IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020-22
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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020-22: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad released the shortlist of candidates on January 6 for 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 three-step process. The first step is the Preliminary Screening will be based on CAT /GMAT score post which other two rounds will take place. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for PI and AWT rounds, in the second step, the final merit list will be 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 AWT and PI rounds and composite score.
Latest: Candidates can check the shortlist criteria of IIM Ahmedabad for academic admission in year 2020.

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020 - Process

The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2020-22 batch of the PGP at IIMA is a two-step process:

Step 1: Preliminary Screening

Step 2: Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

Step 3: Final Selection

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For the academic year 2020 MBA admissions, IIM Ahmedabad has released shortlist of candidates for AWT-PI rounds. Focusing on what's new in the admission procedure of IIM Ahmedabad 2020, candidates can check the below point-

  • Total no. of candidates eligible for further stages based on CAT 2019 percentile is 29080.
  • Weightage of 5% will be given to experienced candidates
  • Overall CAT 2019 percentile remains 80
  • The programme fee is likely to be revised by IIM Ahmedabad

Let’s understand the process in details:

Step 1: Preliminary Screening:

IIM Ahmedabad will consider the following number of candidates across different categories who will be eligible for subsequent stages.

CategoriesCATGMAT
General226785
PwD125-
NC-OBC, Transgender3902-
EWS656-
SC1310-
ST409-
Total290805

IIM Ahmedabad has prescribed the minimum cutoffs of CAT 2019 percentile ranks & cutoffs of GMAT Scores. 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 and GMAT will only be considered for all the following stages.

Minimum Cut-offs Percentile Ranks




CAT 2019 Percentile Ranks

Category

VRC

DILR

QA

Overall Percentile

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD(General, EWS, NC-OBC, Transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

Step 2: Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

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.

Rating Scores for 10th Std. Exam (Rating Score A)

Per cent 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)

Per cent 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)

Per cent 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 Art/Humanities 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 the Bachelor’s Degree Exam (Rating Score C)

AC-1

Per cent 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

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-6

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-5

Percent score in Professional courses

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 75

8

> 75

10

Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)

Work Experience in Month (July 31, 2019)

Rating Score C

< 12 months

0

>= 12 and <= 36 months

MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

> 36 months

5

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.)”

Additional Information

Stage 1: (ACRC Group)- Exceptional performers selection across different disciplines

Category
AC-3

AC-4

AC-5

No. of applicantsNo. of selected candidatesMinimum CSNo. of applicantsNo. of selected candidatesMinimum CSNo. of applicantNo. of selected candidatesMinimum CS
General53290970.638801825841470.7025864173990.457754
EWS103730.641034250130.7119469110.519310
SC3471320.3082899216480.60260644370.339336
ST1056110.3118202250240.52632915220.409806
NC-OBC, Transgender9310570.48319021102850.445330849100.388189
PwD28760.50604647590.5406063610.436061

Criteria: C1-C3:

C1. PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must be greater than or equal to the minimum cut offs as specified above in Table 1.

C2. P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in below Table), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Stream in XII Std.

Gen/EWS

NC-OBC cum Transgender

SC

ST

PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Transgender), SC

PWD (ST)

Science

80

75

70

65

70

65

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

62

Arts & Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

59

C3. Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination ≥ 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 (as per the table given below).

Category
Academic Category
AC-3AC-4AC-5AC-6
General, EWS76.0081.2075.0080.25
NC-OBC, Transgender73.7278.8072.1678.00
SC70.7774.2067.8073.00
ST70.6672.8068.3080.46
PwD (all categories)73.0073.4070.0099.00

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

Category

Upper Limit Per ACRC-1

Upper Limit Per ACRC-2

General

100

150

NC-OBC-cum Transgender

57

85

SC

32

48

ST

16

24

PwD

6

9

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.

Step 3: Final Selection

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020-22

Question: What is the expected Cutoff of IIM Ahemdabad?

Answer:

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+.

Question: What is admission process for IIM Ahemdabad?

Answer:

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. 

Question: What is a composite score?

Answer:

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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