IIT Madras MBA Admission 2020: Cutoff, Selection, Eligibility, Fee

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IIT Madras has recently announced its intent to reschedule the Written Ability Test-Personal Interview (WAT/PI) selection process for MBA admissions 2020. This is in response to the prevailing COVID-19 emergency throughout the country. 

Earlier, it had extended the application process till 4 February (midnight) from 31 January 2020. IIT Madras provides a full-time, 2 years program in MBA, details for which are available here.

The rescheduling is pertaining to students seeking admissions to all the 4 IITs (Delhi, Roorkee, Chennai and Dhanbad) through its common gateway. As a fact, students who applied, have to check the admission website until 3 May 2020 for further details. 

Certainly, applications will be shortlisted based on CAT score, previous academic qualifications and work experience so far. However, personal interview (PI), written ability test (WAT) along with application will lead to final selection of deserving candidates. The expected cut-off of CAT is 96 percentile for general category.

Here are some of the detailed information tabulated below regarding IIT Madras MBA Admissions: 

Name of the InstituteDepartment of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras
Official website
MBA Application Date5 January 2020 - 31 January 2020
MBA Application LinkClick here
Application Fee1600/- (General/NRI/OBC) 800/- (SC/ST/PD)
Expected CAT cut-off 96 percentile

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Are you eligible for IIT-M MBA Admission?

The eligibility criteria in IIT Madras for MBA is broadly categorised with respect to regular candidates, sponsored candidates and foreign nationals or non-resident Indians. 

Regular candidates

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a UGC recognised university with a minimum of 60% (General and 50% (SCT/SC/PD).
  • Students in the final year of graduation need to fulfil all the requirements with provisional certificates and should submit provisional certificates within 2 months of program commencement.
  • A valid CAT score.
  • IIT graduates with a CGPA of a minimum of 8 out of 10 are exempted from CAT score. 

Non-Resident Indians/ Foreign Nationals

  • Graduates from a UGC recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • A valid GMAT score is required.
  • Final year students are required to submit provisional certificates.

Sponsored Candidates

Sponsored candidates are required to meet the eligibility criteria based on two aspects. That is, whether they are defence personnel or sponsored by the company in which they are employed, presently.

Defence Personnel

  • Graduates from a government-recognised university with at least 55% marks in any discipline.
  • Defence officers are to receive admission through government agencies as they are exempted from any national-level entrance tests.

Company Sponsored

  • Valid score in CAT as conducted by IIMs.
  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university with at least 60% marks.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in the sponsored company.
  • Sponsored applications to be forwarded by employers through appropriate channels

Admission procedure for MBA in IIT Madras

The admission process for IIT Madras MBA admission takes place in three stages: application, shortlisting (based on application) and WAT-PI for final selection as below: 

Application Process: MBA in IIT Madras

The application process is completely online and takes place through the University’s MBA admission portal. The admission page will lead students to the common admission portal for MBA at the four IITs- Delhi, Roorkee, Madras and Mumbai. In the case of students applying for all these four IITs, the application process can be easier and faster.

Students have to access the official website of IIT Madras to continue with the steps discussed below:

  1. At first, new users have to register with email and other personal details.
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  1. During registration, all the details and communications will be done and sent to your email address.
  2. Post, this application process will begin with filling up personal details.
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  1. Enter all the academic qualifications.
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  1. Pay the application fees.
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At last, retain a copy of the application with you in a printable pdf format.

Note: Prior to the beginning of application students need to make sure they have a valid email address and an active phone number. As these details will be required throughout the application procedure. Also, students need to keep their work experience and academic certificates handy.

Shortlisting Process for Applications

The applications are shortlisted based on the composite score calculated giving due weightage to each of the following aspects:

  • CAT score
  • Academic records
  • Work experience
  • Academic diversity
  • Gender

As the shortlisting is done based on a composite score, categorised relaxations are also maintained as per the norms by the Government of India.

Final Selection Process

The candidates who are shortlisted are selected to appear in the Written Ability Test (WAT) as well as Personal Interview (PI). These are to evaluate academic knowledge, teamwork and communication skills. The venue is usually set nearest to the place of stay of the candidate as in:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Roorkee
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai

The final selection is based on a score obtained by candidates with respect to the weightage given to the following:

  1. Written Ability Test
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Composite scores
  4. Other forms of achievements

Note for students: The shortlisted candidates are usually called for Personal Interview at the mentioned venue except the Foreign Nationals or NRI candidates. Such candidates have to take the interview online. 

About the Institute:

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras is a business school under Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and popularly known as DoMS. The department was established in 2004, even though an MBA was taught in IIT Madras since 2001. 

The institute was first of all the IITs to introduce MBA studies for candidates of all streams like BA, BSc and BCom apart from engineering stream. This department also offers MS and PhD in Entrepreneurship along with an executive MBA program. Partnering with IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta, it provides a multi-institutional PGPEX-VLM, a diploma degree for visionary manufacturing leaders.


Ques. What are the programs offered by DoMs (IIT Madras)?

Ans. DoMS (IIT Madras) offers MBA, executive MBA and PGPEX-VLM courses.

Ques. What is the overall cut-off for CAT score in IIT Madras?

Ans. The expected overall cut-off for CAT is 96-98 percentile.

Ques. Are the final selection results declared for the 2020-2022 session?

Ans. The final selection results are yet to be declared.

Ques. Is work experience required for IIT Madras MBA admission?

Ans. The MBA programs at IIT Madras is designed in a way that students with or without any form of work experience can take up.

Ques. How should I pay my application fee?

Ans. The application fee can be paid by net banking, credit card or debit card.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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