IIM Rohtak is the latest entrant into the list of B-schools that have officially released their admission process and selection criteria, followed by FMS Delhi recently.
How does the criteria look like? What is the minimum CAT 2020 score/percentile that is required for the various categories? Are there sectional cutoffs? Let’s dive in and find answers to all these and much more.
CAT 2020 percentiles and IIM Rohtak’s initial shortlist
This is going to be a criteria that could bring relief to some, and anxiety to others. The CAT 2020 percentile is going to be the only selection mechanism that decides whether or not a candidate gets shortlisted for the further rounds of the process.
The following table illustrates the minimum overall percentile required to be considered for the subsequent phases of the selection process at IIM Rohtak.
|Category||CAT 2020 aggregate percentile|
Notice something important?
There is no weightage to past academic scores also. If you are one of those who have scored 74% in 10th and 82% in 12th (or any such percentage, for that matter), there is a reason to be relieved.
Also, there seems to be no clarity on whether or not IIM Rohtak will consider sectional cutoffs.
Check the official notification, here.
The next stages of the IIM Rohtak selection process
The candidates who are shortlisted will attend an online Personal Interview (PI) round. The final shortlist will be prepared taking into account the following criteria, as given in the table below.
|CAT 2020 score||60%|
|Online PI score||20%|
|Academic and Gender diversity||20%|
What are the important deadlines for the IIM Rohtak admissions?
Now that the registration process has commenced, it is crucial to keep a tab on the important dates and deadlines pertaining to the IIM Rohtak selection process. The table given below gives a glimpse of all the important dates until the final results.
|Submission of application and payment of registration fee||21 January, 2021 (tentative)|
|Intimation of shortlist to the next stages, on the basis of CAT score||4th week of January, 2021|
|Intimation of online PI details to the shortlisted candidates||1st week of February, 2021|
|Online PI round||2nd week of February to 1st week of March, 2021|
|Declaration of final result and waiting list||April 2021|
|Declaration of final candidate list||May 2021|
Note that the application fee is INR 2,000.
The candidates are also advised to keep checking their emails to see if there are any emails from the admissions office (this applies not just to IIM Rohtak, but to every other B-school a candidate has applied to thus far).
For selection criteria of some of the other B-schools, click on the following links.
Stay Safe, and Best Wishes.
Written by Giridharan Raghuraman