Admission Criteria 2019-21


Admission Procedure for Master of Business Administration Programme (MBA) 2019-21 Batch

Master of Business Administration is the two-year flagship programme of SJMSOM, IIT Bombay that seeks to develop managers for an integrated understanding of all business functions.

Eligible candidates, as per the Eligibility Criteria that are given below can apply online for admission to MBA programme (2019-21 batch) at SJMSOM, IIT Bombay:

[A] Eligibility Criteria for the course Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2019-21(Domestic Candidates)

1] A Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree with at least 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) out of 10 from the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of four years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

2] Applicants appearing for final year of the degree and those who have completed the degree requirements and awaiting results can also apply. The applicant should have secured an aggregate of 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) or equivalent till the latest exam that has been completed and whose scores are available.

3] CA/ICWA, with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in any discipline having secured 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) out of 10.

Admission/Selection Process:

The selection of the candidates for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme 2019-21 batch will be carried out in two phases.

In the first phase, the eligible candidates as per the eligibility criteria [A] mentioned above will be shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) from amongst the candidates, who have applied to the MBA programme.  The candidate must have a valid CAT 2018 score securing a minimum overall percentile score as well as minimum sectional percentile score as mentioned in Table 1.

Shortlisting Criteria for MBA 2019-21 batch:

Candidates securing a minimum overall percentile score as well as minimum sectional percentile score in CAT 2018 as mentioned below in Table 1, will be considered for shortlisting for WAT/PI process.

Table 1: Minimum percentile cut-off score to be considered for shortlisting

Category Overall VARC DILR Quant
General 90 80 80 80
NC-OBC 81 72 72 72
SC 60 53.3 53.3 53.3
ST 60 53.3 53.3 53.3
PWD 60 53.3 53.3 53.3

 Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be higher than the above-mentioned minimum percentile.

Note: Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Person with Disabilities (PWD)

Candidates will be shortlisted for WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview) process based on their composite scores calculated as detailed below.

Phase 1: Composite score to be used for Shortlisting for WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview)

The shortlist of candidates selected for this stage will be based on candidate’s composite score of different parameters whose weightages are as mentioned below.

Parameter Weightage
Performance in CAT 2018 (on Overall Scaled Score) 80 %
Academic Profile  
12th 5 %
Graduation 5 %
Gender Diversity 3 % *
Post Graduate/Professionals 2 % **
Work Experience 5 %

* 3% weightage will be awarded to female candidates

**  2% weightage will be awarded to candidates who are Post Graduates (M.Tech/ME,MD,MS, MA, M.Sc. , MCA, M.Pharma. , M.Plan, M.Arch, M.Des, M.Stat, M.Com and in Other Commerce/ Economics Post Graduate courses) and Professionals such as (CA and ICWA).

1.1 Performance in CAT 2018 (80%)

80% weightage will be given to the candidate’s Overall scaled score in CAT 2018. It will be calculated as:

CAT score = (Candidate’s CAT scaled score/300) *80

1.2 Academic Profile (10%):

The formula for calculating the weightage for the academic profile will be as follows:

1.2.1 Class XII or Equivalent (5%)

The score awarded to the candidates will depend on their streams (Science, Commerce, Arts, and Humanities) and will be calculated based on the below-mentioned formulae.

Stream: Science  
Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=65 0
>65 (x-65) *5/35
Stream: Commerce  
Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=60 0
>60 (x-60) *5/40
Stream: Arts and Humanities  
Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=55 0
>55 (x-55) *5/45

Note:

x is the percentage of marks obtained in Class XII or Equivalent exam rounded off to 2 decimal places.

Marks in all the subjects that appear on the marksheet of the Class XII or Equivalent exam must be considered to arrive at the final percentage irrespective of whether the board considers them to compute the final percentages or not.

Based on the score obtained by the candidate and maximum possible score (for both percentage marks and CGPA/CPI), equivalent percentage of marks will be derived as (Obtained score/ Maximum possible score) *100, irrespective of the formula followed by the respective universities/boards/institutions for the conversion.

1.2.2 Graduation degree (5%)

The score will be awarded to the candidates based on the marks obtained in the Graduation Programme and based on the discipline of their course.

The graduates are broadly divided into 3 categories and the score awarded will be calculated based on below-mentioned formulae.

Discipline 1: Engineering, Basic Science and Commerce *

Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=65 0
>65 and <=85 (x-65) *5/20
>85 5

Discipline 2: Professional Degree (CA, ICWA) **

Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=55 0
>55 and <=70 (x-55) *5/15
>70 5

 Discipline 3: Medicine and Arts ***

Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
<=55 0
>55 and <=75 (x-55) *5/20
>75 5

Note:

x is the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation programme rounded off to 2 decimal places.

If a candidate has cleared a professional degree (CA/ICWA) without having a bachelor’s degree, the average of the candidate’s inter and final examinations’ percentages of marks obtained would be treated as their available marks.

If a candidate has an integrated master’s degree or dual degree after their 12th standard or equivalent, the university/institute norms for calculating the equivalent bachelor’s degree percentage would be considered for the calculation of their graduation percentage scores.

If any Institution/University awards only grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the applicant needs to obtain a certificate from the Institution/ University specifying the equivalent marks which needs to be submitted at the time of the interview if the applicant gets shortlisted.

Based on the obtained score and maximum possible score (for both percentage marks and CGPA/CPI), equivalent percentage of marks will be derived as (Obtained score/ Maximum possible score) *100, irrespective of the formula followed by the respective universities/ institutions for the conversion.

For a University/Institution that awards marks in terms of percentages, Overall average of marks secured in all years or whose scores are available will be used to arrive at the final percentage as shown below.

Example of Overall Average Calculation:

1st year – Max marks 500 – Obtained marks 460

2nd year – Max marks 400 – Obtained marks 330

3rd year – Max marks 450 – Obtained marks 380

Overall average will be = (460+330+380) / (500+400+450) * 100 = 86.66%

*  Discipline 1:

BE/B.TECH/B.Arch/BCA/B.Plan.

4 Year Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Economics (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Administration, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics (all degrees), Economic Development and Planning, Finance, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.), Hotel & Tourism Management, Vocational Degree in Commerce (B.Com.).

All BS/BSC (Excluding Journalism), B.Pharma, BN (Bachelor Of Nursing), B.STAT., BDS.

BA (Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, Geography, and Geological Sciences)

** Discipline 2:

CA (Chartered Accountancy) and ICWA (Cost and Works Accountancy)

*** Discipline 3:

MBBS/MD

B.Des./ BFTech, LLB.

All Arts and Humanities related 4-year Bachelor’s degree in:

Arts/Humanities (Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)

BA (with exception of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, Geography, and Geological Sciences)

 Note:

If the duration of the Bachelor’s degree is less than 4 years, the candidate must have a Master’s degree.

Master’s degree holders will be classified into one of these 3 disciplines based on their subjects/ fields in their bachelor’s degree programme.

1.2.3 Gender Diversity:

3% score will be awarded to female candidates.

1.2.4 Post Graduate Qualification/Professionals:

2% score will be awarded to Postgraduates candidates (M.Tech/ ME, MD, MS, MA, M.SC, MCA, M.Pharma, M.Plan., M.Arch.,M.Des., M.STAT., M.Com. and Other Commerce/Economics Postgraduate courses) and Professionals (CA and ICWA).

1.2.5 Work-experience: 5% score will be awarded depending upon the applicant’s duration of relevant work experience.

Work Experience (In Months) Formula for scoring (In %)
<=24 5*x/24
>24 and <=48 (48-x) *5/24
>48 0

 Note:

x is the number of months of relevant work experience

Work experience in a coaching centre, working for self-propriety or small-scale business (like retail store etc.), NGO and Petrol Pump will not be considered.

Work experience of more than or equal to 15 days in a month should be counted as 1 month and for less than 15 days, it should be counted as 0.

Currently employed applicants should consider experience period up to 31st December 2018.

Experience letter, first and the latest monthly payslips should be produced at the time of WAT/PI.

The final decision regarding all the marks given is at the discretion of the college authorities.

Phase 2: Final Selection: Merit List preparation

The final Merit list of candidates selected for offering admission to MBA programme (2019-21 batch) at SJMSOM, IIT Bombay will be based on candidate’s composite score of different parameters whose weights are as mentioned below.

CAT 2018 Overall Percentile Score 37.5 %
Personal Interaction (WAT and PI) 47.5 %
Candidate’s Profile 15 %

2.1 CAT 2018 Overall scaled Score (37.5%)

37.5% weightage will be given to the candidate’s Overall scaled score in CAT 2018. It will be calculated as:

CAT score = (Candidate’s CAT scaled score/300) *37.5

2.2 Personal Interaction (47.5%):

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay will give the following weightages

2.2.1 Writing Skills (WAT): 10 %

2.2.2 Personal Interview (PI): 37.5 %

Originals and copies (if required) of all certificates must be produced for verification at the time of WAT and PI.

2.3 Profile (15%):

The following weightages will be considered for profiling

2.3.1 Graduation:  5%

2.3.2 Work experience:  5%

2.3.3 Extra-curricular Activities:  5%

2.3.1 Graduation:  5%

The methodology followed for the allocation of the score for graduation will remain the same as Phase 1 (Shortlisting for the WAT/PI phase).

2.3.2 Work-experience:

5% score will be awarded depending upon the applicant’s duration of relevant work experience.

Work Experience (In Months) Formula for scoring (In %)
<=24 5*x/24
>24 and <=48 (48-x) *5/24
>48 0

Note:

x is the number of months of relevant work experience

Work experience in a coaching centre, working for self-propriety or small-scale business (like retail store etc.), NGO and Petrol Pump will not be considered.

Work experience of more than or equal to 15 days in a month should be counted as 1 month and for less than 15 days, it should be counted as 0.

Currently employed applicants should consider experience period up to 31st December 2018.

Experience letter, first and the latest monthly payslips should be produced at the time of WAT/PI.

The final decision regarding all the marks given is at the discretion of the college authorities.

2.3.3 Extra-curricular Activities (5%)

The extra-curricular activities as pursued from Class XI onwards will have the following weights

% Extra-curricular Activity
5 National level winner
4 State level winner
3 District level winner/ Intercollege winner
2 City winner
1 Intra-College winner

 Note: Extra Curricular activity is valid subject to the candidate producing original certificates during verification process of WAT/PI.

The final decision regarding all the marks given is at the discretion of the college authorities.

[B] Eligibility Criteria for the course Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2019-21 (International Candidates)

For the purpose of application, international applicant is one who holds a foreign passport, or has Indian passport but is studying/working abroad continuously for more than or equal to two years (as on 30 Sept. 2019).

1] A four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s Degree in any discipline with first class or 60% marks (55% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for candidates belonging to SC/ST category) out of 10.

2] CA/ICWA, with a first class Bachelor’s degree in any discipline having secured 60% marks (55% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for candidates belonging to SC/ST category) out of 10.

3] Those appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. The admission in such cases will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria as stated in (1) or (2) at the time of joining the course.

4] One who holds a foreign passport and does not have an Indian passport should have cleared TOEFL or IELTS.

Reservation Policy:

SJMSOM IIT Bombay strictly follows the Government of India’s Policy on reservation.

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