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IIM Amritsar has released its admission criteria for selection of MBA aspirants who qualify CAT. Candidates will be deemed eligible for further selection process on the basis of CAT scores. Apart from that, the admission also depends upon past academic records and work experience.
|Candidates’ Category||Quantitative Aptitude (Section 1)||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Section 2)||Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Section 3)||Total (Overall Percentile)|
|Non- Creamy Layer Other Backward Class||55||55||55||75|
|Persons with Disability(PwD)||30||30||30||35|
Candidates shortlisted for PI/WAT rounds after clearing minimum requisite CAT percentile will have to appear for the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT) conducted by IIM Rohtak, the coordinating authority for 9 IIMs for 2018-20 batch.
PI (35% weightage) and WAT (15% weightage) rounds influence the scores of candidates in the final merit list. Admissions for Post Graduate Program in IIM Amritsar are done based on ranks of students in the final merit list.
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Personal Interview (PI) round is conducted by a panel of experts who test and measure candidates’ levels in various skills.
These skills include:
Writing Analysis Test (WAT) is conducted to test the command that candidates possess over English. Apart from Vocabulary and Grammar, candidates are tested in their presentation and quality of content.
The table below shows all the parameters that influence the admission criteria for PGP in IIM Amritsar. Corresponding weightage associated with each parameter is also indicated.
|1||CAT Percentile||40 %|
|3||Written Analysis Test||15%|
|5||Gender Diversity or Academic Diversity||5%|
Details of each parameter are as follows:
40 % of overall weightage in the final merit list is given to CAT percentile which depends on the score obtained by candidates in Common Admission Test.
Purpose of personal interview is to test candidates’ in their general awareness, presentation, communication skills, technical knowledge and general aptitude. This is another highly influential factor in determining candidates’ position in the final merit list as this carries a weightage of 35%.
This round tests candidate in their ability to write essential content in high quality. Vocabulary of candidates and overall command over language is also tested in this round. The Written Analysis Test (WAT) contributes to 15% of overall weightage in the final merit list.
A maximum of 5% worth weightage is given to candidates who have prior work experience. Duration of the work and quality of work in that period is the basis of awarding marks under the Work Experience quota. A minimum of 6 months of service period is required to be considered for additional marks under Work Experience.
It must be noted that in order to be eligible to stake the claim for marks under Work Experience, candidates must have had a full-time professional job after completion of graduation. Experience gained during the following tasks will not be considered for marks under Work Experience.
The maximum marks awarded to candidates on the basis of duration service is shown in the below table. Marks shown are for final merit list which comprises composite scores out of 100.
|Duration of Work (in months)||Maximum marks||Duration of Work (in months)||Maximum marks|
|Below 6 months||0||21||4.33|
|-||-||Above 36 months||1|
Academic Diversity Criteria
Non-Engineering candidates are awarded 5 % marks under the Academic Diversity Criteria. This means that all candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree and have obtained their Bachelor’s Degree in any field other than Engineering or Technology (B.Tech/B.E or equivalent) will be considered for Academic Diversity Score.
All female candidates are entitled to 5 % Gender Diversity marks which will be added to overall score in the final merit list.
Important Note: Candidates are eligible for diversity score only under one of the two categories (Academic Diversity or Gender Diversity). Female candidates with a non-engineering degree cannot stake claim for diversity marks under both the categories.
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