ATMA 2022 - Exam dates, Pattern and Eligibility

Clearing the MBA entrance exam, the Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) is only the first step towards getting admission to the prestigious IIMs or other top MBA colleges. You have to go through several other steps before you can secure yourself a seat to the post graduate management programs offered by IIMs and renowned B-schools.

Admission Process after CAT 2017

Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for a second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include either one/two or all of these three:

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT)
  2. Group Discussions (GD) 
  3. Personal Interviews (PI)

Also read:

How to face a GD : 5 tips

List of common GD topics

MBA Group Discussion Tips & Guidelines

Commonly asked questions in the Personal Interview (PI)

Performance in CAT 2017 exam is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs, and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information you may check out the admissions policies of all the IIMs.

CAT 2017 Result and Short-listing

CAT 2017 results are expected in the second week of January 2018 and can be accessed on

A list of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be made available on the individual IIM websites. Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed. The criteria for short-listing varies for every IIM.

Also Read: Criteria for admission to IIMs

Best of Luck!

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