Why the IIM Kozhikode Stage 1 shortlist is meaningless – CAT 2011 Results
While a few thousand students seem to be feeling better about themselves after seeing their name in the IIM Kozhikode shortlist, a lot of them will soon realize that it is of no real consequence. It is completely meaningless and just adds to the wait after confusing aspirants.
In fact, we question the rationale behind doing this exercise.
1) At least 15,000+ students would have made the cut given the cutoffs that IIM Kozhikode has released for less than 400 seats. Basically, they have not made the cut as it is NOT an interview call. The way we see it, about 2500 odd candidates will get a shortlist after 20th Jan from all the people(over 15,000) who key in the information.
2) They are asking for more information. Now this is information that already exists in the CAT form! Why then should you wait for over 1 week to calculate the composite ‘indexed’ score. There is no extra data that can be added to candidate’s profile except knowing which other calls he/she has. The 15% ‘Profiles’ criteria is a bit of a black box. What is the extra information that is being provided by the candidate at this stage that will tell you more about the ‘Profile’?
The interview calls for IIM Kozhikode could easily have been released now given the fact that all the data required to calculate the indexed score was already there with IIM K unless there are other unannounced factors that decide the interview shortlist that will come out after January 20.
Interestingly, IIM Indore had declared a few months ago that the interview shortlist will come out on January 20, 2012 in their admission policy document.
Irrespective, the Stage 1 shortlist seems slightly illogical to the team at InsideIIM unless of course it helps the institution fulfill certain objectives it has set for itself.
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