PGP Admission Process

Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM Nagpur)

Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) Admission Process 2018

This section describes the shortlisting and selection criteria for the 2018-2020 Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) batch at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM Nagpur). IIM Nagpur reserves the right to change the shortlisting and selection criteria that it deems necessary to suit its purpose. The batch size will be 60 students.The intake might be revised before the admission process begins. In such a scenario, appropriate changes will be made based on the revised intake. The admission process at IIM Nagpur takes into account the candidate's Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE), performance in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017, and performance in Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT).

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 the subsequent stages. The CAT-2017 score is the single criterion used as the basis for arriving at the first short-list. Only candidates with positive scores (>0) in all sections of the CAT examination will be considered for the admission process.

Table 1: Minimum CAT-2017 Percentile

Minimum CAT 2017 percentile for shortlisting, section-wise and overall
Category Seats
Available
Section 1
(VARC)
Section 2
(DILR)
Section 3
(QA)
Overall
General 28 72 72 72 90
NC-OBC 16 65 65 65 81
SC 09 50 50 50 65
ST 05 40 40 40 40
DAP 02 50 50 50 65

VARC=Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension,  DILR=Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning;  QA=Quantitative Ability
Note: These cut-offs are not for admission offers whose scores could be much higher.

Stage 2: Selection of the Candidates for PI/WAT process

The candidates who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT-2017 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table 1 above, would be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur before the third week of March, 2018. The candidates who would like to pursue their further candidature for admission to PGP Management at IIM Nagpur SHOULD reconfirm their desire to do so by a stipulated date.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2017 percentile requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest, by the stipulated date, for admission to PGP 2018-20 of IIM Nagpur will be considered in stage 2 of the admission process. The following aspects will be considered for evaluation of candidates.

a.CAT Performance (CP)

CAT Performance (CP) score is computed as follows,
CP score = CAT Total score/M*10
Where M = Maximum CAT score among the candidates who were eligible for admission process in IIMN as per the stage 1.

b. Past Academic Performance (PAP)

Here, we evaluate the applicants' academic performance (marks obtained) in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor's Degree Examination. The eligible applicants, as identified above, will be assigned rating scores 'A','B', and 'C' (See Table 2) based on the percentage of marks obtained in their 10th standard, 12th standard, and Bachelor's degree examinations respectively. These percentage of marks shall be computed as per the guideline given in the CAT 2017 Registration Guide

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

Percent score in 10th Std. Exam Rating Score A
<=55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
>90 10
Percent score in 12 th Std. Exam Rating Score B
<=55 1
> 55 and <= 60 3
> 60 and <= 70 4
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 90 9
>90 10
Percent score in Bachelor's Degree Rating Score C
<=55 2
> 55 and <= 60 4
> 60 and <= 65 6
> 65 and <= 70 9
>70 10

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

c. Work Experience (WE)

For the work experience of completed months x (as on July 31, 2017), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

WE = 0 if x<=6
= 4 if 6<=x<18
= 6 if 18<=x<24
= 8 if 24<=x<30
= 10 if 30<=x<36
= 4 if x>=36

d. Diversity (Di)

A diversity score out of 10 will be calculated for the candidate based on the candidate's gender, and bachelor's degree. The gender diversity score of 5 points will be awarded based on the candidate's gender (0 for male, 4 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate's bachelor's degree (5 points for candidates with bachelor's degree in any of the following: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor's level not mentioned here)

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the CP, PAP, WE and Di scores will be calculated as follows:
CS=0.35 * (CP Score) + 0.40*(PAP Score) + 0.2* (WE Score) + 0.05*(Di Score)

Based on the comprehensive score (CS), a shortlist will be prepared and the shortlisted candidates will be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur around the first week of April, 2018. The candidates need to submit a detailed application, including details of semester wise / year wise marks in Bachelors' degree etc., copies of all mark sheets, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable), scheduled caste / scheduled tribe / other backward class — non-creamy layer certificate (if applicable). Only those candidates who submit the detailed application by the stipulated date will be considered for the next stage of the admission process.

Stage 3: Final Selection of the Candidates

The candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score and submit the detailed application by the stipulated deadline (around the third week of April, 2018) will be considered for the final stage of the admission process. In this stage, performance in Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) will be calculated as follows:

Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

Those who are shortlisted and Interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs), will not be required to appear for this process that will be conducted by IIMN. For these candidates, their Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIMN as follows:

  • If a candidate was shortlisted for PI/WAT of only one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), her/his PI/WAT score will be used for PI/WAT score for IIMN.
  • If a candidate was selected for PI/WAT of more than one of the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs), the average of the scores will be considered after removing one score which is the minimum PI/WAT score in the above mentioned IIMs (IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, and Lucknow for their PGP/PGPEM programs).

Candidates who are not shortlisted and Interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPEM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) to be conducted by IIMN.

The scores in all past academics will also be updated, if required, on the basis of actual mark sheets / grade cards submitted. Unless otherwise mentioned in the academic transcripts, percentages would be calculated by considering all subjects that the candidate has appeared for the examination.

At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:
FS= 0.35* (PI Score) + 0.05*(WAT Score) + 0.20* (CP Score) + 0.20 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score)

The 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 numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee of Rs. 50,000 which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently.

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 received by the stipulated date, the provisional admission will be cancelled.
  2. If a candidate pays the confirmation fees but still wants to withdraw, he/she may 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 2018.
  3. The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate doesn't register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned registration date and time.
  4. After Registration
  5. Fees will be 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 number of days still remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.