Frequently Asked Questions


To be eligible, an applicant has to have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognised university. Students in the final year of graduation can also apply. SPJIMR accepts CAT 2020 and GMAT scores (of last 3 years) as well. A total of 36 seats above the sanctioned intake are available for PIOs/ OCIs and foreign nationals.

The fee for the PGDM course of 2020-2022 is 17.50 lakhs. This fee is subject to revision.

Yes, PGDM (Equivalent to 2 Year Full-Time MBA) is a two-year full-time residential programme for all students. All students reside on campus.

No, work experience is not mandatory for applying to this programme.

The intake of the PGDM programme is 240. An additional 36 seats have been sanctioned for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The maximum total intake of the programme is up to 276 seats.

SPJIMR accepts CAT and GMAT scores.

It is mandatory to submit the GMAT score through GMAC (PGDM Program code: 6DQ-MJ-98). The last date for taking the GMAT is 31st December 2020.

Yes, SPJIMR’s PGDM programme asks applicants to select their specialisation at the application stage itself. You will be required to choose your specialisation from the 4 options
1) Marketing
2) Finance
3) Operations & Supply Chain
4) Information Management

A choice at this stage helps
•    Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organisations
•    Students develop a clear and sharp focus early on in the programme
•    Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as students graduate
•    Avoid overcrowding in one specialisation and mitigates the risk of periodic downturns across sectors.

Yes. You will be asked for your 1st and 2nd preference, out of which the 2nd preference is optional.

This benefits applicants because sometimes there is a mismatch between the applicant’s preference and the profile desired for that specialisation.  If you are not shortlisted for your 1st preference, your application will be considered for your 2nd preference. The outcome of the first option will have no bearing on the process for considering the applicant for the second option.


The form will be available on the online admissions portal from 28th September 2020.

The last date to submit the form is 27th November 2020. We however, strongly recommend you to submit the application well in time to avoid any last minute technical glitches due to traffic congestion

You can pay the application fees online in the following ways

•   Net Banking

•   Debit / Credit Card

Queries regarding transaction id or payment non-confirmation can be sent to mentioning the following details

  • Applicant’s Username
  • Date of payment
  • Name of the bank
  • Approximate time of payment
  • Copy of bank statement showing that the transaction was successful

Yes, you can, provided you have entered your exam registration number carefully. You will not have your CAT/GMAT scores by the time you submit the form, hence that is not expected. The submitted application form will be made available again for applicants to update their entrance exam scores after the CAT results are declared.

The documents are required during the interview process. Subsequent document verification also takes place post selection, once the course begins. Every achievement and extra-curricular activity mentioned should be substantiated with proof, absence of which at later stages of the admission process would invalidate the stated achievement.



The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles.

They are also expected to meet the qualifying criteria in at least one of the entrance exams.

Entrance Test



CAT 2020

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Ability







GMAT (Jan 01, 2018  to  Dec 31, 2020)











First Phase Shortlists / Early Interviews

Applicants placed in the first phase of this shortlist are called for an early interview based on their profile where the following factors are considered

•    Consistency of academic record

•    Relevance of work experience for the specialisation

•    Versatility & achievements

Shortlists at this early stage provide an opportunity to the applicants to go through the interview process early. This is convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. For the Institute, it affords the opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust even though numbers being interviewed are large.

Second Phase Shortlists

This phase is held after the availability of entrance test scores. Applicants in this phase are called for interviews based on their profiles as given above along with their performance in the entrance tests. This interview call is thus a combination of profile and performance in the entrance tests.

Final Merit List

The Merit List is based on a composite score, which takes into account the candidate’s academic record, entrance test scores (CAT/GMAT), relevance of work experience (if any) and performance in the two rounds of group interviews.

**Note: On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of participants, interviews for PGDM 2021 -2023 are most likely to be conducted online on a platform of the institute’s choice. The details will be communicated closer to the interview dates to the shortlisted candidates.

No, you cannot reschedule your interview date and venue once you have selected it.


Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India and HDFC Credila provide loans based on the offer letter given by SPJIMR. For updated terms and conditions please contact the bank officials.

The institute offers financial assistance to candidates based on assessment of need, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and conduct.

A form will need to be completed and submitted to the PGDM office. Any financial assistance will be made available (subject to approval by the Panel after evaluation) only once the Programme commences and any adjustments /deductions will be post the student joining the Programme

SPJIMR provides hostel accommodation. There is no provision for special housing for married candidates. 

A total of 36 seats are available over and above the sanctioned intake of 240 seats. These seats are exclusively for PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals and are not open to NRIs. NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications.

Bhavan's Campus
Munshi Nagar | Dadabhai Road,
Andheri West | Mumbai - 400 058, India
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Delhi Centre
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, 3rd Floor
Gate No. 4, Copernicus Lane
Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001
Tel: 011-23073121, 011-23006871, ext-871 

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