With just a month to go before the results of the Common Admission Test (CAT), most of the Indian Institute Managements (IIMs) have announced their selection criteria for their flagship of post-graduation programme.
Most of the colleges will walk on same 90 percentile cut off, like that of last year. The ones at Raipur, Kozhikode, Ranchi, Lucknow, Udaipur and Kashipur fall in this category. IIM-Trichy, which was under IIM Bangalore's mentorship, has also given an indicative percentile of 90.
On the other hand, IIM Calcutta has kept the overall cut-off of 95 percentile, with 90 percentile as the sectional cut-off., IIM- Rohtak has given minimum of 85 percentile. IIM-Shillong has set it at 70 percentile in each section.
IIM-Bangalore, has not yet announced its cut-offs. If we go by last year, it was like other 90 percentile. IIM-Bangalore's emphasis on consistent performance with previous academic records taken taken into consideration will continue. IIM- Bangalore will not have a fee hike this year as there was an increase in the past two consecutive years.
After being under constant criticism for poor diversity, institutes will continue granting extra points for women and non-engineers. Gender diversity will continue to fetch extra marks in many IIMs. Academic diversity will also fetch points as in the case of IIM- Calcutta which can be one or two depending on subjects.
The six new IIMs -Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur - will continue to adopt the common process of written test and personal interview. IIM-Trichy will coordinate it this year.
Around 1,73, 738 students took the test for 3,335 seats available in 13 IIMs of the country. The test was conducted from 16th October to 11th of November. As compare to last year, 115 seats are increased in IIMs this year. Result of the examination is expected to come out on 14t January, 2014.