FMS Delhi Admission Procedure through CAT 2019

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi has revamped its admission policy. For MBA admission 2020, it has not only reduced the weightage to CAT exam score but has also included the GD round in the final selection process with proper weightage. Candidates seeking admission in a full-time MBA program in this prestigious institute have to clear CAT 2019.

    Latest: CAT 2019 Admit Card is available from October 23, 2019. Download Now

    For the academic year 2019, CAT is likely to be conducted for November 24, 2019 (Sunday). Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must have a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks.  CAT Registration has been started from August 7, 2019. 

    • Students need to score equivalent or higher than CAT Cutoff set by FMS, Delhi. The expected percentile is 98+.
    • Other than clearing CAT, a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or be in the final year of graduation.
    • To apply, the online application form will be available on the FMS Official Website.
    • Applicants who clear the overall Cut off of CAT 2019 will appear for Personal Interview, Group Discussion, and Extempore rounds.

    FMS Delhi Latest Updates

    FMS Delhi has introduced plenty of changes in its admission procedure. 

    • Reduced weightage of CAT Score from 85% to 60% in the final merit list.
    • Reintroduced Group Discussion Round, which was scrapped in 2014. It will command 10% weightage.
    • Increased weightage to Interview Round from 10% to 15%. 
    • Academic profile, extempore speech and gender diversity will account for 10%, 5% and 3% respectively. 

    How will the Changes Affect Students?

    • To Attract More Non-Engineers- With significant weightage given to the sectional scores in CAT, the overall cutoff is no more the only deciding factor. FMS will now award 10% higher weightage to VARC sectional scores so that more non-engineers appear in the exam.
    • No two 99 percentilers are on the same ground- In case a candidate scores a 99 percentile in CAT but has a low percentile in VARC and high score in Quants & DILR, he may not be given as much preference in comparison to a candidate with 97 percentile in CAT, high score in VARC and slightly low percentile in Quant and DILR.

    Important Dates 

    Event Date Link 
    FMS Delhi Registration 10 oct – 25 Nov, 2019 


    FMS Delhi Admission Highlights

    Name of the InstituteFaculty of Management Studies
    Type of InstitutePublic
    Courses OfferedMBA, MBA (Exe), PhD
    Basic Eligibility RequirementsMBA –Bachelor’s Degree
    MBA (Exe) –Bachelor’s Degree and Executive Experience
    Ph.D –Master’s Degree / M. Phil
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Application FeeINR 1000 ( INR 350 for SC / ST / PwD candidates)
    Basic Admission CriteriaCAT / GAT followed by an interview
    • For admission to the MBA program at FMS, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
    • The application form is available online at the institute’s official website.
    • Selection to MBA and Ph.D courses is based on a valid CAT score.
    • Candidate seeking admission in MBA (Exe) and MBA – HCA (Exe) must have a graduation degree with an executive work experience of at least 5 years.
    • The selection of candidates in the Executive programs will be based on the General Ability Test (Management Aptitude & General Awareness).

    FMS Delhi MBA Admissions

    No. of Elective Courses 8
    Basic Eligibility CriteriaBachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC / ST / PwD)
    Course Fees per annum  INR 48,000/- per semester
    Selection Process Entrance Exam 
    Name of Entrance Exam CAT
    • Note: Admission to Part II Second Year of the programme shall be open to only those students who have cleared successfully at least 12 papers out of the 16 papers offered during First Year of the programme comprising of 1st and 2nd Semesters taken together.

    List of Elective Courses 

    • The Master of Business Administration Programme is divided into two years. Each year consists of 2 semesters. 
    • At the completion of the first two semesters in the first year and before the commencement of the third semester, the student is required to undergo summer training in an organization. A report based on the summer training shall be submitted within four weeks from the commencement of the third semester. 
    • Finance 
    • Marketing 
    • OB & HRM 
    • Production and Operations Management 
    • Entrepreneurship 
    • Information Technology Management 
    • Services Management 
    • Contemporary Issues 

    FMS Delhi Executive MBA and Executive MBA (Healthcare) Admission

    No. of Elective Courses 7
    Basic Eligibility Criteria for Executive MBA Bachelor’s Degree with at least 45% marks in any discipline.
    She/He should have atleast 5 years of experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial / government established / registered organization after passing the Bachelor’s Degree examination).
    Basic Eligibility Criteria for Executive MBA (Healthcare)Bachelor’s Degree with at least 45% marks or equivalent grade in any discipline such as Medicine (MBBS) / BDS / BAMS / BUMS / BHMS or Master Degree with 55% marks in Biotechnology / Genomics / Genetics / Nursing / Bioengineering / Alternative Systems of Medicine / Paramedical Discipline / Pharmacology / Anthropology / Zoology OR an examination recognized as equivalent thereto. 
    The Master / Bachelor’s degree should be of the University of Delhi or any other recognized University / deemed university / institute.
    The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience as an executive or in an administrative position in a public or private or autonomous / registered Health Care Organization or in Health Sector after aquiring the Bachelor’s degree. 
    Total No. of Seats Available 250 seats (200 for MBA Executive and 50 for Healthcare Administration)
    Course Fees per annum  INR 48,000/- per semester
    Selection Process Entrance Exam 
    Name of Entrance Exam CAT

    List of Elective Courses 

    • Culture, Philosophy and Management 
    • Economics and Public Policy 
    • Entrepreneurship 
    • Finance 
    • Information Technology Management 
    • Marketing 
    • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management and Decision Sciences 
    • Strategy 

    FMS Delhi Selection Criteria

    FMS Delhi has a multi-step admission process wherein individuals must qualify each round to advance to the next. The steps involved in securing a seat in the management institute are as follows:

    • Clearing CAT 2019 cut off (expected to be 98+)
    • Shortlisted students participating in subsequent rounds- Extempore, GD & PI process
    • Preparing the final merit list based on CAT Result, Academic Profile, and performance in Extempore, GD & PI round

    CAT 2019

    To shortlist applicants for PI and other rounds, different weightages will be assigned to the scores of different sections of CAT. This will be done to encourage Gender and Academic Diversity. FMS, Delhi will compute a composite score based on only CAT 2019 scores. The weightage given to different sections of CAT is given below:

    FMS Delhi also considers Gender Diversity Factor to make sure that there is a proper proportion of male and female individuals. This is done by awarding female participants a certain percentage of marks. Female candidates will be awarded an additional 3% of the maximum aggregate marks while drawing the list of students selected for PI round.

    Expected CAT Cutoff 2019

    The expected cutoff marks for FMS Delhi is given below:

    CategoryComposite Score

    Check CAT 2019 Cutoff

    Extempore, GD and PI rounds

    Candidates who clear the cut off laid down by the institute will be called for Extempore, GD and PI rounds. These 3 components have a total weightage of 35% in the final composite score. Applicants must attend these rounds as per the schedule announced by the institute. All these rounds will be organized by FMS Delhi and held at its campus.

    • In the Extempore round, aspirants will have to give a speech on any topic as decided by the panelists. They will not be given any time for preparation as the topics will be provided on the spot.
    • Students must deliver a speech for 2 minutes. To do well in this round, being updated with the current events around the world is a must.
    • In the GD round, participants will be divided into groups and will have to discuss the given topic. This round will test their creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness.
    • In the PI round, students will be interviewed by a panel of judges to evaluate their academic profile, quality of work, and personal characteristics.

    FMS Delhi Final Merit List

    FMS Delhi will create a final merit list based on the performance of individuals in CAT and other qualifying rounds conducted by them. The merit list will be prepared separately for each category. Final admission offers will be made based on ranks secured by applicants in this list. The weightage for each component of the selection process for the MBA program in FMS Delhi is given below-

    CAT 2019 Score60%
    Class 10 marks5%
    Class 12 marks5%
    Group Discussion10%
    Personal Interview15%

    FMS Delhi Seat Intake

    A total of 200 seats are available at FMS Delhi for its MBA program. Reservation will be applicable as per guidelines issued by the University of Delhi. The seats available for each category are as follows:

    CategoryNumber of seats (Total- 200)



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