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IIM Kozhikode Alters the Admission Criteria for PGP Programme

Last Updated - October 01, 2016

IIM Kozhikode recently released an official notification informing about its updated admission criteria for the academic session of 2017-19. The IIMK will be giving 75% weight to CAT 2016 and rest 25% is divided among the other factors like academic profile, Work experience, gender and academic diversity.

Like most of the IIMs, IIMK has also joined the league where they have modified their admission policy of PGP for the candidates. The CAT 2016 candidates are informed that they will have to score a minimum of 90 percentage and 80 sectional percentile to qualify for shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode along with a minimum of 60% marks in class 10th & 12th.

Currently, there are 19 IIMs across India working successfully while providing education of excellent level. To get a chance to study in any of the most sought after IIM would be like a dream come true for any of the candidate.

Also Read IIM Kozhikode Selection Procedure for PGP Program through CAT 2015 exam

What are the Other factors in the IIMK Admission Criteria?

For the academic session of 2017-19, IIMK has adopted a new admission policy for the candidates who seek admission in the PGP programme offered by the same institution. IIMK will be giving 25% weight to the other factors and the distribution for the same is mentioned below:

Bachelor’s Degree marks: 7.5% Weightage
This section will hold a maximum weight of 7.5% on score percentage of 81+. The candidates should know that no weight will be given for a score of 60% or less marks in graduation.

Class 12 marks: 7.5% Weightage
The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class 12th 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. A percentage of 81 or more in class 12th Marks will fetch the weightage of 7.5% and less than 60% marks will not be awarded with any weight at the first stage of shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode. Also, we inform you that no weightage would be considered for class 10th marks.

Work Experience: 5% Weightage 
The candidates having a work experience between 22 to 24 months will carry a maximum weight of 5% on a scale of 100 in the shortlisting criteria of IIM Kozhikode. The CAT 2016 takers should know that, only paid and full-time managerial work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree will be counted as on January 31, 2017.

Also Read CAT Syllabus

Note: Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship etc., which form an integral part of a course of study, would not be treated as work experience.

Weight to gender Diversity 
To ensure diversity, 5% weightage on a scale of 100 will be given for the reason of gender diversity or for academic discipline diversity related factors at the first stage of shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode.

Basically, your academic qualifications till date is given a total weight of 25 percentage.

Also Read CAT 2016 IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2017-2019​

How will the 75% of CAT Score be calculated?

CAT 2016 score: 75% weightage 

The CAT 2016 Score that a candidate will obtain in the CAT Exam will be the basis on which the Merit List for PGP 2016-19 will be generated. On a scale of 100, IIM Kozhikode will award 75% weightage to CAT 2016 score in shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI round for Flagship PGP 2017-19 batch.

CategorySection-1 VARCSection-2 DILRSection-3 QuantCAT 2016
overall percentile

Note:the candidates should know that their performance in CAT will be an important input in the admission process. Candidates should note that it is important for them give their best in each section of the test. This is because the scaled scores from the sections with equal weightages, of CAT 2016 will go into the computation of the CAT Index Score. And the CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 75%, as per the IIMK Admission criteria.

Also Read Change in IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria

Why are IIMs altering their Admission Policy?

A lot of IIMs have recently started to make changes in their Admission Procedure. Mentioned below are the top most reason for these alterations that have been happening around the IIMs:

  • One of the top most reasons for making the changes is, to give equal chance to the candidates coming from non-engineering backgrounds. It has been seen and also noticed that a large number of candidates who get into any of the IIMs are from the engineering field, but now to change the scenario IIMK has modified its Admission Criteria.
  • Another reason for this to improve gender diversity in the campus.
  • The next reason for the modification is to improve the learning atmosphere on the campus. It will be a great learning experience for all the candidates as well as for the campus as a whole. This is because the candidates who will be from different walks of life i.e. from different fields and with this they will have different perspective over various things. This will not only make the campus diverse but also help a candidate expand his/ her thought process.

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What all modifications other IIMs have opted?

IIM Bangalore on September 17 announced that it will give only 40% to CAT Score and 60% to other factors like 10th and 12th class marks; Marks obtained in Graduation, work experience etc.

IIM Ahmedabad adopted ‘Academic Diversity’ that will prove to be a boon for the candidates coming from non-engineering background. Also, it will give 70% weightage to CAT 2016 scores and 30% score to academic profile for 1st stage shortlisting.

IIM Calcutta also announced to give 56% weight to CAT 2016 scores; 40% to academics upto class 12th and 4% to gender diversity in the 1st stage shortlisting criteria for admission to PGP 2017-19.

IIM Lucknow will award 60% weight to CAT 2016 scores; 20% and 5% weight to academic excellence and academic diversity respectively; 10% weight to work experience and 5% to gender diversity



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