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IIM Calcutta Selection Process 2016 - 18

Last Updated - September 30, 2016

The IIM Calcutta was started by the Government of India as a First National Institute of Calcutta for the Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Management program.It’s Selection Criteria for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program is based upon the applicants Common Admission Test (CAT) Scores and Academic Profile.


The admission procedure of applicants will be based upon the Selection Criteria of IIMC which is explained below.It will be conducted in Two Phases which includes Selection of Applicants for Personal Interview (PI) and Criteria for Final Selection for PGP-PGDM.According to the IIMC around 400+students will be admitted in the 2016 – 18 Batch for PGP and other programs.

READ ABOUT CAT 2016 Personal Interview

In Phase I - Selection of Applicants for Personal Interview (PI)

  • The applicants will be selected for Personal Interview on the basis of their CAT 2015 scores and past academic performance.
  • The selection process of applicants will be based upon the minimum section – wise and overall percentile in CAT 2015 which is mentioned below in table.
  • The applicants who are obtaining the below mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2015 will be taken into account for calculation of their composite score.


Minimum Cut-Off Percentile for the Selection of Applicants for Personal Interview (PI) Phase

ody> Category Section I Quantitative Ability (QA) Section II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Section III Verbal Ability (VA) Overall General ≥ 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

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Note: If actual section-wise and overall percentile of shortlisted candidates will be higher than the above mentioned minimum percentile then the candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview round on the basis of the Composite Scores.

  • The Composite Scores will be evaluated on the basis of CAT 2015 scores, Class 10th and 12th aggregate percentages and on the basis of the gender diversity.

Note: During the process of calculating the Composite Scores,The Females applicants will get the Three Points in Extra on the basis of the Gender Diversity factor.

  • The marks will be given to the applicants on the basis of the below mentioned class 10th and 12th aggregate scores criteria

READ ABOUT CAT 2016 Short List Preparation

Class 10th Marks in%PointsClass 12th Marks in%Points
≥75 and <808≥75 and <808
≥70 and <756≥70 and <756
≥65 and <704≥65 and <704
≥60 and <652≥60 and <652

Note: For calculating the percentage of marks obtained in class 10th and 12th,the total marks will be considered irrespective of their Education Board.

  • The Composite Scores will be used for the selection of applicants for Personal Interview round in each category.The total number of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview round will be based on the batch size of 2016-2018.

READ ABOUT CAT Important Dates

ComponentsWeightsMethod of Calculation
CAT 2015 Overall Scores67(A/B) × 67
Class 10th Marks15(C/10) ×15
Class 12th Marks15(D/10)×15
Gender Diversity Factor33 Points will be given to promote the gender diversity

A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2015 Score

B = Maximum CAT 2015 Score

C = Points awarded for Class X marks

D = Points awarded for Class XII marks

  • The candidates whose marks will be based on their composite score then they will be called for the Personal Interview,Written Ability Test (WAT) etc.


Phase 2 - Criteria for Final Selection for PGP-PGDM

  • The final score for the selection of PGP-PGDM program will be evaluated on the basis of the WAT,PI,CAT Scores,Under Graduation and Work Experience. Following are the weightages used for the final selection criteria are given below in the table:

READ ABOUT CAT 2016 Normalization of Score

CAT 2015 Score35
Personal Interview (PI)44
Writing Ability Test (WAT)10
Point Awarded for Academic Diversity for Bachelor’s Degree (ADFB) Candidates who is having any of the following mentioned bachelor’s degree are eligible for ADFB: 
List X: BCA,BS,BBA,B.Com,L.L.B,B.Com(H), BA(H),B.Sc ,B.Pharma,BA,BDS,B.Sc.(H),MBBS or any other Non-Engineering undergraduate degree which are not mentioned above
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) 
Work Experience08

Note: Those applicants who have less than 6 Months Work-Experience will not be given any weightage during final selection process.The Highest Weightage will be given to the applicants who are having 2.5 and 3 years Work-Experience and the Maximum 8 Points will be given to the applicants on the basis of their work-experience duration.The points will be allotted to the applicants by following pie chart mentioned below:

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  • In the selection process of IIMC the Graduation Score will not be considered as a factor for the selection but during the Interview phase it will effect indirectly.
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