IIMK Selection Criteria-IIM Kozhikode Shortlisting Process

Source : iimk.ac.in
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Kozhikode (IIMK) has announced the selection criteria for 2017-19 various MBA programs (Post-graduate Programmes in Management).

IIMK adopts a two‐stage selection process and accordingly these selection criteria are applied in two stages. 
STAGE-1: The first stage process applies to all eligible candidates (who appear for CAT 2016 and registered online for admission to IIMK) to determine those qualifying candidates who will be called for personal interview (PI). 
STAGE-2: In the second stage, the short‐listed candidates will have to appear for a GD/WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI). The PI process will last for a half‐day (morning or afternoon) session where the candidate will be writing a short note and participate in group discussion on a topic provided by IIMK. The topic will be announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT. The topics will typically reflect current political, economic, sports, business affairs, etc. During the interview, the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance on academic background, quality of work experience and other personal traits.

Minimum Eligibility to be considered for Stage-1

Stage- 1  Shortlisting for Personal Interview(PI), Group Discussion(GD) and Writing Ability Test(WAT

 Stage- 2 Final Score Computation

Download PDF Version IIM Kozhikode  Selection Criteria for admission for 2017-19 batch 

For more details read below:


  1. 10th-96% (from West-Bengal Board and had been one of the top 100 students in State)and in best of 5 subjects-97%
    12 th-88.1% (from West-Bengal Board and had been one of the top 100 students in State) and in best of 4-94.25%

    College- St.Xavier's College(Kolkata)
    Graduation Stream-Statistics Honours(Incomplete)
    Graduation Percentage-57.3(Till 4 th Semester)equivalent CGPA-6.32/10

    Final Year Student and freshers!

    any chnaces for IIM K this year if i will score high!?
    plz do reply!

    1. Dear Shuvam,

      IIM K is giving 10% weighatge to graduation marks. Your profile is very good, except your grads marks. I believe you still have time to improve the graduation percentage. Try to score 60+ percentage in graduation and then your chances are bright with a high score in CAT.

      All the best!

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  2. Hi, my name is Ayush.
    My scores are:
    10th => 90.
    12th => 76.
    B.Tech. => 8.30/10.
    I will be giving CAT 2013, by that time my experience would be 1.5 years.
    Do let me know my odds of getting IIM-K.


    1. Dear Ayush,

      Your academics are good and if you score well in CAT (read 99+) with consistent marks across sections then you have very good chance of getting calls from IIM K. IIM K doesn't give any weightage to work exp.

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  3. hi friends, I am a sc candidate, n want to knw what are my chances to get a cal from iims(old n new as wel) my profile is as follow, 10th 84.8(cbse) 12th 93.6% b.tech 72.88% workex 18mnths. Wt shud b the minimum percentile score to atleast get a cal frm new iim ?

    1. Dear Anonymous,

      You have an excellent academics due to which you have very good chances of getting calls from IIMs. As you are from SC category the over all percentile required for you would be relatively low, Try to score 85+ with 75+ score in each section and that should ensure you category based call from almost all IIMs.

      All the best!

    2. thans alot...if i score 90 overall n in one section cudnt score 75, wil it affect my iim cal??

    3. It may affect based on the sectional cutoff set by particular IIM. Along with over all percentile cutoff candidates are expected to score well across sections.
      Hence try to do well in all sections.

      All the best!

  4. Hi,
    I belong to NT-2 Category i got 10th-67.97,12th-75.17 and BE(Computer Engg.)-65.considering i can get at least 99%................which IIM i have more chances.

  5. Hi,
    i have an academic record of 10th-92%,12-84%,b.tech-79%. I will be giving 2013 cat exam.what are my chances of getting an IIM call.How much minimum marks or percentile should i aim at to get calls.

  6. Hi ,

    My profile is as under.Pls tell me if i will be able to get call from IIM.And also,please list out all those IIM's i will have a chance into.

    Workex (as of now):2.5 yrs
    Will give cat in 2013

  7. HI,

    I really want to try for the IIMs but don't know if my profile is very good.

    No work ex

    Please tell me if I can get a call at all.


  8. Hi, I am Bhushan here.
    My scores are:
    10th => 95.23
    12th => 75
    B.Tech. => 8.5/10.
    No work experience.
    Do let me know my odds of getting call from IIMs.
    Please awaiting for your reply. .


  9. I am an SC Candidate
    My scores are:

    10th = 87% (South Point High School,KolKata)
    12th = 68% (South Point High School, Kolkata)
    B.E. = 6.6/10 (CGPA) (IIEST,Shibpur)

    How much should I score in CAT to get calls from IIMs?

    Tips are welcome.. Thanks in Advance

  10. Hi I'm Ankit. My 10th score is 85.5(cbse) , 12th score is 91.6(cbse) and b.tech cgpa is 8.5/10 . I belong to obc category with no work experiance . What are my chances of getting old IIMs i.e. IIM-A/B/C/K/L/I also pls mention the percentile required.

  11. Hi Ankit,

    You have got good academic marks. You AR score is 43.5 based on IIM-A formula which is pretty high.
    I believe considering your OBC category, scoring 98+ overall CAT percentile with 85+ percentile in each section should fetch you calls from all IIMs.
    You can check selection criteria of each IIMs at:

  12. my 10th is 81,12th 67 and gradution 78 can i get call from iim??

  13. Hi,my 10 th score is 73% cbsc,12 th 76% and doing BCOM h from Calcutta university final yr student till 4 th semester I got 54% what r my chances to enter iims ?? plzz reply

  14. Hi, My 10th score is 83.4% ICSE, 12th 89.5% from AP state board, graduation is 81.6%(Dual Degree) Currently working in a IT service firm for over 8 months...is it good to give cat in 2017 or 2018 ? which will yield me good results.? Last year there were change in IIM cutoffs ? Considering that shall i opy in 2017 cat ? Please suggest. Hope you revert. Thank you.!


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