IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2014

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2014

Admission/Selection Process

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2014-16 batch of the PGP at TIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.
In the first step, candidates are short-listed for written analysis and personal interviews from among candidates who have a valid CAT/GMAT score* who have applied for the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. An overseas category candidate who applies with a GMAT score instead of a CAT score should have a total scaled score of at least 700.

Shortlisting and Selection Criteria for PGP 2014-16 batch

Stage 1: Generation of merit list for Written Analysis and Personal Interview (WA-PI) for PGP programme.

Stage 1a: The following cutoffs shown in Table 1 will be used for selecting eligible candidates for all subsequent stages. Therefore, the CAT score is the sole criterion for arriving at the first short-list.

Table 1: Minimum CAT-2013 Percentile (IIMA Cut Off)


Category

PGP

Sec.1
(QA + DI)
(%)

Sec2.
(VA + LR)
(%)

Total
(%)

General

85

85

90

NC-OBC

75

75

80

SC

55

55

75

ST

50

50

70

DA

55

55

75

QA = Quantitative Ability; DI= Data Interpretation; VA =Verbal Ability; LR = Logical Reasoning

Stage 1b: To recognise exceptional performers across diverse academic backgrounds, from each of the five categories of academic disciplines, top 50 candidates or top 1% of the number of applicants to TIM Ahmedabad within each category– whichever is lower — will be identified. These candidates will be directly shortlisted for the WA-PI on the basis of their total scores from CAT 2013, provided they also meet the criterion mentioned in Stage 1a. For the classification of academic disciplines, refer to Table 3.
However, selection at the final stage (Stage 2) for the candidates short-listed at this stage and all other short-listed candidates (at Stage 1c) will strictly be based only on ranks on the Aggregate Score (based on CAT/GMAT, Academic Rating (AR) and WA-PI Scores) within each category specified in Table 1.
This stage, 1b, is only applicable to candidates who are applying for admissions on the basis of their CAT scores. Please note that this stage, lb, is not applicable for the candidates eligible to be considered using the GMAT scores.

Stage 1c: Application Rating:
The application rating looks at the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in 10t Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor’s Degree Examination.
For 10th and 12th Standards: The eligible applicants, as obtained in stage la above, will be assigned rating scores ‘A’ and ‘B’ (See Table 2) based on their percentage of marks obtained in 10′ and 12th standard examinations respectively.
For Bachelor’s Degree: The eligible applicants as obtained in stage la above, will be assigned a rating score ‘C (See Table 2) based on the percentage of marks received in the Bachelor’s degree.

Table 2: Application Rating (AR): 2014-16 Rating Scores


Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

<=55

1

> 55 and <=

60

2

> 60 and <=

70

3

> 70 and <=

80

4

> 80 and <=

90

7

>90

10

Percent score in 12th Std. Exam

Rating Score B

<=55

1

> 55 and <=

60

2

> 60 and <=

70

3

> 70 and <=

80

4

> 80 and <=

90

7

>90

10

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score C

<=55

1

> 55 and <=

60

2

> 60 and <=

65

3

> 65 and <=

70

4

> 70 and <=

80

7

>80

10

Notes about the marks obtained:

  • Percentages for incomplete Bachelor’s Degree Applicants are based on their available marks.
  • For those candidates having cleared CA/ICWAI/CS without having Bachelor’s Degree, their average of inter and final level marks will be treated as Bachelor’s degree marks.
  • For computing the application rating, all subjects that appear in the mark-sheet of 10th and 12th Std. exams will be considered irrespective of whether the Board/University considers them for calculating the percentage.

For bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks awarded by Institute/University will be treated as final. If the Institute/University does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet.
If the percentage of marks awarded by Institute/University does not take into account marks obtained in all the subjects as mentioned in the mark-sheet(s) for all the years, the candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the university/ institution certifying details of the practice at the time of the WA-PI, if shordisted for the same.

If any Board/Institute/University awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/University specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT application form. The original equivalence certificate needs to be submitted at the time of WA-PI, if shordisted for the same.
For candidates having a 5-year integrated Master’s degree, percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree percentage. For candidates in the final year of 5 year integrated Master’s degree, the marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree Not Completed percentage.

Application Rating Score:
AR= 0.5*A+ 1.5*B + 2.5*C
Maximum Score for AR = 45
Composite Score:
Maximum CAT score = 450
Composite Score= (Obtained CAT score /450) * 0.7 + (AR/45)*0.3
For candidates eligible to be considered using the GMAT, the following equivalent CAT scores for the GMAT scores will be applied:


GMAT

Equivalent CAT Score

700

223

710

230

720

239

730

250

740

258

750

267

760

283

770

289

780

298

790

311

800

377

The composite score will be calculated based on the equivalent CAT score and Application Rating as described above.
In stage 1c, the composite scores described above will be used for shortlisting candidates for the subsequent stage, in addition to those candidates directly short-listed from Stage 1b.

IIMA programmes which require CAT scores

  • Post-graduate Programme (PGP)
  • Post-graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Post-graduate Programme (PGP)

The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management. This Programme was ranked at No.7th in the world by the Financial Times in M.Sc (Management) category in the year 2011.

 

Eligibility

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 (Si) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%1 of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 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 JIM 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 30, 2014 from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2014) 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, 2014 (including supplementaries, if any), to be eligible for admission to the Post Graduate Programme batch 2014-16. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2014. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission. IIMA would not allow any candidate to join its programme in case the candidate is unable to complete all the requirements for a bachelor degree on or before June 30, 2014. The IIMA would also not offer admission to any candidate after June 30, 2014.

Graduates of the PGP are awarded the ‘Post-graduate Diploma in Management’