Admission Process for IIM MBA Batch of 2023

IIMs are government-owned, public business schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and executive programs along with some courses in business administration. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, established the IIMs on the recommendation of the Planning Commission.
Selection process for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at the Indian Institute of Management for the batch of 2023-25, by category, that is, General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, EWS and PWD.
Each year, the Admissions Committee determines the selection process, selection criteria, and weighting of various parameters. The Admission Committee sets these criteria and weights at the beginning of each admission cycle before the CAT Written test. To ensure an objective admissions process, this is required.
There are two stages to the admissions process. During the first stage, candidates are shortlisted for a Personal Interview (PI). In the second stage, candidates are shortlisted for admission to the MBA program.
IIMs use a composite score of multiple parameters like marks in 10th and 12th Board exams, marks in the graduation program, quality of work experience, gender and academic diversity, and section scores in the CAT to determine a candidate’s suitability for the MBA Program.
The process is explained in the document below.
Applicants are encouraged to clearly present their marks at the 10th, 12th, and graduation levels, and information related to their field of study at graduation. The candidate’s application will not be considered for the next level in the selection process if incorrect information is presented. The IIM’s decision in this matter will be final, and no further discussion will be entertained.
Stage 1: Pre Personal Interview (PI) Process
In the first stage, all eligible candidates who attend CAT 2022 are evaluated to determine which candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. The first shortlist includes candidates with a minimum percentile score in each section and overall score in CAT 2022. Only candidates who achieve a positive raw score (greater than zero) in all sections of CAT-2022 will be considered. Candidates selected in this first shortlist will be processed for PI/WAT. First shortlist for MBA 2023-2025 according to the pre-determined minimum percentile cut-off scores.
Each candidate’s percentage score in the 10th and 12th board exams is initially adjusted by dividing it by the 90th percentile score obtained in their particular board.
CAT score = 60%, 10th board = 10%, 12th board = 5%, Gender Diversity = 10%, and Work Experience = 15% for all shortlisted candidates based on the process and adjusted scores.
Pre-PI scores are calculated for each candidate based on the above weights, and according to their pre-PI scores, candidates are ranked in order of merit. Several candidates will be selected for PI from the ranking list prepared through the above process.
Stage 2: Personal Interview (PI)
A Personal Interview (PI) is the second stage of the selection process.
The panel will evaluate each candidate’s academic background, work experience, and other personal characteristics during the interview.
A candidate’s post-PI score is calculated using the aggregate scores obtained after applying the following weights. (a) Personal Interview (PI) = 70%, (b) Work experience = 10%, (c) Gender diversity = 10%, and (d) Academic diversity = 10%.
Pre-PI scores and post-PI scores (with appropriate weightages) will be used cumulatively in the final phase to select the candidates for the program. The selection process, parameters and weights used are uniform for all categories of applicants. For each admission cycle, sufficient candidates will be shortlisted from each social category to meet the reservation requirements for that group.
For each candidate, the aggregate composite score is calculated as follows:
The aggregate score is equal to 0.6 X the pre-PI score and 0.4 X the post-PI score A candidate’s final ranking for admission to the MBA 2023 program will be based on their aggregate score. Candidates selected from each category will be offered admission strictly based on their final rank based on their aggregate score.


Scroll to Top
Connect via WhatsApp/Call or Fill in below form

New Crash Course Batch Start


From 22nd March

New Crash Course Batch Start


From 18th & 20th March

Exam Date Postponed On 20th April

Entrance Exam Updates

MBA entrance exam update