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meeravali shaik (student)     06 February 2012

Iims admission criteria, cutoffs for gd-pi for 2012-14 batch

IIMs Admission Criteria, Cutoffs for GD-PI for 2012-14 batch


IIM Ahmadabad
Short listing Criteria for PGP 2012-14 Batch
70% weightage is given to the CAT/GMAT score and 30% weightage is given to the Application Rating Score.

Application Rating (AR): 2012-14
Rating Score

  1. Percentage score in 10th Std. Exam: 80+
  2. Percentage score in 12th Std. Exam: 80+
  3. Percentage score in Bachelor's Degree Exam: 80+
  4. Percentage score in Master's Degree Exam: 80+
  5. Work Experience: 2+ Years

The admission process at is based on the relationship of academic performance in IIMB to past academic performance, CAT score, performance in interview and prior work experience. 
IIMB uses multiple parameters, namely academic performance in school, high school and graduation programs as well as candidates’ scores in CAT to judge the suitability of candidates for the PGP program. Relevant work experience, if any, is also given weight in the selection.

Two-phase selection process
IIMB adopts a two-phase selection process and accordingly these selection criteria are applied in two phases. The first phase process is applied to all eligible candidates who appear for CAT 2011 to determine those qualifying candidates who will be called for personal interview (PI). During the PI process the candidates selected for interviewing during a particular half-day (morning or afternoon) session will have to write a short note (one page) on a topic provided by IIMB. The topics chosen will typically reflect current political, economic and business affairs, though other topics such as sports and those that require more creative thinking may also be included. The time provided for writing the note will typically be about 30 minutes. Subsequently two or three interviewers will evaluate each candidate on his/her performance on the note and his/her performance during the personal interview. In addition, for candidates having work experience, each interviewer will evaluate the quality and relevance of the candidate’s work experience. These scores, in combination with the pre-PI selection parameters will be used cumulatively in the second and final phase of selection to identify the candidates who will merit selection from among those candidates who appear for the PI.

Minimum Percentile requirements for the first shortlist (2012)
NC-OBC 70 80 80
SC 50 50 70
ST 50 50 70
DA 50 50 60

IIM Calcutta
The admission policy is based on candidate's cumulative data on Common Admission Test (CAT), Group Discussion, performance in Personal Interview and previous Work Experience. 

IIM Calcutta will give importance to work experience; those candidates who are having more than 36 months work experience are awarded with six points. 

The following table shows the criteria and their weights used for final selection for PGDM and PGDCM for the batch 2012-14. 

Criteria and weights for final selection for PGDM & PGDCM 

Criterion Weight
CAT Score 40
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 44
Work Experience 6
Total 100

The candidates awarded maximum 6 marks have been depending on the total work experience. Candidates having 0-11 months work experience have received 0 marks.

IIM Lucknow 
Section - wise cutoff

Category Verbal Quantitative Logic and DI Total
General 85% 80% 85% 90%
SC 55% 55% 55% 75%
ST 50% 50% 50% 70%
OBC 75% 75% 75% 85%

The total weightage given to the CAT 2011 scores, previous academic records work experience is 50. 

Components Weightage
CAT 2010 results 37.5
Class X score 2.5
Class X11 Score 2.5
Graduation marks 2.5
Work Experience 2.5
Graduation Profile 2.5
Total 50

Evaluation of candidates in GDPI for PGP/PGP-ABM programme 
The following weights will be assigned to the various components during GDPI as shown in

Weights given to GDPI components S.No. Components Weights
1 Written Ability Test (WAT) 10
2 Group Discussion (GD) 10
3 Personal Interview (PI) 30
GDPI Total (B) 50

IIM Kozhikode
The first stage of short listing of candidates based on their overall CAT percentile and sectional cutoff’s only.

Category-wise cut off scores

  • GEN - 85
  • OBC(NC) - 75
  • SC - 65
  • ST - 55
  • PWD-Low Vision - 55
  • PWD-Hearing Impairment - 55
  • PWD-Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy - 55

On the basis of the CAT score, performance in secondary school, higher secondary school and work experience, which totals to 50. 50% weightage is given to the factors like Group Discussion and Social Skills, Personal Interview and Writing Task (Essay). The weightage given to these factors are as follows: 
Index score obtained in Stage 2 of short listing for

  • GD/PI - 50%
  • Group discussion and social skills - 15%
  • Personal interview - 25%
  • Writing task (Essay) - 10%

IIM Shillong
Selection Process for Admission to PGP (2012-14).
The selection of candidates for admission to PGP (2012-14) will be undertaken in 2 phases after CAT 2011. The first phase would involve shortlisting of candidates to be called for Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview (GD/PI). The second phase would involve the preparation of final merit list, based on which candidates will be offered admission to the said course.

Shortlisting Process
The eligible candidates were ranked according to their overall CAT percentile.

The following was used as the cut-off percentile for candidates to be called for GD/PI process. 
Category wise Overall CAT Percentile for Cutoff

  • Gen & OBC - 94.5
  • SC 0- 84.0
  • ST - 76.5
  • DA - 68.0

IIM Raipur, Kashipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur
The six new IIMs (Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur) will adopt common process of WA & PI to be coordinated by IIM Ranchi. In case any older IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow) are willing to share their WA & PI scores with the six new IIMs, the common candidates who have applied to new IIMs, need not to appear for WA & PI process separately, else they have to appear. The common candidates will be intimated the names of older IIMs sharing WA & PI scores with new IIMs in due course of time.

The basic objective of IIM Raipur’s admission process is to identify meritorious candidates for admission under each category of admission, viz., General, OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DAP. 
The admission process of IIM Raipur consists of :

  1. CAT Examination
  2. Short listing for Personal Appearance (PA) process
  3. Conducting the PA process. PA process is composed of Written Analysis (WA) and Personal Interview (PI), and
  4. Preparing the Merit List based on CAT score, PI & WA score and Profile score as indicated in following tables.

Criteria for Short listing for PA process
Following will be the short listing criteria for PA Process: 


Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation

Verbal ability and Logical Reasoning


SC 45 45 65
ST 40 40 60
PWD 45 45 65
NC-OBC 65 65 70
General 70 70 80

Criteria for Preparing the Merit List 
The criteria for preparing the Merit List will be as follows 

CAT Score : 50 %
Personal Appearance (PI & WA) : 30%
Profile : 20%

CAT Score : 
IIM Raipur will use CAT 2011 score 

Personal Appearance :
IIM Raipur will consider the following weightage 

Written Analysis 10%
Personal Interview 20%

Profile :
The following weightages will be considered for profiling 

Academic Profile : 40 % of Profile weight
Work experience : 30 % of Profile weight
Diversity : 30 % of Profile weight

For Academic Profile following will be the weights 

10th Standard : 10
12th Standard : 10
Under Graduation : 20


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