Domestic Admissions Policy *

Domestic Admissions Policy *

Domestic Admissions Policy *

This document describes the admission process, including the shortlisting and selection criteria for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) 2020-22 batch at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM Nagpur).

The batch size for PGP 2020-22 will be 225 students1. Category-wise reservation and seats available are shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Number of seats and category-wise reservation

Category Reservation (%) Seats per category
General 90
EWS 10 23
NC-OBC 27 61
SC 15 34
ST 7.5 17
DAP (Horizontal Reservation across categories) 5 12
Total Seats 225

1The intake might be revised before the admission process begins. In such a scenario, appropriate changes will be made based on the revised intake

EWS Reservations

IIM Nagpur is implementing reservation for candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) as per GoI guidelines, and the eligibility for reservation for EWS candidates is as follows:

a) Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs. 8,00,000/- (Rupees eight lakh only) is to be identified as EWS for the benefit of reservation. Income shall also include income from all sources, i.e., salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application. Also, persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of the family income:

  • 5 acres of agricultural land and above
  • Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities
  • Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities

b) The property held by a “Family” in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status.

c) The term “Family” for this purpose will include the person who seeks the benefit of reservation, his/her parents, and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.

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The admission process at IIM Nagpur for the batch of 2020-22 will be carried out in 3 stages and will consider the candidate’s performance in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019, Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE), Diversity (DI), and performance in Personal Interview (PI). The details are mentioned in the following sections.

  • Stage 1: Candidates who had indicated their interest in IIM Nagpur at the time of filling CAT application forms will be first screened for eligibility as per the CAT cut-offs mentioned in Stage 1 of the process. A first shortlist (List 1) will be released around the 1st week of March 2020 for the candidates who clear the CAT eligibility criteria of IIM Nagpur.
  • Stage 2: Candidates who are eligible based on the criteria in Stage 1 will move to Stage 2. All such candidates will be invited to fill a detailed application form within a stipulated date (tentatively by the 3rd week of March). Only those candidates who complete the application form will be considered for the preparation of the second shortlist. The second shortlist (List 2) for Personal Interview (PI) will be based on Comprehensive Score (CS) and will be released around the 1st week of April;. All the candidates who are shortlisted in Stage 2 will be asked to confirm their interest in attending the PI of IIM Nagpur in the first/second week of April. Only those candidates who send confirmation at this stage will be scheduled for PI.
  • Stage 3: Candidates who appear for the PI will be considered for this stage, where the Final Score (FS) will be calculated. Admission offers will be sent to the candidates based on their FS.

Stage 1: Eligibility criteria for admission to PGP 2020-22

The CAT cut-offs shown in Table 2 will be used for selecting eligible candidates for all subsequent stages. The CAT-2019 score is the single criterion used as the basis for arriving at the first shortlist (List 1). Only candidates with positive scores (>0) in all sections of the CAT will be considered for the admission process.

Table 2: Minimum CAT-2019 Percentile

Minimum CAT 2019 percentile for shortlisting, section-wise and overall
Category Seats Available Section 1 (VARC) Section 2 (DILR) Section 3 (QA) Overall
General 90 72 72 72 85
EWS 23 72 72 72 85
NC-OBC 61 65 65 65 76.5
SC 34 50 50 50 60
ST 17 40 40 40 40
DAP (Differently Abled Persons)
(Horizontal Reservation across categories)
12 40 40 40 55

1. VARC=Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, DILR=Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, QA=Quantitative Ability.
2. These cut-offs are only for shortlisting during Stage 1 and not for the final admission offers for which scores could be much higher.

Stage 2: Selection of the Candidates for PI process

The candidates in List 1, who had applied to PGP at IIM Nagpur at the time of CAT-2019 registration and also meet the cut-offs shown in Table 2 above, would be receiving an email/communication from IIM Nagpur around the first week of March 2020. Candidates who would like to pursue their candidature further for admission to PGP at IIM Nagpur SHOULD do so by filling a detailed application form.

The candidates shortlisted in List 1 need to submit a detailed application, including details and copies of all mark sheets (10th, 12th and graduation, semester-wise / year-wise marks in Bachelors’ degree etc., copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable), Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Other Backward Class – Non-Creamy layer certificate, EWS certificate (if applicable). Only those candidates who submit the completed application by the stipulated date (around the second/third week of March 2020) will be considered for the next stage of the admission process.

A second shortlist of candidates (List 2) will be prepared based on the Comprehensive Score (CS). All the candidates who are in List 1 and submit the completed application form by the stipulated date, will be considered while arriving at List 2. The following aspects will be considered for arriving at the second shortlist based on Comprehensive Score (CS):

a. CAT Score (CAT)
The CAT Score for each candidate will be computed as the ratio of the total CAT score obtained by the candidate to the maximum total CAT score and scaled between 0-10. It will be computed as follows:

CAT Score= (Total CAT score obtained by the candidate/Maximum total CAT score2) *10

2 This is the maximum CAT score among the candidates who were eligible for admission process in IIMN as per the stage 1 criteria.

b. Past Academic Performance (PAP)
Here, we evaluate the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in the 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination, and Bachelor’s Degree Examination. The eligible applicants, as identified above, will be assigned rating scores ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ (See Table 3.1-3.3) based on the percentage of marks obtained in their 10th Standard, 12th Standard, and Bachelor’s Degree examinations respectively.

Table 3.1. Past Academic Performance(PAP)-10th Rating Score

Percent score in 10th Std.Exam Rating Score A
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 4
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 9
>90 10

Table 3.2. Past Academic Performance(PAP)-12th Rating Score

Percent score in 12th Std.Exam Rating Score B
<=55 1
>55 and <=60 3
>60 and <=70 4
>70 and <=80 5
>80 and <=90 9
>90 10

Table 3.3. Past Academic Performance(PAP)–Bachelor’s Rating Score

Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree Rating Score C
<=55 2
>55 and <=60 4
>60 and <=65 6
>65 and <=70 9
>70 10

PAP Score for the candidate will be calculated as follows:

PAP = (0.25*A+0.35*B+0.40*C)

c. Work Experience (WE)
The total number of months of work experience completed, x (as on July 31, 2019) across organizations, will be considered to assign a WE score as per Table 4. For example, if a candidate has a total work experience of 13 months and 25 days, it will be considered as 13 months. Parallel work experience will not be considered. Only full-time experience after graduation will be considered. Part-time/Project/Internship/ CA Articleship /Pre-graduation work experience will not be counted as work experience. For work experience in multiple organizations, all the durations will be added to arrive at the total experience.

Work – Experience (in months) Rating Score
x<6 0
6<=x<18 4
18<=x<24 6
24<=x<30 8
30<=x<36 10
x>=36 4

d. Diversity (DI)
A diversity score (DI) out of 10 will be calculated for the candidate based on the candidate’s gender, and bachelor’s degree. The gender diversity score of 5 points will be awarded based on the candidate’s gender (0 for male, 5 for female, and 5 for transgender candidates) and 5 points will be awarded for the candidate’s bachelor’s degree in any of the following: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor’s level not mentioned here.

At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the CAT, PAP, WE and DI scores will be calculated as follows:

CS = 0.30 * ( CAT Score) + 0.35 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) + 0.15 * (DI Score)

All the candidates in the second shortlist (List 2) will be asked to confirm their interest in attending the Personal Interview of IIM Nagpur in the first/secondweek of April. Only those candidates who send confirmation at this stage will be scheduled for PI.

Stage 3: Final Selection of the Candidates

The candidates who submit completed application form, are shortlisted in List 2, confirm their interest in attending PI and appear for the PI process of IIM Nagpur will be considered for the final stage of the admission process.

Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates in List 2 who confirm their interest in Stage 2 will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) to be conducted by IIM Nagpur. The interviews are likely to be scheduled in April/May 2020. The PI scores for all the candidates appearing for this stage will be scaled between 0 to 10.

After the completion of PI, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will be calculated as follows:

FS = (0.40 * (PI Score) + 0.15 * (CAT Score) + 0.15 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score))/0.9

The selection at this stage will strictly be based on the ranks of the candidates computed separately for each category (General/EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST/DAP) based on their Final Scores (FS). The numbers selected in different categories will be in proportions mandated by the law.

The selected candidates will receive provisional admission offers by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee of Rs. 50,000, which will be subsequently adjusted towards Term I fees.

The withdrawal/cancellation of admission offer can happen in multiple ways:

(a) Before First-Term Registration:

  • Once confirmation fee is received by the stipulated date (mentioned in the offer e-mail), the provisional admission offer stands. If payment is not received by the stipulated date, the provisional admission will be cancelled.
  • If a candidate pays the confirmation fees but still wants to withdraw, he/she may do so by sending an e-mail to the Admission Office. We will then initiate a refund process. The refund of the confirmation fees deposited (after deducting an administrative charge of Rs.1000 or as per prevailing Government of India rules) will be done in July 2020.
  • The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate doesn’t register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned registration date and time.
  • If a candidate pays the confirmation fees but fails to withdraw within a stipulated date or fails to register for the programme, the confirmation fees paid will be forfeited.

(b) After Registration:

  • Fees will be collected at the beginning of each term. If a candidate withdraws from the programme in any Term after Registration (in the middle of a term), all the fees paid till then will be forfeited, regardless of the number of days remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.

(c) The admission of a candidate stands cancelled if he/she provides any false information at any step in the admissions process. No claim for refund of the fee paid till then will be entertained.

*IIM Nagpur reserves the right to change the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria that it deems necessary to suit its purpose.