IIM Visakhapatnam Admission Criteria 2016 - Three Phase admission process to be followed
Sreetama Datta, 20 Apr 2016, #CAT
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IIM Visakhapatnam, the mentee institute of IIM Bangalore has announced the admission criteria for the PGP batch of 2016-18. According to IIM Visakhapatnam, the admission process seeks to identify the most promising candidates for the PGP batch of 2016 for IIM Visakhapatnam. The admission process will be conducted in a 3 phase mode.

The first phase involves shortlisting of candidates on the basis of CAT 2015 cutoff. The second phase is further shortlisting the candidates on the basis of the other parameters like past academic records, work experience and diversity factors. The third phase is conduct of the Written Analysis and Personal Interview rounds and the declaration of the final merit list.

Let us have a look at the phase wise admission criteria of IIM Visakhapatnam.

Phase I

The first short list of candidates is based on candidates securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentiles in CAT 2015. The following table brings to you the category wise sectional and overall CAT 2015 cutoff.

Category

Section 1 (QA )

Section 2 (DILR)

Section 3 (VRC)

Aggregate

General Merit

80

80

85

90

NC-OBC

70

70

75

80

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

DA

50

50

50

65

The candidates will receive e-mail from IIM Visakhapatnam by April 15, 2016 regarding reconfirmation of the admission interest at the B-School. The shortlisted candidates of Phase 1 must do the needful within the stipulated day in order to be eligible for the further phases of admission.

Phase 2

In this phase, the shortlisted and qualified candidates from Phase 1 have to undergo further shortlist on the basis of the parameters like past academic records (Class X, XII and Graduation/Professional Degree) and work experience. CAT 2015 performance will be considered in this phase as well.

The score for work experience is calculated on the basis of the following formula:

Score for Work Experience = 10x/36 (if 0 < x < 36)

                                                 =  10 (if x >=36)


Here x is the months of work experience till September 2015, as stated in CAT 2015 application form. This implies that the score will peak at 36 months’ work experience and will remain at that level for candidates with work experience exceeding 36 months. The maximum weight assigned to work experience factor is 10.

The other parameters and weights assigned for the Phase 2 shortlist criteria are given below:

CAT = 20, 10th board = 15, 12th board = 10, Bachelors = 15, Gender Diversity = 1 The 20 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows: Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 5 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 8 points, and Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC) - 7 points.

The Gender diversity factor is considered only in the pre PI shortlist stage and not during the preparation of the final merit list. On the basis of the above factors, a second shortlist of candidates is prepared, who will have to appear for the WA and PI rounds.

 

The normalization or standardization in any component stated above is carried out as per the following formula. All standardization is done with reference to the qualifying first shortlist. Standardized score (truncated between 0 and weight (wt)) is computed from the raw score (val)as: Max [0, min {wt, wt/2 + ((val-mean)/ sd) * wt/6}]

 

Check your shortlist status of Phase 1 by entering your CAT 2015 Registration Number and Email ID below:

 

 

Phase 3

The shortlisted candidates will have to submit detailed application including Statement of Purpose, past academic records and reservation documents.

Candidates who have appeared in the interview rounds of any one or more of the IIMs including IIM Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow will not be required to appear for the interview rounds at IIM Visakhapatnam. The B-School will use the scores of WAT-PI rounds of these IIMs to derive the scores of PI-WAT as follows:

  • If a candidate has appeared for the selection process of IIM Bangalore, the same scores will be considered by IIM V.
  • For all other candidates, the average of their PI-WAT scores (from IIMs Calcutta, Indore, Lucknow, Kozhikode will require to appear for a PI-WAT round conducted by IIM V.

The weightage that will be assigned to the WAT-PI rounds is 35, which will be added to the total of the Pre-PI total to arrive at the final aggregate score. The final admission offer will be made on the basis of ranks in each category on the final aggregate score.

IIM V also mentions that the academic records are given priority over the CAT scores. The B-School mentions, “Since IIMV follows a comprehensive multi-criteria process, it is able to identify many candidates who have an excellent academic record and work experience but who, while doing well enough in the CAT to be in the first shortlist, may have narrowly missed the high score that would have been required if CAT alone was the basis of admission. Such candidates effectively replace candidates who have only a high CAT score but score poorly in terms of their past academic record and work experience. IIMV emphasizes consistent and high performance in past academics.”

 

Also Read

IIM Admission Criteria 2016-18


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