IIM Nagpur PGP Admission Process 2017**

This document describes the shortlisting and selection criteria for the 2017-2019PGP batch at IIM Nagpur. The batch size will be 60 students. The admission process at IIM Nagpur takes into account the candidate’s Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE), and performance in CAT.

  Stage 1: Criteria for Eligibility to be considered for admission to PGP

The following cut-offs shown in Table 1 will be used for selecting eligible candidates for all subsequent stages. Therefore, the CAT-2016 score is the single criterion used as the basis for arriving at the first short-list.

Table 1: Minimum CAT-2016 Percentile

Minimum CAT 2016 percentile for shortlisting, section-wise
Category Seats
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
General 28 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 16 72 72 72 81
SC 09 60 60 60 75
ST 05 50 50 50 65
DAP 02 50 50 50 65

VARC=Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,  DILR=Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning;  QA=Quantitative Ability;

  Stage 2: Criteria for Final Selection of the Candidates

The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT-2016 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table 1 above, would be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur by 21st April, 2017. These candidates will be provided a link to a webpage where they MUST express and reconfirm their desire to pursue their candidature further for the admission to PGP in management at IIM Nagpur by a stipulated date.

  a. Past Academic Performance (PAP)

  • Here, we look at the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor's Degree Examination.

    • For 10th and 12th Standards: The eligible applicants, as obtained in stage 1 above, will be assigned rating scores 'A' and 'B' (See Table 2) based on their percentage of marks obtained in 10th and 12th standard examinations respectively
    • For Bachelor's Degree: The eligible applicants as obtained in stage 1 above, will be assigned a rating score ‘C’ (See Table 2) based on the percentage of marks received in the Bachelor’s degree. See Table 3 for categorisation of academic disciplines at the Bachelor’s degree level.

** IIM Nagpur reserves the right to change the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria that it deems necessary to suit its purpose.

Table 2: Past Academic Performance (PAP): Rating Scores

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A
<=55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 70 3
> 70 and <= 80 4
> 80 and <= 90 7
>90 10
Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Rating Score B
<=55 1
> 55 and <= 60 2
> 60 and <= 70 3
> 70 and <= 80 4
> 80 and <= 90 7
>90 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree (Category: E&T) Rating Score C
<=52 1
> 52 and <= 55 2
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 65 4
> 65 and <= 70 7
>70 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree* (Category: Other Disciplines) Rating Score C
<=52 1
> 52 and <= 55 3
> 55 and <= 60 5
> 60 and <= 65 7
> 65 10

Table 3: Categories for bachelor's degree (as per CAT 2016 application)

Category: E&T
Engineering/ Technology/ and related disciplines (E&T)

All Computer Applications, IT, Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas: Including BArch, all BE, BIT, BINFTECH, all BS (Engg)/ BSC (Engg) and all BTech (Excluding Dairy Technology and Fashion Technology only).

  1. Agricultural Engineering
  2. Architecture
  3. Bioscience & Biotechnology (BE/BS(Engg)/BSc (Engg)/BTech only.)
  4. Computer Applications
  5. Engineering/Technology (BE, BS (Engg), BSc (Engg), BTech in all engineering subjects.) Including Computer Engineering, Computer Science and IT but excluding Dairy Technology and Fashion Technology)
  6. Natural Sciences (BE/BS (Engg)/BSc (Engg)/BTech only)
  7. Textile Technology/Engineering
Category: Other Disciplines Bachelor's degree in any discipline other than the ones mentioned under Category E&T above

PAP Score for the candidate: PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)/10

b. Work Experience (WE)

For the work experience of completed months x (at the time of CAT 2016 registration), the candidates will be assigned a WE score using the following formula:

WE = 0 for x < 6
WE = 0 for x > 60
WE = x/30 for 6 <= x <= 30
WE = 1 - ((x-30)/30) for 30 < x <= 60

The Final Selection

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/DAP) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS). The numbersselected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

The FS of a candidate, who meet the CAT-2016 cut-offs mentioned in Table 1 and who expresses and reconfirmshis/her desire to pursue the candidature further by the stipulated date, will be computed using the following rule:

FS  = 0.50 * (CAT Total Score /Maximum1 CAT Total Score)  +  0.30 * (PAP Score)  +  0.20 * (WE Score)

The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. They will have to accept and confirm the offer online on IIM Nagpur website and pay an acceptance fee of Rs. 50,000 which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently.

1This will be the Maximum CAT Total Score amongst those who confirm their interest in PGP at IIM Nagpur.

Withdrawal and Cancellation Process

The withdrawal/cancellation of admission offer can happen in multiple ways:

The admission of a candidate stands cancelled if he/she provides any false information at any step in the admissions process.

Before First-Term Registration:
  1. Once confirmation fee is received by the stipulated date (mentioned in the offer e-mail), the provisional admission offer stands. If payment is not receivedby the stipulated date, the provisional admission will be cancelled.
  2. If a candidatepays the confirmation fees but still wants to withdraw, he/shemay do so by sending an e-mail to the Admission Office. We will then initiate a refund process. Refund of money (after deducting an administrative charge of Rs.1000 or as per prevailing Government of India rules) will happen in July 2017
  3. The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate doesn't register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned registration date and time.
After Registration

Fees is collected at the beginning of each term, If a candidate withdraws from the programme in any Term after Registration (in the middle of a term) he/she will forfeit all the fees paid till then, regardless of any days still remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.


Relevant part of the CAT 2016 announcement

(https://iimcat.ac.in/per/g01/pub/756/ASM/WebPortal/1/PDF/Registration_Guide_CAT_2016.pdf downloaded on March 30, 2017)

For computing percentages of marks obtained in SSC/10th/Equivalent examination and HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation.

Relevant part of the CAT 2016 Website: Selection Process of IIMs

(https://iimcat.ac.in/per/g01/pub/756/ASM/WebPortal/1/PDF/Selection_Process_2016.pdf downloaded on March 30, 2017)


Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT 2016 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.