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IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) PGP Selection Criteria 2020 – New Changes, Placements, Campus

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission –The admission in the MBA courses in the Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad is based on CAT scores. All the graduate MBA aspirants of the nation with miimum 50% marks can appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to take admission in IIM A. After qualifying CAT, the candidates have to appear for the selection process of IIM A that includes, AWT and PI. To know all about IIM A MBA admission keep reading below.

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission 2020

For the admission session 2020-2022, there are afew major changes in the selection criteria of IIM Ahmedabad.

The one major change is that the ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score has been increased from 30 to 35.
What is an AR score? – An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores of marks obtained in the 10th standard, the 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘Science’, ‘Commerce’ and ‘Arts & Humanities’), the bachelor’s degree programme (depending upon the discipline) and work experience (as on July 31, 2019).

As per the changes, the new selection criteria of IIM Ahmedabad Admission from the year 2020 is available on this page.

IIM Ahmaedabad MBA Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Apart from the fact that the students need to qualify the selection process, they need to follow a certain eligibility criteria beforehand. The same is given in the sections below:

Ther are 3 stages of the selection process, and let us see for each stage what is the eligibility:

Eligibility to appear for CAT 2019

  • To appear in CAT, the candidates must be a graduate from any stream
  • Minimum marks in UG is 50%.
  • There is no age limit

Eligibility for AWT+PI rounds at IIM A

  • The AR score of the CAT qualified candidates are calculated.
  • The candidates are called for AWT and PI based on their AR score.

Below is the CAT 2019 cutoff marks for IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2020:

CategoryVARCDILRQAOverall Percentile
General70707080
NC-OBC-cum-transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)60606070
PwD (ST)50505060

Eligibility for Final Admission at IIM Ahmedabad

  • The students are called for the final admission based on their combined score of CAT, WAT+PI, Previous education, and work experience. This combined score is called AR.

Method of Calculation of AR for IIM A MBA Admission 2020

The AR of the students is calculated who qualify the CAT cut off marks. Based on the AR score, the students are called for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI).

AR score = A+B+C

Ratings for Class 10 marks (A):

Percent score in 10th Std. ExamRating ScoreA
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 805
> 80 and <= 908
> 9010

Rating for Class 12 Marks (B):

Science Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. ExamRating Score B
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 805
> 80 and <= 908
> 9010
Commerce Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. ExamRating Score B
<= 501
> 50 and <= 552
> 55 and <= 653
> 65 and <= 755
> 75 and <= 908
> 9010
Arts/Humanities Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. ExamRating Score B
<= 451
> 45 and <= 502
> 50  and <= 603
> 60 and <= 705
> 70 and <= 858
> 8510

Rating Scores for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (C):

AC-1
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60  and <= 623
> 62 and <= 655
> 65 and <= 708
> 7010
AC-2
Percent score in Professional coursesRating Score C
<= 501
> 50 and <= 532
> 53 and <= 553
> 55 and <= 575
> 57 and <= 638
> 6310
AC-3
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 653
> 65 and <= 705
> 70 and <= 808
> 8010
AC-4 & AC-6
Percent score in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 601
> 60 and <= 652
> 65  and <= 703
> 70 and <= 755
> 75 and <= 858
> 8510
AC-5
Percent score in Professional coursesRating Score C
<= 501
> 50 and <= 552
> 55 and <= 603
> 60 and <= 655
> 65 and <= 758
> 7510

Rating Scores for Work Experience (D):

Work Experience in Month (as on July 31, 2019)Rating Score D
< 12 months0
>= 12 and <= 36 monthsMF * (number of months of work experience – 11)
> 36 months5
Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

Shortlisting for AWT and PI for IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission 2020

The shortlisting is based on 2 stages:

Stage 1:

IIMA endeavours to recognise exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

From each of the academic categories (AC) for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is at least 100, the top 5% in the respective AC limited to the respective categories (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) among the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019, henceforth referred to as ACRC groups, (subject to upper limits on the numbers per ACRC group as specified in Table 6) will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS X Normalised AR score + CATF_CS X Normalised overall score in CAT-2019
Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.3
CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC-1, AC-2, AC-3, AC-5

CategoryUpper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General100
NC-OBC-cum-transgender57
SC32
ST16
PwD6

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC-4

CategoryUpper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General150
NC-OBC-cum-transgender85
SC48
ST24
PwD9

Criteria C1-C3:

C1.  PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must not be lower than the minimum cut-offs as specified in Table 1.

C2.  P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table 7), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Table 7.  Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories

Stream in 12th std.General CategoryNC-OBC-cum-transgender CategorySC    CategoryST     CategoryPWD   (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)PWD (ST)
Science807570657065
Commerce777267626762
Arts & Humanities757064596459

C3.  (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2019, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective ACRC.)

Any AC, for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is less than 100, will not be subdivided into ACRCs as above. For such an AC, the top 100 or the top 5% in the respective AC among all the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2019, whichever is less, will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C4-C6.

Criteria C4-C6:

C4.  PT ≥ 80, PQA ≥ 70, PDILR ≥ 70 and PVRC ≥ 70.

C5.  P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12thstd. examinations.

C6.  (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2019, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective AC.)

Stage 2:

After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’

Final List for IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission 2020

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score’s (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI is computed as follows:

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR
Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50
AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10
CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25
Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively.

About CAT

CAT is the only gateway for IIM Admissions in the nation. Well, after qualifying CAT the students have to appear in various selection process of the IIMs, but qualifying CAT is the mandatory first step. Thus, here is all you need to know about CAT.

Name of the examCommon Admission Test (CAT)
Duration3 Hours
ModeCBT
LanguageEnglish only
SectionsVARC: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
DILR: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
QA: Quantitative Ability
Type of questionsMCQs: Multiple choice type
TITA: Type in the answers type questions
Total questions100
Marking scheme+3 for each correct answers and -1 for each wrong answers

About IIM Ahmedabad

In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). IIMA was set up in the year 1961.

Programs:

  • Ph.D. Programme in Management
  • Two-Year Post Graduate Programme in Management (MBA)
  • Two-Year Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (MBA-FABM)
  • One-Year Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX)
  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
  • Armed Forces Programme (AFP)
  • ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)
  • Executive Education Programmes (EEP)

Placement Reports:

  • 139 firms participated with 184 different roles in the placement process in 2019
  • Firms which made the most offers on campus included Accenture Strategy, The Boston Consulting Group, and Flipkart.
  • Accenture Strategy made the most offers (including Pre-Placement Offers) at the end of the final placement process with 24 offers, followed by BCG with 20 offers.

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Other IIM PGP Selection Criteria

Check the PGP admission criteria of other IIMs based on CAT 2019 scores:

IIM Ahmedabad Selection CriteriaIIM Amritsar Selection Criteria
IIM Bangalore Selection Criteria IIM Bodh Gaya Selection Criteria
IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria IIM Indore Selection Criteria
IIM Kashipur Selection Criteria IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria
IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria IIM Raipur Selection Criteria
IIM Ranchi Selection CriteriaIIM Rohtak Selection Criteria
IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria IIM Shillong Selection Criteria
IIM Sirmaur Selection Criteria IIM Trichy Selection Criteria
IIM Udaipur Selection Criteria IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria
IIM Nagpur Selection Criteria

IIM A Contact Details

Manager (Admission)
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015
Gujarat
INDIA
Fax : +91-79-66324631 / 26306896
E-mail: admission@iima.ac.in

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