IIM Ahmedabad Admission Procedure and Policy for Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) 2016-2018

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The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) 2016-2018 is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management. This Programme was ranked at No.16th in the world by the Financial Times Masters in Management category in the year 2014.

 Admission/Selection Process

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2016-18 batch of the PGP at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.

In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT 2015 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.

Shortlisting and Selection Criteria for PGP 2016-18 batch

1. Preliminary Screening 


Category
Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile
rank(PVRC)
Data Interpretation &
Logical Reasoning
percentile rank
(PDILR)
Quantitative
Aptitude
percentile rank
(PQA)
Overall
percentile rank
(PT)








General
80
80
80
90

NC-OBC-cum-
transgender
75
75
75
85




SC
70
70
70
80

ST
60
60
60
70

DA
70
70
70
80



In CAT 2015 there will be three sections viz., ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension’ (VRC). Candidates fulfilling the following minimum cut offs in the sectional percentile ranks and overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of the CAT-2015 will only be considered for all subsequent stages.

At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used. An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ based on her/his percentage of marks obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard  and bachelor’s degree examinations  respectively.

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam
Rating Score
A




<= 55
1

> 55 and <= 60
2

> 60 and <= 70
3

> 70 and <= 80
5

> 80 and <= 90
8

> 90
10



Rating Scores for 12th Std. 

% score (Science Stream)
% score (Commerce Stream)
% score (Arts Stream)
Rating Score B
<=55
<=50
<=45
1
>55 and <=60
>50 and <=55
>45 and <=50
2
>60 and <=70
>55 and <=65
>50 and <=60
3
>70 and <=80
>65 and <=75
>60 and <=70
5
>80 and <=90
>75 and <=90
>70 and <=85
8
>90
>90
>85
10

Rating Scores for Bachelor's

% score (AC - 1, 3, 5)
% score (AC - 2)
% score (AC - 4)
% score (AC - 6)
% score (AC - 7)
Rating Score B
<=55
<=50
<=60
<=55
<=50
1
>55 and <=60
>50 and <=55
>60 and <=65
>55 and <=60
>50 and <=53
2
>60 and <=65
>55 and <=60
>65 and <=70
>60 and <=62
>53 and <=55
3
>65 and <=70
>60 and <=65
>70 and <=75
>62 and <=65
>55 and <=57
4
>70 and <=80
>65 and <=75
>75 and <=85
>65 and <=70
>57 and <=63
7
>80
>75
>85
>70
>63
10


Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C)

Normalized AR score of an applicant is equal to his/her AR scores divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool.


AC - 1 includes Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Horticulture, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Science, Veterinary Science 
AC - 2 includes Arts, Humanities, Law, Education, Rural Studies
AC - 3 includes Commerce, Economics, Hotel Management, Management
AC - 4 includes Agricultural Engineering, Architecture, Engineering
AC - 5 includes all disciplines not included in other categories
AC - 6 includes Medicine
AC - 7 includes Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship 

Short Listing for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) 


Short listing will be carried out in two stages. 

Stage 1: (From the Applicants’ pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines) 


To recognize exceptional performers in terms of previous academic records as well as in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds, from each of the seven academic disciplines, top 100 candidates or top 1% of the number of applicants to IIM Ahmedabad -- whichever is less -- will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3. 

Criteria: C1-C3: 

C1. PT ≥ 90, PQA ≥ 80, PDILR ≥ 80 and PVRC ≥ 80 

C2. P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities) 

Where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. exams.

C3. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage 




DisciplineAC - 1AC - 2AC - 3AC - 4AC - 5AC - 6AC - 7
Cut-off %74687178736659



CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalized AR score) + 0.7 (Normalized overall score in CAT-2015)



Stage 2 (Category-wise selection): 



After removing the applicants selected in stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST, DA) the additional number of applicants to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected following the same procedure as in Stage 1 except that the criteria C1-C3 are now category specific.
Criteria: C1-C3
C1: PT, PQA, PDILR and PVRC ≥ Respective minimum cut-off
C2: P ≥ Minimum cut-offs 

12th StreamGeneralNC OBCSCSTDA
Science8075706570
Commerce7772676267
Arts & Humanities7570645964

C3: (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s degree examination) ≥Minimum cut-off




DisciplineGeneralNC OBCSCSTDA
AC - 17469645964
AC - 26863585358
AC - 37166615661
AC - 47873686368
AC - 57368635863
AC - 66661565056
AC - 75954505050

3. Final Selection

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DA) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by law.
The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:
FCS = 0.40 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.5 (CS).
The normalized PI and AWT scores of a candidate are equal to his/her PI and AWT scores divided by the average of the top 1% scores in PI and AWT respectively

  • Performance in CAT is an important input in the admission process. Candidates should note that it is important to perform well in each section of the test. In addition to the performance in CAT, IIMA uses academic background for short-listing for AWT & PI.
  • Details of candidates short-listed will be made available on IIMA website (www.iimahd.ernet.in) tentatively by second week of January 2016 after the CAT results are published. Short-listed candidates would also be sent AWT&PI call letters by IIMA.
  • After the AWT&PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The ranking and final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT&PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience etc.


For further details please contact:

Admissions Officer
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015
Fax:+91-79-66324631/26306896
Email: admission@iimahd.ernet.in (For post-cat queries only)