IIM Ahmedabad is a first performance business school in India. It is one of the “world’s toughest business school to get into”. It is consistently ranked as one of the leading business schools not only in India but also in the Asia-Pacific region. Every CAT aspirant dream of getting in to IIM-A, but not all dreams comes true. One of the rarest of rare case happened this year with a Haryana boy who also dreamt of IIM-A. Vidit Garg of Haryana received a call from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) after securing 89.67 percentile in CAT 2016-17 from the General Category.
Vidit’s Reaction on his Dream Call
Vidit completed his BA from Delhi University (DU). A General category student was genuinely surprised like everyone else was with that call. He was anxious as he believed that his low percentile will never make it to his dream call. On learning about his call from his dream B-School, he was shocked and the first question he asked was to his teacher: “Sir, do you really think it is a genuine IIMA call or just a cruel mistake?”
Hard Work Paid-off
Vidit started his preparation to the best level he can. He was well-trained and confident enough to answer all the questions before the personal interview in IIM-A. He along with his teacher started self-analysis; they listed approx 50 questions from all possible areas. That would be from the extra-curricular activities, past academic records, work experience, goal clarity and the most important of all why IIM-A.
Admission at IIM-A
The selection of the candidates for admission at IIMA is a two-step process.
- Preliminary Screening (score obtained in the CAT, candidate must clear the sectional cut-off individually along with the over-all cut-off).
- Short listing for Academic Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI), this also has two steps for the selection.
The final selection is based on the sum of the scores obtained by the candidate in all the rounds of the selection process.