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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Admission 2021

The admission process is centralized for all the management institutions falling under the banner of the Indian Institute of Management. Applicants are required to appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT), the results of which determine admittance in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of the management school. The cut-offs soar as high as 99 percentile. Foreign nationals/NRIs must secure a total of 750 in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for MBA program admission.  

CAT is scheduled on November 29, 2021, with a tentative declaration of the results in the second week of January 2021. Shortlisted candidates sit for the GD/PI/WAT, success in which leads to admittance in the top B-school of India. 

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Highlights for Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Admissions 2021

The following table highlights the important admission updates for the year 2021 -

Institution 

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Type of institute

Government; Autonomous

Admission cycle

August 13, 2021* 

Application mode

Online 

Entrance Exam

CAT/GMAT/GRE

Mode of exam 

Pen and paper (offline)

Selection Criteria

  • MBA/EPGP/PGPX - CAT/GMAT/GRE
  • FPM - CAT / any Fellowship exam

Admission criteria notification

There are several amendments implemented for the upcoming academic year of 2021-2022. These focus on the weightage of the CAT for admission which has been reduced to 60% from the former 65%. Academic history and work experience (of the candidates) have received a boost in terms of weightage, sufficing as key elements of the selection process.

Why should you choose Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad?

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad was established in the year 1961 by the combined vision and efforts of eminent personalities like Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and Ravi J. Matthai. The foundation of the Institute was set up by the state government, the central government, local industrialists, the Harvard Business School, and the Ford Foundation.

Rankings

With a diverse academic curriculum and an outstanding workforce, IIM, Ahmedabad is cruising at the pinnacle of success. Ranked as the top (#1) B-school in India  (for the year 2021) as per NIRF and Business Today rankings, IIM Ahmedabad was the first management school (in India) to be accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). For the year 2021, the Financial Times (FT) Masters in Management Rankings has placed IIM, Ahmedabad at the 20th position.

Facilities

The management school boasts a state-of-the-art campus, with cutting-edge teaching/mentoring technologies. Students and staff can enjoy the benefits of the colossal seminar halls, high-end sports facilities (indoor/outdoor), advanced libraries, several food pit stops and gazebos, a brilliant security force, smart-classrooms, ‘homely’ in-campus accommodations, and many more.

It is honorary for a student to be part of this top B-school. Here is our take on the admission process for the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Indian Insitute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Application Procedure 2021

The application cycle for the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad commences as soon as the notification for the admission criteria goes live. The admission form for the academic year 2021-2021 will be released anytime in the second week of January (tentative). 

Applicants must submit all the necessary documents such as high school transcripts (10+2 mark sheet), birth certificate, caste documents, test scores, and many more. It is highly recommended to complete the online registration well before the deadline. This is to mitigate any unprecedented circumstance(s).

The online registration of IIM, Ahmedabad (application form) starts on September 23, 2021. The last day to apply is January 21, 2021. 

How to apply?

Here is the step-by-step guide to IIM, Ahmedabad application -

  • Application is processed by applying on the CAT website

  • All the necessary documents for the application process must be submitted

  • The online application form generally has sections for personal information along with educational credentials and more

  • Candidates can pay the application fee through the IIM gateway

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Application Form 2021

The admission form is available online. Candidates can apply for a maximum of 2 specialisations. Applicants must pay a nominal application fee of INR 500. The application form was released on September 23, 2021. 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Postgraduate (PG) Admission Process 2021

For a postgraduate degree, students can select from an assortment of programs. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad currently offers 5 post-graduate programs. These are specializations in various fields of management and related industries. 

Applicants appear for the CAT/GMAT/GRE, the results of which are instrumental on his/her admission in the college. For a postgraduate degree, the selection is done based on the results of the aforementioned tests in addition to the academic history and the work experience of the candidates. 

The application for the undergraduate admission process commences with the online registration for IIM, Ahmedabad. The eligibility criteria for all the programs under UG  depend on the age of the candidate and educational background. 

Courses and Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 5 different postgraduate programs (PGP) available at the institution. A regular MBA and a specialized PGP in Food and Agri-Business Management are full-time residential courses. The e-PGP and e-PGP ABA (specializing in Advanced Business Analytics) can be pursued by students on an electronic mode. In addition to this, is the PGPX course, which is for executives with adequate work experience, so that they can have an edge in the field of management.

Program

Eligibility

MBA

  • Undergraduate Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent CGPA

  • Undergraduate degree must be of the duration of minimum 3 years post qualification of 10+2 exam

  • CGPA is converted as per the institutional norms*

  • Final year students are eligible

MBA in Food and Agri-Business Management (MBA-FABM)

MBA for executives (MBA-PGPX)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Minimum age of 25 years

  • Valid GMAT/GRE score

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience 

e-mode Post-graduate Programme (e-PGP)

  • Bachelor’s degree/CA/CWS

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience and currently working

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience 

e-Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (e-PGD ABA)

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test score

Table 1

Candidates must mandatorily meet the eligibility requisites to be eligible for the selection process. It is highly recommended to visit the official website to learn about the postgraduate courses and the eligibility requisites for the same.

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Admission Selection Criteria

For postgraduate programs, students are selected based on merit. Candidates must undergo the Common Admission Test (CAT)/GMAT. Candidates must qualify for the aforementioned examinations to receive acceptance into the college. Factors like the availability of seats, work experience, and academic history also play a prime role during the selection.

Postgraduate MBA Program

For the postgraduate MBA program, the selection process is divided into 4 steps, namely 

Step 1 - First round of screening

The screening process is based on CAT/GMAT cutoffs. Applicants who meet the cutoff requisites qualify for the next round of the selection process.

Individual IIMs have individual score cutoffs, however, this minimum score eligibility does not serve as the sole criteria for selection.

The Common Admission test consists of three sections of evaluation, namely, the Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension.

The score cut-off chart for CAT 2021 (for each section) can be consolidated as - 

Category

Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Percentile 

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank

Overall Percentile Rank

General, EWS

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

Table 2

The applicant is further evaluated based on his/her academic performance. The management institution has implemented the concept of the Application Rating Score (AR). The  AR score is a summation of the scores of four elements (A, B, C, D). The AR score consists of - 

  • Matriculation score (class 10) - assigned as A

  • Senior secondary score (class 12) - assigned as B

  • Graduation score - assigned as C

  • Work experience  - assigned as D

The Application Rating Score is calculated as AR = (A+B+C+D). The rating scores for each of the elements are calculated as -

For calculating class 10 score (element A)

Here is the rating score chart for class 10 final scores - 

Percentage Score

Rating Score

<=55

1

>55 and < = 60

2

> 60 and < = 70

3

>70 and < =80

5

>80 and < = 90

8

>90

10

Table 3

Grade Point Average (GPA) scores can be converted to percentage following the formula suggested by the particular school.

For calculating class 12 score (element B)

Here is the rating score chart for class 12 final scores - 

Rating Score

Science

Commerce

Humanities

1

<= 55

<= 50

<= 45

2

> 55 and <= 60

> 50 and <= 55

> 45 and <= 50

3

> 60 and <= 70

> 55 and <= 65

> 50 and <= 60

5

> 70 and <= 80

> 65 and <= 75

> 60 and <= 70

8

> 80 and <= 90

> 75 and <= 90

> 70 and <= 85

10

> 90

> 90

> 85

Table 4

Grade Point Average (GPA) scores are converted to percentage scores as suggested by the school.

For calculating graduation score (element C)

The Graduation score consists of 6 parts. All these parts are assigned as AC (AC 1 to AC 6). Each AC has several subjects under it. Here is a tabulated demonstration of the same. 

Type of AC

Degree

AC1

MBBS, MD (from the United States of America)

AC2

Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS)

AC3

BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies) and BSBA degrees.

AC4

BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees

All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery: Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC

AC5

BA (excluding Economics, Geography, and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW, and LLB

AC6

Others 

Table 6

According to the AC, the AR score for each of the academic categories are as follows - 

Rating Score

AC 1

AC2

AC3

AC 4 and AC6

AC 5

1

<= 55

<= 50

<= 55

<= 60

<= 50

2

> 55 and <= 60

> 50 and <= 53

> 55 and <= 60

> 60 and <= 65

> 50 and <= 55

3

> 60 and <= 62

> 53 and <= 55

> 60 and <= 65

> 65 and <= 70

> 55 and <= 60

5

> 62 and <= 65

> 55 and <= 57

> 65 and <= 70

> 70 and <= 75

> 60 and <= 65

8

> 65 and <= 70

> 57 and <= 63

> 70 and <= 80

> 75 and <= 85

> 65 and <= 75

-

>70

> 63

> 80

> 85

> 75

Table 7 

For calculating work experience score

Work experience is an essential metric of evaluation for securing admission in IIM, Ahmedabad. A Multiplication Factor (MF) is taken into account while estimating the rating scores.

Here is a chart to help you understand the calculation methodology better.

Work experience (in months)

Rating Score

< 12 months

>= 12 and <= 36 months

MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

> 36 months

5

Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

Table 8

Key points -

  • Final year students would be evaluated based on the available performance reports

  • A candidate without a bachelor’s degree but a qualification in the CA/CS/ICWA is evaluated based on performance in the final examination (as provided in the application)

  • AR scores for 10th and 12th standards are calculated irrespective of the educational board’s verdict on their accountability (for evaluation ) of the provided subjects

  • For calculating the AR score for a bachelor’s degree, scores provided by the educational institution are taken into account. In the case of letter grades, the equivalent scores with attestation from the institutional head/ authority must be provided

  • AR scores for integrated programs (right after HSC) are calculated by converting the final marks into scores/percentage equivalent to that of a  bachelor degree

  • For final year integrated program students, the available academic performance is taken into consideration 

Step 2  - Selection on the basis of the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview

The next step in the selection criteria is shortlisting candidates based on the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview. Candidates who have passed the preliminary round of screening are shortlisted for the second round (AWT and PI) with the help of composite scores.

The selection process is carried out in two stages -

Stage 1 - Shortlisting outstanding achievers in diverse fields

IIM Ahmedabad (also known as IIMA) weeds out the top performers (in different disciplines) on the grounds of Composite Scores (CS). These candidates are shortlisted for the AWT-PI round. 

It has been reported that as many as 100 applicants from all the Academic Categories (ST/SC/PWD/OBC-NCL) sit for the CAT, out of which only the top 5 per cent in each AC will qualify for the AWT-PI round.

Composite Score (CS) is estimated as - CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS * Normalised AR score + CATF_CS * Normalised overall score in CAT-2021

Note - 

  •  Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.35

  •  CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

Here are the criteria for selecting exceptional achievers -

Criteria 1 - CAT scores (for Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude) must meet the cut-off percentile (as mentioned in table 1)

Criteria -2 - There are cut-offs allotted for each reserved category. Candidates must meet the percentage (class 10 and class 12)  requisites as mentioned in the following table - 

Stream

General-cum-EWS

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

SC

ST

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

PWD (ST)

Science

80

75

70

65

70

65

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

62

Arts and Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

59

Table 9

Criteria 3 -

For bachelor degree holders, the cut-off score is set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks scored (for completion of the degree)

Stage 1 acts as an elimination round for shortlisting the most deserving candidates for the AWT and PI rounds. Stage 2 is typically assigned as the AWT-PI round where students are further evaluated based on the composite scores.

Step 3 -  Final Selection

This is the final stage of evaluation where applicants are selected on the basis of the Final Composite Scores (FCS). This process is quite rigorous and is undertaken separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD).  

The Final Composite Score is computed using the following formula - 

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

Note - 

  • Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

  • AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

  • CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

  • Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

  • Normalised PI and AWT scores refer to the ratio of the marks/scores secured (in respective discipline) to the median of the top 1% marks/scores acquired in the same discipline

Key Points

  • Results of the selection round are available on the official website. Applicants can retrieve the same after the result of the CAT is announced (tentatively by the second week of January)

  • Shortlisted candidates receive letters (issued by IIM) for the AWT-PI round

  • Non-qualifying candidates are not notified on the AWT-PI round

  • The AWT & PI round marks the end of the selection round, post which IIM provides admission offers to the qualifying candidates. 

  • The selection round does not focus on only one attribute (for admission). A candidate with optimal performance in CAT/GMAT/GRE, AWT-PI round, academics, extra-curricular activities, and work experience have higher odds of cracking through the IIMA admission process

Post Graduate MBA for Executives (PGPX)

The selection round for the Postgraduate MBA for Executives (PGPX) is a two-step process. 

Step 1 - The first step incorporates a Personal Interview (PI) for all the applicants (of the program) satisfying the eligibility criteria. Students who qualify for the first step/round/stage must submit essays on the allotted essay prompts (for the year). 

Step 2 - For the second step/round/stage, shortlisted candidates undergo a panel interview. The jury panel typically consists of IIMA faculty. Candidates are evaluated on several attributes, namely - 

  • Professional background 

  • Quality of work-experience

  • Career progress

  • Academic history 

  • Leadership 

  • Accomplishment/achievements(in different fields) 

  • Other interpersonal skills

MBA in Food and Agri-business Management

The selection process for MBA in Food and Agri-business Management requires the candidates to appear for a group discussion and personal interview, the results mark the completion of the first round of selection. Candidates must also possess a qualified CAT score. Foreign nationals/NRIs must undergo the same, except, they are evaluated on GMAT/GRE scores.

Shortlisting of candidates is carried out using the following strategy - 

  • CAT scores withhold 70% of weightage, while Application Rating (AR) score accounts for the remaining 30% (weightage)

  • Preference is allotted to bachelor degrees in the relevant discipline since the program is specific in nature ( for food and agri-business)

For MBA-FABM, the composite scores are calculated as -

Composite Score = 0.3 * ARS (Application Rating Score) + 0.7 * NCS (Normalized CAT Score)

The Application Rating score for MBA-FABM is calculated as -

ARS (Application Rating Score) = [Rating Score A+ Rating Score B + Rating Score C] / 30

Here the elements A, B, C denote the AR score matriculation marks, HSC marks, graduation level marks, and work experience respectively

To calculate the AR score element C, courses and specialisations are grouped within individual Academic Categories (AC). These categories can be tabulated as - 

Type of AC

Courses

AC1

Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Entomology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Statistics, etc., Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science/Technology, Horticulture including Vegetables and Floriculture

AC2

Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Food Management, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Food Technology and any variants of this degree such as Food and Bio-Technology, Food Process, etc., Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking, etc

AC3

Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, etc., Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, Hotel & Tourism Management, Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies), Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Life Sciences, Zoology, Statistics

AC4

B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B. Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT

AC5

Architecture, Law, other disciplines

Table 10

The rating scores for different academic categories can be tabulated as follows -

Rating Score

AC 1

AC 2

AC 3

AC 4

AC 5

1

<= 55

<= 55

<= 55

<= 60

<= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

> 55 and <= 60

> 55 and <= 60

> 60 and <= 65

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

> 60 and <= 65

> 60 and <= 65

> 65 and <= 70

> 60 and <= 65

4

> 65 and <= 70

> 65 and <= 70

> 65 and <= 70

> 70 and <= 75

> 65 and <= 70

7

> 70 and <= 80

> 70 and <= 80

> 70 and <= 80

> 75 and <= 85

> 70 and <= 80

10

> 80

> 80

> 80

> 85

> 80

Table 11

To get more details on the rating scores for academic categories, visit IIMA.

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Admission Seats and Reservation

The following table demonstrates the seat reservation for different reserved categories - 

Reserved Category

Seat Reservation

NC-OBC

27%

SC

15%

ST

7.50%

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)

5%

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

10%

Table 11

The seat reservation varies from academic year to academic year and is highly dependent on the total vacancies. The number of applications also plays a vital role in deciding the seat availability and the corresponding reservations.

e-Mode Postgraduate Programme

 The selection process for the e-Mode Postgraduate Programme typically consists of the following requisites - 

  • For the academic year 2021-2023, the applicant must submit valid CAT scores, i.e, the exam must be undertaken within the last 3 academic years (2020,2019,2018)

  • Alternatively, a valid GMAT score (exam undertaken within the last 5 years) must be submitted

E-Mode Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics

The selection process is predominantly focused on evaluating the candidature on merit. Applicants undergo the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE, the scores of which determine admission in the management school. Alternatively, applicants may also take the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test, the scores of which determine the qualification of his/her candidature. This option is viable for candidates without CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE scores.

The final round of the selection process involves a personal interview. Shortlisted candidates are intimated through email and surface mail 

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Admission PhD Programme In Management Admissions 2021

For the PhD program, candidates can select from an array of programs. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad currently offers 11 types of high-level specialisations within their PhD program. These are specializations in various fields of management and related industries.

Applicants appear for the CAT/GMAT/GRE/, the results of which determine his/her admission in the college. For a PhD degree, the selection is done based on the aforementioned test results. The CAT is on November 29, 2021. 

The application for the PhD program in management is held separately from that of the CAT application. The application deadline is on January 21, 2021.  The eligibility criteria for all the programs under PhD depend on the age of the candidate, educational background, work experience, and more. 

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Eligibility Criteria For Admission 2021

Indian Institute of Management (IIMA) offers 11 specialisations within the PhD program. Each of these specialisations is closely related to management and other related disciplines. IIMA has listed the prerequisite tests (to be undertaken) for each of the specialisations as tabulated below - 

Program 

Specialisation

Eligibility 

















PhD 

Strategy

GRE/GMAT 

Economics

GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline

Finance and Accounting

GRE/GMAT 

Agriculture

GRE/GMAT/ UGC-JRF (Economics/ Development Studies/Development Economics/ Business Economics/ Management) ICAR-SRF (PGS – merit list for the award of SRF) 

Information Systems

GRE/GMAT/GATE

Innovation and Management in Education

GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline

Marketing

GRE/GMAT 

Organizational Behavior

GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline

Human Resource Management 

GRE/GMAT/GATE

Production and Quantitative Methods

GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC- NET JRF in Mathematical Sciences 

Public System Groups

GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (in relevant discipline) 

Table 12

Candidates are recommended to keep a tab on the exam dates and appear for the most suitable test. Each of these specialisations holds great value in the industry and are lucrative in nature.

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Selection Criteria For Admission 2021

Candidates are evaluated on CAT scores (or an equivalent alternative to CAT). Candidature is further evaluated based on work experience, academic performance, and extracurricular prowess. A final round of face to face interview is conducted to shortlist the most deserving candidates. Candidates must harbour strong intellectual inquisitiveness for research.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A) Ahmedabad Entrance Exam 2021

Admission to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is predominantly dependent on the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE entrance exams.  For the current year, the Common Admission Test (for all PG courses) is scheduled for November 29, 2021. The CAT mock test is scheduled for October 16, 2021.

It is highly recommended for the applicants to keep a tab on the entrance exam dates and related information. 

Here are the highlights for the CAT 2021

Highlights of CAT 2021

Exam Date

November 29, 2021

Exam mode

Online  (Computer-Based Test)

Duration

2 hours 

Question Pattern

Objective and non-objective

Language

English 

Marking Scheme

Negative marking (-1) for incorrect answers

Correct answers are awarded +3

Unattempted questions are not evaluated (no marks)

Total Marks

100

Result Date 

January 2021 (second week)

Table 13

In addition to the entrance tests, the management institution employs face-to-face interviews to have an optimum evaluation process.  

Candidates applying for the e-mode Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics may choose to undergo the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test (in lieu of CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE)

Syllabus

The entrance exam primarily evaluates the candidate’s prowess in Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

The weightage and number of questions per section is tabulated as follows - 

Section 

Number of Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

34

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

32

Table 14

The CAT syllabus is vast. Quantitative Aptitude incorporates high school Mathematics. VARC is for the evaluation of the candidate's comprehension skills (as the name suggests). DILR is more about testing the graphic/textual data comprehension and correct interpretation followed by evaluation of coherent reasoning skills of the candidate.

Preparation Tips

The Common Admission Test can be deemed as a metric of evaluation of the applicants’ credibilities. Candidates must spend generous time preparing for this national level entrance test. Here are few tips to help you excel in the upcoming CAT 2021 -

  • The first step is to gather all intel on the entrance test. Visit the official website, learn about the marking scheme, question pattern, exam duration, syllabus, previous years’ cut-offs (for IIMA), reservation criteria and weightage of each section (of CAT)

  • List down the syllabus on a planner and allot considerable yet judicious time frames for individual preparation of each section

  • There are several online and offline classes/reading materials for CAT which can help candidates excel the test 

  • The mock CAT provides a first-hand experience on the entrance exam. There are several online and offline sample tests for practice

  • The key tip is to not lose hope, move forward, plan properly, prepare well and give your best on the exam day

Admit Card

Applicants can avail of the admit card post-application. The admit card contains all the important information regarding your application. For IIMA admissions 2021, the admit card is released on October 28, 2021. The candidates may avail the same online on the official website.

Results

The results for the CAT 2021 will be (tentatively) released online on January 15, 2021. The CAT 2021 scorecard will be live only till December 31, 2021. Candidates may download the same from the official website.

The IIMA cut-offs are announced shortly after the CAT entrance results are declared. There are a variety of factors influencing the cut-offs, namely, the number of applicants, the difficulty of the question paper, availability of seats/vacancies (as per reservations, supernumerary), participating management schools, institute ranking, and reputation of the institutes. The cut-offs for each reserved and academic category are presented in the aforementioned table 3.   

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Counselling

Candidates qualifying the cut-offs undergo a session of counselling administered by IIMA. This is the final round of the admission process before the freshmen entree gets ready to step into the glamourous yet magnanimous world of the management institute. 

Tips For A Successful Admission at IIM Ahmedabad

Here are 5 champion hacks for a successful admission process -

  • It is highly recommended to complete the online registration as early as possible to mitigate unsolicited happenstance. 

  • Make a checklist of all the pre-requisite documents (for the application process) beforehand to avoid any last-minute rush 

  • Break the internet, research on the institution to be fluent with the institutional norms

  • Prepare well for the entrance test 

  • Expect for the unexpected  

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Admission Helpline

For any admission related queries - 

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Admission Contact Details

Address

IIM, Ahmedabad

Sargam Marg, Vastrapur,

Ahmedabad,

Gujarat 380015

Phone 91-79-71524592
Email [email protected]

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Admission and Fees Details 2021:

Course For Admission Total Tution Fees Admission Forms
Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad MBA Rs. 23 Lakh
Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad MBA Rs. 28 Lakh

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process 2020 for Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Reviews


Saurabh
Saurabh
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2019
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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria are usually released with the examination details. Usually, one is required to have more than 60% as the aggregate score for one's undergraduate course. One has to attempt the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) and score, say, 95 percentile and above to be noticed by any of the IIMs.



Abhishek
Abhishek
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria for joining Indian Institute of Management is passing the 12th in maths stream.
  • The students have to clear the CAT exam to get admission in the college.


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Dillip Kumar
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidate must be a graduate from the recognized institute/university and must clear the CAT exam to get admission in this college. The cutoff mark varies every year and it will be displayed on our official website.



Rahul
Rahul
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2011
10/10
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • CAT EXAM is the way to get into IIMs.
  • 99 PERCENTILE + with a good school background is the way for admission and then there was a WAT + PI round.


Udayraj
Udayraj
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
8/10
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • CAT examination score is taken into consideration for admission at Indian Institute of Management
  • Typical cutoff is 90 in CAT


Roman
Roman
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2008
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria is totally based on the CAT exam to get admission in  Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad.


Kailash
Kailash
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The criteria is graduation with CAT entrance exam and I don't have much idea about the cut offs.



Rishav
Rishav
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance), batch of 2017
10/10
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

One should have appeared for CAT entrance exam and the cut off was 90%.




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