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LIBA CAT Cutoff & Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - November 22, 2017

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai has announced the application procedure for its flagship PGDM program for session 2018-20. LIBA Application Form 2018 is available until January 31.

Candidates willing to pursue PGDM from LIBA must clear CAT Cut off 2017. They are further called for group discussion and personal interview rounds for the final selection.

Here are all the important details for LIBA Admission 2018:

  • LIBA offers six specializations in PDGM program including Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Systems and Business Analytics.
  • There are a total of 120 seats in PGDM programme.
  • Students need to score equivalent or higher than CAT Cut-off set by LIBA, Chennai. The expected percentile is 80+.
  • Other than clearing CAT, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree with 60% marks or be in the final year of graduation in 2018.
  • To apply, the online application form is available at LIBA Official Website. The application fee is INR 1500 which has to paid through credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking.

XAT 2018 is also accepted if you are applying for this course.

LIBA Admission Dates 2018

Candidates applying for LIBA Admissions 2018 must refer to the dates table below:

CAT Registration closes onSeptember 26, 2017
CAT 2017 Exam DateNovember 26, 2017
Last date to fill LIBA Application FormJanuary 31, 2017
Dates for GD and PI roundsFirst week of March, 2018

How to Apply at LIBA Chennai?

Candidates seeking admission in LIBA Chennai can apply for the PDGM 2018 only through their online application portal. No offline method is available. Students have to submit their personal and academic details in the application form.

Pre-requisites for applying

Candidates should keep these documents handy before applying for LIBA PGDM 2018:

  • Scanned Passport size photograph
  • Scanned academic certificates
  • Scanned work experience certificates

Application Process

  1. Register yourselves by visiting
  2. After logging into your account using your user name and password, enter your CAT ID, personal details and upload your passport size photograph
  3. Enter your academic details and upload the support documents
  4. Enter your work experience details (if any) and upload the support documents and provide some reference information
  5. Confirm all the details and submit the application form.
  6. Make online payment of INR 1500/- through Credit Card / Debit Card/ Net banking.
  7. Download the completed application in PDF and Email it to

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LIBA Chennai Selection Criteria 2018

LIBA Chennai has a two- step admission process wherein individuals must qualify each round to advance to the next. The steps involved in securing a seat in LIBA PGDM program are as follows:

  • Clearing CAT Cutoff (expected to be 80+ for general) or XAT 2018 cutoff
  • Shortlisted students will be participating in subsequent rounds- GD & PI process
  • The final merit list will be based on CAT 2017 score, Academic Profile, and performance in GD & PI round. Check CAT Result

CAT 2017

For the purpose of shortlisting applicants for PI and other rounds, different weightages are assigned to the scores of different sections of CAT. This will be done to encourage Gender and Academic Diversity. LIBA, Chennai will compute a composite score based on only CAT 2017 scores which will be used for selecting aspirants for the PI round. The weightage given to different sections of CAT is given below:


LIBA gives weightage to academic profile as well. So, the candidates should have a consistent academic record of minimum 60% marks in class X, XII & Graduation. Also, candidates with a history of more than two backlog must not apply.

Expected CAT cut-off 2017

The expected cut-off percentile for LIBA Chennai is given below:

CAT SectionsGeneral Category (Percentile)Catholics (Percentile)
CAT 2017 Expected Section Wise Cut OffClick Here
CAT 2016 Cut offClick Here
CAT 2016 Percentile Vs MarksClick Here

GD and PI rounds

Candidates who clear the CAT or XAT cut off as laid down by the institute are called for GD and PI rounds. These two components have a weightage in the final composite score. Applicants must attend these rounds as per the schedule announced by the institute. All these rounds will be organized by LIBA at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

  • In the Group Discussion round, candidates will be divided into groups and will have to discuss about the given topic. This round will test their creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness, along with speaking skills.
  • In the Personal Interview round, students will be interviewed by a panel of judges to evaluate their academic profile, quality of work and personal characteristics.

LIBA Chennai Final Merit List 2018

  • LIBA Chennai will create a final merit list based on the performance of individuals in CAT 2017 and other qualifying rounds conducted by them.
  • The merit list will be prepared separately for each category.
  • Final admission offers will be made based on ranks secured by applicants in this list.
  • The weightage for each component of the selection process for MBA program in LIBA Chennai is given below-
ComponentWeightage (%)
CAT 2017 Score60
Class 10 marks5
Class 12 marks5
Graduation marks5

LIBA Chennai Seat Intake

A total of 120 seats are available at LIBA Chennai for its full time PGDM program. LIBA is a minority institution, so, 50% of the seats are reserved for minority candidates. There is no reservation for SC/ST or NRI candidates. The seats available for each category are as follows:

CategoryNumber of Seats
Minority (Catholics)60

 For any further queries, below are the contact details:

Loyola Campus, Chennai – 600 034.

Tel: (044) 28177100 (Enquiry) Ph.: (044) 28177116 (Admissions office)

E-mail: | website:



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