Selection Criteria for RGIIM-Shillong PGP 2009-11
Short-listing of Candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI)
From the list of 2,31,491 candidates who have applied to RGIIM Shillong for admission, the committee has considered 31,934 candidates who are in the 60th percentile or better in each of the three sections in Common Admission Test (CAT) for short-listing. The committee then short-listed candidates for GD & PI in each of the following groups: Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled Castes (SC), and others include OBCs. For his purpose, it has used marks in SSC (Xth standard), in HSC (XIIth Standard), in Bachelor Degree, and the percentile position in each section of the CAT. Since the distributions of marks in Bachelor Degree in different disciplines differ from each other, the committee has standardised the marks in Bachelor Degree within each disciplinary background.
Details of the basis for short-listing
Persons with Disability (PWD)
Persons in PWD with marks in SSC => 70%, marks in HSC =>65%, standardised score in Bachelor Degree =>0.5 and percentile position in each section of CAT =>60 are short-listed.
Schedule Tribe (ST)
Persons in ST with marks in SSC => 60%, marks in HSC =>50%, standardised score in Bachelor Degree =>0 and percentile position in each section of CAT =>60 are short-listed.
Schedule Caste (SC)
Persons in SC with marks in SSC => 75%, marks in HSC =>65%, standardised score in Bachelor Degree =>0.7 and percentile position in each section of CAT =>60 are short-listed.
Others including Other Backward Caste (OBC)
Persons other than PWD, ST and SC with marks in SSC => 75%, marks in HSC =>65%, standardised score in Bachelor Degree =>2.15 and percentile position in each section of CAT =>72 are short-listed.
The Short-listed Candidates are sent Call Letters at the addresses provided in their CAT-2008 Application Form.
IIM Shillong has considered 4 criteria in their selection process
- Class X marks
- Class X11th marks
- CAT Score
- Standardised bachelor’s score
- Unlike other IIM’s, Shillong hasn’t given any weighatage to prior work experience. So this is good for people without work experience.
- The CAT percentile asked by IIM Shillong is pretty meagre with 72 percentile required in each section. This means that a lot of students should be able to clear this easily.
- The class X and class X11th marks required are also 75% and 65% respectively.
- The Standardised score of 2.15 for other students is very interesting. The way they have calculated the score means that if a bell curve is drawn for all the students who have done your course in the past, your marks should lie beyond 2.15 standard deviation. Now, +2standard deviation is at 95% and 2.15 is somewhere at 96%. So the interpretation is that in your class, your marks should be in top 5 if the class size was 100. So the toughest criteria for IIM Shillong calls was bachelor score.
- The above criteria have a strict ‘And’ connection. This means that heroics in one criteria would not help if you fail in other. In other words, if a student scored 100 percentile in CAT, scored 90% in class X and class XIIth but was not in top 5 percentile of his bachelors, he would not get IIM Shillong call.
To summarise, Studyplaces believe that IIM Shillong is looking for a consistent academic record of the students with the maximum focus on Bachelor’s performance. This also justifies the fact that why many students who have got other 6 calls, haven’t got IIM Shillong call.
(* Standardised marks = (x-m)/s wherein x is the actual %age of marks obtained by a Candidate in a Discipline, m (%) denotes the average of the percentage marks obtained by all candidates in a disciplinary background and s denotes the standard deviation of the corresponding percentage marks. These standardized marks so computed are comparable across disciplines.)
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