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IIM Kozikhode Selection Criteria 2022 explained

by Manish Gupta 2021-10-04

Everything about IIM Kozhikode Selection - Percentile Cutoff, Criteria and Personal Interviews 

IIM Kozhikode is an emerging B-School having been ranked 4th by the Ministry of Education. Every year, lakhs of applicants apply to this B-School but only few are able to get through the whole admission process and finally secure the seat. Let's have a look at what is there in the admission process for IIM Kozhikode PGP, the flagship Post graduate Program in management. 

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2022- Eligibility Requirements

Unlike other IIMs, IIM Kozhikode has a comprehensive eligibility criteria as a pre shortlisting stage where you need to pass CAT cutoff as well as academic cutoff, i.e minimum percentage marks in 10th, 12th and graduation. In IIM Kozhikode CAT Cut off, you need to have the same minimum percentile in all the three sections which is not the case in other IIMs. To verify, check the cutoffs of IIM ABC in their selection criteria. The category wise cutoff is listed below. 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria 2022

 

Category

IIM Kozhikode Cut off 2022

Academics Cut off 2022

CAT Overall Score 

Percentile

Sectional 

Percentile

SSC/X Class 

Percentage*

HSC/XII Class 

Percentage*

Graduation

GEN

85

75

60

60

60

NC-OBC/EWS

75

65

60

60

60

SC

65

55

55

55

60

ST/PwD

55

45

55

55

60

If you haven't done graduation and are taking admission on the basis of your professional degree like CA,CS, or CMA, you should have at least 50%.

Mere satisfying the above mentioned minimum criteria doesn't mean that you have been shortlisted for the PI round. No! . Shortlisting criteria is yet to come. All those who are satisfying the above mentioned eligibility criteria will receive a pre-interview registration email from which they need to register for stage 2 aka shortlisting process. 

Stage 2 - IIM Kozhikode Shortlisting for PI. 

In the process of IIM Kozhikode shortlist 2022-24, your Aggregate Index Score will be computed where 6 parameters will be considered, that is, CAT score,Class X Percentage Score, Class XII Percentage Score,Gender orAcademic Diversity Score, and Work Experience Score. 

  • Your CAT Index score is computed by giving equal weightage to all sections. 
  • Your 10th and 12th percentage is calculated by considering all subjects appearing in the marksheet and that score will be divided by the highest score of CAT applicants of the past 3 years.Total  IIM kozhikode academic weightage is 40%
  • Gender diversity points will be given to female candidates and academic diversity points to non-engineering graduates. Only one type of score can be availed from the two. 
  • As per IIM Kozhikode shortlist criteria, weighted Score for work experience will be determined by the formula: (M-5)*0.165 ,rounded off the 3rd decimal to the nearest possible integer. Here, M is the number of months of full time work experience after graduation till 31st of December 2021. You can see from this formula that if you have a work ex of 5 months or less, you wouldn't be having any work ex points. You can avail maximum 5 points that will peak at 36 months. If you have more than 36 months experience, your weighted score will reduce accordingly, the formula for which is 5- (M-36)*0.20. Also, If you were self employed, you must have at least 2 years of experience being promotor or director. 

 Weights for each of the parameters is listed in the table below

Component

Weights

CAT 2021 Index Score

45

Class X Percentage Score

25

Class XII Percentage Score

15

Gender/Academic Diversity Score

10

Work Experience Score

5

Taking an example to better understand the index score calculation, let's suppose you are a non-engineer male graduate having 39, 45, and 46 marks in 3 sections of CAT, your marks in 10th and 12th are 95% and 91% respectively (while the highest are 96% in both) , and you have a work ex of 10 months. Your score calculation will go as below. 

Component

Calculation of scores

Weights

Weighted Score

CAT 2021 Index Score

((39+45+46)/228)=0.57

45

25.65

Class X Percentage Score

95/96=0.989

25

24.73

Class XII Percentage Score

91/96=0.948

15

14.22

Gender/Academic Diversity Score

1(Being non-engineer) 

10

10

Work Experience Score

(10-5) *0.165)/5 =0.83/5

5

0.83

Aggregate Index Score

   

75.43

After preparing the shortlist using composite or index score of all the eligible candidates, IIM Kozhikode composite score cutoff gets released in the last week of January. Sufficient number of candidates are called from each category to give a fair chance to all to appear in PI. 

IIM kozhikode admission 2022- Final Selection

  • Candidates who are shortlisted deliberately need to appear for the Personal Interview round where they will be checked on temperament, academics, general knowledge, personality and soft skills. The maximum score for the PI round is 44. Get tips for interview preparation here
  • There will be no WAT to be conducted by IIM Kozhikode this year. 
  • This is a unique feature of IIM Kozhikode admission process that here your Resume is also assessed, for 3 main parameters, that is, quality of the educational institution from where you graduated, Professional Qualification, and Professional Certification. The full resume evaluation scheme is listed below. 

Factors

Score=0

Score=4

Quality of the Undergraduate 

Academic Institution

If the NIRF 2020 ranking of the educational institution is more than 30.

If the educational institution is in the top 30 in the NIRF 2020 ranking

Professional Qualification

Don't have or haven't completely yet any of the degrees from CA/CS/CMA

Completed CA/CS/CMA

Professional Certification

Don't have or haven't completely yet any of the levels of CFA

Completed any of the levels of CFA. 

You can see here that either you will get a blank 0 in any factor or you will get full 4, but not between 0-4. Hence the maximum score you can fetch is 4*3=12 while the minimum is 0.

  • Your CAT 2020 Index score will be provided 44 weights as you can see from the below table.

Parameters

Maximum Points

CAT 2021 Index Score

44

PI Score

44

Resume Score

12

After having been done with the PI round process, all candidates' final composite score is calculated based on which a merit list is prepared for different categories around the last week of April. All those who are on top of the list of each category, subject to the maximum seats as per the Government of India Reservation criteria, are offered admission offers after which they need to accept the offer and pay ?100000 to confirm the admission, failing which their seat will be forfeited. For your info, the total IIM Kozhikode PGP fees is ?20,50,000 for 2 years. This ends the official process of getting admission in IIM Kozhikode after which you will receive a hard copy of the admission offer. 

So.. How to get into IIM kozhikode?

CAT score plays an important role from start to end of the admission process in getting IIM Kozhikode. Whether it is pre-shortlisting eligibility criteria, shortlisting criteria or even final selection criteria, CAT score is being weighed the most in IIM Kozhikode selection criteria. So, you see how a significant role will CAT score play in your selection to this B-School. This is your crucial time to increase your CAT marks by utilising the left out time in the most effective and efficient manner. Seek the mentors help and study from the best of the sources, and most importantly be consistent and hardworking. Utilize your this time with Acadergy to make your preparation CAT ready.