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IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - September 01, 2017

IIM Rohtak Admission Criteria 2018 comprise 3 stages- Shortlisting for Personal appearance (PA) round, PI and WAT process and preparation of final shortlisted candidates List. Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak selection process will commence after the declaration of CAT Result

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

  • Applicants need to clear minimum CAT percentile to be eligible for stage 1 of IIM Rohtak Admission Process.
  • CAT Score carries maximum weightage in the admission process i.e. 40%. 
  • The overall CAT Cut Off required by a general category student is 96 percentile. 
  • Stage 2 consists of PI (Personal Interview) and WAT (Written Ability Test). They make 30% of the final score. 
  • Work Experience and Academics Score carry 30% weightage. 
  • After the above 2 stages, a consolidated merit list will be created.

 IIM Rohtak(IIM R) is one amongst the 20 IIMs established by the Government of India and offers admissions to Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). 

Eligibility for Personal Appearance Round

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 a 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 into 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 Offfor shortlisting for IIM Rohtak is mentioned in the table given below:

CategorySectional Cut OffOverall Cut Off

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

CategoryClass XClass XIIGraduation

Shortlisting Process for Personal Appearance Round

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

Class X score: Class X percentage score of a 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 the 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 the 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

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

WAT, PI & Preparation of Final Shortlisted Candidate List

Candidates called for Personal Appearance have to appear for Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. After this, they are assigned scores out of 100 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. 

Read more:Preparation Tips for GD/PI and WAT

Preparation of Final Shortlisted Candidate List 

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

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

Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

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

  • Candidates who have been sent admission letter and have accepted the same must send the Offer Acceptance Letter and Offer Acceptance Amount of INR 60,000 within the stipulated date.
  • They can also withdraw the offer acceptance amount before registering in the institution, within a defined time.
  • The amount will be refunded after deduction of some processing charges.
  • After registration, they will not be given any kind of refund.
  • For candidates who have registered themselves and taken the admission, the offer acceptance fee paid by them will be adjusted with the term fee of the course.



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