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CAT 2017-18: Results, Shortlisting And Admission Process

The official site has confirmed that the candidates can download their Admit Cards for CAT 2017 from 25th October 2017 to 26th November 2017.

Sagar Mavani 

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As the Admit Cards for Examination have been released, candidates will be getting nervous seeing the exam round the corner (November 24, 2017 Friday). The official site has confirmed that the candidates can download their for from 25th October 2017 to 26th November 2017. Keep in mind that the mock test for will be available in the last week of October. Also it is to be noted that candidates who indicate their interest for Indore PGP while applying for will be considered for PGP (both Indore & Mumbai campus) of Indore. Final selection will be as per the admission procedure for the respective programme.

Results and Shortlisted Candidates:

Everything concerning exam results will be available in the second week of January 2018 on the official website. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be announced on the website of the respective IIMs. Each will share interview letters with the shortlisted candidates directly. Keep in mind that the parameters for shortlisting vary from to

Process of Admission:

The the candidates for the next round of selection may be independent of each other. The Applicants taking up the exam for the first time can go through the registration guide and video which is available on the official site. Keep in mind that the graduates must have at least 50% marks to be eligible to apply for and 45% for the graduates under reserved categories. There will be separate notifications from Ahmedabad, PGPEM & PGPPM Programmes of Bangalore, EPGP of Indore, and EFPM & EPGPM of Kashipur, PGP-ABM & PGP-SM of Lucknow, PGPWE of Raipur, PGDHRM of Ranchi, EPGP of Rohtak, PGPEX of RGIIM Shillong and PGPBM of Tiruchirappalli for their management courses such as PGP-FABM & ePGP.

includes (WAT), (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). All these stages hinge upon your performance in examination. IIMs may furthermore use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.

What if you are shortlisted?

If you are shortlisted for interviews by any IIM, kindly comply with the following verification:

  • Mark sheets and Degree Certificate
  • Show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove at the time of interview.
  • If selected for a programme, produce original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies for verification at the time of joining the programme.

Special Category Requirements: If you fall under the special category (SC, ST, NC-OBC and PWD), then you (if shortlisted) must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.

What if you are in final year of graduation?
Those appearing for the final bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification examination, if shortlisted, must produce an original certificate from the Principal / Registrar / Director of the university/ institution confirming that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% for SC, ST, and PWD) based on latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview.

Note that the last date for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2018. If not submitted, the authority will have to cancel the candidate’s provisional admission. Also it will also be cancelled if the certificate submitted is found to be fake or incorrect subsequently.

(Source: IIM)

First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 16:51 IST