IIM Bodh Gaya PGP Selection Criteria 2019 2021 – IIM Bodh Gaya has announced the selection criteria for admission 2019-2021. Admission to IIM Bodh Gaya will be based on the performance of candidates in the CAT, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test (PI & WAT) and also based on their profile. The weightage for different components and the profile scoring method are given below.

The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya.

Admission Procedure

A. Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

Candidates eligible to be considered for PI and WAT
Short-listing for PI and WAT comprises candidates achieving the minimum section-wise and overall percentile in CAT 2018 as per Table 1 below:

Table 1: Minimum Percentile for short-listing the candidates for PI and WAT stage

Category Quantitative
Aptitude
Percentile (PQA)
Data Interpretation &
Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal and
Reading
Comprehension
Percentile (PVRC)
Overall Percentile (PT)
General 80 80  80 95
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50  50 60
ST 30 30  30 40
DAP 30 30  30 40

Candidates securing the above mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2018 will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Part B (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the above mentioned minimum percentile.

B. Criteria for Final Selection for PGP (Batch 2019-21)

A candidate’s final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table 2. Table 2 indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection for PGP for the batch 2019-21.

Table 2: Criteria and weights for final selection for PGP

Criterion Weights
CAT 2018 Score 40 %
Personal Appearance 30%
  • Written Ability Test (WAT): 10%
  • Personal Interview (PI) : 20%
Profile (30%)
  • Academic Profile : 12 %
  • Work Experience : 6 %
  • Diversity : 12 %
Academic Profile (12%)
  • 10th Standard : 4%
  • 12th Standard : 4%
  • Graduation : 4%
Work Experience 06%

Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks based on aggregate scores is given in Table 3 below:

Table 3: Points for Class X and Class XII marks*

Range of Marks Class X Class XII  Graduation
< 60 0.0 0.0 0.0
60 to 64.99 8 0.5 0.5
65 to 69.99 1.0 1.0 1.0
70 to 74.99 1.5 1.5 1.5
75 to 79.99 2.0 2.0 2.0
80 to 84.99 2.5 2.5 2.5
85 to 89.99 3.0 3.0 3.0
90 to 94.99 3.5 3.5 3.5
95 to 100 4.0 4.0 4.0

For work experience, a maximum of Six points will be awarded depending on the length of service as indicated at the time of filing the online CAT Registration Form (Please refer to Table 3 below). Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Table 3: Points for work experience in completed months

Months <6 7 to 12 13 to 24 25 to 36 37 to 48 49-60 60 or
more
Score 0 2 4 6 4 2 0

The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya.

Table 4: Diversity (12%)

Gender Diversity (8%)

Gender Score
Male 0
Female 8

Academic Discipline Diversity (4%)

The following academic disciplines are eligible for diversity score:

S.No. The following academic disciplines are eligible for diversity score:
1. Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education,
Geography, History, Languages, Liberal arts, Law, Library and Information
Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy,
Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre), Literature, Physical Education,
Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work,
Statistics, etc.
2. Commerce: Accounting, Auditing, Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Costs &
Works Accountancy, etc.
3. Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc.
4. All other courses except Engineering (equivalent to B. E./B. Tech.)

Reservation Policy

IIM Bodh Gaya will apply Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).

Category % Reservation
Schedule Caste 15%
Schedule Tribe 7.5%
OBC – Non Creamy Layer 27%
DAP 5%

Any dispute concerning Admissions for the PGP Batch 2019-21 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Bodh Gaya Only. 

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