IIM Shortlist / Wait List 2021 – 2023: Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conduct their own individual MBA / PGP Admission 2021. The shortlisting is done on the basis of CAT 2020 percentile scores. Other parameters that are considered for admission are Personal Interviews, GD, WAT. The candidates who are selected are informed via email and they can also check their admission status at various stages on the official websites of the IIMs. Links to check the admission status / lists are also given on this page. Check more details about IIM Shortlist 2021-23 from this page such as final selection result, waitlist process, etc.
Latest – IIM Vishakhapatnam will issue the admission offers today, May 26, 2021.
Latest – IIM Jammu has released the final selection list. Also, IIM Kashipur and IIM Srimaur have released the shortlist for MBA admission. Check it all from the links below.
IIM Shortlist 2021 – 2023
From below candidates can check the IIM shortlist / waitlist 2021 for all the IIMs. If you can see your name in the shortlist, you can login at the respective IIM admission portal and download the call letter for PI and WAT. All the details regarding writing ability test (WAT) and personal interview (PI) is provided in the call letter.
|IIMs||Shortlist||Final List||Waist List|
|IIM Visakhapatnam||Sent via mail||May 26, 2021||TBA|
|IIM Jammu||Click here to check||Click here to check||TBA|
|IIM Kashipur||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Srimaur||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Calcutta||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Shillong||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Bangalore||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Bodhgaya||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Indore||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Rohtak||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Ahmedabad||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Amritsar||sent via mail||Click here to check||TBA|
|IIM Kozhikode||Click here to check||Click here to check||TBA|
|IIM Raipur||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Sambalpur||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Nagpur||Click here to check||Click here to check||TBA|
|IIM Tiruchirappalli||Click here to check||TBA||on or before 28th May 2021|
|IIM Ranchi||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Udaipur||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
|IIM Lucknow||Click here to check||TBA||TBA|
First Generation IIMs Selection Criteria 2021
The candidates can check below the selection criteria of the first generation IIM from below:
#1. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta: First the candidates are selected based on CAT 2020 score. These candidates have to appear for PI and WAT. The final admission is offered based on the following parameters:
- Marks in CAT 2020
- Marks in 10+2
- Marks in Graduation
- Previous Work Experience
- Gender Diversity Factor
#2. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: The selection process includes selection of the candidates based on CAT 2020 scores for PI and WAT. Then a final admission list is prepared as per the below given details:
- Score of PI and WAT
- CAT Score
- Application Rating (AR) this includes scoring based on Class 10 marks, Class 12 Marks, Bachelor’s Degree Examination, and Work Experience
#3. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore: The selection process includes selection of the candidates based on CAT 2020 percentile score. The shortlisted candidates are then called for PI and WAT. the final admission offered is based on the following factors:
- Scores in the 10th and 12th board exams
- Bachelors’ degree exam marks
- Work Experience
- PI and WAT performance
- CAT 2020 scores
#4. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow: First the candidates have to qualify the CAT 2020 cutoff for admission in IIM Lucknow. Selected candidates have to appear for PI and WAT. Next, the final admission is given based on the following:
- Scaled CAT 2020 score
- Class 12 marks
- Graduation marks
- Work experience
- PI and WAT scores
- Diversity factors – gender and academic discipline
#5. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode: The selection process is like all other first-generation IIMs. First, the selection is based on CAT percentile score for PI and WAT. Thereafter, candidates are called for final admission based on the below factors:
- CAT 202 index score
- Class 10 percentage scores
- Class 12 percentage scores
- Gender and academic diversity factor
- PI and WAT scores
#6. Indian Institute of Management Indore: The selection process includes the selection of the candidates based on CAT score for PI and WAT. Then the shortlisted candidates are given final admission based on the below-given factors:
- Class 10 score
- Class 12 score
- PI score
- WAT score
- CAT score
CAT 2020 Cutoff for IIM Admission 2021-23
Candidates can check below the cutoff of CAT 2020 for selection for further stages of admission in IIMs:
Note: This is only for the general category candidates:
|IIM Calcutta||≥ 75||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 85|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||80||80||80||90|
Seats in IIMs for Admission in PGP 2021 – 2023 Batch via CAT 2020
The following tentative number of seats are to be offered by the IIMs for admission in the 2021 – 2023 batch. The seats are as per the last year’s data and the tentative batch size available on the websites of the respective IIMs.
|IIMs||Number of Seats in PGP|
|IIM Amritsar||to be announced|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||150|
|IIM Sambalpur||to be announced|
|IIM Sirmaur||to be announced|
|IIM Visakhapatnam||to be announced|
As per the reports the new / baby IIMs, that do not have their campus, shall get their permanent campus by June 2021. These IIMs are:
IIM Bodh Gaya
How are candidates shortlisted for IIM Admission 2021 – 2023
The shortlisting process includes the following steps:
Step 1: IIMs determine CAT percentile cutoff. This is based on several factors that are decided by the IIMs.
Step 2: The candidates who get more than or equal to the CAT percentile score are placed in the shortlist.
Step 3: The shortlisted candidates are thus issued call letter for PI and WAT.
IIMs Admission Criteria 2021 – 2023
The admission criteria vary for different IIMs. However, all IIMs have certain common features when it comes to the admission criteria. Following are the generally followed admission procedure in the IIMs:
In the first stage: IIMs take into account the Common Admission Test (CAT) percentile score and then prepare a list of shortlisted candidates for PI and WAT. The CAT percentile cutoff differs as per the IIMs and there is a relaxation of percentile for the reserved category candidates.
The second stage: The shortlisted candidates appear for PI and WAT at the respective IIMs where they are shortlisted.
The third stage: In this stage, admission criteria involve a calculation of the score for final admission. This score is called the composite score (CS) in most of the IIMs. The calculation of CS is based on the weightage given to various factors. These factors differ from IIM to IIM. Some of the factors are:
- CAT score – This is taken into account by all IIMs
- PI and WAT scores
- Past academic performance (PAP) – Class 10, 12 and UG marks
- Work experience
- Reference letter
The fourth stage: The candidates who are selected for final admission, have to report at the respective IIM and complete the admission process and document verification.
For the second and third generation of IIMs or more commonly called the new and baby IIMs respectively, the shortlist process is via a centralised admission process which is called the common admission process (CAP). The participating IIMs of CAP 2021 are as follows:
IIM Common Admission Procedure (CAP) 2021
The process of CAP includes, a candidate appearing in a single written ability test (WAT) / personal interview (PI). The scores of the WAT / PI are then shared with the members of the CAP. On the basis of these scores, each of the member institutions of CAP releases final admission list.
- CAT Score – The conducting IIM sends candidate’s CAT Scores to all the members of the CAP
- Shortlisting – CAP members release a shortlist based upon the percentile of a candidate in the Common Admission Test (CAT). Candidates receive the intimation via an e-mail for a single WAT/PI.
- CAP Form – The candidates also receive a CAP form, which they have to fill to further the procedure.
- WAT /PI – Then the candidates face the CAP procedure, which consists of a single WAT/PI.
- Final Merit List – The scores of the candidates in the WAT/PI are then sent to all the IIMs under CAP. Taking the score into the account, all the CAP IIMs prepare a final shortlist.
The following IIMs are part of CAP 2021:
- IIM Ranchi – Conducting body of CAP 2021
- IIM Trichy
- IIM Raipur
- IIM Udaipur
- IIM Kashipur
- IIM Amritsar
- IIM Bodh Gaya
- IIM Sambalpur
The difference between CAP and individual IIM selection process: The only difference is that the shortlisted candidates have to appear for a common PI and WAT for admission in member IIMs of CAP.
CAP 2021 PI and WAT Centers
CAP 2021 is to be held in the following cities. The time and date for CAP are intimated to the shortlisted candidates via call letter or email.
- New Delhi
Meaning of Various Terms in IIMs Admission Criteria 2021 – 23
Written Ability Test (WAT) – It is a written test wherein the candidates are judged based on their writing and management skills.
Personal Interview (PI) – Usually, an IIM attaches a lot of value to the PI, and a significant amount of weightage is given to it. Candidates are judged for the personality, presence of mind and lot of other factors.
Past Academic Performance(PAP) – Percentages/CGPA of 10th board, 12th board and graduation are considered in here. A rating or point system is attached and the score is awarded based on the percentage in all these courses and the difficulty level of degree.
Work Experience (WE) – The quality of work experience is considered in many IIMs and a rating/points system is attached to it.
Reference Letter (RL) – Some IIMs ask a candidate to bring two reference letters from the teachers, where the performance of the candidate is evaluated. This section also carries a certain amount of weightage.
Diversity (DI) – The diversity section is based upon the allocation of marks according to gender. In certain Institutes, an extra score is credited to female and transgender candidates.
IIM Admission 2021 – 23 Personal Interview Tips
The candidates shortlisted for personal interview must not take this stage any lightly. PI holds great weightage in IIM selection criteria. Thus here are some tips to help you out.
Have a good SOP (statement of purpose): Candidates who attended interviews at IIM Bangalore said last year that 3 professors interviewed them. They were very interested in looking at the SOP.
SOP means you explaining to the interviewer why you are so interested in a particular position, in this case, joining a particular IIM.
Be honest and respect the panel: The ones sitting on the other side of the table are experienced people who can sense when the interviewee is making things up. It is a good idea to stick to strengths and steer the ongoing interview in a direction that leads to your strengths.
Keep all documents managed: It would be indeed beneficial to have all the required documents together so that you can present as and when needed during the interview. The first impression is the last one. If a management candidate is not well managed, the impression goes down and you lose crucial points.
Documents Required in IIMs Admission 2021 – 23 PI/WAT
Candidates who get shortlisted for the PI/WAT need to bring certain documents with them:
- A printout of the CAT 2020 Scorecard
- Original X, XII and graduation marksheets (all semesters) along with photocopies
- Work experience certificate along with the salary slips
- Caste certificate for the reserved candidates
- Reference letter (wherever applicable)
- Copy of the form filled for the particular IIM
IIM Admission 2021 – 23 Waitlist Movement
This refers to the number of seats that move up from waitlist to offer. In other words, if the candidate is in waitlist number 10, whether or not they get a call letter for PI and WAT.
It is interesting to note the waitlist of the past few years in all IIMs. Though there is a dearth of official data on this, here are some of the data available via discussions and blogs / social media on this topic. Below is the waitlist movement of the most searched IIMs, which are IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA), IIM Bangalore (IIMB), and IIM Calcutta (IIMC).
IIMs waitlist movement from past trends for general category candidates:
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Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
There are in all 20 IIMs in India. All of them enjoy the status of “Institutes of National Importance”. The 2 years Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is the flagship course of the IIMs. The course is equivalent to the MBA course. The admission in this course across all the IIMs is based on the common admission test (CAT). Out of all the 20 IIMs, 6 are the old IIMs, 7 are the new ones and the rest 7 are the baby IIMs that have been established from 2015.
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