IIM Calcutta 2015 Cutoff


IIM Calcutta 2015 Cutoff – The candidates aspiring to study at IIM Calcutta for 2017-19 admission and writing CAT 2016 can check the previous year cutoff of the Institute here on this page. Though, IIMs never announce the cutoff officially but it is applied for shortlisting the candidates for PI process. Once the CAT exam completes, every year various experts and private coaching Institutes predict the cutoff and the students rely on the same for analyzing their chances of getting the call from IIMs. The cutoff is basically the least percentile decided by the IIMs, based on which the candidates are shortlisted for PI. Apart from the cutoff, the Institute takes into consideration various other factors for shortlisting. Read this article further to check the previous year cutoff of IIM Calcutta, factors on which it depends, minimum CAT 2015 percentile of IIM-C and more details on same.


IIM Calcutta 2015 Cutoff

After a through consideration of various factors like number of applicants, performance of all the candidates, difficulty level in the exam, cutoff of previous year and number of seats available, the eligible candidates are shortlisted. In the admission criteria, the minimum CAT percentile is published, which is misunderstood as the actual cutoff by the students. However, the actual cutoff remains on a higher side compared to the minimum percentile. Those who will score less than the minimum percentile will be dismissed from admission procedure.

By applying the cutoff, the Institute is able to select the most deserving and eligible candidates from the lakhs of the candidates who write CAT. The candidates preparing for CAT 2016 can check out the IIM Calcutta cutoff 2015 to have an idea about the sectional and total percentile they must get in the test to secure a seat for themselves.

Official IIM Calcutta 2015 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 Calcutta PI for 2016-18 admission. The candidates who had this much or more than this listed cutoff were only called for the interview.

Category IIM Bangalore 2015 Cutoff – Overall Percentile
General 72.786
NC-OBC 61.350
SC 53.565
ST 30.027
DA 30.265

 Minimum CAT Cutoff 2015 : IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2015-16

Category Section – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Section – III
Verbal Ability (VA)
OPEN ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥70
DA ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥70

 IIM Calcutta 2014 Cutoff (Last year’s cutoff)

Category Section – I Section – II Overall
OPEN ≥ 85 ≥ 85 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 80
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 75
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
DA ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70

Selection at IIM Calcutta for the session 2016-18

It is not necessary, that all those candidates who will be called for PI round will be given admission. For selecting candidates, their CAT 2015 Score, class Xth & XIIth marks and gender diversity factors will be taken into consideration. IIM Calcutta has already released the weights which will be assigned to these various factors and scores will be calculated.  

The table below furnishes the weights assigned and the formulation used for calculation of composite scores –

  • A = Total CAT 2015 score
  • B = Maximum CAT 2015 Score
  • C = Points awarded for Class X marks
  • D = Points awarded for Class XII marks


Weights Method of Calculation
CAT 2015 Overall Score 67 (A / B) x 67
Class X marks 15 (C / 10) X 15
Gender Diversity Factor 3 (D / 10) X 15
Class XII marks 15 3 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total 100  

The final selection of the potential candidates will be made on the basis of the factors and weights stated below in the table.

Criterion Weights
CAT 2015 Score 35
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Personal Interview (PI) 44
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 Experience 08
Total 100

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