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IIM Calcutta Cut Off

Last Updated - July 28, 2017

IIM Calcutta CAT Cut Off- After the declaration of CAT Results, IIM Calcutta will be separately declaring its cut off for admission to the courses offered by it. Candidates will be shortlisted for admission rounds on the basis of their CAT scores.

CAT Cut Off refers to the minimum marks that students must obtain in order to qualify the next round of the selection process. The overall CAT cut off for general category is 90 percentile, for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) is 70, Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC) is 85, and Persons with disabilities (PWD) is 70 percentile.

Following is the Selection Criteria for IIM Calcutta for PGP- PGDM course:

  • Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)
  1. Shortlisting of students achieving the minimum section-wise cut off.
  2. Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage.
  • Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM

About CAT Cut Off

Soon after the conclusion of CAT 2017 and result declaration, IIM will declare the separate cut off list for shortlisted candidates. All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to take part in the selection process. The cut off comprises both sectional cut off as well as the overall cut off.

Sectional cut off is the marks that candidates must score in each section in order to qualify the test. The overall cut off marks range from 90-100 percentile. IIMs declare their separate cut offs for admission to their offered courses.

All the shortlisted candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview round.

Factors Affecting CAT Cut Off 2017

While preparing CAT cut off 2017, the IIMs and other participating B-Schools will consider various factors. Following are the few common factors determined while preparing the cut off-

  • The level of difficulty of the test
  • Total number of test takers
  • Total marks scored in the test
  • Average marks scored in CAT
  • Availability of seats

IIM Calcutta Cut Off

The overall CAT cut off required by general category student is 90 percentile. The cut off for Scheduled Castes (SC) is 70, Scheduled Tribes (ST) is 70, Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC) is 85, and Persons with disabilities (PWD) is 70 respectively. The institute offers two years full-time post-graduate management programmes. 

The institutes offers following full-time post-graduate programmes:

  • PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
  • PGDCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer aided Management)
  • FPM (Fellow Programme in Management)
  • PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)

Minimum Cut-off Percentile of IIM Calcutta 2017

The cut off of CAT 2017 refers to the minimum marks or percentile a student must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. CAT 2017 cut off is announced by the IIMs. 

Following is the Minimum Cut-off of IIM Calcutta 2017:

CategoryQuantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)Overall percentile rank (PT)
General80808090
NC-OBC75757585
 SC65656570
ST60606070
PWD/DA65656570

Selection Criteria in IIM Calcutta

The IIM Calcutta Admission Process is a two-step process. Following is the IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria-

  • Personal Interview (PI)
  1. Shortlisting of students achieving the minimum section-wise cut off.
  2. Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage.
  • Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM

Students are first shortlisted on the basis of the CAT cut-off percentiles, sectional as well as overall, along with past academic record and work experience. After students will get shortlisted they will call for WAT- PI rounds. The selection for this round is based on the performance at each stage of the round with assessment on past academic records, work experience, co-curricular activities and diversity factors.

Step-1  Personal Interview (PI)

There are 2 Stages for Short-listing candidates based on CAT cut-off percentiles for Personal Interview (PI)

Stage I: Short-listing of students achieving the minimum section-wise cut off.

Following table shows the section-wise cut off for each category:

CategorySection – I 
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III 
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall
OPEN≥ 80≥ 80≥ 80≥ 90
NC-OBC≥ 75≥ 75≥ 75≥ 85
SC≥ 65≥ 65≥ 65≥ 70
ST≥ 60≥ 60≥ 60≥ 70
DA≥ 65≥ 65≥ 65≥ 70

Stage II: Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage.

Calculation of Composite Scores involves Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.

Following table shows Class X and Class XII aggregate marks and their points:

Class X Marks (in %)PointsClass XII Marks (in %)Points
≥8010≥8010
≥ 75 and < 808≥ 75 and < 808
≥ 70 and < 756≥ 70 and < 756
≥ 65 and < 704≥ 65 and < 704
≥ 60 and < 652≥ 60 and < 652
< 600< 600

The number of candidates short-listed for the PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the batch size of 2018-20.

Following table shows Components and corresponding weightage assigned for generating category-wise shortlisted students for the PI stage:

ComponentsWeightsMethod of Calculation
CAT 2016 Overall Score28(A/B) x 28
Class X marks10As per Table above
Class XII marks10As per Table above
Gender Diversity Factor22 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity.
Total50 -

where,

                   A= Candidate’s Total CAT score 2017
                   B = Maximum CAT Score 2017

Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of the selection process that would comprise a Personal Interview (PI) and a Written Ability Test (WAT).

Step-2 Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM (Batch 2018-20)

Following Table shows the Criteria and weightage for final selection for PGP- PGDM 2018:

CriterionWeights
CAT 2016 Score15
Personal Interview (PI)24
Written Ability Test (WAT)5
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the below list are eligible for ADFB: 
List : BA, BA(H), B.Sc , B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree.
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list) 
ADFB=2; 
else
ADFB=0
Work Experience4
Total50

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