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    KJ Somaiya Admission & XAT Cutoff

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    The admission process at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) for PGDM 2020-22 began in the first week of October 2019 and will close in the first week of February. Students who appeared for XAT 2020/CAT/CMAT/GMAT can apply till February 4, 2020, for the current PGDM session. The admission criteria for the PGDM program will be based on a common admission process where candidates will be scored and measured on the basis of their past academic records, their achievements, and their work experience. 

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    • Candidates who partake in the selection process will be assessed on the basis of a group discussion round as well as a personal interview. After the merit list of all the finalists has been released, candidates will be able to fill their program preferences online. 
    • Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds will commence at the end of February 2020.
    • The application fee for Indian Residents is INR 2850/- (as per last year) and for NRI / FN / OCI / CIWGC applicants it’s INR 3850.

    The institute offers a 2 year full-time PGDM and candidates have the option to opt for a specialization in the following categories: Financial Services, International Business, Communication, Retail Management, or Health Care Management. It also offers executive and doctoral programs that are management-oriented.

    Expected XAT 2020 Cutoff

    KJ Somaiya Expected Cut off XAT 2020

    XAT cut off 2020 for KJ Somaiya varies every year and it totally depends on the quality and number of applications received in that year.

    The expected cut off may remain as:

    Entrance ExamExpected Cut off
    XAT 202085-90 Percentile

    The expected cut off for other entrance exams:

    Entrance ExamExpected Cut off
    CAT 201985+ Percentile
    GMAT (Till Feb 10, 2020)500 to 600
    CMAT 202085+ Percentile

    Important Admission Dates

    Important Dates to Remember

    Event Date
    Last date of Form Submission February 4, 2020 (Extended)
    Shortlist & Cutoff February 17, 2020
    Location Preference for GD/PIFeb 17 - 20, 2020
    GD/PI DatesFeb 28 - Mar 15, 2020
    Declaration of Merit ListMar 23, 2020
    Preference for ProgramMar 23 - 26, 2020
    Offer LettersApril 1, 2020
    Initiation of PGDM Programmes June 20, 2020
    Commencement of Induction June 22, 2020
    Programme CommencementJuly 16, 2020

    GD and PI Details

    Selection Process Centers

    Sr.No Name of the Center GD and PI Dates 
    Kolkata February 29 – March 01, 2020
    2Bhubhaneshwar March 03, 2020 
    Guwahati March 03, 2020 
    Shillong March 05, 2020 
    Patna March 03, 2020 
    Ranchi March 03, 2020 
    7Sikkim March 03, 2020 
    8Delhi February 28- March 01, 2020
    9Chandigarh March 3-4, 2020 
    10 Jaipur March 3-4, 2020 
    11 Jammu March 3-4, 2020 
    12 Lucknow March 3-4, 2020 
    13 Bhopal March 3-4, 2020 
    14 Raipur March 3, 2020
    15 Bangalore March 7-8, 2020
    16 Trivandrum March 10, 2020 
    17 Chennai March 12, 2020 
    18 Hyderabad March 14-15, 2020
    19Ahmedabad March 14-15, 2020
    20 Mumbai February 29 – March -01, 2020
    March 7-8, 2020
    March 14-15, 2020

    Note: All the official details regarding the GD and PI center locations will be announced when the final candidate shortlist is released. 

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria for KJ Somaiya

    • At least 50% marks in degree from a university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) / AICTE. 
    • Candidate should have appeared for XAT 2020 / CAT 2019 / GMAT / CMAT 2020
    • Final year students who will appear for their final exams in April-May 2020 can also apply. Their admission will be contingent on the basis that of them attaining the minimum aggregate marks before July 31, 2020. 
    • If a final year student has offered admission then he/she has to submit the mark sheets or degree certificates before July 31, 2020, provided by the college.
    • Work experience is not mandatory.

    Admission Process

    Admission Process

    Step 1: Eligibility

    • Candidates have to appear for XAT 2020.
    • Other eligible exams to get admission in KJ Somaiya are CAT 2019, CMAT 2020, GMAT till Feb 10, 2020.
    • To get admission to KJ Somaiya, the candidate has to fill the online application form. 
    • The program preferences will be asked from the students after the declaration of merit list.

    Step 2: Shortlist for Group Discussion and Personal Interview

    • The shortlisting of candidates will be based on XAT 2020 scores.
    • Then shortlisted candidates have to fill the Candidate Profile Form & submit a  Statement of Purpose (SOP).

    Step 3: GD/PI Process

    • GD-PI Process will be conducted in different cities across India so students can select the city of their choice.
    • Case-based Group Discussion and In-depth Personal Interview will be conducted. 
    • Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries, CIWGC - GD & PI process will be held at SIMSR, Mumbai 
    • NRI or FN or PIO candidates Personal Interview will be done by Skype or in-person (based on convenience).

    Step 4: Merit List Declaration

    • Declaration of consolidated merit rank of the candidate will be announced.
    • Candidates will have to fill program preference details online.

    Step 5: Final Admission

    • Candidates will be offered the choice of the program based on their preference, merit rank, and availability of seats.

    Selection Parameters

    Selection Parameter and their Weights

    Candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process once they clear the cutoff for XAT 2020 or other entrance exams such as CMAT 2020, GMAT, and CAT 2019. 

    To calculate the final score following weights will be given to the parameters. The preference will be given to the scores of the entrance exam and the second most preferred will be the candidate’s performance in the personal interview.

    Every candidate’s position on the merit list will be decided based on their profile and their performance in the GD and PI. Afterward, candidates can choose a program in the counseling round based on their performance. Seats will be allocated to candidates on the basis of their merit rank, seat availability and the other choices will be given a waitlist number. 

    Selection Parameters

    ParticularsWeight
    XAT 2020 Score35%
    Case-Based Group Discussion (GD)17%
    Achievements8%
    Work Experience5%
    Past Academic Record10%
    Personal Interview (PI)25%

    Past Academic Records

    The academic scores of all the candidates will be given points as given below and the points will be awarded separately for 10th, 12th and graduation marks. If the candidate has done post-graduation or M Phil, they will be awarded additional points.

    Marks in PercentagePoints for Class 10thClass 12th Graduation
    Less than 60%000
    60% <= 69.99%111
    70% <= 79.99%222
    Above 80%333
    Additional QualificationMarks
    Any PG of M Phil1

     Achievements

    Based on your participation in sports at different levels you will be awarded points as follows:

    Sports or Extra-Curricular Activity Points Awarded
    Only participation0.5
    District level1
    State Level1.5
    International /National Level2

    Extra- Curricular Activity Points Awarded 
    Only Participation 0.5 
    University / District Level 
    State Level 1.5 
    International / National Level 2
    Co-curricular and Outstanding Achievements Points Awarded
    Co-Curricular (Additional Qualification acquired from certified bodies)2
    Outstanding Achievements (Achievements other than workplace)2

    Work Experience 

    Though the work experience is not mandatory to get admission, candidates with relevant work experience after graduation will be awarded marks as mentioned below:

    Work ExperiencePoints
    < 1 year0
    >= 1 & <= 2 years3
    >= 2 & <= 3 years5
    >= 3 & <= 4 years3
    >= 4 & <= 5 years2
    > 5 years1

    Fee Structure

    Fee Structure

    • The fee structure mentioned below does not include the personal expenses of a student.
    • The fee structure does not include Mess charges (will be released in April 2020)
    ParticularAcademic Year 2020-21 Academic Year 2021 -22
    Application Form Fee Resident Indians – INR 2850 + (Applicable Transaction Charges) 
    NRI / FN / OCI / CIWGC – 3850 + (Applicable Transaction Charges) 
    Fees for Indian StudentsINR 7,17,050 p.a.INR 7,76,285 
    Total Fee including Tuition Fee (NRI / Foreign Nationals / OCI Candidates) INR 20,11,750 p.a.INR 22,00,455
    Hostel Fees 
    Particular Triple Sharing
    Rent for 10 Months INR 1,37,500 
    Security Deposit INR 20,000
    Registration Fee INR 1000
    Mess Deposit INR 5000 
    Total INR 1,63,500


    Apart from good qualifying test scores and academic credentials along with achievements, work experience, etc. KJ Somaiya also looks forward to the willingness of a candidate to learn and work. The candidates should also have sound knowledge of current issues in the business world. The college trains the students to handle and analyze real-time business situations.

    Seat Intake for PGDM Programs:

    Program Seat Intake 
    PGDM 120 seats + 15% Supernumerary seats
    PGDM – International Business 60 seats 
    PGDM – Retail Management 60 seats 
    PGDM – Financial Services 60 seats 
    PGDM – Communication 60 seats 
    PGDM – Health Care Management 30 seats 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions


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