7 of 19 IIMs ready to announce shortlist on CAT 2015 scores only; check your chances with 80 percentile

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January 30, 2016
7 IIMs have decided to shortlist more than 7000 candidates for next stage of admission round only on the basis of low CAT 2015 scores
Candidates who have scored 80 and 90 percentile in CAT 2015 stand a good chance to get admission in these 7 IIMs even if they do not have excellent academic profile

5 of 6 IIMs that started operation in 2010-11 and 2 among 6 that started the maiden batch in 2015 have decided to shortlist more than 7000 candidates for next stage of admission round only on the basis of CAT 2015 scores.

The candidates who have scored 80 and 90 percentile in CAT 2015 stand a good chance to get admission in these 7 IIMs even if they do not have excellent academic profile, diversity or work experience. No other weightage factor is proposed to be included in the first stage of shortlisting by these 7 IIMs.

Common Admission Process (CAP)
6 IIMs namely IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Trichy and IIM Udaipur that started operation in 2010-11 will conduct common round for final stage of admission, called CAP 2016. The result of Common Admission Process (CAP) will be applicable for final admission in all the above 6 IIMs and the other IIMs who will accept these scores. CAP 2016 will consist of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by Personal Interview (PI) on the same day. CAP 2016 will be held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata and will be coordinated by IIM Kashipur.

IIM Kashipur
Situated in Uttarakhand, IIM Kashipur started functioning in 2010. The IIM is about to announce the short list of candidates for final admission round on following parameters

Total Intake: 140
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1400
Expected cut off percentile: 92
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Raipur
IIM Raipur is situated in the capital city of Chhattisgarh. The IIM also started operation in 2010-11. The shortlisting criteria at IIM Raipur comprise following parameters

Total Intake: 140
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1400
Expected cut off percentile: 93
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Ranchi
Situated in the capital city of Jharkhand, IIM Ranchi joined the family of IIMs in 2010-11. Following criteria will be used to shortlist candidates for CAP 2016 by IIM Ranchi

Total Intake: 120 may go up to 140
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1400
Expected cut off percentile: 93
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Trichy
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) is the eleventh IIM and was instituted on January 4, 2011. Tiruchirapalli is a prominent city for art and culture in the State of Tamilnadu. IIMT will adopt the following shortlisting criteria

Total Intake: 120
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1200
Expected cut off percentile: 94
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Udaipur
IIM Udaipur situtated in Rajasthan is one of  6 new IIMs which were established and started operation in 2010-11. During the past 6 years IIM Udaipur has grown to be one of the preferred IIMs and has consistently achieved higher growth in placement despite the low sentiments in economy. IIMU will also shortlist the candidates for CAP 2016 on the basis of CAT 2015 percentile scores only.

Total Intake: 180
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1800
Expected cut off percentile: 93
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Sirmaur
Situated in Himachal Pradesh, IIM Sirmaur is one of the 6 newest IIMs who joined the IIM family in 2015. IIM Sirmaur is mentored by IIM Lucknow and has decided that it will offer admission in the flagship PGP 2016-18 batch without conducting GD/PI round. Candidates now need not be scared of PI round for admission to IIM Sirmaur. The shortlisting criteria would consist following scores

Total Intake: Present 60; proposed 140
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1400
Expected cut off percentile: 80
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 80
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:75
Other weightage factor: None

IIM BodhGaya
IIM BodhGaya also started functioning in 2015. Classes of IIM Gaya are conducted in the transit campus of the Magadh University’s directorate of distance education (DDE) building. 90 hostel rooms at IIM Gaya have been provided for accommodation. The Permanent campus of IIM Gaya as per the decision and agreement arrived at, will also be built up at Magadh University Campus

Total Intake: Present 60; proposed 140
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1400
Expected cut off percentile: 85
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 90
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factor: None

IIM Rohtak: Includes other weightage
IIM Rohtak in Haryana is the only IIM in Delhi NCR. It started functioning in 2011 but as per the admission policy of IIM Rohtak, it will shortlist the candidates for CAP 2016 by awarding weights to academics, gender diversity as well as other factors including CAT 2015 scores.

However, the minimum qualifying CAT 2015 scores to be considered by IIM Rohtak are as follows-

Total Intake: 160
Number of candidates to be shortlisted: 1600
Expected cut off percentile: 92
CAT 2015 Overall Percentile: 85
CAT 2015 sectional percentile:80
Other weightage factors: Academic profile, diversity, gender diversity, work experience

4 IIMs still without admission policy
Out of 19 IIMs the 4 IIMs namely IIM Amritsar mentored by IIM Kozhikode; IIM Nagpur mentored by IIM Ahmedabad; IIM Sambalpur mentored by IIM Indore and IIM Visakhapatnam mentored by IIM Bangalore have not yet announced their admission policy, admission and selection criteria for flagship PGP 2016-18. All these 4 IIMs started operation in 2015 alongwith IIM BodhGaya and IIM Sirmaur. Since all of these 6 IIMs are running their batches with fewer students than their first year intake, you can expect much lower cut-off CAT 2015 percentile for admission to second batch 2016-18.

Shortlist yet to be announced
All the above 12 IIMs are in the process of finalizing their shortlists and would shortly be announcing them. While 6 of them would begin the CAP 2016 sometime in February 2016, the newest six ones may defer it to May 2016 depending upon their respective admission policies.

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