IIM Calcutta has announced the admission criteria for the PGP-PGDM batch of 2016-18. The admission process includes 2 steps, shortlisting of candidates based on CAT 2015 scores followed by WAT and PI rounds. This article of Careers360 brings to you the admission criteria of IIM Calcutta.

Shortlist Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2015 score, past academic performance and other criteria.

The following table brings to you the CAT 2015 cutoff.

Category

Section 1

Quantitative Ability

Section 2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Section 3

Verbal Ability

Overall

Open

>80

>80

>80

>90

NC-OBC

>75

>75

>75

>85

SC

>65

>65

>65

>70

ST

>60

>60

>60

>70

DA

>65

>65

>65

>70

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Calculation of Composite Scores

The composite score is calculated on the basis of CAT 2015 score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor. The following table brings to you the method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks based on aggregate score.

Class X Marks (in %)

Points

Class XII Marks (in %)

Points

>80

10

>80

10

>75 and <80

8

>75 and <80

8

>70 and <75

6

>70 and <75

6

>65 and <70

4

>65 and <70

4

>60 and <65

2

>60 and <65

2

<60

0

<60

0

The composite score will be calculated on the basis of the factors like CAT 2015 score, past academic records and Gender Diversity. The composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for PI stage in each category. The following table brings to you the weights provided in each category and method of calculation.

Components

Weights

Method of Calculation

CAT 2015 Overall Score

67

(A/B)x67

Class X Marks

15

(C/10)x15

Class XII Marks

15

(D/10)x15

Gender Diversity Factor

3

3 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity

A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2015 score
B = Maximum CAT 2015 Score
C = Points awarded for Class X marks
D = Points awarded for Class XII marks

Based on the Composite Score, the candidates will be shortlisted for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

Final Selection Criteria

The criteria for the final selection and the assigned weights are given in the table below.

Criteria

Weights

CAT 2015 Score

35

Personal Interview

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: 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=3; 
Else
ADFB=0

Work Experience

8

Total

100

Work Experience

For work experience, a maximum of 8 points will be awarded depending on the duration of service as on January 31, 2016. Only managerial 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 for work experience in 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

The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.

Also Read

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2016-18                            

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2016-18 - GD scrapped, no weight for Class X marks

 

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