IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018- 20

Rajat updated on : 05 Oct 2017
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IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 - 20 is officially released. Read this article to know more about the admission process and guidelines at IIM Calcutta.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 - 20

There is a two year post graduate program in management which is offered as a full time residential course to the students at Indian Institute of Management, Culcutta. At post graduate level, there are two tier structures in diploma in management. The one of it includes the core curriculum which is mandatory credit course and compulsory non-credit course and a summer internship which is compulsory industry training between first and the second year. And there are elective courses which are optional courses offered in the second year of the course. At the first year, the main focus remains in the development of fundamentals of business via compulsory courses which covers finance, economics, marketing, organizational behaviour and operation systems. In the second year, there will be plethora of electives in different functional areas that the students may select any on the basis of their areas of interest. Students can even go for faculty supervision by undertaking term papers for delving deeper into the topics. In this post, we are going to talk about IIM Calcutta admission criteria 2018 - 20.

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2018 - 20 for PGP and PGDM 

The basic requirement is a three years bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline and the candidate must have scored at minimum of 50% marks or equivalent to CGPA whereas the same is 45% for SC, ST and person with disability. The graduation should be done from any university which is incorporated by Act of the central or state legislature in India or other academic 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 Human Resource Development, Government of India. The calculation of marks which an aspirant candidate has scored will be done on the basis of practice which the university/institute follows from where s/he has earned the degree. If there is no such system of converting the CGPA by maximum possible CGPA in to equivalent marks, the equivalence shall be set by dividing the CGPA of the candidate by the maximum possible CGA and multiplying the result with 100. The candidates who have just completed their degree and the candidates who are appearing in the final year of their graduation and the candidate who are in wait of the result, are also eligible to apply. In case if these students are shortlisted, they will be allowed for joining the program on provisional basis, only in case if the candidate submits the certificate by 30th June, 2018 which will state that the candidate has completed all the requirements for earning the bachelor’s degree. It has to be issued by the principal or registrar of the college/institute.

In case if the candidate hasn’t got the graduation results at the registration time, then s/he will have to submit the original mark sheets and certificates along with the photocopies as soon as the university publishes the result, but one thing to make sure that this has to be done by December 31, 2018 otherwise the candidate’s registration will be cancelled. If the candidate submits a mark sheet which doesn’t clearly mention that s/he has cleared the bachelor’s program, also if he submits a provisional certificate affiliated to any college/institute, s/he will have to submit a certificate of authorization from the university which would state that such an affiliated institute or college owns the power to grant a provision certificate on the behalf of the university.

The eligibility of the candidate can be verified at any stage by the institute. Candidates need to understand that mere qualifying the eligibility criteria won’t ensure the candidate’s shortlisting by the institute.

Short listing and Final Selection of PGP – PGDM 2018 – 20 Batch

  • Selection for Persona Interview

The institute will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2017 cut off score. Also, a candidate’s past performance and other things will also be taken into consideration.

Read this article - CAT Percentile Predictor

Stage 1: Minimum CAT percentile to be considered for Personal Interview

Check the table which shows the minimum section wise and overall percentile in CAT 2017.

Category of students

Section 1

Quantitative Ability

Section 2

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Section 3

Verbal Ability

Overall

OPEN

≥ 80

≥80

≥80

≥90

NC – OBC

≥75

≥75

≥75

≥85

SC

≥65

≥65

≥65

≥70

ST

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70

PWD

≥60

≥60

≥60

≥70


IIM Calcutta will only consider those candidates who have scored the minimum percentile as mentioned above in the table in CAT 2017 in every category. It is to note that the actual section wise and overall percentile of any shortlisted candidate can be higher than the minimum mentioned percentile.

Stage 2: Short – listing for Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) Process

A composite score will be calculated which will be done on the basis of marks percentile as discussed in Table 2 and giving the weights to the different components which are discussed in Table 3.

The method for points allotment for Class X and XII percentage of marks based on aggregate scores is mentioned in the table given below;

Table2: Points for Class X and XII marks

Class X Marks in %

Points

Class XII Marks in %

Points

≥80

10

≥75 and <80

10

≥75 and <80

8

≥75 and <80

8

≥70 and < 75

6

≥70 and <75

6

≥65 and <70

4

≥65 and <70

4

≥60 and 65

2

≥60 and <65

2

<60

0

<60

0


For the percentage computation of the marks which a candidate has scored in class X and XII, all the aggregate marks will be considered which are mentioned in the mark sheet or grade sheet, no matter if the Board considers those marks for percentage calculation.

Table 3 shows the weight allotment methods to CAT 2017 score, Class X and XII percentage in aggregate, and gender diversity factor in order to derive the component score in every category:

Table 3: Components and corresponding weights which are assigned for generating category wise short lists for personal interview and writing ability test

Components

Weights

Method of Calculation

Overall score of CAT 2017

28

(A/B)X28

Class X Marks

10

According to table 2 given above

Class XII Marks

10

According to table 2 given above

Gender diversity factor

2

2 points will be given to promote gender diversity

Total

50

 

A = Total CAT 2017 score of the candidate

B= Maximum CAT 2017 score

The composite cut off score is taken into consideration to select the candidates for the personal interview in every category. The total number of candidates which have been short – listed for personal interview round would be the discretion of IIM Calcutta and would be depending on the size of 2018 – 20 batch.

The institute will call the candidates for post graduate program – post graduate diploma in management on the basis of composite score the candidates. This will include a personal interview and a written ability test.

B.  Criteria for Final Selection for Post Graduate Programs and Post Graduate Diploma in Management for 20 18 – 20 Batch.

The calculation of final score of any candidate is done on the basis of Table 4 which shows the criteria and the weightages which are to be taken into consideration for the final selection process of IIM for post graduate program – post graduate diploma in management for the batch of 2018 – 20.

Table 4: Criteria for Final Selection

Criteria

Weights

CAT 2017 Score

15

Personal Interview (PI)

24

Written Ability Test (WAT)

5

Points given for academic diversity at bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB);

Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:

List X: BA, BA(H), BSc, BCom (H), BCom, BBA, BCA, LLB, B Pharma, BDS, MBBS, or any other non – engineering subject areas at the bachelor’s level unmentioned here.

If (bachelor’s degree is from the list X) ADFB = 2 else it is 0

Work Experience

4

Total

50

Work Experience

Four points in maximum will be given in case of work experience which is based on the length of the service as on 31st January 2018. (You have to refer Table 5 for this). But here, you need to know that work experience will be counted only if it is managerial work. Otherwise if it is related to project work/training or work which is done as per the curricula’s integral requirement, will not be taken in to consideration.

Table 5: Work Experience Points in Completed Months

Months

Points

0 to 6

0

6 to 12

2

13 to 24

3

25 to 36

4

37 to 48

3

>48

2


Final selection will be made on the basis of merit in each of the categories. Minimum qualification on the above discussed criteria will not qualify automatically for admission to IIM Calcutta.

Reservation Policy of IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta will follow the reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) as per Government of India.

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