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Everything about IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria

by Manish Gupta 2021-10-02

Everything about IIM Calcutta Selection - Percentile Cutoff, Criteria and Personal Interviews 

IIMC is one the premier B-School having registered numerous famous alumni in its name. It is ranked 3rd in NIRF amongst the top 100 management Institutes in India. Today, I will walk you through the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2022, which you must be curious to get in after having set the CAT score to a top benchmark.

IIM C Minimum Educational Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the MBA program of most of the IIMs is more or less the same. You can go through the eligibility criteria of IIM Indore which exactly matches with IIM Calcutta. Passing the  eligibility criteria would forward you to stage 1 of the IIM Calcutta shortlisting process. 

IIM Calcutta Shortlist Process

Stage 1 - Minimum IIM Calcutta Cut offs

Like all other IIMs, there is a minimum percentile cutoff which you need to clear to be considered for the shortlisting process. 

Category

VA

DILR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

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

45

45

45

55

Satisfying the minimum percentile cut off will make you eligible for stage 2.

Stage 2 - IIM C Shortlisting Criteria

Clearing these cutoffs doesn't guarantee your being called up for an interview, as you need to be on top of the CAT scorer as there are 99+ percentilers competing against you for a single seat, plus you need to be a top scorer in other parameters also as mentioned in the table below. 

Parameters

Maximum Points

CAT Score

56

Class 10 marks

10

Class 12 marks

15

Gender Diversity Factor

4

Total

85

These are the maximum scores under IIM Calcutta criteria that you may get for each of the parameters. Let's know how your score will be calculated. 

  • Your CAT score will be divided by highest CAT 2021 score and then multiplied by maximum points that is 56.
  • Class 10th and 12th percentage marks will be pointed as follows. It is worthy to note here that the aggregate of marks of all the subjects appearing in the marksheet is considered, whether the board has considered them or not for calculating your final percentage. It happens that boards don't consider additional subjects like Physical education while making your CGPA or percentage, but it's taken into account in the process of IIMC admission 2022. 

Percentage Marks in 10th

Points

Percentage Marks in 12th

Points

≥80

10

≥80

15

≥75 and <80

8

≥75 and <80

12

≥70 and <75

6

≥70 and <75

9

≥65 and <70

4

≥65 and <70

6

≥60 and <65

2

≥60 and <65

3

<60

0

<60

0

  • Your graduation degree marks don't have any weightage this time in the shortlisting process. 
  • A full of 4 points will be graded to female candidates who applied to IIMC. 

On adding up the points of all parameters, the composite score of all candidates is computed. Let's take a hypothetical example to illustrate it further. Suppose you are a female candidate having 130 scaled scores in CAT( 170 is the highest CAT score of the year), 95% in 10th and 91% in 12th standard. Your composite score would be 130/170*56+10+15+4=71.82 approx.

A cutoff for each category is released based on the number of applicants to be shortlisted from each category. If the number of general candidates to be shortlisted is 1500, a cutoff score will be the lowest score of the top 1500 IIMC applicants. 

Stage 3 - Final IIM Calcutta admission criteria

Students satisfying the cutoff are called for PI round. Know more about the importance of PI round and also how to prepare. In the final selection process, more than half of the weightage lies in the IIM Calcutta interview. Also, at this stage, points for academic diversity are offered to those who are from non engineering backgrounds. Work experience points are offered against months of experience as listed in the below table. 

Months of Work Ex

Points

Less than 12

0

12 to 18

2

19 to 24

4

25 to 30

6

31 to 36

8

37 to 42

6

43 to 48

4

More than 48

2

In IIM Calcutta selection criteria, Work experience upto January of the year of admission is counted. IIM C discourages the work ex of more than 36 months by reducing the points accordingly. Only the managerial type of work ex will be considered. Any internship you did during graduation apart or as a part of curriculum will not be counted under the category of work experience.

The table below shows the maximum points against different parameters. 

Parameters

Weights

CAT Score

30

Personal Interview (PI)

48

Point awarded for Academic Diversity

4

Work Experience

8

Total

90

Finally a category wise merit list is prepared by computing the final composite score of candidates and then admission offers are sent to those who are on top of the merit list till all seats of each category get filled. Seats in each category are as per the reservation criteria of Government of India. Those who are offered admission need to pay fees in stipulated time. IIM Calcutta PGP fees is ?27,00,000 payable in 4 installments. 

Ending up, the admission criteria of IIM Calcutta is quite simple which mostly revolves around CAT. Doing exceptionally well in CAT is a prerequisite to increase your chances of selection. Hence, keep making your preparation the way it should be to fetch the creamy percentiles in CAT 2021. Acadergy is providing you it's best of the IIM faculty, supporting materials and exclusive features to advance your CAT preparation to the extreme level. Make a choice to be a top CAT percentiler, subscribe to Acadergy