IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2016-18
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With the advent of the application procedure for CAT 2015, the IIMs have started announcing the admission criteria. IIM Ahmedabad, the conducting body for CAT 2015 has announced the shortlist and selection procedure for the PGP batch of 2016-18.

 

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The admission criteria for IIM Ahmedabad consist of 2 steps. In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have taken CAT 2015, fulfilled the eligibility criteria and have applied to the programme.

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Preliminary Screening

 

The following table brings to you the CAT 2015 sectional and category wise cutoffs.

Category

Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (PDIILR)

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (PQA)

Overall percentile rank (PT)

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC-cum transgender

75

75

75

85

SC

70

70

70

80

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

70

70

70

80

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’ based on her/his percentage of marks obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘Science’, ‘Commerce’ ‘Arts & Humanities’) and bachelor’s degree examinations (depending upon the discipline) respectively.

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The following table brings to you the Application Rating Scores for Class Xth, XIIth and Bachelor’s Degree marks.

 

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 Std. Exam (Rating Score B)

Science Stream

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

 

Commerce Stream

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

 

Arts Stream

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, 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

4

>70 and <=80

7

>80

10

 

AC - 2

Percent Score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=50

1

>50 and <=55

2

>55 and <=60

3

>60 and <=65

4

>65 and <=75

7

>75

10

 

AC - 4

Percent Score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=60

1

>60 and <=65

2

>65 and <=70

3

>70 and <=75

4

>75 and <=85

7

>85

10

 

AC - 6

Percent Score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=55

1

>55 and <=60

2

>60 and <=62

3

>62 and <=65

4

>65 and <=70

7

>70

10

 

AC - 7

Percent Score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=50

1

>50 and <=53

2

>53 and <=55

3

>55 and <=57

4

>57 and <=63

7

>63

10

AC – Academic Discipline

Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C)

 

Short Listing for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

 

Shortlisting process comprises of 2 stages.

 

Stage 1: (From the Applicants’ pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines)

 

IIM Ahmedabad mentions, “To recognize exceptional performers in terms of previous academic records as well as in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds, from each of the seven academic disciplines, top 100 candidates or top 1% of the number of applicants to IIM Ahmedabad -- whichever is less -- will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.”

 

Criteria: C1-C3:

 

C1. PT ≥ 90, PQA ≥ 80, PDILR ≥ 80 and PVRC ≥ 80

C2. P≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities)

Where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. exams.

C3. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage

The following table brings to you the cutoff percentage in Bachelor’s Degree Exam for different disciplines.

Discipline

AC – 1

AC – 2

AC -3

AC – 4

AC – 5

AC – 6

AC – 7

Cutoff

Percentage

74

68

71

78

73

66

59

CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalized AR score) + 0.7 (Normalized overall score in CAT-2015)

 

Stage 2 – Category wise selection

 

After removing the applicants selected in stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, DA) the additional number of applicants to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected following the same procedure as in Stage 1 except that the criteria C1-C3 are now category specific.

Criteria: C1-C3

C1: PT, PQA, PDILR and PVRC ≥ Respective minimum cut-off

C2: P≥ Minimum cut-offs

The following table gives you the minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories

Stream in 12th std.

General Category

NCOBC Category

SC Category

ST Category

DA Category

Science

80

75

70

65

70

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

Arts & Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s degree examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off

Discipline

Cut-off Percentage

General Category

NC-OBC Category

SC Category

ST Category

DA Category

AC – 1

74

69

64

59

64

AC – 2

68

63

58

53

58

AC- 3

71

66

61

56

61

AC – 4

78

73

68

63

68

AC – 5

73

68

63

58

63

AC – 6

66

61

56

50

56

AC – 7

59

54

50

50

50

Final Selection

 

The final selection will take place on the basis of the Final Composite Score (FCS) which will be computed on the basis of the formula given below:

 

FCS = 0.40 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.5 (CS).

The normalized PI and AWT scores of a candidate are equal to his/her PI and AWT scores divided by the average of the top 1% scores in PI and AWT respectively.

Annexure

Academic Disciplines

 

AC - 1

1. Agriculture [Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology etc.]

2. Animal Husbandry

3. Dairy Science/Technology

4. Fisheries

5. Forestry

6. Food Technology

7. Horticulture

8. Dentistry

9. Pharmacology/Pharmacy

10. Science [Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology]

11. Science [Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics]

12. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly mentioned elsewhere in this list]

13. Veterinary Science

 

AC – 2

  1. Arts/Humanities [Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.]

  2. Law

  3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)

  4. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking

AC – 3

1. Commerce/Economics [Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.]

2. Hotel & Tourism Management

3. Management [Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies]                                     

 

AC - 4

1. Agricultural Engineering

2. Architecture

3. Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B.Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT, other than Agricultural Engineering and Dairy Technology]

 

AC-5

Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-7

 

AC – 6

Medicine

 

AC – 7

1. Chartered Accountancy (CA)

2. Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)

3. Company Secretaryship (CS)

 

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