IIMs Admission Shortlist 2020: IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore Release PI-WAT Shortlists



Saturday, January 11 2020
IIMs Admission Shortlist 2020
IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore have joined IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode as they also released the shortlists for PI-WAT round on January 10, 2020. IIM Shillong is to announce shortlist very soon. The CAP participating IIMs will release their shortlists by January 3rd week. This year IIM Rohtak is not participating in IIM Common Admission Process and will conduct its own PI-WAT process in February.

Shortlist Releasing process by top IIMs is going on at a faster pace now. Latest are the IIM Bangalore and IIM Indore who have released the shortlists for PI-WAT round on January 10, 2020 and joined IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode whose shortlists were already released after declaration of CAT 2019 exam result.

Top IIMs are releasing their shortlists one by one. Now, IIM Shillong is all set to release the shortlist very soon. IIM Rohtak is the first one to release its registration form for admission as it has opted out of the new IIM CAP 2020. Other IIMs are to announce their shortlist for final selection round shortly. Each IIM is using different cut offs and weights to CAT score in shortlisting.

How to Check IIM Calls 2020
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 2020 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 2020. You can check respective IIM call 2020 in two steps:

  • Login on the IIM Website and click on the ‘Call for the Interview’; ‘Shortlist Status for 2020-22’ as the case may be
  • Enter your CAT 2019 Registration ID, Date of Birth in YYYY-MM-DD format and E-mail ID, Captcha 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 2019 Result on January 4, 2020, IIMs are all set to release the admission Short lists for final selection round. Breaking the tradition of announcing the shortlist after IIM Ahmedabad, this year IIM Rohtak has taken the lead with placing its registration form for admission 2020 on its site.

Number of Candidates in Top IIMs’ Shortlist
Number of candidates shortlisted by top IIMs are as follows:

  • IIM Ahmedabad: 1243 (Shortlist out)
  • IIM Bangalore: 1300+ (Shortlist out)
  • IIM Calcutta: 2000+ (Shortlist out)
  • IIM Lucknow: 8031 (Shortlist out)

IIMs Shortlist for Admissions 2020: 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 2020 for MBA admission 2020

Shortlist release date 
IIM Ahmedabad
Released on January 6, 2020  Read More
IIM Bangalore
Released on January 10, 2020  Read More
IIM Calcutta
Released on January 8, 2020  Read More
IIM Lucknow
Released on January 4, 2020  Read More
IIM Indore
Released on January 10, 2020  Read More
IIM Kozhikode
Released on January 7, 2020   Read More
IIM Shillong
Expected on January 18, 2020 
IIM Rohtak
Expected on February 3, 2020
IIM Trichy
Expected on January 24, 2020
IIM Udaipur
Expected on January 24, 2020
IIM Ranchi
Expected on January 24, 2020
IIM Kashipur
Expected on January 24, 2020
IIM Raipur
Expected on January 27, 2020
IIM Amritsar
Expected on April 22, 2020
IIM Bodhgaya
Expected on April 25, 2020 
IIM Nagpur
Expected on April 26, 2020
IIM Visakhapatnam
Expected on April 26, 2020  Read More
IIM  Jammu
Expected on May 10, 2020 
IIM Sambalpur
Expected on May 15, 2020
IIM Sirmaur
Expected on May 15, 2020

IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) Shortlist: Released on January 6, 2020  
IIM Ahmedabad PI shortlist has been released on January 6, 2020. You can check your admission status by login with your CAT 2019 user ID and email ID

IIM Bangalore (IIMB) Shortlist: Released on January 10, 2020
IIM Bangalore shortlist has been released on January 10, 2020 in evening hours. IIM Bangalore has changed the title of its flagship 2 years full time management program to MBA from PGP.

IIM Calcutta (IIMC) Shortlist: Released on January 8, 2020
IIM Calcutta has released the shortlist on January 8, 2020 in evening hours. IIM Calcutta has changed the title of its flagship 2 years full time management program to MBA from PGP.

IIM Lucknow (IIML) Shortlist: Released on January 4, 2020  
IIM Lucknow has released the shortlist for admission 2020 on January 4, 2020. A comprehensive list of candidates shortlisted for PGP, PGP‐ABM and PGP‐SM 2020-22 batch is placed on IIM Lucknow website.

IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) Shortlist: Released on January 7, 2020
IIM Kozhikode released the shortlist for PI-WAT round on January 7, 2020. IIM Kozhikode has increased its intake to 480 students.

IIM Indore (IIMI) Shortlist: Released on January 10, 2020
IIM Indore released the shortlist of candidates on January 10, 2020 for PI-WAT 2020. IIM Indore shortlists the candidates for WAT & PI stage on the basis of composite scores which are arrived at by accounting for the academic profile also

IIM Rohtak: Starts Registration for Admission 2020
IIM Rohtak is not participating in IIMs’ Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 and is conducting its own GD-PI-WAT. It has released the admission registration form and the last date to register is January 21, 2020.

iim rohtak

7 Baby IIMs’ Shortlist: Expect in April/May 2020

  • 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) 2020 being coordinated by IIM Ranchi.
  • The IIMs who will participate in CAP 2020 will not announce separate shortlist and the number of shortlisted candidates will increase for CAP 2020 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 2020
  • IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam are not expected to participate in CAP 2020 and will conduct their own GD-PI-WAT process for admission 2020
  • These IIMs will announce shortlist in the last week of April/first week of May 2020 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 2020 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Toppers and 99 Percentilers may not get IIM call for final selection round for Admission 2020 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 2019 exam.

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