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IIM Nagpur Selection Process for 2016-18

Last Updated - August 16, 2016

CAT 2015 results will be declared by second week of January, 2016. After which each IIM publishes list of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection. Each IIM sends interview letters to shortlisted candidates directly, although criteria for final selection vary in each IIM



The admission process at IIM Nagpur will consider three factors for seat allotment:-                              

  • Past Academic Performance(PAP)
  • Work Experience(WE)
  • Score in CAT 2015

CAT 2015 cut off will be taken into account for determining the first cut off list for admission process at IIM Nagpur. Following table shows the same for PGP 2015-17 on basis of CAT 2015

CategorySeat AvailableSection 1Section 2Section 3Overall

*QA- Quantitative Ability

*DI- Data interpretation

*VA- Verbal Ability

*LR –Logical Reasoning

Students who have applied for the proposed IIM Maharashtra

For Past Academic Performance (PAP)-For measuring your Past Academic Performance you class 10, class 12 and Bachelor’s degree marks will be considered.

Past Academic Performance                                                  

Percent Marks in class 10th ExamRating score A
 <= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 804
> 80 and <= 907
> 9010
Percent Marks in class12th Std. ExamRating Score B
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 804
> 80 and <= 907
> 9010
Percent Marks in Bachelor’s DegreeRating Score C
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 653
> 65 and <= 704
> 70 and <= 757
> 7510

Candidates who will be shortlisted in first short list as per the eligibility criteria  will be graded A, B & C as per their 10, 12 & Bachelor’s degree percentage marks respectively.

PAP will be calculated by the following formula:-

PAP =(0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)/10

Work Experience (WE)- Your work experience will also play an important factor in determining your selection . Your work experience will be calculated by the following formula as per your duration of job

WE = 0 for x <= 6 

WE = 0 for x > 72

WE = x/36 for 6 < x <= 36

WE = 1 – ((x-36)/36) for 36 < x <= 72

Where x is the number of months of work experience

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selection made in different categories will be in accordance to the law.

The Final Selection of a candidate, who meets the CAT-2015 cut-offs mentioned in the 1st table and who expresses and reconfirms his/her desire to pursue the candidature further by the designated date, will be computed using the following rule:

FS= 0.50*(CAT Total Score/Maximum CAT Total Score)    +   0.30*(PAP Score)   +  0.20*(WE Score)

      *FS-Final Selection

      *WE-Work Experience

      *PAP-Past Academic Performance

IIM Nagpur 2015 Admission Process

The admission process shall include WAT (Written Ability Test)/Group Discussions) and Personal Interviews for allotment of seats. Candidate’s PAP, CAT’s 2015 cut off score, WE will also play a major role in various stages of admission process


WAT- Written Admission Test-Earlier group discussion was there but it has now been replaced by WAT. It will be conducted from 15 to 30 minutes and will account for 10 to 20 percentage of marks in final admission round. This test is basically conducted to check the understanding and writing ability of the student according to the given topic. Candidates may expect questions in their Personal Interview round out of their written essay of 300 to 400 words.

Below mentioned are some topics that has come in previous B schools and has higher chance to get repeated.

National affairs:

  • India has the largest pool of talented manpower but very few innovations and patented products
  • Allowing Foreign Universities in India is bad for India's education system
  • India versus Bharat: a divided nation
  • How should women empower themselves?
  • More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities

Political Issues:

  • Voting should be made compulsory
  • Banning politicians with criminal records from contesting elections is against their right
  • Fight against corruption
  • Women's Reservation Bill
  • Union Budget is useless and recession puts it off track

Economy/ Business Issues:

  • Should Petroleum Subsidy go away?
  • Recession is the mother of innovation?
  • Discuss the role of Public Private Partnership in India's Economic Growth?
  • Foreign direct investment will revitalize the education system?
  • Businesses should concentrate on making profits and not address social and environmental Issues?
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International Issues:

  • China's relations with India vis-a-vis Pakistan?
  • Does India have a role in Afghanistan? Discuss?
  • India to become a superpower in near future

Final Selection

  • Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the students computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be strictly according to the guidelines of the law.
  • The FS of a candidate, who meet the CAT-2014 cut-offs mentioned in Table 1 and who expresses and reconfirms his/her desire to pursue the candidature further by the stipulated date, will be computed using the following rule:
FS = 0.50* (CAT 2015 Total score/Maximum CAT Total score) + 0.30 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score

As per the IIM Nagpur mentoring authority IIM Ahmedabad, the seat intake will be 60 for the commencing session 2016-18 at IIM Nagpur


Documents to be carry at the time of admission

  • Marksheets and Degree certificate- You must carry your original marksheets and self attested copies to show their eligibility at the time of interview.
  • Reservation Category Certificates-If you belong to any of the reserved criteria , bring your documents like Caste certificate if short-listed for  the interview .SC, ST, NC-OBC and DA aspirants must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview.  


QUES.  If I confirm my interest in IIM Nagpur, does it will affect my position in other IIMs?

Ans- No, The admission process and seat allotment  offered in every IIM is independent of other and therefore accepting or declining an offer from any other IIM will not affect your chances in IIM Nagpur, or vice versa.

 For showing your interest in IIM Nagpur you have to confirm your interest as the time available for IIM Nagpur admissions, the institute would not like to spend time on people who are no longer interested in IIM Nagpur as earlier the location was Maharashtra.

QUES. Why is IIM Nagpur asking applied candidates to confirm their interest for admission to PGP?

Ans: Yes ,the interested candidates have to show their interest in seeking admission in IIM Nagpur because as the location is changed from IIM in Maharashtra to IIM Nagpur candidates are confused whether to take admission in Maharashtra or Nagpur and as you are well aware that the admission process  in Nagpur is short spanned so the authority does not want to waste time in scrutinizing candidates who are disinterested in IIM Nagpur

QUES. How much do I have to pay while confirming my admission?

ANS. The amount is not likely to go beyond Rs 50,000. The amount will be balanced against payment of tuition fees paid afterwards. Of this only Rs 1000 will be retained as pre GOI (Government of India) guidelines if the person does not actually join the institute.

QUES. I got an interview call from other IIM(s) but did not attend. Will I still be considered for admission at IIM Nagpur?

Ans:-Yes, but only if you have confirmed your continued interest in response to the email already sent to you by the authorities. The email will be sent only those aspirants who meet the eligibility criteria used to prepare the first shortlist i.e. the minimum cut off in CAT 2015


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