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Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research CAT Selection Process

Last Updated - August 16, 2018

Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai campus is a part of S P Mandali, a charitable trust based in Pune. It offers PGDM, PGP, MMS courses in a number of specializations along with a Ph.D. program in Management Studies. Apart from these courses, the institute also offers part-time, certificate and special courses.

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Admissions to various courses are done through different National Level Entrance examinations like CAT/ XAT/ ATMA/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAH CET followed by GD & PI. Candidates’ academic performance and work experience is also considered during admission.

To know more on selection procedure, candidates can read the article below.

Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research Admission Highlights

InstitutePrin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (We School)
Basic admission criteriaEntrance-based
Application modeOnline and offline
CategorySelection process
Name of entranceCAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT, CMAT, MAH CET, PET

Welingkar Institute of Management Mumbai Selection process

Selection process mainly focuses on Academic Potential, Sound Fundamentals Personal Qualities, Leadership Qualities, Creative Skills and Work Experience.

For PGDM admission, candidates should have a valid CAT / XAT / ATMA / CMAT/ GMAT/ MAH CET with 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree.

Selection process for various courses is as listed below.

Course NameSelection Process
PGDMCAT/ XAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ CMAT/ MAH CET score followed by Group discussion & Personal interview
PGPBased on an interview conducted by the institute
MMSMAH-MBA/MMS CET/ CAT/ GMAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ CMAT/ XAT score
Part-Time MBAWritten test, GD & PI conducted by the institute
Post Graduate Diploma/Diploma (1-year) /Diploma (6-month) /Advanced Certificate CourseMerit in the qualifying examination
Post Graduate Program (Special) Certificate Program (Special)Merit in the qualifying examination
Ph.D.PET followed by personal interview

Merit list for PGDM admission will be prepared considering the following pattern:

CategoryPreference
CAT/ XAT/ ATMA/ CMAT/ GMAT/ MAH CET score50%
Academic performance15%
Work experience5%
Group discussion15%
Personal interview15%

Selection Criteria

The Selection Process comprises of the following stages:

ParametersMax.Marks
Stage 1 -
Written test (CAT/ XAT/ MH-CET/ ATMA)140
Academic performance15
Work experience15
Total for stage 1170
Stage 2 (only students short listed from Stage I will progress to Stage II) -
Extra curricular activities10
Essay questions20
Group discussion50
Personal interview -I50
Personal interview -II50
Psychometric test & Creativity test50
Total for stage 2230
Grand Total400

Only short listed candidates will be called after Stage I for Stage II of the selection process.

In the event of the candidate submitting more than one score, the best of the submitted scores will be considered for evaluation.

Students are selected based on a comprehensive review of their application and written test scores instead of minimum performance standards.

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Required Documents

Students are required to produce the following attested certificates in original and 2 sets of photocopies during admission:

  • 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
  • Gap Certificate in prescribed format (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation / SSC Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Validity / Proforma H (if applicable)
  • Income Cert. issued by Tahasildar for EBC students (for income upto INR 6,00,000 only)
  • Proof of Minority (if applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate from last attended college
  • Migration Certificate
  • Certificate of Indian Nationality
  • UID Aadhar Card
  • Medical Fitness Certificate

Profile based call

Applicants with a good overall profile will be called for GDPI. The parameters of a good profile will include:

  • Strong academic background,
  • Work experience and good academic consistency
  • Extracurricular initiatives leading to Achievements and Awards (international/ national/ district level)

These are early interview calls, to benefit the students with a good profile, so they have an opportunity to appear for the GDPI.

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Final selection

The final selection is based on the composite score of: Entrance Test (35%) +Overall profile (65%)

The Selection process includes the following parameters:

ParameterWeightage
Qualifying Entrance Test percentile; Best of percentile in CAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT and MH-CET will be considered35%
Academics (X,XII, Graduation and Post-Graduation)65%
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Sports, Extra-Curricular activities awards and achievements at District, National, International level, Academic diversity etc.
Total Composite Score Merit position of the of above parameters will be used for offering admission to a program100%

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

This will evaluate the student’s response to the essay questions in the form, work experience, if any, how the candidate responds to the activities and questions posed in the GDPI etc.

Main focus is on

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

Important points to be Noted

  • Student with a high written test score doesn’t guarantee a short listing as the student may be found lacking on other areas on which the Institute lays emphasis.
  • Students with a low written test may be short listed if they are academic performers / have exhibited leadership qualities / performed exceptionally well on areas of the Institute’s focus.
  • So, there is no Cut Off score as the written test alone cannot be the sole deciding factor in 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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