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IIM Trichy PGP Selection Criteria for Indian Candidates and Overseas Candidates are given below.

IIM Trichy PGP Selection Criteria for Overseas Candidates 2017 – 2019

Indians and foreign nationals living, working or studying outside India who have resided outside India at least for the period January 1, 2016 – February 15, 2017 are considered as overseas candidates. Candidates residing in neighboring countries like Nepal from which there are no entry restrictions to India, are not considered as “overseas candidates”. To be considered as an “overseas candidate,” the said candidate should not have appeared in the IIM CAT 2016.

Application Form

Overseas candidates seeking admission to the two year residential Post Graduate Programme in Management should take GMAT and apply in the prescribed form available on our website. Completed Application Form along with the following must reach IIM Trichy latest by December 30, 2016.

  • Copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (not older than 2 years as on December 30, 2016)
  • Two recommendation letters from two academic referees (preferably from professors / teachers/academics who have taught the candidate in the recent past). Candidates who are working presently and are not able to submit recommendation letters from two academic referees, may submit at least one recommendation letter from an academic referee and the other from a referee in industry.
  • An application fee of US$ 200 or equivalent amount in Indian currency (by bank draft in favour of Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli payable at Tiruchirappalli).

Please send the filled-in Application Form along with required documents and application fee by way of a bank draft in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli” payable at Tiruchirappalli to – Officer-Admissions & Administration Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Thanjavur Road Tiruchirappalli-620 015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible to apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks, awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • For foreign degrees, the equivalence of the degree needs to be certified by the Association of Indian Universities. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from which the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree.
  • In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate at the time of joining from the Principal / Registrar of their College/Institute stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification as on the date of the issue of the certificate.

Shortlisting and Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted based on GMAT score, academic performance, relevant work experience and letters of reference. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an interview. The interview will be held telephonically, or through virtual media such as Skype, during March or April 2017. The Institute will inform the candidate regarding the interview at least a week in advance. The final selection of the candidate will be based on multiple criteria such as academic performance, relevance and quality of work experience, GMAT scores, letters of recommendation and overall suitability for admission to the PGP.

Fees and Expenses

The total fee for the current batch is US $ 16,000 per annum, totaling to US $ 32,000 for a period of two years and it covers Tuition, IT and Infrastructure, Library, Books and Study Materials, Student Welfare, Medical, Admissions and Orientations, Placement, and Hostel Accommodation. The fee payment is to be made in INR. In addition, the admitted students will be required to pay the boarding charges and refundable caution deposit in INR, as applicable to non-Overseas students admitted through CAT. All personal expenses including boarding are to be borne by the student and will be over and above the fee charged by the Institute.

IIM Trichy PGP Selection Criteria for Indian Candidates

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (also referred to herein as IIM Trichy or IIM T) plans to have a batch size of one hundred and eighty (180) students for the PGP batch of 2017-19. This document details the process that would be adopted for selecting candidates for admission to the PGP at IIM Trichy for the batch of 2017-19.  IIM T reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned therein at any time till the admission process for the batch is completed.

The admission process of IIM Trichy takes into consideration the candidate’s performance in CAT, performance in Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT), academic record and relevant work experience.

The criteria that would be used to select candidates for Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT) are shown below:

Criteria for shortlisting for PI & WAT:

IIM T will use CAT percentile for short¬listing candidates for PI & WAT. Table 1 indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI & WAT. Please note that achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted.

Minimum cutoff percentiles (CAT 2016)

Category Quantitative Aptitude
(Section 1)
Data Interpretation &
Logical Reasoning
(Section 2)
Verbal & Reading
(Section 3)
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
DAP 50 50 50 65

It must be noted that the cut-off percentiles given in above Table are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for 2017-19 batch may vary from those mentioned in Table.  IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each of the above categories.

PI & WAT venues:

The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short¬listed candidates by IIM Rohtak which is co-ordinating for 2017-19 batch on behalf of IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM  Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya & IIM Sambalpur (also referred to as “9 IIMs”).

In cases where candidates have been shortlisted by the 9 IIMs as well as older IIMs, IIM Rohtak would obtain the PI & WAT scores of such candidates directly from the older IIMs. Such candidates will be informed in advance by IIM Rohtak, and they need not appear for the common PI & WAT of the “9 IIMs.”

Criteria that would be used to select candidates post Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT)

The following will be the parameters and corresponding weightages used to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, which will be used to prepare the final merit list for admissions.

Please note that the sub-parameters used under each head are also mentioned below, (for e.g., the WAT examines the candidate’s vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills).

  1. CAT score: 50 per cent weightage.
  2. Written Analysis Test (15 per cent weightage): Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills
  3. Personal Interview (15 per cent weightage):
    • Communication, attitude and personality
    • Academic efforts and disposition
    • Managerial and leadership attributes
    • Social awareness and disposition
    • Overall presence
  4. Work experience (based on quantum of work experience): 5 per cent weightage.
  5. Performance at Undergraduate level: 10 per cent weightage. – This performance shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored by the weightage applicable to the discipline as shown below. 10 per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation. [UG performance score = (per cent score at UG * discipline weightage)* 0.10]
  6. To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage, as shown below, shall be applied to different disciplines:
    • Engineering / Technology: 0.6
    • Science: 0.8
    • Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9
    • Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0
  7. Master’s degree or Professional Qualification : 2 per cent weightage (Pass in the Master Degree / final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS)
  8. Gender Diversity : 3 per cent weightage for female candidates

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