Admission / Selection Criteria of old IIMs

Friday, March 25th, 2016


Admission Selection Criteria for Old IIMs
One of the most common queries that I, or most people in the CAT Coaching business, get these days is – “Will I be able to get a call from an old IIM with X% in 10th and Y% in 12th, etc.?”. I think that the biggest reason behind this is ‘lack of information’. CAT aspirants and sometimes even teachers are not well informed about the selection process. Why blame others? Even I am not able to remember the admission criteria for most IIMs. For this post, I am going to focus on the parameters that the 6 old IIMs consider before giving out calls.

Almost all IIMs use a combination of the six factors given below while giving out calls. The weightage varies from college to college.

Video on selection criteria for IIMs

Parameters considered in selection criteria of IIMs

1. Class 10th score
2. Class 12th score
3. Graduation score
4. Work Experience
5. Academic Stream
6. Gender
7. CAT Score

Before we go ahead, I would like to emphasize on three things:
a) Not all IIMs consider all 7. The weightages are given below.
b) Other than the CAT score, you cannot have an impact on anything else.
c) The criteria given below are for CALLS, and not for final selection.

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Highlights of the admission / selection criteria of IIMs

Q. Which IIMs care most about CAT Score?
Answer – IIM Lucknow (76%)
IIM Kozhikode (75%)
IIM Ahmedabad (70%)
IIM Calcutta (67%)
IIM Bangalore (33.33%)
IIM Indore (21%)

Q. Which IIMs care least about class 10th score?
Answer – IIM Lucknow (0%)
IIM Kozhikode (0%)

Q. Which IIMs care least about class 12th score?
Answer – IIM Lucknow (4%)
IIM Kozhikode (7.5%)

Q. Which IIMs care least about graduation marks?
Answer – IIM Calcutta (0%)
IIM Indore (0%)
IIM Kozhikode (5%)
IIM Lucknow (6%)

Q. Which IIMs care least about Work Experience?
Answer – IIM Ahmedabad (0%)
IIM Calcutta (0%)
IIM Indore (0%)

Q. Which IIMs give an additional advantage to women?
Answer – IIM Calcutta (3%)
IIM Lucknow (3%)
IIM Kozhikode (5%)
IIM Indore (3%)

There is something that I wanted to highlight, something I realized while writing this post, IIM Indore gives 76% weightage to class 10th and 12th score.

Let us now look at the IIMs individually.

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Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Ahmedabad

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Ahmedabad

Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Bangalore

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Bangalore

Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Calcutta

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Calcutta

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Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Lucknow

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Lucknow

Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Kozhikode

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Kozhikode

Admission / Selection Criteria for IIM Indore

Admission Selection Criteria for IIM Indore

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I hope this post would have been able to clarify some doubts that you have had about the selection process at various IIMs. If you found this post helpful, I sincerely request you to share it on Facebook so that your friends can also find out about it.

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Cheers,
Ravi Handa
Founder, Handa Ka Funda

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2 responses to “Admission / Selection Criteria of old IIMs”

  1. […] Admission / Selection Criteria of old IIMs By Ravi Handa […]

  2. SHOVARNU DUTTA says:

    What is the admission/selection criteria of IIM Shillong and the new IIMs?

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