IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2022: CAT score gets 50% Weightage in Final Selection; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Placement, Selection Process

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August 26, 2021
IIM Tiruchirappalli will award 50% weight to CAT 2021 exam score in final selection for the flagship PGP 2022-24 programme. IIM Trichy has reduced CAT score sectional cut off to 70 and overall cut off to 93 percentile in shortlisting. A weightage of 10% to academics, 5% to Gender diversity and 5% to work experience will also be awarded. The final selection process is based on CAP 2022 for new IIMs and will be conducted in February/March 2022
IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2022

IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission criteria 2022 for the flagship PGP 2022-24 batch will award 50% weight to the CAT 2021 percentile score in final selection and rest 50% weightage goes to other components like academics, diversity, work experience and performance in PI-WAT. The two-year PGP Programme is full-time residential MBA course and CAT 2021 is the mandatory exam for admission at IIM Tiruchirappalli.  

IIM Trichy is led by its Director, Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh. He has served as Director of Management Development Institute Gurgaon and Director In-charge of IIM Indore. Dr. Singh is in academics for more than three decades including being Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at IIM Indore for about 15 years and had earlier served as faculty at National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai, Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, Kanpur University, and Vikram University at Ujjain. Prior to joining academics, he worked for Bank of India as Industrial Relations Officer having served at Jamshepur and Ranchi. He has guided research, provided consultancy, and trained about 20000 personnel of all levels from almost all professions. 

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IIM Trichy Admission 2022: Important Dates
All the candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2021, who have opted for admission in IIM Tiruchirappalli in the CAT 2021 application form, and score the required cut off percentile, will be considered for next stage of IIM Trichy Admission criteria.  Important dates related to admission activities 2022 at IIM Trichy are as below:

IIM Trichy Admission criteria activity
Important dates
Admission 2022 Application Starts
August 4, 2021 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2021- tick on the IIM Tiruchirappalli 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)
Can be extended by few days
CAT 2021 Exam
November 28, 2021
At 159 test cities in three slots on same day
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
February, 2022
For the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2022
CAP 2022 is common for 9 new & baby IIMs and Will continue till March 2022
Submission of Confirmation of Interest online
March 2022
After CAP round 2022 is over
Final Admission Offer
April 2022
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance
 Session Commencement
July 2022
Selected Candidates to register online and pay acceptance fee before orientation

IIM Tiruchirappalli: Key Highlights and USPs
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli is the second generation IIM set up in 2010 and has grown up to one of the top B-schools in India. The Key highlights and USPs of IIM Trichy are:

  • Highly Ranked: IIM Tiruchirappalli is ranked # 15 in Govt. of India MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020 for 100 Management institutes. It has been ranked # 17 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Rankings 2021. The institute is presently a member of International Accreditation Agency AACSB.
  • Programme Fee: IIM Trichy PGP programme fee is Rs.16.50 lakhs. The fee is much lower than is charged by other top IIMs and top B-schools
  • High placements: Average salary in Placement 2021 was Rs. 14.85 LPA and highest domestic salary was Rs.30 LPA.
  • Top Recruiters: IIM Tiruchirappalli is a favourite placement destination for top companies. Top recruiters in Placement 2021 included  Avalon, Deloitte, Godrej, McKinsey, Bain & Co, BNY Mellon, Saint Gobain, TAFE, Yes Bank, JP Morgan, Philips, ZS, Syngene,  Airtel, Aditya Birla
  • Diverse Specializations: IIM Trichy offers wide range of specializations in its PGP programme. The specialization areas are Finance & Accounting, Economy & Public Policy, General Management, Information systems and analytics, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques, Strategy
  • International Exchange: IIM Trichy has student exchange tie-ups with many top business schools across the globe in France, Germany, UK, USA, South Korea, Bulgaria, Portugal among other countries.
  • Accomplished Faculty: IIM Trichy has well-qualified internal faculty complemented by carefully selected adjunct faculty with considerable industry or domain expertise.
  • International Faculty at IIM Trichy: As a part of the International week, reputed faculty members from universities abroad visit IIM Tiruchirappalli and take courses to the PGP students. This would ensure that students who do not get an opportunity to go abroad on exchange due to lack of enough exchange slots or due to reasons of affordability could still get an international exposure in the form of attending courses offered by faculty members from universities abroad.  

Programmes Offered
IIM Tiruchirappalli offers following management programmes

  • 2 Years full time residential PGPM programme
  • 2 Years full time residential PGPM-HR programme
  • 2 Years PGPBM leading to MBA degree for working professionals with weekend classes
  • Doctoral Programmes

IIM Tiruchirappalli Fees

  • The PGPM and PGPM-HR  programme fees payable by students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Tiruchirappalli is Rs 16,50,000/-.
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on  travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2022-2024 batch may increase further

IIM Tiruchirappalli Intake

  • IIM Trichy PGPM batch 2022-24 size is 240 students
  • IIM Trichy PGPM-HR batch 2022-24 size is 30 students

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 Avalon, Deloitte, Godrej, McKinsey, Bain & Co, BNY Mellon, Saint Gobain, TAFE, Yes Bank, JP Morgan, Philips, ZS, Syngene,  Airtel, Aditya Birla .Read More

 IIM Tiruchippalli Admission 2022: Highlights of Selection Criteria

  • More than 2000 candidates will be shortlisted by IIM Trichy
  • CAT 2021 Cut off is reduced to 93 percentile for PGP 2022 General category Shortlist
  • CAT 2022 sectional cut off for each of the 3 sections is 70 percentile for General category
  • 10 to 20 point reduction in CAT cut offs are announced for NC-OBC, SC. ST, DAP candidates
  • 50% weightage to CAT 2021 score will be awarded in final selection
  • WAT & PI weightage in final admission 2022 commands 28% weight

IIM Trichy: Encouraging Diversity
To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage shall be applied to different disciplines:

  • Engineering / Technology: 0.6
  • Science/Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy)/Commerce / Economics / Management/other disciplines: 1.0    

IIM Trichy Admission 2022: Through Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022
The CAT 2021 score cut off for admission 2022 will depend upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Trichy. The Admission criteria 2022 at IIM Tiruchirappalli is based on Common Admission process (CAP) 2022. IIM Trichy will have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all participating IIMs for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022. CAT 2021 is the mandatory exam to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Trichy. The details of IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2022 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2021 cut off, Weightage for CAT score in Personal Appearance (PA) round and other parameters.  

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CAP 2022: Key Points 
IIM Trichy participates in Common Admission Process (CAP) which is the WAT and PI round, conducted for admission to new IIMs. Last year 9 IIMs participated in the process.  Admission to the PGP Programme at IIM Tiruchirappalli for the year 2022-24 batch shall constitute the following parameters under Common Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAT 2021 Examination valid CAT score, as applicable
  • Common eligibility criteria for shortlisting to WAT and PI process: IIM Trichy shall have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all other participating IIMs for CAP-2022
  • Personal Appearance (PA): Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview, as per the shortlisting criteria
  • Announcement of the final selection/merit list on the basis of the composite score arrived at using weightages as per valid CAT-2021 score, WAT and PI score, academic profile, work experience and diversity (gender/academic disciplines)

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Trichy to appear in the CAT  exam. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT and good academic profile is the key to get admission in IIM Trichy. The PGP at IIM Trichy is a master’s level programme, leading to the grant of a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

How to Apply for IIM Trichy Admission 2022? No Separate Application Fee
The application fee for admission to IIM Tiruchirappalli is included in the CAT 2021 application fee which Rs.2200/- for General category and Rs.1100/- for reserved category. Last date to apply for IIM Trichy admission closes with the last date of CAT 2021 registration. Candidates applying for CAT 2021 are given the facility in the CAT application form to exercise their option to be considered by IIM Trichy for admission in the programme column without paying any separate fee. Last date to apply for CAT 2021 is September 15, 2021 till 5 PM. Read More

IIM Trichy Admission Criteria
IIM Tiruchirappalli admission criteria 2022 can be broadly divided in three stages:

  1. Eligibility Criteria for admission
  2. Shortlisting Criteria
  3. Final Selection Criteria

Let us know each of these three stages of IIM Trichy admission criteria and step by step admission process 

IIM Trichy Eligibility criteria for Admission

  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 Tiruchirappalli 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 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. The candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission 2022-24. 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 Tiruchirapplli Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Trichy 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 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, 2022.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2022. 

IIM Tiruchippalli Shortlisting Criteria
IIM  Trichy will announce the shortlist of candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) round which is CAP round. It will use CAT 2021 percentile score for shortlisting candidates for PI & WAT. IIM Trichy has reduced the CAT score cut offs in the shortlisting criteria for admission 2022 and has made minor changes in its Admission Criteria 2022 for the flagship 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) MBA programme and PGPM-HR programme.

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Trichy Admission Criteria awards 100% weight to CAT 2021 score. \
  • The general candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2021 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A general category candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 93 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.
  • 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 Cut Off  
IIM Trichy Cut offs 2022 are liberalised for admission. 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 are 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 2022 batch may be higher. IIM Tiruchirappalli decideed the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles can also change. 

IIM Trichy cut off for Section-1 VARC
IIM Trichy cut off for Section-2 DILR
 IIM Trichy cut off for Section-3 Quant
IIM Trichy cut off - Overall CAT 2021 Percentile

Source: Based on IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission Policy 2021-23 batch  for PGPM & PGPM-HR

IIM Trichy Final Selection Criteria
Final selection criteria through CAP round includes Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. However, depending upon the COVID pandemic, WAT may be excluded from the CAP 2022 Process and the Personal Interview (PI) might be conducted through the online mode. The exact date for PI will be communicated by the CAP coordinating IIM, on behalf of all participating IIMs. However, if the WAT is conducted, following process will be adopted

  • All the shortlisted candidates should participate in CAP 2022 (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) 2022.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in CAP 2022 would be considered for preparing the IIM Trichy merit list
  • IIM Trichy selection criteria after final admission round award 50% weight to CAT 2021  Score; 25% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 3% weight to Verbal Comprehension; 10% Weight to performance at Undergraduate level; 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 CAP round will not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores will be decided by IIM Trichy at its discretion.

Final Selection Weightage Components
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 2021 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
Verbal Comprehension (In case WAT is not conducted)
Please note:
a.Weightage allocated for verbal comprehension will be derived from the score of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension in CAT 2021
b. If WAT is conducted the weightage for PI & WAT will change.
c. WAT will test Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills
Performance at Undergraduate Level
To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage shall be applied to different disciplines – 0.6 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

Based on PGPM & PGPM-HR 2021 Final selection criteria

Step by Step Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Tiruchirappalli Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2021, a major component for Shortlisting candidates for CAP 2022. Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for CAP round from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2021 score, who have applied to the programme at the time of submitting the CAT 2021 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) 2022 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2022 will begin in February 2022 and will consist of  PI and if pandemic situation improves, WAT round will also be included in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI & WAT will not be considered for the final selection. The PI-WAT would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates by CAP coordinating IIM.
  • Step 3: After the CAP score is received by IIM Trichy, final merit list will be prepared and admission offers will be made by IIM Trichy to successful candidates. The final selection is based on composite score of the candidates. This includes performance in CAT, performance in CAP, 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 2022 on the basis of Final Merit Score and will be available on IIM Tiruchirappalli website.  You can expect to get admission in PGP 2022 at IIM Trichy with a CAT 2021 percentile of 92 and above, provided you fulfil other desired parameters for the B-school.

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

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

IIM Trichy has moved to its newly built 175 acre permanent campus with world class amenities. 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 ChinnaSuriyur 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 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-Trichy 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.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on IIM Tiruchirappalli 

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