IIM Nagpur Admission in PGP through CAT 2020

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    IIM Nagpur offers 2-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) to domestic as well as overseas Indian students. The basic admission criteria for domestic students are done through CAT exam. Overseas Indian students have to take GMAT test to take admission to the program.

    IIMN admission process in PGP program for batch 2020-22 will commence in the first week of April 2020 after the CAT Result is declared. The selection of domestic candidates done in three stages i.e. CAT Percentile Score, Academic Performance and final selection is done through PI and WAT. The total intake of the institute in PGP program is 130.

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

    About CAT 2019

    CAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2019. The application process for the exam has been started. Last date for CAT Registration is September 18, 2019. Apply Here

    IIM Nagpur Admission Important Dates

    Event Dates
    Reconfirmation of Interest for Admissions to PGP 2019-21First week of April 2020
    Shortlist for Stage 3 Admission Process and Submission of duly completed Application Forms by shortlisted candidatesSecond week of April 2020
    Second Shortlist for Stage 3 Admission Process and Submission of duly completed Application Forms by shortlisted candidates (if required) –Last week of April 2020
    Call letters for PI/WAT ProcessApril 30, 2020
    PI/WAT ProcessFirst week of May 2020
    Last date to upload Income and Asset Certificate for EWS CategoryLast week of May 2020
    Final Admission offers (Ninth list of admission offers to PGP 2020-22 is out. Deadline for accepting the provisional offers is June 30, 2020, 5 PM IST) (Waitlist Movement – SC WL 75, NC-OBC WL 83)            – 

    PGP Admission Process at IIM Nagpur

    The admission process at IIM Nagpur is done based on the criterion mentioned below:

    • Performance in CAT
    • Past Academic Performance
    • Work Experience
    • Performance in Personal Interview and Written Ability Test

    The detailed selection process and eligibility criteria for admission in the PGP program are given below. 

    Stage 1: Shortlisting through CAT Score

    Shortlisting of candidates based on their CAT score is the first and foremost step for a further stage of selection. Candidates with positive scores in all the sections of CAT exam are eligible for further rounds of selection. Section-wise and overall minimum tentative CAT Cutoff along with the seat intake are given in the table below. 

    CategorySeats AvailableSection 1 (VARC)Section 2 (DILR)Section 3 (QA)Overall
    DAP (Horizontal Reservation across categories)740404055

    Note- It is to be noted that candidates who have applied for PGP program from IIM Nagpur during CAT 2019 registration will receive an e-mail from the institute around the third week of April 2020. 

    Stage 2: Selection based on Past Academic Performance and Work Experience

    Candidates shortlisted after analyzing their CAT score will be considered for the next stage i.e. shortlisting based on their past academic performance. Below given are the detailed procedure. 

    Past Academic Performance

    Evaluation of student’s marks obtained in class 10th, 12th, and bachelor's degree programs is done at this stage for selecting candidates for the next stage. Based on their marks, students are categorized into “A”, “B”, “C” category. The score division based on which candidates are categorized into three sections is given in the table below. 

    % Score in 10th examRating A% Score in 12th examRating B% Score in Bachelor’s Degree examRating C
    >55 and <=603>55 and <=603>55 and <=604
    >60 and <=704>60 and <=704>60 and <=656
    >70 and <=805>70 and <=805>65 and <=705
    >80 and <=909>70 and <=809>7010

    The formula to calculate the candidate’s Past Academic Performace is given below:

    PAP Score = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)

    Work Experience

    Work experience will also play an important factor in determining a candidate’s selection in PGP program. It is to be noted that the candidates with full-time work experience will only be considered. Part-time/Project/Internship/ CA Articleship /Pre-graduation work experience will not be considered for work experience. Formula to calculate work experience is given below: 

    WE = 0 for x <= 6 

    WE = 0 for x > 72

    WE = x/36 for 6 < x <= 36

    WE = 1 – ((x-36)/36) for 36 < x <= 72

    Where x is the number of months of work experience.

    Diversity Score

    The total diversity score is counted out of 10 in which 5 points will be awarded based on their gender (0 for male and 5 for females and transgenders) and 5 points are awarded based on bachelors degree (Candidates with bachelor’s degree in any of the following: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor’s level not mentioned here). 

    The total comprehensive score at stage 2 is calculated based on CAT score, PAP, WE and DI. Formula for the same is given below:

    CS=0.35 * (CAT Total Score /#Maximum CAT Total Score * 10) + 0.35*(PAP Score) + 0.2* (WE Score) + 0.1*(Di Score)

    Stage 3: Final Selection of Candidates

    Candidates who have been shortlisted based on the comprehensive scores calculated at stage 2 and have submitted the application by the deadline will be considered for final admission in the program. 

    The final selection of the candidates will be done based on the candidate’s performance in the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test conducted by IIMN. At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:

    FS= 0.35* (PI Score) + 0.05*(WAT Score) + 0.20* (CAT Score) + 0.20 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score)

    The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

    The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee of Rs. 50,000 which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently. 

    Once the candidate will submit the confirmation fee within the stipulated time, the admission will be confirmed otherwise the provisional admission will be cancelled. 

    Documents Required during IIM Nagpur Admission

    Candidates must bring the following documents along with them during the selection process.

    • Marksheets and Degree certificate- You must carry your original mark sheets and self-attested copies to show their eligibility at the time of interview.
    • Reservation Category Certificates-If you belong to any of the reserved criteria, bring your documents like Caste certificate if short-listed for the interview .SC, ST, NC-OBC and DA aspirants must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview.

    Note: Any discrepancy in the documents can lead to cancellation of candidature.

    FEE Structure for PGP Program

    The total fee of the MBA program is Rs. 12,50,000. The fee is payable at the time of Acceptance of Admission Offer Rs 50,000. Tabulated below is the detailed fee structure for PGP program at IIM Nagpur. 

    For Academic Session 2020-21

    Tuition FeeINR 1,60,000INR 1,60,000INR 1,60,000
    Hostel & Facility*INR 25,000INR 25,000INR 25,000
    Academic SupportINR 18,000INR 18,000INR 19,000
    WelfareINR 15,000--
    Caution Deposit**INR 10,000--
    Total FeeINR 2,28,000--
    Less admission offer acceptance feeINR -50,000--
    Total Payment dueINR 1,78,000INR 2,03,000INR 2,04,000
    Due date for paymentAs per admission offer letterOn the day of registrationOn the day of registration

    For Academic Session 2021-22

    Tuition FeeINR 1,60,000INR 1,60,000INR 1,60,000
    Hostel & Facility*INR 25,000INR 25,000INR 25,000
    Academic SupportINR 18,000INR 18,000INR 19,000
    WelfareINR 15,000--
    Total Payment dueINR 2,18,000INR 2,03,000INR 2,04,000
    Due date for paymentOn the day of registrationOn the day of registrationOn the day of registration


    IIM Nagpur ensure that no candidates lack behind due to financial reason. The institute, therefore, offers Special Need-Based Scholarships (SNBS) to the eligible students with a provision of fee waiver. The eligibility of the student is determined by their credit status and annual family income and the amount of scholarship will be determined on the same basis. The Institute allots a certain amount for these scholarships and individual students could expect fee waivers up to an amount of Rs. 7 lakhs based on their financial credentials.

    Other Scholarships

    Below given are certain other scholarships awarded by the Government of India and state government that can be availed by the students. 

    1. Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS
    • Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities
    • Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students
    • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships
    1. Chief Minister Fellowship Yojana (CMFY) – Jharkhand
    2. Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship to SC students – Maharashtra

    FAQs on IIM Nagpur Admission

    Ques.  If I confirm my interest in IIM Nagpur, does it will affect my position in other IIMs?

    Ans- No, The admission process and seat allotment offered in every IIM is independent of other and therefore accepting or declining an offer from any other IIM will not affect your chances in IIM Nagpur or vice versa.

    For showing your interest in IIM Nagpur you have to confirm your interest as the time available for IIM Nagpur admissions, the institute would not like to spend time on people who are no longer interested in IIM Nagpur as earlier the location was Maharashtra.

    Ques. Why is IIM Nagpur asking applied candidates to confirm their interest in admission to PGP?

    Ans: Yes ,the interested candidates have to show their interest in seeking admission in IIM Nagpur because as the location is changed from IIM in Maharashtra to IIM Nagpur candidates are confused whether to take admission in Maharashtra or Nagpur and as you are well aware that the admission process  in Nagpur is short spanned so the authority does not want to waste time in scrutinizing candidates who are disinterested in IIM Nagpur

    Ques. How much do I have to pay while confirming my admission?

    Ans. The amount is not likely to go beyond INR 50,000. The amount will be balanced against payment of tuition fees paid afterwards. Of this only, INR1000 will be retained as pre-GOI (Government of India) guidelines if the person does not actually join the institute.

    Ques. I got an interview call from other IIM(s) but did not attend. Will I still be considered for admission at IIM Nagpur?

    Ans:-Yes, but only if you have confirmed your continued interest in response to the email already sent to you by the authorities. The email will be sent only those aspirants who meet the eligibility criteria used to prepare the first shortlist i.e. the minimum cut off in CAT.

    For any other queries, below are the contact details:

    Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
    VNIT Campus, South Ambazari Road,
    Nagpur, Maharashtra 
    India - 440010 




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