MBA Admission Process

If you are planning to do MBA from one of the top MBA colleges, you must be aware how to take admission in MBA college and understand very well the MBA admission process of the MBA college where you want to apply.

 

Top MBA colleges like IIMs, XLRI, FMS, IIFT and other MBA colleges have one or other different component that determines the eligibility for MBA admission and a different MBA admission procedure.

 

Accordingly, the MBA Admission process in India in all the top MBA colleges including old and new IIMs, FMS Delhi, Delhi University MBA, IIT-MBA, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi,  IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai or other MBA colleges is a four step process.

 

To know the MBA Admission process 2018, you should also be aware about the procedure for MBA Entrance Exams. You need to appear in one of these MBA entrance exams to get through the MBA admission process of the B-school.

 

MBA admission procedure in India for all the top MBA colleges is almost similar. The only exception is their acceptability of MBA entrance exam score. For example, IIMs accept CAT exam score, XLRI accepts XAT exam score, NMIMS accepts NMAT exam score, Symbiosis accepts SNAP exam score, IIFT accepts its own IIFT entrance exam score and so on so forth. So far as the 4 steps of MBA admission process in top MBA colleges are concerned, they are not much different. Let us begin with the top MBA colleges in India – IIMs and their MBA admission process:

 

MBA Admission process in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

At present there are 20 IIMs in India and all of the IIMs open and close their admission process simultaneously. MBA admission process 2018 for IIMs was opened on August 9, 2017 and was closed on September 25, 2017 at 5PM after an extension of 5 days. After that no candidate was allowed to apply and participate in the MBA admission process 2018 of IIMs.

 

Apart from the 20 IIMs, FMS Delhi of Delhi University is another most important MBA college which has almost same MBA admission process as that of IIMs and accepts the same exam score in MBA admission.

 

IIMs in India can be divided into 3 categories – Old IIMs, New IIMs and Baby (Newest) IIMs. Following are the category wise division of IIMs:

 

7 Old IIMs

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Shillong

6 New IIMs

  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur

7 Newest (Baby) IIMs

  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM BodhGaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Visakhapatnam

How to get admission in IIM?

MBA admission process in all these IIMs although begins on similar ground, it ends up with different admission process. Now the biggest query hovering the minds of MBA aspirants looking for admission in IIMs is how to get admission in IIM and how to get admission in FMS Delhi-the high RoI MBA college of Delhi University.

 

MBA admission process in IIMs at the preliminary stage is to determine and ensure your eligibility for MBA admission in an IIM. The admission process 2018 in IIMs involves following 4 steps:

 

Step-1: Determine eligibility for MBA admission:

You should be a graduate with minimum 50% marks in any discipline from a recognized university/institute to become eligible for MBA admission.

 

Step-2: Apply and appear in CAT exam

How to get admission in IIM and in FMS is answered with the beginning of your journey to CAT exam. You have to apply online for CAT exam which is mandatory written test scores of which are accepted by all the 20 IIMs.

 

The CAT exam notification is released by IIMs for MBA admission in the last week of July and the CAT registration and application process for MBA admission starts in August 1st week which continues till the last week of September. The CAT 2017 application fee was Rs. 1800/-

 

Step-3: Shortlisting by IIMs for MBA admission
CAT result is declared in the first or second week of January. The expected CAT 2017 result date is January 7, 2018. IIMs will announce their 1st stage shortlist for MBA Admission 2018 immediately after CAT 2017 result declaration.

 

In the shortlisting process for MBA admission 2018, all the IIMs will independently award weightage to CAT 2017 exam score, Academic profile, Work experience, gender and academic diversity among other parameters. Many IIMs will shortlist the candidates for final MBA admission round only on the basis of CAT 2017 exam scores.

 

Similarly, FMS Delhi will also announce the shortlist on the basis of CAT 2017 exam score for final admission round.

1st stage shortlisting criteria and MBA Admission process in IIMs

     

Step-4: Final round of MBA Admission process in IIMs
Once shortlisted, the candidates going in final round of MBA Admission process in IIMs and FMS Delhi will have to go for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and/or Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The final round of MBA admission process at all IIMs awards higher weightage to PI and WAT components as compared to CAT score.

 

If your Final selection score is high and you are in the merit list of IIMs/FMS you will get the admission offer from IIMs.

 

11 New IIMs to have Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018
Except IIM Nagpur mentored by IIM Ahmedabad,  and IIM Visakhapatnam mentored by IIM Bangalore, all the new IIMs have come on board to participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018.  The CAP 2018 will see participation of undernoted new IIMs for admission 2018-20:

  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Bodhgaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Udaipur.

Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 11 new IIMs will consist of two components as final selection round called final admission stage. The shortlisted candidates for CAP 2018 will be required to appear for

  1. Written Analysis Test (WAT), and
  2. Personal Interview (PI)

All the 11 IIMs may have similar shortlisting criteria but will announce their shortlisting criteria independent of others and despite going for Common Admission Process (CAP) final merit list will be generated by each of them separately.

 

Read all about the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 11 new IIMs

 

MBA Admission process in India for other top MBA colleges

The MBA admission process 2018 by other top MBA colleges will go through similar 4 steps as elaborated for IIMs. However, there are many MBA colleges accepting different MBA exam scores in their MBA admission process 2018. These top MBA colleges, with their acceptability of different MBA exam scores are:

 

Name of top MBA college
Acceptable exam score for MBA admission 2018
MBA shortlisting process
Final MBA admission process
FMS Delhi
CAT 2017
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017
GD, Extempore speech, PI
XLRI Jamshedpur
XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in XAT 2018
GD, PI
MDI Gurgaon
CAT 2017
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017
GD, PI
SPJIMR Mumbai
CAT 2017 & XAT 2018
Profile based and Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017 & XAT 2018
2 rounds of Group Interviews
IMI New Delhi
CAT 2017
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017
GD, Psychometric tests, PI
IMT Ghaziabad
CAT 2017 & XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017 & XAT 2018
CT-GE-PI
JBIMS Mumbai
CAT 2017 & MAHCET 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017 & MAHCET 2018
Through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) by DTE Maharashtra
XIM Bhubaneswar
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, X-GMT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, X-GMT 2018
GD, PI
IRMA Anand
CAT 2017, XAT 2018,
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Appear in IRMASAT, GD, PI
MICA, Ahmedabad
CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Appear in MICAT, GD, PI
TAPMI, Manipal
CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018
GD/PI
IMNU, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
CAT 2017
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017
GD/PI
GIM Goa
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
GD/PI
K J Somaiya, Mumbai
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
GD/PI
Great Lakes Chennai
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
GD/PI
IFMR, Chennai
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
GD/PI
BIMTECH, Greater Noida
CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018
GD/PI
LIBA Chennai
CAT 2017, XAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018
GD/PI
SDMIMD, Mysore
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
Overall and sectional score in CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018
GD/PI
BIM Trichy
CAT 2017
Overall score in CAT 2017
GD/PI
XIME Bangalore
CAT 2017, XAT 2018, CMAT 2018, MAT 2017 & 2018
Overall score in the exam
GD/PI