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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020-22: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad released the admission criteria of the academic year 2020-22. IIM Ahmedabad Admission criteria 2020 takes into state components like CAT score, performance in Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI), work experience and academic record for admission into Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGPM). The admission process of IIM Ahmedabad consists of a two-step process. The first step is to get shortlisted on the basis of CAT percentile. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for PI and AWT rounds. In the second step, the final merit list is prepared on the basis of the composite score of the candidate which includes gender diversity, academic diversity, work experience and so forth. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the components of PI and AWT rounds and composite score.Latest: Candidates can download the CAT 2019 result by using their login credentials.
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CAT 2019 was conducted on November 24. Authorities has released CAT result 2019 on January 4, 2020. Result of CAT will be available on the official website of IIMCAT. While accessing result candidates have to use their login credentials. CAT 2019 scorecard will specify the section wise score as well as overall percentile. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for WAT and PI round.
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The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2020-22 batch of the PGP at IIMA is a two-step process:
Step 1: Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)
Step 2: Final Selection
Let’s understand the process in details:
In CAT 2019 there was three sections, i.e. 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 2019 will be considered for all the following stages.
PWD(General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)
IIM Ahmedabad mentions, “At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of candidates will be used. An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ based on their percentage of marks scored in the 10th standard, the 12th standard (depending upon the stream, i.e. 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.”
After the first round of screening through CAT 2019 scores, candidates’ past academic records will be rated based on the weightages assigned at each percentage range. Following tables bring to you the Rating Scores of Class X, XII and Bachelor’s Degree.
Per cent Score in Xth Std. Exam
Rating Score A
>55 and <=60
>60 and <=70
>70 and <=80
>80 and <=90
Per cent Score in XIIth Std. Exam
Rating Score B
Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam
Per cent score in Bachelor's Degree
Rating Score C
> 55 and <= 60
> 60 and <= 62
> 62 and <= 65
> 65 and <= 70
Percent score in Professional courses
> 50 and <= 53
> 53 and <= 55
> 55 and <= 57
> 57 and <= 63
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree
> 60 and <= 65
> 70 and <= 80
AC-4 & AC-6
> 70 and <= 75
> 75 and <= 85
> 50 and <= 55
> 65 and <= 75
Work Experience in Month (July 31, 2019)
< 12 months
>= 12 and <= 36 months
MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)
> 36 months
Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20
AC – Academic Discipline
Application Rating Score: AR = (A+B+C)
IIM Ahmedabad further states, “Normalised AR score of a candidate is equal to their AR score divided by the average of the top 50 AR scores from the candidate’s pool, (the candidates’ pool, in this case, being defined as a group of candidates who appear for CAT 2019 and apply to IIMA.)”
There are two stages in which the shortlisting process is carried out by IIM Ahmedabad. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their Composite Score (CS). In this stage, not only CAT scores and past academic records are considered, but the academic diversity factor is also taken into consideration. A certain number of top candidates from each academic discipline are shortlisted for AWT & PI. The shortlist formula is as follows:
CS (Composite Score) = 0.35 (Normalised AR score) + 0.65 (Normalised overall score in CAT 2019)
The upper limit (UL) of the number of candidates shortlisted from each category is as follows:
Number of candidates shortlisted from each category
Upper Limit Per ACRC-1
Upper Limit Per ACRC-2
Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories
Stream in XII Std.
NC-OBC cum Transgender
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Transgender), SC
Arts & Humanities
Percentage marks in Bachelor’s Degree - 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 final composite score will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:
FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.25 (Normalised CAT score) + 0.15 (AR)
The final selection of candidates will depend on a diverse set of factors including performance in CAT, AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience, etc.
The minimum cutoff for IIM Ahemdabad in order to be considered eligible for admission process is around 80. However, this doesn't mean if any student who has secured the minimum percentile will be called for admission process to IIM Ahemdabad. The actual cutoff for IIM Ahemdabad is very high as compared to minimum cutoff. It can be said that for any student in order to receive a call from IIM Ahemdabad must have a minimum overall percentile of 95+.
IIM Ahemdabad has 2 stages for shortlisting students:
Stage 1 : Students are shortlisted for WAT and PI round on the basis of a composite score which contains weight-age from students CAT score, Academic records and academic diversity.
Stage 2 : A final merit list is prepared on the basis of a final merit score which has a weightage from various parameters like CAT score, academic rating and performance in GD and PI round.
The composite is a score on the basis of which students are shortlisted for the admission process for various IIMs. It contains weightage from various parameters like candidates CAT score, his academic ratings and his performance in various rounds for Admission Process.
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You have secured a good percentile in CAT exam. After the declaration of the CAT result the merit list will be made to call the candidate for the interview round and WAT Test. The merit list comprises of your CAT percentile, your graduation marks, your work experience, your 10th and 12th marks. To get into top MBA college like , IIM Ahmedabad you need to score above 99.7 percentile in CAT exam. As you have secured 89.49 percentile you will get call for MBA course from
IIM Udaipur, IIT kanpur, IIM Vishakapatnam, IIM Bodh gaya, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IMI Delhi, IIM Shillong, IIT Madras, IMS BHU,.
Once you get call from IIM or other institutes , you have to go through the WAT exam and interview process. On clearing both an another merit list will be prepared, which will select you to get enter IIM or other institutes.
You will definitely got a acall from IMI Delhi and IMT Ghaziabad.
To know more about the colleges you get you can also use careers360 college predictor link given below:
With 88 percentile as a general category student, The chances are less to get a call from any IIMs. But below is the list of colleges where you have a good probability-
Great Lakes Institute of Management
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Institute of Management Technology
Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi
MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
National Institute of Banking & Management
You can check your other best possibilities with CAT Pathfinder Tool.
Along with CAT score all the colleges in which you apply makes a merit list to call students for the second round of interview and WSAT which is made in the basis of your aggregate score and which is based on different parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience, engineer or non-engineer, gender etc. whose weightage vary according to different colleges.
The Indian Institute of Management are the top colleges for pursuing Management courses. There are total 20 IIMs across India.
The Post Graduate Program in Management ( PGP ), Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( PGDM ) courses are common in all the IIMS, some IIMs offer the Masters in Business Administration ( MBA ) courses. Some IIMs like IIM Indore offers 5 years integrated programs in management.
The Eligibility criteria to get admission in any of the IIMs is that :
1. The candidate should have completed 10 + 2 or equivalent examination and Bachelor's degree with a minimum percentage of 60%
2. The candidate should have score a required percentile ( generally more than 95 percentile ) in CAT examination and GMAT Exam for some courses in some institutes.
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