08 Aug 2016
admission start date
22 Sep 2016
admission end date
latest Update IIM Ahmedabad PGPM Admissions 2017-19
The detailed selection process of IIM-A for admission to PG Programme in Management (PGP) is discussed below:
Step 1: Cracking CAT-2016
First and the foremost step for being shortlisted in IIM-A is securing excellent score in the Common Admission Test (CAT), a national level examination conducted for MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and over 150 B-schools in India.
CAT-2016 consists of three sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). The following table contains the minimum required percentile (sectional and overall) in CAT-2016 for different category of candidates:
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Step 2: Normalization of Application Rating (AR)
‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of a candidate is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ based on their percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard, the 12th standard and the bachelor’s degree programme respectively i.e. Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C)
Normalised AR score– It is equal to candidate’s AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2016 and apply to IIMA.
Step 3: Shortlisting Candidates for AWT & PI
Applicants are shortlisted to appear for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) round on the basis of their composite score (CS) subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.
CS = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2016)
IIMA will conduct its Academic Writing Tests and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) in selected cities across India viz. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi/NCR.
Step 4: Final Selection
Final selection of the candidate will be done strictly on the basis of their ranks computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS).
FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.40 (CS)
The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively.