MBA Admission Policy

MBA Admission Policy 2020

This document summarizes the approach of IIM Jammu to prepare the admission list for its MBA Batch 2020-22. The batch size is likely to be around 180. IIM Jammu reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed.

The admission process of IIM Jammu consists of:

  • CAT Examination
  • Short listing candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process.
  • Conducting the PA process: PA process is composed of Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The PA process will be common to 9 IIMs, namely, IIM Bodh Gaya, Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur.
  • Preparing the Merit List based on CAT score, WAT & PI score and Profile score as indicated in following tables.

1. Criteria for Short listing to PA (WAT & PI) process

The cut-off percentile marks for eligibility to PA process in the three sections and the total CAT percentile for different categories of students are given below as decided in the Common Admission Process 2020:


Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile Quantitative Ability Percentile Overall Percentile
General* 80 80 80 90
EWS 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

IIM Jammu's Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be called for PA process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less (more) than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section-wise minimum score would be reduced (increased) to get the desired number of candidates.

The 9 IIMs (IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur) have decided to adopt a common admission process (CAP 2020 process) of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Ranchi. The performance of the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2020 would be considered for preparing the merit list.

* In case of female candidates under the general category, the overall cut-off percentile marks for eligibility for PA process is greater or equal to 85 with sectional cut-offs of 75 percentile. However, getting an overall CAT percentile of greater or equal to 85 does not automatically guarantee a call for PA process. Within this pool of eligible candidates, the final list of candidates to be called for PA process will be decided strictly based on order of merit and as per the requirements of IIM Jammu. This separate PA process comprising both WAT and PI will be independently conducted by IIM Jammu, if required.

Criteria for Preparing the Merit List

The criteria for preparing the merit list will be based on the score obtained after adding the following:

  • CAT Score : 0.4* Absolute CAT Percentile
  • Personal Appearance (WAT & PI) : 30 Marks
  • Profile : 30 Marks

The above three scores shall be added and will be used to make the final merit list.

2.1 CAT Score (40%)

IIM Jammu will use CAT 2019 score

2.2 Personal Appearance (30)

IIM Jammu will consider the following weightage:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT) : 10
  • Personal Interview (PI) : 20

2.3 Profile (30 Marks)

IIM Jammu will consider the following weightage:

  • Academic Profile : 9
  • Work Experience : 8
  • Diversity : 13

2.3.1 Academic Profile (9 Marks)

IIM Jammu will consider the following weightage:

  • 10th Standard : 3
  • 12th Standard : 3
  • Graduation : 3

The following would be the basis for scoring candidates with respect of their academic profiles:

Range of Marks 10th Class 12th Class
<= 60 0 0
60.01 to 70 1.0 1.0
70.01 to 80 1.5 1.5
80.01 to 90 2.0 2.0
90.01 to 95 2.5 2.5
95.01>= 3.0 3.0
Range of Marks Graduation
<= 60 0
60.01 to 70 0.5
70.01 to 80 1
80.01 to 85 1.5
85.01 to 90 2.0
90.01 to 95 2.5
95.01 >= 3.0

2.3.2 Work Experience (8 marks)

Following will be the basis for scoring candidates:

Months < 12 12-18 18-24 24-36 36-48 48-60 >60
Score 0 3 5 8 5 3 0

** Only completed months will be considered

2.3.3 Diversity (13 marks)

Gender Diversity (8 marks)

Gender Marks
Male 0
Female 8

Academic Discipline Diversity (5 marks)

The following academic disciplines are eligible for diversity score:

Sl. No. Subjects Marks
1. Engineering 0
2. Non-Engineering 5


IIM Jammu will follow strictly the Government of India's Reservation Policy:

Category % Reservation
Schedule Caste 15%
Schedule Tribe 7.5%
NC - OBC 27%
DAP 5%
EWS 10%

4. Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

A candidate receiving admission offer from IIM Jammu and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to send along with Offer Acceptance, an Offer Acceptance amount of Rs.50,000/-. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified by the Institute, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1,000 as processing charges. If a candidate applies for withdrawal after the date specified by the Institute, no refund will be admissible. If a candidate registers for the program, his/her Offer Acceptance Amount will be adjusted against Term I Fee. In the event of withdrawal from the Program after registration, no refund of Offer Acceptance Amount & Term Fee will be made.

For more information, visit CAT website: www.iimcat.ac.in

Any dispute concerning Admissions for the MBA Batch 2020-22 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Jammu Only.