The IIMs follow a 2 stage selection process - the written exam (CAT) and the GWPI (Group discussion / Written ability test / Personal Interview). At most of the IIMs a shortlist of candidates is prepared after the first stage taking into account the performance in the written exam, academic background, work experience, and other factors.

Shortlisted applicants are required to appear for the second stage of the admission process wherein they would go through a personal interview, written ability test or a group discussion. The final list of selected candidates is prepared taking into account your performance in the written exam, the GWPI process, academic background, work experience and other factors.

The weightage of various components in the selection process varies across institutes and varies from year-to-year for most institutes.

Shortlisting Criteria of IIMs

S.No. IIM
1 IIM Calcutta
2 IIM Ahmedabad
3 IIM Bangalore
4 IIM Lucknow
5 IIM Kozhikode
6 IIM Indore
7 IIM Shillong
8 IIM Rohtak
9 IIM Ranchi
10 IIM Raipur
11 IIM Tiruchirapalli
12 IIM Udaipur
13 IIM Kashipur
14 IIM Nagpur
15 IIM Bodh Gaya
16 IIM Sirmaur
17 IIM Sambalpur
18 IIM Amritsar
19 IIM Visakhapatnam
20 IIM Jammu