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EMAT 2021: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus

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Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT) is conducted by IIM Kozhikode for admission to Executive Post-Graduate Program (EPGP) in Management at its Kochi campus. It is a national-level exam that admits 100 meritorious students each year.

It is to be noted that though EMAT is a national level, a separate test is conducted for the students belonging to Kochi which will be held in the month of November. 

  • EMAT 2021 will likely be conducted in the second week of September in offline mode. 
  • EMAT Registration are likely to begin in the second week of May in online mode. 
  • Candidates with 50% marks in graduation will be eligible to apply for EMAT 2021. Check EMAT Eligibility 
  • The question paper consists of 40 objective questions. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • There are three sections in the paper - Logical Reasoning, Numerical, Data Interpretation, and Verbal Skills. Check EMAT Syllabus 

EMAT/CAT/GMAT score is considered only as a preliminary screening process for selection of the applicants. Those applicants who satisfy the minimum cut off for EMAT or a minimum of 75 percentile in CAT or a minimum score of 650 in GMAT will be considered eligible for the next stage of the selection process. Such candidates are not required to attend EMAT. The CAT and GMAT scores should not be older than 1 year as on the date of EMAT (September 2021).


EMAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Date of EMAT 2021 2nd week of September 2021
Conducting Body IIM Kozhikode
Official Website iimk.ac.in
Exam Level National
Mode of Application Online
Mode of EMAT 2021 Offline 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions 40
Exam Duration 1 hour
Negative Marking -1/2
Courses Offered EPGP
Number of Seats 100
EMAT Helpline 0495-2809417

EMAT 2021 Exam Schedule

The official notification of the exam schedule will be released by IIM Kozhikode. Candidates can go through the tentative dates given below: 

Events Dates (All India Candidates) Dates (Kochi Campus)
Release of EMAT 2021 Application Form 3rd week of May 2021 4th week of June 2021
Last date for EMAT Registration 2021 1st week of August 2021 4th week of October 2021
EMAT 2021 Exam Date/ Personal Interview 4th week of August 2021 4th week of November 2021
Declaration of Result 1st week of September 2021 1st week of December 2021
Last date to submit the seat confirmation fee 3rd week of October 2021 3rd week of December 2021

Eligibility Norms for EMAT 2021

Prior to the commencement of the online application process, it is necessary to check the eligibility criteria, which are primarily the minimum academic and work experience thresholds for candidates to appear for EMAT 2021. Following are the eligibility criteria:

Academic Qualifications

  • Candidate of general and OBC category must have cleared graduation or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates from all other categories must secure 40% in their graduation.

Work Experience

  • Candidates must possess a minimum of 3 years of managerial, entrepreneurial or professional work experience subsequent to completion of graduation.
  • Duration of work experience till the end of November 2021 will be taken into consideration.

How to Register for EMAT 2021?

Application form for EMAT exam will have to be filled by candidates only through online mode. Candidates are required to go through the program details, eligibility criteria and instruction before fill the application form. Following are the steps for successful completion of online application submission–

Step 1- Online Registration

  1. Visit the official website of IIM Kozhikode
  2. Go to the Academic Programs. 
  3. Click on ‘EXECUTIVE POST GRADUATE PROGRAM (EPGP)’
  4. Click on “Apply Now” option.
  5. Enter your Name, Email ID, Password, Mobile number, Program Name, and Verification Code (mentioned in Captcha)
  6. Click on ‘Register’
  7. An Application No. will be generated, which (along with the created password) will be received by the candidates on his/her registered email ID.
  8. Click on ‘Click here’ tab to continue

Step 2- Payment of Application Fee

  1. Please log in to the application portal using the application number, email & password generated during the registration.
  2. Click on ‘Login’ to proceed to Fee Payment.
  3. Make a payment of INR 2000 + GST 18%* through Credit Card, Debit Card or Internet Banking. (Payment through any other mode is not acceptable.)
  4. Any processing fee charged by candidate’s bank will have to be borne by the candidate

*GST is applicable as per prevailing rate on the application fee. Current GST applicable is 18%. *Bank transaction charges applicable for online payment of fee will have to be borne by the candidate.

Note: Do not dispatch the application form & supporting documents to IIMK.

Step 3- Fill Online Application Form

  1. The application form must be filled within 7 days of fee payment
  2. Your Application No, Program Applied for and Name will automatically appear in Application Form
  3. Upload your passport sized color photograph in jpeg format, with size between 100 KB and150 KB
  4. Dimensions of a photograph must be 580-750 pixels (width) and 730-950 pixels (height)
  5. Enter the preferred test, whose score candidate wants to be taken into consideration – EMAT, CAT or GMAT
  6. Enter details of the program, Preferred EMAT Examination Center and Learning Center
  7. Fill in following details – Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Category, Address, Alternate Mobile No, Landline No, Alternate Email ID, Current Job Details, Academic Details (10th, 12th, Graduation, and Post-Graduation), Career Plans, Statement of Purpose, Extracurricular Activities and 2 References
  8. Click on the ‘Submit’ tab
  9. Preview filled details
  10. Click on the ‘Submit’ button

Step 4- Send Application Form & Requisite Documents to IIM Kozhikode

  • After successful online submission of Application, the candidate must take two print outs of the application form and sign them at given places
  • Candidate must send the following documents to conducting authority prior to the stipulated date-
  1. 2 copies of duly signed application form
  2. 1 passport size photograph with Name and Application No written at the back (Candidate must send the same photograph that has been uploaded)
  3. Copy of CAT/GMAT scorecard (in case admission is sought through them)
  4. Self-attested copy of 10th or equivalent examination mark sheet and certificate
  5. Self-attested copy of 12th or equivalent examination mark sheet and certificate
  6. Self-attested copy of Graduation or equivalent examination mark sheet and certificate
  7. Self-attested copy of Post-Graduation or equivalent examination mark sheet and certificate
  8. Self-attested copy of the certificate to support any relaxation sought in eligibility criteria and selection process
  9. Self-attested copies of all experience certificates
  10. Self-attested copy of experience letter, reference letter or letter confirming employment details from current employer
  11. Self-attested copy of employee ID card or current employer
  12. Copy of online fee payment receipt
  13. Self-attested copy of either Passport, Driving License, Pan Card or Aadhar Card

For any query contact to:

Executive Post-Graduate Programs Office

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P O, Kunnamangalam Kozhikode - 673570

Ph :( 0495) 2809417/223/412/225/224/416


EMAT 2021 Admit Card/Interview Call Letter

EMAT 2021 Test/Interview Call Letter is of extreme significance to candidates appearing for the entrance test. No candidate is permitted entry into examination center without in possession of EMAT interview call letter. Admit card can be downloaded from the official website in August 2021.

Kochi candidates will get their Admit card in the month of November.  No hard copy of test/interview call letter is sent to the candidate through courier or post. Candidates can download the test/interview call letter through the following steps:

  1. Go to the official website of IIM Kozhikode 
  2. Under ‘ACADEMIC PROGRAMS’ tab on topmost row, click on ‘EXECUTIVE POST GRADUATE PROGRAM (EPGP)’
  3. Click on ‘ADMISSION 2021’ tab on the left-hand side pane
  4. Click on ‘Download Test/Interview Call Letter’
  5. Enter Application No. and Date of Birth
  6. Test/Interview Call Letter will appear on the screen
  7. Download the letter and take a print out

Test Venues for EMAT Exam

  • EMAT 2021 is likely to be conducted across 8 cities.
  • Candidates can provide their preferred examination center at the time of form-filling.
  • Allotment of exam center depends on complete discretion of conducting authority.
  • Once allotted, the candidate cannot request a change in the exam center.
  • The alotted venue address is informed to shortlisted candidates through call letter.
  • Applicants with valid CAT score (Min 75 percentile) or GMAT score (Min 650 Score) are directly considered for the interview.

The list of EMAT exam centers is given below:

EMAT Exam Cities
Banglore Calcutta
Chennai Mumbai
Delhi Pune
Hyderabad Kozhikode

EMAT 2021 Structure of Exam

It is necessary for aspirants to understand EMAT 2021 Exam Pattern in order to prepare for test accordingly. Examination pattern is as follows:

  • The mode of exam is offline.
  • Examination duration is of 1 hours.
  • There are 40 MCQs.
  • There are 4 sections in question paper, namely Numerical, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal skills.
  • Number of questions in each section vary each year.
  • 1 mark is given for each correct answer, while ½ marks is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • Candidate has to mark only one of the four answers given for each question on OMR sheet.

EMAT 2021 Syllabus & Important Topics to Study

Candidates must understand the syllabus for every subject in order to facilitate their preparation.

Numerical Ability

Algebra Coordinate system Inequalities
Time Speed Distance
Ratios and proportions Sets Profit & loss
Simple and compound interest Elementary statistics central tendency
Probability Dispersion

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Blood Relations Coding-Decoding
Puzzles Arrangements
Series Direction Sense
Data Structures  -

Verbal Ability

Questions from Unseen Passage Management functions
Managerial communication General finance
Statistics Business environment and resource
 - Management skillsEMAT 2021 Result

EMAT Exam 2021 Result & Scorecard

EMAT 2021 Result for all India candidates will be declared by IIM Kozhikode on September 4,2021. Candidates can check their respective result on the official website of the board. EMAT Result is declared in the form of a scorecard. Candidates have to carry the scorecard and offer letter at the time of counselling.

Steps to download/view the Scorecard/Offer Letter

  1. Go to the official website of IIM Kozhikode – iimk.ac.in
  2. Under ‘ACADEMIC PROGRAMS’ tab in the topmost row, click on the ‘EXECUTIVE POST GRADUATE PROGRAM (EPGP)’
  3. Click on ‘ADMISSION 2021’ tab on the left-hand side pane
  4. Click on ‘Interview Result & Download Offer Letter’
  5. Enter Registration No and Date of Birth
  6. Click ‘Submit’
  7. Scorecard and Offer Letter for those selected will appear on the screen
  8. Download and take a print out for future references

Validity of EMAT 2021 Score

EMAT score obtained by the candidate will be valid for 2021-2021 academic year/batch only. If a candidate has successfully qualified in the EMAT exam and could not join the program due to any reason may have to appear for EMAT once again, if he is applying for the same program in future.


EMAT 2021 Cut off Marks

IIM Kozhikode has cut off marks that must be obtained by candidates in EMAT 2021 and Interview (which is usually held on the day after EMAT exam is successfully conducted)

  • Cut off marks for EMAT and Interview are different
  • Cut off marks will vary for candidates belonging to different categories
  • IIM Kozhikode retains the right to make modifications in cut off marks as per various parameters, including the number of candidates appearing for the exam and average marks obtained by candidates in the examination  

Cut Off Marks for EMAT Exam 2021

Category Cut Off Marks
General 10 out of 40 marks (25%)
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Non-Cream Other Backward Class (OBC-NC) 8 out of 40 marks (20%)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD) 7 out of 40 marks (18%)

Cut Off Marks for Interview

Category Cut Off Marks
General 15 out of 60 marks (25%)
 OBC-NC 12 out of 60 marks (20%)
SC/ST/PwD 9 out of 60 marks (15%)

EMAT 2021 Merit List

The conducting authority prepares a merit list on the basis of marks obtained in both EMAT 2021 and Interview

  • The offer letter will be sent to candidates only on the basis of marks obtained in EMAT 2021 and Interview
  • Marks of the interview process will be standardized for standardizing panel differences
  • Candidates will have to carry all their original documents (photocopies of which were sent with Application Form for EMAT Exam 2021) when appearing for EMAT 2021 and Interview
  • Candidates will not be allowed to appear for examination or interview without in possession of all original documents
  • Candidates will have to submit the first installment of fees, after receiving an offer letter, to confirm their seats.

EMAT FAQs

Ques. Where are the classes held for EPGP?

Ans. The participant can attend the live classes online from designated classroom centers across India owned by M/s Times Center for Learning Ltd. 

Ques. Are the classes available outside India?

Ans. No. Presently EPGP Programmes are offered through designated class room centers across India only facilitated by M/s Times Center for Learning Ltd.

Ques. How should calculate the aggregate percentage of mark obtained?

Ans. The aggregate percentage is the average of the percentage of mark obtained in each year/semester.

Ques. What will be the title of the final certificate issued on successful completion of the Programme?

Ans. The certificate will be titled “Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management” (EPGDM) awarded by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

Ques. What is the fee structure of EPGP course?

Ans. The total fee for the course is INR 12,00,000. It can be paid in installments as given below:

Installment Amount (INR)
First 2,00,00/-
Second 2,00,00/-
Third 2,00,00/-
Fourth 2,00,00/-
Fifth 1,00,000/-
Sixth 1,00,000/-

Ques. Is this Programme considered equivalent to MBA?

Ans. In India, an MBA is usually granted by universities which administer a course curriculum through affiliated colleges, institution or otherwise and issue a certificate on passing the stipulated examination as per the curriculum. IIM’s are premier autonomous institutions of excellence established by the Government of India. They will design and deliver high-end programs for participants selected through a rigorous process. The content and coverage of such courses may exceed the typical curriculum of a university MBA. A postgraduate diploma will be issued on successful completion of the two-year course.

Ques. Is there any placement assistance on successful completion of the program?

Ans. EPGP programs are meant for those executives in their middle / senior management positions wishing to augment their management expertise and leadership abilities. The program is supposed to help working executives in their current work roles and career progression paths. Hence, a formal placement assistance scheme is not part of this program.

Ques. What level and type of work experience do I need to have?

Ans. Working executives with a minimum of 3 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation could apply for the program. Candidates who are completing 36 months of work experience as on 8th September 2021 are eligible to apply. The program is targeted at working executives meeting the specified criteria from a range of functional/technical domains across a diverse range of organizations/industries.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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