IIM-A Reduced CAT 2018 Percentile Cut-off; Complete Selection Process

Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has brought in some modifications to its selection criteria of CAT 2018.

12th November 2018: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, commonly known as IIM-A, has brought in some modifications to its selection criteria. It has released the PGP 2019-2020 selection criteria for admissions where the Institute has made changes to the CAT 2018 percentile requirement. It has ultimately reduced the cut-off percentile further to overall 80 percentile with at least 70 sectional percentile for all sections for the candidates belonging to General Category.

Selection Process for IIM-A PGP (Postgraduate Programme)

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has a two-step selection process – Step I and Step II. Step I is basically the qualifier round where the students need to crack the CAT examination 2018, scoring the minimum percentile. Those who clear the first round will be called for the second round test. However, it is important that the candidates should have an excellent academic profile. There will be Academic Writing Test and a PI (Personal Interview). The selection will be done based on the performance.

Students with higher percentile get higher Application Ratings. The academic background plays an important role. Ratings are the direct proportionate to their scores.

  • Rating A: Students with 90% marks in class 10th will get a rating of 10
  • Rating B: Arts stream students with 85% marks will get 10 ratings. Commerce and Science stream students with 90% marks in class 12th will get a rating of 10.
  • Rating C: For Rating C, i.e. for Bachelor’s Degree, the Institute has made 7 sub-categories from AC 1 to AC 7. Look at the table below –

Application Rating for IIM (A) Bachelor Degree Stream



Percentage for Rating 10

AC 1



AC 2



AC 3 and 5

Economics, Paramedical, BBA,  Commerce, Science, Finance, BCA


AC 6

Law, Humanities, Arts, Journalism


AC 4 & 7

Engineering, Technology, etc.


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Irrespective of the fact that the CAT 2018 overall and sectional scores have been modified or reduced, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad gives priority to students with higher percentiles.

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