Institute: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
After IIM Lucknow and IIM Calcutta announced its admission criteria, the admission criteria for IIM Bangalore are also out for the academic year 2014-16. IIM B will be normalizing your academic scores. The minimum cut for the first shortlist has been set as 90%ile.
IIMB believes that students who perform well in the academic program are typically those who have a consistently good academic record during their school, high school and graduation level, besides exhibiting sufficiently high aptitude as measured by the CAT. Therefore IIMB uses multiple parameters, namely academic performance in school, high school and graduation programs as well as candidates' scores in CAT to judge the suitability of candidates for the PGP program. Relevant work experience, if any, is also given weight in the selection.
IIM B would be considering the overall as well as sectional cut-off. The CAT 2013 cut-off criteria set by IIM is as follows:
Minimum Percentile Requirement for the first shortlist
For all candidates in the first shortlist the candidates' percentage scores in the 10th and 12th board exams will be adjusted by dividing each such score by the 90th percentile score obtained in that board. The database of 10th and 12th scores of all CAT applicants of the past two years is used for identifying the 90th percentile score for each 10th and 12th board for this purpose.
For all candidates in the first shortlist, the score/weight for work experience is calculated as:
Pre PI score for Work Experience
= 5x/36 if 0 < x < 36
= 5 if x >= 36
Where, x is the months of work experience up to September 2013, as captured in CAT application form.
Candidates with CA/ CS certifications are eligible for weight under professional course. No other professional course is eligible for weight under Professional course.
The maximum of the work experience score and the professional course score is considered for selection under a common weight of 10 for work experience or professional course.
The factors weight age is as follows:
Work Experience/ Professional Course
The work experience score will be multiplied by the quality of experience score. The quality of work experience score will be evaluated on a 5 point scale (0 - 0.5 -1 - 1.5 - 2) by each member of the panel during the interviews. The average quality of work experience score will be multiplied by the pre-PI work experience score and accordingly the
Work/professional experience component score (maximum score 5) used in Phase 1 will be revised in Phase 2 (maximum score 10)
The note content score (weight=7.5), note style score (weight=7.5), and the personal interview score (weight=20), after standardization across interview panels and sessions, will be added to the pre-PI total to arrive at the final aggregate score
Application through GMAT
Eligibility criteria: A candidate must have resided abroad for at least 18 months in the preceding three years (Jan 2011 to Dec 2013) and should not be/ have been in a position to appear for CAT2013. The GMAT code for IIMB PGP is Q9H-KK-49.
All candidates who have been recommended would be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) process, either in person or through remote video conferencing. The candidates appearing for the PI process in person would be interviewed along with the candidates using the CAT 2013 score, and the same PI process would be followed. For candidates appearing for the PI process through remote video conferencing would be required to submit their notes through email.
All candidates will be required to provide three confidential reference letters from their employers or faculty and this will also be used in the personal interview evaluation. For each of the three elements of evaluation during the PI process - Note Content, Note Style and Personal Interview - the average of the scores given by the interviewers will be considered.
The evaluating committee would again assess the performance of the candidates in the PI process and make a final offer. There would be no wait list and no fixed no. of seats for such candidates.