IIT Kharagpur MBA Admissions 2016 - Application Form, Eligibility, Admission Criteria

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Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Kharagpur invites applications from eligible candidates for admissions into its MBA Programme which is offered by VINOD GUPTA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT for the academic year 2016-2017. The admissions will be made on the basis of merit in CAT 2015, Group Discussion (GD), Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Important Dates

  • Commencement of Online application form submission: January 09, 2016
  • Last Date of Online application process: January 28, 2016
  • Date of Test & Interviews in Departments/Centres/Schools (for short listed candidates): 29th Feb, 2016 - 7th April, 2016 
  • Result declaration: May 2, 2016 


Candidates seeking admission to MBA Programme of the Institute should have Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in Science Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor’s level) with the following criteria:
  • For institutes a) awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree OR b) awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
    GE/NC-OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (OR CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
    SC/ST/PwD: Minimum of 55% marks (OR CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)
  • For both the above cases, if the CGPA is on a different scale than 10.0, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above.
  • Admission to reserved category candidates will be as per Government of India rules.
  • Applicants must be in good health. In case of any discrepancy found in the certificate of medical fitness to be submitted during registration, the opinion of the Institute Medical Officer will be final.
  • Persons with Physical Disabilities (PwD) seeking admission to MBA are to appear before a medical board on or before October 31, 2016 at IIT Kharagpur. The decision of the Medical Board is final and becomes binding to the candidate.
  • Selection of applicants whose results in the qualifying degree examination are yet to be declared will be provisional, subject to the condition that all parts of the examination must be completed in all respects before the date of joining the Institute and the marks sheet/certificate as evidence of passing the qualifying examination are to be submitted latest by October 31, 2016.

Admission/Selection Process

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2016-18 batch of MBA at VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur is a two-step process. In the first step, candidates are short-listed for GD-WA-PI from among candidates who have a valid CAT/GMAT score, who have applied for the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. An overseas category candidate who applies with a GMAT score instead of a CAT Score should have a total scaled score of at least 750.

Selection will be based on application rating, performance in CAT for domestic students and GMAT for international students, and the candidate’s performance in the group discussion, written analysis and personal interview (GD-WA-PI) round. Post qualification work experience in organizations will be given due consideration.

Overall CAT cut-off:

There is an overall cut-off. For General candidates, minimum CAT percentile is 90, for NC-OBC 80, for SC 75, for ST 75 and for PwD 75.

How to apply 

Domestic candidates seeking admission to the MBA programme must complete the following procedure after the declaration of results of CAT 2015 examination.
Step 1: Complete the application form online at www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in
Step 2: Make the payment online. Application fee is Rs. 1600 for General & NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD.

Please note that Group Discussion (GD), Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted by VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur at various locations as per the following schedule:
Delhi: February 29 to March 03, 2016 
Mumbai: March 14 to March 17, 2016 
Kolkata: March 24 to March 26, 2016 
Hyderabad: March 28 to March 30, 2016 
Bangalore: April 04 to April 07, 2016 

Candidates selected for GD/WAT/PI will be intimated via email.

For more details please visit http://www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in/
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