IIM Kashipur Admission 2020: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees


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November 21, 2019
IIM Kashipur admission criteria for PGP 2020 award high weightage to CAT 2019 score keeping the cut offs high at the shortlisting stage. However, in the shortlisting process, if the actual number of short-listed candidates are found to be less than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI, the overall as well as section wise minimum cut off scores may be decreased.
IIM Kashipur Admission 2020

IIM Kashipur admission criteria with cut offs and weightages for the flagship PGP 2020-22 batch involve two stages. Stage 1 applies to all eligible candidates who have appeared for Common Admission Test (CAT –2019) and have applied for admission to IIM Kashipur, the Stage 2 applies to all the shortlisted candidates at stage-1.

The PGP 2020-22 is the 10th batch at IIM Kashipur and will have 240 students. Additionally, there are 15 supernumerary seats for girl students. The admission process is based on CAT 2019 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer.

IIM Kashipur will award high importance to CAT 2019 score in shortlisting the candidates for PI-WAT round while the final merit list will be prepared with a weightage of 30% to CAT 2019 exam score. 

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Application Fee Included in CAT 2019 Registration Fee
IIM Kashipur application fee is Rs.1900/- and this admission application fee is included in the CAT 2019 Registration fee. Candidates applying for CAT 2019 could exercise their option to be considered by IIM Kashipur for admission in the programme column of the CAT 2019 application form without paying any separate fee. Last date to apply for CAT 2019 and to IIM Kashipur was September 25, 2019.

PGP 2020-22: Leading to MBA Degree
After implementation of IIM Act 2017, IIM Kashipur will award MBA degree to its PGP 2020-22 batch. The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Kashipur is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines who wish to choose a career in management. The PGP Programme at IIM Kashipur is highly ranked one.

IIM Kashipur Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Kashipur is Rs 13,10,200/-.
  • The course fee includes Hostel accommodation, Mess charges, access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes alumni fee 
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on  travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2020-2022 batch may increase further

IIM Kashipur Intake: 255 Students
IIM Kashipur PGP 2020-22 batch size is 240 students. 15 supernumerary seats for girls are also there at  IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur Placements
IIM Kashipur Placement 2019 witnessed 72 recruiters offering 218 roles to the 196 students who participated in placements while 6 students opted out of the placement process.

Average salary has gone up to Rs.12.17 LPA while the highest salary stood at Rs.28 lakhs. 15 PPOs were offered to the students. The unique feature in the process was the diversity of profiles offered to the students.

Prominent recruiters at IIM Kashipur Placement 2019 included ICICI Bank, RBL Bank, TATA Capital, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Aditya Birla,  Deloitte, KPMG, E&Y, MAQ Software, Futures First, eClerx, Godrej, RECL, Reliance Jio, Coffee Day Beverages, JSPL, Tata Motors, OYO among others.

IIM Kashipur Admission Criteria
IIM Kashipur Admission Criteria will be a three step process. The three-stages of selection criteria are:

  1.  Eligibility criteria
  2.  Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Appearance (PA) Process
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

  IIM Kashipur Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM  Kashipur 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 Kashipur Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2019 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to be considered for shortlisting
  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 Kashipur 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 Kashipur  Admission 2020. 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 Kashipur Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Kashipur admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) 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 Kashipur 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, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 
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IIM Kashipur Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM Kashipur Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Personal Appearance (PA) round. IIM Kashipur will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score. The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Kashipur Admission awards maximum weight to CAT 2019 score.

  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 95 in CAT 2019
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Kashipur’s Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be shortlisted for PA round on the basis of criteria prepared for each category
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PA process will have to attend both WAT and PI which will be a common process for all the participating IIMs

IIM Kashipur Cut Offs  
IIM Kashipur Cutoff  has been liberalised. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2019 Percentile

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Personal Appearance (PA) round for admission to IIM Kashipur
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Kashipur Admission consists of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection PA round for IIM Kashipur Admission will be common for the IIMs who are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2020 would be considered for preparing the merit list
  • Candidates who do not obtain certain minimum scores in the WAT & PI will not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores will be decided by IIM Kashipur at its discretion.
  • IIM Kashipur selection criteria after final admission round award following weights to generate final merit list:

IIM Kashipur Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2019 Score
CAT Score to be used and not the CAT Percentile
Personal Interview (PI)
Obtained Score used in Final Merit List
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Obtained score used in Final Merit List
Class 10 Marks
99.01%  & above Marks Needed for 5% Wt
Class 12 Marks
99.01% & above Marks Needed for 5% Wt
Under graduation Marks
80.01% & above Marks Needed for 10% Wt
Work Experience
Work Ex 25-36 Months to get highest Wt
 Academic Diversity
Applicable for Arts,Commerce,Science, Medicine, Humanities among others
Gender Diversity
For Female candidates only
Total Weightage points
After Final Selection Round

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

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2019 to be considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Kashipur.

Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Kashipur.

Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2020 will consist of  both PI & WAT round in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI & WAT will not be considered for the final selection.

Step 3: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Kashipur to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, work experience, diversity among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on weightages awarded to various components.  

Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Merit Score and will be available on IIM Kashipur website. 

Step 5: Candidates receiving admission offer from IIM Kashipur will need to send the acceptance within the stipulated date

IIM Kashipur commenced operations from July 2011 under the mentorship of IIM Lucknow. The institute offers Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), a two year full time residential programme. The rigorous curriculum seeks to instil a passion for knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge to real life scenarios. The programme lays emphasis on all-round personality development and inculcates the values of leadership and integrity.

The institute is located in one of the most densely industrialized regions in the country with over 180 industries having plants in and around the region and many more coming up. This places the institute at a vantage point when it comes to ‘Learning by Doing’ via frequent industry interactions and live projects.

The Institute also offers a two year weekend Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGPM) for working executives. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Executive Fellow Programme (EFPM) are the two doctoral programmes launched in 2015 and 2014 respectively.The faculty at IIM Kashipur represent the best mix of academic and industrial experiences. 

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