FMS Delhi GD-PI: The Merit List 2019 for FMS Delhi MBA Admissions 2019 will be released on April 24, 2019 for the MBA 2019-21 Batch which comprises of 220 students. For FMS Delhi Admissions, not only the CAT 2018 scores and GD-PI performance will be considered, but also the relevant work experience, academic honours, extracurricular activities and rewards would be playing a key role in the FMS Delhi Admission Process 2019.

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FMS Delhi GD-PI Rounds for MBA Admissions 2019


  • FMS GD-PI Rounds will begin on April 15 and close on April 24, 2019.
  • The FMS Delhi Merit List for MBA Admissions 2019-21 will be released in the evening on the closing date of GD-PI-Extempore round.
  • FMS Delhi GD-PI Rounds for 2187 shortlisted candidates will commence on April 15, 2019. Qualifying the FMS Delhi GD-PI Round will secure your place in the FMS Delhi MBA Merit List 2019 which would be declared on April 24, 2019.

The hidden weightage, however, also lies on Extra-Curricular Activities, Academic Honors, Prizes, Scholarships, other awards and work experience which gives one an upper hand in the final selection round at FMS Delhi.

Proforma to be submitted in GD-PI Date

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi) has devised a proforma to be duly filled in and submitted by all shortlisted candidates on the GD-PI date. The FMS Delhi MBA 2019-21 full-time admission proforma requires filling in the following details:

  • Education: (Starting with School Leaving Examination).
  • Extra-curricular Activities.
  • List of academic honors, awards/prizes, scholarships and more.
  • Work Experience (after Graduation).

While FMS Delhi has declared the 10% total weightage for academic performance for Class 10th and Class 12th in the Final Selection Round, the high RoI MBA college has refrained from sharing weightage included for extra curriculars, academic honors and prizes and work experience in preparing the final FMS Delhi Merit List 2019.

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FMS Delhi Final Selection 2019: Criteria and Weightage

Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Extempore speech round at FMS Delhi begins on April 15, 2019. It will take place at the FMS Delhi University campus.

The Merit List after the final admission round will be based on CAT 2018 Scores, Performance in FMS Delhi GD-PI-Extempore and Academic Profile. The weightage to each component in FMS Delhi MBA Admission 2019 is as below:

Component Weightage percentage
Personal Interview 15%
CAT 2018 score 60%
Group Discussion (GD) 10%
Extempore  5%
Marks obtained in Class X  5%
Marks obtained in Class XII  5%
Total 100%

FMS Delhi GD-PI Dates for MBA Admission 2019

FMS Delhi has put forth the following GD-PI dates for different category of candidates:

Category GD-PI Start date & Time Last Date for GD-PI Round & Time
General April 15, 2019 at 10 AM April 20, 2019 at 3.30 PM
OBC (NCL) April 20, 2019 at 2 PM April 22, 2019 at 1.00 PM
SC April 22, 2019 at 11.30 AM April 23, 2019 at 1.00 PM
ST April 23, 2019 at 11.30 AM April 23, 2019 at 5.00 PM
PWD-1 April 23, 2019 at 3.30 PM April 24, 2019 at 11.30 AM
PWD-2, 3, 4, 5 April 24, 2019 at 10 AM April 24, 2019 at 1 PM
CW-1,2,3,4,5,6 April 24, 2019 at 11.30 AM April 24, 2019 at 3.30 PM

There are 3-4 slots for GD-PI round on each day. Also, it is necessary for the candidate to report 1.5 hours before the scheduled time. One must remember to bring the filled in proforma with the required documents on the GD-PI date.

Documents required for PI Round

Candidates shortlisted for the PI Round at FMS Delhi are supposed to submit the duly filled-in proforma, along with the required documents on their designated GD PI Date at FMS Delhi. The documents requi

  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • CAT 2018 Score card
  • Reservation Claim Certificates (If any)

Category wise seats in FMS MBA 2019-21 Batch

There are 220 seats available for MBA admission 2019 full-time programme at FMS Delhi. The category wise intake is as follows


Number of seats

        General                   101
OBC 54
SC 30
ST 15
PWD 10
CW 10

FMS Delhi Cutoffs in Shortlist for MBA Admissions 2019

The shortlist for MBA Admissions 2019 with 2187 candidates was announced by FMS Delhi on January 19, 2019. The cutoffs for MBA admission 2019 shortlist reveal that the Composite score cutoff, based on CAT 2018 sectional weightages has gone down to 53.337 for MBA 2019 as against 58 and 59+ in last two years.

Reservations in GD-PI Shortlist 2019 at FMS Delhi

The Shortlist for FMS Delhi MBA Admissions 2019 can be segregated in the following manner:

  • General Category: 1010 candidates
  • OBC: 540 candidates
  • SC: 300 candidates
  • ST: 150 candidates

Number of PW and CW candidates shortlisted for Extempore/GD/PI is 87 and 100 respectively.

FMS Delhi MBA Admission 2019: Composite Score cut offs

The shortlisting criteria arrived at, after calculating the CAT 2018 composite scores is as follows:

Category GD-PI 2019 Composite score (Arrived at after awarding weightage to CAT 2018 sectional scores) No. of Shortlisted candidates
General 53.337 1010
OBC 39.815 540
SC 32.086 300
ST 23.656 150
PWD-1 33.238  20
PWD-2 12.453  20
PWD-3 9.525  20
PWD-4 8.280  20
PWD-5 -1.617  07
CW-1                  -2.997  16
CW-2                   2.961  13
CW-3 -0.229  21
CW-4 2.631  23
CW-5 6.130  17
CW-6 45.275  10
Total 2187

Score Weightage Calculation in Shortlisting Process

Unlike its previous trend, FMS has now started to employ composite score in shortlisting process for GD-PI Round for MBA Admissions. Although, the maximum composite score gives awards 100% weightage to CAT 2018 scores, the candidates ate shortlisted on the basis of differential weightage to sectional percentile scores in CAT 2018.

For example: Composite Score = ∑(Score in Section * Weightage)/Max Marks for the Section.

Through this method of calculating composite scores, a candidate can get shortlisted despite scoring low in Quant but high in VARC and overall a low percentile, compared to a candidate who scores low in VARC but high in Quant and overall high percentile in CAT exam.

The sectional weightage awarded to CAT 2018 score in arriving at composite score in shortlisting by FMS are as under:

CAT 2018 Exam Section Score Weightage
Quantitative Ability (QA) 30%
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 30%
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VARC) 40%
Total 100%

Notably, an additional 3 marks are added to the composite score so computed in order to shortlist women candidates. However, the composite scores are used only for shortlisting the candidates for GD-PI Process.

FMS Delhi – the Management Department of Delhi University is one of the most sought-after MBA Colleges in India. This is so because of the high ROI and thus is one of the most preferred campuses to any other top B-schools in India including the IIMs.

Another attractive feature of FMS Delhi is the low fees of only  Rs.25,000/- for the two-years flagship MBA programme and high average placements which exceed a CTC of Rs 20 lakh. Notably, FMS Delhi has technology resources and facilities in both its north and south campuses, and a dedicated computer centre for students to access other online facilities which aid them in studies.

Also, FMS Delhi, in 2012, became the third random campus in India to be equipped with a Bloomberg terminal.

FMS Delhi guarantees commitment to thought leadership aided with a deep understanding of business. The approach to pedagogy combines fieldwork, case studies and instrumented feedback with a strong emphasis on concepts and theory.

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