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With CAT results being declared, B-schools are busy preparing their admission criteria. The time is less and most B-schools across country have yet not announced their admission criteria for 2012-14. Many B-schools say they will only divulge this information once CAT results are declared on January 11, 2011.
Some IIMs, like IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, have already published their admission criteria on their official websites. As per the cutoffs, these IIMs have mentioned the overall cut-off as more than 90 percentile for General category candidates. However, final cutoffs would depend on CAT 2011 results.
Let us see admission criteria for some B-schools for 2012-14-:
1) IIM Kozhikode:
Stage 1: Admission to this prestigious B-school is a multi-staged process. An index score will be calculated with 50% weightage for the overall CAT 2011 score, 20% weightage for academic performance in secondary school, 20% weightage for higher secondary school and 10% weightage for the work experience of the candidate. The sectional Cutoffs for General Category is- 80 for all sections-Verbal, QA and DI. The overall cutoff is 90 and above.
Stage 2: On the basis of the CAT score, performance in secondary school, higher secondary school and work experience, which totals to 50. 50% weightage is given to the factors like Group Discussion and Social Skills, Personal Interview and Writing Task (Essay). The weightage given to these factors are as follows:
Index score obtained in Stage 2 of short listing for GD/PI -
Group discussion and social skills - 15%
Personal interview - 25%
Writing task (Essay) - 10%
2) IIM Lucknow: The parameters on the basis of which the admission to IIM-Lucknow for batch of 2012-14 will take place are: CAT 2011 scores, GD, PI, written ability test and past academic performance and prior work experience. For a candidate belonging to general category, the overall cut off for CAT 2010 is 90 percentile and sectional cut offs are 80 percentile for Quantitative Ability, 85 percentile for Logic & Data Interpretation and 85 percentile for Verbal Ability. You should remember in order to get a call for GD/PI, student's past academic performance secondary, higher secondary and graduate program and experience profile of the candidates will be considered.
Let us see section-wise cutoff for IIM-L.
|Category||Verbal||Quantitative||Logic and DI||Total|
The total weightage given to the CAT 2011 scores, previous academic records, work experience is 50.
|CAT 2010 results||37.5|
|Class X score||2.5|
|Class X11 Score||2.5|
3) IIM Calcutta: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta issued its admission policy for its Post Graduate Program in management for the coming session 2012-2014. The IIM-C will follow the last year's admission policy for this year too. The admission policy is based on candidate's cumulative data on Common Admission Test (CAT), Group Discussion, performance in Personal Interview and previous Work Experience.
IIM Calcutta will give importance to work experience; those candidates who are having more than 36 months work experience are awarded with six points.
The following table shows the criteria and their weights used for final selection for PGDM and PGDCM for the batch 2012-14.
Criteria and weights for final selection for PGDM & PGDCM
The candidates awarded maximum 6 marks have been depending on the total work experience. Candidates having 0-11 months work experience have received 0 marks.
Coming soon, admission criteria for other B-schools for the batch of 2012-14. Stay tuned!
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