IIMs GD-WAT-PI Program

CAT 2016 exam results are out! Once the results are published, IIMs release the list of shortlisted candidates for the 2nd stage selection process. A few IIMs have already released WAT-PI calls, Click here to check the IIMs B-school 1st stage admission status.

The selection process of all major business schools is a multi-stage affair, beginning with the entrance test .The subsequent rounds are a combination of two or more of the following .

  • Group Discussion (GD)/Case Discussion(CD)/Group Exercise (GE)
  • Written Ability Test (WAT), Academic writing Test (AWT)  i.e Essay writing
  • Personal Interview (PI)

Historically, the rounds used to comprise GD and PI. However, in the last couple of years, institutes have started including the WAT as well, in some cases doing away with the GD altogether.

Have a look at the shortlisting criteria & the second stage GD WAT PI process of different IIMs.

Shortlisting Criteria of IIMs

Most of the IIMs shortlists candidates for WAT & PI based on applicants academic performance (Xth, XIIth and Graduation performance) and CAT 2016 (overall and sectional performance). However, each IIM has a unique shortlisting criterion and hence a few IIMs also consider work experience, academic diversity and gender diversity. Click here to check the weightages given by each IIMs as published on respective IIMs website.

IIMs Selection Process

All the old IIMs – IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode conduct their own WAT-PI process. The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test is expected to be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. For new IIMs, the exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the shortlisted 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”.

Click here to check the 2nd stage selection process by each IIMs ./other IIMs

How can IMS Help

For all IMS enrolled students, IIMs & Other Top Institute Specific GD-WAT-PI preparation is a part of their program. If you are not an IMS Enrolled student & wish to prepare for the same we recommend the following program. This program is meant for anyone who has received a call from one or more of the Top 30 B Schools as listed by IMS

For those who have not received a call from Top 30 B Schools and wish to prepare for GD-WAT-PI can check out our Regular program.

GD-WAT-PI Enhanced**

How to register?

For IMS Students:
The national Achievers workshop comes free of cost to all the IMS Classroom, correspondence and test series students. However, you must walk in to your nearest IMS Learning centre with a copy of your call letter (s) to register for this program.

For NON-IMS Students:
If you have received calls from top b-schools (top 30 as per IMS Brochure), you can enroll for the program. To know more about this program. Walk in to your nearest IMS Learning centre with the copy of your call letter (s) or call us on our toll free number -1800-1234-467.

Know more about the IIMs Institute & Batch profiles – GoFYI

We offer attractive Waivers for GDPI 2017 program. For the same you should have received calls from the Top B Schools for 2018-20 admission cycle.

WAIVER GRID FOR GD-WAT-PI 2017
Regular Enhanced
IMS Non enrolled IMS enrolled^ IMS Non Enrolled IMS Misc Prod enrolled*
Institute Calls Received Rs. 3,300 + GST Rs. 6,000 + GST
IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, XLRI NA# NA# Rs. 900 + GST Rs. 500 + GST
JBIMS, FMS, IIM L, IIM I, IIM K NA# NA# Rs. 1,500 + GST Rs. 1,000 + GST
Any other College in Category A++ NA# NA# Rs. 3,000 + GST Rs. 2,000 + GST
Any other College in Category A+ Rs. 2,500 + GST Rs. 2,000 + GST NA# NA#

#Any top 30 B-school call getter is eligible to enrol for GD-WAT-PI enhanced program only.

*IMS Miscellaneous Product enrolled include IMS Products like SimCAT Solo, Last Mile to CAT, Any book-XAT DM, CAT 500, CET 500, CMAT 500, RC 100, NON CAT test packs like XAT, IIFT, MICAT, TISSNET, NMAT, MH-CET, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, Any Combo Packs, CAT Challenge, Diwali offer, CR VR workshop, any free product.

^IMS Correspondence/Test Series/Miscellaneous program enrolled students (Miscellaneous enrolled include IMS Products like SimCAT Solo, Last Mile to CAT, Any book-XAT DM, CAT 500, CET 500, CMAT 500, RC 100, NON CAT test packs like XAT, IIFT, MICAT, TISSNET, NMAT, MH-CET, SNAP, MAT, ATMA, Any Combo Packs, CAT Challenge, Diwali offer, CR VR workshop, any free product.)

  • *To avail waiver, please handover a copy of your call-letter (for program cycle 2018-20 only) while enrolment.
  • **This program is available in select cities only. Get in touch with your nearest centre to check details.
  • Note: Fresh batches begin in Dec/Jan/Feb. To fetch all the information regarding the program schedule, start date, batch time etc, please visit the nearest IMS center. To locate the nearest center, please click here
  • You are eligible for GD-PI Enhanced only if you have received calls from Top 30 B Schools (as recommended by IMS) for the academic cycle 2018-20. You can enrol for GD-PI Regular if you have not received any calls yet and are awaiting calls, however if you receive calls in future you would be eligible to upgrade to GD-PI Enhanced.
  • We offer waivers based on top 30 b-schools as listed by IMS only. Click here to view the list.
  • The information/data has been compiled with the help of primary and secondary sources for reference purpose only.
  • GD-WAT-PI Regular program shall offer limited mock PIs at the IMS centre. For scheduling a mock PI, GD-WAT-PI Regular program enrolled students need to get in touch with their IMS Centre. 
  • Online Mock PI slot booking feature is offered only under GD-WAT-PI Enhanced program.

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