CAT Selection Procedure 2020
CAT Selection Procedure 2020: Candidates who clear the CAT 2020 exam will have to go through the selection procedure of CAT 2020 in order to successfully get admission in respective IIMs in India. Each Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) releases its selection criteria, separately. The performance in the CAT 2020 examination is an important component for consideration in the CAT selection process. However each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria and selection procedure based on the CAT exam. Based on the candidates' performance in the exam, participating institutes of CAT 2020 shortlist candidates for further rounds, which include Group Discussion (GD) / Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Read the full article to know more about the factors involved in CAT selection procedure, weightage given to various aspects and the different selection processes to IIMs, non-IIMs and other B-schools accepting CAT scores.
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CAT 2020 Selection Procedure for IIMs
The selection procedure of IIMs with respect to CAT 2020 basically comprises three rounds. These are:
Round 1: CAT 2020 Result and Shortlisting
Round 2: WAT and GD-PI rounds
Round 3: Final Selection and Eligibility Verification
CAT 2020 Result and Shortlisting
After the declaration of CAT 2020 result, IIMs will begin their shortlisting procedure. Individual IIM will release the CAT 2020 cutoff based on CAT score. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will then send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The selection criteria for shortlisting varies across IIMs.
CAT Selection Procedure: IIM Interview Call Letter
Candidates selected for the first round of admission process will receive call letters on their registered email ID. The call letter will contains the following information:
Last date to complete the registration
Date, time and venue of WAT/GD and PI
WAT and GD-PI rounds
All of those candidates who meet the CAT cutoff 2020 will be able to move to the next stage of the selection procedure i.e Written Ability Tests (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Candidates are assessed on the basis of GK, communication skills, performance in previous rounds and presence of mind etc.
Eligibility Verification: Any candidate who is shortlisted for interviews by IIMs will have to comply with the eligibility criteria and verification for final selection process.
What are the documents to be carried at the time of WAT/GD and PI?
Degree certificates & mark sheet verification: Candidates are required to produce original as well as attested copies of certificates and mark sheets at the time of interviews. If selected, original degree and mark sheets of all semesters or years plus attested copies will have to be submitted at the time of joining. Documents required at the time of WAT/ GD and PI include:
IIM interview call letter
The graduation mark sheet and certificate
Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
Reservation category proof of certificate (if applicable)
Reserved category: Candidates have to produce original as well as an attested copy of ST/SC/NC-OBC/DA certificates at the time of interviews. If selected, original certificates pertaining to the reservation category plus attested copies will have to be submitted at the time of joining.
Final year undergraduate students: It is mandatory for selected candidates to submit an attested copy as well as an original certificate from the Registrar/ Principal/ Director of the institute or university stating that the candidate has obtained 50 percent marks or equivalent (45% in case of reserved category) based on latest grades/marks available. Their admission will be provisional until an original mark sheet and qualifying degree at the bachelor level is submitted before December 31, 2021. If a candidate is unable to submit requisites in time, his/her admission will automatically result in cancellation.
Final Selection Process
The other additional factors that are taken into consideration by most of the IIMs for CAT selection procedure 2020 are:
Previous academic performance of the candidates
Relevant work experience
Gender and academic diversity
Here is a break up of above parameters on which candidates are selected:
IIM Admission Criteria: Parameters for Final Selection Process
Overall percentile score obtained in CAT exam.
Class 10 Score
The aggregate percentage scored in class 10 or equivalent.
Class 12 Score
The aggregate percentage scored in class 12 or equivalent.
The aggregate percentage obtained in a three-year/four year degree course or equivalent.
Each candidate's performance in WAT/GD-PI is assessed and marks are allotted accordingly.
Candidates from non-engineering backgrounds are given extra points to ensure fair representation of students from other streams. The points for academic diversity vary for each campus.
The IIMs give extra points to female/transgender candidates to encourage fair representation of each gender. The points for Gender diversity vary for each campus.
Extra points (from 1-5) are given to candidates having work experience. For this, a range is defined from lowest to highest. The points for work experience vary for each campus.
*It must be noted that these parameters vary from institute to institute every year
Common Admission Process( CAP): CAT Selection Procedure 2020 for New IIMs
The newer IIMs viz. Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur will conduct a common counselling process known as Common Admission Process (CAP). Shortlisting of candidates will be done and they will have to appear for a common written ability test and personal interview rounds. Each of these IIM's will also release a separate merit list basis a candidate's performance.
The following IIM's will follow the CAP basis CAT 2020 result.
List of New IIMs
Key Points of CAP:
All the participating IIMs will send the shortlisted candidates for WAT - PI to the IIM conducting CAP.
That IIM will conduct the WAT-PI round for all the CAP participating IIM's. Please note - qualifying CAT cut off and weightage of admission parameters remain common to all CAP participating institutes.
Post CAP, each participating IIM will assess the candidates’ performance in WAT, PI, CAT score, profile, etc. and make their individual merit list to make an admission offer.
The final list of selected candidates is displayed on the respective IIM's website. This will be available only to candidates with an institute login
CAT Selection Procedure for Non-IIMs 2020
There are some B-Schools which do not fall under the IIM category. These institutes conduct their own selection procedure. Though the selection process includes the same set of rounds like GD/PI and WAT. However, it is not mandatory that all of these rounds will be conducted for the final admission. Some institutes like IMT Ghaziabad conduct group activity or group exercise instead of group discussion.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Selection Procedure 2020
Question: What is the basis on which candidates are selected for IIMs?
Based on the candidates' performance in the CAT exam, participating institutes of CAT 2020 shortlist candidates for further rounds, which include Group Discussion (GD) / Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
Question: What is CAP or Common Admission Process?
Answer. Some of the new IIMs follow the CAP process. These new IIMs are - IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Kashipur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, IIM Trichy and IIM Udaipur, under which selection criteria, process, dates, etc are common.
Question: Do Non-IIM institutes also follow the same selection process as other IIMs?
Through the three rounds of selection are the same. However, they are not compulsory. Any institute can conduct the rounds according to their specifications.
Question: What are the documents to be carried at the time of WAT, GD/PI round?
The documents are IIM interview call letter, CAT scorecard, The graduation mark sheet and certificate, Class 12 mark sheet and certificate, Class 10 mark sheet and certificate, reservation category proof of certificate (if applicable).
Question: What are the details that will be mentioned in the IIM interview call letter?
The details that will be mentioned are the registration link, last date to complete the registration, date, time and venue of WAT/GD and PI.
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Dear Aspirants ,
MBBS admission through management quota documents required
Scorecard of NEET
Candidate’s DoB or equivalent certificate, issued by the competent authority.
10+2 passing certificate
Application fee receipt
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