IIM-B Introduction

IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) was founded in 1973 and is the third IIM to be established after IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta. Situated in the silicon valley of India, in the state of Karnataka, IIM-Bangalore has a terrific location advantage as compared to almost all the other IIMs.
IIM-B offers Post Graduate programmes, Doctoral Programme/FPM as well an Executive education program.

IIM Bangalore Programmes | CL Research


Getting into IIM Bangalore


IIM-B Results Accepted


  • For PGP
        Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
        International Candidate (outside India) - GMAT
  • For FPM - CAT or GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF/NET or, Will also accept applications without test score.
  • For PGPPM
        Open Candidates - CAT or GMAT/GRE
        Government Services Candidates - Apply through Dept. of Personnel & Training
  • For PGPEM
        With 3-7 years work ex. - CAT or GMAT/GRE
        With more than years work ex. - CAT/GMAT/GRE or PGPEM Test conducted by IIM-B
  • For EPGP - GMAT


IIM-C Eligibility

 

Eligibility for PGP

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. In case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. The candidate is required to have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category) based on latest available grades/marks

Eligibility for FPM
Either one of the following is required for a candidate to be eligible for FPM

  • A Master's Degree in any discipline, (10+2+3+1 or 2 pattern) with at least 55 percent marks.
  • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks
  • A 4 year / 8 - semester Bachelor's degree (10+2+4 pattern) with at least 60 percent marks.

Eligibility for PGPPM

  • Government and PSU sponsored participants: Officers from All India Services, Central Services and State Civil Services, PSUs in their mid-career.
  • · NGO and other participants: Candidates from other than government sectors such as NGOs, International Agencies, Infrastructural, CSR, Consulting and other service sectors.

Eligibility for PGPEM

  • Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • 5 to 15 years' full-time work experience
  • A valid GMAT score
  • Proficiency in English

Eligibility for EPGP

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 50%) in any discipline as per the 10+2+3 norms
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in any industry after the degree
  • A valid GMAT score
  • Proficiency in English


IIM-B Admission Procedure

  • For PGP Programme There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Bangalore PGP Programme.
    1. The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for international candidates).
    2. On clearing the required cutoffs and the composite score, a candidate is called for Written Test and Personal Interview (PI). The candidate will be given 30 minutes to write on a topic given by IIM-Bangalore. The candidate must provide 3 letters of validation from people who know them closely for academic and professional validation.

    IIM BangaloreAdmission process PGP | CL Research

  • For FPM Programme
    1. The candidate's information is evaluated and the shortlisted candidates will be called for Research Aptitude Test (RAT) and/or interview.
    2. The final selection will only be based on the CAT or GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF/NET score as applicable, past academic performance, work experience RAT and/or interview.

    IIM Bangalore Admission process PGP-FPM | CL Research

  • For PGPPM Programme
    1. Applications should be routed through DoPT, Government of India (GOI), or through their respective employers with an advance copy to IIMB.
    2. The candidates would then be called for an interview. They will be required to do a case analysis at the time of the interview.

    IIM Bangalore Admission process PGPPM | CL Research

  • For PGPEM Programme
    1. Candidates with 3 to 7 years of work experience should appear for CAT/GRE/GMAT. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
    2. Candidates with 7 or more than 7 years of work experience as on 1st May of that year who may not be in a position to take the above tests may apply with the option of taking the PGPEM Test to be conducted by IIMB in the month of February.

  • For EPGP Programme
    1. Candidates must submit their GMAT score, Statement of purpose and reference letters
    2. Shortlisted candidates are called for interviews.

    IIM Bangalore Admission process EPGP | CL Research


IIM-B Eligibility and Selection Criteria for IIM B


IIM-B called candidates for WAT-PIon the basis of the candidate's Composite Score. The composite score has an element of the CAT percentile as well as previous academic performance.
The minimumCAT percentiles required in order to be considered for an IIM-B call have been tabulated below:

 

Category Section I Percentile Section II Percentile Overall Percentile

General

80

85

90

NC-OBC

70

75

80

SC

50

50

70

ST

50

50

70

DA

50

50

60

Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Differently Abled (DA)

The candidates fulfilling the above given percentile criteria shall be considered for call only if they get obtain a qualifying composite score. The composite score has the following weightage:

  1. 10th & 12th Board Exams - The candidates' percentage scores in the 10th and 12th board exams are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in that board. The database of 10th and 12th scores of all CAT applicants of the past two years is used for identifying the 90th percentile score for each 10th and 12th board for this purpose.
  2. Graduation - The final graduation scores are accepted for the candidates who have provided such scores and have completed graduation. Incase of candidates in their last year of graduation, incomplete scores are accepted in lieu of the final graduation score. Graduation scores are then adjusted within their categories.
  3. Work Experience - The Pre-PI score for work experience is calculated as per the formula given below:

    Where x is the moths of work experience as captured in the CAT form (and substantiated in the application to IIM-B).
    It can be clearly understood that a work ex. of 36 months would fetch the maximum work ex. marks. The maximum work ex. score is 5. This work ex. score is then multiplied by the quality of work experience score on a 5 point scale (0.25 - 0.5 - 1 - 1.5 - 2) as given by interviewers in the PI process.
The weights of the above mentioned components are:
CAT = 20
10th Board = 15
12th Board = 10
Bachelor's = 15

After the writing ability test, the note content score (weight=7.5), note style score (weight=7.5), and the personal interview score (weight=20), after standardization across interview panels and sessions, will be added to the pre-PI total to arrive at the final aggregate score.

More Info : http://media.careerlauncher.com/mba/bschool/bschools/iimb/PGP_admission_process%202015_0.pdf

 

2013-15 PGP Batch

The following table depicts the no. of students who secured a seat at IIM-B in comparison to the number of candidates called for WAT-PI.

 

No. of Calls for WAT-PI No. of Final Converts

General

652

187

NC-OBC

345

107

SC

345

107

ST

256

61

PWD

52

15

Total 1433 400

 

2014-16 PGP Batch

The following table depicts the no. of students who secured a seat at IIM-B in comparison to the number of candidates called for WAT-PI.

 

No. of Calls for WAT-PI No. of Final Converts

General

644

189

NC-OBC

345

107

SC

256

60

ST

128

30

PWD

52

6

Total 1425 391


IIM-B Final Selection - Profile of Students

2013-15 PGP Batch

CAT Percentile

The following table depicts the maximum and minimum CAT percentile secured by the candidates of various categories who got a seat at IIM-B..

 

Maximum CAT %ile Mean CAT %ile Minimum CAT %ile

General

100

98.21

92.27

OBC

99.93

93.32

81.48

SC

98.43

83.46

70.63

ST

96

84.53

70.63

PWD

92.76

81.69

62.19

Past Academics
This section puts into perspective the relevance of past academics on the selection at IIM-B.
10th Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class 10th percentages of students of the 2013-15 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum 10th %age Mean 10th %age Minimum 10th %age

General

98

92.75

79.4

OBC

98.2

91.35

78.2

SC

95.3

84.11

76.6

ST

97.2

89.7

69.6

PWD

93.6

86.73

69.4

12th Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class 12th percentages of students of the 2013-15 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum 12th %age Mean 12th %age Minimum 12th %age

General

98.4

91.73

71.4

OBC

98.4

91.19

71.7

SC

98.2

80.26

68.4

ST

97.6

87.16

49.1

PWD

94.6

81.5

68.6

Graduation Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class Graduation percentages of students of the 2013-15 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum Grad %age Mean Grad %age Minimum Grad %age

General

99.8

87.61

69.1

OBC

98.7

83.93

66.3

SC

90.6

70.56

59

ST

82.4

76.18

54.8

PWD

95.2

75.12

57.1

 

2014-16 PGP Batch

CAT Percentile

The following table depicts the maximum and minimum CAT percentile secured by the candidates of various categories who got a seat at IIM-B..

 

Maximum CAT %ile Mean CAT %ile Minimum CAT %ile

General

100

97.91

90.32

OBC

99.75

93.09

80.82

SC

99.63

86.03

70.34

ST

97.46

81.68

70.34

PWD

99.81

89.46

68.26

Past Academics
This section puts into perspective the relevance of past academics on the selection at IIM-B.
10th Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class 10th percentages of students of the 2014-16 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum 10th %age Mean 10th %age Minimum 10th %age

General

98.10

93.40

82.90

OBC

97.80

90.23

69.70

SC

97.00

89.70

74.80

ST

93.80

88.07

79.50

PWD

95.70

90.52

72.30

12th Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class 12th percentages of students of the 2014-16 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum 12th %age Mean 12th %age Minimum 12th %age

General

99.70

92.07

79.8

OBC

98.00

89.34

66.10

SC

97.50

88.29

60.70

ST

96.70

83.90

62.10

PWD

97.00

87.54

67.80

Graduation Percentage
The following table displays the maximum, minimum and mean class Graduation percentages of students of the 2014-16 batch of IIM-B

 

Maximum Grad %age Mean Grad %age Minimum Grad %age

General

99.70

88.15

73.4

OBC

98.10

71.00

84.06

SC

93.30

75.53

56.50

ST

85.50

69.62

56.40

PWD

90.10

75.52

60.70

*The minimum class 10th, 12th and Graduation percentages (of the students who converted the IIM-B call) are totally dependent on the difficulty level of the board of examination. In a board which sets easy examination, a very high percentage of marks will be required to qualify for IIM-B selection.
What could be understood from the data is that although academic scores of above 90% is always an advantage, but average and below average academic scores still do make it through (based on difficulty index of the Board)


IIM-B Fees

The most recently revised fees of IIM-B has been tabulated below

  IIM Bangalore Fees | CL Research

Inside IIM-Bangalore


IIM-B Diversity

Gender Diversity
For the last 3 batches at IIM-Bangalore, the gender diversity has remained almost the same. There has been a slight dip in the percentage of females in the last batch of 2014-16

 

Batch Female Percentage

2014-16

23.39%

2013-15

26.30%

2012-14

26.00%

 

Graduation Background University

 

Discipline Male Female Total

Engineering

294

74

368

Science

5

3

8

Commerce

1

1

2

Arts

9

13

22

Management

2

2

4

Others

-

2

2

Total - - 406

 

Work Experience Based Diversity

 

Work Experience No. of Students

Nil

98

0 - 12 months

43

13 - 24 months

87

25 - 36 months

111

37 - 48 months

56

48+ months

11

Total 406

IIM-B Final Placements

The placement process is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where firms interview students with work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage is the final placement process where the firms are grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered.
Almost 60% of the students of the batch of 2013-2015 had either a Pre Placement Offer (PPO) or a lateral placement offer before the placement season began. IIM-B has always maintained a policy of not revealing the salary figures of their placements. 2012-2014 batch was an exception when the salary figures were revealed.

Last two years at a glance

2012 - 2014 2011 - 2013

Total No. of Students Participating

388

398

Total No. of Companies

124

130

Total No. of Offers

425

452

International Offers

41

20

Average Domestic Salary

Rs. 17,40,179

Not Revealed

PPOs Taken (PPOs Offered)

94 (117)

106 (135)

Lateral Placements Taken (Offered)

108 (127)

126 (156)

 

Function-wise Classification - Class of 2013 - 2015

IIM Bangalore Final Placement 2015 | CL Research

 

Function-wise Classification - Class of 2012 - 2014

IIM Bangalore Final Placement 2014 | CL Research

IIM-B Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2014-2016 was successfully completed in November 2014 (after the end of the batch's first year) with more than 110 firms participating in the placement process. Companies of different sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

 

Summer Placement Highlights

Total Batch Strength

400

Participating Firms

130

International Internships

35

Highest Recruiter

Amazon (19 Offers)

 

Function-wise Classification - Summer Placements - Class of 2014 - 2016

IIM Bangalore Final Placement 2016 | CL Research

 

Disclaimer:

The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.



Notable IIM-B Alumni


Academics

  • AswathDamodaran (PGP '79)
    Kerschner Family Chairperson in Finance Education & Professor of Finance,
    Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Gopal Krishna Nayak (PGP '88)
    DirectorIIIT Bhubaneswar


Arts & Social Work

  • Karan Bajaj (PGP '02)
    Author - "Keep Off the Grass" and "Johnny Gone Down"
  • NilaMadhab Panda
    Film maker and Director, "I Am Kalam" and "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid"
  • Ravi Subramanian (PGP '93)
    Author - "If God was a Banker", "The Incredible Banker", "The Bankster" and many more


Business

  • Damodar Mall (PGP '86)
    CEO, Reliance Retail
  • MalavikaHarita (PGP '82)
    CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Focus
  • Sameer Suneja (PGP '94)
    Global CEO, Perfetti Van Melle
  • Saugata Gupta (PGP '91)
    MD, Marico
  • Deepak Ohri
    CEO,lebua Hotels & Resorts (Thailand & Malaysia)


Public Sector/Service Sector

  • K. Radhakrishnan (PGP '76)
    Former Chairman of ISRO
  • Ravi Neelakantan (PGP '82)
    IFS Officer and Diplomat


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