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IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM Selection Criteria- IIM Calcutta offers 2-year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP-PGDM) which is a full-time residential course. The course structure consists of the core curriculum, a summer internship and elective courses (optional).
Admission to PGP-PGDM program at IIM Calcutta is done through CAT score. Qualified candidates on the basis of their marks obtained in CAT exam will participate in Personal Interview (PI) & Written Ability Test (WAT). The final selection is done through overall performance of the candidate.
|CAT Cut Off||CAT Score||CAT Selection Criteria|
Candidates are shortlisted for calculation of composite scores after they qualify CAT Cut Off. The overall CAT cut off required for IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria by a general category student is around 90 percentile.
CAT 2018 is scheduled for November 25 (Sunday) through online mode. The registration for same has been started from August 8 and will continue till September 19. The application fee for general candidates is INR 1900 and for reserved candidates INR 900.
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for admission to PGP-PGDM Course is given below-
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After the declaration of CAT result, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT score, past academic performance (class 10, 12 and graduation) and prior work experience.
IIM Calcutta shortlists candidates for PI on the basis of CAT Scores. The table given below represents IIM Calcutta CAT 2017 Cut off, you can check the previous year cut off for future reference.
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal Ability (VA)
|Overall Cut Off|
|OPEN||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 90|
|NC-OBC||≥ 75||≥ 75||≥ 75||≥ 85|
|SC||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 70|
|ST||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 70|
|DA||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 70|
Candidates clearing CAT cut off will only be considered for calculation of their composite scores. The shortlisting of candidates for PI is done on the basis of a composite score.
The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT score, Class 10 and Class 12 aggregate percentages and Gender Diversity Factor. The method of allotting points for class 10 and 12 percentages based on aggregate scores is mentioned below:
|Class 10 (marks in %)||Points||Class 12 (marks in %)||Points|
|≥ 75 and < 80||8||≥ 75 and < 80||8|
|≥ 70 and < 75||6||≥ 70 and < 75||6|
|≥ 65 and < 70||4||≥ 65 and < 70||4|
|≥ 60 and < 65||2||≥ 60 and < 65||2|
|< 60||0||< 60||0|
The composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. The number of candidates shortlisted for the PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the number of seats available.
Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage
|Components||Weights||method of Calculation||Remarks|
|CAT 2018 Overall Score||28||(A/B) x 28||Percentile Score|
|Class 10 marks||10||As per Table 2 above||Scores obtained from above table|
|Class 12 marks||10||As per Table 2 above||Scores obtained from above table|
|Gender Diversity Factor||2||2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity||IIM-C doesn’t provide marks for academic diversity.|
|Total||50||-||Total points obtained out of 50|
A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2018 score
B = Maximum CAT 2018 Score
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Gender diversity component is applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls, and will not be applicable for phase 2 of the admissions process. It is further divided into- Academic and Gender.
The Academic Diversity Factor ensures diversity in academic streams and the Gender Diversity factor aims at a proper ratio of males to females, by awarding a certain percentage of marks to the female candidates.
The weightage of these factors varies depending on the institute.
|Institute||Diversity Factor: Academic||Diversity Factor: Gender|
|IIM, Bangalore||10% based on 10 and 12||NA|
Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of the selection process that would comprise a Personal Interview (PI) and a Written Ability Test (WAT).
The below table represents the method of calculation of final score-
|CAT 2018 Score||15|
|Personal Interview (PI)||24|
|Written Ability Test (WAT)||5|
|Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):|
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
|If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)|
List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.
Work Experience Points considered in IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria are shown in the following bar graph-
The final selection list of CAT will be based on merit in each category, minimum qualification on the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.
IIM Calcutta reserves the right to make changes in IIM Calcutta Admission Procedure, if considered necessary at any point.
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