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At FIIB, we welcome applicants from diverse academic, professional and personal backgrounds and examine all components of their applications to gain an insight and understanding of them as candidates. Our MBA admission and selection process is holistic and rigorous, and we assess the candidacy of the applicant from their overall MBA readiness perspective.

We appraise and select candidates not just based on their management aptitude and academic performance but also on their industry desired attitude and personality traits such as communication and interpersonal skills, motivation and self-drive, teamwork and leadership qualities – attributes which will make them more ‘employable’ in the industry.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (5% marks relaxation in case of SC/ST candidates). Candidates appearing in their final bachelor’s degree examinations are also eligible to apply. Selected candidates for admission to PGDM programme will be required to submit their degree mark sheet on or before the last date of admission.

A valid CAT or Other national level Management Entrance Exam score i.e., GMAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA

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How to Apply and Important Dates

  • 1. Filling Application Form
  • 2. Call for Personal Interview
  • 3. Declaration of Result
  • 4. Acceptance of Admission and Fee Submission

Applying for admission at FIIB starts with procuring and completing the application form as follows:

  • Procurement of Form:Online Application form is available on our website- Apply NOW
  • Filling up the application formDocuments Required
  • Application Form Fee: Application form can be filled online followed by paying Rs. 1500/- through Credit/ Debit Card.

Documents Required:

Every applicant should submit a self-attested photocopy of each of the following documents at the time of the selection process failing which his/her candidature will be rejected:

  • Mark sheet of Class X
  • Mark sheet of Class X
  • Mark sheet of Graduation (all years/ semesters)
  • Score card of CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT /MAT whichever applicable
  • Work Experience certificate (if applicable) from a registered company
  • Corporate sponsorship certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate from Competent Authority (if applicable)
  • Proof of Nationality for National and International student
Once your application form is verified and found to fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission at FIIB you will receive a call to take an online FIIB-PAT-WAT Test (Personality & Attitude Test along with Writing Ability Test) and appear for an online/face-to-face Personal Interview. To avoid possible overlapping of selection process with other B-Schools and also to facilitate an Early Provisional Selection/Offer of Admission, we propose to have our first round of selection process after the third week of November 2020 itself which would be well before the declaration of CAT/XAT results. Here we intend to invite majority of the applicants who apply for the programme based on their profile as judged from:
  • (1) Consistency and good past academic performance
  • (2) Relevant work experience (if any) that brings value to the classroom learning

Early Provisional Selection/Offer of Admission

This early stage selection process provides a candidate an opportunity to appear for the process with relative ease. The selection process (post declaration of CAT/XAT results) would be held after the second week of January 2021, and only those applicants who get a minimum prescribed cut-off percentile would be called for the selection process. The final admission offer letter for the second round of process is expected in the last week of March, 2021
  • The call letters for the selection process will be sent on the e-mail id provided in the application.
  • A hard copy of the call letter will also be sent on the address provided in the application form.
The second round of selection process in the first week of February 2021 for all programmes would be conducted at almost all major cities of the country i.e. Bengaluru, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Guwahati, Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. However, the Institute reserves the right to cancel/add any of the outstation centres. Candidates need to update their entrance test percentiles (CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT) in the online application form after the same is declared for preparation of final selection list based on merit.
Result for the final selection of a candidate is prepared taking into account his or her performance on the selection criteria:
  • Past academic performance
  • Entrance test scores (CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT/MAT)
  • WAT scores
  • Performance in Personal Interview
  • Work experience (if applicable)
  • Other parameters, wherever applicable, as per the weightages table

Selection Criteria Weightage Table:

Criteria Percentage Marks Allocation
Entrance Exam 35%
Academic Performance 10%
Work Experience 10%
Written Ability Test 10%
Speaking Skills Test 10%
Personal Interview 25%

The selected candidates are to deposit the first instalment of tuition fee within the allotted time frame in the offer letter to ensure their admission, failing which the offer is passed on to the next eligible candidates selected by the panel of interviewers.

Beginning of Session

Academic session of the PGDM programme is likely to commence on Friday, June 11, 2021 (tentative).

FAQ's -

We expect candidates to have 50% throughout their academic career. We also look at scores from CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/CMAT/GMAT and assess the overall candidacy of the applicant from their MBA readiness perspective.

We expect candidates to have 50% or CGPA 5 throughout their academic career. Following documents are compulsory for an NRI candidate:

  • GMAT Score
  • Passport
  • Graduate Degree equivalence from AIU

We assess the overall candidacy of the applicant from their MBA readiness perspective. We must let you know that we appraise the candidate from an overall perspective as we assign greater weightage to the overall candidacy of the student (vis-a-vis the competencies of willingness to learn, market orientation with demonstrated aptitude & PI)

We welcome students from diverse academic, professional and personal backgrounds and examine all components of their application to gain an insight and understanding of them as candidates. We assess the overall candidacy of the applicant from their MBA readiness perspective including personal competencies such as communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership qualities. We appraise the candidate from an overall perspective as we assign greater weightage to the overall candidacy of the student (vis-a-vis the competencies of willingness to learn, market orientation with demonstrated aptitude & PI).
You can apply online from Institute’s website www.fiib.edu.in or use http://admissions.fiib.edu.in/ and make online payment of Rs 1,500 along with the duly filled form.
No, you need not carry your original documents on the personal interview day. However, you need to get your original documents verified on your Orientation Day. At present, We are conducting virtual interviews.

We process applications as they are received. The declaration of results is usually within 5 days of the date of appearing from the Written Ability Test/Speaking Skills Test/Personal Interview with FIIB faculty.

Work experience adds value to the applicant portfolio and is considered in the overall evaluation of the applicant file. Candidates with professional experience have a better chance for admission. Due weightage is given to the work experience gained by the candidate.
Yes, we do hold off-campus interviews in cities like Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar etc. and this also depends on the number of applications received from a particular city or nearby location. About the exact date and time, it will be intimated to you through e-mail and also over telephone. At present, We are conducting virtual interviews.

The selection letter will be sent to you through courier and also through e-mail. A phone call will be made to you informing you about the same.

We consider scores from entrance examinations namely CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/ATMA.