IIM Bangalore admission result out for PGP 2017-19: Only 25% weight awarded to CAT 2016 score; many toppers out

| 18 April 2017 0225 IST

IIM Bangalore has declared its final admission result for PGP 2017-19 and has sent the admission offers to selected candidates on their registered mail id
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High percentile in CAT does not ensure your chances of admission to IIM Bangalore unless you have excellent academics and have good communication skills

IIM Bangalore has declared its final admission result for PGP 2017-19 and has sent the admission offers to selected candidates on their registered mail id. Selected candidates can now also check their admission status for IIM Bangalore on its website by login with their CAT 2016 user ID (Application number) and the registered E-mail ID.

IIM Bangalore: Check your Admission status
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
PGP 2017: Admission Status

Please enter the following information


Application No 

 (Ex: 6234567)


Email Address 

 (Email address used for CAT 2016 Registration)



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IIM Bangalore has clarified that admission status details are shown only for those candidates who are offered admission, or, are Waitlisted. Accordingly, those who are not offered admission will not find their admission status details even after login to the IIM Bangalore Website.

How does IIM Bangalore make final admission offer?
IIM Bangalore has followed a comprehensive multi-criteria process at the pre-PI stage. At the 1st stage shortlist IIM Bangalore identifed many candidates for the PI who have an excellent academic record and work experience but who, while doing well enough in the CAT to be in the first shortlist, narrowly missed the high score that would have been required if CAT alone was the basis for the PI shortlist.

Such candidates effectively replaced candidates who have only a high CAT score but scored poorly in terms of their past academic record and work experience. IIM Bangalore emphasizes consistent and high performance in past academics and all other parameters

IIM Bangalore final selection weightages
The final offers of admission to candidates in each category have been made strictly on the basis of the final aggregate score which includes PI, WAT, Academics, CAT score and Work experience

Weightage area

Weightage points on a scale of 100

Personal Interview (PI)


Written Ability Test (WAT)


Academic s


CAT 2016 score


Work experience


While other IIMs award higher weightage to CAT scores, IIM Bangalore considers other parameters with higher weightages than awarded to CAT scores. This is the reason that even high percentile in CAT does not ensure your chances of admission to IIM Bangalore unless you have excellent academics and have good communication skills.

IIM Bangalore convened CAT 2016 and was the 1st IIM to declare the shortlist of candidates for the PI round after CAT 2016 results were out on January 9, 2017. Hundreds of 99 and above percentilers did not find place in the shortlist of candidates whereas many low percentilers could make it to IIM Bangalore as its admission policy awards weightage to other parameters also.

CAT 2016 result had 3 more 100 percentilers than last year but not all of them have been selected by IIM Bangalore. There were 20 candidates with 100 percentile in CAT 2016 while CAT 2015 & CAT 2014 had 17 and 16 candidates respectively with 100 percentile.

The biggest surprise in CAT 2016 result was that there was no female candidate who could score 100 percentile while during last 2 years there was at least one woman candidate who cracked CAT with 100 percentile. On the top of it all the candidates with 100 percentile were from engineering background although IIM Bangalore made all the efforts to conduct CAT 2016 as a revamped test to increase the academic and gender diversity in IIM class rooms.

28.26% Females in PGP at IIM Bangalore
Out of the total PGP batch size of 407 candidates, the ratio of female candidates at IIM Bangalore is 115. The ratio has increased to 28.26% in 2016-18 batch as compared to 27.77% in 2015-17 batch at IIM Bangalore.

Maximum age of the candidates studying in PGP at IIM Bangalore is 29 years while the lowest age is only 19 years. The average age is 24 years.

IIM Bangalore Placement 2017
IIM Bangalore Placement 2017 witnessed 160 recruiters making 450 placement offers to 411 participating students with more than 200 job profiles. Boston Consulting emerged as the top recruiter with 20 offers followed by Goldman Sachs and Accenture making 14 offers each.

10 students preferred to opt out of the placement process to pursue Entrepreneurship and other ventures. Recruiters made 162 Pre Placement Offers to the IIM Bangalore students. The final Placement 2017 at IIM Bangalore began on March 1 as scheduled and was over before March 4.

IIM Bangalore is an autonomous, standalone management school and not part of any university. It was established in 1973 by the Government of India through the creation of an IIMB Society which is the legal entity behind the institution. The school works within the national policy guidelines established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is amongst the top management schools in India and Asia according to several rankings. MBAUniverse.com has ranked IIM Bangalore among top 3 B schools in the country. In 2013, IIMB was re-accredited by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

IIMB is the first B-School in Asia to sign an agreement with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) to distribute faculty teaching cases. IIMB has also entered into a partnership with Richard Ivey School of Business to co-brand and distribute faculty-authored cases globally.

Other top MBA colleges in Bangalore
Apart from IIM Bangalore, there are good MBA Colleges in Bangalore where admission opportunity can be explored for MBA/PGDM 2017-19. Most of the MBA/PGDM colleges in Bangalore accept CAT, XAT, CMAT and MAT scores.

Following are the top MBA colleges in Bangalore. The fee structure shared below may change for the forthcoming MBA/PGDM 2017-19 in MBA colleges.

Alliance School of Business - Alliance University, Bangalore
Fee: Rs 13.50 lakhs
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/NMAT by GMAC/ATMA/GMAT

AIMS School of Business, Bangalore
Fee: Rs 8.5 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT

Adarsh Institute of Management And Information Technology (AIMIT) Bangalore
Fee: Rs 4.5 lakhs.

Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS) Bangalore
 Rs 6 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA

GIBS Bangalore
Application Status: Open
Fee: Rs 5.10 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/MAT

IFIM B-School Bangalore
Fee: Rs 9.5 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/GMAT

IBA Bangalore
Fee: Rs 6.71 lakhs.

IIBS Bangalore
Fee: Rs 6.45 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT/others/own entrance exam

Fee: Rs 11 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT

TAPMI, Manipal
Fee: Rs 14 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/GMAT

XIME Bangalore
Fee: Rs 10 lakhs.
Accepted exam scores: CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT

Bangalore is the hot destination for MBA aspirants from all over India. With good job prospects, and a cosmopolitan living environment, Bangalore offers good base to develop your managerial skills.

Most of the MBA/PGDM colleges are going to close their application status shortly for admission year 2017. So, if you wish to get into the management programme in any of the above institutes with open admission date, you should apply online immediately.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on IIM Bangalore and MBA admission in Bangalore

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