IIM Tiruchirappalli has the weightage to CAT score in the final merit list same as 50 percent. The components of the final selection are CAT score, Personal Interview (PI), Written Ability Test (WAT), Work Experience, Past academic performance, Diversity and Professional qualification.

Stage 1: CAT score for WAT and PI Process

The first stage is the common eligibility criteria for shortlisting candidates for WAT and PI process. This criterion is same for all other participating IIMs for CAP.

Category DILRPercentile >= VARCPercentile >= QAPercentile >= Aggregate
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
DAP 50 50 50 65

The cut-off percentiles given above are indicative. The actual cut-off percentiles may vary. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each of the above categories, depending on which the cutoff percentiles can change.

Stage 2: WAT and PI

The shortlisted candidates have to appear for WAT and PI that is conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

Stage 3: Final Merit or Selection List

The final merit list is generated using the following parameters and corresponding weightage to arrive at the composite score of the candidates.

Stage Sub-Parameters Weightage
Scaled CAT score - 50 percent
WAT Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills 14 percent
PI Communication Skills, Academic Ability, Current Affairs & General Awareness, Managerial & Leadership Abilities, Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities 14 percent
Graduation marks - 10 percent
Work Experience Based on quantum and quality of work experience 5 percent
Professional Qualification CA/ICWA/CS 2 percent
Diversity Factor: Gender - 5 for Female candidates; Else = 0
Composite Score   100