IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria 2023-25: Check PI Shortlisting Criteria and CAT 2022 Cut Offs

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Vipra Shrivastava
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Updated on Jan 6, 2023 12:13 IST

IIM Kozhikode admission criteria for 2023-2025 PGP batch has been released. PI shortlist will be declared soon. Check CAT 2022 cut offs, eligibility criteria and other parameters for admission to IIM Kozhikode.

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode admission criteria and selection process for 2023-25 PGP batch includes shortlisting of candidates on the basis of CAT cut offs, academic record, WAT and PI. The qualifying CAT cut off percentile for IIM Kozhikode admission 2023 is same as last year, i.e. 85 (General and OBC). 

For the final selection fo candidates for IIM Kozhikode's PGP programm, the weightage of CAT score is 35 whereas the weightage of WAT-PI is 55. Last year, the WAT round was not conducted due to Coronavirus pandemic. This year, the IIM Kozhikode selection criteria, includes the WAT.

IIM Kozhikode will release the admission shortlist soon as the CAT 2022 result has been announced. Read below, all about IIM Kozhikode admission criteria 2023-25.

Latest Updates: CAT 2022 result declared, download scorecard here

IIM Kozhikode PI Shortlist: How to Apply?

Candidates who are eligible to apply for IIM Kozhikode can follow the process given below to fill the PI shortlist form:

  • Go to IIM Kozhikode website: https://iimk.ac.in/
  • Click on PGP admission 2023-25
  • Enter CAT registration number, email ID
  • Type in verification code and click on log in
  • Once the form opens, fill the relevant fields with information
  • Click on submit to complete the process

IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria and Admission Process

IIM Kozhikode’s admission process for the flagship PGP course is divided into three stages.

Stage 1: Registration of candidates meeting CAT cut off

Stage 2: Shortlisting for PI

Stage 3: Final selection for admission 

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cut Off 2022 

CAT cut offs for all categories are given below. These are category-wise sectional and overall qualifying IIM Kozhikode CAT cut offs 2022:


CAT 2022 percentile

IIM Kozhikode sectional cut off (percentile)

SSC/ class 10 percentage

HSC/ class 12






















Note: The above-mentioned percentiles are qualifying cut offs. The final CAT cut offs are higher.

Candidates who have opted for IIM Kozhikode in the CAT 2022 application form and meet the final CAT cut off, will be shortlisted for the WAT-PI round and would receive an email for online registration for admission. Only those who shall complete the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode within the given deadline, post the CAT 2022 result declaration, will be considered for PI and WAT

IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria: Shortlisting for PI

Candidates will be shortlisted for IIM Kozhikode PI based on the following parameters and weightage allotted:



*CAT 2022 Score


Class 10 score


Class 12 score


Gender/Academic Diversity


Work Experience




*Scaled scores from the three sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2022 will be considered for the computation of the CAT Index Score.

IIM Kozhikode Admission Criteria: Final Selection

Candidates who will participate in the PI round will be evaluated for final selection based on their performance, academic efforts and disposition, general awareness and social disposition, attitude, personality and communication and the quality of work experience. Check the parameters of IIM Kozhikode final selection and weightage allotted to them:



CAT 2022 Score


PI Score


WAT score


Resume Score




The resume score will be calculated based on the quality of academic and professional qualifications. Category-wise merit list will be prepared based on the final scores and admission offers will be made to candidates via email by April 2023.

Candidates selected for admission will have to confirm their admission, by accepting the admission offer letter and paying the confirmation fee (first instalment of the course fee). In case, a student decides to withdraw admission, the fee amount will be refunded after deducting processing charges of INR 1,000.

Selection and Admission Criteria of all IIMs

For shortlist and admission criteria of all IIMs, refer to the table below and click on the links to read about IIM of your preference.

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Check CAT cut offs and predict calls from IIMs and Non-IIMs accepting CAT score for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all CAT participating colleges by clicking the link below:

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FAQs on IIM Kozhikode Shortlist and Admission Criteria

Q: When is IIM Kozhikode shortlist for MBA released?

A: IIM Kozhikode shortlist for MBA is released a few days after CAT result announcement. The CAT 2022 result was announced on December 21, so the IIM Kozhikode will release the MBA/PGP shortlist in the first week of January 2023. 

Q: How can I check my admission status in IIM Kozhikode shortlist?

A: IIM Kozhikode releases MBA/PGP admission shortlist on its website after the declaration of CAT result. Candidates can check their admission status in the shortlist by logging on to the website with their CAT ID. 

Q: What is the CAT cut off percentile for IIM Kozhikode admission?

A: The qualifying CAT cut off percentile for IIM Kozhikode admission is 85 for General, 75 for NC-OBC/EWS, 65 for SC and 55 ST/PwD candidates. The final CAT cut off percentile is usually around 90-95 percentile.

Q: What is the selection criteria of IIM Kozhikode?

A: Selection criteria of IIM Kozhikode includes CAT score, academic record, Personal Interview (PI) and work experience. Earlier IIM Kozhikode conducted Written Ability Test (WAT) along with PI but scrapped it in 2020.

Q: Is IIM Kozhikode worth joining?

A: IIM Kozhikode is one of the top B-schools in India. It is ranked by the NIRF at number 6 in the top 100 ranking of best management institutions in India. Also, the average CTC offered in campus placement is INR 22 lakh per annum (2021 batch). So, IIM Kozhikode is definitely worth joining but the candidate must make a choice only after determining suitability.

Q: What if I do not make it to the IIM Kozhikode shortlist? Do I still have a chance of getting admission?

A: If a candidate does not make it to the first IIM Kozhikode shortlist, they still have a chance of getting admission as they may be kept on stand-by in the IIM waitlist. However, candidates must not wait for IIM Kozhikode only. They must keep other options open.

Q: Does IIM Kozhikode accept an exam score other than CAT?

A: No, IIM Kozhikode does not accept any other entrance exam score other than CAT for MBA/PGP admission. For admission to IIM Kozhikode, it is mandatory to appear for CAT.

Q: Where can I fill the IIM Kozhikode shortlist form?

A: The institute releases IIM Kozhikode shortlist form on its website after CAT result announcement. Candidates can fill the IIM shortlist form on the institute website using their CAT registration number.

Q: How many shortlists does IIM Kozhikode release?

A: IIM Kozhikode releases one to two shortlists depending upon the number of seats and selection of candidates. If the seats remain vacant after first round of WAT-PI, then the institutes release a second shortlist.

Q: When will the final selection list of IIM Kozhikode released for 2023 admission?

A: The final selection list of IIM Kozhikode will not be released publically. The institute will send admission offer letters to selected candidates via email in May 2023.

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nithin vinayak

2 years ago

IIM Kozhikode will send mail for all who selected IIM K in CAT form or who meets have in UG 60% which would be taken from CAT for. Because if a final year student has 59% while fillinf CAT form after he completed the exam he will have more than 60%. How will they shortlist for S1?

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