TAPMI Manipal PGDM Admission 2020: Eligibility, Process, Cut-off, Fees

Wednesday, August 07 2019
TAPMI Manipal Admission 2020
TAPMI Manipal is likely to open its PGDM admission 2020 application process in the second week of November 2019. TAPMI will shortlist the candidates for final admission round on the basis of Profile and CAT/XAT/GMAT scores and will select and make final admission offer on the basis of seven components in final selection round. Last date to apply for PGDM admission 2020 would close in the second week of January, 2020
TAPMI Manipal, one of the most preferred management institutes in India, is likely to open its admission process for PGDM 2020-22 batch in the second week of November 2019. TAPMI has announced to accept scores of CAT 2019, XAT 2020 and GMAT for PGDM admission 2020. The deadline to apply for admission at TAPMI is expected to close in second week of January 2020.

4 Full Time PGDM Programmes
TAPMI offers four full time PGDM programmes namely Post Graduate Diploma in Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking and Financial Services; Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resources Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Marketing and Sales Management.

All the four PGDM programmes at TAPMI are approved by AICTE including the recently launched PGDM in Maketing and Sales Management.

TAPMI Admission process 2020: Important Dates

TAPMI Admission Application Sale Commencement
2nd week November 2019
TAPMI Admission Application Sale Close
2nd week January 2020

TAPMI PGDM: Leadership through Value Creation
TAPMI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program focuses on “Leadership through Value-Creation”. The program aims to create “Value Leaders” via in-depth 360° understanding of business through cross-functional integrated learning. PGDM at TAPMI is designed to push students to go beyond their constraints and redraw their boundaries to achieve excellence in business.

PGDM Marketing and Sales Management: A Unique Programme
PGDM Marketing & Sales Management at TAPMI is a unique 2 years full time management programme with enhanced focus on selling & sales management. It aims to produce quality graduates to take up leadership roles in sales. The programme is designed keeping in mind the requirements of the industry and the current trends.

The extended internship provides hands on industry experience. The students get mentoring by alumni holding senior sales positions. Students get the opportunity to learn through simulations and live projects. The advisory board consists of industry professionals and offers relevant career advisory support. Industries are showing interest in the placement of students from this programme. TAPMI prefers a candidate with two years of work experience for admission to this programme.

TAPMI USPs: Alumni, Young Leader Programme, Global Exposure
TAPMI has 5000 successful alumni across the world with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels. The PGDM offers Young Leader Program focused on developing leadership abilities through Paid Executive Internship with CXOs in term VI. With a global exposure at top universities and institutes abroad, TAPMI offers personalized attention for capability assessment and development through FAS, CAS and LADC.

TAPMI PGDM Program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

TAPMI Placements
The institute has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 30 years.

TAPMI Manipal student has grabbed salary offer of Rs. 20 lakhs in the placement 2019 while the average salary has gone up at Rs.11.06 LPA in 2019 from Rs.10.6 LPA last year. A total of 400 students were placed across 126 companies. Around 52 students were offered pre-placement through summer internships. BFSI has turned out to be the largest recruiting sector with 28% placement offers.

Top recruiters in TAPMI Placement 2019 include Amul, Accenture, Britannia, Citi Bank, Citi Corp, Deloitte, EY, Godrej, Grant Thornton, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI, ITC, J P Morgan Chase, Salesforce, Titan, TresVista and Value Labs among others.

How to Apply for Admission?
Application for PGDM Admission 2020 at TAPMI should be submitted online. Last date to apply for admission is in January, 2020 second week. For all the 4 PGDM programmes, there is one common application form.

TAPMI Application Fee
The application fee at TAPMI is as below (Based on last year Application fee):

No. of Programmes Applied for
Application Fee
GST Charges
One PGDM Programme
GST Extra
Two PGDM Programmes
GST Extra
Three PGDM Programmes
GST Extra
Four PGDM Programmes
GST Extra

Key Points to Note in Application Process

  • The application fee is to be paid online and is non-refundable
  • To apply for admission in TAPMI you should click on Admissions and enter your details in the window that opens with the click. It will lead you to application form.
  • TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode. All applications must be submitted online.
  • Candidates have an option of making payment for application through online/credit card/debit card or using online banking payment facility.
  • The procedure may be changed depending on the developments that may arise.

TAPMI Last Date to Apply: January 2020
TAPMI is likely to close the last date to apply in January 2020 second week for PGDM Admission 2020. The Application should be submitted online. TAPMI will accept CAT 2019 score and XAT 2020 score in admission. If you have appeared in either of the two exams or both of the exams you can apply for admission 2020.

TAPMI Admission Eligibility

  1. TAPMI eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/GMAT scores for shortlisting the candidates for Post-graduate Programmes in Management. Accordingly, the candidate should be registered for CAT 2019/XAT 2020 or Taken GMAT and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by TAPMI by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. 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 is also eligible to apply for TAPMI Admission 2020.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by TAPMI and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by the stipulated date as announced by TAPMI.

TAPMI Profile Based Shortlisting: For Candidates with 2 Years+ Work Ex
For candidates with work experience of two years or more TAPMI follows profile-based shortlisting. Following parameters are used for Profile Based shortlisting:

  • Valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores (whichever is higher)
  • Academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation, backlogs during graduation etc.)
  • Quality and Duration of work experience (type of company, total experience, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular achievements if any.

Students will be informed on the shortlist decision through email / sms to their registered email id and phone number.

TAPMI Admission Criteria
TAPMI Admission Criteria 2020 will be a two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on profile and entrance exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria based on other key components apart from entrance exam score:

  1. TAPMI Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of TAPMI Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. TAPMI will shortlist the candidates on the basis of following parameters:
  • TAPMI follows Profile-based shortlisting.
  • Profile considered for shortlisting consists of valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores (whichever is higher), academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation, backlogs during graduation etc.), work experience (type of company, total experience, etc.), extra-curricular achievements if any.
  • The Statement of Purpose plays an important role in shortlisting.
  • Shortlist for each program is separate and independent of each other.
  • Shortlist in one program does not guarantee shortlist for the other program.
  • For candidates with work experience of two years or more TAPMI follows profile-based shortlisting.
  • Students will be informed on the shortlist decision through email/sms to their registered email id and phone number.
  • TAPMI will consider aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • Applicants may submit more than one entrance test score. TAPMI will consider the best test score for shortlisting.

Final Admission Selection Round

  • Post short-listing, applicants will be called for the final selection round (PI Round)
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to go through the final selection round by TAPMI to be held in February-March 2020
  • Final selection is based on CAT/XAT percentile/ GMAT Score, Academic Performance, Work Experience, Statement of Purpose, Written Ability Test, GD and performance in Personal Interview (PI)
  • The GD-PI-WAT will be held at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Manipal.
  • Final selection of the candidate is based CAT/XAT/GMAT (Overall Percentile); Verbal Ability Percentile; academic profile; work experience; WAT Score; GD Score and PI Score.  

WAT Process at TAPMI (WAT)
TAPMI conducts Written Ability Test (WAT) to evaluate written capabilities of prospective students. WAT aims to evaluate Articulation and Technical (Grammar and Spellings) of the applicant.

GD Round at TAPMI
Group Discussions (GD) at TAPMI aims to evaluate ability of the applicant to interact within a group. GD aims at evaluating applicant’s skills in the area of Leadership, Problem Solving, Solution Orientation, Persuasion and Communication. Topics for GD will be based on current affairs/ issues debated in last five years.

PI Round at TAPMI
TAPMI will be conducting Behavioural Personal Interview to understand the applicant’s attitude towards management education. TAPMI will evaluate applicant’s ability in terms of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership and Communication.

TAPMI Admission Cut Offs: For Candidates with Less Than 24 Months of Work Ex
Following overall minimum percentile in the CAT/XAT/GMAT entrance exam should be scored by the applicants to get shortlisted for final admission process by TAPMI Manipal. The exam wise admission 2020 score cut offs are based on aggregate percentile score although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam.These cut offs are expected to be applicable for the applicants with less than 24 months of Work experience.

Cut off Percentile/score
CAT 2019
85 percentile
XAT 2020
85 Percentile
650 Score

TAPMI Admission Academic cut offs 2020
You should have scored following minimum percentage of marks from class 10 onwards to get admission in TAPMI ManipalGraduation

60% Marks
Class XII
60% Marks
Class X

Unless revised upwards, the programme fees payable by different PGDM programme students at TAPMI Manipal is as under:

Programme Programme Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
PGDM 16.9
PGDM (BKFS) 16.9
PGDM (HRM) 16.9
PGDM (MSM) 16.9

Step by Step TAPMI Admission Process
Following steps are included in the TAPMI Admission process:

  • Step 1: Must have registered and appeared in at least one of the entrance exams – CAT 2019; XAT 2020; GMAT
  • Step 2: The candidate should apply to TAPMI Manipal online by using the common application form.
  • Step 3: Candidates are short-listed for GD-PI-WAT round from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of TAPMI. The Personal Interview process will be conducted in the months of February/March 2020 and will be common for all the PGDM Programmes at TAPMI.
  • Step 5: After the PI round, admission offers are made by TAPMI to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Work Experience among others
  • Step 6: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

TAPMI Intake
TAPMI Manipal has a sanctioned intake of 470 students. The programme wise intake is as under:

Program Indian Domiciled NRI CIWG PIO / Foreign National
PGDM 285 15 15 15
PGDM – HR 35
T. A. Pai Management Institute, known as TAPMI is located in the student city of Manipal, Karnataka. The PGDM programmes at TAPMI are AICTE approved and learning experience at TAPMI is good. Established in 1980, TAPMI is one of the 10 institutes in India and 5% of the business schools world- wide,to have been accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation, the oldest and toughest accreditation in the world of business education. TAPMI is also the 5thinstitution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation.

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