2. Admission/Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2020-22 batch of PGP-FABM at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.
In the first step, candidates will be short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) from among candidates who have applied for the programme and have a valid CAT/GMAT[1] score and satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. 
 
Shortlisting and Selection Criteria for PGP-FABM 2020-22 Batch[2]

2.1 Shortlisting Criterion
For shortlisting the candidates for PGP-FABM admissions, 70% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 30% weightage to the Application Rating Score. Since the programme is sector-specific and prefers candidates with relevant educational background, the candidates with bachelor's or master's degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines will be preferred while short-listing for group discussion and personal interview.
 
Shortlisting of candidates with bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline (candidates eligible under section 1.2 of eligibility criteria) will be provisional, subject to their submission of the specified form describing their nature of interest in the programme. This form will be available for submission from the link showing CAT results for the programme. The form will have to be submitted online by the deadline specified on the link showing CAT results for the programme (the deadline would typically be within 7 days of declaration of the shortlisting results by IIMA), failing which, the candidature of the shortlisted candidate will be cancelled and the candidate will not be considered further for admission to the programme. It would be the sole responsibility of the candidate to track announcement of results by IIMA and ensure compliance with the submission deadline.
 
Application Rating:The application rating looks at the applicants' academic performance (marks obtained) in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination and Bachelor's Degree Examination. The criteria for application rating score will be as follows:
For 10th and 12th Standards: The applicants will be assigned rating scores ‘A' and ‘B' (See Table 1) based on their percentage of marks obtained in 10th and 12th standard examinations respectively.
 
For Bachelor's Degree: The applicants will be assigned a rating score ‘C' (See Table 1) based on the percentage of marks received in the Bachelor's degree.
 
Table 1: Application Rating (AR): 2020-22 Rating Scores
Per cent score in 10th Std. Exam
Rating Score
A
  <= 55
1
  > 55 and <= 60
2
  > 60 and <= 70
3
  > 70 and <= 80
4
  > 80 and <= 90
7
  > 90
10
Per cent score in 12th Std. Exam
Rating Score
B
  <= 55
1
  > 55 and <= 60
2
  > 60 and <= 70
3
  > 70 and <= 80
4
  > 80 and <= 90
7
  > 90
10
Per cent score in Bachelor's Degree
Rating Score
C
  <= 55
1
  > 55 and <= 60
2
  > 60  and <= 65
3
  > 65 and <= 70
4
  > 70 and <= 80
7
  > 80
10
 
Notes about the marks obtained:
  • Percentages of marks of an applicant who is yet to complete bachelor's degree will be computed based on her/his available marks.
     
  • For a candidate having cleared CA/ICWAI/CS without having a bachelor's degree, the average of intermediate and final examinations' percentages of marks obtained would be treated as bachelor's degree marks.
     
  • For computing AR score of an applicant, scores in all subjects that appear in the marks- sheet of 10th and 12th Std. examinations will be considered irrespective of whether the board/university considers them for calculating the percentage.
     
  • For bachelor's degree, the percentage of marks awarded by the institute/university will be treated as final.
     
  • If the institute/university does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the marks-sheet.
     
  • If the percentage of marks awarded by the institute/university does not take into account marks obtained in all the subjects as mentioned in the marks-sheet(s) for all the years, the candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/ Registrar/ Director of the university/ institution certifying details of the practice at the time of the interview, if shortlisted for the same.
     
  • If any board/institute/university awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the board/institute/university specifying the equivalent marks which should be used for filling the online CAT application form. The original equivalence certificate needs to be submitted at the time of interview, if shortlisted for the same.
     
  • For candidates having a 5-year integrated master's degree, percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor's degree percentage. For candidates in the final year of 5 year integrated master's degree, the marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor's degree ‘Not Completed' percentage.
     
Application Rating Score:
AR=0.5*A+1.5*B+2.5*C
 Maximum Score for AR = 45
Composite Score:
            Composite Score= (Obtained CAT Score/Max. CAT Score)*0.7 + (AR/45)*0.3

Table 2: Disciplines[3] for bachelor's/master's degree (as per CAT Application)

AGRICULTURE

1. Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Entomology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Business Management,  Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Statistics, etc.
2. Animal Husbandry
3. Dairy Science/Technology
4. Horticulture including Vegetables and Floriculture

ALLIED AGRICULTURE

1. Agricultural Engineering
2. Biotechnology
3. Fisheries
4. Food Management
5. Forestry
6. Veterinary Science
7. Food Technology
8. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking, etc.

LIFE SCIENCES, COMMERCE AND RELATED DISCIPLINES

1. Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, etc.
2. Chartered Accountancy
3. Cost and Works Accountancy
4. Company Secretaryship
5. Hotel & Tourism Management
6. Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies)
7. Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Life Sciences, Zoology, Statistics, etc.

ENGINEERING AND OTHERS

1. Architecture
2. Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B. Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT]
3. Law
4. Any other discipline not mentioned above.
 
 

[1] GMAT refers to GMAT administered within the last 24 months as on 15 December 2018 and is applicable to overseas candidates.
[2] IIM Ahmedabad reserves the right to make changes in the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria, if considered necessary at any point.
[3] Note: Final discretion on the academic category that an academic program will be classified under rests with the Admissions Committee of IIM-Ahmedabad.
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