IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018-20: Maximum weightage assigned to PI performance

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018-20IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018-20: IIM Calcutta, the first IIM of the country has announced admission criteria for its flagship PGP-PGDM programme of 2018-20 batch. Compared to last year, IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018-20 has remained same as last year in terms of CAT cutoff, shortlist and final selection parameters and assigned weightages. The B-School follows two step process for admission process.

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The first step includes shortlisting CAT takers on the basis of sectional and overall cutoff percentile. IIM Calcutta cutoff varies from category to category. Along with CAT 2017 cutoff, IIM Calcutta will also consider past academic records (Class X and XII scores) and Gender Diversity factor. Let us take a look at the IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018-20 in detail.

 

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2017

Category

Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)

Overall percentile rank (PT)

General

≥80

≥80

≥80

≥90

NC-OBC

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

PWD/DA

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

Although CAT cutoff for General, NC-OBC, SC and ST categories have remained same, the sectional cutoff for PWD/DA category candidates has reduced from 65 percentile to 60 percentile. The primary shortlist criterion is fulfilling the CAT cutoff. Once the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of this, their past academic criteria is assessed. The following table brings to you the percentage wise weightage assigned to Class X and Class XII scores.

 

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

Class X Marks (in percent)

Points

Class XII Marks (in percent)

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

According to IIM Calcutta, for computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

 

IIM Calcutta Shortlist Criteria

Components

Weights

Method of Calculation

CAT 2017 Overall Score

28

(A/B) x 28

Class X marks

10

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

Class XII marks

10

Points for Class X and Class XII marks

Gender Diversity Factor

2

2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity

Total

50

 

A= Candidate’s Total CAT 2017 score
B= Maximum CAT 2017 Score

 

The composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

 

Final Selection Criteria

 

The parameters considered for final selection include CAT 2017 score, performance in WAT-PI, academic diversity at Bachelor’s degree and work experience. Take a look at the weightages assigned to each factor.

 

IIM Calcutta final selection computation process

Criteria

Weights

CAT 2017 Score

15

Personal Interview (PI)

24

Written Ability Test (WAT)

5

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=2;
else
ADFB=0

Work Experience

4

Total

50

Although CAT scores were assigned highest weightage for short-listing, when it comes to final selection, Personal Interview round performance carries maximum weightage, which is 48 per cent, followed by CAT 2017 score, which is 30 per cent.

 

Work Experience

Maximum weightage for work experience factor is four, based on the full time service tenure till January 31, 2018. Regarding the work experience factor, IIM Calcutta mentions, “However, 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.”

 

Points for Work Experience in completed months

Months

Points

0 to 6

0

6 to 12

2

13 to 24

3

25 to 36

4

37 to 48

3

>48

2

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 Calcutta Cutoff

IIM Cutoff

 

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First Published On : 17 Aug 2017 02:48 PM IST

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