IIM Kozhikode Announces Admission Criteria for PGP 2016-18
Urvashi Dalal, 17 Sep 2015, #CAT
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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has announced its admission criteria for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch of 2016-18. The IIM will follow a two-step admission procedure which includes shortlisting candidates through CAT scores and final selection on the basis of performance in Personal Interview and GD/WAT.

In the first step, candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) from among the candidates who have appeared in CAT 2015, fulfilled the eligibility criteria and have applied to the programme.

For the first stage shortlisting, different category candidates with specific percentile are eligible for consideration. The Preliminary Screening table brings to you the CAT 2015 sectional and category wise cutoffs.

Category

CAT Score Percentile

Sectional Percentile

SSC/X class Percentile

HSC/XII class Percentile

General

90

80

60

60

OBC (NC)

80

70

60

60

SC

65

50

55

55

ST/DA

55

40

55

55

An Index Score is calculated on the basis of CAT scores and the past academic records of graduation, class XII and class X.

 

CAT Index Score:

Performance in CAT is an important input in the admission process. Candidates should note that it is important to perform well in each section of the test. Scaled Scores from both the sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2015 will go into the computation of the CAT Index Score. CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 75%.

 

Graduation Index Score:

Marks are allotted on the basis of the percentage obtained in the graduation or till the final year of graduation, in case the candidates are in the final year of graduation, their latest aggregate marks would be considered.

 

Candidates who completed their Bachelor’s degree the percentage marks reported in their marks/grade sheet will be considered.  For candidates having a 5‐year integrated Master's degree, the percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree percentage. Graduation index score calculation is provided below,

Graduation Marks (%)

Scores

≥81

7.5

≥ 76 and < 81

6

≥ 71 and < 76

4.5

≥ 66 and < 71

3

≥ 60 and < 66

1.5

< 60

0

HSC/ Class XII Index Score:

The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class XII 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. The method of allotting score for HSC/ Class XII percentage based on aggregate marks is provided below,

Class XII Marks (%)

Scores

≥81

7.5

≥ 76 and < 81

6

≥ 71 and < 76

4.5

≥ 66 and < 71

3

≥ 60 and < 66

1.5

< 60

0

Work Experience Index Score:

Work experience will carry a weight of up to 5% depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2016. Only fulltime managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work completed as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered. The highest score under this section is 5 for professionals with work experience of 22-24 months.

Months

Scores

0-5

0

6-12

0.5

13-15

1.5

16-18

2.5

19-21

3.5

22-24

5

25-27

3.5

28-30

2.5

31-36

1.5

>31

1

Diversity Index Score:

To ensure diversity, marks will be awarded for diversity {gender (5%) or academic discipline (5%)} related factors.

 

The short‐listed candidates will have to register at IIM Kozhikode website and complete the personal profile form online.  Only those candidates who complete online registration at relevant stages will be considered for the further admission process. Maximum weightage for calculating the aggregate is for CAT 2015 scores, which is 75%. The weightage for different components for calculating the aggregate scores is provided below,

Component

Maximum Weight

CAT 2015 Scores

75%

Class XII marks

7.5%

Graduation marks

7.5%

Work experience

5%

Academic/Gender Diversity Factor

5%

Total

100

Stage 2:

In the second stage, the short‐listed candidates will have to appear for a GD/WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI).  The PI  process will last for a half‐day (morning or afternoon) session where the candidate will be writing a short note and participate in group discussion on a topic provided by IIMK. The topic will be announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT.

 

The topics can be from current political, economic, sports, business affairs, and other fields. During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.  

After the conclusion of PI and GD/WAT, the final scores will be computed based on the performance in CAT 2015, PI, GD/WAT, and quality of professional experience. Category‐wise merit list will be prepared based on the final scores. For the final score calculations, maximum weightage will be for the PI scores following with CAT 2015 scores.

 

The components and maximum weightage for computing final scores after GD/WAT-PI are:

Component

Maximum Weight

Personal Interview

45%

CAT 2015

35%

GD/WAT

15%

Work experience quality

5%

The final merit list for admissions will be prepared around the last week of April/first week of May 2016.

 

Also Read:

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2016-18

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2016-18

IIM Trichy Admission Criteria 2016-18

IIM Calcutta Admission Criteria 2016-18

IIM Admission Criteria 2016-18


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