IIM Udaipur was established in 2011 in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. IIM Indore mentored IIM Udaipur during initial stages. IIM Udaipur is the one of the few institutes, beside IIM Raipur, for extending Written Ability Test and Personal interview calls based on CAT scores only. It did not use any other criteria in 2015 for extending the stage-II personal interview calls. In this article, we try to understand IIM Udaipur Selection Criteria.
Selection Criteria of IIM Udaipur
IIM Udaipur followed a 3 stage process for selecting candidates to its PG Programme in Management.
(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. Merit list was drawn and IIM Udaipur called candidates in the descending order:
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 admissions to PGP in IIM Udaipur was as under:
A maximum of 55 marks were awarded under this. Students final CAT score was divided with the highest score obtained by topper in CAT and multiplied with 55 to get the final marks.
10th,12th and Graduation Marks
A maximum of 2, 2 and 4 marks were awarded to candidate’s 10th, 12th and graduation marks. Following table used for allocation of marks based on percentages.
A maximum of 6 marks were awarded based on the following classification:
Diversity Factor – Academic Background and Gender
Students with Arts/Commerce/Professional Course/Medicine and other non-Engineering subjects were given extra marks of 5 and girls get extra 5 marks.
Written Ability Test and Personal Interview
WAT and PI were given a weightage of 6% and 15% respectively in the final admission of IIM Udaipur.