SJMSOM-IIT Bombay MBA Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees, Placements

IIT Bombay MBA Admission 2019
Tuesday, January 08 2019, 03:25 PM
SJMSOM – IIT Bombay MBA admission 2019 is open now and the last day to apply at this coveted B-school closes on January 27, 2019. The SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Criteria 2019 prescribe the admission eligibility, application process, CAT 2018 cut off and weightage for CAT score in the admission process. SJMSOM offers MBA admission to the candidates from all disciplines as against other IITs needing only engineering graduates

MBA admission 2019 at Shailesh J.Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) – IIT Bombay is open now and the last day to apply at this coveted B-school closes on January 27, 2019. The SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Criteria 2019 prescribe the admission eligibility, application process, CAT 2018 cut off and weightage for CAT score in the admission process.

One of the best parts in the MBA admission eligibility criteria at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay is that the candidates with 4 years bachelor’s degree in any discipline or with post graduate degree are eligible to apply for admission while many other IITs require only engineering graduates to apply for MBA admission. 

Last opportunity for MBA Admission 2019

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay has announced to award 80% weight to CAT 2018 scores in shortlisting and 37.5% weightage in making final admission offer. Apart from CAT 2018 scores, SJMSOM-IIT Bombay will consider the academic profile, work experience in arriving at the shortlist and final admission offer along with the diversity.

The two-year MBA at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines wishing to choose a career in management. This Programme is one of the highly ranked   MBA programmes in India.

How to Apply at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay: Last Date Jan 27, 2019
Apart from appearing in CAT 2018 and scoring a minimum percentile in the exam, all the applicants have to apply for admission to MBA at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay separately by paying an application fee of Rs.1600/-.

After the CAT 2018 results declared on January 5, 2019, SJMSOM-IIT Bombay  has opened the application process for admission. The applicants are required to complete the online application form which is available from January 7, 2019 on the website of the B-school. The last date for filling the form is January 27, 2019.

The applicants have to scan and upload the following documents (as per size and dimensions specified) along with the application form:

Format and Size
Passport size photograph
jpg/jpeg/png Only with size <=40KB 
jpg/jpeg/png Only with size <=10KB 
Graduation Certificate / Copy of latest semester marksheet (for students appearing for the final semester or yet to receive Graduation Certificate) 
( PDF Only with size <=500KB 
CASTE certificate (If applicable)
PDF Only with size <=500KB 
Physically disabled certificate for applicants with disability
PDF Only with size <=500KB 
CAT 2018 scorecard 
PDF Only with size <=500KB 

Key Points in SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Application Process

  1. The candidates should fill all the mandatory details in one go, otherwise the data will be lost as the session expires in 50 minutes.
  2. The candidates should be fully prepared with all the relevant information/data before starting to fill the Online Application form.
  3. The data can be edited any time before the final submission of the form
  4. You may download the online application format from the IIT Bombay website for your reference. Compile all the relevant data required to fill it up, and then proceed to fill up and submit it your online application.
  5. Use the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox to fill up the application form.
  6. An application fee of Rs.1600/- is to be paid online

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Eligibility

  1. A Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree with at least 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) out of 10 from the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  2. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of 4 years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  3. Applicants appearing for final year of the degree and those who have completed the degree requirements and awaiting results can also apply. The applicant should have secured an aggregate of 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) or equivalent till the latest exam that has been completed and whose scores are available.
  4. CA/ICWA, with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in any discipline having secured 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) out of 10.
  5. The candidate should appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Criteria
SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Criteria 2019 is a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria with  80% weightage for CAT exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria with only 37.5% weightage to CAT exam score.

  1. SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. SJMSOM-IIT Bombay will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2018 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:
  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Criteria awards 80% weight to CAT 2018 score, 12% weight to Academics, 3% to Gender Diversity and 5% to Work Experience
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2018
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • All the shortlisted candidates will be invited to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) between 7th to 10th March, 2019.
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to book the slots for WAT and PI as soon as the shortlist is released.
  • SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2019 Weightage Parameters are shared below:
Weightage out of 100 points
CAT 2018 overall score
80% weightage to the candidate’s Overall scaled score to be calculated as: CAT score = (Candidate’s CAT scaled score/300) *80
Class XII Marks
At Marks Percentage of 55+ for Arts/Humanities; 60+ in Commerce; 65+ in Science
Graduation marks
At percentage of 85+ for Engg; 70+ for CA/ICWA; 75+ for Medicine/Arts
Post Graduation/Professionals
M.Tech/ME,MD,MS, MA, M.Sc. , MCA, M.Pharma, M.Plan, M.Arch, M.Des, M.Stat, M.Com and in Other Commerce/ Economics Post Graduate courses.Professionals such as CA and ICWA
Gender Diversity factor
 For Women candidates only
Work Experience
24 months to less than 48 months

2. Final Admission Round: Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to  SJMSOM-IIT Bombay
  • Final selection round will have two key components – WAT and PI
  • Candidate’s profile will be given due weightage in final selection round
  • Final Merit list of selected candidates for MBA 2019-21 programme will be based on Candidate’s composite score which includes CAT 2018 score, WAT & PI score and Candidate’s Profile
  • SJMSOM-IIT Bombay selection criteria after final admission round award following weightage in generating final merit list:
Weightage Points out of 100
CAT 2018 Score
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Candidate’s Profile  (Break-up as follows)
Graduation Score
Work Experience
Extra-Curricular Activities
Total Weightage

How to Get 5% Weightage of Extra-curricular Activities
The extra-curricular activities as pursued from Class XI onwards will have the following weights

Weightage Points
Extra-curricular Activity
National level winner
Interstate participation/ State level winner
Intrastate participation/ District level winner/ Intercollege winner
City winner
Intra-College winner

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Cut Off  
SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Cut off 2019 has been liberalised for MBA admission 2019. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 percentile
General (Open)

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission Process
Following steps are included in the SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have applied, appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2018 to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay
  • Step 2: Candidate must apply for MBA Admission 2019 at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay latest by January 27, 2019
  • Step 3: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2018 score, who have applied for admission to SJMSOM-IIT Bombay and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of  SJMSOM-IIT Bombay   
  • Step 4: The WAT & PI will be held from March 7 to 10, 2019 for domestic candidates. For International candidates the WA & PI will be held thereafter. After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by SJMSOM-IIT Bombay to  successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, extra-curricular achievements, work experience among others
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2019 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by MBA students at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay is Rs. 8,70,000/-
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2019-2021 batch may increase further

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Intake: 123 Students
SJMSOM-IIT Bombay offers MBA admission to 123 students including the reserved category candidates. Over the years there has been no change in the number of MBA seats in SJMSOM-IIT Bombay

SJMSOM Placements
SJMSOM-IIT Bombay MBA programme has consistently recorded high placements year after year. In placement 2018, the B-school has recorded an average salary of Rs.19.06 lakhs for the MBA 2016-18 batch.

Key Placement Highlights 2018

  • Highest Salary: Rs.32.4 Lakhs
  • PPOs to 49% batch
  • Average Salary:Rs.19.06 lakhs
  • Batch size: 107 Students
  • Total Recruiters:53
  • New Recruiters: 20
  • Total PPOs/PPIs: 53
  • Offers made in Finals: 69

Top Recruiters at SJMSOM
Following were the top Recruiters at the B-schools in Placement 2018:

BFSI: Goldman Sachs, ICICI Bank, IVP, Maybank, Nomura, Yes Bank

FMCG/FMCD/HEALTHCARE: Asian Paints, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Marico, Mondelez, Pidilite,  Proctor & Gamble, ACG, Cipla, CitiusTech, Cochlear

Consulting: Accenture, Bristlecone, Capgemini, GEP, IBM, PwC, Wipro

Manufacturing: Avery, Cummins, IOC, Piramal Glass, Tata Motors, Whirlpool

IT/ITES: Accenture, Capgemini, Google, IBM, Tech Mahindra, ValueLabs, Wipro

Specializations offered at SJMSOM
Following are the specialization areas offered in MBA programme at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay:

Operations and Technology Management; Quantitative Techniques; Accounting and Finance; Marketing ;General Management; Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour; International Business; Economics and Strategy; Information Technology

SJMSOM-IIT Bombay Admission 2019: Key Dates

Application opens for admission
January 8, 2019
Last date to Apply online for Admission
January 27, 2019
Shortlist Announcement and Slot Selection
February 11, 2019
March 7 to 10, 2019
Final List of Selected Candidates
April 29, 2019

SJMSOM is highly ranked B-school of IIT Bombay. It has been ranked 5 by NIRF, MHRD 2018 Rankings and among top 10 in India's top Government B-Schools by Outlook 2017. Due to differentiated research being conducted by many faculty of SJMSOM, students get opportunities to learn new concepts in unique courses.   Warehouse Operations, International Competitiveness, Policy Responses to Climate Change are just examples of many unique courses you can get at SJMSOM

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management is an essential component of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay which was established in 1958 for providing leadership in education and research with a focus on science and technology. In 1995, IIT Bombay visualized to have a Management School for nurturing innovation and excellence in all fields of management and established SJMSOM at its campus with a mission to have the natural advantage of integration of Engineering and Social Sciences, along with interdisciplinary field of studies to provide management education, research and training.

SJMSOM, an academic unit of IITB, has its distinct place as a national and global business management school. Apart from MBA, SJMSOM offers post-graduate Master of Management (MOM) and Ph. D. programmes and has recently launched an Executive MBA, jointly with the Washington University at St. Louise, USA. SJMSOM provides a well- designed curriculum and training to the students preparing them to meet the contemporary challenges in their professional life ahead.

Students at SJMSOM get opportunity to interact with faculty associated in all domains such as IT, Bio-informatics, Industrial Design, Rural Development, Climate and Sustainable Growth and Transportation Planning to appreciate technology and apply in management.

Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) and Entrepreneurship Cell (eCell) provide opportunity to all stakeholders of IITB to learn from the experiences of budding ventures.  SJMSOM is one of the five select founding member institutes of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The School has a continuous process of interaction with industry leaders through Seminars, Lectures and other students’ festivals/events/ continuum / activities (clubs) related to all functions of Management. SJMSOM alumni serve at the different leadership positions in the various private, public, multinational, government and non-profit organizations.

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