Admission to IIM Ranchi will be based on the performance of candidates in the CAT, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test (PI & WAT) and also based on their profile. The PI & WA process will be common to all the six new IIMs, namely, Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur and Kashipur. The cut-off CAT percentiles, weightage for different components and the profile scoring method are given below
Initial Shortlisting for WAT / PI Process
An initial shortlist shall be prepared of candidates who would be eligible for WAT / PI process for admission to the PGDM 2013-15 batch of IIM Ranchi. This list would be purely based on CAT performance and is expected to be announced around mid-January.
The cut-off percentile CAT scores for consideration for admission to IIM Ranchi is given in Table 1 below.
It must be noted that every eligible candidate as per Table 1, may or may not find a place in the short-list. The above cut-off percentile figures are just indicative and actual CAT percentile cut-offs are expected to be close to the cut-off for previous years. The shortlisted candidates of all the six new IIMs will be merged to make a combined short-list for further processing.
The criteria given in Table 1 will be used to rank the students in different categories (General, NCOBC, SC, ST and PWD) and for shortlisting of candidates based on ranking within categories for further processing.
The candidates eligible for WAT & PI process for IIM Ranchi shall also have to fill in an online profile form which will be used for further evaluation.
PI & WAT Process:
Personal interviews and written ability test are planned to be conducted at five different centres namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. The exact dates for PI & WAT will be communicated to shortlisted candidates in due course of time.
The common PI & WAT for the six new IIMs will be coordinated by IIM Raipur.
Final Admissions 2013
After the PI & WA process is over, admission offers would be announced at the IIM Ranchi website on the basis of a merit list. This consolidated merit list (CML) would be compiled on the basis of following components and their corresponding weights:
The details of the above mentioned components are mentioned as below:
30 percent weightage is assigned to the CAT score of the candidates who are eligible for PI & WAT. The normalized score will be converted to marks out of 30 and used while preparation of the consolidated merit list (CML).
PI & WAT Score
PI & WAT scores of the eligible candidates of the six new IIMs will be directly collected from IIM Calcutta & IIM Lucknow. Efforts are on to get this arrangement extended to a few other established IIMs too. Only the rest of the candidates need to appear for the Common Personal interview and Written Ability Test of the six new IIMs.
The short-listed candidates would fill an online profile form and also bring a printed copy of the same for verification during personal interview. The profile scoring methodology for IIM Ranchi is given below.
Out of 20 Marks
Academic Profile (10 Marks)
Evaluation based on academic background including medals for scholastic performance in school and colleges.
85 % and above
Less than 65%
The total will be reduced to 10 if it exceeds 10.
Work Experience (5 Marks):
Duration of Work Experience
Less than 6 Months
6 to 12 Months
12 to 18 months
18 to 24 months
24 to 30 months
30 to 36 months
Greater than 36 months
Allocation of marks, during PI, will be based on the check for relevance with educational background and the profile of the company worked in.
Extra-curricular Achievements (5 marks)
Intra Class / Department
Class Leader / Council Leader / Other Position of Responsibility
Achievements in co-curricular activities*
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION FOR THE 2013-15 OVERSEAS CANDIDATES
Overseas Candidates – Definition
The Indians and foreign nationals living, working or studying outside India at least for the period January 1, 2012 to February 15, 2013 are considered as “Overseas Candidates”. Candidates residing in neighbouring countries like Nepal from which there are no entry restrictions to India, are not considered as “Overseas Candidates”.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The equivalence of the foreign degree needs to be certified by the Association of Indian Universities. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2013 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2013) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.catiim.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
How to Apply
The overseas candidates seeking admission to the two year residential Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM) should take GMAT and apply in the prescribed form available on our website (www.iimranchil.ac.in). Completed Application Form along with the following:
(a) Copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (not older than 2 years as on January 31, 2013).
(b) Two recommendation letters from two academic referees (preferably from professors/teachers who have taught in the recent past). Candidates who are working presently and are not able to submit recommendation letters from two academic referees, then at least one recommendation letter must be submitted from academic referee and the other can be from a senior manager from the Industry/work place who knows the credibility of the candidate..
(c) An application fee of US$ 200 (or equivalent amount in Indian currency) by bank draft in favour of Indian Institute of Management Ranchi payable at Ranchi must reach IIM Ranchi latest by January 31, 2013.
Online Application Form
Please send the printout of the PDF generated (filled-in online Application Form) along with required documents and application fee by way of a bank draft in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Ranchi” payable in Ranchi to:
Admissions Office Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi. Suchana Bhawan, 5th floor, Audrey House Campus, Meur’s Road, Ranchi -834008, Jharkhand, India
Short-listing and Interview
Candidates will be shortlisted based on overall minimum GMAT score of 670, academic performance, relevant work experience and letters of reference. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for interview in India in the month of March 2013. The interviews will be held at Delhi. Necessary travel arrangements for this purpose must be made by the candidate. Institute will not bear any expenses for attending the interview.
The final selection is made using multiple criteria that includes the parameters mentioned above, Personal Interview, Written Ability Test, and Extracurricular achievements.
Fees and Expenses
Fees for the overseas students for the batch 2013-15 will be US$ 20000 per annum. Thus the total fee for the overseas students for the batch 2013-2015 will be US$ 40000 for a period of two years. The above fees is payable phase-wise in six semesters in two years. In addition to the payment in US dollars, the overseas student is required to pay one time refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000.00. , living and other expenses during the period of his/her stay are payable in Indian rupees.