To begin with, there are no changes in the admission criteria, when compared with last year’s criteria
The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.
1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD//PI round.
2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round
During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2015 percentiles and SSC/HSC percentages are considered.
Category Overall CAT 2015 score percentile Sectional CAT 2015 score percentile SSC/X Percentage HSC/XII Percentage
General 90 80 60 60
OBC (NC) 80 70 60 60
SC 65 50 55 55
ST/DA 55 40 55 55
Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.
Components Maximum Weight
CAT 2015 Score 75.00%
Class XII Marks 7.50%
Graduation Marks 7.50%
Work Experience 5.00%
Academic/Gender Diversity Factor 5.00%
The following is the process of calculating points secured under graduation and 12 marks parameter
Marks in Percentage Score
≥ 76 and < 81 6
≥ 71 and < 76 4.5
≥ 66 and < 71 3
≥ 60 and < 66 1.5
< 60 0
The following is the process of calculating weightage for work experience
Months 0-5 06-12 13-15 16-18 19-21 22-24 25-27 28-30 31-36 >36
Score 0 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 5 3.5 2.5 1.5 1
One point to be noted here is that IIM Kozhikode has given 75 marks out of 100 marks to CAT performance of a candidate, while only 25 marks are assigned to the other parameters. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2015 would go a long way in securing a WATGD//PI call from this premier B-school.
The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates
Component Maximum Weight
Personal Interview 45.00%
Work Experience Quality 5.00%
To conclude, one important observation about this year’s selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 95%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Kozhikode by preparing well for CAT 2015, WAT and PI rounds.
IIM SHILLONG’S ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR PGP PROGRAM (2016-18)
IIM Shillong has released the admission criteria for this year’s admission process.
Compared to last year, the following are the major changes in its admission criteria
• The minimum academic percentages in 10th, 12th and graduation in order to be considered for a shortlist have been increased to 80, 80, 65 (from 65, 65, 60 last year).
• WSAT has been re-introduced this year, in addition to the PI.
• Minimum percentage of performance in WSAT & PI out of maximum possible performance in WSAT & PI has been reduced to 20% and 30% for SC and Other categories (minimum percentage of PI out of maximum was 25% and 35% for SC and Other categories last year).
The admission process for the PGP program comprises two phases –
Phase 1 – Shortlisting for WSAT & PI
For consideration in this shortlist, following are the minimum requirements –
Category Xth % XIIth % Grad % VARC %ile LRDI %ile QA %ile
DA 50 50 45 50 50 50
ST 50 50 45 50 50 50
SC 55 55 50 60 60 60
Others 80 80 65 70 70 70
The candidates obtained from the above filtering are then classified into 7 academic categories. The applicants are segregated based on their academic category (AC 1 to AC 7) and reservation category.
Applicants of each academic category will be shortlisted proportional to their representation in the overall number of applicants. For instance, if 70% of the overall applicants belong to AC-4, then 70% of the shortlisted candidates would be belonging to that category.
Within each academic category, the percentage of calls given to the candidates of each reservation category is listed below –
No. of calls to the DA category candidates = 3.0% of total calls
No. of calls to the ST category candidates = 7.5% of total calls
No. of calls to the SC category candidates = 15.0% of total calls
No. of calls to the Other category candidates = 74.5% of total calls
The required number of candidates from each academic category and reservation category will be called for the WSAT and PI round based on their CAT Score.
Phase 2 – Merit Listing for Admission Offer
Scores of WSAT and PI of each shortlisted candidate will be clubbed together. These values are then normalized. These normalized scores will account for 70% and normalized CAT scores will account for the remaining 30% of the final score that will be used for final selection of candidates.
Final Merit Score = 70% (Normalized WSAT + Normalized PI Score) + 30% (Normalized CAT score)
Candidates will need to ensure that they meet the minimum cutoff performance in the WSAT & PI round in order to land a final admission. The cutoff in terms of a percentage of minimum performance in WSAT & PI to the maximum possible score in the round is different across reservation categories. Following is the corresponding table –
Group Cutoff %
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