IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-20

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-20IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018 – IIM Ahmedabad, one of the top management institutes in India, has released the admission criteria for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). This year, the qualifying cutoff scores have remained the same. As per the IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2018, only the candidates who have a minimum qualifying overall percentile of 80+ stand a chance of getting shortlisted for the next rounds of admission. The candidates must note that the minimum qualifying percentile differs from Category to Category. IIM Ahmedabad will follow a two step process to shortlist candidates for the next rounds of admission that comprise Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI). The final selection will be made on the basis of ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS) of the candidates. Apart from the CAT 2017 scores, there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration by IIM Ahmedabad to select candidates for PGPM programme. In this article, the candidates can find complete information on IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2018 – 20.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018 – 2020 – Eligibility

Each of the IIMs has its own eligibility criteria, and IIM Ahmedabad is no exception. As per the IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2018, only the candidates who fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria will be considered for admissions –

  • The candidates must be graduates with minimum 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ DA and PwD Categories) or equivalent CGPA
  • The candidates in the final year of graduation and those who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply

It must be noted that the candidates who are in the final year of graduation, if selected, will be offered provisional admission.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018 – 20 – Qualifying Cutoffs

IIM Ahmedabad has announced the minimum qualifying cutoff scores for PGPM 2018-20. The candidates can check the table given below for more information –

Minimum Cutoffs of CAT 2017 Percentile Ranks

CategoryPercentile Rank in VARC SectionPercentile rank in DILR SectionPercentile Rank QA SectionOverall Percentile Rank
General70707080
NC-OBC cum transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PWD60606070

The table given above shows the minimum cut-offs of sectional and overall CAT 2017 percentile ranks. This means that only the candidates who are above these sectional and overall percentile ranks will be considered for the next rounds of admission. However, the candidates must note that even if they meet this cutoff, there is no guarantee that they will be shortlisted for the further admission process.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018 – 20

As per the admission criteria of IIM Ahmedabad, the selection of candidates for PGPM programme is a two-step process. In the first step, the candidates are shortlisted for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI). In order to get shortlisted, the candidates must have a valid CAT 2017 score and should meet the eligibility criteria IIM Ahmedabad. Moreover, the candidates must have applied to the programme while filling the application form.

Application Rating (AR)

IIM Ahmedabad uses Application Rating (AR) score at different stages of the selection process. AR score of a candidate is obtained by adding his/ her score of 10th class, 12th class and Bachelor’s degree. The candidates can check the tables given below to see how the scores are arrived at –

 

Rating Scores for 10th Std. Exam (Rating Score A)

Percent Score in Xth Std. ExamRating Score A
<=551
>55 and <=602
>60 and <=703
>70 and <=805
>80 and <=908
>9010

Rating Scores for 12th Science Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. ExamRating Score B
<=551
>55 and <=602
>60 and <=703
>70 and <=805
>80 and <=908
>9010

Rating Scores for 12th Commerce Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. ExamRating Score B
<=501
>50 and <=552
>55 and <=653
>65 and <=755
>75 and <=908
>9010

Rating Scores for 12th Art Stream (Rating Score B)

Percent Score in XIIth Std. ExamRating Score B
<=451
>45 and <=502
>50 and <=603
>60 and <=705
>70 and <=858
>8510

Rating Scores for bachelor’s degree Exam (Rating Score C)

AC-1
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <=623
> 62 and <=655
> 65 and <=708
> 7010

 

AC-2
Percent score in Professional CoursesRating Score C
<= 501
> 50 and <= 532
> 53 and <= 553
> 55 and <= 575
> 57 and <= 638
> 6310

 

AC-3 & AC-5
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 653
> 65 and <= 705
> 70 and <= 808
> 8010

 

AC-4 & AC-7
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 601
> 60 and <= 652
> 65 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 755
> 75 and <= 858
> 8510

 

AC-6
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 501
> 50 and <= 552
> 55 and <= 603
> 60 and <= 655
> 65 and <= 758
>7510

Application Rating Score = A+B+C

The AR score obtained will be normalized. This will be done by dividing the AR score by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool. The applicants’ pool is defined as the number of CAT 2017 test takers who apply for IIM Ahmedabad.

Shortlisting for AWT & PI

IIM Ahmedabad carries out the shortlisting of candidates in two stages. In the first stage, IIMA recognises and shortlists the exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records and their performance in CAT 2017 exam. The exceptional performers are shortlisted on the basis of their Composite Score (CS), which is calculated as follows –

CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2017)

Number of candidates shortlisted for each category

The upper limit (UL) of the number of candidates shortlisted for each category is as follows:

CategoryUpper Limit Per ACRC
General100
NC-OBC-cum Transgender57
SC32
ST16
PwD6

In stage 2, the additional candidates are selected on the basis of their composite scores.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018 – 2020 – Final Selection

The final selection will be based on the ‘Final Composite Score’ (FCS) of the candidates. The FCS will be computed as follows –

FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.40 (CS)

IIMA will take into consideration a number of factors while making the final selection. These include performance in CAT, AWT & PI score, previous academic record, work experience and extra-curricular achievements etc.

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