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IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2021: Check Admission Criteria, Eligibility, & Selection Process

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Oct 30, 2021

IIM Ranchi CAT 2021 Cut off and admission will be updated soon on the official website of the institute. Based on CAT 2021 Cut off candidates will be shortlisted for the PI round. After the completion of the PI process, admission offers for IIM Ranchi would be made based on a Consolidated Merit List which will be prepared based on various parameters like academic diversity, work experience, etcRead More IIM Shortlist and Admission

  • The PI process will be common for all the IIMs participating in CAP process. 
  • Last year, the cutoff general category was 94 percentile and for other category candidates, it was between 75 to 40. 
  • IIM Ranchi Fee ranges from INR 3 Lakhs to 7.8 Lakhs for different courses. IIM Ranchi Highest placement is usually around INR 20-22 LPA whereas the average Placement is around 15 LPA.

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IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2021 & Selection Process

Admission to the Post Graduate Programme of IIM Ranchi will be based on the performance of candidates in CAT 2021, Personal Interview (PI), and their profile. 

Stage 1: Initial Shortlisting for PI Process

  • In stage 1, candidates who will qualify the minimum cut off criteria will become eligible for round 2 of counselling process i.e Personal Interview. 
Category VARC percentile DILR percentile QA percentile Overall percentile
General 70 70 70 93
EWS 50 50 50 74
NC-OBC 50 50 50 74
SC 35 35 35 54
ST 27 27 27 40
DAP 27 27 27 40

Stage 2: PI Process

  • After the completion of the PI process, admission offers for IIM Ranchi would be made based on a Consolidated Merit List (CML).
  • CML will be prepared on the basis of the following components and their corresponding weights:
Component  Weightage 
CAT Score  40% 
Personal Interview Score  30% 
Profile  30% 
Total  100%

Profile Scoring of a Candidate

  • A candidate’s profile is also evaluated in various segments on the basis of their performance in various domains.
  • This includes their academic profile, past work experience and if they contribute to the institute’s academic or gender diversity. 
Profile  Out of 30 marks 
Academic Profile  13
Work Experience  7
Academic Diversity 
Gender Diversity 

Scoring of Academic Profile (13 Marks) 

  • Candidate’s are evaluated by their overall academic competencies. This includes their graduation marks, their high school marks, as well as their secondary marks. 
Category  85% and above  80-85%  75-80%  70-75%  65-70%  Less than 65% 
SSC  4 3 3 1 0
HSC  4 3 3 2 1 0
Graduation  3 2 0

Scroing of Work Experience (7 Marks)

  • Average work experience of most candidates ranges from 24-29 months and 30-35 months for seasoned professionals and 0-6 months for freshers 
Duration of Work Experience  Maximum Marks 
Up-to 6 Months 0
7 to 12 months 
13 to 18 Months 5
19 to 24 Months 6
25 to 30 Months 7
31 to 36 Months 4
37 to 42 Months 3
43 to 48 Months 2
Greater than 48 Months 1

Scoring of Academic Diversity (5 marks) 

  • Academic diversity refers to whether the candidate’s background provides some diversity to the institution. 
Academic Diversity at bachelor’s degree level  Marks 
If bachelor’s degree is a non-engineering bachelor’ 5
Else  0

Scoring of Gender Diversity (5 marks) 

  • Gender diversity is a criterion of awarding 5 marks only to female candidates. 

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CAT Cut off for IIM Ranchi

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2020

  • All IIMs release their own cutoffs on the basis of their individualized admissions policies. 
  • Cutoff for IIM Ranchi will be concluded on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the CAT exam
Category VARC percentile DILR percentile QA percentile 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

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2019 

Section-wise cut off of IIM Ranchi CAT 2019 is given in the table below: 

Category  VARC  DI & LR  QA  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 

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2018 

Category  VARC  DI & LR  QA  Overall Percentile 
General  80  80 80 90
NC-OBC  60  60  60  78 
ST  60  60  60  75 
SC  50  50  50  65 
DAP  50  50  50  65

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2017

The overall CAT cut off percentile as well as sectional cut off scores for admission to IIM Ranchi for 2017 is given below:

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Verbal & Reading Comprehension Total (Overall)
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
DAP 50 50 50 65

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IIM Ranchi Eligibility

IIM Ranchi CAT Eligibility

  • IIM Ranchi Eligibility requires a candidate to hold a bachelor’s degree (3 year minimum) with at least a 50% aggregate 
  • For SC / ST / PwD candidates it is 45% aggregate 
  • Candidate should have scored the mandatory prescribed sectional and overall score to be shortlisted 
  • Candidates in their final year are also applicable for admission on the basis that they produce a certificate the can testify that they are in their final year and have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent 

Weightage Criteria for PGP - HRM

Weightage Criteria for PGP – HRM

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a two year, full time program. 

  • It allows candidates from diverse fields to join its highly intensive and integrative programme.
  • It includes 6 full trimesters and a summer project in between the two years. 
  • There is different weightage alloted to candidates on the basis of their undergraduate degree, their past work experience, their academic profile, and gender diversity 

Stage 1: Initial Shortlisting for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

Category  Weightage
CAT Score  75% 
Discipline at Bachelor’s Level  15% 
Work Experience  10%

Bachelor’s Level Weightage Rating

Bachelor’s Discipline  Rating Score 
Humanities / Commerce / Law  15 
Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Dairy / Rural Studies  10 
Science  10 
Hotel & Tourism / Management / Forestry / Horticulture / Fisheries  10 
Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacology / Pharmacy / Nursing  10 
Engineering / Technology 

Work Experience Weightage Rating 

Work Experience  Rating Score 
More than 12 months of work experience  10 
Else  0

Stage 2: Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

Written Ability Test and Personal Interview will take place in 4 cities – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Ranchi. 

Stage 3: Final Admissions

This stage includes the formulation of the Consolidated Merit List (CML)  and a final list of candidates will be selected on the basis of the list. 

Component  Weightage 
CAT Score  20% 
Personal Interview Score  35% 
Written Ability Test Score  20% 
Profile  25% 

Profile Score 

Profile  25 Marks  
Academic Profile  12 
Work Experience  10 
Gender Diversity  3

Academic Profile 

Category  85% and above  80-85%  75-80%  70-75%  65-70%  Less than 65% 
SSC 
HSC  5 4 3 2 0=

Work Experience 

Less than 6 months  0
6 to 11 months 
12 to 17 months  8
18 to 23 months  10 
24 to 29 months  8
30 to 35 months 
Greater than or equal to 36 months 4

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. What is the average placement package for IIM Ranchi?

Ans. The placement package for IIM Ranchi is INR 15 LPA. 

Ques. What is the admission procedure for IIM Ranchi based on? 

Ans. IIM Ranchi Admission Procedure is one the basis of Entrance score + WAT / PI + Profile Check / Work Experience. 

Ques. What is IIM Ranchi MBA Fees? 

Ans. IIM Ranchi MBA Fees is INR 7.8 lakhs for the first year.

Ques. What is the weightage for Academic Profile at IIM Ranchi? 

Ans. The percentage marks obtained in high school and intermediate level along with UG level, falling under the given categories is marked. Less than 65% has no marks allotted. The allocation of marks are as follows: 

CAT (%)

90% and above

85% & above

80 - 85%

75 - 80%

70 - 75%

70 - 65%

SSC

5

4

3

2

1

0

HSC

5

4

3

2

1

0

Graduation 

5

5

4

3

2

1

Ques. What is the weightage for work experience for admission at IIM Ranchi? 

Ans. Applicants will be awarded marks having a relevant work experience. Scores will be awarded depending upon the proof of experience and completion of the proposed time (months). The work experience marks distribution is as follows:

  • 6 months: no marks
  • 7 to 12 months: 1 mark
  • 13 to 18 months: 2 marks 
  • 19 to 24 months: 3 marks
  • 25 to 30 months: 5 marks
  • 37 to 42 months: 3 marks
  • 43 to 48 months: 2 marks
  • 48 months and above: 1 mark

*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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