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Update on
January 14, 2021

IIMs have started releasing shortlists for final selection round after declaration of CAT 2020 result. All the top IIMs are releasing shortlists in accordance with their admission policy 2021.  Among the top 7 IIMs, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kozhikode have released the shortlists and IIM IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore  will release the shortlists soon. The final selection process will begin after shortlist announcement.

 

IIM Rohtak which is not participating in new IIM CAP 2021, is independently conducting its admission process online and has asked the candidates to register and apply for admission. The shortlist will be released in the last week of January 2021  from among the candidates who have applied for admission. Other 9 CAP participating IIMs will simultaneously release the shortlist for CAP 2021. IIM Shillong, IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Amritsar will release the shortlist in February/March 2021. 

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IIMs Shortlist 2021: CAP 2021 Participating IIMs
IIM Raipur is conducting Common Admission Process for 9 new IIMs who will participate in the process. CAP 2021 will be common for IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Trichy and IIM Udaipur. CAP 2021, comprising common WAT (Dpends upon the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation and Govt. guidelines) and PI round for nine IIMs, will be conducted in March 2021.

 

IIM Rohtak has opted out of CAP 2021 and will release its shortlist for PI round separately. It will conduct online PI round without WAT in February 2021.

 

IIMs Shortlist 2021: Baby IIMs Need Re-Confirmation of Interest
All the 7 Baby IIMs, whether they are participating in CAP 2021 or are conducting independent PI round will ask the candidates to apply and reconfirm their interest for admission in them by the stipulated date before considering their candidature for final admission.

 

The release dates for all the newest IIMs shortlist 2021 have been announced. IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur have announced dates and schedule for their shortlisting process. The final shortlist of all the baby IIMs for PI-WAT round is expected in March/April 2021.

 

This article by MBAUniverse.com will give you overview of IIMs Shortlist for all the top IIMs, release dates, IIM shortlist criteria 2021, IIM Wait list, IIMs Total Seats, CAT Cut offs and other key details IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2021

 

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2021: Release Dates
Following are the IIMs shortlists 2021 release dates on which the IIMs shortly for admissions 2021 are expected to be released for GD-PI-WAT round

IIMs
IIM Shortlist release date (Expected)
IIM Ahmedabad
January 14, 2021  (Released)
IIM Bangalore
January 15, 2021 
IIM Calcutta
January 15, 2021 
IIM Lucknow
January 15, 2021
IIM Indore
January 15, 2021
IIM Kozhikode
January 7, 2021 (Released)
IIM Shillong
January 28, 2021 
IIM Rohtak
January 22, 2021
IIM Trichy
January 27, 2021
IIM Udaipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Ranchi
January 27, 2021
IIM Kashipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Raipur
January 27, 2021
IIM Amritsar
April 15, 2021
IIM Bodhgaya
April 15, 2021 
IIM Nagpur
April 12, 2021
IIM Visakhapatnam
April 15, 2021 
IIM  Jammu
April 15, 2021 
IIM Sambalpur
April 20, 2021
IIM Sirmaur
April 20, 2021

IIM Shortlist Criteria 2021: Key Parameters

IIM shortlist criteria 2021 focus more on student quality which is not just measured only by CAT exam scores. As such ‘profile’ plays an important role and therefore is considered for improving diversity in IIM Class rooms. Accordingly IIM Shortlist criteria 2021 focus mainly on following 3 Parameters:

  • CAT 2020 Exam Scores: Each IIM shortlist criteria specify its minimum required sectional as well as overall percentile score in the range of 70 to 95 percentile
  • Academic Profile & Diversity: IIMs shortlist criteria award weightage to excellent academic record till graduation and to the candidates coming from Non-Engineering back ground. Female candidates are also awarded weightage to promote gender diversity in IIM class rooms
  • Work Experience: If a candidate has a work experience between 2 and 3 years in a supervisory cadre, good weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent is awarded in IIM shortlisting criteria to become eligible for GD-PI-WAT round

IIMs Shortlist 2021: Seats and Number of Shortlisted Candidates
IIMs shortlist 2021 will be announced by including a minimum of 10 times more candidates as compared to their respective intake. The seats available for admission in IIMs and the number of candidates expected to be shortlisted by IIMs for final selection round 2021 are given here:

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Seats for Admission
Number of candidates expected in Shortlist 2021
395
1400
400
1400
460
1200
500
8000
450
1400
325
3500
240
11000*
480
  1200
IIM Shillong
180
 1200
IIM Kashipur
240
11000*
185
11000*
IIM Rohtak
264
  2000
120
    700
IIM Nagpur
240
  2500
IIM Raip ur
260
11000*
IIM Amritsar
240
  2500
IIM Bodhgaya
180
  1800
IIM Jammu
240
  2500
IIM Sambalpur
180
  1800
IIM Sirmaur
180
  1800

*Shortlisting for Common Admission Process (CAP) by coordinating IIM in consultation with each participating IIM

 

IIMs shortlists for all the top IIMs
The information below covers the criteria and highlights of IIMs shortlists for all the top IIMs. This will be continuously updated to disseminate the latest information and status about the IIMs shortlists for all the top IIMs.

 

IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) Shortlist: Released on Jan 14; Check Shortlisting Criteria, Highlights
IIM Ahmedabad PI shortlist for PGP and PGP FABM has been released on January 14, 2021. You can check your admission status by login with your CAT 2020 registration number and email ID at IIM Ahmedabad PGP admission 2021 website.

 

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In case you are not shortlisted, you will get the message, “You have not been short-listed for Analytical Writing Test and Personal Interview (AWT-PI) for admission to PGP (2021-2023 batch), IIMA.”

 

Following weightages are awarded in IIMA Shortlisting criteria. The IIMA shortlist includes key achievers in diverse academic areas. Such candidates may have not scored very high CAT percentile but they are shortlisted on the basis of diverse profile despite low CAT percentile score

Component
Weightage in Percentage
Remarks on IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting Criteria
CAT 2020 Score
65
Minimum sectional and overall percentile must be scored
Academic Profile
30
Class 10, 12 & bachelor’s degree awarded 10% weight each
Work Experience
 5
Work Ex of 36+ Months to get maximum weightage

IIM Bangalore (IIMB) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release date, Highlights
IIM Bangalore shortlist will be released in evening in January 2021 second week. The PI-WAT round begins in February 2021 and will continue till second week of March 2021. IIM Bangalore will conduct the PI-WAT round in Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad on different dates.

 

Focused more on academic profile, IIM Bangalore shortlist is prepared considering candidate’s academic performance, quality of work experience among others. CAT score is not the only point in IIM Bangalore shortlisting criteria.

Component
Weight in percentage on a scale of 100
Key Points to Note about IIMB Shortlist
CAT 2020 Percentile
40
Section-wise weight prescribed
Class 10 marks
20
90% & Above percentage
Class 12 marks
10
90% & Above percentage
Bachelors degree
20
Stream-wise weights
Gender diversity
 2
Awarded to Female Candidates
Work experience
 8
3 Yrs& Above awarded highest weight

The Weightage of 40 points for CAT 2020 percentile score is divided further into the performance in each of the three sections to shortlist candidates for PI round as under:

CAT 2020 Section
Weightage Points in Shortlisting
Weightage percentage
Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
14
14%
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
16
16%
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
10
10%
Total Maximum weight to CAT 2018 score
40
40%

IIM Calcutta (IIMC) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Calcutta shortlist will be released in January 2021, second week. IIM Calcutta has changed the title of its flagship 2 years full time management program to MBA from PGP. IIM Calcutta shortlisting criteria 2021 prescribe less weightage to CAT cut offs and greater weightage to academics  

Components
Weights out of 100 points
Method of calculation
CAT 2020 overall score
56%
Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score/ Maximum CAT 2020 Score X 56
Class X marks
10%
On Scoring 80%+ marks
Class XII marks
15%
On Scoring 80%+ marks
Bachelor’s Degree
15%
On Scoring 60%+ marks
Gender Diversity factor (Women candidates)
  4%
Available only for Women candidates

IIM Lucknow (IIML) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Lucknow will release the shortlist for admission 2021 in second week of January 2021. A comprehensive list of candidates shortlisted for PGP, PGP‐ABM and PGP‐SM will be placed on IIM Lucknow website.

 

IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria

Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT 2020 score (CS)
60
60
60
2.
Class 12 marks (12M)
10
10
10
3.
Graduation marks (GM)
10
10
10
4.
Work experience (WE)
10
  0
10
5a.
Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)
  5
20*
  5
5b.
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
  5
  5*
  5

*Maximum marks for diversity factor (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20 (for PGP-ABM Program only). ​

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IIM Lucknow Shortlist 2021: Key Guidelines for PI round

  • More than 8000 candidates will be shortlisted for WAT & PI Round 
  • Candidates shortlisted for PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM program 2021-23 batch in different categories will be able to check their programme wise status
  • Blank cell in the shortlist as released by IIM Lucknow means that the candidates has not qualified for the respective programme
  • Candidates shortlisted for WAT‐PI based on composite score cut‐offs need to submit their WAT‐PI form online
  • A candidate's name shall be dropped for WAT‐PI if she fails to submit the form online within the stipulated deadline.
  • WAT‐PI form online link will be activated on IIM Lucknow official website in the second week of January 2021.

IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Kozhikode shortlist has been released on January 7, 2021 for final selection round for PGP 2021-23 batch. You can check your short list status by login with CAT 2020 registration ID and your email id on IIM Kozhikode official website

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Kozhikode has released the shortlist of candidates for PI stage on the basis of  five parametres for admission 2021. IIMK shortlisting criteria include - CAT 2020 score, academic scores of class X and XII and Academic & Gender diversity, work experience. There is no weightage to the academic scores after class 12.

 

IIMK shortlist is prepared in each category and is created based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in CAT 2020, Class X and XII marks and diversity. The weight of each component in the AIS is as follows:

Component
Weight percentage
CAT 2020 Index Score
 45%
Class X Score
 25%
Class XII Score
 15%
Academic/Gender diversity Factor
 10% 
Work Experience
   5%
Total
100%

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist 2021: Key Instructions

  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist required. Will close in a week’s time after release date
  • Only those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode will be considered for Stage 2

IIM Indore (IIMI) Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Indore shortlist will be released in January 2021, second week.

 

IIM Indore Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Indore will shortlist the candidates for WAT & PI stage on the basis of composite scores which are arrived at by accounting for the academic profile alsoThe Composite Score therefore is calculated on the basis of CAT 2020 score, academic scores, and gender diversity. There is no weightage to the academic scores beyond class 12. Candidates scoring percentage of marks above 85 gets a good weightage in the computation of composite scores:

Shortlisting Components
Weightage formula
10th Standard/SSC score
  34* [zcandidate-zmin]
       [zmax – zmin]
12th standard/HSC score
  40* [zcandidate-zmin]
       [zmax – zmin]
CAT 2018 Overall Score
  20* [candidate’s CAT overall score / highest CAT overall     score]   
Diversity Factor (GDF)
   6 (Applicable only for Female candidates)
Total Score
 100

* Composite Score = Sum of the above scores (Max 100) is the formula to arrive at the maximum score to check whether you would be shortlisted by IIM Indore after CAT 2020 result is announced in the 2nd week of January 2021.  Please note that  Zcandidate, Zmin, Zmax for 10th and 12th Standard are computed using the normalisation process.

 

IIM Rohtak Shortlist: Shortlisting Criteria, Release Date, Highlights  
IIM Rohtak will release shortlist either in the last week of January or first week of February 2021 for Online PI Round 2021. You can check your short list status by login with CAT 2020 registration ID and your email id on IIM Rohtak official website. IIM Rohtak shortlist is prepared for each category of the candidates.

 

IIM Rohtak Shortlisting Criteria 2021
IIM Rohtak will release the shortlist of candidates for Online PI stage on the basis of  Overall CAT 2020 percentile score. This year IIM Rohtak has nbot announced any sectional cut off requirement in shortlisting process.

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2020 Percentile Cut off
General
NA
NA
NA
95
EWS
NA
NA
NA
90
NC-OBC
NA
NA
NA
78
SC
NA
NA
NA
55
ST
NA
NA
NA
30
DAP
NA
NA
NA
30

NA=Not Announced in IIM Rohtak Admission Policy 2021

 

IIM Rohtak Shortlist 2021: Key Instructions

  • Candidate need to submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/- by January 21
  • The candidates, who submit the application forms and registration fees by the stipulated date and time, will be considered and invited (as per merit) for the Online Personal Interview (PI) 
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2021-23 batch. Candidates need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration.

Top IIMs Shortlist: Many 99 Percentilers may not be in IIMs Shortlists  
What is noteworthy is that even hundreds of CAT 2020 Toppers and 99 Percentilers may not find place in the IIM shortlisting  & Admissions 2021 in the top IIMs. On the other hand, candidates with percentile below 90 may find place in IIM shortlisting due to their profile, academic diversity despite scoring low in CAT exam 2020.

 

IIMs Shortlisting Cut Offs
The minimum required CAT 2020 percentile cut offs in IIM Shortlist 2021 for MBA admission 2021 are as below. Actual cut offs in shortlist may go much higher

IIMs Selection Process 2021
Minimum Required CAT 2020 Shortlisting Cut off Percentile
Actual Expected CAT Cut offs
80
98
85
99
85
98
90
97
90
92
90
93
94
92
85
95
95
95
94
93
94
92
85
90
85
90

How IIMs Shortlist are announced as per IIM Admission Criteria?
The criteria being adopted by IIMs to announce the shortlist for final selection round is changed every year in accordance to respective IIM Admission criteria for the forthcoming batch. IIM Admission criteria 2021 now focus more on academic diversity, gender diversity and diverse profile of the applicants alongwith the quality of work experience. Accordingly the IIM Shortlist criteria is changed by awarding less weightage to CAT score and higher weightage to other skills of the candidates as incorporated in the IIM admission criteria 

 

All the top IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode and others announce the weightage for the components in shortlisting process much ahead of the CAT exam result declaration.

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