Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) has started its admission process for the year 2020. This time FMS seems to have increased its course fees by a big margin. From 25,000/- for two years, it has gone up to 48,000/- per semester (1.92 lakhs for the entire course). But, if you consider other b-school, FMS still provides a better return on investment (RoI). Apart from that, there has also been the inclusion of the group discussion (GD) round along with a personal interview (PI) and extempore. Check the highlights of the FMS Admission criteria 2020 here.
Highlights of the FMS Admission / Selection Criteria
- This year, the number of seats for the batch at FMS has increased from 200 to 251.
- MBA (full-time) tuition fee at FMS has been increased from INR 20,000/- to INR 1.92 Lakhs now.
- 3% weightage of the maximum aggregate marks will be added for women candidates while making the final merit list.
FMS Delhi Intake - Category wise
The admission follows a two-stage process. First is, shortlisting candidates for personal appearance (PA) and then there is the final selection.
|Category||Seats in MBA 2020-22 Batch|
|Batch Total Seats||251|
Apart from that, there are Supernumerary seats reserved for PwD - 12, CW (Children/Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel) -12 & FS (Foreign Nationals) -12.
FMS Delhi Selection Process
First, the candidate's composite score (CS) of CAT 2019 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 cut-offs will be eligible for the Second Phase of the selection process. Also, the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree after 12th with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC, ST, OBC, PwD, CW).
The below-listed table defines the weights (in %) assigned to different selection parameters in the phase to:
|Category||CAT Score||PA||Academic Profile||Total|
|GD/Extempore||PI||Marks in 10th class||Marks in 12th class|
Additional 3% will be allocated to women candidates in order to maintain gender diversity.
|Online Registration Opens||10th October 2019|
|Online Registration Closes||25th November 2019|
|Last date for foreign students||28th February 2020|
FMS Delhi Application Fees - INR 1000 (INR 350 for SC, ST, PwD, EWS)
FMS Ranking and Reputation
- FMS ranks 4th in Outlook India’s “Top 100 Management Schools”
- It is ranked 7th in Business Today’s “India’s best B-schools 2016”.
- Business Standard ranks FMS in its top group “Super League 1”.
- FMS comes 4th in InsideIIM MBA ranking 2020.
FMS Delhi Scholarships Schemes
The institute offers the following scholarships:
- O.P. Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (OPJEMS): This scholarship is awarded to the ten toppers students of 1st and 2nd-year. It is based on the following criteria:
- For 1st-year students: Entrance exam marks are considered by the college during the time of admission
- For 2nd year students: based on the academic performance of the previous year.
- NTPC: The scholarship is for full-time candidates. Candidates will receive a grant of INR. 4000/- per month for 2 years.
Apart from the above-mentioned scholarships, the institute also offers two more scholarships, namely:
- Aditya Birla Group Scholarship.
- Central Government Scholarship for SC/ST students.
FMS Delhi still puts a major emphasis on CAT score, and the cut-off will remain high (99+ percentile) and gives more importance to the VARC section of CAT ( almost 40%). So just a good CAT performance will be enough to get a shortlist call from FMS. However, to get admission in FMS, the candidate needs to have a stellar performance in the GD-PI-Extempore round. Since then 3% extra marks being allotted female candidates, the b-school will see an increase in female candidates in the MBA batch.
Overall, you need to perform well in DI-LR and QA and are really good at VA-RC. This has to be paired with high academic scores and good oratory skills.
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