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IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2018-20

Last Updated - July 19, 2017

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirapalli (IIM Trichy or IIM T) has declared its admission criteria for admissions into its Post-Graduate Program (PGP) for the batch 2018-20. The notification also states that IIM Trichy has planned for the batch size of 180 candidates. IIM Trichy will consider CAT 2017 Score to shortlist candidates for further selection process.

CAT Result will be announced at iimcat.ac.in on or after January 15, 2018. Institutes will call the candidates meeting their mentioned Cutoff and other requirements for further GD/PI Rounds for further selection Process.

IIM Trichy has the right to make any modifications to the admission criteria. Given below are the details of all admission criteria for admission into PGP in IIM Trichy.

  • Initially, candidates are shortlisted based on CAT Percentile.
  • Candidates clearing the necessary cut off in CAT will be required to attend the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT).
  • IIM Rohtak is the coordinating body for admissions for 2018-2020 batch. It acts on behalf of the 9 IIMs which does not include the older IIMs.
  • After completion of PI and WAT rounds, a composite score is calculated and based on this composite score, a final merit list is prepared.
  • Factors influencing the composite score include CAT percentile, PI score, WAT score, Performance in Undergraduate level, Master’s Degree or Professional Qualification, Work Experience and Gender Diversity.

This year, IIM Rohtak will conduct PI & WAT of shortlisted candidates on behalf of the 9 new IIMs viz. IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya & IIM Sambalpur. The GD/PI-WAT will be conducted in various cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. Shortlisted candidates for WAT PI Rounds will be intimated by IIM Rohtak.


Criteria for Shortlisting for WAT/PI

Admission procedure into PGP in IIM Trichy begins with the shortlisting of candidates. This is done entirely based on CAT percentile secured by candidates.

The table below provides indicative information about the minimum necessary percentile candidates belonging to various categories need to secure in order to be shortlisted for the ensuing WAT/PI processes.

Candidates’ CategoryQuantitative Aptitude (Section 1)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Section 2)Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Section 3)Total (Overall Percentile)
General80808090
NC-OBC72727281
SC60606075
ST50505065
DAP50505065
  • It is important to note that the above figures are just to be used as a reference.
  • Absolute values of minimum CAT percentile required to be shortlisted may vary for the 2018-20 batch.
  • The final decision is taken by IIM Trichy regarding the number of candidates to be shortlisted for WAT/PI. This may affect CAT Cut Off.
  • Though securing the minimum cut off CAT percentile is necessary, it will not guarantee the progress of candidates to the WAT/PI stages of the admission process.

PI/WAT Venues and Process

Candidates shortlisted for P/WAT rounds based on CAT percentile will be required to appear for the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT).

Apart from CAT percentile, the PI and WAT rounds have a huge bearing on the IIM Trichy admission criteria for the Post Graduate Program.

Personal Interview (PI) round is designed to test candidates in their various interpersonal skills, soft skills and the extent of their technical and problem-solving skills.

Writing Analysis Test (WAT) aims to measure candidates in their grip over vocabulary along with the presence of necessary content. Candidates are also judged based on the quality of written content.

The PI and WAT rounds will be held at the following venues-

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore

Candidates will be informed of the exact dates and timing of the PI and WAT rounds by the IIM that is coordinating admission procedure for the 2018-2020 batch. IIM Rohtak is the coordinating IIM for 2018-2020 acting on behalf of the 9 IIMs.

The 9 IIMs are- IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Sambalpur and IIM Rohtak.

  • There may raise cases where candidates are independently shortlisted by the 9 IIMs as well as the older IIMs.
  • In the event of such scenario, IIM Rohtak shall take the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT) scores of candidates who have appeared for the same in the older IIMs.  
  • Such candidates will be informed in advance by the coordinating IIM. These candidates will not be required to attend the common PI and WAT processes conducted by IIM Rohtak on behalf of the 9 IIMs.

Criteria to Select Candidates Post PI/WAT

  • Admissions into the PGP in IIM Trichy will be based on the final merit list.
  • This list is prepared based on the composite score of candidates.
  • Composite scores are calculated based on numerous parameters.
  • Each parameter has a certain weightage associated with it.

The following table depicts the various parameters that influence the composite score and the weightage of each parameter.

ParameterWeightage
CAT Score50%
Written Analysis Test15%
Personal Interview15%
Work Experience5%
Undergraduate degree performance10%
Master’s Degree or Professional Qualification2%
Gender Diversity3%

Details of each parameter are as follows:

  1. CAT Score (50%): Most weightage is given to score obtained by candidates in Common Admission Test.
  2. Written Analysis Test (15%): This test determines candidates’ skills in vocabulary, writing content and quality of the writing.
  3. Personal Interview (15%): Personal Interview (PI) conducted is used to measure the degree of proficiency in various attributes in candidates. Candidates are measured in the following:
  4. Academic knowledge, academic efforts and application
  5. Leadership qualities and effective management skills
  6. General Awareness and Disposition
  7. Overall Personality, Temperament along with communication skills
  8. Other activities (Co-curricular and Extra-curricular)
  9. Work Experience (5%): Candidates, with prior work experience, are gauged based on the amount of work and quality of work done during the period of work.
  10. Undergraduate Performance Level (10%): 10% of overall weightage is dedicated to the performance of candidates in their undergraduate level. This is done by calculating the UG Performance Score. The procedure to calculate UG performance score is as follows-
  • Each discipline in undergraduate is given a particular weightage. This is to ensure there is sufficient diversity present in each batch.
  • This weightage is then multiplied by the percentage obtained in undergraduate level.
  • 10% of the score thus obtained is taken as the UG Performance score. 

The weightage associated for different streams of undergraduate is shown below.

  • Engineering / Technology: 0.6 
  • Science: 0.8 
  • Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9
  • Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0 
  1. Master’s Degree or Professional Qualification (2%): This parameter is applicable for candidates who have successfully passed any Master’s Degree final exam or have cleared final examinations of CA/ICWA/CS.
  2. Gender Diversity (3%): A net overall weightage of 3% is given to all female candidates.

IIM Trichy will use the following weightage while preparation of final merit list-

ParameterSub-parameterWeightage
CAT 2017 score-50%
WAT1) Vocabulary15%
2) Content of writing
3) Writing skills
Personal Interview1) Communication, attitude and personality15%
2) Academic efforts and disposition
3) Managerial and leadership attributes
4) Social awareness and disposition
5) Overall presence
Work experienceBased on quantum and quality of work experience5%
Performance at Undergraduate level-10%
Master’s degree or Professional QualificationPass in the Master Degree / final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS2%
Gender Diversity-3 per cent weightage for female candidates

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