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IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2017 Through CAT

Last Updated - August 11, 2017

IIM Kashipur is one of the most prestigious Institutions to offer Management studies in various fields. Students need to undergo rigorous admission procedure in order to get qualified from the Business School.

  • The cut-off to get admissions to Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur is quite high. However, figures might vary as per the category of students.
  • The minimum CAT Cut off that would be accepted by the Institution for admissions is declared by the authorities.
  • IIM also conducts a written ability test and personal interview for the shortlisted students.
  • All the important notifications regarding cut-off, merit list, admission criteria and forms will be released online on the official website of IIM, Kashipur.
  • Students can choose to opt for the field which they wish to pursue their management studies, once they are shortlisted in the cut off list.
  • Merit list will be posted later, on the official site of IIM, Kashipur based on the various components of selection criteria for the admissions.

Indian Institute of Management offers majorly three post graduations courses, viz. Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGPM), Executive Fellowship Program in Management (EFPM).


CAT Cut Off

The cut off marks are the minimum marks or percentile that a candidate needs to score to pass the test. Cut off marks are declared by different affiliated Institutions which vary from college to college. Being one of the most prestigious management institutes, IIM has the highest cut off score for students in comparison to other management colleges.

IIM and other B-schools also have a category or section-wise cut off list which is announced just after the results are declared. However, the highest score is for the candidates who fall in the general category. Candidates must pass sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff scores or percentile to get shortlisted for next round of selection process for admissions.

Various factors that determine CAT cut-off score every year are given below:

  • Difficulty level of examination
  • Number of candidates
  • Number of candidates qualified in the examination
  • Number of seats
  • Institution reputation or ranking

As per previous year trends with Common Aptitude Test, if the difficulty level of CAT is high, the cut off might be low and vice versa. Usually, the cut off is over 99 percentiles in old IIMs and top business schools like FMS, University of Delhi, MDI Gurgaon and suchlike. However, if we evaluate the cut off range of new IIMs and other B-schools, it would range from 90 percentiles or above. On the other hand, Management colleges that belong to tier two to four can range from 80 to 50 percentiles. Candidates would be offered admissions as per their CAT score.

Expected cut off for the year 2018 by checking the data for the year 2017:

CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall
General80808090
SC60606075
ST50505065
NC-OBC72727281
PWD50505065

IIM Kashipur Cut Off

The best brains of our nation are able to get admission in this Institution only if they manage to qualify CAT, and later satisfy the eligibility criteria and cut off score set by IIM Kashipur authorities.

Every year, cut off vary as per the difficulty level of the question paper and number of candidates appearing for the examination. Candidate’s category is also a major factor. SC, ST, OBC and physically disabled candidates get privilege for the admissions as per their reservation policy. General candidate’s cut off usually go up to 90 percentiles.

Cut off list is released only once CAT results are declared. Below is the category wise, expected and tentative cut off for IIM Kashipur:

CategoryQuantitative Aptitude (Section – 1)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Section- 2)Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Section-3)Total (Overall)
General80808090
NC-OBC72727281
SC60606075
ST50505065
DAP50505065

IIM Kashipur admission authorities will decide the number of candidates who would appear for their written test and personal interview. However, if the actual number is less or more than expected number of candidates, the overall and section-wise minimum score would be reduced or increased to get the desired number of candidates.

Check IIM Kashipur CAT Cut Off


Selection Criteria of IIM Kashipur

There are few stages to get through for the final selection for admission. The very first stage is to score in CAT that should satisfy the criteria for section-wise and overall cut off marks in IIM Kashipur. Once the candidates manage to get the required score, they would be eligible for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

There are few comprehensive evaluation parameters tabulated below, for shortlisting students for WAT and PI in IIM Kashipur:

ParameterPreference
CAT score42
10th standard marks1
12th class marks1
Graduation Marks3
Post-Graduation1
Work Experience3
Diversity Factor-Academic profile4
Diversity Factor- Gender5
Shortlist Total60

60 marks shall be awarded to candidates who get shortlisted based on the above parameter. A merit list is prepared and candidates are called for further rounds in descending order. All the insights of parameters are elaborated below:

  • CAT Score:

A maximum of 42 marks or 70% during interview stage would be rewarded under this parameter. Candidates’ score will be divided the highest score obtained in Common Aptitude Test by topper and multiplied with 42 to get the final marks.

  • 10th and 12th Marks:

A maximum of 1 mark will be awarded to candidates for their 10th and 12th marks respectively. Candidates’ marks will be converted to fractions and final marks shall be awarded. For instance, if someone got 70% in 10th then it would be converted to 0.70 marks for evaluation by IIM Kashipur.

  • Graduation Marks:

Graduation Marks will be given a preference of 3 marks and the tabulated marks below would be awarded in percentage:

Graduation marks (in percentage)Weight (x)
60-651
Above 65-701.5
Above 70-752
Above 75-802.5
Above 803
  • Work Experience

A maximum of 3 marks shall be granted based on the following classification:

Work ExperienceMarks
Freshers0 mark
0-12 months)1 mark
Greater than 12 months-24 months2 marks
Greater than 24 months -36 months3 marks
Diversity FactorAcademic Background and Gender

Candidates with Arts/Commerce/Professional Course/Medicine and other non-Engineering degree are given extra marks of 4 and girls get an extra of 5 marks.

Final Stage Selection

Candidates who get selected from the above-mentioned procedure will be further tested on their Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview. In WAT, a topic will be given to candidates and they will have to write their thoughts in 15 minutes. However, in the personal interview session, candidates will be further evaluated based on their academics, work experience, personal and professional achievements. The final weightage for the admissions in IIM Kashipur is as under:

ParameterWeightage
Shortlist total60
Written Ability Test10
Personal Interview30
Grand Total100

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