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CAT IIM Indore Cutoff 2021: Eligibility, Selection Process, Fees, & Placement

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Jul 23, 2021

IIM Indore CAT Cut off for admission in the 2021-23 batch of MBA programs was 90 percentile (overall) for GN category candidates. It was the shortlisting CAT cut off based on which candidates were selected for the GD/ PI rounds. IIM Indore final admission list has been released on the official website. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission

For reserved category candidates, CAT cut off range was between 50 to 80 percentile. IIM Indore CAT cut off for previous years has also followed a similar trend, and never falls below 90 percentile. IIM Indore Ranking is number 5 by Outlook ICARE and number 7 by NIRF. 

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  • May 14: IIM Indore final list of PGP and PGP-HRM programs has been released on the official website which can be accessed using login details. Check Here
  • May 13: IIM Amritsar will release the admission results of the 2021-23 batch for MBA, MBA-BA, & MBA-HR programs on May 17, 2021 at 10 am. Check Here
  • May 12: IIM Ahmedabad has released final admission list for admission in MBA programs. Check Here

The intake at IIM Indore has gone up to 530 with a high gender diversity ratio of 45% women students. According to IIM Indore admission rules, competitors who fall in the PWD category should score at least 50 percentile to have the option to qualify for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 

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IIM Indore CAT Cutoff

IIM Indore CAT Cut off 2020

Category QA DILR VARC Overall
General/EWS 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50

​IIM Indore Seat Intake through CAT

Programme Total Seats Female Students Male Students
PGP  496 199 297
PGP-HRM 34 16 18
FMP 25 08 17
5 Year IMP 108 41 67

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IIM Indore Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Indore based on CAT

The applicant must hold a four-year college education, with a score of 50% or more or an identical CGPA. The competitor may have an equal qualification issued by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 

Competitors appearing for the final year of their undergrad college or equivalent qualification and the individuals who have finished the degree and are waiting for the results can likewise apply.

The applicant is required to have gotten at least 50% marks in any of the mentioned exams or equivalent to the latest examination. 

Eligibility for EPGP 

  • The competitor must hold a four-year college degree, with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. The applicant may have an equal qualification approved by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 
  • Over 5 years of post-qualification managerial/professional work experience is additionally required. 

Eligibility for FPM 

  • Graduate degree in any field qualified with at least 55% marks and at any rate 50% marks at Bachelors' certificate level. 
  • Or on the other hand 
  • 4 years/5 years Integrated Masters' Degree program in any field, with 55% marks Or 
  • Proficient qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with 55% marks, and with 50% in bachelor's degree Or
  • 4 year/8 semester Bachelor's qualification with at any rate 60% marks or equal grade point. 

Eligibility for IPM 

  • The applicant must have passed Higher Secondary/XII Std./+2 Level/comparable assessment from any of the perceived Central or State or International board. 
  • Competitors showing up or waiting for results for the last assessment of Higher Secondary/XII Std./+2 level can likewise apply. 

Eligibility for PGPM Program 

  • There are 2 stages that a competitor needs to pass in order to get the admission into IIM-Indore PGPM Program. 
  • The first is showing up for the CAT Exam led by the IIMs (GMAT for the international applicants). 
  • On clearing the necessary cutoff requirements and the composite score, a competitor is required the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The applicant applying through GMAT must give 3 letters of approval from people who know the student closely for scholastic and expert validation. 

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IM Indore Programme Wise Process

IIM Indore Programme Wise Selection Process

IIM Indore admission process PGPM | CL Research

For the EPGP Programme

  • The applicant will be selected on the basis of the CAT or GMAT exam score.
  • Selected candidates will then be called for a personal interview. The final selection will be based on a candidate’s past experience, past academic record and on the CAT or GMAT score (as applicable)

IIM Indore admission process FPM | CL Research

  • Candidates who aim to seek admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) will be invited via an advertisement. 
  • Students then will be selected on the basis of their application and profile.
  • A Briefing and Written Test will be conducted of the Shortlisted candidates 
  • Briefing - Students are told more about the structure of the FPM program
  • Written Test - A Two-hour test that has questions related to Analytical ability and Research writing
  • Students are then selected on the basis of the written test.
  • Shortlisted applicants are invited for the personal interview round and further evaluation at IIM-Indore campus. The final selection is made on the basis of the interview.

IIM Indore Selection Process

IIM Indore Selection Process

The selection procedure of IIM Indore is partitioned into 3 phases. Applicants can check beneath each progression and their prerequisites to clear that process. 

Stage 1. Eligibility Criteria 

All candidates who apply for 2 Postgraduate programs at IIM Indore must fulfil the eligibility standards referenced above and furthermore the CAT 2020 sectional and generally percentile cutoff. Read: CAT Score vs Percentile

Those applicants who fulfil these referenced standards will be considered for the second round of the selection procedure. 

Stage 2. Shortlisting by Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) 

Competitors who fulfil the measures referenced in stage 1 may be permitted to show up for this stage. Competitors will be shortlisted for WAT and PI for every category based on the merit list generated on the composite score.

 The PI will be led in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Applicants need to show up for both the written ability test and the PI neglecting to do so the candidates would be removed from the further selection process. 

Stage 3. Final Selection 

The applicants who fulfil the necessities in stage 2 might be considered for the last step. According to the classification merit list that will be produced dependent on the final composite score and provisional admissions will be made according to that only.

IIM Indore Parameters Weightage

IIM Indore Weightage of Different Parameters

Candidates will be shortlisted in each category on the basis of the Composite Score (CS) of the candidates on the merit list

Components Score
10th Standard/SSC Score 34 * Zcandidate−Zmin
12th Standard/ HSC Score 40 * Zcandidate−Zmin
CAT 2019 Overall Score 20 * Candidate's CAT Overall Score
         Highest CAT Overall Score
Diversity Factor (DF) 6
Composite Score =Sum of the above score (Max 100)
IIM Indore Reservation Criteria
Category   Reservation 
NC-OBC   27% 
SC   15% 
ST   7.5% 
PwD   5%

IIM Indore Placements

IIM Indore Placement

Key Highlights of IIM Indore 2020 Placement (2018-20 batch)

  • Average CTC: INR 22.92 Lakh PA
  • Median CTC: INR 22 Lakh PA
  • Increase in highest CTC: 23.5%
  • Highest CTC: INR 50 Lakh PA
  • Number of first time recruiters: 50

IIM Indore Placement Statistics and Top Companies

Domain Percentage  Top Recruiters 
Consulting  22%  Avalon Consulting The Boston Consulting Group Bain Capability Centre Cognizant Business Consulting Deloitte India Ernst & Young Infosys Management Consulting PwC India PwC US Management Consulting SKP Consulting
Finance  23% Axis Bank Bank of America Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank HDFC Bank HSBC ICICI Bank Max Life Insurance
General Management 20% Amazon American Express Cloudtail MakeMyTrip Rebel Foods Capgemini ELITE FIIT-JEE Aditya Birla Retail Bridgestone ICICI Bank L&T Maveric Systems Tech Mahindra Willis Towers Watson and Xiaomi. 
Sales and Marketing 23% Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited Asian Paints Cipla Dabur Dolcera Eli Lily GroupM GSK Pharma Hindustan Unilever ITC Jubilant Foodworks L'Oreal Panasonic Piramal Group Tata • International Tata Power Tata Steel TVS UB Group Godrej Kohler Whirlpool. 
IT and Analytics 12% Capgemini Cognizant FIS Global HCL Technologies HP Inc. IBM Infosys L&T Infotech Tata Consultancy Services Mahindra Comviva 

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IIM Indore Selection Process 2021 FAQs

Ques. What is the best alternative for IIM Indore

Ans. The Best Alternatives for IIM Indore are as follows:

  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Rohtak

.Ques. What are the factors that affect IIM Indore Cut Off?

Ans. The factors that affect IIM Indore Cut Off are as follows:

  • The Number of Candidates attempting CAT
  • Number of Courses IIM Indore is offering
  • Total Number of Vacancies at IIM Indore
  • Difficulty level of CAT

Ques. What are the factors that could affect the composite score for IIM Indore Admission?

  • Ans. The Factors that affects a candidates composite score are as follows:
  • Candidates CAT Score
  • HSC score/12th standard score
  • SSC Score/10th standard score
  • Diversity Factor (to maintain balance of students from different fields)

Ques. What are the disciplines for MBA at IIM Indore Placements?

Ans. The disciplines available at IIM Indore Placements include:

  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • IT and Analytics

*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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mohammed najamuddin
What is the cutoff fir admission in MBA finance program?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Any graduate with 50% marks from a recognized board is eligible to apply for MBA Finance. However, final year students can also apply. Admission to MBA Finance is offered through entrances followed by Group Discussions, WAT and Personal Interview rounds. The cut off is same as that of other MBA programs.