Change in IIM eligibility criteria students troubled

New IIMs are screening aspirants calling students for GD-PI on the basis of their bachelor degree marks.

CAT prospectus clearly speaks about 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree as the eligibility, the new 4 IIMs in Shillong, Rohtak, Trichy, Raipur are screening students based on 65% score in the bachelor’s degree as their minimum eligibility criteria

The other older IIMs — Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode —are screening students for the GD and PI based on a weightage they are assigning to CAT scores, class X, XII and degree marks.

Many students have been affected by this last minute change.

Professors are claiming atleast older IIMs are following right procedure.

While the B-schools had said they would consider parameters other than CAT scores, the often decisive weightages given to these criteria were only disclosed after the CAT 2010 results were released last month.

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