Academic profile importance for IIM ABCL
Good profile no more enough..
Get aside all students with strong workex, guitar players, sport champions, strong extra currics and others.. IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore are looking for ones with thick specs and well oiled hair.. only students with good “academic” profile.
There was a time when we used to say your college topper will never come towards cat.. but now only they are allowed.
IIMs are declaring their admission process for their flagship 2 years full time PGP/PGDM programmes 2016-18. Weightage to academic profile is going to be the key criteria in shortlisting the candidates for final admission round 2016 at IIMs.
All the 19 IIMs are going to award different weightage to the applicant’s profile apart from CAT 2014 percentile. However the weightage may improve or deteriorate your chances despite scoring good or very good percentile in CAT 2015.
We have time for CAT 2015 exam it will be a good exercise if you can evaluate your profile and cross check its suitability after declaration of results whether it is commensurable with your CAT 2015 scores for the desired IIMs.
IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore give more weightage to Academic record. Students espcially engineers less than 70 70 70 in their graduation XIIth and Xth are eliminated in stage one itself. How ever other IIMs has less weightage for Acads.
At IIMA its all about AR and A+B+C. With 78% in engineering and 80 80 in Xth XIIth itd all about profile at IIMA. And 30% weightage of acads in Composite score.
Academic profile weighs more in Admission Criteria at IIMB.
The shortlisting criteria stated by the B schools says “IIMB uses multiple parameters, namely academic performance in class X, XII and graduation programs as well as candidates’ scores in CAT/GMAT to judge the suitability of candidates for the PGP program.”
In shortlisting the candidates for final admission round, 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. The database of 10th and 12th scores of all CAT applicants of the past two years is used for identifying the 90th percentile score for each 10th and 12th board for this purpose. The weights for the academic excellence is high.
Emphasis is off lately more on academic profile.
Out of 100%:
20% for academic record
80% plus in Xth XIIth is full 20 points and zero points for 60% below.
77% weightage for CAT score and 3% weightage for gender and academic diversity. A 20 point weightage can shine or bleak your chances of admission to this top rated B school.
So no major problem here..
Academic Profile: Weightage is not very high. IIM Lucknow awards weights on a scale of 50.
CAT score weightage 38 points
Academic profile 8 points
Work experience 2 points
Gender diversity 2 points
Academic profile and academic diversity have a total maximum weightage of 8 points. (16%)
If you have scored 95+ percent marks in class X and XII, you will get 1 point each for X and XII. 3 points will be awarded after normalization for graduation marks according to academic discipline. Academic disciplines eligible for the Diversity factor eightage of maximum 3 points in shortlising are Arts & Humanities, Law, Commerce, economics, Medicine, Pharmacy, CA/CS.
The importance of 8 points in the shortlisting criteria on a scale of total 50 points can be well understood to get admission in IIML.
This is based on 2014 historic data. Please check out the latest notifications on individual IIMs websites.
We just hope other B Schools who normally beline what ever IIMs are doing should not follow suits.
SP Jain mumbai
Profile based cutoff is expected at 85%ile which means workex or academic toppers get calls first. However they do allow score based calls at 98%ile who have low profile but good cat score.
Majorly a overall profile based college. All you need is a good percentile in CAT to sail through. 99%ile is good enough to get the call.
So no worries IIM A and B is not end of the world. SP Jain JBIMS and FMS are equally good colleges with average salary touching 18 lacs. So keep ur focus on CAT.