Mode of Application
Online & Offline Both
START DATE - END DATE
08th Aug, 2017 - 22nd Sep, 2017
Indian Institute of Management, Indore or IIM Indore, is one of the premier management institutes in India. The institute takes admission to its PGP or Post Graduate Program in management through CAT. CAT is a national level entrance exam, conducted for selection of candidates for admission to 19 IIMs and about 150 other B-Schools.
To apply for admission to the PGP management program at IIM Indore, through CAT, a candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university in India. For foreign candidates, a valid score in GMAT is required.
The Institute will base its selection criteria on three main factors:
Apart from these selection criteria, the institute also considers a candidate’s past academic record, work experience, and extra-curricular activities.
The application process for 2017-19 academic year is going on and a candidate can register themselves through the registration portal on official CAT website.
Online & Offline Both
08th Aug, 2017 - 22nd Sep, 2017
|Registration Start Date||08th Aug, 2017|
|End Date Of Registration||22nd Sep, 2017|
There is a common application process for all the IIMs. Candidates have to apply through the CAT official website. At first, a candidate will have to register on the CAT website using the following details:
After Registration, a candidate will receive a login id and password which shall be used to fill the form. During form filling, it is necessary that a candidate select the programs offered at IIM Indore and corresponding interview city in order to get a call from the institute.
The application fee for CAT 2016 is 1700 INR for General/NC-OBC candidate and 850 INR for SC/ST/DA candidates. The application process is complete only after successful payment of application fee.
In case of foreign/overseas/NRI candidates, they need to send filled-in copy of downloaded application form along with the following enclosures:
The selection process for IIM Indore is a three step process. The first stage of the selection is based on performance in CAT exam. IIM Indore shortlists candidates on the basis of overall and sectional marks scored in the CAT exam. The sectional and overall cutoff considered by IIM Indore is given below:
Section 1 (QA) Cutoff Percentile
Section 2 (DILR) Cutoff Percentile
Section 3 (VRC) Cutoff Percentile
Overall Cutoff Percentile
However, the cutoff mentioned above is only minimum cutoff percentile. The actual cutoff may be higher.
Shortlisting for WAT and PI
The second stage in Selection Process is WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview). IIM Indore conducts the WAT and PI rounds in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, and Mumbai only.
The candidates who fulfill the overall and sectional cutoff criteria will only be considered for shortlisting for the WAT and PI round. The institute will award composite scores to each candidate which is the basis for shortlisting of candidates for WAT and PI. The composite score is calculated on the basis of following factors:
The composite score is calculated on the basis of formula given below:
X standard marks
36 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]
XII standard marks
40 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]
CAT 2016 overall score
21 * (Candidate’s CAT overall score/Highest CAT overall score)
Gender Diversity Factor
3 points for female candidates
0 points for male candidates
Sum of the above scores (maximum score 100)
Normalization is a process which every IIM follows to provide equal opportunity to candidates who might be at the receiving end because of the diversity in scoring process of schools, universities, and education boards across the country.
A candidate is required to attend both WAT and PI rounds and must obtain minimum qualifying marks in various criteria or parameters which are set by the selection committee of IIM Indore.
Final Selection for Admission to IIM Indore
Candidates who fulfill the common eligibility criteria laid down by the CAT authorities, and qualify the stages mentioned above are considered for admission to the PGP Management program at IIM Indore.
The Final Composite Score for each candidate is prepared based on the following factors:
IIM Indore releases category-wise merit list based on the Final Composite Score of applicants. The formula for Final Composite Score as followed by IIM Indore is given below:
|X standard marks||17.5 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]|
|XII standard marks||17.5 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]|
|Bachelor degree marks||15.0 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]|
|WAT score||15.0 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]|
|PI Score||35.0 * [(Zcandidate-Zmin)\Zmax-Zmin)]|
|Final Composite Score||=Sum of all the scores mentioned above|
IIM Indore follows the reservation norms set by the Government of India. The category-wise seat reservation is given in the table below:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||27%|
In addition to the seat reservation for the categories mentioned above, the Institute also has 3% seats reserved for the Differently Abled candidates. The three categories of disabilities which are considered for reservation are:
Candidates applying for the seats reserved for differently abled candidates must be suffering from any of the disabilities mentioned above to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority.