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IIM-A Eligibility

Eligibility for PGP & PGP-ABM

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, 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%. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. The candidate is required to have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category) based on latest available grades/marks.

Eligibility for FPM
Either one of the following is required for a candidate to be eligible for FPM

  • A Masters Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, with a Bachelors degree/ equivalent qualification with at-least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  • Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent
  • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.
  • A 4-year/8-semester Bachelors degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.

Eligibility for PGPX

  • Candidate must have been through atleast 15 years of study as per Indian education system. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Minimum age of 27 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences.
  • A valid GMAT score obtained in the last four year before the start of the program.


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 Exam conducted by the IIMs.
    2. On clearing the required cutoffs and the composite score, a candidate is called for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). From 2015 onwards, WAT has been replaced by Academic Writing Test (AWT).

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission process PGP | CL Research

  • For PGP-ABM 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 cutoffs, the candidate is shortlisted for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission process PGP-ABM | CL Research

  • 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. On clearing the required cutoffs, the candidate is shortlisted for Personal Interview through Video Conference.

    IIM Ahmedabad Admission process PGPX | CL Research


Getting the IIM A PGP Call


2015-17 PGP Batch

IIM-A called candidates for WAT-PI on the basis of the candidate's Composite Score. The composite score has an element of the CAT percentile as well as previous academic performance (AR Rating). IIM-A revised the CAT cutoffs for all the categories except General for the batch 2015-17.

 

Category Section I Percentile Section II Percentile Overall Percentile AR Score

General

85

85

90

15.5

NC-OBC

80

80

85

11

SC

75

75

80

8.5

ST

75

75

80

8.5

DA

75

75

80

8.5

 

For computation of AR score of an applicant rating scores 'A' and 'B' and 'C' (Table 2b) will be computed based on her/his percentage of marks obtained in 10th standard, 12th standard and bachelor's degree examinations respectively.

 

Application Rating (AR): 2015-17 Rating Scores for Calculation

 
Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

4

> 80 and <= 90

7

> 90

10

Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Rating Score B

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

4

> 80 and <= 90

7

>90

10

Percent score in Bachelor's Degree Rating Score C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 80

4

> 80 and <= 90

7

>90

10

Application Rating Score: AR=0.5*A+1.5*B+2.5*C
Maximum Score for AR = 45

Remarks on AR:

  • For General candidate, 10th and 12th score of above 70% and Graduation score of above 60% would easily fetch an AR of 15.5.
    Basically, out of 10th, 12th and graduation, a candidate has to score above 70% in two of them and at least 60% in the third.
    All the three scores above 60% will still not fetch an IIM-A call.
  • For NC-OBC candidate, 10th, 12th and Graduation score of above 60% would give the required AR of 11 and above.
  • For SC, ST and DA candidates, 10th, 12th and Graduation score of above 55% would give the required AR of 8.5.

The following table depicts the no. of calls made by IIM-A in comparison to the number of candidates eligible for call .

Category No. of Candidate Eligible for Calls No. of Calls for WAT-PI

General

9708

438

NC-OBC

1270

313

SC

424

175

ST

56

56

DA

52

36

Total 11510 1018

 

2016-2018 PGP Batch

IIM-A will call candidates forAWT-PIon the basis of the candidate’s Composite Score. The composite score has an element of the CAT percentile as well as previous academic performance (AR Rating)

The minimum CAT percentiles required in order to be considered for an IIM-A call have been tabulated below:

 

Category

Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank
(PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank
(PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank

Overall percentile rank
(PT)

General

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC (and transgender)

75

75

75

85

SC

70

70

70

80

ST

60

60

60

70

DA

70

70

70

80

 

Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Differently Abled (DA)

For computation of AR score of an applicant, rating scores ‘A’ and ‘B’ and ‘C’ (Table 1b) will be computed based on her/his percentage of marks obtained in the 10th standard, 12th standard and the bachelor’s degree examinations respectively. The AR score is the sum of these scores

Tables: Application Rating (AR): 2016-18 Rating Scores for Calculation

Rating Score A for Class 10th Percentage


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 for Class 12th Percentage

 

Science Stream

Percent score in 12th Std. Exam

Rating Score
B

<= 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 12th Std. Exam

Rating Score
B

<= 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 12th Std. Exam

Rating Score
B

<= 45

1

> 45 and <= 50

2

> 50 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 70

5

> 70 and <= 85

8

> 85

10

 

Rating Score C for Graduation Percentage

 

AC-1, AC-3, AC-5

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score
C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 65

3

> 65 and <= 70

4

> 70 and <= 80

7

> 80

10

AC-2

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score
C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 55

2

> 55 and <= 60

3

> 60 and <= 65

4

> 65 and <= 75

7

> 75

10

AC-4

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score
C

<= 60

1

> 60 and <= 65

2

> 65 and <= 70

3

> 70 and <= 75

4

> 75 and <= 85

7

> 85

10


AC-6

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score
C

<= 55

1

> 55 and <= 60

2

> 60 and <= 62

3

> 62 and <= 65

4

> 65 and <= 70

7

> 70

10

AC-7

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree

Rating Score
C

<= 50

1

> 50 and <= 53

2

> 53 and <= 55

3

> 55 and <= 57

4

> 57and <= 63

7

> 63

10

 

Application Rating Score: AR = A+B+C

IIM-A divides various streams of Bachelor’s degree into different categories and decides cutoff call percentile for each category. The categories are given below:

  • AC-1 : Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science/Technology, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Horticulture, Medicine/Dentistry, Pharmacology/Pharmacy, Bio-Tech/Biochemistry/Life Sciences/Zoology, Science (Chemistry/Physics/Maths/Stats), Home Science/Nursing, Veterinary Science
  • AC-2 : Arts/Humanities, Law, Education (Physical Education), Rural Studies,
    Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
  • AC-3 : Commerce/Economics, Auditing, Banking, Hotel Management, Management, Business Economics, Planning Administraion, Public Finance
  • AC-4 : Agricultural Engineering, Architecture, Engineering/Technology
  • AC-5 : Any other discipline not mentioned above
  • AC-6 : Medicine
  • AC-7 : Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy,Company Secretaryship,

IIM A Final Selection

2015-17 PGP Batch

Selection is based on the ranks of the candidates calculated separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC-Transgender/DA) on the basis of their Composite Scores (CS).
The CS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed using the following rule:
First, CAT, AWT and PI scores of a candidate are normalized by dividing it with the corresponding maximum possible score that could be obtained.
The CS of a candidate is then obtained as:

CS = 0.50 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.40 (Normalized CAT Total Score)

This simply means, total weightage to the CAT score is 40%, PI is 50% and AWT is 10%.

 

The minimum call cutoffs for the 2015-2017 batch has been given below

  • Minimum CAT percentile for General category candidates : 99.67
  • Minimum CAT percentile for NC-OBC category candidates : 96.42
  • Minimum CAT percentile for SC category candidates : 90.68
  • Minimum CAT percentile for ST category candidates : 81.10
  • Minimum CAT percentile for DA category candidates : 86.76

 

2016-2018 PGP Batch

The final selection of the candidate will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DA) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores’ (FCS).

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

FCS = 0.40 (Normalized PI Score) + 0.10 (Normalized AWT Score) + 0.5 (CS)

The normalized PI and AWT scores of a candidate are equal to his/her PI and AWT scores divided by the average of the top 1% scores in PI and AWT respectively.


IIM A Intake

To give the student a perspective about admissions to the PGP program, the following statistics are presented from the 2013-15 batch.
  • 1808555 - Applications
  • 1176 - Interviews
  • 447 - Offered for Admission
  • 380 - Joined
At present, in the 2014-16 batch, IIM-A has the following capacity for its various programmes
  • Post Graduate Programme (PGP) - 396
  • Post Graduate Programme in Agri Business Management (PGP-ABM) - 49
  • Post Graduate Programme Executive - 85
Out of the 12846 candidates eligible, 1308 were secured IIM-A calls from which 445 candidates got admission into PGP programs.


IIM A Fees

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


Program Fees

PGP & PGP-ABM

Rs. 18.5 lakh

PGPX

Rs. 24 lakh



Inside IIM-Ahmedabad


IIM A Diversity

Students admitted to the Post-graduate 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


IIM Ahmedabad Work Experience sector Diversity| CL Research
IIM Ahmedabad Work Experience Duration Diversity | CL Research

 

Out of the 380 students of PGP in 2013-15 batch, 298 students are Male where as 82 students are female. This means there are about 78.42% male students in the PGP programme of 2013-15.

( More info at : http://media.careerlauncher.com/mba/bschool/bschools/iima/Salient_features_of_PGP.pdf )


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 2012- 2014 batch was Rs. 18.8 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

2012 - 2014 2011 - 2013

Maximum Earning Potential (cash component)

Rs. 41 lakh

Rs. 37 lakh

No. of firms

Over 125

Over 130

Top Recruiter

Accenture (18 offers)

BCG (15 offers)

Total Offers

362

360

Batch Size

354

351

 

Function-wise Classification ( No. of offers )

Domestic International Total

Business Development

29

-

29

Consulting

119

-

119

Finance

38

8

46

General Management

36

-

36

Marketing/Sales

60

4

64

Operations/Supply Chain

12

-

12

Strategy

13

1

14

Systems/IT

14

-

14

Others

3

-

3

TBD

19

6

25

Total 343 19 362

 

Global Location-wise Classification

Locations No. of Offers Acccepted

Africa

4

Europe

2

India

343

Western Asia

5

Rest of Asia

8

Total 362

 

India Location-wise Classification

India Locations No. of Offers Acccepted

Bangalore

40

Chennai

20

Hyderabad

23

Kolkota

4

Mumbai

102

NCR

70

Pune

10

Rest of India

14

TBD

60

Total 343

TBD implies that information of 60 offers wasn't available while preparing the report.

The above data is of the 2012-2014 PGP Batch.

( More Info: http://media.careerlauncher.com/mba/bschool/bschools/iima/PGP_IPRS_Audited%20Report_2014.pdf )


IIM A Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2014-2016 was successfully completed in November 2014 (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

399

Students seeking internship through institute

384

Not seeking internship through institute

16

Total accepted offers 384

 

Function-wise Classification

Function No. of Offers

Analytics

9

Business Development

7

Commercial

93

Corporate Strategy

4

Finance

61

General Management

49

Investment Banking

13

Marketing/Sales

96

Operations/Supply Chain

21

Systems/IT

18

Others

5

Total 384

 

Global Location-wise Classification

Locations No. of Offers Acccepted

Europe

2

India

364

Western Asia

10

Rest of Asia

8

Total 384

 

India Location-wise Classification

India Locations No. of Offers Acccepted

Bangalore

19

Mumbai

80

NCR

40

Pune

5

Rest of India

3

TBD

217

Total 364

 

( More Info at : http://media.careerlauncher.com/mba/bschool/bschools/iima/PGP_Summers2013-14_Audited%20Report.pdf )

 

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.



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    Director, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
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    Director of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad from 2001–2009
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    Former Director, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta


Arts & Social Work

  • GauravDagaonkar
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Business

  • Ajay Singh Banga
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  • Shikha Sharma
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  • 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
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