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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.
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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:
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In CAT 2019 there will be 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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your score is good until now. You have did your best all the way. For CAT exam, IIM Consider 90% to get an admission.
For IIM Kozhikode:- 75% for CAT,Sectional Cutoff:- 65% for 10th:- 60% and for 12th 60%.
For IIM Trichy:- 78% for OBC-NC
for IIM Indore :- 80% for OBC-NC
for OBC category there will very less relaxation. But there is high competition but number of seats available is very less.
So you have to prepare accordingly and get an admission.
CAT exam score hold a 45-50 % weightage for admission at IIM Kozhikode. You have so good qualification in the rest. If you put more effort into it then you can get it.
Hope it helps!
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level management entrance exam. CAT 2019 application process has been completed and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th November 2019.
Application forms were available from 07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019.
Aspirants seeking admission to the MBA course have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/SNAP/etc. After the entrance test, candidates have to apply to colleges for admission.
Check the details about the CAT exam using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries.
Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
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