Selection Criteria for IIM Ahmedabad
The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%]
The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/institution from where they have obtained bachelor's degree. In case the university/institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Ahmedabad by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. Such candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the university/institution certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year/is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category) based on latest available grades/marks. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June, 2020 from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute (issued on or before June, 2020) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate. Their admission will be confirmed only when the candidate submits the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category). It is mandatory for the final year students, who are provisionally admitted, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor’s degree examination held on or before June 30, 2023 (including supplementaries, if any), to be eligible for admission to the Post Graduate Programme batch 2023-25. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2023. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.
The selection of candidates for admission to the 2024-2026 batch of the PGP at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT 2023 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.
Shortlisting and Selection Criteria for PGP 2024-2026 batch
Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2019 Percentile Ranks
|Category||Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)||Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)||Overall percentile rank (PT)|
At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used. An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ based on her/his percentage of marks obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘Science’, ‘Commerce’ ‘Arts & Humanities’) and bachelor’s degree examinations (depending upon the discipline) respectively.
Rating Scores for 10th Std. Exam (Rating Score A)
|Percent score in 10th Std. Exam||Rating Score A|
|> 55 and <= 60||2|
|> 60 and <= 70||3|
|> 70 and <= 80||5|
|> 80 and <= 90||8|
Rating Scores for 12th Std. Exam (Rating Score B)
Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C) Normalized AR score of an applicant is equal to his/her AR scores divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool.
Short Listing for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)
Short listing will be carried out in two stages. Stage 1: (From the Applicants’ pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines) To recognize exceptional performers in terms of previous academic records as well as in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds, from each of the seven academic disciplines, top 100 candidates or top 1% of the number of applicants to IIM Ahmedabad -- whichever is less -- will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.
C1. PT ≥ 90, PQA ≥ 80, PDILR ≥ 80 and PVRC ≥ 80
C2. P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities)
Where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. exams.
C3. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage
Cut-off percentage in Bachelor’s Degree Exam for different disciplines
CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalized AR score) + 0.7 (Normalized overall score in CAT-2016)
Stage 2 (Category-wise selection): After removing the applicants selected in stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, DA) the additional number of applicants to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected following the same procedure as in Stage 1 except that the criteria C1-C2 are used and these are now category specific.
C1: PT, PQA, PDILR and PVRC ≥ Respective minimum cut-off
C2: P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table below).
Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories
|Stream in 12th std.||General Category||NCOBC Category||SC Category||ST Category||DA Category|
|Arts & Humanities||75||70||64||69||64|
Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DA) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by law.
The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:
FCS = 0.40 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.5 (CS).
The normalized PI and AWT scores of a candidate are equal to his/her PI and AWT scores divided by the average of the top 1% scores in PI and AWT respectively.
Discipline for bachelor’s degree (as per CAT Application)
AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD(USA).
AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees):
AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA. Also including any degree in Economics.Excluding candidates with professional degrees as mentioned in AC-2.
AC-4 (All Computer Applications, IT, Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, all BE, BIT, BINFTECH, all BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG) and all BTECH ( Excluding Dairy Technology and Fashion Technology only).
AC-5 (All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Agricultural Engineering, Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC (excluding Economics, Journalism and all BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)). Including all degrees in Geological and Mathematical Sciences. Also includingBCH, BDS, BFSC, BMATH, BN (Bachelor of Nursing), BPHARMA, BPT, BSTAT, BVSC and Dairy Technology and Fashion Technology. Excludingany BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/BTECH degree in Biosciences and Biotechnology and Natural Sciences.
AC-6 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA ( excludingEconomics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BED, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMus, BMC, BMS (Bachelor of Media Science), BCJ, BDES, BFTECH, BSW and LLB. Also including any degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Mass Communication.
AC-7: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-6.
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