IIM Shortlisting Criteria

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages: shortlisting candidates for WAT / PI rounds and final selection of candidates. 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 Bodhgaya is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate. The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates:

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 20
Personal Interview 20
WAT 5
Work Experience 3
Gender Diversity 2
Total 50

Process used for calculating work experience score of an applicant

Months <6 6 to 12 13 to 18 19 to 24 25 to 36 > 36
Score 0 0.5 1 2 3 2

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 Bodh Gaya by performing well in CAT, WAT and PI rounds.