IIM Kozhikode Admission Procedure 2019-21

Kozhikode (Kerala) Estd : 1996 Approved by : AMBA Type : Government
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For Admission in PGPM

IIM Kozhikode was the fifth IIM and was established in 1996 and is one of the top MBA colleges in India. Ever since its establishment, the institute has endeavored to provide quality business education to its students and promoted research in the field of the master of business administration. Being one of the top B-Schools in India, IIM Kozhikode follows rigorous selection criteria after the evaluation of CAT scores:

IIM Kozhikode Selection Process 2019:

IIM Kozhikode follows a two-stage selection process for admission in the PGP course that is equivalent to the master of business administration. The institute does not accept any other MBA entrance exam other than CAT. Shortlisted candidates are then called for Personal Interview (PI) rounds on the basis of CAT scores. Clearing the MBA entrance exams is not enough, the overall performance in academics and CAT are considered for admission. The total number of intake is 375.

Stage 1: IIM Kozhikode CAT Cut-off 2019

Following is the minimum score required in order to clear the first stage:

Category Score in 10th Board Exams Score in 12th Board Exams Sectional Percentile Overall Percentile Rank
General 60 60 80 90
Non-OBC-cum-transgender 60 60 70 80
SC 55 55 50 65
ST 55 55 40 55
Differently Abled 55 55 40 55

Candidates who will be shortlisted according to the above table will be further evaluated on the basis of a set of components that will be used to compute Aggregate Index Score (AIS).

Following are the components and their weights basis which the AIS of a candidate is evaluated:

Components Maximum weights that can be awarded
CAT Score 75%
12th Board Exam Score 7.5%
Graduation Marks 7.5%
Work Experience 5%
Academic Diversity and Gender Diversity 5%
Total 100

Academic Weights: These are the maximum weights that can be awarded to a student. The weights across every component are computed based on a candidate’s performance in these fields.

Work Experience: Evaluation of work experience will only be done for candidates who have worked full time. Pre-graduation work experience and internships will not be evaluated in the marching scheme.

Diversity Factor: A student can either benefit from gender diversity points or academic diversity points. Both the privileges will not be offered to one student.

All the shortlisted candidates will have to register at the official website of IIM Kozhikode and fill up all the details required in the personal profile form available along with all the other stages at the website. This information is essential as the candidate will be judged based on the details provided in this form in the PI round.

Stage 2: IIM Kozhikode Final Selection Process 2019:

IIM Kozhikode may also conduct either a Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) prior to the Personal Interview. The interviewing panel will identify the academic background of the student as well as the quality of work experience. All these components are evaluated together and weights are evaluated according to the following table:

Components Maximum weights that can be awarded
Personal Interview 45%
CAT 35%
Group Discussion/ Writing Ability Test 15%
Quality of Work Experience 5%

Based on the total score of these components a merit list of the shortlisted candidates is prepared for the PGP programme offered by the institute.

Indian Institute of Management PGPM Admission 2019

  • Candidate must hold a Graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA,
  • For SC/ST candidates minimum marks are 45%. 
  • Minimum 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of work experience after completion of graduation (as on March 31, 2018),
  • Admission is done through a CAT score. 

For Admission in PGPEx

Indian Institue of Management, Kozhikode offer's Two-year Full-Time P.G.P.Ex (Post Graduate Programme for Executive) programme. The total number of Intake in P.G.P.Ex is 125. For taking admission in P.G.P.Ex programme candidate must clear any of these exams CAT / GMAT / EMAT.
EMAT (Executive Management Aptitude Test) would assess the logical reasoning, numerical and verbal ability of candidates.

Important Date of CAT Exam.

Events Dates
Notification Release July/August 2018
Online Registration Starts 2nd week of August 2018
Last date for Registration 3rd week of September 2018
Application Correction Starts 4th week of September 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts 3rd week of October 2018
Mock Test 3rd week of October 2018
CAT Aptitude Test 25th November 2018
Cut Off Release Last week of November 2018
Answer Key Release 1st week of December 2018
Result Announcement 2nd week of January 2019

Important Date of EMAT.

Online Application opens on 19th June 2018
Last date for submission of Online Application

3rd September 2018

EMAT Entrance Test

15th/16th September 2018

Personal Interview

15th/16th September 2018

Announcement of Selection List

22nd September 2018

Induction & Orientation to the Programme

20th October 2018

Commencement of Classes: Evening Batch

25th October 2018

Commencement of Classes: Week-end Batch

27th October 2018

Indian Institute of Management PGPEx Admission 2019

  • Candidate must hold a Graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA,
  • For SC/ST candidates minimum marks are 45%. 
  • Minimum 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of work experience after completion of graduation (as on March 31, 2018),
  • A valid CAT, GMAT or EMAT.

Contact Details of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

  • Contact No:
    04952809100
  • Email ID:
    admissions-chairperson@iimk.ac.in
  • Website:
    http://www.iimk.ac.in/
  • Address:
    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode IIMK Campus P. O., Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
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