Qctual cutoff for interview calls to IIMs

 

After announcement of Common Admission Test or CAT each IIM releases their detailed admission process stating the shortlist cutoff and selection procedure. The IIM admission criteria also mention the CAT cutoff percentile. While this gives a clear indication to CAT aspirants on whether to expect a call from one of the 20 IIMs or not, the actual picture is quite different from what it appears to be.

 

The actual cutoff data of IIMs accessed through RTI queries, suggests that for most of the IIMs, the actual CAT cutoff for next stage of admission process which includes Interview, WAT, and GD and PI, remain much higher than what is announced as shortlisting CAT cutoff by the institutes. Except one or two, the actual interview cutoff of majority of IIMs falls in the range of 96 to 100 percentile in CAT though the announced cutoff largely remains in the range of 80 to 90 percentile.

 

As we compare the cutoffs given by IIMs in the admission criteria, it reveals that apart from few IIMs, the actual cutoff and the cutoffs released by the IIMs in their respective admission criteria differ by a huge margin.

 

This article  brings to you the comparative analysis of both the cutoffs and you can check the difference for yourself. We have separated the data for different categories - General, Other Backward Classes (OBC-NC), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).

 

A few IIMs, did only reveal their actual interview cutoff in terms of ‘scores’.

 

We also bring you the actual cutoff in ‘Scores’ as shared by a few IIMs separately.  The IIMs which shared their actual cutoff in scores include IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Rohtak and IIM Visakhapatnam. (The table of cutoff for these IIMs at bottom of this article).

 

The following table brings to you the actual interview call cutoff for General category candidates by IIMs for the academic year which has commenced from 2016 and the CAT shortlisting cutoff mentioned in the IIM admission criteria 2016-18 batches.

 

IIM Interview Call Cutoff and Shortlist Cutoff – General category

IIM

Cutoff Type

Maximum Score

Interview Call Cutoff

Cutoff Stated in Admission Criteria

IIM Ahmedabad

Percentile

100

98.75

90

IIM Ranchi

Percentile

100

96.5

90

IIM Raipur

Percentile

100

96

90

IIM Trichy

Percentile

100

96

90

IIM Udaipur

Percentile

100

96.82

90

 

 

IIM Interview Call Cutoff and Shortlist Cutoff – OBC-NCL

IIM

Cutoff Type

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

Cutoff Stated in Admission Criteria

IIM Ahmedabad

Percentile

100

90.98

85

IIM Ranchi

Percentile

100

81.35

81

IIM Raipur

Percentile

100

77.5

81

IIM Trichy

Percentile

100

77.5

81

IIM Udaipur

Percentile

100

81.35

81

IIM Interview Call Cutoff and Shortlist Cutoff – SC

IIM

Cutoff Type

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

Cutoff Stated in Admission Criteria

IIM Ahmedabad

Percentile

100

85.13

80

IIM Ranchi

Percentile

100

67.53

75

IIM Raipur

Percentile

100

59

75

IIM Trichy

Percentile

100

59

75

IIM Udaipur

Percentile

100

67.53

75

IIM Interview Call Cutoff and Shortlist Cutoff – ST

IIM

Cutoff Type

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

Cutoff Stated in Admission Criteria

IIM Ahmedabad

Percentile

100

78.72

70

IIM Ranchi

Percentile

100

51.34

65

IIM Raipur

Percentile

100

40

65

IIM Trichy

Percentile

100

40

65

IIM Udaipur

Percentile

100

54.26

65

Now we bring to you the category wise interview cutoffs for the select IIMs who have declared their cutoffs in scores and not in percentile.

 

IIM Cutoff 2016 in Scores (for select IIMs) - General Category

IIM

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

IIM Bangalore

65

41

IIM Calcutta

100

69.9

IIM Lucknow

50

28.83

 

IIM Cutoff 2016 in Scores (for select IIMs) - OBC-NCL Category

IIM

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

IIM Bangalore

65

36.5

IIM Calcutta

100

61.8

IIM Lucknow

50

20.97

IIM Cutoff 2016 in Scores (for select IIMs) - SC Category

IIM

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

IIM Bangalore

65

32

IIM Calcutta

100

57.3

IIM Lucknow

50

15.91

IIM Cutoff 2016 in Scores (for select IIMs) - ST Category

IIM

Maximum Score

Call Cutoff

IIM Bangalore

65

24

IIM Calcutta

100

47.7

IIM Lucknow

50

11.77

 

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