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IIM- Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2016

By: Anshika on August 30, 2016

As compared to last year, IIM- A has made some changes in its admission criteria. The changes are as follows -

    - Inclusion of academics in shortlisting criteria, i.e., in Composite Score
    - Inclusion of category-wise minimum cut-off percentages for Bachelor's examination


1. Shortlisting and Selection criteria -

Preliminary Screening - The candidates must clear the minimum percentiles given in the table below to be considered for subsequent stages -

Category VRC %ile DILR %ile QA %ile Overall %ile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC or Transgender 75 75 75 85
SC 70 70 70 80
ST 60 60 60 70
DA 70 70 70 80

Application Rating is the sum of rating scores (A, B, C) based on percentages obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard and bachelor's.

Rating Scores for 10th Std.

% score Rating Score A
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=70 3
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 8
>90 10

Rating Scores for 12th Std.

% score (Science Stream) Rating Score B
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=70 3
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 8
>90 10

% score (Commerce Stream) Rating Score B
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=65 3
>65 and <=75 5
>75 and <=90 8
>90 10

% score (Arts Stream) Rating Score B
<=45 1
>45 and <=50 2
>50 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 5
>70 and <=85 8
>85 10

Rating Scores for Bachelor's

% score (AC - 1, 3, 5) Rating Score C
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=65 3
>65 and <=70 4
>70 and <=80 7
>80 10

% score (AC - 2) Rating Score C
<=50 1
>50 and <=55 2
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=65 4
>65 and <=75 7
>75 10

% score (AC - 4) Rating Score C
<=60 1
>60 and <=65 2
>65 and <=70 3
>70 and <=75 4
>75 and <=85 7
>85 10

% score (AC - 6) Rating Score C
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 2
>60 and <=62 3
>62 and <=65 4
>65 and <=70 7
>70 10

% score (AC - 7) Rating Score C
<=50 1
>50 and <=53 2
>53 and <=55 3
>55 and <=57 4
>57 and <=63 7
>63 10


AR = A + B + C

Normalized AR = AR / Avg. Of Top-50 AR scores in the corresponding AC

Note -

AC - 1 includes Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Horticulture, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Science, Veterinary Science
AC - 2 includes Arts, Humanities, Law, Education, Rural Studies
AC - 3 includes Commerce, Economics, Hotel Management, Management
AC - 4 includes Agricultural Engineering, Architecture, Engineering
AC - 5 includes all disciplines not included in other categories
AC - 6 includes Medicine
AC - 7 includes Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship

2.Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) -

The shortlisting is done in two ways -

(a) Selection of academically exceptional performers across all categories -

Top 100 candidates or top 1% of each of the seven categories AC - 1 to 7, whichever is less, will be shortlisted for AWT and PI on the basis of Composite Score (CS), subject to fulfilling the below mentioned criteria -

(i) Overall %ile >=90, Section-wise in QA, DILR, VRC >=80

(ii) Avg. Of 10th and 12th Std. >= 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities)

(iii) Minimum Bachelor's % -

Discipline AC - 1 AC - 2 AC - 3 AC - 4 AC - 5 AC - 6 AC - 7
Cut-off % 74 68 71 78 73 66 59

CS = 0.3 (Normalized AR Score) + 0.7 (Normalized overall CAT score)

(b) Category-wise selection* -

After removing the candidates selected via process (a), the additional number of applicants will be shortlisted based on the following criteria -

(i) Min. CAT %ile requirement

Category VRC %ile DILR %ile QA %ile Overall %ile
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC or transgender 75 75 75 85
SC 70 70 70 80
ST 60 60 60 70
DA 70 70 70 80

(ii) Min. Avg. Of 10th and 12th requirement

12th Stream General NC OBC SC ST DA
Science 80 75 70 65 70
Commerce 77 72 67 62 67
Arts & Humanities 75 70 64 59 64

CS = 0.3 (Normalized AR Score) + 0.7 (Normalized overall CAT score)

3.Final Selection -

Selection at this stage is based on the Final Composite Score (FCS) within each category, as per the mandated reservation policy -

FCS = 0.4 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.1 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.5 (CS)

Overall, the focus on academics is back in IIM A's admission process, while CAT, AWT and PI still play the dominant role, with a combined weightage of 85% amongst themselves.

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