SP Jain, Second Stage Admission Process
- For Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM): CAT / XAT / GMAT in the first stage.
- For Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM): CAT / XAT / GMAT in the first stage.
At the application stage the candidate needs to opt for two specializations. Applicants who are not shortlisted for the first option maybe considered for the second option. Based on their profiles, the candidates are sorted into two shortlists; first phase and second phase shortlist. Applicants are shortlisted in the first phase list based on their profile. The second shortlist is based on their profile along with their performance in the entrance tests. These shortlisted candidates go through two rounds of group interviews. Final Merit List is based on a composite score, which takes into account the candidate’s academic record, entrance test scores, relevance of work experience (if any) and performance in the two rounds of interviews.
The candidate will be shortlisted based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT exam score and the candidate's profile. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The final selection will be based on the CAT/XAT/GMAT score (as applicable), past academic performance, clear career plans, sound purpose of taking up this programme and the ability to map the relationship between these by the prospective candidate and SPJIMR's assessment of the above.
A psychometric test followed by WAT (duration 20 minutes) about 300 words, 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).
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