How Can I Get An Interview Call From FMS Delhi – CAT 2016 – MBA 2017- 19

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.
S. No. Section Weightage
1 Verbal and Reading Comprehension 40%
2 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30%
3 Quantitative Ability 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.

Selection Process

  • 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.
S. No. Parameter Weight
1 CAT 85
2 Personal Interview 10
3 Extempore Speech 5
4 Diversity Points 3 + 3 Points added to Final Composite Score after composite score arrived from the above 3 criteria

Possible Scenarios:

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.

Find out how you can get calls from IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Ahmedabad.

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