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IIMs have disclosed the following parameters for shortlisting

IIM Ahmedabad- PGP

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2018-20) Weightage for calculating Composite score : 70% Normalised CAT overall score, 30% Normalised Application Rating Score (Xth marks,XIIth marks, Graduation Marks) (2018-20) Final composite score: Normalised PI score 50%,Normalised AWT score 10%, Composite score calculated for first stage shortlist 40%
* The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively.
* After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The ranking and the 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.
PGP Admission Process for Overseas candidates: Click here to check the detailed process
For a detailed IIM Ahmedabad Admission policy for 2018-20 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Ahmedabad, please click here

IIM Ahmedabad-PGPFABM

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage for calculating Composite score: 70% weightage will be given to
the scores of CAT and 30% weightage to the Application Rating Score (Xth marks, XIIth marks, Graduation Marks)
(2017-19) Final composite score: Group Discussion: 10%, Personal Interview: 40%, weightage to the Composite Score at the final stage of selection to arrive at the Aggregate Score: 50%
For a detailed IIM Ahmedabad PGP-FABM Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Bangalore

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage for short listing for PI Call: CAT 2016 Score*: 40 ,  Class X: 20, Class XII: 10, Bachelor's degree: 20 and Gender Diversity^: 2  (2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity), Work experience: 8 (2017-19) Weightage for Final admission: CAT 2016 Score: 25, Personal Interview (PI): 30 ,Writing Ability Test (WAT): 10 , Class X: 10, Class XII: 5,Bachelor: 10,  Work Experience: 10
* The 40 points for CAT are derived from the performance in each of the three sections as follows: Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - 10 points, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) - 16 points, and Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC) - 14 points.
^Gender diversity component is applicable only for the pre-PI rank list for interview calls, and will not be applicable for phase 2 of the admissions process (final offers of admission)
For a detailed IIM Bangalore Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Bangalore, please click here

IIM Calcutta

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2018-20) Weightage for short listing for PI Call: CAT 2017 Score: 28,  Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages. (X: 10, XII:10),and Gender Diversity: 2(2 points will be awarded to promote gender diversity.) (2018-20) Weightage for Final admission: CAT 2017 Score: 15, Personal Interview (PI): 24,Writing Ability Test (WAT): 5, Point awarded 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), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above: If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) ADFB=2; else ADFB=0, Work Experience: 04.
For work experience, a maximum of Four points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2018 (Please refer Table 5 - In the below link). 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.
For a detailed IIM Calcutta Admission policy for 2018-20 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Calcutta, please click here

IIM Lucknow- PGP

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2018-20) Weightage for calculating Composite score: (A)WAT-PI call: CAT 2017 scaled score (overall and sectional): 60, past academic performance: 20 (XII: 10, Grad:10), Work experience: 10 , Diversity Factor: 10 1) Academic Discipline:(DFa): 5 and 2) Gender Diversity: (DFb): 5 (For Diversity criteria, please refer the policy) (2018-20) Weightage for Final Selection:  CAT: 30, Academic Performance: (XII and GM) 5+5, Work Experience: 5, Diversity Factor (DFa + DFb): 5, Writing Ability Test (WAT): 10, Personal Interview (PI) : 40
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list.
For a detailed IIM Lucknow Admission policy
for 2018-20 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Lucknow, please click here

IIM Lucknow-PGP ABM

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2018-20) Weightage for calculating Composite score: (A)WAT-PI call: CAT 2017 scaled score (overall and sectional): 60, past academic performance: 20 (XII: 10, Grad:10), Work experience: NA , Diversity Factor: 25* 1) Academic Discipline:(DFa): 20* and 2) Gender Diversity: (DFb): 5* (For Diversity criteria, please refer the policy) (2018-20) Weightage for Final Selection:  CAT: 35, Academic Performance: (XII and GM) 5+5,
Diversity Factor (DFa + DFb): 5, Work Experience: NA, Writing Ability Test (WAT): 10, Personal Interview (PI) : 40
*Maximum marks for diversity factor (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20 (for PGP-ABM Program only).
*Candidates seeking admission in PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program have to necessarily fill up their PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM Special Form to be considered for Stage 1b (Shortlisting for WAT-PI Stage).
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list.
For a detailed IIM Lucknow Admission policy
for 2018-20 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Lucknow, please click here

IIM Lucknow- PGP SM

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2018-20) Weightage for calculating Composite score: (A)WAT-PI call: CAT 2017 scaled score (overall and sectional): 60, past academic performance: 20 (XII: 10, Grad:10), Work experience: 10 , Diversity Factor: 10 1) Academic Discipline:(DFa): 5 and 2) Gender Diversity: (DFb): 5 (For Diversity criteria, please refer the policy) (2018-20) Weightage for Final Selection:  CAT: 30, Academic Performance: (XII and GM) 5+5, Work Experience: 5, Diversity Factor (DFa + DFb): 5, Writing Ability Test (WAT): 10, Personal Interview (PI) : 40
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list.
For a detailed IIM Lucknow Admission policy for 2018-20 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Lucknow, please click here

IIM Kozhikode

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Stage 1: CAT-overall/sectional: 75%, Class HSC/XIIth: 7.5%, Graduation: 7.5%, Work experience: 5 %, Academic/ Gender diversity factor: 5%.  (A candidate is entitled to diversity score from only one factor) (2017-19) Final Composition score: PI: 45%, CAT: 35%, GD-WAT: 15%, Work experience quality: 5%
For a detailed IIM Kozhikode Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Kozhikode, please click here

IIM Indore

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage for calculating Composite score: Score is calculated based on 10th performance,12th performance, CAT score (overall and sectional), GDF Gender Diversity Factor. (2017-19) Computation of Final Composite Score: 10th performance, 12th performance, CAT 2016 Overall score, WAT score, PI score.
For a detailed IIM Indore Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Indore, please click here

IIM Shillong

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Criteria for GD-PI shortlisting: Performance in 3 Sections of CAT, SSC/Xth-minimum performance, HSC/XIIth-minimum performance, Graduation-minimum performance* (2017-19) Computation of Final Composite Score: Scores of GD, PI and overall CAT absolute score*
  • For a candidate who has completed CA/ICWA/CS without having a bachelor’s degree, the ‘the bachelor degree marks’ would be the percentage marks he obtained in the final examination in CA/ICWA/CS.
  • *For a detailed IIM Shillong Admission policy for 2017-19 batch for all categories, please click here
  • To know the 2nd stage selection process of IIM Shillong, please click here

IIM Kashipur

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage: (A) WAT-PI CAT score-overall and sectional: 42, Xth marks: 1, XIIth marks: 1, Graduation marks: 3, Post-graduate: 1, Work experience: 3, Diversity factor: 1) Academic discipline: 4, 2)Gender: 5. (2017-19) Weightage: (B)Weightage for Final admission offer: WAT: 10, PI: 30, CAT Absolute score (including all above): 60
For a detailed IIM Kashipur Admission policy for 2017-19 batch for all categories, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Rohtak

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Shortlisting for PA: CAT 2016 Xth marks, Xiith marks, UG marks, Work experience, Female, Non-engineering  (for scaled scores refer PDF) (2017-19) Criteria for Preparing Final Selection list: CAT Score: 40%, PI and WA: 30, WE and PAP : 30%
For a detailed IIM Rohtak Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
PA: Personal Appearance, WE: Work experience, PAP: Past Academic Performance, WA: Writing Ability, PI: Personal Interview
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Ranchi (PGDM)

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage: (A): GD-PI: CAT score - overall and sectional 2017-19: (B) Final Admission offer: CAT score: 30%, PI score: 30%, WAT score: 10%, Profile: 30%-- Profile break-up--Academic- Xth and XIIth: 15 %,  Work experience: 5, Academic Diversity (Non engineering): 5, Gender Diversity: 5
For a detailed IIM Ranchi PGDM Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Ranchi PGDHRM

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Weightage:(A): GD-PI call: CAT performance: 75% , work experience: 10% and bachelor’s degree: 15% 2017-19: (B) Final Admission offer: CAT score: 20%, PI score: 35%, WAT score: 20%, Profile: 25%--Profile break-up-- Academic profile: 12, Work experience: 10, , Gender Diversity: 3
For a detailed IIM Ranchi PGDHRM Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Raipur

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Stage1: Weightage: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) (2017-19) Criteria for Preparing Final Merit list: CAT Score: 32%, Personal Appearance (WAT: 10 &PI: 20): 30%, Profile: 38% (Academic Profile: 20 [Xth: 7, Xth: 6, Graduation: 7], Work experience: 6, Diversity: 12 [Gender/Academic discipline: 6 each])
For a detailed IIM Raipur Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Trichy

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Parameters for GD-PI shortlist: Weightage: (A) Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) (2017-19) Criteria for Preparing Final Merit list: Weightage: (A) CAT Score: 50%, (B) WAT: 15%, (C): Personal Interview: 15%, Work Experience: 5%,  Performance at Under Graduate level: 10%,Master’s degree or Professional Qualification: 2% (Pass in the Master Degree / final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS) ,Gender Diversity: 3% to female candidates.
For a detailed IIM Trichy Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

IIM Udaipur

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
(2017-19) Stage1: Weightage: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) (2017-19) Criteria for Preparing Final Merit list: CAT Score*: 55%, Personal Appearance (WAT: 6% & PI: 15%): 21%, Profile: 24% (Academic profile: 8% [Xth: 2% , XIIth:2% , Under Graduation: 4%], Work experience: 6%, Diversity: 10% [Academic: 5 and Gender Diversity: 5])
*CAT Score of the candidate divided by Maximum CAT Score among candidates who have applied to IIMU and attended WA & PI. It is clarified that the CAT Score would be used and not the CAT Percentile.
For a detailed IIM Udaipur Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here
To know the 2nd stage selection process of 6 New IIMs (Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur) please click here

6 New IIMs were inaugurated in 2015

IIM Nagpur

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
Mentor Institute: IIM Ahmedabad Weightage: (A)Criteria for Eligibility to be considered for admission to PGP: CAT performance- overall and sectional. (B) Final admission offer:Past Academic Performance (PAP- Xth, XIIth, Graduation): 30%, Work Experience (WE) 20%, and performance in CAT: 50% (no mention about WAT/PI)

IIM Sirmaur

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
2017-19: Parameters for Stage 2 shortlist: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) 2017-19: Final admission offer weightage: Scaled CAT score: 50, XIIth (12 marks): 10, Graduation marks: 10, Work Experience: 20, Diversity Factor:  Academic: 5, Gender: 5 
For a detailed IIM Sirmaur Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Bodh Gaya-Bihar

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
Mentor Institute:IIM Calcutta
(2017-19) Weightage for calculating Composite score: Stage1: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional)
(2017-19) Final composite score: CAT 2016 Score: 15, Personal Interview: 15, WAT: 5, Class X marks: 5, Class XII marks: 5, Gender Diversity: 1 (1 point will be awarded to promote gender diversity)Academic Diversity: 1, Work experience: 3
For a detailed IIM Bodh Gaya Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Amritsar

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
2017-19: The WAT and PI scores will be pooled from the databases of common admission process convened by IIM Rohtak, IIM Kozhikode and other older IIMs 2017-19: Final Score Calculation: PI: 35%, CAT: 40%, WAT/CT: 15%, Work experience: 5%, Academic/Gender Diversity: 5%
The work experience will carry a weight of 5%, which will be computed based on the length of the service period. The length of the experience considered will be till July 31, 2016. Only full time on job experience after graduation will be taken into consideration while experience acquired during apprenticeship/Training/Internship/Academic Project work/ Articleship/ Pre-graduation period/ the work performed as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered. A candidate with a work experience of 6 months or above will be eligible for work experience score.
For a detailed IIM Amritsar Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Vishakhapatnam

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
2017-19: Parameters to qualify for PI:
Phase 1:
All candidates in the first shortlist (that is, those who have applied to IIM Visakhapatnam and also meet the minimum  CAT 2016 percentile requirements) would be receiving an e-mail from IIM Visakhapatnam around third week of April 2017, with a link to a web page where they MUST reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further, for admission to PGP 2017-19 at IIM Visakhapatnam.
Phase 2: Qualified and Confirmed candidates as per weightages: CAT=40, 10th board=20, 12th board=10, Bachelors=20, Gender Diversity=2, Work Experience=8 shall be considered for PI
2017-19: Final admission offer weightage: Phase 3: WAT: 10, PI :30, CAT: 25, 10th board: 10, 12th board: 5, Bachelors: 10, Weighted Work Experience: 10.
All Phase-2 Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to submit a detailed application, including a statement of purpose, details of semester wise / year wise marks in Bachelors’ degree etc., copies of all academic
transcrips & certificates, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable), scheduled caste / scheduled tribe / other backward class – non-creamy layer certificate (if applicable)
Candidates should note that, those who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIMV. Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) will be required to appear for a personal interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIMV.for details, refer the link.
For a detailed IIM Vishakhapatnam Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Sambalpur Orissa

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
2017-19: Parameters for Stage 2 shortlist: Stage1: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) 2017-19: Final admission offer weightage:  CAT 2016 Score: 15, Personal Interview: 15, WAT: 5, Class X marks: 5, Class XII marks: 5, Gender Diversity: 1 (1 point will be awarded to promote gender diversity)Academic Diversity: 1, Work experience: 3
For a detailed IIM Sambalpur Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

IIM Jammu - started 2016-18 as 1st batch

Parameters for GD-WAT-PI shortlist Parameters for Final admission offer
2017-19: Parameters for Stage 2 shortlist: Criteria for shortlisting for WAT-PI: CAT (overall and sectional) 2017-19: Final admission offer weightage: Scaled CAT score: 50, XIIth (12 marks): 10, Graduation marks: 10, Work Experience: 20, Diversity Factor:  Academic: 5, Gender: 5 
For a detailed IIM Jammu Admission policy for 2017-19 batch, please click here

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