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IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2021: Check Selection Process, Composite Score Calculation, Fees, & Placement

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Nikkil Visha

Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 12, 2022

IIM Calcutta CAT 2021 Personal Interview schedule has been released online for the shortlisted candidates. By visiting the official website, you can check the PI dates by entering the CAT 2021 user ID and email. The overall CAT 2021 Cut Off for the general category candidates is ≥85 percentile and ≥70 & ≥65 percentiles for SC and ST candidates respectively.

  • Scoring above qualifying cut off marks is the first step to get shortlisted for the PI round. After that candidates will also be judged based on various parameters like Class 10 and 12 marks, Gender Diversity, etc. Read More CAT IIM Selection Process.
  • IIM Calcutta has also scrapped WAT last year and the weightage of PI round has been increased to 48 whereas the weightage of CAT score is 30 only. Read the article to know more about IIM Calcutta selection process, IIM Calcutta CAT 2021 Cut off, and much more. 

Direct Link to Check IIM Calcutta CAT 2021 PI schedule

IIM Calcutta CAT 2021 Cut off

Stage I: Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI

  • CAT 2021 cut off for admission in IIM Calcutta has been released by the institute for admission in 2022-24 batch. 
  • Candidates qualifying sectional and overall cut off will be shortlisted for the Stage II of the admission process. 
Category QA percentile DILR percentile VARC percentile Overall percentile
General ≥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 ≥55 ≥55 ≥55 ≥65

Stage II: Short-listing for PI

  • Candidates satisfying the criteria of Stage I will be called for a Personal Interview (PI). 
  • The shortlisting is done based on the composite score calculated using the parameters and the corresponding weights as mentioned below: 
Parameters Weights assigned to Parameters Method of Calculation
CAT 2021 Score* 56 (A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks 10 As per Table 3 below
Class 12 marks 15 As per Table 3 below
Gender Diversity Factor 4 4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total 85
*A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2021 score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2021 Score

Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Class 10 (marks in %) Points Class 12 (marks in %) Points
≥80 10 ≥80 15
≥ 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

Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

  • Based on the candidates who appeared in Stage II, a composite score for the final selection will be derived. 
  • The following parameter will be used to assign the marks or weight to each parameter.
  • The composite score will be used for the preparation of category-wise merit list.
Parameters Weights
CAT  Score 30
Personal Interview (PI) 48
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non- Engineering degree 04
Work Experience 08
Total 90

Points for Work Experience in completed months are: 

Months <12 12 to 18 19 to 24 25 to 30 31 to 36 37 to 42 43 to 48 >48
Points 0 2 4 6 8 6 4 2

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IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2020

IIM Calcutta shortlists candidates for PI on the basis of CAT Scores. The table given below represents IIM Calcutta Previous Year CAT Cut off, you can check the previous year cut off for future reference. 

Category QA percentile DILR percentile VARC percentile Overall percentile
General 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 55 55 55 65

IIM Calcutta Calculation of Composite Scores

The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT score, Class 10 and Class 12 aggregate percentages and Gender Diversity Factor. The method of allotting points for class 10 and 12 percentages based on aggregate scores is mentioned below. Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage

Components Weights method of Calculation Remarks
CAT Overall Score 56 (A/B) x 56 Percentile Score
Class 10 marks 10 As per Table Scores obtained as per table
Class 12 marks 15 As per Table  Scores obtained as per table
Bachelor’s Degree marks 15 As per Table  Scores obtained as per table
Gender Diversity Factor 4 4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity IIM-C doesn’t provide marks for academic diversity.
Total 100  - Total points obtained out of 50

A = Candidate’s Total CAT score & B = Maximum possible CAT Score

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IIM Calcutta Eligibility

Eligibility for PGP-PGDM in IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for admission to PGP-PGDM Course is given below-

  • Valid CAT Score
  • A candidate should have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any stream) with at least 50% marks.
  • 5%-mark relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to reserved category (SC/ST/PwD).
  • In case, a candidate is awarded grades or CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades and CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where the bachelor’s degree has been obtained.
  • For the university/institute which doesn’t have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks then it can be obtained by multiplying the maximum CGPA with 100.
  • The partial fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria may result in cancellation of candidature as it is verified at various stages of IIM Calcutta selection process.

Also Check CAT Score Calculation

What is Gender Diversity Factor?

Gender diversity component is applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls, and will not be applicable for phase 2 of the admissions process. It is further divided into- Academic and Gender.

The Academic Diversity Factor ensures diversity in academic streams and the Gender Diversity factor aims at a proper ratio of males to females, by awarding a certain percentage of marks to the female candidates.

The weightage of these factors varies depending on the institute.

Institute Diversity Factor: Academic Diversity Factor: Gender
IIM, Calcutta NA 2%
IIM, Lucknow 3% 2%
IIM, Kozhikode 2% 5%
IIM, Ahmedabad NA NA
IIM, Bangalore 10% based on 10 and 12 NA

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2021

Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of the selection process.

  • IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria uses a 2-phase selection process- Clearing CAT Cut Off, and Personal Interview (PI). 
  • Candidates shortlisted for the PI process will be further judged on various parameters.
  • During the personal interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.
  • For work experience, a maximum of 4 points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2020.
  • Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered.
  • Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Work Experience Points considered in IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria are shown in the following bar graph-

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria, IIM Calcutta Selection Procedure, CAT Cut Off, CAT, CAT 2017
  • The final selection list of CAT will be based on merit in each category, minimum qualification on the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.
  • IIM Calcutta reserves the right to make changes in IIM Calcutta Admission Procedure, if considered necessary at any point
  • Candidates are shortlisted for calculation of composite scores after they qualify CAT Cut Off. The overall CAT cut off required for IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria by a general category student is around 90 percentile.

IIM Calcutta Courses Offered

  • PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
  • PGDCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer aided Management)
  • FPM (Fellow Programme in Management)
  • PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)

IIM Calcutta Fees

COURSE FEES
MBA ₹2.02 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)
PG Diploma ₹70,000 (Total Fees)
Diploma ₹50,000 (Total Fees)
Diploma ₹60,000 (Total Fees)
PG Diploma ₹70,000 (Total Fees)

IIM Calcutta Placement Statistics

Sector  Percentage 
BFSI 43
Consulting  25
Healthcare  10
Manufacturing  6
Research  4
Gaming  4
Retail  4
Technology  2
Venture Capital 2

Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Calcutta CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is there any Scholarship offered by IIM Calcutta?

Ans. IIM Calcutta students can avail of educational loans by SBI and other banks. There are scholarship facilities for aspirants such as T. Thomas Scholarship, OP Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarship, and other IIM Calcutta scholarships sponsored by companies such as Aditya Birla Group and Ratan Tata Trust. 

Ques. How are the placements at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. IIM Calcutta offered an average package of INR 25 LPA in 2020, with the top recruiting sectors being E-Commerce followed by Finance & Consulting. 

Ques. How many seats are there for PGPEx.-VLM Program?

Ans. The batch size of the PGPEx.-VLM Program is between 35 to 40.

Ques. What is the average cut off at IIM Kolkata?

Ans. Over the years the average cut off at IIM Kolkata is from 85-92. 

Ques. Does IIM Kolkata consider work experience?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta considers work experience at the time of 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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