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November 15, 2021
FORE School of Management, one of the top management institutes in Delhi NCR as per Government of India NIRF Ranking 2021, has opened its application for PGDM Admission 2022. FORE School has made a few changes in its admission process and will accept scores of CAT, XAT and GMAT scores only. Continue reading this in-depth MBAUniverse.com article for complete understanding of why, how and when to apply to this leading B-school for Admission 2022.

FORE School of Management, one of the top management institutes in Delhi NCR as per Government of India NIRF Ranking 2021, has opened its application for PGDM admission 2022 on October 20, 2021. FORE will accept scores of CAT 2021, XAT 2022 and GMAT (Taken between 1st January 2020 and 31st January 2022).

FORE is committed to the advancement of Management Education, Research, Training and Consultancy and provides experiential learning with Corporate world to the students. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Dr. Jitendra Das, Director, FORE School of Management said, “Our key to success has been the opportunity we create for our students to interact closely with the corporates and engaging with the corporate world to make a meaningful impact. We enjoy excellent goodwill with the corporate world who generously contribute to our various academic processes.”

FORE School of Management offers 2 years full time AICTE approved PGDM; PGDM (IB), PGDM (FM) and PGDM (BDA) programmes with dual specialization as well as doctoral programmes in Management. Read this article to know the FORE key USPs, Fee, Placement, selection process and more. 

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Table of Contents
In this article we shall cover

  1. FORE School of Management Key Highlights and USPs
  2. Programmes Offered, Fee & Intake
  3. FORE Placement 2021
  4. FORE Admission Process 2022: Key Points & Step by Step Process
  5. How to Apply for FORE Admission 2022: Important details
  6. FORE Admission Eligibility
  7. How to Improve Your Admission Chances at FORE– Tips from Dean (Academics)
  8. FORE Campus Reopening Status
  9. Post Covid Initiatives to Enhance Learning Experience
  10. Important dates for admission 2022

So, let us start with why you should consider and apply for FORE School of Management, New Delhi admission alongwith other top B-schools.

1. FORE School of Management, New Delhi: Key Highlights and USPs

1.1 Top Ranking: FORE School of Management is ranked among top management institutes in Delhi and is ranked # 43 among top 100 management institutes in India in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021.

1.2 Accreditation & Approvals: FORE has been setting benchmarks in management education for the last 30 years. FORE is accredited by SAQS (South Asia Quality Systems) making it among the few business schools in the South Asian region to receive this rigorous international accreditation of quality assurance standards. The PGDM & PGDM (IB) courses at FORE are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and are recognized as equivalent to MBA by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All the PGDM programmes at FORE are AICTE approved. 

1.3 Strong Placements: FORE School of Management has recorded average salary of Rs. 10.7 LPA and Highest salary of Rs. 27 LPA in Placement 2021 for the large batch size of 355 students

1.4: Top Recruiters: 136 companies, including 38 new recruiters participated in FORE placement 2021. Some of the top recruiters include ITC, Nestle, Mauti Suzuki, Nivea, Tata Motors, TTK, Whirlpool, Asian Paints, Goldman Sachs, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, KPMG among others

1.5: International Immersion: FORE has academic partnerships with top B-schools and Universities across the Globe for International Immersion and Student Exchange Programme.

Some of the international partner institutions include Rennes School of Business, France; University of California, Riverside (IEP), USA; School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden; European Institute for Asian Studies, Luxemburg; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore among others

1.6 Industry Relevant Curriculum: Curriculum at FORE School of Management is designed as per industry demand to enhance the learning experience of the students. The content and design of courses are directed towards developing managers who have holistic and deep knowledge of their functional specialization along with the appreciation of its role in the value proposition of the firm; are industry-ready due to understanding of concepts, frameworks and models steeped in the context of practice and have sustainable employable competencies suffused with learning through cutting-edge courses that are contemporaneous as well as futuristic.

Sharing the highlights of curriculum development process at FORE, Prof. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya, Dean (Academics) at FORE School of Management said, “The curriculum of the PGDM at FORE School of Management is an outcome of benchmarking against the best in the world, and continuous review by the faculty in concert with practitioners from industry, alumni, and students.”

1.7 Pedagogy with Experiential Learning: In the changing pandemic scenario, there is an increasing demand for quality-management education to be imparted in the hybrid mode, i.e., both online and off-line. As such, FORE School of Management has reoriented itself to cater to the need of the hour. The instructional methodology comprises an optimum mix of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, simulations, role-plays, group discussions, special sessions from professionals from industry and trade, management games, sensitivity training, management films, industrial visits, and industry interaction. Students are encouraged to present their case analysis through written case reports, individual or group presentations.

In addition to above pedagogic approach, FORE also invites its distinguished alumni, faculty from other renowned institutions and senior professionals to deliver guest lectures that help augment their studies beyond the curriculum.

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2. Programmes Offered, Fee & Seats
FORE School of Management offers four PGDM programmes. The programme fees payable by students for different PGDM programmes at FSM New Delhi and programme wise intake is as under.

FORE PGDM Programme
Programme Fee 2022-24 (Rs. in Lakhs)
Seats
PGDM
16.98
180
PGDM-IB (International Business)
16.98
120
PGDM-FM (Financial Management)
16.98
 60
PGDM-BDA (Big Data Analytics)
16.98
 60

2.1 Programme Specializations
FORE School of Management, New Delhi offers four 2 years Full time AICTE approved PGDM programmes with wide choice of dual specializations.

Programme offered
Specializations
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Communication, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Accounting, International Business, Information Technology, Marketing, Organization Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Techniques & Operations Management, Strategy
Post Graduate Diploma in Management -International Business (PGDM-IB)
Communication, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Accounting, International Business (Mandatory to opt), Information Technology, Marketing, Organization Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Techniques & Operations Management, Strategy
Post Graduate Diploma in Management –Financial Management (PGDM-FM)
Communication, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Accounting (Mandatory to opt),
International Business, Information Technology, Marketing, Organization Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Techniques & Operations Management, Strategy
Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Big Data Analytics (PGDM-BDA)
Big Data Analytics, Communication, Economics & Business Policy, Finance & Accounting, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Techniques and Operations Management, Strategy

2.3 Dual Specialization: Important Note

  • FORE offers dual specialization to all the students enrolled in its PGDM programmes.
  • A student can specialize in two areas at most.
  • For students enrolled in PGDM-IB, one of the specializations must be International Business
  • For students enrolled in PGDM-FM, one of the specializations must be Finance
  • For students enrolled in PGDM-BDA, one of the specializations must be Big Data Analytics

3. FORE School of Management Placements 2021
FORE Placements 2021 successfully concluded in record time with high salary packages. The highest salary in Placements 2021 was Rs.29 LPA and the average salary stood at Rs.10.7 LPA. In terms of industry sectors, IT/ITES made up 39% of the total offers.

Final Placements 2021 at FORE School of Management were both faster and better. The institute recorded multiple job offers for students. Apart from salary packages, there has been an improvement in diversity of recruiters also. 

3.1 FORE Placements 2021: Key Highlights

  • Highest Salary: Rs.29 LPA
  • Average Salary: Rs.10.7 LPA
  • Median Salary: Rs.10.30 LPA
  • Batch Size: 355 students
  • Total Recruiters in Placement 2021: 136
  • New Recruiters: 38
  • PPO/PPI Offered: 22
  • 39% jobs offered in IT/IES Sector
  • Top Recruiters include ITC, Nestle, Mauti Suzuki, Nivea, Tata Motors, TTK, Whirlpool, Asian Paints, Goldman Sachs, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, KPMG among others Read More

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4. FORE Admission Process 2022: Step by Step Process
The 5 stages of admission process of the two year full time PGDM Programmes at FORE School of Management are as follows:

  • Step-1: Submit Application to FORE
  • Step-2: Take CAT-2021/XAT-2022/GMAT Examination
  • Step-3: Check Short-list on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score
  • Step-4: Check your Call, date and venue for the "Final Selection Round"
  • Step-5: Check Final Merit List. Final selection is based on CAT/XAT/GMAT Score, Performance in selection process, academic performance & work experience

Let us understand in detail each step of admission process

4.1 Step-1: Apply for FORE Admission 2022

  • The candidate should apply Online and complete the FORE Application Form
  • FORE School of Management has introduced Common Application form for all the PGDM programmes
  • In the Application Form, the candidate must provide educational qualifications, contact details, and at least one of the following IDs: ID for CAT-2021 OR ID for XAT-2022 OR ID for GMAT
  • More than one test IDs can be submitted
  • The applicant is required to fill the IDs of the test scores he/she wishes to submit
  • Submit the application form in time i.e. before the last date with requisite application fee. Check below the programme wise application fee  

4.2 Step-2: Appear in CAT 2021/XAT 2022/GMAT
You need to apply and appear in at least one of the following MBA entrance exams for PGDM admission 2022 at FORE School of Management

  • CAT 2021 on November 28, 2021
  • XAT 2022 on January 2, 2022
  • GMAT (The GMAT Score should be of a test taken between 1st January 2020 & 31st January 2022)

4.3 Step-3: Check Short-list on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score
FORE will shortlist the candidates for Personal Interview (PI) round from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of FORE School of Management. FORE shortlists the candidates on the basis of following parameters:

  • Considers aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • Short-list of the candidates to be announced in February 2022 for the final selection round based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT.
  • Applicants can submit more than one entrance test score. The B-school considers the best test score for shortlisting.

4.3.1 FORE Admission Cut Off  
Programme wise FORE Admission Cutoff will be based on aggregate percentile score although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam. The last year cut offs were as under:

Programme
CAT Cut off
XAT Cut off
GMAT cut off
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
85.75
86.50
650
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business)
79
81
600
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Management)
76
77
600
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Big Data Analytics)
60
65
550

Source: FORE School of Management

Note: These cut offs are for last year admission at FORE School of Management. Actual cut offs in FORE admission 2022 may vary.

4.4 Step-4: Check your Call, Date and Venue for the "Final Selection Round"
FORE School of Management will release the shortlist for final selection round in February 2022, 1st week after declaration of CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 results.

  • You need to check the FORE School website, your registered mail, messages in your mobile to ascertain your call and to know the date, time and venue of your final selection round.
  • Final selection round of FORE consists of General and Business Awareness Quiz (BA-Q), Extempore and performance in Personal Interview (PI)
  • The Personal Interview process will be conducted in the months of February/March 2022 and will be common for all the PGDM Programmes at FORE.

4.5 Step-5: Check Final Merit List
Final selection at FORE is based on CAT/XAT/GMAT Score, Performance in selection process, academic performance, Academic and gender diversity and work experience. Final admission offer based on above parameters will be given to the candidates in April 2022.

4.5.1 FORE: Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2022
The weightage proposed to be given to different parameters are

Components
Percentage of Weightage
CAT/XAT/GMAT Score
35%
Academic Performance
20%
Work Experience
10%
Business Awareness Quiz (BA-Q)
 5%
Written Ability Test
May not be conducted
Extempore
 5%
Personal Interview
25%

According to Prof Buddhapriya, “Due to Covid Pandemic Written Test may be waived (Subject to the Government Guidelines)” Adding further she said, “PI may be conducted online through Microsoft Teams for which the intimation will be given to the short-listed candidates in advance.” 

4.5.2 Diversity: Additional Weightage
To encourage diversity, a special weightage over and above 100% is offered to students from the North Eastern states, Jammu & Kashmir & South India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, & Puducherry).

4.5.3 Gender Diversity: Weightage
With 50% faculty members and 35% students being female, FORE emphasizes on Gender Diversity. Therefore, under the above mentioned diversity criteria, weightage will also be given to female candidates.

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5. How to Apply for FORE Admission 2022: Important details

  • Candidates can apply Online only for admission 2022 at FORE School of Management.
  • For Application submission candidates need to pay through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.
  • For all the four PGDM programmes, there is one common application form.

5.1 FORE Application Fee for Admission 2022
The application fee at FORE is Rs.1650/- for one programme, Rs.2500/- for two programmes and Rs.3300/- for three programmes & 3500/- for four programmes. This application fee is excluding GST and should be paid online. Programme wise application fee for admission is detailed below:

No. of Programmes Applying For
Application Fee
GST 18%
Total Application Fee
One Programme
Rs.1650
Rs.297
Rs.1947
Two Programmes
Rs.2500
Rs.450
Rs.2950
Three Programmes
Rs.3300
Rs.594
Rs.3894
Four Programmes
Rs.3,500
Rs.630
Rs.4130
 
5.2 Important Points about Application Fee Payment
  • You need to pay the application fee either through net banking or credit/debit card.
  • Above Application Fee is applicable only if you are applying for multiple programmes at the same time through the common application form
  • In case, you apply for the other one or two programmes at a later stage, the full application fee for one or two programmes as mentioned above will apply
  • Candidates applying under Company Sponsored Category need to download the format from the website and submit the Company Sponsored Certificate in the given format within the stipulated timeframe.
  • Candidates shortlisted for the “Selection Process” must review their Application Form compulsorily before appearing for the selection process.

5.3 Documents Required to Submit FORE Admission Application
Keep the following documents ready before filling up the application form. Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide accurate information with regard to academic credentials.

  • Latest passport size photograph (preferably of size less than 20 kb).
  • Academic Details (Xth ,XIIth and Graduation).
  • Work Experience details.
  • Details of Credit / Debit Card (Visa/Master) or Net Banking through which payment is to be made.

6. FORE School of Management Admission Eligibility 2022

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years’ duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • The candidate should be registered for CAT 2021/XAT 2022 or GMAT (Taken between Jan 1 2020 and January 31, 2022) and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  • 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 are also eligible to apply for FORE Admission.
  • It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by FORE School of Management and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination by the stipulated date.

7. How to Improve Your Admission Chances at FORE– Tips from Dean (Academics)
Advising students how to improve their admission chances in FORE, Prof. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya, Dean (Academics) at FORE School of Management, shares with MBAUniverse.com a few tips and key do’s and don’ts

7.1 Candidate’s Profile: Very Important
A candidate’s profile and attitude plays very important role in getting through the FORE admission process. A few key points to guide the candidates seeking admission in FORE are:

  • The ideal candidate seeking admission to FORE New Delhi is the one who apart from having all the eligibility criteria points, is a go-getter who carries a ‘never say no’ attitude with good communication skills
  • The candidate should have a fair amount of decision making skills with an analytical bent of mind. Academic scores or CAT score may not be the only criterion for potential managerial abilities, is what FORE believes in.
  • FORE has seen this in its alumni too. Not all top alumni used to be star students.
  • One should possess the ability to take up challenges and be open to ideas or situations.
  • These are a few things that FORE tries to evaluate during the P.I.

7.2 Do’s for FORE Admission Seekers
Elaborating the transparent admission process at FORE, Prof Buddhapriya shares some Do’s for prospective candidates seeking admission 2022 at FORE School of Management, “Our admissions process is pretty much transparent and as mentioned earlier we try to look deep into other attributes which may lead to potential managerial qualities and beyond the tangible like scores etc. To ensure this we generally have a mix of academicians and leadership from corporate in the panel. Do whatever make you feel natural, composed.”

7.3 Key Don’ts  
A few Don’ts are also there for the candidates.

  • Do not oversell
  • Do not make tall claims which cannot be justified in the follow ups
  • Do not lose calm (as we might test it too)
  • Do not consider this as an interview rather consider it as a conversation 

8. FORE Campus Reopening Status
FORE School of Management Campus is opened and classes are going in a hybrid mode. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Prof Buddhapriya said, “Based on recent developments on COVID-19 situation we are holding the physical classes of the students with 50 percent capacity per day. Students who are vaccinated (at least one dose) will be allowed to attend the physical classes. Our faculty and staff members are full vaccinated and we are following all SOP’s issued by the government time to time.”

9. Post Covid Initiatives to Enhance Learning Experience
FORE School of Management has taken a series of initiatives as below to mitigate the impact of Covid and enhance the learning experience.

9.1 Use of Technology & Tools to Impart Best Education

  • The investment in technology has helped the institute to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty members are helping students make the most of virtual classes.
  • The technology tools and platform have been upgraded
  • Staff training for these tools has been enhanced
  • Virtual Internships, Online placement process, and E-learning opportunities have also been successful.

The online teaching has been handled quite successfully at FSM by its team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty plus support staff who have devoted their time to ensure quality teaching.

10. FORE Admission Process 2022: Important Dates
Below are the important dates for FORE Admission 2022

Activity
Date
Online Application opens
October 20, 2021
Last date to apply for FORE admission
December 20, 2021
Application Fee (Inclusive of GST)
1 Programme: Rs.1947/-; 2 Programmes: Rs.2950/-;
3 programmes:Rs.3894/-; 4 Programmes: Rs.4130/-
Shortlist Announcement
February 2022, first week
Personal Interview Process (PI)
Feb to March, 2022
Declaration of Result
April 2022
Programme Commencement
June 2022

Please note that PI Round may be conducted in Physical or online mode subject to the govt. guidelines and prevailing situation.

Established in 1981 as a non-profit institution FORE is one of the highly ranked B-schools in India. The PGDM programmes at FORE are AICTE approved and learning experience at FORE is good. FORE has been working with industry and academia for developing new domains of managerial thought and education and contributing to the process of building leaders in today’s global business environment.

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