IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Kozhikode PGDM Admissions 2018

Last Updated - April 03 2018

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK) has released the admission criteria for its PG Programme in Management (PGP) for 2018 session. PGPM is a two year fully residential programme.

IIM follows a two-stage admission procedure, the first stage comprises shortlisting for PI & second stage involves final confirmation of seat after evaluation of CAT   score, academic performance, Quality of work experience followed by Individual Interview (PI).

There are two ways for admissions to the PGPM: one for Indian students and the other is for NRI & Foreign aspirants.The admission proceedings and application procedures for both are different. Foreign & NRI need to apply via their latest GMAT or TOEFL score. Final selection of an aspirant will depend on CAT score, Academic weightage, Academic Diversity Factor/Gender Diversity Factor & Performance in WAT & PI.

Students looking for admission have to apply online via the official website of CAT test. Clearly, filled-in applications should be submitted online along with the prescribed procedures fee within the stipulated time.

  • Method of Application



    08th Aug 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Important Dates of IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Kozhikode PGDM Admissions 2018

PG Programme in Management [PGPM]
Registration08th Aug - 22nd Sep, 2018
Date of Entrance Examination04th Dec, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Kozhikode PGDM Admission 2018

PG Programme in Management [PGPM]

It is the at least qualification or degree an aspirant must possess in order to apply. It also comprises any university or institute which is founded by an act of Parliament or is declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956.

Note 2: In case of Universities which award grades or CGPA, but do not have a process for conversion of grades to the percentage, the equivalent percentage will be calculated by the given procedure:

(Aspirant’s CGPA/Maximum CGPA)  X 100 = Equivalent Percentage

The certificate should state that the aspirant has successfully finished the requirements of the course.

Note 1: A recognised university is one which is constituted by an act of the Central or State Legislature. In such cases, an aspirant will have to submit a certificate alloted by Principal/Registrar of the College/Institution. For other aspirants who fall in the reserved categories, the at least aggregate percentage need in Bachelor program is 45%.
  • For aspirants who are honoured grades or CGPA, the conversion of grades or CGPA will be according to the procedure certified by the University or Institute.
  • Aspirants in the final year of the program or awaiting their result can also apply. The academic qualification need to appear for CAT is listed below:

    1. An Aspirant should have finished their Bachelor’s degree program in any stream from a recognised university or should have an equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Ministry of HRD, India.
    2. The at least percentage need in Bachelor’s degree is 50% for General and NC-OBC aspirants.

  • Application Procedure for IIM Kozhikode PGDM Admission

    PG Programme in Management [PGPM]

    Students want admission to MBA programmes at IIM-K should apply via official CAT website. The registration fee is INR 1700/- (For General and NC-OBC aspirants) and INR 850/- (For SC/ST/ OBC aspirants).

    For admission to IIM Kozhikode, aspirants will have to select the name of program provideed at the institutes as per their preference. Along with the preference for the program, aspirants also have to enter their choice of city for an interview.

    Admission Procedure for IIM Kozhikode PGDM Admission 2018

    PG Programme in Management [PGPM]

    Performance in CAT  is the only criteria to get admission in IIMs. Note: Full-time experience on a managerial level will only be considered. The aspirant will have to register on the registration day for the programme and pay the necessary fees to clear the admission procedure. Note: The topic will be released at the venue just before GD/WAT. In case of withdrawal of admission, the fee will be refunded after deduction of the fixed amount (as per Government norms).

    Final admission will be granted on the basis of factors mentioned below:

    DistributionWeightage (%)
    Quality of Work Experience5

    Those students will receive the provide letter from IIM K, have to confirm their admission within given time along with acceptance amount of INR 50,000/-. Marks obtained in all the three sections will be used in the calculation of index score (it will carry the weightage of 75%).

    • Index Score in Graduation:

    This score will be calculated for those students who have finished their graduation within the stipulated time. Students must ensure that they perform well in all sections personally. Only those students who will clear the form will be considered for subsequent stages of selection.

    Second Stage of Selection in IIMK:

    In the second stage of the selection procedure, students have to appear for GD or WAT followed by PI. If any university or board awards only grades not a percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the aspirants should obtain a valid certificate alloted by the respective university specifying the equivalent percentage of marks. All aspirants meeting the requirement listed below will only be applicable for the first stage of shortlisting:

    CategoryCAT score percentileSectional weightagePercentage in Class XPercentage in Class XII

    User Facts:

    1. A total number of students to be shortlisted will depend on the batch size.
    2. Percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII would be the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear on the marks sheet or grade sheet, irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage or not.
    3. Aspirants will be shortlisted on the basis of performance in CAT test, marks in class Xth/XIIth& bachelor degree & other traits need for management education.
    4. Documents such as marks sheet, experience letter & certificates in support of reservation must be produced at the time of PI.

    To understand the whole selection procedure of IIMK, students have to go via these basic terms used:

    • Index score in CAT:

    CAT score is the basic input in order to score admission in IIM K. The original equivalent certificate required to be submitted at the time of GD/WAT-PI round if shortlisted. Each IIM follows a slightly various selection procedure although CAT score is the basic requirement. The PI will last for half day i.e. morning or afternoon session where the candidates will be writing a short note & participating in GD on a topic offered by admission authority.

    • Score calculation for Class X & XII:

    The percentage of marks listed in the marks sheet would be the aggregate of marks in all subjects. Project work, training or academic experience will not be considered.

    Number of months

    Score Acquired

    Number of months

    Score Acquired





















    Note: Aspirants will get the advantage of maximum work experience points if they have exactly two years of experience. If the Institute does not award the percentage of marks, it will be considered on the basis of the marks obtained in all subjects listed in the marks sheet.

    Percentage of Marks in Graduation




    ≥ 76 and < 81


    ≥ 71 and < 76


    ≥ 66 and < 71


    ≥ 60 and < 66


    < 60


    If the percentage of marks is not mentioned in the final marks sheet then marks of all years will be considered for further calculation offered it must be certified by the respective institute or university. An aspirant is entitled to take advantage of any one of the diversity factors. The benefit will be provideed to those students who have obtained a degree in any of the below-listed categories:

    AgricultureVeterinary Sciences
    Animal HusbandryArchitecture
    FisheriesArts & Humanities
    ForestryChartered Accountancy
    Company SecretaryshipHotel & Tourism Management
    PharmacyRural Studies
    Home ScienceScience (Biology)

    Below mentioned data recurrent the weightage of all factors involved to calculate the aggregate marks in the first stage of selection:

    FactorWeightage (Maximum)
    CAT Score75%
    Marks in XII Standard7.5%
    Marks in Graduation7.5%
    Academic/Gender Diversity Factor5%
    Work Experience5%

    User Fact: Students shortlisted for the first stage, have to register on IIMK website in order to fill the individual profile form. Authorities will consider all subjects for percentage calculation irrespective of whether the board comprises them for calculation or not. Second stage proceedings will be performed to identify the appropriate aspirant for PI.

    Percentage of Marks in XII Standard




    ≥ 76 and < 81


    ≥ 71 and < 76


    ≥ 66 and < 71


    ≥ 60 and < 66


    < 60


    • Work Experience Criterion:

    Earlier work experience will give the benefit of maximum 5% marks with respect to the period of the service. Those students who have not finished their graduation, their marks will be estimated as certified by the principal/head of the department or director offered the institute certified that those are the latest marks avail by the student.

    Those aspirants who have completed CA/ICWAI/CS without having Bachelor’s degree, their intermediate and final level marks (average of two) will be considered a Bachelor’s degree marks. For students with bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks honoured by the respective Institute/University will be treated as final. Go via the admission policy for the academic session 2018:

    IIMK adopts a two-stage selection procedure, the first stage is eligible to those students who have appeared in CAT test & registered online for IIMK. •

    • Diversity Score Calculation:

    In order to satisfy diversity parameter, 5% relaxation for gender diversity & 5% for academic branch will be granted from the IIM’s authorities.

    Reservation Policy for IIM Kozhikode PGDM Admissions 2018

    As per government regulations, 15%, 7.5% & 27% seats are reserved for SC/ST & OBC-NC categories. 3% seats are reserved for students of DA category (including Low vision, Hearing Impairment & Cerebral Palsy/Locomotor disability).

    Note: Extent of disability should be more than 40% to be under DA category.

    Scholarship & Financial Assistance for IIM Kozhikode PGPM Admissions:

    IIMK Merit scholarships are honoured by the Institute to first and second-year students on the basis of their performance during coursework.

    Central sector scholarship & Merit cum means scholarship are honoured to SC/ST students & minority aspirants respectively. In addition to above-mentioned scholarships, awards are also provideed by NTPC, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, SGGSC, Aditya Birla Group, OPJEMS &Rajarshee Sahu Maharaj Scholarship etc.

    Admission to NRI & Foreign Aspirants 2018

    Those students who are pursuing or working outside India may be treated under the foreign or NRI category. Such aspirants have to current a valid certificate stating that the aspirant has been resident in that country for a duration of not less than 18 months.

    Eligibility Criteria for Foreign & NRI Aspirants:

    The aspirant must hold a bachelor degree with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST & DA) from a recognised university.  Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala, India.

    Phone: +91-495-2809100, 300

    Fax : +91-495-2803010-11

    E-Mail: [email protected]

    Important Dates for Foreign & NRI Admissions:

    Last date of ApplicationFebruary 10, 2018
    Date of PIApril 10, 2018
    Admission ConfirmationApril 30, 2018

    Admission Procedure for Foreign & NRI Aspirants:

    Aspirants who are current in India at the time of CAT test need to take the test. In case the aspirants have honoured CGPA/Grades instead of marks, it will be converted to marks percentage through Student’s CGPA/Maximum CGPA*100.

    Application Procedure for Foreign & NRI Aspirants:

    Finished application should be sent along with the documents need and a bank draft for US$ 100 (as procedures fee) drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode" so as to access the Institute.

    Foreign aspirants should send their applications via the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Send the final application to:

    Admissions Office, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode,

    IIMK Campus P. O. The score should be minimum 700. Another admission criterion is same as that for domestic students. Aspirants can also apply via TOEFL score. Shortlisted aspirants have to appear at IIMK for PI round if shortlisted. However, the aspirants who are not currently in India at the time of CAT should produce GMAT score (validity one year). Foreign/NRI aspirants also have to produce three letters of reference the aspirants should also produce three letters of recommendation.

    Foreign aspirants also required to have a valid passport/travel document. Marks obtained in graduation will be calculated on the basis regulations adopted by the university, from where the aspirant has finished his degree. Aspirants required to have a valid passport or travel document.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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