IIM Bangalore admissions for MBA Admission 2022 are expected to start in the first week of January. The top bschool has released its MBA 2022-24 Admission Policy signifying 40% weightage to CAT 2021 score for shortlisting of candidates and in the final selection round the weight is 25%. Non-engineers and candidates from diverse backgrounds have a good chance to get shortlisted because IIMB has reduced CAT cutoff. 30% weightage will go to PI round and 8% weight will be offered to work experience for the final selection. Check: What is the CAT cut off to join IIM Bangalore?
The admission process for MBA has started at IIM Bangalore, listed below are the important dates related to the admission activities at IIM Bangalore:
|CAT 2021 Registration starts||August 4, 2021 (10 AM)|
|Last date to apply||September 15, 2021 (extended till September 22, 5 PM)|
|Shortlist announcement for WAT-PI||Mid January 2021|
|Final selection (WAT-PI round) date||First week of February 2022|
|Final admission offer||First week of April 2022|
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Educational Background of the enrolled students from different institutes has been tabulated below:
|Institutes||Total number of students|
In terms of Work Experience, the MBA Batch 2021 has the following diverse features:
|Work Experience in years||Total|
IIM Bangalore has an intake of 480 students for its two years full time MBA (PGPM). 29.8% of the batch consist of women and 71% of the total are engineering students. Check IIM Bangalore Fees.
IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2022 is a three step process which involves:
Stage 1: Preliminary screening
In stage 1, candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT percentile. The candidates who meet both the sectional and minimum cutoff criteria are considered for further rounds of IIM Bangalore selection process.
The table given below shows the minimum CAT cut off percentiles required to pass the first round of the selection process.
Minimum Cut off requirements of CAT percentiles
|Category||Section-1 Quant||Section-2 DILR||Section-3 VARC||Overall|
|NC-OBC cum transgender||70||65||65||75|
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Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile may differ from the aforementioned percentiles as it will depend on the number of candidates to be called for AWT-PI in each category.
Stage II: Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI)
The shortlisted candidates from those who satisfy the stage 1 criteria would be called for AWT-PI based on the composite scores derived using the below-mentioned parameters and their corresponding weights.
|Scaled CAT 2021 score||40|
|Academics||50 (20%- class 10th percentage, 10%- class 12th percentage, 20% graduation percentage)|
The 40 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows: Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 14 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points, and Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points.
For first shortlist weightage of work experience will be calculated as
= 8x/36 if 0<x<36
=8 if x>=36 (where x is months of work Experience upto July 2021)
Note : The work experience score (maximum 8 in the pre-PI stage) will be scaled down to a maximum score of 5 and then multiplied by the quality of work experience score on a 5 point scale (0.25, 0.5, 1 , 1.5, 2) as given by interviewersin the PI processin Phase 2 to then arrive at a weighted work experience score.
After deriving the composite scores, composite cut offs will be decided in each category for short listing candidates for Stage II of the selection process. The number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT-PI in each category depends on the size of the incoming batch.
Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA programme
For the candidates appearing in Stage II, a composite score for the final selection will be derived using the parameters and the corresponding weights listed below. This composite score will be used for preparation of category-wise merit list.
|CAT 2021 score||25%|
|Academics, Work Experience||10th Board (10%)+ 12th Board (5%) + Bachelor’s (5%)+ Work Experience/ Professional Qualification (10%)|
|Analytical Writing Test (AWT)||10%|
|Personal Interview (PI)||30%|
Final Selection for MBA programme
The final selection will be based on the final score calculated after awarding the respective weightage scores on all the parameters.
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If you satisfy the criteria for admission in IIM Bangalore, you should apply for MBA admission in IIM Bangalore before the last date, i.e, September 15, 2021. To fill the application form, aspirants are requested to follow the steps mentioned below:
Documents Required at the time of Admission
The key changes in the admission criteria announced by IIM Bangalore in shortlisting and final selection process for admission to MBA(PGP) are mentioned below:
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IIM Bangalore offers various Scholarships to meritorious, female and disabled candidates of MBA course. The IIM Bangalore Scholarships for MBA program are mentioned as follows:
Following are the key highlights of IIM Bangalore Placements for the batch of 2021:
The MBA program is divided into 6 quarters of 9-12 instructional weeks including assessment every year. The institute gives weightage to a course by using credit points. A three-credit course involves about 100 hours of work, 30% in the classroom and the rest for preparation and assignments.
The first-year students are introduced to basic concepts in the areas of Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Organization Design, Human Resources Management, Quantitative Methods, and Operations Management through the core courses. This helps in laying the foundation for all the areas of management that help in developing problem-solving skills.
During the first year, students will be required to do 16 core courses along with two electives.
|TERM I||Financial Accounting, Managerial Communication-I, Marketing Management, Managerial Economics, Organization Design, Decision Sciences-I|
|TERM II||Corporate Finance, Managerial Communication-II, Managing People and Performance in Organizations, Operations Management, Decision Sciences-II, Competition & Strategy|
|TERM III||Business, Government and Society, Macroeconomics, Management Accounting, Elective-1, Elective-2, Entrepreneurial Learning|
Students undertake summer training/internship programme between the end of first year and beginning of second year. However, it is optional for students with at least 34 months of work experience prior to joining the institute.
The student must get a minimum of 45 credits in electives in the second year. IIM B offers the largest number of elective courses among B-schools in India.
The list of elective courses offered by IIMB are-
|Functional Areas||Social Entrepreneurship; Infrastructure Development, PPPs and Regulation; Business Analytics and Intelligence; Spreadsheet Model-Business Decision; Current Economic Scenario; Indian Economy and Policy Matters for Business; Global Securities Markets; Corporate Governance: Indian and International Perspectives; Corporate Valuation; Digital Marketing; Research for Marketing Decisions; Brand Management; Entrepreneurship in Action; Personal Values, Goals and Career Options; Creating High Performance Organizations; Supply Chain Management; Technology and Operations Strategy; Green Business Management; Strategic Thinking and Decision Making.|
|Other courses||Language courses (Sanskrit, German, French, Spanish and Japanese), Business Planning in International Markets, Developing Technology Partnerships between Firms in India and Israel, and experiential courses (the Himalayan Mountain Challenge), based on the interest of students.|
The candidates can take a maximum of six credits across courses of independent study like Contemporary Concerns Study or Dissertation. The students are guided by faculty members so that they can personalize their academic work according to their areas of interest and gain a deep understanding of it.
|Particular||IIM Ahmedabad||IIM Bangalore||IIM Calcutta|
|CAT Minimum Percentile||82||99||85|
|Median Salary 2021||INR 24 LPA||INR 28.6 LPA||INR 27 LPA|
|Highest Domestic CTC 2021||INR 58.88 LPA||INR 60 LPA||INR 60 LPA|
|Highest International CTC 2021||INR 1.32 CPA||INR 80 LPA||INR 87.36 LPA|
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Ques. What is the overall CAT cutoff for IIM Bangalore MBA program?
Ans. A general category student must have scored a minimum overall 99 percentile and a sectional percentile of 80%,75% and 75% percentile for VARC, DILR and QA respectively to be eligible to get shortlisted for the next round i.e. WAT-PI round.
Ques. When does the placement program take place?
Ans. The summer internship in IIMB takes place in November while the placements take place in March. The lateral placements happen from December to February.
Ques.Will work experience improve my chances of getting selected in IIM Bangalore?
Ans. Yes, having a good work experience can improve your chances of getting admission in IIM Bangalore MBA course significantly. IIM Bangalore gives extra points to the candidates with work experience.
Ques. How does IIM Bangalore calculate composite score?
Ans. The composite score is calculated based on the academic profile, work experience, gender diversity, academic diversity and the scaled CAT score of a candidate.
Ques. How will I know that I have been selected for IIM Bangalore?
Ans. Candidates who will be selected for IIM Bangalore MBA Admission will receive an email from the institute. They will have to confirm their admission by sending an acceptance letter and offering an acceptance fee.
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