IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff


IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff – CAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on December 4, 2016. The students writing the test this year can check the IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2015 here on this page. Cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate has to obtain in order to be considered for further admission rounds. The candidates scoring marks less than the cutoff are not considered for shortlisting. IIMs never officially announce the cutoff but it is applied for shortlisting the candidates for the PI process. After the completion of CAT, various experts and private coaching Institutes announce the CAT cutoff every year and the students usually rely on them. By analyzing the IIM Bangalore 2015 cutoff, the candidates can draw an idea about the score they must obtain in the test. Keep reading this article to check IIM Bangalore 2015 cutoff, minimum CAT 2015 percentile of IIM-B, admission process and more details in this regard.


IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff

Lakhs of candidates apply for CAT and thousands of them are considered eligible for attending the further admission rounds. Only a hundred of people are finally granted admission against the hundreds of seats offered. By applying IIM Bangalore 2015 cutoff, the Institute gets to select deserving and most eligible candidates out of the lot. In the admission criteria, the minimum CAT percentile is published, which is misunderstood as the actual cutoff by the students. However, the actual cutoff of IIM Bangalore remains on a higher side compared to the minimum percentile

Apart from IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff, the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of past academic performance, CAT Score, Interview score and work experience. From the previous records, it can be concluded that the candidates scoring less than 90 percent hardly get admission into any of the campuses of IIM. The candidates can analyze the cutoff as it will help the candidates draw an idea about their chances of getting a call from IIM Bangalore.

IIM Bangalore 2016-18 Admission – Lowest Pre-PI score for PI/WAT 2016-18 Process

The lowest total Pre-PI score for each category at which they were called to attend the PI/WAT for IIM Bangalore admission to 2016-18 has been tabled here below. This data is from the official sources and they can rely on it.

Category Lowest Pre-PI score
General          40.23543
NC-OBC 34.25651
SC 26.330
ST 13.785

Minimum CAT 2015 Percentile – IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff

The candidates who write CAT and wish to study at IIM Bangalore must get a score equal to or more than this minimum cutoff percentile. It is the qualifying percentile, which is published every year by all the IIMs. 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) Overall Percentile Rank
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 75 70 70 80
Scheduled Class (SC) 70 65 65 75
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 60 60 60 75
Differently-Abled (DA) 60 60 60 75

IIM Bangalore 2014 Cutoff – Last year’s cutoff

Category Section 1 (QA & DI) Section 2 (VA & LR) Aggregate
General 80 90 90
NC-OBC 70 80 80
SC 50 50 70
ST 50 50 70
DA 50 50 60

 IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2015 – Important Points

  • The 1st shortlist of IIM Bangalore 2015 will be released on the official website of IIM Bangalore.
  • The above mentioned cutoff marks (tentative) will decide, if the candidate is eligible to get shortlisted for further selection process or not.
  • The candidates scoring equal to or more than the cutoff will be called for further rounds like WAT and Personal Interview etc.
  • Seats will be allotted to the candidates after conclusion of the selection process. Primarily, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT cutoff marks for PI/WAT process. Along with cutoff, the candidates will be judged on various other parameters also as listed in the IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria.

Factors considered while preparing IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2015-16

  • Total seats available in the Institute
  • The level of difficulty of the exam
  • Cutoff of previous year exam
  • Number of seats left
  • Reservation Policy followed by IIM-B

IIM Bangalore Selection Process

First shortlist will be prepared based on minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores obtained by the candidates in CAT. For all candidates in the first shortlist, the percentage scores in Xth and XIIth board exams are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in that board.

Weights as fixed by IIM Bangalore for 2016 Admission

Other than the work experience or professional course, the weights for the remaining five components are fixed as follow –

  • CAT = 20
  • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) – 5 points
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) – 8 points
  • Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC) – 7 points)
  • 10th board = 15
  • 12th board = 10
  • Graduation = 15
  • Gender Diversity = 1 (applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls and will not be applicable for phase 2)

Work Experience Weightage

The score/weight for work experience is calculated as follow –

Pre PI score for Work Experience = 5x/36 if 0 < x < 36

   = 5 if x >= 36

Where x is the months of work experience calculated up to September 2015. This implies that the score will peak at 36 months’ work experience and will remain at that level for candidates with work experience exceeding 36 months. The work experience score (maximum 5 in the pre-PI stage) will be multiplied by the quality of work experience score on a 5 point scale (0.25 – 0.5 – 1 – 1.5 -2) as given by interviewers in the PI process in Phase 2 to give a maximum score of 10 for work experience.

Final Selection

The short note is required to be written by the candidates and thereafter personal interview is conducted for each candidate. The scores in all past academics, note content score (weight =7.5), note style score (weight =7.5), and the personal interview score (weight =20) will be added to the pre-PI total (excluding gender diversity score) to arrive at the final aggregate score.

The candidates will be finally selected for PGP at IIM Bangalore for 2016-18 on the basis of ranks in each category on the final aggregate score.

Other IIMs Cutoff Percentile List – CAT 2015 Cutoff

IIM Amritsar Cut-off IIM Kozhikode Cut-off IIM Sambalpur Cut-off
IIM Ahmedabad 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

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  1. The expected Percentiles are not correct. As I am PWD candidate and has more score than the listed one but I am not shortlisted. So….

    • Hi..

      These are the minimum sectional and overall percentiles which one must score to be considered eligible for shortlisting. But for shortlisting, apart from the CAT percentile various other attributes are also taken into account. Such as your academic scores, work experience (if any) then the gender to which you belong etc. All these factors and criteria have been listed here, IIM Bangalore. So, you may have scored more percentile as listed here but this will not mean that you will get a call from the institute. Its all their discretion, they will judge your overall profile before shortlisting and will not just consider your CAT percentile.

      Hope this will help and we hope you get a call from one of your dream institute. Feel free to comment in case of any other query. We’ll be happy to help.

  2. is it necessary to have a work experience to get call from iim b. If someone from graduation degree in B Com and scored CAT. Can’t be called for selection process.