IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016


IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016 – The result for CAT 2016 was announced on January 09, 2017. The test was held on December 04, 2016, in a computer-based mode for admission. For the shortlisting and Selection rounds, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has announced the minimum cutoff of CAT 2016 Percentile Ranks. However, the candidates must note that the actual cutoff criteria remains much higher than the minimum cutoff percentile. The cutoff scores are the minimum marks that the candidates must score to be eligible for the pre-admission rounds i.e. the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds. Check this article for the minimum IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016.


IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff

The cutoff is the minimum marks decided by the IIM based on which the candidates are shortlisted for PI process. Lakhs of candidates apply for CAT and thousands of them are considered eligible for attending the further admission rounds. The seats offered by IIM Ahmedabad are a few hundred and the candidates eligible for admission against these seats are in thousands. By applying IIM Ahmedabad cutoff 2016, the Institute gets to select deserving and most eligible candidates out of the lot.

Apart from CAT percentile, IIM’s follow their own selection criteria for shortlisting eligible students. Seeking admission into this institute is a hard row to hoe. The IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff is very high every year and the selection process that is followed is also very rigid. Checking the cutoff gives the candidate an idea of the CAT score which must be obtained by him for admission.

Official IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff

Though, IIMs never announce the cutoff officially but the cutoff given below in the table is from the official source. The candidates can rely on the same. This is the least overall CAT percentile for calling the students for the IIM Ahmedabad PI for 2017-19 admission. The candidates who had this much or more than this listed cutoff were only called for the interview.

Category IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff – Overall Percentile
General 80
SC 70
ST 60
DA 70

Minimum IIM – A CAT 2016 Percentile

It is the qualifying percentile, which is published every year by all the IIMs. The candidates who write CAT and wish to study at IIM Ahmedabad must get a score equal to or more than this minimum cutoff percentile. The candidates must note that the actual and official cutoff remains quite higher than this percentile.

Category Verbal & Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (Section 1) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (Section 2) Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (Section 3)
General 70 70 70
Non Creamy- other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)-cum-transgender 65 65 65
Scheduled Class (SC) 60 60 60
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 50 50 50
Differently-Abled (DA) 60 60 60
IIM Ahmedabad 2015 Cutoff – Total number of candidates considered for WAT-PI

Based on the above cutoff, the total number of candidates who were considered eligible for participating in the further admission rounds are as follow –

Category Number of candidates
General 20190
NC-OBC 2592
SC 952
ST 292
DA 102
Total 24128

 IIM Ahmedabad 2015 Cutoff – Total number of candidates called up for WAT-PI        

Out of the 24128 candidates, who were considered for admission process, only 1182 candidates were actually shortlisted for attending the WAT-PI. The candidates can check the table below to know the category-wise segregation.

Category Number
General 568
NC-OBC 313
SC 178
ST 87
DA 36
Total 1182

 IIM Ahmedabad Admission

Admission to IIM-Ahmedabad is a 2 step process, which is as follow –

  • Preliminary screening

  • Screening for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

At various stages of the selection process, IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff is released. Students who meet the cutoff are called and are shortlisted at that particular stage.

Stage 1: Preliminary Screening

This is the foremost screening and here students are shortlisted based on their CAT or GMAT score. The minimum CAT 2015 Percentile as given in the table here above is taken into consideration for shortlisting the candidates for further selection process.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2014-15 

Category Verbal Percentile Rank (Section 1) Quantitative Percentile Rank (Section 2) Total Percentile Rank AR Score
General 85 85 90 15.5
Non Creamy- other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)-cum-transgender 80 80 85 11
Scheduled Class (SC) 75 75 80 8.5
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 75 75 80 8.5
Differently-Abled (DA) 75 75 80 8.5

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2013-14

Category Section 1 (%) Section 2 (%) Total (%)
General 85 85 90
NC-OBC 75 75 80
SC 55 55 75
ST 50 50 70
DA 55 55 75

Stage 2: Screening for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

Here at this stage, top 50 or 1% of applicants to IIMA from each category of academic disciplines are shortlisted for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI). The IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2014-15 for this shortlisting is given below.

Academic Discipline Category AC-1 AC-2 AC-3 AC-4 AC-5
Total No. of candidates 9931 3165 34347 107062 2944
1% candidates 99 32 343 1071 29
Top 50 or 1% candidates 51 32 51 58 29
Minimum percentile 99.25 94.28 98.93 99.97 97.62

For the remaining students then a merit list is drawn based on their CAT percentile and then out of them students are shortlisted for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI). The IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2014-15 for this shortlisting is tabled below.

Category CAT 2014 percentile
General 99.67
NC-OBC 96.42
SC 90.68
ST 81.10
DA 86.76

The total no. of students (category-wise) shortlisted for 2014-15 based on their CAT 2014 percentile are as follow –

Category No. of students
General 438
NC-OBC 313
SC 175
ST 56
DA 36
Total 1018

Factors affecting Cutoff

The cutoff is prepared after taking into account the following factors – 

  1. Number of candidates appeared in CAT
  2. Difficulty level of the test
  3. Reservation Policy adopted by the institute

About Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) are the most prestigious management institutes in India. There were 13 IIM’s in India but from this year, i.e. 2015 the IIM family has grown with the commencement of functioning of 6 new IIMs. IIM-Ahmedabad was the second IIM to be established in India. It is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and this institute has been consistently being ranked as best management institute in India and Asia-Pacific Region. Though admission to IIM-Ahmedabad is done on the basis of CAT percentile. Every year Common Admission Test (CAT) is held in India and based on its percentile, admission to IIM’s is allotted.

Other IIMs Cutoff Percentile List – CAT 2015 Cutoff

IIM Amritsar Cut-off IIM Kozhikode Cut-off IIM Sambalpur Cut-off
IIM Bangalore Cut-off IIM Lucknow Cut-off IIM Shillong Cut-off
IIM Bodhgaya Cut-off IIM Nagpur Cut-off IIM Sirmaur Cut-off
IIM Calcutta Cut-off IIM Raipur Cut-off IIM Trichy Cut-off
IIM Indore Cut-off IIM Ranchi Cut-off IIM Udaipur Cut-off
IIM Kashipur Cut-off IIM Rohtak Cut-off IIM Visakhapatnam Cut-off

IIMs 2016 Cutoff 

IIMs 2016 Cutoff 
1.  IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff 11.  IIM Raipur 2016 Cutoff
2.  IIM Amritsar 2016 Cutoff  12. IIM Ranchi 2016 Cutoff
3.  IIM Bangalore 2016 Cutoff  13.  IIM Rohtak 2016 Cutoff
4.  IIM Bodhgaya 2016 Cutoff  14.  IIM Sambalpur 2016 Cutoff
5.  IIM Calcutta 2016 Cutoff  15.  IIM Shillong 2016 Cutoff
6.  IIM Indore 2016 Cutoff 16.  IIM Sirmaur 2016 Cutoff
7.  IIM Kashipur 2016 Cutoff 17.  IIM Trichy 2016 Cutoff
8.  IIM Kozhikode 2016 Cutoff 18.  IIM Udaipur 2016 Cutoff
9.  IIM Lucknow 2016 Cutoff 19.  IIM Visakhapatnam 2016 Cutoff
10.  IIM Nagpur 2016 Cutoff 20  IIM Jammu 2016 Cutoff


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