IIM Shillong MBA Admission Criteria(PGP 2023-25)

IIM Shillong PGP Admission Criteria 2023-25
IIM Shillong PGP Admission Criteria 2023-25

IIM Shillong recognized as one of the leading business schools in India and achieving the 26th position in the 2023 NIRF rankings, has unveiled its PGP admission criteria on its official website. The admission process at IIM Shillong encompasses two phases. During the initial phase, the shortlist for 2023 will be prepared based on CAT scores across different sections. The institute has not disclosed the overall CAT cut-off for any category in the phase-1 selection process. This article will delve into the IIM Shillong PGP admission criteria for 2023, including the eligibility criteria, admission process, MBA fees, CAT cut-off, and comprehensive details about placements, including the average package.

IIM Shillong Eligibility Criteria 2023

For admission to IIM Shillong’s PGP program in 2023, the candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree, lasting a minimum of 3 years after completing class 12, with a minimum score of 50% or an equivalent CGPA. However, if the candidate belongs to the SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%.
  • Participation in the CAT exam and attainment of the minimum prescribed sectional score to qualify for admission.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent examination or have fulfilled the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for IIM Shillong PGP Admission 2023. However, such candidates must provide a certificate from their institution confirming their current status as final-year students or that they are awaiting final results.

IIM Shillong Admission Process 2023

The admission process for the PGP program at IIM Shillong consists of two phases. During Phase 1, candidates will undergo shortlisting for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). In Phase 2, the final merit list for admission to the PGP 2023-25 batch will be prepared, taking into account various factors such as Past Academic Performance, Performance in GD and PI, Performance in CAT, Months of Work Experience, and Gender. Let’s delve into further details of each phase in the admission process of IIM Shillong for the upcoming PGP batch of 2023-25.

Phase-1: Shortlisting for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI)

All candidates who have selected (as indicated in the CAT application) IIM Shillong PGP 2023-25 batch as their preferred choice are eligible for evaluation in Phase 1. The shortlisting of candidates for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) will be based on the minimum sectional CAT scores, as outlined below.

General 75 75 75
EWS 75 75 75
SC 60 60 60
ST 50 50 50
DA 50 50 50

The eligible candidates will have their Composite Score calculated, which takes into account the scaled CAT percentile and scaled months of previous work experience. The final composite score will be determined by assigning a weightage of 50% to each scaled value. Based on their Composite Score, the candidates will be ranked accordingly.

Candidates with low academics can opt for IIM Shillong, as they do not consider the previous academics to shortlist for the Group Discussion(GD) and Personal Interview(PI). Even in the phase-2 selection process, the weightage for the academics is very low. One can also check out more details regarding the phase-1 selection process on the official PGP admission policy of IIM Shillong 2023.

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Phase-2: Merit Listing For Offering Admission To PGP 2023-25 Batch

The candidates who are shortlisted in phase 1 will have to appear for the Group Discussion(GD) and Personal Interview(PI). After the GD and PI process, the scores of PI will be used, along with the previous academic performance, overall CAT performance, experience, and gender of the shortlisted candidates for preparation of the final merit list. Offer for admissions to PGP (2023-25) will be made based on this merit list.

There will be different cut-off scores for candidates’ performance in GD and PI in various categories, as shown in the below table. While the score of GD will not be used in arriving at the final score, the candidate will need to ensure the following performance in the GD (and PI) for their final score to be computed.

Categories Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in GD Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum Possible Performance in PI
General 30% 30%
EWS 30% 30%
SC 25% 25%
ST 20% 20%
DA 20% 20%

The candidate will be awarded certain marks based on the months of experience post-graduation. A list of the score for each experience category is given below.

Months Of Experience Score
Less than 12 months 0
12 months to less than 18 months 5
18 months to less than 24 months 7
24 months to less than 30 months 8
30 months to less than 36 months 7
36 months to less than 42 months 5
42 months to less than 48 months 2
48 months or more 0

Final Merit List: Weights of different components for the overall score

After the final admission round, IIM Shillong will generate a final merit list for selected candidates on the basis of CAT score, performance in PI and Academic profile. The merit list will be prepared based on these components by allotting certain weightages for each component. The weights for different components are given below.

Component Weightages
Work Experience Score 10%
Gender Diversity Score 5%
10th 5%
12th 10%
PI Performance 40%
Overall CAT score 30%

All the candidates who are given admission to PGP 2023-2025 batch are required to provide proof of completion of their graduation or equivalent exams by 31st December 2023. Wherever the candidates need to fill in the marks of their earlier examinations, the following will apply:

  1. For Class X and XII percentages, all the subjects appearing in the mark sheet should be considered for computing the percentages. This is immaterial of the number of subjects the concerned Board uses for the computation of results.
  2. If any board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the board specifying the equivalent marks which should be used.

IIM Shillong MBA Fees

IIM Shillong PGP fee is Rs.18.5 Lakhs for the full-time MBA program, which also offers high ROI with consistently rising placements.

IIM Shillong Placements

IIM Shillong achieved a 100% placement record with a batch size of 238 students. The average salary had increased by Rs. 26.96 LPA compared to Rs. 23.10 LPA in the previous year. Additionally, the highest salary increased from Rs. 55.22 LPA last year to Rs. 71.30 LPA.

This is all about IIM Shillong PGP admission criteria 2023. One can download the PGP admission policy on the official website of IIM Shillong to check out more details.

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