IIM Rohtak (IIM R) was established in 2009 at Rohtak, Haryana. The institute was mentored by IIM Lucknow in its first year of inception. IIM R uses CAT scores for admission to its flagship programme, Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management and Fellowship Programme in Management. In this article, we will explore IIM Rohtak Selection Criteria.
Selection Criteria of IIM Rohtak
IIM Rohtak follows a 3 stage process for selecting candidates to its PG Programmes.
(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 PI Round)
In Stage-II, IIM R applied various criteria to select and call the candidates for WAT/PI round.
1st Criteria for Stage-II selection:
Candidates have to clear the following section-wise cutoffs as well as overall cutoff:
2nd Criteria for Stage-II selection:
Candidates who cleared the cutoffs as mentioned in Table 1 has to further posess minimum marks in 10th, 12 th and graduation as mentioned below
3rd Criteria for Stage-II selection:
Once candidates clear the above cutoffs, following table was used for calculation of composite score:
A maximum of 600 Marks were awarded to students shortlisted based on above table. A merit list was drawn and students were called in descending order. Let us understand each parameter in-depth as under:
CAT 2015 Overall and Individual Scores
A maximum of 165 marks were awarded for overall CAT score and 45 each were awarded for each sectional score. Students score was scaled to 100 and then multiplied with relevant marks to get the total selection points.
Past Academics (PAP) – 10th, 12th and graduation Marks
A maximum of 36, 42 and 42 marks were awarded to candidate’s past academics i.e., 10th, 12th and graduation respectively. Candidates actual percentage marks were multiplied with fractions as stated in the above table to get the final weightage marks.
Work Experience (WE)
A maximum of 60 marks were awarded based on the following table:
Diversity Factor – Academic Background and Gender
Students with Arts/Commerce/Professional Course/Medicine and other non-Engineering subjects were given extra marks of 60 and girls get extra 60 marks.
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. In personal interviews, candidates were further evaluated based on their academics, work experience, personal and professional achievements. The Final weightage given for admission to PGP in IIM Rohtak was as under:
Merit was drawn and candidates were offered admissions in descending order.