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Selection Process

IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-stage selection process. The details of the three stages are provided below.

Stage 1

All candidates who have opted for IIM Kozhikode in their CAT applications and are fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria would receive an email for online registration for admissions to IIM Kozhikode. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode are considered for Stage 2.

Stage 2

In Stage 2, a shortlist of candidates in each reservation category would be prepared based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in CAT, academic performance in Class X & XII, work experience and gender / academic diversity.

Stage 3

In Stage 3, the short-listed candidates would be asked to appear for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). After the conclusion of the PI and WAT process, a category-wise merit list would be prepared based on the candidates' performance in CAT, PI, WAT and resume.

Admission offers would be made to the candidates following the merit list as per the Government of India reservation norms .


IIM Kozhikode follows the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).


The admission to the programme is through a rigorous and internationally acclaimed admission test (CAT) with average selection rate of less than one in hundred candidates.
Leading Indian and foreign companies visit the Institute to participate in campus placement programme.


Finance, Accounting & Control
Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management
Information Technology and Systems
Marketing Management
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resourses
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
Strategic Management
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Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
PIN - 673 570


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