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IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria (2013-15)


Admission to IIM Ranchi will be based on the performance of candidates in the CAT, Personal Interview & Written Analysis (PI & WA) and also based on their profile. The PI & WA process will be common to all the six new IIMs, namely, Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur and Kashipur. The cut-off CAT percentiles, weigtage for different components and the profile scoring method are given below

I. Initial Shortlising for WA / PI Process

An initial shortlist shall be prepared of candidates who would be eligible for WAT / PI process for admission to the PGDM 2013-15 batch of IIM Ranchi. This list would be purely based on CAT performance and is expected to be announced around Mid January.

The cut-off percentile CAT scores for consideration for admission to IIM Ranchi is given in the Table below.

Table 1
Category Section 1 Section 2 Overall
General 70 70 90
SC 60 60 75
ST 50 50 65
NC-OBC 65 65 85
PWD 55 55 70
It must be noted that every eligible candidate as per Table 1, may or may not find a place in the short-list. The above cutoff percentile figures are just indicative and actual CAT percentile cutoffs are expected to be close to the cutoff for previous years. The shortlisted candidates of all the six IIMs will be merged to make a combined short-list for further processing.

The criteria given in Table 1 will be used to rank the students in different categories (General, NCOBC, SC, ST and PWD) and for shortlisting of candidates based on ranking within categories for further processing.

The candidates eligible for WA & PI process for IIM Ranchi shall also have to fill an online profile form which will be used for further evaluation.

II. PI & WA Process:

Personal interviews and written analysis are planned to be conducted at five different centres namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. The exact dates for PI & WA will be communicated to shortlisted candidates in due course of time.

The common PI & WA for the six new IIMs will be coordinated by IIM Ranchi. For any clarifications regarding centers or change of centers, write to admissions@iimranchi.ac.in.

III. Final Admissions 2013

After the PI & WA process is over, admission offers would be announced at the IIM Ranchi website on the basis of a merit list. This consolidated merit list (CML) would be compiled on the basis of following components and their corresponding weights:

Table 2
Component Weightage
CAT Score 30.00%
PI Score 30.00%
WA Score 20.00%
Profile 20.00%
The details of the above mentioned components are mentioned as below:

(a) CAT Percentile
30 percent weightage is assigned to the CAT scores of the candidates who are eligible for PI & WA. The normalized score will be converted to marks out of 30 and used while preparation of the consolidated merit list (CML).

(b) PI & WA Score
Personal Interview and Written analysis (PI & WA) scores of the eligible of the six new IIMs will be directly collected from IIM Calcutta & IIM Lucknow. Efforts are on to get this arrangement extended to a few other established IIMs too. Only the rest of the candidates need to appear for the Common Personal interview and Written Analysis of the six new IIMs.

(c) Profile
The short-listed candidates would fill an online profile form and also bring a printed copy of the same for verification during personal interview. The profile scoring methodology for IIM Ranchi is given below.

Table 3
Profile Out of 20 Marks
Academic Profile 10
Work Experience 5
Extra-Curricular Activities 5
Academic Profile (10 Marks)

Evaluation based on academic background including medals for scholastic performance in school and colleges.

Table 4

85 and above 7585 % 65-75% Less than 65%
SSC 3 2 1 0
HSC 3 2 1 0


National/International State/District Intra-school/Intra-College
Olympiad 2 1 0
Scholarship 2 1 0
Merit certificate 2 1 0
NTSE Scholar 2 Marks
The total will be reduced to 10 if it exceeds 10.

Duration of Work Experience Maximum Marks
Less than 6 Months 0
6 to 12 Months 1
12 to 18 months 2
18 to 24 months 3
24 to 30 months 4
30 to 36 months 5
Greater than 36 months 3
Allocation of marks, during PI, will be based on the check for relevance with educational background and the profile of the company worked in.

Extra-curricular Achievements (5 marks)

Table 7

National/State District/University/ Inter-College Intra-School/ Intra-College Intra Class / Department
Class Leader / Council Leader / Other Position of Responsibility 2 1 1 0
Achievements in co-curricular activities* 3 2 1 0
*sports/social sector /arts /music//literature/others

The text above has been taken from IIMRanchi's website and is being reproduced as it is.


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