IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria for 2020-22 Batch

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IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process:

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Established in 1961, the institute offers Masters Degree programmes in management and agri-business management, a fellowship programme and a number of executive training programmes.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria – Summary:

Whether you will get an interview call from IIM Ahmedabad or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale):

  • CAT Score: 65 points
  • 10th marks: 10 points
  • 12th marks: 10 points
  • Graduation marks: 10 points
  • Work Experience: 5 points (3 years or more gets you full 5 points)
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    Whether you will get admission into IIM Ahmedabad or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale):

  • Personal Interview: 50 points
  • CAT Score: 25 points
  • Work Experience and Academic Background: 15 points (Quality of work-ex will be considered)
  • Written Ability Test: 10 points
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    IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria – Video:

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria – Complete Details:

    The admission process for the PGP program comprises two stages.

    1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.
    2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

    1. Shortlisting and Selection criteria –

    Preliminary Screening –

    The candidates must clear the minimum percentiles given in the table below to be considered for subsequent stages –

    Category

    Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank

    (PVRC)

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank

    (PDILR)

    Quantitative Aptitude  percentile rank

    (PQA)

    Overall percentile rank

    (PT)

    General

    70

    70

    70

    80

    NC-OBC-cum-transgender

    65

    65

    65

    75

    SC

    60

    60

    60

    70

    ST

    50

    50

    50

    60

    PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

    60

    60

    60

    70

    PwD (ST)

    50

    50

    50

    60

    Legend: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Persons with disabilities (PwD).

    Application Rating is the sum of rating scores (A, B, C) based on percentages obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard and bachelors.

    Rating Scores for 10th Std.

    Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

    Rating Score

    A

    <= 55

    1

    > 55 and <= 60

    2

    > 60 and <= 70

    3

    > 70 and <= 80

    5

    > 80 and <= 90

    8

    > 90

    10

    Rating Scores for 12th Std.

    Science Stream

    Percent score in 12th Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

     <= 55

    1

     > 55 and <= 60

    2

      > 60 and <= 70

    3

      > 70 and <= 80

    5

      > 80 and <= 90

    8

      > 90

    10

    Commerce Stream

    Percent score in 12th Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

      <= 50

    1

      > 50 and <= 55

    2

      > 55 and <= 65

    3

      > 65 and <= 75

    5

      > 75 and <= 90

    8

      > 90

    10

    Arts/Humanities Stream

    Percent score in 12th Std. Exam

    Rating Score B

      <= 45

    1

      > 45 and <= 50

    2

      > 50  and <= 60

    3

      > 60 and <= 70

    5

      > 70 and <= 85

    8

      > 85

    10

    Rating Scores for Bachelor’s

    AC-1

    Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

    Rating Score C

      <= 55

    1

      > 55 and <= 60

    2

      > 60  and <= 62

    3

      > 62 and <= 65

    5

      > 65 and <= 70

    8

      > 70

    10

    AC-2

    Percent score in Professional courses

    Rating Score C

      <= 50

    1

      > 50 and <= 53

    2

      > 53 and <= 55

    3

      > 55 and <= 57

    5

      > 57 and <= 63

    8

      > 63

    10

    AC-3

    Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

    Rating Score C

      <= 55

    1

      > 55 and <= 60

    2

      > 60 and <= 65

    3

      > 65 and <= 70

    5

      > 70 and <= 80

    8

      > 80

    10

    AC-4 & AC-6

    Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

    Rating Score C

      <= 60

    1

      > 60 and <= 65

    2

      > 65  and <= 70

    3

      > 70 and <= 75

    5

      > 75 and <= 85

    8

      > 85

    10

    AC-5

    Percent score in Professional courses

    Rating Score C

      <= 50

    1

      > 50 and <= 55

    2

      > 55 and <= 60

    3

      > 60 and <= 65

    5

      > 65 and <= 75

    8

      > 75

    10

    Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)

    Work Experience in Month (as on July 31, 2019)

    Rating Score D

    < 12 months

    0

     >= 12 and <= 36 months

    MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

    > 36 months

    5

    Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

    Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C+D)

    Normalized AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by the average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool, in this case, is defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2019 and apply to IIMA.)

    Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

    Shortlisting will be carried out in two stages.

    Stage 1: (From the Applicants’ pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines)

    IIMA endeavors to recognize exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

    From each of the academic categories (AC) for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is at least 100, the top 5% in the respective AC limited to the respective categories (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) among the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019, henceforth referred to as ACRC groups, (subject to upper limits on the numbers per ACRC group as specified in Table 6) will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

    CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS * Normalised AR score + CATF_CS * Normalised overall score in CAT-2019

    Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.35;

    CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

    The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC-1, AC-2, AC-3, AC-5

    Category

    Upper Limit (UL)

    Per ACRC

    General

    100

    NC-OBC-cum-transgender

    57

    SC

    32

    ST

    16

    PwD

    6

    The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC-4

    Category

    Upper Limit (UL)

    Per ACRC

    General

    150

    NC-OBC-cum-transgender

    85

    SC

    48

    ST

    24

    PwD

    9

    Criteria C1-C3:

    C1.  PVRC, PDILR, PQA, and PT must not be lower than the minimum cut-offs as specified in Table 1.

    C2.  P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table 7), where is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

    Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories

    Stream in 12th std.

    General Category

    NC-OBC-cum-transgender Category

    SC    Category

    ST     Category

    PWD   (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)

    PWD (ST)

    Science

    80

    75

    70

    65

    70

    65

    Commerce

    77

    72

    67

    62

    67

    62

    Arts & Humanities

    75

    70

    64

    59

    64

    59

    C3.  (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2019, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective ACRC.)

    Any AC, for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is less than 100, will not be subdivided into ACRCs as above. For such an AC, the top 100 or the top 5% in the respective AC among all the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019, whichever is less, will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C4-C6.

    Criteria C4-C6:

    C4.  PT ≥ 80, PQA ≥ 70, PDILR ≥ 70 and PVRC ≥ 70.

    C5.  P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. examinations.

    C6.  (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2019, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective AC.)

    Stage 2: After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

    Final Selection

    The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score’s (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

    The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:

    FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

    Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

    AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

    CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

    Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

    Categories for bachelor’s degree/integrated master’s degree (as per CAT Application)

    AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD (USA).
    AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).
    AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees.

    In particular, including

    1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning
    2. Any degree in Hospitality/Hospitality Studies, Catering/Catering Technology, Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management, Tourism Studies and any other related discipline.
    3. Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Information Technology, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
    4. Management (Advertising, Agriculture and Food Business, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Marketing and Cooperation, Agriculture and Rural and Tribal Development, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Commercial Agriculture and Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Studies, Sports Management, Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure, Renewable Energy Management, Oil and Gas Management, Production and Industrial Management)
    5.  Any other vocational degree in commerce and management.
    AC-4

    I (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Jewelry Design/Footwear Design, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology).

    In particular, including

    1. Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology
    2. Architecture
    3. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences
    4. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.
    5. Textile Engineering/Technology
    6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees are awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list.

     

    II (All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding degrees in Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and Leather Design. Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees).

    In particular, including

    1. Actuarial Science
    2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
    3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.)
    4. Computer Applications (BCA, MCA)
    5. Dentistry
    6. Fisheries
    7. Forestry
    8. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)
    9. Horticulture
    10. Information Technology.
    11. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees
    12. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)
    13. Paramedical/Physiotherapy
    14. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
    15. Planning
    16. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
    17. Media Science, Media Science and Technology
    18. Physiology
    19. Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)
    20. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list
    AC-5 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.

    In particular, including

    1.    Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Footwear Design/Jewelry Design (all degrees)
    2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
    3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
    4. Journalism/Mass Communication/Media Studies (all degrees)
    5. Law (BL LLB/B.Com. LLB/BBA LLB)
    6. Psychology (all degrees)
    7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
    8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)
    AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.

  • IIM Ahmedabad reserves the right to make changes in the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria, if considered necessary at any point.
  • For an AC for which the number of applicants to IIMA in that particular AC is more than 50% of the total applicants to IIMA, the ‘UL per ACRC’ numbers will be doubled (e.g., UL for General will be 200 instead of 100, UL for SC will be 64 instead of 32, and so on).
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