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

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IIM Calcutta Admission Process / Selection Criteria – Summary:

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

  • CAT Score: 56 points
  • 10th marks: 10 points
  • 12th marks: 15 points
  • Graduation marks: 15 points
  • Gender Diversity: 4 points (Female CAT aspirants get 4 points)

    Whether you will get admission into IIM Calcutta or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale):

  • CAT Score: 30 points
  • Written Ability Test: 10 points
  • Personal Interview: 48 points
  • Academic Diversity (non-Engg): 4 points
  • Work Experience: 8 points

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    IIM Calcutta Admission Process / Selection Criteria – Complete Details:

    IIM Calcutta 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

    Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

    Candidates will be shortlisted based on CAT 2019 score, past academic performance, and other criteria provided below.

    Stage I: Minimum CAT percentile cut-offs to be considered for PI and WAT process

    Stage 1 requirements of securing minimum section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT 2019 to be considered for short-listing are as per Table 1 below:

    Table 1: Minimum requirements of CAT percentiles for Stage I

    Category Section – I
    Quantitative Ability (QA)
    Section – II
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
    Section – III
    Verbal Ability (VA)
    Total Percentile
    OPEN ≥ 75 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 85
    NC-OBC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
    EWS ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
    SC ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
    ST ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65
    PWD ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65

    Candidates securing the above mentioned minimum percentile in CAT 2019 in respective category will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above mentioned criteria as it will depend upon the number of candidates to be called for interview (CFI) in each category.

    Stage II: Short-listing for PI and WAT process

    The Composite Score is calculated by computing the percentage of marks as detailed in Table 2 & 3 and assigning weights to different components as detailed in Table 4.

    Method of allotting points for aggregate percentage secured in Class 10 and Class 12 is based on Table 2 below:

    Table 2: Points for Class 10 and Class 12 marks

    Class 10 Marks (in %) Points Class 12 Marks (in %) Points
    ≥80 10 ≥80 15
    ≥ 75 and < 80 8 ≥ 75 and < 80 12
    ≥ 70 and < 75 6 ≥ 70 and < 75 9
    ≥ 65 and < 70 4 ≥ 65 and < 70 6
    ≥ 60 and < 65 2 ≥ 60 and < 65 3
    < 60 0 < 60 0

    Computation of percentages in Class 10 and 12

    For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class 10 and Class 12, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage or not.

    Table 3: Points for Bachelor’s Degree marks

    Bachelor’s Degree Marks (in %) Points
    ≥ 60 15.00
    ≥ 55 and < 60 10.00
    ≥ 50 and < 55 05.00
    < 50 02.50

    Computation of percentages at Bachelor’s level

    Bachelor’s Degree completed

    The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case a candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where bachelor’s degree has been obtained. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

    Bachelor’s Degree not completed

    The aggregate percentage of marks obtained in all the years/semesters at the time of filling-in the CAT application form will only be considered for awarding points as per Table 3 above.

    Dual Degree

    The percentage of marks to be considered will be as specified in the degree certificate.

    Allocation of weights to different components and methods for deriving composite scores for each category is based on Table 4 below:

    Table 4: Components and corresponding weights for deriving composite scores

    Components Weights Method of Calculation
    CAT 2019 Score 56 (A/B) x 56
    Class 10 marks 10 As per Table 2 above
    Class 12 marks 15 As per Table 2 above
    Bachelor’s Degree marks 15 As per Table 3 above
    Gender Diversity Factor 4 4 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity
    Total 100

    A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2019 score
    B = Maximum CAT 2019 Score

    After deriving the composite scores, composite cut-off are decided in each category for short-listing the candidate in Stage II selection process. The number of candidates to be short-listed for PI and WAT process would be the sole discretion of the Institute depending upon the batch size of the in-coming batch.

    Stage III: Criteria for Final Selection for the MBA Programme

    The composite score for final selection is derived as per the criterion based on Table 5. The corresponding weights against each parameter is listed in Table 5 which are used for preparation of category-wise merit list.

    Table 5: Components and weights for final selection for the MBA Programme

    Components Weights
    CAT 2019 Score 30
    Personal Interview (PI) 48
    Written Ability Test (WAT) 10
    Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree 04
    Work Experience 08
    Total 100

    Work Experience

    For work experience, a maximum of eight points will be awarded based on the length of service as on January 31, 2020. (Please refer Table 6 below). However, only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

    Table 6: Points for Work Experience in completed months

    Months Points
    < 12 0
    12 to 18 2
    19 to 24 4
    25 to 30 6
    31 to 36 8
    37 to 42 6
    43 to 48 4
    >48 2

    The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum eligibility in any of the above-mentioned stages or criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.

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