IIM Shillong PGP Admission Policy 2016-18: 70% weight on WSAT and PI for final selection
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IIM Shillong has released the admission policy for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch of 2016-18. The candidates will be selected in 2 phases. In the first phase, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of performance in CAT 2015 and past academic records. The final selection will be made on the basis of WSAT, PI rounds and CAT 2015 absolute scores.

Let us have a detailed look at the admission policy of IIM Shillong for the academic year 2016-18.

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Shortlist Criteria

The following table brings to you the category wise CAT 2015 cutoff and the past academic records.


SSC Percentage

HSC Percentage

Graduation Percentage

Section A – CAT 2015 Percentile (VARC)

Section B – CAT 2015 Percentile (DI & LR)

Section C – CAT 2015 Quantitative Ability (QA)






















Others (OT)







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 7 Academic Categories (AC) as per their graduation academic disciplines. From each Academic Category a certain percentage of candidates would be shortlisted for WSAT 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 shortlist will be based on the candidates’ overall performance in CAT 2015, the number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past, etc.


Phase 2: Merit Listing for Admission Offer to PGP 2016-18 Batch

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


The formula which will be used for preparing the final merit list is given below:



Hence, the weights assigned to the WSAT & PI and CAT 2015 scores are given in the table below:



Performance in WSAT & PI


Performance in CAT 2015




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Sampriti Student Expert 17th Jan, 2020
Doon Business School is an average college for management education but since you've a decent CAT percentile so you can look out for some better options. You can check out the following colleges
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For Doon Business School, though the fees is less than 5 lakhs but the placements are not up to the mark and with your percentile you can go for a better college.

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which b school are the best if i have a cat percentile 70.8

Manisha Gupta Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this CAT score the chances are less to get a call from any of IIMs, But you can have the chances to get a call from the colleges.

IPE Hyderabad
Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
IISWBM Kolkata
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You can check your other best possibilities with CAT Pathfinder Tool.


Along with CAT score all the colleges in which you apply makes a merit list to call the students for the second round of interview and WSAT which is made in the basis of your aggregate score and which is based on different parameters such as CAT marks, 10th, 12th and graduation percentage, work experience, engineer or non-engineer, gender etc. whose weightage vary according to different colleges.

Good Luck!


without cat mat college for MBA and placement 100

Leon George 16th Jan, 2020

Hello Ravi,

MBA colleges that do not accept CAT or MAT score and placement is good are-

  • IILM Institute for Higher Education,  New Delhi- It conducts it's own entrance test followed by personal interview and group discussion. It also accepts GMAT, CAT etc. The placement is good here.
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune- The institute conducts it's own entrance test SNAP and accepts that score to give admission to candidates.The placement is good and mostly candidates gets placed.
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai- The institute conducts it's own entrance test known as NMAT by GMAC. The placement committee places almost every candidate with good package.
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi- It is an autonomous B school and one of the best foreign trade Institute in India. It conducts it's own entrance test and placement is good.
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur- It is a reputed management college with no introduction. It is known for its mix curriculum,  placement, faculty and all. It conducts it's own XAT entrance exam for admission. Placement is excellent.

I hope it helps and all the best

Thank you


with cat percentile of 64, can I expect a call from xsrm? odisha domicile, general female, currently persuing bsc agriculture

Sampriti Student Expert 16th Jan, 2020
With your CAT scores you may not get a call from XSRM, XUB Bhubaneshwar as require a minimum of nearly 85-90 percentile which is same for XAT also. But if you're looking for rural management program you should also check out colleges like XISS Ranchi which is one of the oldest colleges for rural management program and KIIT University. They offer a decent placement and good academics.

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i got very less percentile in XAT but 80 percentile in verbal section is there any options for me which more look into English section only like MICA ahemdabad who only look upto verbal score in English CAT exam

Archita Aggarwal 16th Jan, 2020


It's very good that you have score 80 percentile in verbal section , however XAT Percentile is equally important. Performance is calculated on the overall scores there is no thing like more or less focus. Keep trying, you will get through this soon.

Hope this answer helps.

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