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IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff 2021: Check Shortlisting Criteria, Selection Process, and Placement

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Oct 21, 2021

IIM Nagpur CAT Cut Off for General and EWS Category candidates was 85 percentile for shortlisting the candidates to offer admission in the 2021-23 MBA Batch. Soon after the declaration of CAT Result, each participating college releases its qualifying CAT Cut Off i.e. sectional and overall cut off. Based on that candidates can apply for the further rounds of the admission process. IIM Nagpur has successfully conducted all the admission rounds and the final admission result is expected in the 3rd week fo May 2021. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission

IIM Nagpur is ranked 40 for the MBA program by NIRF 2020 and 30 for MBA by Indiatoday 2020. IIM Nagpur has 100% placement records, with the Highest CTC stood at INR 40 LPA and the Minimum CTC stood at INR 9 LPA. Check IIM Nagpur placements 

Candidates must qualify for the overall and sectional cutoff marks to participate in GD/PI and WAT rounds conducted by the IIM Nagpur. IIM Nagpur takes into consideration the student's overall performance in their academics along with CAT Cut Off. 
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IIM Nagpur CAT Cutoff

IIM Nagpur CAT Cut off 2020

  • Only the candidates qualifying the minimum cut-offs list of the CAT examination, and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT will be considered for all the subsequent stages.
  • Mentioned below are the cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list.
  • The actual CAT cut-offs for those who are called for an interview could be much higher

Below are the minimum CAT 2020 cutoffs required to qualify

Minimum CAT 2020 percentile for shortlisting, section-wise and overall
Category Seats Available Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DILR) Section 3 (QA) Overall
General 97 72 72 72 85
EWS 24 72 72 72 85
NC-OBC 65 65 65 65 76.5
SC 36 50 50 50 60
ST 18 40 40 40 40
DAP (Differently Abled Persons) (Horizontal Reservation across categories) 12 40 40 40 55

Cut off for the Foreign nationals will be considered for the GMAT score both sectional and overall.

Verbal Quantitative Total
80 80 650

IIM Nagpur Selection Process

CAT Selection Process of IIM Nagpur 2021

  • The shortlisting criteria for candidates is based on securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in CAT 2021.
  • Candidates obtaining a positive raw score in all sections of CAT will only be considered.
  • IIM Nagpur will send e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Nagpur.The E-mail will have a link to a web page where the candidates must reconfirm for admission to PGP at IIM Nagpur.

Selection in IIM Nagpur is a three-step process

  • Pre shortlisting criteria
  • Short listing criteria for PI and WAT with 35% weightage of CAT score.
  • Final admission selection Criteria with PI andWAT with only 20% weightage of CAT score.

IIM Nagpur not only selects through CAT score but also uses multiple parameters like academic performance in Class 10 and 12, bachelor’s degree.

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
The eligibility criteria for List one is based on CAT cut-offs. Selected candidates in Stage one has to fill in a form.
  • Selection for PI is based on calculation of CS (List 2).
Final selection of the candidates is based on calculation of Final Score (FS).
  • Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT percentiles requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest for admission to PGP 2020-22 of IIM Nagpur will be considered in Phase 2 for PI-WAT round.
  • IIM Nagpur also considers the applicants’ academic performance in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor’s Degree Examination.
  • Although, Performance in CAT 2019 examination is an important factor but they use other factors like work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates of the admission process.
  • CAT score will be awarded 35% weightage in shortlisting criteria.

Academic performance scoring will be done under this basis for 10th standard, as mentioned in the table below:

Percentage in 10th Std Rating
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 4
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 9
>90 10

Academic Performance

Academic performance scoring will be done under this basis for 12th standard, as mentioned in the table below:

Percentage in 12th Std.Exam Rating
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 4
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 9
>=90 1

Bachelor’s degree performance scoring will be done under this basis as mentioned in the table below:

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree Rating
<=55 2
>55 and <=60 4
>60 and <=65 6
>65 and <=70 9
>70 10

For Foreign candidates

Academic performance scoring will be done under this basis of Bachelor’s degree:

Percentage in Bachelor’s Degree AP Score
<=55 2
>55 and <=60 4
>60 and <=65 6
>65 and <=70 9
>70 10

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IIM Nagpur Weightage Parameters

IIM Nagpur Shortlisting Criteria 2021: Weightage Parameters

Below are shared the weightage parameters for different components in IIM Nagpur shortlisting criteria:

Component Weight in percentage on a scale of 100 Key Points to Note
CAT 2019 Percentile 30 Section-wise weight prescribed
Past Academic Performance 35 From Class 10 to bachelor’s degree
Gender diversity 15 Awarded to Female Candidates
Work experience 20 Only full time Work Ex. considered

IIM Nagpur Final Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round.
  • The final selection round of IIM Nagpur consists of Written Aptitude Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
  •  However, for PGP 2020-22 admission the WAT component has been removed due to coronavirus pandemic and only PI round is conducted online.
  • The selected candidates will receive confirmation through e-mail.
  • To confirm the acceptance the candidate has to pay fee of Rs.50,000.

IIM Nagpur Eligibility Criteria

IIM Nagpur CAT Eligibility Criteria

  1. The eligibility criteria for IIM Nagpur based on CAT 2021 is the requirement of a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  2. In case the candidate belongs to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%.
  3. The candidate should appear in the CAT exam and must score the minimum required marks to become eligible for admission at IIM Nagpur.
  4. If the candidates are given grades or CGPA instead of marks in their bachelor degree then the grades has to be converted by the university and then the total marks should be submitted by the candidates. In case the university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks then the IIM Nagpur would do the conversion.
  5. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree and also those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Nagpur. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the head of the department certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year and has obtained at least 50% marks or based on latest available marks.
  6. It is a compulsion for a final year student to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020.
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IIM Nagpur Fee Structure and Seat Intake 2021

  • Fees Structure of IIM Nagpur: Rs.13.75 Lakhs
  • The IIM Nagpur fees for two years for PGP 2020-22 batch is Rs. 13.75 Lakhs in total. The total amount mentioned is exclusive of other charges like caution deposit, mess charges, personal expenses among others.
  • IIM Nagpur Capacity: 240
  • IIM Nagpur has a capacity of 240 students so this year they will only take the admission of 240 students.

IIM Nagpur Reservation Criteria

A number of seats for each category and reservation percentage for the same is shared below:

Category Reservation (%) Seats per category
General 97
EWS 10 24
NC-OBC 27 65
SC 15 36
ST 7.5 18
Differently Abled Persons and Horizontal Reservation across categories 5 12
Total Seats 240

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IIM Nagpur Placement Data

IIM Nagpur Placement Data

  • Average stipend: INR 54,064
  • Median stipend: 50,000
  • Highest stipend: 1,20,000
  • Top 50% average stipend: 73,993
Sector Percentage
Sales and Marketing 59
Operations  11
Analytics  11
Strategy and consulting  9
Finance  7
Others  3

IIM Nagpur Top Recruiters

  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Amazon
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • MuSigma
  • Tata Power
  • DHL
  • Genpact
  • ANZ Bank
  • Hexaware Technologies
  • TechMahindra
  • Wipro Digital
  • TVS Motors
  • VGuard
  • Kotak Mahindra
  • HCL Technologies
  • L&T Realty
  • Sutherland Global
  • Tredence Analytics
  • Trianz Holdings
  • FSS
  • MahaMetro

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IIM Nagpur Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. I have appeared for CAT 2020, am I eligible for applying to PGP 2022-24 at IIM Nagpur as an overseas candidate?

Ans. No, the management institute does not accept the score in the CAT exam for overseas candidates. For admission to PGP, you must have a valid GMAT score with a minimum score of 650. If the score is before January 2014, it will be considered invalid and your admission will be rejected. It should be kept in mind that the candidate must be Indian or foreign nationals living or studying outside for at least 18 months. 

Ques. What is the fee structure for PGP at IIM Nagpur?

Ans. The fee structure for domestic students is INR 12.5 Lakhs for two years for the program. The fee structure for SAARC candidates is USD 20,000 whereas, for other students, it is USD 30000. It excludes all other charges like caution deposit, mess deposit, etc. 

Ques. Can someone get a call from IIM Nagpur with 94 percentile?

Ans. For the general category, it is not impossible but a bit difficult to get a call from IIM Nagpur as calls are generally rolled out at 95+. One can always try other prestigious institutes as well like IMT Ghaziabad, IRMA, GIM, etc.

Ques. What happens in the Group Discussion of IIM Nagpur?

Ans. The Group Discussion mainly consists of a case study that needs to be analyzed by the group and the problems and solutions that need to be suggested. A group should try to bring in solutions which are possible in the market yet something new. 

Ques. Where can one check the latest updates of admission of IIM Nagpur?

Ans. One can check the official website of IIM Nagpur for admission notices and updates.

*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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