IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2019

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2019

IIM Rohtak admission criteria for its 2019-21 PGP batch was announced in mid-November 2018. The admission to the institute is normally done based on a Common Admission Process (CAP), which is applicable to all the new IIMs. It was IIM Ranchi that conducted the CAP for the 2019-21 batch.

By now the admission process is complete and the students are prepping for their classes to begin in July 2019. However, the admission criteria for the current batch can provide a fair idea to anyone planning to appear for CAT 2019 and get admission into the institute’s PGP 2020-22 batch. The major highlight of IIM Rohtak admission criteria for 2019 was increase in the overall CAT cut-off for the general category candidates from the earlier 90 percentile to 95 percentile.

IIM Rohtak – PGP Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria to gain admission into IIM Rohtak’s Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University (minimum 50% marks) and a valid CAT score, clearing the cut-off released by the Institute for that year.

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – 3 Stages

The IIM Rohtak admission process normally comprises of 3 stages.

Stage I

The first stage is about the candidates appearing for the CAT examination and getting shortlisted based on their CAT score. The CAT cut-off percentile score set by the Institute for admission to the 2019-21 batch was 95% for the general category candidates. As soon as the results for CAT are out, IIM Rohtak prepares a list of all the qualifying candidates who had applied to the Institute based on the percentile cut-off set for that year.

Following are the details of IIM Rohtak’s CAT cut-off (both sectional and overall) for the 2019-21 batch:

Category

Quant Percentile >=

DILR Percentile >=

VARC Percentile >=

Overall

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

* Quant – Quantitative Analysis
* DILR – Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
* VARC – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Stage II

The shortlisted candidates then proceed to stage II which includes a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

The written ability test is normally a pen paper-based test of 15 to 30 minutes duration, to check your writing skills. The personal interview is usually conducted by two panelists, who might ask you questions about almost anything and everything under the sun.

Both these tests are there are to carry out a personality assessment of the candidate, and to gauge how good are his/her problem-solving skills, communication ability and leadership skills, all of which are critical for succeeding as a manager in the present-day business world.

Stage III

The third stage is about final selection based on the candidate’s CAT score, his/her performance in WAT and PI and lastly, his/her profile score which is arrived at on the basis of diversity, work experience and academic performance. Following weightages are given to the candidate’s performance in the respective domains:

Domain

Weightage

Remarks

CAT score

35%

It’s the CAT score of the candidate that’s used, and not the CAT Percentile

WAT and PI

30%

The score obtained as per the final merit list

Profile

35%

Arrived at after factoring in work experience, diversity and academics

Total weightage

100%

 

About Profile Score

The profile score of the candidate in stage III is calculated based on his/her academic qualification, work experience and diversity (gender diversity and academic diversity). Let’s look into them briefly below.

Work Experience - Below provided is a table that shows the corresponding scores based on the number of months’ experience:       

Work experience (in number of months)

Score

0 to 11

0

12 to 23

40

24 to 35

60

36 to 47

20

48 to 59

10

60 or more

0

Gender Diversity - All the IIMs have introduced something known as gender diversity points to encourage women to pursue management programs. This implies that all female candidates are given an extra 75 points on this account, regardless of their academic background or other factors.

Academic Diversity – As is the case with gender diversity, IIM’s are also encouraging people from diverse academic backgrounds to pursue a career in management. Based on the academic diversity factor, candidates who pass out with a non-engineering graduate degree are awarded an extra 75 points, regardless of other factors.

Academic Qualification – The candidates should also meet the following academic qualification cut-off criteria, which factors in their marks scored in Class X, Class XII and Under-Graduate examinations:

Qualification

General Category

NC-OBC

SC

ST

DAP /  PWD

Class X

70%

65%

60%

55%

55%

Class XII

65%

60%

55%

50%

50%

UG

60%

55%

50%

45%

45%

Final Shortlisting

The final shortlisting of the candidates is done based on the weighted scores shown in the table below:

Component

Maximum Score

Class X Marks

20

Class XII Marks

30

UG Marks

40

CAT Total (score scaled to 100)

150

CAT VARC (score scaled to 100)

50

CAT DILR (score scaled to 100)

50

CAT Quant (score scaled to 100)

50

Non-Engineering Background

75

Female

75

Work Experience

60

Total

600

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria - Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

Candidates who receive the admission offer from IIM Rohtak, and subsequently accept that offer before the specified deadline, must submit ₹ 100,000 as Offer Acceptance Amount (OAA), along with their Offer Acceptance (OA).

However, they are free to withdraw their Offer Acceptance before the withdrawal deadline date specified in the Offer Letter. If they choose to withdraw indeed, a refund for the Offer Acceptance Amount will be processed after subtracting ₹ 10,000 towards processing charges and administrative expenses. In case the candidate goes ahead and registers for the program, the Offer Acceptance Amount is adjusted against the fee for Term I.

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Waitlist Willingness Payment

Any candidate wanting to be put on a waitlist for final selection can do so by paying ₹ 10,000 as Waitlist Willingness Payment. Such candidates can be later considered for final selection depending upon their merit ranking in the category they belong to. In case the candidate is not offered admission to the institute or chooses to withdraw his/her Waitlist Willingness, the amount shall be refunded to him/her.

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Refund Before/After Registration

In the event that a student withdraws his/her candidature prior to registration, the institute will refund the term fee and/or OAA after adjusting the processing fees. No refunds (neither term fee nor OAA) will be processed if the withdrawal is made after registration.

Please note: The institute reserves the right to make any changes to its admission criteria, including the cut-offs, at any point of time, till the admission process for the concerned batch is concluded.

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