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IIT Roorkee MBA Selection Criteria

Last Updated - August 31, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee follows a three-stage process to select candidates for its MBA program. The Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Roorkee uses the CAT score to make a first-round selection process. It conducts its own GD and Interview rounds under admission process to its MBA program.

  • Candidates qualifying CAT Cut Off, are called for the following rounds as part of the admission process to judge and decide the candidates’ overall eligibility to the course: Written Analysis, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 
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  • The cut-off marks for the IIT Roorkee MBA program is based on the CAT percentile score but the final admission is determined by the following: CAT score, academic performance, GD and PI score and professional experience
  • IIT Roorkee MBA cut off is decided by the IIT Roorkee admission committee separately for each year. This year too, it is expected to be around the same figures as the last few years. It is usually around 95+.

CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in online (computer based) mode. Interested candidates can submit their applications on the official website of CAT till the last date of application form submission i.e. September 19, 2018. 

IIT Roorkee CAT Cut Off

The Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee decides the cut off for entrance to its MBA program. The cut-off score is decided to screen the first round of candidates who will then proceed to the group discussion and personal interview rounds. The minimum qualifying percentile score to be eligible for admissions in IIT Roorkee is 94 percentile.

IIT Roorkee CAT Cut Off for the year 2016 is given in the table below. Candidates can follow this table to get a better idea of what they can expect the cut off to be this year.

CategoryCAT cut off score percentile
OBC (Other Backward Classes)90+
SC (Scheduled Castes)82+
ST (Scheduled Tribes)74+
PwD (Persons with Disability)71+

Selection Criteria for IIT Roorkee MBA

IIT Roorkee MBA Eligibility Criteria

IIT Roorkee has laid down certain eligibility criteria for the candidates aspiring to get admission to its MBA program. Candidates must note down and follow these carefully for any admission related query.

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Engineering or Technology with first class or its equivalent.
  • Candidates can also have a master’s degree with first class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized institution or university.
  • Final year students who are expecting their results or are due to appear for their final exam are also eligible to apply for.

Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally, but only if they complete all requirements for the qualifying degree with minimum percentage and CGPA or its equivalent by the specified date.

Furthermore, candidates need to have a minimum qualifying mark to be eligible for the IIT Roorkee MBA program.

  • General or OBC category candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks or CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale at qualifying degree level.
  • Reserved category candidates have a lesser qualifying mark. For them, the percentage of marks is 55% or 5.50 CGPA on a 10-point scale.

The percentage will be considered on the basis of aggregate marks or CGPA received by the candidate in the qualifying degree exam.

IIT Roorkee MBA Selection Process 

The first round of selection of candidates will be based on the performance by candidates in CAT 2018. The cut off determined by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee will be final in shortlisting the first round of candidates.

The final merit list for making offers of admission to the program will be on the basis of their aggregate performance in the CAT exam followed by Group Discussion, Interview, and their Work Experience as per the weightage for each criterion are given below:

  • CAT Percentile - 65%
  • Group discussions - 10%
  • Interview - 20%
  • Work Experience - 5%

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Conditions for Categories

  • Candidates who belong to OBC category are required to submit a photo copy of category certificate only in the format available on the website.
  • The OBC Non-creamy layer certificate should have been issued after 31.03.2017 by a competent authority.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD must submit the requisite certificate from a competent authority as given in Annexure-1 on prescribed format by Govt. of India at the time of Interview/GD.
  • The photocopies of the same are to be sent along with Completed Application Form.
  • Regular candidates-Final year students of relevant undergraduate programs who have completed the requirements of qualifying examination can also apply. 
  • They need to submit a certificate as per the Proforma given in Annexure-2A & 2B at the time of Interview/GD.

  • If the marks of final exam are unavailable at the time of GD/PI due to delay in announcement of results, then the candidates might be allowed to appear in GD/PI rounds. this will be done on the basis of their aggregate results upto a re-final year in which percentage should not be lesser than as specified above under essential requirements.

  • However, they will be required to submit the proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the required percentage or CGPA latest by September 30, 2017.

  • Full-Time Sponsored Candidates-Candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in responsible capacity in a Registered Firm/Company/Industry/Educational and Research Institution/Govt./Quasi Govt./Autonomous Organization in the relevant field in which they are seeking admission.

  • The Firm/Company/Industry shall either be a public sector undertaking or a public limited company registered in a stock exchange or a private concern whose annual turnover during the past two years exceeds Rs. 5 crores.

  • The Educational Institution should be recognized by AICTE. The candidate shall submit a duly filled up Annexure-3 by the sponsoring institution.

CAT Cut Off

The exam conducting body doesn’t declare CAT cut off. Admissions to the Institute are based on the qualifying percentile set by the Institute to shortlist the candidates. Usually, the admission in IIMs and IITs close at a very high percentile.

CAT Cut off is based on a few common factors. These common factors are taken into account while deciding the common CAT qualifying cut off percentile. These are mentioned below:

  • Level of difficulty of CAT exam
  • Total number of candidates appeared for CAT
  • Total marks scored by all the candidates in the exam
  • Availability of seats in the various institutions

The cut-off scores for the top B-schools in the year 2016 is given below. Candidates can follow this table to get a clearer picture of the expected cut off scores for the coming session-

B-SchoolsCAT Cut off in Percentile
IIM, Bangalore99.5+
IIM, Ahmedabad99.6+
IIM, Calcutta99.5+
IIM, Lucknow99.5+
IIM, Kozhikode96.3+
IIT, Roorkee94.6+
IIM, Indore94.7+
IIM, Rohtak97.11+
IIM, Raipur90.0+
IIM, Trichy94.0+



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