Your query is best answered by this statement which was in the IIML shortlist criteria document last year.
IIML has observed over the years that students who perform well in PGP are typically those who have a consistently good academic record during their secondary school, higher secondary school, and graduate levels, besides exhibiting sufficiently high aptitude as measured by the CAT. Therefore, IIML uses multiple parameters, viz. academic performance in secondary school, higher secondary school, and graduate programmes in addition to the candidate's scores in CAT to judge the suitability of candidates for PGP. Relevant work experience, if any, is also given due weightage in the admissions process. Evaluation by multiple criteria is also consistent with the IIML's experience with the placement of PGP students in industry.
The process accommodates the relationship of academic performance in IIML to past academic performance, CAT scores, performance in written ability test, group discussion and personal interview (GDPI), and prior work experience. The selection criteria and weights given to various parameters are based on past data as well as on inputs from the IIML faculty and other relevant stakeholders.
CAT score is a major criteria but at the same time it cant be the only criteria.
It is not the first time that this is happeneing. Last year I had 99.03%ile in CAT but had a call from IIM A. Going by your logic of only-CAT-scores-last-year I could never have got that call ! Only 600 students were called for GD PI and based on my %ile I would rank somewhere near 2000 !
Moreover there were people who had scored 98%ile and had a call.. IIM A clearly mentioned that they had given weightage to 10th and 12th marks.
Last year was the first time I thought of writing CAT and fortunately got through in my first attempt. So I really dont know the pattern that has been over the years. I know what it was last year and last year no IIM gave out calls on the basis of CAT score only.
Same is the case this year. What has changed is the weightage given to it... I am sure the admissions committee would have a strong reason for it.
r_abhinav SaysUnfair to students who applied earlier?? Dude..what exactly are you trying to say?? Your post seems to convey the message that you are afraid of stiff competition. What's wrong in keeping the application date open?? Even if (by your claims) it has been done to mint money, why crib if institutions "mint" money by fair means??
Metallosaurus SaysYes, you guys ar not entirely wrong. Secondly, it wouldn't give me anything by defending "my dear b-school" beacuse your opinion would not make a difference. Its frustration and fear that you might not get a call, nothing else. Keep coming.
ok guys...understand this. Any b-school would want that the best possible set of students join. This is precisely why many b-schools extend their admission deadlines. As far as the question of closing and then re-opening goes, yes, it would mean a higher no. of applications before CAT. We know its unfair for those who applied before CAT. The admission dept. is in a separate building, not in campus. We will try to communicate this to the authorities anyways.
P.S.-Don't forget that all b-schools want a large pool of candidates to choose from, for the sake of batch quality.
My cat Score is 96.34 over all with
98.5 in DI
92 in quant:lookround:
77 in verbal:banghead:
I have just appilied today itself as I was happy to hear the news that the dates were extended.
Also one main query.
The address that I entered in the form was my new address which is different from the one that I had mentioned in my CAT form. WIll this be a problem. How can I confirm that My form is accepted. I checked application status with my application No. but it says no records found.
Can some senior suggest how I can check this.
The reason I did not put the same address was because I had shifted out from that Apartment as one of my room mates decided to split, and they asked for mailing address which was mentioned on CAT form but I the adress which I mentioned there is nomore my mailing addtess
My application now shows my Home town address(in Goa) as that postal address is definately correct but my CAT form shows my old Bangalore address.
Any reply would be appreciated.
Should I be expecting a call or is it a 50-50 situation?.
I also have 21 months exp in IBM Mainframes(COBOL).
99.22 would be considered a high score by any institute. So don't worry :)