IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2017-19

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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2017 – The selection criteria has been released by IIM Calcutta for Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) admission 2017-19. Compared to last year, the Institute has not made changes to the minimum CAT percentile but has made significant changes in the weights allotted to various components. The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of their past academic record, CAT 2016 percentile, interview score, written ability test score and prior work experience. The final selection list will be based on merit in each category. Read this article further for more details on IIM Calcutta 2017-19 Admission Criteria.

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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2017

The selection process of the Institute comprises of two stages, which are as follow –

Stage 1 – Shortlisting for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview
Stage 2 – Final Selection

Both the stages have been detailed below.

Stage 1 – Shortlisting for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

The minimum CAT 2016 percentile has been tabled below. The candidates who will be obtaining equal to or more scores than these will only be considered for further stages of admission at IIM Calcutta. The composite score will only be calculated for these candidates only.

Category Section – I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Section – III
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall Percentile
Open ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥70
DA ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥70

Calculation of Composite Score

The composite score is calculated on the basis of

  1. CAT 2016 score
  2. Aggregate percentages of class 10
  3. Aggregate percentages of class 12
  4. Gender diversity factor

Check the table below for points which will be allotted based on the aggregate percentage of marks of class 10 and 12.

Percentage of marks in Class X Points Percentage of marks in Class XII Marks Points
≥80 10 ≥80 10
≥ 75 and < 80 8 ≥ 75 and < 80 8
≥ 70 and < 75 6 ≥ 70 and < 75 6
≥ 65 and < 70 4 ≥ 65 and < 70 4
≥ 60 and < 65 2 ≥ 60 and < 65 2
< 60 0 < 60 0

 

Note – The aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet would be considered for computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

Composite score is used for shortlisting the candidates for the PI stage in each category. The formulation used for calculation of composite scores is mentioned below.

Components Weights Method of Calculation
CAT 2016 Overall Score 28 (A / B) x 28 A = Total score of CAT 2016 B = Maximum CAT 2016 score
Class X marks 10 As per the points allotted for class 10 & 12 marks
Class XII marks 10 As per the points allotted for class 10 & 12 marks
Gender Diversity Factor 2 2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
Total 50  

Stage 2 – Final Selection

The candidates selected at stage 1 on the basis of their composite score will then be asked to appear for WAT & PI. The final selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of following IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2017-19.

Criteria and weights for final selection

Criterion Weights
CAT 2016 Score 15
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 5
Personal Interview (PI) 24
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)
ADFB=2;
Else
ADFB=0
Work Experience 4
Total 50

Points for Work Experience

A maximum of four points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2017. The table below provides the points for work experience in completed months.

Months <6 6 to 12 13 to 18 19 to 24 25 to 30 31 to 36 37 to 42 >= 43
Points 0 1 2 3 3.5 4 3 2.5

The final selection will strictly be made on the basis of merit.

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