IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Jammu Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - March 22 2018

Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, has announced its admission criteria for admission to its management programs for the academic year 2018-20. CAT 2017 is scheduled for November 26, 2017. Apart from a score of CAT, the admission also depends upon past academics, work experience, and diversity factor.

Let us take a look at some of the highlights of IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018: 

  • The final shortlist will be announced in the last week of May 2018.
  • Aspirants who are able to secure a place amongst top aspirants in the final shortlist are offered admission in IIM Jammu.
  • All students who have opted for IIM Jammu during the registration procedure of CAT 2017 will be considered for preparing the merit list for final selection. There is no required to apply to the Institute separately. 
  • CAT score calculation is done using factors like Class XII, Graduation Score, CAT Score and Work Experience etc.
  • IIM Jammu calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which aspirants are shortlisted for final merit list.
  • There is also an insertion of Diversity Factor, which is based on gender and stream of graduation.

IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Shortlisting Based on CAT Scores

If an aspirant fails to complete the eligibility criteria, they will not be considered for generation of merit list, irrespective of their CAT score. Aspirants required to score some at least CAT percentiles to be applicable for IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018.

The following table represents the at least CAT Cut Off need for PGP course-

CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionTotal
General75757580
NC-OBC68686872
SC50505065
ST45454560
PWD50505070

Aspirants must also understand that this is just an eligibility criterion, completing this will not mean that aspirant will surely be called for admission.


IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018 – Generation of Merit List for Final Selection

After CAT Result, IIM Jammu calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which aspirants are the provideed admission. Only the aspirants completing CAT Eligibility Criteria are considered for Calculation of Composite Score.

A lot of factors are involved in the ‘Composite Score’ so calculated. Let us take a look at how various factors are considered for calculation of composite score-

Scaled CAT Score- 

CAT Score of an aspirant carries the maximum weightage of 50% in the composite score for the PGP course. Scaled CAT Score is calculated by dividing the CAT Score (not percentile) with the highest possible score in CAT and then multiplying it by 50. For example, if an aspirant has scored 180 marks in CAT out of 300, the scaled CAT Score would be (180/300) * 50 = 30.

Mode of Scoring: Scaled CAT Score = (Aspirant’s CAT Score / Maximum Marks) X 50

Class XII Marks- 

Most of the IIMs do consider the past academic scores of aspirants and so is IIM Jammu. Class XII marks can carry a maximum weightage of 10 marks in the composite score. Various percentages in Class XII carry various scores in the composite score.

Here is table representing the scores given to various percentages in Class 12 in the composite score-

PercentageScore in CSPercentageScore in CS
80.01-82.00190.01-92.006
82.01-84.00292.01-94.007
84.01-86.00394.01-96.008
86.01-88.00496.01-98.009
88.01-90.00598.01-10010

Graduation Marks-

Aspirants can get a maximum of 10 marks in composite score on the basis of their graduation percentage. The Graduation score of the aspirant is normalized for each kind of stream (Engineering/Science/Commerce/Arts/Others).

IIM Jammu uses a mathematical formula for normalization, but the variable of that formula actually depends upon the graduation scores of other aspirants who have been shortlisted.

Therefore, aspirants, instead of figuring out their composite score on the basis of graduation, should just keep in mind that maximum of it can be 10 and this score is relative, not fixed.

Work Experience (WE)-

Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 20 marks in PGP. Aspirants must not forget that work experience up to July 31, 2017, will only be considered for calculation of Composite Score.

Work experience points can be calculated by the following mode of scoring-

For PGP Program, where WE are more than 6 months then WE = Min (X-6)

Diversity Factor-

IIMs have introduced a new diversity factor for admission into their courses, on the basis of Gender and Academic Background. Female aspirants will get 5 points for diversity factor for all kinds of courses, irrespective of their graduation stream.

Aspirants who have done their graduation in the academic branches mentioned below will get 5 points of diversification.

  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Statistics
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  • Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Administration, Business Organization, Commerce, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Exercises.
  • Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship
  • Computer Application
  • Law
  • Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  • Medicine/Dentistry
  • Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology.

Weightage for Various Factors in Composite Score

CAT, CAT 2017, IIM Jammu Admission Criteria 2018

The given below table represents the maximum weightage of various factors in the composite score, for all the courses-

FactorsFor PGP
Scaled CAT Score50
Class XII Marks10
Graduation Marks10
Work Experience20
Diversity Factor (Academic)5
Diversity Factor (Gender)5
Total100

Aspirants who are able to complete the cutoff of Composite Score will be considered for final selection. Admissions provide are likely to be made starting from last week of May 2018.

Any dispute concerning Admissions for Batch 2018-20 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent Courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Lucknow only.


Provide Acceptance and Fees Withdrawal

If an aspirant is accepting the acceptance provide from IIM Jammu for admission for the academic session 2018-2020, then they required to send along a Provide Acceptance. The amount of Provide Acceptance is INR 50,000.

  • If a student accepts the provisions, the amount will be adjusted in Term-1 fees.
  • If the aspirant seekings to withdraw an amount, INR 1000 will be deducted as the procedures charges and the rest of the amount will be refunded.
  • In case he/she applies for withdrawal after the date specified in the Provide Acceptance, no refund will be admissible.

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