IIMs' percentile cut off put at 99.3

Now, the MBA aspirant knows what it takes to get a call from the elite B-schools of the country – Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs).

With the IIMs announcing the results nearly a week ago, some of them have now disclosed the criteria for shortlisting the candidates for Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

All the IIMs have already dispatched the interview letters to the short-listed candidates for PI and GD based on the overall percentile and cut-off percentile in each section. Of the four IIMs – Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Indore and Kozhikode- the IIM-Ahmedabad has a cut off percentile of 99.3 and above. That’s not all.

The candidates should have a minimum percentile of 95.6 and above, in each of three sections – Data interpretation, Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. Well, it’s not surprising given the vigorous selection process, that only 557 candidates can make to the interview stage at IIM-A.

Further, the institute has also mentioned that if the Supreme Court vacates the stay before the admission list for 2008-09 is announced then OBC candidates will be 17 and general will come up to 192.


The minimum percentile required for an OBC candidate to make it to IIMA in each section is 92 and above and an overall percentile is 98.5 and above. Only 54 candidates will be shortlisted for the interview.

In case of IIM-Calcutta, the overall cut-off percentile is a bit less compared to the IIM-A. The overall percentile score required for candidates to be short listed for GD and PI, is 98.96. The minimum percentile required for the open category in three sections are as follows: Section 1- 95.02; Section 2 – 95.07 and Section 3 – 94.7.

Like other IIMs, IIM Indore (IIM-I) too has shortlisted the candidates for GD and PI based on their performance in CAT, academic record and relevant work experience.

The institute has initial screening criterion to generate the consideration set of candidates. And, this criterion is used to determine the initial pool of eligible candidates.

The minimum percentile required for first shortlist for general and OBC category is 85 and for all the three sections the percentile is 80. For SC, ST and PWD, the overall percentile is 65 and for all the sections is 60.

The candidates in the final shortlist should have an overall percentile of 98.09 for general category; 96.76 for OBC, 84.40 for SC, 76.30 for ST and 78.90 for PWD.

In IIM Kozhikode (IIM-K), the PWD category has been classified into three sections: PWD 1, PWD 2 and PWD 3 and overall percentile for these categories are: 70, 15 and 80 respectively.

However, the total percentile for the general candidates is 98 while the minimum cut-off in all the three sections is 92.

Meanwhile, IIM Bangalore is yet to make public its cut-off percentile.

27 thoughts on “IIMs' percentile cut off put at 99.3

  1. thank u for posting the details………
    plz post the information rearding bangalore also

  2. can u plz tell me cut off of SC candidate of CAT2009. i m goin to gve cat in 2010.
    ankit galgat

  3. sir ,i m in confusion regarding the cutoffs of cat 2009 .i belong to ST category and i m going to appear in cat 2010..plz can u tell me the iim 2009 cutoffs for me to get a call. and how much mark i need to get a call.

  4. thanks a lot for providing this useful information. sir, can u please give the cut-off’s for CAT 2009 for SC category, section wise cutoff. i mean how much question one must solve in each section so as to get a call from iim’s . please .

    thanks a lot

  5. sir can you tell me about the cutoff marks for sc student in year 2009…..and also section wise cutoff marks????

  6. Respected sir,
    I belong to sc caste..can u tell me the percentile that is required for sc candiate…in IIM

  7. Respected sir,
    I have obtained 79.90 percentile in cat.
    so, what is the chance for me to clear stage 2 to get a call from IIM-K.

  8. HI…
    I got 10th=95%
    Im 2010 passed out.. working in an leading MNC.. Going to write cat exam this year 2011.. im an SC student.. do i have eligibility to write cat exam..how much percentile & sectional cut off i should score to get IIM call.. Please help me.. i want to come up in life.. i want to achieve something in my life.. HELP ME..Thanks in advance..

  9. If I could attend only 50% to 60% questions of total questions but correctly what will be my resultant percentiles?

  10. Hi Everyone,
    I got 79.8% in 10th and 73.2% in 12th and 73% in Btech. and i also belong to SC category…….Is there any hope that i can be selected for IIM-A….
    PLs reply

  11. Respected Sir,
    thanks for giving an useful imformation to us, sir i am belong to OBC caste and i have got 70% in 10th ,68% in 12th so there is any chances to get call from iim’s .if yes then how many percentile should be required .

  12. sir i hav just 63,65 and 60percentage marks in 10th,12th n graduation repetivly.n i m of genral catagry .m eligible to giv cat entranc or not

  13. Dear Sir
    I am a sc candidate,i want to know how many marks are enough to get call from IIM’s

  14. Hi, I’m Anand i would like to know the cut off for st category for the year 2010.
    And also i’m appearing for cat in 2011 what are the requirements for st category to get into IIM?

  15. I have cgpa of 5.20 after 6th semester(june 2011) in B.E and that is equivalent to 44.9% but i can improve my percentage in the final year. And the cut off percentage for my category is 45%, can i appear for cat in the month of october 2011?

  16. sir can you tell me about the cutoff marks for sc student in year 2010.and also section wise cutoff marks????

  17. sir,
    i belong to sc and my score are
    10 :- 92%
    12 :- 80%
    cgpa till 3rd sem(VNIT) : 7.3
    is there any criteria that any iim asked like your cgpa must above 8???????
    if there are such criteria then am i eligible for that???

  18. sir, i have got 87% in 10th,89% in 12th, 7.8 cpga till the sixth semester in B.E Infotech Jadavpur University………I belong to the
    SC category….am i elgible for the IIM’s…and what is minimum cut-off for SC category.

  19. sir i have secured a marks in 1oth 51%, 12th 52%,BSC in 55% and MSC chemistry from IIT 6.33. Further to this i have a experience in 6 yrs from novaratna company.can u give me the suggestion that if i want to sit in cat 2012 whether i will get any call from IIM.

  20. sir,i am preparing for cat 2013.i am belong obc catogry.what is minimum cutt of in iim for obc category?

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