IIM A: New Admission Criteria for PGP 2021-23 Courses Announced; Cutoff Remains Same

Samrat Roy Samrat Roy
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IIM Ahmedabad( IIM-A) announces the criteria for admission to the PGP Batch 2021-23, which the candidates were eagerly awaiting. It has been decided that the first stage of the admission of this batch will be based on the CAT 2020 score.

As of now, there have been no changes to the cut-off criteria. All admission steps will be taken in light of the current situation of the pandemic.

As per the authority of the institute, applicants will have to stay up to date on the admission policy as it may change in the light of the directives issued by IIM-A, the State and the Central Governments.

Admission Criteria: IIM Ahmedabad

The new directive suggests that there will be three steps included in the PGP 2021-23 admission criteria.

  • Step 1- Preliminary Screening

As mentioned earlier, candidates who have taken part in CAT 2020 will be chosen on the basis of their merit level. The minimum eligibility criteria or cut-off has been established. In fact, the Institute also stated in the Directive that applicants who prefer IIM-A in the application will be considered by the short-listed authority.

  • Step 2- Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI)

The first stage of this shortlist will be taken from the score of the CAT. These shortlisted candidates will then appear for the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and then proceed to the Personal Interview (PI) round. All of these will be done after consideration and shortlisting of candidates comparing their composite score (CS). The overall selection will be made on the basis of the eligibility criteria for each section of the applicants.

  • Step 3-Final Computed Score (FCS)

The final score for selecting a candidate from the application pool will be calculated in the following way. 

FCS = PIF * Normalized PI Score + AWTF * Normalized AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalized CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

Consider the index to understand the terms used in the score formula.

  • AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10%.
  • Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50%.
  • Application Rating Multiplication Factor Final Composite Score (ARF FCS) = 0.25
  • CAT Score Multiplication Factor of the Final Composite Score (CATF FCS) = 0.25.

About Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A)

IIM-A is one of India's most prestigious institutes that provides the best learning management platform for applicants.

It offers a 2-year Postgraduate Program in Management (MBA) and 2-year Postgraduate Program in Food and Agribusiness Management (MBA-FABM) to applicants who have successfully met the criteria set by the authorities.