IIM Cut off
CAT Cut Off Percentiles for IIMs
The IIM CAT cut off percentile depends upon several factors. The topmost IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata & IIM Bengaluru usually have a very high cut-off in the range from 98 to 100 percentile. As of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Interview calling cut-off of IIM Ahmedabad was 99 percentile.
The cut-off percentile also depends on the difficulty level of the CAT exam, the total number of candidates review CAT, and the total number of seats in IIMs. Therefore, it is well known that, as the total seats in IIMs are 5500 (as on 2021), it is very difficult to make it to the top percentile.
The Expected CAT cut off for 2022 CAT is mentioned below.
Minimum cut off for IIM in 2020 (specific to the category and the stream as shown in below Table), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.
Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination ≥ Minimum cut-off 2020 percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool (as per the table given below)
Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants’ pool.
- Dual bachelor's degree holders will be classified in one of the categories AC-1 to AC-6 based on their field(s) and subjects. Applicants are requested to mention both the degrees of specialization separately in Bachelor Degree 1 and Bachelor Degree 2.
- Final discretion on the academic category that an academic programme will be classified into rests with the Admissions Committee of IIMA.
- For candidates having undergone/completed an integrated master's degree directly after their HSC, their classification into an academic category will be based on their academic discipline in the integrated master's degree programme.
- For a candidate who has obtained further higher degrees after their bachelor's degree or their integrated Master's degree, other than those degrees listed in Table 8, the discipline(s) of the subsequent degrees will not be taken into consideration in deciding their classification in an academic category.
IIM CAT cut off percentile vs the shortlist percentile
This is very important to take note of is the difference between the CAT short-list cut-off %ile verses the call cut-off %ile. The short-list IIMs CAT cut off percentile is generally a lot lower and meeting the short-list cut-off percentile doesn’t guarantee admission.
On meeting the short-list cut-off percentile you may be short-listed for WAT, GD, and PI. This may not again ensure that you will be called for WAT, GD, and PI. On other hand the call cut-off percentile is much higher than the short-list cut-off percentile. This is released after the result declaration. To quote an example, the shortlist cut-off percentile for IIM Ahmadabad was approx. 80 in 2020 while its call cut-off percentile was 100. Read More on IIM's Website