IIM Ahmedabad has announced the award of diversified weight even to less than 60% marks in the Admission Policy for PGP 2016-18 batch. While the maximum weightage of 3 points will be awarded to the students with 60% marks in Arts & Humanities at 12th standard and bachelor’s degree level, the minimum of 1 point weight will go to Science, Engineering and other allied streams.
It is the only Indian Institute of Management to announce weightage for less than 60% marks scored in academics right from standard 10 to graduation for all the streams in its shortlisting criteria. Other IIMs has no such policy.
Weightage to Class 10 marks
IIM Ahmedabad has announced rating score for standard 10 marks as 55% and above but below 60% marks will be awarded 1 point weightage. If the marks are 60% and above, weightage of 2 points will be awarded. Maximum weightage of 10 points will be awarded to 90% or above marks in class 10.
Academic diversity begins from 12th std
If you belong to Science stream in class 12 and have scored below or 55% marks, weightage of 1 point will be awarded and marks between 55 to 60% will be awarded weightage of 2 points.
Students from commerce stream will get a weightage of 1 point even if they have scored 50% or fewer marks, this will increase to 2 points if the score is up to 55%. From 55% to 65% marks in class 12, the weightage points will go up to 3. However maximum weightage of 10 points will be awarded by IIM Ahmedabad if you have scored 90% or above marks.
Arts Stream gets maximum weights
If you opted for Arts stream in class 12 and had scored 45% or fewer
marks, weightage of 1 point goes to you. The weightage rises faster than for Science and commerce streams. For example- 45 to 50% will get a weightage of 2 points; 50 to 60% a weightage of 3.
60 to 70% in Arts at class 12 will be awarded a weightage of 5 points in rating score in the first stage short listing at IIM Ahmedabad. This weightage was available to Science and commerce streams with 70 to 80% and 65 to 75% marks respectively.
The maximum weightage of 10 points based on class 12 marks will be given for scoring 90% in Science or commerce stream, is available at 85% in Arts.
For Bachelor’s degree
Lower weightage to higher percentage of marks to Science, Engineering, Commerce disciplines whereas Arts, Humanities, Medicine, CA, ICWA, CS scores will be awarded higher weightage at a low percentage of marks.
The maximum weightage of 10 points is available to graduates in Science, Commerce & other allied disciplines with more than 80% marks; to Engineering graduates with more than 85% marks but this weightage of 10 points is available to graduates in Arts/Humanities with 75% marks; in Medicine with 70% marks and for CA/ICWA/CS with only 63% marks.
90 percentile minimum in CAT 2015
The first stage shortlisting based on CAT 2015 scores for admission to PGP 2016-18 batch at IIM Ahmedabad requires minimum 80 percentile in each of the 3 sections. A few IIMs have reduced the minimum percentile required in the newly created tricky section of DILR, but IIM Ahmedabad has kept the minimum required percentile uniform. The minimum overall percentile required to qualify for shortlisting at the first stage of IIM Ahmedabad admission process in 2016 has been prescribed at 90.
After the stage 1 shortlisting the successful CAT 2015 takers shall have to go through the final admission process at IIM Ahmedabad. The final admission round will comprise Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI). Both the tests will be conducted on the same day and the admission offers shall be issued based on the scores obtained in CAT 2015, AWT, PI and other key parameters in the month of April 2016.
Source: MBA Universe