IIM Kozhikode Cut Off 2021 (Released) – Check Overall and Sectional Cutoff

IIM Kozhikode Cut Off 2021 – IIM Kozhikode has released the CAT 2021 cut-off for the academic year 2022-2024. The cut-off is the minimum percentile score in the CAT exam that a student requires to be admitted to the institute. As the CAT 2021 result has been announced on 03 January 2022, all the institutions are preparing their cut-off lists. For IIM Kozhikode, the entire selection process takes place in three stages. The candidates who have scored a positive score (greater than zero) in all sections of the CAT exam will be considered for the list. For the General category, the CAT exam score cut off is 85 percentile. The sectional cut-off for the general category is 75 percentile. Here, in this article, we have provided the detailed cut-off and the selection process.

IIM Kozhikode Cut Off

Check IIM Kozhikode Selection Process – Click here for the detailed selection process of IIM Kozhikode.

See the table below for the detailed and category-wise cut-off for IIM Kozhikode.

CategoryCAT PercentileSectional Percentile
OBC (Non-Creamy)/EWS7565

In addition to this minimum CAT score, you also need to meet their minimum eligibility criteria. See the table below for Class 10 and Class 12 marks’ requirements.

CategoryClass 10 PercentageClass 12 Percentage
General 6060
OBC (Non-Creamy)/EWS6060

IIM Kozhikode Selection Process 2022

The selection process for IIM Kozhikode takes place in three stages. The three stages are given below.

Stage 1: Registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria.

Stage 2: Shortlisting for Personal Interview.

Stage 3: Final Shortlist

Stage 1 : Registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria

All those candidates who have opted for IIM Kozhikode will need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria, as described earlier also. The eligibility criteria are as described follows.

For students with graduation degrees: 60% aggregate marks

For students without graduation degree: 50% aggregate marks in CA/ICWA/CS (to qualify)

Candidates must have passed through the minimum cut-off criteria as given above on the page.

Those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are notified via email to register on the website. It is a must for you to register at the website. If you do not register at the official website, you will not be considered for Stage 2 of the selection process.

Stage 2 : Shortlisting for Personal Interview

After you successfully register on the website, you will be considered for a Personal Interview. Merely registering does not confirm the call for an interview. A list will be prepared on the basis of several scores and only those shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview. The list is prepared on the basis of the Aggregate Index Score.

Aggregate Index Score- It is a score that is calculated on the basis of several factors such as CAT score, Class 10 score, Class 12 score, etc. The weightage for each section is given in the table below.

CAT score45%
Class 10 percentage score25%
Class 12 percentage score15%
Gender or Academic Diversity Score10%
Work Experience Score5%
Gender or Academic Diversity Score

10% weightage of marks is given on the basis of gender or academic diversity. Gender Diversity score is given to female candidates only. Academic diversity score is given to candidates who have pursued or are pursuing graduation from any field other than engineering and technology. You can score only 10% and not more than 10% if you have both gender and academic diversity.

Work Experience Score

Candidates will be awarded 5% weightage based on the work experience they have. The value depends on the length of the professional work. See the image below for official notice regarding the work experience score.

Stage 3 : Final Shortlist

The candidates who have been shortlisted in Stage 2 will be called for Stage 3 which is Personal Interview. The candidates will be evaluated based on several factors such as:

  1. Academic Merit
  2. General Awareness
  3. Attitude, quality and communication
  4. Quality of Work Experience

After the conclusion of the Personal Interview, a final shortlist is prepared. The scores for the final shortlist are computed based on the overall performance of the candidate in the CAT exam, Personal Interview, and the resume of the candidate. See the table below for the final shortlist weightage of the IIM Kozhikode Post Graduate Program.

CAT score44%
Personal Interview score44%
Resume score12%

FAQs on IIM Kozhikode Cut Off 2021

What is the CAT cut-off for IIM Kozhikode?

The CAT cut-off for IIM Kozhikode is 85 percentile for the General category. The detailed category-wise cut-off is as given on the page above.

What percentile is required for IIM Kozhikode?

To get admission to IIM Kozhikode Post Graduate Program, you need to have at least 85 percentile in the CAT exam. Since the cut-off keeps changing every year, you will need to get updates from the official website.

Can I get into IIM Kozhikode with a 90 percentile in CAT?

With a 90 percentile score in CAT, you can get admission in any IIM you want. The cut-off for IIM Kozhikode is 85 percentile for the general category. If you have a 95 percentile, you can get admission in IIM Kozhikode regardless of category.

Does IIM Kozhikode have a sectional cut-off?

Yes, IIM Kozhikode has both overall and sectional cut-offs. The detailed sectional cut-off for every category has been given above on the page.

Does IIM Kozhikode accept MAT scores?

No, IIM Kozhikode does not accept any other exam other than CAT. If you want to get admission to IIM Kozhikode, you will have to appear for the CAT exam.

Does IIM Kozhikode consider graduation marks?

If you want to be considered for the selection process, you need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria as described above on the page. After being considered for the selection process, candidates will be given a certain weightage under the Academic Diversity score in which 10% weightage is given based on graduation from fields other than engineering and technology.

Does IIM Kozhikode calculate CAT index score?

Yes, the CAT index score is calculated by IIM Kozhikode for the selection process. Equal weightage is given to all three sections of the exam and then, scaled scores are calculated for CAT index score. The weightage for the CAT index score is 45%.

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