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PGP INDORE 2016-18 Batch Admission Procedure for CAT Applicants

Published : Friday, 18 December, 2015 10:05 AM

PGP INDORE 2016-18 Batch Admission Procedure for CAT Applicants

IIM Indore

Students who have given CAT are eagerly waiting for their results. But the process is not over yet, it starts here. Be prepared for WAT and PI for your selection into IIMs. Below is the selection criteria for IIM Indore for IIM CAT 2016-18 Batch.

Eligibility criteria for CAT 2015 Applicants

The  candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by  an  act  of  the  central  or state  legislature  in  India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated  based  on  the  practice  followed  by  the  university/institution  from  where the candidate has obtained the degree. In  case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead  of  marks,  the  conversion of  grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would  be based on the procedure certified by  the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree.

Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent  qualification examination  and  those  who  have  completed  degree  requirements and are awaiting for their results can also apply.

Application Process

Candidates seeking admission to the two-year PGP of IIM Indore should have appeared  in the Common  Admission  Test  [CAT]which was conducted on  November  29,  2015. While  registering  for CAT 2015, candidates could have applied to IIM Indore by selecting the option available in the online registration.

Selection Process

IIM Indore will adopt a three-stage selection process (i) Eligibility criteria (ii) Shortlist for Written  Ability  Test  (WAT)  and  Personal  Interview  (PI)  (iii)  Final  Selection. 

Selection criteria for each of the stages are mentioned as below:

Stage-1: Eligibility Criteria
The following minimum sectional percentile and overall percentile scores in CAT 2015. Those applicants meeting the above criteria will only be considered for the Stage-2 of the 
selection process.

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning  Verbal & Reading Comprehension 


General 80 80 80 90
NC - OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 45 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
DAP 45 45 45 50

Stage-2: Shortlist for WAT and PI
The candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in Stage 1 will only be considered for this stage of shortlisting for WAT and PI. Sufficient number of candidates for WAT and PI for each category  (General,  NC-OBC,  SC,  ST  and  DA) will be shortlisted using the merit list generated based on Composite Score (CS) as given below.

Components Score
10th Standard/ SSC Score  36 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
12th Standard/ HSC Score 40*[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
CAT-2015 Overall Score 21*[Candidate's CAT overall score/Highest CAT overall score]
Gender Diversity Factor (GDF) = 3 for Female Applicants
= 0 for Other Applicants
Composite Score = Sum of the above Scores (Max 100)

Candidates short-listed for WAT and PI will be intimated in the month of January 2016. Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are not shortlisted for WAT and PI.

IIM Indore conducts admission interviews in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi only. However, IIM Indore reserves the right to change the centres at any time.

Candidates shortlisted for WAT and PI at Stage-2 must have to attend both WAT and PI, otherwise they will be not be considered for the next stage of selection process i.e Stage-3.  “IIM  Indore  also  expects  a  consistent  and  minimum  performance  in  the different  parameters  of  Personal  Interview  (PI),  which  will  be  decided  by  Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of selection process i.e. Stage-3”.

Stage-3: Final Selection
The candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in Stage 2 will only be considered for the final selection. Category wise merit list will be generated  based on Final Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in Table below and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the reservation norms.

Components Score
10th Standard/ SSC Score  17.5 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
12th Standard/ HSC Score 17.5 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
Bachelor Degree Score 15 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
WAT Score 15 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
PI Score  35 *[Zcandidate-Zmin/Zmax-Zmin]
Composite Score = Sum of the above Scores (Max 100)


As per Government of India reservation norms, 15%  per cent  and  7.5%  of the total seats are  reserved  for scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) candidates respectively meeting IIMI's  admission  requirements;  27%  seats are reserved for non creamy layer - other backward classes (NC-OBC) candidates meeting IIMI's admission requirements.

In addition, 3% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities (as per the prov isions of Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995) meeting IIMI's admission requirements. The three categories of disabilities  are: (a) low-vision/blindness, b)  hearing impairment, and c) locomotor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the  extent of not less than 40% as certified  by medical authority and as prescribed and explained in the said Act.


The PGP Office of IIM Indore shall provide details on  scholarships administered by IIM Indore to all finally admitted candidates.

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