IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-20: Overall CAT Cutoff 80 Percentile

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-20IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-20: Along with the announcement of CAT 2017, IIM Ahmedabad, the apex B-School in India and the second IIM has released the PGP Admission Criteria for 2018-20. As stated by the institute, CAT 2017 candidates will be selected on the basis of two step process. In the first step, candidates are shortlisted on the basis CAT 2017 scores followed by performance in Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Candidates’ profile including past academic records and work experience is also taken into consideration. Compared to the previous academic year, i.e. 2017-19, the screening cutoff for CAT has remained same across exam sections and candidate categories. Let us take a detailed look at the IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2018-20.

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The following table brings to you the screening cutoff for CAT 2017 to be followed by IIM Ahmedabad.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist Criteria 2018-2020

Category

Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)

Overall percentile rank (PT)

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC cum Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

70

 

IIM Ahmedabad mentions, “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 their percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard, the 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘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 2017 scores, candidates’ past academic records would 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.

 

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 Science Stream (Rating Score B)

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

Rating Scores for 12th Commerce Stream (Rating Score B)

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

Rating Scores for 12th Art Stream (Rating Score B)

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 the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (Rating Score C)

AC-1

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 62

3

> 62 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 70

8

> 70

10

AC-2

Percent score in Professional Courses

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 53

2

> 53 and <= 55

3

> 55 and <= 57

5

> 57 and <= 63

8

> 63

10

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

5

> 70 and <= 80

8

> 80

10

AC-4 & AC-7

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<= 60

1

> 60 and <= 65

2

> 65 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 75

5

> 75 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

AC-6

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 75

8

>75

10

AC – Academic Discipline

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

 

IIM Ahmedabad further states, “Normalised AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017 and apply to IIMA.)”

 

Shortlisting for AWT & PI


There are two stages in which shortlisting process is carried out by IIM Ahmedabad. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their Composite Score. 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 disciplines are shortlisted for AWT & PI. The shortlist formula is as follows:

CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2017)

 

The upper limit (UL) of the number of candidates shortlisted from each category is as follows:

 

Number of candidates shortlisted from each category

Category

Upper Limit Per ACRC

General

100

NC-OBC-cum Transgender

57

SC

32

ST

16

PwD

6

Cutoff for Class X & XII Average Percentage (P)

Stream in XIIth Std.

General

NC-OBC cum Transgender

SC

ST

PWD

Science

80

75

70

65

70

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

Arts & Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

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.

 

Final Selection

 

The final composite score will be computed on the basis of following:

 

FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.40 (CS)

 

The final selection of candidates will be based on a diverse set of factors including performance in CAT, AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience etc. IIM Ahmedabad is likely to release the final merit list by the second week of April 2018. Selected candidates will have to confirm admission offers by second or third week of May 2018.

 

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