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IIM Nagpur Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on August 20th, 2021 by Pratima Khatri

On 9-April-2021 the college announced the second personal interview round shortlisted candidates list for the academic year 2021 – 2023. Also, an e-mailed has been sent to each candidate individually. One must confirm their presence for the interview by 12-April-2021 at 6:00 PM IST.

Keeping the current situation of an ongoing pandemic due to COVID-19 the college will conduct interviews online.

On 16-March-2021, IIM-Nagpur started accepting applications for Ph.D. admissions 2021-25. One can apply on their website. The deadline to submit the application form was extended to 31st March 2021 at 6 pm IST.

It has been observed the college follows a cut-off trend as mentioned below.

Year Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
2021 72 85
2020 72 85
2019 72 90
2018 72 90
2017 80 90

IIM Nagpur Important Dates 2021

Events Dates (Tentative)
Final Admission of MBA (Domestic candidates) 3rdweek of May 2021
Registration for the PGP 2021-23 (Overseas Candidates) Last week of June 2021
Personal Interviews for PhD Second Week of May 2021
PhD Results Third/Fourth Week of May 2021

IIM Nagpur MBA / PGP Program Admission Criteria 2021

IIM Nagpur offers full-time PGP programs (MBA) with specialization in given in the table below:

Courses Specializations
MBA Economics, Operations, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Behavior Sciences, Marketing, General Management, Accounting & Finance

One also has an option to choose an executive MBA program which is designed for working professionals who are at peak of their career and wish to learn while they work.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must match the below-mentioned cut-offs to be eligible for further rounds.
  • One must have the minimum percentiles mentioned as per their reservation category.
  • The GMAT scorecard produced by overseas students must be of 5 years or less validity from the date of the exam taken.
  • Relevant recent caste certificates must be produced to benefit from caste reservation.

This also accounts for Stage -1 of the selection process

Reservation Category Seats Available Minimum CAT 2020 Percentile
Section 1 (VARC) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section 2 (DILR) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Section 3 (QA) Quantitative Ability Overall
General 97 72 72 72 85
EWS 24 72 72 72 85
NC-OBC 65 65 65 65 76.5
SC 36 50 50 50 60
ST 18 35 35 35 40
DAP (Horizontal Reservation) 12 35 35 35 40
Minimum G-MAT Percentile Minimum Total Score
Verbal Percentile Quantitative Percentile
65 65 600

Selection Criteria

The students will be marked/given scores based on the following aspects:

  • CAT or GMAT Percentile
  • Previous Academic Performance in 10th, 12th, and UG course
  • Work Experience
  • Diversity in terms of gender, the field of study & work
  • The score secured in the personal interview

The total score will be calculated to determine one’s admission to the college.

Mentioned below is the scoring system that would be followed by IIM – Nagpur to evaluate the candidates. The following scores and steps followed are part of Stage – 2 in the selection process.

Entrance Test Scores

For Indian Candidates:

The CAT score will be rewarded between 0-10.

  • CAT Score Rating = (Total CAT score obtained by the candidate / Maximum total CAT score) *10

The Maximum CAT score is the highest CAT score secured by a candidate among the candidates who were eligible for the admission process in IIM – Nagpur as per the cut-off.

For Overseas Candidates

The GMAT rating score will be awarded between 0-10.

  • GMAT Score Rating = (GMAT score obtained by the candidate / Maximum GMAT score) *10

The Maximum GMAT score will be 800.

Academic Scores

For Indian Candidates:

10th Grade Score (A) 12th Grade Score (B) UG Degree Score (C)
Percentage Scored Rating Score (A) Percentage Scored Rating Score (B) Percentage Scored Rating Score (C)
<= 55 1 <= 55 1 <= 55 2
> 55 and <= 60 3 > 55 and <= 60 3 > 55 and <= 60 4
> 60 and <= 70 4 > 60 and <= 70 4 > 60 and <= 65 6
> 70 and <= 80 5 > 70 and <= 80 5 > 65 and <= 70 9
> 80 and <= 90 9 > 80 and <= 90 9 > 70 10
> 90 10 > 90 10
Total PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)

For Overseas Candidates

UG Degree Score
Percent score Rating Score (AP)
<=55 2
>55 and <=60 4
>60 and <=65 6
>65 and <=70 9
>70 10

Work Experience Scores

Candidates with relevant work experience will be awarded scores based on the number of months they have worked. The work experience scoring remains the same for Indian and Overseas candidates Terms & Condition applicable for showcasing work experience:

  • Only full-time and paid experience after graduation will be considered. Part-time/Project/Internship/CA Articleship/Training/Apprenticeship/Pre-graduation work experience/ work experience, which involves payment as a stipend, will not be considered.
  • A valid proof of the date of appointment, date of relieving/ work experience certificate, and proof of payment/salary must be submitted.
  • Work experience for employment involving cash payment of salary without salary slip or proof will not be considered.
  • For candidates having work experience in a family business valid proofs of the existence of the business, the association of the candidate with the business/family, and role of the individual in the business, along with proof of payment during work experience must be submitted.
  • In the case of multiple companies’ work experience, the total work experience will be added up and every 30 days will be accounted as 1 month.

The below table showcases the scores which will be rewarded based on one’s work experience.

Experience “x” (in months) Rating Score (WE)
x<6 0
6<=x<12 4
12<=x<18 8
18<=x<24 10
24<=x<30 6
30<=x<36 2
x>=36 0

Diversity Score

Candidates will be awarded a diversity score out of 10 in the following manner:

Gender Score UG Degree Score
Male 0 Engineering 0
Female 5 Any other course apart from Engineering 5
Transgender 5

Comprehensive Score (CS): After allocation of scores in the above-mentioned category, a comprehensive score is calculated by using the below-mentioned formula:

  • For Indian Candidates: CS = 0.30 * ( CAT Score) + 0.35 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) + 0.15 * (DI Score)
  • For Overseas Candidates: CS = 0.30 * ( GMAT Score) + 0.35 * (AP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) + 0.15 * (DI Score)

Final Selection: This is Stage – 3 of the selection process. Candidates will have personal Interviews at this stage after being shortlisted based on the comprehensive score. Personal Interview scores will be recorded (PI).

The final score (FS) will be calculated using the following formulas:

  • For Indian Candidates: FS = (0.40* (PI Score) + 0.15* (CAT Score) + 0.15 * (PAP Score) + 0.15 * (QWWE Score) + 0.05* (GDI Score)) / 0.9
  • For Overseas Candidates: FS = 0.40* (PI Score) + 0.15* (GMAT Score) + 0.15 * (AP Score) + 0.15 * (WE Score) + 0.10(AWA Score/6*10) + 0.05 * (GDI Score)


  • PI – Personal Interview
  • CAT / GMAT – Entrance test scores
  • PAP / AP – Past Academic Performance / Academic Performance
  • QWWE / WE – Quality Weighted Work Experience (Work Experience * Quality of work score awarded by the jury during Interview) / Work Experience
  • AWA – Analytical Writing assessment scores extracted from GMAT
  • GDI – Gender Diversity Score

The scores will be tabulated individually for each reservation category. The final list will be released after tabulating the scores.

How to Apply for IIM Nagpur MBA?

Documents Required:

  • Latest entrance test score certificate. CAT or GMAT.
  • Past Academic performance mark sheet and certificates.
  • Work experience certificates.
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Reservation Category certificate (if applicable)

Application Process:

Indian Candidates

  • Students have to opt for IIM – Nagpur in their CAT form.
  • On being eligible, which is on scoring above the cut off percentile one can file their application at the official website of IIM Nagpur.
  • The selection process has 3 stages which are mentioned above.
  • On successfully being selected candidates have to pay a sum of 75,000 to the college to confirm their admission and this amount will be adjusted in first semester fees.
  • The required documents have to be submitted for verification.

Overseas Candidates

  • Candidates have to apply through the College Website.
  • A copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (must not be older than Jan 2016), an attested copy of the marks sheet showcasing previous academic performance, copy of all pages of the passport must be uploaded on the application page.
  • A sum of 7,350INR must be paid as application fees.
  • The selection process has 3 stages which are mentioned above.
  • On successfully being selected candidates have to pay a sum of 73,500 to the college to confirm their admission and this amount will be adjusted in first semester fees.
  • The required documents have to be submitted for verification.

IIM Nagpur PhD Admission Criteria 2021

The program duration is designed for four years. In the initial 2 years, it will consist of coursework leading to a comprehensive assessment followed by which participants undertake the thesis work for the remaining 2 years duration under the supervision of an advisory committee.

One has to attend CAT / GMAT and the same scores will be used to evaluate candidates for further rounds.

At present, IIM Nagpur offers Ph.D. in the following areas of specialization:

Course Specializations
PhD Decision Science and Information Systems, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, Production and Operations Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree after completion of UG and schooling with 10+2+3/4 (UG) education system with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks.
  • Post-graduate diploma in management of at least one year in duration passed with at least 60% or equivalent marks.
  • Professional qualification – CA/ICWA/CS with (with at least 50 percent aggregate marks) along with a Bachelor’s degree exam passed with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks
  • A five-year integrated Master’s degree (five years following the 10+2 system of education) program in any discipline, with at least 60 percent aggregate or equivalent marks
  • A 4 year / 8 semesters Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 85% or equivalent marks

The Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification should be:

From any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions. Established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act,1956 or, recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India or possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.

Selection Criteria

  • Students will be initially shortlisted based on CAT / GMAT scores.
  • Candidates who have passed the screening test in Stage – 1 will be forwarded for personal Interviews.
  • These candidates will receive an email from the college.
  • The first with an area-led panel and another with the program-led panel.
  • If a candidate has applied for two areas of specialization, he/she has to attend an interview for each area and then a program-led panel interview.

Evaluation Criteria are:

  • Academic consistency and excellence
  • Research related exposure
  • Work experience and job profile
  • Basic insights and knowledge in the chosen area
  • Overall program suitability

Reservation Criteria

Candidates claiming the reservation category must produce their caste certificate.

Ph.D. Reservation
Category Percentage
NC-OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.50%
PWD 5%
EWS 10%

How to Apply for PhD Courses?

Documents Required:

  • Copy of the latest exam score certificate
  • Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates and Degree of Graduation/ Post Graduation
  • Caste certificate

Application Process:

  • Candidates apply online on the college website.
  • An application fee of 1000INR for a single area of specialization has to be paid and 1500INR for 2 areas of specialization.
  • All the details are screened and candidates are shortlisted.
  • Shortlisted candidates undergo several rounds of Interviews.
  • Final selected candidates are offered admission.
  • Candidates pay a sum of 50,000INR to confirm their admission.

IIM Nagpur Admission FAQs

Ques. Do Overseas applicants have to pay while applying for the course?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. Yes, a sum of 7,350 INR must be paid which is non-refundable.

Ques. Can Overseas pay the fees in their native currency?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. Yes, but the fees paid has to be equivalent to the fees quoted in Indian Currency.

Ques. What are the arrangements for accommodation?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. This is a full-time residential course and students are provided accommodation in a well-furnished single room hostel.

Ques. What kind of IT facilities can I expect from IIM-Nagpur?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. You will be in state-of-the-art, fully WiFi premises with seamless access to industry and knowledge databases, email, and the internet. The library has access to resources including EBSCO Business Source, Proquest Ebook central, ACE knowledge Portal, ACE Equity & MF2, Gartner, Prowessdx, ProwessIQ, and is in the process of acquiring databases like Indiastat.

Ques. How will international work experience be accounted for?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. IIM – Nagpur considers your work experience documents issued from your company where dates of international work experience are mentioned. Please note that visiting international locations for participation in any conference/meetings/workshops or business trips is not considered an international work experience. Only full-time work in a foreign location (other than your home country) on legitimate documents, including offer letter/appointment letter and based on salary/consideration is considered international work experience.

Ques. I’m a resident of Nagpur, do I still pay the full fees?

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

Ans. Yes, it is a full-time residential program.

IIM Nagpur: Courses, Eligibility, Admissions, Selection Process, Placements 2021

Last updated on August 20th, 2021

Indian Institute of Management Nagpur was established in the year 2015 under the mentorship of the IIM Ahmedabad. IIM Nagpur is the 14th IIM amongst the 20 IIMs in India.

IIM Nagpur ranks 40th amongst the top B-schools, according to NIRF Management rankings 2020.

IIM Nagpur offers two programs i.e. two-year full-time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and a Doctoral (Ph.D.) program of four-year.

Admissions in IIM Nagpur are based on CAT cut-off, personal interview, academic records, and written ability test.

To promote research, Entrepreneurship, and startup incubation IIM Nagpur has INFED: IIM Nagpur’s Foundation For Entrepreneurship Development.

IIM Nagpur Highlights

Established in 2015
Courses Offered Post Graduation Program in management. (PGP) flagship program, Doctoral (Ph.D.)
Admission criteria CAT cut off
NIRF management ranking 40th best B-school in India.
Popular Program Post Graduation Program in management. (PGP), (PGP), two-year full-time residential program.
Average Stipend INR 1.8 Lakhs
Placement record 100% in 2019-2021
Fees of flagship program INR 13,75,000.
Campus The current campus is within the campus of VNIT Nagpur. The upcoming proposed campus is approximately 135 acres at MIHAN, Nagpur
Official Website https://www.iimnagpur.ac.in/

IIM Nagpur Ranking

Ranking Ranking Agency Year
40 NIRF (Management) 2020
25 Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2021
30 India Today MDRA Survey 2020

IIM Nagpur Courses Offered

Course Details
Post Graduation Program in management (PGP)
  • Duration: Two-years
  • Fee: INR 13,75,000
  • Eligibility: 50% marks in Graduation
  • Selection criteria: CAT+PI
Doctoral (Ph.D)
  • Duration: Four-year
  • Eligibility: 60% marks in masters.
Executive Education Program (EEP/ EMBA)
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: Masters’ degree in any stream.
  • Selection: Merit-based

IIM Nagpur Course Syllabus

Term wise courses for First Year
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing people and Performance in Organizations
  • Marketing Management
  • Personal and Corporate ethics
  • Quantitative Methods -I
  • Course Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Communication-II
  • Managing Organizations
  • Quantitative Methods – II
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • Business, Government & Society
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management of Information Systems and technology
  • Operations Management
  • Research for marketing decisions
  • Strategic Management

Along with these, there are several workshops, seminars, audit courses, research projects, and industry projects that have to be looked into while pursuing the degree.

IIM Nagpur Eligibility & Selection Procedure

The CAT cut-off, academic record, personal interview are the key eligibility criteria for the admission process. The selection process in IIM Nagpur is done in three stages.

Stage 1:- Candidates are shortlisted according to their CAT cut-off and after that, they are asked to reconfirm their interests in IIM Nagpur.

Stage 2:- Total aggregate scores are calculated based on CAT cut-off, passing academic scores, work experience, and diversity.

Stage 3:- In consequence, after the completion of all these steps, they are then given a call for a personal interview. Based on the score in a personal interview, the final score is calculated.

  • In this fashion, admissions offers are sent based on their final scores.

IIM Nagpur Placements

In the year 2021, IIM Nagpur with an intake of 123 students for the back 2019-21 has recorded a hundred percent placements score (100% placements) in fields like FMCG, Consumer Durables, Energy, E-Commerce, FinTech, Consulting, BFSI, Logistics, Pharmaceutical, and Real Estate.

  • In the year 2021 this college had 60+ companies recruiting students, the prominent recruiters at IIM Nagpur Fossil, Crompton Greaves, Philips Carbon Black, V Guard, Haldiram, Big Basket, TVS Credit, Lenskart, Sutherland, Genpact, Mphasis, India First Life Insurance, SIDBI, OLX, Jubilant Life Sciences, Amul, Dixcy Textiles and many other.
  • According to the summer placement reports of batch 2019-21, IIM Nagpur had a continuous increase in recruiters with the highest stipend issued of ₹ 1, 20,000, the average stipend offered was ₹ 54,064. The recruitments saw an increase in the number of companies visiting IIM Nagpur by around 40%.

IIM Nagpur Scholarships

IIM Nagpur has various scholarships, the details of which are mentioned below:

  • Special Need-Based Scholarship: It is based on the family’s annual income which if falls below the set criteria, a fee waiver up to an amount of INR 7 lakh is eligible.
  • Merit-cum-means Scholarship: It includes Scholarship for students with disabilities and SC students which hold a high merit score during the academic year in college.
  • State government scholarships like Chief Minister Fellowship Yojana and Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship for SC candidates.

IIM Nagpur Events

  • ILLUME: IIM Nagpur’s industry interaction event.
  • Zero Mile Fest(ZMF): IIM Nagpur’s cultural event
  • Tangerine Trails: IIM Nagpur’s flagship management fest.

IIM Nagpur FAQs

Ques. Why should you consider IIM Nagpur amongst all the other IIMs?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. IIM Nagpur leads the 3rd generation IIMs list.

Ques. How to get Admissions in IIM Nagpur?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. Admissions in IIM Nagpur takes place on the basis of your CAT cutoff.

Ques. Where to Apply for IIM Nagpur admissions?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. After the CAT results are out, students can show their interests about IIM Nagpur and register to the portal.

Ques. What is the Cut-off of IIM Nagpur?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. The CUT-off of IIM Nagpur like any other IIM are always High. Passed year the cutoff was 90 percentile, but due to the covid situation the cutoff for year 2020 was 85 percentile.

Ques. Where is IIM Nagpur?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. IIM Nagpur is located within the campus of VNIT Nagpur. The institute is planned to move to its campus that is approximately 135 acres at MIHAN, Nagpur.

Ques. What all programs do IIM Nagpur offer?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. IIM nagpur offers two programs. First is the flagship program, The Post Graduation Program in Management(PGP) and the other program is Doctoral (Ph.D).

Ques. Is MBA from IIM Nagpur a good option?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. MBA from IIM Nagpur can be a good option for students looking forward to having a grip on Entrepreneurship, startups, and leadership goals.

Ques. What is the ROI after MBA from IIM Nagpur?

Last updated on April 30th, 2021

Ans. Fees for the two-year program is ₹ 13,75,000 and the highest package is ₹ 1, 20,000.