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IIM- Amritsar Admission Criteria 2016

By: Anshika on August 30, 2016

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD//PI round.
  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round


During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2015 percentiles are considered.
 

Category Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Verbal & Reading Comprehension Total
General 70 70 70 95.6
NC- OBC 58 58 58 75
SC 50 50 50 56
ST 30 30 30 35
DAP 30 30 30 40


All candidates meeting the requirements mentioned in above Table are eligible for shortlisting. However, the actual number of candidates shortlisted would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the batch size of 2016 -18.

One point to be noted here is that for shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Amritsar is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2015 would go a long way in securing a WAT/PI call from this premier B-school.

The WAT & PI scores will be collected from IIM Kashipur, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Kozhikode and other older IIMs (so candidates appearing for the Stage 2 process of the above IIMs may not be invited to attend the IIM Amritsar Stage 2 process). The merit list for admission to IIM Amritsar will be prepared based on the criteria given below.

The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates

Component Maximum Weight
PI 35%
CAT 40%
WAT 15%
Work Experience 5%
Academic/ Gender Diversity 5%

Weightage for work experience
 

 Months   0-05 06-12 13-15 16-18 19-21 22-24 25-27 28-30 31-36 >36
Score 0 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 5 3.5 2.5 1.5 1



To conclude, one important observation about this year's selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT,WAT and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at 90%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Amritsar by preparing well for CAT 2015, WAT and PI rounds.

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