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

  • GD ( Group Discussion ) has been re-introduced this year, instead of WSAT ( Essay writing ).

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) 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 20
Others 30

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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.

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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 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 Raipur 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
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 2016, WAT and PI rounds.

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

Source

The admission process comprises following stages.

  • The weightage given to CAT during the final selection of candidates has been reduced from 50 to 40 marks.
  • The weightage given to Work ex and past academic performance during the final selection of candidates has been increased from 20 to 30 marks.
  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 2016 percentiles and academic profile are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 85
OBC (NC) 70 75
SC 45 60
ST 40 60
PWD 50 60

Category X XII UG
General 70 65 60
OBC (NC) 65 60 55
SC 60 55 50
ST 55 50 45
PWD 60 50 45

Process of calculating work experience score

Experience in Months Less than 12 12-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60 & above
Score 0 40 60 20 10 0

The following are the weightages that would be considered for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round

Parameter Max score
CAT Overall score 150
CAT-QA score 50
CAT-DI & LR score 50
CAT-VA & RC score 50
SSC marks 20
12th marks 30
Grduation marks 40
Work Experience 60
Gender Diversity 75
Academic Diversity 75
Total 600

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 40.00% 30.00% 30.00%

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 70%. 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 2016, 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

IM Kashipur has released its admission criteria for 2016-18 PGP batch. 

 Changes when compared to last year

  •  The minimum CAT 2016 overall .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. 

  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 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 50 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 Kashipur 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 42%
Personal Interview 30%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 3%
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

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 82%. 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 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/PI rounds
  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 80 90
OBC (NC) 72 81
SC 60 75
ST 50 65
DAP 50 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 Bodhgaya 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 15
Personal Interview 15
WAT 5
Work Experience 3
Graduation marks 1
SSC 5
Gender Diversity 1
HSC/12 5
Total 50
Process used for calculating academic performance score of an applicant . . . . . .
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
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 70%. 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 2016, 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 graduation marks weightage buckets for non engineering students have been separately mentioned.

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 50 65
The candidates who had applied to "IIM Nagpur" at the time of CAT-2016 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table above, would be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur. These candidates will be provided a link to a page where they MUST express and reconfirm their desire to pursue their candidature further for the admission to PGP in management at "IIM Nagpur" by a stipulated date.


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

 Final selection

 = 0.50 * (CAT Total Score /Maximum CAT Total Score) + 0.30 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) 

 Note- PAP stands for past academic performance. WE stands for work experience. 

 Past Academic Performance (PAP): Rating Scores

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 70 3
> > 70 and <= 80 4
> 80 and <= 90 7
> 90 10
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Rating Score B
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 70 3
> > 70 and <= 80 4
> 80 and <= 90 7
> 90 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree
( For Engineering graduates )
Rating Score C
<= 52 1
> 52 and <= 55 2
> 55 and <= 60 3
> > 60 and <= 65 4
> 65 and <= 70 7
> 70 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree
( For other graduates )
Rating Score C
<= 52 1
> 52 and <= 55 3
> 55 and <= 60 5
> > 60 and <= 65 7
> 65 10
PAP Score for the candidate: 

 PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)/10

 For the work experience of completed months x (at the time of CAT 2016 registration), the candidates will be assigned a WE score using the following formula:

 WE = 0 for x < 6 WE = 0 for x > 60 WE = x/30 for 6 <= x <= 30 WE = 1 - ((x-30)/30) for 30 < x <= 60

Source

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 2016 percentiles would be considered.

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 percentile requirements shown in Table above) would be receiving an e-mail from IIM Visakhapatnam around third week of April, with a link to a web page where they MUST reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further for the admission to PGP 2017-19 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 2016 QA 10
CAT 2016 DI&LR 16
CAT 2016 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-

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

Parameter Maximum Score
CAT 2016 score 25
SSC Marks 10
12 Marks 5
Graduation Marks 10
Work Ex 10
WAT 10
PI 30

Note - Candidates shortlisted by IIM B/C/L,I,K need not attend the Interview round. Their WAT/PI scores from these IIMs will be used instead.

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 CAT percentile requirement for shortlisting for next stage has been reduced for OBC -NC,SC,ST,DA categories.
  • The weightage for 10 percentage during the final selection stage has been reduced.
  • Graduation performance has been substituted with CAT performance as a parameter during the final selection process.
  • The weightage for WAT has been increased by 5 percentage points where as weightage for PI has been reduced by 5 percentage points during the final selection process.

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 2016 percentiles are considered.

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

All the candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles & who express their interest in joining on IIM Sambalpur's website, will be called to attend the WAT/PI rounds.

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 2016 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 15
HSC/12 15
CAT 20
WAT 20
PI 30
Total 100