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IIM Calcutta | Oldest IIM | Batch Profile | CAT percentile Required
May 14 2024

IIM Calcutta percentile required - a quick read If your target is to get into IIM Calcutta. We will show you exactly what you need to do!!

Fun fact: There are a lot of students who prefer IIM C over IIM A Profile Selection criteria for getting a call:

A. Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)

Candidates will be shortlisted based on CAT 2023 score and other parameters like academic performance and gender diversity.

Stage I: Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI and WAT

 Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles

Category Section – I 
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Section – II 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III 
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Overall Percentile
OPEN ≥80 ≥80 ≥75 ≥85
EWS ≥70 ≥65 ≥65 ≥75
NC-OBC ≥70 ≥65 ≥65 ≥75
SC ≥65 ≥60 ≥60 ≥70
ST ≥55 ≥55 ≥55 ≥65
PwD ≥45 ≥45 ≥45 ≥55


Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile cut-offs may be much higher than the above-mentioned minimum percentiles as it will depend upon the number of candidates to be called for personal interview (PI) in each category.

Parameters and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores for PI and WAT

Parameters Weight Method of Calculation
CAT 2023 Score 56 (A/B) x 56
Class 10 marks 10 As per Table 3 below
Class 12 marks 15 As per Table 3 below
Gender Diversity Factor 4 4 points will be awarded for female and transgender candidates only.
Total 85  
A = Candidate’s CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score


IIM Calcutta has a highly inclusive academic environment and welcomes LGBTQ+ candidates.

Points for marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12

Class 10 Marks (in %) Points Class 12 Marks (in %) Points
≥80 10 ≥80 15
≥75 and <80 8 ≥75 and <80 12
≥70 and <75 6 ≥70 and <75 9
≥65 and <70 4 ≥65 and <70 6
≥60 and <65 2 ≥60 and <65 3
<60 0 <60 0

It is clear from above that for IIM Calcutta, the percentile required matters a lot. So aim high


Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme:

Parameters Weights
CAT 2023 Score 30
Personal Interview (PI) 48
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 08
Points awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s and Master’s level for non-engineering degrees and professional qualifications as per Table 5. 06
Work Experience (as per the formula provided in the section on Work Experience) 08
Total 100


See our students who made it into IIM C From this year's results, we have seen that there is a liking towards non-engineers and women. It's a hard life for a GEM and we sympathize with the fact if you are one.

 IIM C perecentile required

Earlier, IIM C also considered graduation score before giving calls, but from a past couple of years that parameter has been scrapped off. So, take a sigh of relief if your graduation score is not upto the mark and prepare for what is still to come. 

IIM C percentile required

Once you get a call, it's a totally different ball game. Firstly, make sure whatever you speak and claim is credible because you might have to show proof for some of the things that you might speak about in your interview. So, beware before you lie!!! 

IIM C percentile required

It is recommended to build a profile by certifications that depict you as a person and your interests. Don't do certifications for the namesake only. Try mastering the topic you hold a certificate in so that you have good enough content to speak about in your interview and handle all or any questions that are thrown your way. 

Try Engage 7x where we provide certifications and have varied topic to do courses from.

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Anisha Mukhija

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