IIM kozhikhode Admission Criteria 2014

IIM Kozhikhode Admission Criteria 2014

Admission/Selection Process

All students meeting the requirements mentioned in Table 1 are eligible for consideration to the stage 1 short-listing.

Table 1

Minimum requirements for Stage 1 shortlist *


CAT Score



















ST and PWD





From all the eligible students who register with IIMK a short-list of students will be prepared based on Aggregate Index Score. This score is based on performance in CAT 2013, Bachelors degree and other traits relevant for management education. The Aggregate Index Score calculation details are given in the subsequent paragraphs.

Graduation Index Score:

  1. For those who completed their Bachelor’s degree the percentage marks reported in their marks/grade sheet will be considered.
  2. Percentage marks for incomplete Bachelor’s degree applicants are based on their available marks.
  3. For those students 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 students 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 short-listed for the same.
  6. 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 short-listed for the same. Obtaining the equivalence certificate is the responsibility of students.
  7. For students having a 5-year integrated Master’s degree, percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree percentage. For students in the final year of 5 year integrated Master’s degree, only the marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree.
  8. Graduation score will carry a weight 12%.

CAT Index Score:

Performance in CAT is an important input in the admission process. Students 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 2013 will go in to computation of CAT Index Score. CAT Index Score will carry a weight of 76%.

To ensure diversity, marks will be awarded for diversity (gender (5%) or academic discipline (2%)) related factors. Academic disciplines eligible academic diversity marks are given in Table 2. A student is entitled to diversity marks from only one factor, whichever is higher.

Previous work/professional experience will carry a weight of 5% depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2014. Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work completed as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

All the above component scores will be combined to arrive at the Aggregate Index Score for each student that will be used to call sufficient students in each category.

Only those students who complete online registration at relevant stages will only be considered for the subsequent process.

The short-listed students will have to register at our website and complete the personal profile form online.

At the second stage short-listed students have to appear in a GD/WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI). The topic will be announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT.

After the conclusion of PI and GD/WAT, the final scores will be computed based on performance in CAT 2013, PI, GD/WAT, quality of professional experience, and academic performance. Admission offers will be made to students following the final score and as per the Government of India reservation norms.







Quality work experience


Personal Interview