Admission Criteria

Changes when compared to last year

  • There are no changes.

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 -

CategoryVRC %ileDILR %ileQA %ileOverall %ile
General70707080
NC-OBC or Transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
DA ( Gen/OBC/SC/Transgender)60606070
DA (ST)50505060

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

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 represents 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 - 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 - 3) 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 - 4 & AC -6 ) 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 - 5) Rating Score C
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=65 5
>65 and <=75 8
>75 10

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 ST Category PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) PWD (ST)
Science 80 75 70 65 70 65
Commerce 77 72 67 62 67 62
Arts & Humanities 75 70 64 59 64 59

Work Experience (D)

Work Experience in Month (as on July 31, 2020) Rating Score D
<12 Months 0
>=12 months to <=36 monthsMF*(No of months of work ex-11)
>36 months 5

Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

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

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-2020 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-2020 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-2020, 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) = 0.35 (Normalised AR score) + 0.65 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2020)

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC1, AC2, AC3, and AC5.

Category Upper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General 100
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 57
SC 32
ST 16
PWD 6

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC4

Category Upper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General 150
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 85
SC 48
ST 24
PWD 9

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 ST Category PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) PWD (ST)
Science 80 75 70 65 70 65
Commerce 77 72 67 62 67 62
Arts & Humanities 75 70 64 59 64 59

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-2020 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-2020

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-2020, 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-2020, 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 shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score's (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

  • Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50
  • AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10
  • CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25
  • Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

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

Economics/ Economic Development and Planning

Any degree in Hospitality/Hospitality Studies, Catering/Catering Technology, Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management, Tourism Studies and any other related discipline.

Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Information Technology, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)

Management (Advertising, Agriculture and Food Business, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Marketing and Cooperation, Agriculture and Rural and Tribal Development, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Commercial Agriculture and Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Studies, Sports Management, Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure, Renewable Energy Management, Oil and Gas Management, Production and Industrial Management)

Any other vocational degree in commerce and management.

AC-4

I (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 Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Jewelry Design/Footwear Design, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology).

In particular, including

Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology

Architecture

BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences

BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.

Textile Engineering/Technology

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.

II (All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding degrees in Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and Leather Design. Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees).

In particular, including

Actuarial Science

  • Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
  • Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.)
  • Computer Applications (BCA, MCA)
  • Dentistry
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology.
  • Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor's/integrated master's degrees
  • Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)
  • Paramedical/Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Planning
  • Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
  • Media Science, Media Science and Technology
  • Physiology
  • Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)

Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list

AC-5 (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, BMus, BSW and LLB.

In particular, including

Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Footwear Design/Jewelry Design (all degrees)

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.)

  • Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  • Journalism/Mass Communication/Media Studies (all degrees)
  • Law (BL LLB/B.Com. LLB/BBA LLB)
  • Psychology (all degrees)
  • Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
  • Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)

AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.

Note:

  1. Dual bachelor's degree holders will be classified in one of the categories AC-1 to AC-6 based on their field(s) and subjects.Applicants are requested to mention both the degrees of specialization separately in Bachelor Degree 1 and Bachelor Degree 2.
  2. Final discretion on the academic category that an academic programme will be classified into rests with the Admissions Committee of IIMA.
  3. For candidates having undergone/completed an integrated master's degree directly after their HSC, their classification into an academic category will be based on their academic discipline in the integrated master's degree programme.
  4. For a candidate who has obtained further higher degrees after their bachelor's degree or their integrated Master's degree, other than those degrees listed in Table 8, the discipline(s) of the subsequent degrees will not be taken into consideration in deciding their classification in an academic category.

Note:

In the event of specific guidelines being issued by the Government of India, IIMA reserves the right to, depending on the nature of the guidelines, continue with its AWT & PI as stated above OR use an alternative selection procedure which may include calling for additional information from the shortlisted candidates, a supplementary test or any other suitable process/mechanism.  Care will be taken to ensure that candidates are not put to undue inconvenience.

The exact cut-offs mentioned above are computed based on the previous years' CAT data. It depends on various factors like the applicants' pool, the distribution of CAT scores etc. which may change year to year. In view of this fact the Admissions Committee of IIMA reserves the right of changing the cut-offs if deemed desirable in the light of CAT-2020 data.

Source

IIM Bangalore adopts a two-phase selection process. The first phase process is applied to all eligible candidates who appear for CAT 2019 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 2018 ( last year ) are shown below

Category VA/RC DI/LR QA Overall
General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
DA 50 50 50 60

The minimum overall percentile and the sectional percentiles requirements have not been disclosed for CAT 19

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 2018. 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.

Source

Changes when compared to last year -

  • The minimim CAT percentile eligibility requirement marginally reduced. 

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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category Section – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall
OPEN ≥ 75 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 85
NC-OBC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
EWS ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
SC ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST/DA ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65

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 2019 Overall Score56
Class X marks 10
Class XII marks 15
Graduation15
Gender Diversity Factor 4
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 is the process for calculating graduation performance score

Percentage Score
>=6015
>=55 to <6010
>=50 to <555
<502.5

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

CriterionWeights
CAT 2019 Score30
Personal Interview (PI)48
Writing Ability Test (WAT)10
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level4
Work Experience8
Total100

The work experience score would be calculated as per the following

MonthsPoints
<120
12 to 182
19 to 244
25 to 306
31 to 468
37 to 426
43 to 484
>482

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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two 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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category QA DI/LR VARC Overall
General 85 85 85 90
General EWS 77 77 77 82
OBC NC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
DA 50 50 50 65

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 2019 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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 2019 percentiles will be considered.

Category Overall CAT 2019 score percentile Sectional CAT 2019 score percentile
General/EWS 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 2019 Score 20
Class X Marks 34
Class XII Marks 40
Diversity Factor 6
Total 100

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 2019 overall score 20
WAT score 20
PI score 40
Total 100

Source

Changes when compared to last year

  • It has been made mandatory for students to secure 60 percent in their graduation ( 50% in case of ICWA/CA/CS)
  • The weightage for SSC performance has been marginally reduced from 30% to 25% during the shortlisting stage.
  • Work experience has been assigned 5% weightage during the shortlisting stage.
  • WAT (Essay writing) has been removed from the selection process during the final selection stage
  • The weightage for CAT and PI has been increased in the final selection stage from 35% to 44%

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

  1. Registration of candidates who meet the min eligibility criteria
  2. Shortlisting candidates for PI round.
  3. Final Selection of candidates post PI round

During the first stage, initially, a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2020 percentiles and SSC/HSC percentages are considered.

CategoryCAT Overall PercentileSectional PercentileSSC PercentageHSC Percentage
General85756060
OBC-NC/EWS75656060
SC65555555
ST/DA55455555

Only candidates obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT 2020 will be considered. All candidates with a graduation degree must secure a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks in their graduation degree and all candidates without a graduation degree must obtain a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks in CA/ICWA/CS to qualify.

All candidates who have opted for IIM Kozhikode and are fulfilling the above-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria would receive an email for online registration for admissions to IIM Kozhikode. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode will be considered for Stage 2. Please note that this is a pre-interview registration process and not the call for interview.

Shortlisting candidates for PI round

The following is the criteria used while shortlisting candidates for the PI round

Parameter Weightage
CAT 2020 Index score 45%
X /SSC score 25%
12/HSC score 15%
Gender/Academic Diversity 10%
Work Experience 5%

The details of each component are given as follows: 

  1. CAT Index Score Scaled scores from the three sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2020 will be considered for the computation of the CAT Index Score. The CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 45%. 
  2. SSC/Class X/Equivalent Percentage Score The percentage of marks obtained in SSC/Class X/Equivalent would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage. The SSC/Class X/Equivalent percentage scores are first adjusted by dividing each score by the highest percentage score obtained in the Board and then that adjusted score is multiplied by 25. The database of SSC/Class X/Equivalent percentage scores of all CAT applicants for the past three years including the current year is used for identifying the highest percentage score of a Board. 
  3. HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma Percentage Score The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage. The HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma percentage scores are first adjusted by dividing each score by the highest percentage score obtained in the stream of that Board and then that adjusted score is multiplied by 15. The database of HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma percentage scores of all CAT applicants for the past three years including the current year is used for identifying the highest percentage score of a stream in a Board.
  4. Gender/Academic Diversity Score Marks are awarded for gender/academic diversity. Only female candidates are eligible for a gender diversity score. A candidate with (or pursuing) a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a discipline other than engineering/technology will be eligible for the academic diversity score. A candidate is entitled only to an applicable diversity score of 10, from either gender diversity or academic diversity and not both. 
  5. Work Experience Score The score for work experience is calculated as follows: Work Experience Score = 5x/36, if 6 =< x =< 36 = 0, if x < 6 or x > 36. Where x is the number of months of work experience up to December 2020.

Final Selection of candidates post PI round

The short-listed candidates will have to appear for a PI. During the PI process, the panel will evaluate the academic efforts and disposition, general awareness and social disposition, attitude, personality and communication and the quality of work experience of each candidate. The resume score will be calculated based on the quality of academic and professional qualifications.

The following is the criteria used during the final selection stage

Component Weightage
CAT 2020 Index score 44%
PI score 44%
Resume score 12%

Source

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

  • Min graduation percentage requirement to be considered for shortlisting has been introduced.

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 % Graduation VA/RC %ile LR/DI %ile QA %ile
DA 50 50 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 50 50 50
SC 55 55 60 60 60 60
EWS 80 80 65 75 75 75
Others 80 80 65 75 75 75

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 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 = 67.5% of total calls
  • No. of calls to the EWS category candidates = 10% of total calls
  • No. of calls to the DA category candidates = 5.0% 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 GD Cutoff as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Combined Performance in PI
DA 20 20
ST 20 20
SC 25 25
Others 30 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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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 94
OBC(NC)/EWS 60 75
SC 45 55
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 Trichy is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2019 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 18%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 5%
Graduation marks 10%
professional course 2%
(CA/CWA/CS)Gender Diversity 5%

The performance in graduation shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored by the weightage applicable to the discipline as shown below. 10 per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation. [UG performance score = (per cent score at UG * discipline weightage) * 0.10]

To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage, as shown below, shall be applied to different disciplines:

  • Engineering / Technology: 0.5
  • Science/Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy)/Commerce / Economics / Management/other disciplines: 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 a whopping 78%. 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of CandidateSectional PercentileOverall Percentile
General8090
EWS8085
OBC (NC)6078
SC5060
ST3040
DAP3040

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 2019 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

WAT and PI process would be conducted at five different centres, namely Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. 

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 Till 6 7-12 13-18 19-24 25-30 31-36 37-42 43-48 More than 48
Score 0 1 2 3 5 4 3 2 1

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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of CandidateSectional PercentileOverall Percentile
General)8095
EWS8090
OBC (NC)6078
SC5060
ST3040
DAP3040

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 2019 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 35%
Personal Interview 25%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 8%
Graduation marks 5%
HSC/12 5%
Gender Diversity 8%
Academic Diversity 4%

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 Raipur by preparing well for CAT 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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Changes when compared to last year’s admission criteria

  • The minimum CAT sectional percentile requirement has been decreased from 80 to 70 percentile for general category candidates.
  • The weightage to CAT performance during the final selection stage has been increased from 35% to 50%
  • Gender Diversity and Academic have been introduced as a parameter of selection during the final selection stage. A weightage of 20% has been kept for it.
  •  

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 2019 percentiles and academic profile are considered.

Category of CandidateSectional PercentileOverall Percentile
General/EWS7095
OBC (NC)6078
SC5060
ST3040
PWD3040

The candidates who have selected IIM Rohtak as one of their preferences in the CAT 2019 form, will be invited for online registration for PGP Admission process 2020 during second week of January 2020. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2020-22 batch.

Candidates need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration. Candidate need to submit an application/ admission data form along with non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 2000/-. 4. The candidates, who have submitted the application forms and registration fees by the stipulated date and time, will be considered and invited (as per merit) for the Written Analysis & Personal Interview (WAT &PI) in Stage-II.

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 2019 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 Gender and  academic Diversity
Weightage 50.00% 30.00% 20.00%

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 80%. 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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Changes when compared to last year

  • The weightage for CAT during the final selection stage has been marginally increased from 53% to 55%.
  • The weightage for academic diversity during the final selection stage has been reduced from 5% to 3%.

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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
EWS 80 85
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.

The IIMs who are participating in the CAP have decided to adopt a common admission process (CAP 2020 process) of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Ranchi.

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 2019 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 3%
CS/CA/ICWA 2%

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.

The following would be the basis for scoring candidates in respect of their academic profiles:

Range Of Marks For 10th class For 12th Class For Under Graduation
<= 60 0.2 0.2 0.4
60.01 to 64 0.4 0.4 0.8
64.01 to 68 0.6 0.6 1.2
68.01 to 72 0.8 0.8 1.6
72.01 to 76 1 1 2
76.01 to 80 1.2 1.2 2.4
80.01 to 84 1.4 1.4 2.8
84.01 to 88 1.6 1.6 3.2
88.01 to 92 1.8 1.8 3.6
92.01 >= 2 2 4

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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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 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 2018 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
EWS 80 85
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 2019 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 30%
Personal Interview 20%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 8%
Graduation marks 5%
SSC 5%
Gender Diversity 6%
HSC/12 5%
Academic Diversity 6%
PG or prof qualification 5%

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 60%. 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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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 2019 percentiles are considered

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 60 78
EWS80 85
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 Bodhgaya is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2019 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 40
Personal Interview 20
WAT 10
SSC 4
12 4
Graduation 4
Work Experience 6
Academic Diversity 4
Gender Diversity 8
Total 100

Process used for calculating work experience score of an applicant

Months <6 7 to 12 13 to 24 25 to 36 37 to 48 49 to 60 60 or more
Score 0 2 4 6 4 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

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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 2019 percentile are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
EWS 80 85
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 Sirmaur is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2019 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

FINAL SELECTION:

The final selection of the candidates will be carried out based on the following parameters

Parameter Weightage
CAT score 30
WAT 15
PI 15
12 Marks 5
Graduation Marks 5
Work Experience 15
Academic Diversity 5
Gender Diversity 10

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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 72 85
OBC (NC) 65 76.5
SC 50 60
ST 40 40
DAP 40 55

The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT-2019 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table 2 above, would be receiving an email/communication from IIM Nagpur around the third/fourth week of March 2020. Candidates who would like to pursue their candidature further for admission to PGP at IIM Nagpur SHOULD reconfirm their desire to do so by the stipulated date.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2019 percentile requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest by the stipulated date for admission to PGP 2020-22 of IIM Nagpur will be considered in Stage 2 of 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=0.30 * (CAT Score) + 0.35*(PAP Score) + 0.20* (WE Score) + 0.15*(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,

The CAT Score for each candidate will be computed as the ratio of the total CAT score obtained by the candidate to the maximum total CAT score and scaled between 0-10. It will be computed as follows:

CAT Score= (Total CAT score obtained by the candidate/Maximum total CAT score*) *10

* This is the maximum CAT score among the candidates who were eligible for admission process in IIMN as per the stage 1 criteria.

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, 2019), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

Number of Months of Work Ex Marks
Less than 6 months 0
>=6 and <18 4
>=18 and <24 6
>=24 and < 30 8
>=30 and <36 10
>=36 4

A diversity score (DI) 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, 5 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate’s 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.

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the CAT, PAP, WE and Di scores will be calculated as follows:

CS = 0.30 * (CAT Score) + 0.35*(PAP Score) + 0.20* (WE Score) + 0.15*(Di Score)

Final Selection Process

The candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score, submit the completed application by the stipulated deadline, and appear for the PI/WAT process will be considered for the final stage of the admission process.

Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

Candidates who are shortlisted and have submitted the application form will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIM Nagpur. The interviews are likely to be scheduled in April/May 2020. The PI and WAT scores for all the candidates appearing for this stage will be scaled between 0 to 10.

After the completion of PI and WAT, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will be calculated as follows:

FS = 0.40* (PI Score) + 0.10*(WAT Score) + 0.15* (CAT Score) + 0.15 * (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/EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST/DAP) based on their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

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

The admission process comprises the following stages.

  1. Generating an initial shortlist of candidates who meet the min CAT percentile requirement.
  2. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds
  3. Final Selection of candidates

The first shortlist of candidates is based on candidates securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT. 

Category QA DI/LR VA/RC Overall
OPEN 80 80 80 85
NC OBC 60 60 60 60
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 40
PWD 30 30 30 40

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 2019 percentile requirements) would be receiving an e-mail from IIM Visakhapatnam in Jan 2020, 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 2020-22 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 2019 QA 10
CAT 2019 DI&LR 16
CAT 2019 VA&RC 14
SSC Marks 12
12 Marks 10
Graduation Marks 20
Work Ex/Professional Course 8
Gender Diversity 10
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.

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 2019 score 25
SSC Marks 5
12 Marks 5
Graduation Marks 10
Academic/Gender Diversity 20
Work Ex 5
WAT 5
PI 25

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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category VA/RC DI/LR QA Overall
General 75 75 80 85
OBC-NC 60 60 65 75
SC 55 50 50 55
ST 35 35 35 40
DA 35 35 35 40

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, the following parameters are used to generate a list of shortlisted candidates

Paramter Weightage ( Percetage )
CAT 45
SSC 10
12 10
Graduation 20
Gender Diversity 10
Work Experience 5

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

Component Maximum Weight
PI 25.00%
CAT 25.00%
WAT 10.00%
SSC 5%
12TH 5%
Graduation 10%
Work Experience 10.00%
Academic Diversity 5%
Gender Diversity 5%

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 60%. 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 2019, WAT and PI rounds.

The admission process comprises the 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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
EWS80 85
OBC (NC) 60 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40

The 9 IIMs (IIM Bodh Gaya, Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur) have decided to adopt a common admission process (CAP 2020 process) of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Ranchi.

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 2019 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 40%
WAT 10%
PI 20%
SSC marks 3%
12th marks 3%
Graduation marks 3%
Work Experience 8%
Academic Diversity 5%
Gender Diversity 8%

Work Experience score is calcuated as given below

Months Less than 12 12-18 18-24 24-36 36-48 49-60 More than 60
Score 0 3 5 8 5 3 0

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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 2019 percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 94
OBC (NC)EWS 60 75
SC 45 55
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40

Note - * In case of female candidates under general category, the overall cut-off percentile for eligibility for PA process is>=90 with sectional cutoff of 75 percentiles. However, getting minimum overall/sectional CAT percentile does not automatically guarantee a call for PA process. Within this pool of eligible candidates, the final list of candidates to be called for PA process will be decided strictly based on order of merit and as per requirement of IIM Sambalpur. This PA process comprising both WAT and PI will be independently conducted by IIM Sambalpur. 

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 2019 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 2
HSC/12 4
Graduation 4
CAT 30
WAT 5
PI 15
Academic Diversity 5
Gender Diversity 15
Work Ex 20
Total 100

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The admission process for the PGDHRM program comprises two stages.

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

Shortlisting process for WAT/PI calls

The following are the parameters used while shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round

Parameter Weightage ( percentage )
CAT score70
Bachelor Degree ( Discipline )15
Work Experience15

Bachelor’s Discipline rating scores are awarded as per the following

  • Engineering/Technology: 5
  • Science/Mathematics-10
  • Any other stream-15

Work ex rating scores are awarded as per the following

No of months of work ex Weightage
Upto 6 months 0
7 to 12 months 3
13 to 18 months 9
19 to 24 months 12
25 to 30 months 15
31 to 36 months 9
37 to 42 months 6
More than 42 months 3

Final selection of candidates

Personal interviews and WAT are planned to be conducted at five different centers namely Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Ranchi

After the PI & WAT, the Consolidated Merit List (CML) would be compiled on the basis of following components and their corresponding weights:

Parameter Weightage ( percentage )
CAT score 30
PI 30
WAT 10
Profile 30

Profile breakup

Parameter Weightage ( percentage )
SSC Marks 5
HSC (12th) 5
Graduation 5
Work Experience 10
Gender Diversity 5
Academic Diversity 5

Note- A candidate can get a max of 5 marks only for diversity. A girl who is not an engineer will be awarded only 5 marks and not 10.

Work Experience – Break up

Duration of Work Experience Maximum Marks
Less than 6 months0
7 to 12 months2
13 to 18 months6
19 to 24 months8
25 to 30 months10
31 to 36 months8
37 to 42 months4
More than 42 months2

Source

Snapshot of IIM Admission Criteria for PGP/MBA (2020-22) Batch

First Round – PI Shortlist
Institute CAT '19 10th 12th Grad Work ex Masters Acad Diversity Girls Resume Total Points
IIM Ahmedabad 65 10 10 10 5 0 0 0 0 100
IIM Bangalore 40 20 10 20 8 0 0 2 0 100
IIM Calcutta 56 10 15 15 0 0 0 4 0 100
IIM Indore 20 34 40 0 0 0 6 0 100
IIM Kozhikode 45 30 15 0 0 0 10 0 100
IIM Lucknow 60 0 10 10 10 0 5 5 0 100
IIM Shillong Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria Not Applicable
IIM Rohtak Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria 0 Not Applicable
IIM Raipur Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria 0 Not Applicable
IIM Ranchi Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria 0 Not Applicable
IIM Udaipur Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria 0 Not Applicable
IIM Kashipur Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria
IIM Bodhgaya Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria
IIM Sambalpur Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria
IIM Amritsar 45 10 10 20 5 0 0 10 0 100
IIM Visakhapatnam 40 12 10 20 8 0 0 10 0 100
IIM Nagpur 30 8.75 12.25 14 20 0 15 0 100
IIM Sirmaur Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria Not Applicable
IIM Jammu Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria Not Applicable
IIM Trichy Min eligibility and CAT score, the only criteria Not Applicable
Final Admission Shortlist
Institute CAT '19 10th 12th Grad Work ex Masters/Professional course ( CA/ICWA/CS ) Acad Diversity Girls Resume GD Essay PI Total Points
IIM Ahmedabad 25 15 0 0 0 0 0 10 50 100
IIM Bangalore 25 10 5 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 30 100
IIM Calcutta 30 0 0 0 8 0 4 0 0 0 10 48 100
IIM Indore 20 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 40 100
IIM Kozhikode 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 20 35 100
IIM Lucknow 30 0 5 5 5 0 5 0 0 10 40 100
IIM Shillong 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 50 100
IIM Rohtak 50 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 30 100
IIM Raipur 35 0 5 5 8 0 4 8 0 0 10 25 100
IIM Ranchi 30 5 5 5 5 0 5 5 0 0 10 30 100
IIM Udaipur 55 2 2 4 6 2 3 5 0 0 6 15 100
IIM Kashipur 30 5 5 5 8 5 6 6 0 0 10 20 100
IIM Bodhgaya 40 4 4 4 6 0 4 8 0 0 10 20 100
IIM Sambalpur 30 2 4 4 20 0 5 15 0 0 5 15 100
IIM Amritsar 25 5 5 10 10 0 5 5 0 0 10 25 100
IIM Visakhapatnam 25 5 5 10 5 0 20 0 0 5 25 100
IIM Nagpur 15 15 20 0 0 0 0 0 10 40 100
IIM Sirmaur 30 0 5 5 15 0 5 10 0 0 15 15 100
IIM Jammu 40 3 3 3 8 0 5 8 0 0 10 20 100
IIM Trichy 50 0 0 10* 5 2 0 5 0 0 10 18 100

* At IIM Trichy while calculating the graduation score weightage, engineering background students score will be multipled with 0.6, where as other’s score will be multiplied with