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IIM Nagpur: Eligibility and Selection Process

Last Updated - August 28, 2017

CAT 2017 results will be declared by the second week of January 2018. After which each IIM publishes a list of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection.

  • Each IIM sends interview letters to shortlisted candidates directly, although CAT Selection criteria varies in each IIM
  • The admission process at IIM Nagpur will consider three factors for seat allotment:-                              
  1. Past Academic Performance(PAP)
  2. Work Experience(WE)
  3. Score in CAT 2017
  • CAT 2017 Cut off will be taken into account for determining the first cut off list for admission process at IIM Nagpur.


IIM Nagpur Eligibility Criteria 
Candidates will be eligible for admission to IIM Nagpur after qualifying the following stages

  • Candidates should surpass the minimum qualifying score in CAT 2017 or qualifying marks in GMAT will also be considered. 
  • The overall IIM Nagpur cut-off for the candidates belonging to the general category is 96 percentile (tentatively).
  • Those who will meet IIM Nagpur Eligibility criteria will be sent a confirmation email for admission in PGP.
  • Once the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2017 score, their past academic performance and work experience will be considered for admission into IIM Nagpur

Past Academic Performance (PAP)
For measuring your Past Academic Performance class 10, 12 and Bachelor’s degree marks will be considered. Candidates who will be shortlisted as per the eligibility criteria will be graded A, B & C as per their 10, 12 & Bachelor’s degree percentage marks respectively.
CategorySeat AvailableSection 1Section 2Section 3Overall
General2880808096.3
NC-OBC1661.4361.4361.4378.98
SC950.450.4050.4063
ST541.4240.8041.4250.71
DAP241.4242.2141.4250.71

*QA- Quantitative Ability

*DI- Data interpretation

*VA- Verbal Ability

*LR –Logical Reasoning

Percent Marks in class 10th ExamRating score A
 <= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 804
> 80 and <= 907
> 9010
Percent Marks in class12th Std. ExamRating Score B
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 804
> 80 and <= 907
> 9010
Percent Marks in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 653
> 65 and <= 704
> 70 and <= 757
> 7510

PAP will be calculated by the following formula:-

PAP =(0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)/10

Work Experience (WE) 
Your work experience will also play an important factor in determining your selection. Your work experience will be calculated by the following formula as per your duration of job.

WE = 0 for x <= 6 

WE = 0 for x > 72

WE = x/36 for 6 < x <= 36

WE = 1 – ((x-36)/36) for 36 < x <= 72

Where x is the number of months of work experience.

The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selection made in different categories will be in accordance with the law.

CAT 2017 

The final selection of a candidate, who meets the CAT-2017 cut-offs mentioned in the 1st table and who expresses and re-confirms his/her desire to pursue the candidature further by the designated date, will be computed using the following rule:

FS= 0.50*(CAT Total Score/Maximum CAT Total Score)    +   0.30*(PAP Score)   +  0.20*(WE Score)

      *FS-Final Selection

      *WE-Work Experience

      *PAP-Past Academic Performance


IIM Nagpur Admission Process 2018

The admission process shall include WAT (Written Ability Test)/Group Discussions) and Personal Interviews for allotment of seats. Candidate’s PAP, CAT’s 2017 cut off score, We will also play a major role in various stages of admission process

WAT- Written Admission Test
Earlier group discussion was there but it has now been replaced by WAT. It will be conducted from 15 to 30 minutes and will account for 10 to 20 percentage of marks in final admission round. This test is basically conducted to check the understanding and writing ability of the student according to the given topic. Candidates may expect questions in their personal interview round out of their written essay of 300 to 400 words.

Below mentioned are some topics that have come in previous B schools and has higher chance to get repeated.

  • Should Petroleum Subsidy go away?
  • Is the recession the mother of innovation?
  • Discuss the role of Public Private Partnership in India's Economic Growth?
  • Foreign direct investment will revitalize the education system?
  • Should businesses concentrate on making profits and not address social and environmental Issues?

International Issues:

  • China's relations with India vis-a-vis Pakistan?
  • Does India have a role in Afghanistan? Discuss?
  • India to become a superpower in near future

IIM Nagpur Final Selection 2018

  • Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the students computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be strictly according to the guidelines of the law.
  • The FS of a candidate, who meet the CAT-2017 cut-offs mentioned in Table 1 and who expresses and re-confirms his/her desire to pursue the candidature further by the stipulated date, will be computed using the following rule:
FS = 0.50* (CAT 2015 Total score/Maximum CAT Total score) + 0.30 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score)

IIM Nagpur: Documents Required

Candidates must bring the following documents along with them during the selection process.

  • Marksheets and Degree certificate- You must carry your original mark sheets and self-attested copies to show their eligibility at the time of interview.
  • Reservation Category Certificates-If you belong to any of the reserved criteria, bring your documents like Caste certificate if short-listed for the interview .SC, ST, NC-OBC and DA aspirants must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview.  

Note: Any discrepancy in the documents can lead to cancellation of candidature.


IIM Nagur: FAQs

Ques.  If I confirm my interest in IIM Nagpur, does it will affect my position in other IIMs?

Ans- No, The admission process and seat allotment offered in every IIM is independent of other and therefore accepting or declining an offer from any other IIM will not affect your chances in IIM Nagpur or vice versa.

 For showing your interest in IIM Nagpur you have to confirm your interest as the time available for IIM Nagpur admissions, the institute would not like to spend time on people who are no longer interested in IIM Nagpur as earlier the location was Maharashtra.

Ques. Why is IIM Nagpur asking applied candidates to confirm their interest for admission to PGP?

Ans: Yes ,the interested candidates have to show their interest in seeking admission in IIM Nagpur because as the location is changed from IIM in Maharashtra to IIM Nagpur candidates are confused whether to take admission in Maharashtra or Nagpur and as you are well aware that the admission process  in Nagpur is short spanned so the authority does not want to waste time in scrutinizing candidates who are disinterested in IIM Nagpur

Ques. How much do I have to pay while confirming my admission?

ANS. The amount is not likely to go beyond INR 50,000. The amount will be balanced against payment of tuition fees paid afterwards. Of this only INR1000 will be retained as pre GOI (Government of India) guidelines if the person does not actually join the institute.

Ques. I got an interview call from other IIM(s) but did not attend. Will I still be considered for admission at IIM Nagpur?

Ans:-Yes, but only if you have confirmed your continued interest in response to the email already sent to you by the authorities. The email will be sent only those aspirants who meet the eligibility criteria used to prepare the first shortlist i.e. the minimum cut off in CAT 2017

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