IIM Admission 2021: Keeping a Check on the Waitlist Movement Trend Might Subdue your Anxiety. Read How?

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Samrat Roy

Exam Prep Master | Updated On - Jun 21, 2021

Looking back on November, do you realise you should have revised more, or do you wonder what your parents would think about the final shortlist? Isn't it true that everything right now seems to be reminding you of the shortlist? The worst part is simply not knowing!

And, to alleviate your morbid anxiety, we've compiled a list of the most recent trends in the IIM waitlist movement. Don't despair! While anxiety is normal at this time of year, it is not worth it. You've already worked your fingers to the bone, and all you have to do now is wait for the final shortlist.

The degree of movement on the IIM waitlist is generally determined by the overlapping pool of candidates shortlisted by various IIMs. The movement in IIMs for the General and NC-OBC categories is usually not extreme from the standard numbers, whereas for other categories, this can vary significantly from year to year.

IIM Admission 2021: Last Year Waitlist Movement Trend

IIM Admission 2021: Waitlist Movement Trend of Top Institutes

IIM Ahmedabad

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Ahmedabad

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

385

394

1220

1240

392

392

IIM Ahmedabad sees one of the lowest waitlist movements among the top MBA colleges. The waitlist movements here generally remain in a single digit. For the 2020-22 batch, the waitlist moved by about 30 in the general category, while it was about 25 in NC-OBC Category. The numbers were about 25 and 8 for SC and ST categories respectively.

IIM Bangalore

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Bangalore

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

441

458

1425

1556

441

458

Just like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore sees one of the lowest waitlist movements among IIMs. The waitlist movement of IIM-B is generally greater than IIM-A because of people choosing IIM-A over IIM-B if they get offers from both. According to information available on Quora, the waitlist movement in the general category was about 60 for the batch of 2019-21.

IIM Calcutta

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Calcutta

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

480

480

1990

1852

480

480

IIM Calcutta sees a little more waitlist movement as compared to IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore. This happens because of the overlap of offers from IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. Generally, a student who has offers from IIM-A + IIM-C or IIM-A + IIM-B prefers IIM-A.

 IIM Kozhikode

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Kozhikode

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

485

480

5078

4815

501

481

IIM Kozhikode is counted in one of the top 6 IIMs of the country. The institute does see significant waitlist movements. If we go by the figures of batch 2020-22, the movement was around 186 for the General category. For the NC-OBC category, the waitlist moved by about 209. 

IIM Indore

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Indore

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

487

487

5269

4976

487

487

IIM Indore is also regarded as one of the oldest IIMs of our country. Despite being a top MBA college, it sees a huge waitlist movement. If we go by the 2019-21 batch numbers, the waitlist movement was about 400 for the general category and 154 for the NC-OBC category. For SC and ST, the respective figures were around 124 and 72.

IIM Trichy

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Trichy

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

263

230

13668

14125

235

238

IIM Trichy ranks among one of the top b-schools in the country. It is one of the best among new generation IIMs. If we go by the 2020-22 batch figures, the waitlist moved by about 224 in the general category and 153 for NC-OBC. For SC and ST categories, the figures were around 100 and 49 respectively.

IIM Udaipur

 Institute

Sanctioned Intake

Shortlisted

Seats filled

 

IIM Udaipur

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

2019-21

2020-22

286

326

13668

14125

292

334

IIM Udaipur has made a good reputation within a short span of time. It now ranks among one of the best new IIMs in the country. The institute sees significant waitlist movement during admissions. For the 2020-22 batch, the waitlist movement was about 560 for the general category and 274 for NC-OBC. The numbers were 170 and 30 for SC and ST categories respectively.

The waitlist movements for the above IIMs can give you a good indication of the waitlist movements of other IIMs.

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