CAT 2014 Results have been declared. Now IIM’s are conducting Common Admission Process for CAT 2014 qualified candidates to take admission in various management programs of IIM’s. IIM’s will tentatively start their Common Admission Process (CAP) for admission into the 2015-17 academic session for management programs from 16th Feb to 3rd March, 2015.
India’s Six New IIM’s
To cater efficiently to the large student base wanting to pursue a degree in management from the country’s top-notch and premier institutes, six newer IIM’s were established in the last 4 years. The prime aim behind introduction of these 6 new IIM’s was to provide quality management education and produce better managers.
These IIM’s are-
IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Udaipur and IIM Tiruchirappalli or Trichy.
Common Admission Process
The CAP consists of the Written Ability Test / Personal Interview (WAT/PI) rounds. As per the reports most of the IIMs has already started their PI/WAT rounds.
IIM Udaipur has declared the list of shortlisted candidates who can appear for the WAT/PI round. You can check the list of shortlisted candidates for IIM Udaipur.
Candidates who have been shortlisted for these 6 new IIM’s will be informed of their WAT and PI venue as well as date and time by 31st Jan, 2015.
WAT / PI Rounds Centres
The WAT/PI rounds will be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.
The six new IIMs had individually prepared shortlists based on their respective criteria. But the combined shortlist of will be further prepared by IIM Udaipur.
Thereafter from the combined shortlist, candidates who are also called for interviews by IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode will be set aside.
The remaining candidates will be called for a WAT/PI round, which will be common for the six new IIMs. Six new IIMs will take the WAT/PI scores of the candidates shortlisted by them from IIM Udaipur.
They will then, in accordance with their respective admission policies, consider these scores along with scores for other criteria such as Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) score, profile score, etc. to make their respective merit lists. They will thereafter make their respective admission offers to the candidates.
CAT 2014 was held on November 16 and November 22, 2014. The Results were for which were declared on December 27, 2014.