How Can I Get A Call From IIM Indore | PGP Batch 2019-2021

IIM Indore selection criteria 2018 has been released for the PGP Batch of 2019-2021.

Highlights of IIM Indore selection criteria –

  • There has been no change in selection criteria from last year, and the weight remains the same for all components of the selection criteria.
  • CAT score has the least weight in IIM Indore’s selection criteria 2018. A candidate with an excellent academic background and an above average CAT score can also get a call from IIM I.
  • There is no weight for Graduation marks of a candidate, both in shortlisting for WAT-PI and Final Selection.
  • There are no points for academic diversity, but 4 marks are awarded for gender diversity.
  • Almost 80% of the marks in WAT-PI shortlisting criteria and 20% of the marks in Final Selection criteria are 10th+12th marks. Therefore, more than the CAT percentile, a candidate’s previous academic performance will be a major deciding factor in getting a shortlist call from IIM Indore.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria 2018

Eligibility – 

The following are the minimum CAT 2018 cut-offs for IIM Indore.

Note – the actual percentile required would be upwards of 98 percentile for General category (based on previous trends). 

Category QA DI-LR VA-RC Overall
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PwD 45 45 45 50

IIM Indore Selection Criteria 2018: WAT-PI Shortlist – 

The following are the components and their weights that will be considered for a shortlist call by IIM Indore –

IIM Indore Selection Criteria: WAT - PI Shortlist


If a candidate meets the composite score cut-off set by IIM Indore, he/she will be eligible for the Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview round at the centre of their choosing.

IIM Indore Selection Criteria 2018: Final Selection Criteria – 

After the WAT-PI is complete, candidates will be shortlisted on the following criteria:

IIM Indore Final Selection Criteria 2018

Based on the Final Composite Score, a candidate will be given an admission offer at IIM Indore.

The Verdict – 

Much like its Calcutta counter-part, IIM Indore lays major importance on 10th and 12th score of an applicant. Therefore, if your academic profile has been not-so-stellar in either of the two, your chances of getting a shortlist call can only be salvaged by an exceptional CAT 2018 score. There is no weight for work experience at all, so freshers and working professionals are on the same plane. Further, non-engineers are not given any preference for academic diversity, so anyone from any academic background has an equal chance of getting into Planet-I.

According to the InsideIIM Gender Diversity Report, IIM Indore is one of the most gender-diverse B-schools in the country but wants to continue growing in that direction. Therefore, a total of 4 points will be given to female applicants this year as well, according to IIM Indore selection criteria 2018.

Since 10th and 12th scores of most applicants are generally in the same range, it is that 20% weight to the CAT score that will become crucial to getting a WAT-PI shortlist call from IIM Indore.

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you stand a good chance. I have 94 in 10th and 88 in 12th, and I got the call at 97.35 percentile. Plus, you are a female candidate too.


86% in class 10 boards(icse) and 92.5% in class 12 (ISC). What should be my minimum cat percentile to get a call from iim indore. (female candidate)