IIM Shillong Admission 2023: High RoI B-School with Moderate Fee; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Placements; Application is Open

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August 23, 2022
IIM Shillong, one of the highly ranked B-schools with NIRF 2022 Ranking # 26, has joined the elite club of top IIMs with Rs.23+ LPA Average Salary. IIM Shillong Admission Shortlist 2023 is based on Sectional CAT 2022 score as it does not prescribe any overall cut off score for any category. Application process for IIM Shillong admission 2023 is open through CAT 2022 till September 14, 2022.
IIM Shillong Admission 2023

IIM Shillong, a high RoI B-School is Ranked #26 in NIRF Rankings 2022 for Management institutes, has joined the elite club of top IIMs and other top management institutes offering high placements as its average salary in latest placements 2022 has gone up by 20% at Rs.23.10 LPA. IIM Shillong, like all the 20 IIMs, will accept only CAT 2022 score for admission 2023. Overseas candidates may 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. 

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IIM Shillong is the 7th IIM among 20 IIMs. It commenced operation in 2008. Last year, due to Covid 19 pandemic, IIM Shillong did not conduct GD round and the personal interaction during the Admission Process was conducted over online mode. Besides, the graduation marks were not considered in the IIM Shillong admission process last year. However, since things are changed for IIM Shillong admission process 2023, it is expected that the GD round would be conducted in final selection process and graduation marks will also be considered. After implementation of IIM Act 2017, the PGP at IIM Shillong is conferred MBA degree instead of diploma.

IIM Shillong admission application is now open through CAT 2022 and the last date to apply is September 14, 2022. Read below all the key changes in IIM Shillong admission criteria 2023, key USPs of IIM Shillong, cut offs, programs offered, Fees, Placements and more   

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Table of Contents

  1. IIM Shillong: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. IIM Shillong Fees
  3. IIM Shillong Intake
  4. IIM Shillong Placement 2022
  5. IIM Shillong Eligibility Criteria 2023
  6. IIM Shillong Application Process 2023: How to Apply for IIM Shillong Admission 2023?
  7. IIM Shillong Admission 2023-24: Important Dates
  8. IIM Shillong Financial Assistance & Scholarships
  9. IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2023
  10. IIM Shillong MBA Admission: Revision in Final Admission Process
  11. IIM Shillong Cut off
  12. IIM Shillong Admission 2024

1. IIM Shillong: Key Highlights and USPs

1.1 Highly Ranked: IIM Shillong is Ranked #26 amongst top 125 Management Institutes in India in GoI, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2022. IIM Shillong is Ranked # 12 in MBAUniverse.com B-School Rankings 2022.

1.2 Value Based Education: IIM Shillong Offers value based management education and engages itself in building corporate leaders and entrepreneurs with strong ethical values rooted in the traditional Indian management system, synchronised with modern management practices. The quality of instruction, rigorous course curriculum, exposures and summer internships that the students get at IIM Shillong make them adequately prepared and confident to face the challenges of the corporate world.

1.3 IIM Shillong Fees: IIM Shillong PGP fees is Rs.18,55,800 which also offers high RoI with consistently rising placements

1.4 IIM Shillong Placement 2022: IIM Shillong has 100% Placement record. Placement 2022 for MBA 2020-22 batch scaled new heights at IIM Shillong. Average salary in Placement 2022 has further gone up at Rs. 23.10 LPA from Rs.19.17 LPA last year. The highest salary in Placement 2022 has gone up by 72.56% at Rs.55.22 LPA from Rs.32 LPA last year

1.5 Top Recruiters: 73 Recruiters Made Placement Offers in 2022 to the batch of 250 students. Top Recruiters at IIM Shillong include Bain & Co., Deloitte, EY, PwC, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nomura, JSW, Bosch, HSBC Bank, Titan, Capgemini, Microsoft, Amazon, Cipla, ITC among others

International Exchange: IIM Shillong is fostering international collaborations with Management Institutes of repute and is committed to becoming an internationally acclaimed management institute with a global outlook grounded in Indian Ethos.  

1.6 Centre for Development of North Eastern Region: Generating Greater Employment Opportunities, IIM Shillong has set up a Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CeDNER) right since the inception of the institute, under which various activities including training programmes for the youth are organised. These programmes have helped the youth of the region to either set up their own ventures or getting employment opportunities.

1.7 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis: Focussing on Holistic Development, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India was a visiting faculty at IIM Shillong. The institute has set up the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis with a focus on the development of the North East, specifically promoting Tourism, BPO, Logistics, 3H mission-Handloom, Handicraft and Horticulture along with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) and North East Council (NEC)

1.8 Annual International Conference: IIM Shillong organises an annual international conference on sustainability (SUSCON), which attracts a large number of researchers and practitioners from across the world

1.9 Large Alumni Net Work:  IIM Shillong has a large alumni network across the Globe with a number of students working at senior leadership positions

1.10 IIM Shillong Campus:  Nestled in the lap of the serene green hills amidst the abode of Clouds in the state of Meghalaya and provides the perfect ambience for serious academic pursuits of the best global standards. IIM Shillong offers Experiential Learning outside the classrooms with industrial interactions, sports competitions, cultural activities, entrepreneurial pursuits.  

1.11 Global Standards of Academic Excellence: IIM Shillong offers Global standards of academic excellence, action-oriented research, value based consultancy, and quality education with innovative academic programmes, course curriculum and pedagogical innovations that enables its students to the challenges of a constantly changing and dynamic global business environment. Core values of IIM Shillong include Openness to new ideas and experiences, Intellectual freedom, Self-experimentation and creative pursuit, Adherence to fair, just and ethical practices, Compassion for others.

2. IIM Shillong Fees
IIM Shillong Fees for PGP program is Rs.18.56 lakhs for two years.

3. IIM Shillong Intake: 250 Students
IIM Shillong has an approved intake of 250 students. IIM Shillong seats are expected to increase for the PGP 2023-25 batch

4. IIM Shillong Placement 2022
IIM Shillong enjoys 100% placement record over the years. Placement 2022 for IIM Shillong PGP 2020-22 batch scaled new heights. IIM Shillong registered a rise of 20.5% in its average salary package for the PGP 2020-22 batch. The average package in IIM Shillong Placement 2022 has gone up at Rs. 23.10 LPA from Rs.19.17 LPA last year. The highest package in IIM Shillong placement 2022 has shot up by 72.56% and registered the overall highest salary of Rs.55.22 LPA from Rs.32 LPA last year.

4.1 IIM Shillong Placement 2022: Highlights

  • 100% placements for the large batch of 250 students
  • Joins Elite Club of Top IIMs and B-Schools with Rs.20+ LPA Average Salary
  • Average Salary in Placement 2022 goes up by 20.5% at Rs.23.10 LPA from Rs.19.17 LPA in 2021
  • Highest Salary in Placement 2022 jumps by 72.56% at Rs.55.22 LPA from Rs.32 LPA last year
  • 73 Recruiters Made Placement Offers in 2022 to the batch of 250 students
  • Median Salary has gone up at Rs.22.28 LPA in Placement 2022 from Rs. 17.50 LPA in 2021
  • Top 20% of the batch got average package of Rs.31.31 LPA in Placement 2022 as against Rs.26.67 LPA last year
  • Top 50% of the batch secured average package of Rs. 26.95 LPA as against Rs. 23.22 LPA last year
  • 48 PPOs/PPI offered by prominent recruiters
  • 43 New Recruiters participated in IIM Shillong Placements 2022
  • Top Recruiters include  Bain & Co., Deloitte, EY, PwC, D.E. Shaw, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nomura, AB InBev, Aditya Birla Capital, JSW, Mahindra GMC, Bosch, HSBC Bank, Titan, Capgemini, Microsoft, Amazon, Cipla, ITC among others
  • Top Recruiting Domains: Consulting and Strategy with 29.67% Offers Read More

5. IIM Shillong Eligibility Criteria 2023

  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 2022 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 2023. 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, 2023 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2023) 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, 2023.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2023.  

6. IIM Shillong Application Process: How to Apply for IIM Shillong Admission 2023?
Application process for admission at IIM Shillong has opened with the start of CAT 2022 registration process from August 3, 2022. Check below the key points in IIM Shillong admission application process:

  • IIM Shillong Last Date to apply is September 14, 2022 which same as the last date for CAT registration
  • CAT 2022 Registration Fee includes the IIM Shillong Application Fees
  • On the page 4 of CAT 2022 application form, you need to select IIM Shillong PGP, and any other program that you wish to apply  and select the interview city
  • No other application for IIM Shillong Admission 2023 needs to be submitted before release of CAT 2022 result
  • After declaration of CAT 2022 exam result, you can check at IIM Shillong website whether you are shortlisted by entering your CAT 2022 registration ID and password

6.1 IIM Shillong Application Fees
There is no separate IIM Shillong application fees. CAT 2022 registration & Application fee includes the IIM Shillong application fee as detailed below

Category of Applicant
CAT 2022 Registration & Application Fees
IIM Shillong Application Fees
General
Rs.2300/-
Nil
SC/ST/PwD
Rs.1150/-
Nil

7. IIM Shillong Admission 2023: Important Dates
IIM Shillong Admission process 2023 has started with the opening of CAT 2022 registration.  Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Shillong are as below:

IIM Shillong Admission 2023 Activity
Important dates
Remarks
IIM Shillong Admission 2023-24 Application Starts
August 3, 2022 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2022- tick on the IIM Shillong PGP program, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
IIM Shillong Last date to Apply
September 14, 2022 (5PM)
Last date may be extended by a few days
IIM Shillong Admission 2023-24 Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 20 to 25, 2023
It could vary by one or two days. For each academic discipline a certain percentage of candidates will be shortlisted
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2023
Will continue till March/April 2023
Final Admission Offer for IIM Shillong Admission 2023-24
Last week April 2023
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by May 2023 second week

8. IIM Shillong Financial Assistance & Scholarships
IIM Shillong 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. 

9. IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2023
IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2023 is a two step process. The two stages of selection criteria are:

  • Stage-1: IIM Shillong Shortlisting for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • Stage-2: IIM Shillong Final Selection Criteria for Admission 2023  

Let us understand in detail both the stages of IIM Shillong Admission Process 2023  

Stage-1: IIM Shillong Shortlisting Criteria
IIM Shillong shortlists the candidates on the basis of CAT 2022 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 2022 - Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • No Minimum Overall Percentile in CAT 2022 for shortlisting is prescribed
  • If the candidate does not score minimum sectional percentile in CAT 2022, he/she is not considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • The candidate with excellent academics is awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  • As per the past trends Minimum 80% & Above marks in Class 10, 12 & Graduation are required to avail full weightage for shortlisting. However it depends upon the number of candidates available for shortlisting category wise
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for GD & PI have to attend the final selection process, failing which they would not be considered for the final admission
  • The eligible candidates are segregated as per their academic disciplines in graduation as reported in CAT 2022. From each academic discipline a certain percentage of candidates are shortlisted for PI round as per the following formula: Number of candidates appeared for CAT -2022, Number of Academic disciplines, number of candidates present in the academic discipline
  • Category wise shortlist prepared for the eligible candidates in respective Categories include Differently Abled (DA); Scheduled Tribe (ST); Scheduled Caste (SC); General, EWS and OBC (OT)
  • Short-listed candidates are intimated through IIM Shillong website, e-mail (as provided in CAT-2022 Application form) and by SMS (on the mobile no. as provided in CAT-2022 application form.

Stage 1.1: Number of Candidates in IIM Shillong Shortlist
IIM Shillong shortlisting criteria for final selection round clarify that the number of candidates shortlisted for GD and PI are based on the overall performance of the candidates in CAT- 2022, number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past. Number of candidates called for GD and PI are decided category wise and academic discipline wise.

Stage-2: IIM Shillong Final Selection Criteria for Admission 2023

  • 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 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
  • IIM Shillong final selection criteria consist of Personal Interview (PI) Round.
  • After final admission round IIM Shillong will generate final merit list for selected candidates on the basis of CAT 2021 score, performance in PI, Academic profile among others
  • Offer for admissions will be made based on this merit list
  • The scores used will be the Score in PI; Overall CAT Absolute Score which will further be normalized for preparation of the final merit list
  • This process includes total number of candidates appearing in the PI process. An overall score for every appearing candidate will be calculated using the Normalized score of Performance of the candidate in PI; Normalized score of Performance of the candidate in CAT-2022 Absolute Score (overall)
  • 70% weight in final selection will be awarded to the performance in PI round
  • There will be different cut-off scores for candidate’s performance in PI in different categories

10. IIM Shillong MBA Admission: Revision in Final Admission Process
Last year IIM Shillong revised its PGP admission policy 2022 -24.  Merit Listing for Admission Offer after the Admission process was based on the following process and components:

10.1 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 Scores of Personal Interview (PI) Round?
The process as illustrated below was applied for admission 2022 and the same process is likely to continue for admission 2023.

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

OSc = w1(Ncy) + w2(Ncz) ∀c = 1, 2, 3, … , m where,

Ncy: Normalized score of Performance of the candidate c in PI

Ncz: Normalized score of Performance of the candidate c in CAT Absolute Score (overall)

w1 : Weight of performance of the candidate c in Ncy (70%)

w2 : Weight of performance of the candidate c in Ncz (30%)

10.2 Ranking of Candidates
The candidates are 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.

11. IIM Shillong Cut off
IIM Shillong has set a low minimum CAT 2022 percentile cut off at 75 sectional. There is no prescribed minimum overall CAT 2022 percentile required by IIM Shillong in its shortlisting criteria. The actual CAT cut offs at IIM Shillong remain in the range of 94-95 percentile in the shortlisting process. Minimum CAT cut offs as prescribed by IIM Shillong are as below:

Category
Section A – CAT 2022 Percentile (V&RC)
Section B – CAT 2022 Percentile (DI &LR)
Section C- CAT 2022 Percentile (QA)
General, OBC & others not covered in reserved category
75
75
75
EWS (E)
75
75
75
DA (D)
50
50
50
ST (T)
50
50
50
SC (C)
60
60
60

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.

Source: Based on IIM Shillong Admission Policy 2022

11.1 Expected IIM Shillong Academic Cut offs in Shortlisting

Category
SSC Percentage
HSC Percentage
General/OBC/others
80
80
EWS (E)
80
80
DA (D)
50
50
ST (T)
50
50
SC (C)
55
55

11.1 IIM Shillong Cut offs in PI Round
The cut-off scores for candidate’s performance in PI in various categories will be applied as under.

Category
Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in PI
General, EWS, NC-OBC
30%
SC
25%
ST
20%
DA
20%

After the completion of Admission process, the scores of PI are used along with overall CAT performance of the candidates for preparation of the final merit list.

12. IIM Shillong Admission 2024
Many young students studying in the second year or third year of their bachelor’s degree course wish to appear in CAT and apply for IIM Shillong MBA admission this year but since they are not eligible for admission this year, they can apply for IIM Shillong admission 2024 through CAT 2023. For the last 2-3 years IIM Shillong admission policy has remained on same lines and it is expected that IIM Shillong admission 2024 process will remain on similar lines as this year. You need to begin your CAT preparation and by the time you become eligible to appear in CAT 2023, you would have completed a large part of your CAT exam preparation which will help you score high in the exam and improve your chances for IIM Shillong admission 2024.

IIM Shillong is led by its Director, Dr D P Goyal who is a Professor in the area of Information Systems and also 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. He has been on the expert committees of Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Delhi and GGSIP University; AICTE; DoPT; National eGovernance Department, Government of India and many universities and B-schools including Central/State universities and IIMs.

Located in the green contours of North Eastern part of the country, IIM Shillong remains committed to its goal of excellence in management education and research so as to evolve into a nationally and internationally recognized educational institution. Besides high quality standards and academic rigor which are considered as the hallmark of an IIM, IIM Shillong also emphasizes on the ever growing significance of sustainable development and business practices. The Institute strives to impart to its students ethical values, compassionate behaviour, and concern for society.

Hope you found this article on IIM Shillong quite useful to decide on MBA admission 2023. IIM Shillong MBA admission application process through CAT 2022 is open and you can apply now. Read More

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