The First stage shortlisted candidates for the 6 new IIMSs namely IIM Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur have been announced for WAT & PI round 2015. Candidates who have been shortlisted would be informed of their WAT and PI venue , date & time by January 31, 2015. The status of the shortlist is available on the Common Admission site of the new IIMs.
Common Admission Process
There will be a Common Admission Process(CAP) 2015 for the new IIMs. The six new IIMs at Kashipur, Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Trichy, and Udaipur, are conducting the Common Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT) Process for their Post-Graduate Programmes in Management for the 2015-17 Batch. The CAP process, going to be coordinated by IIM Udaipur, will commence on February 16, 2015 and will close on March 3, 2015 as stated by IIM Udaipur
Shortlist by Individual IIMs
The shortlist for CAP round 2015 is based on CAT 2014 performance and each of the six new IIMs has individually prepared shortlists based on their respective criteria. The CAP 2015 coordinating IIM, the IIM Udaipur has thereafter prepared the combined shortlist of candidates to be considered for further processing.
Shortlist of participating Older IIMs to be set aside
From the combined shortlist, candidates who are also called for interviews by IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Kozhikode (“older IIMs”) will be set aside. The remaining candidates will be called for a Personal Interview & Written Analysis Test (“PI & WAT”). The PI & WAT will be common for the six new IIMs.
The PI & WAT scores for candidates set aside from the combined shortlist will be obtained from the respective older IIMs from which such candidates have received interview calls. Those who have been called for WAT and PI by more than one older IIM will have the PI & WAT scores received from all applicable older IIMs averaged for further processing.
Admission offer as per Individual admission policy 2015
Each of these 6 new IIMs will take the PI & WAT scores of the candidates shortlisted by them from IIM Udaipur. They will then, in accordance with their respective admission policies, consider these scores along with scores for other criteria such as CAT score, Profile score, to make their respective merit lists. The respective admission offers to the candidates by each of these IIMs will be made separately.
Venues for PI & WAT
The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.
CAT 2014 cut offs in shortlisting
CAT 2014 cut-off percentile in shortlisting for PI & WAT round 2015 at 6 new IIMs has gone much higher than the prescribed threshold CAT 2014 scores. Almost all the new IIMs required 90 overall and 80 to 85 minimum sectional percentile to shortlist the General category candidate. While the sectional percentile has remained between 80 to 85 the overall percentile has shot up to 96.3 to 96.7 as the minimum cut off at the first stage of shortlisting the candidates by these IIMs.
In a few days and latest by Jan 31, 2015 the shortlisted candidates will be intimated about the date and venue to appear for CAP 2015 round. According to Prof S K Agarwal Verbal Ability Expert and mentor on CAT preparation, all the shortlisted candidates are supposed to focus and prepare well to improve their writing and communication skill. PI & WAT round has even more weightage than CAT 2014 scores.
Source: MBA Universe
Date: Jan 28, 2015