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IIM Amritsar CAT Cut Off 2021, Admission Process, Criteria, Fees & Placement

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 12, 2022

IIM Amritsar CAT 2021 Cut off for admission in MBA batch 2022-24 has been released on the official website. The overall qualifying CAT 2021 Cut off is 85%ile for the General & EWS categories, 60%ile for NC-OBC candidates, and 55 & 40 percentile for SC and ST candidates respectively. Check CAT 2021 Cut off

  • To take admission in MBA, MBA-BA, MBA-HR programs students can complete the online registration for Stage 1 of the admission process by visiting the official website. 
  • IIM Amritsar CAT admissions process is divided into two stages. The first stage comprises shortlisting candidates for the Personal Interview round. The second stage comprises the PI round and calculation of final composite scores to prepare the list of candidates who will receive the admission offers. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission
  • CAT score will not be considered for preparing the final merit list. However, it will be given a weightage of 60% in shortlisting candidates for stage 1. Personal Interview (PI) has been allotted a weightage of 70% in final selection. Other parameters taken into consideration for final admission include work experience (10%), academic diversity (10%), and gender diversity (10%). 

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IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off 2021 & Selection Process

Stage 1: Pre - Personal Interview for MBA, MBA-BA, MBA-HR

  • In stage candidates who will meet the minimum qualifying criteria of CAT cut off decided by the institute will be shortlisted and called for Stage 2 of the selection process. 
  • The minimum qualifying CAT Cut off is the same for the 3 programs offered by IIM Amristar i.e. MBA, MBA-BA, MBA-HR
  • Candidates will also be awarded marks for the following in Stage 1:
    • CAT score = 60%
    • 10th board = 10%
    • 12th board = 5%
    • Bachelors = 5%
    • Gender Diversity = 10%
    • Work Experience = 10%
  • Based on the final scores, candidates will be ranked and called for the PI round. Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email about the date, time, and venue of the PI round.
Category Quantitative Aptitude (Percentile) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Percentile) Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Percentile) Total
Section-1 Section-2 Section-3 Overall Percentile
General 80 75 75 85
EWS 80 75 75 85
Non Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC- OBC) 65 60 60 60
Scheduled Castes (SC) 55 50 50 55
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 35 35 35 40
Persons with Disabilities(PwD) 35 35 35 40

Stage 2: PI Round and Final Score Calculation

  • Stage 2 of the selection process comprises the Personal Interview (PI).
  • During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's academic background, quality of work experience, and other personal traits.
  • IIM Amritsar will then prepare the final merit list based on 4 parameters. The weightage assigned to each parameter to calculate the final aggregate course is mentioned below:
Parameters/ Courses Weightage (MBA/ MBA-HR/ MBA-BA)
Personal Interview (PI) 70%
Work experience 10%
Academic diversity 10%
Gender diversity 10%

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IIM Amritsar CAT Cutoff

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off 2020

IIM Amritsar cut-off is the basic percentile that candidates must score for entrance to the various MBA and PGDM programs at the country's IIMs and other B-schools. 

Category Quantitative Aptitude (Percentile) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Percentile) Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Percentile) Total
Section-1 Section-2 Section-3 Overall Percentile
General 80 75 75 85
Non Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC- OBC) 65 60 60 75
Scheduled Castes (SC) 55 50 50 55
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 35 35 35 40
Persons with Disabilities(PwD) 35 35 35 40

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off 2019

IIM Amritsar's cut-off for the general category was 85. Compared to previous years, the cut-off had substantially decreased and, unlike other IIMs, it was below 90. For the other categories, the cut-off for the PwD candidates went from 30 to 35. IIM Amritsar 2019 cut-off for different categories is set out in the table below:

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 85
NC-OBC 55 55 55 75
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 35
PwD 30 30 30 35

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off 2018

No changes were noted in IIM Amritsar's cut-off for 2018 and its preceding year. The cut-off was identical to the previous year, apart from the cut-off for PwD candidates that went down from 35 to 30. IIM Amritsar cut-off for the year 2018 is listed in the following table:

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 90
NC-OBC 55 55 55 75
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 35
PwD 30 30 30 30

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IIM Amritsar Eligibility

IIM Amritsar Admission through CAT 2021: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree with an average of at least 50 percent marks or an equivalent CGPA (45 percent marks for SC/ST/PwD candidates).
  • Upon completing Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board, applicants must obtain a Bachelor's degree or equivalent for a term of at least three years.
  • In the case that the applicant is given grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalent will be made on the basis of the equivalence accredited by the institute/university from which the applicant received a Bachelor's degree. If the institute has no particular scheme to convert CGPA into marks, IIM Amritsar will do the equivalent by dividing the total CGPA obtained by the highest possible CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.
  • Applicants who are in the final year of their Bachelor's degree or any other equivalent exam or those who have showed up for their final year exam and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • A final year student deemed qualified by IIM Amritsar and offered admission is expected to submit his/her mark sheet and a final year Bachelor's examination degree certificate obtained on or before 30 June 2021. The last date for presenting such a certificate and mark sheet is 31 December 2022.
  • In addition to the academic qualification, applicants must bear in mind that they must have appeared in CAT 2021 and achieved the minimum desired score in the entrance test to be considered eligible for admission to the IIM Amritsar postgraduate programme.
  • Working professionals and entrepreneurs require a full-time job experience of at least 6 months after graduation (as on April 30, 2022).

IIM Amritsar Application Process

IIM Amritsar 2021 Application Process

The following are the important details pertaining to the application process for admission to the MBA programme in IIM Amritsar -

  • While filling CAT application form, candidates automatically opt for studying at IIM Amritsar. However, candidates need to reconfirm their interest for admission to IIM Amritsar.
  • IIM Amritsar has declared the qualifying cut offs based on which candidates can fill the confirmation form on the official website.
  • Following the declaration of CAT 2022 result, IIM Amritsar will release the call cut offs based on which candidates will be invited for the PI round. 

IIM Amritsar Admission Process

IIM Amritsar Admission Process

  • Step 1 - Candidates must have appeared in CAT 2021 and scored the minimum required percentile.
  • Step 2 - Applicants are short-listed for PI screening from those holding a valid CAT 2021 score and have applied to the postgraduate course at IIM Amritsar and meet the minimum eligibility criteria required for admission here.
  • Step 3 - After the PI screening, the successful candidates will be considered for the final stage by IIM Amritsar. The final selection for the IIM Amritsar postgraduate programme will be made on the basis of a variety of criteria, including scores in CAT, academic records, and work experience.
  • Step 4 - The final admission offer will be made to the applicants based on the Final Composite Score (FCS) which grants 70% weightage to the PI round's score, 10% weightage each to  work experience, academic diversity, and gender diversity.

IIM Amritsar Admission Fees

The admission fee for IIM Amritsar’s MBA programs is provided below. Note that the fee for the 2022-24 batch may be updated.

  • Total fees is around INR 13.20 lakhs for the two year MBA programme.
  • The fee is INR 6,60,000 per year (2022-23 and 2023-24).
  • The fees cover the expenses of the Tuition, Books and Case Content, Library, IT & Computer, Hostel and Electrical, Medical and Student Activities.
  • The mess and personal costs are not included in the fees set out above. The expense of the mess is expected to be around INR 10,000 per month, to be paid on an actual basis.

For any questions, please refer to the contact information given below -

  • Address: Information Centre, Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar, Punjab Institute of Technology Building
  • Inside Government Polytechnic Campus, Polytechnic Road, PO: Chheharta, G.T. Road, Amritsar - 14310
  • Email - admissions@iimamritsar.ac.in
  • Phone - +91 75895 61149

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IIM Amritsar Seat Intake

IIM Amritsar Seat Intake for 2022-24 Batch

IIM Amritsar increased the seat intake for the upcoming 2022-24 batch to 320. The division of seats as per the course is given below:

IIM Amritsar Course Seats
MBA 240
MBA-BA (Business Analytics) 40
MBA-HR (Human Resources) 40
Total 320

IIM Amritsar Seat Reservation 2021

Seat reservation at IIM Amritsar is in line with the Government of India reservation policy as follows -

Category Seat Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Classes 27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 10%
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) 5%

IIM Amritsar Placements

IIM Amritsar Placement

  • Highest CTC – INR 40 LPA
  • Average CTC – INR 12.61 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 25% – INR 17.86 LPA
  • Total candidates placed – 106

IIM Amritsar Placement Sector Wise

Sector Percentage 
Consulting 23
BFSI 16
IT 11
Ed Tech 10
Financial Services 7
Gems & Jewellery 6
Logistics 5
Education 5
Media & Advertising 3
Research 3
FMCG and FMEG 4
Healthcare 2
FMCD 2
Construction 2
Technology Services 1

IIM Amritsar Placement Domain Wise

Domain Percentage of Jobs offered
Sales 33
Advisory 17
Business Analyst 12
Operations & Analytics 9
Marketing 8
Finance 7
Consultant 6
Business Development 6
HR 1
IT Software 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Amritsar CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. What are the top recruiting sectors at IIM Amritsar? 

Ans. The top companies recruiting at IIM Amritsar represent diverse sectors including Consulting, BFSI, Retail, IT, and Marketing.

Ques. What is the eligibility for MBA at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. To be eligible for MBA at IIM Amritsar, candidates need to have a bachelor's degree, valid scorecard of CAT 2021 entrance. Meeting the minimum qualifying cut off is mandatory to be shortlisted for admission.

Ques. What is the qualifying CAT 2021 cut off for IIM Amritsar?

Ans. CAT 2021 qualifying cut off is 85 percentile for GN & EWS candidates, 60 percentile for OBC candidates, 55 for SC, and 40 for ST & PwD candidates.

Ques. What is the placement rate at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. The previous MBA batch witnessed 100% placement. The highest salary package was of INR 40 LPA. The institute welcomed 21 new recruiters. The most prominent recruiters include:

  • Accenture
  • Anand Rathi
  • Apollo Munich
  • CRISIL
  • Deloitte
  • GroupM

Ques. What are the factors considered for admission at IIM Amritsar?

Ans. Besides that, admission often relies on previous academic records and job experience of the applicant. Therefore, IIM Amritsar takes 5 elements into account when preparing the final merit list - PI Score (70%), Academic/Gender Diversity (10% each) and Work experience (10%). Those who pass all rounds of the application process successfully will be eligible for admission.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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