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CAT 2016: Cut Off declaration is 90 percentile by IIM Calcutta

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CAT 2016: Cut Off declaration is 90 percentile by IIM Calcutta

One of the best management institutes from India, namely, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C) has declared PGP-PGDM 2017-2019 batch admission policy.

The benchmark or barometer declared by IIM C is of utmost importance & very crucial significance to the students who have decided to appear in the Common Admission Test or CAT 2016 as this information will guide them & strategies better so as to secure the most desired seat in the India’s one of the top institute.

December 4, 2016 is the exam date of CAT 2016. The students who are willing to make their career in India’s premier or arguably world’s premier institute IIMs, will be able to decide their plan of action as now they are aware of the basis of selection of the students by the IIM Calcutta.

Selection for Personal Interview (PI):

For Selection to Personal Interview round, the Minimum section-wise and & overall cut-off percentile is as under:

Table A

Category

QA

DILR

VA

Overall

Open

80

80

80

90

NC-OBC

75

75

75

85

ST

60

60

60

70

SC

65

65

65

70

DA

65

65

65

70

The students who will be able to secure minimum percentile as shown in above table in each category in the exam of CAT 2016 shall only be adjudged for calculation of their composite score. This score will be used in short listing students for PI.

How is Composite Score Calculation done?

The formula of calculating the Composite Score is on the basis of Class X and XII marks, CAT 2016 score & gender diversity factor.

Table B

Class X marks (%)

Points

Class XII marks (%)

Points

more than or equal to 80

10

more than or equal to 80

10

75-80

8

75-80

8

70-75

6

70-75

6

65-70

4

65-70

4

60-65

2

60-65

2

less than 60

0

less than 60

0


To arrive at the Composite Score, students need to know the points attributed to various components that determine the scores are as under:

Table C

Components

Weights

Method of Calculation

Class X marks

10

As per Table B above

Class XII marks

10

As per Table B above

CAT 2016 overall score

28

(A/B)*X28

Gender Diversity Factor

2

Points that will be awarded to promote gender diversity is 2

Total

50

 


A* -Candidate’s Total CAT 2016 score
B* -Maximum CAT 2016 Score

Students shall be shortlisted for Personal Interview & Written Ability Test rounds only on the basis ( as shown in table C ) of their Composite Scores.

Final admission benchmark is described here under:

Table D

Criterion

Weights

Written Ability Test

05

Personal Interview

24

CAT 2016 scores

15

Point to be awarded for Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB):
Students who have any of the following bachelor’s degree in the list X given hereunder are eligible for ADFB: 
List X: BA(Hons), BA,B.Sc (H), B.Sc, BS, B.Com(H), B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Pharma, LL.B, BDS, MBBS or any other bachelor’s degree (Non-Engineering) not mentioned above.

If (Bachelor’s degree is from the list X) 
ADFB=2
else
ADFB=0

Work Experience

4

Total

50


The break-up of the Work experience is as under subject to a maximum of 4 points that shall be awarded for work experience.

Table E

Months

Points

Less than 6

0

06 to 12

1

13 to 18

2

19 to 24

3

25 to 30

3.5

31 to 36

4

37 to 42

3

More than or equal to 42

2.5

Final selection of the students for PGP-PGDM 2017-2019 shall definitely only be based on the combination of all of the above mentioned benchmarks & none of the single criterion will automatically qualify any student for admission to IIM Calcutta.

CAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on December 4, 2016 and registrations for the same are already underway. Aspiring students need to get themselves enrolled on or before 22nd September, 2016.

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