IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria (201315)
PGP Admissions Policy and Procedure for 2013 – 2014 Academic Year
The following note describes the procedure used for short listing and further selection of students for the 2013 batch.
Stage 1: Generation of merit list for WAT & PI:

All students with a CAT 2012 score of at least minimum cutoff score mentioned in Table 1 below will form the initial pool.
Table 1
Minimum Percentile requirements for Stage 1 shortlist *
Category 
CAT Score 
GEN 
85 
OBC(NC) 
75 
SC 
65 
ST 
55 
PWDLow Vision/ Hearing Impairment/ Locomotor
Disability/Cerebral Palsy 
55 
* The cutoffs of those called for Stage 2 could be much higher.

From the students in the initial pool a shortlist of students will be prepared based on an Index Score that is a weighted average of CAT score, performance in SSC, HSC and in Graduation with weights of 50%, 15%, 15%, 15% respectively and 5% for gender diversity. The Stage 1 Index Score calculation details are given below:

CAT Index Score: IIMK uses a linear scale to map the overall CAT score to a scale of
50. The highest possible score of all applicants to IIMK is mapped against 50 and the
respective overall CAT score of each student is converted to the index score by
dividing with the maximum score possible and multiplying by 50.

SSC Index Score: The academic performance is taken as the percentage of marks
reported by the students and will be standardized across the boards as well as
categories (as per GoI norms) using the past data (at least five years data) available
with IIMK. Zscore for a particular student 'i' is calculated as follows:
Z= (Xiμbi)/σBi
Where Xi= score of "i" student being evaluated, μbi = population mean estimate of
the students belonging to SSC board (in a given category) from which "i" student
belongs, whereas σBi is standard deviation estimate of the students belonging to SSC
board (in a given category) from which "i" student belongs.
If the Zscore of a student is less than or equal to zero i.e. below the average of
students in the specific board, then these students will be assigned the minimum
possible score i.e. zero. If it is greater than or equal to 2 then the student is given the
highest possible score of 15. If the Z score of student is in range of 02 the student’s
index score is assigned using a linear transformation between the limits of 0 and 15.

HSC Index Score: The process of computing the HSC index score remain the same as
for the SSC index score with an addition that the mean and standard deviation for a2
given board across various HSC disciplines like arts and humanities, commerce,
science and others have been taken into account. Separate 'U' and 'a' were
estimated and used in the computation of Z scores as outlined above.

Graduation Index Score: For those who completed their Bachelor’s degree the
percentage marks reported in their marks/grade sheet will be considered and for
those who have not completed their Bachelor’s percentage is taken based on the
marks available. Each student's graduation marks are mapped on to a scale of 15 as
per the following:
Aggregate Percentage Marks in graduation 
Graduation Index Score 
≤50% 
0 
>50% and < 65% 
{(aggregate marks (%)*100) – 50} 
≥65% 
15 

To ensure gender diversity 5 marks will be awarded for only girls

In each category, the top ranking students based on Stage 1 Index Score will be called for
further process. The short listed students will have to register at our website and complete
the personal profile form online. Any student who does not register online at this stage will
not be considered for the subsequent process.
Stage 2: Evaluation of students in WAT & PI

At the second stage shortlisted students have to appear in a written ability task (WAT)
followed by a personal interview (PI). The students will be asked to write an extempore
essay on a topic of general interest. The topic will be announced at the venue just before
the writing task. The written essays will be evaluated on at the least three dimensions style,
content, and grammatical correctness.
Stage 3: Generation of final admission offer list

The final score of each student will be arrived at as follows:
Final Score = CAT Index Score (20%) + SSC Index Score (7%) + HSC Index Score (7%) +Graduation Index
Score (6%) + PI (40%) + WAT (20%)
Admission offers will be made to students following the Final Score and as per the
Government of India reservation norms.
The text above has been taken from IIMK's website and is being reproduced as it is.
http://www.iimk.ac.in/pgp/adminpolicyfinal.pdf

