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 web site. 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). Also, it is the responsibility of the candidate to see the institute’s website (www.iimk.ac.in) for updates of all the process after CAT results are declared.(Note: The dates for the two stage registration process will be announced after CAT results are declared.)
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, 10 percent for 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 five years including the current year.
In each category, the top ranking candidates based on the index score is called for the 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 from online. (The details of the computational process used during second stage would be put in our website screening for second stage registration).A candidate who does not register online in both the stages will not be considered for the interview process.
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%
• Personal Interviews :35%
• Writing Task :20%
• Profiles :15%
30-45 minutes will be the time assigned for the writing task. Finally, the cumulative score (considering the above categories) will be computed and offers will be made based on the rank obtained.
Note: IIMK is free to change the admissions criteria depending on policy changes, data obtained,
analysis conducted etc for the PGP admissions at any point.