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IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2021: Previous Year Cutoff, Fees, Selection Process, & Placement

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Jun 19, 2021

IIM Bodh Gaya sectional and overall CAT cut off for shortlisting the candidates to offer admission in the institute released after the declaration of CAT Result. For the MBA Batch 2021-23 the overall and sectional CAT Cut off was 80 and 90 respectively for the GN category candidates. IIM Bodh Gaya will release the final admission list for 2021-2023 batch on May 21, 2021. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission

The total number of seats offered by IIM Body Gaya for this session are 120. Based on CAT score, PI, and Profile of candidate with weightage of 40%, 30%, & 30% respectively the final admission will be released. 

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The average CTC offered to the top 20% of students reached INR 15.65 LPA which was INR 12.16 LPA. Read the article to know more about IIM CAT Bodh Gaya Admission process, cut off and selection criteria. Check IIM Bodh Gaya Placements

CAT Cutoff 2020

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT 2020 Cutoff

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
EWS 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40
  • Candidates have to clear both the sectional and the overall CAT cut-off to get shortlisted in pre-admission rounds.
  • The cut-off for this year's 2-year PGDM programme at IIM Bodhgaya is around 90 percentile.
  • For IIM Bodhgaya, CAT cut-off is dependent on multiple variables.
  • Based on their CAT ranking, shortlisted candidates are called for CAT Counselling.
  • The selection process for IIM Bodhgaya consists of 3 phases - preliminary screening based solely on CAT scores, academic success in the 10th, 12th and degree evaluations, and screening for AWT (Academic Writing Test) and PI (Personal Interview), among other elements for the final selection process.

CAT Cutoff 2019

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2019

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 95
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

Candidates can check the 2019 IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off to get an idea of the minimum percentile that the candidates must score in order to qualify for the next round of selection. In 2019, the total percentile cut-off for the 2019-21 batch was 95 percentile for general category candidates and 78 for NC-OBC candidates, 60 for SC candidates, and 40 for ST and DA candidates respectively.

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IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2018

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General >80 >80 >80 >90
NC-OBC >55 >55 >55 >75
SC 50 50 50 >55
ST >30 >30 >30 >35
DAP >50 >50 >50 >65

The cut-off for 2018 IIM Bodh Gaya was slightly different from the previous year's. The overall percentile for the General category was less than in 2017. However, the overall and sectional percentile for IIM Bodh Gaya candidates in the ST and DAP categories was significantly lower compared with last year.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2017

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General >80 >80 >80 >90
SC >50 >50 >50 >65
ST >60 >60 >60 >75
DAP >50 >50 >50 >65

The overall and sectional percentile for IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off was marked with a major improvement. When the overall percentile for the general category dropped from 96 to 90, the overall percentile has improved for candidates in other groups.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2016

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 96
OBC(NC) 58 58 58 77.5
SC 50 50 50 59
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 45

In terms of the IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off, there is a negligible change in the overall percentile for general category candidatesThe IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off fell from 78.98 to 77.5 for OBC and SC candidates, and from 63 to 59. However, a significant change was observed for ST and DAP candidates, and the overall cutoff decreased from 50.71 to 40 and 50.71 to 40 respectively.

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff 2015

  • CAT's 2015 examination pattern was different from the present paper pattern. Earlier, there were only two sections of the CAT examination - quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning. The general category sectional cut-off was 80 and the overall percentile was 96.30. The sectional cut-off was 61.43 for the NC-OBC candidates, and the overall cut-off was 78.98 in 2015.
  • We can see therefore that the cut-off for IIM Bodh Gaya CAT differs from year to year as it depends on many factors. The selection process of IIM Bodh Gaya is divided into three stages - preliminary screening, screening of academic and work scores, and the final selection which includes WAT and PI rounds.
Category Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Overall
General 80 80 96.30
NC-OBC 61.43 61.43 78.98
SC 50.40 50.40 63.00
ST 41.42 40.80 50.71
DA 41.42 42.21 50.70

IIM Bodh Gaya Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must earn a bachelor's degree with an average of 50 percent marks or a CGPA equivalent (45 percent marks for candidates from SC / ST / PwD).
  • Upon completion of Class 12 from a recognised board or receiving an equivalent qualification, applicants must receive a Bachelor's degree or equivalent that spans for a period of at least three years.
  • Where the applicant receives grades or CGPA in the place of marks, the equivalent will be decided on the basis of the equivalence recognised by the institute/university from which the applicant obtained a Bachelor's degree. If the institute does not have any specific scheme for converting CGPA into marks, IIM Bodh Gaya will find the equivalent by dividing the total CGPA obtained by the highest possible CGPA and multiplying the answer by 100.
  • Aspirants who are in the final year of their Bachelor's degree or any other equivalent examination, or who have appeared for their final year examination and are awaiting results may also apply.
  • Along with the academic qualification, applicants must bear in mind that they are expected to appear in CAT and have to achieve the minimum desired score in the entrance test to be considered eligible for admission to the IIM Bodh Gaya postgraduate programme.
  • Working professionals and entrepreneurs who possess a full-time work experience of at least 6 months after graduation are required.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Application Process

The following are the important details regarding the application process for admission to the IIM Bodh Gaya MBA programme -

  • Candidates who wish to apply to IIM Bodh Gaya are required to register for the CAT.
  • The payment fee for the CAT INR 1,900 (Categories of SC/ST had to pay INR 950).
  • Candidates need to note that they do not have to apply for admission to IIM Bodh Gaya and pay application fees separately.
  • Candidates will be able to ascertain whether or not they will be shortlisted for admission to IIM Bodh Gaya following the results of the CAT

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Admission Process

IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Admission Process

  • Step 1 - Candidates must have shown up for the CAT and scored the minimum percentile required.
  • Step 2 - Applicants are shortlisted from those holding a valid CAT score for WAT and PI screening (known as Personal Appearance) and have applied to the postgraduate course at IIM Bodh Gaya, and satisfy the required eligibility criteria for admission here.
  • Step 3 - The final selection for the IIM Bodh Gaya postgraduate programme will be made based on a number of factors including CAT performance, WAT and PI results, academic, co-curricular and extracurricular accomplishments, and work experience.
  • Step 4 - The final admission offer will be made to the applicants based on the Final Composite Score (FCS) which grants 40 percent weightage to the CAT score, 30% weightage to Personal Appearance (PA) - 20 percent weightage to the PI round's score + 10 percent weightage to the WAT score, and 30% weightage to the profile score – 12% weightage to academics + 6 percent weightage to the work experience + 12 percent weightage for diversity.

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Stage 1 - Pre-personal Appearance Process

The first selection step for IIM Bodh Gaya's PGP course is based on the CAT score that the applicants obtain. IIM Bodh Gaya has set minimum categorical cut-offs for the students to attend the PA process.

Candidates can be informed of their status if they have been shortlisted for IIM Bodh Gaya Admission WAT / PI rounds by following the following steps:

Step 1 - Click here.

Step 2 - Enter the login credentials for the 2019 CAT -

  • ID CAT
  • Email ID registered with CAT
  • Birth Date

Step 3 - Click on the Login tab

Step 4 - Screen will display the candidate’ status - shortlisted or not shortlisted.

Stage 2 - Shortlisting based on academic and work scores for WAT and PI

The final selection at IIM Bodh Gaya is based on candidates' performance on different parameters including CAT score, past academic records, work experience, and gender diversity. Marks obtained through Class 10, Class 12 application, and a degree, and work experience play a vital role in the selection for the IIM Bodh Gaya PGP course. Points are given based on the aggregate marks for each component. Those points are taken into account during the PI and WAT rounds.

Academic Scores

Range of Marks Class 10 Class 12 Degree
< 60 0.0 0.0 0.0
60 to 64.99 0.5 0.5 0.5
65 to 69.99 1.0 1.0 1.0
70 to 74.99 1.5 1.5 1.5
75 to 79.99 2.0 2.0 2.0
80 to 84.99 2.5 2.5 2.5
85 to 89.99 3.0 3.0 3.0
90 to 94.99 3.5 3.5 3.5
95 to 100 4.0 4.0 4.0

Work Experience

Work Experience (in months) Score
less than 6 months 0
7 - 12 2
13 - 24 4
25 - 36 6
37 - 48 4
49 - 60 2
more than 60 months 0
Note - Only completed work months will be taken into consideration while choosing candidates for the WAT and PI rounds.

Stage 3 - Final merit list based on the overall score

The final merit list is made while making note of the following components -

Components Weightage
CAT Score 40
Personal Interview (PI) 20
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Diversity 12
Academics 12
Work Experience 6
Total 100

Diversity Scores

Diversity scores are also taken into consideration while awarding the final points.

Gender Diversity

Gender Score
Male 0
Female 8

Academic Discipline Diversity

The following academic disciplines are eligible for diversity score -

Sl. No. Academic Disciplines = 4, Else 0
1 Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Languages, Liberal arts, Law, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre), Literature, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics, etc.
2 Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Costs & Works Accountancy, etc.
3 Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc.
4 All other courses except Engineering or equivalent (B. E./B. Tech. or equivalent)

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IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Intake

IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Intake 2021

IIM Bodh Gaya increased the seat intake for the upcoming batches of the PG program from 120 to 150.

IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Reservation 2021

Category Seat Reservation Percentage
EWS 10%
Schedule Caste 15%
Schedule Tribe 7.5%
OBC - Non Creamy Layer 27%
PWD 5%

Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

  • A candidate who receives an offer of admission from IIM Bodh Gaya and accepts the offer within the specified time must send an offer of acceptance amount of INR 50,000 along with Offer Acceptance letter. If a candidate subsequently wishes to retract the offer within the Institute's specified withdrawal date, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting INR 1,000 as processing fees.
  • If a candidate requests withdrawal after the date specified by the Institute, no refund will be provided. When an applicant applies for the programme, the Offer Acceptance Amount will be integrated with the Term I Fee. No refund of Offer Acceptance Amount and Term Fee will be made in the event of departure from the programme after registration.

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Fees

The admission fee for the 2020-22 batch in IIM Bodh Gaya Postgraduate Programme is given below. Note that the fee can be revised at any time.

  • Total fees are INR 10,70,000 for the two year MBA programme of 2020-22.
  • The fee is INR 5,35,000 per year (2020-21 and 2021-22).
  • The IIM Bodh Gaya admission fee does not include personal expenses.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Placements

IIM Bodh Gaya Placement

 Key Highlights:

  • Highest CTC: INR 27 LPA
  • Average CTC: INR 13.08 LPA
  • Median CTC: INR 12 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 25%: INR 18.67 LPA
  • Average CTC for top 50%: INR 15.73 LPA
  • Total companies that participated: 75
  • MBA number of offers made: 108
Domain Percentage
BFSI 18.8
Manufacturing 10.4
FMCG 10.4
Education/EdTech 10.4
Research & Analytics 6.3
Food Services 6.3
Risk Management 4.2
Automobile-Retail 4.2
Electric Mobility Services 4.2
Engineering-Automation 4.2
Manufacturing-Healthcare 4.2
Fin-Tech 4.2
Pharmaceutical 2.1
Security 2.1

IIM Bodhgaya Top Recruiters

  1. Yes Bank
  2. Kotak AMC
  3. EdCIL
  4. DS Group
  5. Meril
  6. Edelweiss
  7. DTDC
  8. Goldstone
  9. Homefirst Finance
  10. SIS Prosegur
  11. Nestaway

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. What is the fee for an MBA program at IIM Bodh Gaya?

Ans. IIM Bodh Gaya fees is INR 5.09 Lakh for first year (MBA Program)

Ques. Has the placements at IIM Bodh Gaya increased? 

Ans. The placements at IIM Bodhgaya has seen a good appraisal this year. The highest CTC went up to INR 20 LPA which was INR 16 LPA in the 2019 placements. 

Ques. What is the supplementary admission procedure at IIM Bodh Gaya?

Ans. For candidates, who could not qualify the CAP 2021 will get another chance through the Supplementary Admission Process (SAP 2021). The performance of the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2021 and SAP 2021 would be considered for preparing the merit list.

Ques. How to check shortlist status in IIM Bodh Gaya? 

Ans. Candidates can check their shortlist status by logging in at IIM Bodh Gaya’s official portal at with your CAT registration Id, Email ID, and your date of birth. 

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

CAT 2021 : 4 answered questions


Ques. What would my score have to be to get a call from any of the top IIM or other B-Schools like FMS, SP Jain, XLRI, ISB, MDI, etc.?

● Top Answer By Udita Mishra on 05 Jul 21

Ans. My brother is a CAT aspirant and has done extensive research on the cutoff for reputed B-Schools. Here is what he had to say about it.  Most of the colleges mentioned above take admission through CAT. So, if you are a general category student then you will need to score around 90-95% in order to get accepted at MDI, IMI, TAPMI, Great Lakes, KJ Somiya, and new IIMs.  In order to get admission at top IIMs, FMS, or ISB you will have to score at least around 98.5 or above.  XLRI takes admission through XAT and the cutoff is similar and around 99 percentile.  Hope this gives you some idea about the cutoff required for admission at these B-Schools.Read more
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Ques. How can a student with low academics get placed in B schools like XLRI, FMS, JBIMS, MDI, etc.?

● Top Answer By Damini Das on 28 Jun 21

Ans. It is important to know about the factors that might help you to get admission to B-schools. If you ask me, XLRI, MDI, JBIMS, and a few of the newer and baby IIMs have admission policies with distributed weight-age systems. Not only CAT cut off but also they do a selection on the profile basis. They check for job experience and other skill sets if any. You may face tough interrogation during the Interview process as you have low academic scores but it may also be overlooked if your CAT scores are high and your profile is good. Also, if you have any decent work-ex, it can make an impression on the selection committee. Moreover, you should score at least 60% in your academic career as most organizations require this. Exception cases are considered provided one is able to display significant tech skills/managerial qualities or a high score on the job requisite skills matrix. If in case you have less than 60%, you are already out of IIMs criteria and your chance to get into IIMs. Also, colleges like FMS give more weightage on CAT scores and less on academics.Read more
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Ques. What are my chances for IIM B,C or XLRI BM if I score 99.5%+ in CAT and XAT?

● Top Answer By Rahul Regi on 18 Jun 21

Ans. If you have a 99.5+ percentile in CAT, you have a good chance to get selected in IIM A, B, C, or XLRI. One of my friends was in a similar situation and these points helped him understand the proper requirements to get an interview call from these institutes. An overall good academic profile is definitely required. Mostly, the academics of college, 10th and 12th are considered.  In IIM interviews, there are several candidates with 90+ percentages in 10th and 12th, and 80+ percentages in engineering.  So, good academics can make a huge difference. Candidates in the SC category even get seats in IIM A, B, C, XLRI, etc with a 95+ percentile score in CAT and with some high academics.  So, the 99.5 percentile for an SC student is an excellent score. During the initial shortlisting, sports and other extracurricular activities don't matter much. But, in interviews, it can turn out to be an important point of discussion. For summer and final placements, extra-curricular definitely helps a lot. For the rest of IIMs, 90+ percentile is a sufficient score. There are several students with 91-92 percentile and got admission in IIM L, I, and K. So, the chances of new IIMs to shortlist such a candidate is very high. For XLRI, the score required for Business Management is 96 percentile, and for Human Resource Management, it is 93/ 94+ percentile in XAT. So, a student with a 99.5 percentile is sure to get shortlisted. Getting 99.5 percentile in CAT/ XAT is not an easy task, and requires a lot of hard work, dedication towards studies, and a never-give-up attitude. Such a score has good chances in all the top Business Schools in India.Read more
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Ques. What should be my CAT percentile and how can I get a call from IIM A/B/C/L/I/K, FMS and XLRI?

● Top Answer By Ajay Singh on 30 May 21

Ans. You will not get a call from IIM A or IIM B if your 12th marks are low. Neither IIM K will call you as they do not give weightage to 10th marks, but to 12th and graduation score. You can get a call from IIM-K if you have a percentile between 97-98. The percentile you need to get a call from other IIMs are as follows: IIM C- To get a call from IIM-C you need above 99.5 percentile, which is likely to decrease the increasing diversity. IIM L- You need above 99.2 percentile, which is likely to decrease the increasing diversity. FMS- You need 98.5 percentile and 99.5 percentile for conversion, XLRI- XAT score in BM should be 95 percentile for call and 99.2 percentile for conversion. And in HRM 90 percentile for getting a call, and 9 percentile for conversion.  Therefore, you need to work hard and get above 90 percentile to get a call from IIMs. Read more
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fauzia shahid
What is the average placaement offer to the student?
sinbad chongtham

The average placement package offered to students of IIM, Bodh Gaya is INR 11.02 LPA. For the year 2020, there was an 80.30% placement. The highest package has a CTC of 18 LPA. There were 83 companies as recruiters in the placement.

shruti verma
Can I get the list of the courses offered?
aniket ranjan

Indian Institute of Management, Bodh Gaya is among the six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) that was set up by the Government of India in 2015. It offers a post-graduate and doctoral program in the field of management. For more details visit:- IIM BODHGAYA COURSE

shreya sarkar
WIll there be interview to get admission?
manika gupta

Hi, After the CAT Exam, another challenge awaits for you; the challenge to clear the GD/PI/WAT round. Generally, to get shortlisted in any top b-school of India, after the written test, a candidate needs to clear the Group Discussion (GD) or Essay Writing/Written Ability Test (WAT) round and Personal Interview (PI).

ambar ahirawar
Will IIM Bodh gaya offer MBA finance?
aditi arun

Hello Ambar,

Yes, IIM Bodh Gaya offers PGPM in Finance. The other available specialisations include Business Communications, Marketing and Human Resource. For more information visit- IIM BODHGAYA.

utkarsha khatri
What is the cutoff for admission in MBA marketing?
swati srivastava

Hi Utkarsha, The cutoff varies with institutions and for details regarding cutoff please visit: CAT CUTOFF 2020