IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2022 – How to get into IIM Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is one of the top B-schools in India and also the most desirable college for many MBA aspirants. The first step towards getting admission into the IIM Bangalore is taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. Every year over two lakh candidates appear for the CAT exam. The selection criteria at the IIMB are based on the CAT score, Overall academic record, Work experience, Gender diversity, and the performance of the candidate in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and the Personal Interview (PI). In this article, we will look at the admission criteria of IIM Bangalore and how to get into it.
IIM’s select candidates based on a wide variety of factors. So, if we look at these factors, one can understand the selection criteria better and try to achieve the required CAT score accordingly.
The Common Selection process at the Top IIMs
The selection process at the top IIMs is broadly divided into two stages. Let us check out the stages in the selection process at the Top IIMs in detail.
Stage 1: Candidates are shortlisted for the interviews on the basis of their CAT score, and other factors like the academic record, work experience, etc, and interview letters are sent to the shortlisted candidate.
Parameters for selection in stage 1:
1. CAT Percentile
2. Academics (10th, 12th, and Graduation scores)
3. Work experience
4. Gender Diversity
Stage 2: The second stage is where the colleges select based on WAT-PI. A Composite Score is calculated for the Final Selection. The composite score of each candidate is calculated (usually out of 100) based on certain parameters, and the final selection list will be made.
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Admission criteria of IIM Bangalore
IIM Bangalore is known for rewarding consistent performers. They give more emphasis on Work experience and one’s performance in Academics.
Basic CAT score requirement to get shortlisted for the interviews:
|CATEGORY||Section 1 (VARC)||Section 2 (DILR)||Section 3 (QA)||Aggregate|
(Please note that these are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list. The scores of those called for interviews were higher. )
IIMB Stage 1 Criteria
|Components||Weightage in stage 1|
|*CAT Score||40 points|
|10 th marks||20 points|
|12 th marks||10 points|
|Graduation marks||20 points|
|Work experience||8 points (3 years and above is 8 points)|
|Gender diversity||2 points|
*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.
So, as we can see IIMB gives more emphasis to Academics – they give 50% weight (50 points) to shortlist candidates for interviews.
For all candidates in the first shortlist, the score/weight for work experience is calculated as follows: Pre PI score for Work Experience
= 8x/36 if 0<x<36
=8 if x>=36
(Where x is the months of your work experience)
Selection Criteria For The Final shortlist
|CAT score*||25 points|
|10th score||10 points|
|12th score||5 points|
|Grad scores||10 points|
|Personal Interview||30 points|
|Work experience||10 points|
*The 25 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows: Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 8.75 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) – 10 points, and Quantitative Aptitude (QA) – 6.25 points.
For a detailed understanding of the selection criteria of IIMB, candidates can refer to this official notification.
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