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Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur (IIMS), has laid out its admission criteria for admission to its PGP management programs through CAT exam. IIM Sirmaur selection process consists of CAT score, past academics and work experience.
|CAT Eligibility||CAT Cut Off||CAT Counselling|
IIM Sirmaur calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted for final merit list. Composite Score is calculated 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. Candidates after clearing CAT selection process are provided admission in IIM Sirmaur.
If a candidate fails to clear CAT 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 Sirmaur Selection Procedure 2019.
The following table represents the minimum CAT percentile required for PGP course-
|Category||Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Total|
Note: 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 gets conducted, IIM Sirmaur calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are offered admission. Only the candidates clearing eligibility criteria are considered for calculation of the 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.
Most of the IIMs do consider the past academic scores of candidates and so is IIM Sirmaur. 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|
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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 Sirmaur 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-
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 table given below 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 composite score cut off will be considered for final selection in the institute. Admissions offers are likely to be made starting from last week of May.
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