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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 a general Category the chances are very less to get a call from IIMs. The other colleges you can apply in colleges-
DMS, IISc Bangalore
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
Goa Institute of Management
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi
But CAT marks are not the only parameter involved in the selection procedure. After CAT exam every college in which you apply prepares a merit list to call students for next round of interview based on your aggregate score which comprises of many parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience etc. whose weight age varies for all different colleges. After the round of interview again a merit list is prepared which includes marks of your interview, GD and WSAT which along with CAT marks generally have the highest weightage.
You can also use CAT Pathfinder tool given below to know your other admission possibilities.
The official cutoff of JEE Mains will be released long with the final results after the April Mains. The NTA will announce category wise cutoffs then. But you can still check your estimated rank using the formula (100-your total percentile)*869010/100. So with this percentile, you estimated All India rank is around 1,21,000. Now, if the number of candidates giving the exam in April increase, you rank will go higher up.
Well, yes with that percentile, you might be able to get some GFTIs like (Mentioning refering to Other State quota) -
You can refer to the following link -
Also, to predict your college, you can use this college predictor-
All the best!
Preparing for CAT is a step towards fulfilling your dream of an MBA, so how you choose to prepare becomes the deciding factor of your exam. It is not an easy exam because of being one of the most competitive exams in the country. So here are some basic steps to prepare and ace it!
Know the exam pattern and syllabus in detail : The duration of the exam is 3 hours and you will roughly have an hour to complete each section. This will be a computer-based test with a total number of 100. Each correct answer will secure 3 marks and there will a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer. There are three sections: Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). Out of this DILR will have 32 questions and the other two sections, i.e., QA and VARC will have 34 questions. There will be 7-10 non MCQ type questions in each section.
The syllabus is-
DILR- Bar Graphs, Caselets, Column Graphs, Tables, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc.
QA- Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, etc.
VARC- English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.
Choose your study material wisely : To prepare for CAT, here are some books you can consider.
Other than this, solve question papers . Find one of the question banks here:
This will help you analyse your progress so far and what are your strengths and weaknesses and aid your course of preparation.
Be sincere, confident and dedicate your time religiously to the discourse of preparation. Be with people who motivate you to move forward in this discourse and use the internet for guidance from time to time.
Hope this helps. All the best!
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From there download the EWS certificate. And after proper attestation submit it.
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