Selection Process 2023-2025

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2023-25 batch of MBA at VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur is a twostep process. The applicants being shortlisted based on criteria to be called for online Personal Interview (PI). Final admission to MBA program is offered on the basis of a cumulative score of the application rating (AR), performance score in CAT 2022, and the candidate’s performance in online PI process.


I. Short-listing for online Personal Interview (PI)

The applicants are short-listed for online PI on the basis of CAT 2022 score, past academic performance, and other criteria, if applicable, as mentioned below. The applicants must have the minimum CAT 2022 percentile as following (ref. Table 1) for being considered:

Table 1: Minimum CAT-2022 Percentile for shortlisting


Total Percentile











Overall CAT 2022 scaled score out of 20, application rating (AR) out of 20 and Gender Diversity Factor (GDF) will be added to get the score for short-listing of the applicants to be called for PI. Your CAT contribution to the AR is calculated as per the following formula: [Scaled CAT Score* (Not the percentile) ÷ 198] × 20 { as mentioned in your official CAT score card }. 4 marks will be given to all female applicants for GDF. The application rating looks at the applicants’ academic performances (marks obtained) at various stages of academic progression, such as secondary (10th/matriculation), higher secondary (12th/intermediate), undergraduate (bachelor’s degree), and postgraduate (master’s degree, if any), along with professional work experiences. Although in the online application, portal captures sectional scores and percentile as part of CAT 2022 performance, the same is not used for application rating. The details regarding the scores for application rating for various qualifications/degrees/work experience are provided below (ref. Tables 2.1– 2.4):

The performance in academic programs such as B.Tech./B.E./B.Pharma./Dual degree BTech-MTech/Dual degree BTech-MSc will have the following rating score (rating score C) for calculation of application rating. Alternatively, a applicant with BA/BSc/B.Com, followed by MA(Eco)/MSc/MCA/M.Com (with Mathematics/Statistics as a subject at bachelor’s level) will be getting the following score (rating score D and E) in application rating.

Table 2.1: Application Rating (AR) scores for 10th and 12th Std. Exams

Percentage score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

Percentage score in 12thStd. Exam

Rating Score B

85% to 100%


85% to 100%


75% to <85%


75% to <85%


65% to <75%


65% to <75%




55% to <65%


Table 2.2: Application Rating (AR) scores for under and postgraduate degrees

Percentage score in B.Tech/BE./B.Pharma/Dual degree BTech-MTech/Dual-degree BTech-MS Exam

Rating Score C

Percentage score in BSc/B.Com/BA Exam

Rating Score D

Percentage score in MA(Eco)/M.Sc/M.Com/MCA Exam

Rating Score E

90% to 100%


80% to 100%


75% to 100%


80% to <90%


70% to <80%


65% to <75%


70% to <80%


60% to <70%


55% to <65%


60% to <70%






Following score (rating score F) will be applicable for (i) applicants having MTech/ME/MS/M.Pharma degree, and (ii) applicants with professional qualifications

Table 2.3: Application rating (AR) for postgraduate degree in engineering and professional exams


Rating Score F



Professional Qualifications*


*Only selected professional qualifications, namely CA (awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), CS (awarded by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India), CMA (awarded by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India), CFA (awarded by the CFA Institute, USA) and FRM (awarded by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA) are considered.

Applicants with professional work experience will receive the following score (rating score G) in application rating on the basis of the duration of their work experience. Please note that only graduate-level work experience will be positively considered; any work experience gained through training/projects/internship as part of curriculum requirements will not be considered.

Table 2.4: Application rating (AR) for work experiences


Rating Score G




 below 6 months



 6 month



 upto 2 years


3+(no. of days-180)×0.003636*

 above 2 years and  upto 5 years


5-(no. of days-730)×0.003646**

*=2/(730-180)= 0.003636
**=4/(1827-730)= 0.003646

For applicants who are continuing in service, the experience will be counted latest up to February 5, 2023, irrespective of the date on which (s)he filled the application form.

Note: For the qualifying/bachelor’s degree of the applicant, the percentage of marks awarded by University/Institution/College, as applicable, will be treated as final. If the University/Institution/College does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the marks-sheet submitted by the applicant. Candidates having CGPA are not allowed to make conversion to percentages. Even use of university/institute conversion formula is not permitted as IIT Kharagpur has its own formula for the same.

Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) performance will be converted into ‘marks percentage’ as shown below:

Marks Percentage = 60 + (40/3.5) x [(CGPA obtained / Total CGPA) x 10 – 6.5]

Note: The above conversion is only for computing the academic rating (AR). While submitting the application online, applicants should fill in the actual marks percentage/CGPA as provided by her/his University/Institution/College, as applicable. We will NOT accept any equivalence of conversion from CGPA to percentage marks provided by any individual universities/institution/college; in this case, the final and binding method of conversion will be as provided above.


II. Final Selection and Offer of Admission to MBA

In the second stage of the admission process, final selection will be based on the cumulative score of the application rating (AR), performance in CAT 2022, and the candidate’s performance in online PI process. 10 marks will be given to all female applicants for GDF. However, the total marks of application rating is 20 and PI is 40.

Table 3: Criteria and weights for final selection to MBA



Application Rating*


CAT 2022











*Total of rating scores (A+B+C+F+G) or (A+B+D+E+F+G)

The final offer of admission will be made on merit in each category. Barely fulfilling the minimum qualifying criteria as mentioned above would not guarantee a candidate for admission to the MBA program of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur.

VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur reserves the right to make changes in the shortlisting and Selection Criteria, if considered necessary at any stage of the process.


How to apply:

After taking the CAT 2022 examination, domestic candidates seeking admission to the MBA programme must complete the following procedure:

Step 1: Complete the online application form available at the ERP portal of IIT Kharagpur, accessible through: The application form must be completed in all respects. Any incomplete form will automatically be rejected from further consideration.

Step 2: While submitting the online application form, make a payment for application fee (Rs. 1600 for General & NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD). Female candidates will be charged the same level of application fee as paid by male candidates of respective category. An applicant belonging to overseas category (non-domestic candidate) with valid GMAT score is required to apply through International Relations, IIT Kharagpur (

Last date for submission of online application is February 12, 2023 (Sunday), 11:59 PM.

Please note that PI for shortlisted candidates will be conducted through online as per the following schedule:


Table 4: Schedule for conducting online PI

Schedule 1

03-05 March, 2023

Schedule 2

11-13 March, 2023

Schedule 3

25-27 March, 2023

Candidates who would apply to the MBA program of VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur and would be shortlisted for PI process shall be intimated via email in due course of time.


Declaration of Results for Final Admission:

The tentative date of declaration of results for final admission is: 1st May – 5th May, 2023 . Candidates would be required to log in to the application portal mentioned in Step 1 to find out the status of their application.

Any dispute concerning Admission to the MBA batch 2023-25 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Kolkata only.


In case of any further query, please contact:

VGSoM Office, Phone: +91-3222- 282295 / 282297


Dr. Srabanti Mukherjee

  Phone: +91-3222- 283868 / +91-9432298882 (Mobile)

Dr. Sushil Punia

  Phone: +91-3222-284978 / +91-9643264474 (Mobile)

Dr. S. Srinivasan

  Phone: +91-3222-283872 / +91-9841159821 (Mobile)