IIM Shillong - IIM Admission criteria/ Selection Process (Masters of Business Administration)

For PGP programme, IIM Shillong follows a two- stage admission process for finalizing the candidates for PGP 2021-2023 batch. Student should go through the information released by IIM Shillong  for the admission criteria to Post Graduate Program in Management.
The two phase selection process includes:
Phase1- Shortlisting Candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview Session
Phase 2- Merit Listing for final Admission Offer to PGP 2021-23 Batch
Let us go through the following article to understand in detail the selection process followed by IIM Shillong for the PGP programme.
Key Details of PHASE – 1: Short listing Process for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
SDA
  1. Those candidates who have opted for IIM Shillong in their CAT 2020 application will be eligible for consideration in Phase 1.Read the content of the following table as the minimum requirement of marks for consideration in different categories in various examination is mentioned.
TABLE – 1 Minimum Requirements* of Marks required for shortlisting in various categories
Category
SSC (Class 10th) PERCENTAGE
HSC (Class 12th) PERCENTAGE
Graduation Percentage
CAT 2020 Percentile (VARC)
CAT 2020 Percentile
(DILR)
CAT 2020 Percentile
(QA)
DA (D)
50
50
50
50
50
50
ST(T)
50
50
50
50
50
50
SC (C)
55
55
55
60
60
60
EWS (E)
80
80
65
75
75
75
OTHERS (OT)
80
80
65
75
75
75
*Note: The actual percentage and percentile mentioned in table -1 of a shortlisted candidate for the GD & PI process may be much higher than the above mentioned minimum values.
Also, VARC stands for Verbal and Reading Comprehension, DILR stands for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, QA stands for Quantitative Aptitude.
  1. As per the data mentioned in A , eligible candidates will be segregated as per their academic disciplines in graduation as mentioned in CAT 2020. Annexure 1 gives details of academic disciplines.
A certain percentage (α) of candidates from each academic discipline will be shortlisted for GD and PI. The details are mentioned below:
N = Number of candidates that appeared for CAT 2020 Exam
G = Number of Academic disciplines
Ni = The number of candidates present in the ithacademic discipline, Ɐ i = 1,2,3,……g.
The percentage of candidates eligible for shortlist for any ith academic discipline will be as per details mentioned in Table – 2.
Table 2 : Key Details for Academic Disciplines Number and Percentage (αi) of Candidates
Academic disciplines (i)
Number of Candidates present in the Academic
Discipline (Ni)
Percentage of Candidates from each Academic Disciplines (αi)
1
N1
α1=N1/Nx100
2
N2
α2=N2/Nx100
3
N3
α3=N3/Nx100
......
...
...
g
Ng
αg=Ng/Nx100
Total
N
100
Where, α= Ni/N × 100 ; Ɐ i = 1,2,3,……g and 0 ≤ αi ≤  1
The eligible candidates in respective categories are grouped as per the categories, with number of candidates in any given category j being : Mj , Ɐj = E,T, C, O. Thus,
ME : Number of candidates in category EWS
MT : Number of candidates in category ST
MC : Number of candidates in category SC
MO: Number of candidates in category OT
As per the academic disciplines, the candidate will thus be grouped as given in Table 3.
Table 3 : Key Details for Discipline and Category wise Segregation of Candidates Considered for Shortlisting
Academic Disciplie (i)
Category (j)
EWS
ST
SC
OT
1
ME1
MT1
MC1
MO1
2
ME2
MT2
MC2
MO2
…..
g
MEg
MTg
MCg
MOg
Total Candidates
  ME
MT
MC
MO
Thus Mijis the number of candidates in ith Academic discipline of jth categoryⱯ I = 1,2,3…gⱯj = E,T, C, O.    This implies 
MEi  : Number of candidates in the ith academic discipline in category EWS
MTi :    Number of candidates in the ith academic discipline in category ST
MCi  :  Number of candidates in the ith academic discipline in category SC and
MOi :  Number of candidates in the ith academic discipline in category OT
  1. Finally the number of candidates shortlisted for GD and PI will be based on the following parameters:
IIM Shillongwill decide the total number of candidates to be shortlisted for the GD and PI process. The value of x will be decided based on the overall performance of the candidates in CAT 2020, the number of seats available, buffer for possible overlap and attendance trends in the past.
With X= Number of candidates to be called for GD and PI the number of candidates to be shortlisted for interview in any category j will be Xj,Ɐ j = E,T, C,O, where
XE= 10% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
XT= 7.5% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
Xc= 15.0% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
Xo= 67.5% of X rounded to higher nearest integer
5% of the shortlisted Xj( j≠ E) will comprise of Differently Abled (DA) candidates
  1. The candidates shortlisted for interviews in the ith academic discipline from the jth category will be Xji, " j= E,T, C,O, where
∀ i = 1,2,3….p for j = E; p denotes the number of disciplines appearing in category E
∀ i = 1,2,3….q for j = T; q denotes the number of disciplines appearing in category T.
∀ i = 1,2,3….p for j = C ; r denotes the number of disciplines appearing in category C
∀ i = 1,2,3….p for j = O; s denotes the number of disciplines appearing in category O
Note: The number of candidates shortlisted in various academic disciplines in respective categories will be calculated as:
 
 
 
The total number of 𝑋 candidates consisting of candidates in EWS, candidates in ST, candidates in SC, and candidates in OT categories falling under different Academic disciplines will beshortlisted as shown in Table 4.
Table 4: Candidates Shortlisted for GD and PI
Academic Discipline(𝒊)
Categories (j)
Candidates in Academic Discipline(𝒊)
EWS
ST
SC
OT
1
XE1
XT1
XC1
XO1
X1
2
XE2
XT2
XC2
XO2
X2
...
...
...
...
...
...
𝑝, 𝑞, 𝑟, 𝑠 ≤ 𝑔
XEg
XTg
XCg
XOg
p,q,r,s ≤ 𝑔
Total Candidates in each category
XE
XT
XC
XO
X=∑𝒌𝑿𝒌Total Candidates (Gender 𝒌)
Each cell in Table 4 will be further divided into sub-groups on the basis of proportion of gender appearing in CAT-2020, viz., XE1=∑𝑘XE1, where, 𝒌 represents the genders appearing in CAT-2020, and, 𝑿 = ∑𝒌𝑿𝒌 , number of students to be invited for GD and PI.
The candidates in a given category, academic discipline and gender would be ranked based on decreasing order of their CAT overall percentile.
Key Details of Phase 2: Merit Listing for Admission Offer to PGP 2021-23 Batch
After the completion of the GD and PI rounds, the scores achieved in the GD and PI will be used along with overall CAT performance of the shortlisted candidates for compilation of the final merit list. Offer for admissions will be made based on this merit list. The scores used will thus be
X: Candidate’s Score in Group Discussion
Y: Candidate’s Score in Personal Interview
Z: Overall CAT Absolute Score
which will further be normalized as Nx , Ny and Nz for preparation of the final merit list. This process is illustrated below.
With a total of 𝑚 number of candidates will appearing in the GD and PI process, an overall score, 𝑂𝑆𝑐 for every appearing candidate 𝑐, will be calculated using the following formula, which will be used for preparing the merit list:
= 𝑤1(𝑁𝑐𝑥) + 𝑤2(𝑁𝑐𝑦) + 𝑤3(𝑁𝑐𝑧) 𝑐 = 1, 2, 3, … , 𝑚
𝑁𝑐x : Normalized score of Performance of the candidate 𝑐 in GD
𝑁cy : Normalized score of Performance of the candidate 𝑐  in PI
𝑁𝑐z : Normalized score of Performance of the candidate 𝑐 in CAT-2020 Absolute Score (overall)
w1  : Weight of performance of the candidate 𝑐 in 𝑁𝑐(20%)
w2  : Weight of performance of the candidate 𝑐 in 𝑁𝑐(50%)
w3  : Weight of performance of the candidate 𝑐 in 𝑁𝑐(30%)
However, there will be different cut-off scores for candidate’s performance in GD and PI in various categoriesas shown in Table 5.
Table 5: Cut-off on the Performances of Candidates in GD & PI for Merit list for Admission Offer
Categories
Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum
Possible Performance in GD
Cut-off as Minimum Percentage of Performance out of Maximum
Possible Performance in PI
DA
20.0%
20.0%
ST
20.0%
20.0%
SC
25.0%
25.0%
OTHERS (OT)
30.0%
30.0%
The candidates will be ranked based on the decreasing order of the 𝑂𝑆𝑐 scores. The admission offers will be made to the candidates in order of their rank based on the 𝑂𝑆𝑐 scores.
Reservation Policy
The Institute abides by the reservation policy as per the Government of India provisions as applicable on IIM Shillong.
Important Points to Note:
  • Those candidates who are given final admission to the PGP 2021-2023 will have to submit original documents related to completion of graduation before 31st December 2021.
  • IIM Shillong reserves the right to make changes in the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria if required.
  • After the completion of the GD PI process, candidates can view their final result of the admission status in the second week of May 2021.
  • For detailed information, students should visit IIM Shillong’s official website https://www.iimshillong.ac.in/
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