3 IIMs expected to opt for different admission criteria

The 3 IIMs that started with PGP in 2015 did participate in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round of Common Admission Process (CAP) 2016 coordinated by IIM Kashipur for 9 IIMs. These 3 IIMs are expected to finalise their admissions without convening the personal interviews and Written Ability tests and are expected to reduce the qualifying overall And sectional CAT 2015 percentile scores for PGP 2016-18 batch.

IIMs at IIM Nagpur, IIM Sirmaur, and IIM Visakhapatnam did not become a part of the CAP 2016 and have proposed to make final admission offers directly.

IIM Nagpur has proposed to finalize its selection without GD-PI round but would give weight-age to academic performance and work experience before generating final admission offer to 60 candidates. IIM Nagpur has made it clear that the admission process at IIM Nagpur will take into account the candidate’s Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE) and Performance in CAT.

IIM Nagpur will give 50% weightage to CAT 2015 score, 305 weightage to PAST Academic Performance (PAP). All those aspirants who have scored above 905 in class X, XII and above 705 in graduation will be awarded full weightage of 10 points for academic standard.It will give 20% weightage to work experience.

IIM Sirmaur has also put its admission offer on hold. It plans to give admission to those candidates who have scored 80 percentile in CAT 2015. It has reduced the percentile from 96.3 to 80. Apart from overall percentile sectional percentile has also been reduced by 5 points in each section from 80 to 75.

IIM Visakhapatnam also did not participate in the CAP 2016; it has not even announced its admission policy for PGP 2016-18. It might conduct its own Personal Interview.

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