IIM Admissions 2023-24: Dates (OUT), Full Process

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IIM Admissions

IIM Admissions: The process for IIM Admissions 2023-24 has already started. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a premium management institute. As of 2023, there are a total of 20 campuses of IIM, located in some of the top metropolitan cities of India. Candidates who want to pursue an MBA course from the IIM must appear for the CAT (Common Admission Test). The CAT is organised every year in November by the Indian Institute of Management. There are three sections in this test, namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability.

Name of the InstitutionIIM 
Full FormIndian Institute of Management
Qualification ExamCAT (Common Admission Test)
Application FeeGeneral – INR 2300, Reserved Categories – INR 1150
Official Websitehttps://www.iima.ac.in/

Also, read – Everything About CAT

IIM Admissions 2023-24 Dates

The officials of the Indian Institute of Management release the notification to offer admission to management courses to eligible students every year. Candidates who want to pursue an MBA program from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) must know all the important dates of the admission process. The IIM admission process will include various stages such as the CAT exam, shortlisting of candidates, Written Ability Test, GD and PI process and final admission. 

The IIM admission 2023-24 was commenced in August 2023. Candidates can apply by visiting the official website of the IIM at https://www.iima.ac.in/. Candidates can check the table below which highlights all the important dates related to the IIM admission 2023-24.

ActivityDates (Tentative)
Commencement of IIM Admission Process1st Week of August 2023
CAT Registration 2 August 2023
The last date to apply for the CAT13 September 2023
CAT Exam Date26 November 2023
Declaration of CAT Result Second Week of January 2023
IIM Shortlisting of CandidatesJanuary 2024
IIM Written Ability Test (WAT)4th Week of January 2024
IIM GD and PI processFebruary 2024
IIM Final AdmissionMay-June 2024

Also read – List of IIMs

IIM Admissions 2023-24 Process

The admission process for the Indian Institute of Management is the same for all 20 IIM campuses. There are 9 IIM campuses which follow a common admission process, termed CAP (Common Admission Process). However, the selection process and admission stages of all the campuses are the same. Below we have listed all the stages of the IIM admission process.

  • Selecting candidates via CAT scores
  • Written Ability Test (WAT), GD and PI rounds.
  • Selection of candidates based on their performance in these rounds.
  • Allotment of seats.

What After CAT Exam 2023?

After the CAT Exam, qualified candidates will have to appear for a Written Ability Test (WAT) and the Counselling process, which will include the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The registration process for the CAT 2023-2024 has already begun. Candidates who fulfil all the eligibility qualifications and are interested in pursuing a management course from this central-government-sponsored premium institution can apply before 13 September. Candidates must keep themselves updated about all the information related to the IIM admission 2023-2024.

IIM Admissions 2023-24 Documents Required

While applying for the IIM admission 2023-24, candidates are required to submit a set of documents. These documents will be proof of your educational qualifications and identity. Here’s a list of all the necessary documents that you need to provide during the IIM admission process.

  • Matriculation (10th Class) certificate
  • 10+2 certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Passport-size photo
  • A scanned copy of a signature
  • A valid score in any competitive examination (if any)
  • Caste certificate (if any)

IIM Admissions 2023-24 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IIM Admissions 2023-24 are given below:

  • General category candidates need to score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation.
  • Reserved category candidates have to score a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in graduation.
  • Applicants appearing for the final year of UG are also considered eligible.
  • Students qualifying for the minimum CAT cut-off criteria decided by the institute are deemed eligible.


Q1. What is the full form for IIM?

Ans. IIM is the abbreviation for the Indian Institute of Management, which is a premier institute for management courses.

Q2. How many IIM campuses are there in India?

Ans. As of 2023, there are a total of 20 IIM campuses in India. The first IIM campus was the IIM Calcutta, which was established in 1961.

Q3. Is CAT important for IIM admission?

Ans. Candidates who want to be admitted to the Indian Institute of Management must appear for the CAT (Common Admission Test) because it is compulsory. However, there are some IIMs which follow the Common Admission Process (CAP).

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