IIM Kozhikode Placement Report 2019: 16 percent increase in Salary as compared to last year
Vikas Gaur, 23 Jan 2019, #IIMK
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IIM Kozhikode Placement Report 2019: IIM Kozhikode has concluded the final placements for its 21st batch of PGPM course graduating in the year 2019 with 16 percent increase in both the mean and median salary from last year. A total of 366 students in the batch of 373 participated in the placement session. A total of 107 recruiters including major names like Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, HUL, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Optum and PwC visited the campus for the placements. Read the complete placement report here.

Highlights of Placements

Number of participating students


Number of participating companies


Number of first-time recruiters


Maximum Number of offers in a single domain

Consulting (117 offers)

Average Salary of Top 50% students

Rs. 23.73 LPA

Highest recruiting domain/profile/function


Top recruiting companies

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amazon, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, PwC, etc.

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The season also witnessed a significant surge in the number of offers and the roles in consulting and finance domain as compared to last year. Consulting domain alone fetched 117 offers covering 30 percent of the batch followed by BFSI sector with 21 percent offers. The list of the new recruiters included Bain & Co, Citrix, Exide, Everest Management Consulting, HSBC Securities, IQVIA, Of Business and State Street.

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Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK, said, “We completed our placement process within a record of 6 days and for the first time attracted top 3 consultancies like McKinsey & Co, BCG and Bain & Co. on day zero. 

He further added, “We continue to be a socially conscientious institute and provide fee reduction and scholarships to our students to overcome the financial burden as ten per cent of our students come from families that have an annual income of Rs. 1 lakh or less. We believe in constant innovation and will continue to innovate to remain relevant to the larger world.”

Professor Shovan Chowdhury, Chairperson, Placements at IIM Kozhikode, said, “We have not only seen a significant surge in the pre-placements offers but also have witnessed offers for niche roles by consulting and finance clusters. The average annual CTC has exceeded Rs. 20 lakhs this year with a 16 percent jump in the median annual CTC. We appreciate the confidence showcased by the recruiters in the capability of our students.”

Sector-wise/Domain-wise Companies




McKinsey & Co, BCG and Bain & Co., Avalon Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, Everest Management Consulting, EY, Feedback Infra and PWC


American Express, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Securities, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and State Street.

Sales & Marketing

Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, GSK, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, HUL, ITC, Kohler, Nestle, Samsung and Shell

Over 14 percent offers were made for General Management and Operations roles. Some of the major companies to offer GM roles were Capgemini, Flipkart, Mahindra, Reliance, TAS and Tata Sky while Amazon, Asian Paints, Maersk and RPG recruited for Operations Management.


The Information Technology and Analytics cluster contributed to 17 percent of the offers through marquee recruiters like Citibank, Citrix, Cipla, Fidelity, Microsoft, Mondelez, Optum, Shell and Wipro.

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My profile is 10/12/Btech- 10 CGPA, 88.5, 85.7. Good co curriculars and extra curriculars. General category, female, fresher. What percentile do I need for an IIMK call?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019


The final admission to IIM depends on the CAT score as well as the performance in Interview round. To get the interview call from IIM K you should get More than 95 percentile in CAT . Your Academics are quite good. After getting the Interview call, if you can perform well in the Interview round you will definitely get admission in IIM K.


i have scored 92% in 10th, 67% in 12th and 70% in ug(ongoing) how much should i score in cat to have a good chance of entering iimk or other iims

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hey there

You have a decent score in your academics but iimk has very high Cutoff and thus you'll have to aim for more than 99 percentile. But that too will not guarantee your selection for the college. It is possible that candidate who gets call from iimk may be rejected there. For any IIM atleast more than 98 percentile is required as different IIMs have different criteria for call.

Check iimk cuttoffs


Good luck


What are my chances of getting into top IIMs or the new IIMs. I have 97% in Xth, 93% in XIIth and 59% in UG. Is my UG percent a reason for concern? Except A,B what all IIMs do I have a chance at?

Ashish pal Student Expert 16th Sep, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

You are having fair chances of getting a good IIM.

You past score is not going to matter that much. Now you have to appear in CAT exam and after that if you qualify that you will be having a written ability test then after personal interview. This procedure makes your merit so try to score as much as you can.

Ok good luck


Sir Im from Sc category, my 10 th cgpa is 8.4 and 12 th is 60% and graduation is 84 if I get 99.95 in CAT will I get call from IIM Kozhikode.Pls help me out with this query !!!

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 10th Sep, 2019
Dear Deepan, in 2018, the cut offs for shortlisting for IIM-K for various Categories are as follows:

CAT Score    Sectional     X Class   XII Class
Percentile    Percentile         %           %
GEN                90                80                60         60
OBC NC          80                70                60         60
SC                   65                50                55         55
ST/PWD          55                40                55         55

Now those Candidates who have selected IIM-K and fulfil this criteria should register themselves. Only successfully registered Candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds which are WAT and PI based on Aggregate Index Score. The Aggregate Index score os calculated as follows:

CAT 2020 Index Score:       75%
Class XII Percentage:         20%
Academic Diversity Factor:  5%

And the final Composite score is calculated as follows:

CAT 2020 Index Score:  40%
PI:                                   30%
Essay:                             20%
Resume:                         10%

So if you can manage to get 99.5% in CAT amd do well in WAT and PI, you can get a seat in IIM-K

My 10th,12th and grad is (76,90,73)% how much percentile in cat I need to get a call from iim kozhikode and fms Delhi. (NC-OBC)

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 8th Sep, 2019

As per 20172019 admission policy your break up will be as follows:

To get shortlisted for a interview call :

5.7 out of 7.5 for HSC

4.29 out of 7.5 for Graduation score.

1 out of 5 for Work Experience. (anything above 36 months gets you 1)

0 out of 5 for Academic and Gender diversity.

Rest 75 are for your CAT Score.

A decent 98 percentile might get you an interview call but converting the call will become difficult. As final shortlisting has a 35% weight to CAT score, rest being the PI and GD/ WAT scores along with work experience quality.

So, CAT score will be the real differentiating factor. Target anything above 99 and a decent WAT/ PI will sail you through IIMK
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