Vidit Garg gets admission in IIM-A with 89 percentiler, here’s how!

Vidit Garg, a general category student, gets admission in IIM-Ahmedabad with 89.67 percentile in PGP batch of 2017-19. Read his success story.

Created On: Apr 13, 2017 09:44 IST

An 89.67 percentiler in CAT 2016 exam, Vidit Garg (from Haryana) received a call from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He is a general category student and had completed his BA programme from Delhi University (DU).

When IIM made a final call to him conforming his selection in the IIM, he said "Sir, do you really think it is a genuine IIMA call or just a cruel mistake?"

Vidit Garg’s way to Success

His preparation started with a rigorous round of 'self-analysis'. In order to do so, he listed down more than 50 expected questions each from five crucial areas -- namely past academic records, extra-curricular activities, work experience, goal clarity, and why he wants to pursue his management education from IIMA.

Securing Admission in Top B-School with Low CAT Percentile

His selection in IIM Ahmedabad is in itself a proof that IIMs do select candidates with a score that is lower than 99 percentile. Vidit has broken all the clichés that pushes the student to score not less than 98 percentile or 99 percentile in CAT exam to make it to the top B-School of India.

Vidit’s achievement also reinstates the fact that each IIM has a separate shortlisting criteria. As per the selection criteria, a candidate’s performance is based on his score in CAT percentile, academic performance, work experience, regional and gender diversity etc. comprehensively. Certain weightage is assigned to each criteria based upon which the shortlist for interview and writing test of the candidate is analysed.

So even if you are a 99+ scorer in CAT, you may not get a call from IIMs.

Which is tough to crack: CAT Exam or GD/PI/WAT round

We wish goodluck to Vidit Garg for his successful management career!

For more updates on IIM, stay tuned with us!

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