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Admission criteria of Indian Institute of Management, Bodh Gaya (IIM-B), for admission to Post Graduate Program (PGP) for the academic year 2018-20 is based on CAT Score 2017. Apart from the score of CAT, the admission also depends upon the past academics and prior work experience.
Some highlights of the IIM Bodh Gaya Admission criteria 2018:
IIM Bodh Gaya offers 2-year PGP-PGDM program which is a full-time residential course. The course structure consists of the core curriculum, a summer internship and elective courses (optional).
The IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Criteria 2018 will be conducted in 3 phases:
After the declaration of the result of WAT and PI, a merit list will be declared taking into consideration the overall profile of the candidate.
Candidates need to score a minimum required percentage in CAT 2017 to get further eligible for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) which is given below. They must also clear the sectional cut off.
For shortlisting candidates for WAT/PI rounds, IIM Bodhgaya will consider only the CAT performance of a candidate. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2017 would go a long way in securing a WATGD/PI call from this premier B-school.
|Category||Section – I Verbal Ability (VA)||Section – II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning(DILR)||Section – III Quantitative Ability (QA)||Overall|
|GENERAL||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 80||≥ 90|
|OBC-NC||≥ 55||≥ 55||≥ 55||≥ 75|
|SC||≥ 50||≥ 50||≥ 50||≥ 55|
|ST||≥ 30||≥ 30||≥ 30||≥ 35|
|Differently Abled||≥ 30||≥ 30||≥ 30||≥ 35|
NOTE- The actual section-wise and overall percentile of a shortlisted candidate may be much higher than the above-mentioned minimum percentile.
A candidate’s final score for selection at IIM Bodh Gaya is calculated on the basis of weights given to the following factors:
List of bachelor’s degree-
The points which will be allotted to the candidate based on the aggregate score of Class 10 and Class 12 percentages of marks of the candidates are as per the table is given below.
|Class 10 Marks||Points||Class 12 Marks||Points|
|> 75 and < 80||8||> 75 and < 80||8|
|> 70 and < 75||6||> 70 and < 75||6|
|> 65 and < 70||4||> 65 and < 70||4|
|> 60 and < 65||2||> 60 and < 65||2|
2. On the basis of Work Experience-
Work experience is any experience that a person gains while working in a specific field or occupation. Maximum of Six points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on July 31, 2017 to the candidates.
NOTE- Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of the curricular requirement will not be considered.
Allotment of Points for work experience in completed months is elucidated below-
|6 to 12||0.5|
|13 to 18||1|
|19 to 24||2|
|25 to 36||3|
A candidate’s final score for selection for the batch 2018-20 is calculated on the basis of following criteria:
A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2017
B = Maximum CAT 2017 score
C = Points awarded for Class Xth marks Score
D = Points awarded for Class XII marks
|Criterion||Weights||Method of Calculation|
|CAT 2017 Score||15||(A/B) x 15|
|Personal Interview (PI)||15||–|
|Writing Ability Test (WAT)||05||–|
|Class X marks||05||(C/10) x 5|
|Class XII marks||05||(D/10) x 5|
|Gender Diversity||01||1 point will be awarded to promote gender diversity|
|Points for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s Degree level*||If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) ADFB=1; ELSE ADFB=0||-|
* ADFB: Academic Diversity Factor at Bachelor Degree level means candidates who hold bachelor degree as under ADFB list will get 3 points and those candidates who do not have one will get 0 points. The courses under ADFB list are:
In the selection process, the total weightage for parameters which are controllable ( CAT, WAT, and PI ) in the final selection stage has been kept at 70%. This means that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Bodh Gaya by performing well in CAT 2017, WAT and PI rounds.
Read more: Preparation tips for GD/PI and WAT.
The final selection list will be based rigidly on merit in each category. The minimum qualification on the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Bodh Gaya.
IIM Bodh Gaya has the same policies which are applied by Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) for reservation for admission in IIM Bodh Gaya. Any dispute concerning Admissions for the PGP Batch 2018-20 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Bodh Gaya only.
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