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IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - July 19, 2017

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2018 have been released by Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak 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.

Some highlights of the IIM Rohtak Admission Process are given below-

  • IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria includes 3 stages after the declaration of CAT Cut Off.
  • The 3 stages are- Personal Appearance, PI and WAT Process and Preparation of FInal Shortlisted Candidate List.
  • Applicants need to clear certain eligibility criteria such as minimum CAT percentile and marks in class 10, 12 and graduation to be eligible for stage 1.
  • The overall cut off required for IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria by a general category student is 85 percentile. They must also clear the sectional cut off.
  • Candidates who manage to clear CAT cut off will be shortlisted for Stage 2 which includes PI and WAT.
  • After the above 2 stages, a consolidated merit list will be created which will form the basis of final admissions and is considered as stage 3 of selection criteria.
  • Admission into the PGDM program will be granted to students who clear both rounds after considering their entire academic profile and other personal traits.

Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, popularly known as IIM Rohtak or IIM R is one amongst the 20 IIMs established by the Government of India. IIM Rohtak was established in 2010 and is 8th in the list of all the IIMs (by date of establishment). The institute is the best business school in Haryana and easily carries its name amongst the top b-schools of the country.


IIM Rohtak Admission Process

Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak has pre-defined the multi-step admission process which is defined below- 

  • After the declaration of CAT Result, IIM Rohtak prepares the shortlist of candidates for Personal Appearance (PA).
  • The shortlisted candidates have to appear in the in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • After the PI and WAT Test have been conducted, IIM Rohtak prepares a final selection list, and candidates who are in top ranks in this list are offered admission in the institute.

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Eligibility for Shortlisting for PA

After the declaration of CAT results, IIM Rohtak prepares a list of candidates who are called for Personal Appearance (PA). But the institute has set some specific criteria which a candidate needs to fulfill to be even eligible for shortlisting. If candidate does not fulfill even one of these criteria, they will not be considered for admission process.

Candidates must also take care that fulfilling these criteria only makes a candidate eligible for admission process, and does not guarantee admission in IIM Rohtak.

The eligibility criteria can be divided in two parts, where any candidate needs to fulfill both of these: -

  • Minimum Overall and Sectional Percentiles required in CAT
  • Minimum Percentage Marks required in Class X, XII and Graduation

CAT Cut Off for shortlisting for IIM Rohtak is mentioned in the table given below:

CategorySectional Cut OffOverall Cut Off
General8085
NC-OBC7075
SC4560
ST4060
DAP/PWD4060

The following table represents minimum qualifying marks for class 10, 12 and graduation-

CategoryClass XClass XIIGraduation
General706560
NC-OBC656055
SC605550
ST555045
DAP/PWD555045

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Procedure for Shortlisting for PA

If a candidate has appeared in CAT and satisfies the eligibility criteria as mentioned above, they are considered for the shortlisting process. For shortlisting candidates, IIM Rohtak calculates and assigns a weighted score to each eligible candidate, and the candidates who are amongst the top rankers in the list of these scores, are called for Personal Appearance.

The weighted score is calculated out of 600 and considers many factors. The following factors are considered for calculating total weighted score-

CAT Overall and Sectional Scores- CAT score of a candidate is the biggest deciding factor for shortlisting of a candidate and carries the maximum weightage of 150 out of 600. The interesting part is that overall scores and sectional scores are considered separately in the shortlisting process. All these scores are scaled by multiplying them with 0.5. Thus, combining all the sectionals and overall scores, they can carry a maximum weightage of 300 out of 600.

For example, if a candidate has scored 180 marks out of 300 in CAT, and has scored 70, 50 and 60 marks in VARC, DILR and QA respectively, then his scores for shortlisting process will be taken as following

  • Scaled CAT score: 180*1.5 = 270
  • Scaled VARC score: 70*0.5 = 35
  • Scaled DILR score: 50*0.5 = 25
  • Scaled QA score: 60*0.5 = 30

Thus, candidate will get 270 marks in the weighted score only because of their CAT score.

Class X score: Class X percentage score of candidate is also considered for shortlisting process. It carries a weightage of maximum 20 marks in the weighted score. Candidate’s percentage score is multiplied by 0.2 to be considered for shortlisting process.

For example, if a candidate has scored 90% in Class X, his/her score will be taken as 90*0.2 = 18.

Class XII score: Class XII percentage score carries a maximum weightage of 30 marks in the weighted score. Candidate’s percentage score in Class XII is multiplied by 0.3, to be considered for this process.

For example, if a candidate has scored 80% marks in Class XII, their score will be taken as 80*0.3 = 24.

Under Graduation Score: Under Graduation score carries a weightage of 40 marks in the weighted score. Candidate’s percentage score in graduation is multiplied by 0.4, to be considered for this process.

For example, if a candidate has scored 70% marks in graduation, his/her score will be taken as 70*0.4 = 26.

Work Experience: Candidates who have experience of working in managerial roles in the past are given the benefit of their work experience. Different tenures (number of months) of work experience are given different weightage, where the maximum possible weightage can be of 60 marks.

Here is a table showing how many months of experience will fetch how many marks in weighted score: -

Number of MonthsScore
0 to 110
12 to 2340
24 to 2560
36 to 4720
48 to 5910
60 or more than 600

Gender Diversity: To increase the participation of females, all IIMs have introduced gender diversity points for female candidates. According to this, a female candidate will be given 75 points, irrespective of her academic background or any other factor.

Academic Diversity: Similar to the gender diversity factor, IIMs have also introduced academic diversity factor. In this, a candidate who belongs to stream of graduation other than engineering, is given 75 points, irrespective of other factors. This is done to promote the diversity of academic backgrounds in IIMs.

Here is a summary of how different factors are given different weightage in calculation of weighted score, in IIM Rohtak Admission Process:

FactorMaximum Weightage
CAT Score150
Sectional Scores150
Class X marks20
Class XII marks30
Graduation Marks40
Work Experience60
Academic Diversity75
Gender Diversity75
Total600

As mentioned above, candidates who are amongst the top scorers in this round are called for Personal Appearance round.


IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Preparation of Final Shortlisted Candidate List

Candidates which are called for Personal Appearance have to appear in the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. After this, candidates are assigned scores out of 100, by considering various factors and Final Shortlisted Candidate List (FSL) is created.

The two major steps involved in final shortlisting of candidates in IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria are mentioned below:

Written Ability Test 

Candidates who have been shortlisted for PA process have to reach the venue they have been asked for and participate in the Written Ability test. In this test, they are given a topic in which they have to write a short essay.

The topics are given on the spot and can be current global and national issues or abstract ones. This is done to check the level of thinking of candidate and knowledge of the topic.        

Personal Interview

After the written ability test, candidates have to appear in the personal interview. This interview is generally taken by two panelists and candidates are asked questions about their academics, work experience or personality.

Candidates can also be asked about current global national affairs and issues and may be asked to share their opinion on these.

After these steps, a final score of candidates is prepared out of 100 where different factors get different weightage, as shown below-

FactorWeightage
CAT score40%
WAT and PI performance30%
Work Experience and Past Academics30%

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria – Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

The projected batch size of IIM Rohtak for 2018-20 batch is around 150. Thus, the top 150 candidates according to the FSL will be sent offer letter from IIM Rohtak.

Candidates who have been sent the offer letter and want to take admission in the institute have to send the Offer Acceptance Letter and Offer Acceptance Amount of INR 60,000 within the stipulated date mentioned in the offer letter.

Candidates can also withdraw the offer acceptance amount before registering them in the institution, within a stipulated time as mentioned in the offer letter. Amount will be refunded refund will be given their money back after deducting some processing charges.

Candidates who register themselves will not be given any kind of refund. For the candidates who have registered themselves and have taken the admission, the offer acceptance fee paid by them will be adjusted with the term fee of the course.


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