Admission Policy: PGPM-HR 2020-22


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:

(Note: This is last year’s criteria. This year criteria are under revision and will be notified later)

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)



(Overall Percentile)


General         80         80         80              95
NC-OBC         60         60         60              78
SC         50         50         50              60
ST         30         30         30              40
DAP         30         30         30              40


It must be noted that the cut-off percentiles given above are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles for the 2020-22 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 may 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 the coordinating Institute for 2020-22 batch on behalf of other participating IIMs.

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

(Note: This is last year’s parameters. After finalization, we will notify the same later)

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 percent weightage.

2. Written Analysis Test (14 percent weightage):

     Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills

3. Personal Interview (14 percent weightage):

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

4. Work experience: 5 percent weightage

5. Performance at Undergraduate level: 10 percent 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 percent weightage

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

7. Gender Diversity: 5 percent weightage for female candidates.