IIM Amritsar Admission 2020: Final Result Declared; Classes Commence on August 3, Check Status, Eligibility, Criteria, Cut-off, Fees


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July 15, 2020
IIM Amritsar MBA admission 2020 Result has been declared. Selected candidates need to attend Orientation between July 13 and 31, 2020. Classes commence on August 3. You can check your admission status at the Institute website. IIM Amritsar charges low fee for MBA programme among new IIMs. The Admission process was based on CAT 2019 cut off at 85 percentile and performance in PI-WAT round
IIM Amritsar Admission 2020

IIM Amritsar has declared final result for MBA admission 2020-22 batch.You can check your admission status at the Institute website by login with your application sequence number, Date of Birth and Email ID. Candidates had to apply separately for admission to IIM Amritsar by confirming their expression of interest on IIM Amritsar MBA admission website. Among the newest IIMs, IIM Amritsar has larger intake with 160 students for the MBA batch. The orientation programme for the new batch has started at IIM Amritsar and will continue till July 31, 2020. The classes at the institute will commence on August 3, 2020.

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 IIM Amritsar is the 15th IIM in the family of 20 IIMs. The institute offers MBA degree instead of Post Graduate Diploma and has low fee structure among its peers.

IIM Amritsar awarded 25% weightage to CAT 2019 score in final selection round for MBA admission 2020. IIM Sirmaur admission 2020 was based on CAT 2019 score cut off at 85 percentile and participation in the PI-WAT round which carried a weightage of 35% apart from other parameters like academics, work experience. The score obtained in PI-WAT determined the admission prospects of the applicant. 

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IIM Amritsar: USPs

  • IIM Amritsar is mentored by IIM Kozhikode, one of the top IIMs in the country
  • IIM Amritsar students have a rare opportunity to be taught by IIM Kozhikode faculty. The faculty members from IIM Kozhikode are delivering courses at IIM Amritsar.
  • The overall design, quality & delivery of PGP course, is to the standards of IIMs
  • IIM Amritsar has low fee structure  as compared to other new IIMs
  • Placement 2020 has recorded Average Salary at Rs.12.61 LPA and Highest Salary at Rs.40 LPA
  • The two-year, full-time, residential programme is designed to Prepare students for success in career and life by becoming self-driven lifelong learners with a global perspective and entrepreneurial acumen
  • IIM Amritsar will award MBA degree to the students instead of Post Graduate Diploma

Indian Institute of Management,Amritsar followed two stage selection process for the 6th PGP 2020-22 batch. All the eligible candidates who have opted for admission to IIM Amritsar at the time of CAT 2019 registration and fulfil the admission eligibility criteria received an email to reconfirm their interest in IIM Amritsar.

Programs Offered by IIM Amritsar
IIM Amritsar offers following programs:

  • 2 years full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme
  • Doctoral (PhD) Programme in Management.
  • Certificate Programme in Data Analytics

MBA specializations at IIM Amritsar
IIM Amritsar offers MBA specialization in the areas of Marketing and Communication; Finance & Accounting; IT and Analytics; Human Resources; Organizational Behavior; Business Strategy; Quantitative Management and Operations Management

IIM Amritsar Cut off
IIM Amritsar cut off in shortlisting based on CAT 2019 for the MBA 2020 admission are applicable only to those candidates who scored the minimum required percentile.  IIM Amritsar shortlisted the candidates if they cleared the minimum cut offs.

The CAT 2019 score was the single criterion used as the basis for arriving at the short-list at IIM Amritsar. Only candidates with positive scores in all sections of the CAT 2019 exam were considered for the admission process.

Section 1 (VARC)
Section 2 (DILR)
Section 3 (QA)

VARC=Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,  DILR=Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning;  QA=Quantitative Ability

Please note that these cut-offs were not for admission offers whose scores could be much higher. The above mentioned criteria are intended to be minimum eligibility criteria only. The actual candidates shortlisted in stage 1 were based on CAT overall percentile score subject to the fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria. Please note that actual cut off of candidates who received a call for interview could have been higher than the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Shortlisting Weightage for PI-WAT
For all the shortlisted candidates based on the above minimum cut offs and adjusted scores, the weights for the parameters are fixed as: CAT score = 45%, 10th board = 10%, 12th board = 10%, Bachelors = 20%, Gender Diversity = 10%, and Work Experience = 5%.

Final Merit List: Weightage components at IIM Amritsar
The stage-2 shortlist for the WAT and PI round was applicable only for those candidates who meet the required CAT 2019 percentile cut off, and successfully completed the mandatory registration, by the last date announced by IIM Amritsar, for admission to MBA 2020.

In Final Selection round at IIM Amritsar, CAT score gets only 35% weight while the Academics & Work Experience as well as PI & WAT will be awarded 60% weight.After completion of WAT and PI process at IIM Amritsar, candidates were given the admission offer. 

Weightage in percentage
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
CAT 2019 percentile
Class 10 Marks
Class 12 Marks
Bachelor’s degree/professional degree marks
Work Experience
Gender Diversity
Academic Diversity (Only for Non engineering candidates)

IIM Amritsar Fees Structure
IIM Amritsar fee has low fee structure for MBA programme among new IIMs. The fee is Rs.12 lakhs which covers Tuition, Books & Case Material, Library, IT & Computer, Hostel & Electricity, Medical & Students' Activities. The mess and personal expenses are not included in the above fees. The mess expense is estimated to be Rs. 10,000/- per month payable on an actual basis.

Name of IIM
Fee (Rs. In Lakhs)
IIM Amritsar
IIM Sirmaur
IIM Tiruchirappalli
IIM Udaipur
IIM Kashipur
IIM Ranchi
IIM Jammu
IIM Raipur
IIM Nagpur
IIM Visakhapatnam
IIM Bodhgaya
IIM Sambalpur

IIM Amritsar Placements
IIM Amritsar has successfully concluded the Final Placement 2020. Not only it has broken its past record and surpassed the salary packages of its earlier batches but despite the large batch size, the institute has achieved 100% placement with much higher offers that many well established top MBA colleges have not been able to achieve.

Highest salary has gone up to Rs.40 LPA in 2020 from Rs.21 LPA last year and the Average salary has increased to Rs.12.61 LPA in 2020 from Rs.12.20 LPA last year. More than 52 companies participated in placement 2020 at IIM Amritsar Placement 2020. 40 Recruiters participated for the first time.

For the first time, IIM Amritsar witnessed a healthy spike in advisory & consulting roles offered to the students from three of the Big Four accounting firms, viz., Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. IIM Amritsar witnessed marquees like Amazon, Grant Thornton, Bisleri, Aditya Birla Sun Life, etc., visiting the campus for the first time, along with several reputable firms viz., ICICI Lombard, Anand Rathi, Accenture, L&T and the likes returning for recruitment.  

PGP Intake
As of now IIM Amritsar has admitted 153 students for MBA batch. In the last year admission process, a total of 1 lakh 63 thousand 211 students showed their interest for IIM Amritsar. About 17 thousand 628 of them were found eligible for admission. Out of them 153 were admitted to the 5th MBA batch at IIM Amritsar. The batch was termed as Mini India as it represented students from 24 states of India. 

Registration Mandatory on IIM Amritsar website for EoI
Even if you had opted to study at IIM Amritsar at the time of registering and applying for CAT 2019, the IIM Amritsar admission process required you to reconfirm your interest. If you met the cut offs prescribed by IIM Amritsar for admission 2020, you had to register to submit your ‘confirmation of interest’ at IIM Amritsar site.

Candidates Exempted from PI-WAT round 

  • Candidates who received a call for interview by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow for their PGP/PGPM programs, were not required to appear for the personal interview of IIM Amritsar. For these candidates, their PI / WAT scores from the above IIMs were used.
  • If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT by IIM Kozhikode, her/his PI/WAT score of IIM Kozhikode was used
  •  For all other candidates, the average of PI/WAT scores of appeared interviews from IIMs Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Lucknow used

Only those candidates who did not receive a call for interview from any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and had registered for IIM Amritsar were required to appear for PI /WAT.

IIM Amritsar MBA Batch Profile: Highlights
The classes for new batch are to commence on August 3, 2020 in online mode or with class room sessions as per the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The batch profile for MBA 2020-22 batch will be released by IIM Amritsar after commencement of classes. However, below is shared the profile for MBA 2019-21 batch

  • Total students admitted to 5th Batch: 153
  • Female Students: 17
  • 68 percent students from Engineering Background
  • 32 percent from Arts, Biology, Management, Hotel management
  • 55 percent students have work experience
  • Students from 24 states of India

IIM Amritsar is the 15th Indian Institute of Management set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development with the support of Government of Punjab in 2015. IIM Amritsar is mentored by IIM Kozhikode and is one of the seven newest IIMs which have started operation in the academic session 2015-16. The permanent campus of the  institute is being set up under the direction and mentorship of IIM Kozhikode.

IIM Amritsar started operation in 2015 with 45 students in its 1st batch. The second batch at IIM Amritsar with 104 students was the largest among all the newest IIMs. The successful completion of Placement 2019 at IIM Amritsar reflects its industry and corporate acceptability.

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