IIM Bangalore Admission 2018: Cut off, weightage, Fee, Latest Placements; Ensure your candidature

IIM Bangalore admission 2018
Tuesday, December 12 2017, 05:42 PM
What may not be available in other top IIMs, could be offered by IIM Bangalore to you while finalizing your admission to PGP 2018-20 batch. Among the top 5 IIMs, IIM Bangalore is the only IIM who has announced minimum weightage to CAT 2017 scores in shortlisting for PI/WAT round.
Despite announcing higher cut offs than IIM Ahmedabad, in CAT 2017 scores in shortlisting process, IIM Bangalore can shortlist you at lower CAT percentile

IIM Bangalore could offer you admission with its relaxed admission criteria and high weightage to academics instead of CAT 2017 score. What may not be available in other top IIMs, could be offered by IIM Bangalore to you while finalizing your admission to PGP 2018-20 batch. Among the top 5 IIMs, IIM Bangalore is the only IIM  who has announced minimum weightage to CAT 2017 scores in shortlisting for PI/WAT round.

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CAT 2017 scores awarded low weight
Despite announcing higher cut offs than IIM Ahmedabad, in CAT 2017 scores in shortlisting process, IIM Bangalore can shortlist you at lower CAT percentile than IIM Ahmedabad. It will not award high weightage to CAT 2017 exam toppers. The fact is revealed in the IIM Bangalore admission policy announced by the B-school for PGP 2018-20 batch. According to the IIM Bangalore admission policy 2018, the B-school will award 40% weight to CAT 2017 percentile score in shortlisting and 25% weight in final selection process.

IIM Bangalore V/s other top IIMs Admission 2018: Weightage to CAT 2017 score

Name of IIMs
Weightage awarded to CAT 2017 Percentile
IIM Bangalore
40%
IIM Ahmedabad
70%
IIM Calcutta
56%
IIM Lucknow
60%
IIM Kozhikode
75%

Weight to CAT score divided through sections
The 40 points weight awarded to CAT 2017 score is not available on overall score but will be divided on the basis of performance in each of the three sections in CAT 2017 exam:  Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 14 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points, and Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points.

90 percentile in CAT 2017: May get you in shortlist
The candidates with 90 percentile in CAT 2017 can expect to be shortlisted by IIM Bangalore provided they have excellent academics from class 10 to bachelor’s degree, 3 years of work experience and if they are female candidates bonus marks will also be awarded to them.

Following is the minimum required percentile in CAT 2017 to qualify for shortlisting at IIM Bangalore for PI round for admission to PGP 2018-20. While other IIMs have maintained same qualifying standard across all the 3 sections, IIM Bangalore has prescribed higher percentile for VARC section to qualify for the 1st stage shortlisting criteria.

The short list of candidates by IIM Bangalore will be based on candidates securing minimum section wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT 2017. The percentile cut-off scores for CAT 2017, announced by IIM Bangalore are as follows. Actual cut-offs for those who are called for interview could be much higher but if you do not score a minimum of the following scores in CAT 2017, you will not be considered for the 1st  phase shortlisting and will be out of admission process at IIM Bangalore. 

Category
VARC
 DILR
Quant
Overall percentile
General
85               
80              
 80            
90             
NC-OBC
75               
70              
70             
80             
SC
70               
65            
65             
75             
ST
60               
60              
60             
75             
DA
60               
60              
60             
75             

Excellent academics despite low CAT scores, can lead to admission at IIMB 
IIM Bangalore emphasizes consistent and high performance in past academics and all other parameters. Since IIMB follows a comprehensive multi-criteria process at the pre-PI stage, it is able to identify many candidates for the PI who have an excellent academic record and work experience but who, while doing well enough in the CAT 2017 to be in the first shortlist, may have narrowly missed the high score that would have been required if CAT 2017 alone was the basis for the PI shortlist. Such candidates effectively replace candidates who have only a high CAT 2017 score but score poorly in terms of their past academic record and work experience.

IIM Bangalore has announced low weight to CAT 2017 score and higher weight to academics in shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT round in admission to PGP 2018-20 batch:

Component
Weight in percentage on a scale of 100
CAT 2017 exam score
40
Class 10 marks
20
Class 12 marks
10
Bachelors degree
20
Gender diversity
 2
Work experience
 8

Accordingly a candidate with 90% marks in Class 10, 12 and graduation will get 50% weightage in shortlisting and as compared to other IIMs who will award higher weightage to CAT score, the ratio of 40% weightage to CAT score may get you through the process even at 90 percentile in CAT 2017.

IIM Bangalore V/s other IIMs: Weightage to academics

Name of IIM
Weight to academics
IIM Bangalore
50%
IIM Ahmedabad
30%
IIM Calcutta
40%
IIM Lucknow
20%
IIM Kozhikode
7.5%
 
IIM Bangalore: Fee structure 2018-20
IIM Bangalore, the high RoI B-school, will charge a high fee for PGP 2018-20 batch and may revise it further by the time your session commences. But this is not the deterrent for admission as you get a very high RoI for your investment in MBA at IIM Bangalore.

IIM Bangalore has revised upwards its fee during the last few years and at present the 2 years programme fee at IIM Bangalore is Rs. 19.50 lakhs.

Latest Placement at IIM Bangalore
IIM Bangalore has consistently recorded higher placement during last many years and during the economic slowdown as well. The placement statistics for the last 2 years of placement will bring home this fact

Placement for the batch
Average salary (Domestic) – (Rs. In lakhs)
Average salary (International) (Rs. In lakhs)
2015- 2017
21.42
52.13
2014- 2016
21.03
29.50

IIM Bangalore has key partnerships and collaborations with Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurship, with Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for incubation of non-profits, and with NITI Aayog for scaling up.

IIM Bangalore presently awards Post Graduate Diploma (PGDM) after completion of two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP). The IIM Bill 2017 seeks to empower all the IIMs to award MBA degree instead of diploma. The bill has already been passed by Lok Sabha and is waiting for the nod of Rajya Sabha and is expected to be made an Act after it is passed by Rajya Sabha also.

WAT & PI at IIM Bangalore: Your admission depends on it The final offers of admission to candidates in each category will be made strictly on the basis of the final aggregate score arrived at, after WAT and PI round. 

30 minutes WAT at IIM Bangalore During the PI process the candidates selected for interviewing during a particular half-day (morning or afternoon) session will have to take a Written Ability Test (WAT) on a topic provided by IIM Bangalore. 

During the PI process the candidates selected for interviewing during a particular half-day (morning or afternoon) session will have to take a Written Ability Test (WAT) on a topic provided by IIM Bangalore.

The topics will be on current socio-political, economic and business affairs, though other topics such as sports and those that require more creative thinking may also be included. The time provided for the WAT will typically be of about 30 minutes.

The performance of each candidate on the Written Ability Test (WAT) will be scored in terms of content and style. The scores given by an independent evaluator will be considered for WAT.

PI round: Evaluation criteria
During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.

Each interviewer will use the Personal Interview to comprehensively evaluate the candidate's motivation and ability to fit in and benefit from the PGP program. For Personal Interview – the average of the scores given by the interviewers will be considered.

Final selection: 25% weight to CAT 2017 score
Scores of both, WAT and interview, along with those of the pre-PI selection parameters (with the appropriate weightages) will be used cumulatively in the second and final phase of selection to identify the candidates who will merit selection from among those candidates who appear for the PI. The selection process, parameters and weights used are uniform for all categories of applicants. 

The WAT score and the personal interview score after standardization across interview panels and sessions,will be added to the following other scores to arrive at the final aggregate score:

Final Admission offer: Components & Weightages

Component
Percentage weight on a scale of 100
WAT score
10
Personal Interview (PI)
30
CAT 2017 score
25
10th Class board marks
10
12th class board marks
  5
Bachelors degree marks
10
Work experience
10

IIM Bangalore: PGP at a glance

Intake in 2018-20 batch 400 (proposed to go up)
Flagship programmes PGP
Acceptable Exam scores CAT 2017
Fee Structure Rs 19.50 Lakhs

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for period of five years in 2016, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of IIM Bangalore has been listed among the top 25 in the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2018. This ranking assesses institutes based on five different metrics, which are alumni outcomes, class and faculty diversity, employability, thought leadership, and value for money.

For the ninth year in a row, in 2017, Eduniversal, Paris has ranked IIM Bangalore the top business school in Central Asia. This ranking covers the 1000 best business schools in 154 countries in nine geographical zones: Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia & the Middle East, Far East Asia, Latin America, North America, Oceania, and Western Europe.

Located in India’s high technology capital, IIM Bangalore is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.

Along with ten disciplinary areas and five centres of excellence that offer courses and conduct research on  questions facing various sectors of industry, IIM Bangalore has set up three faculty recruiting centres – the Centre for Management Communication, the Centre for Public Policy, and the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

IIM Bangalore has recently launched an India-Japan Study Centre to promote understanding of Japan in India and India in Japan through research, teaching and policy outreach efforts.

An Israel Centre at IIM Bangalore has been set up to act as a hub for research on Indo-Israeli interactions in the fields of technology innovation, business strategy and history, government policies and culture, by uniting scholars, business community and students.

IIM Bangalore proposes to announce the shortlist of candidates for admission to PGP 2018-20 immediately after declaration of CAT 2017 result which is expected on January 7, 2018.

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