FMS Delhi Admission 2018: Key changes in criteria, CAT 2017 cut offs, Placements, Fee and more

X

Register for CAT 2021 & MBA Admissions Updates

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
December 1, 2017
MBA admission 2018-20 at Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, Delhi will be a different experience for the CAT 2017 toppers with 98 and above percentile as they may not find a place in shortlist despite scoring high in the exam
FMS Delhi admission 2018
If a candidate scores 99 percentile in CAT 2017 but has a low percentile in VARC and higher percentile in Quant and DILR sections he may stand less chances to be shortlisted by FMS

MBA admission 2018-20 at Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, Delhi will be a different experience for the CAT 2017 toppers with 98 and above percentile as they may not find a place in shortlist despite scoring high in the exam as the high RoI FMS Delhi has announced major changes in its MBA 2018-20 admission criteria.

Key highlights of FMS Admission 2018 criteria
FMS Delhi admission procedure which was on uniform process for the last few years has been substantially changed for the MBA 2018-20 admission criteria. Announcing the overhaul in its admission criteria for full time MBA 2018-20 batch, FMS Delhi says “From the shortlisted candidates, admission to MBA programme shall be based on Extempore Speech, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Class X & Class XII marks and CAT 2017 scores as provided by CAT centre.”

Important Link

Important changes in FMS admission 2018 are:

  • Weightage to CAT 2017 exam score has been reduced to 60% from 85%. Now if you score 100 percentile in CAT 2017 you will get a weight of 60 points on a scale of 100 in the overhauled admission process of FMS Delhi.
  • Instead of overall CAT 2017 percentile score, sectional scores will be very important to shortlist test takers in the FMS Admission 2018. Weightage of 30%, 30%, and 40% to the scores of QA, DI/LR and VRC sections respectively in CAT 2017 Examination will be awarded to arrive at the shortlist in FMS Admission 2018.  
  • Group Discussion (GD) round which was scrapped in 2014 has been reintroduced with a weight of 10% in final selection round in FMS Admission 2018.

FMS Delhi Admission 2018: Weightage in final merit
Following are the weightage components to arrive at the final merit list at FMS Delhi

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

In addition to above, 3% weight will be awarded to female candidates while preparing the merit list.

How the changes in FMS Admission criteria will impact candidates

According to FMS Delhi, “To encourage diversity of Gender and Academic Disciplines, for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for Interview Process different weightages shall be assigned to the scores of different sections of the CAT 2017. A composite score shall be computed giving weightages of 30%, 30%, and 40% to the scores of QA, DI/LR and VRC sections respectively as provided by the CAT Centre for the CAT 2017 Examination for candidates who apply to FMS”

Move to attract more Non-Engineers

With a view to increase the number of Non-Engineers in its class room, FMS Delhi has overhauled its admission policy and has decided to award weightage to sectional scores in CAT 2017. Earlier FMS Delhi used to shortlist the candidates at the first stage on the basis of overall CAT percentile only.

80% of the CAT 2017 aspirants come from engineering back ground and 90% of them need a good improvement to score high in VARC section as compared to the candidates coming from non-engineering back ground who need less time to devote to prepare for VARC section.

With the changed shortlisting criteria on the basis of CAT 2017 score, FMS Delhi has announced that it will award 10% higher weightage to VARC sectional scores. It implies that in the process to admit more non-engineers, better performing candidates in VARC section will get preference. So, even if 2 candidates score high equal percentile in CAT 2017 but have deviation in their sectional scores, the one with higher percentile in VARC will be preferred to the other with lower percentile score in VARC section.

Two with 99 percentile in CAT 2017: Not on same ground for FMS Admission
If a candidate scores 99 percentile in CAT 2017 but has a low percentile in VARC and higher percentile in Quant and DILR sections he may stand less chances to be shortlisted by FMS than the candidate who has scored 97 percentile overall in CAT 2017 but has higher percentile in VARC and slightly low percentile in Quant and DILR.

How a candidate with 99 percentile remains behind
A candidate with percentile score of 99 in CAT 2017 has sectional percentile scores of – 100 in Quant; 98 in DILR and 80 in VARC.  

After FMS awards weightage: 30% of 100=30 in Quant; 30% of 98=29.4 in DILR; 40% of 80=32 in VARC. Total points the candidate has scored in shortlisting process are – 91.6

How a candidate with 97 percentile surges ahead
This candidate with CAT 2017 percentile score of 97 has sectional percentile scores of – 94 in Quant; 92 in DILR and 99 in VARC

FMS awards weightage: 30% of 94=28.2 in Quant; 30% of 92=27.6 in DILR; 40% of 99=39.6 in VARC. Total points the candidate has scored are – 95.4

The visible difference will place the 99 percentiler in CAT 2017 below the 97 percentile during the shortlisting process at FMS Delhi Admission 2018. This fact will be visible after declaration of CAT 2017 result when number of 99 percentilers will lag behind and the candidates who score lower percentile in CAT 2017 with higher score in VARC section will get shortlisted for PI round.

FMS Final Admission 2018: 3 main components
After the 1st stage shorting and awarding due weight to academics and gender diversity, FMS Delhi admission 2018 process will focus on 3 major components in final selection. These components are Group Discussion (Reintroduced after 3 years of abeyance); Extempore speech and Personal Interview.

The importance of these three components in FMS Admission 2018 can be summarized as under:

Group Discussion (GD): Weightage 10%
Group Discussion (GD) round at FMS Delhi Admission process 2018 will command a weight of 10% on a scale of 100. The GD topics at FMS Delhi cannot be limited to any particular area or topic. Anything under the Sun can form the basis of Group Discussion in FMS.

Read and prepare GD topics for FMS Delhi  

Extempore Speech: Weightage 5%
A maximum weightage of 5% will be awarded for Extempore speech at final admission round in FMS Delhi. There is no change in the weightage awarded by FMS Delhi to the Extempore speech round.

Extempore speech will have to be delivered during the Personal interview round. The candidate will be given some random topic during the course of interaction by the panelist taking interview. Around 10-15 seconds will be allowed to think on the topic and the candidate will then have to speak for about 2-3 minutes on the topic.

The extempore speech is the test of speaking skill. Clarity of thought and logical and coherent speech relevant to the topic is the key to score full marks in extempore. Whether you grasp the core of the topic and can speak without beating about the bush reaffirms your future managerial ability as a team leader

To score maximum in extempore the candidate has to organize the thoughts before speaking and should not go wayward as it will give the impression that you are trying to befool the panelists by passing the time only.

Personal Interview (PI): Weight 15%
Weightage to Personal Interview (PI) in the FMS Delhi Admission 2018 has been increased from 10% to 15%. The Personal Interview at FMS may last from 7 minutes to 30 minutes depending upon your knowledge, power of expression and way of speaking.

On an average the interview round of a candidate consumes around 12 to 20 minutes with 2-3 panelists taking the interview. The PI will have the highest weightage in the final admission round after CAT 2017 scores.

FMS final admission round only at Delhi
FMS Delhi conducts the Personal Interview round at Delhi only. The candidates from all over the country are supposed to attend the final admission round only at one city-Delhi in accordance to the assigned date and session.

Dates for FMS GD/PI round
FMS Delhi after finalizing the shortlist of candidates would declare it in the month of February 2018. The next stage of admission round at FMS is proposed to begin in the month of March/April 2018.

Lowest Fee MBA college with high Placements
FMS Delhi is the dream destination for MBA aspirants due to its very low fee structure and high placements. The annual fee for full time MBA 2018-20 programme at FMS Delhi is Rs. 10,000/- only (Source: FMS MBA Admission 2018 brochure). Accordingly 2 years tuition fee at FMS Delhi is Rs.20,000/- only.

The average placement in 2017 has gone upto Rs.20.6 lakhs per annum. More than 2000 candidates are shortlisted by FMS Delhi for final admission while the ratio of applications goes beyond 1:100. Many candidates despite getting admission offers from IIMs, prefer FMS Delhi due to its various USPs like high RoI.

FMS Delhi will accept only CAT 2017 score in MBA admission 2018. So only those candidates who have applied to FMS Delhi and have taken CAT 2017 are eligible for admission to FMS MBA 2018-20.

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

Read also:

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2018 Open - Important Dates
For your benefit, MBAUniverse.com has listed important MBA/PGDM Admission Application Deadlines. Check now

XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee
Application last date to IMNU is open till January 9, 2018
BIM Tiruchirappalli
Application last date to BIM Trichy is open till January 31, 2018
IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)
Application for PGDRM at IRMA is open till December 31, 2017
TAPMI Manipal
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at TAPMI is open till January 16, 2018
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017
SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018
Application for 1 year PGPM 2018-19 is open till Nov 30, 2017
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form
SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form