IIM Shillong Admission 2020: Final Result Out for PGP 2020-22 Batch; Check Cut off, Criteria, Fee, Placement

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June 12, 2020
IIM Shillong has released the Final admission Result 2020 for PGP 2020-22 batch on its website with selected as well as waitlisted candidates. You can check your admission status by entering your CAT 2019 registration number, Email Id and Date of Birth. The result was delayed due to countrywide Corona virus lockdown. IIM Shillong had revised the final selection process before releasing the final merit list and admission offer
IIM Shillong Admission 2020

IIM Shillong has released final admission result 2020 for PGP 2020-22 batch on its website after completing the final selection process. The result consists of finally selected as well as waitlisted candidates. You can check your admission status by entering your CAT 2019 registration number, Email Id and Date of Birth at IIM Shillong website. IIM Shillong had revised the final selection process and weightatges before releasing the final merit list and admission offer 

After checking the admission status, please abide by the stipulated dates given by IIM Shillong to pay the offer acceptance and admission fee online, otherwise your candidature may be cancelled and the next waitlisted candidate will be offered admission.  The result has been delayed in view of  nationwide lockdown due to corona virus. The institute has successfully completed the admission process amidst the Covid-19 challenges and decided to release the final merit list for admission 2020. 

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PI Process Held Online
In view of COVID 19 and conforming to the government directive to avoid large gatherings, all the remaining interviews for IIM Shillong PGP 2020 - 22 batch were held online. After the completion of Admission process, the scores of PI were used along with overall CAT performance of the candidates for preparation of the final merit list.

Final Admission Process Revised
IIM Shillong revised its PGP admission policy 2020 -22.  Merit Listing for Admission Offer after the Admission process has been based on the following process and components:

Use of PI Scores in Merit List Preparation
The PI and CAT scores used in merit list preparation are:

Y: Score in PI

Z: Overall CAT Absolute Score which are further normalized as Ny and Nz for preparation of the final merit list.

Illustration: How IIM Shillong used PI Scores?
The process is illustrated below:

With a total of m number of candidates, appearing in the PI process, an overall score, OSc for every appearing candidate c, has been calculated using the following formula, which was used for preparing the merit list:

OSc = w1(Ncy) + w2(Ncz ) c = 1, 2, 3, … , m where,
nc Y : Normalized score of Performance of the candidate c in PI
Nc z : Normalized score of Performance of the candidate c in CAT-2019 Absolute Score (overall)
w1 : Weight of performance of the candidate c in n c y(60%)
w2 : Weight of performance of the candidate c in nc z(40%)

IIM Shillong Final PI Cut offs
The cut-off scores for candidate’s performance in PI in various categories have been applied as under.


Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in PI

General, EWS, NC-OBC








Ranking of Candidates
The candidates have been ranked based on the decreasing order of the OSc scores. The admission offers are made to the candidates in order of their rank based on the OSc scores.

Financial Assistance & Scholarships
The Institute assists the participants in availing educational loans from banks during the admission process. The details regarding the process are made available to the participants after they are offered admission to the Institute.

The Institute endeavors that no candidate be denied opportunity to pursue the Post Graduate Programme for want of adequate financial resources. Keeping this in mind, IIM Shillong has provision for Need Based Financial Assistance Scheme to help economically weak MBA participants. The number of scholarship awardees and quantum of assistance is decided on the basis of annual gross family income, participants liquidity, credit worthiness and her/his overall suitability for the same.

In addition, there are scholarships made available to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/People with Disabilities (PWD) participants by Government of India. 

IIM Shillong released the shortlist in January 2020 for final selection round for PGP admission 2020. It shortlisted more than 2000 candidates for the PI round. IIM Shillong condjucts its own GD-PI-WAT process and does not participate in common admission process.

The shortlisting criteria at IIM Shillong for PGP 2020-22 prescribe low CAT 2019 sectional score of 75 percentile on the lines of IIM Ahmedabad. The very purpose of keeping the cut off low is to improve the academic and gender diversity in IIM Classrooms. After implementation of IIM Act 2017, the PGP at IIM Shillong is awarded the MBA degree instead of diploma. For admission to the PGP 2020-22 batch, applicants were required to qualify CAT 2019. Overseas candidates could however, apply with GMAT scores of not earlier than 24 months prior to last date of application

IIM Shillong looks for students with  strong analytical skills and an orientation towards outcome, as reflected in their CAT or GMAT scores and in their academic  and work performance. Besides, those with a social or community orientation are also the candidates that IIM Shillong looks for.

IIM Shillong: Cut offs for Shortlisting
IIM Shillong set a low minimum CAT 2019 percentile cut off at 75 sectional. There was no prescribed minimum overall CAT 2019 percentile required by IIM Shillong in its shortlisting criteria. The actual CAT cut offs at IIM Shillong remained in the range of 94-95 percentile in the shortlisting process. Minimum CAT cut offs as prescribed by IIM Shillong are as below:

Section A – CAT 2019 Percentile (V&RC)
Section B – CAT 2019 Percentile (DI &LR)
Section C- CAT 2019 Percentile (QA)
SSC Percentage
HSC Percentage
General, EWS & others not covered in reserved category
DA (D)
ST (T)
SC (C)

IIM Shillong, however puts rider, ‘The actual section wise CAT percentile of a shortlisted candidate for GD & PI may be much higher than above mentioned minimum values.

IIM Shillong Fee structure
You need to pay Rs.15 lakhs towards two years fee at IIM Shillong. 

IIM Shillong Intake: 180 Students
IIM Shillong has an approved intake of 180 students. The seats are expected to increase for the PGP 2020-22 batch

IIM Shillong Placements
IIM Shillong enjoys 100% placement record over the years. Placement 2020 for PGP 2018-20 batch scaled new heights at IIM Shillong. There were 175 students in the batch out of which 170 participated in placement 2020 and all of them got placement offers from the top recruiters who visited the campus. The average salary and highest salary in Placement 2020 have gone up. Average salary in Placement 2020 has gone up at Rs.18.76 LPA from Rs16.79 LPA last year and the highest salary in Placement 2020 has gone up at Rs.48.50 LPA from Rs. 28 LPA last year.

60 Recruiters Made 185 Placement Offers in 2020 and more than 27% Recruitment offers came from BFSI sector.

Top Recruiters
Among the top recruiters across the sectors and domains at IIM Shillong are some of the biggest names in the industry, including

Bain & Company, Cognizant, Deloitte USI, OLA, PwC, Amazon, Berger, CASHe, GroupM, Maruti Suzuki, TATA Steel, Titan, and UltraTech Cement, Aditya Birla Capital, Byte Dance, Emami Group, Godrej, GSK Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra, Pidilite, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, IDFC First Bank, D.E. Shaw, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank, JP Morgan & Chase, Nomura, RBL, Thomson Reuters, TresVista, Vivriti Capital,  Ab InBev, Bajaj Finserv, Great Learning, JSW Group, Mahindra GMC, RAAM Group, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Xiaomi among others

IIM Shillong Shortlisting Criteria
IIM Shillong shortlisting criteria for final selection round clarifiy that the number of candidates shortlisted for GD and PI are based on the overall performance of the candidates in CAT- 2019, number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past. Number of candidates called for GD and PI were decided category wise and academic discipline wise. IIM Shillong shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Shillong Admission Criteria require minimum 75 percentile in each of the three sections of CAT 2019 - Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • No Minimum Overall Percentile in CAT 2019 for shortlisting is prescribed
  • If the candidate does not score minimum sectional percentile in CAT 2019, he/she is not considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • The candidate with excellent academics is awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  • Minimum 80% & Above marks in Class 10 & 12 are required for shortlisting
  • No Weightage is awarded for Bachelor’s degree marks.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for GD & PI have to attend the final selection process, failing which they could not be considered for the final admission
  • The eligible candidates were segregated as per their academic disciplines in graduation as reported in CAT 2019. From each academic discipline a certain percentage of candidates were shortlisted for PI round as per the following formula: Number of candidates appeared for CAT -2019, Number of Academic disciplines, number of candidates present in the academic discipline
  • Category wise shortlist prepared for the eligible candidates in respective Categories included Differently Abled (DA); Scheduled Tribe (ST); Scheduled Caste (SC); General, EWS and OBC (OT)
  • Short-listed candidates were intimated through IIM Shillong website, e-mail (as provided in CAT-2019 Application form) and by SMS (on the mobile no. as provided in CAT-2019 application form.

IIM Shillong Selection Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Shillong Admission process 2020

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Shillong
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to fill-in the Interview form and upload the same on IIM Shillong website
  • IIM Shillong would send GD& PI call letters/interview letters to those shortlisted candidates who correctly fill in the Interview form within the stipulated time
  • No communication would be sent to applicants who are not short-listed for GD& PI
  • IIM Shillong final selection criteria consist of Group Discussion (GD) Round and personal Interview (PI) Round.
  • After final admission round IIM Shillong will generate final merit list for selected candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score, performance in GD-PI, Academic profile among others
  • Offer for admissions are made based on this merit list 
  • The scores used for admission are the Score in GD; Score in PI; Overall CAT Absolute Score which are further normalized for preparation of the final merit list
  • This process includes total number of candidates appearing in the GD and PI process. An overall score for every appearing candidate will be calculated using the Normalized score of Performance of the candidate in GD; Normalized score of Performance of the candidate in PI; Normalized score of Performance of the candidate in CAT-2019 Absolute Score (overall)
  • Relevant weight for performance of the candidate will be awarded on GD-PI
  • There will be different cut-off scores for candidate’s performance in GD and PI in different categories

IIM Shillong GD-PI Weights for Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2020

Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in GD
Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in PI
General & other unreserved

Low Cut Offs: Move to Improve Gender Diversity
It may be noted that IIM Shillong & IIM Ahmedabad are the only two older IIMs who have announced a low cut offs for CAT 2019 score. The move is seen in the MBA education circle as an initiative to encourage non-engineers and women candidates to join IIM Shillong PGP 2020-22 batch.

IIM Shillong Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM Shillong 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 Shillong 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 score to become eligible for admission
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks in its academics, 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 Shillong 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 Shillong 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 Shillong Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Shillong 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 Shillong 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. 

The entire process of shortlisting and selection of candidates at IIM Shillong for its Post Graduate Programme is independent of all other IIMs. Performance in CAT and consistently well academic record are important criteria for short-listing of candidates to the final stage of admission process. Candidates should note that it is important to perform well relative to other candidates at each stage of the process.

The candidature of the candidate would automatically stand cancelled, if at any point of the admission process, the candidate does not respond and adhere to the requirements of the process. IIM Shillong would protect the privacy of all the individual candidates and confidentiality of the process to prevent abuse. Based on these considerations, the performance details of an individual are not made available to any other person.

To ensure that the perceived lack of transparency does not in any way affect the candidates negatively, adequate care is taken in formation of panel, development of objective criteria for assessment, random allocation of candidates to a panel, establishing scientific reliability of the process and other such measures.

Candidates appearing in PI will be able to check their status regarding admission offer by IIMS Shillong by the second week of May 2020 by visiting the institute’s website.  The same information, along with offer document, will be sent over to the candidate’s registered e-mail.

Such Candidates, who are offered admission, will need to confirm their acceptance by completing all the required formalities within the stipulated time frame. Failing to do so will forfeit their candidature and the offer will be made to candidates on wait-list. Wait list candidates may be required to respond to admission offer, if made at a short notice.

The Institute reserves the right to revoke the offer of admission to any candidate not fulfilling the offer-acceptance requirements as per specifications.

IIM Shillong commenced operations in 2008 and is the only IIM located in North Eastern States. Committed to its goal of excellence in management education and research, IIM Shillong has earned recognition both at national and international level. The high quality standards and academic rigor at IIM Shillong makes the institute strive to impart to its students ethical values, compassionate behaviour, and concern for society. 

To ensure a holistic management education and to help the graduates grow into innovative leaders of the future, the Institute provides opportunities outside the classrooms as well, be it industrial interactions, sports competitions, cultural activities or entrepreneurial pursuits.

Prof D P Goyal has been appointed as the new Director of IIM Shillong in March 2019 for a term of five years. He has over 30 years of teaching, research and academic administrative experience. A visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, he has rich experience of working in various senior administrative positions including Dean (Graduate Programmes, Accreditations & Rankings) and Dean-Executive Graduate Programmes at MDI Gurgaon.

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