IIMs Admission Shortlist 2021: IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore Release Shortlists; Others Releasing Soon; Check Status

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
January 22, 2021
IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore, and other IIMs have either released or are releasing the shortlists for final selection process in accordance with their respective admission policy after declaration of CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021. IIM Kozhikode was the first one to release the shortlist followed by IIM Ahmedabad. Most of the IIMs may drop the GD-WAT process and may conduct online PI in final selection round
IIMs Admission Shortlist 2021

Top IIMs – IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore have released shortlist for final selection process for the batch 2021-23. Other top IIMs- IIM Calcutta, Shillong, Rohtak and others are releasing their shortlist soon for final admission process 2021 after declaration of CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021.  You can check your Shortlist status by login at respective IIM website and in case you are shortlisted, you should immediately follow the instructions in regard to submission of online interview form by the stipulated date, check your PI-WAT date, time and place.

 A few IIMs like IIM Kozhikode, IIM Rohtak will need your SoP which you should submit as per the respective IIM requirement. 

IIMs are releasing the shortlists for final selection process for MBA 2021-23 batch in accordance with their respective admission policy. Most of the IIMs may drop the GD-WAT process and may conduct online PI in final selection round. The final selection result will consist of selected as well as waitlisted candidates. The shortlist by CAP participating 9 new IIMs is also being released in a few days. IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam which are not participating in New IIM Common Admission Process (CAP)  2021 will release their shortlists separately. 

IIM Ahmedabad  (IIMA) Shortlist Released on Jan 14: Check Criteria, Status  
IIM Ahmedabad PI shortlist for PGP and PGP FABM has been released on January 14, 2021. The cut offs for final selection round have gone down substantially as compared to last year. You can check your admission status by login with your CAT 2020 registration number and email ID at IIM Ahmedabad PGP admission 2021 website.

Check Shortlist Status for PGP 2021-23

iim ahmedabad

Check Shortlist Status for PGP (FABM) 2021-23

iim ahmedabad shortlist

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist 2021: Key Highlights

  • 1246 candidates are shortlisted for PI-WAT round by IIM Ahmedabad
  • CAT 2020 cut off has gone down to 80.75 percentile from 83.32 last year for general category
  • For EWS category CAT 2020 cut off has gone down to 85.34 percentile from 90.75 last year
  • 940 out of 1246 shortlisted candidates are male constituting 75% of shortlist
  • 67% candidates are the engineers in the shortlist

In case you are not shortlisted, you will get the message, “You have not been short-listed for Analytical Writing Test and Personal Interview (AWT-PI) for admission to PGP (2021-2023 batch), IIMA.”

Following weightages are awarded in IIMA Shortlisting criteria. The IIMA shortlist includes key achievers in diverse academic areas. Such candidates may have not scored very high CAT percentile but they are shortlisted on the basis of diverse profile despite low CAT percentile score

Component
Weightage in Percentage
Remarks on IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting Criteria
CAT 2020 Score
65
Minimum sectional and overall percentile must be scored
Academic Profile
30
Class 10, 12 & bachelor’s degree awarded 10% weight each
Work Experience
 5
Work Ex of 36+ Months to get maximum weightage

IIM Bangalore (IIMB) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release date, Highlights
IIM Bangalore shortlist has been released in evening on January 17, 2021. The PI-WAT round begins in February 2021 and will continue till second week of March 2021. IIM Bangalore will conduct the PI-WAT round in Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad on different dates.

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Focused more on academic profile, IIM Bangalore shortlist is prepared considering candidate’s academic performance, quality of work experience among others. CAT score is not the only point in IIM Bangalore shortlisting criteria.

Component
Weight in percentage on a scale of 100
Key Points to Note about IIMB Shortlist
CAT 2020 Percentile
40
Section-wise weight prescribed
Class 10 marks
20
90% & Above percentage
Class 12 marks
10
90% & Above percentage
Bachelors degree
20
Stream-wise weights
Gender diversity
 2
Awarded to Female Candidates
Work experience
 8
3 Yrs& Above awarded highest weight

The Weightage of 40 points for CAT 2020 percentile score is divided further into the performance in each of the three sections to shortlist candidates for PI round as under:

CAT 2020 Section
Weightage Points in Shortlisting
Weightage percentage
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
14
14%
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
16
16%
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
10
10%
Total Maximum weight to CAT 2018 score
40
40%

IIM Calcutta (IIMC) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Calcutta shortlist will be released in January 2021, third week. IIM Calcutta has changed the title of its flagship 2 years full time management program to MBA from PGP. IIM Calcutta shortlisting criteria 2021 prescribe less weightage to CAT cut offs and greater weightage to academics  

Components
Weights out of 100 points
Method of calculation
CAT 2020 overall score
56%
Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score/ Maximum CAT 2020 Score X 56
Class X marks
10%
On Scoring 80%+ marks
Class XII marks
15%
On Scoring 80%+ marks
Bachelor’s Degree
15%
On Scoring 60%+ marks
Gender Diversity factor (Women candidates)
  4%
Available only for Women candidates

IIM Lucknow (IIML) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Lucknow has released the shortlist for admission 2021 on January 16, 2021. A comprehensive list of 8044 candidates shortlisted for PGP, PGP‐ABM and PGP‐SM has been placed on IIM Lucknow website.

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IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria

Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT 2020 score (CS)
60
60
60
2.
Class 12 marks (12M)
10
10
10
3.
Graduation marks (GM)
10
10
10
4.
Work experience (WE)
10
  0
10
5a.
Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)
  5
20*
  5
5b.
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
  5
  5*
  5

*Maximum marks for diversity factor (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20 (for PGP-ABM Program only).

Programme-wise Shortlist of Candidates
Programme  wise Number of candidates considered and finally shortlisted for IIM Lucknow PI WAT 2021 are as below:

PGP Programme
Candidates opted for IIM Lucknow in CAT 2020
Candidates qualified as per the shortlisting criteria
Finally shortlisted Candidates as per the IIML Admission Policy 2021
PGP 2021-23
165736
8622
3645
PGP-ABM 2021-23
132106
9177
2956
PGP-SM 2021-23
132143
1996
1443
Total candidates
--
19,795
8044

IIM Lucknow Shortlist 2021: Key Highlights & Guidelines for PI round

  • 8044 candidates are shortlisted for WAT & PI Round 
  • Candidates shortlisted for PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM program 2021-23 batch in different categories can check their programme wise status
  • Blank cell in the shortlist as released by IIM Lucknow means that the candidates has not qualified for the respective programme
  • Candidates shortlisted for WAT‐PI based on composite score cut‐offs need to submit their WAT‐PI form online
  • A candidate's name shall be dropped for WAT‐PI if she fails to submit the form online within the stipulated deadline.
  • WAT‐PI form online link on IIM Lucknow official website has been activated in January 2021 

IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) Shortlist Released on Jan 7: Check Criteria, Status, Highlights  
IIM Kozhikode has released shortlist for final selection process on January 7, 2021 for PGP 2021-23 batch. You can check your short list status by login with CAT 2020 registration ID and your email id on IIM Kozhikode official website

IIM Kozhikode Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Kozhikode has released the shortlist of candidates for PI stage on the basis of  five parametres for admission 2021. IIMK shortlisting criteria include - CAT 2020 score, academic scores of class X and XII and Academic & Gender diversity, work experience. There is no weightage to the academic scores after class 12.

IIMK shortlist is prepared in each category and is created based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in CAT 2020, Class X and XII marks and diversity. The weight of each component in the AIS is as follows:

Component
Weight percentage
CAT 2020 Index Score
 45%
Class X Score
 25%
Class XII Score
 15%
Academic/Gender diversity Factor
 10% 
Work Experience
   5%
Total
100%

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist 2021: Key Instructions

  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist required. Will close in a week’s time after release date
  • Only those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode will be considered for Stage 2

IIM Indore (IIMI) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Indore shortlist has been released on January 18, 2021. Final selection process begins in February 2021.

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IIM Indore Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Indore will shortlist the candidates for WAT & PI stage on the basis of composite scores which are arrived at by accounting for the academic profile alsoThe Composite Score therefore is calculated on the basis of CAT 2020 score, academic scores, and gender diversity. There is no weightage to the academic scores beyond class 12. Candidates scoring percentage of marks above 85 gets a good weightage in the computation of composite scores:

Shortlisting Components
Weightage formula
10th Standard/SSC score
  34* [zcandidate-zmin]
       [zmax – zmin]
12th standard/HSC score
  40* [zcandidate-zmin]
       [zmax – zmin]
CAT 2018 Overall Score
  20* [candidate’s CAT overall score / highest CAT overall score]  
Diversity Factor (GDF)
   6 (Applicable only for Female candidates)
Total Score
 100

* 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 2020 result is announced in the 2nd week of January 2021.  Please note that  Zcandidate, Zmin, Zmax for 10th and 12th Standard are computed using the normalisation process.

IIM Rohtak Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Rohtak will release shortlist either in the last week of January or first week of February 2021 for Online PI Round 2021. You can check your short list status by login with CAT 2020 registration ID and your email id on IIM Rohtak official website. IIM Rohtak shortlist is prepared for each category of the candidates.

IIM Rohtak Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Rohtak will release the shortlist of candidates for Online PI stage on the basis of  Overall CAT 2020 percentile score. This year IIM Rohtak has nbot announced any sectional cut off requirement in shortlisting process.

Category
Section- VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2020 Percentile Cut off
General
NA
NA
NA
95
EWS
NA
NA
NA
90
NC-OBC
NA
NA
NA
78
SC
NA
NA
NA
55
ST
NA
NA
NA
30
DAP
NA
NA
NA
30

NA=Not Announced in IIM Rohtak Admission Policy 2021

IIM Rohtak Shortlist 2021: Key Instructions

  • Candidate need to submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/- by January 21
  • The candidates, who submit the application forms and registration fees by the stipulated date and time, will be considered and invited (as per merit) for the Online Personal Interview (PI) 
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2021-23 batch. Candidates need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration.

How to Check IIM Calls
While some of the IIMs have placed the window to check the IIM Calls on their home page prominently, a few of them have kept the IIM Call 2021 window inside their admission part or news and events part or notifications. However, there was a clear window displayed by each IIM after announcing the shortlist 2020. You could check respective IIM call 2021 in two steps:

  • Login on the IIM Website and click on the ‘Call for the Interview’; ‘Shortlist Status for 2021-23’ as the case may be
  • Enter your CAT 2020 Registration ID, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format and E-mail ID, Captcha and click on Submit

If you are shortlisted you will be greeted with the ‘Congratulation’ message, if not you will get a regret message on the website. IIMs will separately advise you the date for PI-WAT round after you submit the required profile form by the specified date to them.

Immediately after release of CAT 2020 Result on January 2, 2021, IIMs released the admission Short lists for final selection round one by one. Breaking the tradition of announcing the shortlist after IIM Ahmedabad, this year IIM Kozhikode had taken the lead with placing its registration form for admission 2021 on its site.

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2021: Key Dates
Following are the important dates around which the IIMs shortlists are announced by each IIM for GD-PI-WAT round 2021 for MBA admission 2021

IIMs
IIM Shortlist released date/expected date
IIM Ahmedabad
January 14, 2021  (Released)
IIM Bangalore
January 17, 2021  (Released)
IIM Calcutta
January 20, 2021 
IIM Lucknow
January 16, 2021 (Released)
IIM Indore
January 18, 2021 (Released)
IIM Kozhikode
January 7, 2021 (Released)
IIM Shillong
January 28, 2021 
IIM Rohtak
January 22, 2021
IIM Trichy
January 27, 2021
IIM Udaipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Ranchi
January 27, 2021
IIM Kashipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Raipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Amritsar
April 15, 2021
IIM Bodhgaya
April 15, 2021 
IIM Nagpur
April 12, 2021
IIM Visakhapatnam
April 15, 2021 
IIM  Jammu
April 15, 2021 
IIM Sambalpur
April 20, 2021
IIM Sirmaur
April 20, 2021

Number of Candidates in Top IIMs’ Shortlist
Number of candidates shortlisted by top IIMs are as follows:

  • IIM Ahmedabad: 1246 (Shortlist out)
  • IIM Lucknow: 8044 (Shortlist out)

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2021: Total Seats & Number of Shortlisted Candidates

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Seats for Admission
Number of candidates in Shortlist 2021
395
1246
400
1400
460
1200
500
8044
450
1400
325
3500
240
11000*
480
  1200
IIM Shillong
180
 1200
IIM Kashipur
240
11000*
185
11000*
IIM Rohtak
264
  2000
120
    700
IIM Nagpur
240
  2500
IIM Raip ur
260
11000*
IIM Amritsar
240
  2500
IIM Bodhgaya
180
  1800
IIM Jammu
240
  2500
IIM Sambalpur
180
  1800
IIM Sirmaur
180
  1800

*Shortlisting for Common Admission Process (CAP) by coordinating IIM in consultation with each participating IIM

How IIMs call the candidates for Interview?
IIMs call the candidates after completing the shortlisting process for GD-PI-WAT. The shortlisting criteria and the process with weightage components adopted by the IIMs can give ample idea how the IIMs call the candidates and announce shortlist for interview.

The criteria being adopted by IIMs to announce the shortlist for final selection round 2021 is not much different than that was followed last year. For admission 2021, a few IIMs have dropped the GD and WAT round and have included the requirement of Statement of Purpose (SoP). Besides, the PI round is being conducted Online by such IIMs instead of in-person.

Here is the IIMs shortlisting criteria adopted by IIMs for admission process:

IIMs shortlist focus more on student quality which is not just measured only by CAT 2020 exam scores. As such ‘profile’ plays an important role and therefore is considered for improving diversity in IIM Class rooms. Accordingly IIM Shortlisting criteria focus mainly on following 3 Parameters:

  • CAT 2020 Exam Scores: Each IIM shortlisting criteria specify its minimum required sectional as well as overall percentile score in the range of 70 to 95 percentile
  • Academic Profile & Diversity: IIMs shortlisting criteria award weightage to excellent academic record till graduation and to the candidates coming from Non-Engineering back ground. Female candidates are also awarded weightage to promote gender diversity in IIM class rooms
  • Work Experience: In the IIMs shortlisting criteria to become eligible for GD-PI-WAT round, if a candidate has a work experience between 2 and 3 years in a supervisory cadre, good weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent is awarded in IIMs shortlisting process.    

Top IIMs Call for PI-WAT: Many 99 Percentilers Not in Shortlist  
What is noteworthy is that even hundreds of CAT 2020 Toppers and 99 Percentilers did not get IIM call for final selection round for Admission 2021 in the top IIMs. On the other hand, candidates with percentile below 85 got IIM call from top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad due to their profile, academic diversity despite scoring low in CAT 2020 exam. IIM Ahmedabad cut off has gone down to 80.75 percentile for PI-WAT 2021.

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