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FMS, Delhi University admissions 2015: No Group Discussion in the selection process

Jan 23, 2015 15:00 IST

    FMS, South Campus; Delhi University will be selecting the final list of students for their MBA Programmes using Extempore and Personal Interview. There will be no Group Discussions happening.

    Group Discussion has been an inherent part of second round of selection process at various B-Schools in India. FMS too till the last year used to conduct Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. But, it has declared that for the admissions which will happen in 2015 for the 2015- 2017 academic session FMS will be conducting an Extempore of 2-3 minutes duration with each candidate on the basis of which they will select students for Personal Interview round. The candidate will be given some random topic during the course of interaction by the panelist taking interview. Around 10-15 seconds will be allowed to think on the topic and the candidate will then have to speak for about 2-3 minutes on the topic.

    Now, it boils down to orating, speech making, presence of mind, speaking abilities and existing knowledge base as one does not get much time in order to prepare for an Extempore speech. Extempore topic is given and candidates are expected to prepare themselves for it in a few minutes.

    According to Dr M L Singla, Dean FMS Delhi “We are in the process of receiving the CAT score of the applicants and will be announcing the cut-off sometime soon”. Personal Interview and Extempore may range from 7 minutes to 30 minutes.

    Weightage Score:

    • CAT 2014 Score: 85% weightage
    • Extempore speech: 5% weightage
    • Personal Interview: 10% weightage

    FMS will be declaring the final list of shortlisted candidates in February 2015.

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