IIM Ahmedabad is the top-most B-School in India. The institute has reduced its CAT cutoff for the admission process in the last few years. The cutoff for CAT was over 90 percentile during the academic year 2016-17. Later, it was reduced to 80 percentile for General candidates for the academic year 2017-19 and 2018-20.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2019

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 80
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
NC-OBC cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) 60 60 60 70
PWD (ST) 50 50 50 60 

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2018

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 80
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
NC-OBC cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) 60 60 60 70
PWD (ST) 50 50 50 60 

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2017

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 80
 SC 60 60 60 70
 ST 50 50 50 60
NC-OBC cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
PWD 60 60 60 70

For the General category candidates, the sectional cutoff for Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section is higher than that of the other two sections. However, for the other category candidates, the sectional cutoff is same for all three sections. The CAT 2016 Cutoff has reduced from that of CAT 2015 both in terms of sectional as well as overall.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2016

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall percentile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC-cum transgender 75 75 75 85
SC 70 70 70 80
ST 60 60 60 70
DA 70 70 70 80

Compared to the year 2016, the category wise cutoffs for 2017 has reduced drastically for the NC-OBC-cum transgender category candidates. There has been marginal decrease for the SC and PWD/DA category where the sectional and overall cutoffs have decreased by five and 10 points respectively. The ST category cutoffs have remained the same.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2015

Category VARC QA Overall Percentile
General 85 85 90
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 80 80 85
SC 75 75 80
ST 75 75 80
DA 75 75 80

The exam pattern of CAT was different in the year 2015 with two sections - Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. In comparison to the year 2016, the overall cutoff for ST category was lesser by 10 points in 2015. The sectional cutoffs have also changed by five points in each category.

About IIM Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, commonly known as IIM-A, is located in Gujarat, India and is a public business school. It is the second IIM of the country established in the year 1961 after IIM Calcutta. 

Programmes

It offers following full-time post-graduate programmes:

  1. Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) - Two-year, full-time MBA programme
  2. Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) - Two-year, full-time MBA programme
  3. One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) - One Year full-time MBA programme for Experienced 

The selection of candidates for admission to PGP at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates are shortlisted for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.