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IIM- Calcutta Admission Criteria 2016

By: Anshika on August 30, 2016

Changes when compared to last year -

  • The weigtage given to CAT score during shortlisting for PI stage has come down to 67 from 77 points.

  • The weightage given to 10 and 12 performance during shortlisting for PI stage has been increased to 15 from 10 points.

  • The weightage given to academic diversity at bachelor degree level during the final selection has increased from 2 to 3 points.

  • The weightage given to academic diversity at PG level during the final selection stage has been removed ( last year it was 1 point ).

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP program comprises two stages.

  1. Shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI round.

  2. Final Selection of candidates post WAT/PI round

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

Category Section – I 
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II 
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Section – III 
Verbal Ability (VA)
Overall
OPEN ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
DA ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.

Components Weights
CAT 2015 Overall Score 67
Class X marks 15
Class XII marks 15
Gender Diversity Factor 3
Total 100

The following is the process of calculating points secured under 10 and 12 marks paramete
 

Class X Marks (in %) Points Class XII Marks (in %) Points
≥80 10 ≥80 10
≥ 75 and < 80 8 ≥ 75 and < 80 8
≥ 70 and < 75 6 ≥ 70 and < 75 6
≥ 65 and < 70 4 ≥ 65 and < 70 4
≥ 60 and < 65 2 ≥ 60 and < 65 2
< 60 0 < 60 0

One point to be noted here is that IIM Calcutta has given 67 marks out of 100 marks to CAT performance of a candidate. While only 33 marks are assigned to the other parameters. 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 following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates
 

Criterion Weights
CAT 2015 Score 35
Personal Interview (PI) 44
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor's degree level 3
Work Experience 8
Total 100

The work experience score would be calculated as per the following

Months <6 6 to 9 10 to 12 13 to 15 16 to 18 19 to 21 22 to 24 25 to 27 28 to 30 31 to 36 37 to 39 40 to 42 >= 43
Points 0 0.5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5


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 a whopping 89%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Calcutta by preparing well for CAT 2015, WAT and PI rounds.

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