Here we present to you the shortlisting criteria of the IIMs for GD/PI stage. Please note that these figures and data are for previous year and may or may not be the same next year. However, since a lot of students were asking this question, we thought we might as well include this in our website. So here it goes: (Please excuse spelling/typos as this post has not been edited till now)
Short-listing Criteria for IIMA’s PGP 2011-13 batch
General Category candidates:
540 candidates whose percentiles in each section were 94 andabove, and who had an overall percentile of 99 and had an Application Rating of >= 21 wereconsidered for personal interview.
NC-OBC Category Candidates:193
NC-OBC candidates whose percentiles in each section were 84and above and who had an overall percentile of 94 and an Application Rating of >=19 wereconsidered for personal interview.
SC Category Candidates: 108
SC candidates whose percentiles in each section were 75 andabove and who had an overall percentile of 80 and an Application Rating of >=17 wereconsidered for personal interview.
ST Category Candidates: 55
ST candidates whose percentiles in each section were 50 and aboveand who had an overall percentile of 80 with an Application Rating of >= 16 were considered forpersonal interview.
DA Category Candidates: 21
DA candidates whose percentiles in each section were 65 and aboveand who had an overall percentile of 80 with an Application Rating of >=16 were considered forpersonal interview.
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The important points to be noted at this stage are:
The first stage of short listing of candidates based on their overall CAT percentile and sectional cutoff’s only. We will consider all the candidates meeting the minimum cut off and create an initial pool from which further short listing will be done. The candidates in the initial pool are asked to register online for IIMK registration process at our website. The respective percentile cut-offs both sectional and overall are provided below for various categories. Please note that the registration process at this stage is mandatory for any candidate interested to participate in IIMK interview process but the registration does not ensure your selection for the interview shortlist (criteria provided in detail in stage 2 of selection process).
In stage 2, an index score is computed with 50 percent weight for the overall CAT score, 20 percent weight for academic performance in secondary school, 20 percent weight for higher secondary school and 10 percent to graduation. The academic performance of secondary school as well as higher secondary school is taken as the percentage of marks reported by the candidates and will be standardised (also across various HSC disciplines like arts and humanities, commerce, science and others) across the boards using the data available with IIMK for four years including the current year. In each category, the top ranking candidates based on this index score is called for personal interview process. The short listed candidates at this stage are once again required to register online for the second stage of IIMK online registration process with some more information and complete the personal profile form online. A candidate who does not register online in both the stages will not be considered for the interview process.
Final selection Criteria for admission to PGP 2011-13 batch
The final selection can be based on a composite score of various elements with following weights:
• Index arrived at stage 2 for short listing : 30%
• Writing Task (Essays) : 20%
• Personal Interviews : 35%
• Profiles : 15%
The candidates will be asked to write an extempore essay on a topic. Topic will be announced at the venue just before the writing task. 30 minutes will be the time assigned. Finally, the cumulative score (considering the above categories) will be computed and offers will be made based on the rank obtained.
The selection of candidates for admission to the 2011-13 batch of the PGP at IIM Shillong is a two-step process:
In the first step, candidates are short-listed for personal interviews from among candidates who have a valid CAT/GMAT score who have applied for the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. A non-overseas candidate who applies with a CAT score is required to perform well in all three sections in CAT and consistent in past academic performance to be considered for short-listing. An overseas category candidate who applies with a GMAT score instead of a CAT score are assessed for their equivalence of performance with those who qualify through the CAT. In cases of candidates’ who may have taken CAT but their academic marks in any of the specified levels is not available to the Institute do not get considered for Shortlisted for admissions. Candidates who specify as qualifying any of the equivalent professional degree/courses, with or without Graduation are considered separately while getting Shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to register Online through the Institute’s Website from the Admissions page to register themselves for Stage 2 of the admissions process and receive their Group Discussion and Personal Interview details.
In the second step, after the completion of group discussion and personal interviews of all candidates short-listed in the first step, candidates for admission to the 2011-13 batch of the PGP at IIM Shillong are offered a seat in the programme from among the candidates who have attended the personal interviews. In preparing this list, apart from performance in group-discussion and personal interviews, inputs such as the CAT/GMAT score, academic background and achievements, extra-curricular activities, socio-psychological attributes and post-degree work experience are taken into consideration.
PGP@IIMS Admissions Online Module
The candidates will be able to manage their admissions result using this module. Candidates will be able to their selection status, download interview call letter, submit interview form, submit acceptance fee payment details. To know the status of the selection process a visitor will be provided two text boxes (one for registration no and other for date of birth). The system would generate relevant message for the candidate.
The computers, from which the module will be accessed, should have Internet Explorer 7.0 & above/ Firefox 3.5 & above/ Google Chrome 8.0 & above/ Opera 9 or above pre-installed.
The result will be available to the visitor in two stages:
(i) Stage 1: Shortlisted Candidates’ Result, and
(ii) Stage 2: Offer of admissions results.
Stage 1: Shortlisted Candidates’ Result
a. Shortlisted Candidates – the candidate would be given a congratulatory message including the date and venue of interview followed by provision to fill up the interview form online.
The candidates will be able to fill up the form in stages i.e. after filling up a part of the form, candidates would be able to save the form and exit. He would be able to continue filling up the saved form on his subsequent visits to the admission module. Once submitted, the form would not be available for further modification. After successful submission of the interview form, the digitally signed interview call letter and a copy of final submitted form will be sent to the candidate’s email id registered during CAT registration. Candidates will not get the interview call letter unless they submit the interview form appropriately filled in.
Candidates will be required to provide the following information in the Form:
- Interview letter reference no.
- Registration no. of effective year’s CAT exam
- Full Name
- SC, ST or OBC category if applicable
- Physical disability if any
- Date of birth
- Age (as on specified date)
- Marital status
- State/UT of permanent residence
- Gross annual family income
- Father’s / guardian’s name and address
- Complete mailing address
- Academic qualifications (including details of Pre-Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s
- Scholastic achievements
- Understanding of strengths and weaknesses as a student
- Details of employment
- Description of discontinuity in career, if any
- Extra curricular interests
- Significant incident of life
- Medical record
- Recent Photo (provision to upload photograph in a specified dimension)
b. Not-shortlisted Candidates – the candidate would be given a regret message.
c. Wrong entries – the candidate would be given an error message.
(iii) Stage 2: Offer to admission results.
In the second stage (after the interview is conducted), candidates would be able to know about their status as Offered or Waitlisted.
Offered Candidates – a digitally signed offer letter will be mailed to the registered email address, containing the details about how to complete the remaining admission formalities. The fact that an email has been sent will be informed to the candidates in the form of a message on the screen. The message will also tell them to revisit the page to complete the acceptance fees payment formalities.
The email as well as the on-screen message will include the date by which the candidate need to confirm their acceptance to join the programme.
The candidates will be given options to pay the admission fee pay offline and submit reference documents.
Candidates placed in wait list – When the combination of registration number and date of birth matches with any of the records in the “waitlist” status, the candidate would be shown an appropriate message and a digitally signed letter describing his/her selection status will be mailed to the candidates’ registered email id. An email notification will be sent to those waitlisted candidates – in case of change in their status along with an SMS.