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Expected CAT cut off for IIM Calcutta @iimcat2018.in

Held on November 25, 2018, CAT 2018 was conducted across 374 centers in India. It was conducted by IIM Calcutta in the CBT mode. IIM Calcutta also hold the responsibility of releasing cut-off list online post declaration of CAT results. Your admission into IIMs will depend upon CAT 2018 score as well the cut off released by IIM Calcutta.Check the detailed Paper Analysis of CAT 2018.

IIM Calcutta Cut off is 90 percentiles approximately for the General category candidates. It has been observed that the overall cutoff has remained constant over the past few years. However, it might vary for other categories candidates.

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The selection procedure, although, includes several other steps to get admission in IIM, Calcutta such as short-listing for Personal Interview and WAT (Written Ability Test), work experience and reservation policy. This exam is considered as a gateway for admissions in various field of Management with promising academic quality and placements.

Factors Affecting IIM CALCUTTA Cut Off

The authorities will neither consider 12th standard marks nor graduation marks for calculating IIM Calcutta rank. The rank acquired by candidates in the respective entrance examination will be considered for the cut-off which clearly indicates that they must perform their best for securing a good rank in IIM 2018. Hence, IIM Calcutta cut off will be decided on the following basis:

  • Previous year’s cut off
  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of seats vacant for admissions

IIM Calcutta expected cut off 2018

The cut off for IIM Calcutta vary from year to year. The cut off list for 2018 could be expected on the basis of previous years release. Below listed is the cut-off list of the previous year and expected 2018 cut off for IIM Calcutta:

IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2015:

CAT(Common Aptitude Test) 2015 exam pattern had undergone few changes. Instead of three sections, the authorities declared two sections, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. The table below indicated the cut-off released in that year:


Category Section – I Section – II Overall
OPEN >85 >85 >90
NC-OBC >75 >75 >80
SC >65 >65 >75
ST >60 >60 >70
DA >60 >60 >70

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IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2016

There was a wide difference in the cut off from the year 2015 to 2016 as there were three sections again and they are Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability. CAT 2016 cut off section-wise are tabulated below:

Section Open NC-OBC SC ST DA
Section 1 (Quantitative Ability) >80 >75 >65 >60 >65
Section 2 (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning) >80 >75 >65 >60 >65
Section 3 (Verbal Ability) >80 >75 >65 >60 >65
Overall >90 >85 >70 >70 >70


IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2017:

Not many changes were observed in the year 2017 in terms of cut off and exam pattern. The table below states the category and section-wise cut off for the year:

Category QA DI & LR VARC Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 75 75 85
SC 65 65 65 70
ST 60 60 60 70
PWD/DA 65 65 65 70

IIM Calcutta Cut off 2018:

The expected CAT cut off 2018 for sections and overall could be the same for all categories except for PWD/DA candidates. The sectional cutoff percentile has decreased from 65 to 60. IIM Calcutta Cutoff for 2018 and other criteria are same as 2017 which are tabulated below:

Category QA DI & LR VARC Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 75 75 85
SC 65 65 65 70
ST 60 60 60 70
PWD/DA 60 60 60 70

NOTE: The cut off for CAT 2018 for IIM Calcutta is tentative and subject to change. Candidates are recommended to check with the same on the release of the result.


The business school, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Established in the year 1961, IIM C is the first IIM in India.

  • COURSES OFFERED: The institute offers two years full-time post-graduate management courses, and those are PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management), PGDCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management), FPM (Fellow Programme in Management) and PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives)
  • FEES: The fees to pursue any of the management courses from IIM Calcutta is INR 19 lakhs.
  • ALUMNI: IIM C has produced over 15,000+ alumni. Few prominent entrepreneurs and business executives are Indra Nooyi (Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo), Ajit Balakrishnan (the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Rediff.com), and others.
  • ADMISSION: The admission process includes two steps in total, shortlisting of candidates based on candidate’s CAT scores followed by Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. However, Shortlisting of candidates is done based on CAT scores, past academic performance and IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2018 for each of the test section.

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