SPJIMR Admission 2020: Check for your Profile Based Shortlisting & GD-PI dates; Application Closed on Nov 22

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November 23, 2019
SPJIMR Mumbai has closed its admission application process for PGDM 2020-22 batch. SPJIMR will now move to the next step – profile based shortlisting. SPJIMR may offer you admission even if you have not scored a high 99 or 100 percentile in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 on the basis of your profile. Even before the shortlisting, SPJIMR has announced the GD-PI dates which are from January 14 to February 21, 2020
SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2020

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 SPJIMR Mumbai has closed its admission 2020 application process on November 22, 2019. SPJIMR will now move to the next step – profile based shortlisting of candidates for GD-PI round. SPJIMR may offer you admission even if you have not scored a high 99 or 100 percentile in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 on the basis of your profile. Even before the shortlisting, SPJIMR has announced the GD-PI dates which will be conducted from January 14 to February 21, 2020 in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. SPJIMR has also announced the minimum CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 exam score cut offs as 85 percentile for admission 2020.

SPJIMR Mumbai has closed its admission 2020 application process on November 22, 2019. SPJIMR will now move to the next step – profile based shortlisting of candidates for GD-PI round. SPJIMR may offer you admission even if you have not scored a high 99 or 100 percentile in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 on the basis of your profile. Even before the shortlisting, SPJIMR has announced the GD-PI dates which will be conducted from January 14 to February 21, 2020 in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. SPJIMR has also announced the minimum CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 exam score cut offs as 85 percentile for admission 2020. SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 1 Year Admissions 2021

If you have intellectual & emotional readiness, right aptitude for value based leadership, you can be the right candidate for SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM programme, says Prof Bindu Kulkarni, Faculty in-charge of Admissions-PGDM at SPJIMR Mumbai. 

The dream destination for MBA aspirants, SPJIMR may offer you admission to its flagship PGDM 2020-22 batch even if you have not scored a high 99 or 100 percentile in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020, provided you have the desired qualities, consistently good academic profile and the required skill set. 

Qualities that SPJIMR Looks for Admission
Prof Bindu Kulkarni, Faculty in-charge of Admissions-PGDM at SPJIMR Mumbai shares a few qualities that SPJIMR looks for in an ideal candidate and said, “An ideal candidate would be someone with intellectual readiness through academics and emotional readiness.  Emotional readiness enables an aspirant to excel in the chosen specialization and also showcase an aptitude for befitting the Institute’s mission of value-based leadership.” SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 1 Year Admissions 2021

Skills that You need for SPJIMR PGDM Admission
Although work experience is not mandatory for PGDM program and fresh graduates and those with up to five years of work experience can apply for admission, SPJIMR looks for suitable skill sets to groom you as a business leader. According to Prof Kulkarni, “We look for aspirants who are grounded with a strong and consistent academic background, relevant work experience in the chosen area of specialization, an ability to be a team player and have the desire to make a difference.  Diversity in their academics as well as versatility through achievements is desired.”SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 1 Year Admissions 2021

PI Dates Announced
An important feature in SPJIMR admission process is that the institute has announced the personal interview dates in different cities for admission to PGDM 2020 without waiting for CAT or XAT exam results. Going by the past trends it is unlikely that SPJIMR will extend the last date to apply for admission. The SPJIMR application should be submitted online and can be filled in few minutes.

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2020: Important Dates
The first step to participate in SPJIMR 2020 Admission process is to apply for CAT 2019/XAT 2020 or GMAT and also apply to SPJIMR separately. Following are the key dates to apply for SPJIMR admission 2020: 

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission Application 2020 Start date
September 19, 2019
Apply online only
Last date to apply for SPJIMR Admission 2020
November 22, 2019
Don’t Expect Extension
SPJIMR Short List Announcement for final selection round 2020
Profile Based-January 2020
Profile and Score Based- February 2020
-Before Declaration of CAT 2019 Result
-After declaration of CAT/XAT result
Interview Dates (Phase-1)
January 14 to 16, 2020
At Mumbai
Interview Dates (Phase-2)
February 04 to 21, 2020
At Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata

SPJIMR Mumbai Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGDM students at SPJIMR Mumbai is Rs 17,50,000/-
  • This fee includes tuition fee, basic hostel/accommodation and Global Fast Track. It does not include cost of travel, boarding, lodging, visa, insurance and incidentals for Global Fast Track.
  • Laptop, personal expenses on boarding, travel and laundry are extra.

SPJIMR Intake 2020: 276 Students
The flagship PGDM 2020-22 batch at SPJIMR has an intake of 240 students for Indian Nationals. Additional 36 seats are available for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The total intake for the batch is 276 seats.

Profile Based Shortlisting before CAT/XAT Result
As per the Admission Criteria, a candidate will be considered for SPJIMR Mumbai admission on the basis of his/her profile while the CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 exam scores will be taken into account when the results are declared. Apart from the CAT and XAT, GMAT exam scores are also considered in SPJIMR admission process. SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 1 Year Admissions 2021

Choice of 2 Specialization at Application Stage
SPJIMR follows a unique admission criterion by giving the opportunity to the applicants to select two areas of specialization out of four areas namely Finance, Information Management, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain. The applicant will need to state two preferences.

The rational for this selection 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.  

Highly Ranked Management Institute
The PGDM programme at SPJIMR has consistently been ranked amongst the top 10 in the country by Outlook, Business Today and Business World and among the top-05 best B Schools in India by The MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2018-19. The Government of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2019 has placed SPJIMR Mumbai at 16th position among the 100 top institutes in Management category.

SPJIMR joins the league of top global B-schools who are accredited by AACSB, International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  SPJIMR is also one of the only 5 Indian B-schools to be ranked in the top 200 as per the QS Global MBA Rankings. This is the fourth consecutive year that SPJIMR is on this elite list.

SPJIMR Placements
SPJIMR has a consistent 100% placement record with top recruiters participating in the placement year after year. Final Placements 2019 for its flagship PGDM 2017-19 batch were concluded with a rise in average salary to Rs.22.90 lakhs from Rs. 22.24 lakhs last year.  111 companies participated in SPJIMR Placement 2019 as against 105 last year.  More than 72% of the batch received offers of INR 20 LPA and above. A total of 12 International offers were made in placements season 2019.

More than 50% of the batch took up PPO/PPI opportunities through their autumn internship with leading companies. 239 students participated in Placement 2019. Not only did the Placements for SPJIMR's PGDM Class of 2019 see an increase in average compensation, it also saw a significant increase in the number of offers made by marquee names in consulting, e-commerce and start-ups.

Top recruiters in Placement 2019 include McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Tata Administrative Services, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Hindustan Unilever, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Amazon, Deloitte, PwC and EY among others. 

Global Fast Track at SPJIMR
SPJIMRs’ Global Fast Track aims at providing exposure to the participants to premier B-schools in the US. It enables the students to develop a global perspective to management education. For the batch of 2019, the Finance and Marketing cohorts travelled to the Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, New York. The Information Management cohort travelled to Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh while the Operations & Supply Chain Management cohort travelled to the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.

How to Apply for SPJIMR Admission 2020
The last date to apply for PGDM admission 2020 at SPJIMR is November 22, 2019. The application fee is Rs.1500/- to be paid online and the application form to be filled and submitted online. Candidates seeking admission to the PGDM programme 2020-22 at SPJIMR Mumbai should appear in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 or GMAT. SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 1 Year Admissions 2021

8 Step Application Process
SPJIMR Mumbai application process can be completed in eight simple steps.

Step 1: Register
Before beginning to register, read the instructions to fill up the form. In the SPJIMR admission application window ‘Apply Now’, you should enter your Name, Email ID and other required details and register.

SPJIMR Application Process 1

Step 2: Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address along with other particulars using the verification link emailed to you after you register. You need to click on declaration and should upload the photograph without which you may not proceed to next page. Complete the details and move to next page.

SPJIMR Application Process 2


Step 3: Specialization Preferences
You need to fill in your specialization preferences in PGDM programme on this page. You should choose two specializations at the application stage.

SPJIMR Application Process 3

Step 4: Academic Details
Next page on SPJIMR application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards including professional degree. Another key item that you need to fill in is the information on academic break, if any during your academics.  . SPJIMR Mumbai Admission Open PGDM Batch 2020-22 - Apply Now

SPJIMR Application Process 4

Step 5: Work Experience & Achievements
If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page. In case of no work experience simply click on ‘No’ and move ahead. Besides, if you are an achiever in any field, you should enter the details of achievements in academics, sports, other extra- curricular activities, at work place among others.

SPJIMR Application Process 5

Step 6: Competitive Exam Details
SPJIMR requires you to provide details of the entrance tests that you have taken - CAT, XAT or GMAT. You are required to tick the correct entrance test and provide the examination ID even if the scores are not available when you fill the form. However, If you have appeared for GMAT, you may enter the scores now.

SPJIMR Application Process 6

Step 7: Declaration 
SPJIMR asks you to carefully read the declaration after you have completed your application form. After this you need to make payment of application fee.  


Step 8: Payment of Application Fee
This is the last step in SPJIMR application form submission. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking among others.

SPJIMR Application Process 7

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission Eligibility

  1. To meet the SPJIMR eligibility criteria, an applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background. Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade and every year of graduation are considered in the SPJIMR selection process.
  2. The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  3. The bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  4. If the institute provides grades/CGPA instead of marks, a conversion of the same to equivalent percentage is mandatory. If no conversion factor is available/provided, then obtained CGPA needs to be multiplied by conversion factor of 10 to obtain the percentage. The conversion certificate needs to be furnished during the interview process if shortlisted. If no conversion factor exists, then a certificate from the institution/university certifying the practice needs to be provided during the interview process if shortlisted.
  5. 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 can also apply.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by SPJIMR Mumbai and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by December 31, 2020. 
  7. The Applicant should register and appear for CAT 2019/XAT 2020 or GMAT (Taken between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019) exam and must have scored minimum prescribed score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission
  8. Work experience is not mandatory for this program. Fresh graduates and those with up to five years of work experience can apply.
  9. Relevant work experience after graduation will be considered. Internship/training/project work which was a part of the curriculum will not be considered as work experience.

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission Criteria
SPJIMR Admission Criteria 2020 is a two-step process. The first step is shortlisting criteria based on profile and profile-cum-entrance exam score and the second step involves two rounds of group interviews.

  1. SPJIMR Mumbai Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of SPJIMR Mumbai Admission criteria is its shortlisting criteria for final selection round. A candidate will be shortlisted by SPJIMR Mumbai in two phases:

SPJIMR Shortlisting Criteria Phase-I: Profile Based

  • The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles.
  • The candidates should also meet the qualifying scores in the entrance exam
  • The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into Profile based Shortlist
  • Applicants shortlisted on the basis of their profiles are called for an early interview.
  • The profile based shortlist is based on Consistency of academic record, Relevance of work experience for the specialization, Versatility & achievements
  • Early interviews are convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season
  • For the Institute, early interviews give an opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains flawless even though numbers being interviewed are large.

SPJIMR Shortlisting Criteria Phase-II: Profile-Cum-Score Based

  • Applicants are also sorted into Profile-cum-score based group  
  • The second phase of shortlist is finalized for interviews after the availability of entrance test scores.
  • Applicants in this phase are called for interviews on basis of their profile and their performance in the CAT/ XAT/GMAT entrance tests.
  1. SPJIMR Final Selection Criteria
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in the group interview.
  • The selection list is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s profile, academic record, entrance test scores (CAT 2019/XAT 2020/GMAT), Work experience and performance in the two rounds of group interviews.

SPJIMR Final Admission Selection Round Schedule for 2020 is out  
The Personal Interview dates in different cities of the country for admission 2020 are scheduled as under:

Interview (PI) dates
Mumbai (Phase-1)
Jan 14 to 16, 2020
Feb 4 to 7, 2020
Feb 12 to 14, 2020
Feb 12 to 14, 2020
Mumbai (Phase-2)
Feb 17 to 21, 2020

CAT/XAT/GMAT Score Cut Off  
SPJIMR Mumbai gives higher emphasis on other quality parameters in its admission process. Accordingly, the B-school has not pegged the CAT, XAT, GMAT score cut off 2020 very high. The candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT/XAT/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 Cut off percentile
CAT 2019
VARC - 75
DILR - 75
Quant - 75
XAT 2020
English & LR-75
Decision Making-75
Quant - 75
GMAT (1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2019)
Verbal- 75
Quant- 75

SPJIMR Mumbai Admission Process
Following steps are included in the SPJIMR Mumbai Admission process:

Step 1: Choose Specialization at Application Stage
Carefully register and apply for admission to SPJIMR. While applying, the applicant is required to select two preferences from four specializations offered - Finance, Information Management, Marketing Management and Operations & Supply Chain.

Step 2: Appear in Entrance Exam
The candidate must have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2019/XAT 2020 or GMAT (Exam taken from Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019)

Step 3: Shortlist
The first phase includes the candidates, short-listed for Interview round from among the candidates who have excellent profile for early interviews and the second phase includes the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their profile-cum-entrance exam score after declaration of entrance exam result for phase-2 interviews. These candidates must have applied to the programme and must satisfy the eligibility criteria.  

Step 4: Interview Round
After the shortlisting process, group interviews are held in different cities. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes profile, performance in entrance exam, performance in interview rounds and work experience among others.

Step 5: Final Admission Offer
Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in March 2020 on the basis of Final Merit Score.

S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai is a constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. This premier school of management is noted for pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, which have helped the institute stand out for its unique and distinctive path in management education. SPJIMR has a sprawling 45 acre campus in the western suburbs of Andheri in Mumbai.

Its flagship programme is the two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). SPJIMR also runs a Post Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB) programme, the 15-month Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP), the Global Management Programme (GMP - formerly known as PGCIM), the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) programme.

The institute also runs several short term programmes like the PMP Preparatory Programme, the Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Doing Business in India (DBI), Start Your Business (SYB) and Grow Your Business (GYB).

SPJIMR has launched two new programmes recently, the Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PG-MPW), a management programme for women aspiring to return to the workforce, and the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).

SPJIMR enjoys a good reputation with the industry for the high quality managers that it nurtures through a unique pedagogic approach in preparing socially sensitive graduates with a global mindset.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on SPJIMR Mumbai