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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - September 12, 2017

IIM Calcutta Selection Process, CAT Cut Off, IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria,

IIM Calcutta (IIM-C) has released the admission criteria for admission to Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP-PGDM) for 2018 batch. The admission criteria are based on CAT Scores.

  • Candidates are shortlisted for calculation of composite scores after they qualify CAT Cut Off.
  • The overall CAT cut off required for IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria by a general category student is 90 percentile.
  • Selection of candidates for admission is based on their performance in CAT 2017 and selection procedure of institute (Personal Interview (PI) & Written Ability Test (WAT)).

IIM Calcutta offers 2-year PGP-PGDM program which is a full-time residential course. The course structure consists of the core curriculum, a summer internship and elective courses (optional). 


Eligibility for PGP-PGDM in IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for admission to PGP-PGDM Course is given below-

  • A candidate should have completed bachelor’s degree (in any stream) with at least 50% marks.
  • 5%-mark relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to reserved category (SC/ST/PwD).
  • In case, a candidate is awarded grades or CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades and CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where the bachelor’s degree has been obtained.
  • For the university/institute which doesn’t have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks then it can be obtained by multiplying the maximum CGPA with 100.
  • The partial fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria may result in cancellation of candidature as it is verified at various stages of IIM Calcutta selection process.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for Shortlisting and Final Selection for 2018-2020

Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2017 score, past academic performance (class 10, 12 and graduation) and prior work experience.

Stage 1: Eligibility for PI

IIM Calcutta shortlists candidates for PI on the basis of CAT Scores. The table given below represents CAT Cut Off for admission in 2018-20 academic session.

CategorySection 1
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section 2
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section 3
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall Cut Off
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

Candidates clearing CAT cut off will only be considered for calculation of their composite scores. The shortlisting of candidates for PI is done on the basis of a composite score.

Stage 2: Calculation of Composite Scores for Shortlisting for PI

The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT 2017 score, Class 10 and Class 12 aggregate percentages and Gender Diversity Factor. The method of allotting points for class 10 and 12 percentages based on aggregate scores is mentioned below:

Class 10 (marks in %)PointsClass 12 (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 composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. The number of candidates shortlisted for the PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the number of seats available for academic batch 2018-20.

Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage

ComponentsWeightsmethod of CalculationRemarks
CAT 2017 Overall Score28(A/B) x 28Percentile Score
Class 10 marks10As per Table 2 aboveScores obtained from above table
Class 12 marks10As per Table 2 aboveScores obtained from above table
Gender Diversity Factor22 points will be awarded to promote gender diversityIIM-C doesn’t provide marks for academic diversity.
Total50 -Total points obtained out of 50

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

What is Gender Diversity Factor?

  • Gender diversity component is applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls, and will not be applicable for phase 2 of the admissions process.
  • The Gender Diversity Factor is further divided into- Academic and Gender.
  • The Academic Diversity Factor ensures diversity in academic streams and the Gender Diversity factor aims at a proper ratio of males to females, by awarding a certain percentage of marks to the female candidates.
  • The weightage of these factors varies depending on the institute.
InstituteDiversity Factor: AcademicDiversity Factor: Gender
IIM, CalcuttaNA2%
IIM, Lucknow3%2%
IIM, Kozhikode2%5%
IIM, AhmedabadNANA
IIM, Bangalore10% based on 10 and 12NA

Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)

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).

  • IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria uses a 2-phase selection process- Clearing CAT Cut Off; Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 
  • WAT and PI will be conducted on the same day.
  • Candidates shortlisted for the PI process will have to take WAT on a topic provided by IIM Calcutta.
  • The topics for WAT will generally reflect current socio-political, economic and business affairs, though other topics such as sports and those that require more creative thinking may also be included.
  • Duration of WAT will be of about 30 minutes.
  • During the personal interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for Final Selection

The method of calculation of final score is provided in the table given below-

CriterionMaximum Weights
CAT 2017 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 list X below are eligible for ADFB:
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)
ADFB=2;
else
ADFB=0
Work Experience4
Total50

List X: 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 not mentioned above.

  • For work experience, a maximum of 4 points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2018.
  • Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered.
  • Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Work Experience Points considered in IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria are shown in the following bar graph-

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria, IIM Calcutta Selection Procedure, CAT Cut Off, CAT, CAT 2017

The final selection list of CAT will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.

IIM Calcutta reserves the right to make changes in IIM Calcutta Admission Procedure, if considered necessary at any point.


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