SPJIMR Mumbai closing admission process on Nov 24; high RoI B-school has moderate CAT/XAT cut offs

SPJIMR
Thursday, November 23 2017, 09:00 AM
Offering high return on your investment, SPJIMR Mumbai needs only 75 sectional percentile and 85 overall percentile in CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 exam for applicants to be eligible to apply to the PGDM program but you are supposed to apply online for admission to SPJIMR before the admission process closes on November 24
The selection process at SPJIMR Mumbai assesses not only the intellectual readiness in terms of academics but also emotional readiness

If you wish to pursue MBA from a top B-school in India but don’t expect to score 100 or 99 percentile in CAT 2017 or XAT 2018, you are left with only one day to apply in your dream B-school.

Offering high return on your investment, SPJIMR Mumbai needs only 75 sectional percentile and 85 overall percentile in CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 exam for applicants to be eligible to apply to the PGDM program. However, the coveted B-school will close its admission process tomorrow on November 24, 2017-just two days before the CAT 2017 exam is conducted.

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Another important fact about SPJIMR admission process for PGDM 2018-20 batch is that the B-school will give you one more chance to explore admission opportunity with the XAT 2018 score and will consider the better of the two exam scores but you are supposed to apply online for admission to SPJIMR before the admission process closes on November 24, else you could miss the bus and will have to wait for one more year.

Moderate fee structure, low CAT/XAT score requirement, great learning potential, large and highly placed alumni base and high placements have made SPJIMR one of the most sought after B-schools for MBA admission seekers.

Selection Process at SPJIMR
SPJIMR applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the entrance exams. The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups: Profile based and Profile-cum-score based.Following factors are taken into consideration in profile based shortlisting at SPJIMR, Mumbai:

  • Consistency of academic record
  • Relevance of work experience for the specialization
  • Versatility & achievements

Early interviews are convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. To the Institute, it gives an opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust even though numbers being interviewed are large.

The selection process at SPJIMR Mumbai assesses not only the intellectual readiness in terms of academics but also emotional readiness, work experience, extra-curricular activities and aptitude for and befitting the Institute’s mission of value-based leadership.

The PGDM programme at SPJIMR has consistently been ranked amongst the top 10 in the country by Outlook, Business Today and Business World and among the top-05 best B Schools in India. SPJIMR is noted for pedagogic innovations and its mission of Influencing Practice and Promoting Value-based Growth.

High Placements leaving behind many top B-schools
Placement 2017 at SPJIMR has recorded 104 recruiters making placement offers to 229 students seeking campus placement. The average salary increased to Rs.20.9 lakhs from Rs. 19.3 lacs last year at SPJIMR placement 2017. The highest salary offered on campus also spiked to Rs. 39.5 lakhs increasing from Rs. 37 lakhs per annum last year. More than 90 per cent of the PGDM Class of 2017 received offers of Rs. 15 lakhs or more, with a median salary of Rs.20 lakhs.

More than half of the Class of 2017 received pre-placement offers and pre-placement interviews through their autumn internships at top corporate houses, some of which included Amazon, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Colgate-Palmolive, GE, HUL, Mondel?z, P&G, TAS, ITC among others.

In contrast to salary packages offered to various IIMs, JBIMS and other top B-schools, SPJIMR has recorded higher compensation packages.  

Check your eligibility and apply
Announcing the eligibility criteria to apply for PGDM 2018-20, SPJIMR clarifies, ‘Applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded in any discipline from a recognized university. Students in the final year of graduation can also apply. SPJIMR accepts CAT, XAT or GMAT. Work experience is not mandatory for this programme. Fresh graduates and those with up to 5 years of work experience can apply.’

CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 cut offs for SPJIMR admission
SPJIMR, Mumbai has also announced the proposed sectional and overall CAT 2017 cut offs, XAT 2018 cut offs and GMAT score cut offs. Accordingly, it is not only CAT 2017 overall percentile or score which will be considered by SPJIMR Mumbai to shortlist the candidates for final admission round but sectional scores are also major criteria to shortlist the candidates.

Exam name
Section-1 name & cut off percentile
Section-2 name & cut off percentile
Section-3 name & cut off percentile
Overall cut off percentile
CAT 2017
VARC - 75
DILR - 75
Quant - 75
85
XAT 2018
English & LR-75
Decision Making-75
Quant - 75
85
GMAT
(1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2017)
Verbal- 75
Quant- 75
Integrated Reasoning- 6 (Score)
85

Applicants who explore admission opportunity to PGDM 2018-20 batch in SPJIMR on the basis of CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 need to score minimum 85 overall and 75 sectional percentile in either of the 2 exams.

Nov 24: Application deadline
For domestic candidates residing in India the last date to apply closes on November 24. However, for international candidates residing outside the country the last date to apply is March 1, 2018

PI Schedule also announced
SPJIMR Mumbai proposes to begin its Personal Interview schedule for PGDM admission in the 3rd week of January 2018. The PI dates in different cities of the country are scheduled as under:

City
Interview (PI) dates
Mumbai (Phase-1)
Jan 22 to 25, 2018
New Delhi
Feb 6 to 9, 2018
Bengaluru
Feb 14 to 16, 2018
Kolkata
Feb 14 to 16, 2018
Mumbai (Phase-2)
Feb 20 to 23, 2018

How to apply? Process is simple
Applicants seeking admission to PGDM 2018-20 batch at SPJIMR, must complete and submit the application form online latest by November 24, 2017.

The application fee is Rs. 1200/-. The fee can be paid through credit card or net banking.

The flagship PGDM 2018-20 batch at SPJIMR will have an intake of 240 students for Indian Nationals. An additional 36 seats will be available for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. Hence the total intake for session 2018-20 will be 276 seats.

SPJIMR Mumbai is one of the premier and highly ranked B-schools in India and is a preferred MBA/PGDM destination for CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 aspirants. The unique assessment criteria during the admission process and offering choice of specialization at the application stage add to the key strengths of the coveted B-school. SPJIMR applicants have the opportunity to opt for two specializations at the time of application.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on SPJIMR admission 2018

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XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee
MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017
SPJIMR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SPJIMR is open till November 24, 2017.
IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017
IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017
TAPMI Manipal
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at TAPMI is open till January 16, 2018
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017
SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018
Application for 1 year PGPM 2018-19 is open till Nov 30, 2017
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form
SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form
 
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