IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria

IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019 – IIMB offers multiple post-graduate and doctoral courses for the new academic year. Thus to select the talented students that will fit in the programme, IIMB has defined a rigorous selection process. The Institute conducts the admission process in two phase. In the first round of IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019, students will be shortlisted from CAT/ GMAT scores. Not only this but also previous academic performance and work experience also plays a huge role. After this phase, selected students will get the chance to appear in the second round of IIM Bangalore Selection Process 2019. This round consists of Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). To check the detailed admission criteria 2019 for PGP and other courses, read the complete article below.

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IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019

The admission process of the IIMB changes every year by the inputs of various stakeholders to choose the deserving candidates. The main aim is to choose candidates that are qualified to astoundingly pursue the academic programme and also in the placement process.

Scores Accepted by IIMB

1. CAT 2018
2. GMAT

Phase 1 of IIMB Admission Criterion

The shortlisting for this round result in the selection of candidates who will qualify to appear for Round 2. Selected students will get their name in the merit list which releases after the announcement of CAT Result.

A. Qualify Common Admission Test (CAT)

The first and foremost criterion to take part in IIMB Selection process is to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT). Candidates who have a raw score above zero will be considered for this round. From the pool of these students, a list of students is made who clears the minimum cut off defined by IIMB. This is only the minimum cutoff for the shortlisting round. Candidates who actually get an interview call from IIMB have generally high percentile in CAT.

Category VARC DILR QA Overall
General 85 80 80 90
NC-OBC 75 70 70 80
SC 70 65 65 75
ST 60 60 60 70
PwD 50 50 50 60

B. Academic Performance

Further, the candidates who clear the minimum cutoff will further screen in the academic performance. In this round, the score of 10th and 12th standard are adjusted and divide by the 90th percentile obtained in that board. This percentile is calculated by considering the 10th and 12th performance of all the candidates selected in this round.

Similarly, the scores are adjusted for the graduation marks or professional course result. For the former courses, only Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications, candidates are eligible.

C. Work Experience

Along with the academic performance, candidates work experience also has weightage. The formula to calculate the score is as follows.

=> 8x/36 if 0 < x < 36
=> 8 if x >= 36

“x” refers to the experience of a candidate in the months until July 2018. Candidates can get a maximum score of 8 in this category, even candidates who have an experience of more than 36 months will be considered in the category 0 < x < 36.

Higher marks of a candidate in either work experience or professional course are considered under Work Experience category.

D.Final List of Shortlisted Candidates

In this round, the total weight for work experience, CAT, 10th board, 12th board, bachelors, and gender diversity are calculated for the final invitation of interview round.

Criteria Weightage
CAT 40 Points
  • VARC – 14 points
  • DILR – 16 points
  • QA – 10 points
10th board 20 Points
12th board 10 Points
Bachelors 20 Points
Gender Diversity 2 Points
Work Experience 8 Points

Also, candidates who perform exceptionally ie top 10 candidates in CAT, Bachelors’score (commerce, arts, and science disciplines), and Professional (CA/ ICWA/ CS) will directly get an invitation to attend the interview round. Though for the final selection such student must merit selection based on the composite aggregate score, like any other candidate.

For the normalization or standardization, the formula follows as such.

Max [0, min {wt, wt/2 + ((val-mean) / sd) * wt / 6}], where wt is weight which computes from raw score.

IIM Bangalore Selection Process

Phase 2 of IIMB Admission Criterion

This round consists of WAT and PI round to understanding a candidate if he/she fit in the PGP programme.

A. Written Ability Test

In this round, candidates have to write on a topic as given by the interviewer. The evaluation is based on the candidate’s style and content in the topic.

B. Reference Letter

Candidates have to bring two reference letters either by an employer or from teachers in the academic institution previously attended.

C. Personal Interview 

In a personal interview, candidates personality, knowledge, communication skills etc play a major role. The score in this round is equal to the average of marks given by each interviewer.

D. Quality of Work Experience

Further, the raw scores of work experience are multiplied on the scale of 0.25 – 0.5 – 1 – 1.5 – 2, based on the quality of experience.

E. Academic Performance

If required, the academic performance will be evaluated on the basis of actual mark sheets
/ grade cards submitted.

F. Final Aggregate Score

On the basis of all the previous rounds, the final aggregate will count as follows.

Criteria Weightage
CAT 25 Points
10th board 10 Points
12th board 05 Points
Bachelors 10 Points
Work Experience 10 Points

IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria 2019 For PG and Doctoral Courses

Apart from PGP, the selection process for other courses offered by IIMB is as follows.

1. FPM

In the first round, preliminary screening of the candidates takes place on the basis of application form. Next round consists of performance in GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, JRF (NET) score, or IIMB Test (as applicable). Also, performance in academics, work experience and interview.

2. PGPPM (Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management)

The criteria for selection is as follows.

  • Past Academic Performance
  • Performance in GMAT/CAT/IIMB Test
  • Case Analysis
  • Personal Interview (Bangalore/ Delhi)

3. PGPEM (Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management)

The criteria for selection is as follows.

  • Performance in GMAT/CAT/IIMB/GRE Test
  • Academic Performance
  • Work Experience

On the basis of these rounds, WAT and PI will take place for the final selection.

4. EPGP (Executive Post Graduate Programme)

  • Review of the applications
  • Interview of the shortlisted candidates
  • Final Admission on the basis of academic performance, work experience, GMAT/ GRE scores etc.

For more Information, download PGP Admission Criteria 2019.
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