FMS Delhi: Personal Interview round from April 12; know the key component & weightage

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
March 17, 2016
The Personal Interview schedule for MBA 2016-18 admission at FMS Delhi from April 12 to 18 has further been divided into 7 slots of one hour each every day and will be held only at Delhi
Final selection at FMS Delhi will be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in the CAT 2015 Score as well as the score in extempore and Personal Interview round

2157 shortlisted candidates shall have to appear for Extempore and Personal Interview round at the North Campus of University of Delhi for admission to MBA 2016-18 batch at FMS Delhi from April 12 to 18, 2016.

FMS Delhi has declared the shortlist keeping ratio of 10 candidates to 1 seat. Accordingly for an intake of total 216 candidates from all categories, 2157 candidates have been shortlisted. According to Dr M L Singla, Dean FMS Delhi “For this year, FMS has decided to call candidates in the ratio of 10:1, i.e 10 Candidates for every seat in each category, as per the merit in the computed scores” 

Different shortlisting criteria: No more overall percentile
FMS Delhi has adopted a different shortlisting criteria awarding weightage to sectional scores in CAT 2015. As against the criteria applied earlier by FMS Delhi to shortlist the candidates on the basis of overall CAT percentile score, a different process of shortlisting has been arrived on the basis of composite scores awarded with sectional weightage to the candidates.

The Composite Score has been computed by giving weightage of 40% to the scores of Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section; 30% to Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section and 30% to the scores of Quant Section as provided by the CAT Centre for the CAT 2015 Examination.

PI round at one place only
FMS is one of the very few institutes where Personal Interview round is held only at one place. The venue for PI round will be North Campus, University of Delhi, Delhi. All candidates are required to come to Delhi to attend the interviews. Short-listed candidates come from all over India as FMS has no reservation for any seat for residents or students of Delhi or Delhi University.

PI round begins on April 12: Check the reporting time
The Personal Interview (PI) round 2016 at FMS Delhi will commence on April 12, 2016 and will continue till April 18, 2016. With the shortlisting cut off composite score of 59.430 after computing and awarding weightage to sectional scores in CAT 2015, PI is going to be the only saviour in such a close competition.

The Personal Interview schedule for MBA 2016-18 admission at FMS Delhi from April 12 to 18 has further been divided into 7 slots of one hour each every day. The reporting time mentioned against the name of shortlisted candidates could be 8.30AM; 9.30AM; 10.30AM; 12.30PM; 1.30PM; 2.30PM and 3.30PM.

The first 30 minutes would be required for verification of documents and in next 30 minutes you will be over with extempore and PI process.

Components of PI round at FMS Delhi
The personal Interview (PI) round at FMS will consist of Extempore and Personal Interview.

No GD round
FMS Delhi has scrapped the Group Discussion from its final admission round. The B-school finds that in GD round candidates do not get enough chance to contribute at the short-duration, high-traffic group discussion due to which it has been removed from the PI round. A candidate can easily compensate in the individual PI process by showing his knowledge domain and grab the admission opportunity.

Extempore: 5% weightage
The individual interview process is preceded by ‘Extempore’ speech of 2-3 minutes. There is no syllabus or rules to choose a topic. The Chair decides who among the panel will announce a topic on the spot. No thinking time is allowed, and the speech is to be delivered before the panelists.

If the candidate is not comfortable with the topic, an alternate topic can also be announced with no penalty. Weightage to extempore is 5% on a scale of 100 and scoring full 5 is not difficult also.

Personal Interview: 10% weightage
Next part is Personal Interview which may last from 12 to 20 minutes depending upon the quality of your responses. On a scale of 100 PI has a weightage of 10 marks which is very important to convert the call.

Final admission offer
The final selection at FMS Delhi will be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in the CAT 2015 Score as well as the score in extempore and Personal Interview round. FMS awards maximum weightage of 85% to CAT scores and while declaring final admission result include the academic profile, work experience with CAT scores.

In all 216 candidates are proposed to be offered admission for the MBA batch 2016-18. It includes 16 supernumerary seats. According to FMS Delhi, “Number of seats available in PH, CW and Foreign Students Category are supernumerary. In case of Foreign Students (10 Seats), the admissions will be done on the basis of screening which will be done subsequently.”

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