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IIM-A Eligibility

Eligibility for PGP

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Differently Abled (DA) or Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category, this is relaxed to 45%)
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year/is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.

 

Eligibility for PGP-FABM

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%], of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

OR

  • The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph and have a strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors. Such candidates will be required to submit a special form as described in section 2.1 under admission procedure. Failure to submit the form will disqualify the candidate from being considered further for admission to the programme. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidates must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

 

Eligibility for FPM 

The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below,
1. A Master's Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, with the Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification with atleast 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent (OR)
2. Five/four-year Integrated Master’s Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. (OR)
3. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.
(OR)
4. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor's degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.


Eligibility for PGPX
 

Following are the basic criteria for the PGPX Application: 

A) A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline. (Minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India i.e. KG to 12 +2 + 3 or 4 as the case may be.) 

B) Minimum Age of 27 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. There is no upper age limit.

C) A valid GMAT/GRE score (GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years form the date to the application deadline date of the round in which candidate is applying.

D) Minimum 4 years of full time work experience after completion of graduation.

Eligibility for ePGP

Working Professionals and entrepreneurs with a minimum of 3 years, full time work experience after graduation (As on December 31, 2017)
Age 24 years and above (As on December 31, 2017)
Holding at least a Bachelor's Degree/CA/ICWA, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA, awarded by any of the 
   recognized universities.


IIM-A Admission Procedure

  • For PGP Programme 

There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Ahmedabad PGP Programme.

  1. The first stage is appearing for the CAT (or GMAT) Exam conducted by the IIMs.
  2. On clearing the required cut-offs and the Composite Score (CS), which includes, but is not limited to, 10th, 12th and graduation marks, a candidate is called for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI). From 2015 onwards, WAT has been replaced by Academic Writing Test (AWT).
  3. Final Selection is done on the basis of FCS (Final Composite Score), which takes into account PI, AWT, and CS calculated at the previous stage.




  • For PGP-FABM Programme 

There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Ahmedabad PGP-ABM Programme.

    1. The candidate must appear for CAT or GMAT exam.
    2. On clearing the required cut-offs, the candidate is shortlisted for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)




  • For PGPX Programme 

There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Ahmedabad PGPX programme.

    1. The candidate must appear for GMAT exam.
    2. The score of the GMAT exam, along with the rest of the application is screened and shortlisting is done based on the application alone
    3. The shortlisted candidates must submit the essays and appear for interviews.
    4. The final merit list is prepared after the interviews.


  • For ePGP Programme
  • The candidate has to appear for either the CAT exam or the GMAT exam
  • Shortlisted candidates on the basis of score obtained in CAT/GMAT will be invited for personal Interview

 


Getting the IIM-A PGP Call


Only the candidates above the following minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2017 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Category

VRC Percentile Rank

DILR Percentile Rank

QA Percentile Rank

Overall Percentile Rank

General

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD

60

60

60

70

 Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Persons with disabilities (PwD).

At different stages of the selection process ‘Application Rating’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used. An applicant’s AR score is the sum of the rating scores obtained in the 10th standard, 12th standard, and Bachelor’s degree percentage.

 

RATING SCORE A- Percentage score in 10th

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

5

> 80 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

 

RATING SCORE B- Percentage score in 12th

 

Science Stream

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

5

> 80 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Commerce Stream

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 75

5

> 75 and <= 90

8

> 90

10

Arts Stream

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam

Rating Score A

<= 45

1

> 45 and <= 50

2

> 50 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 70

5

> 70 and <= 85

8

>85

10

 

RATING SCORE C- Percentage score in Bachelor’s Degree Examination

AC-1

Percent score in Bachelor’s degree

Rating Score

<=55

1

>55 and <=60

2

>60 and <62

3

>62 and <=65

5

>65 and <=70

8

>70

10

AC-2

Percent score in Bachelor’s degree

Rating Score

<=50

1

>50 and <=53

2

>53 and <=55

3

>55 and <=57

5

>57 and <=63

8

>63

10

AC-3 & AC-5

Percent score in Bachelor’s degree

Rating Score

<=55

1

>55 and <=60

2

>60 and <65

3

>65 and <=70

5

>70 and <=80

8

>80

10

AC-4 & AC-7

Percent score in Bachelor’s degree

Rating Score

<=60

1

>60 and <=65

2

>65 and <=70

3

>70 and <=75

5

>75 and <=85

8

>85

10

AC-6

Percent score in Bachelor’s degree

Rating Score

<=50

1

>50 and <=55

2

>55 and <60

3

>60 and <=65

5

>65 and <=75

8

>75

10

Text Box: AR= (A+B+C)

Normalised AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017 and apply to IIMA.)



CATEGORIES FOR BACHELORS DEGREE/INTEGRATED MASTERS DEGREE (AS PER CAT APPLICATION)

 

AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD(USA)

AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).

AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees.

In particular, including 1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning
2.Hotel & Tourism Management/Catering Technology
3.Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
4.Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies etc.)
5.Any vocational degree in commerce (BCOM)

AC-4 (All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas): Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees (Excluding all degrees in Fashion Technology, and BS/BSC degrees in Information Technology).

In particular, including
1. Agricultural Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology
2. Architecture
3. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees in Biosciences, Geological Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences and Natural Sciences 4. BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH in all Engineering/Technology and related areas, including subjects like Chemical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Physics etc.
5. Textile Engineering/Technology 6. Others: All other fields where BE/BS (ENG)/BSC (ENG)/BTECH/integrated MTECH degrees are awarded, not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in the list

AC-5 (All Science and Agriculture Related Areas, other than Agricultural Engineering, Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, Leather Design and all BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)), BCH, BDS, BFSC, BMATH, BN (Bachelor of Nursing), BPHARMA, BPT, BSTAT, BVSC degrees. Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees; all non-engineering/non-technical degrees in Geography, Mathematics, Statistics and related areas. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/BTECH/MTECH degree.

In particular, including
1. Actuarial Science
2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
4. Dentistry
5. Fisheries
6. Forestry
7. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
8. Horticulture
9. Information Technology. Excluding any BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degree.
10. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
11. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees other than BE/BS(ENG)/BSC(ENG)/ BTECH/MTECH degrees
12. Paramedical/Physiotherapy
13. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
14. Planning
15. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
16. Any vocational degree in science (BS/BSC)
17. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list

 

AC-6 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMS (Bachelor of Media Science), BMus, BSW and LLB. Also including any degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Mass Communication.

In particular, including
1. Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/ Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design
2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, MediaStudies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
4. Journalism (all degrees)
5. Law
6. Psychology (all degrees)
7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)

AC-7: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-6.

 

Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

Shortlisting will be carried out in two stages.

Stage 1: (From the Applicants’ pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines)

 A certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score ‘CS’ subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

From each of the academic categories (AC) for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017 from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is at least 100, the top 5% in the respective AC limited to the respective categories (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) among the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017, henceforth referred to as ACRC groups, (subject to upper limits on the numbers per ACRC group as specified in Table below) will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

CS (Composite Score) = 0.3 (Normalised AR score) + 0.7 (Normalised overall score in CAT-2017)

Table: The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per ACRC

 

Category

Upper Limit (UL) per ACRC

General

100

NC-OBC-cum-transgender

57

SC

32

ST

16

PwD

6

 

Criteria C1-C3:

C1. PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must not be lower than the minimum cut-offs

C2. P > Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table below), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Table. Minimum cut-off for P across different disciplines and different categories


Stream in 12th std.

General Category

NC-OBC-cum-transgender Category

SC Category

ST Category

PWD Category

Science

80

75

70

65

70

Commerce

77

72

67

62

67

Arts and Humanities

75

70

64

59

64

C3.(Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective ACRC.)

Any AC, for which the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017 from SC/ST/NCOBC/PwD categories is less than 100, will not be subdivided into ACRCs as above. For such an AC, the top 100 or the top 5% in the respective AC among all the applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT-2017, whichever is less, will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C4-C6.

C4. PT > 80, PQA > 70, PDILR > 70 and PVRC > 70.

C5. P > 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. examinations.

C6. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor’s examination) > Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants’ pool, (the applicants’ pool in this case being defined as the group of candidates who appear for CAT-2017, apply to IIM Ahmedabad and belong to the respective AC.)

Note: The applicants’ pool under AC-7 (others) is expected to be very small and very diverse. Therefore, it is not possible to meaningfully distinguish the exceptional performers in that category

Stage 2: After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

Final Selection

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score’s (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:

FCS = 0.50 (Normalised PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalised AWT Score) + 0.40 (CS).

The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively.,

Note: The criterion remains the same as last year’s


IIM A Fees

The most recently revised fees of IIM-A has been tabulated below

Program

Fees

PGP & PGP-ABM

21,00,000

PGPX

24,50,000


Inside IIM-Ahmedabad


IIM-A Diversity

Students admitted to the Postgraduate Programme in the past have had scholastic achievements in different disciplines such as arts, commerce, science and professional streams such as medicine, engineering and agriculture. However, the vast majority is of students with engineering background.
Among the recent PGP students, a significant proportion has had full-time paid work experience of more than six months after their graduation.



Statistics of the 2017-19 Batch:


GENDER DIVERSITY

 


DURATION OF WORK EXPERIENCE




SECTOR OF WORK EXPERIENCE

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GRADUATION BACKGROUNDS

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IIM A Final Placements

The placement process is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where firms interview students with work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage is the final placement process where the firms are grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered. 
The Average Maximum Earning Potential (MEP) for 2015- 2017 batch was Rs.22.6 lakh (IIM-A has done away with the concept of Cost-to-Company, CTC, and now reveals the placement information in terms of MEP)

Last two years at a glance:

2015 - 2017

2014 - 2016

Maximum Earning Potential (cash component)

53,00,000

48,00,000

No. of firms

120+

110+

Top Recruiter

Amazon (18 offers)

Accenture Strategy (18 offers)

Total Offers Accepted

386

383

Batch Size

400

397

 

Function-wise Classification:(No. of offers)

Domestic

International

Total

Business Development

16

9

25

Consulting

99

0

99

Finance

60

2

62

General Management

50

4

54

Marketing/Sales

68

3

71

Operations

21

0

21

Product/Category Management

29

0

29

Research and Advisory

2

0

2

Strategy

13

0

13

Supply Chain Management

2

0

2

Systems/IT

2

0

2

Others

6

0

6

Total

368

18

286

 

Global Location-wise Classification:

Locations

No. of Offers Acccepted

Hong Kong

1

Malaysia

3

Nigeria

4

UAE

9

USA

1

India

368

Total

386

 

India Location-wise Classification:

India Locations

No. of Offers Accepted

Ahmedabad

3

Bangalore

24

Chennai

6

Delhi NCR

41

Hyderabad

10

Kota

2

Mumbai

80

Nagpur

1

Pan India

170

Pune

15

Ranchi

1

To Be Decided

15

Total

343


IIM A Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2016-18 was successfully completed in November 2016 (after the end of the batch's first year) with more than 110 firms participating in the placement process. Companies of different sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

 

Categories

Numbers

Total Batch Strength

401

Students seeking internship through institute

390

Not seeking internship through institute

11

Total accepted offers

390

Function-wise Classification:

Function

No. of Offers

Business Development

8

Consulting

93

Finance

76

General Management

49

Human Resources

1

Marketing/Sales

91

Operations

17

Product/Category Management

21

Research and Advisory

1

Strategy

13

Supply Chain Management

5

Systems/IT

24

Others

13

Total

390

 

Global Location-wise Classification:

Locations

No. of Offers Accepted

Bangkok

2

Dubai

364

Hong Kong

10

Malaysia

8

Singapore

4

Switzerland

1

UAE

3

UK

2

India (Domestic)

368

Total

384

 

India Location-wise Classification:

India Locations

No. of Offers Acccepted

Ahmedabad

3

Bangalore

17

Chennai

1

Hyderabad

9

Jaipur

1

Mumbai

94

Nagpur

2

NCR

30

PAN India

82

Pune

11

Sriperumbudur

1

TBD (To be decided)

117

Total

364

 

Disclaimer:
The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.


Notable IIM-A Alumni


Academics

  • AjitRangnekar 
    Dean, Indian School of Business
  • Ashish Nanda 
    Director, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Atul Tandon 
    Director of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad from 2001-2009
  • ShekharChaudhari 
    Former Director, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Arts & Social Work

  • GauravDagaonkar 
    Music Director, vocalist and Songwriter
  • Mallika Sarabhai 
    Classical Dancer and Activist. Director of Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad

Business

  • Ajay Singh Banga 
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard
  • Ashok Vemuri 
    CEO of IGATE
  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani 
    Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Infoedge & naukri.com
  • Shikha Sharma 
    MD & Chief Executive Officer, Axis Bank
  • K. V. Kamath 
    Non-executive chairman, Board of Directors, ICICI Bank 
    Lead Independent Director, Infosys 
    Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys from 2011-13

Government & Politics

  • Arvind Subramanian 
    Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India
  • RaghuramRajan 
    Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Prem Das Rai 
    Member of Parliament, Sikkim constituency, 15th LokSabha

 


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