IIM Bodh Gaya CAT Cutoff": Previous Year Cutoff and Selection Process

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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya, on 22 May 2020, announced the PGP admission 2020-22 result through the online mode. Authorities had published the shortlist for the WAT and PI round earlier. Candidates can check their status by entering the login credentials created at the time of CAT Registration, and see if they have been shortlisted or not. The admission criteria has also been released. The IIM Bodh Gaya admission process consists of shortlisting rounds in which candidates are required to appear and do their best to avail the final admission offer to IIM Bodh Gaya. Candidates who requested a change of date for PGP on or before 21 April 2020 can now verify the confirmed status.

    Update:CAT 2020 Notification is expected to release on last Saturday of July 2020 by IIM Indore. 

    • At IIM Bodh Gaya, the selection process happens in three steps. Those candidates who aim to become enrolled at IIM Bodh Gaya must appear for CAT.
    • IIM Bodh Gaya's CAT Cutoff consists of a percentile that is both sectional and total. Applicants must strive to meet the IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off, which requires a minimum percentile that candidates must achieve in each segment as well as overall, in order to be deemed eligible for admission to the institute.
    • Over the past few years, the cut-off for IIM Bodh Gaya has changed considerably. Once they meet the cut-off criteria, they must clear the academic score requirements following which the Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds will happen. 

    Candidates will get to know all the necessary details about IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off and selection process 2020-22 with the aid of this article.

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    CAT Cutoff for IIM Bodh Gaya

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    CAT Cutoff for IIM Bodh Gaya

    IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off is the standard percentile that candidates must score for admission to the country's IIMs and other B-schools. It is the key to top MBA and PGDM programmes. Entry requirements 2020 consists of three steps, namely - preliminary screening with CAT scores, the second personal appearance phase for shortlisting from WAT and PI, and the final shortlisting phase which has a lower CAT score weightage. IIM Bodh Gaya is one of India's best MBA schools. Therefore, getting a seat in IIM Bodh Gaya is quite a feat.

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile
    • 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.

    IIM Bodh Gaya Previous Years’ CAT Cut-off

    IIM Bodh Gaya Previous Years’ CAT Cut-off

    IIM Bodh Gaya Cut-off 2019

    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. In the table provided, the sectional percentile for each category is stated -

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile

    IIM Bodh Gaya Cut-off 2018

    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. For different categories, the overall and sectional percentile is specified below -

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile

    IIM Bodh Gaya Cut-off 2017

    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. The 2017 cut-off (overall and sectional) is set out below -

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile

    IIM Bodh Gaya Cut-off 2016

    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. The 2016 cut-off is given below -

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile

    IIM Bodh Gaya Cut-off 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. The IIM Bodh Gaya cut-off for other categories is given in the table below -

    CategoryQuantitative Ability and Data InterpretationVerbal Ability and Logical ReasoningOverall

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria for IIM Gaya

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    IIM Bodh Gaya 2020 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.
    • A final year student deemed eligible by IIM Bodh Gaya and offered admission is required to submit his/her mark sheet and a final year Bachelor's exam certificate obtained on or before June 30, 2020. The last date for submitting such a certificate and mark sheet is December 31, 2020.
    • Along with the academic qualification, applicants must bear in mind that they are expected to appear in CAT 2020 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 (as of March 31 , 2020) are required.

    IIM Bodh Gaya Application Process

    IIM Bodh Gaya 2020: 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 was 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 2020.

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    IIM Bodh Gaya 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.

    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.

    Should you have any questions, please use the contact information given below -

    Information Centre,

    Indian Institute of Management,

    Uruvela, Prabandh Vihar,

    Bodh Gaya – 824234, Gaya, Bihar, India

    Email -

    Phone - +91 63122 00239

    IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Process 2020

    Candidates are required to undergo a three-stage selection process to get admission at IIM Bodh Gaya. The three stages are listed below -

    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 2020 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 MarksClass 10Class 12Degree
    < 600.00.00.0
    60 to 64.990.50.50.5
    65 to 69.991.01.01.0
    70 to 74.991.51.51.5
    75 to 79.992.02.02.0
    80 to 84.992.52.52.5
    85 to 89.993.03.03.0
    90 to 94.993.53.53.5
    95 to 1004.04.04.0

    Work Experience

    Work Experience (in months)Score
    less than 6 months0
    7 - 122
    13 - 244
    25 - 366
    37 - 484
    49 - 602
    more than 60 months0
    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 overall score

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

    CAT Score40
    Personal Interview (PI)20
    Writing Ability Test (WAT)10
    Work Experience6

    Diversity Scores

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

    Gender Diversity


    Academic Discipline Diversity

    The following academic disciplines are eligible for diversity score -

    Sl. No.Academic Disciplines = 4, Else 0
    1Arts/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.
    2Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Costs & Works Accountancy, etc.
    3Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc.
    4All other courses except Engineering or equivalent (B. E./B. Tech. or equivalent)

    IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Intake 2020

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

    IIM Bodh Gaya Reservation Criteria

    IIM Bodh Gaya Seat Reservation 2020

    CategorySeat Reservation Percentage
    Schedule Caste15%
    Schedule Tribe7.5%
    OBC - Non Creamy Layer27%

    Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

    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.

    *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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