IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 – 20


IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 - 20IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018-20 – IIM Calcutta has announced the admission criteria for PGP-PGDM programme 2018-20. As per the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018 – 20, the minimum cutoff percentile for admission to PGP-PGDM programme is 90 for General Category. This means that only the candidates with 90 or more percentile in CAT 2017 exam will be considered for the next rounds of admissions. Apart from the minimum overall cutoff percentile, the candidates must also meet the sectional cutoff criteria in CAT 2017. In addition to CAT percentile, IIM Calcutta will also take into consideration several other factors for shortlisting the candidates for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). These include the past academic record, work experience etc. According to the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018 – 20, the final selection will be based on the final score of the candidates, which will be calculated after taking into consideration several factors. In this article, the candidates can find complete information on IIM Calcutta selection criteria 2018 – 20.


IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 – 20 – Eligibility

The candidates who wish to apply for PGP-PGDM programme offered by IIM Calcutta must fulfill certain eligibility conditions. A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD) or equivalent CGPA. A candidate who is in the final year of graduation or is awaiting the result, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally. However, the candidate who is offered provisional admission will be required to produce the original certificate and mark sheet latest by December 31, 2018.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 -20 – Shortlisting for WAT & PI

As per the IIM Calcutta admission criteria, there are two stages of shortlisting candidates for WAT & PI round.

Stage 1 – Minimum Qualifying Percentile

The table given below provides the minimum section-wise and overall percentile that the candidates must achieve in CAT 2017 to get shortlisted for WAT & PI –

CategoryQuantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)Overall percentile rank (PT)

As compared to the last year, the qualifying percentile of all the categories has remained the same except PWD/ DA Category. This year, the minimum qualifying percentile for PWD/ DA category has been reduced from 65 to 60.

It must be noted that even if a candidate meets the qualifying cutoff, there is no certainty that he/ she will be called for WAT and PI round. Meeting the qualifying cutoff only makes the candidates eligible for the next rounds.

Stage 2 – Composite Score

The next stage in IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018 – 20 is the calculation of the composite score. The composite scores are calculated by computing the percentage of marks and assigning weights to different components. Check the tables given below for more clarity on the same –

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

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

Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI and WAT stage

ComponentsWeightsMethod of Calculation
CAT 2017 Overall Score28(A/B) x 28
Class X marks10As per Table 2 above
Class XII marks10As per Table 2 above
Gender Diversity Factor22 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity

*A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2017 score
B = Maximum CAT 2017 Score

On the basis of their composite scores, the candidates will be called for WAT and PI.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 – 20 – Final Selection

The final selection of the candidates will be based on different criteria. The table given below provides the criteria and weights to be used for the final selection –

CAT 2017 Score15
Personal Interview (PI)24
Written Ability Test (WAT)5
Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X*)
Work Experience4

*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 subject areas at the Bachelor’s level not mentioned above.

For work experience, a maximum of four points will be awarded to the candidates. The points awarded will depend on the number of months that the candidates have worked for. The table given below shows the number of months and the points awarded to the candidates. As per the table, the maximum points (4) will be awarded to the candidates who have worked for 25-36 months. The candidates with work experience of less than 6 months will not get any points.

0 to 60
6 to 122
13 to 243
25 to 364
37 to 483

IIM Calcutta is counted among the premier management institutes in India. PGP – PGDM programme offered by IIM Calcutta is one of the most sought-after management programmes in the country. The candidates for this programme will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2017 scores. It is important for the MBA aspirants who wish to pursue this programme to understand the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018 – 20. The candidates are advised to visit this article regularly for latest updates and information on the admission criteria of IIM Calcutta.

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