IFMR Chennai CAT 2019 Selection Process

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai will release the admission criteria for 2020-22 session at its official website. Applicants with a valid CAT Score can apply for MBA program from the second week of December 2019. 

    Latest: CAT 2019 Admit Card is available from October 23, 2019. Download Now

    • Indian Nationals and NRIs are eligible for admission.
    • Applicant must have either written GRE/GMAT (on /after January 1, 2017) or CAT 2019 or XAT 2019/ CMAT 2019 to apply.
    • Minimum CAT Cut off to apply for MBA at IFMR is 80. There is no sectional cutoff. For the academic year 2019,
    • Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants who are currently employed and have work experience of 12 months to 36 months.
    • IFMR Selection Process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by the personal interview (PI).

    CAT 2019 #Facts

    • CAT is scheduled for November 24, 2019. 
    • CAT Registration has been started, candidates can apply for the same latest by September 18, 2019. 

    IFMR Admission Dates 2020(Expected)

    Given below are the important dates for IFMR, Chennai Application Form dates candidates can check:

    Stage of the ProcessEarly Decision Round (Tentative)General Round (Tentative)
    Application DeadlineDecember 18, 2019February 5, 2020
    Release of Shortlist (for Selection Process)January 8, 2020February 19, 2020
    Selection Process StartsJanuary 27, 2020March 3, 2020
    Selection Process EndsFebruary 11, 2020March 25, 2020
    Announcement of First Merit List February 26, 2020April 9, 2020
    Announcement of First Wait ListFebruary 28, 2020April 11, 2020
    Program Starts onJune 1, 2020-

    IFMR Eligibility Criteria 2020

    • Graduates from a full time or part time degree course, but NOT correspondence/ distance mode/ online mode in any discipline with consistent academic record; Candidates pursuing final year degree can also apply.
    • Applicants should have been born on/after 1st January 1992 and on/before 31st December 2000.
    • Work experience is NOT mandatory, but those with work experience should have less than or equal to 3 years of experience as of 1st December 2018.
    • Applicants are required to take /have taken any of the following standardized entrance exams – CAT 2019 / XAT 2020/ CMAT 2020/ GMAT & GRE (taken on / after 1st January 2017).
    • Cut off for all the entrance exams will not be same, thus, performance in all the entrance exams you have taken will be evaluated against the respective cut off and only your best performance will be considered.
    • The admission committee will consider the applicant’s past academic performance, and performance in Personal Interview.
    • The admissions committee will be short listing applicants for the selection process, taking into consideration, the applicant’s past academic performance, entrance test scores, and a passion for excellence demonstrated even in non-academic endeavor such as, but not limited to, sports (represented country, state or district/ University/ College/ School), Debate, Drama, Moot Court, NCC (but not NSS) volunteering, activism etc.(of a corresponding level);
    • Those with track record in these areas would get a relaxation with regard to cut off scores, provided they are otherwise eligible, and capable;
    • However, there is no exemption from the requirement of a valid score in, at least one of CAT/XAT/CMAT/ GRE/GMAT regardless of any achievements.

    Check CAT Eligibility

    How to Apply at IFMR through CAT?

    Candidates can fill IFMR Application Form at the official website of IFMR. The last date to fill the Application Form is December 18, 2018. Given below are the steps to fill Application Form:

    1. Visit the website of Institute for Financial Management & Research -
    2. Click on ‘Registered User’
    IFMR Application Form
    1. Register yourself using your username, password and email ID
    2. Login to fill Application Form
    3. Fill your personal and academic details
    4. Make payment of the application fee
    5. Print the confirmation page for future purposes received on registered email ID.

    IFMR Application Fee

    Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to IFMR only online at which upon completion would require you to make a payment of INR 1500/- through Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking.

    Read about CAT Registration

    IFMR CAT Cut Off 2019

    The first step of short listing candidates is on the basis of CAT/XAT/CMAT Result. All candidates securing the minimum cutoff marks will be called for further selection rounds. The expected CAT/XAT/CMAT Cutoff for IFMR is given below:

    Entrance ExamExpected cut off
    CAT 201980
    XAT 202080
    CMAT 202090
    GREQuant 160 in new scale, Verbal 153 in new scale
    GMATQuant 49 on Scale of 60; Verbal 30 on Scale of 60

    Check CAT Cutoff 2019

    The cut off list depends on various factors candidates can check:

    • Number of candidates appearing for the test
    • Marks scored by candidates
    • Average marks scored by the candidates
    • Difficulty Level of the question paper
    • Availability of Seats in courses



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