BIIB Pune CAT 2019 Selection Process

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    Balaji Institute of International Business was established in 2003, under the aegis of Sri Balaji Society, Pune is located in Pune, Maharashtra. The institute offers PGDM course in three discrete disciplines that are International Business, Marketing and Finance.

    • Application form for all the three courses can be submitted via both online and offline modes.
    • Candidates applying should have a minimum of 50% marks in graduation from any legislative University.
    • Admission will be based on any of the entrance exam score CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MH-CET scores, Group Discussion and Personal interview.

    CAT being the biggest MBA entrance in India, is also a qualifying exam for the admission in BIIB Pune. Candidates successfully qualifying the examination and scoring equal to or more than CAT Cut off marks are entitled to apply for admission to PGDM program in BIIB Pune

    CAT exam for the year 2019 will be conducted on November 24 and it will consist of the following sections:

    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
    • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Aptitude

    CAT Application Forms will be released on August 5, 2019. CAT application fee for General category candidates is INR 1900 whilst for SC/ST candidates it is INR 900 which is to be submitted at the time of CAT application form submission.

    To get the details about the selection procedure of BIIB, Pune you can read the article below.

    Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB), Pune Admission Highlights

    InstituteBalaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
    Basic admission criteriaAdmission will be based on CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT or MH-CET, GD/PI
    Application modeOnline/Offline
    CategorySelection process
    Name of entranceCAT / MAT / XAT / CMAT / MH-CET (PGDM)

    BIIB Pune Selection process

    In the selection process, candidate’s Academic Potential, Sound Fundamentals Personal Qualities, Creative Skills, Leadership Qualities and Work Experience are analyzed mainly.

    For PGDM admission, candidates should have a valid CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/MAH-CET score with atleast 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree and 45% in case of SC/ ST/ OBC.

    Required Documents

    It is obligatory for all the candidates to fabricate the subsequent attested certificates in original and 2 sets of photocopies during the admission procedure:

    • Written Test Identity Card
    • Score card of the test given
    • General Undertaking
    • Anti-Ragging Affidavit from Student and Parent
    • 10th and 12th mark sheets
    • Degree mark-sheets of all semesters
    • Degree Certificate
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
    • Caste Validity / Proforma H (if applicable)
    • Gap Certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable)
    • Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation or SSC Certificate
    • Income Cert. issued by Tahasildar for EBC students (for income upto INR 6,00,000 only)
    • Migration Certificate
    • Certificate of Indian Nationality
    • Proof of Minority (if applicable)
    • Transfer Certificate from last attended college
    • UID Aadhar Card
    • Medical Fitness Certificate

    Also Check CAT Syllabus 

    Profile-based call

    Candidates having superior profile overall will be called for GDPI. The parameters of a good profile will include:

    • Strong academic background
    • Work experience
    • Extracurricular initiatives leading to Achievements and Awards (international/ national/ district level)
    • These interview calls benefit the candidates with a good profile, so they have a better prospect to appear for the GD/PI

    BIIB Pune Final Selection

    Final selection is based on the composite score of the following parameters:

    Group Discussions: Applicants who will fulfill the qualitative requirements will be called for the Group Discussions. The duration of GD will be 30-45 minutes per group. Apart from the GD, this may also include case studies, role plays and extempore speech. GD process will be given 40% of the total weightage in the merit list. This is an elimination round.

    Personal Interviews: Personal interview round will carry 30% of the total weightage. This board of experts will gauge the candidates on diverse parameters including the aptness of the candidate for a particular occupation; the board will also give the opportunity to the candidates to add or delete course options.

    Merit List: On completion of interviews, we generate a final merit list based on overall performance of the candidates. The applicant is well thought-out for the course when he has preferred according to the main concern mentioned by him/her in the application form

    In case, he/she is not selected for the course applied by him/her, then he/she will be considered for other courses and selected on merit

    Core areas to analyze are

    • Academic Potential
    • Sound Fundamentals Personal Qualities
    • Leadership Qualities
    • Creative Skills
    • Work Experience (If Any)
    • Extra Curricular activities: What are your achievements in the past?

    Points of Significant Importance

    • Students should note that one with a high written test score doesn’t certify a short listing as he/she may be found lacking on other areas on which the Institute lays prominence.
    • In fact, students with a low written test may get shortlisted if they are academic performers / have exhibited leadership qualities / performed exceptionally well on areas of the Institute’s focus.
    • Hence, there is no Cut Off score as solely the written test cannot conclude the selection process.
    • To test emotive aspects of leadership, decision-making skills, ability to handle stress, team orientation, etc. Group Discussions and Interviews have been added as a part of the selection process.



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