Admission Notification Details for SP Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai

S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research ( SPJIMR ) PGDM Entrance Examination Details-2015-16:

Admission for Post Graduate Diploma in Management is based on CAT-2014, XAT-2015 / GMAT 2012-2014 Valid Score:

S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research had announce the admission for Two years Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( PGDM ) for the period of 2015-2016. Admission to PGDM is duly based on the Candidate’s valid cores obtained in the CAT-2014 , XAT-2015 / GMAT 2012-14. Candidates who had interest and fulfill the admission criteria warmly welcome to apply for the course of PGDM at S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. Application procedure, Eligibility, Exam pattern, Selection Procedure, CAT / XAT / GMAT Score preferences, NRI Valid Score and other related info of SPJIMR PGDM Admission details are fully furnished here.

Important Dates:

Online Application Forms Available: September 17, 2014

Last Date for Applications: November 30, 2014

Interview Venue and Date are scheduled as below,

Mumbai Phase I: 12,13,14,15 January 2015

Bangalore: 27,28,29,30 January 2015

New Delhi: 3,4,5,6 February 2015

Kolkata: 5,6,7 February 2015

Mumbai Phase II: 11,12,13,14 February 2015

Final Merit List: March 2015

Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant has to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ( 10 +2 + 3) from a recognized university.

Students in the final year of graduation can also apply.

SPJIMR accepts CAT 2014, XAT 2015 or GMAT ( test taken from January 2012 onwards to 15th December 2014 ) as well.

Work experience is not mandatory for this programme.

Fresh graduates and those with up to 5 years of work experience can apply.

Admission Procedure:

The applications for PGDM 2015-17 for Indian nationals closes on 30 November, 2014 .

For international aspirants, the applications close on March 15, 2015.

The applications process uses no paper forms;

All applications are made online.

The programme will admit a total of 240 participants.

Additionally, 36 seats are available for PIOs, OCIs and foreign nationals.

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles.

They are also expected to meet the qualifying criteria in at least one of the entrance exams as indicated below:

Qualifying criteria

CAT -2014

XAT -2015

GMAT ( Tests taken between 1st January 2012 and 15 Dec 2014 )

Overall Qualifying Score

85 percentile

85 percentile


Sectional Qualifying Score

70 percentile

70 percentile


The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups corresponding to two phases of interviews detailed at official website.

Merit List:

First Phase Shortlists / Early Interviews:

Applicants placed in the first phase of this shortlist are called for an early interview based on their profile where the following factors are considered,

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

Second Phase Shortlists:

This phase is held after the availability of entrance test scores.

Applicants in this phase are called for interviews based on their profiles as given above along with their performance in the entrance tests.

This interview call is thus a combination of profile and performance in the entrance tests.

Final Merit List:

Merit List is based on a composite score, which takes into account the following scores,

Candidate’s academic record

Entrance test scores ( CAT / XAT / GMAT )

Relevance of work experience( if any ) and performance in the two rounds of group interviews.

Application Procedure:

Aspirants must complete and submit the Form on the online admissions portal.

The Application processing fee is Rs.1,200/- (  Rupees Twelve Hundred only ).

This fee can be paid through credit card or net banking.

Two choices in Specialization at the Application Stage Participants need to opt for two specializations at the time of application.

Naming two options at this stage means aspirants who are not shortlisted for the first option maybe considered for the second option.

The outcome of the first option will have no bearing on the process for considering the applicant for the second option

Selection Procedure:

Strong Focus on Values:

The selection process 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

Differentiated approach

The programme offers four specializations

  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations.

The participants are required to choose their specialization at the application stage itself.

A choice at this stage helps:

  • Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organizations
  • Participants develop a clear and sharp focus based on their academic background and skills
  • Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as participants graduate
  • Avoid overcrowding in one specialization and mitigates the risk of periodic downturns across sectors

Contact Address:

The Admissions Coordinator,

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's,

Inside Bhavans College Campus,

S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research,

Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road,

Andheri West, Mumbai - 400 058.

Telephone: (022) 61460377

Fax: +91-22-26237042


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