Ready reckoner for admissions 2011-2013

The notification for admission in International Management Institute has been released. Admission to the program is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Indian Institutes of Management. The last date of application is November 30, 2010.

What courses does IMI offer?

IMI offers two Full time 2-year Programmes –PGDM and PGDM-HR. Apart from these two Programmes, IMI also offers a 15 month Executive PGDM, a 3-year PGDM-Part time and a FPM (Fellow Programme in Management).

How do I know if I am eligible to apply for IMI, Delhi?

• To be eligible for admission to the PGDM or PGDM-HR Program, you must posses a Bachelors degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for admission to post-graduate programs.

• The bachelors’ degree or equivalent qualification obtained by you must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent.

• Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by September 30, 2011.

How can I apply to the institute?

You can obtain the IMI Brochure and Application Form by one time payment of Rs.1900/- for one program and Rs.1000/- for every additional programme through following means:

• By cash payment from IMI Campus in New Delhi
• By post (enclosing demand draft or pay order drawn in favor of IMI payable at New Delhi)
• On-line application can be accessed through (payment by Credit Card/ Demand Draft in favor of IMI, payable at New Delhi).

Applications, complete in all respects, should reach the Admissions Office of IMI on or before November 30, 2010. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected entirely.

How many seats are available?

Total number of seats: 180
PGDM: 120

Are there any reservations in the Admission Process?

No, there are no reservations. The entire admission process is based on merit.

What were the cut-offs last year for the different programmes?

The following cut-off percentile in CAT was used to short list candidates for the GD/PI process.


Overall: 95
Verbal Ability: 75
Quantitative Ability: 70
Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 70

Overall: 90
Verbal Ability: 70
Quantitative Ability: 60
Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 60

What is the weightage given to CAT score for final selection?

Last year the weightage given to CAT score in the final selection was zero.

What are the parameters considered in the final selection process?

Last year the following weightages were given to the different parameters:

10th marks: 10%
12th marks: 10%
Graduation marks: 20%
Work experience: 10%
Essay writing : 10%
GD/PI process: 40%

Given the fact that I have not scored well in one of my board or graduation examinations and considering the high weightage given to academics by IMI, is it suggestible to apply here?

Yes, IMI does give high weightage to the academic scores. But as you can see 50% weightage is for the essay and GD/PI process. So bad scores in boards/graduation, if any, can be compensated by doing well in the essay and GD/PI process. You can go ahead and apply for IMI.

What are the test centers for the GD/PI process?

Besides Delhi, the selection process is normally conducted at other centers including Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur & Trivandrum. Candidates should mention their preferred center(s) for interview in the application form and will be placed accordingly.

Any more questions?

Don’t panic! It is completely suggestible to be well informed before taking any decision. For any further details contact the undersigned:

Admissions office
International Management Institute
B-10, Qutab Institutional Area,
Tara Crescent, New Delhi – 110016
EPABX: PR Line 47194100(30 Lines), 47194200 (30 Lines), 46012729/ 46012730, 2696 1437/6143/9089, 2686 3701, 2652 923 /9
Fax: 2686 7539



Dont get discouraged by lower percentile scores on mock CAT tests!

One of the fellow students mailed me an intersting article on Pagalguy-this year a lesser number of students are taking online tests. Therefore, compared to previous years, for the same absolute scores you would be getting lower percentile scores.

If you are looking to join top business schools, dont get discouraged by lower percentile scores in the mock tests. Keep practicing.

IMI faculty wins case writing competition

As we start our admissions cycle this year, we were really made proud by the achievement of one our fellows. Prof Anup Singh and Abhinav Gupta won the ‘ISB Case Writing Competition 2010‘. Participating schools included ISB, IIMs, XLRI, MDI, etc. and over 7o entries were received.

More than the prize, what is heartening is that the top B-schools in India are coming together to create a rich pool of Indian MBA case studies on Indian companies.

This will go a long way in enriching class experience of MBA students who till now mostly did HBR case studies on international companies to understand management concepts and principles.

Congratulations Dr Anup and Abhinav.

Application forms 2011

Dear all,

The application forms for 2011 will be available from September 17, 2010.

You can apply online by going to

The online application has been introduced on popular request. We hope it will make your applying to IMI just a few clicks away.

Good luck!

Best regards,

Chairperson, Admissions @ IMI

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