Step 1 - Shortlisting candidates for the online PI round
First, IIM Rohtak will screen candidates based on the institute's minimum overall CAT 2021 cut-off, as per the table below. These candidates are then eligible for shortlisting, but it must be noted that simply meeting the cut-off is not a guarantee of being shortlisted for the online PI round.
|CAT 2021 Minimum Cut-Off Set By IIM Rohtak
|Overall CAT 2021 Cut-Off
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Step 2 - Creating final shortlist for admission
After candidates have undergone the online PI process, IIM Rohtak will create a weighted composite score to create a merit list. In this process, IIM Rohtak will consider a candidate's online PI performance, diversity, and CAT 2021 score for evaluation and consequent selection.
|Weights For Final Composite Score - IIM Rohtak's 2021 Admission Policy
|CAT 2021 Score
|Online PI Performance
|Academic + Gender Diversity
Candidates in the final shortlist will be offered admission based strictly on the merit list and the availability of seats in each category. For more details, refer to IIM Rohtak's 2021 admission policy document.
What Does IIM Rohtak's 2021 Admission Criteria Mean For You?
It's safe to say that IIM Rohtak lays heavy emphasis on candidates' CAT 2021 scores, and has set a high cut-off - 95th percentile - for the general category to ensure only the top CAT performers have a shot at an IIM Rohtak seat. Thankfully, however, there are no sectional cut-offs mentioned, which removes the threat of being rejected for not meeting a cut-off for any of the three sections.
When it comes to the final merit list, about 80% of the admission criteria is in your hands - 60% for CAT 2021 scores, and 20% for online PI performance. Female candidates and those from a non-engineering background have a tremendous advantage in IIM Rohtak's selection process. In fact, with similar criteria for selection in 2020, IIM Rohtak's PGP batch comprised 69% women!
To the delight of those with a below-par academic profile, IIM Rohtak will not evaluate you based on your 10th, 12th or graduation performance. The admissions process is also a level playing field for freshers and experienced professionals.