Indore: If candidates with percentile below 95 in common admission test ( CAT) get calls from Indian Institute of Management Indore, they should not be hopeful of getting admission in post graduate programme even though the institute does not entertain CAT score after initial shortlisting round.

Information received on an RTI application revealed that no one with less than 95 percentile has got a final admission offer for PGP at IIM Indore for the general category in the last 3 years. Admission criterion is: 90 percentile overall and 85 percentile in both the sections for the general category.

Take note: CAT score is only a filter for shortlisting candidates for personal interview ( PI) and written ability test ( WAT) round.There will be a normalisation scheme for 10th, 12th and Bachelor’s Degree scores. Candidates with good past academic would be preferred for admissions.

No weightage to woman candidates

Like pervious year, IIM Indore has decided not to give any extra weight to woman candidates while shortlisting candidates for Class of 2016. Besides IIM Indore, IIMs in Ahmedabad and Bangalore will also not give additional weight to woman candidates.

Except for these three IIMs, all the other IIMs give extra marks to the fairer sex for gender diversity.Last year, the IIM Indore had not given any additional marks to woman candidates still it managed to admit over 140 women in a batch of 450 students.

Apart from this, the institute will also not give extra weight to non- engineering background students in the shortlisting. This is why the percent of engineers is very high at IIM Indore every year.Weight is also not given to work experience that’s why number of freshers remains relatively high.

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