Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Eligibility & Selection Criteria
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Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Overview of Admission Process for overseas candidates to PGP 2019-21**
Shortlisting and selection criteria of Overseas Candidate for Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) batch 2019-2021 at IIM Nagpur. The admission process at IIM Nagpur takes into account the candidate’s Academic Performance (AP), Work Experience (WE), performance in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and performance in Personal Interview (PI).

Any overseas candidate who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher (in any discipline) with a minimum of three years’ duration from a university recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent GPA.
  • A valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score, minimum score of 650 (GMAT taken before January 31, 2014 will not be considered).

Criteria for Eligibility to be considered for admission to PGP (Overseas candidates)

Candidates fulfilling the following minimum cut offs in the sectional percentile ranks and GMAT total score will only be considered for all subsequent stages.

Table 1:Minimum Cut-offs of GMAT Score

Verbal Quantitative Total
80 80 650

Selection for the Personal Interview (PI) Stage
In the second stage of admission process, a candidate’s Composite Score would be determined as follows:

A. Academic Performance (AP)
Here, we evaluate the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in Bachelor’s Degree Examination. The eligible applicants, as identified above, will be assigned rating score as AP (See Table 2) based on the percentage of marks obtained in their Bachelor’s degree examinations respectively.

Table 2: Calculation of AP Score for the Candidate

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

B. Work Experience (WE)

For the work experience of completed months’ x (as on December 31, 2018), the candidates will be assigned a WE score as follows:

Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered. Part-time/Project/Internship/CA Articleship/Pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be counted as work experience.

WE= 0 if x<=6
= 4 if 6<=x<18
= 6 if 18<=x<24
= 8 if 24<=x<30
= 10 if 30<=x<36
= 4 if x>=36

C. Diversity (Di)
A diversity score 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 (5 points for candidates with 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 GMAT, AP, WE and Di scores will be calculated as follows:

CS=0.35 * (GMAT Total Score /800 * 10) + 0.35*(AP Score) + 0.2* (WE Score) + 0.1*(Di Score)

Based on the comprehensive score (CS), a shortlist will be prepared and the shortlisted candidates will be receiving an email from IIM Nagpur in January, 2019. The candidates need to submit a detailed application, including details of semester wise / year wise marks in Bachelors’ degree etc., copies of all mark sheets, copies of work experience certificates (if applicable), certificate of disability (if applicable). Only those candidates who submit the detailed application by the stipulated date will be considered for the next stage of the admission process.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Skype Interview or Video conference in the month of February.

Final Selection of the Candidates
The candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score will be considered for the final stage of the admission process. In this stage, performance in skype interview or video conference (PI) will be calculated as follows:

Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates who are shortlisted will be required to appear for a Skype interview to be conducted by IIMN. The interviews are likely to be in the month of February, 2019.

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
The score obtained by the candidate in the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of GMAT will be considered in the calculation of the final score of the candidate.
At this stage, the Final Score (FS) of the candidate will now be calculated as follows:

FS= 0.35* (PI Score) + 0.20* (GMAT Score) + 0.20 * (AP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score) + 0.05(AWA Score/6*10)

The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation by e-mail. To confirm the acceptance of the offer, the candidate has to pay an acceptance fee of USD 1,000 which will be adjusted towards Term I fees subsequently.

3.3 Withdrawal and Cancellation Process
The withdrawal/cancellation of admission offer can happen in multiple ways:
– The admission of a candidate stands cancelled if he/she provides any false information at any step in the admissions process.

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. Refund of money (after deducting an administrative charge of USD 100 or as per prevailing Government of India rules) will happen in July 2019.
  • The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate doesn’t register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned registration date and time.

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) he/she will forfeit all the fees paid till then, regardless of any number of days still remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.