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March 13, 2019

Fifteen IIMs have so far announced their shortlists for admission 2019. Immediately after declaration of CAT 2018 exam result on January 5, 2019, IIM Calcutta was the first to announce the shortlist for final selection round with 1990 candidates even before IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist has remained more Diversity Focused. This year IIM Ahmedabad has announced the shortlist of 1220 candidates including the exceptional performers. Last year 1200 candidates were shortlisted for MBA Admission by IIMA. Out of them 182 candidates were with CAT percentile below 90. General category candidate with 81.53 percentile were shortlisted too.

 

IIM Bangalore announced the shortlist on January 9, 2019. IIM Bangalore has emphasized more on academics and profile of the candidates than only CAT 2018 score in shortlisting and sending the call for PI-WAT for admission 2019. The PI-WAT process begins in the February 2019. 

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IIM Lucknow shortlist 2019 has also been announced with 3232 candidates for PGP admission final round, 2073 candidates for PGP-ABM and 1486 candidates for PGP SM programme after considering a total of 26762 candidates for all the three programmes.

 

IIM Kozhikode has announced shortlist on January 9, 2019. IIM Indore has announced the shortlist for PI-WAT round on January 10, 2019 on its website. IIM Indore had asked the shortlisted candidates to submit their profile latest by January 19, 2019 after which the PI-WAT round is to begin in February 2019.

 

IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Trichy, IIM Kashipur have announced the shortlist on January 24, 2019 for CAP 2019 which is being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for 10 IIMs. The shortlists are individually announced by these new and baby CAP 2019 participating IIMs, although the PI-WAT round will be common for all these ten IIMs. Besides, these CAP 2019 participating IIMs will prepare their final merit lists separately on the basis of their admission policy 2019 after CAP 2019 process is over in the month of April 2019. 

 

Closely following are the IIM Udaipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Shillong who have also announced the shortlists for final selection round. While IIM Udaipur and IIM Raipur are participating in Common Admission Process (IIM-CAP) 2019 and will offer admission on the basis of performance of the candidates in the CAP round, they have announced their shortlists separately. IIM Shillong will conduct its own PI-WAT round and will make final admission offer on the basis of performance and weightage assigned to each component.

 

Among the Baby IIMs, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Sambalpur have taken the lead and have announced their final admission result for MBA 2019-21 batch on May 10, 2019 by making admission offers.

 

IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Nagpur have also announced their shortlists and are going through their individual final stage of selection process in the month of May, 2019. IIM Jammu, IIM Sirmaur have announced their respective shortlists and will make final admission offer on the basis of CAP 2019 shortly.  

 

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 have been announced or are expected to be announced by each IIM for GD-PI-WAT round 2019 for MBA admission 2019

IIMs
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 18, 2019 (Announced)
180
IIM Rohtak
January 24, 2019 (Announced)
240
IIM Trichy
January 24, 2019 (Announced)
180
IIM Udaipur
January 24, 2019 (Announced)
260
IIM Ranchi
January 24, 2019 (Announced)
185
IIM Kashipur
January 24, 2019 (Announced)
180
IIM Raipur
January 27, 2019 (Announced)
240
IIM Amritsar
April 22, 2019 (Announced)
105
IIM Bodhgaya
April 25, 2019 (Announced)
60
IIM Nagpur
April 26, 2019 (Announced)
126
IIM Visakhapatnam
April 26, 2019 (Announced)
60
IIM  Jammu
May 15, 2019 (Announced)
60
IIM Sambalpur
May 15, 2019 (Announced)
60
IIM Sirmaur
May 17, 2019 (Announced)
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 Calcutta Shortlist: Announced First on Jan 6, 2019
Taking the lead after the CAT 2018 result declaration, IIM Calcutta has released the shortlist of more than 1100 candidates for final selection round. The shortlisted candidates can check their status by login at IIM Calcutta website with their CAT 2018 registration ID and Email ID

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist: Announced on Jan 7, 2019
IIM Ahmedabad has announced the shortlist of candidates for the Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) 2019 at 5PM on January 7, 2019.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist: Key Points
Key highlights in IIM Ahmedabad shortlist are:

  • Shortlist announced on January 7, 2019
  • 28886 candidates were considered by IIM Ahmedabad for preliminary screening based on CAT 2018 score and 6 candidates on the basis
  • 723 candidates shortlisted from exceptional performers (ACRC Group) in different categories and different streams despite scoring a lower percentile than actual cut off applied
  • 53 candidates in Non-ACRC group have been shortlisted
  • 1220 are the total candidates shortlisted for AWT & PI Round
  • Around 100 candidates with CAT 2018 percentile below 90 in shortlist
  • AWT-PI round begins in last week of January 2019
  • IIM Ahmedabad call for admission will be sent in April 2019

IIM Bangalore Shortlist: Announced on Jan 9
Shortlisted Candidates at IIM Bangalore can check their IIM Bangalore call for PI-WAT by login with CAT 2019 ID on IIM Bangalore official website:

 

IIM Bangalore Shortlist: Key Points

  • Shortlist Announced on January 9, 2019
  • 1400+ candidates  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 Bangalore will final call for admission in the month of April 2019

IIM Lucknow Shortlist: Announced on Jan 8
IIM Lucknow has announced the shortlist of 6791 candidates for PI-WAT 2019 for admission 2019 in its three PGDM programmes namely PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM. You can check your IIM Lucknow call for PI-WAT by login with CAT 2019 ID on IIM Lucknow official website.

 

IIM Lucknow Shortlist: Key Points

  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Out on January 8, 2019
  • To check the status click on shortlist status batch 2019-21 below News & Announcements on IIM Lucknow website
  • 3232 candidates shortlisted PI-WAT round for PGP; 2073 for PGP-ABM and 1486 for PGP-SM programmes
  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Cut off is 90+ for PGP and 85+ for PGP-ABM and PGP-SM
  • All IIM Lucknow shortlisted candidates for WAT-PI based on composite scores need to submit their WAT-PI form online latest by January 15, 2019
  • IIM Lucknow will drop the candidate's name from the list of shortlisted candidates for WAT-PI,  if he/she fails to submit the form online within the stipulated deadline
  • Final admission round consists of PI & WAT
  • IIM Lucknow call for admission in April 2019
  • No Group Discussion (GD) round in admission 2019
  • A total of 26762 candidates for all the three programmes have qualified for shortlisting at IIM Lucknow. Out of them 6791 have been shortlisted

IIM Indore Shortlist: Announced on Jan 10
To check your shortlist status you need to click on Captcha also along with CAT 2018 registration ID and email ID on the shortlist link of IIM Indore website

 

IIM Indore Shortlist: Key Points

  • IIM Indore announced shortlist on January 10, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to Submit profile by January 19, 2019 to IIM Indore
  • IIM Indore has a large batch
  • 2000+ candidates shortlisted for PI-WAT round for admission to PGP and PGP-HRM programmes 2019-21
  • Shortlist cut off remains 90+ percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may go to 91+
  • After IIM Indore call the PI-WAT round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Indore final call for admission in April/May 2019

 

IIM Indore: Instructions for Shortlisted candidates
Complete the ‘Candidate Profile Form’ with the following information and submit the same latest by Saturday, January 19, 2019, failing which your candidature can be cancelled:

  • Personal Details
  • Programme preference (if applicable)
  • Academic Qualification 
  • Work Experience details (if applicable) 
  • Scholastic Achievements & Career Plans 
  • Upload Photo & Document(s) 

After completing the profile form, review the Candidate Profile Form and submit the same.

 

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist: Announced on Jan 9

  • Shortlist Announced on January 9, 2019
  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist required. Will close in a week’s time by January 16-17, 2019
  • IIM Kozhikode Shortlist status is made available on the shortlist page of IIM Kozhikode
  • 50% Weight to PI-WAT round is awarded in final selection round
  • IIM Kozhikode call for admission is released in April 2019

IIM Shillong Shortlist

  • IIM Shillong shortlist for PI-WAT was announced on January 18.
  • 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
  • Shortlist cut off is 90 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile

IIM Rohtak Shortlist: Announced on Jan 24
To check your shortlist status you need to click on Captcha also after entering your CAT 2018 registration ID, date of birth and email ID on the shortlist link of IIM Rohtak website

 

IIM Rohtak Shortlist for PI-WAT: Key Points

  • IIM Rohtak shortlist Has been announced on January 24, 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 and the Captcha before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Rohtak website
  • 14000 candidates are shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for 10 new and baby 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 final 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
  • After IIM Rohtak call for final selection round CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Rohtak will prepare its own final merit list based on CAT 2018 score, performance in CAP 2019, Work Experience, academic and gender diversity. The final admission offer will be based on all these parameters.

IIM Ranchi Shortlist: Announced on Jan 24
To check your shortlist status you need to click on Captcha also after entering your CAT 2018 registration ID, date of birth and email ID on the shortlist link on IIM Ranchi website

 

IIM Ranchi Shortlist for PI-WAT: Key Points

  • IIM Ranchi shortlist has been announced on January 24, 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 and the Captcha before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Ranchi website
  • IIM Ranchi is coordinating the CAP 2019 for 10 IIMs. As such 14000 candidates are shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for the ten new and baby 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 final admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be Common for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs
  • After IIM Ranchi call for final selection round CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Ranchi will prepare its own final merit list based on CAT 2018 score, performance in CAP 2019, Work Experience, academic and gender diversity. The final admission offer will be based on all these parameters.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Shortlist: Announced on Jan 24

  • IIM Tiruchirappalli shortlist has been announced on January 24, 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 and the Captcha before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Trichy website
  • IIM Ranchi is coordinating the CAP 2019 for 10 IIMs. As such 14000 candidates are shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for the ten new and baby 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 final admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be Common for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs
  • After IIM Trichy call for final selection round, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli will prepare its own final merit list based on CAT 2018 score, performance in CAP 2019, Work Experience, academic and gender diversity. The final admission offer will be based on all these parameters.

IIM Shillong Shortlist

  • IIM Shillong shortlist for PI-WAT was announced on January 18.
  • 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
  • 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 on January 24, 2019 for PI-WAT 2019
  • 260 candidates will be selected for admission after PI-WAT round.
  • 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 and the Captcha before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Udaipur website
  • Since IIM Ranchi is coordinating the CAP 2019 for 10 IIMs, 14000 candidates are shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019. CAP 2019 is the common PI-WAT round of ten new and baby IIMs participating in the process.
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • The shortlist cut off in final admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be Common for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs
  • After IIM Udaipur’s call for final selection round, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Udaipur will prepare its own final merit list based on CAT 2018 score, performance in CAP 2019, Work Experience, academic and gender diversity. The final admission offer will be based on all these parameters.

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


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