Frequently Asked Questions

Programme

To be eligible, an applicant has to have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognised university. Students in the final year of graduation can also apply. SPJIMR accepts CAT 2016, XAT 2017 and GMAT scores (of last 3 years) as well. A total of 36 seats above the sanctioned intake are available for PIOs/ OCIs and foreign nationals.

The fee for the PGDM course of 2017-19 is 16 lakhs. This fee is subject to revision.

Yes, PGDM (Equivalent to 2 Year Full-Time MBA) is a two-year full-time residential programme for all students. All students reside on campus.

No, work experience is not mandatory for applying to this programme.

The intake of the PGDM programme is 240. An additional 36 seats have been sanctioned for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The maximum total intake of the programme is up to 276 seats.

SPJIMR only accepts CAT, XAT or GMAT scores.

It is mandatory to submit the GMAT score through GMAC (PGDM Program code: 6DQ-MJ-98). The last date for taking the GMAT is 31st December 2016. 

Yes, SPJIMR’s PGDM programme asks applicants to select their specialisation at the application stage itself. You will be required to choose your specialisation from the 4 options
1) Marketing
2) Finance
3) Operations
4) Information Management

A choice at this stage helps
•    Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organisations
•    Students develop a clear and sharp focus early on in the programme
•    Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as students graduate
•    Avoid overcrowding in one specialisation and mitigates the risk of periodic downturns across sectors.

Yes. You will be asked for your 1st and 2nd preference, out of which the 2nd preference is optional. If you are not shortlisted for your 1st preference, your application will be considered for your 2nd preference. The outcome of the first option will have no bearing on the process for considering the applicant for the second option.

This benefits applicants because sometimes there is a mismatch between the applicant’s preference and the profile desired for that specialisation. Sometimes, aspirants rush into applying for a specialisation on perceptions of the self or of the market that may not hold out. So, a second option may help aspirants get a second chance, as it were, under a different specialisation. Also, the Institute will not lose out on a potential good student.

Application

The form will be available on the online admissions portal from 1st October 2016.

The last date to submit the form is 16th December 2016 (revised). We however, strongly recommend you to submit the application well in time to avoid any last minute technical glitches due to traffic congestion

You can pay the application fees online in the following ways
•   Net Banking
•   Credit Card Accordion content

Queries regarding transaction id or payment non-confirmation can be sent to admissions.pgdm@spjimr.org mentioning the following details
Applicant’s Username
Date of payment
Name of the bank
Approximate time of payment

Yes, you can, provided you have entered your exam registration number carefully. You will not have your CAT/XAT/GMAT scores by the time you submit the form, hence that is not expected. Once you have the scores, you will be intimated to update the scores in the form.

The documents are required during the interview process. Subsequent document verification also takes place post selection, once the course begins. Every achievement and extra-curricular activity mentioned should be substantiated with proof, absence of which at later stages of the admission process would invalidate the stated achievement.

Interview

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.

 

Entrance TestSectionalOverall
CATVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Ability (QA) 
Percentile75757585
XATEnglish Language & Logical reasoningDecision MakingQuantitative Ability 
Percentile75757585
GMATVerbalQuantitativeIntegrated Reasoning 
 75 percentile75 percentile6 score85 percentile

 

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 specialisation
•    Versatility & achievements
Shortlists at this early stage provide an opportunity to the applicants to go through the interview process early. This is convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. For the Institute, it affords the opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust even though numbers being interviewed are large.

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 
The Merit List is based on a composite score, which takes into account the 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.

No, you cannot reschedule your interview date and venue once you have selected it.

Miscellaneous

State Bank of India and Credila provide loans based on the offer letter given by SPJIMR. For updated terms and conditions please contact the bank officials.

SPJIMR provides full or part waiver of tuition fees for needy and deserving candidates, subject to non availability of institutional funding.

SPJIMR provides hostel accommodation. There is no provision for special housing for married candidates. 

A total of 36 seats are available over and above the sanctioned intake of 240 seats. These seats are exclusively for PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals and are not open to NRIs. NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications.

SPJIMR
Bhavan's Campus
Munshi Nagar | Dadabhai Road,
Andheri West | Mumbai - 400 058, India
Tel:+91-22-2623-0396/ 2401
      +91-22-2623-7454
Fax:+91-22-26237042
www.spjimr.org