Admission Policy: PGPM-HR 2021-23 Batch


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

The criteria that would be used to select candidates for Personal Interview (PI) are shown below:

A. Criteria for shortlisting candidates for PI:

IIMT will use CAT percentile for shortlisting candidates for PI. The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI. 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         70         70         70              93
EWS         50         50         50              74
NC-OBC         50         50         50              74
SC         35         35         35              54
ST         27         27         27              40
DAP         27         27         27              40

PI Process:

Considering the COVID-19 outbreak, the Written Ability Test (WAT) Process is excluded from the CAP 2021 Process. Besides, the Personal Interview (PI) would be conducted through the online mode. The exact date for PI will be communicated by the IIM Raipur, coordinating Institute for 2021-23 batch, on behalf of all participating IIMs.

B. Criteria that would be used to select candidates post Personal Interview (PI):

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:

1. CAT score: 50 per cent weightage.

2. Personal Interview: 25  percent weightage

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

3. Work experience: 10 per cent weightage

4. 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/Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy)/Commerce / Economics / Management/other disciplines: 1.0

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