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:

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              94
EWS         60         60         60              75
NC-OBC         60         60         60              75
SC         45         45         45              55
ST         30         30         30              40
DAP         30         30         30              40

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 Ranchi 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):

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 (15 percent weightage):

     Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills

3. Personal Interview (20 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: 0.6
  • Science/Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy)/Commerce / Economics / Management/other disciplines: 1.0