IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2022 – How to get into IIMB

IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria

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.

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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
General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC 70 65 65 75
EWS 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
PWD 50 50 50 60

(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
Total 100

*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

Different scores Weightage
CAT score* 25 points
10th score 10 points
12th score 5 points
Grad scores 10 points
Personal Interview 30 points
WAT 10 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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