What it takes to get into IIM Ahmedabad – RTI Query – Class of 2014 Stats

We have access to a RTI Query and its response by IIM Ahmedabad.

This query has been answered only partially and not fully. For e.g. details were given only for the Class of 2014 and not for the Class of 2015. You can see the cover page response to this query here where the Central Public Information officer says –

“You are soliciting enormous amounts of information which will disproportionately engage the resources of this Public Authority, and the value of this information has no public interest at large. However, in the spirit of RTI Act 2005, we have provided the information w.r.t point no. 1 to 6 which is placed as enclosure.”

The applicant had asked for some more information – Work Ex break up, No. of students admitted in each category etc.. Also, the same statistics for the Class of 2015. The applicant had also asked for similar stats for the PGP-ABM course for the Class of 2014 and Class of 2015.

Our view

Given the complexity of admission process at the IIMs, the various quotas and the 3 CAT percentile statistics involved, the IIMs must publish certain basic data. For e.g. check the Wharton Batch Profile here.  They publish a GMAT Range, the mean GMAT score and the middle 80% GMAT range.

Our admission processes are far more complex. But then, more the complexity, higher the need of transparency. It helps aspirants and recruiters. It will be interesting to know what your view is. Please leave your views in the comments below if any.

 

Important Note

Please note that criteria of IIM A changes often each year and hence the statistics give below are only indicative. You cannot base you chances for the Class of 2016 or in the future based on this as the criteria has changed. For e.g Top 250 candidates from different academic disciplines called this year to enhance diversity will definitely affect the stats a little if a similar query is filed later.

Also, there are basic sectional cutoffs now. The admission policy back then did not have it. So, the minimum sectional cutoffs for future batches is bound to be higher than what is mentioned below.

 

All Stats below are for the Class of 2014

 

Details of Candidates admitted under General Category through CAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  96.7 90.404 80.7
12th (% in Board)  97.7 89.797 80.6
Graduation (% in Univ)  100 85.289  67.5
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  75  22.63  4
Overall CAT Percentile  100  99.635  97.95
Section 1 (QA & DI ) CAT Percentile  100  98.426  86.98
Section 2 (VA & LR) CAT Percentile  100  97.631  80.59

 

Details of Candidates admitted under OBC Category through CAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  97.2  90.213  76
12th (% in Board)  98.58  89.947  63
Graduation (% in Univ)  97  83.341  60.1
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  61  23.215  1
Overall CAT Percentile  99.99  95.508  86.51
Section 1 (QA & DI ) CAT Percentile  100  92.619  55.11
Section 2 (VA & LR) CAT Percentile  99.99  89.376  42.44

 

Details of Candidates admitted under SC Category through CAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  98  88.237  76.4
12th (% in Board)  97.5  86.583  66.75
Graduation (% in Univ)  90.6  76.172  60
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  53  19.714  1
Overall CAT Percentile  99.83  90.806  66.2
Section 1 (QA & DI ) CAT Percentile  99.26  85.678  46.81
Section 2 (VA & LR) CAT Percentile  99.59  88.8  34.21

 

Details of Candidates admitted under ST Category through CAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  93.3  87.493  78.6
12th (% in Board)  96.17  86.248  72
Graduation (% in Univ)  92.5  72.644  60.4
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  49  22.35  5
Overall CAT Percentile  98.6  84.357  60.93
Section 1 (QA & DI ) CAT Percentile  97.45  84.116  52.49
Section 2 (VA & LR) CAT Percentile  98.52  78.64  41.28

 

Details of Candidates admitted under PWD Category through CAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  96.2  87.855  71.4
12th (% in Board)  94.2  84.908  66.5
Graduation (% in Univ)  80.8  71.702  67.33
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  66  25.667  6
Overall CAT Percentile  98.6  88.628  76.23
Section 1 (QA & DI ) CAT Percentile  98.94  84.948  61.69
Section 2 (VA & LR) CAT Percentile  98.6  85.233  66.91

 

Details of Candidates admitted through GMAT

Maximum

Mean

Minimum
10th (% in Board)  92.6  90.23  87.8
12th (% in Board)  95.56  91.787  86.2
Graduation (% in Univ)  91  84.283  80.25
Work Experience (in No. of Months)  47  31.667  17

 

Some IIM A alumni have pointed out that the minimum Work Ex figure given seems to be only for people with work experience as there are bound to be freshers in the General Category of the graduating batch. We don’t know this for sure though.

 

Source for all the Information above : RTI Query

 

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Comments

15 comments

ShuvamJoy

does that mean in general category some one with 96 & 90 in X XII respectively and Non Engineer Bsc grad with 5.5 CGPA wont be acceptable even with 100 in CAT and with 2 year + work exp?..means below 67.5 in grad won’t be acceptable?

Aditya Agrawal

@Shuvam, these are not the cutoffs. These figures just give you the statistics from the current class of 2014. In another year, the minimum could be less or more than 67.5.
On the other hand, IIM A stresses heavily on academic consistency. That’s why it was very tough in the past for someone who had < 80% score in any of X,XII, BTech to get through. However, the criteria has changed for the next batch of 2016

Rakesh Vankar

I belong to SC category and I have 58% in 10th, 78% in 12th and my CGPA of BBA degree reaches to 75%,is there any chances for me to get into IIMA, and if yes then can anyone tell me how many score I need in CAT? please reply asap!

Manav Kumar

as from the stats shown that candidates from all categories have to have a minimum work ex,then does it mean that freshers right after graduation would make upto iim-a

Team InsideIIM

When it shows 1 month, the basically have just given a value instead of 0. There are many freshers at IIM A.

shubham07iitr

Thanks to Team InsideIIM for publishing these reports. At a time when the admission process is became far too complex, these will help a future aspirant to gauge his/her odds of securing and converting an A call. Eagerly waiting for the same statistics on IIM C!

Swapnil Bhirud

Actually The sectional percentile cutoffs for IIM Ahmedabad are 85 percentile in each section( Quant and VA) for general category. How did they take people with less than the sectional cutoffs (check minimum percentile in each category)?

Team Insideiim

@Swapnil – Different criteria is different years. Class of 2014 means they used CAT 2011 scores. The criteria was released in 2011 and has changed at least twice since then

Sanjay Gautam

I got 68.4 and 71.8 in 10 &12 resp. And my graduation score is 64..nd belonging from sc quota, how much score i need to get the call from FMS delhi.