Criteria of Selection Process at IIM Kozhikode
Students who have given CAT are eagerly waiting for their results. But the process is not over yet, it starts here. Be prepared for WAT and PI for your selection into IIMs. Below is the selection criteria for IIMK for IIM CAT Exam 2018-20 Batch.
PGP Admissions Policy and Procedure for the Academic Year 2018 – 2019
Latest Update: IIMs has announced the CAT 2018 exam date on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Detailed notification for CAT 2018 may be released in July / August 2018.
IIMK has a two stage selection process and so these selection criteria are given in two stages. The first stage process applies to all eligible candidates (who appear for CAT 2017 and registered online for admission to IIMK for CAT Exam 2018-2020 year) to determine those qualifying candidates who will be called for personal interview (PI).
All candidates meeting the below requirements are eligible for consideration to the stage 1 shortlisting.
Criteria for Stage 1 shortlist
HSC/ XII Class
The Aggregate Index Score calculation details are given below.
a. CAT Index Score:
Performance in CAT exam is an important factor in the admission process. Candidate’s performance of each section is taken into account. Scaled Scores from both the sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2017 will go into the computation of the CAT Index Score. CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 75%.
b. Graduation Index Score:
i. The table below shows the computation of the Graduate Index Score. For those who completed their Bachelor’s degree the percentage marks reported in their marks/grade sheet will be considered.
ii. Percentage marks for incomplete Bachelor’s degree applicants are based on their available marks, certified by a head of the institution. The Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the university/institution has to certify that those are the latest available marks, without which the candidate become ineligible for the graduation index score.
iii. For those candidates having cleared CA/ICWAI/CS without having Bachelor’s degree, their average of intermediate and final level marks will be treated as Bachelor’s degree marks.
iv. For bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks awarded by Institute/University will be treated as final. If the Institute/University does not award the percentage of marks, it will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the mark sheet.
v. If the percentage of marks awarded by Institute/University does not take into account marks obtained in all the subjects as mentioned in the mark sheet(s) for all the years, the candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the university/institution certifying details of the practice at the time of the GD/WAT/PI, if shortlisted for the same.
vi. If any Board/Institute/University awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board/Institute/University specifying the equivalent marks. The original equivalence certificate needs to be submitted at the time of GD/WAT/PI, if shortlisted for the same. Obtaining the equivalence certificate is the responsibility of candidates.
vii. For candidates having a 5year 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
|Graduation Marks (in %)||Score|
c. 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 same as of graduation Index score above.
d. Work Experience Index Score:
Previous work/professional experience will carry a weight of up to 5% depending on the length of
service as on January 31, 2018, as shown in Table. 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.
Work Experience Index Score Calculation
e. Diversity Index Score:
To ensure diversity, marks will be awarded for diversity (gender (5%) or academic discipline (5%)) related factors. Academic disciplines eligible academic diversity score are given in below table. A candidate is entitled to diversity score from only one factor.
All the above component scores will be combined to arrive at the Aggregate Index Score for each candidate that will be used to call sufficient candidates in each category for the second stage of admissions.
Aggregate Index Score Calculation for Stage1 Shortlist
|CAT 2017 Score||75%|
|Class XII marks||7.5%|
|Academic/ Gender diversity Factor||5%|
The shortâ€listed candidates will have to register at IIMK website and complete the personal profile form online. Only those candidates who complete online registration at relevant stages will only be considered for the subsequent process.
In the second stage, the shortâ€listed candidates will have to appear for a GD/WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI). The PI process will last for a halfâ€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 will typically reflect current political, economic, sports, business affairs, etc. 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 2017, PI, GD/WAT, and quality of professional experience. Categoryâ€wise merit list will be prepared based on the final scores. Admission offers will be made to candidates following the merit list as per the Government of India reservation norms.
Final Score Computation
|Work Experience Quality||5%|
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