IIM Calcutta: Admission 2020, Campus Placement, Cut Off

IIM Calcutta Admission Process 2020

IIM Calcutta Admission 2020 has begun. The institute offers MBA, MBA Executive, PGPEX-VLM, PGDBA and doctoral courses under various disciplines of management studies. The institute has altered its weightage parameters to shortlist students by increasing the weightage assigned to their academic performance (56% weightage for CAT score and 44% for academics).

  • The MBA programme requires a valid score in CAT exam (minimum 85 percentile)
  • Admission to MBA is granted based on a cumulative score of components including CAT percentile, Personal Interview, WAT (Written Ability Test), past academic performance and work experience
  • For admission to PGPEX-VLM, candidates must be engineering graduates
  • Candidates need to have a Master’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 60% for admission to PGDBA
  • A doctoral programme is also offered by the institute under various specialisations
  • To apply for admission, candidates need to visit the official website of IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta Admission 2021

IIM Calcutta Admission Dates 2020

IIM Calcutta has released the admission schedule for its MBA-Ex batch 2021-2022. The first round of applications begins on June 30 and will end on August 30. Check out the below table for the complete schedule:

Application Stages Dates - First Round Dates - Second Round
Dates for applying online 30-Jun-2020 to 30-Aug-2020 31-Aug-2020 to 31-Oct-2020
Submission of duly
completed application form
30-Aug-2020 31-Oct-2020
Announcement of
short-listed candidates
September 2020 November 2020
Interview of shortlisted
September 2020 November 2020
Announcement of selected
To be announced To be announced
Last date of acceptance and
payment of commitment fees
To be announced To be announced

NOTE: Applications for the third round for MBA-Ex batch 2021-2022 will start in November 2020. The complete schedule will be updated soon,

The below table mentions all the important dates related to MBA 2020 admission at IIM Calcutta (IIMC):

Event Important dates
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT 9 January 2020
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date Last week January 2020- March 2020
Final Admission Offer 14-May-2020

9 January 2Admission to PGPEX-VLM programme takes place in two rounds. Detailed information on the admission dates for both the rounds is tabulated below:

Application Stages Dates – First Round Dates – Second Round
Date for downloading the application form to apply online 01-Jun-2019 to 15-Sep-2019 16-Sep-2019 to 15-Nov-2019
Submission of duly completed application form 5-Sep-2019 15-Nov-2019
Announcement of shortlisted candidates 2nd half of September 2019 Second half of November 2019
Interview of shortlisted candidates 19- 20 October 2019 21-22 December 2019
Announcement of selected candidates First half of November 2019 First half of January 2020
Last date of acceptance and payment of commitment fee First half of December 2019/ 3 weeks from the declaration of results First half of February 2020/ 3 weeks from the declaration of results

DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the dates mentioned above are subject to change. Shiksha will post the latest updates as and when communicated by the college.

IIM Calcutta Admission 2020: PGPM, PGDBA, PGPEx-VLM, PGPEx
IIM Calcutta offers 4 programmes in the field of management at the postgraduate level:

  • Selection to PGPM course is based on CAT score, WAT & PI, academic profile and work experience (if any)
  • Overseas candidates must have a valid GMAT score for admission to PGPM
  • PGDBA course is jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata
  • For admission to PGDBA, candidates need to appear for a written test followed by an interview
  • For PGPEx, candidates must have a valid GMAT score
  • For admission to PGPEX-VLM, candidates must be engineering graduates

Detailed eligibility criteria for all these programmes is mentioned in the below table:

Course Eligibility Criteria
PGPM (MBA) A Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD categories)
PGDBA - A pass in 10+2+4 with a minimum aggregate of 60% or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale or equivalent in BS/BTech/BE or equivalent Level OR

- A pass in 10+2+5 mode with a minimum aggregate of 60%, or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale or equivalent, in the Integrated Masters/ BArch/ MBBS or equivalent level OR

- A pass in 10+2+3+2 with a minimum aggregate of 60%, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Masters Level

- For reserved category, candidates need to score 55% or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale or equivalent

PGPEx-VLM - First-class graduate engineer with 1st division/ 1st class marks from SLC/ Madhyamik

- Minimum 4½ to maximum 10 years of work experience in manufacturing, engineering and related sector (For self-sponsored candidates not in service)

- Sponsored candidates need to have a minimum of 4½ years of work experience only (there is no upper limit of experience)

PGPEx (MBA Ex) - Bachelor's degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline

- At least 5-years of full time post-qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31, 2020

Admission to IIM Calcutta for MBA is offered based on the following criteria:

Stage I: Minimum requirement of CAT percentile for PI and WAT
At this stage, minimum CAT percentile cutoff of candidates is checked which is later considered for PI and WAT process.

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2020

Category QA DILR VA Total Percentile
OPEN ≥ 75 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 85
NC-OBC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
EWS ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
SC ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65
PWD ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65

NOTE: Cutoff mentioned in the above table is for the year 2019 since this year's CAT cutoff is not out yet.

Candidates who secure the above-mentioned percentile in CAT in their respective categories are considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II.

Stage II: Short-listing for PI and WAT process

In this stage, a composite score is calculated by computing the percentage of Class 10th and Class 12th and assigning weights to different components such as CAT score, class 10th marks, class 12th marks, marks in the Bachelor’s degree and gender diversity factor. The institute is following the below-mentioned criteria to distribute weight to different components that are considered while deriving the composite score:

Components Weights Method of Calculation
CAT Score 56 Candidate’s CAT score/Maximum CAT score x 56
Class 10th marks 10 Based on the points assigned to the score secured
Class 12th marks 15
Marks in the Bachelor’s Degree 15
Gender Diversity Factor 4 4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total 100 -

Application Process 2020

Candidates need to follow the below processes to apply for different courses:

  • For PGPM, candidates are required to register through CAT official website. Candidates selected through CAT will be intimated for WAT/PI participation.
  • PGPEx and PGDBA application form can be filled online on the official website of the institute. Candidates need to upload the scanned copy of colored passport-sized photograph not older than six months (maximum 500 KB) and scanned copies of transcripts of all examinations passed till date. A hard copy of the application form needs to be carried at the time of the interview.

List of Documents Required

Candidates need to send the following documents along with their duly filled application form:

  • Application fee paid by demand draft/banker’s cheque
  • GMAT/CAT scorecard
  • Proof of proficiency in English, if applicable
  • Self-attested scanned copies of original certificates and mark
  • sheets/transcripts of exams passed / degrees obtained
    Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


IIM Calcutta Placement Highlights: 2020 Vs 2019

IIM Calcutta placements 2020 witnessed a median salary of Rs 25.5 lakh. A few more highlights for the year 2020 are mentioned in the table below with a comparison to 2019:

Particulars Stats/Salary 2020 Stats/Salary 2019
Students registered for placements 444 442
Total recruiters participated 148 125
Total offers made 495 (till day 1A of final placement week) 501
PPOs offered 35% 33%
Average package offered Rs 27.9 LPA Rs 25.40 LPA
Highest package offered Rs 80 LPA Rs 72 LPA


MBA-Ex Placement Highlights 2019

MBA-Ex students at IIM Calcutta also saw a successful placement session for the 12th batch with a top salary of Rs 1.24 Crore. A few other MBA-EX placement highlights for the year 2019 are tabulated below:

  • The average salary of the batch increased by 11.16% to Rs 27.18 lakh
  • Median salary also stood at Rs 23 lakh with an increase of 14% as compared to the batch of 2018
  • 95% of the class had confirmed offers
  • The batch had 61 offers from a number of industries
  • Accenture, Eclerx and Invest Punjab were the top recruiters in terms of numbers
  • 60% of the batch joined Consulting, ITES, and E-Commerce organisations
  • A few new recruiters also hired for their leadership roles
  • Top recruiters include Lynk Logistics, Conduent, Invest Punjab, Spencers, Udaan, Guiltfree Industries, Nissan Digital, OYO Rooms, Publicis Sapient, SDG, Swiggy Labs and Vector Consulting