Admission Policy: PGPM 2023-25 Batch

The admission process of IIM Tiruchirappalli takes into the consideration the candidate’s performance in CAT, performance in Personal Interview (PI), Educational Background, Gender Diversity and the quality of Work Experience of the candidates.

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 2023 process . Please note that achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted.

Student Category

Overall Percentile

Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

General

92

70

70

70

EWS

70

40

40

40

NC-OBC

74

45

45

45

SC

54

35

35

35

ST

40

25

32

32.5

DAP

40

25

32

32.5

PI Process:

As decided by the CAP Committee, the Written Ability Test (WAT) Process is excluded from the CAP 2023 Process. Besides, the PI would be conducted through online mode. The exact date for PI will be communicated by the IIM Udaipur, coordinating Institute for CAP 2023-25 batch, on behalf of all participating nine IIMs. 

B. Criteria that would be used to select candidates to 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 Percentile: 50 per cent weightage.

2. Personal Interview: 25 per cent weightage

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

3. Verbal Comprehension: 3 per cent weightage                                                                                                                                                                         (The 3% weightages allocated for verbal comprehension will be derived from the score of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension in CAT 2022).

4. Work experience: 5 per cent weightage                                                                                                       

(Work Experience earned up to 31st January 2023 will be considered for allocating 5% weightage).

5. Academic Performance in 10th Standard: 2 per cent weightage

6. Academic Performance in 12th Standard: 3 per cent weightage

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

This performance shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored by the weightage applicable to the discipline as shown below. 5(five) per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation. [UG performance score = (per cent score at UG * discipline weightage) * 0.05]

To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage, as shown below, shall be applied to different disciplines:

  • Engineering / Technology: 0.7
  • Arts / Science (including Pharmacy) / Commerce / Economics / Management / other disciplines: 1.0

8. 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.