The minimum requirements for almost all institutes to seek admission
to their Master’s Degree / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management
are : ·
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with
at least 50% aggregate marks
(45% for reserved categories)
at the final-year examination of a post 10+2 course. of minimum
three years’ duration, leading to an award of a Bachelor’s
Degree, in any discipline of a statutory university in India
(so recognised by the Association of Indian Universities)
applicants having at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories)
in either their Bachelor’s or Post-Graduate Degrees.
: Some institutes also require that applicants have
50% at 10th and/or 12th level. Some also have higher eligibility
percentages (55-60%) at graduation level.
and Application Forms
Most institutes advertise in all leading newspapers, indicating
where, when and how interested candidates may apply for prospectus
and application forms. On receipt of duly filled application
forms, the institutes issue test admit cards which entitles
the candidate to take the entrance test.
The Prospectus for various institutes are priced anywhere between
Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1000/-. Most of the institutes include the
examination fee in this price. However some may ask for additional
amount as examination fee. Considering the high cost of appearing
for an entrance test, it is advised that students must plan
out in advance about which exams they would like to take up
seriously and fill up only those forms.
The first phase of selection of candidates for admission to
the Masters / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management is on the
basis of their performance in a Written Test. This seeks to
test the aptitude of the candidates in four major areas - Verbal
Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Business
Some institutes also ask Business and General Awareness questions
while some may include an essay writing section.
Discussion & Interview
After the entrance exam every institute shortlists candidates
for qualitative assessment which mainly includes two stages.
IIM Bangalore also has a test on essay writing.
SP Jain Mumbai has a Group Interview.
XLRI Jamshedpur only has an Interview and no GD.
FMS Delhi also has an extempore speech as part of the selection
Leadership abilities, good grasp, analytical thought process,
communication skills and other personality attributes are assessed
via this stage of selection.
Final selection is based on assessment based on marks in the
written exam, the Group Discussions and Personal Interview.
Work experience is given additional weightage at most of the
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