IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021
IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2021 - IIM Kozhikode has released the admission criteria of IIM Kozhikode 2021 in online mode on the official website. As compared to 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. Currently, IIM Kozhikode is offering three postgraduate programs. 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 will be held on November 29. Careers360 brings to you complete details on each stage of the selection process, shortlisting criteria and other major information.
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
Second week of January, 2021
Availability of IIM Kozhikode admission form
Second week of January, 2021
Release of shortlisting
Final admission list of IIM Kozhikode
CAT Result 2020
IIM Indore will conduct CAT 2020 in three different slots on November 29 as per the exam dates of CAT 2020. Post the IIM entrance exam, candidates will be able to check their result. Candidates who will appear in the exam will 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 will be mentioned in the result of CAT 2020. As per the CAT exam dates 2020, the result will be announced tentatively in the second week of January 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 minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks. Those candidates who do not have graduation degree must have 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 Personal Interview (PI)
On the basis of registrations received, IIM Kozhikode will call upon candidates for personal interview. The shortlist of selected candidates will be prepared 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
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
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 IIMK
theres a PGP course offered by IIM K (Kozhikode) which is completely online for 2 years. will it be helpful for me as I am already a 3 year experience holder ? if not what are the other options I can look at ??
IIM Kozhikode is offering post graduate program for management for 9 different streams. They are :-
2. Finance and accounting
3. Humanities and liberal arts
4. Information technology and system
5. Marketing management
6. Organizational behaviour and human resource
7. Quantitative methods and operation management
8. Strategic management
9. Immersion courses
If you already have done MBA then better not to do but look for job opportunities. If you have working experience then for sure it will help you during learning. It will be a good option and will help you get best job offers. IIT is recognised and reputed institute which will increase your market value.
hope it helps!
I am Ashwarya, I prepared for cat2019 and get call for iim rohtak, iim kozhikode, iim cap and I got admission call from iim rohtak and paid fee and attend 1 week classes but then I got iim kozhikode call and want to withdraw admission but iim Rohtak refused to give me my money back please help me
First of all congratulation on qualifying the CAT examination.
Make sure that during your admission procedure at that time your college didn't sign any shot of petition that money is none refundable.
If such kind of petition is signed by them then we are sorry to say that u can't raise your voice against them.
If no such petition is signed the college is bound to refund the security amount deposited by you. Firstly you should send legal notice through a lawyer. If not getting any response, then file a complaint before the consumer court. You may file a criminal complaint against a college as well.
Hope this will help you out.
What is a good profile for applying to IIM Kozhikode PGP in Business Leadership?
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode offers a post graduate course in Business Leadership. (PGP-BL)
A profile is good or not, depends only on the authorities, but to be on a safe side you should have the following:
- More than 80% in Graduation
- Minimum of 3 years of Work experience
- An exceptional score in CAT/GRE/GMAT (Example: 99+ percentile in CAT)
If your profile satisfies the IIM-K criteria then you would be shortlisted for Personal Interview.
All the best
what is the cutoff for 1 year PGP business leadership programme from IIM Kozhikode in CAT?
For applying to the MBA (PGP) course, Graduation with 50% marks and valid CAT Score of minimum 85 percentile is the basic eligibility criteria and a minimum of 3 years work experience after graduation.
is PGP in business leadership from IIM KOZHIKODE good in terms of placements?is it worth joining?
IIM Khozikode has recorded a sharp rise in their salary over the years. The offcial website States the placements statistics for the year 2019 and according to it out of 366 students who Participated all of them got placed with highest package of 32L and Lowest of around 20-23L. The recruiters are amongst the top companies in India and International. It is totally worth going at IIM Khozikode with its increasing rise in placements. Also, the campus is worth studying. You can find the document on the offcial website of IIM Khozikode.