IIM Calcutta MBA Admission – The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is the first IIM of India. The admission in the MBA course of the institute is based on CAT scores. Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the one of the IIMs, for admission in MBA course. This is the only mode of admission available. However, after qualifying CAT, the candidates have to qualify the selection process of IIM C. The selection process of IIM C Admission 2020 includes qualifying CAT and Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). However, the final selection is based on marks of PI-WAT, CAT and previous education and work experience. To know more details on IIM Calcutta Admission 2021, keep reading.
IIM Calcutta MBA Admission 2021
For the admission session 2020-2022, there are 2 major changes in the selection criteria of IIM Calcutta.
1. The minimum score needed in graduation to get a point in final selection of IIM C is 60%, earlier it was 50%.
2. The minimum work experience needed to get a point in final selection of IIM C is 12 months, earlier it was 6 months.
Keeping in mind these 2 new changes, it can be said that from 2021, the IIMs are levelling up their selection game to refine the process more. Let us take a look at the all-new admission criteria of IIM Calcutta.
IIM Calcutta MBA Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Apart from the fact that the students need to qualify the selection process, they need to follow a certain eligibility criteria beforehand. The same is given in the sections below:
Ther are 3 stages of the selection process, and let us see for each stage what is the eligibility:
Eligibility to appear for CAT 2020
- To appear in CAT, the candidates must be a graduate from any stream
- Minimum marks in UG is 50%.
- There is no age limit
Eligibility for WAT+PI rounds at IIM C
- The students who qualify the CAT 2019 cutoff marks of IIM C for admission are called for WAT+PI.
- The students must have atleast 50% marks in gardauation to be eligible for admission at IIM C. 45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories.
Below is the CAT cutoff marks for IIM Calcutta Admission 2021:
|Category||QA||Section – II |
|OPEN||≥ 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|
Eligibility for Final Admission at IIM Calcutta
- The students are called for the final admission based on their combined score of CAT, WAT+PI, Previous education, and work experience.
Method of Calculation of Scores for IIM C MBA Final Admission List 2021
The candidates can check in this section, how their scores of class 12, class 10, UG and previous work experiences calculated. Basically, the drill is that, the students are given points based on the category or group they fall into. The category and the points corresponding to it is given in the table below:
Points for Class 10 and Class 12 marks:
|Class 10 Marks (in %)||Points||Class 12 Marks (in %)||Points|
|≥ 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|
Points for Bachelor’s Degree marks:
|Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in %)||Points|
|≥ 55 and < 60||10.00|
|≥ 50 and < 55||05.00|
Points for Work Experience in completed months:
|12 to 18||2|
|19 to 24||4|
|25 to 30||6|
|31 to 36||8|
|37 to 42||6|
|43 to 48||4|
IIM Calcutta MBA Admission 2021 Final Selection List
The final selection list for admission is based on the scores of the candidates in the following areas:
- Marks in CAT 2020
- Marks in 10+2
- Marks in Graduation
- Previous Work Experience
- Gender Diversity Factor
As per the total points of the candidates, which is out of 100 the final merit list for admission is prepared. The students who are then called for the admission formalities. The weightage of each of the above-mentioned fields are as follows:
|CAT 2020 Score||56 (A/B) x 56*|
|Class 10 marks||10|
|Class 12 marks||15|
|Bachelor’s Degree marks||15|
|Gender Diversity Factor||4|
* A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score, B = Maximum CAT 2020 Score
CAT is the only gateway for IIM Admissions in the nation. Well, after qualifying CAT the students have to appear in various selection process of the IIMs, but qualifying CAT is the mandatory first step. Thus, here is all you need to know about CAT.
|Name of the exam||Common Admission Test (CAT)|
|Sections||VARC: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension|
DILR: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
QA: Quantitative Ability
|Type of questions||MCQs: Multiple choice type|
TITA: Type in the answers type questions
|Marking scheme||+3 for each correct answers and -1 for each wrong answers|
About IIM Calcutta
IIM Calcutta is the oldest of all the IIMs. It was established in the year 1962. Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment. Here are the highlights of the institute:
Programs: Doctoral, MBA, MBAEX, PGPEX-VLEM, PGDBA, Executive Education, and CEMS MIM
Placement Reports: The recent placement report of the MBA course indicated the following:
- Batch size: 442 Students of which 141 were Female Students and 301 were Male Students.
- Total Offers: 501
- Total Recruiters: 125
- Overall CTC offered: 25.4 L
Infrastructure: The Institute moved to its present campus in 1975.The sprawling 135-acre campus, with its seven lakes and verdant beauty, provides an idyllic backdrop for the sharpest minds in the country.
Facilities: The campus also has a post office, ATM facilities of both SBI and ICICI banks, a café coffee day outlet and medical facilities.
Other IIM PGP Selection Criteria
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IIM C Contact Details
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA
Diamond Harbour Road
Joka, Kolkata (Calcutta) – 700104
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