IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2019 Announced – CAT 2019 Weightage reduced to 45%, as compared to 75% last year. Weightage to gender and academic diversity introduced again, while weightage to graduation marks has been removed. Read the detailed IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2019 now.

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2019

Stage-1: Minimum Eligibility Consideration
Components to consider the candidate for shortlisting with Minimum eligibility criteria:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall
General
75
75
75
85
NC-OBC/EWS
65
65
65
75
SC
55
55
55
65
ST/PWD
45
45
45
55

Minimum Required Academic Score
Candidates should have secured following minimum score in class X and XII to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode. 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.

Category
Class X Percentage of Marks
Class XII Percentage of Marks
General
60
60
NC-OBC
60
60
SC
55
55
ST/PwD
55
55

Stage-2: Shortlisting Criteria (for candidates who clear stage 1) 

PGP Admission Component
This Year
Last Year
CAT Index Score
45%
 75%
Class X Score
30%
 Nil
Class XII Score
15%
 20%
Academic/Gender diversity Factor
10%
  5%
Total
100%
100%

Stage-3: Final Selection Criteria

PGP Final Selection Component
This Year
Last Year
CAT 2019 Index Score
35%
40%
PI Score
35%
30%
WAT-Essay Writing Score
20%
20%
Resume Score
10%
10%
Total
100%
100%

IIM Kozhikode Intake: 480 Students
IIM Kozhikode will offer admission to 480 students in 2020. A few students with equal rank in final merit list may be added. Last year there were 485 students in the new batch. 

IIM Kozhikode Admission Eligibility

  • IIM  Kozhikode Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%

 

  • IIM Kozhikode Admission Eligibility criterion requires the applicant to appear in CAT 2019 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall percentile score to become eligible for next stage of shortlisting

 

  • If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor’s degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Kozhikode by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 

 

  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Kozhikode Admission 2020. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.

 

  • IIM Kozhikode Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will be eligible for the IIM Indore admission only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.

 

  • It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Kozhikode and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor’s degree examination held on or before June 30, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 

IIM Kozhikode Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Kozhikode Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2019 and minimum academic score to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Kozhikode

 

  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Kozhikode. The PI-WAT round will be conducted at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and New Delhi.  

 

  • Step 3: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend both WAT/GD & PI round in final selection process. IIM Kozhikode also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI) round. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the final selection.

 

  • Step 4: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Kozhikode to successful candidates. The final selection is based on performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Final Score

 

  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.