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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria

IIM Calcutta Selection Procedure: Residing in the cultural capital of the country, IIM Calcutta is a management school par excellence. IIM Calcutta was founded in 1961 and was one of the first IIMs established in India.

CAT 2023 score is not the end of the battle. Rather it is just the beginning to the entire admission process. A candidate’s academic performance, work experiences, writing abilities and communication skills are tested thoroughly before they actually make through the final selection list. Here is an insight to the selection process and criteria that students need to go through to get into various courses:

An academic home to names like Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo CEO) and Amish Tripathi (Author Shiva Trilogy), you could be the next one. Here is an insight about all the courses (with details) it has to offer.

  1. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
  2. Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
  4. Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX- VLM)
  5. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  6. CEMS Masters in International Management Degree (CEMS-MIM)


IIM C: Overall Selection Criteria

The admission into IIMC is a 2 stage process –

Stage 1: Candidates are short listed based on their CAT 2023 percentile score and prior education and work experience. Details are:

GEN - General >=80 >=80 >=80 >=90
NC-OBC– Non Creamy-Other Backward Classes-cum-transgender >=75 >=75 >=75 >=85
PwD/DA- Persons with Disability/ Differently Abled >=60 >=60 >=60 >=70
SC- Scheduled Caste >=65 >=65 >=65 >=70
ST- Scheduled Tribe >=60 >=60 >=60 >=70

IIM Calcutta Weightage 1

Stage 2: In the final selection stage candidates are selected after rounds like Written Ability Test (WAT), separate aptitude test and Personal Interview (PI). The weightage of various components based on which the candidates are finally selected are:

IIM Calcutta Weightage 2

IIM C: Selection Process

PGPM – The overalll selection process is outlined below. Click here for all specific details.

IIM Culcutta PGDM

PGDBA – The overall steps of selection are given below. Click here for specific details

IIM Calcutta PGDBA

PGPEX – You can find details on selection process, eligibility criteria and fee structure for the course here apart from the regular procedure listed below.

IIM Calcutta PGPEX

PGPEX – VLM – The overall process is given below. This course is in collaboration with IIT Madras and Kharagpur. Click here for all details.


FPM – The overall process is given below, for specific details click here .

IIM Calcutta FPM


IIMC is a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), and offers a 1 year program CEMS MIM (simultaneously with 2-year PGP). It brings together CEMS member schools (abroad), alumni, students and companies in a collaborative course.

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