MBA Admission via CAT 2021: How to get into IIMs; Selection criteria, Cut off

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the MBA entrance test for IIM admission. CAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on November 28. Here are details on how to take admission in IIMs, the selection criteria, and cut off.

MBA Admission via CAT 2021: How to get into IIMs; Selection criteria, Cut off MBA Admission via CAT 2021
Team Careers360 | Sep 28, 2021 - 6:34 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 on November 28, 2021. Candidates aiming for IIM admission must aim to get 99+ percentile in CAT 2021 for old IIMs and between 95-99+ percentile for the new IIMs. After the conduct of CAT 2021, IIMs will determine the CAT cut off 2021 and on its basis, IIMs will call candidates to attend the further rounds of IIM admission into MBA/ PGDM and other post graduate management programmes.

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Approximately 2.31 lakh candidates have registered for CAT 2021. With such a high number of candidates appearing for CAT this year and limited seats at IIM, the competition will be tough. However, with good CAT preparation, one can crack CAT 2021 with a good score. According to recent media reports, CAT 2021 is likely to have fewer questions and the format of the test will remain the same as last year.

As per the CAT paper pattern, there will be three shifts of 2-hour examination comprising three sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Candidates will be given 40 minutes for each section, PwD candidates will get 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra for each section.

MBA Admission at IIMs via CAT 2021

Indian Institute of Management admission process will take place tentatively in February 2022 which includes shortlisting of candidates on the basis of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion rounds (GD), and personal interview (PI). In view of the COVID-19 crisis across the country, the selection round for IIM admission 2022 will be conducted online.

IIM Admission Criteria 2021-2022

The admission criteria of IIMs vary from one institute to another. However, there are few common procedures followed by all IIMs. So, for most of the IIMs, the admission criteria involve two steps as briefed below

  • The candidates should score required cut off percentile in the CAT examination

  • Based on the acquired CAT 2021 score and cutoff percentile, the candidates will be shortlisted for Analytical Writing Test (AWT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)

  • The final MBA admission at IIMs will be confirmed based on the overall score secured in all stages such as CAT score, AWT, GD and PI

Parameters for IIM admission 2022

IIM parameters

Weightage (%)

CAT score

25%

Personal Interview

30%

Written Ability Test

10%

Bachelor’s Degree

10%

Work Experience

10%

Class 10

10%

Class 12

5%

IIM CAP Cut Off 2021

IIM CAP cut off is the minimum CAT percentile required to be obtained by the candidates in order to be eligible for the further selection process such as WAT/ PI round of the respective institutes

IIM Admission Cut Off Percentile

Category

Cut-off Percentile (>/=)

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC)

Total Percentile

General

70

70

70

93

EWS

50

50

50

74

NC-OBC

50

50

50

74

SC

35

35

35

54

ST

27

27

27

40

DAP

27

27

27

40

IIM Admission via CAT 2021: Fees and Seat Intake

IIM campus

Seat Intake

IIM fee

IIM Ahmedabad

395

Rs 23.00 lakh

IIM Bangalore

400

Rs 23.00 lakh

IIM Calcutta

460

Rs 23.00 lakh

IIM Kozhikode

375

Rs 19.00 lakh

IIM Lucknow

500

Rs 19.00 lakh

IIM Visakhapatnam

120

Rs 10.70 lakh

IIM Indore

450

Rs 17.07 lakh

IIM Shillong

180

Rs 12.68 lakh

IIM Rohtak

240

Rs 15.20 lakh

IIM Udaipur

260

Rs 17.60 lakh

IIM Trichy

240

Rs 11.90 lakh

IIM Kashipur

240

Rs 15.10 lakh

IIM Ranchi

185

Rs 15.30 lakh

IIM Amritsar

160

Rs 12.00 lakh

IIM Raipur

260

Rs 14.20 lakh

IIM Nagpur

130

Rs 13.34 lakh

IIM Bodhgaya

120

Rs 10.60 lakh

IIM Sambalpur

120

Rs 13.03 lakh

IIM Sirmaur

120

Rs 11.75 lakh

IIM Jammu

140

Rs 13.80 lakh

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