Top B-Schools And Their Criteria For Final Selection

Top B-Schools and their criteria for final selection

You are all aware about which sections wait for you in the exam, let us look at the bigger picture upon considering the different parameters upon which you’ll be weighed to get final admission into your dream college.

Final Selection Criteria of IIMs-

  • CAT Exam- CAT is the first step towards entering into IIMs. The CAT exam consists of subjects like Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability, with a total of 100 questions having three marks each. It is mandatory to clear the sectional and overall cutoff to get a call for CAP (Campus Admission Process) round. Apart from the CAT score, significant weight age is being given to 10th class marks, 12th class marks, graduation marks, Gender diversity factor and work experience. All these parameters constitute composite score. The test takers are called on the basis of this composite score. Sometimes, IIMs can skip one or the other factor within the composite score. It all depends from one IIM to other IIM.
  • CAP Round- The CAP round consists of Written Ability test and Personal Interview. In the written Ability test, the students are asked to write an essay on a given topic in about 250-300 words in 20-30 minutes. The personal Interview is the last stage on which the candidate is marked. It consists of questions based on a student’s technical expertise, HR based questions and some other questions to check whether a student can fit in the institute of not.

The final weightage given to each process by each IIM is as follows-

 

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Banglore

IIM Calcutta

IIM Lucknow

IIM Indore

IIM Kozhikode

Personal Interview

50%

30%

48%

40%

40%

30%

Written Ability test

10%

10%

10%

10%

20%

20%

Composite Score

40%

60%

42%

50%

40%

50%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

Final Selection Criteria of IIFT-

  • IIFT Exam-The IIFT exam is conducted during first week of December. It consists of sectional like GK, VA, RC, QA, DI and LR. To get a call from IIFT Delhi or IIFT Kolkata, one needs to clear the overall cutoff plus the sectional cutoff. IIFT does not give any weightage to 10th, 12th, Graduation marks or Work Experience or Gender Diversity.
  • Essay Writing- Once the candidates get a call for second round, they are asked to write an essay on a given topic. The length of the essay varies from 250 to 300 words.
  • Group Discussion- The group discussion is another important component to gain admission into IIFT . The candidates are generally given 5-7 mins to discuss a particular topic with each panel having 7-10 members.
  • Personal Interview – It is the final stage which lasts for 5-20 minutes.

The weightage given to each process by IIFT is as follows-

Name of process

Weightage

IIFT Exam

65%

Group Discussion

15%

Personal Interview

20%

 

Final Selection Criteria of XLRI Jamshedpur-

  • XAT test- The Xavier’s Aptitude test, conducted during the first week of January consists of subjects like Verbal Ability, Decision making, Quantitative Ability and General Knowledge. The General Knowledge section of XAT is not considered for short listing candidates for second round. However, the GK section score is considered during the time of final admission. XLRI, like IIMs also gives weightage to 10th class marks, 12th class marks, graduation marks, Gender diversity factor and work experience, which alongwith XAT score is called as composite score.
  • WAT and PI stage- After clearing the XAT exam, the shortlisted candidates are asked to appear for WAT and PI.

The weightage given to each process by XLRI is as follows-

 

Process

Weightage

WAT

5%

General Knowledge

5%

Composite Score

70%

Personal Interview

20%

 

Final Selection Criteria of Symbiosis Institute of Business management and Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development

  • SNAP exam- SNAP, conducted by Symbiosis Institute during December consists of section like VARC, QA, Reasoning and GK. Although, this test does not have any sectional cutoffs but a candidate needs to clear the overall cutoff.
  • Round II selection process- During the round II selection process, the candidates are tested upon their problem solving, communication and stress handling skills through a Group Discussion, Group Exercise, Written Ability test and Personal Interview round. In the group exercise, the candidates are divided into groups and are asked to solve a puzzle or to complete a challenging task.

The weightage given to each process by SIBM and SCMHRD is as follows-

Process

Weightage

SNAP score

50%

Group Discussion/ Group Exercise

10%

WAT

10%

Personal Interview

30%

 

Final Selection Criteria of Tata Institute of Social Sciences-

Stage 1- TISSNET Exam consisting of sections like Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and General Knowledge. 

Stage 2- Pre-Interview test/GD and Personal Interview.

The weightage given to each process by TISS is as follows-

Components

Marks Allotted

TISSNET

100

Pre Interview test/ GD

50

PI

75

Total

225

 

Students must ensure that alongwith preparing for entrance exams they must also keep on preparing for GD/ WAT/PI because as it is seen, they have a high weightage in final selection.