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IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2021: Check Selection Process, Fees & Placement

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Nikkil Visha

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 9, 2021

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2021 Cut off is expected to be above 94 percentile for the general category. Candidates planning to take admission in MBA batch 2022-24 at the institute will have to clear both sectional and overall CAT 2021 Cut off to become eligible for the further rounds of counselling. 

  • IIM Bodh Gaya selection process will have two stages i.e. Shortlisting candidates for the PA round based on CAT 2021 scores and creation of final merit list based on parameters like Work Experience, Gender, and Academic diversity, etc. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission
  • IN PA candidates will have Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). In the absence of WAT, the weight of PI will be 30%. 
  • The total number of seats offered by IIM Body Gaya in the last session was120. Read the article to know more about the selection process, weightage of parameters used while creating the merit list, and much more. 

IIM Body Gaya CAT Cut off & Selection Process

IIM Bodh Gaya admission process consists of the following steps:

  • Qualifying CAT 2021 Examination
  • Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process.
  • Conducting the PA process.
    • PA process is composed of Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 
    • In the absence of WAT, the weight of PI will be 30%. 
  • Preparing the Final Merit List based on CAT score, WAT & PI score, and Profile score.

Stage 1: Criteria for Shortlisting to PA Process

CAT 2021 cut off percentile or marks for eligibility to PA process in the three sections and the total for different categories are mentioned below:

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 94
EWS 60 60 60 75
NC-OBC 60 60 60 75
SC 45 45 45 55
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

Stage 2: Criteria for Preparing the Merit List

The criteria for preparing the merit list will be as follows:

  • CAT Score: 40%
  • Personal Appearance (WAT & PI): 30%
    • Written Ability Test (WAT): 10%
    • Personal Interview (PI): 20% – In case, WAT is not conducted then 30% weightage will be allocated to PI.
  • Profile: 30%
    • Academic Profile: 12%
      • 10th Standard: 4% 2
      • 12th Standard: 4%
      • Graduation: 4%
    • Work Experience: 12%
    • Diversity: 6%

Scoring of Work Experience (12%)

Months 11 or less 12 24 36 48 49 or more
Scores 0 4 8 12 6 0

Scoring of Diversity (6%)

Gender Diversity (2%)

Gender Score
Male 0
Female 2

Academic Discipline Diversity (4%)

Academic Discipline Score
Engineering or equivalent (B. E./B. Tech. or equivalent) courses 0
All other courses 4

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CAT Cutoff 2020

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2020 Cutoff

  • Candidates have to clear both the sectional and the overall CAT cut-off to get shortlisted in pre-admission rounds.
  • The cut-off for this year's 2-year PGDM programme at IIM Bodhgaya is around 90 percentile.
  • For IIM Bodhgaya, CAT cut-off is dependent on multiple variables.
Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
EWS 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

CAT Cutoff 2019

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2019

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 95
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

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IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2018

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General >80 >80 >80 >90
NC-OBC >55 >55 >55 >75
SC 50 50 50 >55
ST >30 >30 >30 >35
DAP >50 >50 >50 >65

The cut-off for 2018 IIM Bodh Gaya was slightly different from the previous year's. The overall percentile for the General category was less than in 2017. However, the overall and sectional percentile for IIM Bodh Gaya candidates in the ST and DAP categories was significantly lower compared with last year.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2017

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General >80 >80 >80 >90
SC >50 >50 >50 >65
ST >60 >60 >60 >75
DAP >50 >50 >50 >65

The overall and sectional percentile for IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off was marked with a major improvement. When the overall percentile for the general category dropped from 96 to 90, the overall percentile has improved for candidates in other groups.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2016

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 96
OBC(NC) 58 58 58 77.5
SC 50 50 50 59
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 45

In terms of the IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off, there is a negligible change in the overall percentile for general category candidates IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off fell from 78.98 to 77.5 for OBC and SC candidates, and from 63 to 59. However, a significant change was observed for ST and DAP candidates, and the overall cutoff decreased from 50.71 to 40 and 50.71 to 40 respectively.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2015

  • CAT's 2015 examination pattern was different from the present paper pattern. Earlier, there were only two sections of the CAT examination - quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning. The general category sectional cut-off was 80 and the overall percentile was 96.30. The sectional cut-off was 61.43 for the NC-OBC candidates, and the overall cut-off was 78.98 in 2015.
  • We can see therefore that the cut-off for IIM Bodh Gaya CAT differs from year to year as it depends on many factors. The selection process of IIM Bodh Gaya is divided into three stages - preliminary screening, screening of academic and work scores, and the final selection which includes WAT and PI rounds.
Category Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Overall
General 80 80 96.30
NC-OBC 61.43 61.43 78.98
SC 50.40 50.40 63.00
ST 41.42 40.80 50.71
DA 41.42 42.21 50.70

IIM Bodh Gaya Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must earn a bachelor's degree with an average of 50 percent marks or a CGPA equivalent (45 percent marks for candidates from SC / ST / PwD).
  • Upon completion of Class 12 from a recognised board or receiving an equivalent qualification, applicants must receive a Bachelor's degree or equivalent that spans for a period of at least three years.
  • Where the applicant receives grades or CGPA in the place of marks, the equivalent will be decided on the basis of the equivalence recognised by the institute/university from which the applicant obtained a Bachelor's degree. If the institute does not have any specific scheme for converting CGPA into marks, IIM Bodh Gaya will find the equivalent by dividing the total CGPA obtained by the highest possible CGPA and multiplying the answer by 100.
  • Aspirants who are in the final year of their Bachelor's degree or any other equivalent examination, or who have appeared for their final year examination and are awaiting results may also apply.
  • Along with the academic qualification, applicants must bear in mind that they are expected to appear in CAT and have to achieve the minimum desired score in the entrance test to be considered eligible for admission to the IIM Bodh Gaya postgraduate programme.
  • Working professionals and entrepreneurs who possess a full-time work experience of at least 6 months after graduation are required.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Application Process

The following are the important details regarding the application process for admission to the IIM Bodh Gaya MBA program -

  • Candidates who wish to apply to IIM Bodh Gaya are required to register for the CAT.
  • The payment fee for the CAT INR 1,900 (Categories of SC/ST had to pay INR 950).
  • Candidates need to note that they do not have to apply for admission to IIM Bodh Gaya and pay application fees separately.
  • Candidates will be able to ascertain whether or not they will be shortlisted for admission to IIM Bodh Gaya following the results of the CAT

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Admission Process

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Admission Process

  • Step 1 - Candidates must have shown up for the CAT and scored the minimum percentile required.
  • Step 2 - Applicants are shortlisted from those holding a valid CAT score for WAT and PI screening (known as Personal Appearance) and have applied to the postgraduate course at IIM Bodh Gaya, and satisfy the required eligibility criteria for admission here.
  • Step 3 - The final selection for the IIM Bodh Gaya postgraduate program will be made based on a number of factors including CAT performance, WAT and PI results, academic, co-curricular and extracurricular accomplishments, and work experience.
  • Step 4 - The final admission offer will be made to the applicants based on the Final Composite Score (FCS) which grants 40 percent weightage to the CAT score, 30% weightage to Personal Appearance (PA) - 20 percent weightage to the PI round's score + 10 percent weightage to the WAT score, and 30% weightage to the profile score – 12% weightage to academics + 6 percent weightage to the work experience + 12 percent weightage for diversity.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Intake

IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Intake 2021

IIM Bodh Gaya increased the seat intake for the upcoming batches of the PG program from 120 to 150.

IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Reservation 2021

Category Seat Reservation Percentage
EWS 10%
Schedule Caste 15%
Schedule Tribe 7.5%
OBC - Non Creamy Layer 27%
PWD 5%

Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

  • A candidate who receives an offer of admission from IIM Bodh Gaya and accepts the offer within the specified time must send an offer of acceptance amount of INR 50,000 along with an Offer Acceptance letter. If a candidate subsequently wishes to retract the offer within the Institute's specified withdrawal date, the Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting INR 1,000 as processing fees.
  • If a candidate requests withdrawal after the date specified by the Institute, no refund will be provided. When an applicant applies for the program, the Offer Acceptance Amount will be integrated with the Term I Fee. No refund of Offer Acceptance Amount and Term Fee will be made in the event of departure from the program after registration.

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Fees

The admission fee for the 2020-22 batch in IIM Bodh Gaya Postgraduate Programme is given below. Note that the fee can be revised at any time.

  • Total fees was INR 10,70,000 for the two-year MBA program of 2020-22.
  • The fee is INR 5,35,000 per year (2020-21 and 2021-22).
  • The IIM Bodh Gaya admission fee does not include personal expenses.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Placements

IIM Bodh Gaya Placement

 Key Highlights:

  • Highest CTC: INR 27 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 13.08 LPA
  • Median CTC: INR 12 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 25%: INR 18.67 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 50%: INR 15.73 LPA
  • Total companies that participated: 75
  • MBA number of offers made: 108
Domain Percentage
BFSI 18.8
Manufacturing 10.4
FMCG 10.4
Education/EdTech 10.4
IT/ITES 8.3
Research & Analytics 6.3
Food Services 6.3
Risk Management 4.2
Automobile-Retail 4.2
Electric Mobility Services 4.2
Engineering-Automation 4.2
Manufacturing-Healthcare 4.2
Fin-Tech 4.2
Pharmaceutical 2.1
Security 2.1

IIM Bodhgaya Top Recruiters

  1. Yes Bank
  2. Kotak AMC
  3. EdCIL
  4. DS Group
  5. Meril
  6. Edelweiss
  7. DTDC
  8. Goldstone
  9. Homefirst Finance
  10. SIS Prosegur
  11. Nestaway

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. What is the fee for an MBA program at IIM Bodh Gaya?

Ans. IIM Bodh Gaya fees is INR 5.09 Lakh for first year (MBA Program)

Ques. Have the placements at IIM Bodh Gaya increased? 

Ans. The placements at IIM Bodhgaya have seen a good appraisal this year. The highest CTC went up to INR 20 LPA which was INR 16 LPA in the 2019 placements. 

Ques. What is the supplementary admission procedure at IIM Bodh Gaya?

Ans. For candidates, who could not qualify the CAP 2021 will get another chance through the Supplementary Admission Process (SAP 2021). The performance of the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2021 and SAP 2021 would be considered for preparing the merit list.

Ques. How to check the shortlist status in IIM Bodh Gaya website? 

Ans. Candidates can check their shortlist status by logging in at IIM Bodh Gaya’s official portal at admission.iimbg.ac.in with your CAT registration Id, Email ID, and your date of birth. 

*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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