IIM Indore Admission 2022: CAT Score Gets 20% Weightage; Check Criteria, Cut Off, Eligibility, Fees, Placements, Selection process

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August 24, 2021
IIM Indore admission criteria for PGP 2022 will award 20% weight to CAT 2021 score and 74% weight to Class 10 & 12 marks in shortlisting for PI-WAT round with a view to improve diversity in class rooms. Non-engineers and candidates with work experience stand a good chance to get admission offer. Read this article to know important details about IIM Indore admission criteria, cut off, fee placements and complete MBA admission process
IIM Indore Admission 2022

With a view to improve the academic and gender diversity in its class rooms, IIM Indore will award  20% weightage and high weightage of 74% to the Class X and XII marks in shortlisting the candidates for final selection round in the PGP 2022 admission process. After implementation of IIM Act 2017, the PGP students at IIM Indore are awarded MBA degree instead of diploma. IIM Indore provides a broad array of programmes, formats and locations (Indore and Mumbai) to meet diverse needs for management education.

For admission to the PGP 2022-24 batch, applicants are required to qualify in CAT 2021 with minimum required sectional and overall percentile. Overseas candidates may however, apply with GMAT scores.  The minimum requirement to qualify for shortlisting process for PI round is CAT 2021 sectional score of 80 percentile and 90 overall percentile. IIM Indore is the only among the 20 IIMs which awards such a high weightage to academics in shortlisting criteria. The very purpose of keeping the CAT 2021 score weightage low is to improve the academic and gender diversity in IIM Indore Classrooms. 

IIM Indore Admission 2022: Key Changes in Criteria

  • Only 20% weightage goes to CAT 2021 score in shortlisting and in generating final merit list after PI-WAT Round
  • 74% Weight goes to academics for class 10 & 12
  • 60% Weight to PI-WAT in Final Merit List Generation
  • 6% Weight to Diversity factor

IIM Indore Leadership
IIM  Indore is led by its Director, Prof. Himanshu Rai, who took charge as the Director of IIM Indore on December 31, 2018. Prior to this he taught at IIM Lucknow. Before that he was the Dean, MISB Bocconi (India Campus of Bocconi, Milan). Professor Rai is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad (IIMA). His core area is Human Resource Management. He has earlier taught in the HR area at XLRI Jamshedpur and had worked over 8 years at Tata Steel where he played a pivotal role in developing Quality Systems and the Communication Policy for the Company. Prof Rai conducts training programmes and workshops for executives as well as bureaucrats and has trained over 20,000 professionals. He has helped Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie to develop a training module on “Ethics and Anti-Corruption Strategies” for all Indian Administrative Services officers across career phases. He provides strategic consultancy to the Government of India and has audited programs sponsored by the Planning Commission of India. 

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IIM Indore: Key Highlights and USPs

  • Triple Crowned with Three International Accreditations: IIM Indore is the triple crowned IIM and is the 2nd IIM to achieve this rare feat after IIM Calcutta. IIM Indore has earned three renowned international accreditations- AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business); EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) and Association of MBAs, London (AMBA—UK based accreditation agency)
  • Highly Ranked: IIM Indore is one of the top ranked management institutes in India. In the Govt. of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020 and MBAUniverse.com B-School Rankings 2021, it has been ranked #7 among top 100 management institutes in India
  • Awards MBA Degree  instead of Diploma: IIM Indore is now empowered with the legal authority to award MBA degrees. The programme is also recognized by the AIU
  • High Intake: PGP at IIM Indore admits more than 450 students every year  
  • Lowest Fee among Top 6 IIMs: IIM Indore fee is Rs.17.06 lakhs. This is the lowest fee among the top six IIMs offering high RoI MBA programme
  • High placements: Average salary in Placement 2021 was Rs. 23.60 LPA and highest domestic salary was Rs.41.50 LPA. Highest International salary stood at Rs.56.80 LPA
  • Diverse Specializations: IIM Indore offers nine specialization areas to choose from, namely Economics, Finance & Accounting, Information systems, Marketing, Organization behavior & Human Resources, Operation management & Quantitative Techniques, Strategy, Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Wide Range of Co-Curricular Activities: IIM Indore students participate in a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities which include IRIS (The Annual Management & Cultural Festival) and Utsaha (Rural Marketing Fair)
  • International Exchange: IIM Indore has exchange tie-ups with several prestigious international business schools. A large number of students visit these business schools and complete one semester there
  • Himalaya Outbound Programme: IIM Indore conducts Himalaya outbound programme for PGP-II students.  While participants are adequately prepared for a corporate career, their ability to motivate themselves to perform in an unfamiliar ambience and work as a team is enhanced by encouraging them to undergo an outbound exercise and simulation conducted in serene locations at various altitudes in the Himalayas
  • Rural Immersion: Rural immersion programme is conducted to enable the participants to understand the social context in which organizations work and exist. An exposure to the rural settings of Madhya Pradesh is included in the course design
  • Experiential Learning with Industry Engagement: Students visit a company once a week in the first year of the Programme. They are required to carry out a study on various industries and key players in the industry. This enhances their exposure to organizations and provides them a backdrop for analysing the managerial contexts of different cases. The second year of the new curriculum features a large number of domain concentrations which consist of both regular courses taught by industry faculty and workshop courses taught by industry practitioners.
  • Unique Programme Structure: A unique matrix based structure for PGP-II wherein participants take 10% credits in ‘Industry Vertical Courses’ and 10% credits in ‘Functional Area Courses’ in addition to the general management credits.  
  • Skill Development: Skill Development Courses including Communication, Leadership, Spreadsheet Modeling, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Innovation and Design Thinking and Sustainability are taught in a workshop-based format
  • Accomplished Faculty with Professors of Practice: IIM Indore has 86 well-qualified internal faculty complemented by carefully selected adjunct faculty with considerable industry or domain expertise. An initiative to blend theory and practice is the hiring of professors of practice, which allows industry professionals with 15-20 years of experience to become a part of the IIM Indore full-time faculty. These professors of practice are already making a difference with case-writing projects on SBI, Godrej and BHEL, and a new consulting practicum to be offered in the second-year PGP
  • Participant Centered Approach: IIM Indore offers participant-centered approach to management education. Till now, 25 IIM Indore faculty members have been deputed for Participant-Centered Learning Programme at Harvard Business School
  • Infrastructure with all Facilities:The Institute provides excellent physical infrastructure for academics, residence and extra-curricular activities as well

IIM Indore Admission 2022: Important Dates
Admission process with the opening of CAT 2021 Registration has started at IIM Indore. Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Indore are as below:

IIM Indore Admission Activity
Likely Important dates
Remarks
Admission 2022 Application Starts
August 4, 2021 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2021- tick on the IIM Indore 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 by a few days
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 8, 2022
It could vary by one or two days
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2022
Will continue till March/April 2022
Final Admission Offer
Last week April 2022
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by April/May 2022

IIM Indore admission criteria 2022 for PGP and PGP-HRM programmes award higher importance to academics and communication skills of the candidates instead of merely on CAT 2021 exam scores. IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2022, on the one hand prescribe a lower CAT 2021 cut off and low weightage for CAT score in first stage shortlisting as well as in final selection process, on the other hand it awards higher weightage to academic profile in the shortlisting process for PI-WAT round.

The candidates who have indicated their interest for PGP at IIM Indore, while applying for CAT 2021 will also be considered for PGP-HRM admission by IIM Indore

Programme Highlights
The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Indore is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines who wish to choose a career in management. The PGP Programme at IIM Indore is highly ranked one.

With the enactment of “The Indian Institutes of Management Act, 2017”on 24 January 2017, IIM Indore is now empowered with the legal authority to award MBA degrees. The programme is also recognized by the Association of Indian Universities and is considered equivalent to the M.B.A. Degree.

Programme Specializations: 9 Areas to Choose From
In the second year electives give participants a deeper understanding of different functional areas and enable them to specialize in areas of their choice. The participants are encouraged to select courses in specific domains such as Analytics, Ecom./IT/ITES, BFS, FMCG, Insurance and Infrastructure. The emphasis is on the application of knowledge gained, in the form of projects, group exercises and case discussions. Guest lectures and workshops further enrich their learning.

IIM Indore offers wide range of specializations to choose from the nine management areas -  Economics, Finance  & Accounting, Information systems, Marketing, Organization behavior & Human Resources, Operation management & Quantitative Techniques, Strategy, Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences. 

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IIM Indore Fees

1. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Indore is Rs 17,06,422/-. The Fee for NRI candidates is Rs.25,11,422/-.
  • The course fee includes access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes alumni fee and lodging
  • Laptop computer, text books, Hostel Fees, Insurance, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2022-2024 batch may increase further

2. Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP-HRM students at IIM Indore is Rs 18,31,422/-.
  • The course fee includes access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes alumni fee and lodging
  • Laptop computer, text books, Hostel Fees, Insurance, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2022-2024 batch may increase further

IIM Indore Intake
IIM Indore offers admission to around 600 CAT exam takers, at its Indore and Mumbai campuses. A good number of 500+ candidates are offered admission at IIM Indore at its Indore campus, 75 students at IIM Indore-Mumbai campus. The proposed Intake is as under:

Programme Name
Proposed Intake
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
480
Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)
  30
IIM Indore-Mumbai Campus
  75

IIM Indore Placements
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore successfully completed final placement 2021 for the MBA batch 2019-21 with a three percent rise in average salary despite Covid-19 pandemic. In the virtually held placement process, average domestic salary was recorded as 23.6 LPA (Lakhs Per Annum), displaying an increase of 3% from the previous year while the average salary of the top 100 students of the batch stood at 33 LPA. The highest domestic salary and the international salary offered in the placements 2021 at IIM Indore was INR 41.5 LPA and INR 56.8 LPA, respectively. The final placement drive at IIM Indore was conducted for the batch of 2019-21 for its flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and five years Integrated Program in Management (IPM). More than 210 domestic and international organizations offered roles in various domains.

IIM Indore Placement 2021 Highlights

  • Placement Process 2021 was conducted Virtually
  • Achieves 100% Placement for the large batch despite Covid pandemic
  • Average Salary goes up at Rs.23.60 LPA in Placement 2021 from Rs.22.92 LPA last year
  • Average salary of the top 100 students of the batch stood at 33 LPA
  • Highest Domestic Salary stood at Rs. 41.50 LPA
  • Highest International salary in Placement 2021 stood at Rs.56.80 LPA
  • 210 Recruiters including 40 first time recruiters participated in Placement 2021
  • Consulting, Finance, Sales & Marketing recruit 69% of the batch

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IIM Indore CAT Score Cut offs
With CAT 2021 cut offs are 90 percentile in CAT exam, the admission criteria for flagship PGP 2022-24 at IIM Indore will award only 20% weightage to CAT 2021 scores and 74% weight to Class 10 & 12 marks. Rest goes to other parameters in shortlisting for PI-WAT stage.

IIM Indore is the front runner in drastically reducing the weightage to CAT 2021 exam score in its admission process. The move will attract more candidates with excellent academic profile below graduation than only focusing on the CAT 2021 scores.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria
IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2022 is a three step process. The three-stages of selection criteria are:

  1.  Eligibility criteria
  2.  Shortlisting Criteria for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

 IIM Indore Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM  Indore Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, 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. One of the most important points in IIM Indore Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2021 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP 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 Indore 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 Indore 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 Indore Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Indore 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 Indore 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 Indore Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM  IndoreAdmission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. IIM Indore will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2021 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Indore Admission Criteria awards 20% weight to CAT 2021 score, 74% weight to Academics and 6% to Diversity
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2021 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2021
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2021, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • The candidate with excellent academics will be awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  •  85% & Above marks in Class 10 will be awarded top rating of 34 points out of 100.
  • For Class 12 also 85% and above marks will be awarded 40 points out of 100.
  • No Weightage will be awarded for Bachelor’s degree marks.
  • Gender Diversity will be awarded 6 points out of 100 in the IIM Indore shortlisting criteria for final admission round.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for WAT and PI will have to attend both WAT and PI, failing which they will be not be considered for the final admission

1. IIM Indore Shortlisting Weightage Criteria
IIM Indore will shortlist the candidates for WAT & PI stage on the basis of composite scores which will be arrived at by accounting for the academic profile alsoThe Composite Score therefore is calculated on the basis of CAT 2021 score, academic scores, and gender diversity. There is no weightage to the academic scores beyond class 12. Candidates scoring 85+ percent marks can get 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 2021 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 2021 result is announced in the first week of January 2022.  Please note that  Zcandidate, Zmin, Zmax for 10th and 12th Standard are computed using the normalisation process.

Please also note that after declaration of shortlist, IIM Indore will not send any individual regret letter to applicants who are not shortlisted for WAT and PI.

2. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Indore
  • IIM Indore selection criteria after final admission round award 40% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 20% weight to Writing Ability Test (WAT); 20% Weight to Class 10 & 12 Marks; and 20% weight to CAT 2021 overall Score.

IIM Indore Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2022

Component
Weightage Points out of 100
CAT 2021 Score
  20
Personal Interview (PI)
  40
Written Ability Test (WAT)
  20
Class 10 Marks
  10
Class 12 Marks
  10
Total Weightage points
100

Important Note on WAT & PI

  • Candidates short-listed for WAT and PI will be intimated in the month of January 2022
  • Candidates shortlisted for WAT and PI at Stage-II will have to attend both WAT and PI, failing which they will not be considered for the next stage of selection process
  • IIM Indore expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee
  • Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of selection process

In case of PI Round conducted online, WAT will be scrapped
In the event of Personal Interviews being conducted online (owing to Covid-19 or any other reason), the Written Ability Test component will be removed, and the final selection will be done based on the remaining components of the Final Composite Score Computation.

Announcing the possible Covid-19 disruptions in selection process, IIM Indore has shared, “The Admission process is to be conducted taking into account the COVID-19 crisis. The information provided by the 2022-2024 Admission Policy is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central, State governments and IIM Indore. Candidates are advised to regularly check CAT and IIM Indore websites for further information.”

IIM Indore Admission Cut Off  
IIM Indore Cutoff  has been liberalised for admission 2022. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2021 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2021 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2021 Percentile
General
80
80
 80
90
EWS
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
70
70
70
80
SC
55
55
55
60
ST
45
45
45
50
PWD
45
45
45
50

IIM Indore Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Indore Admission process:

  • 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 Indore
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2021 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Indore. The PI-WAT round will be conducted at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.  
  • Step 3:Shortlisted Candidates have to attend both PI & WAT round in final selection process. IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the final selection.
  • Step 4:After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Indore to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Final Composite Score
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2021 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components. IIM Indore conducts admission interviews in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi only.

Apart from flagship 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Management(PGP) at its Indore and Mumbai campus and 2 years full time PGP-HRM programme, IIM Indore offers - Fellow Programme in Management (FPM); FPM Industry; Executive PGP(EPGP);  EPGP-E-Governance; 5 year integrated programme in Management. A few other MDP and certificate programmes are also conducted by IIM Indore.

Established in 1996, IIM Indore is the sixth in the family of 20 Indian Institutes of Management. Since its inception, IIM Indore has been acting as a leader in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry, government sector and PSUs. IIM Indore is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, 1973.

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