IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2023

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2023: Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process & CAT cut off

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad(IIMA) is the top B-school in India and also the most desirable college for many MBA aspirants. The first step towards getting admission into the IIM Ahmedabad is taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. Every year over two lakh candidates appear for the CAT exam. The selection criteria at the IIMA are based on the CAT score, Overall academic record, Work experience, Gender diversity, and the performance of the candidate in the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and the Personal Interview (PI). In this article, we will look at IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria 2023 in detail.

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IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria For MBA

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to the SC, ST, or PwD category, this is relaxed to 45%), of any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in 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.
  • 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. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally admitted, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor’s degree examination held on or before June 30, 2023 (including supplementary, if any), to be eligible for admission to the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch 2023-25. 

Admission criteria of IIM Ahmedabad

Considering that IIM Ahmedabad is the top B-school in India, the selection process is a little complex compared to the other IIMs. The first step towards getting admission into the IIM Ahmedabad is taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. The below table refers to the basic CAT score requirement for all categories.

Stage-1: Preliminary Screening

The Preliminary screening is nothing but the stage-1 that is a process of shortlisting the candidates to the stage-2 by considering the candidate’s CAT 2022 scores, academic scores and the work experience.

Basic CAT score requirement

Category Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank

(PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank

(PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude  percentile rank

(PQA)

Overall percentile rank

(PT)

General, EWS 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC-cum-transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) 60 60 60 70
PwD (ST) 50 50 50 60

(Please note that these are cut-offs used for preparing the first shortlist. The scores of those called for interviews were higher. )

During the selection process in IIM Ahmedabad ‘Application Rating,’ (AR) score of an applicant will be used.

Rating Scores for the 10th Std. Examination (Rating Score A)

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 Scores for the 12th Std. Examination (Rating Score B)

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/Humanities 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 Scores for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (Rating Score C)

AC-1
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
  <= 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 Professional courses Rating Score C
  <= 50 1
  > 50 and <= 53 2
  > 53 and <= 55 3
  > 55 and <= 57 5
  > 57 and <= 63 8
  > 63 10

 

AC-3
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
  <= 55 1
  > 55 and <= 60 2
  > 60 and <= 65 3
  > 65 and <= 70 5
  > 70 and <= 80 8
  > 80 10

 

AC-4 & AC-6
Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
  <= 60 1
  > 60 and <= 65 2
  > 65  and <= 70 3
  > 70 and <= 75 5
  > 75 and <= 85 8
  > 85 10

 

AC-5
Percent score in Professional courses Rating Score C
  <= 50 1
  > 50 and <= 55 2
  > 55 and <= 60 3
  > 60 and <= 65 5
  > 65 and <= 75 8
  > 75 10

 

Rating Scores for Work Experience (Rating Score D)

Work Experience in Month (as filled in the CAT Application Form) Rating Score D
< 12 months 0
 >= 12 and <= 36 months MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)
> 36 months 5
Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) 0.20

Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C+D).

Stage-2: Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)

Shortlisting will be carried out in two ways. Firstly, a certain number of top candidates from each academic discipline will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of their composite score ‘CS’ (given below), subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

The top 5% in the respective AC limited to the respective categories (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) among the applicants to IIMA (referred to as ACRC groups) will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ (given below) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

CS (Composite Score) = ARF_CS * Normalised AR score + CATF_CS * Normalised overall score in CAT-2021
Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.35;

CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

 

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’ (as shown in the above table) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

Stage-3: Final Selection

The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the candidates’ shortlisting separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite scores (FCS).

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

A candidate’s normalized PI and AWT scores are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field, respectively.

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