IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018 – 20

Rajat updated on : 08 Sep 2017

IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018 - 20 for PGP and PGDM programs have been released. CAT 2017 aspirants can check IIM Indore selection criteria 2018 and admission policy here on this page.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria

IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018 – 20 – Indian Institute of Management has officially released the eligibility criteria and admission guidelines for 2018 – 20 batch. In order to be eligible for this management institute, a candidate is required to clear CAT 2017 cut off. There will be a three stage process of selection at IIM Indore. The institute will first make a CAT merit list which will be based on score of CAT 2017. On the basis of this merit list, the candidates will be selected for further rounds of selection which include a written test and personal interview. On the basis of a candidate’s academic performance including Xth and XIIth class, academic diversity, work experience etc. In this post, we are discussing about IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018 – 20.

If you are an MBA aspirant and are planning to take admission in PGP at IIM Indore, you need to first take CAT 2017 exam. Candidates will be selected for post graduate program, based on CAT score as per IIM Indore selection norms 2018. After this, the candidates will be called for next IIM Indore rounds which include written ability test and personal interview. As per IIM Indore selection criteria 2018, a candidate belonging to general category is required to score a minimum percentile of 90 in Common Admission Test 2017. Further, it is also mentioned in IIM Indore selection guidelines that candidates will be given 76% weightages for academics upto 12th class. A candidate has to choose IIM Indore when s/he fills CAT application form.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018

  1.  IIM Indore Eligibility Criteria 2018 for PGP Program

Candidates can only apply for IIM Indore 2018 only if they satisfy CAT 2017 eligibility criteria. Following are the basic eligibility norms which are required to satisfy

  • Candidate should be a graduate with minimum 55% marks which is 45% in case of SC/ST and PWD candidates.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply.
  • The candidates who are having professional qualification (CA/CS/CWA etc.) can also apply.

      2.  IIM Indore MBA Qualifying Cutoff 2017

The marks obtained by a candidate in his/her bachelor’s program, will be based on the practice which the university/institution follows from where s/he has completed his/her degree. In case of the candidate being awarded grades or CGPA instead of the marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence which the university or the institution has to certify where from the candidate has completed the graduation. If the university or the institution doesn’t have the any scheme to convert the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the obtained GPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.

The candidates who are appearing in the final year of three year’s bachelor program and those who have finished their degree and are waiting for the results, are also eligible to apply for IIM Indore for PGP program 2018. In such scenario, the candidates are required to submit a certificate from the HOD/Principal/Registrar of the university/institution which will certify that the candidate is studying in final year at present or is waiting for result and has scored a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent to it on the basis of latest available grades or marks (the minimum marks in case of SC/ST/PWD are 45%). If such candidate is selected, s/he will be able to join the program on provisional basis in case if s/he submits a certificate latest by 30th June, 2018 from the HOD/Registrar/Principal/Director of the institution stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements (the result may be awaited) for earning the bachelor program on the date of issuing the certificate.

A final year student is required to submit the marks sheets and degree certificate of final year’s bachelor degree examination held on or before 30th June 2018 (including any supplementaries), so that s/he can be considered eligible for post graduate program at IIM Indore.

The candidates are required to submit the certificates and mark sheets by 31st December 2018. If a candidate fails to follow it, his candidature will be cancelled automatically. If any candidate submits university certificate which doesn’t mention clearly that the candidate has cleared the bachelor’s program, and also if he submits a provisional certificate from an affiliated institution, he will have to submit a certificate of authorization which will state that the college/institution has the power/authority to issue such certificate on the university’s behalf.

 The candidate’s records in IIM Indore selection process 2018 can be verified at any stage. Only fulfilling the required eligibility criteria won’t ensure that the shortlisted candidates will get admission at IIM Indore.  

After satisfying the eligibility criteria which have been discussed above, the candidates have to satisfy the qualifying cutoff as well. CAT 2017 percentile is considered as IIM Indore Cutoff and a candidate is required to be eligible so that he can be shortlisted for the next rounds of IIM Indore 2018 admission in PGP programs. IIM Indore admission criteria 2018 have released the qualifying IIM Indore cutoff. The same can be checked in the table below:

Minimum Qualifying Percentile – IIM Indore Cutoff 2017


QA Section
Percentile Rank

DILR Section Percentile Rank

VRC Section Percentile Rank

Overall Percentile Rank


























IIM Indore Admission Process 2018 – Shortlisting Candidates for WAT & PI

The institute will shortlist the candidates for further admission rounds which will include Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. IIM Indore will calculate the composite score, for this purpose. Check the table given below to know the calculation of composite score.

Composite Score Calculation – IIM Indore Admission Policy 2018



10th Class

36 X (Z Candidate – Z min/Z max – Z min)

12th Class

40 X (Z Candidate’s overall score in CAT/Highest overall score in CAT)

GDFF (Gender Diversity Factor)

+4 for female candidates

Composite Score

Total of above scores

Please note that Z candidates, Z minimum, Z maximum for 10th class and 12th class are computed with the help of normalization process.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018 – Final Selection Process

IIM Indore will prepare a merit list in the final stage of admission. MBA program seat will be offered to the candidates whose names will be featured in the final list of IIM Indore selection process 2018. IIM Indore will prepare the final list on the basis of the composite scores. The calculation of final composite score will be done on the following basis;



10th Class

10 X (Z candidate – Z min / Z Max – Z min)

12th Class

10 X (Z Candidate – Z min / Z max – Z min)

Overall CAT 2017 score

20 X (Candidate’s overall score in CAT / Highest CAT overall score)

WAT Score

20 X (Z Candidate – Z min / Z max – Z min)

PI Score

40 X (Z Candidate – Z min / Z max – Z min)

Final Composite Score

Total of above scores (Max 100)

IIM Indore Reservation Criteria 2018-20

As per the IIM Indore admission norms 2018, it has been mentioned that IIM Indore will follow the reservation policy as per the guidelines of Government of India.  The table following contains the percentage of seats reserved for different categories:


Percentage of Reserved Seats

Non Creamy – Other Backward Classes


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Persons with Disabilities


As defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), ‘person with benchmark disabiity’ means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measureable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. By the word “specified disability” we mean the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016. The categories of disability include the following:

  • Low vision and blindness
  • Hard of hearing and deaf
  • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
  • Intellectual disability, autism, mental illness, specific leaning disability
  • Multiple disabilities from amongst person under clause (a) to (d) and
  • Other ‘specified disabilities’ as mentioned in The Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the application central government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT 2017 and any subsequent selection process of IIM Indore. The candidates who belong to the categories, for which the seats are reserved, are required to note the eligibility criteria carefully.

For any admission related query/enquires, the candidates should freely contact at the address mentioned below:

The Admission Office

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Prabandh Shikhar, Rau – Pithampur Road,

Indore – 453556 (MP), India

Phone – 0731 – 2439685/686

Email – pgpadmission@iimidr.ac.in

Website: www.iimidr.ac.in

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