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IIM or Indian Institute of Management Jammu provides admission to its Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) through CAT exam. Apart from CAT score, the admission also depends upon past academics, work experience, and diversity factor. CAT 2018 is scheduled for November 25, 2018 (Sunday) through online mode.
All the students who have opted for IIM Jammu during the registration process of CAT 2018 will be considered for preparing the merit list for final selection. There is no need to apply to the Institute separately. IIM Jammu calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted for final merit list.
|CAT Eligibility||CAT Cut off||CAT Selection Criteria|
CAT cut off is the minimum marks candidates need to secure to get admission in MBA program at their desired institute. CAT score calculation is done by using factors like Class XII, Graduation Score, CAT Score and Work Experience etc. There is also an insertion of Diversity Factor, which is based on gender and stream of graduation. The final list of shortlisted candidates will be released in the last week of May.
If a candidate fails to clear the eligibility criteria, they will not be considered for generation of merit list, irrespective of their CAT score. Candidates need to score minimum CAT percentiles to be eligible for IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2019.
The following table represents the minimum CAT Cut Off required for PGP course-
|Category||Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Total|
Candidates must also understand that this is just an eligibility criterion, clearing this will not mean that candidate will surely be called for admission.
After CAT Result, IIM Jammu calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are offered admission. Only the candidates clearing CAT Eligibility Criteria are considered for Calculation of Composite Score.
A lot of factors are involved in the ‘Composite Score’ so calculated. Let us take a look at how different factors are considered for calculation of composite score-
CAT Score of a candidate carries the maximum weightage of 50% in the composite score for the PGP course. Scaled CAT Score is calculated by dividing the CAT Score (not percentile) with the highest possible score in CAT and then multiplying it by 50. For example, if a candidate has scored 180 marks in CAT out of 300, the scaled CAT Score would be (180/300) * 50 = 30.
Method of Scoring: Scaled CAT Score = (Candidate’s CAT Score / Maximum Marks) X 50
Most of the IIMs do consider the past academic scores of candidates and so is IIM Jammu. Class XII marks can carry a maximum weightage of 10 marks in the composite score. Different percentages in Class XII carry different scores in the composite score.
Here is table representing the scores given to different percentages in Class 12 in the composite score-
|Percentage||Score in CS||Percentage||Score in CS|
Candidates can get a maximum of 10 marks in composite score on the basis of their graduation percentage. The Graduation score of the candidate is normalized for each kind of stream (Engineering/Science/Commerce/Arts/Others).
IIM Jammu uses a mathematical formula for normalization, but the variable of that formula actually depends upon the graduation scores of other candidates who have been shortlisted.
Therefore, candidates, instead of figuring out their composite score on the basis of graduation, should just keep in mind that maximum of it can be 10 and this score is relative, not fixed.
Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 20 marks in PGP. Candidates must not forget that work experience up to July 31, 2018, will only be considered for calculation of Composite Score.
Work experience points can be calculated by the following method of scoring-
For PGP Program, where WE is more than 6 months then WE = Min (X-6)
IIMs have introduced a new diversity factor for admission into their courses, on the basis of Gender and Academic Background. Female candidates will get 5 points for diversity factor for all kinds of courses, irrespective of their graduation stream.
Candidates who have done their graduation in the academic disciplines mentioned below will get 5 points of diversification.
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The given below table represents the maximum weightage of different factors in the composite score, for all the courses-
|Scaled CAT Score||50|
|Class XII Marks||10|
|Diversity Factor (Academic)||5|
|Diversity Factor (Gender)||5|
Candidates who are able to clear the cutoff of Composite Score will be considered for final selection. Admissions offers are likely to be made starting from last week of May.
If a candidate is accepting the acceptance offer from IIM Jammu for admission to its PGPM, then they need to send along an Offer Acceptance. The amount of Offer Acceptance is INR 50,000.
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