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IIM Kozhikode Selection Procedure for PGP Program through CAT 2015 exam

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

IIM Kozhikode has two stages for Criteria of shortlisting the students for PGP admission.The first stage is for the students whose aggregate index score meets the requirement of the institute.Second Stage is of GD which is followed by the Personal Interview Session.

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First Stage(Index Score)

Important Points Regarding First Phase Selection Process

  • IIM Kozhikode’s Cut off is basically upto 90 percentile for CAT 2015 aggregate Score and Sectional Cutoff is of about 80 percentile.
  • Here higher importance is given to Academic Performances to students’ selection criteria.
  • Score for Previous Work experience is also there which was not included till 2013.
  • If you are girl then +5% will be bonus marks for you.
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 Stage 1 Selection Process:

In this all the eligible Candidates has to clear the Index Score that will be calculated by the IIM Kozhikode.

First of all you have to appear in The CAT 2015 and register yourself for the admission in IIMK.

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Table depicting the Minimum Qualification for the Phase 1:

Category CAT Score Percentile Sectional Percentile SSC/10th Class Percentage HSC /12th Class Percentage

Your performance in CAT 2015 will be the basis of the selection for the first stage and in the final stage.Your Scaled Scores from each section with equal weightage will be calculated for CAT index Score.

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Graduation Index Score:

  • If you have completed the your graduation the marks you got as aggregate percentage all the graduation  exams  that appears in Marksheet will be calculated as graduation index score.
  • If you have incomplete graduation your available marks will be the basis of graduation index score. You need to certify with your Principle/head of Department/registrar/Director that you have latest marks sheet.
  • If you are a candidate who has cleared CA/ICWAI/CS without any bachelors’ degree,then your marks will be calculated by the average of intermediate and final level marks.


Table Indicating Computing Of Graduation Index Score:

Graduation Marks (In Percentage)Index Score
≥76 and < 816
≥71 and <764.5
≥66 and <713
≥60 and <661.5
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HSC/ Class 12th Index Score:

Below is the process which is used to calculate the allotting score for Class 12th percentage.

12th Class marks (in Percentage)Score
≥76 and < 816
≥71 and <764.5
≥66 and <713
≥60 and <661.5

Work Experience Index Score:

You previous year work experience will carry 5% weight in selection process.Here is how the index score will be calculated for work Experience.


Diversity Index Score:

We have already told you that a girl student will get advantage as they will get 5% as bonus or your academic Discipline will fetch you 5% extra marks.

Total Index Score for First Stage of Selection Process:

Component Maximum Weight
CAT 2015 Score75%
Class 12th Marks7.5%
Graduation Marks7.5%
Work Experience5%
Gender Diversity/Academic Discipline Factor5%
Total 100
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So here is the analysis for the first stage selection: In this selection process male with 100 percentile and a female with 90 percentile would be consider as same because female candidate will get 5% as extra marks.If you have work experience between 22-24 months then you will have the maximum advantage.If you have 60% marks then your graduation and HSC passing is irrelevant.

Stage 2 Selection Process

  • For this you have to register through online at IIMK website and you have to enter your complete profile details on the website.
  • In the 2nd stage only selected candidates will have to face the WAT/GD which will be followed by PI.

Important Points:

  • The session will be of half day duration
  • For GD/WAT you have to write a short note and participate in GD On topic given to you by IIM.
  • Topics of GD are from sports, economics, politics, business, etc.


Final Evaluation:

 This is how the final evaluation will be done:


Maximum Weight







Work Experience Quality



Q. If Any Board gives only Letter Grades without any equivalent percentage of marks then how my Graduation Index Score will be calculated.

Ans. If you have grade sheet instead of marksheet then you have to obtain the certificate from the Principle/H.O.D/Director/Registrar of University/institution that would be present at the time of GD/WAT-PI if you are shortlisted for the process.

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Q. If I am student of integrated Master’s degree then how would my marks will be taken into Consideration?

Ans. If you are student of 5 – Year integrated Master’s Degree then the percentage that is obtained in first 3 year will be taken into consideration.

Q.  If I unable to confirm my admission formalities on the specified time.Then would I get admission in IIM?

Ans. No,if you are unable to fulfil the formalities on the specified time then you will not get the admission.The candidate in the waiting list will get admission.You cannot make any request regarding this.

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Q. If I belong to any of the reserved categories then what are documents I would arrange at the time of Interview?

Ans. If you are selected candidate for interview belonging any of the categories (SC, ST, NC-OBC and DA) then they must have to show the original caste or class certificate and submit the photocopy at the interview time. If you are selected for the admission then you must have to provide original Degree Certificate and mark sheets & attested photocopy of the same.

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