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IIM Shillong CAT Cutoff 2021: Selection Process, Eligibility, Shortlisting Criteria, & Placement

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Nov 30, 2021

IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Cut off for admission in the MBA batch of 2022-24 has been released. The minimum CAT 2021 Cut off to be accepted by the college is 75 percentile for each section for the GN category candidates.

  • IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Admission Process will also include GD and PI rounds. However, the scores obtained in the GD round will not be considered while calculating the final scores of the candidates. Check CAT 2021 PI Preparation Tips
  • Also, the 20% marks allocated to academic performance are further divided into the parameters like Class Xth percentage is 5%, Class XIIth percentage is 7%, and Graduation percentage count is 8%. Read More CAT Shortlist and Admission Criteria

IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Cut off & Selection Process 

Phase 1: Shortlisting for GD and PI

The minimum requirement of marks for various categories is mentioned in the table below. 

Category CAT VARC Percentile CAT DILR Percentile CAT QA Percentile
Differently Abled-DA (D) 50 50 50
ST (T) 50 50 50
SC (C) 60 60 60
EWS (E) 75 75 75
Other (OT) 75 75 75

The eligible shortlisted based on the above method of qualifying CAT cut off will be segregated as per their academic disciplines.  

  • For each academic discipline a certain percentage of candidates (represented by α).
  • N – Number of candidates
  • g – Number of academic disciplines
  • Ni  Number of candidates present in the ith academic discipline. 

Academic Disciplines Number and Percentage of Candidates 

Discipline and Category Wise Segregation of Candidates Considered for Shortlisting

  • IIM Shillong will be responsible to shortlisting a total of X candidates for GD & PI.
  • The value of X will be decided based on the overall performance of the candidates in CAT 2021, the number of seats available, etc.
  • With X = Number of candidates to be called for GD & PI, the number of candidates to be shortlisted in any category j will be Xj where
    • Xe= 10% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
    • Xt= 7.5% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
    • Xc= 15.0% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
    • Xo= 67.5% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
  • Candidates shortlisted for GD & PI in the ith academic discipline from the jth category will be Xj

Candidates Shortlisted for Personal Interview – GD & PI

Phase 2: Merit Listing for Admission Offer to Candidates

  • After GD & PI, the scores of PI will be used along with the academic and overall CAT performance to prepare the final merit list. The scores to be used are mentioned below which will further be normalized:
    • X: Score based on academic performance in Xth, XIIth, and Graduation
    • Y: Score in PI
    • Z: Overall CAT Absolute Score
  • Different cut-off scores will be used to judge candidates' performance in GD and PI. Also, marks obtained in GD will not be used while calculating the final scores of a candidate. 

Cut-off on the Performances of Candidates in GD & PI

Category Cut off as Minimum Percentage of Performace Out of Maximum Possible Performance in PI Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in GD
DA 20% 20%
ST 20% 20%
SC 25% 25%
Others 30% 30%

Computation of score for academic performance (X)

Component X will count for an overall weightage of 20% where:

  • Class Xth percentage is 5%
  • Class XIIth percentage is 7%
  • Graduation percentage count is 8%.
Percentage of marks in X, XII, or Graduation Points to be awarded for computing the Score X
Up to 50% 0
More than 50% up to 60% 2.5
More than 60% up to 70% 5.0
More than 70% up to 80% 7.5
More than 80% 10

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IIM Shillong CAT Cut off 2020

The cut off marks for 2021 are the same as 2020. An additional category has been added to the list, i.e. EWS category. Candidates can have a look at the cut off marks in the below table:

Category Class 10 Class 12 Graduation CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently-abled 50 50 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 50 50 50
SC 55 55 55 60 60 60
EWS 80 80 65 75 75 75
Others 80 80 65 75 75 75

Note: VARC: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; DILR: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; QA: Quantitative Aptitude.

Programs offd by IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong CAT Cut off 2019

Category Class 10 Class 12 CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently abled 50 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 50 50
SC 55 55 60 60 60
Others 80 80 75 75 75

As compared to others, cut off has been raised by 5 points in CAT exam’s sectional cut offs. There was a minimum cut off set for graduation, which has been eliminated from the list.

IIM Shillong CAT Cut off 2018

Category Class 10 Class 12 Graduation CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently abled 50 50 45 50 50 50
ST 50 50 45 50 50 50
SC 55 55 50 60 60 60
Others 80 80 65 70 70 70

IIM Shillong Shortlisting Criteria

IIM Shillong shortlisting criteria

The shortlisting of the candidates depends upon the available seats, CAT score, and performance in the GD and PI round. In addition to this, the past academic performance of the candidate is also taken into account. Some of the other basic criterion have been listed below:

  • Minimum 75 percentile in CAT score in all sections (Quantitative aptitude, Data interpretation and logic reasoning, and Verbal and reading comprehension) is needed to get selected to further process.
  • There is no minimum percentile in CAT.
  • If you fail to score the minimum 75 percentile slab in all sections of the CAT exam, then you will not be selected to the final stage selection process.
  • If the candidate has scored well in the past academic season, then he/she will be awarded higher points for it.
  • There is a minimum score set at 80% in 10th and 12th examinations, to get shortlisted.
  • Bachelor's degree marks are not given any weightage.
  • It is mandatory for all shortlisted candidates to appear for the PI and GD round, failing to attend any of this will lead to cancellation of the candidature.
  • Based on the CAT  scores, all candidates will be segregated. Taking into consideration their academic results and stream they have applied to, the candidates will be selected for the next round of selection.
  • Category wise shortlisting is also done, i.e. differently abled, Scheduled caste, Scheduled tribe, EWS, OBC and General category.
  • In the final stage, the candidates who are shortlisted get an intimation through email, phone number and also on the IIM Shillong website. The candidates will get the SMS on the mobile number that is provided by them on the CAT-2019 form.

IIM Shillong Seat Intake

IIM Shillong: Fees and Seat Intake

  • For two years, a candidate needs to pay a fee of 15 lakhs.
  • IIM Shillong takes in 180 students as approved. However, there is a possibility of increasing the number of seats.

IIM Shillong Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Shillong 

  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree of 3 years followed after 12th. He/She should have scored a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA. However, IIM Shillong offers relaxation for the candidates belonging to PwD/SC/ST categories. For them, it is 45%.
  • The candidate should appear in CAT 2019 for meeting the mandatory eligibility criteria. He/She should also score the minimum 75 percentile in all sections.
  • If the candidate has been scored in CGPA instead of marks, then weightage will be given to the certificate providing university or institute from where the Bachelor's degree has been awarded.
  • Candidates who have appeared the final year exam of their Bachelor's degree and awaiting the results can apply for admission into IIM Shillong. Such candidates need to provide a certificate from the Head of the institute or Registrar stating that the candidate has appeared for the final year examination and has secured 50% marks (45% for exclusive categories) based on latest exam grades.

Check CAT Eligibility Criteria 

IIM Shillong Placements

IIM Shillong Placements

  • Highest CTC offered: Rs 48. 5 LPA
  • Average CTC offered: Rs 18.76 LPA
  • Median CTC offered: Rs 17 LPA
  • Average CTC offered to top 20%: Rs 29.19 LPA
  • Average CTC offered to top 10%: Rs 34.77 LPA
  • Total number of companies that participated: 70

IIM Shillong Sector Wise Placements

Sector Percentage
IT 28
Finance  22
Sales and Marketing 12
Operations  10
Analytics  9
Consulting and strategy 6

Top recruiters of IIM Shillong

Some of the biggest names are in the IIM Shillong recruiter's list. They are:

  • Amazon India
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • RBL Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Infosys,
  • JP Morgan and Chase
  • TATA Motors
  • TATA Steel
  • Essar group
  • Vedanta
  • Xiaomi
  • Ultratech Cement
  • Trident
  • TATA Power
  • OYO
  • RECL
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Barclays

Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Shillong CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Question: What is IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Admission Process?

Ans. The admission to PGP program in the institute will be done in 2 Phases. In Phase 1, candidates will be shortlisted for GD and PI and in Phase 2, candidates will be selected based on their final scores prepared based on various parameters the details for which are provided in the article above.

Question: Are there any scholarships available after qualifying IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Cut off criteria?

Ans. Yes, IIM Shillong has a provision for the Need-Based Financial Assistance Scheme to help economically weak PGP participants. The number of scholarship awardees and quantum of assistance is decided based on the annual gross income of the family, participants' liquidity, creditworthiness, and her/his overall suitability for the same. In addition to the same, scholarships are available for the reserved category candidates.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for overseas Indian/NRI candidates to get clear IIM Shillong CAT 2021 admission criteria?

Ans. Overseas candidates including NRIs who seek admission to IIM Shillong (IIMS) Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management can apply in the prescribed application form using their latest GMAT scores. The scores should not be older than 24 months as on the last date of application. The Institute considers the GMAT scores of the candidates living abroad. The overseas candidates who happen to be in India during the CAT should appear in the CAT.

Question: In case of any queries regarding the IIM Shillong CAT 2021 Admission process can we contact the authority?

Ans. Candidates having queries related to admission can contact the authority through the details mentioned below:

Indian Institute of Management, 

Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai, 

Shillong - 793014, Meghalaya, India 

Telephone: 0364-2308024 

Indian Institute of Management,

Question: What is the selection procedure for CAT 2021 admission in IIMs and other participating B-Schools?

Ans. Generally, the IIMs and other participating B-Schools shortlist candidates for admission through a 2-3 stage selection process comprising of a round of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion, and Personal Interview (PI). The institutes use these stages to assess and analyze the student’s creative writing skills, their pattern of logical thinking, and verbal communication skills. Different institutes place varying degree of weightage on these components of the selection procedure. The Admission Policy of the IIMs specifies how they prioritize the scores in secured CAT, WAT, GD, or PI. New IIMs participate in Common Admission Process or CAP and prepare their final admission list on the basis of Candidate’s CAT Score, their performance in the CAP rounds and personal interview. Check CAT Counselling 

*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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