CAT 2018 percentile cut off for IIM Ahmedabad reduced, complete selection criteria explained for 2019-20 batch
CAT 2018 Percentile Cut off: IIM Ahmedabad has released the selection criteria for 2019-20 admissions for PGP programme. Chek out the CAT 2018 cut off requirement and complete selection criteria here.
IM Ahmedabad or IIM – A as famously called is undoubtedly the leading management institute in the country. However, the institute was soon a second step from most of the IITians. Shifting the focus to improving the diversity of their classes and the ratio of non-technical (read engineers) students in the batches, IIM A has over the years taken many steps in refining their selection criteria.
Recently the institute released the selection criteria for PGP 2019-20 admissions. Among the other changes introduced is the CAT 2018 percentile requirement, which has been slashed further. This year IIM-A has reduced the CAT percentile requirement to overall 80 percentile with a minimum 70 percentile sectional percentile for all sections (for General Category). Also Check | CAT 2017 Question Papers with Solution
IIM Ahmedabad PGP 2019 Batch Selection Process explained
IIM Ahmedabad selection is a two-step process. The first step is to clear the CAT 2018 examination and get the requisite percentile. This is a qualifier round. Once a student scores the requirement minimum percentile, he is eligible for the subsequent round. However, the candidates are required to have an exceptional academic profile. The institute awards the candidates scores based on various attributes referred to as Application Rating or AR scores. These scores are then added up and the candidates are shortlisted.
Shortlisted candidates are then called for an Academic Writing Test (AWT) and a Personal Interview (PI). In the end, the candidates are scored basis their CAT 2018 percentile, their AWT scores and their performance in the PI round. The final admissions are offered basis the total of all such scores.
How are candidates shortlisted by IIM-A? Application Rating Score and Selection criteria explained
The important aspect to understand here is that CAT 2018 score is important but not the only reason why you would be shortlisted for the Step 2 of the admission process. Last year, candidates with CAT 2017 percentile of as low as 82 were also admitted while 99 percentile students failed to get through to IIM-A. Remember, CAT 2018 percentile is a qualifier and also gets an Application Rating. The higher the percentile, the higher the AR.
Apart from CAT score, a candidates is also marked on the basis of his/her academic background. Here is how a candidates is ranked/ marked.
Rating Score A – Class 10 Marks: For Class 10 scores, candidates from any stream would get a rating score of 10 if he/she scored 90 percent and above marks.
Rating Score B – Class 12 Marks: For Class 12, the top rating is given based on their streams. Science and Commerce stream students would get a top rating of 10 for 90 percent and above marks. For students of Arts streams, the top rating requires 85 percent and above marks.
Rating Score C – Bachelor’s Degree. This category is further divided into 7 sub-categories from AC 1 to AC 7. The same for top rating is tabulated below.
|Stream/ Subjects in Bachelors
|Minimum percentage requirment for Top Rating of 10
|70 percent and above
|CA, ICWA, CS degrees
|63 percent and above
|AC 3 and AC 5
|Economics, Finance, Commerce, Science, BBA, BCA, paramedical
|80 percent and above
|Arts, Humanities, Law, Journalism
|75 percent and above
|AC 4 and AC 7
|denoting Engineering, technology, and other bachelor degrees
|85 percent and above
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