FMS Delhi in search of right candidate for admission 2018: 5 Key skills you need to crack PI round

Thursday, April 12 2018, 04:19 PM
FMS Delhi has revamped its admission policy and for MBA admission 2018. Now the right candidate for FMS Delhi is no longer the one with merely overall high score in CAT, for admission 2018 in FMS Delhi, excellent academics, skills to present better in GD, Extempore and PI round have replaced the earlier high overall CAT percentile score requirement
The revamped Personal Interview round this year has reduced the CAT score weightage to 60%, included Group Discussion with a weightage of 10%, extempore speech with a weightage of 5% and Personal Interview at a weightage of 15%

FMS Delhi has revamped its admission policy and for MBA admission 2018, it has not only reduced the weightage to CAT exam score but has also included the GD round in final selection process with good weightage.

The undisputed high RoI MBA college in India, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) University of Delhi will commence the GD-PI-Extempore round for MBA admission 2018 on April 16. The final selection round at FMS Delhi will be over on April 23, 2018 and going by the past trends FMS is expected to declare the final result for admission to MBA 2018-20 batch in the evening on April 23.

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Right candidate for FMS Admission
Now the right candidate for FMS Delhi is no longer the one with merely overall high score in CAT, for admission 2018 in FMS Delhi, excellent academics, skills to present better in GD, Extempore and PI round have replaced the earlier high overall CAT percentile score requirement. You now need a different skill set to get through the final selection round at FMS Delhi. In fact, the award of varying weightage to sectional scores in CAT has left many CAT high percentilers being placed at lower merit position than the candidates who scored comparatively lower percentile in CAT exam.

The revamped Personal Interview round this year has reduced the CAT score weightage to 60%, included Group Discussion with a weightage of 10%, extempore speech with a weightage of 5% and Personal Interview at a weightage of 15%.

More importantly, it should be noted that the weightage to CAT exam score has been reduced by 25 points to 60% in MBA admission 2018 from 85% last year. Look at the final MBA admission 2018 components and weightage as against that of last year:

Components
MBA 2018-20 Weightage percent
MBA 2017-19 Weightage percent
CAT exam score
 60
 85
Class 10 marks
  5
 NA
Class 12 marks
  5
 NA
Group Discussion(GD)
 10
 NA
Extempore speech
  5
  5
Personal Interview
 15
 10
Total
100
100

There are 2161 candidates who have been shortlisted for Group Discussion, Extempore and PI round for admission to 220 MBA seats at Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. So there is a ratio of 1:10 candidates for each seat at FMS Delhi.

The CAT 2017 score cut off despite being high in the 1st stage shortlisting has slightly gone down and more candidates have found place in the shortlist announced by FMS Delhi. Apart from the CAT score cut off, your chances to get into FMS Delhi MBA 2018-20 depend upon your success in GD round, Extempore Speech and Personal Interview.

5 key Skills you need in FMS PI round
GD, Extempore and PI round makes a keen search to select the right candidate for MBA admission at Faculty of Management Studies. Following 5 key skills are expected from a candidate in the PI round for admission to MBA 2018-20 batch at Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

  • Good persona – Not skin deep only
  • High potential – overall befitting for a leader grooming
  • Well grounded nature – not a bully
  • Be socially sensitive
  • Be concerned about environment

FMS sources share that the preferred candidate in GD, Extempore and PI round at FMS should have overall good persona with a high potential and well-grounded nature. FMS campus is also a socially sensitive campus looking for candidates who are concerned about the environment and society at large.

Category wise PI schedule at FMS Delhi
The 1st batch attending the GD, Extempore & PI process at faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi need to report at 8.30AM on April 16, 2018 at FMS Delhi. The PI round is divided in 4 sessions on each day.

The reporting time for each batch of candidates will be 8.30AM; 10AM; 11.30AM and 2PM.

The category wise PI schedule is as follows-

Category
PI dates
General
April 16 to 19
OBC
April 19 to 21
SC
April 21 & 22
ST
April 22
PWD
April 22 & 23
CW
April 23

FMS PI round is Friendly
FMS is a friendly but disciplined campus and the Personal Interview process at FMS is relaxed, short and easy going. The members in the interview panel mostly behave in an informal manner.

Right from the beginning of the MBA admission process, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi adopts rigorous criteria that aim to select and groom the candidates who can become worthy of Corporate & industrial expectations in the rising MBA market and can prove their potential to grab higher placement packages and still remain socially concerned.

The PI process aims to select such people who are worthy of securing high placement packages as FMS Delhi has achieved in Placement 2018 with average salary of Rs.21.10 lakhs.

Admission Criteria revamped on Corporate demand 
FMS has changed the criteria to shortlist candidates for PI round and has included GD in final selection process to improve academic diversity and to meet the demand of recruiting industry. The changes are primarily done to ensure diversity of the Academic Disciplines as is the demand of recruiting industry too. This will help candidates have a balance of intellectual quotient and communication dexterity.

All the shortlisted candidates of FMS Delhi will have to appear at the designated date and reporting time for final admission round at the North Campus of University of Delhi from April 16 to 23, 2018.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on FMS Delhi MBA 2018-20 admission

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