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IIM Calcutta (IIM-C) has released the admission criteria for admission to Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP-PGDM) for 2018 batch. The admission criteria are based on CAT Scores.
IIM Calcutta offers 2-year PGP-PGDM program which is a full-time residential course. The course structure consists of the core curriculum, a summer internship and elective courses (optional).
IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria for admission to PGP-PGDM Course is given below-
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2017 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 CAT Cut Off for admission in 2018-20 academic session.
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 2017 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 for academic batch 2018-20.
Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage
|Components||Weights||method of Calculation||Remarks|
|CAT 2017 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 2017 score
B = Maximum CAT 2017 Score
|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 method of calculation of final score is provided in the table given below-
|CAT 2017 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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