IIM Admission criteria 2014: How to get shortlisted for seven Older IIMs?

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December 20, 2013
This article will share with you a comparative analysis of the admission policies of the top 7 older IIMs.
The admission process is conducted in two stages. In the first stage, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT 2013 scores or the past academic records.

In the previous articles of MBAUniverse.com under the IIM Admission criteria 2014 series, we have discussed the admission policies of the top 7 IIMs – Ahmedabad,   Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore and Shillong. In today’s article, we will share with you a comparative analysis of the admission policies of the top seven older IIMs.

The admission process is conducted in two stages. In the first stage, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT 2013 scores or the past academic records. The next stage is that of the final selection, which takes place through the performance in the WAT, PI or GD and other factors like past academic performances and work experience.

The CAT 2013 cut off for the Seven older IIMs are as follows:
Only those students who satisfy the following sectional minimum percentile and overall percentile scores in CAT 2013 will be considered for further short listing process at respective IIMs. This is the first step of short listing meant to arrive at a consideration pool. These cut offs are not for those called for interview whose scores would be much higher. These percentiles are the minimum percentile scores to be called for initial screening or Stage 1 called as short listing to get a large pool of candidates to select from.

Table 1: Cut-off percentile of IIMs for Admission Criteria 2014


IIM

QA & DI Percentile

VA & LR Percentile

Overall  Percentile

IIM Ahmedabad

85

85

90

IIM Bangalore

80

90

90

IIM Calcutta

90

90

95

IIM Lucknow

85

85

90

IIM Kozhikode

80

80

90

IIM Indore

85

85

90

IIM Shillong

70

70

None


Stage 1: Short Listing stage for the 7 older IIMs are as follows:

The candidates satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned in Table 1 will be considered for further short listing for WAT and PI.

This is one of the crucial stages of selection process and every IIM gives its own weightages on different factors. Let us have a look at the factors which will be considered for short listing of students for the first stage at 7 older IIMs in Admission 2014:

  • Past Academic records: It comprises of class 10th, 12th and graduation marks of the candidate.

  • Work Experience: Weightages are given on Quality and number of years of work experience.

  • Diversity Factor: IIMs provide weightage to diversity on two parameters – gender diversity and academic diversity. This is needed in the context of classes being overtly dominated by male engineering graduates. An example will make it clear – In the 2012-14 batch of IIM A, out of 380 students, 317 were male and 64 were female.

IIM Kozhikode was the pioneer in promoting women in management education. They have reserved 35 per cent seats for women. Gender diversity weightage is provided to female candidates to sustain the gender ecology in the campus.

1. Academic Diversity: Points are awarded for academic diversity at Bachelor’s or Post graduation degree level. Candidates with non- engineering degree like arts, science, commerce, medicine, law, etc are eligible for Academic diversity points

2. Gender Diversity: To ensure gender diversity i.e. to provide equal opportunity to female candidates too, many IIMs have started to provide weightages only to female candidates.

Table 2: Weightages of Factors used in Short Listing stage of IIMs for Admission 2014


IIMs

CAT score  weightage

Past academic records  weightage

work experience  weightage

Diversity factor  weightage

 

 

10th

12th

Graduation

 

Gender

Academic

IIM Ahmedabad

70%

30%

 -

 

IIM Bangalore

20%

15%

10%

15%

5%

 -

IIM Calcutta

77%

10%

10%

 -

3%

IIM Lucknow

38%

1%

1%

3%

2%

2%

3%

IIM Kozhikode

76%

-

 -

12%

5%

5%

2%

IIM Indore

 -

35%

35%

30%

 -

IIM Shillong

Statistical formulas used for providing different weightages

 

Five Points for Consideration

  • CAT 2013 score

Of all the IIMs, IIM Calcutta and IIM Kozhikode gives the highest percentage of weightage to CAT Score i.e. 77% and &^ % respectively followed by IIM Ahmedabad with 70%. While IIM Indore does not give any weightage to CAT score during its Short listing stage while IIM Bangalore gives 20% weightage out of 65% allotted for short listing stage.

  • Past Academic records

During the short listing stage, IIM s give weightage to past academic records too which is based on the marks of class 10th, 12th and graduation. IIM Indore gives 100% weightage to past academic records while IIM Lucknow gives only 4% weightage.

IIM Kozhikode only considers graduation marks for 12% weightage while IIM Bangalore give 40% weightage in the short listing stage.

  • Work Experience Weightage

IIM Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Indore does not provide any weightage to Work experience during Short Listing stage while IIM Bangalore and IIM Kozhikode provide 5 % weightage each to prior work experience candidates. IIM Lucknow give 2% weightage out of total 50% allotted weightage of short listing stage.

  • Gender Diversity factor

Gender diversity weightage is provided to female candidates to sustain the gender ecology in the campus. IIM Kozhikode gives a total of 5 % weightage followed by IIM Calcutta 3 and IIM Lucknow 3%.

  • Academic Diversity Factor:

Academic diversity weightage is provided to all those candidates who have done their graduation and post graduation from any stream other than engineering (such as BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, etc).

IIM Lucknow gives 3% while IIM Kozhikode gives 2 % weightage for academic diversity factor during short listing stage.

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