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KJ SOMAIYA Admission, Fees, Selection Process & XAT 2021 Cut off
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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Jan 5, 2021

The admission process at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) for PGDM 2021-23 will begin from the 1st week of February and will close in the first week of March 2021. Students who appeared for XAT 2021/CAT/CMAT/GMAT can apply till February 7, 2021, 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. 

  • 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 from the end of February to the start of March 2021.
  • The application fee for Indian Residents is INR 2850/- (+ applicable transactional charges) 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.

KJ Somaiya Expected Cut off XAT 2021

KJ Somaiya Cut off XAT 2021

XAT 2021 cut off 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 Exam Expected Cut off
XAT 2021 85-90 Percentile

Expected Cut Off For Other Entrance Exams:

Entrance Exam Expected Cut off
CAT 2020 85+ Percentile
GMAT (Till Feb 10, 2020) 500 to 600
CMAT 2020 85+ Percentile

Important Dates

Important Dates to Remember

Event Date
Last date of Form Submission February 7, 2021
Shortlist & Cutoff February 16, 2021
GD/PI Dates Feb 26 - Mar 14, 2021
Declaration of Merit List Mar 25, 2021
Preference for Program Mar 25 - 28, 2021
Offer Letters April 1, 2021
Initiation of PGDM Programmes June 20, 2021
Commencement of Induction June 20, 2021
Programme Commencement July 5, 2021

Selection Process Centers

Selection Process Centers

Sr.No Name of the Center
1 Kolkata
2 Bhubaneswar
3 Guwahati
4 Shillong
5 Patna
6 Ranchi
7 Sikkim
8 Delhi
9 Chandigarh
10 Jaipur
11 Jammu
12 Lucknow
13 Bhopal
14 Raipur
15 Bangalore
16 Trivandrum
17 Chennai
18 Hyderabad
19 Ahmedabad
20 Mumbai

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for KJ Somaiya

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 2021 / CAT 2020 / GMAT / CMAT 2021
  • Final year students who will appear for their final exams in April-May 2021 can also apply. 
  • 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 20201 Other eligible exams to get admission in KJ Somaiya are CAT 2020, CMAT 2021,  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. Check Selection procedure for XAT 2021

  • The shortlisting of candidates will be based on XAT 2021 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.

Read: XAT GD PI WAT Tips

Selection Parameter and their Weights

Selection Parameter & Weights

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process once they clear the cutoff for XAT 2021 or other entrance exams such as CMAT 2021, GMAT, and CAT 2020. 
  • 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

Particulars Weight
XAT 2020 Score 35%
Case-Based Group Discussion (GD) 17%
Achievements 8%
Work Experience 5%
Past Academic Record 10%
Personal Interview (PI) 25%

Past Academic Records

Marks in Percentage Points for Class 10th Class 12th Graduation
Less than 60% 0 0 0
60% <= 69.99% 1 1 1
70% <= 79.99% 2 2 2
Above 80% 3 3 3


Sports or Extracurricular Activity Points Awarded
Only participation 0.5
District level 1
State Level 1.5
International /National Level 2
Extra- Curricular Activity Points Awarded
Only Participation 0.5
University / District Level 1
State Level 1.5
International / National Level 2

Work Experience

Work Experience Points
< 1 year 0
>= 1 & <= 2 years 3
>= 2 & <= 3 years 5
>= 3 & <= 4 years 3
>= 4 & <= 5 years 2
> 5 years 1

Fee Structure

Fee Structure

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
Particular Academic 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 Students INR 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

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