IIM Amritsar has announced its admission criteria for selection of MBA candidates who qualify CAT. Aspirants will be deemed applicable for further selection procedure on the basis of CAT scores. Apart from that, the admission also depends upon past academic records and work experience.
|Aspirants’ Category||Quantitative Aptitude (Section 1)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Section 2)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Section 3)||Total (Overall Percentile)|
|Non- Creamy Layer Other Backward Class||55||55||55||75|
|Persons with Disability(PwD)||30||30||30||35|
Aspirants shortlisted for PI/WAT rounds after completing at least requisite CAT percentile will have to appear for the Individual Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT) organizeed by IIM Rohtak, the coordinating authority for 9 IIMs for 2018-20 batch.
PI (35% weightage) and WAT (15% weightage) rounds influence the scores of aspirants in the final merit list. Admissions for PG Program in IIM Amritsar are done based on ranks of students in the final merit list.
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Individual Interview (PI) round is organizeed by a panel of experts who test and measure aspirants’ levels in different skills.
These skills comprise:
Writing Analysis Test (WAT) is organizeed to test the command that aspirants possess over English. Apart from Vocabulary and Grammar, aspirants are tested in their presentation and quality of content.
The table below shows all the parameters that influence the admission criteria for PGP in IIM Amritsar. The corresponding weightage affiliated with each parameter is also indicated.
|1||CAT Percentile||40 %|
|3||Written Analysis Test||15%|
|5||Gender Diversity or Academic Diversity||5%|
Details of each parameter are as follows:
40 % of overall weightage in the final merit list is given to CAT percentile which depends on the score obtained by aspirants in Common Admission Test.
Purpose of the individual interview is to test aspirants’ in their general awareness, presentation, communication skills, technical knowledge and general aptitude. This is another highly influential factor in determining aspirants’ position in the final merit list as this carries a weightage of 35%.
This round tests aspirant in their ability to write essential content in high quality. The vocabulary of aspirants and overall command over language is also tested in this round. The Written Analysis Test (WAT) contributes to 15% of overall weightage in the final merit list.
A maximum of 5% worth weightage is given to aspirants who have prior work experience. Period of the work and quality of work in that duration is the basis of awarding marks under the Work Experience quota. An at least of 6 months of service duration is need to be considered for additional marks under Work Experience.
It must be noted that in order to be applicable to stake the claim for marks under Work Experience, aspirants must have had a full-time professional job after completion of graduation. Experience gained during the following tasks will not be considered for marks under Work Experience.
The maximum marks honoured to aspirants on the basis of period service is shown in the below table. Marks shown are for final merit list which includes composite scores out of 100.
|Period of Work (in months)||Maximum marks||Period of Work (in months)||Maximum marks|
|Below 6 months||0||21||4.33|
|-||-||Above 36 months||1|
Academic Diversity Criteria
Non-Engineering aspirants have honoured 5 % marks under the Academic Diversity Criteria. This means that all aspirants who have finished their undergraduate degree and have obtained their Bachelor’s Degree in any field other than Engineering or Technology (B.Tech/B.E or equivalent) will be considered for Academic Diversity Score.
All female aspirants are entitled to 5 % Gender Diversity marks which will be added to the overall score in the final merit list.
Important Note: Aspirants are applicable for diversity score only under one of the two categories (Academic Diversity or Gender Diversity). Female aspirants with a non-engineering degree cannot stake a claim for diversity marks under both the categories.