PGPM Admission Criteria
Admission Policy: PGP 2017-19
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (also referred to herein as IIM Trichy or IIM T) plans to have a batch size of one hundred and eighty (180) students for the PGP batch of 2017-19. This document details the process that would be adopted for selecting candidates for admission to the PGP at IIM Trichy for the batch of 2017-19. 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 Trichy 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 short¬listing candidates for PI & WAT. Table 1 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.
Table – 1
Minimum/cutoff percentiles (CAT 2016)
|Quantitative Aptitude(Section 1)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(Section 2)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension(Section 3)||Total(Overall Percentile)|
It must be noted that the cut-off percentiles given in Table 1 are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for 2017-19 batch may vary from those mentioned in Table 1. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each of the above categories.
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 short¬listed 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.”
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 (15 per cent weightage):
Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills
3. Personal Interview (15 per cent weightage):
- Academic Efforts and Disposition
- Managerial and Leadership Attributes
- General Awareness and Disposition
- Communication, Attitude, and Personality
- 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: 0.6
- Science: 0.8
- Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9
- Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0
6. Master’s degree or Professional Qualification: 2 per cent weightage
(Pass in the Master Degree / final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS)
7. Gender Diversity: 3 per cent weightage for female candidates.