Admission Policy: PGPM 2018-20

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (also referred to herein as IIM Tiruchirappalli or IIM T) plans to have a batch size of two hundred and ten students for the PGPM batch of 2018-20. This document details the process that would be adopted for selecting candidates for admission to the PGPM at IIM Tiruchirappalli for the batch of 2018-20.  IIM T reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned therein at any time till the admission process for the batch is completed. 

The admission process of IIM Tiruchirappalli takes into consideration the candidate’s performance in CAT, performance in Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT), academic record and relevant work experience. 

The criteria that would be used to select candidates for Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT) are shown below: 

A. Criteria for shortlisting for PI & WAT:

IIM T will use CAT percentile for shortlisting candidates for PI & WAT. The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI & WAT. Please note that achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted. 

Student Category

Quantitative Aptitude
(Section 1)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
(Section 2)

Verbal & Reading Comprehension
(Section 3)

Total
(Overall Percentile)

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

72

72

72

81

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

65

DAP

50

50

50

65

It must be noted that the cut-off percentiles given above are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for the 2018-20 batch may vary from those mentioned. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each of the above categories, depending on which the cut off percentiles can change. 

PI & WAT venues:

The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates by IIM Rohtak which is co-ordinating for 2018-20 batch on behalf of IIM Rohtak, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM  Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Bodhgaya & IIM Sambalpur.

B. Criteria that would be used to select candidates post Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT): 

The following will be the parameters and corresponding weightages used to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, which will be used to prepare the final merit list for admissions. 

Please note that the sub-parameters used under each head are also mentioned below, (for e.g., the WAT examines the candidate’s vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills).  
1. CAT score: 50 per cent weightage.
2. Written Analysis Test (14 per cent weightage):

  •  Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills

3. Personal Interview (14 per cent weightage): 

  •  Communication Skills
  •  Academic Ability
  • Current Affairs & General Awareness
  • Managerial & Leadership Abilities
  • Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities

4. Work experience (based on quantum and quality of work experience): 5 per cent weightage

5. Performance at Undergraduate level: 10 per cent weightage. 

This performance shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored by the weightage applicable to the discipline as shown below. 10 per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation.
[UG performance score = (per cent score at UG * discipline weightage)* 0.10] 
To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage, as shown below, shall be applied to different disciplines:

  • Engineering / Technology: 0.5 
  • Science/Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy)/Commerce / Economics / Management/other disciplines: 1.0

6. Professional Qualification: 2 per cent weightage

  • (Pass in the final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS) 

7. Gender Diversity: 5 per cent weightage for female candidates.