A Simple Breakdown of IIM Kozhikode's Admission Process
There are three steps in IIM Kozhikode's admissions process in the 2023-2025 admissions cycle.
- First, a large chunk of candidates are eliminated from the process on the basis of the minimum CAT 2022 overall and sectional cut-offs, or on the basis of their 10th and 12th marks.
- Then, from the remaining candidates, IIM K will shortlist candidates for the WAT-PI round. This shortlist will be created on the basis of a weighted score that takes into account your CAT 2022 score, 10th and 12th marks, work experience, and diversity.
- After the WAT-PI process, a final shortlist will be created on the basis of a weighted score that takes into account your CAT 2022 score, WAT score, PI score, and Resume score. More on this later.
Here's a closer look at this process.
Phase 1 - Screening on the basis of CAT 2022 and academic score cut-offs
To even be eligible for being shortlisted for the WAT-PI round, you need to meet IIM Kozhikode's CAT 2022 and academic cut-offs. In 2022, IIM Kozhikode has set the overall CAT 2022 cut-off at the 85th percentile, and the sectional cut-off at the 75th percentile for the General category.
Now, please remember that simply meeting the cut-offs doesn't mean you're through to the WAT-PI round. That comes later, as discussed below.
Phase 2 - Shortlisting for WAT-PI round
So, you've safely made it to the WAT-PI shortlisting phase. Now, whether or not you progress in the process depends on your CAT 2022 performance, your academic profile, your work experience, and the diversity you bring to the batch. This is more clear in the table below.
Please remember that you're entitled to a diversity score of 10% if you're a female/transgender applicant OR a non-engineer. If you're in both categories, you'll not be getting 20 extra marks.
Work experience scores will be calculated based on the table below. Your work experience will be calculated upto 31st December 2022.
The number of candidates shortlisted in this phase depends on the batch size IIM Kozhikode wants. All shortlisted candidates will now move on to the WAT-PI process.
Phase 3 - Final shortlisting
This is the final stage of the admissions process. Your selection for the PGP batch will depend on how you've done in your WAT and PI, as well as your CAT 2022 score. More interestingly, your resume will also be evaluated on a certain set of parameters.
If you're wondering how your resume will be evaluated, the table below should help.
And that's it! If you check all the boxes throughout the selection process, you'll be extended an admission offer via email in April 2023, and you'll become a part of IIM K's PGP batch of 2025!
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