IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2017

Shreyasa Vijay updated on : 17 Aug 2017
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Know all about the admission criteria of IIM Ahmedabad for admission in its management programmes!

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria of IIM Ahmedabad 2018-2020 - Accompanied by CAT notification, IIM Ahmedabad has released the PGP admission criteria for 2018-20 batch. As per the admission criteria published by IIM Ahmedabad, there will be three steps for the selection. It will include Preliminary Screening, Academic Writing Test & Personal Interview and Final Selection. Past academic records and work experience of candidates will also be considered.

The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA) 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.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018-2020

The admission criteria of Ahmedabad for the year 2018-20 will consist of three steps:

  • Preliminary Screening
  • Academic Writing Test & Personal Interview
  • Final Selection

Candidates can check the details of all the sections below:

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria - Preliminary Screening

In CAT-2017 there will be three sections, i.e., ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension’ (VRC). Candidates who will score more than the following minimum cutoffs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtain a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2017 will be considered for all the next stages.

Minimum CAT-2017 Percentile Rank – CAT Cut Off for IIM Ahmedabad

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

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PWD

60

60

60

70

NOTE-

  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC)
  • Persons with disabilities (PWD)

According to IIM Ahmedabad admission procedure, ‘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’ (Tables 2-4) based on their percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard, the 12th standard (depending upon the stream, viz., ‘Science’, ‘Commerce’ and ‘Arts & Humanities’) and the bachelor’s degree programme (depending upon the discipline) respectively. For different streams/disciplines, the equivalent ARs are arrived at by using a percentile equivalence of the score distributions using previous year’s CAT data.

Application Rating (AR): 2017-19 Rating Scores

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

Percent score in 12th Std. exam (Science stream)

Rating Score B

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

5

> 80 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Percent score in 12th Std. exam (Commerce stream)

Rating Score B

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 75

5

> 75 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Percent score in 12th Std. exam (Arts stream)

Rating Score B

<= 45

1

> 45 and <= 50

2

> 50 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 70

5

> 70 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-1)

Rating Score C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 62

3

> 62 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 70

8

> 70

10

Percent score in Professional Courses (AC-2)

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 53

2

> 53 and <= 55

3

> 55 and <= 57

5

> 57 and <= 63

8

> 63

10

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-3 & AC-5)

Rating Score C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 70

4

> 70 and <= 80

7

> 80

10

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-4 & AC -7)

Rating Score C

<= 60

1

> 60 and <= 65

2

> 65 and <= 70

3

> 60 and <= 75

5

> 75 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree (AC-6)

Rating Score C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

5

> 65 and <= 75

8

> 75

10

Application Rating Score = A+B=C

As per IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2018 ‘Normalised AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool, in this case, being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017 and apply to IIMA.)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Norms 2018: Details about the marks obtained

  • Percentages of marks of an applicant who is in the final year of graduation will be calculated on the basis of their available marks.
  • The average of inter and final examination’s percentages of marks obtained would be treated as available marks for the candidates who have cleared CA/ICWA/CS without having a bachelor’s degree.
  • For computing the AR score of an applicant, scores in all subjects that appear in their marks-sheet of 10th and 12th Std. examinations will be considered.
  • For the bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks given by the candidate’s institution/university will be treated as final

NOTE- If the institution/university does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all the subjects listed in the marks-sheet.

  • For the bachelor’s degree, if the percentage of marks awarded by the candidate’s institution/university does not take into account marks obtained in all the subjects as mentioned in the marks-sheet(s) for all the years, the candidates must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university certifying details of the practice at the institution/university at the time of the interview, if shortlisted for the same
  • If any board/institution/university awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade-sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the board/institution/university specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT application form. The original equivalence certificate needs to be submitted at the time of interview if shortlisted for the same.
  • For candidates having undergone/completed an integrated master’s degree or dual degree directly after their 12th/HSC, the percentage of marks obtained as per their institute/university norms which are considered as equivalent to bachelor’s degree will be considered.
  • For those undergoing (yet to complete) an integrated master’s degree or a dual degree directly after their 12th/HSC, the percentage of marks, similarly obtained, for the years/semesters completed till the date of application for CAT.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria - Shortlisting for Academic writing Test & Personal Interview

As per IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria, this process will be carried out in two stages. First, IIMA will select the exceptional performers from every disciple. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT exam. A certain number of top candidates will be shortlisted for the AWT and PI rounds on the basis of their composite scores and subject to their fulfilling three criteria mentioned below:

Formula for selecting the candidates - CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2017)

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per ACRC

Category

Upper Limit (UL) per ACRC

General

100

NC OBC cum transgender

57

SC

32

ST

16

PwD

6

Criteria C1-C3:

Criteria 1- PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must not be lower than the minimum cutoffs as specified

Criteria 2- P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in below table

NOTE- P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Stream in class 12

General category

NC OBC cum transgender

SC

ST

PWD

Science

80

75

70

65

70

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

Arts and Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

 

Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories

C3. (Percentage of marks in the graduation ≥ 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, 

NOTE- The applicants’ pool, in this case, is defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective ACRC.

Criteria C4-C6:

Criteria 4- PT ≥ 80, PQA ≥ 70, PDILR ≥ 70 and PVRC ≥ 70.

Criteria 5- P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Criteria 6- (Percentage of marks in the graduation) ≥ 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-2017, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective AC.)

Stage 2 (Category-wise selection): 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’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018: Final Selection

At this stage, candidates will be selected on the basis of their ‘final composite score.’ The numbers chosen in different reservation categories will be in proportion as per the law.

The FCS (final composite score) will be calculated as follows:

FCS = 0.50 (normalised PI score) + o.10 (normalised AWT scores) + 0.40 (CS)

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

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2018: Important Facts

  • Performance in CAT is very significant. It is important to perform well in each section. Also, the academic record and work experience of the candidate matters equally.
  • Name of the candidates shortlisted by all the IIMs may vary as they select the candidates as per their preference and independent of other IIMs.
  • Details of the shortlisted candidates will be made available on the official website of respective IIM after the declaration of CAT 2017 result.
  • Candidates shortlisted for AWT and PI will receive the call letters from IIMA.
  • The final selection will be done on the basis of many attributes which includes performance in CAT exam, AWT, PI, academic record of the candidate, co-curricular & extracurricular achievements and work experience of the respective candidate.
  • Disclosure of final result will be done in private. The details of the performance of an individual will not be made available to any other person.
  • The candidate appeared in AWT & PI will be able to check their result or whether they have been offered admission by IIMA on it’s official website.

Categories for bachelor’s degree/integrated master’s degree (as per CAT Application)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC -1 

Medicine and Surgery based subjects:

  • MBBS
  • MD(USA)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC – 2

Selected Professional Degrees

  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)
  • Company Secretaryship (CS)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC – 3

All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees including

  • BAF
  • BBA
  • BBE
  • BBI
  • BBM
  • BBS
  • BCAF
  • BCCA
  • BCom
  • BFIA
  • BFM
  • BHM
  • BHMCT
  • BIBF
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management studies)
  • BSBA

In particular, including

  • Economic Management/Catering Technology
  • Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
  • Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies etc.)
  • Any vocational degree in Commerce (BCom)mics/ Economic Development and Planning
  • Hotel & Tourism

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC-4

All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas Including

  • BARCH
  • BE
  • BIT
  • BINFTECH
  • BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG)
  • BTECH
  • Integrated MTech degrees (Excluding all degrees in Fashion Technology, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology).

In particular, including

  • Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology
  • Architecture
  • BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTech degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences
  • BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.
  • Textile Engineering/Technology 6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTech degrees are awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC-5

All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Agricultural Engineering, Medicine and Surgery including

  • BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, Leather Design BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG))
  • BCH
  • BDS
  • BFSC
  • BMATH
  • BN (Bachelor of Nursing)
  • BPHARMA
  • BPT
  • BSTAT
  • BVSC degrees

Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees; all non-engineering/non-technical degrees in Geography, Mathematics, Statistics and related areas. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/BTECH/MTECH degree.

In particular, including

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
  • Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
  • Dentistry
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degree.
  • Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
  • Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
  • Paramedical/Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Planning
  • Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
  • Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)
  • Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC-6

All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies) including

  • BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics),
  • BAA
  • BAJM
  • BCJ
  • BDES
  • BED
  • BFTECH
  • BJ
  • BJMC
  • BL
  • BM (Bachelor of Music)
  • BMC
  • BMM
  • BMS (Bachelor of Media Science)
  • Bmus
  • BSW
  • LLB

Also including any degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Mass Communication. In particular, including

  • Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/ Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design
  • Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
  • Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  • Journalism (all degrees)
  • Law
  • Psychology (all degrees)
  • Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
  • Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria: AC

Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-6.

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