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    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off: Previous Year Cutoff, Selection Criteria and Process

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    IIM Visakhapatnam has released the final admission result for MBA 2020-22 batch based on CAT 2019 scores. The institute has also sent the necessary admission offers to all the selected candidates on May 20, 2020 by email. Candidates can check their admission status by visiting the official website. IIM Visakhapatnam has a 3 step admission criteria. First, shortlisting of candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score, second WAT & PI rounds for the short-listed students, and last the Final Merit List. Check CAT Cut Off

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    • Candidates fulfilling the first stage of the selection procedure of CAT 2019 are called for WAT and PI rounds. 
    • After the first stage, all the shortlisted candidates have to reconfirm their interest by E-mail for admission to the PGP program offered by IIM Visakhapatnam.

    Direct Link to Check IIM Visakhapatnam Final Result

    The overall cut off required by candidates to become eligible for CAT 2020 admission in IIM Visakhapatnam is 90 percentile. The institute was established in 2015 under the guidance of IIM Bangalore. The institute follows the case-study based teaching methodology.

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    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2019

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2019

    • IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off mentioned below in the table is for shortlisting the candidates for further rounds like PI, WAT, etc. 
    • Also, the actual CAT 2019 cut-offs of those candidates who are called for interviews could be much higher.
    • Those candidates who have scored minimum cut off percentile in CAT 2019 section-wise and overall were considered for the subsequent rounds.

    The minimum CAT 2019 cut-offs required for shortlisting is mentioned below:

    CategorySection-1 VARCSection-2 DILRSection-3 QUANTCAT 2019 Overall percentile
    General80808085
    NC-OBC60606060
    SC50505055
    ST30303040
    PWD30303040

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2018

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off - 2018

    The section-wise and category wise cut off of IIM Visakhapatnam for the year 2018 is given in the table below:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
    General85808090
    NC-OBC75707080
    ST60606075
    SC50505055
    DAP50505050

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2017

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off - 2017

    The section-wise and category wise cut off of IIM Visakhapatnam for the year 2017 is given in the table below:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
    General85808090
    NC-OBC75707080
    ST60606075
    SC50505055
    DAP50505050

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2016

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off - 2016

    In comparison to 2014, CAT 2015 had a changed format to three different sections. The sections were Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis, and candidates had to clear the sectional and overall cut off in order to get admission. 

    The section-wise and category wise cut off of IIM Visakhapatnam for the year 2016 is given in the table below:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
    General85808090
    NC-OBC75707080
    ST60606075
    SC50505065
    DAP50505065

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut Off - 2015

    IIM Visakhapatnam Cut off - 2015

    The section-wise and category wise cut off of IIM Visakhapatnam for the year 2015 is given in the table below:

    CategoryVARCDI & LRQAOverall Percentile
    General85808090
    NC-OBC75707080
    ST60606075
    SC50505065
    DAP50505065

    IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Process

    IIM Visakhapatnam Admission Process

    Candidates can go through the following steps to knowe about the IIM Visakhapatnam Admission process:

    Step 1: Appear for CAT

    • Candidates have to appear for CAT and score the minimum sectional and overall percentile in order to become eligible for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Visakhapatnam

    Step 2: Shortlist for PI and WAT

    • Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) based on CAT score. 
    • Other factors involved in shortlisting of students are excellent academics, who have applied to the programme, who satisfy the eligibility criteria and candidates who reconfirm their interest in the admission process at IIM Visakhapatnam.

    Step 3: Preparation of Shortlist

    • Candidates with an excellent academic record and work experience will be shortlisted.
    • If a candidate missed the score required in CAT alone but have a good score in the exam then such candidates will be preferred in the shortlisting process as against those who have only a high CAT score but have a poor academic profile and poor quality of work experience.
    • IIM Visakhapatnam puts emphasis on consistent and high performance in academics and other parameters.

    Step 4: Admission Offer

    • Candidates who will clear WAT & PI round will get admission offers from IIM Visakhapatnam.
    • The final selection is based on the merit list prepared by taking into consideration factors. 
    • The admission offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of May 2020 and the academic session as IIM Visakhapatnam begins in July 2020.

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    IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria

    IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria

    IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria is a 3 step process:

    • Pre shortlisting criteria
    • Shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT
    • Final selection

    IIM Visakhapatnam uses various parameters along with section-wise scores in CAT to shortlisting the candidates for admission in PGP.

    IIM Visakhapatnam Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

    • All the eligible candidates who had appeared for CAT 2019 and also applied for IIM Visakhapatnam are considered in this round.
    • The shortlist of candidates is created based on the minimum overall and section-wise CAT percentile decided by the authorities.
    • After that shortlisted candidates are asked to reconfirm their interest for admission.
    • IIM Visakhapatnam sends the e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Visakhapatnam and also those who meet the minimum CAT 2019 percentile criteria.
    • Further the E-mail has a link to a new web page where the candidates have to reconfirm their interest for admission to the PGP program offered at IIM Visakhapatnam. 

    IIM Visakhapatnam Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT Round

    • As mentioned above that candidates have to reconfirm their interest for admission. Only those candidates who will reconfirm the same are considered in Phase 2 of Shortlisting for PI-WAT round.
    • Academics scores of candidates along with CAT scores or percentile are given the highest weightage. 
    • The weightage of CAT score i.e 40 is further divided into different categories. 
    • A valid Work Experience is also given weightage in shortlisting for PI-WAT.

    IIM Visakhapatnam Shortlisting Criteria Weightage is shared below:

    ComponentWeight in percentage on a scale of 100Key Points to Note
    CAT 2019 Percentile40Section-wise weight prescribed
    Class 10 marks1290 & Above percentile
    Class 12 marks1090 & Above percentile
    Bachelors degree20Stream-wise weights
    Diversity10Awarded to Female Candidates & Non Engineers
    Work experience83 Yrs & Above awarded highest weight

    The Weightage of 40 points for CAT 2019 percentile score is divided as shown in the table in order to shortlist candidates for PI round:

    CAT 2019 SectionWeightage Points in ShortlistingWeightage percentage
    Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 1414%
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 1616%
    Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 1010%
    Total Maximum weight to CAT 2019 score 4040%

    IIM Visakhapatnam Final Selection

    All the shortlisted candidates have to participate in the final round to get admission in IIM Visakhapatnam. Candidates will also have to submit a detailed application that includes a statement of purpose, details of semester wise marks in Bachelor’s degree, copies of all academic transcripts & certificates, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable), Category certificate (if applicable). 


    IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Parameters

    IIM Visakhapatnam Final Selection Criteria Weightage

    ComponentPercentage weight on a scale of 100
    WAT score5
    Personal Interview (PI)25
    CAT 2019 score25
    10th Class board marks5
    12th class board marks5
    Bachelors degree marks 10
    Diversity (Gender (Female & transgender)/Non-engineer) 20
    Work experience5
    Total Weightage100
    • In the final selection round the maximum weightage is given to CAT score and PI that is 25 marks to each. 
    • WAT is of 5 marks and Gender diversity has a weightage of 20 marks. 
    • The time duration of WAT at IIM Visakhapatnam is 30 minutes. In WAT, candidates will be judged based on the type or quality of content and style or approach of writing. 
    • The weightage of work experience is 5 points and it also depends on the length and quality of work experience. Candidates with more than 36 months of managerial work experience will be given 5 marks and work experience of fewer than 6 months will not be considered valid. Moreover, Training/Project work done as a part of the curricular will not be considered.
    • Candidates will also require two confidential reference letters from their employers or from teachers in the academic institutions where they had been studied previously. 
    • Candidates who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Calcutta, Indore, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIM Visakhapatnam. 
    • For these candidates, Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores of the above mentioned IIMs will be used for PI /WAT round at IIMV
    • In case, candidates are not shortlisted or interviewed by any of the IIMs as mentioned above will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted by IIM Visakhapatnam.

    *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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