IIM Shortlisting Criteria

The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following 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) 60 78
SC 50 60
ST 30 40
DAP 30 40

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 Kashipur is considering only the CAT performance of a candidate.

Final Selection of Candidates

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

Component Maximum Weight
CAT Score 42%
Personal Interview 30%
WAT 10%
Work Experience 5%
Graduation marks 3%
SSC 1%
Gender Diversity 5%
HSC/12 1%
Academic Diversity 4%
PG 1%

Weightage for work experience

Months 0 1-12 13-24 24+
Score 0 1 2 3

The total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT, WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at 80%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Kashipur by preparing well for CAT, WAT and PI rounds.