How Can I Get A Call From FMS Delhi | MBA 2019 – 2021

The FMS Delhi selection criteria for the MBA batch of 2019-2021 have been released. The application process has commenced from 9th October 2018.

Highlights of the selection criteria

  • 60% of the weight has been given to CAT 2018 scores. Out of this, 40% of the weight has been given for VA-RC scores, and 30% each has been given for the QA and DI-LR sections.
  • 5% weight will be given to both Class 10th and 12th marks of an applicant.
  • 30% of the weight will be given to the performance of a candidate in the Personal Interview, Group Discussion and Extempore round.
  • There have been no changes in the selection criteria from last year.

FMS Delhi Selection/Admission Criteria 2019

Phase 1 

In Phase 1, a candidate’s composite score (CS) of CAT 2018 performance will be calculated. The following are the weights for each section of CAT 2019 in the FMS Delhi admission criteria –

  • VA-RC – 40%
  • QA – 30%
  • DI-LR – 30%

Candidates who meet the CS cut-offs, as set by FMS Delhi, will be eligible for the second Phase of the selection process.

Phase 2

The final admission merit list will be based on the following selection criteria –



CAT 2019 Score


Class Xth


Class XIIth


Group Discussion




Personal Interview




An additional 3% of the maximum aggregate marks shall be awarded to the women candidates who appear for the interview while drawing the list of selected candidates.

The Verdict

FMS Delhi has only recently come out with revised selection criteria, including Class 10th and 12th marks in the selection criteria for the Class of 2019. The process has not changed since then. The major emphasis still lays on the CAT score, and the cut-offs for FMS Delhi are quite high (in excess of 99+ percentile).

FMS Delhi also favours a good performance in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of CAT, with 40% of the weight for the initial composite score for the VA-RC section.

However, just a good CAT performance will not be enough to get a call from FMS. A candidate must have a stellar performance in the GD-PI round as well, and this will be very crucial to the final admission offer.

Since the addition of the 3% extra marks for female candidates, FMS Delhi has seen a huge increase (110%) in the number of female candidates in the MBA batch. Read more about this in the InsideIIM Gender Diversity Report 2018.

Overall, a candidate with a good performance in DI-LR and QA, and an excellent performance in VA-RC, paired with stellar academic scores and good oratory skills is an ideal candidate for the Faculty of Management Studies.

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