T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Admission Process 2019

Manipal (Karnataka) Estd : 1980 Approved by : AACSB, AIU, AICTE Type : Private
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Admission Process

For Admission in PGDM

T. A Pai Management Institute offer's Two-Year Full-Time P.G.D.M (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) Programme. The Institute offers PGDM with four Specialization which is PGDM in Healthcare Management, PGDM in General Management, PGDM in Finance Management and PGDM in Human Resources Management. The overall number of intake in P.G.D.M is 420. For taking admission in P.G.D.M programme candidate must clear CAT/XAT/GMAT Exam.

Selection for all the programmes mentioned above is done in two phases as given below:


Programme Phase 1 Phase 2
PGDM The institute will first select candidates on the basis of their score in either CAT / XAT / GMAT along with their academic profile. In the second round, the candidates have to appear for the Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The interviewing panel also analyses the quality of work experience of a candidate.
PGDM – HCM Candidates will be selected basis their score in either of the exams mentioned above, provided they clear the cutoff set by the institute. There may or may not be a Group Discussion round for this programme. However, the candidates will have to clear the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview in order to get admission in this programme.
PGDM – BKFS The institute accepts either off CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores for the selection of students for this programme. Performance in 10th, 12th and graduation along with work experience plays an essential role in selection. Selected candidates are invited on campus to appear for the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview round.
Executive Education Selection for this programmes is done on the basis of the application submitted by the candidate during the time of registration. Final selection is done on the basis of Personal Interview and quality of work experience of a candidate.
Doctorate level Programmes Candidates are selected on the basis of their research work and papers published by them. Candidate's application also plays an essential role. Shortlisted candidates are invited for Personal Interview round. Final selection is done on the basis of a candidate’s score in both the rounds.



You can expect the cut-off to be around 80 percentile but it is not a definite score. The cut-off is subject to change as the admission trends are different each year. Check the estimated cut-off below:


Exam Exam Percentile
CAT 80+
XAT 80+
MAT 80 to 90

Important Date of CAT Exam. 

Events Dates
Notification Release July/August 2018
Online Registration Starts 2nd week of August 2018
Last date for Registration 3rd week of September 2018
Application Correction Starts 4th week of September 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts 3rd week of October 2018
Mock Test 3rd week of October 2018
CAT Aptitude Test 25th November 2018
Cut Off Release Last week of November 2018
Answer Key Release 1st week of December 2018
Result Announcement 2nd week of January 2019


Important Date of XAT Exam.

Notification date




Late Registration


Admit Card Release


Exam Date & Timings

Sunday, January 6, 



T. A. Pai Management Institute PGDM Admission 2019

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor degree with recognized university.
  • Candidate must clear CAT/XAT/GMAT Exam.
  • A candidate who shortlisted then called for the WAT(Written Admission Test), GD(Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview).
  • Final selection of the candidate is based CAT/XAT/GMAT (Overall Percentile) + Verbal Ability Percentile + academic profile + work experience + WAT Score + GD Score + PI Score.

Contact Details of T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal

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    Badagabettu Road, Manipal, Karnataka, India- 576104
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