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IIM Shillong CAT 2020 Cutoff: Eligibility, Shortlisting Criteria, Selection Process, Placement Data

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IIM Shillong CAT Cut Off has been announced at 75 percentile for the general category aspirants. The Cut Off ranges from 50 to 75 for candidates with reservations. The Highest Placements at IIM shillong was INR 48.50 LPA. The average CTC was 13 to 15 LPA depending on the branch. Check IIM Shillong Placement.

IIM Shillong cutoff is 75 percentile for CAT 2021-23 MBA session. Candidates who score above the minimum sectional cutoff will participate in further

  • Mails will be sent to shortlisted candidates and all waitlisted candidates.
  • The registration process of PGP is scheduled for July 2021.
  • Candidates who wanted to change any details of their, the last date for that is 21 April, 2021.
IIM Shillong Selection Dates

IIM Shillong Selection Process Important Dates

IIM Shillong Admission Detail Important dates
CAT 2020 exam date November 29, 2020
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT January 15-20, 2021
Final selection (PI) round start date February-March 2021
Final Admission Offer Second week May 2021

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CAT 2020 Cutoff for IIM Shillong

The cut off marks for 2021 are the same as 2020. An additional category has been added to the list, i.e. EWS category. Candidates can have a look at the cut off marks in the below table:

Category Class 10 Class 12 Graduation CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently abled 50 50 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 50 50 50
SC 55 55 55 60 60 60
EWS 80 80 65 75 75 75
Others 80 80 65 75 75 75

Note: VARC: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; DILR: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; QA: Quantitative Aptitude.

Programs offd by IIM Shillong

Programs offered by IIM Shillong

  • PG program in Management
  • PG program for Executives
  • Fellow program in Management

The candidate can get an admission into any of these programs by appearing the CAT eligibility test.

How to Check IIM Shillong Final Selection List?

  • Log on to the website of IIM Shillong
  • Click on MBA admissions 2021
  • Enter CAT 2020 registration number as well as your email address.
  • Your admission status will be displayed on the screen.
IIM Shillong Prev Yr Cutoff

Previous year CAT Cut offs of IIM Shillong

For the year 2019:

Category Class 10 Class 12 CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently abled 50 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 50 50
SC 55 55 60 60 60
Others 80 80 75 75 75

As compared to others, cut off has been raised by 5 points in CAT exam’s sectional cut offs. There was a minimum cut off set for graduation, which has been eliminated from the list.

For the year 2018:

Category Class 10 Class 12 Graduation CAT VARC percentile CAT DILR percentile CAT QA percentile
Differently abled 50 50 45 50 50 50
ST 50 50 45 50 50 50
SC 55 55 50 60 60 60
Others 80 80 65 70 70 70

IIM Shillong Shortlisting Criteria

IIM Shillong shortlisting criteria

The shortlisting of the candidates depends upon the available seats, CAT 2020 score, and performance in the GD and PI round. In addition to this, the past academic performance of the candidate is also taken into account. Some of the other basic criterion have been listed below:

  • Minimum 75 percentile in CAT 2020 score in all sections (Quantitative aptitude, Data interpretation and logic reasoning, and Verbal and reading comprehension) is needed to get selected to further process.
  • There is no minimum percentile in CAT 2020.
  • If you fail to score the minimum 75 percentile slab in all sections of the CAT exam, then you will not be selected to the final stage selection process.
  • If the candidate has scored well in the past academic season, then he/she will be awarded higher points for it.
  • There is a minimum score set at 80% in 10th and 12th examinations, to get shortlisted.
  • Bachelor's degree marks are not given any weightage.
  • It is mandatory for all shortlisted candidates to appear for the PI and GD round, failing to attend any of this will lead to cancellation of the candidature.
  • Based on the CAT  scores, all candidates will be segregated. Taking into consideration their academic results and stream they have applied to, the candidates will be selected for the next round of selection.
  • Category wise shortlisting is also done, i.e. differently abled, Scheduled caste, Scheduled tribe, EWS, OBC and General category.
  • In the final stage, the candidates who are shortlisted get an intimation through email, phone number and also on the IIM Shillong website. The candidates will get the SMS on the mobile number that is provided by them on the CAT-2019 form.

IIM Shillong Seat Intake

IIM Shillong: Fees and Seat Intake

- For two years, a candidate needs to pay a fee of 15 lakhs.

- IIM Shillong takes in 180 students as approved. However, there is a possibility of increasing the number of seats for the PGP 2020-22 academic session.

IIM Shillong Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Shillong 

  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree of 3 years followed after 12th. He/She should have scored a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA. However, IIM Shillong offers relaxation for the candidates belonging to PwD/SC/ST categories. For them, it is 45%.
  • The candidate should appear in CAT 2019 for meeting the mandatory eligibility criteria. He/She should also score the minimum 75 percentile in all sections.
  • If the candidate has been scored in CGPA instead of marks, then weightage will be given to the certificate providing university or institute from where the Bachelor's degree has been awarded.
  • Candidates who have appeared the final year exam of their Bachelor's degree and awaiting the results can apply for admission into IIM Shillong for 2020. Such candidates need to provide a certificate from the Head of the institute or Registrar stating that the candidate has appeared for the final year examination and has secured 50% marks (45% for exclusive categories) based on latest exam grades.
  • Such candidates will not be allowed admission into IIM Shillong, if they do not produce their final results certificate by June 2020, stating that they have completed the Degree course.
  • Once selected, it is mandatory to produce the Bachelor's degree mark sheet and certificates on or before 30th June, 2020. However, the deadline is now December, 2020.

Check CAT Eligibility Criteria 

This complete selection process stands independent of other IIMs. All candidates should note that it is important to perform well in all stages of the selection process. If any candidate does not respond during any of the stages, then his/her candidature will be cancelled.

The details of all candidates are secured and not shared with any outer parties. Candidates who are offered admission letters and if they do not respond within the stipulated time period, this will lead to automatically cancel their candidature.

IIM Shillong Weightage Parameters

Weightage Parameters for IIM Shillong

Parameters Weightage (%)
CAT score 25
GD and PI 40
Academic records 25
Work experience 10

Check CAT 2020 Syllabus

IIM Shillong Selection Process

IIM Shillong Selection Process

Stage 1 includes shortlisting of the candidates for PI round. Here, in this stage, the candidates need to fill up the registration forms. There are minimum requirements that needs to be met up by the candidate for clearing the stage 1, such as the minimum qualifying marks secured in 10, 12, graduation and CAT. Few students will only be shortlisted based on the calculations mentioned in the table below:

Α1…g = N1…g /N x 100

Where, A refers to the percentage of candidates from each academic disciplines; 1…g are the academic disciplines; N refers to Number of candidates appeared for CAT; N (1-g) refers to number of candidates present in academic disciplines.

In stage 2, the candidates are shortlisted for admission. In previous years, the merit list was done based on the GD-PI scores. However, due to COVID-19, GD will not be taking place. The admission of candidates will be done based on the merit list. Here is the cut off table for GD-PI round:

Category For GD (%) For PI (%)
SC 25 25
ST 20 20
Differently abled 20 20
Others 30 30

Check: IIM WAT

Following is the selection process of IIM Shillong.

  • The candidates who have been shortlisted and received the intimation letter through email, SMS or website, are eligible to attend the final selection round.
  • There is an interview form that is available at the IIM Shillong website, which needs to be filled in by the candidate. This also needs to be uploaded there itself.
  • Those who fill in the form correctly and within the time frame, received the intimation for the next round. They will call for the GD and PI round.
  • Those who are not selected, they will not receive any intimation.
  • In the final selection round, there are two rounds: group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI).
  • On completion of GD and PI round, the final list of candidates is released on the website, which is based on the final round score and CAT-2019 scores.
  • The offer for admissions is made by IIM Shillong.
  • The total scores of all candidates are calculated using Normalized score of Performance in GD, PI and CAT-2019 absolute score.
  • Based on different categories, the cut offs for GD and PI round is fixed.

The final admission has already been declared by IIM Shillong at its website. Mails have been sent to the selected candidates as well as to the waitlisted candidates.

IIM Shillong Reservation

Reservation policy of IIM Shillong

This IIM follows the reservation criteria set out by the Govt. of India. The university holds all rights to make changes in the candidate’s list for admission.

IIM Shillong Placements

IIM Shillong Placements

Highest CTC offered: Rs 48. 5 LPA
Average CTC offered: Rs 18.76 LPA
Median CTC offered: Rs 17 LPA
Average CTC offered to top 20%: Rs 29.19 LPA
Average CTC offered to top 10%: Rs 34.77 LPA
Total number of companies that participated: 70

IIM Shillong Sector Wise Placements

Sector Percentage
IT 28
Finance  22
Sales and Marketing 12
Operations  10
Analytics  9
Consulting and strategy 6

Top recruiters of IIM Shillong

Some of the biggest names are in the IIM Shillong recruiter's list. They are:

  • Amazon India
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • RBL Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Infosys,
  • JP Morgan and Chase
  • TATA Motors
  • TATA Steel
  • Essar group
  • Vedanta
  • Xiaomi
  • Ultratech Cement
  • Trident
  • TATA Power
  • OYO
  • RECL
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Barclays

Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Shillong Admission 2021-23 FAQs

Question: What is the duration of PGP program at IIM Shillong? Is it residential or not?

Ans. IIM Shillong offer 2-year, full-time PGP program. It is a residential program.

Question: Is there any financial aids available for the program offered by the institute?

Ans. Yes, IIM Shillong has a provision for Need Based Financial Assistance Scheme to help economically weak PGP participants. The number of scholarship awardees and quantum of assistance is decided based on the annual gross income of the family, participants liquidity, creditworthiness and her/his overall suitability for the same. In addition to the same, scholarships are available for the reserved category candidates.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for overseas Indian/NRI candidates?

Ans. Overseas candidates including NRIs who seek admission to IIM Shillong (IIMS) Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management can apply in the prescribed application form using their latest GMAT scores. The scores should not be older than 24 months as on the last date of application. The Institute considers the GMAT scores of the candidates living abroad. The overseas candidates who happen to be in India during the CAT should appear in the CAT.

Question: What is the contact details of the institute?

Ans. Candidate having queries related to admission can contact the authority through the details mentioned below:

Indian Institute of Management, 

Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai, 

Shillong - 793014, Meghalaya, India 

Telephone: 0364-2308024 

Indian Institute of Management,

Question: What is the selection procedure for admission in IIMs and other participating B-Schools?

Ans. Generally, the IIMs and other participating B-Schools shortlist candidates for admission through a 2-3 stage selection process comprising of a round of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion, and Personal Interview (PI). The institutes use these stages to assess and analyze the student’s creative writing skills, their pattern of logical thinking, and verbal communication skills. Different institutes place varying degree of weightage on these components of the selection procedure. The Admission Policy of the IIMs specifies how they prioritize the scores in secured CAT, WAT, GD, or PI. New IIMs participate in Common Admission Process or CAP and prepare their final admission list on the basis of Candidate’s CAT Score, their performance in the CAP rounds and personal interview. Check CAT Counselling 

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


kunal thakrar
Which course offers the students with best package?
abdul nazir

MBA or Post Graduate Program is the flagship course at most of the participating IIMs that witness maximum enrollments annually. The placement rate for the course is also very high and at some IIMs, the students have achieved 100% placement rate with good salary package.

mizna harmain
Is there any reservation for students belonging to Assam?
common admission test

Hi Mizna, CAT or Common Admission Test reservation policy is based on the norms specified by the Government of India and In india reservation is based on caste not on State. Therefore there is no such reservation criteria for students of Assam.