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Know all about the Cutoff and Selection Process at JBIMS Mumbai

November 11, 2016 04:52 PM 3 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma , Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai) , Common Admission Test , Common Admission Test - 2016

Know all about the Cutoff and Selection Process at JBIMS Mumbai

Started in the year 1965, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. It is one of the oldest and best B-schools in India.

Following is the list of programmes offered by JBIMS:

Type of Programme Name of the Programme
Full-time programme
  1. Masters in Management Studies (MMS) Programme
  2. MSc Finance
  3. Doctoral Programme
Part Time Programmes
  1. Master in Marketing Management (MMM)
  2. Master in Human Resource Development & Management (MHRDM)
  3. Master in Information Management (MIM)
  4. Master in Financial Management (MFM)

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JBIMS takes admission on the basis of either CAT, MAH-CET or GMAT scores. Indian students can only apply either through CAT scores or MAH-CET scores. The institute has a defined cutoff basis which the students are streamlined before calling them for the selection process.

JBIMS initially shortlists on the basis of their CAT or MAH-CET score. In order to qualify the phase one of the selection process, the candidates must secure the minimum cutoff in either of the two exams mentioned above.

JBIMS Cutoff:

Student Category CAT Score (Percentile) MH-CET Score (Percentile)
General 95 95.37
Reserved (SC/ST/OBC) 75 90
Physically Disabled 75 85
PIO and children of Indian workers in gulf countries 85 85

NOTE: Securing the cutoff mentioned above does not guarantee admission in JBIMS. The score of students who get shortlisted may be higher than this.

Selection is done in two phases for all types of programmes. Check table for reference:

Programme Phase 1 Phase 2
MMS / MSc Finance Candidates are shortlisted based on their overall performance in either CAT or MAH-CET. Score of each section of either of the exams is evaluated. Shortlisted students are then called for personal assessment where they have to clear the Group Activity, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.
Part-time programmes Selection is done strictly on the basis of MAH-CET score and the application of the student (previous academic performance). In Phase 2 the candidates have to clear the Written Test and the Personal Interview in order to be selected for JBIMS.

Usually, if a candidate scores 153 out 200 in MAH-CET, he must have secured 99 percentile in the exam, however, in order to secure 100 percentile, a candidate will have to score close to 163 – 165 marks in MAH-CET. Apart from the CAT or MAH-CET score, the candidate also needs a strong academic background.

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Following are few of the things that the institute considers before shortlisting a candidate for the MMS programme:

  • Past academic performance (10th, 12th and graduation)
  • Quality & content of the answers in the application form
  • Quality of work experience and organisations that a candidate has worked for (if any)
  • Extra-curricular activities and other accomplishments of the candidate

All these components add up to the total composite score of the candidate based on the weightage each of the components. JBIMS has structured the weightage of every component in both the rounds i.e. AR and IPA.

Components and Weights: Evaluation of Candidate's Profile (AR)

Components Weights
CAT / MAH-CET Score 60
Marks in 10th, 12th and Graduation 15
Extra-curricular / Work Experience 20
Diversity 5
Total 100

Components and Weights: In-Person Assessment Round (IPA)

Components Weights
Group Activity 20
Group Discussion 20
Personal Interview 60
Total 100

Composite Score = 0.60 (AR) + 0.40 (IPA)

The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of the composite scores awarded to each candidate.

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