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IIM Calcutta lowers CAT 2017 Cutoff weight to 56%; Academics to weight 40%

Aug 16, 2017 12:50 IST
    IIM Calcutta lowers CAT 2017
    IIM Calcutta lowers CAT 2017

    If you are one of the 2 lakh MBA aspirants seeking admission to the prestigious IIM Calcutta through CAT 2017 cutoffs, you are in luck! As per the latest update, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has revamped its admission policy for its flagship PGP MBA programmes. The policy details the admission criteria and selection procedure for MBA aspirants, which is super-important as it will decide who gets in and who stays out of one of top MBA colleges in India.

    The revamped IIM Calcutta Admission Policy

    As per the recently announced IIM Calcutta Admission policy, the B-school has lowered the cut offs in CAT 2017 percentile. In addition to this, the overall weightage of CAT 2017 score has been brought down to 56%, while the weight of academic profile of candidate has been raised to 40%.

    What does this actually mean?

    Putting it up in layman’s term, this essentially means that merely scoring good percentile score in CAT 2017 is not going to be enough to get your shortlisted for the first round at IIM Calcutta. You academic track-record i.e. your Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exam Result is also going to play a huge role in your selection to the one of the top B-schools in India. Graduation or Bachelor’s degree will not be considered for the academic weightage.

    Why lower CAT 2017 percentile weight?

    This has been done as a move to attract / shortlist candidates from non-engineering backgrounds. The revised admission policy of IIM Calcutta has been designed in a way that will create a more level playing field for MBA aspirants from all academic backgrounds.

    What is will be IIM C’s sectional cutoff for CAT 2017?

    As per the new admission policy, the CAT 2017 sectional cutoff has been set at 80 percentile. What this essentially means that only those candidates who are able to secure 80 percentile in each of the three sections i.e. VARC, DILR and Quant will be considered for the first level short listing? In addition to this, the overall minimum CAT 2017 percentile cutoff for IIM C would be set at 90 percentile for the first stage short listing.

    But candidates must keep in mind that, CAT 2017 percentile would only weight 56% in the overall selection matrix.

    Category-wise Break-up of CAT 2017 cutoffs

    Category

    Section-1

    Section-2

    Section-3

    Overall


    VARC

    DILR

    Quant

    CAT 2017 percentile

    General

    80

    80

    80

    90

    NC-OBC

    75

    75

    75

    85

    SC

    65

    65

    65

    70

    ST

    60

    60

    60

    70

    PWD

    60

    60

    60

    70

    Only those MBA aspirants who score the minimum sectional and overall qualifying percentile will be considered for first round short listing for admission at IIM Calcutta.

    How will academics weight in overall selection procedure?

    As per the new admission policy, candidates will be awarded 10 points out of total 50 points in the selection matrix for scoring 80% and above in Class 10 Exams. Similarly, candidates will also be awarded another 10 points out of total 50 points in the selection matrix for scoring 80% and above in the Class 12 Board Exams. Candidate scoring below 60% in either of Class 10 or Class 12 Boards will be awarded zero points for the same.

    Simply put, if you have scored 80% and above in the both Class 10 and Class 12 you would secure 20 points out of total 50 in the IIM Calcutta selection matrix. This makes up 20 out of 50 makes up 40% of the overall score weight in the selection matrix.

    Compared to last year, the weight of Academic profile of the candidate has risen to 40%. Last year, the overall weight of academic profile was 30 points out of 100 and therefore carried the total weightage of 30% only.

    Academic Profile Weightage table:

    Percentage of Marks

    Class 10 Weightage Points

    Class 12 Weightage Points

    80% and above marks

    10

    10

    80% to 75% marks

    8

    8

    75% to 70% marks

    6

    6

    70% to 65% marks

    4

    4

    65% to 60% marks

    2

    2

    Below 60% marks

    IIM Calcutta Admission Policy – Scores and weight

    To put thing in perspective, MBA aspirants can have a look at the table provided below. This will give you the actual idea about the score, weights and other details related to selection at IIM Calcutta.

    Section / Category

    Points / Percentage Weight

    Calculation Method

    CAT 2017 overall score

    28 (56%)

    Candidate’s Total CAT 2017 score/ Maximum CAT 2017 Score X28

    Class X marks

    10 (20%)

    As per the table given above

    Class XII marks

    10 (20%

    As per the table given above

    Gender Diversity factor (Women candidates)

    2 (4%)

    Awarded to women candidates only

    So, there you go! All the important details about the revamped IIM Calcutta admission policy for PGP 2018-20 programmes are given above. If you feel that we have missed out on any other important details or need more clarification for the same, you can let us know through your comments below.

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