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Admission Procedure for Domestic Candidates (01.08.2014)

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA

Admission Policy for the PGP-PGDM Batch (2015-17)

Criteria for short listing and final selection of PGP-PGDM candidates for 2015-2017 Batch

A). Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates will be short listed on the basis of CAT 2014 score, past academic performance, and other criteria provided below.

Stage I: Candidates eligible to be considered for PI

Stage I short-listing comprises candidates achieving the minimum section-wise and overall percentile in CAT 2014 as per Table 1 below:

Table 1: Minimum Cut-off Percentile for short-listing the candidates for Personal Interview (PI) stage

Category Section – I Section – II Overall
OPEN ≥ 85 ≥ 85 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 80
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 75
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
DA ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70

Candidates securing the above mentioned minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2014 will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II (described below). Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile for short-listing candidates for PI may be much higher than the above mentioned minimum cut-offs as the short-listing for PI is done on the basis of composite score.

Stage II: Calculation of Composite Scores for Short-listing for PI stage

The Composite Score is calculated on the basis of CAT score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.

Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentage based on aggregate marks is given in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Points for Class X and Class XII marks*

Class X Marks (in %) Points Class XII Marks (in %) Points
≥81 5 ≥81 5
≥ 76 and < 81 4 ≥ 76 and < 81 4
≥ 71 and < 76 3 ≥ 71 and < 76 3
≥ 66 and < 71 2 ≥ 66 and < 71 2
≥ 60 and < 66 1 ≥ 60 and < 66 1
< 60 0 < 60 0

*(For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet or grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage).

A candidate’s composite score is calculated based on Table 3. A cut-off of composite score is used for short-listing the number of candidates for PI stage in each category. The number of candidates short-listed for PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the batch size of 2015-17.

Table 3: Components and corresponding weights assigned for generating category-wise short-lists for the PI stage

Components Weights Method of Calculation
CAT 2014 Score 77 (A / B) x 77
Class X marks 10 (C / 5) X 10
Class XII marks 10 (D / 5) X 10
Gender Diversity Factor 3 To ensure gender diversity, 3 points will be awarded to female candidates only.
Total 100  

A = Candidate’s total CAT 2014 score

B = Maximum CAT 2014 Score

C = Points awarded for Class X marks as per Table 2

D = Points awarded for Class XII marks as per Table 2

Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of selection process comprising Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) or any other test decided and pre-announced by IIM Calcutta.

B). Criteria for Final Selection to PGP- PGDM (Batch 2015-17)

A candidate’s final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table 4. Table 4 indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection to PGP-PGDM for the batch 2015-17.

Table 4: Criteria and weights for final selection to PGP- PGDM

Criterion Weights
CAT 2014 Score 35
Personal Interview (PI) 44
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
List X: List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering bachelor’s degree not mentioned above.
If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X)
ADFB=2;
Else
ADFB=0
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Post Graduation(PG)/Professional Qualification Level (Academic Diversity Factor for Post Graduation(PG)/Professional Qualification (ADFP)):
Candidates with any of the following Post Graduation (PG)/Professional Qualification in the list Y below are eligible for ADFP:
List Y: Post Graduation (PG)/Professional Qualification like ICAI, ICWA, Company Secretary. Here, Post Graduation means Master’s degree like MA, M.Sc, M.Com, MS, MD, LL.M or any other non-engineering post graduate degree not mentioned above**
If (Post Graduation (PG)/ Professional Qualification is from the list Y)
ADFP=1;
Else
ADFP=0
Work Experience (Details provided below) 08
Total 100
**Points will be awarded to only those candidates, who have completed their post graduate/professional qualification as on January 31, 2015.

For work experience, a maximum of Eight points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2015 (Please refer Table 5). Only formal work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Table 5: Points for work experience in completed months

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

The final selection list will be based on the merit list generated as per Table 4 for each category. Minimum qualification in accordance with the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.

Reservation Policy:

IIM Calcutta will apply Government of India’s reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).

Any dispute concerning Admissions to the PGP Batch 2015-17 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Kolkata Only.

©This document was released by Chairman, PGP-PGDM Admissions, IIM Calcutta, on behalf of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. This is applicable only to the PGP-PGDM selection process for 2015-17.

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