The 15% weightage to Extempore & Personal Interview can turn the table in your favour in the final admission round of MBA 2016-18 batch at FMS Delhi, if you are one of the sought after candidates and are seriously preparing to ace the PI process beginning on April 12 at North campus of Delhi University.
With a belief to maintain transparency in issues related to Admissions, Dr M L Singla Dean FMS Delhi has shared exclusively with MBAUniverse.com about the key qualities expected from a candidate in the PI round for admission to MBA 2016-18 batch at FMS and the necessity to bring about the changes in the shortlisting criteria
Who is a right candidate for FMS Delhi
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 mettle to grab higher placement packages and still remain socially concerned.
According to Dr M L Singla, Dean FMS Delhi “The average salary of the Graduates of FMS this year is INR 20 lakh plus. PI process is what it should be selecting such people.”
Sharing exclusively with MBAUniverse.com in response to the query as to what does FMS expect from the candidates in extempore & PI round Dr Singla says “Candidates with overall good persona with a high potential and well-grounded nature are preferred. FMS campus is also a socially sensitive campus looking for candidates who are concerned about the environment and society at large.”
Change in shortlisitng criteria: Demand of Recruiting Industry
To improve academic diversity to meet the demand of recruiting industry, FMS has changed the criteria to shortlist candidates for PI round. According to Dr M L Singla, Dean FMS Delhi “It is 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.”
With the modified shortlisiting process that has awarded different weightage to CAT 2015 sectional scores, there are many 99 percentilers who have not been shortlisted by FMS Delhi while many low percentilers with balanced high sectional percentile have been shortlisted for PI round.
Weightage transparency in PI round
The 2 components of Personal Interview round are – a brief extempore speech of 2-3 minutes which will have a weightage of 5% followed by Personal interview of 15-20 minutes which will have a weightage of 10%.
Confirming the transparency in awarding the weightage to both the components of PI round, Dr Singla shares, “The decision of the Admission Committee is final in this respect. However, in the previous years, Extempore Speech (5%) and PI (10%) have been the components of overall merit computation of candidates. The CAT Score was given a weightage of 85%.”
Aspirant friendly PI round
Sharing on whether the PI round will be grilling or friendly, Dr M L Singla clarifies “Grilling or friendly is a matter of perception. Generally, FMS is a friendly but disciplined campus.”
In fact the Personal Interview process at FMS is relaxed, short and easy going. The members in the interview panel mostly behave in an informal manner.
2157 shortlisted candidates have been shortlisted for Extempore and Personal Interview round for MBA 2016-18 batch of FMS Delhi. All the candidates 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 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. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Dr M L Singla, Dean FMS Delhi said “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”
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