|Now, the MBA aspirant knows what it takes to get a call from the elite B-schools of the country – Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs).|
All the IIMs have already dispatched the interview letters to the short-listed candidates for PI and GD based on the overall percentile and cut-off percentile in each section. Of the four IIMs – Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Indore and Kozhikode- the IIM-Ahmedabad has a cut off percentile of 99.3 and above. That’s not all.
The candidates should have a minimum percentile of 95.6 and above, in each of three sections – Data interpretation, Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. Well, it’s not surprising given the vigorous selection process, that only 557 candidates can make to the interview stage at IIM-A.
Further, the institute has also mentioned that if the Supreme Court vacates the stay before the admission list for 2008-09 is announced then OBC candidates will be 17 and general will come up to 192.
The minimum percentile required for an OBC candidate to make it to IIMA in each section is 92 and above and an overall percentile is 98.5 and above. Only 54 candidates will be shortlisted for the interview.
In case of IIM-Calcutta, the overall cut-off percentile is a bit less compared to the IIM-A. The overall percentile score required for candidates to be short listed for GD and PI, is 98.96. The minimum percentile required for the open category in three sections are as follows: Section 1- 95.02; Section 2 – 95.07 and Section 3 – 94.7.
Like other IIMs, IIM Indore (IIM-I) too has shortlisted the candidates for GD and PI based on their performance in CAT, academic record and relevant work experience.
The institute has initial screening criterion to generate the consideration set of candidates. And, this criterion is used to determine the initial pool of eligible candidates.
The minimum percentile required for first shortlist for general and OBC category is 85 and for all the three sections the percentile is 80. For SC, ST and PWD, the overall percentile is 65 and for all the sections is 60.
The candidates in the final shortlist should have an overall percentile of 98.09 for general category; 96.76 for OBC, 84.40 for SC, 76.30 for ST and 78.90 for PWD.
In IIM Kozhikode (IIM-K), the PWD category has been classified into three sections: PWD 1, PWD 2 and PWD 3 and overall percentile for these categories are: 70, 15 and 80 respectively.
However, the total percentile for the general candidates is 98 while the minimum cut-off in all the three sections is 92.
Meanwhile, IIM Bangalore is yet to make public its cut-off percentile.