IIM Selection criteria – FAQ

Admissions criteria were released on the website of a certain Well-known High-class Institute of Management (WHIM). The criteria might have been created just on a whim, but aspirants have been bewitched by these ever since the criteria were released. So much so that, we at 2IIM have decided to have some fun with a DI question on this one. Although WHIM is just an illusory institute, we have taken assumed that the criteria followed by WHIM have been chosen on a whim to broadly match another set of criteria listed here

Questions are as follows. All questions are of TITA type. Answers given below.

  1. Student X is from B.Sc Computer Science. Does this come under AC-4 or AC-5?
  2. What is the idea behind this whole Stage 1 and Stage 2?
  3. Student P has scored 78% in 10th standard and 91% in 12th standard. UG score is 74%, what is the AR score?
  4. Currently doing CA and B.Com – Will I come under AC-2, AC-3?
  5. How much will work experience impact Composite Score?
  6. I am a general category student with 76% in 10th std, 85% in 12th and 65% in Engineering. Am I already out of IIMA? If not what is my AR?
  7. C3 says 80th percentile or some such. What does this mean?
  8. How many students will be called in Stage 1 and Stage 2 ?
  9. How much should a general category engineer with 82/88/75 score to get a call from IIMA?

One clarification about the answers that we give. We are going to include two categories for answers, EoK and GoK. EoK is Examiner-only knows ( in our case IIMA only knows). GoK stands for God only Knows ( in our case, probably even IIMA does not know). For more details on this, visit here

Answers

  1. Student X is from B.Sc Computer Science. Does this come under AC-4 or AC-5?Our gut feel is it should be AC – 5. It is not listed in the list of exclusions under AC-5.
  2. What is the idea behind this whole Stage 1 and Stage 2?Stage 1 is equivalent of Profile-based selection. Stage 1 selects ‘n’ number of students from each stream, and then the remaining are filled from the common pool.
  3. Student P has scored 78% in 10th standard and 91% in 12th standard. UG score is 74%, what is the AR score?We cannot be sure of this, but we can hazard a guess. For general category, roughly 300-320 should be from stage 1 and another 280-300 should be from stage 2.
  4. Currently doing CA and B.Com – Will I come under AC-2, AC-3?A = 5, B = 8. C = 5. AR = A + B + C = 18.
  5. How much will work experience impact Composite Score?Our gut-feel is that it will come under B.Com. Generally, someone can be said to be doing final-year B.Com. But CA being a professional certification, it cannot really be called final year CA.More bluntly, “final year CA” could go on for many years. So, they might be more inclined to take the more reliable pre-final year score.
  6. I am a general category student with 76% in 10th std, 85% in 12th and 65% in Engineering. Am I already out of IIMA? If not what is my AR?Not at all. Read the file.
  7. C3 says 80th percentile or some such. What does this mean? -Aggregate of 10th and 12th is more than 80%, so you are still in with a chance. You can get in through stage 2. As far as your AR score, look-up the data and figure it out. J
  8. How many students will be called in Stage 1 and Stage 2 ?80th percentile means higher than or equal to 80 percent of the people taking the given exam. To cut a long story short, to qualify as the top-ranking candidate in any stream, the person should be among the top one-fifth of the applicants in the relevant stream.
  9. How much should a general category engineer with 82/88/75 score to get a call from IIMA? -God only knows. Certainly IIMA does not know now right now. We can hazard a guess, but we need to bear in mind that it would be nothing more than a guess. Based on the data we have seen in the past few years, we can say that 99.75-ish should fetch a call.

The following video gives a detailed discussion on IIMA Selection criteria as well

 

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