CAT 2016 aspirants should take note of the development announced with the admission criteria of different IIMs that IIM Rohtak will be coordinating the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2017 for 9 IIMs instead of 6. It may also be noted that IIM Rohtak has announced different shortlisting criteria than other IIMs to avoid the possibility of skewed student structure in favour of male gender and engineering and related subjects at graduation in the normal course and has therefore taken adequate steps to improve the diversity in its class rooms in 2017.
Instead of 6 IIMs, there would be 9 IIMs who would participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2017 being coordinated by IIM Rohtak. The admission policy of the IIMs displayed alongwith the admission criteria of IIM Trichy, Udaipur, Raipur, clarifies “The Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short¬listed candidates by IIM Rohtak which is co-ordinating for 2017-19 batch on behalf of IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Bodhgaya & IIM Sambalpur (also referred to as “9 IIMs”).
4 new IIMs out of CAP 2017
In cases where candidates have been shortlisted by the 9 IIMs as well as older IIMs, IIM Rohtak would obtain the PI & WAT scores of such candidates directly from the older IIMs. Such candidates will be informed in advance by IIM Rohtak, and they need not appear for the common PI & WAT of the “9 IIMs.” Accordingly, the remaining 4 new IIMs namely IIM Jammu, IIM Nagpur, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Visakhapatnam wouldn’t participate in CAP 2017.
It appears that the PI & WAT scores of the eligible candidates for the remaining new IIMs will be directly made available by their mentor IIMs i.e. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Lucknow respectively.
10 to 12 times candidates in PI round
Since the CAP round used to be conducted only for 6 IIMs earlier, IIM Rohtak shares about the admission process of these 6 IIMs “The six new IIMs coordinating the PA process 2017, viz., Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur, are together likely to call candidates for the PA process about 10-12 times (or more if decided so later) their total number of seats. However, in case any of the six older IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow) are willing to share their PA scores with the six new IIMs, wherever IIM Rohtak’s (and other five new IIMs) shortlist is common with the sharing older IIMs, the common candidates will not be required to appear for PA process separately with IIM Rohtak (and five other new IIMs). The common candidates will be intimated in due course of time, on the names of older IIMs sharing PA scores with IIM Rohtak (and five other new IIMs).
4 IIMs still without admission policy
Although you may not be able to view any shortlist announced by IIM Amritsar, IIM BodhGaya and IIM Sambalpur, if you visit their sites but you may be in for a pleasant surprise after suddently getting shortlisted for CAP 2017 round. This is because of the fact that these IIMs announce their admission policy late and may not display the shortlist also. However, if you are not shortlisted the regret message would be from all the 9 IIMs instead of 6 IIMs and would state “We regret to inform you that you have not been shortlisted by any of the nine participating IIMs in the common admission process.”
While the relatively older 6 IIMs will declare their respective shortlists of candidates for CAP 2017, shortly after the CAT 2016 result is declared, it is interesting to note that none of them have announced the admission policy. Now what would be the shortlisting criteria at these IIMs is a big question that remains to be answered.
IIMs in CAP with same candidates
With 90 percentile overall and 80 percentile sectional required in CAT 2016 and all the candidates opting for all the IIMs, these 9 IIMs appear proceeding with the CAP 2017 with same candidates as the shortlists by 6 of them and of remaining 3 might get the candidates from the same shortlists.
Except IIM Rohtak, all other IIMs namely IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur have same shortlisting criteria based solely on CAT 2016 scores. All the 7 newest IIMs, IIM BodhGaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Visakhapatnam are yet to announce their admission policy for PGP 2017-19 batch. With the announcement of 3 more IIMs participating in CAP 2017, it appears that same admission policy has been adopted by these 3 newest IIMs.
12000 in CAP 2017
With the increased intake for PGP 2017-19 batch in almost all the IIMs and with the announced policy of shortlisting 10 to 12 times candidates for PI round, it appears that no fewer than 12000 candidates would be called for CAP 2017 round.
While comparatively older IIMs have increased their intake from last year and in some cases have almost doubled it, the new and newest IIMs would have an increased intake of not fewer than 140 candidates each as per the decision taken in the Cabinet meeting of Government of India on June 24, 2015 and as recently impressed upon the IIMs by Mr Prakash Javadekar, Minister of HRD, Government of India. Accordingly, each of the 9 IIMs will have to shortlist around 1400 candidates who have scored the desired percentile in CAT 2016 as per their admission parameters. The total comes to around 12000 candidates.
Please note that all the IIMs will announce their shortlisting criteria independent of others and despite going for Common Admission Process (CAP) final merit list will be generated by each of them separately.
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