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Selection Criteria for IIM Kolkata

Posted over 5 years ago by Studyplaces

Criteria for GD/PI shortlisting for PGDM and PGDCM for Academic Year 2009-10

PGDM:

Candidates satisfying the minimum section-wise and overall CAT scores, as given in the following table, have been shortlisted for GD/PI.

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CAT 2008 PGDM Cut-Offs
CATEGORY SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 TOTAL
score (Out of 100) Percentile Score score (Out of 96) Percentile Score score (Out of 160) Percentile Score score (Out of 356) Percentile Score
OPEN 38 95.52 38 95.86 51 95.87 133 98.97
SC 20 77.65 20 69.39 21 70.63 76 86.60
ST 20 77.65 20 69.39 16 61.05 56 73.29
PWD 20 77.65 20 69.39 16 61.05 56 73.29
OBC 25 84.83 28 84.92 32 84.97 98 94.44


  1. A candidate has to score at least 20, 20 and 16 in Section - 1 (Quantitative), Section - 2 (Logic & Data Interpretation) and Section - 3 (Verbal), respectively, to be considered for shortlisting for GD/PI.
  2. Among the candidates considered for shortlisting, those whose sectional scores are equal to or more than the corresponding sectional cut-off scores, as mentioned in the table above, pass on to the next step.
  3. From among the eligible candidates, those who achieve an aggregate CAT score equal to or more than the total cut-off score in the corresponding category, as mentioned in the table above, are shortlisted for GD/PI.

    IIM Kolkata considers only CAT score for Personal Interview calls. The sectional cut off have been derived to ensure that the eligible students number is as per IIM C liking.

Studyplaces Interpretation:

IIM Kolkata unlike all other IIM's focuses only on CAT score. There approach is good for the students who have just started to take their studies seriously as nothing is seen from the past. So a CBSE topper and a second division pass out have equal chances. Similarly an IITan or a distance learning student has same chances. Actually, IIMC is the only institute where a mediocre student can get admission.


PGDCM:

Candidates have been shortlisted for GD/PI based on CAT score, academic performance and relevant work experience provided they fulfill the minimum section-wise and overall CAT scores as given in the following table.

CAT 2008 PGDCM Cut-Offs


CATEGORY SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 TOTAL
score (Out of 100) Percentile Score score (Out of 96) Percentile Score score (Out of 160) Percentile Score score (Out of 356) Percentile Score
OPEN 30 90.08 32 90.77 39 90.40 134 99.03
SC 20 77.65 20 69.39 21 70.63 84 90.10
ST 20 77.65 20 69.39 16 61.05 65 80.19
PWD 20 77.65 20 69.39 16 61.05 87 91.18
OBC 25 84.83 28 84.92 32 84.97 108 96.41

  1. A candidate (belonging to the Open category) has to secure at least 90 percentile in each section (namely Quantitative, DI and Verbal) of CAT 2008 to be considered for shortlisting for GD/PI.

    For reserve category candidates, performance in all the sections is considered for eligibility for shortlisting.


  2. Total score (as per PGDCM selection criteria) for a candidate is computed out of 100 the break-up of which is given in Table 1 below.

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Table 1: Criteria and break-up of total score

Criterion Out Of
CAT score 75
SSC marks 10
HSC marks 10
Relevant work experience 5
Total score 100


  • A candidate's CAT score out of a maximum of 356 is converted out of 75.


  • For SSC/HSC marks, scores are awarded out of 10 based on Table 2 below.


  • Table 2: SSC/HSC marks and respective scores
    SSC/HSC marks (%) Score
    >95 10
    >90, ? 95 8
    >85, ? 90 6
    >80, ? 85 4
    >75, ? 80 2
    ? 75 o


  • For work experience, maximum 4 marks are awarded depending on the length of service as on 31 August, 2008. For experience up to 6 months, no marks are awarded. For experience from 7 to 12 months, 0.40 marks are awarded. For candidates having 13 to 36 months of experience, 0.15 marks are awarded for every additional month of experience, i.e., a candidate having an overall experience of x (13? x ? 36) months would receive 0.40+0.15*(x-12) marks. Candidates having more than 36 months of experience are awarded 4 marks. In addition to the above, candidates having experience in the IT/ITeS and Telecom sectors are awarded 1 mark. Candidates having experience in sectors other than IT/ITeS and Telecom are awarded 0 marks.

    Aggregate cut-off scores as per PGDCM selection criteria are shown in Table 3 below.


  • Table 3: Aggregate cut-off score as per PGDCM selection criteria
    CATEGORY Score (Out of 100)
    OPEN 51.9
    SC 34.3
    ST 21.9
    PWD 20.7
    OBC 43.45


    Analysis

    IIM Kolkata has used only one criteria for Personal Interview calls that is :

    CAT Score

     

    Intrepretation:


    1. Unlike all other IIM's, IIM-Kolkata has given 100% weight to CAT score.
      This is very significant. As there is no weight assigned to any previous academic background, a student with mediocre performance in the past still have equal chances for CAT call vis a vis a academic topper. So, if a student has just started taking his studies seriously, he/she still have chance to make to an IIM, something which other IIM's do not offer.


    2. Unlike IIM L and IIM K, no weight to work ex means that fresher's have equal chance to enter vis a vis students with work experience.


    3. Considering only CAT score can also mean that one day wonders can enter IIM C which is not in favour of consistent performers.

      To summaries, Studyplaces believe that IIM Kolkata is following the book. CAT was introduced as a common test for IIM selections and it is using only that as a first step. This procedure doesn't put any weight to any academic performance. So a student who never considered academics to be the only way to succeed in life (National player cricket player etc) have a fair chance to enter an IIM. Also, a long shot can be that this batch should produce maximum entrepreneurs.

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    For detail information and analysis of the different selection criteria for various IIM's, click on the links below:



    http://www.studyplaces.com/information-center/article/iim-s-selection-procedure

    http://www.studyplaces.com/information-center/article/selection-criteria-iim-ahmedabad

    http://www.studyplaces.com/information-center/article/selection-criteria-iim-kozhikode

    http://www.studyplaces.com/information-center/article/selection-criteria-rgiim-shillong-pgp-2009-11

    http://www.studyplaces.com/information-center/article/selection-criteria-iim-lucknow

     

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