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IIM Calcutta Admission Process

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta admissions are provided for various courses at the postgraduate and doctoral levels. Candidates are shortlisted for Written Ability Test and a Personal Interview round as per the IIM Calcutta PGP admissions process. IIMC admission to the Ph.D programme is done based on the GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE/JRF(NET)/IIMB Test examination scores. Students must fulfil the IIM Calcutta eligibility criteria to apply for the courses.

How can I apply for IIM Calcutta Admission?

  • Visit the official website of the institute.

  • Candidates have to download and fill out the application form with all the necessary details.

  • Select the course and specialisation they want to apply for.

  • Ph.D students can apply for two areas of research and the application fee varies accordingly.

  • Scan and upload all the required documents.

  • Submit the IIM Calcutta application form by paying the application fees.(Application fees depends on the course and number of specialisations)

IIM Calcutta MBA Admissions 2024

IIM Calcutta admission to its PG programme is done in the course of MBA and its specialisations in the field of Management, Economics, Humanities and Finance. 

IIM Calcutta MBA Admissions - Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must pass a bachelor's degree with a minimum 50% score(45% in case of reserved category).Candidates must have a minimum 85% score in the CAT examination.

IIM Calcutta MBA Admission Process

  • Students have to appear and qualify the CAT examination.

  • IIM Calcutta will declare the CAT cutoff percentage.

  • Students who meet the cutoff declared by IIM Calcutta can fill out the application form on the official website of the institute.

  • Further, students have to appear for an Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. 

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on the student's performance in the WAT and PI.

  • Criteria for the final seat allocation depends 30% on CAT score, 48% on PI, 8% on WAT, 8% on work experience and the rest on past academic performance.

  • Complete the admission process by submitting documents and paying the IIM Calcutta fees.

IIM Calcutta Ph.D Admissions 2024

The institute offers Ph.D. courses at the doctoral level in the field of Management, Finance, Economics and Humanities. The duration of IIMC Ph.D course is 6 years.

IIMC Ph.D Admissions - Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must pass a masters degree or an equivalent degree with a minimum 50% score.

Candidates must have an eligible score in the GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF.

IIM Calcutta Ph.D Admission Process

  • Candidates must qualify the GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF/IIMB Test to be eligible for IIITA Doctorate admissions.

  • Eligible candidates have to apply on the official website of the institute.

  • Pay the application fees of Rs 2000(Rs 1000 for reserved category).

  • Candidates who have an eligible percentile in the entrance exams are called for a personal interview round. 

  • Students will be selected on the basis of their past academic performance, written test and personal interview performance conducted by the Institute. 

  • Candidates selected need to deposit course fees and submit the documents to confirm their admission. 

IIM Calcutta Admission Process - Documents Required

  • 10th and 12th marksheets.

  • Entrance exam scorecard (CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/JRF(NET)).

  • Birth certificate.

  • ID proof.

  • Statement of Purpose.

  • Work Experience Letters/Payslips(If applicable)

  • Passport size photographs.

  • Migration/Transfer certificate.

CAT 2024 Exam: VARC, DILR & Quant Chapter Weightages

Note: Candidates belonging to NC‐OBC, SC, ST, EWS and PWD categories need to produce a valid certificate(s) in support of their reservation category. No change in the category will be entertained after submitting the application.

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IIM Calcutta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Which companies come to IIM Calcutta?

Amazon, Adobe, Airtel, BCG, Citi, Deloitte, HUL, Jio, and Flipkart are some of the top companies recruited from IIM Calcutta.

2: Can I join IIM Calcutta without entrance?

No, admission to the majority of programmes at IIM Calcutta is dependent on entrance exams. IIM Calcutta accepts CAT applications for its PGP programme. In order to apply for admission to IIM Calcutta, aspirants must go to the website, which is the CAT's official website. The institute will email those who made the shortlist after further shortlisting the applicants based on CAT scores.

3: What are the hostel fees in IIM Calcutta?

Hostel fees in IIM Calcutta is around 2 Lakhs.

4: How many seats are there in IIM Calcutta MBA?

Total number of seats in IIM Calcutta is 462.

5: Is it difficult to get into IIM Calcutta?

Yes, it is quite challenging to gain admission to IIM Calcutta as it does not give admission based on the marks obtained in school, it requires a national-level entrance test known as CAT which is quite difficult for anyone to crack.

6: How much CAT score is required for IIM Calcutta?

Required CAT score as per the categories are-: 

  • General category- 85 percentile
  • OBC and EWS-  75 percentile
  • SC- 70 percentile
  • ST and Pwd- 65 percentile
7: What are the documents required for the IIM Calcutta admission process?

The documents required for the IIM Calcutta admission process are passport size photographs, class 10th and 12th mark sheets and certificates, bachelor’s degree certificate, entrance exam score card, migration/transfer certificate, ID proof and caste certificate.

8: Who is eligible for IIM Calcutta MBA?

Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized college or Institution with at least 50% or equivalent CGPA in their respective graduating field are eligible for admission in IIM Calcutta.

9: How can I get admission in IIM Calcutta for MBA?

The first step to get admission to IIM Calcutta is to take the CAT entrance exam which helps in taking admission in the management courses across the country and then enrol yourself in the admission process of IIM Calcutta by doing the registration.

Have a question related to IIM Calcutta ?

See getting into Indian Institute of Management is the dream for almost all the people who want to pursue a masters degree in management. The ways and steps which you'll have to follows are:

  • Select a good coaching for CAT preparation as this is very important.
  • Give CAT with full confidence and score well in it
  • Get an interview call from IIM Calcutta
  • Give the interview nicely!

If you follow these steps, then you'll definitely land up at IIMC. Hope I have answered your question. All the best!

Hi there

Among the best Asian business schools, IIM Calcutta stands out due to its emphasis on balancing academic rigour and relevance and retaining plurality and variety in form, substance, and technique. Some of the best academics India has produced in recent years have called it home. IIM C, however, does not provide a Bcom programme.

Dear aspirant,

As you have secured 94 percentile in cat 2021 and considering you are from sc category so let me tell you that the cut offs depends on various factors like number of candidates appearing in the examination, number of vacant seats in college, previous years cut offs and difficulty level of the paper.

So accordingly the dynamics gets changed every year so you have the chances to get into this college as per the previous year trends.

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