IIM Kozhikode Eligibility & Selection Criteria 2016-2018

IIM Kozhikode Eligibility & Selection Criteria 2016-2018

Postby bhavya » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:09 am

IIM Kozhikode Eligibility & Selection Criteria for PGP 2016-2018

IIMK adopts a two‐stage selection process and accordingly these selection criteria are applied in two
stages. The first stage process applies to all eligible candidates (who appear for CAT 2015 and registered
online for admission to IIMK) to determine those qualifying candidates who will be called for personal
interview (PI).  

1. All candidates meeting the requirements mentioned in the Table below are eligible for consideration to the stage 1

CategoryCAT Score PercentileSectional PercentileSSC/X Class Percentage**HSC/ XII Class Percentage**
OBC (NC)80706060
ST/ DA55405555

2. From all the eligible candidates who register with IIMK a short‐list of candidates will be prepared based on
the Aggregate Index Score. This score is computed based on the performance in CAT 2015, Class XII and
Bachelor’sdegree performance and other traits relevant for management education. Originals (and copies) of
all certificates (academics/ reservation category/ experience) must be produced for verification at the time of
PI.  Any candidate failing to produce any of the original certificates will be disqualified from attending the PI.
The Aggregate Index Score calculation details are given in the subsequent paragraphs.

a. CAT Index Score:  

Performance in CAT is an important input in the admission process. Candidates should note that it is
important to perform well in each section of the test. Scaled Scores from both the sections (with
equal weightages) of CAT 2015 will go into the computation of the CAT Index Score. CAT Index Score
will carry a weight of 75%.

b. Graduation Index Score:

i. Table shows the computation of the Graduate Index Score. For those who completed their
Bachelor’s degree the percentage marks reported in their marks/grade sheet will be considered.

ii. Percentage marks for incomplete Bachelor’s degree applicants are based on their available marks,
certified by a head of the institution. The Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the
university/institution has to certify that those are the latest available marks, without which the
candidate become ineligible for the graduation index score.

Graduation Marks (in %)Score
≥ 76 and < 816
≥ 71 and < 764.5
≥ 66 and < 713
≥ 60 and < 661.5
< 600

c. Class XII Index Score:

The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class XII would be 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 method of allotting score for HSC/ Class XII percentage
based on aggregate marks is given in Table below:

Class XII Marks (in %)Score
≥ 76 and < 816
≥ 71 and < 764.5
≥ 66 and < 713
≥ 60 and < 661.5
< 600

d. Work Experience Index Score:

Previous work/professional experience will carry a weight of up to 5% depending on the length of
service as on January 31, 2015, as shown in Table . Only fulltime managerial work experience after
graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work completed as an integral part of curricular
requirement will not be considered

Months0‐ 56‐12  13‐1516‐1819‐2122‐2425‐27   28‐30   31‐36   >36

 e. Diversity Index Score:

To ensure diversity, marks will be awarded for diversity (gender (5%) or academic discipline (5%))
related factors. Academic disciplines eligible academic diversity score are given in Table . A
candidate is entitled to diversity score from only one factor

Discipline :-

 Agriculture [Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural
Economics,Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology
 Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Horticulture, Veterinary Science
 Architecture
 Arts/Humanities [Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting),
Geography,History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political
Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.]
 Chartered Accountancy
 Commerce/Economics [Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics,
BusinessOrganization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public
Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.]
 Company Secretary ship
 Cost and Works Accountancy
 Education [including Physical Education and Sports]
 Hotel & Tourism Management
 Law
 Management [Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies,Management
 Medicine/Dentistry
 Pharmacology/Pharmacy
 Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
 Science (Others) : Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly
 elsewhere in this list
 Science [Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology]

4. All the above component scores will be combined to arrive at the Aggregate Index Score (Table ) for each
candidate that will be used to call sufficient candidates in each category for the second stage of admissions.

ComponentMaximum Weight
CAT 2014 Score75%
Class XII marks7.5%
Graduation Marks7.5%
Work Experience5%
Academic/ Gender diversity Factor5%

5. The short‐listed candidates will have to register at IIMK website and complete the personal profile form
online. Only those candidates who complete online registration at relevant stages will only be considered for
the subsequent process.

6.  In the second stage, the short‐listed candidates will have to appear for a GD/WAT followed by a Personal
Interview (PI).  The PI  process will last for a half‐day (morning or afternoon) session where the candidate
will be writing a short note and participate in group discussion on a topic provided by IIMK. The topic will
be announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT. The topics will typically reflect current political,
economic, sports, business affairs, etc. During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's
performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.  

7. After the conclusion of PI and GD/WAT, the final scores will be computed (Table ) based on the
performance in CAT 2015, PI, GD/WAT, and quality of professional experience. Category‐wise rank list will be
prepared based on the final scores. Admission offers will be made to candidates following the rank list as per
the Government of India reservation norms.

ComponentMaximum Weight
Personal Interview45%
Work Experience Quality5%
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