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 72 90
OBC (NC) 65 81
SC 60 65
ST 40 40
DAP 50 65

The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT registration and also meet the cut-offs, would be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur. The candidates who would like to pursue their further candidature for admission to PGP Management at IIM Nagpur should reconfirm their desire to do so by a stipulated date.

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the CAT Performance (CP), Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE) and Diversity (DI) scores will be calculated as follows:

CS = 0.35 * (CP Score) + 0.40*(PAP Score) + 0.2*(WE Score) + 0.05*(Di Score)

Students will be called for WAT/PI based on their comprehensive score.

Process of calculating CAT performance score

CAT Performance (CP) score is computed as follows,

  • CP score = CAT Total score/M*10
  • Where M = Maximum CAT score among the candidates who were eligible for admission process in IIMN as per the stage 1.
  • Process of calculating Past Academic Performance (PAP) score
Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
> 90 10

 

Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Rating Score B
<= 55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
> 90 10 

 

Percent score in Bachelor's Degree Rating Score C
<= 55 2
> 55 and <= 60 4
> 60 and <= 65 6
> 65 and <= 70 9
> 70 10

PAP Score for the candidate: PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)

For the work experience of completed months x (as on July 31, 2017), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

WE = 0 if x<=6 
= 4 if 6<=x<18 
= 6 if 18<=x<24 
= 8 if 24<=x<30 
= 10 if 30<=x<36 
= 4 if x>=36

A diversity score out of 10 will be calculated for the candidate based on the candidate's gender, and bachelor's degree. The gender diversity score of 5 points will be awarded based on the candidate's gender (0 for male, 4 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate's bachelor's degree (5 points for candidates with bachelor's degree in any of the following: 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 subject areas at the Bachelor's level not mentioned here)

Those who are shortlisted and Interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs), will not be required to appear for this process that will be conducted by IIMN. 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 IIMN as follows:

  • If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT of only one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), her/his PI/WAT score will be used for PI/WAT score for IIMN.
  • If a candidate was selected for PI/WAT of more than one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), the average of the scores will be considered after removing one score which is the minimum PI/WAT score in the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs).

Candidates who are not shortlisted and Interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIMN.

The scores in all past academics will also be updated, if required, on the basis of actual mark sheets / grade cards submitted. Unless otherwise mentioned in the academic transcripts, percentages would be calculated by considering all subjects that the candidate has appeared for the examination.

At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:

FS = 0.35*(PI Score) + 0.05*(WAT Score) + 0.20*(CP Score) + 0.20*(PAP Score) + 0.20*(WE Score)

The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General / SC / ST / NC-OBC / DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS).