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

IIM Calcutta has announced some major changes to its admission policy for MBA programmes including lowering CAT 2017 weight to 56 percent. Find all the changes here.

Aug 16, 2017 12:50 IST
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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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