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CAT IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021: Check Selection Criteria, Admission Process, Fees, Placement

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 12, 2022

IIM Bangalore CAT 2021 Cut off for admission in the MBA batch of 2022-24 has been released online. Also, IIM Bangalore has activated the link for PGP 2022 Interview Calls which can be accessed by entering application no. and email address. The overall qualifying CAT 2021 Cut off for general category candidates is 85 and sectional is 80, 75, 75 for VARC, DILR, and QA respectively. 

  • IIM Bangalore adopts a two-phase selection process- Phase I involves Clearing CAT Cutoff. IIM-B calculates the candidate’s composite score by taking into account many parameters by providing different weightage to each. Phase II involves the marks secured by the candidates in Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Check CAT 2021 IIMs Selection Process
  • First of all, candidates are shortlisted based on CAT 2021 Cut off criteria decided by the institute. After that, candidates have to participate in various stages of the selection process like WAT and PI. The time duration of WAT is 30 minutes for which topic and timings will be decided by IIM-B. Read More WAT in IIMs
  • CAT 2021 final merit list will be prepared based on the parameters like CAT Scores, Work experience, Bachelors, 10th board, and 12th board marks, etc. 

Direct Link for IIM Bangalore PGP 2022 Interview Calls

IIM-B CAT 2021 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2021 Cut off: Phase 1

A first shortlist is prepared that will be comprising the list of candidates who have secured a pre-determined minimum score in all sections of CAT 2021. The cut off criteria mentioned below is as per the official notification released on the official website of the institute.

  • For all candidates in the first shortlist, the percentage scores in the 10th, 12th, and  Bachelor’s Degree are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in that particular board. 
  • For all candidates in the first shortlist with Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications are eligible for weightage under the category of professional course.
  • For all candidates in the first shortlist, the weight for work experience is calculated as:
    • Pre PI score for Work Experience
    • = 8x/36 if 0 < x < 36
    • = 8 if x >= 36
    • Where x is the months of work experience up to July 2021
  • Weights for the parameters are fixed at Pre-PI stage as follows:
    • CAT = 40
      • Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 14 points
      • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points
      • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points.
    • 10th board = 20
    • 12th board = 10
    • Bachelors = 20
    • Gender Diversity = 2
    • Work Experience/ Professional Course (whichever weight is higher) = 8 
  • For all candidates in the first shortlist, the weighted total of the six components namely work experience or professional course, CAT, 10th board, 12th board, bachelors degree, gender diversity as stated above is calculated for calling candidates for the PI. 
Category Section-1 VARC Section-2 DILR Section-3 QUANT CAT 2021 Overall percentile
General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC 70 65 65 75
EWS 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
PWD 50 50 50 60

IIM Bangalore Selection Criteria - Phase 2

In this phase, the average of the scores given by the interviewers will be considered. While for the content & style, the score given by an independent evaluator will be considered in the Personal Interview. IIM Bangalore Selection Process Phase 2 includes the below stages- 

  • Written Ability Test (WAT) (Score = 10)
  • Personal Interview (PI) (Score = 30)

The WAT score and the personal interview score after standardization across interview panels and sessions will be added to the following scores to arrive at the final aggregate score.

  • CAT (weight = 25)
    • VARC) – 8.75 points
    • DILR - 10 points
    • QA – 6.25 points.
  • 10th board (weight = 10) 
  • 12th board (weight = 5) 
  • Bachelors (weight = 10)
  • Weighted Work Experience (weight = 10)

The final offers of admission to candidates will be made strictly on the basis of ranks in each category on the final aggregate score. The average quality of work experience score will be multiplied by the pre-PI work experience score and accordingly, the work / professional experience component score (maximum score 5) used in Phase 1 will be revised in Phase 2 (maximum score 10).

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IIM-B Shortlisting Parameters

IIM Bangalore Shortlisting Parameters

Parameters Weight
WAT Score 10
PI Score 30
CAT score 25
Class 10th Board 10
Class 12th Board 5
Graduation Degree 10
Work Experience 10
Total 100

For all candidates in the first shortlist, the score/weight for work experience is calculated as:

Pre PI score for Work Experience

= 8x/36 if 0 < x < 36

= 8 if x >= 36

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IIM-B CAT 2020 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2020 Cut Off

Category Section-1 VARC Section-2 DILR Section-3 QUANT CAT 2020 Overall percentile
General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC 70 65 65 75
EWS 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
PWD 50 50 50 60
IIM-B CAT 2019 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2019 Cut off

Category Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DILR) Section 3 (QA) Aggregate
General 80 75 75 85
NC – OBC 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
PWD 50 50 50 60
IIM-B CAT 2018 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2018 Cut off

Category Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DILR) Section 3 (QA) Aggregate
General 90 80 80 90
NC – OBC 80 70 70 80
SC 50 50 50 70
ST 50 50 50 70
PWD 50 50 50 60
IIM-B CAT 2017 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2017 Cut off

Category VARC DI & LR QA Aggregate
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 70 65 65 75
ST 60 60 60 75
DA 60 60 60 75
IIM-B CAT 2016 Cut off

IIM Bangalore CAT 2016 Cut off

Category QA & DI VA & LR Aggregate
General 80 90 90
NC-OBC 70 80 80
SC 50 50 70
ST 50 50 70
DA 50 50 60
IIM-B through GMAT

IIM Bangalore Selection through GMAT

  • For candidates applying via GMAT, a separate process will be followed.
  • It is important for a candidate applying via GMAT to have resided abroad for at least 18 months in the preceding three years, have a valid GMAT score, and should not be / have been in a position to appear for CAT. The GMAT code for IIMB PGP is Q9H-KK-49. 
  • The first shortlist among such applicants is created by applying the same percentile cut-offs for CAT, as used for the general category candidates. 
  • The academic background and international experience of the candidate will be scrutinized.
  • The evaluating faculty will also assess whether the candidate is likely to gain admission through CAT. 
  • All shortlisted candidates will appear for the PI round. 
  • Candidates appearing for the PI process through remote video conferencing would be required to take the Written Ability Test (WAT) through email.
IIM-B Placements

IIM Bangalore Placement

Placement report for IIM Bangalore for the batch of 2018 – 2020 has been given below:

IIM Bangalore Sector Wise Placement

Sector Percentage
Business analytics 2
Corporate finance and commercial banking 16
E commerce 8
General management 11
Information technology 11
Management consulting 28
Marketing and sales 18
Operations  4
Retail 2

IIM Bangalore Top Recruiters

  1. Amazon
  2. Bain and Company
  3. Accenture Strategy
  4. Goldman Sachs
  5. The Boston Consulting Group
  6. Kearney
  7. Microsoft
  8. AB InBev
  9. Avendus Capital
  10. HUL
  11. Proctor and Gamble
  12. Sprinklr
  13. Vodafone Idea Limited

IIM Bangalore Final Placement Statistics

Total students 432
Total offers made 518
Total no. of companies 120
Pre placement offers made/accepted 216/149
Lateral placement offers made/accepted 108/86
Overseas offers 18
Opting out of placements 3
Total offers made during final placement week 194/194

Courses Offered by IIM Bangalore through CAT 

The management programs offered by the Institute are as follows:

  1. Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP)
  2. Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
  3. Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM)
  4. One year full-time Executive Postgraduate Program in Management (EPGP)
  5. Post Graduate Program in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

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IIM-B Admission FAQs

CAT IIM Bangalore 2021 Cut off & Admission FAQs

Ques: What will be the qualifying CAT 2021 cut off for admission in IIM Bangalore?

Ans: The overall qualifying CAT 2021 cut off for general category candidates is 85 and sectional is 80, 75, 75 for VARC, DILR, and QA respectively. 

Ques: What parameters will be considered while shortlisting the candidates for the PI round of IIM Bangalore admission?

Ans: For all candidates in the first shortlist, the weighted total of the six components namely work experience or professional course, CAT, 10th board, 12th board, bachelors degree, gender diversity is calculated for calling candidates for the PI. 

Ques: Has IIM Bangalore scrapped WAT from the 2021 admission process?

Ans: No, it has not been scrapped. Candidates will have to participate in various stages of the selection process like WAT and PI. The time duration of WAT is 30 minutes for which topic and timings will be decided by IIM-B. Read More WAT in IIMs

Ques: Which professional courses will be considered under the same category in IIM Bangalore 2021 admission process?

Ans: Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications are eligible for weightage under the category of professional course IIM Bangalore 2021 admission process.

Ques: Which is the weightage of components used to create the final merit list of candidates to offer admission letters of IIM Bangalore?

Ans: The components and there respective weights are mentioned below:

  • CAT (weight = 25)
    • VARC) – 8.75 points
    • DILR - 10 points
    • QA – 6.25 points.
  • 10th board (weight = 10) 
  • 12th board (weight = 5) 
  • Bachelors (weight = 10)
  • Weighted Work Experience (weight = 10)

*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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