I kind of wonder why does it take so much time for a shortlist..Dont they have to just sort people from highest to lowest and select the top 1000 and the score of the 1000th aspirant becomes the cutoff for general. Isn't it just a few hours task.
Correct me if I am wrong..
What will be the FMS cutoff this year? Instead of blindly predicting it based on the last year, let us look at it logically. I am only going to do this for General candidates as I understand that situation the best. So, in simple terms, FMS has got 101 seats for Open category people and will call 10 times as many people for the next stage. 1000 people will thus be getting calls in the Open category.
Around 2.09 lac people took CAT 2019 so if you purely try to see the percentile of the 1000th person it will be approximately 99.52. However, this does not mean that people with lesser percentiles cannot get a call. Why is this so? Firstly, the first 1000 people are not all Open candidates. Secondly, the composite score has 40 % weight for VARC section and 30 % for the other two sections. So, if a person does really well in VARC ( let us say a scaled score of 60 plus ) then she will have a great chance even at lower percentile. Thirdly, women candidates are given 3 marks as a diversity bonus, so they can obviously get calls at much lower percentile too.
Let us then do some actual calculations to see what this means. A scaled score of 170 was about 99.61 percentile this year and it should be normally enough to get through, right? Let us say the person had scaled scores of 50, 60 and 60 in the 3 sections. The composite score will be 56 and enough to get through the calling stage. What if he had a total of 160 and sectionals 40/60/60 ? He now gets 52 which is lower than last year cutoff. However, with sectionals of 50/50/60 he gets 53 which may just be enough. In all these cases a woman candidate will get through easily. In fact if a woman scores 150 with 50/50/50, she will still end up with 53 and possibly make it.
What does all this mean? Well as VARC is tougher this year as compared to last year, it will be logical to assume that the cutoffs in all categories will be the same or a little lower this year. If we take it to be 53 then you will be able to reach the following conclusions about your chances :-
1. For male candidates, if your VARC score is 70 or above then you will be able to get a call with an overall scaled score of 153. For female candidates with VARC score of 70 plus, it is enough to get a scaled score of 143.
2. For male candidates, if your VARC score is 60 or above then you will be able to get a call with an overall scaled score of 157. For female candidates with VARC score of 60 plus, it is enough to get a scaled score of 147.
3. For male candidates, if your VARC score is 50 or above then you will be able to get a call with an overall scaled score of 160. For female candidates with VARC score of 50 plus, it is enough to get a scaled score of 150.
I could go on but by now you should be able to assess your chances quite well. This is of course only for the call, the final selection is a different ball game altogether. I will write about that in another post. In the meantime, if you have any queries about FMS write to me with all your details. Last year 11 of my students were in the first Open list of FMS and I am hoping for a similar performance this year too :)
General Engineer Male CAT PERCENTILE 98.86 VARC 92.52%ile LRDI 99.45%ile QUANTS 97.94%ile 10th 87.4% 12th 85.2% B.Tech 68% Although I have scored 68% overall in graduation but I have scored below 60% in some semesters No work experience What are my chances of getting a call from FMS Delhi?
What was the score of th last person who got admission in FMS last year?