IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2022 – How to get into IIM Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 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 Calcutta is taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. Every year over two lakh candidates appear for the CAT exam. The selection criteria at the IIMC 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 Calcutta 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.
Admission criteria of IIM Calcutta
IIMC is known for its culture, and it’s also known for the less emphasis it places on academics while shortlisting candidates for the interview. So, if you get a very good CAT score, you have a good chance of getting a call from IIMC.
Stage 1: Basic CAT score requirement
|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. )
From the candidates satisfying the criteria of the CAT Cutoffs, shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI) based on the composite score derived using the components and the corresponding weights as specified in the below table:
Components and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI:
|Component||Weight||Method of calculation|
|CAT 2021 Score||56||(A/B) x 56|
|Class 10 marks||10||As per Table 1 below|
|Class 12 marks||15||As per Table 1 below|
|Gender Diversity Factor||4||4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity|
*A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2021 score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2021 Score
Table 1: Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12
|Class 10 marks (in %)||Points||Class 12 Marks (in %)||Points|
|≥75 and <80||8||≥75 and <80||12|
|≥70 and <75||6||≥70 and <75||9|
|≥65 and <70||4||≥65 and <70||6|
|≥60 and <65||2||≥60 and <65||3|
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Stage 2: Final Selection
For the candidates appearing in Stage II, a composite score for final selection will be derived using the parameters and the corresponding weights listed in the below table. This composite score will be used for the preparation of a category-wise merit list.
Components and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme
|CAT 2021 Score||30|
|Personal Interview (PI)||48|
|Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non- Engineering degree||04|
For work experience, a maximum of eight points will be awarded based on the length of service (in completed months). However, only managerial work experience after completion of a bachelor’s degree will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.
Points for Work Experience
|Months||<12||12 to18||19 to 24||25 to 30||31 to 36||37 to 42||43 to 48||>48|
For a detailed understanding of the selection criteria of IIMC, candidates can refer to the Official website.
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