IIMs Admission Shortlist 2019: IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow Send Call for PI-WAT

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IIMs Admission Shortlist 2019
Friday, January 18 2019, 02:30 PM
Top IIMs - IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Shillong have announced the shortlist for PI-WAT round for admission 2019 after release of CAT 2018 Result. Other IIMs are yet to announce their shortlist for final selection round. Each IIM has used different cut offs and weights to CAT score in shortlisting. Shared below are the IIM Call dates with key points related to IIM Shortlists. Alongwith the IIM shortlist the IIM waitlist for admission is also released.

Top IIMs namely IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode and IIM Shillong have so far announced the shortlist of candidates for PI-WAT round for admission 2019. All other IIMs including six new IIMs and seven baby IIMs are to announce the shortlists shortly in a few days. Each of the IIMs is using different CAT cut offs and other parameters in finally sending the call to candidates for final selection process.

IIM Shillong has announced the shortlist for PI-WAT round on January 18, 2019 on its website. IIM Shillong has asked the shortlisted candidates to submit their profile latest soon by after which the PI-WAT dates will be announced.

How to Check IIM Calls 2019
While some of the IIMs have placed the window to check the IIM Calls on their home page prominently, a few of them have kept the IIM Call 2019 window inside their admission part or news and events part or notifications. However, there is a clear window displayed by each IIM after announcing the shortlist 2019. You can check respective IIM call 2019 in two steps:

  • Login on the IIM Website and click on the ‘Call for the Interview’; ‘Shortlist Status for 2019-21’ as the case may be
  • Enter your CAT 2018 Registration ID and E-mail ID and click on Submit

If you are shortlisted you will be greeted with the ‘Congratulation’ message, if not you will get a regret message on the website. IIMs will separately advise you the date for PI-WAT round after you submit the required profile form by the specified date to them.

Immediately after release of CAT 2018 Result on January 5, 2019, IIMs have started releasing the admission Short lists for final selection round. Alongwith the IIM shortlist the IIM waitlist for admission is also released to enable the waitlisted candidates ready to get IIM call for final selection round in due course of time.

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IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist is more Diversity Focused. This year IIM Ahmedabad has announced the shortlist of 1220 candidates including the exceptional performers. Last year 1200 candidates were shortlisted for MBA Admission by IIMA. Out of them 182 candidates were with CAT percentile below 90. General category candidate with 81.53 percentile were shortlisted too.

IIM Bangalore has emphasized more on academics and profile of the candidates than only CAT 2018 score in shortlisting and sending the call for PI-WAT for admission 2019. The PI-WAT process begins in the February 2019.

IIM Lucknow shortlist 2019 has also been announced with 3232 candidates for PGP admission final round, 2073 candidates for PGP-ABM and 1486 candidates for PGP SM programme after considering a total of 26762 candidates for all the three programmes.

IIM Kozhikode has announced shortlist on January 9, 2019 and it is expected that IIM Bangalore is ready to announce the shortlist latest by January 10. IIM Indore is also expected to announce the shortlist by January 11. This marks a new trend in IIM shortlisting announcement with IIM Bangalore delaying the shortlist announcement.  

IIM Indore has announced the shortlist for PI-WAT round on January 10, 2019 on its website. IIM Indore has asked the shortlisted candidates to submit their profile latest by January 19, 2019 after which the PI-WAT dates will be announced. In any case, the final selection round at IIM Indore begins in February 2019.

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2019: Key Dates
Following are the important dates on which the IIMs shortlists have been announced or are expected to be announced by each IIM for GD-PI-WAT round 2019 for MBA admission 2019

IIMs
Expected Date of Shortlist
Total Seats (May go up before session commencement 2019)
IIM Ahmedabad
January 7, 2019 (Released)
395
IIM Bangalore
January 9, 2019 (Released)
400
IIM Calcutta
January 6, 2019 (Released)
460
IIM Lucknow
January 8, 2019 (Released)
500
IIM Indore
January 10, 2019 (Released)
450
IIM Kozhikode
January 9, 2019 (Released)
375
IIM Shillong
January 18, 2019 (Released)
180
IIM Rohtak
January 25, 2019
240
IIM Trichy
January 25, 2019
180
IIM Udaipur
January 25, 2019
260
IIM Ranchi
January 25, 2019
185
IIM Kashipur
January 27, 2019
180
IIM Raipur
January 27, 2019
240
IIM Amritsar
April 22, 2019
105
IIM Bodhgaya
April 25, 2019
60
IIM Nagpur
April 26, 2019
126
IIM Visakhapatnam
April 26, 2019
60
IIM  Jammu
May 15, 2019
60
IIM Sambalpur
May 15, 2019
60
IIM Sirmaur
May 17, 2019
60

IIM Calcutta Shortlist: Announced First on Jan 6, 2019
Taking the lead after the CAT 2018 result declaration, IIM Calcutta has released the shortlist. Total 1990 candidates are called for interview with percentage of female candidates approximately 43%. One transgender candidate is included within the shortlist. The shortlisted candidates can check their status by login at IIM Calcutta website with their CAT 2018 registration ID and Email ID

iim calcutta shortlist

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist: Announced on Jan 7, 2019
IIM Ahmedabad has announced the shortlist of candidates for the Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) 2019 at 5PM on january 7, 2019. 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist: Key Points

  • 28886 candidates were considered by IIM Ahmedabad for preliminary screening based on CAT 2018 score and 6 candidates on the basis
  • 723 candidates shortlisted from exceptional performers (ACRC Group) in different categories and different streams despite scoring a lower percentile than actual cut off applied
  • 53 candidates in Non-ACRC group have been shortlisted
  • 1220 are the total candidates shortlisted for AWT & PI Round 

 

IIM Bangalore Shortlist: Announced on Jan 9
Shortlisted Candidates at IIM Bangalore can check their IIM Bangalore call for PI-WAT by login with CAT 2019 ID on IIM Bangalore official website:

IIM Bangalore Shortlist

 

IIM Bangalore Shortlist: Key Points

  • Shortlist Announced on January 9, 2019
  • 1400+ candidates  shortlisted
  • High Academic profile considered than only CAT 2018 score in shortlisting
  • PI Round to start from February 2nd week 2019, in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.   
  • IIM Bangalore will final call for admission in the month of April 2019

IIM Lucknow Shortlist: Announced on Jan 8
IIM Lucknow has announced the shortlist of 6791 candidates for PI-WAT 2019 for admission 2019 in its three PGDM programmes namely PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM. You can check your IIM Lucknow call for PI-WAT by login with CAT 2019 ID on IIM Lucknow official website:

IIM Lucknow Shortlist: Key Points

  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Out on January 8, 2019
  • To check the status click on shortlist status batch 2019-21 below News & Announcements on IIM Lucknow website
  • 3232 candidates shortlisted PI-WAT round for PGP; 2073 for PGP-ABM and 1486 for PGP-SM programmes
  • IIM Lucknow shortlist Cut off is 90+ for PGP and 85+ for PGP-ABM and PGP-SM
  • All IIM Lucknow shortlisted candidates for WAT-PI based on composite scores need to submit their WAT-PI form online latest by January 15, 2019
  • IIM Lucknow will drop the candidate's name from the list of shortlisted candidates for WAT-PI,  if he/she fails to submit the form online within the stipulated deadline
  • Final admission round consists of PI & WAT
  • IIM Lucknow call for admission in April 2019
  • No Group Discussion (GD) round in admission 2019
  • A total of 26762 candidates for all the three programmes have qualified for shortlisting at IIM Lucknow. Out of them 6791 have been shortlisted

IIM Indore Shortlist: Announced on Jan 10
To check your shortlist status you need to click on Captcha also along with CAT 2018 registration ID and email ID on the shortlist link of IIM Indore website

IIM Indore Shortlist: Key Points

  • IIM Indore announced shortlist on January 10, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to Submit profile by January 19, 2019 to IIM Indore
  • IIM Indore has a large batch
  • 2000+ candidates shortlisted for PI-WAT round for admission to PGP and PGP-HRM programmes 2019-21
  • Shortlist cut off remains 90+ percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may go to 91+
  • After IIM Indore call the PI-WAT round begins in February, 2019
  • IIM Indore final call for admission in April/May 2019

IIM Indore: Instructions for Shortlisted candidates
Complete the ‘Candidate Profile Form’ with the following information and submit the same latest by Saturday, January 19, 2019, failing which your candidature can be cancelled:

  • Personal Details
  • Programme preference (if applicable)
  • Academic Qualification 
  • Work Experience details (if applicable) 
  • Scholastic Achievements & Career Plans 
  • Upload Photo & Document(s) 

After completing the profile form, review the Candidate Profile Form and submit the same.

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist: Announced on Jan 9
IIM Kozhikode has announced shortlist for final selection process on January 9, 2019. Check if you have received IIM Kozhikode call for PI-WAT by login with your CAT Registration Id and Email ID at official IIM K website as under:

IIM Kozhikode Shortlist

Key Points in IIM Kozhikode Shortlist

  • Shortlist Announced on January 9, 2019
  • Registration for Stage 2 shortlist required. Will close in a week’s time by January 16-17, 2019
  • IIM Kozhikode Shortlist status is made available on the shortlist page of IIM Kozhikode
  • 50% Weight to PI-WAT round is awarded in final selection round
  • IIM Kozhikode call for admission is released in April 2019 

IIM Rohtak Shortlist: Expect by Jan 25

  • IIM Rohtak shortlist is expected by January 25, 2019
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Rohtak website
  • 14000 candidates expected to be shortlisted for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 for 9 to 11 new IIMs participating in the common WAT and PI round
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • The shortlist cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • PI-WAT will be the part of Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for particpating IIMs
  • After IIM Rohtal call for final selection round CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Tiruchirappalli Shortlist: Expect by Jan 25

  • IIM Trichy shortlist expected for CAP 2019 round on January 25, 2019
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button in the window at the IIM Trichy website for shortlist
  • 14000 candidates expected in the common shortlist for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019
  • Shortlist cut off as announced by IIM Trichy is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi
  • After IIM Trichy call for final selection process, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Udaipur Shortlist: Expect by Jan 25

  • IIM Udaipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced by January 25, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Udaipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • After IIM Udaipur call for final selection round, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Raipur Shortlist: Expect by Jan 25

  • IIM Raipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced by January 25, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Raipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • After IIM Raipur call for final selection process, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Kashipur Shortlist: Expect by Jan 27, 2019

  • IIM Kashipur shortlist for PI-WAT expected to be announced by January 25 or January 27, 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates to participate in CAP 2019 round
  • A common shortlist is expected to be announced for all the CAP 2019 participating IIMs which may have 14000 candidates.
  • To check your shortlist status you need to enter CAT 2018 Registration number, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format, Email ID as provided in CAT Application form before clicking on Submit button on the IIM Kashipur website
  • Shortlist cut off is 95 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile
  • Final cut off in admission offer may remain between 90 to 95
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 will consist of WAT & PI round being coordinated by IIM Ranchi for all the participating IIMs
  • After IIM Kashipur call for final selection round, the CAP 2019 round begins in February, 2019

IIM Shillong Shortlist: Announced on Jan 18

  • IIM Shillong shortlist for PI-WAT was announced on January 18.
  • Shortlisted candidates to attend GD-PI-WAT round conducted by IIM Shillong separately in different cities in India
  • You can check your shortlist status at IIM Shillong website
  • Shortlist cut off is 90 percentile overall and 80+ minimum sectional percentile

IIM Shillong Shortlist

7 Baby IIMs’ Shortlist: Expect in April/May 2019

  • The newest baby IIMs are seven in number. They are IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Nagpur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Visakhapatnam
  • Some of these baby IIMs may also participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019 being coordinated by IIM Ranchi.
  • The IIMs who will participate in CAP 2019 will not announce separate shortlist and the number of shortlisted candidates will increase for CAP 2019 in accordance with the shortlisting criteria of baby IIMs
  • The shortlisted candidates of these IIMs will have to participate in PI-WAT round through CAP 2019
  • IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam are not expected to participate in CAP 2019 and will conduct their own GD-PI-WAT process for admission 2019
  • These IIMs will announce shortlist in the last week of April/first week of May 2019 to conduct PI-WAT round.

How IIMs call the candidates for Interview?
IIMs call the candidates after completing the shortlisting process for GD-PI-WAT. The shortlisting criteria and the process with weightage components adopted by the IIMs can give ample idea how the IIMs call the candidates and announce shortlist for interview. The criteria being adopted by IIMs to announce the shortlist for final selection round 2019 is not much different than that was followed last year. Here is the IIMs shortlisting criteria adopted by IIMs for admission process:

IIMs shortlist focus more on student quality which is not just measured only by CAT 2018 exam scores. As such ‘profile’ plays an important role and therefore is considered for improving diversity in IIM Class rooms. Accordingly IIM Shortlisting criteria focus mainly on following 3 Parameters:

  • CAT 2018 Exam Scores: Each IIM shortlisting criteria specify its minimum required sectional as well as overall percentile score in the range of 70 to 95 percentile
  • Academic Profile & Diversity: IIMs shortlisting criteria award weightage to excellent academic record till graduation and to the candidates coming from Non-Engineering back ground. Female candidates are also awarded weightage to promote gender diversity in IIM class rooms
  • Work Experience: In the IIMs shortlisting criteria to become eligible for GD-PI-WAT round, if a candidate has a work experience between 2 and 3 years in a supervisory cadre, good weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent is awarded in IIMs shortlisting process.    

Read more on IIMs Shortlisting criteria 

Top IIMs Call for PI-WAT: Many 99 Percentilers Not in Shortlist  
What is noteworthy is that even hundreds of CAT 2018 Toppers and 99 Percentilers may not get IIM call for final selection round for Admission 2019 in the top IIMs. On the other hand, candidates with percentile below 90 may get IIM call due to their profile, academic diversity despite scoring low in CAT 2018 exam.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on IIM Shortlist and Call