IIM Ahmedabad revises admission criteria for MBA admissions
New Delhi : Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has revised its formula to calculate academic rating (AR) score for admission to the 2022-24 batch of postgraduate programme in Management (PGPM).
According to a report, the institution has decided to do away with the bachelor’s degree component of the shortlisting criteria. The academic rating will now be calculated using the marks scored by a candidate in Class 10 and Class 12 board examination.
Considering that many universities could not conduct exams in the past two years due to COVID-19 and had to promote students based on alternative criteria, the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 committee had allowed candidates to appear for the test without requiring a minimum percentage of marks in their degree exams.
“On account of this, the Admissions Committee of IIM Ahmedabad decided to do away with the bachelor’s degree component from the shortlisting criteria and to apply it uniformly to all the candidates. The AR now will be computed on a scale of 25 (considering class 10th marks, class 12th marks and candidate's work experience) and the points will be pro-rated to 35,” IIM Ahmedabad said.
Formula to calculate Composite Score (CS):
CS = 0.35 x (pro-rated AR Score/35) + 0.65 x (normalized overall CAT Score)
Where, pro-rated AR Score= [(AR score computed by taking 0 points for Bachelor’s degree)/25] x 35