IIM Jammu to shortlist students without GD-PI rounds

If you are one of those relying on the CAT Scores to seek admission in MBA Institute, then there is good news for you. Recently, IIM Nagpur, IIM Jammu, IIM Sirmaur announced that they will shortlist the MBA Aspirants on the basis of CAT Scores only. This implies that these institutes will not conduct any GD-PI round for the interested aspirants.

All the applicants who applied for IIM Nagpur, IIM Jammu, IIM Sirmaur and seem to be eligible to the respective institutes will soon receive an e-mail conformation. As per the mandate, the aspirants are required to reconfirm their interest from each of the 3 new IIMs.

If you wish to apply in any of these IIMs then after receiving an e-mail, revert on the mail by confirming your interest to the respective IIM to be considered for final admission by them.

All the IIMs shortlisting candidates through CAT scores solely are expected to announce their final shortlist by the month of May 2017.

Now admission possible in IIMs without Interview

You can also take a look at the selection criteria announced by all the three IIMs mentioned above:

IIM Nagpur Selection Criteria

As per IIM Nagpur announcement, this year the institute will see a batch size of 60 students for its PGP. The institute has also made it official that it will consider candidate’s Past Academic Performance (PAP), Work Experience (WE), and performance in CAT.

Stage 1: Criteria for Eligibility to be considered for admission to PGP

Table 1: Minimum CAT-2016 Percentile

Minimum CAT 2016 percentile for shortlisting, section-wise

Category Seats
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
General 28 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 16 72 72 72 81
SC 09 60 60 60 75
ST 05 50 50 50 65
DAP 02 50 50 50 65

Stage 2: Criteria for Final Selection of the Candidates

  • Past Academic Performance (PAP): performance in 10th and 12th Standards and Bachelor’s Degree will be considered for the final selection
  • Work Experience (WE)

Final Selection @ IIM Nagpur

(FS) = 0.50 * (CAT Total Score /Maximum1 CAT Total Score) + 0.30 * (PAP Score) + 0.20 * (WE Score)

IIM Jammu Selection Criteria

Stage 1: Shortlisting based on CAT-2016 percentiles

Category Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
General 75 75 75 80
NC-OBC 68 68 68 72
SC 50 50 50 65
ST 45 45 45 60
PWD 50 50 50 70

The institute has also mentioned that candidates will be shortlisted for Stage-2 on the basis of CAT 2016 percentiles as mentioned above.

Stage 2: Generation of merit list for final selection

In stage II, the candidates will be allotted ratings based on their performance in CAT, X and XII standard. Ratings for their performance in graduation, Diversity Factor, Work experience and Gender Diversity will also be considered.

For more information on the selection criteria as per the latest admission policy of the institute, you can visit the official website of IIM Jammu.


IIM Sirmaur Selection Criteria

IIM Lucknow mentors IIM Sirmaur and the institute will also shortlist MBA aspirants without conducting further GD and PI rounds.

Stage 1: performance in the CAT 2016 will be the basis for selection based on other attributes of the candidate.

Category-wise required CAT 2016 score
Required CAT 2016 scores for different categories in the shortlisting process for admission to IIM Sirmaur are as follows:

Category Sectional percentile in CAT 2016 Overall percentile in CAT 2016
General 75 80
NC-OBC 68 72
SC 50 65
ST 45 60
PWD 50 70

Stage 2: the selection in this stage is based on several attributes mentioned in the table as under:

Final composite score component

Weight in selection criteria on a scale of 100

CAT 2016 score


Class 12 marks


Graduation marks


Work experience


Academic Diversity

  5 ( For Non-Engineers)

Gender Diversity

  5 (For female candidates only)

You can retrieve more information about the selection criteria mentioned in the admission policy, visit the official website of the institute.