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Updated on
January 4, 2024

Latest Updates

  • IIM Lucknow is the first IIM to Release Shortlist of 8847 Candidates for PI Round on January 3, 2024
  • IIM Kozhikode has released 1st Stage Registration Shortlist for PI round on January 4, 2024
  • IIMK Registration dates to Fill Up Personal Data Form are Open from January 4 to 9, 2024 till Midnight
  • IIM Kozhikode will release Final Shortlist for PI-WAT on January 25, 2024 (After 5 PM)
  • Only the candidates who fill the registration form will be considered for Shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Bangalore, Kozhikode are expected to release the shortlist soon

The process for IIM Admission 2024 has commenced, following the release of IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode shortlists for PI round 2024. After the release of CAT 2023 result on December 21, 2023, all the IIMs are releasing the shortlists for PI round for MBA admission 2024 one by one. It is expected that more than 50,000 candidates will receive interview call from IIMs. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow, and several others have disclosed their admission criteria and selection process for 2024. IIMs have 10,000+ seats for MBA admission 2024 and the Competition is equally tough - 2.88 lakh candidates appeared in the CAT exam on November 26, 2023! MBAUniverse.com has extensively researched each IIM's admission criteria to provide guidance. Read the detailed article for comprehensive insights and regular updates. 

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IIM Admission 2024: Poses Tough Competition
A record number of 3.30 lakh candidates had applied for IIM Admission 2024 and 2.88 lakh candidates had appeared in CAT exam on November 26, 2023. The 30% increase in number of CAT exam takers going up by 66000, poses a tough competition for admission to 10,000 MBA seats in IIMs. 

Check Latest Updates: 10 IIMs CAP 2024 Process | 3 IIMs SAP 2024

 MBAUniverse.com has researched each IIM admission criteria to help you guide about IIM admission 2024. So, read this article below to check all about the IIMs Admission stages from application submission to selection  

 

Table of Contents

  1. IIM Admission and Selection Process: Important Dates
  2. IIM Admissions 2024 Stages
  3. IIMs Cut offs for Admission 2024
  4. IIMs Shortlisting Criteria
  5. IIMs Final Admission Criteria
  6. IIM Admission Eligibility
  7. New IIMs Admission Criteria
  8. IIM Fees

1. IIM Admission and Selection Process: Important Dates
Following the release of CAT 2023 result, it is expected that IIMs will begin their Admission process 2024 as per following schedule leading to final admission

IIMs
IIM Admission Shortlist 2024-26 release date
IIM Ahmedabad
January 8, 2024
IIM Bangalore
January 10 - 15, 2024
IIM Calcutta
January 10 – 15, 2024
IIM Lucknow
January 10-12, 2024
IIM Indore
January 15-20, 2024
IIM Kozhikode
1st Stage Registration Form Released on January 4, 2024; Final Shortlist on Jan 25
IIM Mumbai
February 10-15, 2024
IIM Shillong 
January 27 – 31, 2024
IIM Rohtak
February 10-15, 2024
10 CAP Participating IIMs: IIM Kashipur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Trichy, IIM Nagpur, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur
January 15 – 20, 2024 (Single PI Round Call for all the 10 IIMs)
IIM Amritsar
March 25 – 30, 2024
IIM Visakhapatnam
January 20-25, 2023 

2. IIM Admission 2024 Stages
IIM MBA Admission 2024 goes through 6 stages beginning from registering and applying for CAT exam till getting admission offer from IIMs. Check below the details about each stage of IIM Admission 2024 

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  Six Stages of IIM Admission Process 2024: Check How to Get Admission in IIM for MBA?
So how to take Admission in IIM for MBA 2024-25? Check below the key stages through which each IIM Admission process goes through:

IIM Admissions 2024 Stages
Key Components
Time Lines & Process
Stage-I: CAT Registration & Application
Register for CAT exam and opt for admission in all the IIMs in the Registration form. No separate application fee to be paid
Closed on Sept 21, 2023 with registration fee of Rs.2400
Stage-2: Preliminary Screening with CAT Cut offs
Based on Minimum Qualifying CAT Overall score and Sectional score
As announced in each IIM Admission Policy 2024
Stage-3: Shortlist for PI round
Based on CAT score, Profile, Work Ex and other components
Released after CAT Result  declaration by each IIM
Stage-4: Final Selection Round

Comprises PI-WAT. A few may conduct GD also 

Conducted from Feb to April, individually by 11 Old & New IIMs and as a Common Admission Process by 10 new and baby IIMs
Stage-5: Generation of Final Merit List
Based on weightages awarded to PI-WAT, CAT score, Academics, Diversity, Work Ex and other components
Released in April/May. IIMs substantially reduce the CAT score weightage in final selection
Stage-6: Making Final Admission Offer
Depending upon the Seats, candidates are given provisional admission offer
IIMs send admission offers in April/May. Candidates need to pay admission fee in time to avoid cancellation of admission

Let us understand in detail each stage of IIM Admission 2024:

 

IIM Shortlist

CAT Registration & Application
This is the first step for IIM Admission. CAT 2023 is the mandatory exam for IIM Admission 2024. If you have not appeared in CAT 2023 you will not be considered by any of the 21 IIMs for admission 2024. The next stage is Preliminary screening by IIMs based on CAT cut offs:

 

 3. IIMs CAT Cut Off : Preliminary Screening of Candidates
All the IIMs announce their minimum CAT score overall and sectional cut off for admission and before finally shortlisting the candidates, they consider minimum qualifying CAT cut offs as per their admission policy. Unless a candidate has scored above these cut off score, he/she will not be considered for further rounds of IIMs Admission. But remember, actual CAT cut off may go much higher than the qualifying cut off percentile in CAT. Check below: 

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  CAT Cut off Required in IIM Admission: Qualifying and Expected Actual CAT Cut offs

Top 10 IIMs
CAT Cut off Overall percentile
Expected Actual CAT Cut off
80
98-99
85
97-98
85
97-98
90
96-98
IIM Mumbai
90
94-95
90
94-95
85
94-96
IIM Rohtak
96
95-96
IIM Shillong
75 (Sectional)
92-94 (Overall)
92
93-95
IIM Udaipur
92
94-95
IIM Raipur
92
93-94
IIM Kashipur
92
93-94
IIM Ranchi
92
93-94
IIM Amritsar
85
90-91
IIM Nagpur
92
91-93
IIM Bodhgaya
92
90-92
IIM Jammu
92
88-90
IIM Sambalpur
92
90-91
IIM Visakhapatnam
85
91-93
IIM Sirmaur
92
90-91

4. IIM Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT
Out of the 21 IIMs, 11 IIMs will release their individual shortlists while 10 CAP participating IIMs will release common shortlist for PI round which is being conducted by IIM Kashipur for IIM Admission 2024. IIM shortlist is based on weightage awarded to CAT exam score and other parameters like Academics, Diversity, Work Experience among others. Below is the list of IIMs with their shortlist criteria

Name of the IIM
Weight %age for CAT Score
Weight %age for Other Components like Academics, Diversity, Work-Ex
65
55
56
60
20
45
IIM Mumbai 100
IIM Shillong NA
IIM Rohtak 100
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
  60
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
  30
100
Through CAP 2024
100
Through CAP 2024
  40

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5. IIM Final Admission: GD- PI-WAT Round
After getting shortlisted for next round of IIM Admission 2024, you need to get ready for GD-PI-WAT conducted by IIMs from January to April. In the Final admission round, IIMs aware higher weightage to Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test than to CAT score. The key weightages awarded to various parameters by IIMs in final admission based on which final merit list is generated are as below:

Name of the IIM
Weight for PI-WAT
Weight %age for CAT Score
Weight %age for Diversity, Work Ex & Other Components
60%
25
50%
25
56 Points
30 Points
50%
30
50%
37.5
55%
35
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25%
33
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35%
35
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30%
40
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25%
50
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15%
60
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20%
60
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70%
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30%
40
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30%
40
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50%
15
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20%
30
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30%
30
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48%
25
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5.1 IIM Admission: Generation of Merit List
IIM final admission result is declared in the months of April/May on the basis of above parameters. As per the past trends, IIMs may offer admission at lower CAT exam score to the candidates who have excelled in various parts of life like working in social sector, villages; have diverse profile like painting, graphology, national level players, writers, scientists among others. 

 

IIM Admission

5.2 IIM Final Admission Offer       
IIMs release admission offer depending upon the Seats, and also release the wait lists of candidates who are given admission offer in case some candidate do not turn up for admission or do not pay admission fee in time.

 

6. IIMs Admission Eligibility
For IIM Admission, CAT is the mandatory entrance exam. IIMs admission eligibility criteria require minimum 50% marks in graduation in any discipline. You first need to apply and appear in CAT Exam. The CAT conducting IIM releases the CAT exam notification in July/August and the registration and application process for IIM-Common Admission Test (CAT) starts online in the first week of August every year. You have to apply for IIM admission test – CAT from August to September when the application process remains open. Please note if you do not apply for CAT, no IIM will consider you for next round of admission process.  

 

7. New IIMs Admission: Through Common Admission Process (CAP)
While older IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore conduct their admission process individually and award weightage to Academics, Diversity, work experience at the shortlisting stage, 10 new IIMs admission process awards weightage to these parameters in final admission round. All these 10 new IIMs including IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Trichy, Udaipur, Nagpur, Bodhgaya, Jammu, Sirmaur, Sambalpur have common shortlisting criteria followed by Common Admission Process (CAP) comprising PI-WAT. It is only after the CAP that each of these new IIMs generate individual merit list based on its own parameters and weightages to make final admission offer. However, IIM Rohtak, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam conduct their own admission process, instead of participating in CAP  Read More

 

8. IIMs’ Fee
There has been a sharp increase in IIMs fee during last few years. Now the Baby IIMs like IIM Nagpur, Visakhapatnam among others charge MBA fee between 14 to 17 lakhs, second generation IIMs like IIM Udaipur, Rohtak, Tiruchirappalli among others have a fee structure between 16 to 19 lakhs and top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta have a fee structure of 24 to 25 lakhs. Read IIMs Fee in Detail   

Check IIM Admission 2023 Latest Selection Criteria, Cut Offs, Rankings, Placements

 

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