IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2019; CAT Weightage Slashed

Published: | October 31, 2018
IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2019; CAT Weightage Slashed

Apart from CAT, IIM Visakhapatnam considers various other factors to shortlisting students for its PGP course. The institute follows three-phase selection criteria and has pre-defined weightages for different academic components.

Like the other IIMs, IIM Visakhapatnam also follows a comprehensive selection criterion to ensure that the takers have the potential to become successful business leaders. The institute has recently changed its selection criteria and has cut down the weightage of CAT for the final round of selection to 25%. Check the detailed selection criteria below.

Phase 1: IIM Visakhapatnam CAT Cut-off for 2019

The initial phase of selection takes the candidate’s CAT score into consideration and selection is done only if the candidate has secured the minimum sectional as well as overall cut-off set by IIM Visakhapatnam. Minimum CAT Cutoff for IIM Visakhapatnam:

Category

Verbal & Reading Comprehension Percentile (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile (QA)

Overall Percentile Rank

General

85

80

80

90

Non-OBC-cum-transgender

75

70

70

80

SC

60

60

60

75

ST

50

50

50

55

Differently Abled

50

50

50

55

If the candidates have qualified the cut-off mentioned above, they must re-confirm their interest in participating for the selection criteria of the institute in order to be considered. On confirming the candidature, applicants will receive a mail from the institute inviting them to participate in the selection process.

Phase 2: IIM Visakhapatnam GD, WAT and PI 2019

While shortlisting students for Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT), IIM Visakhapatnam considers the CAT scores and academic background i.e. performance in class 10 and 12 board exams as well as graduation. Points are given on the basis of marks scored at each level.

Apart from that, the institute gives certain weightage to work experience acquired by a candidate. Candidates who have pursued professional courses including Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary, and Cost Accounting will be given additional weightage.

The score of work experience for every eligible candidate is calculated out of 8 using the following formula:

  • Work Experience = 8x/36 (if 0 <x <36) OR
  • Work Experience = 8 (if x >= 36)

Here, x is the number of months counted up to the date of release of CAT notification of the respective year. The work experience calculated with the help of the above formula is multiplied by the quality of work experience score that is given on a 5-point scale.

The quality of work experience is given by the interviewer during the personal interview and the score evaluated for work experience is considered for the final selection. Candidates can apply either for weightage through work experience or through professional course weightage. A candidate will not be considered for both the components.

Candidates are shortlisted for the next round of selection on the basis of the score achieved by them in different components. Following is the distribution of score basis which candidates are selected for GD, WAT and PI.

IIM Visakhapatnam Selection Criteria 2019 for GD, WAT and PI:

Components

Points

Class 10 Board Exam Score

20

Class 12 Board Exam Score

10

Graduation Score

20

Work Experience

8

Verbal & Reading Comprehension

14

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

16

Quantitative Aptitude

10

Gender Diversity

2 (for girls)

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Phase 3: IIM Visakhapatnam Final Selection 2019

Final selection is done on the basis of the collective performance of a candidate in CAT, WAT, GD and PI. Also, candidates who have appeared for the GD, WAT and PI rounds by any one or more than one of the IIMs including IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, will not be required to appear for the same at IIM Visakhapatnam.

The scores in PI and WAT secured by the candidates at any of these IIMs will be obtained by IIM Visakhapatnam and selection will be done on the basis of the weightage chart given below.

Components and their Weightage:

Components

Weightage

Class 10 Board Exam Score

10%

Class 12 Board Exam Score

5%

Graduation Degree Aggregate Score

10%

CAT Score

25%

Written Ability Test (WAT)

10%

Personal Interview (PI)

30%

Work Experience (if any)

10%

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IIM Visakhapatnam has the discretion of changing the selection criteria depending on its academic requirement and changes in the programmes or curriculum.

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