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Calcutta Business School PGDM Selection Process 2018

Last Updated - August 14, 2018

Calcutta Business School was established in 2008 in West Bengal. The institute offers various undergraduate and post graduate courses. Candidates interested in pursuing PGDM programmes from CBS, West Bengal must appear for CAT or MAT exam. The candidates can check all the necessary details regarding CAT selection process in this article.

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Calcutta Business School PGDM Important Highlights

Name of the InstituteCalcutta Business School, West Bengal
Courses offeredPGDM
PGDM Admission CriteriaEntrance Exam followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview
PGDM Eligibility CriteriaGraduation and valid CAT, XAT, CMAT, JEMAT and MAT score
Entrance Exam AcceptedCAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT and JEMAT
Tuition Fee6,85,000
Scholarship OfferedYes 

Calcutta Business School PGDM Eligibility Criteria

The candidates interested in pursuing PGDM from CBS, Kolkata must have done graduation from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks.

Note that candidates appearing in final year of graduation can also apply.


Calcutta Business School PGDM Selection Process

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of entrance exam’s score. The shortlisted candidates are then called for Group discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The admissions are granted purely on the basis of merit list. The GD and PI round is conducted by Calcutta Business School only. The top scorer in the entrance exam are also granted scholarships. 

Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

Written Ability Test is designed to test a candidate’s critical thinking ability, and their ability to formulate and communicate their thoughts clearly. As part of A candidate must practice essay writing beforehand to score good marks in WAT. While structure is important, since time is limited, a student must not spend too much time in planning the structure of the essay. A candidate must try to put in as many clear ideas in their essay as possible.

Written Ability Test, a student will have to write an essay on a given topic.  The topics for essay writing can be from a variety of domains such as current affairs, government policies, topics of social importance, trade and commerce etc.

In Group Discussion round, a group generally consists of 8-10 candidates and is given one topic for discussion. In this round a candidate’s ability to communicate their idea clearly to a group is assessed. It also helps shortlist candidates who can understand group dynamics and are good team players.

The topics for group discussion, again, can be varied. The topics may range from National and International Politics, Current Affairs, topics of social importance, Government policies etc.

Personal Interview is a crucial component of selection procedure for CBS, West Bengal. Each IIM compulsorily holds a Personal Interview round for selection of candidates.

Candidates who score the requisite percentile will be called for Personal Interview. The questions asked in PI can range from a variety of topics such as:

  • Personal life
  • Academic Record
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Outlook on contemporary issues etc.

Financial Assistance and Scholarship offered by Calcutta Business School

The institute also offers financial assistance based upon candidates’ percentage in Graduation . The assistance varies from 1 lakh to 3 lakhs.

50-54.99NIL
55-59.991,00,000
60-64.991,75,000
65-69.992,25,000
70 and above3,00,000

Also the candidates who will obtain above than 85 percentile in CAT and XAT will fall under Tuition fee waiver scheme.


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