Devyani Prakash|Nov 29, 2021
MBA admission at IIMs: Process, Placement, and Expected CAT 2021 cutoff
Know all about MBA admission at IIMs here. The process, salaries offered to students graduating from IIMs, and the expected CAT 2021 cut off.
NEW DELHI- Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad is the exam conducting body for CAT 2021. There are 20 IIMs in India that accept the score of the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to various management programmes. Over 2 lakh candidates will be appearing for CAT 2021 on November 28. For MBA admission at IIMs, candidates will have to secure a percentile between 95-99+ in CAT exam 2021 and also meet the cut off varies for all the IIMs.
Check here- CAT 2021 admit card release date
Candidates meeting the CAT 2021 cut off will be shortlisted and called for further IIM selection rounds such as Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). After the conduct of the CAT 2021 exam, IIMs will release their admission criteria. Based on these criteria and the performance of the candidates in the selection rounds, the final MBA admission will be granted.
CAT 2021 - Important Dates
CAT 2021 admit card releases on
October 27, 2021
CAT 2021 mock test releases on
First week of November, 2021
CAT 2021 exam
November 28, 2021
CAT exam results
Second week of January, 2021
IIM Admission: Stages and selection process
The IIM admission process is divided into three stages. Go through the following stages to get a brief understanding about IIM admission procedure.
Stage 1- Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT exam score
After the announcement of CAT 2021 results, candidates who meet the required cut off score of the respective institute will have to apply on the IIM official website in order to participate in WAT/ GD- PI rounds. The shortlisted candidates will have to login through their name and CAT score..
Stage 2: Screening of candidates for WAT/GD-PI
The candidates shortlisted based on the cut off score will have to go through three selection rounds namely Written ability test, Group discussion, and Personal Interview.
Stage 3- Final selection
Candidates who qualify all three levels and are meeting other parameters along with a good composite score will be granted MBA admission to the IIMs.
MBA Admission at IIMs: Placement process and salaries offered
Each IIM has its own set of placement procedures. Almost all IIMs witness 100% placement every year. The highest domestic CTC offered at IIMs placement last year was 50 lakhs. The table below has details of the highest CTC offered by IIMs for the candidates interested in seeking MBA admission at IIMs to draw an idea.
Name of the IIM
MBA salary at IIMs - Highest CTC
Rs 55.88 LPA
2.5 lakh (per month)
Rs. 50 LPA
Rs. 87.36 LPA
Rs. 2,00,000 Lakh (Per month)
Rs 26 LPA
Rs 28.98 LPA
Rs. 16.12 LPA
Rs. 45 LPA
Rs. 26.4 LPA
Rs. 1,20,000 (Per month)
Rs. 1,38,224 (Per month)
Rs. 48.5 LPA
Rs. 20 LPA
Rs. 26 LPA
Rs. 25 LPA
INR 46,00,000 PA
Rs. 24 LPA
Rs. 40 LPA
Expected CAT 2021 cut off
Candidates who meet the expected cut off score will be eligible to participate in further selection rounds in order to take admission into IIMs.
Name of the IIM
Expected CAT cut off 2021
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