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Application and Admission Process for the Post Graduate Program in Management

To apply for admission to the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) a candidate must qualify the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institute of Managements. The details of the CAT can be found at www.iimcat.ac

Overseas candidates may apply to the  program quoting valid GMAT scores too. For details, click here

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. For details refer www.iimcat.ac

Scores that are accepted

For admission to the PGP applicants are required to qualify for the CAT. Overseas candidates may however, apply with GMAT scores. Validity and other conditions are specified below:

  • CAT - Current year scores
  • GMAT score - no earlier than 24 months prior to last date of application

Admission/ Selection Process

Refer these documents to understand more about the process adopted in each of the selection stages.

Admission Process for Overseas candidates

Overseas candidates including NRIs who seek admission to IIM Shillong (IIMS) Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management can apply in the prescribed application form furnishing their latest GMAT scores. The scores should not be older than 24 months as on the last date of application. The Institute  considers the GMAT scores of the candidates living abroad in lieu of CAT score. The overseas candidates who happen to be in India during the CAT examination, should appear in the CAT (refer www.iimcat.ac.in for valid eligible score).

An Indian citizen living abroad (studying or employed) will qualify as an overseas candidate for the purpose of considering themselves for admission only if the period of stay is not less than 18 months . There is no reservation for overseas candidates and the offer of admission will be made solely on the basis of merit as in the case of other applicants taking CAT.

What do we look for?

While the profile  of students admitted to each batch may differ each year one thing that all students share is an ambition to make a difference in society and work.

We look for students with  strong analytical skills and a orientation towards outcome, as reflected in their CAT or GMAT scores and in their academic  and work performance. And also those with a social or community orientation.

Duration of Program

The Post Graduate Program in Management is a two year  residential program

Financial Aid and Fees

The following Banks have facilities for Education loans. Students who wish to avail the same can contact the Bank directly.

  • Central Bank of India, Shillong Branch
  • Canara Bank Shillong Main Branch
  • State Bank of India, Laitumkhrah Branch, Shillong
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  • HDFC Bank Shillong Branch

Contact

admissions@iimshillong.ac.in (For Post CAT queries only).

Reservations

IIM Shillong adheres to the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and as applicable to the Institute.

Disclaimers about the admission process followed by IIMS for its PGP subsequent to CAT

  • The entire process of shortlisting and selection of candidates at IIM Shillong for its Post Graduate Program is independent of all other IIMs.
  • Performance in CAT and consistently well academic record are important criteria for short-listing of candidates to the second stage of admission process. Candidates should note that it is important to perform well relative to other candidates at each stage of the process.
  • A candidature would automatically stand cancelled, if at any point of the admission process, the candidate does not respond and adhere to the requirements of the process.
  • IIM Shillong would protect the privacy of all the individual candidates and confidentiality of the process to prevent abuse. Based on these considerations, the performance details of an individual are not made available to any other person. To ensure that the perceived lack of transparency does not in any way affect the candidates negatively, adequate care is taken in formation of panel, development of objective criteria for assessment, random allocation of candidates to a panel, establishing scientific reliability of the process and other such measures.
  • Candidates appearing in GD and PI, will be able to check their status regarding admission offer by IIMS Shillong by the last week of April 2017 by visiting the institute’s website. The same information, along with offer document, will be sent over to the candidate’s registered e-mail. Such Candidates, who are offered admission, will need to confirm their acceptance by completing all the required formalities within the stipulated time frame. Failing to do so will forfeit their candidature and the offer will be made to candidates on wait-list. Wait list candidates may be required to respond to admission offer, if made at a short notice.
  • The Institute reserves the right to revoke the offer of admission to any candidate not fulfilling the offer-acceptance requirements as per specifications. The Institute commits itself to respond to each and every query of the candidates, whether shortlisted (in first phase), selected (in second phase), or otherwise. However only unambiguous and relevant queries will be entertained.
  • Any attempt by a candidate or by anyone on his/her behalf to influence the admission process at any stage will result in summarily termination of his/her candidature.

Important Information

In the event of specific guidelines being issued by Government of India and/or under specific circumstances, IIM Shillong reserves the right to continue with the aforesaid selection procedure which may include calling for additional information from short-listed candidates, or even an alternative procedure, or a supplementary test. Care will be taken to ensure that candidates are not put to undue inconvenience. All such candidates will be contacted through their registered email id and mobile number as available in CAT data. All sorts of information related to the admission will be communicated to the students only.

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