IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2019: Weightage to CAT, GD-PI Same as Last Year
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IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2019 – The admission criteria of IIM Shillong for 2019-21 batch has been released for its Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). IIM Shillong has kept the sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff for all the categories same as last year. Indian Institute of Management Shillong majorly follows a two-phase selection process. Phase 1 - Shortlisting candidates for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of their CAT score. Phase 2 - Preparing merit list for admission offer. However, weightage given to each step of the selection process at IIM Shillong is different from other IIMs. Candidates who appeared in Common Admission Test (CAT) and applied for admission to IIM Shillong can check all the stages of the selection process here. The IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2019 will allow the candidates to know about the selection process in detail. IIM Shillong admission criteria 2019 is explained in this article below.

Phase 1: IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2019 – Shortlisting candidates for GD and PI

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All the candidates who opted IIM Shillong for admission are eligible for this phase of the selection process. The minimum requirement of marks for the students of different categories in different exams is given below: 

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IIM Shillong CAT 2018 Cutoff – Category-wise Minimum CAT 2018 Percentile and X & XII Percentage

Category

DILR

Percentile

VARC

Percentile

QA

Percentile

X (%)

XII (%)

DA

50

50

50

50

50

SC (C)

60

60

60

55

55

ST (T)

50

50

50

50

50

Others (OT)

75

75

75

80

80

*VARC – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; DILR – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning; QA – Quantitative Analysis

*Please note the actual section-wise CAT percentile of a shortlisted candidate for GD & PI may be much higher than the above-mentioned minimum values.

Based on the cutoffs mentioned in the above table, IIM Shillong will obtain the number of candidates who would be considered for shortlisting.

The shortlisted candidates will be further segregated into seven Academic Categories (AC) as per their graduation academic disciplines. From each Academic Category, a certain percentage of candidates would be shortlisted for GD and PI.

The final shortlist would be based on the candidates’ academic background on Bachelor’s Degree and category. The candidates would then be ranked in the decreasing order of their overall CAT percentile.

Hence, the total number of shortlisted candidates will be based on their overall performance in CAT 2018, the number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past, etc.

Stage 2: IIM Shillong Admission Criteria 2019 – Criteria for preparing the Merit List for admission offer

Scores of GD and PI will be used along with overall CAT performance for preparation of the final merit list for admission offer. GD and PI scores will be clubbed together. The scores of GD and PI and the Overall CAT Absolute Score will be normalised for the preparation of the merit list.

Criteria for preparing the Merit List

S.No.

Components

Weightage (in Percentage)

1.

CAT score

30 percent

2.

Performance in PI

50 percent

3.

Performance in GD

20 percent

Cut-off on the Performances of Candidates in GD & PI for Merit list for Admission Offer

Categories

Cutoff as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in GD & PI

DA

20 Percent

ST

20 Percent

SC

25 Percent

Others (OT)

30 Percent

The candidates will be ranked based on the decreasing order of the scores. The admission offers will be made to the candidates in order of their rank based on the scores.

Reservation Policy

IIM Shillong follows Government of India’s reservation policy. IIM Shillong reserves the right to make changes in the shortlisting and selection criteria if considered necessary at any point.

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