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IIMs Admission Criteria, Cutoffs for GD-PI for 2012-14 batch

by Pritika Ghura

With CAT results being declared, B-schools are busy preparing their admission criteria. The time is less and most B-schools across country have yet not announced their admission criteria for 2012-14. Many B-schools say they will only divulge this information once CAT results are declared on January 11, 2011.

Some IIMs, like IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, have already published their admission criteria on their official websites. As per the cutoffs, these IIMs have mentioned the overall cut-off as more than 90 percentile for General category candidates. However, final cutoffs would depend on CAT 2011 results.

Let us see admission criteria for some B-schools for 2012-14-:

1) IIM Kozhikode:

Stage 1: Admission to this prestigious B-school is a multi-staged process. An index score will be calculated with 50% weightage for the overall CAT 2011 score, 20% weightage for academic performance in secondary school, 20% weightage for higher secondary school and 10% weightage for the work experience of the candidate. The sectional Cutoffs for General Category is- 80 for all sections-Verbal, QA and DI. The overall cutoff is 90 and above.

Stage 2: On the basis of the CAT score, performance in secondary school, higher secondary school and work experience, which totals to 50. 50% weightage is given to the factors like Group Discussion and Social Skills, Personal Interview and Writing Task (Essay). The weightage given to these factors are as follows:

Index score obtained in Stage 2 of short listing for GD/PI - 50%
Group discussion and social skills - 15%
Personal interview - 25%
Writing task (Essay) - 10%

2) IIM Lucknow: The parameters on the basis of which the admission to IIM-Lucknow for batch of 2012-14 will take place are: CAT 2011 scores, GD, PI, written ability test and past academic performance and prior work experience. For a candidate belonging to general category, the overall cut off for CAT 2010 is 90 percentile and sectional cut offs are 80 percentile for Quantitative Ability, 85 percentile for Logic & Data Interpretation and 85 percentile for Verbal Ability. You should remember in order to get a call for GD/PI, student's past academic performance secondary, higher secondary and graduate program and experience profile of the candidates will be considered.

Let us see section-wise cutoff for IIM-L.

Category Verbal Quantitative Logic and DI Total
General 85% 80% 85% 90%
SC 55% 55% 55% 75%
ST 50% 50% 50% 70%
OBC 75% 75% 75% 85%

The total weightage given to the CAT 2011 scores, previous academic records, work experience is 50.

Components Weightage
CAT 2010 results 37.5
Class X score 2.5
Class X11 Score 2.5
Graduation marks 2.5
Work Experience 2.5
Graduation Profile 2.5
Total 50

3) IIM Calcutta: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta issued its admission policy for its Post Graduate Program in management for the coming session 2012-2014. The IIM-C will follow the last year's admission policy for this year too. The admission policy is based on candidate's cumulative data on Common Admission Test (CAT), Group Discussion, performance in Personal Interview and previous Work Experience.

IIM Calcutta will give importance to work experience; those candidates who are having more than 36 months work experience are awarded with six points.

The following table shows the criteria and their weights used for final selection for PGDM and PGDCM for the batch 2012-14.

Criteria and weights for final selection for PGDM & PGDCM

Criterion Weight
CAT Score 40
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 44
Work Experience 6
Total 100

The candidates awarded maximum 6 marks have been depending on the total work experience. Candidates having 0-11 months work experience have received 0 marks.

Coming soon, admission criteria for other B-schools for the batch of 2012-14. Stay tuned!

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    surajmishra123
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    surajmishra123Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:35:42 -0000

    hi sir ,i want to ask you that i did 10th with 86% and twelve with 68% , and graduation (b.sc math honourse) with 57%, and i m preparing for cat .if i wil get 90% percentile in cat , will i able to take admission in IIM colleges

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    sonowal- tutu
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    sonowal- tutuWed, 16 Jul 2014 11:27:42 -0000

    Respected sir,i had scored 75% in my hslc, 73% in sslc and 62% in my bachelor's degree and i don't have any specialised work experience..can i get admsn in any of the IIMs??

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    SpMalik
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    SpMalikThu, 26 Jun 2014 10:38:55 -0000

    i have got 90% in classX , 93% in class xii , 90 in CAT.Can ………

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    ichuTue, 10 Jun 2014 06:23:56 -0000

    Sir, I have passed my 10th with 85%, 12th with 75% and b.com with 65%, and I don't have any work experience. If I get a good percentile in CAT can I get into iimk. Please reply me sir….

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    sanghani
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    sanghaniSun, 04 May 2014 08:47:38 -0000

    I passed 10th with 86 and 12th with 65 and be mechanical 60% than how many percentile require in cat exam? also give knowledge about job experience

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    ks92ald15
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    ks92ald15Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:48:10 -0000

    sir, i have got 82% in 10th & 79% in 12th and i am currently doing b.tech……what percentile i should score to get a seat in IIM C.

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    sushmakethireddy
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    sushmakethireddySun, 23 Feb 2014 11:57:54 -0000

    sir/mam
    i have passed my 10th with 88%,12th with 72%and b tech with 65% and i dont have any work experience if i get a good percentile in cat can i get in to iims please ans soonly

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    wild-beSun, 10 Nov 2013 13:29:20 -0000

    sir,
    i got 53% in 10th and 56% in 12th .if i got good percentage in cat entrance exam . then any chance to get admission iim??? plz help me

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    amiiiiSat, 17 Aug 2013 17:15:33 -0000

    i want to know about that type of student who dont have the the good score in10th35% 12th53% and graduation58% but they want to get the admission in iim colleges it is posible if they get a good svcore in cat.. plz reply on my mail id ..

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    Vanu111Thu, 08 Aug 2013 03:56:47 -0000

    Hello
    Sir/mam,
    I have passed my 10th from cbse with 81% nd 12th from nios with 59% . I had passed my btech with 69% last year, i had nt any working exprience if i got good percentile in cat can i get into iim's

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    jjjesus-josh
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    jjjesus-joshSun, 04 Aug 2013 17:55:02 -0000

    Sir,I am 41% in 10th class,after 3 years I was comlted my 12th due to family problem and got 37%.my b tech graduations mark is 63% .if I got more than 95%percentile in cat score is theirs any chance to get iim sir.

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    rahulme
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    rahulmeSat, 20 Jul 2013 03:43:45 -0000

    Sir, i have 51.33% in classx, 61% in XII, and 56% in graduation. i prepare for CAT at CL kanpur . if i obtained good % inCAT (85% to90+) . then any chance for IIMs?? please gauide me

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    SRINIVAS ML
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    SRINIVAS MLSun, 14 Jul 2013 05:26:32 -0000

    i got 9 grade points in 10th and 76% in 2nd Pre-University from Science field.
    And i have joined B.Com., Will i be able to enter IIM? Wat steps i must follow to get into IIM?

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    nikki_iim
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    nikki_iimWed, 03 Jul 2013 14:42:06 -0000

    91% in 10th and 94% in 12th pesently doing btech will i get admiission in iim

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    sharique2027
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    sharique2027Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:49:18 -0000

    Sir, i have completed my 10th in 2009 and 12th in 2011 (Arts), i have to take admission in b-tech so am going to give exam of 12th (science) in 2014. Can i get admission in B-tech after completing 12th this year.
    Please advice am confused, waiting for you reply

    Thanks & Regards
    Sharique Khan

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    Rmba
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    RmbaMon, 01 Jul 2013 05:31:02 -0000

    i scored 91%in 10th 96% in 12 currently doing my b.tech ….did i get seat in iim…..

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    daredreamsTue, 11 Jun 2013 12:22:58 -0000

    sir,i have scored 87% in 10th and 74% in 12th nd nw i m doing b.tech.how can i assure a seat in iims after completing my b.tech???pls help me out…

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    riddhi_bagaria
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    riddhi_bagariaMon, 15 Apr 2013 10:11:46 -0000

    Hello..can u plz tell me what kind of work experience is needed …

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    mahi94Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:21:21 -0000

    sir i scure 47% in 10th,57% in 12th & 64% in bcom.i dont have any work expriance.because for my % of mark is not good.if i work hard & get gud score in cat.than their is any chance for study in top bschools in india % out side india.i m bolong from sc catorgory.

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    apurba1989Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:45:05 -0000

    Sir my 10th percentage is 75.43% and 12th percentage is 54.2% anf btech is 6.58/10 i hold an experience of 2 years and plsnnong to apply fr iim..so ll i b cobsidered as my 12 th percentage aint dat good…please help me

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    rajatkunar12mznWed, 16 Jan 2013 18:02:41 -0000

    sir, i have the prob that i could nt get more% in 10th n 12th.i got 58 nd 53 so i have any problum in future to join iim. Plz telme

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    sakkurtisureshMon, 19 Nov 2012 15:36:04 -0000

    hi,my name is lakshmi.i am a B.Tech graduate i have 5 years of MNC experience but my academic record is not good just i have second class in all my carear.if i get cat score 90+ there is any posibility to get admission in B-schools.

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    yuvraj rathoreWed, 31 Oct 2012 08:08:01 -0000

    sir i am graduate bsc(chem),secured 78% in 10th and 68% in 12th,, and 64% in graduation with no work experience. i belong to obc community.what should be my score to get call from iim ahmadabad,,or any other iim.please guide my way.

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    amberguptaThu, 11 Oct 2012 22:19:32 -0000

    Hello,

    Based on my prep this year I am expecting a 96+ percentile in CAT and my other details are as -
    10th - UP Board - 74.1%
    12th CBSE - 74.4%
    B.Tech ISM Dhanbad, Electrical Engg 66.1%
    and Currently workin as software engineer for 13 Months.

    Can you give me a realistic idea of what are my chances for what IIMs.

    I am very good at GDs and PIs. Also my writing skills are above average.

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    chatooTue, 09 Oct 2012 11:25:57 -0000

    yes u r right but i m not wrong that seems all wrong , so instead of looking forward loook backward coz u dnt haave a eye there

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    laxmi07janThu, 20 Sep 2012 13:53:52 -0000

    sir, i am currently pursuing my be in the dept of ece.I had 80% and 78% in 10th and 12th cbse board exams and i am a general catogory student.i just wanted to make sure if no history of arrears in ug is a criterion for getting into IIM.please reply.

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    sanjubombaySun, 16 Sep 2012 09:12:27 -0000

    I passed out btech in mechanical with 80%, 12th-78% & 10th-72%. I belong to SC category,plz tell me how much percentile i need in cat for any iim calls.

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    hurkadliTue, 28 Aug 2012 10:48:27 -0000

    what abt IIM bangelore

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    radheradhe1287Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:54:56 -0000

    Sir ,
    I got 69% in 10th 64% in 12 and 58% in B.E.
    i completed my B.E. (CSE) in 2009 and working since then..will i have any change to get into any of the top B.school i am planniy to appear for CAT this year 2012 and next year also.. plz suggest…
    bharatsharma1287@gmail.com

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    smruti2512Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:14:45 -0000

    sir,
    i have secured 91% in 10th n 77% in 12th n expecting to secure 75% in btech, what should be my percentile to get call from one of the iims?

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