Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Criteria for short listing – PGP Admissions 2011
The following describes a three stage procedure which is used for short listing and further selection of candidates for the 2011 batch at IIMK.
The first stage of short listing of candidates based on their overall CAT percentile and sectional cutoff’s only. We will consider all the candidates meeting the minimum cut off and create an initial pool from which further short listing will be done. The candidates in the initial pool are asked to register online for IIMK registration process at our website. The respective percentile cut-offs both sectional and overall are provided below for various categories. Please note that the registration process at this stage is mandatory for any candidate interested to participate in IIMK interview process but the registration does not ensure your selection for the interview shortlist (criteria provided in detail in stage 2 of selection process).
Note: last date of stage I online registration is 21st January, 2011.
In stage 2, an index score is computed with 50 percent weight for the overall CAT score, 20 percent weight for academic performance in secondary school, 20 percent weight for higher secondary school and 10 percent to graduation. The academic performance of secondary school as well as higher secondary school is taken as the percentage of marks reported by the candidates and will be standardised (also across various HSC disciplines like arts and humanities, commerce, science and others) across the boards using the data available with IIMK for four years including the current year. In each category, the top ranking candidates based on this index score is called for personal interview process. The short listed candidates at this stage are once again required to register online for the second stage of IIMK online registration process with some more information and complete the personal profile form online. A candidate who does not register online in both the stages will not be considered for the interview process.
Stage 3: Final selection Criteria for admission to PGP 2011-13 batch
The final selection can be based on a composite score of various elements with following weights:
• Index arrived at stage 2 for short listing : 30%
• Writing Task (Essays) : 20%
• Personal Interviews : 35%
• Profiles : 15%
The candidates will be asked to write an extempore essay on a topic. Topic will be announced at the venue just before the writing task. 30 minutes will be the time assigned. Finally, the cumulative score (considering the above categories) will be computed and offers will be made based on the rank obtained.