IIM Bodh Gaya MBA Admission 2022: Cut offs go down; Awards 40% Weight to CAT score; Check Criteria, Fees, Placement, Selection Process

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September 8, 2021
IIM Bodh Gaya has reduced CAT cut off in shortlisting criteria and will shortlist females at even lower cut offs. IIM-BG final admission criteria 2022 is based on CAT 2021 score, candidate’s profile, diversity factor and Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 which is conducted for new IIMs and consists of PI-WAT round. Only those eligible candidates who confirm their interest to IIM Bodh Gaya will be considered for final admission
IIM Bodhgaya Admission 2022

IIM Bodh Gaya, one of the newest IIMs in the family of 20 IIMs, is mentored by IIM Calcutta. Starting with a sanctioned intake of 60 students, present intake at IIM Bodh Gaya has gone up to 150+ students. With more candidates showing interest to take admission in IIM Bodh Gaya, intake in the MBA 2022-24 batch is expected to go up further.IIM Bodh Gaya is participating in new IIM Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 being conducted for 9 IIMs for MBA admission 2022. Some of the key changes in IIM Bodh Gaya shortlisting criteria and final selection process are as below: 

IIM Bodh Gaya Minimum CAT cut off 2022: Key Changes
While the shortlisting criteria for CAP 2022 is common for all the participating IIMs, the key changes in IIM Bodhgaya minimum cut offs and admission criteria are as below

  • Overall CAT 2021 Cut off is 90 percentile for 2022 Admission
  • Sectional CAT 2021 Cut off reduced to 70 percentile  
  • Overall Cut off for the female applicants reduced to 87 percentile  
  • 2% Weightage Awarded to female candidates
  • EWS category reservation as per GoI norms has started 

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission 2022: Important Dates
All the candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2021 and have opted for IIM Bodh Gaya admission 2022 in the CAT 2021 application form, and score the required cut off percentile, are considered for next stage of IIM Bodh Gaya Admission criteria.  Important dates for admission activities 2022 at IIM Bodh Gaya are as below:

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission criteria activity
Important dates
Remarks
Admission 2022 Application Starts
August 4, 2021 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2021- tick on the IIM Bodh Gaya PGP programme, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply
September 15, 2021 (5PM)
Last date may be extended
CAT 2021 Exam Date
November 28, 2021
At 159 test cities in three slots on same day
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
February, 2022
For the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022
Final selection (PI-WAT) round dates
February 15 onwards to March 15, 2022
CAP 2022 is common for 9 new & baby IIMs and Will continue till March 2022
Submission of Confirmation of Interest online
March 2022
After CAP round 2022 is over
Final Admission Offer
April 2022
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance
 Session Commencement
July 2022
Selected Candidates to register online and pay acceptance fee before orientation

Mentored by IIM Calcutta, IIM Bodhgaya will participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 to be conducted for 9 new IIMs. 

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IIM Bodh Gaya Awards MBA Degree instead of PGDM Diploma
Instead of awarding diploma, IIM Bodhgaya awards MBA degree to the students of its 2 year flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). The 2 years Post Graduate Programme (PGP) at IIM Bodhgaya has equivalence with Master’s degree of an Indian University for the purpose of admission to higher studies.

IIM Bodh Gaya MBA Programme equips a student for an industry and services led career in the global environment. The programme impedes theoretical and practical erudition of different functional areas of Management endowing the students with an overall approach to management functions and managerial skills.

While IIM Bodh Gaya awards  high importance to CAT score in shortlisting the candidates for PI-WAT round, the final merit list is prepared with a weightage of 40% to CAT exam score and rest to performance in PI round and profile of the candidate.

The basic objective of IIM Bodh Gaya admission process is to identify meritorious candidates for admission under each category of admission. While merit remains the primary consideration, the institute has observed a skewed student structure in favour of male gender and engineering and related courses at bachelors. To ensure a better balance in opportunities among different subjects and genders, IIM Bodh Gaya recognizes academic merit consistency and experience.

IIM Bodh Gaya PGP Programme Design
The programme is designed to enhance students with a strong awareness and knowledge about the socio-economic environment both at national and global level. The objective is to bring into being a Global Manager not only with strong analytical and decision making skills but an overall personality with socially enviable values and ethics. To achieve the aforesaid objective, the course curriculum is designed to use a range of audio-visual based teaching methodologies like case studies, real life problem solving exercises, role-play, group discussion and computer simulation based contents.

The subjects taught as part of the compulsory and elective courses in the PGP programme endows students with a strong foundation in management education. Compulsory core courses are intended to envelop the key concepts, analytical skills and latest tools & technologies employed in foremost business areas as well as innovation-led strategy targeted across disciplines.

Programs Offered by IIM Bodh Gaya
IIM Bodhgaya offers 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Business Management; 5 years full time Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) leading to BBA+MBA degree and Doctoral (PhD) Programme in Management.

IIM Bodhgaya Fees: Rs.12.95 Lakhs

  • IIM Bodhgaya Fees for the 2 years MBA programme is Rs.12,95,000
  • IIM Bodhgaya fees for the 2022-24 batch may be revised further before finalizing the final admission offers.
  • The above amount of IIM Bodhgaya fees cover the expenses towards Tuition, Library, Internet, Case Permission Royalty, Course Material, Hostel Room Rent, Medical Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and Alumni Activity.
  • Mess Charges are to be paid as per actuals

IIM Bodhgaya Batch Size: 150 Students + 30 Supernumerary seats for Girls
IIM Bodhgaya intake is increased to 180 students for its MBA batch. IIM Bodhgaya has an intake of 150 students and 30 supernumerary seats for girl candidates to increase gender diversity in the MBA programme.

IIM Bodhgaya Placements 2021
IIM Bodh Gaya Placements 2021 were successfully concluded. IIM Bodhgaya Placement report 2021 for its 5thPGP batch 2019-21, shares that the institute achieved 100% final Placement 2021 for its largest ever MBA batch with higher average salary despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the Covid  pandemic. Number of recruiters has also increased to 86 in IIM Bodh Gaya MBA Placement 2021. While 45 recruiters made 100+ placement offers, all the 86 companies that participated in IIM BG placement 2021, showed their interest in selecting candidates from the institute's flagship MBA program.

IIM Bodh Gaya Placement 2021: Key Highlights

  • Completes 100% Placement 2021 in a record time for the largest batch
  • Average Salary Up at Rs.9.92 LPA in Placement 2021 from Rs.9.57 LPA last year
  • Highest Salary up by 7% at Rs.17.3 LPA in Placement 2021 from Rs.16.25 LPA last Year
  • Median Salary stood at Rs.9 LPA in Placement 2021 as was last year
  • PPOs offered to two students
  • 9 Students opted out of Placement 2021 process to fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship and other ventures
  • MBA 2019-21 Batch size increased by 65% with 109 students from 66 in last batch
  • Number of Recruiters increased to 86 in Placement 2021 from 50 last year
  • Out of 86 companies, 45 of them more than 100 Placement offers
  • 45% of the total  recruiters in IIM BG Placement 2021 comprised large corporate and MNCs and 14% were the start ups poised to take the nation forward in the years to come
  • Many new recruiters who made offers in Placement 2021 included McKinsey,  Hettich,  Volvo Eicher, SBI GI, Tata, Suzlon, Sembcorp, MuSigma, TA Digital, Darwin Box, Kale Logistics, ClearTax, Markets among others
  • Top Recruiters include Kotak Mahindra Bank, Crompton Greaves, BNY Mellon, KPMG, ByJu's, Gartner, Tech Mahindra, MuSigma, Tata among others  Read More

IIM Bodh Gaya Scholarship Schemes
IIM Bodh Gaya offers following scholarships to the students:

  • Government of India Scholarships
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Scheduled Castes Students – Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Scheduled Tribes Students – Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Merit-cum means based scholarship scheme belonging to the minority communities - Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • Scheme of Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Bodhgaya that they should   appear in the CAT 2021 exam. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT 2021 and good academic profile has remained the key to get admission in IIM Bodh Gaya.  

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IIM Bodh Gaya Admission through CAP 2022
IIM Bodhgaya participates in Common Admission Process (CAP), conducted for admission to new IIMs. Nine IIMs are participating in CAP 2022. CAP is the PI-WAT round for the new IIMs and the score obtained in CAP determines the admission prospects of the applicant.

Admission to the MBA Programme at IIM Bodhgaya for the year 2022-24 batch shall constitute the following parameters under Common Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAT 2021 Examination valid CAT score, as applicable
  • Common eligibility criteria for shortlisting to WAT and PI process: IIM Bodhgaya shall have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all other participating IIMs for CAP-2022 (Except for Supernumerary seats for Girl students)
  • Personal Assessment (PA) Process: Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview, as per the IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria
  • Announcement of the final selection/merit list on the basis of the composite score arrived at using weightages as per valid CAT-2021 score, WAT and PI score, academic profile, work experience and diversity (gender/academic disciplines)

IIM Bodh Gaya Supplementary Admission Process (SAP) 2022
For the candidates shortlisted for PI as per IIM Bodh Gaya shortlisting criteria, but not qualified in CAP 2022, PI will be conducted through separate process - Supplementary Admission Process (SAP) 2022. The performance of the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2022 and SAP 2022 would be considered for preparing the merit list

IIM Bodh Gaya Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admission 2022

  1. IIM Bodhgaya eligibility criteria for admission 2022 require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. The candidate should appear in CAT 2021 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible as per IIM Bodh Gaya admission criteria
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine IIM Bodhgaya admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Bodhgaya by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Bodhgaya Admission 2022. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Bodh Gaya Eligibility criterion further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will become ineligible for the IIM Bodhgaya admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2022 from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/ director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2022) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Bodhgaya and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2022.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2022. 

 IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2022
The two-year, full-time, residential programme PGP 2022-24 at Indian Institute of management (IIM) Bodh Gaya is designed to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who can perform globally to make a valuable difference to the Society and the Corporate world.

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2022 is a 3 step process after CAT 2021 Exam. The three steps in admission process include:

  1. IIM Bodh Gaya  Pre shortlisting criteria
  2. IIM Bodh Gaya Shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT
  3. IIM Bodh Gaya Final admission Criteria comprising PI-WAT through CAP 2022 with only 40% weightage to CAT 2021 score.

Let us know about each aspect and all the key points in each sage of IIM-BG admission criteria

IIM Bodh Gaya Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

  • In the first phase, all eligible candidates who have appeared for CAT 2021 and have applied for IIM Bodhgaya admission 2022 are considered in IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria
  • Consideration in IIM Bodhgaya shortlist of candidates is based on securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in CAT 2021 exam
  • Not only IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting but also all the CAP participating IIMs have common shortlisting criteria which will be done by CAP coordinating IIM
  • Candidates obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2021 will only be considered in IIM Bodhgaya Shortlisting criteria
  • All the subsequent processing, standardization and selection is limited to candidates belonging to this first shortlist alone. Accordingly, only CAT 2020 score is used as the basis for arriving at the IIM Bodhgaya shortlist for PI-WAT round
  • Candidates who qualify at this stage will be asked to reconfirm their interest for admission to PGP 2022-24 of IIM Bodhgaya sometime in the month of April 2022
  • IIM Bodhgaya will send e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Bodhgaya and also meet the minimum CAT 2021 percentile requirements around third week of April 2022.
  • The E-mail will have a link to a web page where the candidates must reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further, for admission to PGP 2022 at IIM Bodhgaya

IIM Bodh Gaya Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT

  • Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2021 percentile requirements for admission to PGP 2022-24 batch will be considered in IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria for CAP round 2022
  • These candidates have to reconfirm their interest by the stipulated date
  • After found eligible in IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria, these candidates have to participate in final admission PI-WAT round

IIM Bodhgaya Shortlisting Criteria: As per IIM BG Admission Policy 2022
The category wise, IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria with cut off in the first stage of shortlisting, as per IIM-BG admission policy 2022 is as under.

Category
Section-1 VARC (PVRC)
Section-2 DILR (PDILR)
Section-3 QUANT (PQA)
CAT 2021 Overall Percentile (PT)
General
80               
80              
80
94             
EWS
60
60
60
75
NC-OBC
60               
60              
60             
75             
SC
45              
45            
45             
55             
ST
30         
30
30
40
PWD
30               
30              
30             
40             

Source: IIM Bodhgaya Admission Policy 2021

Common Shortlisting Criteria for CAP 2021: Criteria for 9 Participating IIMs
The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates for personal interview are common for all the participating 9 IIMs. The shortlisting criteria have been changed further for all the CAP participating IIMs as under:

 Category
 Section-1 VARC
 Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2020 cut off Percentile
General
70
70
 70
93
EWS
50
50
50
74
NC-OBC
50
50
50
74
SC
35
35
35
54
ST
27
27
27
40
DAP
27
27
27
40

Source: CAP 2021 Shortlisting Criteria

It may be noted that IIM Bodh Gaya admission policy has higher cut offs than the cut offs announced by CAP coordinating IIM. Accordingly, IIM Bodhgaya has a good share of applicants who express their interest for IIM Bodh Gaya admission  

IIM Bodhgaya Own Cut Offs are Below the CAP Cut offs: Separate PI Round for Such Candidates
IIM Bodhgaya's Admission Committee has reduced the overall as well as section-wise minimum CAT cut off for General and Female candidates for all categories in shortlisting to get the desired number of candidates. However, since CAP cut offs are higher than the reduced cut off in IIM Bodh Gaya shortlisting process, there may be many candidates who are shortlisted for PI, but have not qualified to participate in CAP 2022 process. For such candidates, IIM Bodh Gaya will conduct PI through separate Supplementary Admission Process (SAP).

IIM Bodhgaya Cut Offs: Minimum Cut off for all the Candidates
IIM Bodhgaya actual CAT percentile cut offs for all categories in shortlisting process for PGP admission are as below:

 
Total Percentile
DILR Percentile
VARC Percentile
QA Percentile
General
90
70
70
70
EWS
72
50
50
50
NC-OBC
72
50
50
50
SC
51
35
35
35
ST
37
27
27
27
PWD
37
27
27
27

 Source: IIM Bodhgaya Shortlisting Criteria 2021

IIM Bodhgaya Cut offs: Minimum Cut off for Female Candidates
With a view to improve Gender Diversity, IIM Bodhgaya applied the following cut offs in shortlisting the female candidates for PI round. The female candidates who are shortlisted due to these cut-offs will be considered for super-numerary seats earmarked for female candidates only

 
Total Percentile
DILR Percentile
VARC Percentile
QA Percentile
General
87
70
70
70
EWS
70
50
50
50
NC-OBC
70
50
50
50
SC
48
35
35
35
ST
34
27
27
27
PWD
34
27
27
27

 Source: IIM Bodhgaya shortlisting criteria 2021

IIM Bodhgaya Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection CAP round for admission to IIM Bodhgaya
  • The candidates who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the CAP round. For these candidates, their Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIM Bodhgaya
  • Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted as Common Admission Process by IIMs.​

IIM CAP 2022 Dates & Schedule
IIM CAP 2022 Dates will be announced after declaration of CAT 2021 result. However, below are the expected important dates to register and participate in IIM Common Admission Process (IIM CAP) 2022 for MBA admission 2022:

CAP 2022 Activity
CAP 2022 Date
Remarks
CAP 2022 Registration Opens
January 15, 2022
Exact date will be announced by CAP coordinating IIM
Last Date for CAP Registration 2022
January 24, 2022
Register online till 11 PM
Intimation regarding IIM-CAP Personal Interview (PI) 2022
January 27, 2022
Check your mail ID and/or login at CAP 2022 website 
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-I
From February 15 to February 20, 2022
Check you PI dates Online for Phase-1
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-II
From February 22 to February 27, 2022
CAP Personal Interview Round Ph-2
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-III
From March 8 to March 15, 2022
CAP PI Round Ph-3

IIM Bodh Gaya Final Selection Criteria: Components & Weights for Admission 2022
IIM Bodh Gaya has changed weightage for components like Academic & Gender diversity, work experience among others in preparing final merit list for admission for the batch 2022-24 as under:

Component
Percentage weight on a scale of 100
WAT score
 10
Personal Interview (PI)
 20
CAT 2021 score
 40
10th Class Marks (95-100%)
   4
12th class board marks (95-100%)
   4
Bachelor’s degree marks (95-100%)
   4
Work experience (25-36 Months)
 12
Gender Diversity (Female Candidates)
   2
Academic Diversity (Non-Engineers)
   4
Total Weightage
100

IIM Bodhgaya Admission Process
IIM Bodhgaya admission process has four steps:

  • Appearing in CAT Exam
  • Short listing candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process.
  • Conducting the PA process. PA process is composed of Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) and will be common to all the participating IIMs
  • Preparing the Merit List based on CAT score, WAT & PI score and Profile score as per the assigned weightage

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2021 to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Bodhgaya

Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for CAP round comprising Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2021 score and who have applied for IIM Bodhgaya Admission

Step 3: Shortlisting process from the pool of the candidates will be done by CAP 2022 coordinating IIM.

Step 4: After the CAP round, admission offers are made by IIM Bodhgaya to successful candidates who have reconfirmed interest to IIM Bodhgaya. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in WAT & PI, Performance in past academics, Performance in CAT 2021, Quality of Work Experience among others

Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made in May 2022 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components. The academic session as IIM Bodhgaya begins in July.

IIM Bodhgaya is mentored by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. During the mentorship period and while IIM Gaya’s own faculty are recruited, faculty members from IIM Calcutta are delivering courses at IIM Bodhgaya. The overall design, quality and delivery of PGP is of the standards and with direct involvement of IIM Calcutta

The classes of IIM Bodh Gaya are conducted in the transit campus of the Magadh University’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) building. 90 hostel rooms at IIM Bodhgaya have been provided for accommodation.

Set up as as 15th institute under the mentorship of IIM Calcutta, the oldest IIM in the country, IIM BodhGaya, right from its inception, has meticulously followed its mentor's footsteps. IIM Bodh Gaya fosters a culture and curriculum with the purpose to create socially responsible managers and emotionally mature leaders.

In a short span of time, IIM Bodh Gaya has strengthened its position in the corporate world, with its students already working in commendable positions. Apart from the conventional classroom setup, the pedagogy at IIM Bodh Gaya lays much emphasis on practical learning. Students are encouraged to take up various industry-based research projects which are subjected to evaluation by the faculty. A dynamic curriculum in consonance with academics and industry experts provides the students with the opportunities to master new skills and explore diverse perspectives.

Students are exposed to extensive practical learning along with the basic concepts across various domains of MBA like Marketing, Operations, HR, and Finance through various quizzes, assignments, live projects, interactive sessions, and examinations.

In the second year, there are a diverse range of electives which the students can choose based on their key areas of interest. IIM Bodh Gaya’s educational curriculum aims to equip the students with an essence of management skills to help them navigate through the modern business environment across the globe.

IIM Bodhgaya employs the case study method in order to give insights into the real world dynamics that render compelling opportunities amidst onerous settings.

The Director of IIM Bodh Gaya Dr. Vinita S. Sahay is very optimistic on the holistic development of IIM Gaya and proposes to make it an international B-school in the coming years.

Permanent campus of IIM Bodhgaya is being built up at Magadh University Campus on 119 acres of land. With state-of-the-art classrooms, boys and girls hostel, knowledge database, sports amenities, library, IIM Bodh Gaya promises to be the future of business education, preparing young graduates to become assets to the industry. The construction of the 119-acre permanent campus is in full swing. Presently IIM Bodh Gaya is transitorily operating from the Distance Education Building of Magadh University.

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