FMS Delhi shortlists 2161 candidates for MBA admission 2018 for 220 seats; PI round begins April 16

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February 5, 2018
FMS Delhi has shortlisted 2161 candidates for final selection round of its MBA 2018-20 batch for an intake of 220 students including the supernumerary seats. The GD-PI-Extempore speech round for these candidates will begin on April 16 and will be over on April 23, 2018
FMS Delhi shortlists 2161
With a view to increase the number of Non-Engineers in its class rooms, FMS Delhi has revamped its shortlisting criteria and final selection process

FMS Delhi has shortlisted 2161 candidates for final selection round of its MBA 2018-20 batch for an intake of 220 students including the supernumerary seats. The GD-PI-Extempore speech round for these candidates will begin on April 16 and will be over on April 23, 2018.

The much awaited shortlist was announced around on February 2, 2018 by Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) – University of Delhi for MBA full time and was release on February 3.

Candidates have been waiting eagerly for the FMS shortlist after the CAT 2017 result was declared on January 8, 2018. All the top rated IIMs and other top B schools have already declared their shortlists and are in the process of going through PI round.

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2161 candidates shortlisted
The shortlist declared by FMS Delhi comprises 1010 General category candidates followed by 541 OBC; 300 SC and 150 ST candidates. Number of shortlisted PWD candidates are 60 and CW candidates shortlisted for GD/Extempore/PI is 100.

Category
Total Number of Seats
Number of Candidates Called for GD/PI
General
101
1010
SC
30
300
ST
15
150
OBC
54
541
PWD1
10
20
PWD2
16
PWD3
3
PWD4
17
PWD5
4
CW1
10
11
CW2
24
CW3
16
CW4
34
CW5
15
Total
220
2161

FMS Cut offs with composite scores
With the changed shortlisting criteria, FMS has announced cut offs with composite scores for all the categories as follows:

Category
GD-PI-WAT 2018 (Composite score for shortlisting
General
59.41
OBC
45.02
SC
37.30
ST
27.32
PWD-1
39.56
PWD-2
01.05
PWD-3
20.32
PWD-4                 
07.35
PWD-5
 0.6
CW-1                  
02.88
CW-2
02.52
CW-3
09.76
CW-4
02.49
CW-5
33.5

FMS Shortlisting criteria 2018
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 shortlisting criteria:

Weight reduced for CAT 2017 score
Weightage to CAT 2017 exam score has been reduced to 60% from 85% last year. 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 shortlisting criteria of FMS Delhi as against 85 last year.

Weight awarded to sectional percentile in CAT
Instead of overall CAT 2017 percentile score, sectional scores will be very important to shortlist test takers in the FMS Admission 2018 as under:

CAT 2017 section
Weightage in percentage
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
 40
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
 30
Quantitative Ability (QA)
 30
Total
100

On the basis of above sectional scores, FMS Delhi has shortlisted the candidates for final admission round. Accordingly, even if you have scored 100 percentile in each of the three sections, it may not be necessary to have found a place in FMS Shortlist.

99 percentilers Not shortlisted as against 97 percentilers
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 have not been 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.

The visible difference in shortlisting criteria has placed the 99 percentiler in CAT 2017 below the 97-98 percentiler during the shortlisting process at FMS Delhi Admission 2018. This fact is visible with the declaration of FMS Shortlist for MBA 2018-20 batch.

Announcing the changes in shortlisting criteria for GD-PI- extempore round in its admission 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.”

Final Admission round with 3 components now
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. Now the candidates will have to go through GD, extempore speech and PI round at FMS Delhi instead of earlier Extempore and PI round only.

Weightage comparison in final merit
Following is comparison chart of the weightage components in 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.

Changes to improve diversity

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”

With a view to increase the number of Non-Engineers in its class rooms, FMS Delhi has revamped its shortlisting criteria and final selection process. 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.

GD-PI at Delhi only
FMS Delhi will conduct 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 with the assigned date and session.

GD/Extempore/PI Dates
FMS Delhi has re-introduced Group Discussion (GD) round for admission to 2018-20 batch. Apart from Group Discussion, Extempore and personal Interview will also be conducted. The PI round for MBA 2018-20 batch is scheduled to be held from April 16 to April 23, 2018.

Submit the proforma by Feb 28
Shortlisted candidates are required to fill-up the proforma, available on the FMS website for appearing in Personal Interview.  The proforma alongwith required documents is to be submitted latest by February 28, 2018.

The duly filled-in proforma, along with the following documents should be sent by registered or speed post so as to reach Administrative Officer, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007 latest by February 28, 2018.   

  1. Date of Birth Certificate
  2. Educational Qualifications Certificates
  3. CAT 2017 Score card
  4. Reservation Claim Certificates (If any)
  5. Experience Certificate

This is after many years that FMS Delhi has reintroduced the GD round in its final selection process.

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. Many candidates despite getting admission offers from IIMs, prefer FMS Delhi due to its various USPs like high RoI.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on FMS Admission 2018

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