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Selection Criteria for Non IIMs Institutes through CAT 2016 Exam

Last Updated - August 16, 2016

Common Admission Test (CAT)is generally conducted by the  IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) so that applicants can take the admission in IIMs Institutes for Post-Graduate Program. But, the applicants can get the options of various institutes or colleges apart from IIMs which are offering the admission to them on the basis of the CAT Score and Selection Criteria.  

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Top 20 Colleges accepting CAT Scores other than IIMs

College NamesBusiness Today 2014 Ranking
Faculty of Management Studies4
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research5
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon6
National Institute of Industrial Engineering12
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar13
Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi15
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies16
Vinod Gupta School Of Management , IIT Kharagpur17
T.A. Pai Management Institute18
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management19
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida20
Institute of Rural Management, Anand22
Institute of Management, Nirma University24
Goa Institute of Management25
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research26
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool)27
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management28
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management29
National Institute of Technology, NIT Trichy30
AIMS Bangalore31

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Selection Criteria for Non IIMs Institutes

  1. Selection Criteria of K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

If the applicant wants to take the admission in K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research for PGDM program in various specialized fields then they will have to face the Four Phases of Selection Criteria which will be conducted by the institute.

  • In Phase I – The applicants will be shortlisted by the Institute on the basis of their CAT Scores, Work Experience, Academic Record and Previous Achievements.
  • Phase II – In phase II the shortlisted applicants will have to attempt the Written Case Analysis, Extempore Presentation and Personal Interview round. They will get the 15 Minutes for Written Case Analysis, 10 to 20 Minutes for Personal Interview Round and Extempore Presentation will be also held in between the Personal Interview Round in which 30 seconds will be given to the applicant to think about the topic and 1 Minute to speak about that particular topic which will be given.
  • Phase III – Under this phase the result of Phase II for each of the applicants will be declared. It will be declared through Two Lists, the first list will carry the result of all PGDM Programs except PGDM in the field of Executive and the second list will only carry the result of PGDM (Executive).

 Table which is depicting the different weights for Final Selection

Considered FactorsWeightage
CAT Exam40%
Statement of Purpose05%
Written Case Analysis10%
Personal InteractionExtempore Presentation05%
Personal Interview15%
Work Experience10%
Past Academic Record10%
Previous Achievements05%
Total100%
  • Phase IV – After declaration of result the applicants will be called for counselling process by the Institute on the basis of their secured rank. The counselling process will be held at different time of slots and applicants will get their choice of program for which they have applied according to their rank.
  1. Selection Criteria of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

Those applicants who are looking to take the admission in S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Researchfor PGDM program on the basis of their secured CAT Scores they will have to face the following mentioned Selection Criteria which will be conducted by the institute in Two Stages. For the procedure, the applicants will be categorized into two groups for two rounds of interviews.

  • Stage 1 – Selection Process of Applicants on the basis of Considered FactorsThe applicants will be selected for Interview on the basis of their secured CAT Scores, Academic Record, Work Experience and Previous Achievements. Overall Qualifying Score is required 85% and Sectional Qualifying Score is 70% required in CAT exam and weightage for Work Experience, Previous Achievements and Academic Record will be declared by the after completion of stage 2nd selection criteria.
  • Stage 2 – Selected applicants called for an Interview – Once the applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the above mentioned factors then under stage 2ndthe shortlisted applicants will be called for Interview. They will have to reach at location 2 Hours before the fixed interview time slot. The shortlisted applicants will have to prepare for Psychometric Test and Written Communication Test which will be conducted by the institute at the time of interview process. The final merit list will be based on composite scores which consider the Work Experience, Previous Achievements, Academic Record, CAT Scores and applicant performance in the two rounds of group interviews.
  1. Selection Criteria of Birla Institute of Management and Technology, Noida

  • As per Business Today 2014 Ranking, the Birla Institute of Management and Technology, Noida has stood upto 20th rank for Top B Schools in India.
  • The applicants who are interested to take the admission in Birla Institute of Management and Technology for PGDM & PGDM (IB) program on the basis of their valid score of CAT will have to apply for the selection criteria which will be conducted by the institute.
  • The Selection Process has Two Stages and in the first stage the Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Personal Interview round will be conducted by the institute.
  • In first stage of selection criteria, the Past Academic Record, Work Experience, Extra-Curricular Achievements factors will be considered for calling the applicants for Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Personal Interview round. Under Past Academic Record: Class 10th, 12th, Graduation marks and CAT Score will be considered.
  • The first round of Group Discussion and Personal Interview will be held by the institute only at Four Centers which are Pune, Greater Noida, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru and in the second round will be conducted at Trivandrum, Bengaluru, Chennai,  Indore, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Patna, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Greater Noida, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Ranchi, Mumbai.
  • In second stage of selection process, the result will be declared by the institute on the basis of below mentioned weightage criteria. The final list will be declared in the 2nd week of March, 2016.

Table which is depicting the different weights for Final Selection

Considered FactorsWeightage
PI20%
GD10%
Write Up10%
CAT Score20%
Graduation Marks10%
12th Marks5%
10th Marks5%
Extra-Curricular Achievements5%
Work Experience12%
  1. Selection Criteria of Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research is one the popular B School in the Country. The Business Today Magazine has given the school 27th rank for the Top B School in the country.  The selection process for Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research has Two Stages which are mentioned below

  • Stage 1: At stage one there is Written Ability +Psychometric Test + Past Academic performance and Work Experience. Below is the table depicting marks given to candidate
TestMaximum Marks
Written Test100
Psychometric Test100
Past Academic Record10
Work Experience10
Total Score220
  • Stage 2: The process will be based on the Group Discussion + Personal Interview + Extracurricular activities+ Essay Questions and Creativity Test. Below is the table depicting marks given to candidate
TestMaximum Marks
Ground Discussion50
Personal Interview100
Extra-Curricular Activities10
Essay question20
Creativity test50
Total230

Note: The total maximum marks will be given to the candidates are 450 for the final selection.

  1. Selection Criteria for Goa Institute of Management, Goa

  • Those applicants who have cleared the CAT exam and want to take the admission in GIM for full time PGDM course then they will have to face the Selection Criteria of Goa Institute of Management.
  • Under Selection Criteria Procedure, the applicants will be selected for Face to Face Evaluation Process on the basis of their entrance exam scores.
  • After that, the shortlisted applicants will be called for face to face evaluation process for final selection process which will be held in the month of February or March, 2015.
  • The Final Selection will be evaluated on the basis of the below mentioned Weightage Criteria of CAT Score, Past Academic Record, Work Experience, Face to Face Evaluation and Composite Diversity Index.

Table is showing the different weights given to various processes of Selection Criteria

FactorsWeightage
CAT Scores40%
Past Academic Records15%
Work Experience10%
Face to Face Evaluation30%
Diversity Advantage5%
  • The level of Interview will be created in a difficult way so that the applicants will not be able to crack it easily.
  • For the Goa Domicile or Origin applicants the Cut-Off Scores of CAT Exam will be lowered by 15 points.
  1. Selection Criteria of TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal

  • The candidates can take the admission in TA Pai Management Institute for PGDM program in the field of Healthcare and Banking &Financial Service (BKFS) on the basis of their valid score of CAT.
  • The Selection Criteria of TA Pai Management Institutewill be conducted in Two Phases and in first phase, the applicant will be selected for Personal Interviews / WAT on the basis of their CAT score, Past Academic Record, Work Experience and Extra-Curricular Activities and in second phase, the overall performance of the shortlisted applicant will be calculated.
  • The weightage for WAT and PI will be declared by the institute at the time of the selection criteria.
  1. Selection Criteria of Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi

  • The candidates can take the admission in Master of Business Administration program on the basis of their valid CAT score
  • PI + GD will be held after the completion of shortlisting process of applicants on the basis of their secured CAT Score.
  • The institute does not consider Academic Profile and Work Experience at the time of the selection criteria and the weightage for rest of the factors will be declared by the institute at the time of the selection criteria.
  1. Selection Criteria of National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

If the applicants want to take the admission in National Institute of Industrial Engineering for Post Graduate Program in Industrial Management (PGDIM) & Post Graduate Program in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management (PGDISEM) programs then they will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT Scores. Then shortlisted applicants will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round and the final selection will be based upon below mentioned weightages criteria

Considered FactorsWeightages
CAT Scores30%
PI30%
GD15%
Class 10th Marks10%
Class 12th Marks10%
Graduation5%
  1. Selection Criteria of Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  • Those candidates who have cleared the CAT Entrance Exam and want to take the admission on the basis of their CAT Scores in Institute of Management which is a constituent institute of Nirma University for full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will have to apply for Selection for admission.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview and Written Test. The Written Test will be conducted at five selected cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune.
  • Then after, the final selection of the candidates will be based upon their performance in the CAT Exam, Personal Interview, Written Communication Test, Academic Performance in Class 10th, 12th& Graduation and Work Experience. The composite scores will be calculated on the basis of each of the below mentioned component weightages
ParameterWeightages
Common Admission Test60%
Personal Interview20%
Written Communication Test10%
Academic Performance10%
Full-Time Work ExperienceExtra 5 Points
  1. Selection Criteria of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad

  • If candidates want to take the admission in National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management for PGDM program in the field of Agri Business Management will have to secure a valid score in CAT Entrance Exam and will have to apply for the selection criteria of the institute.
  • In the selection process the merit list will be made for calling the candidates for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round by adding the Diversity Factor to that CAT Score. The CAT Score weightage will be calculated by using following mentioned formula

CAT Score (CS) = Candidate’s CAT Score / Highest CAT Score *5

  • Then the final merit list will be created on the basis of the below mentioned selection factors and weightages
ParameterWeightages
CAT Score55
Diversity Factor06
Essay Writing04
Group Discussion08
Micro Presentation07
Personal Interview10
Work Experience05
Academic Record05
  • The candidates will get the 10 Minutes time for the preparation about the topic before the Micro Presentation and Group Discussion round. Also in Group Discussion round each candidate will get at least 2 Minutes to speak about the topic.

FAQ’s

Ques. What were the topics asked in Written Case Analysis round of K.J. Somiya Selection Criteria in the last year?

Ans. The topics which were asked in Written Case Analysis Round at the time of the selection criteria was about the Growing Rate of Cars is an indicator of India’s growth story, Contribution of Agriculture in Indian Economy, Impact of Social Media on Indian Society, Domestic Violence is an outcome of lack of education and Outsourcing in India is shifting from service to manufacturing.

Ques. Which Non IIMs institutes of CAT mostly prefer the CAT scores for the final selection?

Ans. On the basis of the weightage criteria of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Researchprefers the 85% of CAT Scores then after that Institute of Management, Nirma Universityprefers the 60% of CAT Scores.

On the basis of our analysis there is the table which is showing the preferences on the basis of the CAT Score at the time of the Final Selection

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Ques. In the interview round how many panelists will be there?

Ans. At the time of the personal interview round the total number of panelists will be there from the side of the institutes are mentioned below

Name of InstitutesNumber of Panelists
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research2-3
National Institute of Industrial Engineering02
T.A. Pai Management Institute02
Birla Institute of Management Technology02
Institute of Management, Nirma University-
Goa Institute of Management02
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research02
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool)03
Faculty of Management Studies2-3
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management-

Ques. What will be time duration and Word Limit will be provided for Essay Writing round in various Non IIMs Institutes during selection process?

Ans. The total time duration will be taken and word limit will be offered by the Non IIMs institute for Essay Writing Round during the selection criteria are mentioned below

Name of the InstitutesTime DurationNo. of Word Limits
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research15 Minutes200-300 Words
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research20 – 30 Minutes300 Words
Birla Institute of Management and Technology20 Minutes200 Words
Pr. LN Welinkar Institute of Management Development and Research20 Minutes-
TA Pai Management Institute10 Minutes-
Institute of Management, Nirma University30 Minutes-
National Institute of Agricultural Extension ManagementNot Given-

Ques. Which Non IIMs institutes of CAT mostly prefer the Work Experience during the Selection Criteria?

Ans. The applicants can take the admission in the given Non IIMs Institutes of CAT on the basis of the below mentioned weightage criteria of Work Experience. The National Institute of Industrial Engineeringis the only Non IIMs Institute of CAT which does not consider the work experience of the applicant as a factor during the selection process.

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