FMS Delhi has announced the admission criteria for the MBA batch of 2017-19. A good CAT score still remains the main route to join this premiere B- School but there is a twist. FMS Delhi aims to become more gender diverse as well. The top schools giving extra marks to women candidates consists of IIM C, IIM L, IIM I, IIM K and now FMS. As per InsideIIM's Gender Diversity report FMS has a lot of catching up to do - their latest batch has only 15% women. Like other top schools they have woken up to the new reality - recruiters want gender diversity in their companies.
Big Changes in 2016
- Section wise Weightage - In order to decrease importance given to quant and maths - there is additional weight to VA/RC section. FMS hopes to reduce the undue advantage that engineers get because of a primarily quant oriented exam.
|1||Verbal and Reading Comprehension||40%|
|2||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||30%|
- Gender Diversity - The Big Change - FMS Delhi is also finally taking the 'marks for being female' plunge.
Women candidates will receive an additional 3% score for the purpose of shortlisting as opposed to male candidates.
A further 3% of aggregate marks will be awarded to shortlisted female candidates who appear for PI.
- A composite score based on CAT marks will be used to shortlist candidates based on the above weights and criteria.
For e.g. if the scaled score of a candidate is 76 in Quant, 74 in DI and 65 in VA/RC then his/her composite score will be 76(30%) + 74(30%) + 65(40%) = 71
If the candidate is female she gets another 3 Points and the composite score for shortlisting is 74
- This will be followed by Extempore and PI rounds.
- The Final Composite score for selection will be calculated on the basis of Extempore, PI and CAT score, out of 100%.
- An additional 3 Points will be given to women candidates again in this round.
|4||Diversity Points||3 + 3 Points added to Final Composite Score after composite score arrived from the above 3 criteria|
Scenario 1 - Male vs Female with same CAT scores
A male candidate's scaled score (not percentile) is 76 in Quant, 74 in DI and 65 in VA/RC then his/her composite score will be 76(30%) + 74(30%) + 65(40%) = 71
A female candidate's scaled score (not percentile) is 76 in Quant, 74 in DI and 65 in VA/RC then his/her composite score will be 76(30%) + 74(30%) + 65(40%) = 71 + 3 (Diversity) = 74
Scenario 2 - Impact of Verbal Weight despite same total scaled score and percentile.
A candidate's scaled score totals 200 which is broken as - 65 in Quant, 60 in DI and 75 in verbal then his her composite score is 65(30%) + 60(30%) + 75(40%) = 67.5
If there wasn't an extra weight to verbal - his/her scaled score would have been 66.3 instead of 67.5 - reward for doing well in verbal
Another candidate's scaled score also totals 200 which is broken as - 75 in Quant + 70 in DI + 55 in Verbal then his composite score is 75(30%) + 70(30%) + 55(40%) = 65.5
If there wasn't an extra weight to verbal - his/her scaled score would have been 66.3 instead of 65.5 - penalty for doing badly in verbal
Now imagine if you are a female candidate and you do well in Verbal - double reward! Composite score in the above case will be 70.5!
We believe male candidates will have to score at least 99 percentile to get a call and score above 99.3 percentile to have a realistic chance of converting the call.