FAQ IIM Admission Process

Is Dip is compulsory for admission in IIM?

There is no provision of CAT counselling. Admission to IIMs and other B-schools through CAT score is done on the basis of Written Ability Test or Group Discussion and Personal Interview (WAT/GD-PI). Selection criteria and minimum CAT cut off marks are also fixed by each IIM individually. To get in touch with our expert at Goalisb click here.

This year I got seat in Executive MBA in Bangalore. Can I postpone the admission to next year?

It depends on the school's deferral policy. Sometimes the school does allow you to defer your admission to postpone it.

IIM BANGALORE reference questions?

The reference questions are directly sent to the referees for your application. The questions in a reference for an MBA are generally related to the leadership potential and teamwork capabilities that the applicant has demonstrated over the past.

What are the job opportunities after MBA one year programme?

The one year MBA programs are designed for professionals with prior work experience. The job opportunities after one year MBA programs are senior position roles and management roles. Some professionals also shift their career path after the one year MBA.

How to check whether one should prepare for GMAT or not?

To check whether the GMAT is the exam that you should prepare for, you must first attempt the mock test and also check fr the eligibility requirements of the schools and the programs that you target.

My IIM and IIFT interview date got crashed this year what to do and what can be a justifiable reason for the same?

There is only one best excuse- the completely honest one. As the candidate you do everything you can to meet the interview time, but if you can't, you try your best to reschedule it. If you and the potential institute are unable to do so, then both of you move on.

Can non medical stream students take admission in IIM for IPM?

Absolutely you can. Infact a sizeable chunk of Students studying in IIM Indore are from Science background. It’s assumed that the science student’s Math concepts are better; hence they have an added edge over the others. IIM Indore has a Sizeable Math component and especially higher math component, so if you had math in 12th you have an edge.

Is there any chance of getting call from IIM with 90 percentile in CAT 79 in 10th 82 in 12th and 67 in graduation?

Yes is the answer for eligibility based on your past academic scores as most of the B Schools asked for 1st class in 10th, 12th and Graduation? But after that it’s generally depends on your CAT score plus GD/WAT and PI performance. This in addition to the weight-age provided to your past academic scores to create a merit list. So you can say the merit list depends on the candidates’ pool as well. So keeping in mind these things you should work towards what's there in your hands now i.e. to score a high CAT score.

IIM Visakhapatnam is the last to conduct interview what if we miss the previous opportunities of other Iims

Candidates who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIMV. But if you miss these, you have appeared for an interview at IIM Visakhapatnam.

In cat My overall percentile is 92 but in one sectional It is less than 80 is any possibility to get call from IIM

There are MBA colleges which accept CAT percentile between 80-90 in all prominent cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune etc. Though IIMs are the most coveted institutes for MBA aspirants, they have a very high range of CAT cut-off.

What are some exams like the IPM-IIM and IIT-ugee alternate entrance exams for prestigious colleges?


Here is a list of Some TOP BBA/BMS colleges in India and a true alternative exam or you can say a PLAN B with IPM IIM Indore -

IPMAT (for IPM course by IIM Rohtak)

1. DU JAT (for BMS, BFIA, BBE by Delhi University)

2. NPAT (for BBA by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai)

3. SET- General (for BBA by Symbiosis College of management studies, Pune)

4. Xavier's entrance exam (or BMS by St. Xavier's college, Mumbai)

5. IPU-CET (for BBA by Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Delhi-NCR)

6. JMIEE (for BBA by Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi)

7. CUET (for BBA by Christ University, Bangalore)

8. MET (for BBA by Manipal University, Manipal)

9. BUMAT (for BBA by Bharitya Vidyapeeth, Delhi)

10. UGAT (accepted by various Universities/colleges)

11. DAVV CET (for BBA by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore)


How are administrative posts filled in IIM?

Administrative staff is taken in at different levels. The Institute recruits clerical/secretarial/technical and even Officers depending upon the need of the Institute. These days, generally, a contract appointment for two years is offered. Permanent absorption and confirmation depend on the performance review on completion of the contract period.


Under which scheme the Cabinet does approved the setup for IIMs?

The union Cabinet cleared the IIM amendment bill and approved the setup for Iims.


I have secured CAT percentile 74.60 Is there any chance in any Iims. What are the prospects for me?

Your percentile is vey less. To get admitted into any IIMs or any Top MBA colleges in India, the minimum CAT 2020 cutoff is expected to be 90 percentile. Those who secured 99+ percentile can apply to top IIMs like IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Calcutta and IIM Kozhikode.