur

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Bangalore

IIM Trichy

IIM Bodhgaya

IIM Indore

IIM Visakhapatnam

IIM Shillong

IIM Amritsar

IIM Jammu

IIM Sambalpur

IIM Raipur

IIM Nagpur

IIM Sirmour

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Note* - The newer IIMs viz - Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur conduct a common counselling process known as Common Admission Process (CAP). This is in addition to WAP & PI. Each of these IIM's will also release a separate merit list basis a candidate's performance.

IIMs Shortlisting Criteria - Important Points

Besides the CAT exam 2022 score few of the main points that are considered while shortlisting the aspirants are mentioned below:

  • CAT 2022 Score: IIMs that offer admission to the aspirants consider the overall as well as the sectional cut-off of CAT.
  • Educational Details & Profile: Academic qualification of the aspirants is given due weightage for selecting student for the final admission. Few of the IIMs give more weightage to the girl aspirants as well.
  • Work Experience: 5 to 10% weightage is given to the students having supervisory experience of around 3 years plus.

IIM Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022

Common Admission Process or CAP is an integrated selection process for the admission to nine new IIMs is a common selection process in which several IIMs come together and conduct interviews for admission jointly. All the aspirants who are interested and eligible for MBA/PGDM/PGP admission 2022 in nine baby IIMs needs to appear only for the one-time PI-WAT round. For this process, all new IIMs share the list of aspirants shortlisted for the WAT-PI process with the IIM conducting CAP 2022. The IIM who conducts the CAP arranges for the WAT-PI round. The important determinants for the CAP are the minimum CAT 2022 cut-off, admission factors, and their weightage. The aspirants' marks obtained by them in CAP 2022 are then sent to all participating IIMs. On the basis of the final marks of the aspirant, individually, all nine IIMs announce their merit list of selected aspirants for their MBA program. The list of selected students is displayed on the respective IIM's website. Aspirants can see this list after logging in to the website of that IIM.

Candidates are shortlisted for CAP 2022 through their CAT exam 2022 scores and then they will be required to appear for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for admission. The final scores from CAP 2022 are then sent to respective CAP participating IIMs and the institutes can then make their selections based on the scores.

The candidates are then not required to take part in individual selection rounds of IIMs but can be selected through the integrated process. However, the choice of participating in IIMs lies with individual institutes, and only selected IIMs select candidates from CAP. Candidates must note that the selection criteria for colleges participating in CAP 2022 can still be different.

Given in the table below are the IIMs that are likely to participate in CAP 2022.

IIM UdaipurIIM TrichyIIM Ranchi
IIM JammuIIM SirmaurIIM Sambalpur    
IIM KashipurIIM BodhgayaIIM Raipur

CAP 2022 Important Dates

Aspirants after qualifying for the CAT exam 2022 should know the schedule for IIM CAP 2022 as mentioned below:

EventTentative Dates
Last date for CAP 2022 registrationJanuary 28, 2022 (by 23:59:59 Hrs)
Information on Personal InterviewFebruary 05, 2022
Personal Interview Round IFebruary 14-19, 2022
Personal Interview Round IIFebruary 21-26, 2022
Personal Interview Round IIIMarch 7-12, 2022

The list of participating colleges in CAP 2022 will be updated here after the declaration of CAT 2022 results. The complete details about the Common Admission Process can be found in the article given below.

CAP 2022 - Dates, Centres, Shortlist Criteria, Selection Process

How will IIM Conduct the CAP Based on CAT 2022?

The two major components of CAP 2022 are as below:

  • WAT or written ability test 
  • PI or personal interview

Steps Followed in IIM CAP 2022

Aspirants getting valid scores in the CAT exam 2022 are eligible to take part in CAP 2022. The steps that are followed by the IIMs are mentioned below:

  • Step 1 - Shortlisting of candidates by individual IIMs: The aspirants qualifying for the particular cut-off for the IIMs for which they have applied are shortlisted for the next round of the selection process. Aspirants get calls from several IIMs for the next stage of selection if they meet the mandatory cut-off of the IIM to which they had applied for.
  • Step 2 - A list of shortlisted candidates is sent to CAP 2022 Coordinator IIM.
  • Step 3 - CAP conducting IIM to prepare a list of shortlisted candidates.
  • Step 4 - Candidates to take part in WAT and PI: Aspirants who get a call for CAP 2022 are required to take part in the WAT, written ability test and PI, and personal interview round be it in online mode or in-person as decided.
  • Step 5 - CAP conducting IIM sends the WAT-PI score report to all participating IIMs under CAP.
  • Step 6 - Preparation of Final List of Candidates

All IIMs under CAP have their own admission plan and they provide weightage to the CAT exam score, applicant’s profile as well as CAP score before making a final offer to the aspirants. Finally, the offer letters are sent to selected candidates through email.

Important Points to Remember

  • All the participating IIM's will send the shortlisted candidates for WAT - PI to the IIM conducting CAP.
  • That IIM will conduct the WAT-PI round for all the CAP participating IIM's. Please note - qualifying CAT cutoff and weightage of admission parameters remain common to all CAP participating institutes.
  • Post CAP, each participating IIM will assess the candidates’ performance in WAT, PI, CAT score, profile, etc. and make their individual merit list to make an admission offer.
  • The final list of selected candidates is displayed on the respective IIM's website. This will be available only to candidates with an institute login.

CAT 2022 Selection Process for Non-IIM Colleges

Due to the lack of a common admission system basis for the CAT exam in India, non-IIMs will have its own selection procedure. Similar to the IIM's, the selection process of other B-Schools in India will follow a similar pattern including - Group Discussion, WAT, and PI, which will be assessed by the respective MBA college. Please note that the selection process may or may not include all of the above processes. For eg., IMT Ghaziabad and MICA conduct group activity or group exercise instead of group discussion. Some other PGDM colleges may choose to include all three processes. If you wish to understand the detailed selection process of CAT participating colleges, please check out the links below:

MDI Gurgaon Selection Criteria

IMT Ghaziabad Selection Criteria

Great Lakes Institute of Management Selection Criteria

Goa Institute of Management Selection Criteria

How to Calculate CAT 2022 Percentile

Like other management entrance exams, the Common Admission Test (CAT) also involves the percentile calculation of the candidates. Percentile Calculation is extremely important as the IIMs and numerous other management institutes offer admissions in their various management courses basis the aspirants' percentile score. Calculating CAT percentile is a crucial step as it helps B-Schools shortlist eligible candidates for counselling. Every year, IIMs, as well as other business schools, release their respective cut-offs after the CAT exam is conducted. Those who clear the cut-offs are considered for further selection rounds such as Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI)/Written Ability Test (WAT).

CAT percentile is a relative score that indicates the candidate's rank as opposed to the rest of the CAT test-takers. The CAT percentile is a measure of categorising a candidate on the basis of other candidates scoring below him/her. For IIMs, a 97-98 percentile is an ideal score but for other top MBA colleges, 90-95 percentile is good. A majority of CAT test-takers fall in the category of 80-90 percentile and 100s of B-schools accept candidates having CAT scores in this range.

CAT Percentile Calculation

First, test takers are allotted a particular rank as per their respective CAT exam scores. After rank allotment, the candidates' scores are normalised. The scaled CAT scores of these candidates are then converted to percentiles, which are calculated using the following formula:

The formula to calculate sectional as well as the overall CAT percentile of each candidate is the same, which is mentioned below:

P = (R/N) × 100

where,

P= Percentile score

R= Rank of the candidate assigned on the basis of scaled CAT score or total number of candidates who rank below you.

N= Number of candidates who appeared in the CAT exam 2022 (both morning and evening sessions)

You can read about the detailed comparison between CAT Score and CAT Percentile here.

IIM Final Selection Process

The key parameters and weightage awarded to each of the components in the final IIM selection process for all the 20 IIMs have been tabulated below:

Name of the IIM

Weight %age for CAT Score

Weight %age for GD-PI-WAT

Weight %age for Academics & Work Ex

Weight %age for Diversity, Achievements & Others

IIM Ahmedabad

25

60

15

Included in Academics

IIM Bangalore

25

40

35

-

IIM Calcutta

30*

48* (No WAT)

  8*

4*

IIM Lucknow

30

50

15

5

IIM Indore

20

60

20

-

IIM Kozhikode

44

44

--

12

IIM Shillong

--

--

--

--

IIM Kashipur

33

25

30

12

IIM Raipur

35

35

18

12

IIM Ranchi

40

30

20

10

IIM Tiruchirappalli

50

28

15

  7

IIM Udaipur

60

15

18

  7

IIM Rohtak

60

20

--

20

IIM Amritsar

40

25

25

10

IIM Bodhgaya

40

30

24

  6

IIM Jammu

40

30

17

13

IIM Nagpur

15

50

30

  5

IIM Sambalpur

30

20

30

20

IIM Sirmaur

30

30

25

15

IIM Visakhapatnam

25

25

30

20

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FAQs about CAT

What documents are required at the time of WAT/ GD and PI round after CAT exam?

You will have to carry a copy of CAT score card, IIM interview call letter, 10th/ 12th mark sheet and graduation mark sheet while appearing for WAT/ GD and PI round.

How do the CAT participating colleges select candidates?

All participating colleges of CAT select candidates on the basis of their CAT scores and the past academic record. Besides this, the colleges will also conduct personal interview round for admission.

What is the formula to calculate CAT percentile?

You can calculate the CAT percentile using the formula: CAT Percentile= [1- (Respective Rank in CAT exam/ Total no. of CAT candidates)] X 100.

What is the Common Admission Process (CAP) after CAT exam?

CAP or Common Admission Process is conducted for admission to IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, IIM Kashipur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Bodhgaya and IIM Trichy. The selection process and dates will be common for these IIMs.

How tough is to get admission in any IIM basis CAT score?

You will have to perform well in CAT entrance exam and GD/ PI round to get admission in any IIM. The selection process of all IIMs is very difficult. Only those candidates who have performed exceptionally well in all rounds will be selected for admission.

What is the selection process of IIM A basis CAT score?

The selection process of IIM A comprises two steps: selection for the PI/ GD round and selection for admission. Candidates who perform well in CAT will be called for the GD/ PI round. Those who perform well in all the rounds will be selected for admission.

What is WAT that is conducted after selection basis CAT score?

WAT or Written Ability Test is an essay writing test conducted for 30 minutes. Candidates will have to write an essay on topics such as economics, business affairs etc.

What parameters are considered while preparing the final merit list by IIMs with CAT scores?

Some major parameters considered while preparing the final merit list are WAT, CAT scores, performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview (PI) round.

Is the CAT selection process different for all colleges?

Yes, every college has its own selection process. Some colleges conduct GD/ PI round while other colleges might offer you admission directly on the basis of CAT scores.

How can I get selected in IIM basis CAT result?

You will have to perform well in the CAT entrance exam followed by the Written Test/ Group Discussion and Personal Interview (PI) round to get selected for IIM.

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