CAT 2018: Check IIM Indore’s selection criteria for PGP 2019-21 batch

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CAT 2018: Check IIM Indore’s selection criteria for PGP 2019-21 batch

IIM Indore has announced the admission criteria for PGP and PGP-HRM 2019-21 place greater importance on the academic and communication skills of the candidates instead of CAT 2017 exam scores.

The details of the IIM Indore admission criteria 2019-21 prescribe eligibility for admission, CAT 2018 cut-off and a low weighting for the CAT score during the first-stage shortlisting as well as in the final selection process.

IIM  Indore two-year Postgraduate Management Studies Program (PGP)  is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines who wish to pursue a management career. The PGP program of IIM Indore is highly ranked as one program. Same as last year for General category students.

The overall CAT 2018 cutoff percentile has been fixed at 90, For NC-OBC candidates it is 80 and for SC/ST candidates it is 60 and 50 percentile, respectively. The eligibility criteria for written ability test and personal interview for PWD category is at least 50%tile. The candidates must note that they will not only have to clear the overall cut off percentile but also the sectional cut-offs, to expect the interview call from the IIMs.

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IIM Indore Admission Criteria:

 There are three stages of selection criteria for IIM Indore-

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Shortlisting Criteria for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • Final Admission Selection criteria

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IIM Indore Admission Eligibility

IM Indore's eligibility criteria require the applicant to hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years after class 12, at least 50% or an equivalent CGPA (in the case of SC / ST / PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%).

One of the most important points of the eligibility criteria for admission to IIM Indore is that, other than a recognized graduate degree, the candidate must take the CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission

If the candidate receives grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine eligibility for PGP would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution or university from which 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 Indore by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 

Those who have completed the degree requirements and waiting for their results is also eligible to apply for IIM Indore Admission 2019-21. 

Candidates if selected, then he/she need to submits 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 otherwise will not be eligible for IIM Indore.

It is mandatory for a final year student, considered provisionally eligible by IIM Indore 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 Indore Shortlisting Criteria

The second phase of IIM  Indore Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. In IIM Indore the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2018 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:

 The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Indore Admission Criteria:

                 20% weight to CAT 2018 score

                 76% weight to Academics

                 4% to Gender Diversity

  • You must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • You must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2018
  • If you do not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, you will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • If you have excellent academics then you will be awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  • 85% &Above marks in Class 10 will be awarded the top rating of 36 points out of 100.
  • For Class 12 also 85% and above marks will be awarded 40 points out of 100.
  • No weightage will be awarded for Bachelor’s degree marks.
  • Gender Diversity will be awarded 4 points out of 100 in the IIM Indore shortlisting criteria for final admission round.
  • If you are shortlisted for WAT and PI, then you will have to attend both WAT and PI, failing which you will not be considered for the final admission.

Final Admission Selection Criteria 

Final selection will be based on the Final Composite Score and candidates performance based on following parameters-


Components Score
Class 10 10
Class 12 10
CAT 2017 (overall) score 20
WAT score 20
PI score 40
Composite score 100


IIM Indore Admission Cut Off


Category Section - 1 VARC Section-2 DILR Section-3 Quant Overall CAT 2018 Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50


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