IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2020-22 (Out) – Eligibility, Cut Off, Admission Process

In Calcutta, IIM is an institution that is popular and commonly known as the Indian Institution of Management. The official authorities of the IIM Calcutta conduct an admission procedure for the eligible applicants every year which is known as IIM Calcutta Selection criteria 2020.

However, in Calcutta, applicants who are interested in getting admission in two years of the postgraduate program in the field of management (PGP – PGDM) need to appear for the admission procedure organized by the authority of the IIM Calcutta. The two years postgraduate program in the field of management (PGP – PGDM) is a full-time residential course offered by the Indian Institution of Management, Calcutta.

However, the first-year course is dedicated to emerging business essentials through required courses across the areas of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems, and organizational behavior and the second year provides a plethora of electives in different functional areas. Applicants will be able to get all the complete notification related to the admission procedure on the official website of the university as official authorities will be responsible to update the complete details on the IIM C website.

IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2020 Application Form

The important information related to the application form is mentioned below for the reference of the applicants:

  • IIM Calcutta 2020-22 Overseas Application Form has been Released for MBA.
  • Applicants need to visit the official website of the IIM Culcutta in order to fill the application form.
  • After that, they need to register on the website.
  • And then download the application form.
  • Enter all necessary details in the application form once it is downloaded.
  • Applicants need to enter all mandatory details according to the necessary documents.
  • And then take a printout of the duly filled application form.
  • Pay the application fee as mention on the official website of the university.
  • And then submit the duly filled application form before the due

IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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The important information related to the eligibility criteria is mentioned below for the reference of the applicants:

  • Educational qualifications:
    • In order to get admission to the institution, it is important that one must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized board or university.
    • However those applicants are also eligible to apply for the admission procedure who have completed bachelors degree or any equivalent CGPA awarded by any of the universities united by an act of the central or state administration in India or supplementary educational institutions recognized by an Act of parliament or acknowledged to be estimated as a university under section 3 of the UGC act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Qualifying marks:
    • In order to get admission one should score not less than 50% marks in the qualifying exam if they belong to the general
    • However, applicants who belong to a reserved category should score a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Appearing applicants:
    • Appearing applicants who want to appear for the final year of the qualifying exam in the current year are also eligible to apply for the admission procedure but they need to submit some relevant documents at the time of admission.

IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2020 Admission Process

The important information related to the selection process is mentioned below for the reference of the applicants:

  1. Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI):
  • In order to provide admission to the eligible applicants in PGP courses offered in the IIM C institutions, official authorities will nominate few applicants on the basis of the marks secured by them in the CAT 2020, past qualifying academics exams, etc.
  • And for the reference of the applicants, the official authorities of the university will update the merit list of the nominated applicants on the official website of the university itself.
  • Applicants who have scored higher marks in the CAT exam, SSC exam, HSC exams, etc. will be eligible to find their names in the merit list prepared by the authority and get admission to the institution.
  • Official authorities will nominate applicants on the basis of the minimum cut off marks secured by the applicants in the CAT 2020 exam as mention below in the table:
Category Section I – quantitative ability (QA)Section II – data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR)Section III – verbal ability (VA)Overall
GeneralMinimum 80Minimum 80Minimum 80Minimum 90
OBCMinimum 75Minimum 75Minimum 75Minimum 85
SCMinimum 65Minimum 65Minimum 65Minimum 70
STMinimum 60Minimum 60Minimum 60Minimum 70
DAMinimum 65Minimum 65Minimum 65Minimum 70
  • However official authorities will nominate few applicants for the PI and WAT on the basis of the above minimum cut off marks.
  • Official authorities will nominate eligible applicants for the PI round only if they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Those applicants who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be able to get admission to the institution.
  1. Criteria for final selection for PGP:

  • In order to provide admission to the eligible applicants, official authorities will nominate applicants after completion of the interview round.
  • That says that the applicants will be selected for the admission procedure on the basis of the performance in the CAT as well as SSC, HSC, WAT, and PI rounds.
  • After checking all the marks of the applicants, the authority will prepare a final merit list.
  • And the merit list will be updated on the official website of the university for the reference of the applicants.
  • And on the basis of the merit list, official authorities will provide admission to the applicants.

 Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates will be shortlisted based on CAT 2020 score, past academic performance, and other criteria provided below.

Stage I: Minimum CAT percentile to be considered for a Personal Interview and Written Ability Test.

Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles

categorySection – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning  (DILR)
Total Percentile
OPEN≥ 75≥ 80≥ 80≥ 85
NC-OBC≥ 65≥ 65≥ 70≥ 75
EWS≥ 65≥ 65≥ 70≥ 75
SC≥ 60≥ 60≥ 65≥ 70
ST≥ 55≥ 55≥ 55≥ 65
PWD≥ 55≥ 55≥ 55≥ 65

Candidates securing the above-mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2019 will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above-mentioned minimum percentile.

Stage II: Short-listing for PI and WAT process.

The Composite Score is calculated by computing the percentage of marks as detailed in stage II  and assigning weights to different components as detailed in Table.

Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks based on aggregate scores is given in Table below:

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

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Class X Marks (in %)PointsClass XII Marks (in %)Points
≥8010≥8010
≥ 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

Computation of percentages in Class 10 and 12

For computing, the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage or not.

Points for Bachelor’s Degree marks

Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in %)Points
≥ 6015.00
≥ 55 and < 6010.00
≥ 50 and < 5505.00
< 5002.50

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

ComponentsWeightsMethod of Calculation
CAT 2019 Score56(A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks10As per Table 2 above
Class 12 marks15As per Table 2 above
Bachelor’s Degree marks15As per Table 3 above
Gender Diversity Factor44 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total100           –

A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2019 score
B = Maximum CAT 2019 Score

After deriving the composite scores, the composite cut-off is decided in each category for short-listing the candidate in the Stage II selection process. The number of candidates to be short-listed for the PI and WAT process would be the sole discretion of the Institute depending upon the batch size of the incoming batch.

Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

The composite score for final selection is derived as per the criterion based on the Table given below. The corresponding weights against each parameter are listed in Table given below which are used for the preparation of the category-wise merit list.

Components and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme

ComponentsWeights
CAT 2019 Score30
Personal Interview (PI)48
Written Ability Test (WAT)10
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree04
Work Experience08
Total100

Work Experience

For work experience, a maximum of eight points will be awarded based on the length of service as of January 31, 2020. (Please refer Table 6 below). However, only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of the curricular requirements will not be considered.

 Points for Work Experience in completed months

MonthsPoints
< 120
12 to 182
19 to 244
25 to 306
31 to 368
37 to 426
43 to 484
>482

The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.

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