CAT 2018 percentile cut off for IIM Ahmedabad Reduced

One of the leading management institutes in the country, IIM Ahmedabad or IIM A, has taken a step forward to enhance the academic diversity for in the institute. The institute has released the admission criteria and has reduced overall CAT percentile requirement to 80 and 70 respectively.

Candidates coming from diverse academic backgrounds and appearing for CAT 2018 can get into IIM Ahmedabad at a CAT 2018 percentile of 80 and above. Talking about the previous year, IIM Ahmedabad offered admission to students from diverse percentile despite scoring percentile as low as 82.

CAT 2018 Percentile Required by IIMA

IIM Ahmedabad has marked the minimum qualifying CAT 2018 percentile for the candidates of all categories. “In CAT-2018 there will be three sections, viz., ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ (DILR), ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ (QA), and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension’ (VRC)”. Only the candidates who will score the minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks will be considered for all the subsequent stages.”

How Candidates Will Be Shortlisted By IIMA?

Here, it is important for you to understand that CAT 2018 score is important. Having observed that, in last year, candidates with CAT 2017 percentile of as low as 82 were also admitted while students who got 99 percentile failed to get through to IIM-A. Keep this in mind that CAT 2018 percentile is a qualifier and this time, it also the “Application Rating”. The higher the percentile, the higher the rating will be.

In addition, candidates are marked on the basis of his/her academic background. Here’s how.

Rating Score A – Class 10 Marks: For Class 10 scores, if a candidate scores 90 percent and above marks, then he or she would get a rating score of 10.

Rating Score B – Class 12 Marks: For Class 12, ratings are based on their streams. For 90 percent and above marks, students who are from Science and Commerce stream would get a top rating of 10. However, the top rating requires 85 percent and above marks for students of Arts streams

Rating Score C – Bachelor’s Degree. This section is categorized into 7 sub-categories from AC 1 to AC 7.

IIM 2018 Selection Process

The selection of students at IIMA is basically a two-step process. In the first step, they have to clear the CAT 2018 examination and get the required percentile. This is the step that students have to qualify anyhow. Once a student successfully scored the minimum percentile, he or she will be eligible for the further screening process. The institute awards the candidates scores based on various attributes referred to as Application Rating scores. In the next step, there will be a PI round after which the admission will be offered.

IIM: Cut Offs (Category-Wise)

IIM Ahmedabad has reduced the cut off and issued admission offer to the candidates who had scored below 90 percentile for 2018-20 batch. For 2018-20 batch, the category wise CAT cutoff is as under:

Category CAT Percentile Cut Off
General 81.53
OBC 75.53
Scheduled Tribe 60.84
PwD (Differently Abled) 70.81

Talking about the total programme fees payable for 2018-2020 batch at IIM Ahmedabad is Rs. 22,00,000/- and it will include the cost of Laptop, clothes, personal expenses onboarding, travel, etc.

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