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IIM Calcutta Cut Off 2017

Last Updated - September 12, 2017

Post declaration of CAT 2017 Result, 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.
The institute offers the following full-time post-graduate programs- PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management), PGDCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer aided Management), FPM (Fellow Program in Management) and PGPEX (Post Graduate Program for Executives).

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), CAT cutoff is 70.
  • For Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC) is 85, and for Persons with disabilities (PWD) it is 70 percentile.
  • Following is the CAT Selection Criteria for IIM Calcutta for PGP- PGDM course:
  1. Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)
  1. Shortlisting of students achieving the minimum section-wise cutoff.
  2. Calculation of Composite Scores for short-listing for the PI stage.
  1. Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM

About CAT Cut Off

Soon after the result of CAT Exam, IIMs will declare the separate cut off list for the shortlisted candidates. All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to take part in the selection process.

  • The cut off comprises both sectional cutoffs 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 2017 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,
  • For 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 programs. 

The institute offers the following full-time post-graduate programs:

  • 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)

IIM Calcutta 2017: Minimum Cut-off Percentile

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 Section wise 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

IIM Calcutta 2017: Selection Criteria

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.

 IIM Calcutta Admission Process is a two-step process. IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria is mentioned below:

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

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 cutoff.

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.

The 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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