Admission Criteria

IIM Admission Criteria

Changes when compared to last year

  • The academic performance points bucket for AC3/AC5 graduation stream categories has been modified.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

1. Shortlisting and Selection criteria -

Preliminary Screening -

The candidates must clear the minimum percentiles given in the table below to be considered for subsequent stages -

Category VRC %ile DILR %ile QA %ile Overall %ile
General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC or Transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
DA 60 60 60 70

Application Rating is the sum of rating scores (A, B, C) based on percentages obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard and bachelor's.

Rating Scores for 10th Std.

% score Rating Score A
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=70 3
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 8
>90 10

Rating Scores for 12th Std.

% score(Commerce Stream) Rating Score B
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=65 3
>65 and <=75 5
>75 and <=90 8
>90 10

% score (Science Stream) Rating Score B
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=70 3
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 8
>90 10

% score (Arts Stream) Rating Score B
<=45 1
>45 and <=50 2
>50 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 5
>70 and <=85 8
>85 10

Rating Scores for Bachelor's

Note- Please check what each of these categories represent at the end of the article

% score (AC - 1 ) Rating Score C
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=62 3
>62 and <=65 5
>65 and <=70 8
>70 10

% score (AC - 3 & AC -5 ) Rating Score C
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=65 3
>65 and <=70 5
>70 and <=80 8
>80 10

% score (AC - 2) Rating Score C
<=50 1
>50 and <=53 2
>53 and <=55 3
>55 and <=57 5
>57 and <=63 8
>63 10

% score (AC - 4 & AC -7 ) Rating Score C
<=60 1
>60 and <=65 2
>65 and <=70 3
>70 and <=75 5
>75 and <=85 8
>85 10

% score (AC - 6) Rating Score C
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=65 5
>65 and <=75 8
>75 10

Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C)

Normalised AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017 and apply to IIMA.)

Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

Shortlisting will be carried out in two stages.

Stage 1: (From the Applicants' pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling certain criteria. From each of the academic categories (AC) for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD categories is at least 100, the top 5% in the respective AC limited to the respective categories (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD) among the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017, henceforth referred to as ACRC groups, (subject to upper limits on the numbers per ACRC group as specified in the table below) will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2017)

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per ACRC

Category Upper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General 100
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 57
SC 32
ST 16
PWD

Criteria C1-C3:

C1. PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must be greater than or equal to the minimum cut-offs as specified.

C2. P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in the table below ), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories

Stream in 12th std. General Category NC-OBC cum transgender Category SC Category
Science 80 75 70
Commerce 77 72 67
Arts & Humanities 75 70 64

C3. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017 apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective ACRC.)

Any AC, for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017

from SC/ST/NCOBC/PWD categories is less than 100, will not be subdivided into ACRCs as above. For such an AC, the top 100 or the top 5% in the respective AC among all the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017, whichever is less, will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score 'CS' subject to their fulfilling criteria C4-C6.

Criteria C4-C6:

C4. PT ≥ 80, PQA ≥ 70, PDILR ≥ 70 and PVRC ≥ 70.

C5. P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. examinations.

C6. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants' pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective AC.)

Stage 2: After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

Final Selection

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS).

FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.40 (CS).

The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively.

Categories for bachelor’s degree/integrated master’s degree (as per CAT Application)

AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD(USA).

AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).

AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees. In particular, including 1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning 2.Hotel & Tourism Management/Catering Technology 3.Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.) 4.Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies etc.) 5.Any vocational degree in commerce (BCOM)

AC-4 (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Fashion Technology, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology). In particular, including 1. Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology 2. Architecture 3. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences 4. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc. 5. Textile Engineering/Technology 6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees are awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list

AC-5 (All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Agricultural Engineering, Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, Leather Design and all BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)), BCH, BDS, BFSC, BMATH, BN (Bachelor of Nursing), BPHARMA, BPT, BSTAT, BVSC degrees. Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees; all non-engineering/non-technical degrees in Geography, 8 Mathematics, Statistics and related areas. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/BTECH/MTECH degree. In particular, including 1. Actuarial Science 2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering 3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees 4. Dentistry 5. Fisheries 6. Forestry 7. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees 8. Horticulture 9. Information Technology. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degree. 10. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees 11. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees 12. Paramedical/Physiotherapy 13. Pharmacology/Pharmacy 14. Planning 15. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry 16. Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC) 17. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list

AC-6 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMS (Bachelor of Media Science), BMus, BSW and LLB. Also including any degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Mass Communication. In particular, including 1. Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/ Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design 2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.) 3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports) 4. Journalism (all degrees) 5. Law 6. Psychology (all degrees) 7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking 8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)

AC-7: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-6.

Changes when compared to last year's admission criteria

IIM Bangalore adopts a two-phase selection process. The first phase process is applied to all eligible candidates who appear for CAT 2017 to determine those qualifying candidates who will be called for personal interview (PI).

The first shortlist of candidates is based on candidates securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT. The percentile cut-off scores used for CAT 2016 ( last year ) are shown below

Category VA/RC DI/LR QA Overall
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 70 65 65 75
ST 60 60 60 75
DA 60 60 60 75

The minimum overall percentile and the sectional percentiles requirements have not been disclosed for CAT 17

Once the first shortlist is generated, the weighted total of the six components namely (a) work experience or professional course, (b) CAT, (c) 10th board, (d) 12th board, (e) bachelors, (f) gender diversity is used to prepare a pre-PI rank list for calling candidates for the PI.

The candidates percentage scores in the 10th and 12th board exams are initially adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in that board. Graduation scores are adjusted within their respective categories. This givesthe adjusted score for the bachelor’s degree for all candidates in the first shortlist.

The candidates with Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications are eligible for weight under professional course.

The score / weight for work experience is calculated as:

Pre PIscore forWork Experience = 8x/36 if 0 < x < 36; = 8 if x >= 36

Where x is the months of work experience up to July 2017. This implies that the score will peak at 36 months work experience and will remain at that level for candidates with work experience exceeding 36 months.

For all candidates in the first shortlist, the maximum of the work experience score and the professional course score is considered for selection under a common parameter of work experience

Criteria used for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round

Parameter Weightage
CAT 40
10th score 20
12th score 10
Graduation score 20
Work Experience 8
Gender Diversity 2
Total 100

Note-

  • The 40 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows: Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points, and Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC) - 14 points.
  • Gender diversity component is applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls, and will not be applicable for phase 2 of the admissions process (final offers of admission).

The top 10 candidates in each of the following : total score in CAT, adjusted Bachelors’ score (commerce, arts, and science disciplines), and Professional (CA / ICWA / CS), from the first shortlist automatically qualify for PI. These candidates are given a chance to appear for PI due to their exceptional performance in these categories. However, at the end of Phase 2, all such candidates must merit selection at an identical level of composite aggregate score like any other candidate.

Final Selection Criteria

Parameter Weightage
CAT 25
10th score 10
12th score 5
Graduation score 10
Work Experience 10
WAT 10
PI 30
Total 100

During the PI process, the candidates selected will have to write a short note (one page) on a topic provided by IIMB. The time provided for writing the note will typically be about 30 minutes. During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits. The written note will be evaluated separately. Scores of both, written note and interview, in combination with pre-PI selection parameters will be used cumulatively in the second and final phase of selection.

The quality of work experience score will be evaluated on a 5 point scale (0.25 - 0.5 – 1 - 1.5 - 2) by each member of the panel during the interviews. The average quality of work experience score will be multiplied by the pre-PI work experience score and accordingly the work / professional experience component score (maximum score 8) used in Phase 1 will be revised in Phase 2 (maximum score 10).

Note - The maximum of the work experience score and the professional course score is considered for selection under a common weight of 10 for work experience or professional course – since both provide professional work experience relevant to a management programme.

Changes when compared to last year -

  • The min CAT sectional percentile requirement for DA candidates during the shortlisting stage has been reduced by 5 percentile points.
  • The work ex points buckets have been changed ( though the overall weightage for work ex during the final selection process remains the same ).

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category Section – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall
OPEN ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
DA ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Components Weights
CAT 2017 Overall Score 28
Class X marks 10
Class XII marks 10
Gender Diversity Factor 2
Total 50

The following is the process of calculating points secured under 10 and 12 marks parameter

Class X Marks (in %) Points Class XII Marks (in %) Points
≥80 10 ≥80 10
≥ 75 and < 80 8 ≥ 75 and < 80 8
≥ 70 and < 75 6 ≥ 70 and < 75 6
≥ 65 and < 70 4 ≥ 65 and < 70 4
≥ 60 and < 65 2 ≥ 60 and < 65 2
< 60 0 < 60 0

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Criterion Weights
CAT 2017 Score 15
Personal Interview (PI) 24
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 5
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level 2
Work Experience 4
Total 50

The work experience score would be calculated as per the following

Months Points
<6 0
6 to 12 2
13 to 24 3
25 to 36 4
37 to 48 3
>48 0

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 88%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Calcutta by preparing well for CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

Changes when compared to last year -

  • The minimum eligibile CAT overall percentile for SC/ST candidates has been reduced by 5 percentile points.
  • The minimum eligibile CAT overall percentile for DA candidates has been reduced by 10 percentile points.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category QA DI/LR VARC Overall
General 85 85 85 90
OBC NC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 75
ST 50 50 50 70
DA 55 55 55 75

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Components CAT score (CS) Class - XII marks (12M) Graduation marks (GM) Work Experience (WE) Diversity Factor : Academic Discipline (D Fa) Diversity Factor: Gender (DFb) Total (A)
Weights (PGP) 60 10 10 10 5 5 100

One point to be noted here is that IIM Lucknow has given 60 marks out of 100 marks to CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

Stage 2 - Final selection of candidates

The following are the parameters and their weightages during the WAT/PI stage (same for all three programs)

Component Weights
CAT 30
12th Marks 5
Graduation Marks 5
Work Experience 5
Diveristy Factor (Academic+ Gender ) 5
WAT 10
Peronal Interview 40
Total 100

Note:The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list.

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 80%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Lucknow by preparing well for CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

There are no changes when compared to last year’s admission criteria.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  • Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.
  • Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles will be considered.

Category Overall CAT 2017 score percentile Sectional CAT 2017 score percentile
General 90 80
OBC (NC) 80 70
SC 60 55
ST/DA 50 45

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Components Maximum Weight
CAT 2017 Score 20
Class X Marks 36
Class XII Marks 40
Gender Diversity Factor 4
Total 100

IIM Indore will conduct WAT/PI in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai only.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Components Maximum Weight
Class X Marks 10
Class XII Marks 10
CAT 2017 overall score 20
WAT score 20
PI score 40
Total 100

Note: IIM-Indore's Mumbai Campus has the same eligibility criteria as the main campus.

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To begin with, there are no changes in the admission criteria, when compared with last year's criteria

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  • Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
  • Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles and SSC/HSC percentages are considered.

Category Overall CAT 2017 score percentile Sectional CAT 2017 score percentile SSC/X Percentage HSC/XII Percentage
General 90 80 60 60
OBC NC 80 70 60 60
SC 65 50 55 55
ST/DA 55 40 55 55

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Components Maximum Weight
CAT 2017 Score 75.00%
Class XII Marks 7.50%
Graduation Marks 7.50%
Work Experience 5.00%
Academic/Gender Diversity Factor 5.00%
Total 100

One point to be noted here is that IIM Kozhikode has given 75 marks out of 100 marks to CAT performance of a candidate, while only 25 marks are assigned to the other parameters. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WATGD/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
Personal Interview 45.00%
CAT 35.00%
GD/WAT 15.00%
Work Experience Quality 5.00%

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT, WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 95%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Kozhikode by preparing well for CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

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Compared to last year, the following is the major change in their admission criteria

  • The min CAT sectional percentile requirement for General category has been increased by 5 percentile points.
  • Min graduation percentage requirement to be considered for shortlisting has been dropped.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two phases

Phase 1 – Shortlisting for GD & PI

For consideration in this shortlist, following are the minimum requirements

Category Xth % XIIth % Grad % VA/RC %ile LR/DI %ile QA %ile
DA 50 50 45 50 50 50
ST 50 50 45 50 50 50
SC 55 55 50 60 60 60
Others 80 80 65 70 70 70

The candidates obtained from the above filtering are then classified into 7 academic categories. The applicants are segregated based on their academic category AC 1 to AC 7 ( you can check academic category classification at the end of the doc ) and reservation category.

Applicants of each academic category will be shortlisted proportional to their representation in the overall number of applicants. For instance, if 70% of the overall applicants belong to AC-4, then 70% of the shortlisted candidates would be belonging to that category.

Within each academic category, the percentage of calls given to the candidates of each reservation category is listed below:

  • No. of calls to the DA category candidates = 3.0% of total calls
  • No. of calls to the ST category candidates = 7.5% of total calls
  • No. of calls to the SC category candidates = 15.0% of total calls
  • No. of calls to the Other category candidates = 74.5% of total calls

The required number of candidates from each academic category and reservation category will be called for the GD and PI round based on their CAT Score.

Phase 2 – Merit Listing for Admission Offer

Scores of GD and PI of each shortlisted candidate will be clubbed together. These values are then normalized. These normalized scores will account for 70% and normalized CAT scores will account for the remaining 30% of the final score that will be used for final selection of candidates.

Final Merit Score = 20% (Normalized GD score ) + 50% ( Normalized PI Score) + 30% (Normalized overall CAT score)

Candidates will need to ensure that they meet the minimum cutoff performance in the GD & PI round in order to land a final admission. The cutoff in terms of a percentage of minimum performance in GD & PI to the maximum possible score in the round is different across reservation categories. Following is the corresponding table -

Category Cutoff as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Combined Performance in PI
DA 20
ST 20
SC 25
Others 30

Classification of academic background categories ( used during shortlisting stage )

AC-1

  1. Agriculture [Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology etc.]
  2. Animal Husbandry
  3. Dairy Science/Technology
  4. Fisheries
  5. Forestry
  6. Food Technology
  7. Horticulture
  8. Dentistry
  9. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  10. Science [Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology]
  11. Science [Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics]
  12. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly mentioned elsewhere in this list]
  13. Veterinary Science

AC-2

  1. Arts/Humanities [Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.]
  2. Law
  3. Education [including Physical Education and Sports]
  4. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking

AC-3

  1. Commerce/Economics [Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.]
  2. Hotel & Tourism Management
  3. Management [Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies]

AC-4

  1. Agricultural Engineering
  2. Architecture
  3. Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B.Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT, other than Agricultural Engineering and Dairy Technology

AC-5

  1. Medicine

AC-6

  1. Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  2. Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)
  3. Company Secretary (CS)

AC-7

  1. Any other discipline not mentioned in AC1 to AC6

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Changes when compared to last year

  • The minimum overall CAT percentile requirement for DA candidates has been reduced from 70 to 65 percentile.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  • Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
  • Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2016 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 72 81
SC 60 75
ST 50 65
DAP 55 70

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Trichy is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2016 would go a long way in securing a WATGD//PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT 50%
Personal Interview 15%
WAT 15%
Work Experience 5%
Graduation marks 10%
Masters Degree or professional course (CA/ICWA/CS) 2%
Gender Diversity 3%

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT,WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 80%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Trichy by preparing well for CAT 2016, WAT and PI rounds.

Note- The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short¬listed candidates by IIM Rohtak which is co-ordinating for 2017-19 batch on behalf of IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya & IIM Sambalpur (also referred to as “9 IIMs”).

In cases where candidates have been shortlisted by the 9 IIMs as well as older IIMs, IIM Rohtak would obtain the PI & WAT scores of such candidates directly from the older IIMs. Such candidates will be informed in advance by IIM Rohtak, and they need not appear for the common PI & WAT of the “9 IIMs.”

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Changes when compared to last year’s admission criteria

  • The min CAT percentiles requirement for OBC ,SC,ST,DA has been reduced.
  • The work ex points buckets have been changed

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 60 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Ranchi is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 30%
Personal Interview 30%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 5%
Graduation marks 5%
SSC 5%
Gender Diversity 5%
HSC/12 5%
Academic Diversity 5%

Weightage for work experience

Months Less than 6 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-29 30-35 36 or more
Score 0 1 3 5 4 3 2

Weightage for academics

Qualification 85% or above 80% to 85% 75% to 80% 70 to 75% 65% to 70% less than 65%
SSC 5 4 3 2 1 0
HSC 5 4 3 2 1 0
GRADUATION 5 4 3 2 1 0

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT, WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at 70%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Ranchi by preparing well for CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

Source

Changes when compared to last year

The minimum CAT sectional percentile requirement has been reduced for differently abled (DA) candidate from 55 percentile to 50 percentile.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  • Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD//PI round.
  • Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round.

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General) 80 90
OBC (NC) 72 81
SC 60 75
ST 50 65
DAP 55 65

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Raipur is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 32%
Personal Interview 20%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 6%
Graduation marks 7%
SSC 7%
Gender Diversity 6%
HSC/12 6%
Academic Diversity 6%

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT,WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at 62%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Raipur by preparing well for CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

Source

Changes when compared to last year’s admission criteria

  • The minimum academic percentages requirement in 10, 12 and graduation has been removed.
  • Unlike last year, CAT performance will be sole criteria for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round ( last year academics and work ex was also considered ).
  • The weightage given to CAT during the final selection stage has been reduced from 40 to 35 percentage points.
  • The weightage given to work ex, academic profile and diversity during the final selection stage has been increased from 30 to 35 percentage points

The admission process comprises following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds.
  2. Final Selection of candidates.

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles and academic profile are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 60 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
PWD 30 40

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Rohtak is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Parameter CAT total score WAT & PI Work Ex and Past academic performance
Weightage 35.00% 30.00% 35.00%

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT, WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at 65%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have v.good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Rohtak by performing well in CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

Source

Changes when compared to last year

  • The minimum CAT 2016 sectional.percentile requirement has been reduced for differently abled (DA) candidates from 55 to 50 percentile.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2016 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 72 81
SC 60 75
ST 50 65
DAP 55 65

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Udaipur is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2016 would go a long way in securing a WATGD/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 55%
Personal Interview 15%
Written Analysis 6%
Work Experience 6%
Graduation marks 4%
SSC 2%
Gender Diversity 5%
HSC/12 2%
Academic Diversity 5%

Weightage for work experience

Months 6 or Less 7-12 13-24 25-36 37-48 49-60 60 or more
Score 0 2 4 6 3 3 0

Candidates who do not obtain certain minimum scores in the WA & PI would not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores would be decided by IIM Udaipur at its discretion.

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT,WA and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at 76%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Udaipur by preparing well for CAT 2016, WA and PI rounds.

Note- The 9 IIMs (IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Trichy and IIM Udaipur) have decided to adopt a common process of WA&PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Rohtak. In case any of the older IIMs (Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore,Kozhikode, and Lucknow) are willing to share their WA & PI score with the 9 IIMs, the common candidates who have applied to new IIMs, need not to appear for WA & PI process separately, else they have to appear. The common candidates will be intimated the names of older IIMs sharing WA & PI scores with new IIMs.

Source-https://www.iimu.ac.in/programs/post-graduate-program/pgp-admission-policy-2017

Changes when compared to last year

  • The minimum CAT 2017 overall & sectional .percentile requirement has been reduced for OBC-NC,SC,ST/DA candidates.
  • The weightage for CAT during the final selection stage has been reduced from 42% to 40%.
  • The weightage for work ex during the final selection has been increased from 3% to 5%.

 Admission Process: 

 The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages. 

  1. 1.Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD//PI round. 
  2. 2.Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round 

 During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 60 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40
Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Kashipur is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WATGD//PI call from this premier B-school.

Final Selection of candidates

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 42%
Personal Interview 30%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 5%
Graduation marks 3%
SSC 1%
Gender Diversity 5%
HSC/12 1%
Academic Diversity 4%
PG 1%
Weightage for work experience
Months 0 1-12 13-24 24+
Score 0 1 2 3

One observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at 80%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Kashipur by preparing well for CAT 2016, WAT and PI rounds.

Source

Changes when compared to last year

  • The minimum CAT 2017 sectional and overall percentile requirement has been reduced for OBC-NC,SC,ST and differently abled (DA) candidates.
  • The weightage for CAT during the final selection round has been increased from 15 points to 20.
  • The weightage for PI during the final selection round has been increased from 15 points to 20.
  • Past academic performance ( SSC,12,Graduation ) has been removed as parameters of selection during the final selection process.

Admission Process:


The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds
  2. Final Selection of candidates.

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 55 75
SC 50 55
ST 30 35
DAP 30 35

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Bodhgaya is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WATGD/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 20
Personal Interview 20
WAT 5
Work Experience 3
Gender Diversity 2
Total 50

Process used for calculating work experience score of an applicant

Months <6 6 to 12 13 to 18 19 to 24 25 to 36 > 36
Score 0 0.5 1 2 3 2

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at 90%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Bodh Gaya by performing well in CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.

Source

Changes when compared to last year

  • The minimum overall percentile requirement for SC/ST applicants has been reduced by 5 percentile points.
  • The weightage for CAT during the final selection stage has been reduced from 80 to 50 percent.
  • The weightage for 12 marks has been increased from 4 to 10 percent.
  • The weightage for graduation marks has been increased from 6 to 10 percent.
  • The weightage for work ex has been increased from 4 to 20 percent.
  • The weightage for gender diversity has been increased from 2 to 5 percent.
  • The weightage for academic diversity has been increased from 4 to 5 percent.

The admission process comprises following stages

  • Shortlisting candidates.
  • Final Selection of candidates

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2016 percentile are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 75 80
OBC (NC) 68 72
SC 50 65
ST 45 60
DAP 50 70

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a merit list of candidates would be generated based on the following parameters.

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 50%
Work Experience 20%
Graduation marks 10%
Gender Diversity 5%
HSC/12 10%
Academic Diversity 5%

Process used for calculating work experience score of an applicant

If x > 6

WE = Min { (x-6) , 20 }

x = number of months of work experience as on 31st July 2016.

Source

Changes when compared to last year's criteria

The sectional percentile requirement ( min eligibility ) for GEN,OBC,SC,ST candidates has been reduced.

The overall percentile requirement ( min eligibility ) for GEN,SC,ST candidates has been reduced.

WAT & PI is being conducted this year.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round
  3. .

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 72 90
OBC (NC) 65 81
SC 60 65
ST 40 40
DAP 50 65

The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT-2017 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table above, would be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur before the third week of March, 2018. The candidates who would like to pursue their further candidature for admission to PGP Management at IIM Nagpur SHOULD reconfirm their desire to do so by a stipulated date.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2017 percentile requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest, by the stipulated date, for admission to PGP 2018-20 of IIM Nagpur will be considered in the admission process. The following aspects will be considered for evaluation of candidates.

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the Cat Performance (CP), Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE) and Diversity (DI) scores will be calculated as follows:

CS=0.35 * (CP Score) + 0.40*(PAP Score) + 0.2* (WE Score) + 0.05*(Di Score)

Students will be called for WAT/PI based on their comprehensive score.

Process of calculating CAT performance score

CAT Performance (CP) score is computed as follows,

  • CP score = CAT Total score/M*10
  • Where M = Maximum CAT score among the candidates who were eligible for admission process in IIMN as per the stage 1.
  • Process of calculating Past Academic Performance (PAP) score
Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
> 90 10
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Rating Score B
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
> 90 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree Rating Score C
<= 55 2
> 55 and <= 60 4
> 60 and <= 65 6
> 65 and <= 70 9
> 70 10

PAP Score for the candidate: PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)

For the work experience of completed months x (as on July 31, 2017), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

WE = 0 if x<=6
= 4 if 6<=x<18
= 6 if 18<=x<24
= 8 if 24<=x<30
= 10 if 30<=x<36
= 4 if x>=36

A diversity score out of 10 will be calculated for the candidate based on the candidate's gender, and bachelor's degree. The gender diversity score of 5 points will be awarded based on the candidate's gender (0 for male, 4 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate's bachelor's degree (5 points for candidates with bachelor's degree in any of the following: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor's level not mentioned here)

Those who are shortlisted and Interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs), will not be required to appear for this process that will be conducted by IIMN. For these candidates, their Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIMN as follows:

  • If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT of only one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), her/his PI/WAT score will be used for PI/WAT score for IIMN.
  • If a candidate was selected for PI/WAT of more than one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), the average of the scores will be considered after removing one score which is the minimum PI/WAT score in the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs).

Candidates who are not shortlisted and Interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIMN.

The scores in all past academics will also be updated, if required, on the basis of actual mark sheets / grade cards submitted. Unless otherwise mentioned in the academic transcripts, percentages would be calculated by considering all subjects that the candidate has appeared for the examination.

At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:

FS= 0.35* (PI Score) + 0.05*(WAT Score) + 0.20* (CP Score) + 0.20 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score)

The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

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The admission process comprises following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds
  2. Final Selection of candidates

The first short list of candidates is based on candidates securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT. Candidates obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2017 will only be considered.

The percentile cut-off scores used (last year) for CAT 2016 (for PGP 2017-19) are shown in Table below. All the subsequent processing, standardization and selection is limited to candidates belonging to this first short list alone. This means that the CAT score alone (for candidates who have applied for IIM Visakhapatnam) is used as the basis for arriving at the first short list.

Category QA DI/LR VA/RC Overall
OPEN 80 80 85 90
NC OBC 70 70 75 80
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 55
PWD 50 50 50 55

The actual cutoffs could be much higher than the ones mentioned above.

All candidates in the first shortlist (that is, those who have applied to IIM Visakhapatnam and also meet the minimum CAT 2017 percentile requirements) would be receiving an e-mail from IIM Visakhapatnam around third week of April 2018, with a link to a web page where they MUST reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further, for admission to PGP 2018-20 at IIM Visakhapatnam.

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Parameter Maximum Score
CAT 2017 QA 10
CAT 2017 DI&LR 16
CAT 2017 VA&RC 14
SSC Marks 20
12 Marks 10
Graduation Marks 20
Work Ex/Professional Course 8
Gender Diversity 2
Total 100

Candidates with Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications are eligible for weight under professional course. No other professional course is eligible for weight under professional course.

The score/weight for work experience is calculated as: Score for Work Experience = 10x/36 (if 0 < x < 36) = 10 (if x >= 36)

Where x is the months of work experience, as captured in CAT application form (and substantiated in the application to IIMV). This implies that the score will peak at 36 months work experience and will remain at that level for candidates with work experience exceeding 36 months.

Final selection of candidates-

Candidates should note that, those who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIMV. For these candidates, their personal interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIMV as follows: 

a. If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT by IIM Bangalore, his/her PI/WAT score of IIM Bangalore will be used as the PI/WAT score by IIMV 

b. For all other candidates, the average of their PI/WAT scores (from IIMs Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow) will be used as the PI/WAT score by IIMV.

Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) will be required to appear for a personal interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIMV.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Parameter Maximum Score
CAT 2017 score 25
SSC Marks 10
12 Marks 5
Graduation Marks 10
Work Ex 10
WAT 10
PI 30

Source

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1.  Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD//PI round.
  2.  Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round 

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2016 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 70 90
OBC (NC) 55 75
SC 50 55
ST 30 35
DAP 30 35

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Amritsar is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2016 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
PI 35.00%
CAT 40.00%
WAT 15.00%
Work Experience 5.00%
Academic/Gender Diversity 5.00%

To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at 90%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Amritsar by preparing well for CAT 2016, WAT and PI rounds.

Changes when compared to last year

  • The weightage for CAT score has been decreased from 80 to 50 percent.
  • The weightage for 12 score has been increased from 4 to 10 percent.
  • The weightage for graduation marks has been increased from 6 to 10 percent.
  • The weightage for work experience has been increased from 4 to 20 percent.
  • The weightage for academic diversity has been increased from 4 to 5 percent.
  • The weightage for gender diversity has been increased from 2 to 5 percent.

The admission process comprises following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates.
  2. Final Selection of candidates.

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2016 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 75 80
OBC (NC) 68 72
SC 50 65
ST 45 60
DAP 50 70

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a merit list of candidates would be generated based on the following parameters

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 50%
HSC/12 10%
Work Experience 20%
Graduation marks 10%
Academic Diversity 5%
Gender Diversity 5%
Grand Total (B) 100%

The Grand Total (B) will be used to rank the candidates according to their merit.

Changes when compared to last year

  • The min overall CAT percentile requirement for shortlisting for next stage has been increased for OBC -NC,SC,ST,DA categories.
  • The weightage for CAT during the final selection stage has been increased from 20 to 55 percent..
  • The weightage for academic profile during the final selection stage has been reduced from 30 to 5 percentage points.
  • Work experience has been introduced as a parameter during the final selection.
  • The weightage for WAT has been reduced from 20 to 5 percentage points. 
  • The weightage for PI has been reduced from 30 to 15 percentage points.

The admission process comprised following stages.

  • Shortlisting candidates.
  • Final Selection of candidates.

During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2017 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 65 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40

Note- The above percentiles are just min eligibility percentiles, the actual cutoffs may be higher than this.

One point to be noted here is that IIM Sambalpur has shortlisted candidates only on the basis of their CAT performance. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

Final selection process

The following selection of the candidates will be based on following parameters

Component Maximum Weight
10 Marks 1
HSC/12 1
Graduation 3
CAT 55
WAT 5
PI 15
Academic Diversity 5
Gender Diversity 5
Work Ex 10
Total 100