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    IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process

    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad provides the detailed criteria for IIMA admissions in the online mode on the official website - iima.ac.in. Candidates who qualify for CAT 2024 and meet the valid CAT cut off will be eligible for IIM Ahmedabad admissions. Candidates whose names will appear in the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist will have to appear for the AWT (Analytical Writing Test)/PI (Personal Interview) rounds based on which they will be granted final admission to IIM Ahmedabad. Read this complete article to check out the information related to IIM Ahmedabad eligibility criteria, important dates, IIMA admission criteria, and so forth.

    IIM Ahmedabad also accepts GMAT for overseas Indian applicants or foreign nationals to shortlist candidates for IIMA PGP programme. IIMA has announced that it will not award any weightage to bachelor’s degrees for the students who did their graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic time and were awarded only pass certificates instead of scores and has also announced many relaxations in the admission process.

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission Dates 2024

    Candidates willing to get shortlisted for IIM Ahmedabad must keep an eye on the all the important dates of CAT 2024 to avoid any discrepancies. For all other CAT exam dates 2024, candidates can check the table below.

    IIMA 2024 Admission Dates

    CAT 2024 Exam Event

    CAT 2024 Date (Tentative)

    CAT 2024 notification release date

    July 30, 2024

    CAT 2024 registration start date

    August 2, 2024

    CAT 2024 last date to apply

    September 21, 2024

    CAT 2024 application correction date

    September 25-28, 2024

    Release of CAT 2024 admit card

    November 7, 2024

    CAT 2024 exam date

    November 24, 2024 (Sunday)

    CAT 2024 answer key release date

    December 5, 2024

    CAT 2024 results date

    December 21, 2024

    Quick Links: IIM Admission Criteria 2024

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP Admission 2024 - Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates aiming to get their seat for IIM Ahmedabad MBA programme must check the detailed eligibility criteria to avoid any discrepancies:

    • Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. Students belonging to the reserved category will be given 5% relaxation.

    • The bachelor's degree must entail a minimum of three years of education along with 10+2 or equivalent.

    • The conversion of marks or CGPA will be followed as per the norms of the university/institute from which the student has graduated. In case the institute/university does not provide any scheme of conversion then the IIM Ahmedabad will obtain the equivalence by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.

    • Aspirants appearing for the final year examination of the qualifying exam can also apply provided they submit the required documents in the stipulated time. Such a candidate’s admission will be on a provisional basis and will be confirmed when the student submits the mark sheets and certificate of passing the Bachelor’s degree with a required minimum percentage.

    Latest Changes in IIM Ahmedabad Selection Process:

    In view of the fact that for the last two years due to COVID-19, many universities could not conduct exams and based on varied criteria gave pass/promotion certificates. Considering this, the CAT Committee of 2023 allowed candidates to take CAT 2024 without requiring any minimum percentage of marks in a bachelor’s degree. On account of this, the Admissions Committee of IIM Ahmedabad decided to do away with the bachelor’s degree component from the shortlisting criteria and to apply it uniformly to all the candidates. The AR will now be computed on a scale of 25 (considering class 10th marks, class 12th marks and the candidate's work experience) and the points will be pro-rated to 35.

    The following formula will now be used for computing the Composite Score (CS):

    CS = 0.35* (Pro-rated AR Score/35) + 0.65* (Normalized overall CAT Score)

    Pro-rated AR Score= [(AR score computed by taking 0 points for Bachelor’s degree)/25] * 35

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2024-2026

    The admission criteria of IIM Ahmedabad 2024 is a two-step process. In the first step, the candidates are shortlisted for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of valid CAT 2023 scores, have applied for the programme and meet the eligibility criteria for the programme.

    Shortlisting and Admission Criteria  at IIM Ahmedabad

    Process 1 - Preliminary Screening

    CAT 2024 consists of three sections namely, Quantitative Aptitude'(QA), Data Interpretation and logical Reasoning (DILR), and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC). Candidates who meet both the sectional and overall IIM Ahmedabad MBA cut off are considered for further rounds of IIM Ahmedabad admission 2024. Check the table below to know the minimum cutoff for CAT 2023. The cutoff for CAT 2023 is similar to that of the previous year.

    IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2023 cutoffs

    Category

    Quantitative Ability (QA)

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

    Overall

    General, EWS

    70

    70

    70

    80

    NC-OBC/ Transgender

    65

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    50

    50

    50

    60

    PwD (General/ EWS, NC-OBC/transgender, SC)

    60

    60

    60

    70

    PwD (ST)

    50

    50

    50

    60

    At the different stages of the selection process of IIM Ahmedabad ‘Application Rating,’ (AR) score of the student will be used. AR is the sum of rating scores based on their percentage in 10th and 12th standard, stream, Bachelor's degree discipline, and work experience. Check the table below to know the scoring of each component.

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    Rating scores for 10th standard examination

    Per cent Score in Xth Std. Exam

    Rating Score A

    <=55

    1

    >55 and <=60

    2

    >60 and <=70

    3

    >70 and <=80

    5

    >80 and <=90

    8

    >90

    10

    Rating scores for 12th standard examination

    Science Stream

    Per cent Score in XIIth Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

    <=55

    1

    >55 and <=60

    2

    >60 and <=70

    3

    >70 and <=80

    5

    >80 and <=90

    8

    >90

    10


    Commerce Stream

    Per cent Score in XIIth Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

    <=55

    1

    >55 and <=60

    2

    >60 and <=70

    3

    >70 and <=80

    5

    >80 and <=90

    8

    >90

    10


    Arts/Humanities Stream

    Per cent Score in XIIth Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

    <=55

    1

    >55 and <=60

    2

    >60 and <=70

    3

    >70 and <=80

    5

    >80 and <=90

    8

    >90

    10

    Rating Scores for the Bachelor’s Degree Exam

    AC-1

    Percent score in Bachelor's Degree

    Rating Score C

    <= 55

    1

    > 55 and <= 60

    2

    > 60 and <= 62

    3

    > 62 and <= 65

    5

    > 65 and <= 70

    8

    > 70

    10


    AC-2

    Per cent score in Professional courses

    Rating Score C

    <= 50

    1

    > 50 and <= 53

    2

    > 53 and <= 55

    3

    > 55 and <= 57

    5

    > 57 and <= 63

    8

    > 63

    10


    AC-3

    Percent score in Bachelor's Degree

    Rating Score C

    <= 55

    1

    > 55 and <= 60

    2

    > 60 and <= 65

    3

    > 65 and <= 70

    5

    > 70 and <= 80

    8

    > 80

    10


    AC-4 & AC-6

    Percent score in Bachelor's Degree

    Rating Score C

    <= 60

    1

    > 60 and <= 65

    2

    > 65 and <= 70

    3

    > 70 and <= 75

    5

    > 75 and <= 85

    8

    > 85

    10


    AC-5

    Percent score in Professional courses

    Rating Score C

    <= 50

    1

    > 50 and <= 55

    2

    > 55 and <= 60

    3

    > 60 and <= 65

    5

    > 65 and <= 75

    8

    > 75

    10

    Rating Scores for Work Experience

    Work Experience in Month (as filled in the CAT Application Form)

    Rating Score D

    < 12 months

    0

    >= 12 and <= 36 months

    MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

    > 36 months

    5

    Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

    Application Rating Score= rating score (A+B+C+D)

    • The normalised AR score of a candidate will be equivalent to their AR score divided by the average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicant’s pool*.

    • Applicants pool = the group of candidates who have appeared for CAT 2024 and applied for IIM Ahmedabad.

    Process 2 - Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI)

    The shortlisting of candidates will be carried out in two stages:

    Stage 1 - From the applicant’s pool

    IIM Ahmedabad will recognise a candidate’s performance in their academics as well as performance in CAT 2024. A certain number of applicants will be shortlisted based on their Composite Score (CS) subject to filling certain criteria.

    CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS * Normalised AR score + CATF_CS * Normalised overall score in CAT 2024

    • Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.35;

    • CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

    The upper limit for the number of applicants to be shortlisted as per RC for AC-1,2,3, and 5

    Category

    Upper Limit per ACRC 1

    General

    100

    NC-OBC

    57

    SC

    32

    ST

    16

    PwD

    6

    The upper limit for the number of applicants to be shortlisted as per RC for AC-4

    Category

    Upper Limit per ACRC 2

    General

    150

    NC-OBC

    85

    SC

    48

    ST

    24

    PwD

    9

    Criteria 1 to Criteria 3

    Criteria 1 - Percentile of VRC, QA, DILR, and overall must not be lower than the percentile mentioned in the table above (Minimum CAT 2023 cutoffs).

    Criteria 2 - The average of percentages should be more than the minimum cutoff (specific to the category and stream in the table below).

    Average of percentages=P= marks obtained in 10th and 12th standard examination.

    Minimum cutoff for P across different disciplines and categories

    Stream in 12th

    General-EWS

    NC-OBC

    SC

    ST

    PWD (general, SC, NC-OBC)

    PWD (ST)

    Science

    80

    75

    70

    65

    70

    65

    commerce

    77

    72

    67

    62

    67

    62

    Arts and Humanities

    75

    70

    64

    59

    64

    59

    Criteria 3 - The percentage of marks obtained in the Bachelor’s degree must be greater or equal to the minimum cutoff percentage.

    Criteria 4 - Total percentile ≥ 80, QA percentile ≥ 70, DILR percentile ≥ 70, and VRC percentile ≥ 70

    Criteria 5 - Percentage ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. Examinations.

    Criteria 6 - The percentage of marks obtained in the bachelor’s degree must be greater or equal to a minimum cutoff percentage.

    Stage 2- After the candidates are shortlisted in stage 1 from each category, an additional number of candidates will be shortlisted for AWT and PI on the basis of their Composite Score (CS) as mentioned above subject to fulfillment of criteria 1 and 2.

    Final Selection

    In this stage selection will be strictly based on shortlisting done for each category and on the basis of the final composite score (FCS), FCS will be computed as follows:

    FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

    • Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

    • AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

    • CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

    • Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

    Note- Due to the COVID-19 situation IIM Ahmedabad may modify the final selection criteria depending upon the time during WAT-PI.

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    IIM Ahmedabad Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What is the validity of the CAT 2023 score?

    CAT 2023 score will be valid for 1 year only i.e. December 31, 2024.

    2: Can I appear for the IIM Ahmedabad admission process through any other national-level entrance exam score?

    Students cannot appear for the IIM Ahmedabad selection process through any other score except that of the CAT score 2023.

    3: Will there be sectional cutoffs?

    Yes, students will be required to fulfill the sectional as well as the overall cutoff to get shortlisted.

    4: How can I appear for CAT 2023?

    Students who fulfill the eligibility criteria can fill the CAT registration form. CAT 2023 was held on November 26, 2023.

    5: What is the eligibility criteria for IIM Ahmedabad admission?

    Students must fulfill the CAT 2023 eligibility criteria and must fulfill the minimum cutoff criteria as will be set by the IIM Ahmedabad to get shortlisted for selection rounds.

    6: How can I apply for IIM Ahmedabad?

    Students must have opted for IIM Ahmedabad while completing the CAT 2023 registration form. Only students who applied for IIM Ahmedabad in the CAT application form will be considered for shortlisting.

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    Have a question related to IIM Ahmedabad ?

    I have 73% in 10th , 77% in 12th and now pursuing my engineering. Then what percentile I must get in graduation and CAT exam to get into IIM A, B, C. I am from SC caste from Madhya Pradesh.

    Surya, if you look at the previous cut offs of these IIMs, you will need nothing less than 95 percentile if you belong to SC Category. The selection process is different for each IIM but on a generic note, the cut offs need to be as follows:

    IIM A:

    UR,EWS

    70

    70

    70

    80

    OBC-NC, Trans

    65

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    50

    50

    50

    60

    PWD

    60

    60

    60

    70

    PWD-ST

    50

    50

    50

    60


    IIM B:


    Category

    QA

    DILR

    VARC

    Overall Percentile

    UR

    75

    75

    80

    85

    OBC-NC

    65

    65

    70

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    65

    70

    ST

    55

    55

    55

    65

    PWD

    50

    50

    50

    60


    IIM C:

    Category

    QA

    DILR

    VARC

    Overall Percentile

    UR

    75

    80

    80

    80

    OBC-NC

    65

    65

    70

    75

    EWS

    65

    65

    70

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    65

    70

    ST

    55

    55

    55

    65

    PWD

    55

    55

    55

    65

    Hi, what percentile an NC-OBC female candidate should aim in CAT 2022 to get into IIM Ahmedabad? My profile is : 95/97/83. And I am from Arts background.

    See since you are from arts background, and you also have a good academic record (barring your graduation percentage), so you can get a call for interview even a slightly lower percentile.

    According to the previous trends, you can easily get into IIM Ahmedabad even at a percentile in the range of 92 to 95, which is a safe estimate for your admission in the OBC NCL category.

    Hope I have answered your question. All the best!

    70.80 % in 10th and 83.23% in 12th (commerce) and 9.60 out of 10 points in graduation (b.com in finance) will I get a call from IIM A,B,C considering I get the appropriate CAT score (>99.5%)

    Dear Aspirant,

    Yes, if you get above 98%ile then you can get a call from the top IIMs because you have a great score in your graduation as well. But it also depends on your gender and your category. For example, you’re a non engineer so you can get calls at 98%ile too. But if you’re not from general category then you can get calls at a lower percentile as well. So be sure to check the cutoffs of the colleges you’re targeting according to the category you belong to.

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