IIM Visakhapatnam Admissions 2018: CAT weight slashed to 25%, Academics to weigh 50%

IIM Visakhapatnam announces their admission policy for PGP batch of 2018. CAT weight slashed to 25% in the shortlisting criteria Academics to weigh 50%.

Created On: Sep 4, 2017 12:25 IST
IIM Visakhapatnam Admissions
IIM Visakhapatnam Admissions

IIM Vishakhapatnam has finally released the admission criteria for admission seekers in the PGP batch of 2018-20. All the CAT exam takers shall take a note that the institute has allotted only 25 per cent weightage to the CAT scores.

IIM –V Admissions 2018: Selection Process

As per the selection process being adopted by IIM-V, candidates will be shortlisted after a screening at 3 stages. The 3-phase selection process distinct criteria at each stage to shortlist the best candidate.

In the 1st stage candidate securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT 2017 exam will be shortlisted

In the 2nd stage only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2017 percentiles requirements and will further reconfirm their interest in seeking admission will be contacted. These candidates will be categorised as ‘Qualified Confirmed Candidates’ for the 2nd phase of admission process. 

In the final and 3rd stage, candidates qualifying the PI-WAT round will be granted admission in IIM-V.

Minimum CAT 2017 percentile required

As per the selection criteria set for seeking admission in IIM-V, a candidate is supposed to secure minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in the CAT 2017 exam. The minimum CAT 2017 score required to qualify for the second round of selection are provided in the table below:

Minimum CAT 2017 percentile


Section 1

Section 1

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The minimum score required for selection at the preliminary stage is the mandatory pre-requisite for selection in the other rounds.

WAT & PI round to carry 40% weigh

Another good news for the admission seekers comes in a small package. After clearing both the rounds, if the candidate did not score well in the first 2 rounds, they can surely make up in the final round. The WAT & PI round has been allotted 40 per cent weightage, which makes it a bit easier for the candidates to seek admission in the premier management institute.

Academics to weigh at 50%

Your hardwork of years won’t go in vein. As a matter of fact, the institute has allotted 50  per cent weightage to your performance in the yesteryears of education. Here is the break-up of the weights allotted to the Academic scores:

Class 10th: 20% weightage

Class 12th: 10% weightage

Graduation: 20% weightage

Also note that for the final year bachelor's degree candidates, their incomplete graduation score would be taken in lieu of final graduation score.

What about Professional Courses?

Candidates pursuing professional courses need not worry. IIM-V has a provision for then as well. Candidates pursuing Professional degree such as Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary certifications are eligible for weight under professional course. Apart from these courses, no other professional course is eligible for weight under professional course.

Work Experience?

IIM aspirants having considerable work expertise can also cheer as the institute has kept a provision to reward then with 8 per cent weightage to value their hardwork. Candidates with minimum 36 months will fetch maximum weight.

The score/weight will be calculated as: Score for Work Experience = 8x/36 (if 0 < x < 36) = 8 (if x >= 36) Where x is the months of work experience up to July 2017, as captured in CAT application form (and substantiated in the application to IIMV).

2% weigh to Gender Diversity

IIM-V also follow the footsteps of the other IIMs in honouring the gender diversity. The institute has allotted 2% weigt to the Female Candidates at the pre-PI rank list for interview shortlisting.

Whereas, the score assigned for gender diversity will not be accounted during the shortlisting of candidates at ‘Stage 3’.

Final Round Selection and their respective points

In the final round, only Qualified Confirmed Candidates will undergo WAT & PI round. Thereafter, a shortlist will be prepared comprising of the overall peroformance in each round and the points earned by each candidate on various criteria of selection.

The normalization or standardization in any of the above components will be carried out as per the following formula - Standardized score (truncated between 0 and weight (wt)) is computed from the raw score (val)as: Max [0, min {wt, wt/2 + ((val-mean)/ sd) * wt/6}].

So, take a look at the final components that will help you seek admission in the IIM-v successfully.

Final selection components


10th class board exam


12th class board exam


Bachelor’s degree


CAT 2017 score


Written Ability Test (WAT)


Personal Interview (PI)


Work experience


Expect higher Intake

For the upcoming PGP batch 2018-20, IIM Visakhapatnam may increase of MBA aspirants from the current capacity of 60 students.

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