OBC Category Seats in IIMs for MBA

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Abhishek Dhawan
Senior Executive – Editorial
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 23:49 IST

Competition to secure a seat at IIM is high. Read this article for a clear picture of OBC reserved seats in different IIM colleges.

OBC category seats at IIMs

OBC Seats at IIMs

OBC category seats at IIMs: Indian Institutes of Management collectively has 5,366 seats for admission. Out of the total seats, 3,491 seats belong to the open category, 809 seats belong to the OBC categories, 538 seats are reserved for SC/ST categories, and the remaining seats are left for EWS and PwD categories.

With a highly competitive exam, candidates having a valid category certificate have a better chance of securing seat reserved under a category for admission based on the CAT exam. Taking this into consideration, Shiksha is back with an updated list on the seats available in the PGP programs of the IIMs for Other Backward Caste (OBC) candidates. 

Although we have tried to be as much precise as possible, there may be few cases where seat availability could slightly vary. Such IIMs are yet to update exact figures for the upcoming session. We have put to use the government quota norms and have tried to update equivalent seats for OBC category students in PGP program.

Let’s begin with IIM Ahmedabad. Widely acclaimed for producing top business leaders and entrepreneurs, the Post Graduate Master’s Degree Program offered by the college has always been top priority for aspirants.

Some of the alumni of IIM-A include Raghuram Rajan (Former RBI Governor), K.V Kamath (Chief of BRICS Bank), and Ajaypal Singh Banga (CEO of Mastercard) among many other eminent names. Not only in India but the premier institute is one of the top ranked B-schools worldwide. It has 104 seats in PGP (now rechristened MBA) program reserved for OBC candidates.

Moving to our next IIM in the list, let’s talk about another top ranked oneIIM Bangalore. Located in one of the most beautiful cities of India, IIM Bangalore has always been among the favourite business schools for aspirants. The college has an outstanding placement record and has seen many business tycoons as its alumni.

Some of the alumni of IIM-B include K. Radhakrishnan (Former ISRO Chairman), Ravi Subramanian (Author of many bestsellers), and Nila Madhab Panda (Film Producer) among many others. It has 103 seats reserved for OBC candidates in the PGP (now called MBA) program, almost equal to its peer - IIM Ahmedabad.

Next in the list comes the IIM with the largest number of seats among all 20 campuses – IIM Calcutta. The college is placed among top 3 business schools, IIM ABC, in India. It has impeccable placement records. The institute has produced some of the best brains in business world.

Some of the alumni of IIM-C include Ajith Balakrishnan (Founder of Rediff), Indra Nooyi (Former CEO of Pepsi), and Amish Tripathi (Author of many bestsellers) among many others. It has 125 seats reserved for OBC candidates in the flagship PGP (now renamed MBA) program.

IIM-Wise OBC Seats

Go through the list given below to have detailed information on the OBC seats in different IIM colleges:


Seats for OBC candidates

IIM Lucknow


IIM Indore


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Shillong


IIM Ranchi


IIM Rohtak


IIM Raipur


IIM Trichy


IIM Udaipur


IIM Kashipur


IIM Nagpur


IIM Vishakhapatnam


IIM Sambalpur


IIM Sirmaur


IIM Jammu


IIM Amritsar


IIM Bodh Gaya


Asterisk (*) has been put on the number of seats to give a clear picture about colleges wherein number of seats can vary slightly.

Hopefully, the list will be helpful for those OBC candidates who have been doing all sorts of research in order to have an idea of seat availability in different IIM colleges. For such IIM updates, stay tuned to Shiksha.

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Abhishek Dhawan
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