IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018 – Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur (IIM Udaipur) has released the admission criteria for its 8th Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for 2018-20 batch. The IIM Udaipur admission criteria 2018 is for the candidates who applied for the admission to IIM Udaipur at the time of registration. The institute is expected to take around 260 students for PGPM 2018-20 batch. Last year, the batch size was around 240. There has been a significant change in the CAT cutoff this year for all categories. Even the weightage given to the each step of the selection criteria has been changed this year. Like most of the IIMs, IIM Udaipur considers performance in Common Admission Test (CAT), WAT & PI and candidate’s profile for the final selection. All the stages of the admission criteria 2018 of IIM Udaipur is explained in this article. Let’s have a look at IIM Udaipur admission criteria 2018 in detail.
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018 has the following stages:
CAT 2017 exam
Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process.
Conducting PA process – Written Analysis (*WA) and Personal Interview (*PI). Apart from IIM Udaipur, the PA process is common for 10 other IIMs including IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Raipur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Trichy and IIM Sambalpur. The PA process is coordinated by IIM Rohtak this year.
Final merit list based on CAT score, PA score and profile score.
Stage 1: IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018 – Criteria for shortlisting candidates for PA (WAT/PI) Process
The following table shows overall and sectional minimum CAT cutoff percentile (category-wise) for eligibility to PA process.
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018 – Category-wise Minimum CAT 2017 Percentile
*VARC – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
*DILR – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
*QA – Quantitative Analysis
The Admission Committee of IIM Udaipur will decide the number of candidates who would be called for Personal Appearance (WAT & PI) process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less/more than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI process category-wise, then the overall, as well as section-wise minimum score, would be decreased/increased to get the desired number of candidates.
For Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018, the performance of candidates in WAT, GD and PI of ten IIMs would only be used for preparing the merit list. The scores of older IIMs would not be considered for merit list.
Stage 2: IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018 – Criteria for preparing the Merit List
The criteria for preparing merit list is given below:
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018-20: Criteria for preparing the Merit List
Weightage (in Percentage)
Personal Appearance (WAT & PI)
*CAT Score of the candidate divided by Maximum CAT Score among candidates who have applied to IIMU and attended WAT & PI. It is clarified that the CAT Score would be used and not the CAT Percentile.
Let’s have a look at each selection factor in detail.
1. CAT score gets maximum 53 percent weightage.
2. Personal Appearance process has two components – WA and PI. The weightage given to each section is given in the table below:
Weightage to Personal Appearance components
Weightage (in Percentage)
Candidates who do not obtain the minimum score in the PA process would not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores would be decided by IIM Udaipur.
3. Profile gets a significant weightage on the merit list. The Profile of a candidate is the breakup of three components – Academic Profile, Work Experience and Diversity. The weightage given to each part is given in the table below:
Weightage to Profile components
Weightage (in Percentage)
3.1 - Academic Profile carries the following weights:
Post-Graduation with 55 percent and above or CA/CS/ICWA – 2 percent
Under- Graduation – 4 percent
12th Standard – 2 percent
10th Standard – 2 percent
Academic Profile Points
Range of Marks (%)
60.01 to 64
64.01 to 68
68.01 to 72
72.01 to 76
76.01 to 80
80.01 to 84
84.01 to 88
88.01 to 92
3.2 – Work Experience carries the following weights:
Scores for Work Experience
6 or Less
7 - 12
13 - 24
25 – 36
37 – 48
49 - 60
60 or More
As mentioned by IIM Udaipur, only the relevant experience in terms of completed months will be considered.
3.3 – Diversity
Female – 5, Else – 0
Academic Disciplines – 5, Else - 0
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018-20: Reservation Policy
IIM Udaipur follows Government of India’s reservation policy. Below given table explains the weightage for different categories.
IIM Udaipur Admission Criteria 2018-20: Offer Acceptance and Withdrawal
A candidate receiving admission offer from IIM Udaipur and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to send Offer Acceptance Form along with Offer Acceptance Fee of Rs. 50,000. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the offer letter, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1000 as processing charges. No refund will be admissible if a candidate applies for withdrawal after the date specified in the offer letter. If a candidate registers for the programme, his/her Offer Acceptance Amount will be adjusted against Term I Fee. In the event of withdrawal from the Programme after registration, no refund of Offer Acceptance Amount or Term Fee will be made.
IIM Udaipur reserves the right to make changes in the shortlisting and selection criteria if considered necessary at any point.