IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2019-21: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2019
Saturday, September 01 2018, 11:44 AM
The non engineers and the candidates from diverse backgrounds, planning to appear in CAT 2018 stand a good chance to get into IIM Ahmedabad at a CAT 2018 percentile of 80 and above. IIM Ahmedabad has been liberalising its admission criteria almost every year and this year also has modified the CAT score cut offs for admission 2019-21 to improve further the academic diversity in its class rooms
IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019-21 is a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria with higher weightage for CAT exam score and the Final selection Criteria which has low weightage to CAT exam score.

IIM Ahmedabad has been liberalising its admission criteria almost every year and this year also has modified the CAT score cut offs for admission 2019-21 to improve further the academic diversity in its class rooms. The non engineers and the candidates from diverse backgrounds, stand a good chance to get into IIM Ahmedabad now.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Eligibility

  1. To meet the IIM Ahmedabad eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. 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
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Ahmedabad by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the eligibility of the candidate.  
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. Such a candidate, if selected, will become ineligible for the IIM Ahmedabad admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2019 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2019) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Ahmedabad and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. 
  7. One of the most important points in IIM Ahmedabad Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria
IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2019-21 is a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria with  higher weightage for CAT exam score and the Final selection Criteria which has low weightage to CAT exam score.

  1. IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of IIM Ahmedabad Admission criteria is its shortlisting criteria for final selection round. A candidate will be shortlisted by IIM Ahmedabad if he/she meets the following shortlisting criteria:
  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria awards 70% weight to CAT 2018 score and 30% weight to Academic Profile
  • IIMA endeavours to recognise exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI subject to their fulfilling shortlisting criteria.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 80 in CAT 2018
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • 70% Weight is awarded for CAT 2018 score in shortlisting for final selection round by IIM Ahmedabad
  • The candidate with excellent academics will be awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  •  90% & Above marks in Class 10 will be awarded top rating of 10 points
  • For Class 12 also 90% and above marks will be awarded 10 points. However, top rating of 10  for Class 12 will vary. To get highest weightage for class 12 marks in Science and Commerce stream, 90% marks are needed. For Arts stream, 85% plus marks are required for rating score of 10.
  • For Bachelor’s degree weightage, the top rating of 10 (Rating score C) varies for different streams. The academic streams are categorised from AC-1 to AC-7. The medicine branch is defined as AC-1 and needs more than 70% marks to get highest rating of 10.
  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria after final admission round award 50% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 10% weight to Academic Writing Test  (AWT) and 40% Weight to CAT 2018 Score and Academics.

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Cut Off  
IIM Ahmedabad cutoff 2019 has been reduced for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category
Percentile Rank in Verbal & Reading Comprehension (PVRC)
Percentile rank in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (PDILR)
Percentile Rank in Quantitative Aptitude
(PQA)
Overall Percentile Rank
General
70
70
70
80
NC-OBC cum transgender
65
65
65
75
SC
60
60
60
70
ST
50
50
50
60
PwD (All categories except ST)
60
60
60
70
PwD (ST)
50
50
50
60

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Ahmedabad Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required percentile in CAT 2018
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for AWT and PI from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2018 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme  
  • Step 3: After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience among others
  • Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2019 on the basis of Final Composite Score (FCS) which awards 50% weight to PI score, 10% weight to AWT score and 40% weight to CAT score & Academics

IIM Ahmedabad Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Ahmedabad is Rs 22,00,000/- (inclusive of tuition fees of Rs.16,15,000/-).
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2019-2021 batch may increase further by 5 to 7% after making adjustment for inflations. 

CAT 2018 notification was released by IIM Calcutta on July 29. After the CAT 2018 Registration and Application process was opened on August 8, IIM Ahmedabad has been quick to announce its admission policy for PGP 2019-21 batch.  

IIM Ahmedabad has not changed the name of its flagship management programme despite the fact that IIM Act 2017 has been implemented empowering the IIMs to award MBA degree instead of Post Graduate Diploma. The admission criteria announced by IIM Ahmedabad still share its programme name as Post Graduate Programme (PGP) 2019-21, although many IIMs have decided to award MBA degree instead of PGDM.

The two years PGP of IIM Ahmedabad is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management.

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