IIM Rohtak Admission 2021: No Sectional Cut offs, Scraps WAT, to Conduct Online PI; Check 5 Key Changes in Selection Process – Apply Separately before Jan 21

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June 23, 2020
IIM Rohtak will not consider sectional cut offs and will shortlist candidates with overall CAT 2020 score. It has dropped WAT from its final selection process 2021 and will conduct Online PI for shortlisted candidates. Like last year, this year too, IIM Rohtak will not participate in IIM CAP 2021. Read below the key USPs of IIM Rohtak, changes in Admission criteria 2021, time lines, Fee, Placements and more
IIM Rohtak Admission 2021

IIM Rohtak has made further substantial changes in its PGP 2021 admission process and criteria which stand totally revamped. Like last year, IIM Rohtak will not participate in IIM Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021 and will conduct its own selection process. IIM Rohtak will charge additional Rs.2000/- towards registration for its admission 2021 from the candidates who have appeared for CAT 2020 on November 29, 2020. Last date to apply for IIM Rohtak admission 2021 is January 21, 2021.

5 Key Changes in IIM Rohtak PGP Admission Criteria 2021
Most important five key changes in IIM Rohtak PGP Admission criteria 2021 are:

  1. Register & Apply Separately for Admission: You need to register and apply separately Online for IIM-R Admission 2021 by paying Rs.2000/- (Read the process below)
  2. Opts out of IIM CAP 2021: IIM Rohtak will not Participate in IIM – CAP 2021 and will conduct its own final Selection Process comprising only PI round (Read More below)
  3. No Sectional Cut Offs in Shortlisting, Process Based on Overall CAT Cut offs: IIM Rohtak has dropped Sectional CAT 2020 Cut off in Shortlisting process. Shortlisting of candidates for PI round will be based on Overall CAT percentile Score (Read Details below)
  4. No WAT Round in Final Selection: IIM Rohtak will not conduct Writing Ability Test (WAT) in Final Selection. Therefore, weightage for WAT is given to CAT score which has gone up to 60% for admission 2021 from last year 50% (Read revised weightages and cut offs below)
  5. Online PI Round: For the PGP Admission 2021, IIM Rohtak will conduct Online Personal Interview (PI) round with a weightage of 20% in final selection instead of in-person Personal Interview

One of the top ranked management institutes in India, IIM Rohtak has opted out of new IIM CAP round from the last academic session and has started conducting its own selection process. Read below the key USPs of IIM Rohtak, its leadership, eligibility and admission criteria, fee, placements and important dates for admission.  

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IIM Rohtak: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1st IIM in North India: IIM Rohtak is the first IIM established in North India and is the only IIM in National Capital Region (Delhi NCR). It started functioning in June 2010
  • Top Ranked: IIM Rohtak is ranked #21 by GoI MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020 among top B-schools in India. It is ranked #18 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Ranking 2019-20
  • Moderate Fee as Compared to Other Top IIMs: IIM Rohtak Fee is Rs.16.10 lakhs for 2 years PGP 2021-23 batch
  • 100%  Placements with High Packages: Consistent Record of 100 placements with rising average salary. Average salary was Rs. 13.70 LPA and Highest Salary was Rs. 24 LPA in IIM Rohtak Placement 2020
  • Top Recruiters: Marquee companies participate in IIM Rohtak Placements. Top Recruitersin Placement 2020 included ICICI Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Capgemini, Cognizant, Bain Capability Network, Lenskart, RBS, Michael Page, Infosys Management Consulting among others
  • Pedagogic Initiatives: A high degree of training with the use of emerging managerial tools and technologies is imparted to the students. Basket of teaching methods employed includes lectures, case analysis & discussions, exercises, seminars, role plays, management games, assignments, term papers, project work, audio­ visual aids, and computer-based learning methods.
  • International Partnerships: IIM Rohtak has partnered with California State University, Fullerton, USA; Kelle School of Business, Indiana University, USA and Singapore Management University (SMU) to promote academic exchange and cooperation, facilitate exchange of faculty members, faculty research workshops conferences, joint research/project guidance and exchange of students.
  • AACSB Membership: IIM Rohtak is a member of highly creditable International Accreditation Agency - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Important timelines for IIM Rohtak PGP Admission 2021

IIM Rohtak PGP Admission 2021 Activity
Time Schedule
Online Registration for IIM Rohtak Admission Starts
Began in December 2020, 3rd  Week
Last Date to Register online for IIM Rohtak PGP Admission 2021
January 21, 2021
Intimation to shortlisted candidates on the basis of CAT score for further selection process
4th week of January 2021
Receiving confirmation from shortlisted candidates for next step of selection process
1st week of February 2021
Sharing WAT & PI details with candidates for Stage II
1st week of February 2021
Conducting of WAT & PI process at different centres (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore & Rohtak)
2nd week of February to 1st  week of March 2021
Declaration of final result and waiting list Offer letter to wait listing candidates, if required
1st week of April 2021
Declaration of final list of candidates
May 2021
Registration for PGP programme, Verification of documents, Submission of term fee, Hostel room allocation, and Interaction with faculties
June 2021
Induction/ Orientation
June 2021
Remedial Classes
June 2021
Commencement of classes
June 2021 last week

Programmes Offered:
IIM Rohtak offers following management programmes:

  • 2 Year full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • 2 Year Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Sports Management
  • 1 Year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (ePGPx)
  • 5 Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
  • Full time Doctoral Programme in Management (DPM)

Detailed below are the key features and admission criteria of IIM Rohtak flagship PGP programme.

IIM Rohtak PGP 2021-23 Fees: Rs.16.10 Lakhs

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Rohtak is Rs 16,10,000/-.
  • The course fee includes Hostel accommodation, access to lectures, computer facilities etc.  
  • Certain deposits like Library, Mess caution deposit, utility deposit, computer deposit charges are extra and are refundable. Nominal Library and material Fee. Placement fee, alumni membership fee is also charged. All this will come to an amount of Rs. 1.45 lakhs for two years and most of the part is refundable
  • Text books, Insurance, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry are extra.

IIM Rohtak PGP Sanctioned Intake: 264
IIM Rohtak PGP 2021-23 sanctioned intake is 264 students. IIM Rohtak had offered admission to 260 students for PGP 2020-22 batch. The institute will shortlist around 8000 candidates for final selection process.

IIM Rohtak Placements
IIM Rohtak concluded the Final placement 2020 with 100% placement. Highest salary for the batch is Rs.24 LPA and the Average salary in Placement 2020 at IIM Rohtak  increased to Rs. 13.70 LPA from Rs.11.85 LPA last year

IIM Rohtak witnessed 86 recruiters participating in Placement 2020. The number included 40 new companies. Top recruiters who reinstated the faith in IIM Rohtak students are ICICI Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Capgemini, Cognizantamong others.

Prominent new recruiters included Bain Capability Network, Lenskart, RBS, Michael Page, Infosys Management Consulting among others.

IIM Rohtak PGP Batch Diversity: Highlights
IIM Rohtak has registered many firsts for its PGP 2020-22 batch:

  • Female students increased to 69% from 50% earlier
  • Batch size has increased to 260 students recording 10% increase over last year
  • Batch has students from 24 states
  • 40% students in the PGP 2020-22 batch are with work experience

Key Initiatives taken to Improve Learning
IIM Rohtak has taken many initiatives to improve learning in the Covid-19 pandemic without compromising on its academic rigor.

  • Opted out of IIM CAP round and to conduct its own admission process
  • IIM Rohtak has divided students into batches of 60 each for better learning outcomes
  • The Institute has decided to invest 25% more time for each course to do away with any teaching-learning deficit which an online mode of education may create
  • All courses to get more time for discussion and doubt clearance, and after every three to four classes, there will be one discussion class
  • Every class will have assessment parameters built into it to map the progress and improve learning outcome

IIM Rohtak Leadership
IIM Rohtak is led by its Director Dr. Dheeraj Sharma. He is also Professor at IIM Ahmedabad and has taught or presented research at several educational institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr Sharma has a doctoral degree with a major in marketing and a double minor in psychology and quantitative analysis from Louisiana Tech University. His primary research interests are relationships  in business domain. Dr Sharma is a member of who’s who of American professionals. He is past Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing Channels and past editor of the Academy of Marketing Science proceedings and the Academy of Marketing Science Cultutal Perspectives. He is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science, American Marketing Association, and National Conference of Sales Management.

Latest Pedagogic Tools at IIM Rohtak
The PGP programme is designed as an integrated whole to generate maximum synergy among its components. It aims at generating among the students the capability of 'learning to learn' in recognition of the importance of continued learning for a successful managerial career. A high degree of training with the use of emerging managerial tools and technologies is imparted to the students. The emphasis is on internalization of knowledge rather than mere acquisition.

Sensitization and capacity to deal with environmental influences are stressed, both as a means of enhancing organizational well-being as well as promoting good corporate and professional citizenship. To facilitate effective learning a combination of appropriate instructional methodologies is employed depending on the nature of the course. Teaching methods include lectures, case analysis & discussions, exercises, seminars, role plays, management games, assignments, term papers, project work, audio­ visual aids, and computer-based learning methods.

Student interest groups in various functional areas meet regularly, and an active industry interaction cell ensures additional inputs from industry. Advanced management seminars organized by the Institute ensure that the IIM-R academic community is able to keep pace with the latest developments in theory and practice of management.

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria
IIM Rohtak Admission 2021 is a five-stage process

  • Stage I Online Registration for PGP Admission 2021-23 batch (As per Eligibility Criteria)
  • Stage II Online Personal Interview (Online PI)
  • Stage III The Final Selection List based on CAT score, Online PI score & gender and academic diversity
  • Stage IV Offer for Provisional Admission for the PGP programme 2021-23 batch
  • Stage V Reporting for joining the PGP programme 2021-23 (Batch –XII).

According the admission Criteria, there are three major steps that a candidate has to go through till obtaining the admission offer. These three-steps of selection criteria are:

  1. Eligibility criteria
  2. Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Interview Round
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

No Sectional Cut offs in Admission 2021
Emphasizing on its revised admission criteria for PGP 2021-23 batch, IIM Rohtak has shared, “The basic objective of IIM Rohtak’s admission process is to identify meritorious candidates for admission under each category of admission, viz., General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, EWS and PWD/DAP. While merit is the prime consideration, the Institute recognizes a possibility of skewed student structure in favour of male gender and engineering and related subjects at graduation in the normal course. Hence, it strives to ensure a better balance in opportunities among different subject streams and genders.”

Accordingly the shortlisting criteria for Online PI round do not prescribe sectional cut off for any category. The CAT 2020 percentile cut off as announced by IIM Rohtak for each category is as below:

IIM Rohtak Admission Cut Off  2021 
IIM Rohtak Cut off 2021 has been liberalised. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2020 overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2020 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2020 Percentile Cut off

NA=Not Announced in IIM Rohtak Admission Policy 2021

Actual Cut Off
Actual CAT 2020 score Cut-Off may be higher than what is shared by IIM Rohtak. It is possible that actual cut off may go up or come down.

IIM Rohtak cut off for admission 2021 will depend upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Rohtak. The Admission criteria 2021 at IIM Rohtak is based on CAT score, performance in Online PI round, academics, and diversity. Only the candidates meeting the cut-off would be considered for shortlisting. The minimum requirement to be fulfilled by the candidates for being considered for shortlisting for online PI is CAT cut off with 95 overall percentile. These are eligibility criteria and do not imply entitlement.

The individual CAT 2020 percentile may be lowered/relaxed, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates are found to be less than the required number of candidates to be called for PI in one or more categories. The relaxation in the cut-off criteria is to ensure sufficient number of candidates for each of the categories for Online PI process.  

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IIM Rohtak: Admission Registration Process- Last Date Jan 21
IIM Rohtak has opted-out of the CAP (Common Admission Process) conducted by new IIMs jointly for final selection. Now IIM Rohtak will be conducting its Online PI separately for admission to MBA 2021-23 batch. The registration process for admission to MBA 2021 at IIM Rohtak has started and closes on January 21, 2021. You should register with your CAT 2020 user ID and password.

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IIM Rohtak to Charge Separate Registration Fee: Rs.2000/-
The candidates who have selected IIM Rohtak as one of their preferences in the CAT 2020 form, will be invited for online registration for PGP Admission process 2021 during third week of January 2021. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2021-23 batch. These Candidates, if interested to attend the Online PI process of IIM Rohtak, need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration. The Candidates need to submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/-.

This application fee of IIM Rohtak is in addition to the CAT 2020 application fee of Rs.2000/-. Candidates applying for CAT 2020 were given the facility in the CAT 2020 application form to exercise their option to be considered by IIM Rohtak for admission in the programme column. Now they will have to shell out additional Rs.2000/- if applying for IIM Rohtak admission 2021.

IIM Rohtak will have 260+ students in the batch commencing 2021. CAT 2020 is the mandatory exam to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Rohtak. IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2021 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2020 cut off, Weightage for CAT score in final selection round and other parameters.

IIM Rohtak Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM Rohtak Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. One of the most important points in IIM Rohtak Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2020 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to be considered for shortlisting
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Rohtak by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Rohtak Admission. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Rohtak Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Rohtak admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2021 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2021) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Rohtak and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2021.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2021. 

 IIM Rohtak Shortlisting Criteria: After CAT 2020 Result Declaration
The second part of IIM Rohtak Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Online Personal Interview (PI) round. IIM Rohtak will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2020 score

  • The candidates who have selected IIM Rohtak as one of their preferences in the CAT 2020 form, are invited for online registration for PGP Admission process 2021 in December 2020 2nd week
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2021-23 batch. Candidates need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration.
  • Candidate need to submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/-
  • The candidates, who have submitted the application forms and registration fees by the stipulated date and time, will be considered and invited (as per merit) for the Online Personal Interview (PI) in Stage-II.
  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria awards maximum weight to CAT 2020 score.
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 95 in CAT 2020
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2020, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Rohtak’s Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be shortlisted for online PI round on the basis of criteria prepared for each category
  • The Candidates shortlisted for Online PI process will have to attend it on the stipulated date

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Personal Interview (PI) round for admission to IIM Rohtak
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Rohtak Admission consists of Online Personal Interview (PI)
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in PI would be considered for preparing the final merit list
  • IIM Rohtak selection criteria after final admission round award a weight of 60 per cent to CAT 2020 Score (Scaled to 100); 20% weight to Online Personal Interview(PI); 20% wright to Past Academic performance, Diversity and Work experience
  •  Minimum cut off may be applied to WAT & PI components. Candidates who do not obtain certain minimum scores in the WAT & PI will not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores will be decided by IIM Rohtak at its discretion.

IIMRohtak Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2020

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2020 Score
CAT Percentile Score to be used 
Online Personal Interview (PI)
Obtained Score used in Final Merit List
Academic & Gender Diversity
Non Engineers to get Academic Diversity weightage and female candidates to get gender diversity weightage
Total Weightage points
After Final Selection Round

IIM Rohtak Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Rohtak Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required overall percentile in CAT 2020 to be considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Rohtak. Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for Personal Interview (PI from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2020 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Rohtak.
  • Step 2:Candidates have to register at IIM Rohtak by creating login and should submit submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/-
  • Step-3: All the shortlisted candidates will be informed by emails to download their call letters to appear in Online PI. All the required details like date, time and other required guidelines will be mentioned in the call letter.
  • Step-4: PI will be conducted Online. Candidates should attend online PI round in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI will not be considered for the final selection.
  • Step 5: After the PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Rohtak to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in PI, academics, diversity among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on weightages awarded to various components.
  • Step 6: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in May 2021 on the basis of Final Merit Score and will be available on IIM Rohtak website. 
  • Step 7: Candidates receiving admission offer from IIM Rohtak will need to send the Offer Acceptance Amount (OAA) by the stipulated date prescribed by IIM Rohtak. A candidate can subsequently withdraw the OA within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter (OL). In this case, OAA will be refunded after deducting administrative expenses and processing charges. If a candidate registers for the programme, his/her OAA will be adjusted against Term I Fee.

IIM Rohtak is the only IIM in Delhi NCR region. Apart from the flagship PGP programme, IIM Rohtak offers 5 year Integrated programme in Management, the doctoral programme to cater to the rising demand of qualified management professionals, researchers and academicians in the industry.

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