IIM LKI Admission Criteria – How to get into IIM LKI

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IIM LKI Admission Criteria
IIM LKI Admission Criteria

IIM LKI Admission Criteria – How to get into IIM LKI

The first step towards getting admission into the IIMs is taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam. Every year over two lakh candidates appear for the CAT exam. The selection criteria at the IIMs is based on the CAT score, Overall academic record, Work experience, Gender diversity, and the performance of the candidate in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and the Personal Interview (PI). In this article, we will look at the admission criteria of some of the Top IIMs, and how to get into IIM LKI (IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore) – as per the latest information available on the official websites.

CAT Eligibility Criteria: Students who have a recognized bachelor degree (or professional degree like CA, CS or ICWA) and have scored an aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST and PWD students) are eligible to write the CAT. Even students in their final year of bachelor degree are eligible to write the CAT exam.

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These colleges select candidates based on a wide variety of factors. So, if we look at these factors, one can understand the selection criteria better and try to achieve the required CAT score accordingly.

If you input the profile details in the CAT Percentile Required for IIM Calls predictor, one would understand the CAT Percentile one must achieve based on one’s profile.

The Selection process at the Top IIMs is broadly divided into two stages:

Stage 1 – In the first stage, candidates are shortlisted for the interviews on the basis of their CAT score, and other factors like the academic record, work experience etc, and interview letters are sent to shortlisted candidates.

Parameters for selection in stage 1:

1. CAT Percentile

2. Academics (10th, 12th, and Graduation scores)

3. Work experience

4. Gender Diversity

Stage 2 – The second stage is where the colleges select based on WAT-PI. A Composite Score is calculated for the Final Selection. The composite score of each candidate is calculated (usually out of 100) based on certain parameters, and the final selection list will be made.

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Admission/selection criteria of IIM LKI

Now let’s look at college wise selection criteria.

IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria

Considered as one of the dream institutions for many MBA Aspirants, the selection procedure of IIM Lucknow is a little complex. The following is the selection criteria for admission into IIML.

IIML Stage 1

Basic CAT score requirement

The basic CAT Score requirement (for the PGP Program) to get shortlisted for the interviews (as per the latest information on the official website):

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall percentile

General 85 85 85 90
EWS 77 77 77 82
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65

(Please note that these are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list. The scores of those called for interviews were higher. )

Calculation of the Composite Score for Shortlisting for WAT-PI stage: The composite scores shall be computed based on the factors described below:

Info as per official website:

IIML Stage 2: Criteria for Final Selection of candidates for the IIML PGP program

A candidate’s final score for selection in the PGP program will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weights as summarized in the below Table.

Weights for Final Score calculation after WAT-PI stage

Component Weight
Common Admission Test (CAT) 30
Academic Performance (12M+ GM) 5+5
Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb) 5
Work Experience 5
Personal Interview (PI) 40
Final Score 90

 

For more details on the selection procedure of IIML and for a detailed understanding, candidates can refer to the Official notification.

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IIM Kozhikode Selection Criteria:

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

IIMK 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).

Minimum Eligibility Criteria to get shortlisted for the interviews (as per latest information on the official website):

Category

CAT Score Percentile

Sectional Percentile

SSC/X ClassPercentage

HSC/XIIClassPercentage

General 85 75 60 60
NC-OBC / EWS 75 65 60 60
SC 65 55 55 55
ST / PwD 55 45 55 55

 

Stage 2: Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI)

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 diversity.

Aggregate Index Score Computation for Stage 2 Shortlist: (Info as per official website)

Component Weight
CAT Index Score 45%
Class X Percentage Score 25%
Class XII Percentage Score 15%
Gender/Academic Diversity Score 10%
Work Experience Score 5%

 

Work Experience Score: The score for work experience is calculated as follows:

Work Experience Score= 5x/36, if 6=< x=< 36

= 0, if x< 6 or x> 36

(Where x is the number of months of work experience)

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Stage 3: Final Shortlist

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

A candidate’s final score for selection will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weights as summarized in the below Table.

Final Score Computation

Component Weight
CAT Index score 44%
PI Score 44%
Resume Score 12%

 

For more details on the selection procedure of IIMK, candidates can refer to the Official notification.

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IIM Indore Selection Criteria

As per info on the official website, IIM Indore will adopt a three-stage selection process

(I) Eligibility criteria

(II) Shortlist for Written Ability Test (WAT)and Personal Interview (PI)

(III) Final Selection.

Stage-I: Eligibility Criteria

(only those applicants meeting the specified criteria will be considered for Stage-2 of the selection process.)

Basic CAT score requirement to get shortlisted for the interviews (as per latest info on the official website):

Category

VARC

DILR

QA

Overall percentile

General 80 80 80 90
EWS 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50

(Please note that these are cut-offs used for preparing the first short-list. The scores of those called for interviews were higher. )

Stage-II: Shortlist for Written Ability Test (WAT)and Personal Interview (PI)

A sufficient number of candidates for WAT and PI for each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PwD) will be shortlisted using the merit list generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in below table.

Info as per official website:

Stage-III: Final Selection

The candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in Stage-II will only be considered for the final selection. Category wise merit list will be generated based on the Final Composite Score (FCS) as mentioned in the below table.

Computation of Final Composite Score(FCS)

For more details on the selection procedure of IIM Indore, candidates can refer to the Official website.

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