IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2020: Shortlist Released; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Final Selection Process

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January 7, 2020
IIM Ahmedabad has released shortlist of candidates on January 6, 2020 for AWT-PI round for MBA admission 2020 with a reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score. A good number of 29085 candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 and GMAT were considered in preliminary screening before final shortlist announcement. Read this article to know IIM Ahmedabad shortlisting criteria, Cut Offs, Fee and Final Selection process.
IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2020

IIM Ahmedabad has announced the shortlist of candidates on January 6, 2020 for final selection round for MBA admission 2020. IIM Ahmedabad has reduced weightage CAT 2019 score by 5% in its shortlisting criteria for flagship PGP (MBA) 2020-22 batch. In all, 29085 candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 and GMAT were considered in preliminary screening before final shortlist announcement by IIM Ahmedabad. 

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IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist 2020

  1. Total Candidates Considered in Preliminary Screening
    IIM Ahmedabad considered 29085 eligible candidates in the preliminary screening for shortlisting 2020. The bifurcation is as under:
  • Number of Candidates considered for shortlisting based on CAT 2019: 29080
  • Number of Candidates considered for shortlisting based on GMAT: 5 

2. Total Number of candidates in IIM Ahmedabad Shortlist
Category wise candidates shortlisted by IIM Ahmedabad for AWT & PI round are:

Category of shortlisted candidates
Number of candidates shortlisted
Total Number of candidates in IIMA Shortlist

This number of candidates in IIM Ahmedabad shortlist includes the exceptional performers across different disciplines in ACRC and Non-ACRC group

IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off 2020  
IIM Ahmedabad has shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 and GMAT scores.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT 2019 Cut Offs
IIM Ahmedabad cutoff  has been reduced for admission 2020. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 have been considered for all the subsequent stages.

Percentile Rank in Verbal & Reading Comprehension (PVRC)
Percentile rank in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (PDILR)
Percentile Rank in Quantitative Aptitude (PQA)
Overall Percentile Rank
NC-OBC cum transgender
PwD (All categories except ST)
PwD (ST)

IIM Ahmedabad GMAT Score Cut Offs
IIM Ahmedabad has shortlisted 5 candidates on the basis of GMAT scores.

Cut offs

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020
IIM Ahmedabad Admission criteria 2020 and weightage to various components in shortlisting and final selection round have been changed:

  • Reduced Weightage of 65% for CAT 2019 score in Shortlisting 2020 from 70% last year
  • 5% Weightage for work experience added at shortlisting stage 2020
  • Sectional CAT 2019 percentile required has remained 70 now
  • Overall CAT 2019 percentile required has remained 80
  • Only 25% weightage for CAT 2019 score in final admission selection 2020
  1. IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting Criteria
    IIM Ahmedabad has shortlisted the candidates for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.
  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria has awarded 65% weight to CAT 2019 score, 30% weight to Academic Profile and 5% weight to work experience
  • Recognizing the exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT, across diverse academic backgrounds, IIM Ahmedabad has shortlisted 701 candidates.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2019 – 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 2019
  • The candidate with excellent academics has been awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  •  90% & Above marks in Class 10 have been awarded top rating of 10 points
  • For Class 12 also 90% and above marks have been awarded 10 points. However, top rating of 10  for Class 12 varies. 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.
  • Work Experience of more than 36 months has been awarded 5% weight in the shortlisting for final admission round

IIM Ahmedabad PGP Admission 2020: Important Dates
Admission process has started at IIM Ahmedabad with the release of shortlist. Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Ahmedabad are as below:

IIM-A Admission Activity
Important dates
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 6, 2020
Shortlist of 1243 candidates released
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
Last week January 2020
Will continue till March 2020
Final Admission Offer
Second week April 2020
After receiving admission offer, you need to confirm acceptance by April 2020 last week

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
All the candidates in the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist need to participate in Final selection round for admission 2020 on the designated date at designated centre.  

IIM Ahmedabad final admission process consists of Academic Writing Tests (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI).

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 2019
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for AWT and PI from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 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 second week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Composite Score (FCS) which awards 50% weight to PI score, 10% weight to AWT score, 25% weight to CAT score & 15% to Academics

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Fee 2020
Below is shared the PGP programme fee applicable for the 2020-22 batch at IIM Ahmedabad. The fee may be revised further.

IIM Ahmedabad Placements
High placement record at IIM Ahmedabad is consistently maintained. IIM Ahmedabad concludes its placement in February every year. The Placement 2019 was also concluded on February 14, 2019. However, the audited placement data 2019 is released by IIM Ahmedabad in September. The Placement 2019 at IIM Ahmedabad reveals that PGP 2017-19 batch average salary has gone up remarkably at Rs.25.83 LPA as against Rs.24.45 LPA last year while the highest domestic salary has gone down at Rs.70 LPA this year from Rs.72 LPA last year. The highest international offer has also gone up at Rs.83.51 LPA as against Rs. 66 Lakhs last year.

IIM Ahmedabad has been liberalising its admission criteria almost every year and this year also has not only reduced the CAT 2019 score weightage, the CAT score cut offs for admission 2020 have also been modified 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 in 2020.

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) 2020-22, although it will 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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