IIM Ahmedabad Admission: Not all 99 Percentilers CAT 2014 Scorer to get call; know the facts

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January 2, 2015
Will only the 99+ percentilers be shortlisted for PI round or IIMA will leverage the CAT 2014 score considering other parameters.
CAT 2014 score is one of the shortlisting parameters at IIMA but is not the only criteria to shortlist the candidate

Declaration of CAT 2014 result on Dec 27, 2014 has brought more number of 100 percentilers and yet greater number of 99 percentilers. All these high percentilers will surely hope to pursue PGDM 2015-17 from the top rated B school like IIM Ahmedabad. But the problem is that not all these high percentilers are shortlisted by IIMA for final admission round despite the fact that they have scored 99+ percentile. IIM A proposes to declare the first short list on Jan 2 “Short List of candidates to be called for AWT-PI for PGP 2015-17 is likely to be available on January 2, 2015”.  The final admission round at IIMA will therefore include AWT, Academic Written Test and PI, Personal Interview.  
 
The question haunting the mind of  CAT 2014 takers with a percentile between 90 to 97 is - will only the 99+  percentilers be shortlisted for PI round or IIMA will leverage the CAT 2014 score considering other parameters.

To get the answers to these intricate queries and ensuring how you could be shortlisted for final admission round we must be aware about the shortlisting criteria. CAT 2014 score is one of the shortlisting parameters at IIMA but is not the only criteria to shortlist the candidate.

IIM Ahmedabad: Key facts

The undisputedly ranked no 1 B school in India over the past many years is IIMA. The institute needs no introduction. At present IIMA is headed by Dr Ashish Nanda as its Director who is famous for the innovative ideas and proactive approach. The institute has a legacy of 100% placement with high placement packages.
Intake proposed for 2015-17 batch:  385 plus 15 supernumerary seats
Flagship programmes:  PGP (PGDM equivalent to MBA)
Fee Structure: Rs 8.30 Lakhs (First Year). Total fee may go beyond 17 lakhs for 2015-17.
Average Placement 2014: Rs 18.81Lakhs
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IIMA: Shortlisting Criteria for PGP 2015-17

Let us know the key shortlisting criteria alongwith the other key facts in IIM A for admission in its flagship PGP (PGDM) batch 2015-17
In the first step of selection process at IIM Ahmedabad candidates are short-listed for Academic
Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid
CAT score and have applied for the programme. These candidates should satisfy the
eligibility criteria for the programme.

Not only the CAT 2014 scores but also academic profile will also be the key parameters to get
included in the list of short listed candidates.

CAT 2014: Minimum cut off

Shortlisting Criteria for PGP 2015-17 batch requires following minimum CAT 2014 percentile
Scores

Category

Quant & DI Percentile

Verbal & LR percentile

Overall Percentile

General

85

85

90

NC-OBC

80

80

85

SC

75

75

80

ST

75

75

80

DA

75

75

80

Academic Profile

You need to have excellent academic profile to be shortlisted for AWT-PI round at IIM
Ahmedabad. Your excellent academic profile can compensate for slightly low CAT 2014 scores
as well.

The weightage given to academic profile in shortlisting for final admission round at IIM A is
referred as Application Rating Score and can go upto 45 at the maximum level.

Matriculation (Std X score, percentage of marks obtained)

Weightage
Points
(Rating score-A

Std 12 scores (Percentage of marks obtained)

Weightage
Points (Rating score- B)

Graduation Degree score (Percentage of marks)

Weightage
Points (Rating Score- C)

Above  90

10

Above  90

10

Above  80

10

80+ to 90

  7

80+ to 90

  7

70+ to 80

  7

70+ to 80

  4

70+ to 80

  4

65+ to 70

  4

60+ to 70

  3

60+ to 70

  3

60+ to 65

  3

55+ to 60

  2

55+ to 60

  2

55+ to 60

  2

Upto 55

  1

Upto 55

  1

Upto 55

  1

IIMA Shortlist: Calculationformula applied

IIMA has applied following formula to calculate Application Rating Score:
AR=0.5*A+1.5*B+2.5*C   (Maximum Score for AR = 45)
For example if your percentage of marks in Xth, XII and graduation are consistently above 90
You get – 0.5+15+25=45 which is the maximum rating score that can be awarded to the
candidate in shortlisting for next phase of admission round.
   
The candidates who have excellent academic record with 90%+ marks and have scored high overall as well as sectional percentile in CAT 2014 are shortlisted by IIMA for admission to PGP 2015-17 batch.

A candidate with 99.8 percentile with low scores in one section and very high score in other section and having an academic record of 60+ marks since class 10 may not have been shortlisted by IIMA.  It will be better to cross check your chances of getting shortlisted in case IIMA goes to declare yet second short list of candidates.

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