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When will IIM shortlist be out?

CAT results are declared somewhere around 35-40 days after CAT and with CAT results, the most anticipated activity is the IIM shortlisting. Immediately after CAT results are declared, IIMs starting releasing their shortlists for WAT/PI. The selection criteria varies for different IIMs. You can also check by login in with your CAT ID and password to see which IIMs have shortlisted you for the WAT/GD and PI round of IIM.

With top and middle IIMs such as IIM-A, IIM-B, II-C, IIM-L, IIM-K, IIM-Shillong etc. having their own separate WAT/GD and PI rounds, there is also a Common Admission Process (CAP) for the following IIMs:

  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Sambalpur

Every IIM has different selection parameters and considerations for shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD and PI. For example:

  • IIM Ahmedabad- more diversity focused. Last year IIM-A shortlisted a general category candidate with a CAT percentile as low as 81. 53.
  • IIM- Bangalore- IIM B emphasis more on academics and profile of the candidate. With PI-WAT process beginning in Feb.

Here is a list of some of the IIM shortlists released for 2019-2021 batch. CAT result was declared on 5th January 2019 and following are the dates when IIMs released their shortlist for WAT/PI round:

  • IIM Calcutta- Shortlist released on January 6th 2019. More than 1100 candidates were called for WAT-PI round.
  • IIM Ahmedabad- Shortlist released on January 7th 2019. 28886 candidates were shortlisted under various parameters. WAT-PI round started in last week of February.
  • IIM Bangalore- Shortlist released on january 9th 2019. 1400+ candidates were called for WAT-PI round. WAT-PI round started in 2nd week of February.
  • IIM Lucknow- Shortlist released on January 8th 2019. 6791 candidates were shortlisted for the 3 programs.
  • IIM Indore- Shortlist released on January 10th 2019. 2000+ candidates were called for WAT-PI round.
  • IIM Kozhikhode- Shortlist released on January 9th 2019
  • IIM Shillong- shortlist released on January 18th 2019
  • IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur- shortlist released on January 24th 2019

Some of the key IIM Shortlisting Criteria:

As CAT score does not measure the student quality, “Profile” of the student or the candidate plays an important role and is used by IIMs to increase the diversity of the student crowd in their campuses.

The three key parameters used by IIMs for shortlisting are:

  • CAT Exam Score
  • Academic Profile and Diversity
  • Work Experience

Based on Academic profile and Diversity and work experience you can know in advance which IIM is likely to shortlist you and what CAT percentile you would need to target to get a call from your dream IIM. To know which IIM is likely to shortlist you visit IIM Profilizer now and get your personalised report right away for free.

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