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|
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)|
|Non Creamy- other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)-cum-transgender||65||65||65|
|Scheduled Class (SC)||60||60||60|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||50||50||50|
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|
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.
IIM Ahmedabad Admission
Admission to IIM-Ahmedabad is a 2 step process, which is as follow –
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|
|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|
IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2013-14
|Category||Section 1 (%)||Section 2 (%)||Total (%)|
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|
|Top 50 or 1% candidates||51||32||51||58||29|
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|
The total no. of students (category-wise) shortlisted for 2014-15 based on their CAT 2014 percentile are as follow –
|Category||No. of students|
Factors affecting Cutoff
The cutoff is prepared after taking into account the following factors –
- Number of candidates appeared in CAT
- Difficulty level of the test
- 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
IIMs 2016 Cutoff