IIM Kozhikode Admission 2020: Shortlist Released; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Final Selection Process

Tuesday, January 07 2020
IIM Kozhikode Admission 2020
IIM Kozhikode has released shortlist of candidates on January 7, 2020 for PI-WAT round for MBA admission 2020 with a reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score. A good number of candidates were considered in preliminary screening before final shortlist announcement. Read this article to know IIM Kozhikode shortlisting criteria, Cut Offs, Fee and Final Selection process

IIM Kozhikode has announced the shortlist of candidates on January 7, 2020 for final selection round for MBA admission 2020. Substantial changes have been made in the shortlisting process by IIM Kozhikode which has not only reduced the weightage to CAT exam score but also has brought back the diversity factor. Falling in line with top IIMs, IIM Kozhikode has reduced the CAT 2019 weightage to 45% as against the earlier awarded high weightage of 75%, slashing substantially it’s one of the biggest shortlisting parameters. 

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IIM Kozhikode Shortlist 2020
For 480 seats, more than 1200 candidates have been shortlisted. You can check your admission shortlist status on the official website of IIM Kozhikode by login with your CAT 2019 registration ID and E mail id.

IIM Kozhikode Cut Off 2020
IIM Kozhikode Cutoff 2020 clarify that the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 are considered for all the subsequent stages for shortlisting and admission.

Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant

Academic Score Cut off
Candidates should have secured following minimum score in class X and XII to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Kozhikode. The percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII would be calculated based on 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.

Class X Percentage of Marks
Class XII Percentage of Marks

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2020
IIM Kozhikode has announced many important changes in its Admission 2020 Criteria. Weightage to gender & academic diversity is back in the IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2020, no weightage to bachelor’s degree marks has been announced in its admission policy 2020. Your ‘Resume’ is given good weightage in the final selection process

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria 2020: Key Changes

  • 85 overall and 75 sectional percentile in CAT 2019 is applied in shortlisting as against 90 & 80 last year
  • CAT 2019 score will carry a weight of 45% instead of 75% last year in shortlisting
  • Weightage to Academics increased to 45% this year from 20% last year in shortlisting
  • Weightage to Academic & Gender diversity increased to 10% this year from 5% last year in shortlisting
  • Final admission round will award a weight of only 35% to CAT 2019 percentile score as against 40% last year
  • Admission offer will be more dependent upon PI/WAT which carry the 55% weight.
  • Resume to carry 10% weight in final admission process

IIMK Shortlisting Criteria
Key Components considered by IIM Kozhikode to screen the candidates for shortlisting 2020 are

PGP 2020 Admission
CAT Overall score percentile
CAT sectional score percentile
Class X Percentage of marks
Class XII Percentage of marks

Weightage Awarded in Shortlisting 2020

PGP Admission Component
Weight percent for shortlisting for PI-WAT 2020
CAT Index Score
Class X Score
Class XII Score
Academic/Gender diversity Factor

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IIM Kozhikode Admission Process

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2019 and minimum academic score to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Kozhikode
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Kozhikode. The PI-WAT round will be conducted at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and New Delhi. 
  • Step 3: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend both WAT/GD & PI round in final selection process. IIM Kozhikode also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI) round. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the final selection.
  • Step 4: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Kozhikode to successful candidates. The final selection is based on performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Final Score
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

PI-WAT Evaluation

Essay Writing (WAT) & GD on Same Topic

  • In the Essay Writing Test, the candidate will be writing a short essay and participate in group discussion on the same topic
  • The topic will be announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT.
  • The topics will be based on current political, economic, sports, business affairs, etc.

Personal Interview (PI)

  • Personal Interview (PI) will follow the WAT/GD round
  • During the personal interview, the panel will evaluate the academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits
  • The PI-WAT process will be over in half day session either morning or afternoon

IIM Kozhikode Final Selection Criteria will award following weightages to four key components before preparing the final merit list for admission 2020

PGP Final Selection Component
Weight Percent Admission 2020
CAT 2019 Index Score
PI Score
WAT-Essay Writing Score
Resume Score

IIM Kozhikode PGP Admission 2020: Important Dates
Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Kozhikode are as below:

IIM Kozhikode Admission Activity
Important dates
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 7, 2020
Shortlisted candidates to fill & submit WAT-PI form online by stipulated deadline
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
Last week January 2020
Will continue till March 2020
Final Admission Offer
Third week April 2020
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by May 2020 first week

IIM Kozhikode Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Kozhikode is Rs 17,50,000/-.
  • The course fee includes tuition, course material, boarding and lodging
  • The fee does not include personal expenses like travel, cloths, stationery and laundary
  • The total programme fees for the 2020-2022 batch may be revised upwards

IIM Kozhikode Intake: 480 Students
IIM Kozhikode will offer admission to 480 students in 2020. A few students with equal rank in final merit list may be added. Last year there were 485 students in the new batch. Betting on the diverse pool of talent, IIM Kozhikode currently has 76 full time faculty members. 

IIM Kozhikode Placements
IIM Kozhikode has a consistent record of 100% placements with high salaries offered to the students. IIM Kozhikode students were offered roles in domains like Investment Banking by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase; Consulting and Strategy by Bain & Co., BCG, Mckinsey & Co., and Deloitte; Operational Leadership roles by Amazon and HUL. While companies like Capgemini, Mahindra, RPG, and TAS offered roles aimed at accelerated leadership positions.

In Placement 2019, 366 students participated in the process. The placement process was completed in six days. With a 16% increase in the average salary offered, 21 new brands recruited from the campus this season. IIM Kozhikode recorded an Average Salary of Rs. 20.67 lakhs and Highest Salary of Rs.40.50 lakhs in Placement 2019. 

IIM Kozhikode joined the family of IIMs in 1996 with its first PGP batch of 42 students in 1997 and has grown over the years with a batch strength of 356 odd students making it the fastest growing management school in the country. IIM Kozhikode has a strong International Exchange Programme for students and faculty with several leading Management Institutes in EU and ASEAN countries like SDA Bacconi, Jonkoping, Sweden, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, ESCAP-EAP, France; University of Queensland, Austria, Victoria University of Wellington among others.

IIM Kozhikode is ranked 8th in the MHRD NIRF 2019 Rankings and 9th in MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2020 among top 100 B-schools in India. Accredited by AMBA, IIM Kozhikode is housed in the most picturesque and oxy-rich campuses in the country. The infrastructure includes air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN connectivity. It is considered as one of the most efficient Institutions in the country.

IIM Kozhikode is led by its Director Dr Debashis Chatterjee, a pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership. He is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode from an obscure regional school to an institution of national impact and global recognition.

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