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SP Jain Notification

Dear MBA Aspirants,

SP Jain, Mumbai Admission Notification for PGDM 2018-20 is out!

SPJIMR, a leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre of Mumbai. It were inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, and have grown over the years to be recognised as one of the top 10 business schools of India.

SPJIMR offers a wide variety of programmes and courses for postgraduates, executives, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government and family businesses.

The application process of SP Jain, Mumbai 2 years Post Graduate program is given below:

Step 1: Visit the respective CAT or XAT or GMAT website to register online and complete registration process by paying registration fee. Please remember only those candidates who have registered and paid for ‘CAT or XAT or GMAT’ will be eligible for the Institute (program) registration process.

Step 2: Post you Register for any of the entrance tests, a candidate needs to Apply separately for S P Jain Mumbai in order to be eligible for the 2nd stage of Admission process. Click here to apply.

How to fill the S.P.Jain profile-based form?

SP Jain Mumbai Application Process
B School Name
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
Program(s) Name Post Graduate Diploma in Management PGDM- 2 years
Number of Seats PGDM: 240 + 36 (A total of 36 seats above the sanctioned intake are available for PIOs/ OCIs and foreign nationals.)
Eligibility Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by an institute that is deemed to be as a University in the applicant’s country of residence.
Applicants in the last year of degree and those who have completed the degree but are awaiting results can also apply. Graduates with up to five years of work experience can apply. Those with more than five years of experience are encouraged to apply to SPJIMR’s PGPM program.
To know details. please click here
Tests Accepted CAT, XAT, GMAT (GMAT score for the period: 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017)
S P Jain Application Starts 22nd September 2017
Last Date to Apply for SP  Jain  For Indian Applicants and International applicants residing in India: 24th November 2017(*These applicants would need to personally attend the interviews scheduled at Bangalore/ Delhi/ Kolkata/ Mumbai as per the shortlist and the slot available.)
For International applicants residing out of India: 1st March 2018(**Interviews for these applicants would be scheduled over Skype. It is mandatory for such applicants to provide proof of current residence while filling the application.)
CAT (Test Date) 26th November 2017
Last Date to register for CAT 25th September 2017
XAT (Test Date) 7th January 2018
Last Date to register for XAT 30th November 2017
Mode of Application Online applications only.
S P Jain Application Fees Indian Applicants: Rs. 1,200/-
Eligibility & Process for International Applicants International Applicants are suggested to Click here  and apply for the program.
SP Jain Program Fee 2017-19: For Indian Applicants: Rs. 17 Lakhs (This fee includes tuition fee, basic hostel/ accommodation and Global Fast Track. It does not include cost of travel, boarding, lodging, visa, insurance and incidentals for Global Fast Track.)
For International students is USD 31,000
SP Jain Placements Average Salary: 2014-16: Rs. 19,30,000/
SP Jain Application Link Click here
SP Jain Website link Click here
CAT Result date 2nd Week of January 2018
XAT Result date 31st January 2018
Shortlist of SP Jain Phase I: Before CAT/XAT results, Phase II: Post CAT/XAT results
SP Jain Qualifying Scores CAT: Overall: 85 percentile, Sectional: 75 percentile all 3 sections
XAT: Overall: 85 percentile, Sectional: 75 percentile all 3 sections
GMAT: Overall: 85 percentile, Sectional: Verbal and Quantitative: 75 percentile and Integrated reasoning: 6 Score
Please note: These are not cut-offs as an overall profile of the candidate is considered.
SP Jain Admission Process Refer the detailed note as mentioned below
SP Jain 2nd Stage Selection Process A psychometric test followed by WAT (Duration 20 minutes) about 300 words, total time for both exercises was 30 minutes (This requires good time management/space management as no extra sheets are given) followed by group interview (GI1).There was an elimination post this process and the selected candidates went through a slightly more stressful and detailed group interview (GI2). Both GIs had 4-7 candidates with mostly 2 panelists, and lasted 30-45 minutes. At times, GDs or on the spot exercises (sell a pen to the panel) were conducted within the GIs. Psychometric Test: 25 statements are given, for each of which the applicant has to record a response and justify the response for 6 statements. Total time available is about 20 mins. First GI: Based on specialization Second GI: Based on interests/hobbies, ethics and moral values
SP Jain Group Interview dates Mumbai Phase – I:  22nd January to 25th January 2018
New Delhi: 6th February to 9th February 2018
Bengaluru:  14th February to 16th February 2018
Kolkata:  14th February to 16th February 2018
Mumbai Phase- 2:  20th February to 23rd February 2018
First Merit List display 1st March 2018 Click here
Last date for payment of fees May 2018
Session begins June 2018

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the entrance exams. The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups: Profile based and Profile cum score based.

First Phase Shortlists / Early Interviews

Applicants placed in the first phase of this shortlist are called for an early interview based on their profile where the following factors are considered:

  • Consistency of academic record
  • Relevance of work experience for the specialisation
  • Versatility & achievements

Shortlists at this early stage provide an opportunity to the applicants to go through the interview process early. This is convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. For the Institute, it affords the opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust even though numbers being interviewed are large.

Second Phase Shortlists 

This phase is held after the availability of entrance test scores. Applicants in this phase are called for interviews based on their profiles as given above along with their performance in the entrance tests. This interview call is thus a combination of profile and performance in the entrance tests.

Final Merit List

The Merit List is based on a composite score, which takes into account the candidate’s academic record, entrance test scores (CAT/XAT/GMAT), relevance of work experience (if any) and performance in the two rounds of group interviews.

To know the detailed eligibility and admission process, please click here

To know the detailed eligibility and admission process, please click here

Application Form

Is it necessary to have work experience to apply for the programme ?
No, work experience is not mandatory for applying to this programme.

If I am applying through email do I need to send my GMAT score card or score report to SPJIMR ?
It is mandatory to submit the GMAT score through GMAC (PGDM Program code: 6DQ-MJ-98). The last day for submission of GMAT scores is 31stDecember, 2017.

During online payment the amount was deducted from my bank account but the transaction Id was not generated and I am not able to submit the form. What should I do ?
Queries regarding transaction id or payment non-confirmation can be sent to admissions.pgdm@spjimr.org mentioning the following details

  • Applicant’s Username
  • Date of payment
  • Name of the bank
  • Approximate time of payment

Who should I contact If I have a question regarding the status of the application ?
You can route all your admissions related queries to pgdm.admissions2018@spjimr.org

Can I submit the form without the CAT/XAT percentiles or GMAT scores ?
Yes, you can, provided you have entered your exam registration number carefully. You will not have your CAT/XAT/GMAT scores by the time you submit the form, hence that is not expected. Once you have the scores, you will be intimated to update the scores in the form.’

When do I need to submit the documents to support the data I have filled in the form ?
The documents are required during the interview process. Subsequent document verification also takes place post selection, once the course begins. Every achievement and extra-curricular activity mentioned should be substantiated with proof, absence of which at later stages of the admission process would invalidate the stated achievement.


Do I need to indicate my area of specialisation while applying for the PGDM programme ?
Yes, SPJIMR’s PGDM programme asks applicants to select their specialisation at the application stage itself. You will be required to choose your specialization from the 4 options

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  3. Operations
  4. Information Management

A choice at this stage helps

  • Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organisations.
  • Students develop a clear and sharp focus early on in the programme.
  • Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as students graduate.
  • Avoid overcrowding in one specialisation and mitigates the risk of periodic downturns across sectors.

Can we apply for more than one specialisation ?
Yes. You will be asked for your 1st and 2nd preference, out of which the 2nd preference is optional. If you are not shortlisted for your 1st preference, your application will be considered for your 2nd preference. The outcome of the first option will have no bearing on the process for considering the applicant for the second option.

How does opting for two specialisations benefit me ?
This benefits applicants because sometimes there is a mismatch between the applicant’s preference and the profile desired for that specialization. Sometimes, aspirants rush into applying for a specialization on perceptions of the self or of the market that may not hold out. So, a second option may help aspirants get a second chance, as it were, under a different specialization. Also, the Institute will not lose out on a potential good student.

Can I reschedule my Interview date ?
No, you cannot reschedule your interview date and venue once you have selected it.


How do I get a loan?
State Bank of India, Indian Bank and Credila provide loans based on the offer letter given by SPJIMR. For updated terms and conditions please contact the bank officials.

Is there any scholarship available?
SPJIMR provides full or part waiver of tuition fees for needy and deserving candidates, subject to non availability of institutional funding.

Is there any special housing arrangement for married students?
SPJIMR provides hostel accommodation. There is no provision for special housing for married candidates.

How many seats are available for PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin)?
A total of 36 seats are available over and above the sanctioned intake of 240 seats. These seats are exclusively for PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals and are not open to NRIs. NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications.

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If you have any queries or would like to know if you should consider to apply to SP Jain as per your profile, visit the nearest IMS Learning Center to meet a counsellor (to find the nearest IMS Learning Center, click here or write to us at ims@imsindia.com or call us on 1800-1234- 467.

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