IIM Admission 2014: Chance for 85 percentilers to get into an IIM

http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/7448/IIM-Admission-2014 Candidates seeking admission to IIM Rohtak and hopeful of getting shortlisted on lower cut off ground must also find out their eligibility as per the weightages accorded to academic record, work experience, gender and subject diversity Common Admission Process meant for six newer IIMs will begin after the declaration of shortlists on January 25, 2014. “The short listing procedure for Rohtak is different, and hence the cut-off for Rohtak might vary slightly” says Prof Hari Shree Kumar, Chairperson(Admissions) IIM Trichy that will be coordinating the admission process 2014 for all the six new IIMs viz. Kashipur, Raipur, Tiruchirappalli, Ranchi Rohtak and Udaipur, It may sound to be a very good news for admission seekers with less than 90 percentile in CAT 2013 as IIM Rohtak in its admission policy 2014 has announced slightly lower threshold cut off at 85 percentile as against other IIMs’ policy of 96+ percentile for admission 2014 final round. Besides IIM Rohtak has announced to have a batch size of 150-160 students in 2014-16 batch while IIM Trichy proposes to have 110 students. Candidates seeking admission to IIM Rohtak and hopeful of getting shortlisted on lower cut off ground must also find out their eligibility as per the weightages accorded to academic record, work experience, gender and subject diversity Cut off for short listing Qualification Cut Off- percentage of Marks Category X XII General 70 65 NC-OBC 65 60 SC 60 55 ST 55 50 DAP/PWD 60 55

UG 60 55 50 45 50

Work experience – Maximum weightage of 75 will be granted for a work experience between 30 to 35 months. But no weightage will be there for the work experience below 12 months or above 60 months. Gender diversity- Female candidates will be assigned a grace score of 30. Subject diversity-Candidates having a non-engineering background at graduation will be assigned a grace score of 30. IIM Rohtak Process for short listing IIM Trichy coordinating the Personal Appearance (PA) process 2014 for six new IIMs, will call candidates 12 times of the proposed intake. Only candidates meeting the cut-off criteria listed in CAT 2013 component scores in respective categories will be considered for short listing. More important is the fact that only candidates meeting the cut-off criteria listed in qualification cut off, for X, XII and Under-Graduate (UG) reported marks in respective categories will be considered for the short listing in final admission round.

The Personal Appearance Process The eligible candidates will be ranked on the basis of their actual Grand Total Score and top specified number will be called for the PA process above a required percentile. The PA process will be composed of Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis (WA) as well as any other component to be decided, and (d) preparing the Final Selection List (FSL) based on CAT score, PA score and profile score including Work Experience (WE) score as assessed during the PA process, score for Past Academic Performance (PAP) and any other criterion included. Group discussion has not so far been included in PA process. Final Short listing for admission IIM Rohtak will assign a weight of 50% to CAT Total Score (Scaled to 100), PI and WAT 30; and 20 to WE, PAP and any other component that may be included. Minimum cut off may be applied to PA components. Venues for PI & WAT The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short listed candidates. In cases where candidates have been shortlisted by the six new IIMs as well as older IIMs, IIM Trichy may collect the PI & WAT scores directly from the older IIMs. Such candidates will be informed in advance, and they need not appear for IIM Trichy’s PI & WAT. Expert Advice for final admission round Prof S K Agarwal, expert and mentor suggests that Candidates who are optimistic of getting shortlisted shouldn’t wait for January 25, 2014 but immediately begin their preparation for WAT and PI. Improving the writing skill is a time consuming job. Select the hot WAT topics start writing on them one by one. Get the same evaluated, rectify the errors. Read news papers, periodicals. Write down the summary of the articles you have read. Write complete sentences and avoid cutting and crossing. Remember your reader is your examiner who is going to examine hundreds of writing pieces. http://www.mbauniverse.com/gd_pi_preparation/login.php; http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/7411/WAT-Preparation-Tips Personal interview also has great weightage in your final selection round. Reading and gaining the knowledge is very important but how to present it well packaged, is more important. Get the expert tips on generic and specific questions for this round. http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/7269/Personal-Interview-for-MBA; http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/7272/Personal-Interview