IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019-21: IIM Bodh Gaya, the 16th IIM to be established, has announced the admission criteria for its fourth batch of PGP students. As per the admission criteria of IIM Bodh Gaya, General category candidates need to score 95 percentile overall in order to enter the admission process. The complete admission process will go through three steps. The institute will offer around 120 seats this year for its management programme. Careers360 brings to you a detailed take on IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019-21. Candidates will be shortlisted solely on the basis of their CAT scores.
The admission process at IIM Bodh Gaya goes through three steps:
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Step 1 - Shortlisting for PA
Candidates need to meet the sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff 2018 criterion as mentioned in the table below in order to enter the PA process.
IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019-21: CAT 2018 Cutoff
Section – 1
Section – 2
DI & LR
Section – 3
The CAT cutoff 2018 at IIM Bodh Gaya has changed a bit this year. In comparison to last year, the overall cutoff for the general category has increased to 95 percentile from 90 percentile. For NC-OBC category, the sectional, as well as overall percentile, has increased from 55 to 60 and 75 to 80 respectively. The cutoff for other categories has been reduced significantly.
IIM Bodh Gaya's Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be called for the PA process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less (more) than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI category-wise, then the overall, as well as the section-wise minimum score, would be reduced (increased) to get the desired number of candidates.
Step 2 - IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019 – Personal Appearance (WAT + PI)
Candidates who meet the CAT percentile criteria mentioned in the table above will be called for the PA process - WAT and PI. The performance in these two rounds will be considered heavily for preparing the final merit list.
Step 3 - IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019 - Preparing Merit List
The criteria for final selection and their weightages are as follows:
IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2019-21: Final Selection Criteria
CAT 2018 Score
PA (WAT & PI)
Profile (Academics + Work Experience + Diversity)
Now, let's take a look at the weightage given to each sub-factor in the final merit list.
3.1 CAT Score (40 percent weightage)
IIM Bodh Gaya will use the CAT 2018 score to shortlist the candidates for PA process.
3.2 PA (30 percent weightage)
In PA process, the weightage given to each factor is given below:
3.3 Profile (30 percent weightage)
The profile includes Academic Profile, Work Experience and Diversity. The following is the weightage given to each factor:
3.3.1 Academic Profile (12 percent)
IIM Bodh Gaya gives the following weightage to each factor in the academic profile:
The following would be the basis for scoring candidates in respect of their academic profiles: Academic Profile Weightage
3.3.2 Work Experience (6 percent)
7 to 12
13 to 24
25 to 36
37 to 48
49 to 60
3.3.3 Diversity (12 percent)
Gender Diversity - 8 percent
Academic Discipline Diversity - 4 percent
Academic Disciplines = 4, Else 0
Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Languages, Liberal arts, Law, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre), Literature, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work,
Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Costs & Works Accountancy, etc.
Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc.
All other courses except Engineering (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.)
IIM Bodh Gaya will follow strictly the Government of India's Reservation Policy:
Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal
A candidate receiving the admission offer from IIM Bodh Gaya and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to send along with Offer Acceptance, an Offer Acceptance amount of Rs. 50,000/-. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified by the Institute, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1,000 as processing charges. If a candidate applies for withdrawal after the date specified by the Institute, no refund will be admissible. If a candidate registers for the program, his/her Offer Acceptance Amount will be adjusted against Term I Fee. In the event of withdrawal from the Program after registration, No refund of Offer Acceptance Amount & Term Fee will be made.
Any dispute concerning Admissions for the MBA Batch 2019-21 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Bodh Gaya Only.
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It's a little difficult for you to get calls from both IIM Amritsar and IIM Bodhgaya. You need to have a superb profile along with your 76 percentile if you actually want to get a call for the second round of WSAT and interview. And honestly, even if you get a call for second round then you would need to perform out of the box in order to secure your seat in the college. In the second round, you will have a better opportunity because WSAT and Interview marks have highest weightage along with CAT marks in the final list.
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