FORE School of Management Delhi Admission 2019: Last chance to apply today; Eligibility, CAT, XAT Cut-off, Fees

FORE School of Management Admission 2019
Tuesday, January 22 2019, 03:20 PM
If you have taken CAT, XAT or GMAT exam, today, January 22, is the last chance to apply for New Delhi based FORE School of Management which is closing its application process for Admissions 2019 on January 22. FORE will shortlist the candidates for final admission round on the basis of CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores. New course on PGDM (Financial Management) has been added by FORE to its curriculum. Check CAT/XAT Cut off for FORE, its USPs, Fee and other details in this article.

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FORE School of Management, New Delhi, one of the well-known management institutes in India, is closing its Admissions 2019 process on January 22, 2019. FORE will accept scores of CAT 2018, XAT 2019 and GMAT. Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE) offers 2 years full time PGDM; PGDM (IB) and PGDM (FM) programmes as well as doctoral programmes in Management. One of the key USPs of FORE is that the institute is committed to the advancement of Management Education, Research, Training and Consultancy.

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FORE Admission Criteria 2019-21 describe in detail the admission eligibility, shortlisting criteria, final selection criteria and clarify on Do’s & Don’ts on admission process. FORE Admissions 2019 Open- Apply Now

How to Apply for Admission

Application for Admission to PGDM 2019-21 batch at FORE School of Management Delhi should be submitted online. Last date to apply is January 22, 2019. For all the three PGDM programmes, there is one common application form. The application fee at FORE is Rs.1947/- for one programme, Rs.2950/- for two programmes and Rs.3894/- for three programmes. This application fee is inclusive of GST amount and is to be paid online.  FORE Admissions 2019 Open- Apply New

FORE Last Date to Apply for Admission 2019: January 22
Application for Admission to PGDM 2019-21 batch at FORE School of Management Delhi should be submitted online. Last date to apply is January 22, 2019. For all the three PGDM programmes, there is one common application form. The application fee at FORE is Rs.1947/- for one programme, Rs.2950/- for two programmes and Rs.3894/- for three programmes. This application fee is inclusive of GST amount and is to be paid online.

FORE Admission CAT & XAT Cut Off  
Programme wise FORE Admission Cut offs 2019 will be based on aggregate percentile score in CAT 2018 and XAT 2019, although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam.  The cut offs may remain as under:

CAT 2018 Cut off
XAT 2019 Cut off
GMAT (Jan 1, 2017 to Jan 20, 2019) cut off
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Management)

FORE PGDM 2019-21 Programme Fee
The programme fees payable by different PGDM programme students at FORE School of Management is as under:

Programme Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
PGDM (International Business)
PGDM (Financial Management)

4 Steps Application Process
The four steps of application process for admission are:

Step 1: Login as New User
At the FORE admission application window ‘Apply Now’, you should login as new user by inserting your Email ID and Password

Fore School Of Management Admission Step 1

Step 2: Enter Your Personal Details
The next page on the FORE Admission site needs your personal details including uploading of your scanned coloured photograph, CAT 2018/XAT 2019 Registration ID. Complete the details and move to next page

Fore School Of Management Admission Step 2

Step 3: Enter Academic Details
Next page on FORE application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 12 onwards and work experience including the name of the organization and designation that you held

Fore School Of Management Admission Step 3

Step 4: Make Payment of Application Fee
FORE asks you to make payment of application fee after you have completed your application form. This is the final step to fill the application form. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, Net banking via Pay U Money.   

Fore School Of Management Admission Step 4

FORE Admission Eligibility

  1. FORE eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. The candidate should be registered for CAT 2018/XAT 2019 or GMAT (Taken between Jan 1 2017 and January 20, 2019) and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by FORE School of Management Delhi by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for FORE Admission 2019-21.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by FORE School of Management and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by October 1, 2019.

FORE Admission Criteria
FORE New Delhi Admission Criteria 2019-21 will be a two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria based on other key components apart from entrance exam score:

  1. FORE Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of FORE Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. FORE School of Management will shortlist the candidates on the basis of following parameters:
  • FORE will consider aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • FORE will short-list the candidates in February 2019 for the final selection round based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT.
  • Applicants may submit more than one entrance test score. FORE will consider the best test score for shortlisting.
  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
  • Post short-listing on the basis of available scores, applicants will be called for the final selection round (PI Round)
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to go through the final selection round by FORE to be held in February-March 2019
  • Final selection is based on CAT/XAT percentile/ GMAT Score, Academic Performance, Work Experience, General and Business Awareness, Written Ability, Extempore and performance in Personal Interview (PI)
  • Final admission offer based on above parameters will be given to the candidates in April 2019.

FORE Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2019-21

Components Percentage of Weightage
CAT/XAT/GMAT Score 35%
Academic Performance 15%
Work Experience 10%
General & Business Awareness 5%
Written Ability Test 10%
Extempore 5%
Personal Interview 20%

Diversity: 5% Additional Weightage
To encourage diversity, a special weightage of 5% (over and above 100%) is offered to students from the North Eastern states, Jammu & Kashmir & South India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, & Puducherry).

Gender Diversity: Weightage from 2019-21 Batch
With 40% faculty members and 32% students being female, FORE emphasizes on Gender Diversity. Therefore, under the above mentioned diversity criteria, weightage will also be given to female candidates in 2019-21 batch onwards.
FORE Admission Process

FORE admits students with a proven calibre to perform. Admission process to the PGDM programmes is facilitated through a rigorous selection process which requires highly competitive CAT/XAT/GMAT scores, performances in personal interview and other criteria. The students are handpicked by the experienced faculty to ensure that the students perform remarkably well in academics during their two year stint at FORE and later go on to achieve great success professionally.

Following steps are included in the FORE Admission process:

  • Step 1: Register and apply for at least one of the entrance exams – CAT 2018 till September 26; XAT 2019 till November 30; GMAT (Taken between Jan 1, 2017 and Jan 20, 2019)
  • Step 2: The candidate should apply to FORE School of Management online by using the common application form. The application fee of Rs.1947/- for one programme, Rs.2950/- for two programmes and Rs.3894/- for three programmes can be paid online. This application fee is inclusive of GST amount.
  • Step 3: Complete the FORE application form. In the ‘Application Form‘ the candidate must provide educational qualifications, contact details, and at least one of the following IDs: ID for CAT-2018 OR ID for XAT-2019 OR ID for GMAT. More than one test IDs can be submitted. The applicant is required to fill the IDs of the test scores he/she wishes to submit.
  • Step 4: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) round from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of FORE School of Management. The Personal Interview process will be conducted in the months of February/March 2019 and will be common for all the PGDM Programmes at FORE.
  • Step 5: After the PI round, admission offers are made by FORE to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Work Experience among others
  • Step 6: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in April 2019 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

FORE Intake 2019-21
FORE School of Management has a sanctioned intake of 360 students. The programme wise intake is as under:

Programme Name
PGDM (International Business)
PGDM (Financial Management)

FORE Placements
Over the years, FORE School of Management has recorded consistently high placements. FORE School of Management, Delhi has broken its own record in getting higher placement packages in Placement 2018. 106 recruiters visited the campus making more offers to 279 students.

Average salary in placement 2018 has gone up at Rs.10.40 lakhs as against Rs.9.4 lakhs last year. The highest salary in placement 2018 stood at Rs.21 lakhs as against Rs.18 lakhs in 2017. A comparative analysis of last 3 years Placement trends at FORE reflects that the average salary in Placement 2018 over 2017 has increased much higher than from 2016:

Placement year
Average Placement Package ( lakhs)
Highest Salary ( lakhs)
Placement 2018
Placement 2017
Placement 2016

Top Recruiters in Placement 2018
Major Recruiters are Deloitte US, EYGDS, Accenture Technology, Amazon ,Darashaw, Hilti India Pvt Limited , ICICI Bank, ITC Ltd, Verity Knowledge Solutions, Federal Bank, Dell, Spandana Sphoorty Financial Limited, Vikram Solar, HCL Technologies, Bacardi, Crisil, Ebizon Netinfo Pvt. Ltd, Right Management, KPMG GS, Cognizant Technology, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Decathlon, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Capgemini, Deloitte India, Cians Analytics, Tata Motors, British Telecom, Bharti Airtel, Citi Corp, Coffee Day Beverages, Secure Now, ICICI Securities, Wipro Technologies, Euromonitor International, HDFC Life, Relaxo Footwear, Franke Faber India Pvt. Ltd, Philips Lighting India Pvt. Ltd, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Daimler Financial Services, Asian Paints, Nestle, Explorars, Tata Capital, NIVEA, United Biscuits, Piramal Fund Management, Big Basket, Siemens Financial Services, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, Canara HSBC Life Insurance, Novartis, Explorars

FORE Admission process 2019: Important Dates

Online Application opened
October 10, 2018
Last Date to Apply for FORE admission
January 22, 2018
Application Fee (Inclusive of GST)
1 Programme: Rs.1947/-; 2 Programmes: Rs.2950/-;
3 programmes:Rs.3894/-  
Personal Interview Process (PI)
Feb – March 2019
Declaration of Result
April 2019
Programme Commencement
June 2019

The PGDM programmes at FORE are AICTE approved and learning experience at FORE is good. FORE has academic Partnership with ESC Rennes School of Business, France; Vietnam National University – HCM- University of Law and Economics, Vietnam; Kathmandu University School of Management, Kathmandu, Nepal ; STI University, Yangon, Myanmar ; University of California, Riverside (IEP), USA; University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden; European Institute for Asian Studies, Luxemburg

FORE has been working with industry and academia for developing new domains of managerial thought and education and contributing to the process of building leaders in today’s global business environment.

Established in 1981 as a non-profit institution FORE is one of the highly ranked B-schools in India. MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2018 has placed FORE at 37th place among the top 100 management institutes in India. CRISIL has awarded A*** grading (the highest rating level) to FORE for the Delhi-NCR region for AY 2016-17. The PGDM and PGDM-IB programmes at FORE have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. The Institute is also accredited by SAQS (South Asia Quality Systems) making it among the few business schools in the South Asian region to receive this rigorous international accreditation of quality assurance standards.

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