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Selection Criteria of FMS: CAT Cutoff, Extempore and PI

November 04, 2016 05:29 PM 4 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma , Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi) , University of Delhi , Common Admission Test , Common Admission Test - 2016

Selection Criteria of FMS: CAT Cutoff, Extempore and PI

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi was established in 1954 under the administration of Delhi University and is one of the oldest and best B-schools in India. FMS has always been on the list of top 10 B-Schools of all MBA aspirants in India. It is considered as good an option as any of the IIMs because of its quality of education and the low fee structure that attracts a lot of bright students who don’t wish to take a hefty education loan to pursue MBA.

FMS offers various MBA programmes. Following are the number of seats in different programmes offered by FMS:

Name of the Programme MBA (Full-time) MBA Executive MBA Executive (HCA)
General 101 80 20
SC 30 24 6
ST 15 12 3
OBC 54 43 10
Total 200 159 39

Apart from these seats, Supernumerary Seats are also provided by FMS that are dived as follows:

Category Number of seats
Person With Disability (PWD) 6
Children/Widows of Individuals who have served in war (CW) 10
Foreign Nationals (FS) 10

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FMS Selection Procedure:

FMS Selects students based on a tow phase selection procedure. The first thing that a candidate has to do is clear the Common Aptitude Test (CAT). Based on the CAT Score candidates are selected for the second phase, i.e. an Extempore and Personal Interview (PI). Check out the selection procedures of different programmes offered by FMS:

Name of the Programme Phase 1 Phase 2
MBA All aspirants will have to clear the CAT exam minimum cutoff set by the institute. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT score will have to clear the Extempore and PI round to get admission in MBA programme.
MBA Executive (Evening) Candidates will have to send in their application based on which they will be called for the phase 2 of the selection procedure. All shortlisted candidates will have to clear the Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round.
Doctoral Programmes Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT score as well as the application. Shortlisted candidates will be called for PI round. The PI score and cutoff will determine whether a candidate will get admission or not.

Following are the components and their weights based on which FMS evaluates the composite scores of candidates for MBA Programme. A merit list of students is prepared using the composite score basis which the admissions are done.

Components and their Weights:

Components Weights
CAT Score 85%
Personal Interview 10%
Extempore Speech 5%

Minimum CAT Cutoff required to get shortlisted for the phase 2:

Category CAT Cut-off
General 98.54
OBC 90.60
SC S78.71
ST 60.57
PH-1 (Visually Challenged) 67.54
PH-2 (Auditory Challenged) 17.50
PH-3 (Orthopedically Challenged) 83.89
CW-1 (Widows or Wards of Defence Personnel killed in action) 10.34
CW-2 (Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action) 23.02
CW-3 (Widows or Wards of Defence Personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service) 9.00
CW-4 (Wards of Defence Personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service) 3.93
CW-5 (Wards of Ex-Servicemen and Serving Personnel including Police Personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards) 78.45

These cut-offs may vary year-to-year depending on the difficulty of the exam and the number of students who have applied for the institute.

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FMS also has a pre-decided sectional weightage basis which the performance of the candidates are judged. Check out the sectional weights of different CAT sections:

Section Weightage
Verbal and Reading Comprehension 40%
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30%
Quantitative Ability 30%

NOTE: Female Candidates are given an additional 3 marks under the gender diversity component.

FMS is very certain about its selection criteria and considers a candidate's overall academic performance as well. To maintain diversity on the campus, candidates with different academic disciplines and gender diversities are shortlisted to impart quality education and give the candidates maximum exposure.

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