IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021 - Released Shortlist Candidates
IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021 - IIM Kozhikode has released the stage 2 interview shortlist for candidates on January 19, 2021 in an online mode. Candidates can check the interview shortlist by entering test registration number and email Id. Earlier it released stage 1 shortlisted candidates online. IIM Kozhikode is going to conduct the online personal interview for the admissions process of PGP, PGP-F and PGP-LSM. IIM Kozhikode has released the application form for admission in management program online. As compared to the previous year, there has been some changes made with reference to minimum eligibility criteria, aggregate index score, final score composition weightage etcetera. As per the IIM Kozhikode 2021 admission criteria, candidates willing to take admission must have valid CAT 2020 scores. For admissions in 2021, group discussion rounds will not be conducted. According to the IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021, candidates will have to go through a three-stage selection process. CAT entrance exam was held on November 29. Careers360 brings to you complete details on each stage of the selection process, shortlisting criteria and other major information.
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Courses Offered By IIM Kozhikode
Candidates willing to take admission in IIM Kozhikode can opt for any of the following courses -
1. Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
2. Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM)
3. Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance)
Admission Criteria 2021 - Important Dates
Interested candidates must have insights about the exam dates of CAT 2020 if they wish to take admission in IIM Kozhikode as per admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode 2021. IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021 has been disclosed by IIM Kozhikode. Given dates can be checked by candidates for reference.
IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria - CAT Important Dates 2020:
November 29, 2020
CAT result declaration
January 2, 2021
Availability of IIM Kozhikode admission form
January 2, 2021
|Shortlist for PI round||January 19, 2021|
Release of shortlisting
Final admission list of IIM Kozhikode
CAT Result 2020
IIM Indore was conducted CAT 2020 in three different slots on November 29 as per the exam dates of CAT 2020. Post the IIM entrance exam, candidates can able to check their result. Candidates who appeared in the exam have to enter valid login credentials to check their CAT 2020 result. Complete details related to the sectional scores and overall scores obtained by candidates are mentioned in the result of CAT 2020. As per the CAT exam dates 2020, the result was announced on January 2, 2021. To become eligible for admission in IIM Kozhikode, candidates need to secure minimum percentile as per IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021.
Let us look at the course wise admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode 2021.
Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
IIM Kozhikode was ranked on number 6 in NIRF top government colleges in India. The IIM Kozhikode 2021 admission criteria for PGP is divided into three stages which are mentioned as below.
IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021
Registration of Candidates on basis of CAT 2020
Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)
Generation of Final Shortlist
For better understanding, let us look at each stage one by one -
Stage 1 - Registration of Candidates on basis of CAT 2020
IIM Kozhikode will consider only those candidates for admission who have obtained a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT 2020.
Note - All candidates having a graduation degree are ought to have a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks. Those candidates who do not have graduation degree must have a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks in CWA/CS/CA.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility criteria will receive an email for online registration for admissions only if they have applied for IIM Kozhikode while filling the CAT application form 2020. Only successfully registered candidates will be considered for the next stage.
Stage 2 - Shortlisting for Online Personal Interview (PI)
IIM Kozhikode has released the shortlisted candidates for stage 2 (online personal interview) on their official site. Candidates can check their status by entering the test registration number, email id, and verification code. The shortlist of selected candidates have to prepare categorically on the basis of Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The weightage of each component in the AIS as per IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021 is as follows.
Aggregate Index Score Computation for 2021 - Stage 2 Shortlist:
CAT 2020 Index Score
Class X Percentage Score
Class XII Percentage Score
Academic Diversity/Gender Score
Work Experience Score
Candidates planning to join the PGP, PGP-F and PGP-LSM programs of IIMK are advised to be prepared for ‘Online Personal Interview’ with the following requirements:
Part 1: Requirements for an online personal interview
- Separate room for online personal interview without any interruption for at least an hour.
- A working Laptop/ Desktop.
- Stable and high-speed Internet connection (LAN is preferable).
- Stationery such as pencils/ pens/ blank sheets.
- Web cam
- Proof of valid photo ID for verification such as Aadhar Card/ Passport/ Voter ID/ Driver License.
- A clear background of a white background or lighter color ensures better visibility.
Part 2: Instructions for online personal interview
- The link for the online personal interview will be sent to the candidate's registered email ID along with the interview password.
- At the designated date and time of the interview (the candidate is well informed in advance), the candidate must join the online personal interview by clicking on the link provided and providing the password for the interview.
- Candidates should join the interview session 30 minutes before the scheduled interview time.
- At the designated date and time, candidates should be prepared with the requirements for the interview as mentioned above in Part 1.
- There should be no person other than the candidate in the interview room.
- Recording devices in the interview room are strictly prohibited.
- Audio and video should be ‘on’ for the entire duration of the interview.
Changes in AIS Computation
As compared to 2020 admissions, IIM Kozhikode has made changes in computing the AIS. This year, addition of work experience in AIS computation is added. It will be given 5 percent weightage by IIM Kozhikode in shortlisting candidates. Moreover, the weightage of each component has also been changed. The weightage of 10th score has been reduced by 5 percent, rest everything remaining the same.
Let us look at each component of Aggregate Index Score (AIS)-
CAT 2020 Index Score - From the three sections, the scaled scores of CAT will be considered by IIM Kozhikode to calculate the CAT Index Score. This component will carry weightage of 45 percent as per the admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode 2021.
Class X Percentage Score - The aggregate marks of all subjects obtained by candidates and mentioned in the marks sheet or grade sheet will be used to calculate the class X percentage score. The weightage will be 25 percent. The board will not be considered.
Final calculation = Adjusted score*30
Class XII Percentage Score - The percentage of marks obtained by candidates in HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma would be calculated on the basis of aggregate marks of all subjects. The weightage given to this component as per IIM Kozhikode 2021 admission criteria remains the same as last year i.e. 15 percent.
Academic Diversity/Gender Score - IIM Kozhikode considers gender/academic diversity at the time of admissions. Note that only female candidates will be considered eligible for gender diversity. Where as for academic diversity, candidates who have completed or are pursuing their bachelor’s or equivalent in a discipline other than engineering/technology will be eligible by IIM Kozhikode.
Work Experience Score - This year for 2021 admissions, IIM Kozhikode has added work experience component in AIS computation. Weigtage will be 5 percent and the computation will be done as follows-
Work Experience Score = 5x/36, if 6 =< x =< 36 = 0, if x < 6 or x > 36.
Note - The candidates’ short-list for Stage 2 (PI) will be made available on the IIM Kozhikode website around the last week of January 2021. The interview call letters, venue details, etcetera will be made available on the official website.
Stage 3 - Generation of Final Shortlist
Final shortlisted candidates have to appear for personal interview round. Once the PI is conducted, the final scores will be calculated on the basis of following components. On the final scores, IIM Kozhikode will prepare a category-wise merit list and will be prepared around the last week of April 2021.
Computation of Final Score:
CAT 2020 Index Score
*The panel at IIM Kozhikode will calculate the resume score based on the quality of academic and professional qualifications.
What will happen in PI rounds?
The interview panel at IIM Kozhikode will evaluate the academic efforts and disposition, attitude, personality and communication, general awareness and social disposition, and the quality of work experience of the candidates.
In the last year’s admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode, essay scores were also given weightage in the computation of final scores. But the same has been excluded by IIM Kozhikode in this year’s admission criteria.
How to check the final admission result?
Candidates who will appear in the GD-PI rounds will have to check on the official website about the final admission result. For that, candidates need to enter their CAT registration ID and password. Also, selected candidates will be intimated about the same through email by IIM Kozhikode.
Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM)
IIM Kozhikode also offers PGP in Liberal Studies & Management commonly known as PGP-LSM. Similar to PGP this is also a two-year full-time Masters level programme. This program was introducted by IIM Kozhikode in 2020. The application forms for PGP-LSM will be available tentatively from the first week of February 2021 till the last week of March 2021. Given below stages will be followed by IIM Kozhikode for providing admission to candidates in PGP-LSM-
Stage 1 - Online application
IIM Kozhikode will consider only those candidates who will fill the application form for Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management in online mode before the last date.
Stage 2 - Shortlisting
On the basis of AIS, IIM Kozhikode will prepare a category wise shortlist. AIS for Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management will be computed on the basis of candidate performance in verbal section of the aptitude test (CAT/GRE/GMAT), academic performance in SSC and HSC, work experience as well as gender diversity.
Stage 3 - Written ability test and Personal interview
On the basis of shortlist, selected candidates will have to appear for WAT and PI. last year due to COVID 19 pandemic, this stage was revised and only personal interviews were considered along with AIS for computing final scores.
Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance)
In the academic year 2020, IIM Kozhikode introduced two new PGP programs out of which Post Graduate Programme in Finance is the one. The application forms of Post Graduate Programme in Finance as per the IIM Kozhikode 2021 admission criteria will be available tentatively from the last week of December 2020. Candidates will be able to do the registrations tentatively till the last week of March 2021.
Stage 1 - Registration
Candidates falling within the eligibility criteria of IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021 for Post Graduate Programme in Finance will have to first register themselves for the program. Graduation degree with minimum 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA is a must. Also, candidates filling the application form must have a valid score in CAT 2020 /GRE/ GMAT scores.
Stage 2 - Shortlisting
IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021 mentions that the category wise shortlisting of candidates will be done on the basis of Aggregate Index Score (AIS).
Stage 3 - Online Interview and Preparation of Final Shortlist
Appearing in the personal interview round will be compulsory for all shortlisted candidates. The final merit list for Post Graduate Programme in Finance by IIM Kozhikode will be prepared on the basis of AIS computed in stage 2 and personal interview.
Fee Structure of IIM Kozhikode
For the academic year 2021 admissions, IIM Kozhikode will release the fee structure soon. IIM Kozhikode fees 2021 will include total fees and scholarship. Shortlisted candidates will be required to pay acceptance fees of Rs. 75000 which will be adjusted in the total fees of term 1. Based on last year, IIM Kozhikode fees 2021 is likely to be Rs. 8,75,000 per year. Any changes in the fees will be notified.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021 - Released Shortlist Candidates
Question: What is IIM Kozhikode admission criteria?
In order to take admission in IIM Kozhikode, candidates have to follow the admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode.
Question: I am a final year student, can I apply for IIM Kozhikode?
Yes, as per the IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2021, final year students can also apply for admission.
Question: What is the first step to take admission in IIM Kozhikode?
Candidates are required to clear CAT 2020 entrance exam if they wish to be part of IIM kozhikode admission process for 2021.
Question: Is IIM Kozhikode conducting CAT 2020?
No, IIM kozhikode is not conducting CAT 2020. It is being conducted by IIM Indore for 2020.
Question: Does IIM kozhikode release sectional and overall CAT cutoffs?
Yes, IIM Kozhikode has released sectional and overall CAT cutoffs for 2021 admissions.
Question: When will the admissions of IIM Kozhikode start for 2021?
Once the CAT result is declared, the admission rounds of IIM kozhikode will start.
Question: What will be the CAT 2020 Index Score for computing AIS in second round shortlisting?
CAT scores will be given a weightage of 45 percent by IIM kozhikode in computing AIS.
Question: When will the shortlist of IIM kozhikode for 2021 admissions release?
The date of release of shortlist will tentatively be in February or March, 2021.
Question: What will be the offer acceptance fees at IIM kozhikode for PGP?
The offer acceptance fee for PGP is Rs. 75000 which will be adjusted later in the first term fees.
Question: What will be the total fee of IIM Kozhikode’s PGP?
PGP fee structure for 2021 is likely to be Rs. 8,75,000 per year.
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Questions related to IIM Kozhikode
How good is IIM Kozhikodes 2 years PGP finance course as compared to traditional PGP course in terms of placements? Placement report not available for this particular course at IIM Kozhikodes site. Also which is better PGP Finance from Kozhikode or PGP from IIM Shillong?
PGP Finance is a much newer 2 Year Management Programme at IIMK. Incase you are interested in pursuing an MBA with Specialization in Finance, you may opt for this course.
For more information about IIMK PGP Finance do follow the link below
Though, I would suggest you to go for the Flagship PGP Program at IIM Shillong. IIM Shillong is one of the best IIM's after the Top 6, having an excellent ROI Factor, strong faculty and placements.
For more information about IIM Shillong do follow the link below
is iim Kozhikode gives weightage to academic marks
Yes, not only IIM Kozhikode but every IIM gives weightage to academics and not only academics but they also give weightage on gender diversity, academic diversity, and even your work experience matters a lot. Have look at the shortlisting pattern of IIM Kozhikode for PI round
1. CAT score conducted by the IIMs itself- 45 percent
2. Class 10th marks- 25 percent
3. Class 12th marks- 15 percent
4. Gender/ Academic diversity- 10 percent
5. Prior work experience- 5 percent, Total 100 percent.
Do visit the below mentioned link for more information
WHY I DID NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TOP 6 IIMS 69 % IN 10TH 63% IN 12TH 99.72 % IN BSC 99.94 % IN CAT IIM BANGALORE IIM KOZHIKODE IIM AHMEDABAD IIM CALCUTTA IIM LUCKNOW ARE DIE NOT ELIGIBLE WHY ????
Ideally you should have been eligible or atleast received a Call from 3 of the Top IIMs, BLACKI. Being from Non Engineering Background, and secondly after Securing 99.94 Percentile in CAT, its highly unusual. However, it does happen, and you may have lost points for your average Academic Record as well as Points due to No Work Experience.
However, Do keep hope, as All IIMs have yet not released their Call Lists. Secondly, their are many Excellent Management Institutes other than IIMs like Management Schools of Top IITs like VGSOM, SJSOM, DMS IIT Delhi as well as Top Management Institutes like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, SPJIMR, NITIE and JBIMS Mumbai, and you must participate in the respective application processes.
For more information and IIM Call prediction do follow the link below
How can I get into IIM kozhikode after my CAT?
Getting admission in IIM through CAT is based on several factors.Minimum cut off criteria to apply remains at 85 percentile CAT Overall score and 75 CAT sectional Score.Both class 10 and 12 percentages need to be 60%.After that on shortlisting weightage division is taken into consideration.About 45% weightage is given to CAT Index Score,25% weightage is given to class 10 score and 15 to class 12.Rest weightage given on Work experience and gender diversity.If you are selected then comes final selection procedure where 44% weightage is given to each CAT INDEX SCORE and PI SCORE.12% gets strengthened by resume score.So here are three selection procedure.
Hope it helps!!
All the best!!
How can I get into IIM kozhikode?
To get into Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode you need to give CAT or GMAT exam and obtain a positive raw score in all sections. Selection to the Post Graduate Program is based on criteria including the candidate's academic record, performance in CAT/GMAT, essay writing and resume and interview. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode) is a B-School which was established in 1997.