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Criteria of Selection Process at IIM Calcutta

Published : Thursday, 10 December, 2015 9:00 AM

Criteria for selection of PGP-PGDM candidates for 2016-2018 Batch

IIM Calcutta

Students who have given CAT are eagerly waiting for their results. But we need to understand that process is not over yet, it starts here. You need to gear your preparation for WAT and PI for your selection into IIMs. Below is the selection criteria for IIM Indore for IIM CAT 2016-18 Batch.

Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI) through CAT for IIM

Candidates will be short listed on the basis of CAT 2015 score, past academic performance, and other criteria given below.

Minimum CAT 2015 Percentile for the PGP Batch of 2016-2018 .

Candidates eligible to be considered for PI

Category Sec1 – QA Sec 2- DILR Sec 3 - VRC


OPEN ≥80 ≥80 ≥80 ≥80
NC-OBC ≥75 ≥75 ≥75 ≥85
SC ≥65 ≥65 ≥65 ≥70
ST ≥60 ≥60 ≥60 ≥70
DA ≥65 ≥65 ≥65 ≥70

Candidates securing the above mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2015 will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above mentioned minimum percentile as the short-listing for PI is done on the basis of composite score.

Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage

The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT 2015 score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.

Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks based on aggregate scores is given in Table below:

Class X Marks  Points Class XII Marks Points
≥80 10 ≥80 10
≥ 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

Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage

Components Weights Method of Calculation
CAT 2015 Overall Score 67 (A / B) x 67
Class X marks 15 (C / 10) X 15
Class XII marks 15 (D / 10) X 15
Gender Diversity Factor 3 3 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity.
Total 100  

A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2015 score

B = Maximum CAT 2015 Score

C = Points awarded for Class X marks as per Table

D = Points awarded for Class XII marks as per Table

Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of selection process like Personal Interview (PI), Written Ability Test (WAT) etc.

Criteria for Final Selection for PGP- PGDM (Batch 2016-18)

Criterion Weights
CAT 2015 Score 35
Personal Interview (PI) 44
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
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: 
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.
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) 
Work Experience 08
Total 100

Points for work experience in completed months

Months <6 6 to 9 10 to 12 13 to 15 16 to 18 19 to 21 22 to 24 25 to 27 28 to 30 31 to 36 37 to 39 40 to 42 >= 43
Points 0 0.5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5

The final selection list 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.

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