FMS Delhi Admission 2021: Will Conduct PI Online, No GD; Check Changes in Criteria, Cut off, Fee, Placement; Last Date – January 15, 2021 News Desk |
January 2, 2021
FMS Delhi MBA admission process 2021 will have many changes. FMS will not conduct GD round and the PI will be conducted online. MBA Fee is increased to Rs.1.92 lakhs and seats have gone up to 287. FMS will award varying section-wise weights to CAT 2020 score in admission process. Last to apply is extended to Jan 15, 2021. Read this article to check key changes in admission criteria, cut off, fee, final selection process
FMS Delhi Admission 2021

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi has announced many changes in its MBA admission process 2021. The application process is online only with no change in the application fee which remains at Rs.1000/- as was last year. The last date to apply for FMS Delhi MBA admission 2021 has been extended to January 15, 2021 due to Covid-19 situation from earlier Dec 31, 2020.

FMS Admission Criteria: Key Changes in Process
Following changes are announced by FMS Delhi in its MBA admission criteria and final selection process for 2021-23 batch

  • Group Discussion (GD) will not be conducted due to Covid-19 pandemic
  • New Component ‘Discussion on Statement of Purpose’ is introduced in final selection
  • Personal Interview (PI) round and Extempore to be conducted Online
  • Maximum weightage awarded to Personal Interview (PI) Round
  • MBA Seats increased to 287 including supernumerary seats
  • MBA (Full Time) Programme Fee Increased to Rs.1.92 Lakhs from Rs.25,000/-
  • FMS Delhi will shortlist the candidates by awarding varying weightage of 30% to 40% to the three sections of CAT 2020 Score
  • 5 Additional marks are added to the Composite Score in case of women candidates for the purpose of shortlisting

FMS Delhi MBA Admission 2021: Important dates
Below are the key dates for FMS Delhi Admission process 2021:

FMS Admission 2021 Activity
Important Date
Application Process begins
December 13, 2020
Last date to Apply for Admission 2021
January 15, 2021
Announcement of Shortlist for PI Round
February 2021, (Second week)
PI round for shortlisted candidates
April 2nd week to 3rd Week, 2021
Announcement of Final Result
April 2021, 3rd week
Commencement of course
July 2021 -1st week

FMS delayed its application process for MBA admission 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic by more than a month as it used to open the application in September/October every year.

Programmes Offered
FMS conducts following Management Programmes

  • 2 Years full time MBA Programme
  • MBA Executive Programme
  • Executive (Health Care Administration) Programme
  • Doctoral Programme

A separate Information Bulletin is released for the candidates applying for MBA Executive and MBA Executive (Healthcare administration) Programmes

FMS Delhi MBA Fee for 2021-23 Batch
FMS Delhi has substantially increased its 2 years MBA fee. Now, FMS Delhi MBA full time course fee for 2020-22 batch has gone up to Rs.48,000/- per semester (Rs.1.92 lakhs for 2 years) from Rs.25,000/- for two years. The fee is payable at the beginning of the academic year. Students from PWD category shall be exempted from payment of all fees except Admission fee and Identity Card fee.

After many years of keeping its MBA fee at Rs.20,000 to 25,000 for the complete MBA programme, FMS Delhi has now increased its MBA course fee to Rs. 1.92 lakhs.

Besides this fee, the students have created a registered body, i.e. Management Science Association (MSA), comprising of various societies, which charges membership fee for carrying out student activities. The fee for them is decided by the students from time to time.

Accordingly, the other fee components in FMS Delhi MBA programme are higher than tuition/academic or other fee. The complete fee structure at FMS Delhi is as below: 

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FMS MBA Fee Per Semester: All Components
FMS Delhi will charge following fee for MBA 2021-23 full time programme:

FMS Delhi MBA Fee Component
Fee Amount in Rupees
Admissions Fee/Re-Admissions Fee
Tuition Fee
University Enrollment Fee
Text Book Library Fee
Library Fee
Sports Fee
Athletic Fee
Health  Centre Fee
Culture Council
Library Deposit (Refundable)
Delhi University Library Development Fee
Delhi University Dev.Fee
Acquisition and Maintenance of Essential Students Resources Examination Fee
Total: (Rs. Forty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Only)
Rs. 47780

Source: FMS Delhi Fee Notice No.FMS/573 dated 03/05/2019

FMS Delhi MBA 2021-23 Batch Intake
Category wise intake for MBA admission 2021 is as under:

Number of Students Selected
Supernumerary- CW
Supernumerary- FS

FMS Delhi MBA Placements 2020
FMS Delhi Placement 2020 concluded with higher average salary of Rs.25.6 Lakhs going up from Rs.23.10 lakhs last year. The highest salary that was recorded in FMS Delhi MBA Placements 2020 has increased toRs.58.6 LPA from Rs.48 LPA last year. The significant achievement in FMS placement 2020 was the 36% increase in PPOs and sharp rise in the average salary and highest salary alongwith the increase in packages for top 50% students.

Top recruiters at FMS Delhi in placement 2020 included ABG, Accenture Strategy, Airtel, Bain & Company, Capgemini E.L.I.T.E, EY, Flipkart, Kearney, McKinsey & Company, Shell, TAS, Xiaomi, Amazon, American Express, Cloudtail, Delhivery, Flipkart, Freshworks, Go-MMT, Infoedge, Microsoft, RBS among others. Read More

 FMS Delhi: High RoI MBA College
MBA programme at FMS Delhi is offered at low fee but the placements at FMS are at par or even surpass the packages that students of top three IIMs get at campus placements. The RoI is so high that while the FMS MBA fee is lower than a normal school fee, the facilities, learning experience and industry readiness which the FMS students get, commensurate with global standards. This is the reason, many candidates who are offered admission by IIMs, choose FMS Delhi as their preferred destination. 

Average Placement Package ( Lakhs)
20.6 LPA
21.1 LPA
23.1 LPA
25.6 LPA
Rs.1.92 Lakhs
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No GD in Admission 2021
In its admission policy 2021, FMS Delhi has replaced GD round by Discussion on Statement of Purpose (SoP). Earlier it used to award a weightage of 10% to performance in Group Discussion (GD). While GD was conducted before PI, the Extempore with a duration of 2-3 minutes is conducted during the Personal Interview. For the MBA admission 2021, weightage to GD is dropped and PI round is proposed to be conducted online for the shortlisted candidates.

FMS Delhi is the coveted management faculty of University of Delhi and is one of the most sought after MBA college at par with top IIMs. Even after the increase in the MBA fee to Rs.48,000/- per semester, FMS Delhi is one of the most sought after MBA colleges in India due to its high placements which still make it the highest RoI MBA college in India.

FMS Delhi will consider only CAT 2020 score for shortlisting and will award varying weightage parameters to sectional percentile in CAT 2020 to shortlist the candidates for final selection round.   

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FMS Delhi Shortlisting Criteria
FMS Delhi shortlisting criteria for final selection round aims to encourage diversity of Gender and Academic Disciplines. For the purpose of shortlisting candidates for Interview Process different weightages are assigned to the scores of different sections of the CAT 2020.

FMS Delhi will shortlist the candidates on the basis of sectional and overall CAT 2020 score, gender diversity and other criteria as under:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in FMS Admission Criteria awards 100% weight to CAT 2020 score
  • In the shortlisting criteria, the candidate is awarded weightage to sectional percentile scores in CAT 2020.  Score in Quantitative Ability (QA) section is awarded 30% weight; the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) section also carries a weight of 30% while the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section carries highest weightage of 40%.
  • An additional 5 marks are added to the Composite score so computed in case of women candidates for the purpose of shortlisting.
  • This composite score is used only for shortlisting the candidates for Interview Process.
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for final selection round have to attend GD-PI & Extempore, failing which they will be not be considered for the final admission

FMS Delhi Shortlisting Weightage Components
FMS Delhi awards following weightage to CAT 2020 scores in shortlisting the candidates for PI stage on the basis of CAT 2020 scores. The weightage to the scores of three sections in CAT 2020 are as under:

CAT 2020 Exam Section
Score Weightage
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VARC)

Additional 5 Marks to Women Candidates
For candidates who have applied to FMS, an additional 5 marks are added to the Composite Score so computed in case of women candidates for the purpose of shortlisting.

2700+ candidates to be shortlisted
FMS Delhi shortlists 10 times of candidates than the approved intake. The shortlist by FMS Delhi for SoP-PI-Extempore will comprise around 2700 to 2750 candidates in different categories as under.

No. of candidates proposed to be shortlisted
Supernumerary- PWD
Supernumerary- CW
Total to be shortlisted for MBA 2021-23 Batch

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates must participate in Final selection round for admission to FMS Delhi
  • Final selection round for FMS admission 2021 will be held in online mode
  • FMS Delhi selection criteria include Discussion on Statement of Purpose, Personal Interview and Extempore speech.
  • The PI-Extempore round will be held online
  • The Merit list after final admission round is based on CAT 2020 score, performance in SoP Discussion, PI, Extempore, Academic profile.

Final Merit List for Admission 2021: Weightages
Final admission offer will be based on following weightages to each component in generation of final merit list at FMS Delhi:

Weightage percentage
Personal Interview
Weighted CAT 2020 score
Discussion on Statement of Purpose
Marks obtained in Class X
Marks obtained in Class XII
  • An additional 3% of the maximum aggregate marks shall be awarded to the women candidates who appear for the interview while drawing the list of selected candidates
  • Final Merit List of selected candidates would be released by FMS Delhi immediately after the last day of final selection round is over

FMS Delhi Admission Cut Off  
Earlier FMS Delhi used to take into account overall CAT exam score. For the last three years FMS has also included the sectional cut offs as per the weightage. However, going by the past pattern, a candidate with high sectional percentile score of 97+ in CAT 2020 may be shortlisted as per the sectional weightage criteria.

FMS Delhi Admission Eligibility

  1. The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST only passing marks are required. In case of OBC/PwD and CW category candidates, 45% marks at graduation are required).
  2. Applicant must have appeared in CAT 2020 exam and must have scored minimum prescribed sectional and overall percentile to become eligible for next stage of shortlisting
  3. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results were also eligible to apply for FMS Delhi Admission 2021 for MBA 2021-23 batch.

How to Apply for FMS Delhi MBA Admission 2021?
To apply for MBA admission at FMS Delhi, you should register and fill the online application form at FMS website. The application form should be submitted online alongwith the payment of Rs.1000/- application fee (For SC/ST/PWD Application fee is Rs.350/-)

How to apply for FMS Delhi Admission Steps 2

Online Payment through Internet Payment Gateway
You will be directed to the Internet Payment Gateway of the Bank as mentioned in FMS website. Confirm payment through credit card/ debit card or other payment channels.  After successful online payment, you will be directed back to the FMS Website. A confirmation of registration will follow.

Please keep ready all your documents like Mark Sheets from class X onwards; category certificate, if any, scanned photograph & signature of required size to upload on the FMS Admission application form. 

FMS Delhi MBA: Flagship Programme
The 2 years full time residential MBA programme at FMS Delhi is the flagship management course of the Faculty of Management, University of Delhi. The MBA degree after completion of the course is awarded by Delhi University.

Apart from the 2 years flagship MBA programme, FMS Delhi also offers 2 years part time MBA Executive Programme,  MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) Programme and  Doctoral Programme in Management.

FMS Delhi Admission Process
Following steps are included in the FMS Delhi Admission process:

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2020 to be considered for first stage shortlisting process for admission at FMS Delhi. Candidates are short-listed for PI round from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2020 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of FMS Delhi.   

Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend PI and extempore round in final selection process in April 2021. FMS Delhi also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of PI round.

Step 3: After the PI round, admission offers are made by FMS Delhi to successful candidates. The final selection is based on performance in CAT, performance in PI round, academics among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Final Score

Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in April 2021 on the basis of composite Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

FMS Delhi has technology resources and facilities in both its North and South Campuses. Both the campuses of FMS are fully Wi-Fi enabled where students can access Live Databases, Online Journals and the World Wide Web. FMS has a dedicated computer centre for students where they can access online journals, keep themselves updated with day to day developments and also assist themselves in studies. 

In 2012, FMS Delhi became the third campus in India to be equipped with a Bloomberg terminal.  FMS North Campus has air-conditioned library housing over 40,000 Books and Journals (including 60 foreign Journals). Learners also have access to the Delhi University Library System which has a collection of over 600,000 books (through Online Public Access Catalogue) and over 8,000 Journals (including Online Journals).

Prominent Alumni of FMS Delhi

List of well placed FMS Alumni is very long. Some of the prominent alumni include Ira Singhal, IAS, UPSC topper for 2015; Ajay Mahajan, Group Executive President, IDFC Bank;  Manish Kohli, Managing Director, Global Head of Commercial Cards, Citi Bank; Porush Singh, Sr. VP Products , Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Mastercard Worldwide; Ranu Vohra, Managing Director and CEO, Avendus Capital;  Sandeep Narayan, Assistant Vice President, Citi Commercial Bank, Citibank India; Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express; Sanjay Vaid, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM); Shalini Sultania, Vice President - Credit Risk, Morgan Stanley; Somer Massey, Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra Financial Services; Suresh Sethi, Business Head/ CEO M-Pesa, Vodafone India Ltd. Sales & Marketing; Akhil Chandra, Global Category Director, RB; Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel; Geetu Verma, Regional Cluster VP South Asia - Foods, Unilever; Himanshu Khanna, Director Sales & Marketing, Indian Sub-Continent, Beam Suntory; Meghna Apparao, Global Marketing Director, HUL; Mohit Khattar, Head - Retail Strategy & Branding, Godrej Industries Limited; Nitish Kapoor, SVP Regional Director, South Asia, RB; Rakshit Hargave, Managing Director, Nivea India;  Rohit A. Jindal, Director-Marketing, RB; Rohit Bhasin, Global Brand Vice President - Unilever, HUL Consulting & General Management;  Abhijeet Shetty, Principal, BCG; Amit Ganeriwalla, Partner and Director, BCG; Anjani Kumar, Senior Director, Monitor Deloitte; B.V. Sriraman, Managing Director, Accenture Management Consulting; Chandan Joshi, Partner, Global Emerging Markets Leader, Consumer Products & Retail, EY; Harit Nagpal, MD, Tata Sky Ltd; Manish Mathur, Partner, AT Kearney; Manuj Ohri, Principal, BCG; R. Mukundan, MD, Tata Chemicals Ltd; Vikas Saggi, Chief Strategy Officer (Global head of M&A/Strategy), WNS Global Services Operations, IT & E-Commerce; Adarsh K Menon, Vice President, Electronics & Auto, Flipkart; Amandeep Lohan, Category Leader, Amazon; Amit Mohan, Co-founder, Healthpedia; Arpanarghya Saha, Senior Director - Digital - Online Marketplace, Snapdeal;  Ashutosh Tripathi, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft; Atul Kunwar, President & Chief Technology Officer, Tech Mahindra; Gurmit Singh, Vice President & Managing Director, Yahoo; Raghu Kochar, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications, Fortis Healthcare Group; Rajpal Duggal, Head Group Strategy & Corporate Planning, Oxigen; Sridhar Krishnan, Former Senior Managing Director & Region Head, Olam  among other prominent Who’s who.

Established in 1954, FMS over the past 64 years has helped shape diverse personalities and unique talents in order to imbibe the spirit of achieving excellence. The intellectual rigor and exposure that FMS students receive unifies academics with leadership skills, provides practical experience and training. At FMS, one has the liberty to initiate new activities and the collaborative spirit of students makes it possible for numerous such efforts to bear fruits every year.

FMS Delhi Application Submission: Step by Step Process ​
Below is shared the step by step registration and application process to apply for MBA admission to FMS Delhi:

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