IIM Amritsar: Admission Process, Criteria, Programs, Cut-offs and Placements

Set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar is the 15th IIM in India. It is currently located at Punjab Institute of Technology, Government Polytechnic Compound with future plans of shifting to a 60-acre campus at Manavala, Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road. It will be constructed near NH15, which gives it easy access to all the prominent places in Amritsar like Railway Station, International Airport, Inter State Bus Terminal, Golden Temple, etc.

IIM Amritsar Programs

IIM Amritsar offers various post-graduate courses which are as listed below.-

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA - Business Analytics
  • MBA - HR
  • Executive MBA
  • PhD
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
  • Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) program

IIM Amritsar: Admission Process

The admission process at IIM Amritsar for the MBA (2022-24) will be carried out in 2 stages.

Stage 1: Candidates are shortlisted for the Personal Interview (PI) based on the pre-PI score.

Stage 2: The Personal Interview is conducted and a final merit list is released by IIM Amritsar.

Stage 1: IIM Amritsar

In the 1st round, the pre-PI score is calculated and a merit list is prepared based on which candidates are called for a personal interview in stage 2. There are various factors that play a role in the merit list prepared in Stage 1. Given below are the criterion for weightage-

  • CAT score = 60%
  • 10th board = 10%
  • 12th board = 5%
  • Bachelors = 5%
  • Gender Diversity = 10%
  • Work Experience = 10%

For MBA (2022-24 admission), IIM Amritsar has decided to do away with the Bachelor's degree component in the pre-PI score because of the Covid scenario. The candidates’ Class X and Class XII scores will be calculated out of 10 and 5 marks, respectively as before. The total marks obtained by a candidate out of 15 (by adding the Class X and Class XII components) will be pro-rated on a scale of 20.

Calculation of Scores for Stage 1

  • The candidate’s percentage scores in the 10th and 12th board exams and graduation (bachelors’ degree and/or professional degrees, as the case may be), are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in their particular board or university.
  • Incomplete or intermediate graduate scores are considered only if the candidate's final graduation score is pending. Thus, for final year bachelor’s degree candidates, their incomplete graduation score would be taken in lieu of their final graduation score.

Stage 2: IIM Amritsar Admission

The second stage of the selection process comprises the Personal Interview (PI). During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.

The weightage of various factors used in calculating post-PI scores are as follows:-

Personal Interview (PI) = 70%

Work experience = 10%

Gender diversity = 10%

Academic diversity = 10%

Preparing the Final Merit List

Pre-PI scores and post-PI scores (with appropriate weightage) will be used cumulatively in the final phase to select the candidates for the program. The selection process, parameters and weights used are uniform for all categories of applicants.

Sufficient candidates will be shortlisted at each stage from each social category to meet the reservation requirement for each group, as applicable for that particular admissions cycle.

The aggregate score for each candidate is calculated based on the following formula:-

Aggregate Score = (0.6 *Pre-PI Score) + (0.4 * Post-PI Score)

IIM Amritsar: CAT Cutoff Percentile

The CAT cutoff percentile is required to be considered for stage 1 of admissions at IIM Amritsar. In Stage 1, the CAT score holds a weightage of 60% in the merit list for the Personal Interview round. Given below is the overall cutoff along with section-wise cutoffs for IIM Amritsar-

Category Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile  Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Quantitative Ability Percentile Overall Percentile
General  75 75 80 85
EWS 75 75 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 65 75
SC 50 50 55 55
ST 35 35 35 40
PwD 35 35 35 40

IIM Amritsar Fee Structure

Based on the previous year, the fee structure for MBA is as follows-


Components First Year Second Year
Tuition 5,75,000/- 5,75,000/-
Academic Support 1,70,000/- 1,70,000/-
Hostel & Electricity 40,000/- 40,000/-
Student Activities & Health 15,000/- 15,000/-
Total (year-wise) 8,00,000/- 8,00,000/-
Grand Total (2 years) 16,00,000/-


First Year (2022-23) Second Year(2023-24)
Term Amount Term Amount
I 2,67,000/-* IV 2,67,000/-
II 2,66,500/- V 2,66,500/-
III 2,66,500/- VI 2,66,500/-
Total 8,00,000/- Total 8,00,000/-
Grand Total (2 years) 16,00,000/-


  1. Rs.50,000/- on acceptance of admission
  2. Rs.2,17,000/- before registration

Total: Rs. 2,67,000/­-


  1. Rs. 25,000/- caution deposit before registration
  2. Rs.25,000/- mess deposit before registration

Total: Rs.50,000/-

IIM Amritsar Clubs and Communities

Students get various opportunities to grow and learn beyond their academics through the clubs and communities, some of which are given below-

  • Students' Council
  • KRITANSH (Sports Committee)
  • Placement Committee
  • Hostel and Mess Committee
  • Cultural Committee
  • Alumni Committee
  • Media and PR Cell
  • Industry Interaction Cell
  • Laughter Cell
  • Merchandising and Sponsorship Committee
  • FEC - Finance and Economics Club
  • Markophilic - The Club of Marketing
  • OperaZeal -The operations club
  • Stratagem - The Strategy and Consulting Club
  • HRithvi - The HR Club
  • ABC - The Analytics and Business Computing Club
  • 50mm - The Photography Club
  • Sankalp - Social Service Club
  • Vaani - The Literary and Public Speaking Club

IIM Amritsar: MBA 2020-22

Here is a brief outline of the profile of the students of the MBA 2020-22 batch along with the placement offers they received on graduating. Find a breakup of the average CTC, industry-wise placements and more.

IIM Amritsar 2020-22: Gender Diversity

Here is the gender diversity of the MBA batch 2020-22 at IIM Amritsar-

IIM Amritsar 2020-22: Educational Background

There is diversity in the educational background of the students at IIM Amritsar with engineering students having over 40% of the seats. Given below is the percentage of academic background-

IIM Amritsar 2020-22: Work Experience

Given below is an outline of the work experience of the students based on the sector and duration of the work experience-

Duration of Work Experience:

Duration of Work Experience

Prior Work Experience Sectors:

Prior Work Experience Sectors

IIM Amritsar: Placements 2020-2022

Over 110 companies participated in the campus placements for the MBA batch of 2020-22. A total of 285 placement offers were sent out and 212 students from the batch found campus placements. 23 PPOs were also sent out. Based on the statistics accumulated, there was an increase of 15.38% in the average CTC.

Rs. 25.21 LPA Rs. 18.54 LPA Rs. 14.63 LPA Rs. 13.54 LPA 

IIM Amritsar 2020-22: Domain-wise Offers

The highest number of placement offers sent were from the marketing sector which was closely followed by analytics. Given below is the breakup of domain-based offers that students of the MBA batch 2020-22 received-

Domain-wise Offers

IIM Amritsar 2020-22: Industry-wise Offers

The industry with the largest number of placement offers was fintech. IT and consulting followed in the second place with 22% placement offers. Given below is a break-up of the industry-wise offers.

Industry-wise Offers

IIM Amritsar Recruiters

Here is a list of some of the top recruiters who took part in campus placements for MBA 2020-22:

Accenture Amazon BMW
Adani Cognizant Dell
Gartner HDFC Bank Deloitte
DHL Ola Electric VIP
Nomura Tiger Analytics Genpact

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