IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria – Important Facts

IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria

IIM Ranchi’s admission criteria for its PGDM (Postgraduate Diploma in Management), academic year 2019-21, was made public earlier this year. The Institute has given an equal amount of weightage, i.e. 30%, to the students’:

  • Performance in CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • Profile and
  • Personal Interview (PI)

The ‘Profile’ component includes the diversity aspect, work experience and the past academic performance of the student (more on that below).

Apart from these three, 10% weightage is given to the marks scored in written ability test (WAT) conducted by the Institute.

Although the marks scored in CAT are indeed considered in IIM Ranchi admission criteria, these marks are mainly used as a shortlisting medium. Compared to the earlier years, the institute has significantly increased the CAT cut off for the candidates belonging to the general category.

Let’s now take you through the IIM Ranchi admission criteria in some detail below.

IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria – Step I – Shortlisting of Candidates for the WAT/PI

The first step in granting admission to the interested candidates is shortlisting them for the written ability test and/or personal interview, based on the marks scored by them in the CAT exam. The candidates should have scored a certain minimum sectional percentile and overall score, as set by the institute. All candidates who successfully meet the criteria, move on to the next round of WAT and PI.

Below provided is the cut-off set by IIM Ranchi for 2018:

Category

Section QA

Section DILR

Section VARC

Aggregate

DAP

30

30

30

40

ST

30

30

30

40

SC

50

50

50

60

NC-OBC

60

60

60

78

General

80

80

80

95

QA - Quantitative Analysis

DILR - Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

VARC - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria – Step II – WAT and PI Process

Candidates shortlisted for the written ability test and personal interview will get informed about the date and place these will be held. These two assessments are normally carried out at New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

IIM Ranchi Admission criteria – Step III – Final Admission

The final admission offers are sent to the successful candidates based on a Consolidated Merit List (CML) prepared after the completion of WAT and PI process. The CML preparation factors in

  • CAT score
  • PI score
  • WAT score and
  • Profile of the candidates

30% weightage is given to the CAT score (sectional and overall) at the final stage of admission.

Weightage of each one of these components is provided below:

CAT Score - 30

PI Score - 30

WAT Score - 10

Profile - 30

Total - 100

Please note, all these percentages mean anything only for the candidates who were found eligible for the WAT and PI round.

Profile scoring methodology

There are multiple determining factors that go into the 30% weightage of Profile. More on that can be seen below:

Academic Profile – 15

Academic diversity – 5

Work experience – 5

Gender diversity – 5

Total – 30

Academic Profile - 15

15 marks allocated to Academic profile are a combination of student’s performance in SSC, HSC and Graduation. The calculation is done as follows:

SSC

85% and above - 5 marks

80% to 85% - 4 marks

75% to 80% - 3 marks

70% to 75% - 2 marks

65% to 70% - 1 mark

Less than 65% - 0 marks

HSC

85% and above - 5 marks

80% to 85% - 4 marks

75% to 80% - 3 marks

70% to 75% - 2 marks

65% to 70% - 1 mark                        

Less than 65% - 0 marks

Graduation

85% and above - 5 marks

80% to 85% - 4 marks

75% to 80% - 3 marks

70% to 75% - 2 marks

65% to 70% - 1 mark

Less than 65% - 0 marks

Work Experience – 5

More than 48 months – 1 mark

43 to 48 months – 2 marks

37 to 42 months – 3 marks

31 to 36 months – 4 marks

25 to 30 months – 5 marks

19 to 24 months – 3 marks

13 to 18 months – 2 marks

7 to 12 months – 1 mark

0 - 6 months – 0 mark

Academic Diversity – 5

If the candidate’s Bachelor’s degree is an engineering degree – 0 marks

If the candidate’s Bachelor degree is a non-engineering degree – 5 marks

Gender Diversity – 5

5 marks are awarded to transgender or female candidates

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