SPJIMR Mumbai announces admission Criteria for PGDM batch 2018-20

SPJIMR Mumbai has announced cut-off scores for admission to its two-year full time PGDM 2018-20 batch. The online application process is expected to commence in September.

Created On: Sep 11, 2017 09:52 IST

SPJIMR Mumbai has announced cut-off scores for admission to its two-year full time PGDM 2018-20 batch. The online application process is expected to commence from 3rd week of September. The B-school has also announced that it is open to accept scores of CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT exam for granting admission to the management degree aspirants.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in SPJIMR

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice followed by the institution/university from where the candidate has obtained the degree.

Applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background. Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade and every year of graduation are considered in the selection process.

How to Apply in SPJIMR

The eligible candidates must visit the official website of the institute to fill the admission form.

After filling all the details correctly, they shall pay an application processing fee is of Rs. 1,200/-. This fee can be paid through credit card or net banking.

Admission Criteria: Entrance Exams Accepted

SPJIMR has released the minimum cut-off score that is mandatory to seek admission in the institute. As per the admission criteria set by the institute, they are open to accept scores of either of the two entrance exams i.e. CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores.

Here are the minimum cut-off (both sectional and overall) scores that a candidate must achieve in order to get admission.

Exam name

Verbal Ability

LR and DI


Overall cut off (percentile)

CAT 2017

VARC - 75

DILR - 75

Quant - 75


XAT 2018

English & LR-75

Decision Making-75

Quant - 75


GMAT (1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2017)

Verbal- 75

Quant- 75

Integrated Reasoning- 6 (Score)


Work Experience

It should be noted that as per the admission criteria of SPJIMR, work experience is not mandatory for this program. Fresh graduates and those with up to five years of work experience can apply.

Whereas, Internship/ training/ project work which was a part of the curriculum will not be considered as work experience.

Selection Process for admission in SPJIMR

All the interested and eligible candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. The applicants are expected for clear the cut-off score of either of the two entrance exams mentioned above in order to seek admission in the institute. Thereafter, the institute will shortlist the profiles and categorise them under two heads: Profile based and Profile cum Score based.

The applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the criteria mentioned below:

  1. Overall profile
  2. Academic background
  3. Work experience
  4. Entrance scores
  5. Versatility and achievements

Important Dates: SPJIMR PGDM Batch 2018-20

Here are important dates for the interested candidates who wish to seek admission in one of the top B-School’s of India. Keep a track of these dates for there are dates of Personal Interview that will be conducted in your city. You can also make requisite arrangements to visit these cities if your city has not made to the list of the chosen ones.



Application opens

3rd week of September

Application closes

24th November 2017

Personal Interview Dates

Mumbai (Phase 1)

22nd January 2018 - 25th January 2018


6th February 2018 - 9th February 2018


14th February 2018 - 16th February 2018


14th February 2018 - 16th February 2018

Mumbai (Phase 2)

20th February 2018 - 23rd February 2018


SPJIMR offers two-year, full-time residential program deemed to be equivalent to an MBA. At present, the institute offers an intake capacity of 240 students in its PGDM Programme. An additional 36 seats have been sanctioned for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The maximum total intake of the program is up to 276 seats.

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