IIM Mumbai (NITIE) Released New Admission Criteria For 2024-26 Batch

IIM Mumbai NITIE Admission Criteria
IIM Mumbai NITIE Admission Criteria

IIM Mumbai (NITIE) Released New Admission Criteria For 2024-26 Batch

IIM Mumbai, known as one of India’s premier B-schools and highly coveted by MBA aspirants, requires candidates to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam as the initial step for admission. Each year, more than two lakh candidates take the CAT exam. The selection process for the MBA 2024-26 Batch at IIM Mumbai has undergone changes.

Now, the selection is based on various factors, including the CAT score, overall academic record, work experience, gender diversity, as well as the candidate’s performance in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and the Personal Interview (PI). This article delves into the revised admission criteria for IIM Mumbai and offers insights into the process of securing admission to this prestigious institution.

The IIMs 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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Educational Qualifications:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in India or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or its equivalent.
  • For general category candidates: At least 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree.
  • For SC/ST/PwD category candidates: At least 45% marks in the bachelor’s degree.

Grades/CGPA Conversion:

  • If the candidate’s university uses grades/CGPA instead of marks, equivalence will be determined by the institution/university.
  • If the institution/university does not have a scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, IIM Mumbai will establish the equivalence.

Final Year Candidates:

  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination can apply.
  • They must provide a certificate from the institution certifying that they are in the final year and have obtained at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD category) based on the latest available grades/marks.
  • If selected, provisional admission is granted, with the condition that they submit a certificate by June 30, 2024, stating that they have completed all requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
  • Admission is confirmed when the candidate submits the mark-sheet and a certificate showing they passed with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD category) in the final year bachelor’s degree examination.
  • The mark-sheet and degree certificate must be submitted by December 31, 2024, and non-fulfillment will result in the cancellation of provisional admission.

IIM Mumbai’s Right to Verify Eligibility:

  • IIM Mumbai reserves the right to verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.
  • Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee shortlisting in the admissions process

IIM Mumbai Application Fee :

Category  IIM Mumbai Application Fee
For General Candidates  Rs. 2000/-
For SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 1000/-

Application Important


Important dates

IIM Mumbai Registratiion Started

18th October 2023

IIM Mumbai Registratiion Ends

31st January, 2024 (5:00 PM)

Stage 1: Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs along with sectional cut-offs to be considered for PI

In Stage I, candidates meeting the minimum requirements on both section-wise and overall percentiles in
CAT 2023 as given in Table

Category VARC DILR QA Overall
General ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 75 ≥ 85
NC- OBC ≥ 70 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 75
EWS ≥ 70 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 75
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65
PWD ≥ 45 ≥ 45 ≥ 45 ≥ 55

Stage 2: Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)

From the candidates satisfying the criteria of Stage-I, shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal
Interview (PI) based on their CAT-2023 score along with sectional cut offs considering their reservation
category and gender diversity

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Stage 3: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

Selection Process for Candidates who have appeared for PI:

  • A composite score is calculated for final selection based on specific parameters and their corresponding weights, as outlined in Tables.
  • The composite score is used to create a category-wise merit list for final selection.

Academic Performance & Work Experience Score (APWE Score):

  • The applicant’s APWE score is a crucial factor in the final selection process.
  • The APWE score is determined based on the following components:
    • Percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard.
    • Percentage of marks obtained in the 12th standard, considering the stream (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities).
    • Percentage of marks obtained in the bachelor’s degree program, considering the specific academic discipline.
    • Relevant work experience as of December 31, 2023.

Details on Academic Disciplines:

  • To understand how the bachelor’s degree program is evaluated based on the academic discipline, refer to Table 6 for specific information.

Incorporating this information into a blog post will help potential candidates understand the selection process and the importance of their academic performance and work experience in the application process.

Table – Rating Scores for the 10th Std. Examination (Rating Score A)

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam
Rating Score
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 70 3
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 8
> 90 10
Table – Rating Scores for the 12th Std. Examination (Rating Score B)
Science Stream Commerce Stream Arts/Humanities Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam
Rating Score
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam
Rating Score
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam
Rating Score
<= 55 1 <= 50 1 <= 45 1
> 55 and <= 60 2 > 50 and <= 55 2 > 45 and <= 50 2
> 60 and <= 70 3 > 55 and <= 65 3 > 50 and <= 60 3
> 70 and <= 80 5 > 65 and <= 75 5 > 60 and <= 70 5
> 80 and <= 90 8 > 75 and <= 90 8 > 70 and <= 85 8
> 90 10 > 90 10 > 85 10
12th Std Multiplication Factor = 0.7

Table: Rating Scores for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (Rating Score C)

AC-1 AC-2 AC-3
Percent score in
Bachelor’s Degree
Rating Score
Percent score in Professional courses
Rating Score
Percent score in
Bachelor’s Degree
Rating Score
<= 55 1 <= 50 1 <= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2 > 50 and <= 53 2 > 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 62 3 > 53 and <= 55 3 > 60 and <= 65 3
> 62 and <= 65 5 > 55 and <= 57 5 > 65 and <= 70 5
> 65 and <= 70 8 > 57 and <= 63 8 > 70 and <= 80 8
> 70 10 > 63 10 > 80 10


AC-4 & AC-6 AC-5
Percent score in Bachelor’s
Rating Score
Percent score in
Bachelor’s Degree
Rating Score
<= 60 1 <= 50 1
> 60 and <= 65 2 > 50 and <= 55 2
> 65 and <= 70 3 > 55 and <= 60 3
> 70 and <= 75 5 > 60 and <= 65 5
> 75 and <= 85 8 > 65 and <= 75 8
> 85 10 > 75 10
Bachelor’s Degree Multiplication Factor = 0.7

Table : Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)

Work Experience in Month (as filled in the IIM Mumbai Application
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
Academic Performance & Work Experience Score: AR= [0.70*(A+B+C)+ 0.20*D]

Table:  Categories for bachelor’s degree/integrated master’s degree (as per CAT Application)

AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): Part I:   MBBS, MD (USA)
AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI)
AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE,  BBI,  BBM,  BBS,  BCAF,  BCCA,  BCOM,  BFIA,  BFM,  BHM,  BHMCT,  BIBF,  BMS  (Bachelor  of
Management studies) and BSBA degrees.

In particular, including
1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning
2. Any degree in Hospitality/Hospitality Studies, Catering/Catering Technology, Hotel, Travel and
Tourism Management, Tourism Studies and any other related discipline.
3. Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance,
Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
4. Management (Advertising, Agriculture and Food Business, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture
Marketing and Cooperation, Agriculture and Rural and Tribal Development, Business Administration,
Business Management, Business Studies, Commercial Agriculture and Business Management,
Entrepreneurship, Management Studies, Sports Management, Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure,
Renewable Energy Management, Oil and Gas Management, Production and Industrial Management)
5. Any other vocational degree in commerce and management.

I (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS
(ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Accessories
Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Interior
Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Jewelry Design/Footwear Design, and BS/BSC degrees in
Information Technology).
In particular, including
1. Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology
2. Architecture
3. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences,
Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences
4. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.

5. Textile Engineering/Technology
6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees are
awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list.

II (Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and
integrated MS/MSC (excluding degrees in Apparel Design, Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and
Leather Design). Also including degrees in paramedical, veterinary degrees.
In particular, including
1. Actuarial Science
2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant
Pathology, Soil Science etc.)
3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.)
4. Computer Applications (BCA, MCA)
5. Fisheries
6. Forestry
7. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)
8. Horticulture
9. Information Technology
10. All bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees in Mathematical Sciences (Computer
Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.)
11. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)
12. Paramedical/Physiotherapy
13. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
14. Planning
15. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
16. Media Science, Media Science and Technology
17. Physiology
18. Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)
19. Science (Others): Forensic, Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly
included or excluded elsewhere in this list

AC-5 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology,
Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological
Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM
(Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.
In particular, including
1. Accessories Design/Apparel Design & Production/Design/Fashion
Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Fashion Merchandising and
Retail Management, Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Footwear
Design/Jewelry Design (all degrees)
2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music,
Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication,
Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social
Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
4. Journalism/Mass Communication/Media Studies (all degrees)
5. Law (BL LLB/B.Com. LLB/BBA LLB)
6. Psychology (all degrees)
7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)

AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.
1. Dual bachelor’s degree holders will be classified in one of the categories AC-1 to AC-6 based on their
field(s) and subjects. Applicants are requested to mention both the degrees of specialization
separately in Bachelor Degree 1 and Bachelor Degree 2.
2. Final discretion on the academic category that an academic programme will be classified into rests
with the Admissions Committee of IIM Mumbai.
3. For candidates having undergone/completed an integrated master’s degree directly after their HSC,
their classification into an academic category will be based on their academic discipline in the
integrated master’s degree programme.
4. For a candidate who has obtained further higher degrees after their bachelor’s degree or their
integrated Master’s degree, other than those degrees listed in Table 6, the discipline(s) of the
subsequent degrees will not be taken into consideration in deciding their classification in an academic

Table 7: Parameters and weights for calculation of Composite Score for final selection of the MBA (General Management) Programme

Parameters Weights
CAT 2023 Score 55
Personal Interview (PI) 20
Academic Performance & Work Experience Score 20
Weightage for Gender Diversity 5
Total 100

For a detailed understanding of the selection criteria of IIM-Mumbai, candidates can also refer to this official notification.

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