IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016


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.

CategoryIIM 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.

CategoryVerbal & 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-transgender656565
Scheduled Class (SC)606060
Scheduled Tribes (ST)505050
Differently-Abled (DA)606060
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 –

CategoryNumber 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.

Category Number

 IIM Ahmedabad Admission

Admission to IIM-Ahmedabad is a 2 step process, which is as follow –

  • Preliminary screening

  • 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 

CategoryVerbal Percentile Rank (Section 1)Quantitative Percentile Rank (Section 2)Total Percentile RankAR Score
Non Creamy- other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)-cum-transgender80808511
Scheduled Class (SC)7575808.5
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7575808.5
Differently-Abled (DA)7575808.5

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2013-14

CategorySection 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 CategoryAC-1AC-2AC-3AC-4AC-5
Total No. of candidates99313165343471070622944
1% candidates9932343107129
Top 50 or 1% candidates5132515829
Minimum percentile99.2594.2898.9399.9797.62

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.

CategoryCAT 2014 percentile

The total no. of students (category-wise) shortlisted for 2014-15 based on their CAT 2014 percentile are as follow –

CategoryNo. of students

Factors affecting Cutoff

The cutoff is prepared after taking into account the following factors – 

  1. Number of candidates appeared in CAT
  2. Difficulty level of the test
  3. 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

IIM Amritsar Cut-offIIM Kozhikode Cut-offIIM Sambalpur Cut-off
IIM Bangalore Cut-offIIM Lucknow Cut-offIIM Shillong Cut-off
IIM Bodhgaya Cut-offIIM Nagpur Cut-offIIM Sirmaur Cut-off
IIM Calcutta Cut-offIIM Raipur Cut-offIIM Trichy Cut-off
IIM Indore Cut-offIIM Ranchi Cut-offIIM Udaipur Cut-off
IIM Kashipur Cut-offIIM Rohtak Cut-offIIM Visakhapatnam Cut-off

IIMs 2016 Cutoff 

IIMs 2016 Cutoff 
1. IIM Ahmedabad 2016 Cutoff11. IIM Raipur 2016 Cutoff
2. IIM Amritsar 2016 Cutoff 12.IIM Ranchi 2016 Cutoff
3. IIM Bangalore 2016 Cutoff 13. IIM Rohtak 2016 Cutoff
4. IIM Bodhgaya 2016 Cutoff 14. IIM Sambalpur 2016 Cutoff
5. IIM Calcutta 2016 Cutoff 15. IIM Shillong 2016 Cutoff
6. IIM Indore 2016 Cutoff16. IIM Sirmaur 2016 Cutoff
7. IIM Kashipur 2016 Cutoff17. IIM Trichy 2016 Cutoff
8. IIM Kozhikode 2016 Cutoff18. IIM Udaipur 2016 Cutoff
9. IIM Lucknow 2016 Cutoff19. IIM Visakhapatnam 2016 Cutoff
10. IIM Nagpur 2016 Cutoff20 IIM Jammu 2016 Cutoff


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