IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021-2023

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021-2023

 Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta has announced the names of shortlisted candidates for the personal interview regarding the MBA admissions 2021-2023. Candidates can use the CAT registration number and email ID to check the list of names. The admission criteria was earlier released in its official website. The admission process at IIM Calcutta is based on the score secured in CAT 2020. The CAT 2020 exam was conducted on November 29, 2020, and its result was announced on January 2, 2021. Candidates who scored a minimum eligible score in CAT 2020 and fulfilled the minimum cutoff criteria were shortlisted for the IIM Calcutta selection process. These students are further offered final admission to IIM Calcutta on the basis of cumulative score in various components.


Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and also must have got a minimum of 50% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ ST candidates). Students who belong to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, or a Person with Disability categories are given 5% relaxation.
  • The students should have completed their graduation from any university/institute incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions authorized by an Act of Parliament or pronounced as deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • The marks percentage obtained is calculated based on the practice followed by the institute/university from where the candidate has graduated. If the university/institute doesn’t provide the conversion policy then the equivalence will be achieved by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
  • Students who appear for the final year exam of the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for CAT 2020 and IIM Calcutta admission process. Yet they are required to submit the required documents before June 30, 2021, from the principal/registrar of his/her university/College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2020) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • Students should also produce the certificates of marksheets or the other requirements not later than December 31, 2021, failing leads to the admission being canceled.






Admission Criteria 2021


Students are shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) based on their CAT 2020 scores, past academic performance and other criteria given below.


Stage 1- Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI


Table 1- Minimum requirement of CAT percentile for Stage I

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


Students who secure above the minimum CAT 2020 percentile required are considered as eligible candidates for calculation of composite score which is mentioned in stage 2.


Stage 2- Shortlisting for PI


Students who satisfy the criteria of Stage-I are called for Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of composite score derived using the components and the corresponding weights.


Table 2- Components and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI


Component Weight Method of Calculation
CAT 2020 score 56 (A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks 10 As per Table 3 (Provided below)
Class 12 marks 15 As per Table 3 (Provided below)
Bachelor’s degree marks 15 As per Table 4 (Provided below)
Gender diversity factor 4 4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total 100
*A = Candidate’s total CAT score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2020 score


A= Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score

B= Maximum CAT 2020 Score


The number of candidates who are short-listed in Personal Interview (PI) depends on the size of the batch.


Table 3: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12


Class X Marks (in percent) Points Class XII Marks (in percent) 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


For the calculation of the marks (in%) obtained in Classes 10 and 12, the Board decides whether to consider the percentage of the total marks of all the subjects appearing in the mark sheet/ grade paper.


Calculation of percentages in Class 10th and 12th


The marks obtained in class 10th and 12th as average of all subjects is considered without any regard of how the respective board calculates.


Points for Bachelor Degree marks


Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in percent) Points
≥ 60 15
≥ 55 and < 60 10
≥ 50 and < 55 5
< 50 2.5


Calculation of Percentages scored in Bachelor’s level


The average marks secured by the student in the graduation degree is calculated according to the norm followed by the respective institute from which the student has graduated.  If the university/institute doesn’t provide the conversion policy then the equivalence is achieved by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.


If a candidate didn’t complete the bachelor’s degree and has to appear for their final examination,then they should fill the CAT application form and the average marks obtained in previous semesters is taken into account and points are allotted as mentioned in the above table.


Dual degree


The percentage of marks that is considered is as specified in the degree certificate.



Stage 3- Final selection



The final selection for the students in a MBA program is based on the weightage of the components as per the given table:


IIM Calcutta final selection computation process


Components Weights
CAT 2020 Score 30
Personal Interview (PI) 48
Point granted for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree 4
Work Experience* 8
Total 90

Work Experience*


A maximum of 8 points is given to the candidates on the basis of their experience as of January 31, 2021 when calculating the score for work experience. To the notice of students, only managerial work after graduation is considered and not any internships, training/projects, work done as an integral part of the subject will be considered.


Points for work experience


Months Points
< 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
>48 2



Final Selection for MBA Programme


The final selection of each category is on the basis of merit. The student will not be eligible automatically for admission to IIM Calcutta based on the criteria.


Note- COVID:19- The disruptions occurring due to the pandemic situation can impact the admission process in IIM Calcutta for MBA.


Reservation policy


IIM Calcutta follows the reservation policy as mentioned by the Government of India for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEI)


IIM Calcutta Fees


The estimated fee for admission in IIM Calcutta is Rs. 27 lakhs. It is non-refundable. This includes the tuition fees and the cost of books, materials, economy airfare of study guides, and accommodation. It is to be noted by the students that the personal charges such as food, electricity is not included in the fee structure of IIM Calcutta.


IIM Calcutta Placements


IIM Calcutta has conducted its placement drive for its 55th batch successfully. It witnessed the participation about 100 recruiters across various domains. The highest package recorded while placements in IIM Calcutta was Rs. 80 lakhs per annum.

IIM Calcutta Final Placements – Highlights



Feature Details
Maximum CTC Rs 80 lakhs per annum
Average CTC Rs 27.9 lakhs per annum
Median CTC Rs 25.5 lakhs per annum
Batch size 444 students
Participation of recruiters 148
Total offers 495
Total recruiters 131

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