IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – IIM Jammu has released the admission criteria for the 2018 - 20 batch with slight changes while keeping the maximum weightage for CAT score same as last year. The recently established IIM will not conduct any Written Ability Test (WAT)/Group Discussion (GD) or Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the final selection this year as well. As per the IIM Jammu admission criteria 2018, the institute will consider the past academic performance like marks in class 12th and Graduation, and work experience along with the diversity factor. The institute will consider academic disciplines and gender for the diversity factor. But, beyond all of this, the foremost and the most important criterion is the CAT score. Let’s understand how the IIM Jammu admission criteria 2018 works and the stages it goes through.
Stages of IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018
Expression of Interest
Generation of merit list for final selection
Stage 1: IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Shortlisting candidates based on CAT score
IIM Jammu uses CAT percentile to shortlist candidates for the stage 2. The table given below explains the category-wise minimum percentile to get shortlisted for the second stage i.e. Expression of Interest.
IIM Jammu Cutoff for CAT 2017 – Category-wise Minimum overall and sectional CAT 2017 Percentile for shortlisting
*VARC – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
*DILR – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
*QA – Quantitative Analysis
Stage 2: IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Expression of Interest (EOI)
Candidates who meet the CAT percentile criteria mentioned in the table above will be asked to fill an expression of interest (EOI) to be further considered for the admission process. The activation of EOI provision is likely to happen in the month of May 2018. Candidates will also be informed about the EOI provision through SMS sent to their registered mobile number.
Stage 3: IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Preparing merit list for final selection
Candidates who submit EOI will be considered for the calculation of their composite score including CAT percentile, past academic performance (XII and Graduation), Work Experience, and Diversity (academic disciplines and gender).
The table given below is to explain the weightage given to each factor for the preparation of the final merit list:
Weightage to Each Factor for Final Merit List
Scaled CAT score
Class XII marks
Diversity Factor (DFa): Academic Disciplines
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
The next table explains the topics/subjects covered in the DFa. Let’s have a look.
Academic Disciplines eligible for diversity factor DFa marks
Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology.
Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Administration, Business Organization, Commerce, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices.
Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship
Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Final discretion on the academic category that an academic program will be classified into rests with the Admissions Committee of IIM Lucknow.
IIM Jammu is likely to make final admission offers starting from the first week of June 2018.
IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Reservation Policy
IIM Jammu follows the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).