Passing the CAT exam with flying colours is your first step towards success. After being chosen for further consideration by the esteemed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Amritsar, your next step is to get prepared for further selection rounds. In this stage, you need to appear in the subsequent screening rounds and compete against the most qualified candidates for MBA admissions.
The aim of the entire admission process is to check the acumen of the candidate is suitable for the course curriculum and training for related professions. The panel essentially uses the screening tools to delve into the candidates' mental clarity and career objectives.
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar was established in 2015 and is the 15th IIM in line. Included among the new/ baby IIMs, it offers General MBA program, MBA in Business Analytics, MBA in Human resources, and various doctoral and executive courses. The institute's approach to education is consistent with that of the other schools in the elite IIM network.
While most of the new and baby IIMs conduct a common admission process (CAP), IIM Amritsar holds its procedure independently. There are two phases to its selection process. The first step includes shortlisting applicants for the personal interview (PI). The second phase involves evaluating applications and making a final list of those granted admission to the MBA Program.
Each applicant's qualifications for the MBA program at IIM Amritsar are evaluated based on factors, like their sectional CAT percentile, class 10th and 12th scores, graduation score, work experience, gender and academic diversity, etc. Ultimately, the aggregate score is calculated after incorporating the candidate’s interview performance.
The duration of MBA personal interviews at IIM Amritsar ranges from 20 to 25 minutes for each candidate. The candidates are questioned by a panel of two interviewers regarding their professional aspirations, previous work experiences, personality traits, and related topics. The candidates are also tested on their familiarity with recent happenings in India and the world. Take a look at the actual interview questions asked at IIM-Asr in the last few years: