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IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut off 2021: Selection Criteria, Eligibility, and Placement

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 11, 2022

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT 2021 Cut off and Admission criteria 2022-24 has been released. Candidates can complete the online registration for Stage 1 of the admission process from January 11 to March 15, 2022. The overall qualifying CAT 2021 Cut off is 80%ile for the General category, 70%ile for EWS and NC-OBC candidates, and 45 & 35 percentile for SC and ST candidates respectively. 

  • IIM Vizag will also provide the window for corrections in the application form from March 24 to 31, 2022, and the shortlisted candidates will be intimated by e-mail for the PI round from April 04 to 08, 2022 whereas the schedule to appear for the PI round is from April 11 to May 11, 2022. 
  • In Stage 2, Qualified Confirmed Candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2021 percentile and have filled the IIMV application form by the due date will be sent an email by IIM Visakhapatnam asking them to reconfirm their candidature for further rounds (PI) of PGP 2022-24 selection. Read More CAT 2021 IIM Shortlist and Admission
  • In Stage 3, candidates shortlisted in stage 2 will have to appear for the PI round. This year also WAT will not be conducted. After the conclusion of the PI round, a final merit list will be prepared. PI round will be given a weightage of 48% while CAT scores will be given 25% weightage. Read How to Prepare for CAT PI?
  • Also, if a candidate will be shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Indore they will not be required to appear for PI at IIM-V.

Direct Link for CAT 2021 IIM Visakhapatnam Admission 

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT 2021 Admission Dates

The official dates for IIM Visakhapatnam CAT 2021 Admission process are mentioned below: 

Particulars Dates
Admission Dates
Application Submission  January 11 – March 15, 2022 (11:00 am)
Reconfirmation of Interest  March 24 - 31, 2022
Corrections in Application March 24 - 31, 2022
Call for Personal Interview  April 04 -08, 2022
Personal Interview April 11 – May 11, 2022
Admission Offers May 19, 2022
Program Dates
Registration June 24, 2022
Orientation June 25-26, 2022
Preparatory Programme Jun 27-Jul 02, 2022
Term-1 Classes begin Jul 04, 2022

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT 2021 Cut off & Selection Process

The selection process and CAT qualifying cut off criteria mentioned below are as per the 2022-24 admission policy announced by the institute. 

Phase 1: Minimum Percentile Requirements for the first shortlist

  • Eligible candidates who will appear for CAT 2021 and have selected IIM Visakhapatnam as one of their preferences will be considered for Phase 1.
  • Candidates who qualify at this stage will be asked to apply for admission to PGP admission.

Category

VARC 

DILR 

QA 

Aggregate

General

70

70

70

80

EWS

63

63

63

70

NC-OBC

63

63

63

70

SC

40

40

40

45

ST

30

30

30

35

PwD

30

30

30

35

Phase 2: Selection Process

  • Candidates fulfilling the criteria mentioned above will receive a confirmation email from the institute. 
  • For all Qualified Candidates, the weights for the six components are fixed as:
    • CAT=40
      • Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points
      • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points
      • Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC) - 14 points
    • 10th Board=10
    • 12th Board=10
    • Bachelors=18
    • Diversity=10 {Gender (Female & Transgender) / Non-engineer}
    • Work Experience=12

Phase 3: Only for Candidates shortlisted in Phase 2

  • Candidates note that if they have been shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Indore (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIMV. The average score of their Personal Interview (PI) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI score for IIMV.
  • The following scores will be considered to arrive at the final aggregate score:
    • PI Score (weight=48)
    • CAT (weight=25)
    • 10th Board (weight=4)
    • 12th Board (weight=4)
    • Bachelor’s (weight=4)
    • Diversity {Gender (Female & transgender)/Non-engineer} (weight=5)
    • Work Experience (weight=10)
  • A final merit list will be prepared based on which admission offers will be made to candidates. 

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IIM Vizag CAT Cutoff 2020

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut Off 2020

Category

VARC %

DILR %

QA %

Overall %

General

85

80

80

85

EWS

70

70

70

75

NC-OBC

70

70

70

75

SC

50

50

50

55

ST

30

30

30

40

PwD

30

30

30

40

IIM Vizag CAT Cutoff 2019

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut Off 2019

  • IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off mentioned above in the table is for shortlisting the candidates for further rounds like PI, WAT, etc. 
  • Also, the actual CAT 2019 cut-offs of those candidates who are called for interviews could be much higher.
  • Those candidates who have scored minimum cut off percentile in CAT section-wise and overall were considered for the subsequent rounds.
Category Section-1 VARC Section-2 DILR Section-3 QUANT CAT 2019 Overall percentile
General 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 60 60
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 40
PWD 30 30 30 40
IIM Vizag Cutoff 2018

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut off 2018

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
ST 60 60 60 75
SC 50 50 50 55
DAP 50 50 50 50

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Admission Process

IIM Vizag Admission Process

Candidates can go through the following steps to know about the IIM Visakhapatnam Admission process:

Step 1: Appear for CAT Exam

  • Candidates have to appear for CAT and score the minimum sectional and overall percentile in order to become eligible for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Visakhapatnam

Step 2: Shortlist for PI

  • Candidates are short-listed for a Personal Interview (PI) based on CAT score. 
  • Other factors involved in shortlisting of students are excellent academics, who have applied to the program, who satisfy the eligibility criteria, and candidates who reconfirm their interest in the admission process at IIM Visakhapatnam.

Step 3: Preparation of Shortlist

  • Candidates with an excellent academic record and work experience will be shortlisted.
  • If a candidate missed the score required in CAT alone but has a good score in the exam then such candidates will be preferred in the shortlisting process as against those who have only a high CAT score but have a poor academic profile and poor quality of work experience.
  • IIM Visakhapatnam puts emphasis on consistent and high performance in academics and other parameters.

Step 4: Admission Offer

  • Candidates who will clear PI round will get admission offers from IIM Visakhapatnam.
  • The final selection is based on the merit list prepared by taking into consideration factors. 

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IIM Vizag Selection Criteria

IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Selection Criteria

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria is a 3 step process:

  • Pre shortlisting criteria
  • Shortlisting criteria for PI
  • Final selection

IIM Visakhapatnam uses various parameters along with section-wise scores in CAT to shortlisting the candidates for admission in PGP.

Read: CAT Score vs Percentile

IIM Visakhapatnam Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

  • All the eligible candidates who had appeared for CAT and also applied for IIM Visakhapatnam are considered in this round.
  • The shortlist of candidates is created based on the minimum overall and section-wise CAT percentile decided by the authorities.
  • After that shortlisted candidates are asked to reconfirm their interest for admission.
  • IIM Visakhapatnam sends the e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Visakhapatnam and also those who meet the minimum CAT 2020 percentile criteria.
  • Further the E-mail has a link to a new web page where the candidates have to reconfirm their interest for admission to the PGP program offered at IIM Visakhapatnam. 

IIM Visakhapatnam Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT Round

  • As mentioned above that candidates have to reconfirm their interest for admission. Only those candidates who will reconfirm the same are considered in Phase 2 of Shortlisting for PI-WAT round.
  • Academics scores of candidates along with CAT scores or percentile are given the highest weightage. 
  • The weightage of CAT score i.e 40 is further divided into different categories. 
  • A valid Work Experience is also given weightage in shortlisting for PI.

IIM Visakhapatnam Final Selection

  • All the shortlisted candidates have to participate in the final round to get admission in IIM Visakhapatnam.
  • Candidates will also have to submit a detailed application that includes a statement of purpose, details of semester wise marks in Bachelor’s degree, copies of all academic transcripts & certificates, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable), Category certificate (if applicable). 

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IIM Vizag Placements

IIM Visakhapatnam Placement

Key Highlights:

  • Highest CTC: Rs 27 LPA
  • Average CTC: Rs 13.08 LPA
  • Median CTC: Rs 12 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 25%: Rs 18.67 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 50%: Rs 15.73 LPA
  • Number of companies that participated: 75
  • MBA total offers made: 108

IIM Visakhapatnam Placement for Summer 2019-21

Function and Role Percentage 
Project Management 3
General Management 4
Product Management 9
Finance  15
HR 2
Operation  3
Analytics  4
Strategy Advisory 10
Sales and Marketing 50

IIM Visakhapatnam Top Recruiting Companies

  1. Amazon
  2. Anand Rathi
  3. BrowserStack
  4. Crompton
  5. Delhivery
  6. Franklin Templeton
  7. GMR Group
  8. HDFC Bank
  9. ICICI Lombard
  10. KPMG
  11. Mphasis
  12. Mu Sigma
  13. Raam Group
  14. The Quarry
  15. TVS Motors
  16. UltraTech
  17. Wipro
  18. Indian Oil
  19. BigBasket
  20. Yes Bank

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Vizag CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is IIM Vizag not participating in IIM CAP? 

Ans. No. These are the IIMs that will not participate in CAP 2021

  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Visakhapatnam
  • IIM Amritsar 

Ques. How is the placement at IIM Visakhapatnam?

Ans. IIM Visakhapatnam gives 100% placement record. It provides excellent placements to it’s students. Here are some details about the placements:

  • Highest salary offered - INR 27 LPA
  • Average salary offered - INR 13.08 LPA

Ques. What are the scholarships provided to the students of IIM Visakhapatnam?

Ans. Various types of scholarships are awarded to the students at the institute, which are:

  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs Scholarship (ST)
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Scholarship (SC)
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS
  • Aditya Birla Scholarship
  • Citi Women’s Leader Award

Ques. What CAT percentile do I need for the IIM Visakhapatnam?

Ans. As per the qualifying CAT 2021 cut offs released by IIM Visakhapatnam, the minimum percentile required for first phase shortlisting are 80, 70, 70, 45, 35, and 35 for GN, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, ST, and PwD candidates respectively. The final cut off will be released after the declaration of CAT result. It is expected to be above 85 percentile.

Ques. Is getting a 99%ile in CAT 2021 enough to get admission in IIMs?

Ans. No, getting 99 percentile in CAT does not guarantee admission to top IIM. Although it is enough to get a call from IIMs for participation in GD/ WAT/ PI rounds, there are several other factors that come into play during the final selection like past academic scores, work experience, etc.

*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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