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IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria 2018 have been released by Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi (IIM R) for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the academic batch 2018-20. The institute will look into several other factors such as past academic record, work experience and performance in Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) apart from CAT scores.
IIM Ranchi will shortlist candidates who will be eligible for WAT/PI process for admission to the PGDM program. The list will be prepared on the basis of CAT performance entirely and will be announced by the institute around mid- January 2018.
The overall CAT cut off percentile as well as sectional cut off scores for admission to IIM Ranchi are given below:
|Category||Quantitative Aptitude (Section 1)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning|
|Verbal & Reading Comprehension||Total (Overall)|
Every aspirant deemed eligible as per the above table may or may not find a place in the shortlist. The cut off percentile scores are just indicative and actual CAT percentile cut off is expected to be close to the cut off for the previous years.
A combined shortlist will be prepared in which the names of all selected students of the 9 new IIMs will be enlisted for further processing. Separate lists will be prepared for different categories and ranks will be assigned to aspirants as per merit.
The names of 9 new IIMs are enlisted below-
The second stage- PI and WAT process is one of the most crucial steps towards securing admission in the desired institute. PI and WAT will be conducted on the same day at 5 different centers- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.
Admission offers will be announced on the basis of a merit list after the PI and WAT process has been conducted. The Consolidated Merit List (CML) will consider scores obtained in both stages as also an applicant’s educational background.
It will be compiled on the basis of the following components with their corresponding weightage:
|Component||Weightage (in %)|
The details of components indicated in the above table are stated below:
The CAT score of students who are eligible for PI and WAT process will be assigned a weightage of 30%.
The scores of eligible candidates of the 9 new IIMs for the PI & WAT process will be directly collected from IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode. The rest of the aspirants will have to appear for the common personal interview and written ability test of the new IIMs only.
This includes evaluation of the past academic records, work experience and diversity factor (both academic and gender). It will be given 30 points divided into 4 elements. For this, students will have to fill an online profile form and bring a verification of the same at the time of personal interview.
The methodology used for profile scoring by IIM Ranchi is given below-
|Profile||Out of 30 Marks|
The elements of profile scoring are given the aforementioned weightage on the following basis:
The evaluation of the academic background and records of an individual will be done as given below:
|As Per CAT%||85% and above||80–85%||75-80%||70-75%||70-65%||Less than 65%|
The marks allotted for this element in accordance with duration of work is given below:
|Duration of Work Experience||Maximum Marks|
|Less than 11 months||0|
|12 to 17 months||2|
|18 to 23 months||4|
|24 to 29 months||5|
|30 to 35 months||3|
|Greater than or equal to 36 months||2|
|Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s degree level||Marks|
|If bachelor’s degree is a non-Engineering bachelor’s degree||5|
Gender diversity factor is used only for preparing the pre- PI rank list to make sure that there is proper proportion of male and female individuals. This is done by awarding female applicants a certain percentage of marks. For admission to IIM Ranchi, gender diversity factor carries 5 marks.
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