IIM Calcutta 2015-17 Admission Criteria
Sreetama Datta, 31 Oct 2014, #CAT
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After the declaration of the admission criteria by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta has declared the 2015-17 admission criteria for admission in PGP and PGDM programmes. The admission at IIM Calcutta follows a 2 step process, shortlisting for the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (WAT) and the final submission on the basis of the cumulative scores obtained in the several parameters assigned by the B-School.

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Compared to last year, the CAT cutoff percentile is reduced. The CAT 2013 Cutoff for General category was 95 percentile and above, for CAT 2014, the overall cutoff for General category is 90 percentile and above. However, the rest of the criteria are similar to last year.

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Let us have a step by step admission procedure at IIM Calcutta for the academic year 2015-17.

 

Stage I: Shortlist Criteria based on CAT 2014 Cutoff

The first step of shortlisting for the WAT-PI round is the overall and sectional percentiles obtained in CAT 2014. The CAT 2014 cutoff for IIM Calcutta is given in the following table.

Category

Section – I

Section – II

Overall

OPEN

> 85

> 85

> 90

NC-OBC

> 75

> 75

> 80

SC

> 65

> 65

> 75

ST

> 60

> 60

> 70

DA

> 60

> 60

> 70

Stage II: Calculation of Composite Score

The composite score is calculated on the basis of CAT 2014 Score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages and gender diversity factor.

Points given for Class X and Class XII marks for PI stage are given in the following table:

Class X Marks (in %)

Points

Class XII Marks (in %)

Points

>81

5

>81

5

≥ 76 and < 81

4

≥ 76 and < 81

4

≥ 71 and < 76

3

≥ 71 and < 76

3

≥ 66 and < 71

2

≥ 66 and < 71

2

≥ 60 and < 66

1

≥ 60 and < 66

1

< 60

0

< 60

0

Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage

Components

Weights

Method of Calculation

CAT 2014 Score

77

(A/B) x77

Class X Marks

10

(C/5) x 10

Class XII Marks

10

(D/5) x10

Gender Diversity Factor

3

To ensure gender diversity, 3 points will be awarded to female candidates only.

Total

100

 

A = Candidate’s total CAT 2014 score
B = Maximum CAT 2014 Score
C = Points awarded for Class X marks
D = Points awarded for Class XII marks

 

Final Selection Criteria

The criteria and weights assigned for the final selection of PGP & PGDM 2015-17 batches are given in the following table.

Criterion

Weight

CAT 2014 Score

35

Personal Interview (PI)

44

Writing Ability Test (WAT)

10

Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB: 
List X: List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.

If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) 
ADFB=2; 
Else
ADFB=0

Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Post Graduation(PG)/Professional Qualification Level (Academic Diversity Factor for Post Graduation(PG)/Professional Qualification (ADFP)): 
Candidates with any of the following Post Graduation (PG)/Professional Qualification in the list Y below are eligible for ADFP: 
List Y: Post Graduation (PG)/Professional Qualification like ICAI, ICWA, Company Secretary. Here, Post Graduation means Master’s degree like MA, M.Sc, M.Com, MS, MD, LL.M or any other non-engineering post graduate degree not mentioned above**

If (Post Graduation (PG)/ Professional Qualification is from the list Y) 
ADFP=1; 
Else 
ADFP=0

Work Experience

08

Total

100

**Points will be awarded to only those candidates, who have completed their post graduate/professional qualification as on January 31, 2015.

Work Experience

IIM Calcutta mentions, “For work experience, a maximum of Eight points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2015. Only formal work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.”

 

The following table brings to you the points assigned for the work experience vis a vis number of completed months.

Months

<6

6 to 9

10 to 12

13 to 15

16 to 18

19 to 21

22 to 24

25 to 27

28 to 30

31 to 36

37 to 39

40 to 42

>= 43

Points

0

0.5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

7

6

5

As per the B-School, “The final selection list will be based on the merit list generated as per the above mentioned weightages assigned in each category. Minimum qualification in accordance with the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.”

 

Also Read:

 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria for PGP 2015-17

IIM Bangalore PGP 2015-17 Admission Criteria

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2015-17

IIM Kozhikode PGP Admission Criteria 2015-17

 

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