IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021-2023

For the session 2021-2023, IIM Kozhikode has released its admission criteria for admissions to Post Graduate Program in Management. IIM Kozhikode follows a three-staged admission process for finalizing the candidates for PGP 2021-2023 batch. Complete information about the admission process is explained in detail in this article.
The admission process is as follows:
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Stage I: Registration of Candidates Meeting the Minimum Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who have opted for IIM Kozhikode will have to obtain a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT 2020 to be considered for admission. Candidates with a graduate degree must have an aggregate score of 60%, and candidates without a graduate degree must obtain 50% aggregate marks in CA/ICWA/CS to qualify.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria
Category
CAT Score Percentile
Sectional Percentile
SSC/X Class Percentage*
HSC/XII Class Percentage*
GEN
85
75
60
60
NC-OBC/EWS
75
65
60
60
SC
65
55
55
55
ST/PwD
55
45
55
55
* The percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.
Note: General (GEN), Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Noncreamy Other Backward Caste (NC-OBC), Persons with Disability (PwD).
Candidates opting for IIM Kozhikode have to fulfil the above-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria to receive an email for online registration for IIM Kozhikode. Only those candidates who will successfully complete the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode will be considered for Stage 2 process. Please note this is a Pre-Interview registration process and not the call for interview.
Stage II: Shortlisting for Personal Interview
The process applies to all the eligible candidates who have successfully completed the online registration in Stage I. List of shortlisted candidates from each category will be prepared based on Aggregate Index Score (AIS). AIS is computed based on candidate’s performance in CAT 2020, Class X, Class XII, Gender/Academic Diversity Criterion, and work experience. The table below gives the detailed information about the weightage of each AIS component:
Aggregate Index Score Computation for Stage 2 Shortlist*
Component
Weight
CAT 2020 Index Score
45%
Class X Percentage Score
25%
Class XII Percentage Score
15%
Gender/Academic Diversity Score
10%
Work Experience Score
5%
*The number of candidates shortlisted would be at the discretion of IIMK and would depend on the batch size planned for 2021-2023.
The details of each component are given as follows (based on the admission policy of IIMK):
  1. CAT Index Score
  2. Scaled scores from the three sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2020 will be considered for the computation of the CAT Index Score. The CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 45%.
  3. SSC/Class X/Equivalent Percentage Score
  4. The percentage of marks obtained in SSC/Class X/Equivalent would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage. The SSC/Class X/Equivalent percentage scores are first adjusted by dividing each score by the highest percentage score obtained in the Board and then that adjusted score is multiplied by 25. The database of SSC/Class X/Equivalent percentage scores of all CAT applicants for the past three years including the current year is used for identifying the highest percentage score of a Board.
  5. HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma Percentage Score
  6. The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage. The HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma percentage scores are first adjusted by dividing each score by the highest percentage score obtained in the stream of that Board and then that adjusted score is multiplied by 15. The database of HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma percentage scores of all CAT applicants for the past three years including the current year is used for identifying the highest percentage score of a stream in a Board.
  7. Gender/Academic Diversity Score
  8. Marks are awarded for gender/academic diversity. Only female candidates are eligible for a gender diversity score. A candidate with (or pursuing) a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a discipline other than engineering/technology will be eligible for the academic diversity score. A candidate is entitled only to an applicable diversity score of 10, from either gender diversity or academic diversity and not both.
  9. Work Experience Score
  10. The score for work experience is calculated as follows:
    Work Experience Score = 5x/36, if 6 =< x =< 36
    = 0, if x < 6 or x > 36.
    Where x< is the number of months of work experience up to December 2020.
For more information, visit IIM Kozhikode's official website.
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Stage III: Final Shortlist
The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for PI. Panel will evaluate each candidate based on their academic efforts and disposition, general awareness and social disposition, attitude, personality and communication and quality of work experience. The resume score will be calculated based on the quality for the academic and professional qualifications.
Computation of final scores will be done after the conclusion of PI process. The computed score will be based on the performance in CAT 2020, PI, and Resume. After the scores have been calculated, category-wise merit list will be prepared based on the final score. Admission offers will made to the candidates following the merit list as the Government of India reservation norms.
The table below explains the process of final score computation.
Final Score Computation
Component
Weight
CAT 2020 Index Score
44%
PI Score
44%
Resume Score
12%
For more information regarding the admissions to postgraduate programs in IIM Kozhikode, refer to the official admission notice by IIM Kozhikode.
Important Note: IIM Kozhikode will follow Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions. In addition, the institute reserves all the rights to change, modify or adapt to new admission policy that best suits the purpose of determining appropriate candidates for their postgraduate program.
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