IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019 – IIM Bodh Gaya offers Post Graduate Programme (PGP) to the candidates who are willing to take admission in various fields like accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and management etc. The IIM Bodh Gaya selection process 2019 includes scores of CAT followed by Personal Appearance (PA) which consist of Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates willing to seek admission in IIM Bodh Gaya must appear for Common Admission Test (CAT). IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019 is on the basis of CAT scores and then WAT-PI round. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the above-mentioned process. To know the complete details related to IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019 refer this page.

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IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019

The admission in IIM Bodh Gaya 2019 in PGDM is a three-stage process. To be eligible to take admission candidates will have to qualify these rounds. The IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria is as follows.

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Scores Accepted by IIMB

1. CAT 2018

Stage 1: PA (WAT & PI)

For this round, candidates are eligible on the basis of total CAT 2018 scores and three other sections for different category candidates given in the table below.

Written Ability Test (WAT) is a pen-paper based test to asses the candidates on their writing skills. Some of the IIM’s all have replaced GD round with WAT round as the exam conducting body feels that some students are unable to express their opinions/views in GD.

In Personal Interview (PI) round, candidates will be assessed on the basis of the way he/she answers a question. Candidates should not fumble and answer all the questions fluently without any kind of hesitation.

Category Quantitative
Percentile (PQA)
Data Interpretation &
Logical Reasoning
Percentile (DILR)
Verbal and
Percentile (PVRC)
Overall Percentile (PT)
General 80 80 80 95
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

Stage 2: Merit List

The merit list is prepared on the basis of overall performance of the students in all the rounds. Candidates can check the break up of the percentage by which the merit list will be prepared for IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria.

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria

CAT Score

40% will be total weight-age of CAT 2018 scores.

Personal Appearance (WAT & PI)

The personal appearance in total carries a weight-age of 30%. Candidates can check the break up of the consolidated percentage given below.

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


Candidates are also be assessed on the basis of their profile. For the academic profile, candidates are awarded 12%. For work experience, candidates will get 6% of marks. 12% of the weight-age is given to diversity.

  • Academic Profile

Candidates get the marks on the basis marks scored in class 10, 12 and graduation. To know more about the weight-age given to the marks, refer to the table below.

Range of Marks Class 10 Class 12 Graduation
<60 0.0 0.0 0.0
60 – 64.99 0.5 0.5 0.5
65 – 69.99 1.0 1.0 1.0
70 – 74.99 1.5 1.5 1.5
75 – 79.99 2.0 2.0 2.0
80 – 84.99 2.5 2.5 2.5
85 – 89.99 3.0 3.0 3.0
90 – 94.99 3.5 3.5 3.5
95 – 100 4.0 4.0 4.0
  • Work Experience

On the basis of work experience, candidates will get their scores. Candidates should have completed the stipulated number of months then only he/she is eligible to get marks. Candidates can check the table given below.

No. of Months Score
6 or less 0
7-12 2
13-24 4
25-36 6
37-48 4
49-60 2
60 or more 0
  • Diversity

IIM Bodh Gaya gives total 12% weight-age to the Diversity which has been further divided into Gender diversity and Academic diversity.

  1. Gender Diversity

It gives 8% weight-age on the basis of gender diversity. Candidates can refer to the table below.

Gender Scores
Male 0
Female 8

2. Educational Diversity

It also gives 4% weight-age to the marks scored in specific subjects mentioned below. The following subjects given in the table below is given weight-age.

Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education,
Geography, History, Languages, Liberal arts, Law, Library and Information
Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy,
Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre), Literature, Physical Education,
Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work,
Statistics, etc.
Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Costs &
Works Accountancy, etc.
Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc.
All other courses excluding Engineering (equivalent to B. E./B. Tech.)

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission 2019 Reservations

Candidates belonging to the reserved category will also be eligible for reservation as per the Government of India’s Reservation Policy. Candidates can have a look at the table given below to know about the reservation in detail.

Category %  of Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC – Non-Creamy Layer 27%
DAP 5%

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