IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria

IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria 2019 – Indian Insitute of Management, Amritsar offers Post Graduate Program in Management course for a duration of 2 years. This is the 15th IIM which has been set up with the support of the Punjab State Government. A two-stage IIM Amritsar 2019 Selection Process has been designed for the purpose of selecting eligible candidates for admission purposes. In order to be eligible for Stage 1, a candidate requires to meet the minimum CAT percentile. Furthermore, candidates are required to appear/meet and qualify for Writing Ability Test (WAT), Personal Interview (PI), Work experience and gender/academic Diversity. IIM, Amritsar has a reservation policy designed as per the norms of the Government of India for the admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs). To know more about IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria 2019 in detail, a candidate can keep reading!

Latest: IIM Amritsar has opened the registration window for candidates who are meeting the eligibility criteria for PGP Admission 2019.

IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria 2019

IIM, Amritsar has a 2 stage selection process for PGP 2019 admission. For every round, IIM, Amritsar authorities have specified the minimum parameters/criteria that needs to be fulfilled. And below, we have discussed each of the selection rounds in detail.

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IIM Amritsar Admission Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Amritsar

A candidate ought to meet the minimum CAT percentile, as prescribed for different category candidates. In order to appear for Stage 1 application round, a candidate requires to score the specified marks as mentioned below for each of the following sections – Quantitative Aptitude Percentile (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Percentile (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile (VARC).

Category Quantitative
Percentile (QA)
Data Interpretation &
Logical Reasoning
Percentile (DILR)
Verbal and
Percentile (VARC)
Overall Percentile (PT)
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 55 55 55 75
SC 50 50 50 55
ST 30 30 30 35
DAP 30 30 30 35

Stage 1 – Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates who meet the minimum CAT eligibility criteria, as mentioned in the table above can apply and appear for writing test and personal interview round. Eligible candidates are required to secure a positive raw score in the sections of CAT 2019. Such candidates receive an interview call or an email for notification purpose.

Note that, the cut off marks for the CAT percentile may be rise at the time of a candidate, receiving a call. So, a candidate will be required to provide correct, working and personal email address for receiving IIM, Amritsar admission related information.

Scores Accepted by IIM Amritsar

CAT 2018 | CAT 2019

Stage 2 – Calculation of Final Merit Score

The final merit list is prepared and released over the official website of IIM, Amritsar. The weight-age given to each round has been shown below.

Test Weightage Percentage
PI 35%
CAT 40%
WAT 15%
Work Experience 5%
Diversity(Academic/Gender) 5%
  • Work Experience

5% of weight-age is carried, depending on the work experience gained by a candidate. The length of the work experience is considered until April 30, 2019. Experience gathered during apprenticeship/training/internship/academic project work/article-ship/pre-graduation period is considered as work experience. Full-Time job experience for a duration of 6 months or above is eligible for work experience score.

  • Diversity (Academic/Gender)

Scores are allotted to ensure diversity in terms of the course pursued by a candidate and the gender group, he or she belongs. IIM, Amritsar awards 5% marks to female or non-engineering candidates. A particular candidate is eligible for diversity marks of 5% from any gender or academic diversity. Candidate having pursued a bachelor’s degree other than in engineering and technology will also be given the diversity score for fulfilling academic criteria.

IIM Amritsar Related Information

  • Candidates must have a valid CAT percentile in order to be eligible for admission.
  • Different IIMs may or may not have separate norms for each selection round.
  • After PI/WAT has been conducted, IIM, Kozhikode takes the responsibility of preparing the merit list on IIM, Amritsar’s behalf.
  • After a candidate has sent the completed offer acceptance form together with the required payment, he or she will be provided with the hard copies of the admission offer letter.
  • Some of the candidates will be kept in the waiting list. In case of any vacancy, after having filled the seat with the selected candidates, it shall be further provided to such candidates.
  • For IIM, Amritsar related updates, a candidate is advised to keep track of his or her email and the official website of the Institute.
  • If a candidate is not able to complete the admission formalities within the stipulated time period, his or her seat will be allotted to the next best candidate.
  • A candidate will be required to pay a sum of Rs.50,000 as a seat acceptance fee.

IIM Amritsar FAQs

Q1. When does the PGP programme commence?
Ans. PGP programme shall commence in the month of July.

Q2. What is the tuition fee fixed for this PGP programme?
Ans. A candidate will be required to make a payment of Rs. 9 Lakhs for two years, in order to pursue this course. The admission offer letter will mention the exact fee breakup.

Q3. Where are the classes held for this programme?
Ans. For the time being, the classes are conducted in the Punjab Institute of Technology building, inside Government Polytechnic Compound at Amritsar. This campus is said to be close to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Campus.

Q4. Can a candidate avail the hostel facility?
Ans. Hostel facilities are provided to both girl and boy candidates. Twin sharing rooms are provided at the Ashberry Apartments, near Verka Chowk, GT Road.

Q5. Who supervises the admission process of IIM, Amritsar?
Ans. Currently, IIM, Kozhikode looks after the admission process of the IIM, Amritsar.

Official Websitewww.iimamritsar.ac.in

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