• Q

    I got 80% in B.S.c. math (honours) from University Of delhi. Is it enough to get admission in S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai?

  • A

    SPJIMR's admission process is based on a candidate's overall profile, academic background, work experience, entrance scores, and versatility & achievements. So, you see, the information that you provided is insufficient to evaluate your prospect. All we can say at present is that you have a minority undergraduate degree, with good performance - and this may help you score a few points in the selection process. However, other components such as CAT/XAT scores and others as mentioned above will come in play too.


  • Q

    i got 80% in 10th, 60% 12th and i have done BE in instrumentation with 5.9 CGPI (approx 59%) . is it possible to get admission in top B-school excluding top IIMs

  • A

    Past academic performance is a major evaluation criteria in top-30 b-schools, including IIMs.

     

    You can refer to this series of articles for further understanding --

     

    (1) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission chance at top IIMs

    (2) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission chance at new IIMs

    (3) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission at top B-Schools

     

    Prima facie, it looks very difficult for you to make it to top-15 b-schools, unless you have a strong performance in management entrance tests such as CAT, XAT etc.


  • Q

    I GOT 70 % IN BOTH 10TH ND 12TH WILL I BE ABLE TO MAKE IN THE TOP 10 BUSINESS SCHOOLS

  • A

    Yes, there is a merit in your concern. Past academic performance is an integral part of candidate selection and evaluation process at IIMs and other top B-schools. However, the extent to which it will impact the decision varies. You did not mention your Graduate performance and stream.

     

    At FMS, XLRI and MDI, the weightage and impact of the entire past academic performance is around 10%-20%. 70% is not bad at all, however, it will not be sufficient to get you full marks. If your performance at Bachelor’s (graduate) level is good, you have good enough academic performance. The stream matters too (an Arts or Medical bachelors degree will be given more preference than an engineering degree). Also, other factors such as gender diversity, reservation status, work experience and extra-curricular activities - all strengthen your profile.

     

    So, my simple advice to you is that don’t worry about your past. Try to perform best in the CAT or XAT or other entrance tests as per your capacity. The standardized tests carry 60%-70% weightage in the selection process.

     

    Read these articles to have more clarity on the subject --

     

    (1) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission chance at top IIMs

    (2) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission at top B-Schools

    (3) How the 10th, 12th, Grad scores and experience impact admission chance at new IIMs