The admission process for the PGP program comprises of two stages - shortlisting candidates for WAT / GD / /PI round and final Selection of candidates post WAT / GD / PI round. During the first stage, initially a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT percentiles are considered.

Category of Candidate Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile
General 80 90
OBC (NC) 55 75
SC 50 55
ST 30 35
DAP 30 35

Among the pool of candidates who meet the above mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview depending on their performance in CAT.

For shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds IIM Amritsar is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate.

Candidates who receive a call for interview by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the personal interview of IIM Amritsar. For these candidates, their personal interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI/WAT scores for IIM Amritsar as follows:

  1. If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT by IIM Kozhikode, her/his PI/WAT score of IIM Kozhikode will be used as the PI/WAT score by IIM Amritsar
  2. For all other candidates, the average of PI/WAT scores of appeared interviews(from IIMs Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Lucknow) will be used as the PI/WAT score by IIM Amritsar

Candidates who don’t receive a call for interview from any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) and registered for IIM Amritsar will be required to appear for a personal interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIM Amritsar. 

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

Component Maximum Weight
PI 35.00%
CAT 40.00%
WAT 15.00%
Work Experience 5.00%
Academic/Gender Diversity 5.00%

Work Experience: The work experience will carry a weight of 5%, which will be computed based on the length of the service period. Only full time on job experience after graduation will be taken into consideration while experience acquired during apprenticeship / Training / Internship / Academic Project work / Articleship / Pregraduation period / the work performed as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered. A candidate with a work experience of 6 months or above will be eligible for work experience score.

Academic / Gender diversity: To ensure diversity, 5% marks will be awarded to female or non-engineering candidates. However, a particular candidate is entitled to diversity score of 5% either from gender or academic diversity. A candidate with any bachelor’s degree other than Engineering / Technology (B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degrees) will be eligible for academic diversity score.