IIM A announces Selection criteria 2017-2019

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IIM A Selection Criteria 2017 is published by each IIM individually. All the IIMs are the most sought after B Schools in India. The admission in IIMs is done in two levels. The first is to appear in CAT and qualify the test. IIM Selection Criteria 2017-2019 enlists the minimum percentile required in CAT 2016 exam which is required to be eligible for IIM Admissions. On basis of the IIM CAT cut offs, candidates are shortlisted for the next stage.

IIM Admission Criteria 2017 includes shortlisting of candidates and then appearing for PI and WAT. Points are awarded for past academic performance, PI-WAT, Work Experience and other factors.

The overall CAT cutoff required for a general category student to get shortlisted has been reduced to 80 from last years’ 90 percentile.

Not only the minimum CAT cut-off for the general category has been reduced, the cutoff for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC) and Persons with disabilities (PWD) have been reduced to 70, 60, 75, and 70 respectively.

IIM Admission 2017

The Indian Institutes of Management conduct the Common Admission Test. This year the CAT 2016 is being held on 4th December 2016. After the CAT results are declared, list of shortlisted candidates is published. There are two main stages.

  1. IIM Shortlisting on basis of CAT Cut Offs.
  2. Written Admission Test (WAT) or Group Discussion (GD).
  3. Personal Interview (PI).

The first level is qualifying CAT and clearing the cut off. This is a common test to be taken by all who seek admission in IIMs. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) admission seekers must appear in CAT. The next level consisting of WAT/GD, PI and shortlisting is done by individual IIMs. Each IIM publishes its separate criteria and details. The dates of GD/WAT and PI are fixed in accordance of each IIM and candidates are intimated accordingly.

In CAT-2016 there will be three sections, viz., ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension’ (VRC). Only the candidates above the following minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2016 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR) Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA) Overall percentile rank (PT)
General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC-cum transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2017-19

The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2017-19 batch of the PGP at IIM-A is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT 2016 score and who have applied to the programme. In the Preliminary screening of the shortlisting process,  only the candidates with the minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT 2016 will be considered for further stages.

At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used. An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ (Tables 2-4) based on their percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard, the 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘Science’, ‘Commerce’ and ‘Arts & Humanities’) and the Bachelor’s degree programme (depending upon the discipline) respectively. For different streams/disciplines, the equivalent ARs are arrived at by using a (sort of) percentile equivalence of the score distributions using previous year’s CAT data.

Rating Scores for 10th Std. Exam (Rating Score A)

Percent Score in Xth Std. Exam 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 Science Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam Rating Score B
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=70 3
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 8
>90 10

 

Rating Scores for 12th Commerce Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam Rating Score B
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=65 3
>65 and <=75 5
>75 and <=90 8
>90 10

 

Rating Scores for 12th Art Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam 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 degree Exam (Rating Score C)

AC-1
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
≤  55 1
> 55 and ≤ 60 2
> 60 and ≤ 62 3
> 62 and ≤ 65 5
> 65 and ≤ 70 8
> 70 10

 

AC-2
Percent score in Professional Courses Rating Score C
≤  50 1
> 50 and ≤ 53 2
> 53 and ≤ 55 3
> 55 and ≤ 57 5
> 57 and ≤ 63 8
> 63 10

 

AC-3 & AC-5
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
≤ 55 1
> 55 and ≤ 60 2
> 60 and ≤ 65 3
> 65 and ≤ 70 5
> 70 and ≤ 80 8
> 80 10

 

AC-4 & AC-7
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
≤  60 1
> 60 and ≤ 65 2
> 65 and ≤ 70 3
> 70 and ≤ 75 5
> 75 and ≤ 85 8
> 85 10

 

AC-6
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
≤  50 1
> 50 and v 55 2
> 55 and ≤ 60 3
> 60 and ≤ 65 5
> 65 and ≤ 75 8
>75 10

**AC – Academic Discipline

**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 20162016 and apply to IIMA.)

Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) Shortlisting will be carried out in two stages.

  1. Stage 1-

IIM-A endeavors to recognize performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic 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 2016 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 2016, henceforth referred to as ACRC groups, (subject to upper limits on the numbers per ACRC group as specified in Table 5) 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 2016).

Criteria C1-C3: C1- PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must be greater than or equal to the minimum cut-offs as specified in Table 1. C2. P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table 6), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

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.

  1. Stage 2-

After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category, 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.

  1. Final Selection-

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (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 = 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.

IIMA will conduct its Academic Writing Tests and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi/NCR. Candidates shortlisted for AWT & PI will be intimated by registered post tentatively by the second week of January 2017.

As per Government of India requirement, 27% of the seats are reserved for NC-OBC, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates. Candidates also need to mark carefully the category to which they belong in the application form. 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates.

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