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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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The following table brings to you the CAT 2015 sectional and category wise cutoffs.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (PDIILR)
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (PQA)
Overall percentile rank (PT)
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.
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 and <=60
>60 and <=70
>70 and <=80
>80 and <=90
Rating Scores for 12th Std. Exam (Rating Score B)
Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam
Rating Score B
>50 and <=55
>55 and <=65
>65 and <=75
>75 and <=90
>45 and <=50
>50 and <=60
>70 and <=85
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
>60 and <=65
>65 and <=70
AC - 2
AC - 4
>70 and <=75
>75 and <=85
AC - 6
>60 and <=62
>62 and <=65
AC - 7
>50 and <=53
>53 and <=55
>55 and <=57
>57 and <=63
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.”
C1. PT â‰¥ 90, PQA â‰¥ 80, PDILR â‰¥ 80 and PVRC â‰¥ 80
C2. Pâ‰¥ 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) â‰¥ Minimum cut-off percentage
The following table brings to you the cutoff percentage in Bachelor’s Degree Exam for different disciplines.
AC – 1
AC – 2
AC – 4
AC – 5
AC – 6
AC – 7
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.
C1: PT, PQA, PDILR and PVRC â‰¥ Respective minimum cut-off
C2: Pâ‰¥ Minimum cut-offs
The following table gives you the minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories
Stream in 12th std.
Arts & Humanities
Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s degree examination) â‰¥ Minimum cut-off
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.
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
6. Food Technology
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
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.]
Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
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
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]
Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-7
1. Chartered Accountancy (CA)
2. Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)
3. Company Secretaryship (CS)
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As per the details provided, you have decent academic record and its really good that you have 2 years of work experience. It'll give you an edge in selection process. Also, if you belong to general category, then to get a call from IIM A,B,C you should focus on getting a minimum of 98 percentile in cat.
All the best
Prepare for the syllabus according to the weight age of each section. Give mock tests and improve upon your timing skills. if you join a coaching class it would be good as you will get a clearer idea.
CAT is commencing on 25th November in 2020. So it does not need to get postponed/cancel due to corona virus. The situation should get better till November. So, we can't argue why CAT is conducting.
Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!
Hello Abhishek !
Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in
or any other national level entrance test.
In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.
So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.
Hope it helps !
Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!
CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.
The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.
Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.
The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.
The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.
These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.
Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam.
Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!
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