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IIM Indore Cut off expected for 2019-21: Check @iimcat2018.in

CAT 2018 was conducted in more than 374 exam centers on November 25, 2018. Though CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta, but all IIMs release their individual cut-off list and selection process. Like previous years, IIM Indore Cut off will be released separately which can be checked from the official site of IIM Indore.

Note- You can check the CAT 2018 paper analysis from here. 

Candidates must understand the admission process of IIM Indore before applying at the institute. IIM Indore PGP admissions for 2019-2021 will be a three-way process, including Eligibility Criteria, Shortlist for PI/WAT and Final Selection.

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In the first phase, the candidates will be screened on the basis of their CAT 2018 score. IIM Indore cut off for 2019-2021 is around 90 percentile for General Category applicants. Those applying for the 2-year PGP course must also fulfill the sectional cut-off criteria along with overall cut-off.

Sectional and overall IIM Indore cut off in percentile:

Category QA %tile DILR %tile VRC %tile Overall %tile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50

In the second round, IIM Indore shortlists the candidates for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of scores obtained in CAT 2018 and other parameters. Together this score is called composite score.

In the third and the final round, a final composite score is generated. It is the sum of scores in Class 10th, 12th, CAT 2018, WAT, PI in the ratio of 10,10, 20, 20, 40, respectively.

Those who have not scored a high balanced percentile in all the 3 sections in CAT 2018 may not expect to be shortlisted by IIM Indore. Candidate with slightly low percentile but the excellent academic record will be preferred to be shortlisted.

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Here’s the complete breakup of Composite Score:

Components Score
Class X 36
Class XII 40
Cat 2017 ( overall) score 20
Gender Diversity Factor 4 (for female applicants)
Composite Score 100

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by mail. They are expected to be present for WAT/PI round in person, which is expected to be held in the month of January 2019.

The interviews will be conducted in the following cities:

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai


Class 10 & 12 marks get 76% weight

Marks obtained in Class 10 and Class 12 will be awarded 36% and 40% weight in shortlisting process at the campus of IIM Indore but no weight will be entertained for bachelor’s degree marks.

On account of composite scores, Applicants will be called for WAT & PI stage which will be arrived at by accounting for the academic profile also.

The calculation of Composite Score takes place on the basis of CAT 2018 score, gender diversity, and academic scores

Components Weightage formula
12th standard/HSC score 40*[zcandidate-zmin]
[zmax – zmin]
10th Standard/SSC score 36*[zcandidate-zmin]
[zmax – zmin]

No weight will be awarded to the academic scores beyond class 12. Applicants having a percentage of marks above 85 can get a good weight in the computation of composite scores.

15% and 7.5% of the total seats are reserved for scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) candidates as per the government’s norm. 27% seats are reserved for non-creamy layer – other backward classes (NC-OBC) candidates and 5% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities.

CAT 2017 score to get 20% weight

Weightage to your CAT 2018 scores will be computed as follows-

20* [candidate’s CAT overall score / highest CAT overall score]

Women applicants to get 4% weight

To ensure gender diversity while shortlisting the candidates for the PI stage, IIM Indore will award a weight of 4% to female candidates only. No such criteria of weight are given to male or transgender candidates.

The computation is as follows: Gender Diversity Factor (GDF)
= 4 for Female Applicants
= 0 for Other Applicants

How to calculate your composite score

Composite Score = Sum of the above scores (Max 100) is the formula to arrive at the maximum score to check whether you would be shortlisted by IIM Indore after CAT 2018 result is announced in the 2nd week of January 2019. Please note that Z candidate, Zmin, Zmax for 10th and 12th Standard are computed using the normalization process.

After the declaration of shortlisting candidate, institute/management will not send any individual regret letter to applicants who are not shortlisted for WAT and PI.

Class X & XII get the highest weight among IIMs

Time and again IIM Indore made efforts to harmonies the selection pattern with the academics. In this way, it announced a high weight of 76% for academics up to class 12 for admission in PGP 2019-21, which no other IIMs announced till the date.

Different weight offered to class 10 and class 12 marks in the Admission Policy for PGP 2019-21 batches. The maximum weight of 36 points will be awarded to the Class 10 marks and the weight to class 12 marks will be 40 percent on a scale of 100. No weight will be awarded to the excellent academic profile in graduation.

To shortlist the candidates for 2nd stage of admission round, IIM Indore has announced highest weight for academic excellence in calculating the composite scores.

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