SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Admission 2024: Releases Profile Based Shortlist – Book Your PI Slot; FT Global Ranks SPJIMR # 1 in India; Check Key USPs, Cut off, Fee, Placements, Selection Process

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January 2, 2024
SPJIMR Mumbai has released the profile based shortlist of candidates for PGDM admission 2024. If you meet the CAT/GMAT minimum cut off, you must book your interview slot from January 2024. SPJIMR offers 2 years full time PGDM and PGDM (BM) programs. In the recently released FT Global Masters in Management (MIM) Rankings 2023, SPJIMR has been ranked # 1 B-school in India. AACSB Accredited, SPJIMR is known for its unique Profile Based selection process and Non-Class room experiential learning
SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai has released the profile based shortlist of candidates for next phase of selection round for PGDM admission 2024. The shortlisted candidates must follow the undernoted guidelines to participate in  next round of selection process at SPJIMR Mumbai:

SPJIMR Profile Based Shortlist: Key Guidelines for Shortlisted Candidates

  • Check Your Dashboard at SPJIMR Admission Portal whether you are shortlisted
  • Booking of Interview slots commences in January 2024
  • The Applicants who are shortlisted through profile can book an interview slot only on meeting the minimum eligibility cut off for CAT/GMAT as mentioned in the eligibility document
  • If you book Slots without meeting the eligibility criteria, you will not be considered for Interview
  • Slot booking is strictly on a first come first serve basis

How to Book Interview Slot? Step by Step process

  • Click on 'Book slot' on the main page of the portal
  • Select a date, time and location from the options available to book your interview slot
  • You cannot change or exchange your slot, once it has been booked
  • Further detailed instructions regarding attending the interview will be updated on your application dashboard along with your interview call letter after the slot is booked

How to Update CAT/GMAT Score for PI Round?

  • The 'Competitive exam details section under the application form will re-open in a few days
  • SPJIMR will notify you via email once the window is made open
  • Please update your scores when the window opens for updating CAT 2023 scores, if not already done. The profile-based calls are made independent of the competitive test scores
  • However, you should meet the minimum prescribed scores mentioned in the eligibility document on the institute website
  • Please note that admissions are subject to your achieving the minimum cut-off.

One of the top B-schools in India, SPJIMR has been ranked # 1 B-school in India ahead of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and other top B-schools in the recently released FT Global Masters in Management (MIM) Rankings 2023. Globally Accredited by AACSB, SPJIMR Mumbai offers 2 years full time PGDM and PGDM (BM) programme. The Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Management (PGDM-BM) programme at SPJIMR is its newest offering. SPJIMR is an innovative and socially responsive school of management, ranked among the top B-schools in India.

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024 – Latest Updates

  • SPJIMR PGDM Admission 2024 is through CAT 2023 Score
  • SPJIMR also accepts GMAT score Check below
  • SPJIMR Mumbai Minimum CAT Cut-Off is 85%ile
  • SPJIMR will Shortlist Candidates based on Profile before CAT 2023 Result
  • SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Fees is Rs 24 Lakhs; Expected to go up for Admission 2024
  • PGDM (BM) programme seats have gone up to 120 from earlier 60

Table of Contents

  1. SPJIMR Mumbai Key Highlights and USPs
  2. SPJIMR Programs Offered & Key Specializations
  3. SPJIMR Fees: Lower than Top IIMs
  4. SPJIMR Intake
  5. SPJIMR Batch Profile
  6. SPJIMR Placements 2023: At par with IIMs
  7. SPJIMR Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024
  8. How to Apply for SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024?
  9. Important Dates for SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024
  10. SPJIMR Admission Criteria 2024: Unique Approach - Salient Points
  11. SPJIMR Cut Offs
  12. How to Improve SPJIMR PGDM Admission Chances: Tips from Admission Chair

The PGDM and PGDM-BM at SPJIMR are two-year full-time residential programmes. They are taught by a distinguished faculty pool, build on peer learning among a diverse group of students, and offer extensive industry networking and experiential learning opportunities. In addition to the non-classroom learning initiatives that foster a socially-sensitive innovation mindset, the PGDM and PGDM-BM programmes also offer a Global Fast Track (GFT) for all participants through which they serve an international immersion in their area of specialisation at top-ranked global Business Schools.

SPJIMR admissions criteria 2024 is based on CAT 2023 and GMAT scores. The final selection will be based on candidate’s profile, CAT or GMAT scores as per the prescribed process of SPJIMR Mumbai admissions 2024. The unique SPJIMR Mumbai admission process lays more emphasis on a candidate’s profile. Let us know all about SPJIMR, its key USPs, Programs, Fee, Placements, Application and Admission process 

1. SPJIMR Mumbai: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 Top Ranked B-School: The PGDM program at SPJIMR has consistently been ranked amongst the top B-schools in the country. In the GoI NIRF Ranking 2023 Management SPJIMR is Ranked #20 among top 125 B-schools. In MBAUniverse.com B-School Rankings 2023, SPJIMR is ranked # 4 among top B-schools. In the recently released prestigious Financial Times Global Masters in Management (MIM) Rankings 2023, SPJIMR Mumbai has secured World Rank # 40 and India Rank # 1 ahead of IIM Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Lucknow and other top B-schools.
  • 1.2 International Accreditation: SPJIMR was accorded the prestigious AACSB Accreditation in 2018. The institute has won 3 global innovation awards from AACSB and AMBA.
  • 1.3 SPJIMR Fees-Lower than Top IIMs & Other B-Schools: SPJIMR Fees for 2 year PGDM program is Rs.24 lakhs which is lower than the fees of IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, MDI Gurgaon and other top B-schools
  • 1.4 SPJIMR Placements 2023 at par with top IIMs: SPJIMR has a consistent record of high placements. SPJIMR Placements 2023 have also remained at par with top IIMs. SPJIMR has registered highest package of Rs.77.88 LPA, Average package of Rs.33.02 LPA. On the other hand, IIM Lucknow registered average salary of Rs. 32.20 LPA; IIM Kozhikode registered Average Salary of Rs.31.02 LPA; IIM Indore registered average salary of Rs.30.21 LPA in placement 2023
  • 1.5 Unique Pedagogic Approach: SPJIMR has a host of pioneering non-classroom activities like Abhyudaya, DOCC (Development of Corporate Citizenship), ADMAP(Assessment and Development of Managerial and Administrative Potential), PG LAB and Science of Spirituality. With its participant centric approach, SPJIMR strives to provide a superior learning experience by encouraging team work and facilitating experiential learning.
  • 1.6 Distinguished Alumni: SPJIMR has a long list of super achievers as its alumni including many women achievers. Mahesh Madhavan, Global CEO of Bacardi, Debjani Ghosh, President of NASSCOM, Olympian and National Badminton Champion Dipankar Bhattacharjee, and Deepak Iyer, President of Mondelez International, India are only some of the SPJIMR distinguished alumni. Read More on SPJIMR Alumni Achievers
  • 1.7 Value Based Leadership: The programme is designed to nurture socially sensitive, value driven leaders
  • 1.8 Immersive Experiences: SPJIM offers immersive experiences through Non-Classroom Learnings (NCL) like mentoring underprivileged children, social internships and personal growth lab
  • 1.9 Global Immersion: SPJIMR offers 3 weeks Global Immersion (GFT) to its students at World’s Top Business Schools
  • 1.10 SPJIMR Scholarships: SPJIMR offers Merit cum Means based scholarship worth Rs. 2 crore to its students

2. SPJIMR Programs Offered & Key Specializations
SPJIMR offers wide range of AICTE approved management programmes. Some of the 2 year and 1 year full time management programs offered by SPJIMR Mumbai are:

  • 2 Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • 2 Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM Business Management)
  • 1½  Year (18 Months) Full Time PGPM

Apart from this, SPJIMR offers GMP programme with opportunity to study for 6 months abroad, doctoral programmes and various Post Graduate programmes on Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Executives, Women Working Professionals among others.

2.1 SPJIMR PGDM Specializations: Choose 2 Specializations at Application Stage
While filling the application form, the PGDM aspirants are required to opt for two choices of specialisation from Marketing, Finance, Operations & Supply Chain, Information Management. At  the application stage itself, the applicant will need to state two preferences.

2.2 SPJIMR PGDM (BM) Specializations
SPJIMR PGDM (BM) program focuses on General Management. The PGDM-BM develops all functional areas of management holistically and provides the unique flexibility to choose a preferred mix of courses depending on career goals.

The rational for the selection of specializations at the application stage is that it helps to achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organizations. The Applicants develop a clear and sharp focus early in the program. The spectrum of recruiters as students graduate, is broadened. Students foster better bonding with peers resulting in productive collaborations especially with participants opting for different areas of specialization.  

3. SPJIMR PGDM Fees Rs.24 Lakhs: Lower Than Top IIMs
SPJIMR PGDM Fees for 2 years PGDM programme is Rs. 24 lakhs. However, if we compare the SPJIMR PGDM fees with any of the top IIMs, it may be observed that the IIM Ahmedabad fees is Rs.25 lakhs; IIM Bangalore Fee is Rs. 24.70 lakhs; IIM Calcutta Fee is Rs.25 Lakhs; and as such, SPJIMR Fees is lower than the fees charged by top IIMs.

4. SPJIMR Intake
SPJIMR has small batch size to impart best education in its class rooms. Program wise SPJIMR seats including supernumerary seats for the PGDM batch are shared below

2 Year Full Time PGDM
240 +36 Supernumerary seats (Total 276)
Additional 36 Supernumerary seats are for OCI/PIO, children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries and Foreign Nationals
2 Year Full Time PGDM (BM)  120 Seats increased from earlier 60

NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications.

5. SPJIMR Batch Profile
SPJIMR PGDM and PGDM (BM) 2023-25 Batches have attracted participants from different parts of the country, representing 23 states and 100 cities and towns. In terms of gender representation, the PGDM program comprises 68.93% males and 31.06% females, while the PGDM (BM) program comprises 79.13% males and 20.87% females. Key highlights of the SPJIMR 2023-25 batch are as below

SPJIMR PGDM Batch 2023-25 Profile
Below are shared the key aspects of SPJIMR PGDM 2023-25 batch profile:

Extra-Curricular Achievers in PGDM 2023-25 Batch
The Batch comprises of classical dancers, music lovers, You Tubers, sports persons, artists, painters, writers, bloggers, mountaineers, CSR participants among others. Key highlights are:

  • Participants who have completed a 5-year Diploma in Kathak dance, some are experts in Bharatnatyam
  • Many have represented their school in inter-school football, swimming, and cricket tournaments, some are national level basketball players, chess players and football
  • Others have pursued interests in travel to explore cuisines and culture, writing, blogging, culinary arts painting, cooking etc.
  • Some are certified mountaineer, have led alpine trek groups
  • Some have pursued music, some are verified artists on Spotify and Apple Music, adept at playing musical instruments such as guitar, ukulele, piano
  • A few have created content on YouTube that earned a million views with a 3k+ followers
  • Some have participated in theatre performances and received awards
  • Batch is also made up of many who have achieved academic accolades in debate, quiz competitions, projects in waste segregation and other environmental causes.
  • Some have participated in CSR activities at work, such as planting saplings, teaching underprivileged school students, and collecting essentials and donations for flood victims

Gender Diversity of Batch

Gender ratio
Percentage of Students
# 235

Academic Diversity of the Batch
The Batch comprises of participants across industries and expertise such as engineering, banking & insurance, accounting, taxation & finance, economics, commerce, law, architecture, business and management, mass communication, philosophy, literature, and biological sciences.

Graduation Academic Stream
Percentage of Students
Non Engg

Batch Work experience
83% of the SPJIMR PGDM Batch 2023-25 has work experience as below:

Work Ex/ Freshers
Percentage of Students
Work Exp

Work experience across industries such as IT Consulting, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Engineering, Banking & Insurance, Aviation, Oil And Gas, Construction, FMCG, Petroleum Or Refineries, Marketing & Advertising, E-Commerce, Automation and Robotics, Aviation, Ed-Tech, Financial Information and Analytics and Healthcare Services.

Companies represented: 150+ companies including the following:  Credit Suisse, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst And Young, Infosys Technologies, Pricewaterhousecoopers,  KPMG, Accenture, Amadeus Labs, Godrej And Boyce, Hindalco Industries Limited, HSBC, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Eicher Motors, Amazon, J P morgan, Cognizant, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Samsung, Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Vedanta Limited, Wipro Technologies, Zs Associates etc.

Cultural & Demographic Diversity
SPJIMR PGDM participants in 2023-25 batch have come from 23 states across 100 cities and towns. They represent multiple tier 2 and tier 3 towns across the country.

PGDM (BM) Batch 2023-25 Profile
Below are shared the key aspects of SPJIMR PGDM (BM) 2023-25 batch profile

Gender Diversity of the Batch:

Gender ratio
Percentage of Students

Batch Academic Diversity
Batch comprises of participants across industries and expertise such as engineering, banking & insurance, accounting & finance, architecture, business and management, engineering, electronics and communication, literature, and natural sciences.

Graduation Academic Stream
Percentage of Students
Non Engg

Work experience:
81% of the SPJIMR PGDM (BM) 2023-25 batch has work experience. 

Work Ex/ Freshers
Percentage of Students
Work Exp

Work experience across industries such as engineering, e-commerce, manufacturing, petroleum or refineries, banking & insurance, financial services, IT consulting,  defense, education, consumer durables, FMCG, marketing and architecture.

Companies represented: 70+ companies including the following:  Deloitte Consulting, Infosys Technologies, Pricewaterhousecoopers,  Ultratech Cement Ltd, Eicher Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Tata Consultancy Services, Vedanta Limited, HSBC, Zs Associates, Indian Air Force, Cognizant, Capgemini, MRF Tyres, Michelin, Reliance Industries, Accenture, Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Barclays etc.

Demographic Diversity 
SPJIM PGDM (BM) 2023-25 batch participants are from 22 states across 75 cities and towns. Representation of multiple tier 2 and tier 3 towns across the country.

Extra-curricular Achievers
Batch comprises of participants from different areas of extra-curricular activities as blow:

  • Many participants have pursued sports and earned achievements in cricket, football, table tennis, badminton, athletics, swimming, shooting etc.
  • Some are national level badminton players, others lead vocalists
  • Some have volunteered for teaching English for orphaned and underprivileged children, NGO work, drug awareness campaigns, community projects etc.
  • Many have achieved success in playing tabla, doodle art, singing, dancing, sketching, oil painting, architectural sketches, fine arts, photography, film-making short films, music and dance performances
  • Many have lead leadership roles as part of community projects, student council, cultural club, team captain, club head etc.
  • Many have expertise in stock market investments, trekking, camping, cooking etc.
  • One participant stood 2nd in Indian Air Force, skilled in rifle shooting

6. SPJIMR Placements 2023
SPJIMR Mumbai had successfully completed its Final Placements for PGDM Class of 2023. SPJIMR is in same league as Top IIMs. The FMCG sector emerged as the top recruiting sector, with 35% of the batch receiving offers. This built on a trend of increased offers year on year from premier FMCG companies, making SPJIMR a preferred campus. The process saw 63 companies onboarded and rolling out speedy offers. While most recruiters visited the campus, marking the post covid return to normal, other recruiters opted for hybrid/online modes of participation in SPJIMR Placement process 2023.

SPJIMR PGDM Placements 2023: Highlights

  • Average Salary: Rs.33.02 LPA (3% increase compared to last year)
  • Highest Salary International: Rs.77.88 LPA (46% increase compared to last year)
  • Highest Salary Domestic: Rs.67.50 LPA
  • Median Salary: Rs.32.89 LPA (9% increase compared to last year)
  • PGDM 2021-23 Batch Size: 237
  • Number of participating companies: 63
  • Number of first-time recruiters: 33
  • Total Number of Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs): 112
  • Top Recruiting Sector: FMCG with 35% offers
  • Top Recruiters include Accenture, BCG, HUL, Godrej, ITC, KPMG, P&G, Deloitte, EY,  Kearney, KPMG,  PwC,  Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle,Barclays,  Edelweiss, Cisco, Tata Digital, Aditya Birla Group, Capgemini, TAS among others Read More

7. SPJIMR Admissions Eligibility Criteria 2024
SPJIMR Mumbai looks for diverse qualities, qualification and attributes in a candidate. Sharing the key attributes, SPJIMR Director Central Admissions, Dr Bindu Kulkarni told MBAUniverse.com that, “SPJIMR looks for aspirants who are grounded with:

  1. a strong and consistent academic background,
  2. relevant work experience in the chosen area of specialization,
  3. an ability to be a team player,
  4. have the desire to make a difference. 

Academic as well as work related achievements adds to the profile of the applicant. Versatility in extra- curricular activities makes the profile stronger.” The SPJIMR Admission eligibility criteria with which you can apply for admission 2024 is shared below:

7.1 SPJIMR Eligibility for Academics
While the SPJIMR eligibility criteria need only 50% marks in graduation but your academic profile in SPJIMR admissions process plays very important role as SPJIMR will take into account your academic performance from class 10 onwards.

7.1.1 Performance in Class 10 & 12
Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade will be considered in the selection process for PGDM 2024-26 batch. In the 10th Grade and 12th Grade performance, an aggregate of all subjects scores (marks) mentioned on the mark sheet will be considered for arriving at the final percentage.

7.1.2 Graduation Performance
Although the minimum SPJIMR eligibility for admission 2024 is a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA, the performance in every year of graduation is considered important by SPJIMR in its admission process.  Students in their final year of graduation can also apply. Fresh graduates and those with up to five years of work experience can apply for admission.

7.2 SPJIMR Eligibility: Acceptable Entrance Exams & Work Ex

  • SPJIMR Mumbai admission will be based on CAT 2023 and GMAT (Taken between Jan 01, 2021 and Dec 31, 2023) exam score. GMAT New Focus Edition is also accepted for admission 2024.
  • SPJIMR is no longer accepting XAT exam score for the last three years.
  • Work experience is not mandatory for the PGDM and PGDM-BM programmes
  • However, the candidates with work experience upto 5 years after graduation can apply   

8. How to Apply for SPJIMR Mumbai Admissions 2024?
To apply for the SPJIMR PGDM Admission 2024 and PGDM (BM) admission 2024, applicants must fill the form on the SPJIMR online admissions portal. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for admission to both the PGDM programmes through the same form.  

SPJIMR will shortlist you on the basis of your profile even before the result of CAT 2023 is declared, provided you have applied before the last date of submitting admission application to SPJIMR. The fee for SPJIMR admission application is Rs.2000/-

SPJIMR Application Process for Admission 2024: Step by Step Guide
You need to register first and then should complete the application form. The step by step process with application form images is as below:

Step-1: Register
You need to click on the Apply Now link at SPJIMR Admissions 2024 website. A registration window will open. Fill up the basic details as required and click on ‘Register.’ You will get a verification mail which you need to verify. On completion of this step, the SPJIMR Application Form will open and you should fill each part of it one by one.


SPJIMR Application Form

Step-2: Application Form Begins
After registration and verification, you will get the following page before you which is duly updated with your action and submission. You need to click on Apply Now on this page to proceed further

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-3: Choose the Program

You need to choose the program that you are applying for. If you are applying for more than one program, enter the names of the programs chosen by you along with specialization opted. SPJIMR asks for your choice of preferred specializations at the application stage. Click on Save and next to proceed further

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-4: Enter your Personal Details & Upload Photograph
On the next page, you need to enter all your personal details like name, date of birth, age, mobile number, address and have to upload the photograph of requisite size. Check and get satisfied after filling up the relevant information. Click on Save & Next to go to next page of SPJIMR Application Form

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-5: Fill in Academic Details

On this page you are required to fill in your academic details from class 10 onwards. You should gather all the relevant documents like Marks sheet, certificates, degrees to complete this page. After completion, click on save and next to proceed further on the next page.

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-6: Academic Achievements

If you have been honoured with academic achievements and awards, you should mention them here. You can enter maximum 3 achievements. This will add to your profile and you may become a preferred candidate for selection at SPJIMR Mumbai since it has a profile based shortlisting criteria.

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-7: Fill in CAT/GMAT Details

Here you have to click on the exam you have taken or are taking. If you have the exam score with you should enter it, if not, you will be allowed to update it after you get the score.

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-8: Fill in Your Family Details

The next page needs you to fill your family details including Father’s and Mother’s details, contact details, family annual income

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-9: State your Specific Distinctiveness, Medical History

This page is very important as here you need to write the things about yourself. Also, you need to fill in your medical history

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-10: Upload Documents
While the important details about you have been completed in earlier pages, this page requires you to upload your mark sheets/certificates/degrees from class 10 onwards. Also, you need to upload your Work Experience documents, if you have work experience.

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-11: Declaration
You need to declare that all the information that you have filled in the application form is correct. Also, you should enter your name. While your application form is complete, you have to proceed to the next page to make payment of the SPJIMR Application fees

SPJIMR Application Form

Step-12: Make Payment
SPJIMR Application fees is Rs. 2000 (If Applying to only 1 program PGDM or PGDM(BM); The fee is Rs.3000 (If you are Applying to both program PGDM and PGDM(BM). You should make payment of the fees online. Your application form will treated as successfully submitted only after you make payment of the application fees online.

SPJIMR Application Form

9. SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024: Important Dates
Here are the key dates for Application process for SPJIMR Mumbai including last date to apply for SPJIMR Admission 2024

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024 Timeline
Important Dates
SPJIMR Application start date
September 15, 2023
SPJIMR Last Date to Apply
November 24, 2023

SPJIMR last date to apply is not extended and closes on time. While applicants may not have their entrance test scores at the time of submitting the application form, SPJIMR will re-open all submitted applications for applicants to add their CAT and GMAT scores after the results are declared for CAT.

10. SPJIMR Admissions Criteria 2024: Unique Approach - Salient Points
SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2024 Process is designed keeping in mind that best talent should join the institute. SPJIMR’s selection process assesses not only intellectual readiness in terms of academics but also considers emotional readiness, work experience, extra-curricular activities and aptitude that are aligned with the Institute’s mission of influencing managerial practice and promoting values-based growth. SPJIMR Admission process is divided into two parts – Shortlisting and final selection. Here are the key highlights of SPJIMR PGDM Admission 2023 and PGDM-BM admission 2024 process

10.1 SPJIMR Shortlisting Criteria: Dual Process - Profile and Score Based
SPJIMR shortlisting criteria is unique. The applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the entrance exams. The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups: Profile based and Profile-cum-score based.

10.1.1 Early Interviews for Profile Based Shortlisted Candidates 
Applicants shortlisted based on their profile will be called for an early interview. The shortlist will be based on their Consistency of academic record; Relevance of work experience for the chosen specialization; Versatility and achievements. Early interviews are convenient as it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season

10.2 Final Selection for SPJIMR Mumbai Admission is based on multiple factors
Final selection will be based on Performance in PI round and on various factors such as-Academic background, Work experience, Entrance scores, Versatility and achievements among others.

10.2.1 Work Experience: Qualitative Aspects Considered for SPJIMR PGDM Admission
Work experience is not mandatory for the admission in PGDM Programme. The Graduates with no work experience and those with less than five years of work experience can apply. However, for the candidates applying with work experience, relevant work experience after graduation will be considered and given weightage. Internship/training/ project work which was a part of the curriculum will not be considered as work experience. The Proof of work experience such as offer letter, salary slips and the experience letter will have to be provided.

10.3 SPJIMR to Conduct Interviews in Blended Mode
For Admission 2024, SPJIMR will conduct the PI round in blended mode. While Group 1 interviews for the candidates will be conducted online, the  Group 2 interviews for the candidates will be conducted Offline in physical mode.  Both GI 1 & 2 comprises of both profile-based and score-based candidates. GI 1 is an elimination round and the ones who qualify move on to GI 2. SPJIMR will conduct offline PI round for GI 2 in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore & Kolkata.

11. SPJIMR Cut Offs
SPJIMR Mumbai gives higher emphasis on other quality parameters in its admission process than merely on entrance exam scores. Accordingly, by choice, SPJIMR cut off for the CAT, GMAT score is not pegged very high. The candidates above the minimum prescribed SPJIMR cut-off in the CAT/GMAT will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Entrance Exam
Section-1: Cut off (Qualifying Percentile)
Section-2: Cut off (Qualifying Percentile)
Section-3: Cut off (Qualifying Percentile)
Overall SPJIMR Cut off percentile
CAT 2023
VARC - 75
DILR - 75
Quant - 75
GMAT (1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2023)
Verbal- 75
Quantitative- 75

Those who are not eligible to apply this year may apply for SPJIMR Mumbai admission 2025 through CAT 2024. For the last 2-3 years, SPJIMR Mumbai admission policy has remained on same lines and it is expected that the SPJIMR admission 2025 process will remain on similar

12. How to Improve SPJIMR PGDM Admission Chances: Tips from Director Central Admissions
Responding to MBAUniverse.com query on how candidates can improve their chances of getting into SPJIMR, Dr Bindu Kulkarni Director, Central Admissions at SPJIMR shared following advice:

  • An ideal applicant would be someone with intellectual readiness through academics and emotional readiness as key factors.  
  • Applicants should ensure that they invest sufficient time in completing and proof reading their application before submitting it.
  • The information provided by them should be detailed, accurate and reflect their true self. Taking care to highlight their strengths and putting in efforts to provide us as much detailed information as possible will ensure that all relevant factors are taken into consideration when considering their candidature.
  • If Shortlisted for an interview, prepare well for the Specialization chosen.
  • Finally, do well in CAT or GMAT across all the sections!

Established in 1981, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai – India’s top business school aimed to “Influence Managerial Practice and Promote Value-based Growth”  of our students and alumni, organisations and their leaders, and society at large. It is constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India’s premier non-profit institution. SPJIMR has received the prestigious AACSB accreditation and has been ranked no.1 in India and no.40 in world by Financial Times MiM Rankings 2023. SPJIMR offers post-graduate programmes for young gradutaes, executives, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government, returning women and family business.

Hope you found this article on SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM program quite useful to decide on MBA admission 2024. As the first step for SPJIMR Mumbai admission process, you need to apply for CAT 2023, the application for which is open and you can apply now. Read More

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