IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019
Thursday, September 27 2018, 10:00 AM
IIM Trichy admission process for the flagship PGP 2019-21 batch will be based on CAT 2018 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer. The PGP 2019-21 batch at IIM Trichy will have 210 students. IIM Tiruchirappalli will award 50% weight to CAT 2018 score in preparing final admission merit list, other parameters will also play major role in final selection round.

PGP 2019-21 at IIM Tiruchirappalli will be a different learning experience for the candidates who  appear in CAT 2018 and aspire to get admission in IIM Trichy as the batch will attend classes at its new campus. You can expect to get admission in PGP 2019-21 batch at IIM Trichy with a CAT 2018 percentile of 92 and above, provided you fulfil other desired parameters for the B-school.

IIM Trichy has two campuses. The main campus is at Tiruchirappalli which offers flagship 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is recognized as equivalent to a Master’s Degree of an Indian University for the purpose of admission to higher studies, Association of Indian Universities.

Last opportunity for MBA Admission 2019

The other campus of IIM Trichy is at Chennai that offers Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM). The PGPBM is meant for working professionals only and the classes are conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

IIM Trichy admission process for the flagship PGP 2019-21 batch will be based on CAT 2018 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer. The PGP 2019-21 batch at IIM Trichy will have 210 students.

Although, IIM Tiruchirappalli will award 50% importance to CAT 2018 score in preparing final admission merit list, other parameters also play major role in final selection round. Details of IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2019-21 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2018 cut off and Weightage for CAT score in Personal Appearance (PA) around. IIM Trichy will award 28% Weightage PI and WAT components to arrive at the final merit list after PA round.

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No Application Fee: Included in CAT 2018 Registration Fee
IIM Trichy application fee is included in the CAT 2018 Registration fee of Rs.1900/-. Candidates applying for CAT 2018 can exercise their option to be considered by IIM Tiruchirappalli for admission in the programme column of the CAT 2018 application form without paying any separate fee. Last date to apply for CAT 2018 and to IIM Udaipur is September 26, 2018.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Criteria
IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2019-21 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 Tiruchirappalli Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM  Trichy 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 Trichy Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2018 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 Trichy 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 Tiruchirappalli Admission 2019-21. 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 Trichy Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Tiruchirappalli admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2019 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2019) 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 Trichy 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, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. 

 IIM Tiruchippalli Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM  Trichy Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Personal Appearance (PA) round. IIM Tiruchippalli will use CAT 2018 percentile score for shortlisting candidates for PI & WAT:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Trichy Admission Criteria awards 100% weight to CAT 2018 score.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – 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 2018
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PI-WAT process will have to attend both WAT and PI which will be a common process for all the participating IIMs

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Cut Off  
IIM Trichy Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting.

The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI & WAT. However, achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted by IIM Trichy. The actual cut-off percentiles for the 2019-21 batch may be higher. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles can also change. 

Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in PI-WAT round for admission to IIM Tiruchippalli
  • Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) will be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. 
  • The shortlisted candidates have to participate both in Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection round for IIM Trichy Admission will be common for the new IIMs who are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019. IIM Ranchi is coordinating CAP 2019.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2019 would be considered for preparing the IIM Trichy merit list
  • IIM Trichy selection criteria after final admission round award 50% weight to CAT 2018  Score; 14% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 14% weight to Writing Ability Test (WAT); 10% Weight to Academic profile; 5% Weight to Work Experience; 5% weight to Gender Diversity and 2% Weight to professional Qualification.
  • 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 Trichy at its discretion.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Final Selection Criteria Weights
The table below clarifies the parameters and corresponding weightages used to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, which will be used by IIM Trichy to prepare the final merit list for admissions.   

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2018 Score
CAT score for the candidates who have opted for admission to IIM Trichy
Personal Interview (PI)
PI will test Communication Skills,  Academic Ability, Current Affairs & General Awareness, Managerial & Leadership Abilities,  Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities
Written Ability Test (WAT)
WAT will test Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills
Academic Profile
To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage shall be applied to different disciplines – 0.5 to Engg & Technology; 1 to Arts,Humanities, Medicine, Science, Management etc.
Professional Qualification
Passed in CA/CS/ICWA
Work Experience
Based on quantum and quality
Gender Diversity
For Female candidates only
Total Weightage points
After Final Selection Round

IIM Tiruchippalli Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Tiruchirapplli Admission process:

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2018 to be considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Trichy. 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-2018 score, who have applied to the programme at the time of submitting the CAT 2018 application form and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Trichy.

Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2019 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 Trichy to successful candidates. The final selection is based on  composite score of the candidates 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 2019 on the basis of Final Merit Score and will be available on IIM Tiruchirappalli website. 

IIM Tiruchirappalli Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Tiruchirappalli is Rs 13,00,000/-.
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on  travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2019-2021 batch may increase further

IIM Tiruchippalli Intake
IIM Trichy PGPM batch size is 210 students The batch size may increase in 2019.

IIM Tiruchirappalli Placements
The Placements at IIM Trichy have been rising consistently. Last 5 years Placement trends at IIM Trichy are shared below:

Placement batch
Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
Highest salary (Rs. In lakhs)

Top recruiters at IIM Trichy include Accenture, BPCL, Bosch, Aditya Birla Group, Dell, Deloitte, EXL, HPCL, HDFC, L&T, Infosys, J P Morgan Chase, Cognizant, Hyundai, ICICI, JIO, Mahindra, SBI, RBS, YES Bank.

The placement season 2018 at IIM Trichy saw the highest international remuneration of INR 54.50 lakhs and highest domestic salary of Rs. 31.70 lakhs. The institute saw 113 prominent companies participating in the process making 172 offers for 172 participating students out of the batch of 176 students. 4 students opted out of the campus placement and marched on their own ventures.

IIM Trichy New Campus
IIM Trichy has moved to its newly built 175 acre permanent campus with world class amenities. The new campus was inaugurated on April 3, 2017 by the Union HRD Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar.

The new campus is built on the land area of 175 acres at a cost of Rs.772 crores and was constructed in a record 30 months. It is located at Trichy-Pudukkottai road near Chinna Suriyur village. The Hostels at Campus can accommodate 400 students and include staff and faculty residences as well as recreation club. Class rooms are designed to offer learning with an open mind. Three types of class rooms with a capacity of 25 students each, 50 students each and 80 students each have been created

IIM Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), the 11th IIM in the country started functioning in 2011. The B-school is led by Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy. The institute focuses on developing competent professionals for the industry. The flagship programme, PGPM has been instrumental in achievement of this goal. Hard Work, Perseverance, Passion and Integrity are some of the virtues taught at the institute. IIM-T has a collection of eminent faculty and motivated students which form its backbone. Ensuring an optimal student-teacher ratio to encourage better learning and to impart appropriate guidance is one of the key USPs of IIM Trichy.

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