IIM Selection Procedure 2017-19


IIM Selection Procedure 2017-19 – For admission in IIMs, the CAT percentile play a vital role. At present, there are a total of 20 IIMs operating in the country. CAT 2016 will be held on December 4, 2016 and this year, it will be conducted by IIM Bangalore. The result of the test will be declared in second week of January 2017. Thereafter, IIMs will release the PI shortlist calling eligible candidates to participate in further rounds of admission. The IIM selection procedure varies for every IIM. Though all the IIMs follow their own admission norms still the selection procedure of IIM can be said to be similar. The process basically comprises of shortlisting of candidates on the basis of CAT percentile primarily then conduction of WAT and PI. For more details on the IIM Selection Procedure 2017-19, read the following article. 

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IIM Admission Process 2017-19 

Considered one of the toughest and most popular Management entrance examination in India, CAT acts as the portal for admissions into most of the Management institutes in India. Hence, it becomes a greater challenge for the candidates to get through CAT. But the most important thing is that getting through Common Admission Test is only the first step and there is whole another level of tests, like Writing Ability Test (WAT), the Group Discussions (GD) and the Personal Interview (PI). These are the final steps for selection and while some of the institutes hold only WAT and PI now. So when a candidate plans to get into any of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) they must be well endowed with the knowledge of the IIM Selection Procedure.

The selection procedure for all the Management institutes varies and depends on the criteria set by the each such Institute. Similarly, even the IIMs do not have a common selection procedure and all the 19 IIMs may vary from each other regarding this selection procedure. But there are still a few common criteria, at least amongst the IIMs and those are what, we are going to discuss in this article and these criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates for seeking admission.

CAT 2016 Result

The result of CAT 2016 will be declared in the second week of January 2017. Based on this result and the CAT 2016 Cutoff, the IIMs will release their individual PI shortlist. The list will be published on the official websites of IIMs and those who will be shortlisted for the interview and the next level of tests, shall be informed through email also.

Important Points regarding IIM Admission 2017-19

As it is known that all the IIMs have selection procedure, independent of each other and shall vary in holding the next level of tests, but there are a few facts which are supposed to be kept in mind for the final selection into the IIMs, after being selected for the second round of course. These criteria are:

  • The first step is to perform well in CAT 2016. This will lead to selection for the second round but apart from that, the performance in CAT will also affect the ranking of the candidate.
  • IIM Selection Procedure shall consist of a Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (most of the IIMs have cancelled this round) and finally the Personal Interview (PI).
  • IIMs may also use the records of the previous academic records and performance of the candidates, the work experience relevant to the Management Programme and any other input that can help determine the merit of the candidate.
  • It must always be remembered that the IIMs vary not only in the basic selection procedures but also in determining the cut-offs. Each IIM released their individual CAT 2016 cutoff and weightage as allocated to the various determinants.

IIM Selection Procedure – Verification of Eligibility

All the candidates shortlisted for the WAT and PI will be required to through the eligibility verification process. They will be required to be present on the scheduled date with all the necessary proofs and documents for the verification at the respective Institutes. The basic documents required for the purpose of verification are as follow:


  • All candidates must bring and show all the original mark sheets of 10, 10+2 and any subsequent degrees and submit the attested copies of them at the respective institutes at the time of the interview process.
  • If a candidate is finally selected for admissions into IIM, they must submit the original relevant academic mark sheets as well for the verification process at the time of admission.
  • If a candidate is in his/her final year or semester of graduation or any similar programme or are awaiting for the results, they must get a certificate from the head of their respective Institutes (Principal/Registrar/Dean/Director of University or Institute) certifying that the candidate has obtained at least 50% in their last examination. This is 45% for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/NC-OBC and DA.
  • All such candidates must submit the attested copy of such a certificate during the interview.
  • If such final year/semester candidates are selected for admissions into IIMs, they will be provisionally admitted and must submit the above mentioned certificate by 30 June 2016. Such certificate must contain the fact that they have completed all the requirements (results might be awaited) for obtaining the degree or any equivalent qualification. The admission will be considered permanent only when the original mark sheets and relevant documents shall be submitted and verified. The last date for submission of the mark sheet and certificate is December 31, 2017, and if any candidate fails to comply by this rule, shall lead to the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Reserved Category Certificate

The candidates belonging to any of the Reserved category must bring along with them necessary certificates proving their reservation and submit a photocopy of it during the interview. The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Non Creamy-Other Backward Class (NC-OBC) and Differently-Abled (DA) categories must submit their original documents, if finally selected for admissions, during the admission process for final verification.

About IIM

Indian Institute of Management is a premium Management Institute of India offering various Management programmes at its 20 campuses. The 20 campuses are at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappali, Udaipur, Jammu and Visakhapatnam. IIM (turn by turn) conducts CAT for admissions into them, while the percentile of this test is also accepted by many other institutes in India for granting MBA admission.

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