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FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (FMS), DELHI

by Tanaya Ahirrao 131 April 12, 2024

More than 25,000 students apply for FMS Delhi every year. However, only around 300 students are selected for its courses. Want to be a part of these top-selected students? First, you must gauge the competition and set a realistic target. Try to aim for a percentile that is higher than your category cut-off trend.

Factors Affecting FMS Delhi Cutoffs 2024

But wait! What is a cutoff? Well, a cutoff is the minimum number of marks or percentile you need to have to qualify for the next round at FMS Delhi, the interview round. Cutoffs can vary every year. And they are different for every category of students. These cutoff percentiles depend upon various factors such as:

  1. Number of applicants appearing for the entrance exam
  2. Difficulty level of the entrance exam
  3. Number of seats available in a particular course
  4. Reserved seats for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Caste, and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students
  5. Past-year trends usually give us an idea to determine the expected cut-offs for the succeeding years.

FMS Delhi: CAT Sectional Weightage 2024

FMS Delhi only accepts Common Admission Test (CAT) scores and percentiles to shortlist students for the 2nd round of admission. No other exam is accepted by the institute for any of its post-graduate courses. The higher the CAT Score and percentile, the higher your chances of getting selected for this prestigious institute.

The weightage given to 3 sections of CAT is as follows:

SectionWeightage
VARC40%
DILR30%
Quants30%

Here, we can observe the slight more weightage given to verbal ability and reading comprehension so that the non-engineers also get a fair chance of getting into FMS Delhi. The big message given here is that a bad VARC attempt would hurt you more than a bad DILR or QA attempt for FMS selection. Moreover, 5 extra points are given straightaway to female applicants for gender diversity.

FMS Delhi typically has a interview call ratio of 1:(6-8). Which means out of every 6-8 applicants, 1 is called for the interview. Hence, around 800 candidates get a call for personal interview round. Having said that, if you aim for a final selection at FMS, you'll need to score above 98-99 percentile in CAT.

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FMS Delhi Cutoffs: Past 3 Year Trends

The following bar chart shows the category-wise trends in the composite score cutoffs for the past 3 years:

FMS Delhi CAT Cutoffs 2023

The minimum composite score required to get shortlisted for an interview, i.e. the composite score cutoffs are given below:

CategoryComposite Score Cut-off
General47.520
OBC34.916
EWS36.484
SC28.606
ST22.572
PWD22.422

If you want to know how many marks would how much the percentile, check Cracku's Score vs Percentile blog. The composite score cut-offs for the final shortlist for admission are given below:

CategoryComposite Score Cut-Off
General66.741
OBC55.115
EWS60.102
SC54.202
ST51.133
PWD23

FMS Delhi Cutoffs 2022

Below is a table showing the minimum required CAT composite score for FMS Delhi's first shortlist in 2022 based on CAT 2021 composite scores:

CATEGORYCOMPOSITE SCORE CUT-OFF
General53.851
OBC39.991
EWS40.576
SC32.452
ST24.257
PWD20.943

FMS Delhi Cutoffs 2021

CATEGORYCOMPOSITE SCORE CUT-OFF
General49.363
OBC35.384
EWS37.399
SC28.393
ST19.767
PWD19.750

Many factors in the FMS selection process are highly controllable. Try to focus on these controllable factors. Unlike other B-schools, FMS won't call you with a low CAT score. Ace the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section in CAT. Also try to maximize your scores in the other 2 sections. Impress the interviewers with your extempore. Have a strong reason for doing MBA from FMS. And the seat at FMS Delhi's MBA batch this year is yours!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the CAT category-wise cutoff for FMS?

A. The CAT cutoff for FMS Delhi is above the overall 98%ile for general category students. For ST category cutoffs, being around 60%ile, are the lowest among all categories.

Q. What is the cut-off for FMS Delhi 2024?

A. The expected cut-off for FMS Delhi admission is around 98 to 99 overall percentile for the general category. However, Cracku recommends reserved category students to aim for a percentile above 90 to maximize getting calls from top colleges.

Q. Can I get FMS with 95 percentile?

A. A general category student cannot get a call from FMS Delhi with just 95 percentile since the cut-offs go as high as 98-99 percentile. However, the reserved category students do have a good chance to get a call for the interview round from FMS Delhi.

Q. What is the lowest IIM CAT cutoff?

A. IIM cutoffs are above the 85 percentile for the general category. On the other hand, the reserved category cutoffs are in the range of 75 to 85 percentile in the IIMs.

Q. Can I join FMS without CAT?

A. No, CAT is the only entrance test accepted by FMS Delhi for admission to its MBA courses. No other entrance exam is accepted by the institute.

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