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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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CAT 2019 was conducted on November 24. Authorities has released CAT result 2019 on January 4, 2020. Result of CAT will be available on the official website of IIMCAT. While accessing result candidates have to use their login credentials. CAT 2019 scorecard will specify the section wise score as well as overall percentile. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for WAT and PI round.
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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
What's New in Admission Procedure?
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-
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.
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.
PWD(General, EWS, NC-OBC, Transgender, SC)
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.
Per cent Score in Xth Std. Exam
Rating Score A
>55 and <=60
>60 and <=70
>70 and <=80
>80 and <=90
Per cent Score in XIIth Std. Exam
Rating Score B
Percent Score in XIIth Std. Exam
Per cent score in Bachelor's Degree
Rating Score C
> 55 and <= 60
> 60 and <= 62
> 62 and <= 65
> 65 and <= 70
Percent score in Professional courses
> 50 and <= 53
> 53 and <= 55
> 55 and <= 57
> 57 and <= 63
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree
> 60 and <= 65
> 70 and <= 80
AC-4 & AC-6
> 70 and <= 75
> 75 and <= 85
> 50 and <= 55
> 65 and <= 75
Work Experience in Month (July 31, 2019)
< 12 months
>= 12 and <= 36 months
MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)
> 36 months
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.)”
Stage 1: (ACRC Group)- Exceptional performers selection across different disciplines
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
Stream in XII Std.
NC-OBC cum Transgender
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-Transgender), SC
Arts & Humanities
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).
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
Upper Limit Per ACRC-1
Upper Limit Per ACRC-2
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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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DSM, DTU for MBA takes only CAT scores. The safe CAT percentile for all the courses is 65 percentile. Although different courses have different cut offs.
Its a below average college. (íts not recommended to join this, but if you don't have any options left then go)
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Hope this helps.
Hi Chung!! Hope you are doing well!! CAT is one of the most important exams of our country. CAT was initially started by Indian institute of Management. It is a computer based test. The benefits of giving CATs and cracking it are that you will be eligible to take admission for a graduate management program in colleges across the country. CAT score is considered by a large amount of management Colleges of our country and many students try their best to crack it as it gives them a chance to move towards their management learning goal.
Here are some colleges:
Cut off in Percentile
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
International Management Institute, Delhi
FORE School of Management, Delhi
Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad
Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
I would like to tell you that you might get a seat and there are chances but obviously more chances would be if you participate in state quota counseling and choose dermatology there as your field of study in any one of your state government medical college.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
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