Live Chat Transcript of IIM Kozhikode Students on Preparation for PI & WAT

IIM Kozhikode shortlist is out now. Some of you will have done really well to get the call. We thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the soon-to-be senior batch at IIM Kozhikode to ask them about tips to prepare for WAT/PI and quiz them about Life at IIM Kozhikode.

Here are excerpts from the chat:

 

Sidhartha Tirthankar

Is the Second Stage shortlist out? I can’t access the website.

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Siddartha, the second stage shortlist is slated to be out on the 26th of this month.

 

Sidhartha Tirthankar

Another question. Joining as a fresher is better or joining after 2 years experience in a core company (in my case Chemical Engg.) better? How will it affect the placement post MBA?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Sidhartha, we have a sizable number of both freshers and work-ex students in the batch. They all have their own merits, as some companies would like to hire freshers, whereas some particularly look for work-ex candidates.

 

Dhiraj Bedi

For the final shortlist, maximum marks will be 262 or 300?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Dhiraj, that is as per the discretion of the admission office. We have no information on the same.

 

Mukund Ks

Did anyone general engineering male with 97.3 get a call last year for PI and WAT?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Mukund, we are not authorized to answer such queries. We suggest you file an RTI for the same. As stated in the admissions policy, a lot of things in your profile are taken into consideration and not just the score. All the best!

 

 

Akshay Tripathi

Can you please tell us which score was used for last year’s procedure?? 283 or 300?Highest cat score or maximum cat score?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Akshay, that piece of information is not shared by the Admissions Office.

 

Akshay Tripathi

I have 27 months work ex in production industry(PSU). Which firms and roles in operations that are offered??

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Akshay, we cannot disclose names of firms or roles offered, but there are quite a few students from operations background in our batch every year who have good opportunities in the operations domain.

 

 

Sonali Kapoor

Can you please throw some light on the Finance profiles offered on Campus?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Sonali, there are ample opportunities for Finance on campus. The exact details regarding the roles on campus cannot be revealed on this forum, however, be rest assured that you will be offered great roles in Finance.

 

Sonali Kapoor

Also, can you please give some inputs for WAT/PI preparation and some sample topics

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

In PI, panelists generally look for candidates who have strong conceptual knowledge of their undergrad subjects. In case you have work-ex, you need to be well versed with your sector and job responsibilities. For WAT, previous topics will be shared after the stage 2 shortlist is out.

 

Sonali Kapoor

Team, regarding the final shortlist, how much impact will the extra curricular activities have on final shortlist?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Extracurricular activities have a significant weightage, but then if you are not too bright in that area, it is not a huge issue if you have excelled in some other departments.

 

Sonali Kapoor

Finally, will there be a word limit in WAT? What if i overshoot or write below the word limit?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Sonali, that may change year after year. Generally between 250-400 words. Overshooting by a few words should not be penalized but one should take care that they are under the word limit.

 

ALOK KUMAR

I am financially weak, what kind of financial assistance will be provided by IIM K?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Alok, we do have need based scholarships based on annual family income. You can contact the admissions office for details regarding the same.

 

ALOK KUMAR

Initially, what amount of money should I have to collect during admission process in case I got offer ?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Alok, as we said before, the particular details will be shared by the AO. Please contact them.

 

ABHISHEK KUMAR

Hey..is there any problem to fresher’s in IIMs regarding studies.

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Abhishek, if you are asking if freshers face any issues with respect to the academics, absolutely not! A lot of the toppers in the batch are freshers, for example.

 

ABHISHEK KUMAR

May I know the fees of IIM k..??

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Abhishek, it should be on similar lines as it was last year. Last year, the total academic fees was around 13 lakhs for two years. Please verify this from the AO, just to be sure.

 

ABHISHEK KUMAR

Which IIM is best?? K or L?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Abhishek, you should make the choice after doing enough research about both the institutes. I am afraid we cannot speak for other institutes.

 

Richa Gupta

Hi, Any points to be taken care of in particular while submitting SOP specially for IIMK?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Richa, in your SOP, if you are honest and have clarity about why you are applying to this institution, and how studying in this institution will help you achieve your goals, it should suffice.

 

Friends Ecm

What is average placement package offered in IIM K?

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Dear Friends Ecm, please refer to our placements report from last year.http://www.iimk.ac.in/academics/pgp/PlacementReports/PlacementsSummary2014.pdf

 

Media Cell IIM Kozhikode

Thank you everyone, for participating in the chat. We wish you the very best for the admissions season!

 

 

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