IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria

IIM Ranchi (IIM R) was established in 2010 in Ranchi, capital city of Jharkhand. IIM Calcutta is mentoring IIM Ranchi in areas of curriculum design and course structure, research and faculty sharing. IIM R is one of the few institutes to use only CAT scores for selecting candidates for Personal Interview round. In this article, we try to understand IIM Ranchi selection criteria.

Selection Criteria of IIM Ranchi

IIM R followed a 3 stage process for selecting candidates to its PG Programme in Management based on CAT 2015 scores.

IIM Lucknow Admission Process

(CAT: Common Admission Test, WAT: Written Ability Test and PI: Personal Interview)

Stage-I (Applying and Writing CAT)

In Stage I, candidates have to apply online for CAT and appear for the exam. In this stage, IIMs gather all the requisite information from the candidates related to past academics, work experience, details of various degrees etc. Once the candidate appears for CAT, then stage – II starts.

Stage-II (Selection for WAT/PI Round)

Only Criteria for Stage-II selection:

Candidates have to clear the following section-wise cutoffs as well as overall cutoff (All figures are mentioned in percentile). Merit list was drawn and IIM Ranchi called candidates in the descending order:

IIM Ranchi CAT Cutoffs

Stage-III (Final Selection)

Candidates who were selected based on above parameters were further tested on Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview. In WAT, a topic was given and candidates were asked to pen their thoughts in 15 minutes. WAT was used to test candidate’s grasp on the content, vocabulary and structuring of thought process while putting the essay together. In personal interviews, candidates were further evaluated based on their academics, work experience, general awareness, assessment of leadership skills, personal and professional achievements. The Final weightage given for admissions to PGP in IIM Ranchi was as under:

IIM Ranchi Final Weightage

CAT Score

A maximum of 30 marks were awarded under this. Students final CAT score was divided with the highest score obtained by topper in CAT and multiplied with 30 to get the final marks under this criteria.

Past Academics – 10th, 12th and Under Graduation (UG) Marks

A maximum of 5 marks each were awarded to candidate’s 10th, 12th and graduation marks based on following table.

IIM Ranchi Academics point allocation

Work Experience

A maximum of 5 marks were awarded based on the following table:

IIM Ranchi Work experience point allocation

Diversity Factor – Academic Background and Gender

Students with degrees other than Engineering were given extra marks of 5 whereas girl students were given extra 5 marks.

Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

WAT and PI were given a weightage of 10% and 30% respectively in the final admission of IIM Ranchi.

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