IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff: Eligibility, Weightage Criteria and Selection Process

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
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    IIM Ranchi secured the 28th position in NIRF rankings 2019, a major improvement from the 40th position last year. The institute was established in 2010 and is the ninth IIM to be set up out of the 20 IIMs. With the highest placement package of INR 59.37 LPA for the previous batch, it has definitely come across as one of the most prestigious institutions for pursuing management in the nation.The institute offers a two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP – HRM), as well as a five-year Fellowship program and an Executive program. IIM Ranchi PGP/ PGP-HRM Admission Results based on CAT Cut off were declared on May 23, 2020. 

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

    • Admission to PGP is on the basis of CAT score followed by WAT and PI, which is divided into 3 stages. 
    • Apart from GD/PI and WAT, past academic record and work experience is also considered for admissions. 
    • CAT Counselling is held for candidates who qualify all the selection rounds, based upon the Consolidated Merit List (CML).

    Direct Link to Check Final PGP Result of IIM Ranchi

    Candidates can check their admission status by entering your CAT 2019 registration number and Email Id at IIM Ranchi website as shared below.

    IIM Ranchi Result

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    CAT Cut off for IIM Ranchi

    CAT Cut off for IIM Ranchi

    • All IIMs release their own cutoffs on the basis of their individualized admissions policies. 
    • Cutoff for IIM Ranchi will be concluded on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the CAT exam

    IIM Ranchi 2019 Cut off 

    • Section-wise cut off of IIM Ranchi CAT 2019 is given in the table below: 
    Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile 
    General 80 808094
    NC-OBC 60 60 60  75
    SC45 454555
    ST30 30 30 40 
    DAP 30 30 30 40 

    IIM Ranchi CAT Cut off 2018 

    Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile 
    General 80 808090
    NC-OBC 60 60 60 78 
    ST 60 60 60 75 
    SC 50 50 50 65 
    DAP 50 50 50 65

    IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoff 2017

    The overall CAT cut off percentile as well as sectional cut off scores for admission to IIM Ranchi for 2017 is given below:

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal & Reading ComprehensionTotal (Overall)


    1. Every aspirant deemed eligible as per the above table may or may not find a place in the shortlist list. 
    2. The cut off percentile scores are just indicative and actual CAT percentile cut off is expected to be close to the cut off for the previous years. 
    3. Separate lists will be prepared for different categories and ranks will be assigned to aspirants as per merit.

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    IIM Ranchi Eligibility

    IIM Ranchi Eligibility

    • IIM Ranchi Eligibility requires a candidate to hold a bachelor’s degree (3 year minimum) with at least a 50% aggregate 
    • For SC / ST / PwD candidates it is 45% aggregate 
    • Candidate should have scored the mandatory prescribed sectional and overall score to be shortlisted 
    • Candidates in their final year are also applicable for admission on the basis that they produce a certificate the can testify that they are in their final year and have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent 

    IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria for PGP

    IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria for PGP

    Step 1: Shortlisting of Candidates for WAT and PI 

    • IIM Ranchi will devise a merit list for the students who have been shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).  
    • This list will be prepared on the basis of CAT 2020 score.
    • Expected cut off table (listed above) will be utilized for ranking candidates into different categories i.e. General, NC-OBC, SC etc. and further shortlisting based on the rank that they achieve
    • A separate list will be created by every IIM on the basis of their individualized shortlisting process

    Step 2: Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

    • The selection rounds of IIM Ranchi (PI and WAT) will be conducted on the same day at 5 different centers- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. 
    • Aspirants will have to write an essay on the topic given by the organizing institute within a duration of about 30 minutes.
    • Topics provided will assess the creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness of the individual.
    • Students may also be given the topics to write about economic and business affairs or sports for WAT.
    • In the PI round, candidates will be interviewed by a panel of judges to evaluate their academic profile, quality of work and personal characteristics. 

    Step 3: Final Admission

    • After the Written Ability Test and Personal Interviews are completed, candidates who score the required marks will gain a rank on the merit list, better known as the Consolidated Merit List (CML)
    • CAT Weightage is divided as per the following table 
    Component Weightage 
    CAT Score 30% 
    Written Ability Test Score 10% 
    Personal Interview Score 30% 
    Profile 30% 
    Total 100%
    • A candidate’s profile is also evaluated in various segments on the basis of their performance in various domains. This includes their academic profile, past work experience and if they contribute to the institute’s academic or gender diversity. 
    Profile Out of 30 marks 
    Academic Profile 15 
    Work Experience 
    Academic Diversity 
    Gender Diversity 
    • Candidate’s are evaluated by their overall academic competencies. This includes their graduation marks, their high school marks, as well as their secondary marks. 
    Category 85% and above 80-85% 75-80% 70-75% 65-70% Less than 65% 
    SSC 410
    HSC 3210
    Graduation 320
    • Average work experience of most candidates ranges from 24-29 months and 30-35 months for seasoned professionals and 0-6 months for freshers 
    Duration of Work Experience Maximum Marks 
    Less than 6 months 0
    6 to 11 months 
    12 to 17 months 3
    18 to 23 months 
    24 to 29 months 
    30 to 35 months 
    Greater than or equal to 36 2
    • Academic diversity refers to whether the candidate’s background provides some diversity to the institution. 
    Academic Diversity at bachelor’s degree level Marks 
    If bachelor’s degree is a non-engineering bachelor’5
    Else 0
    • Gender diversity is a criterion of awarding 5 marks only to female candidates 

    Weightage Criteria for PGP - HRM

    Weightage Criteria for PGP – HRM

    Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a two year, full time program. 

    • It allows candidates from diverse fields to join its highly intensive and integrative programme.
    • It includes 6 full trimesters and a summer project in between the two years. 
    • There is different weightage alloted to candidates on the basis of their undergraduate degree, their past work experience, their academic profile, and gender diversity 

     Stage 1: Initial Shortlisting for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

    Category Weightage
    CAT Score 75% 
    Discipline at Bachelor’s Level 15% 
    Work Experience 10%

    Bachelor’s Level Weightage Rating

    Bachelor’s Discipline Rating Score 
    Humanities / Commerce / Law 15 
    Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Dairy / Rural Studies 10 
    Science 10 
    Hotel & Tourism / Management / Forestry / Horticulture / Fisheries 10 
    Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacology / Pharmacy / Nursing 10 
    Engineering / Technology 

    Work Experience Weightage Rating 

    Work Experience Rating Score 
    More than 12 months of work experience 10 
    Else 0

    Stage 2: Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

    Written Ability Test and Personal Interview will take place in 4 cities – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Ranchi. 

    Stage 3: Final Admissions

    This stage includes the formulation of the Consolidated Merit List (CML)  and a final list of candidates will be selected on the basis of the list. 

    Component Weightage 
    CAT Score 20% 
    Personal Interview Score 35% 
    Written Ability Test Score 20% 
    Profile 25% 

    Profile Score 

    Profile 25 Marks  
    Academic Profile 12 
    Work Experience 10 
    Gender Diversity 3

    Academic Profile 

    Category 85% and above 80-85% 75-80% 70-75% 65-70% Less than 65% 
    HSC 54320=

    Work Experience 

    Less than 6 months 0
    6 to 11 months 
    12 to 17 months 8
    18 to 23 months 10 
    24 to 29 months 8
    30 to 35 months 
    Greater than or equal to 36 months4

    Gender Diversity

    • 3 marks will be awarded to female candidates only 
    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi
    Suchana Bhawan, Audrey House Campus
    Meur’s Road, Ranchi – 834008, JHARKHAND

    *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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