IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2019

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Updated on ‎January 7, 2019 

 

Immediately after declaration of CAT 2018 exam result on January 5, 2019, IIM Calcutta announced the shortlist for final selection round with 1990 candidates even before IIM Ahmedabad and  IIM Bangalore. IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore shortlist dates now follow the IIM Calcutta shortlist announcement. Both IIMA and IIMB are to announce their shortlist on January 7/8, 2019. Earlier IIM Calcutta announced the shortlist in one or two weeks from the date of CAT result declaration. Many other IIMs are to follow IIMA and IIMB in shortlist announcements.

 

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This article will give you overview of IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2019. This article will also inform you about the IIMs shortlisting criteria, new IIMs shortlist, IIM Wait list, IIMs Total Seats, CAT Cut offs, Fees, Placement at all IIMs in India. Details are below: 

 

IIM Shortlisting Criteria: Key Parameters
IIMs shortlist focus more on student quality which is not just measured only by CAT 2018 exam scores. As such ‘profile’ plays an important role and therefore is considered for improving diversity in IIM Class rooms. Accordingly IIM Shortlisting criteria focus mainly on following 3 Parameters:

  • CAT 2018 Exam Scores: Each IIM shortlisting criteria specify its minimum required sectional as well as overall percentile score in the range of 70 to 95 percentile
  • Academic Profile & Diversity: IIMs shortlisting criteria award weightage to excellent academic record till graduation and to the candidates coming from Non-Engineering back ground. Female candidates are also awarded weightage to promote gender diversity in IIM class rooms
  • Work Experience: In the IIMs shortlisting criteria to become eligible for GD-PI-WAT round, if a candidate has a work experience between 2 and 3 years in a supervisory cadre, good weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent is awarded in IIMs shortlisting process.  

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2019: Key Dates

Following are the important dates on which the IIMs shortlists are expected to be announced by each IIM for GD-PI-WAT round 2019 for MBA admission 2019

IIMs
Expected Date of Shortlist
Total Seats (May go up before
session commencement 2019)
IIM Ahmedabad
January 7, 2019 (Announced)
395
IIM Bangalore
January 9, 2019 (Announced)
400
IIM Calcutta
January 6, 2019 (Announced)
460
IIM Lucknow
January 8, 2019 (Announced)
500
IIM Indore
January 10, 2019 (Announced)
450
IIM Kozhikode
January 9, 2019 (Announced)
375
IIM Shillong
January 24, 2019
180
IIM Rohtak
January 25, 2019
240
IIM Trichy
January 25, 2019
180
IIM Udaipur
January 25, 2019
260
IIM Ranchi
January 25, 2019
185
IIM Kashipur
January 27, 2019
180
IIM Raipur
January 27, 2019
240
IIM Amritsar
April 22, 2019
105
IIM Bodhgaya
April 25, 2019
60
IIM Nagpur
April 26, 2019
126
IIM Visakhapatnam
April 26, 2019
60
IIM  Jammu
May 15, 2019
60
IIM Sambalpur
May 15, 2019
60
IIM Sirmaur
May 17, 2019
60

 

IIMs Shortlisting Cut Offs
IIMs shortlist minimum required cut offs for CAT 2018 percentile have been announced for MBA admission 2019. Actual cut offs may go higher than anticipated. Below are shared the minimum Shortlisting cut offs as announced by IIMs and the expected actual IIM shortlisting cut offs:

IIMs
Minimum Required CAT 2018 Shortlisting Cut off Percentile
Expected CAT 2018 shortlisting cut off
80
98
90
99
90
98
90
97
90
92
90
94
90
93
90
95
IIM Shillong
92
92
IIM Kashipur
92
93
95
93
IIM Rohtak
94
94
90
90
IIM Nagpur
90
90
IIM Raipur
90
90
IIM Amritsar
90
90
IIM Bodhgaya
90
90
IIM Jammu
90
90
IIM Sambalpur
90
90
IIM Sirmaur
90
90

 

Top IIMs Shortlist: Many 99 Percentilers Not in IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore Shortlists  
What is noteworthy is that even hundreds of CAT 2018 Toppers and 99 Percentilers may not find place in the IIM shortlisting  & Admissions 2019 in the top IIMs. On the other hand, candidates with percentile below 90 may find place in IIM shortlisting due to their profile, academic diversity despite scoring low in CAT exam.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist: More Diversity Focused
In the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist last year, 1200 candidates were shortlisted for MBA Admission. Out of them 182 candidates were with CAT percentile below 90. General category candidate with 81.53 percentile were shortlisted too. IIM Bangalore shortlist, IIM Kozhikode shortlist and other IIMs shortlisting criteria also followed this trend. This marks a new trend at IIM shortlisting criteria leading to diversity in IIM Class rooms.

 

IIM 2019 Shortlisting Process: Key Highlights

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist

  • Shortlist on CAT 2018 Result Date – January 7, 2019
  • 1200+ candidates to be shortlisted
  • 200 candidates with CAT 2018 percentile below 90 Expected in shortlist
  • AWT-PI round to begin in last week of January 2019

IIM Bangalore Shortlist

  • Shortlist on CAT 2018 Result Date - January 7, 2019
  • 1000+ candidates to be shortlisted
  • High Academic profile considered than only CAT 2018 score in shortlisting
  • PI Round to start from February 2nd week 2019, in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.   

IIM Calcutta Shortlist

  • Shortlist announced on Jan 6, 2019
  • 1990 candidates have been shortlisted for PI-WAT round
  • IIMC shortlist contains 43% female candidates
  • 1 transgender candidate is among the shortlisted candidates
  • Many candidates with 99+ percentile not shortlisted by IIM Calcutta  
  • PI-WAT round to begin in February 2019 

IIM Lucknow Shortlist

  • IIM Lucknow shortlist expected on January 15, 2019
  • To check the status click on shortlist for WAT-PI round 2019 below News & Announcements on IIM Lucknow website
  • 1500 candidates to be shortlisted for PI-WAT round for PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM programmes
  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Cut off is 90+ for PGP and 85+ for PGP-ABM and PGP-SM
  • No Group Discussion (GD) round in admission 2019
  • Final admission round consists of PI & WAT

IIM Indore Shortlist

  • IIM Indore shortlist expected on January 15, 2019
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter security code also along with CAT 2018 registration ID and email ID on IIM Indore website
  • 1400 candidates expected in IIM shortlist for PGP and PGP-HRM programmes 2019-21
  • Shortlist cut off may remain 90 percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may go to 90+
  • PI-WAT round begins in February, 2019

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist

  • Shortlist expected on January 9-10, 2019
  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist required wil close in a week’s time on January 16-17, 2019
  • Shortlist status available on the shortlist page of IIM Kozhikode

IIM Rohtak Shortlist

  • IIM Rohtak shortlist is expected on January 25, 2019
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Rohtak website
  • 14000 candidates expected to be shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for 9 to 11 new IIMs participating in the common WAT and PI round
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • The shortlist cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be the part of Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for particpating IIMs
  • CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Tiruchirappalli Shortlist

  • IIM Trichy shortlist expected for CAP 2019 round on January 25, 2019
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Trichy website for shortlist
  • 14000 candidates expected in the common shortlist for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019
  • Shortlist cut off as announced by IIM Trichy is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi
  • CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Udaipur Shortlist

  • IIM Udaipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced on January 25, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Udaipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Raipur Shortlist

  • IIM Raipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced on January 25, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Raipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Kashipur Shortlist

  • IIM Kashipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced on January 25 or January 27, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Kashipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Shillong Shortlist

  • IIM Shillong shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced on January 25 or January 27, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to attend GD-PI-WAT round conducted by IIM Shillong separately in different cities in India
  • You can check your shortlist status at IIM Shillong website 1-2 weeks after declaration of CAT 2018 Result
  • Shortlist cut off is 90 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile

7 Baby IIMs’ Shortlist Shortlist

  • The newest baby IIMs are seven in number.
  • Some of these baby IIMs may also participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 being coordinated by IIM Ranchi.
  • The IIMs who will participate in CAP 2019 will not announce separate shortlist and the number of shortlisted candidates will increase for CAP 2019 in accordance with the shortlisting criteria of baby IIMs
  • The shortlisted candidates of these IIMs will have to participate in PI-WAT round through CAP 2019
  • IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam are not expected to participate in CAP 2019 and will conduct their own GD-PI-WAT process for admission 2019
  • These IIMs will announce shortlist in the last week of April/first week of May 2019 to conduct PI-WAT round.

How IIMs announce Shortlist for Interview?
IIMs shortlisting criteria and the process with weightage components adopted by the IIMs can give ample idea how the IIMs announce shortlist for interview. The criteria being adopted by IIMs to announce the shortlist for final selection round 2019 is not much different than that was followed last year. Here is the IIMs shortlisting criteria adopted by IIMs for last year admission process:

 

IIM Ahmedabad

  • Shortlist announced on January 8, 2018
  • 1200 candidates shortlisted
  • 182 candidates with CAT 2017 percentile below 90 shortlisted
  • General category candidate with 81.53 percentile in CAT shortlisted
  • AWT-PI round to begin in last week of January 2018  ...

IIM Bangalore

  • Shortlist announced on January 8, 2018
  • 1000+ candidates shortlisted
  • High Academic profile considered than only CAT 2017 score in shortlisting
  • PI schedule announced. Interviews to begin from February 12 in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.   

IIM Calcutta

  • Shortlist announced on January 13, 2018
  • 1100+ candidates shortlisted
  • Shortlist cut off is 95+ percentile in CAT 2017
  • Final cut off may go up to 99.5
  • Final Admission round begins in February 2018

Component score in each category for shortlisting the candidates for PI and WAT round as announced by IIM Calcutta are:

Components
Weights out of 50
Method of calculation
CAT 2017 overall score
28 (56%)
Candidate’s Total CAT 2017 score/Maximum CAT 2017 Score X 28
Class X marks
10 (20%)
As shared above
Class XII marks
10 (20%
As shared above
Gender Diversity factor (Women candidates)
  2 (4%)
Awarded to women candidates only

IIM Lucknow

  • IIM Lucknow shortlist announced on January 15
  • To check the status click on shortlist for WAT-PI Batch 2018-20 below News & Announcements on IIM Lucknow website
  • 1500 candidates shortlisted for PI-WAT round for PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM programmes
  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Cut off is 90+ for PGP and 85+ for PGP-ABM and PGP-SM
  • No Group Discussion (GD) round in admission 2018
  • Final admission round consists of PI & WAT
  • Shortlisting weight for different PGP 2018-20 programmes is as under:

Weightage Criteria on a scale of 100

Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT score (CS)
60
60
60
2.
Class 12 marks (12M)
10
10
10
3.
Graduation marks (GM)
10
10
10
4.
Work experience (WE)
10
  0
10
5a.
Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)
  5
20*
  5
5b.
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
  5
  5*
  5

*Maximum marks for diversity factor (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20 (for PGP-ABM Program only). 

 

IIM Indore

  • IIM Indore shortlist announced on January 15
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter security code also along with CAT 2017 registration ID and email ID
  • 1400 candidates shortlisted for PGP and PGP-HRM programmes
  • Shortlist cut off is 90 percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may go to 90+
  • PI-WAT round begins in February, 2018

Short list based on composite score which is calculated by adding up the weightage to academics, Gender deiversity and CAT 2017 percentile. Weightage ratio is as under:

Weightage component
Weightage percentage in shortlisting
Class 10 & 12 score
76%
CAT 2017 score
20%
Gender Diversity
  4%

 

IIM Kozhikode

  • Shortlist announced on January 9
  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist closes on January 15
  • Shortlist status available on the shortlist page

IIM Rohtak

  • IIM Rohtak shortlist announced on January 25
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2017 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the above link
  • 11,846 candidates have been shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 11 IIMs
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be the part of Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 being coordinated by IIM Rohtak for 11 IIMs
  • CAP 2018 round begins in February, 2018

Category-wise Short list for CAP 2018 is as under:

Category of candidates
Number of candidates shortlisted
General
 6027
NC-OBC
 3255
SC
 1608
ST
   705
DAP
   251
Total
11846

IIM Tiruchirappalli

  • IIM Trichy shortlist has been announced for CAP 2018 round on January 25
  • It is the common shortlist announced by IIM Rohtak for all the 11 new IIMs who are participating in CAP 2018.
  • IIM Trichy has not announced any separate shortlist.
  • It is IIM Rohtak who will co-ordinate Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2017 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the above link
  • 11,846 candidates have been shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 11 IIMs
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Rohtak for 11 IIMs
  • CAP 2018 round begins in February, 2018

Category-wise Short list for CAP 2018 is as under:

Category of candidates
Number of candidates shortlisted
General
 6027
NC-OBC
 3255
SC
 1608
ST
   705
DAP
   251
Total
11846

IIM Udaipur

  • IIM Udaipur shortlist has been announced for CAP 2018 round on January 25
  • It is the common shortlist announced by IIM Rohtak for all the 11 new IIMs who are participating in CAP 2018.
  • IIM Udaipur has not announced any separate shortlist.
  • It is IIM Rohtak who will co-ordinate Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2017 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the above link
  • 11,846 candidates have been shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 11 IIMs
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Rohtak for 11 IIMs
  • CAP 2018 round begins in February, 2018

Category-wise Short list for CAP 2018 is as under: 

Category of candidates
Number of candidates shortlisted
General
 6027
NC-OBC
 3255
SC
 1608
ST
   705
DAP
   251
Total
11846