IIM Rohtak PGP 2020-22 Academic Session Commences in Online Mode with 69% Women Students in the Batch of 260; First IIM to Start the Session

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
June 23, 2020
With many initiatives taken to improve learning in the Covid-19 pandemic, IIM Rohtak has commenced academic session for its PGP 2020-22 batch on June 19 in online mode. It is the first IIM to have started the session for its flagship programme. Creating a record among all IIMs, the institute has given admission to 69% women candidates in a batch of 260 students. The batch represents 24 States with 40% students having work experience
IIM Rohtak Admission 2020

The only IIM in Delhi-NCR, IIM Rohtak has commenced its academic session 2020-21 on June 19, 2020 for its flagship PGP 2020-22 batch in online mode. It is not only the first IIM to have started the academic session on time but is also the first IIM to have offered admission to 69% women candidates in the 11th PGP batch of 260 students.

IIM Rohtak conducted its own final selection process for the PGP 2020-22 batch and did not participate in IIM-CAP round. The institute had shortlisted 8000 candidates out of 1.6 lakh candidates who applied for admission in IIM Rohtak.

First IIM to Start the Session
Although many other IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore have commenced their academic session for other programs, IIM Rohtak is the first IIM to start its academic session for 2 years full time PGP 2020-22 batch.

IIM Rohtak PGP 2020-22 Batch: 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 have work experience

Conducts Two Day Orientation for PGP 2020-22 Batch
IIM Rohtak conducted 2 days orientation to introduce the new batch into the IIM system. Suresh Prabhu, MP, was the chief guest at the orientation and Ajay Srinivasan, Chief Executive, Aditya Birla Capital; Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Chairman V Guard Industries; Madnesh Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; and KVR Murthy, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs also attended the orientation programme at IIM Rohtak. 

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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 2020 round and conducted 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   

Dr. Dheeraj Sharma, Director, IIM Rohtak has shared that the new batch has commenced in online mode but after each online session, the students will be given assignments to ensure that the rigorous study routine is complied with

MBA Education Loans to Female Candidates: Granted in 48 Hours
To facilitate the payment of fees in time for female candidates who were offered admission, IIM Rohtak tied up with banks to get their education loans sanctioned quickly. According to Dr Sharma, 

 “We tied-up with five banks to facilitate loans for fee payment. We stayed relevant in all aspects. Aslo, over the time our research reputation has gone up which was a major attraction for students.”

IIM Rohtak released final admission result 2020 for PGP 2020-22 batch earlier than many IIMs. Admission offers were sent to selected candidates. Those who received the admission offer, had to pay the Offer Acceptance Amount latest by May 17, till 4.00 PM. The 1st waiting list of 150 candidates for PGP admission 2020 was released on May 16, 2020 while the second waiting list was released as per the availability of seats in the PGP 2020-22 batch. Candidates could check admission status by entering their Roll Number, Dates at IIM Rohtak website as shared below.

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IIM Rohtak did not participate in IIM-CAP round 2020 and conducted its PI-WAT process independently in different cities including Rohtak. This is the reason that IIM Rohtak could conduct and complete its PI-WAT round much earlier than other IIMs which participated in Common Admission Process. The PI WAT for IIM Rohtak PGP admission 2020 was started and completed in the month of February 2020 at all the centres. 

Offer Acceptance Fee to Secure your Seat
The last date for submission of Offer Acceptance Amount for those who had received an admission offer was May 17, 2020 till 4 PM. All the admission offers were sent in the form of letter duly signed by admission chair of IIM Rohtak sent from [email protected].  Any admission offer received in an email form was invalid and was not official.  

Verification Process for Admission
Please note that all admissions to IIM Rohtak are provisional till you complete all formality upon reporting to the institute. The process included validation of CAT Score, verification of degree/mark sheet, and verification of other documents, among other document/ID verification on site at IIM Rohtak, Payment of Fee among others.

Final Selection Cut offs & Components
The Final Selection List released by IIM Rohtak is based on CAT, WAT, PI & Diversity scores. A weight of 50% has been assigned to CAT Total Score (Scaled to 100) and a weight of 30% is given to WAT & PI Score. For Academic diversity and Gender diversity, candidates have been given a weight of 20%. The weighted aggregate of these components have been used to prepare a merit/rank list and accordingly admission offers have been sent.

IIM Rohtak Fees: Rs.16.65 Lakhs

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Rohtak is Rs 16,65,000/-.
  • The course fee includes Hostel accommodation, access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes alumni fee 
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry are extra.

IIM Rohtak Sanctioned Intake: 264
IIM Rohtak PGP 2020-22 sanctioned intake is 264 students. IIM Rohtak has offered admission to 260 students for PGP 2020-22 batch

IIM Rohtak Placements
IIM Rohtak has 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, Cognizant among others.

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

CAT 2019 result was declared on January 4, 2020. Since then, the CAT 2019 toppers, who participated in the final admission process of IIM Rohtak were worried about their future as they had no source to know their final admission status. The link to check IIM Rohtak final admission result for PGP 2020-22 batch was also not active earlier. With the final admission result of IIM Rohtak released, those who wish to get admission in the top B-school need to complete the remaining process to secure their candidature.

IIM Rohtak announced the shortlist of candidates for final selection round for PGPM admission 2020 with a maximum weightage for CAT 2019 score in shortlisting. A good number of 2500+ candidates who appeared in CAT 2019 were shortlisted for an intake of 264 students

IIM Rohtak Shortlist 2020
IIM Rohtak considered more than 20000 eligible candidates in the preliminary screening for shortlisting. The number of shortlisted candidates for PI-WAT round is more than 2500 out of which 264 lucky ones have got the final admission offer.

IIM Rohtak cut off for admission 2020 depended upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Rohtak. The Admission criteria 2020 at IIM Rohtak is based on CAT score, performance in WAT & PI round, academics, work experience and diversity. Only the candidates meeting the cut-off criteria would be considered for shortlisting. The minimum requirement fulfilled by the candidates for shortlisting is CAT cut off with 70 sectional and 95 overall percentile.

Admission Process Changed
IIM Rohtak has substantially changed in its PGP 2020 admission process and criteria which stand totally revamped. It has charged additional Rs.2000/- towards registration, will award 50% weightage to CAT score, 30% to PI-WAT score, 20% to Profile, Diversity and work experience in final selection round before generating final merit list

IIM Rohtak PI-WAT Cities & Dates

  • Final Selection Round for IIM Rohtak Admission consisted of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI are considered for preparing the final merit list
  • WAT & PI was conducted in Delhi, Rohtak, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bangalore as per following schedule:
IIM Rohtak WAT & PI City
WAT & PI Dates
February 10-15, 2020
February 16-20, 2020
February 21-23, 2020
February 19-21, 2020
February 17-18, 2020

IIM Rohtak Admission Cut Off  
IIM Rohtak Cutoff 2020 has been liberalised. 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 shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Section-1 VARC
 Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2019  Percentile

IIM Rohtak Shortlisting Criteria
IIM Rohtak has shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score, and other parameters for final selection round as under:

  • The candidates who have selected IIM Rohtak as one of their preferences in the CAT 2019 form, were invited for online registration for PGP Admission process 2020 with the last date to register by January 21, 2020.
  • Shortlisted candidates have received an email with a web-link for online registration in PGP 2020-22 batch. Candidates need to create their Login ID (USER NAME & PASSWORD for online registration.
  • Candidate needed to submit an application/ admission data form along with registration fee of Rs. 2000/-
  • The candidates, who had submitted the application forms and registration fees by the stipulated date and time, have been considered and invited (as per merit) for the Written Analysis & Personal Interview (WAT &PI) in Stage-II.
  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria awarded maximum weight to CAT 2019 score.
  • 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 95 in CAT 2019
  • The candidate who has not scored minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, he/she has not been considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PA process will have to attend both WAT and PI

Check Your Shortlist Status
You can check your short list status by login with CAT 2019 registration ID and your email id on IIM Rohtak official website. IIM Rohtak shortlist is prepared for each category of the candidates.

IIM Rohtak Shortlist

IIM Rohtak: Admission Registration Process
The registration process for admission to MBA 2020 at IIM Rohtak had started on December 7, 2019. You could register with your CAT 2019 user ID and password.

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The individual CAT 2019 sectional percentile and the overall percentile could 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 WAT and 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 WAT and PI process.

IIM Rohtak will have 264 students in the batch commencing 2020. CAT 2019 is the mandatory exam which is considered for shortlisting by IIM Rohtak. IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2020 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2019 cut off, Weightage for CAT score in Personal Appearance (PA) 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 2019 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, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) 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, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates were eligible to participate in Personal Appearance (PA) round for admission to IIM Rohtak
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Rohtak Admission consisted of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI were considered for preparing the final merit list
  • Minimum cut off was applied to WAT & PI components. Candidates who did not obtain certain minimum scores in the WAT & PI were not considered for the merit list.

IIM Rohtak Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2020

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2019 Score
CAT Score to be used and not the CAT Percentile
Obtained Score used in Final Merit List
Work Ex, Academics, Diversity
Work Ex 25-36 Months to get highest Wt
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 sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2019 to be considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Rohtak. Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) 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 of IIM Rohtak.
  • Step 2: Shortlisted 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: Candidates should attend PI & WAT round in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI & WAT will not be considered for the final selection.
  • Step-4: WAT & PI will be conducted in Delhi, Rohtak, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bangalore as per the schedule
  • Step 5: After the WAT & 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 WAT & PI, academics, work experience, 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 the last week of April/first week of May 2020 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 May 17 as 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.

Important timelines for IIM Rohtak Admission Process

IIM Rohtak PGP Admission 2020 Activity
Time Schedule
Intimation to shortlisted candidates on the basis of CAT score for further selection process
2nd week of January 2020
Receiving confirmation from shortlisted candidates for next step of selection process
3rd week of January 2020
Sharing WAT & PI details with candidates for Stage II
1st week of February 2020
Conducting of WAT & PI process at different centres (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore & Rohtak)
February 10 to 23, 2020
Declaration of final result
1st week of May 2020
Declaration of waiting list
May 16, 2020
Last date to pay offer acceptance fee
May 17, 2020
*Registration for PGP programme, Verification of documents, Submission of term fee, Hostel room allocation, and Interaction with faculties
As detailed in admission offer - Last week of May 2020
Induction/ Orientation
Next day of Registration

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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