IIM Bodhgaya Admission Criteria 2017-19


IIM Bodhgaya Admission Criteria 2017 – The candidates writing CAT 2016 and are willing to study at IIM Bodhgaya can check the admission policy 2017-19 on this page. The Institute has announced the IIM Bodhgaya Admission Criteria 2017-19 and in it the minimum CAT 2016 percentile, the weights which will be given to work experience, class 10, 12 & graduation marks and gender diversity etc have been stated. CAT 2016 will be conducted on December 4, 2016. The students appearing for CAT this year must obtain more than the qualifying CAT 2016 cutoff in order to be considered for the selection process shortlisting. The best candidates meeting these admission norms will only be granted the final admission. Keep reading this article for complete details on IIM Bodhgaya 2017-19 Admission Policy.


IIM Bodhgaya Admission Criteria 2017-19

Taking admission in IIM Bodhgaya is a three stage process, which is as follow –

  1. Shortlisting of candidates on the basis of their CAT 2016 percentile

  2. Conduct of the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test

  3. On the basis of candidates performance in the WAT & PI process, a merit list will be prepared after taking into consideration the overall profile of the candidates.

All the weights assigned to academic profile, work experience, gender diversity etc. have been detailed here below.

IIM Bodhgaya Admission Policy 2017 – Minimum CAT 2016 Percentile

Every year, the Institute announces a qualifying CAT 2016 cutoff which is published in the admission criteria. This is quite often mistaken as the actual IIM Bodhgaya cutoff but the candidates must note that this is just the qualifying percentile. They must obtain equal to or more than this minimum percentile to be considered for the PI shortlisting.

The actual and official IIM Bodhgaya 2016 cutoff will be decided and applied by the Institute for shortlisting the candidates. This official cutoff will be on a quite higher side as compared to this minimum cutoff percentile and is never officially announced by the Institute.

Minimum CAT 2016 Percentile for IIM Bodhgaya

CategorySection – I
Verbal Ability (VA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III
Quantitative Ability (QA)
OPEN≥ 80≥ 80≥ 80≥ 90
NC-OBC≥ 72≥ 72≥ 72≥ 81
SC≥ 60≥ 60≥ 60≥ 75
ST≥ 50≥ 50≥ 50≥ 65
DA≥ 50≥ 50≥ 50≥ 65

1. WAT & PI Process – IIM Bodhgaya Selection Criteria 2017-19

For admissions to IIM Bodhgaya, the candidates will have to go through mainly two rounds of selection. This is similar for almost all the other IIMs too. The first round of selection will involve a Written Ability Test (WAT) and thereafter a Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted.

For shortlisting the candidates for these rounds, the institute will take into account various factors like candidate’s marks in class 10 and 12, Graduation marks, Work Experience (if any) and Gender etc. In the announced IIM Bodhgaya Admission Criteria 2017-19, the weights allotted to these attributes are as follow –

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

The points which will be allotted based on the aggregate score of Class X and Class XII percentages of marks of the candidates are as per the table given below. For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all

subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

Class X Marks (in %)PointsClass XII 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
< 600< 600

Points for work experience

This year, the weights for work experience has been reduced. A maximum of 6 points will be awarded for work experience depending on the length of service as on July 31, 2017. Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

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Final Selection – IIM Bodhgaya Admission Norms 2017 – 19

The final selection list will be prepared strictly on the basis of based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya The final score of the candidates will be allotted on the basis of the factors and their weights as tabled below.

  • A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2016 score

  • B = Maximum CAT 2016 Score

  • C = Points awarded for Class X marks as per the table given above

  • D = Points awarded for Class XII marks as per table given above

CriterionWeightsMethod of Calculation
CAT 2016 Score15(A/B) x 30
Personal Interview (PI)15
Writing Ability Test (WAT)05
Class X marks05(C/10)x5 (As per the table given above)
Class XII marks05(D/10)x5 (As per the table given above)
Gender Diversity011 point will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)
Work Experience03


The candidates who will be offered the final admission will be required to fill offer acceptance form and pay the requisite offer acceptance fee. The candidates may withdraw the admission if required and a minimal amount of the registration fee will be forfeited and rest of the fee will be refunded. However, in place of such candidates, the candidates next in the wait list will be offered the admission.

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