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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.
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.
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
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 %)
Class XII Marks (in %)
>75 and <80
>70 and <75
>65 and <70
>60 and <65
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.
Method of Calculation
CAT 2015 Overall Score
Class X Marks
Class XII Marks
Gender Diversity Factor
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.
CAT 2015 Score
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
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
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.
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
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.
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Yes, absolutely. You have good academic scores apart from your graduation score. You can get call from some of the top colleges/universities like FMS, IIM Calcutta, Kozhikode, Shillong and other cap IIMs. Older IIMs are still a bit dicey in the matter and all the admissions will be mainly based on your CAT score. Given you are a Btech student then you should target a score of 99+ percentile to get a call from these B-school.
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see iim evaluated your academic score besides your cat score and there is also separate percentiles to clear like quant, verbal, reasoning. since you have already graduated right now you need to focus on your cat exam, need to work on your communications skills, the cutoff score is comes different for different category of students. I suggest you to regular practice. previous years IIM ahmedabad overall cutoff percentile was as follows,
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Don't take a complete drop instead work part-time/full time and prepare alongside for the Common Admissions test - CAT. Prepare step by step or get yourself enrolled for a weekends program with a good coaching institute depending on your preparation level. This will not only give you an edge over other freshers who will be applying but also will give you an idea on the stream/domain in which you want to pursue your MBA in.
For starters appear for a mock test or do a sample paper and access your preparation level as of now and then decide.
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