How Can I Get A Call From IIM Kashipur | PGP 2019 – 2021

The IIM Kashipur selection criteria 2018 have been released on the institute’s official website.

Here are the highlights of the selection criteria –

  • IIM Kashipur has a provision for allotting extra marks to post-graduates or those with professional qualifications (CA/CS/ICWA) at the post-graduation level.
  • The institute will award 5 marks each for academic and gender diversity.
  • Over 40% of the weightage during shortlisting is given to the CAT 2018 score, followed by 15% weightage to graduation scores.
  • 15% of the weightage is for 10th and 12th marks, while 7% weightage is for work experience.

IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2018

The IIM Kashipur selection criteria 2018 has been split into 3 steps –

Step 1 – Shortlisting for WAT-PI based on the CAT percentile and cut-offs.

Step 2 – (a) WAT-PI Round.
(b) Shortlisting based on criteria set by the institute.

Step 3 – Generation of Final Merit list.

IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2018: Eligibility – 

IIM Kashipur’s eligibility criteria will be announced at a later. Last year, the minimum cut-off was set at 90 percentile, with 80 percentile as the minimum sectional cut-off for all 3 sections.

IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2018: (2a) –

“CAP participating IIM Directors will decide the number of candidates who would be called for WAT & PI process based on the criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates are found to be less (or more) than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI as
per GoI reservation norms, then the overall as well as section wise minimum scores may be decreased (or increased) to get the desired number of candidates. The CAP participating IIMs will decide to adopt a common process of WAT&PI and the process will be coordinated by the CAP coordinating IIM.”IIM Kashipur Official Website

After the candidates have been shortlisted for the WAT-PI round, all institutes under the Common Admission Process (CAP) will participate in the WAT-PI process, the weightage for which is as follows –







IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2018: (2b) – 

The following are the components for generating the merit list –



Process of Calculation

CAT Score


(Candidate’s CAT Score/Highest Score) x 30



(Candidate’s Class Xth Score/100) x 5



(Candidate’s Class XIIth Score/100) x 5



Graduation Marks = X (See table below)



Work Experience


Work Experience Marks = X (See table below)

Academic Diversity


Gender Diversity




Weight for Graduation score – 

Weight for Work Experience – 

The following table categorises the different academic streams, based on which points for academic diversity are awarded. Points for diversity will be awarded only to those academic streams which feature in the table below –

IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria 2018: Generation of Final Merit List

The Final Merit list grand total = 2a (WAT-PI) + 2b

The Verdict –

IIM Kashipur will be awarding points for all the major criteria considered by other IIMs, with additional points for post-graduate applicants. Over 40% of the weight is given to the CAT score, therefore making it the most important factor to get a shortlist call from IIM Kashipur. Another major factor, which can be a pain-point for some aspirants, is the graduation score. Candidates with close to 3 years of work experience have the greatest advantage in terms of work experience. There is also a point allotted to those with 5 years of work experience, which can be an added advantage.

This elaborate shortlisting process with multiple components makes admission into IIM Kashipur a level playing ground for applicants with all kinds of backgrounds.

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