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FMS calls 2,517 candidates for admission interviews against 1,043 last year

A Supreme Court order on reserved category seats urges the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University to call a larger admission interview shortlist this year.

The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi declared its interview and group discussion shortlist for admissions to the two-year fulltime MBA class of 2012-14 this evening. While the cut-off for the General category has been pegged at 98.73 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT), for the OBC category it is 85.80. The cut-offs in the SC and ST category are 78.18 and 53.78 percentile respectively. For the physically handicapped candidates, the cut-off is 75.15 and in the CW category, the cut-off is 64.25 percentile.

View the FMS Delhi shortlist here

This year, about 2,517 candidates have called for the interview, which will be held between April 21 and 27, 2012. The final selection process will be held at the FMS North campus.

FMS has called 1,230 aspirants for 101 seats in the general category, 651 in the OBC category for 54 seats, 363 in the scheduled caste category for 30 seats and 188 candidates for 15 seats in the scheduled tribe category. In the physically handicapped category, the institute has called 44 students and in the children/widow/wives of officers and men of armed force category, it has invited 41 candidates. Seats for PH, CW and FS are supernumerary as per the University of Delhi rules.

This is the first time that FMS has selected candidates based on the Common Admission Test (CAT) scores. According to a senior official at FMS, the 'early declaration' of the shortlist will give aspirants about a months time to prepare for the interviews. The dates have been chosen keeping in mind that the last semester exam of the current FMS batch will finish a little before the interviews start and so faculty members will be free of all internal exam-related responsibilities. Moreover, it would be easier to accommodate the huge number of aspirants in April-end, by when most of the current batch of students would have left the campus.

One of the reasons why a larger shortlist has been put up this year is because according to a Supreme Court verdict, the seats reserved for the Other Backward Classes cannot be converted to the General category seats if OBC candidates are available on the merit list. Hence, a larger number of candidates have been called, both from the general as well as the OBC categories. Last year, the school had called 1,043, less than half of this year's candidates for interview.

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  • @saikatha good that reservation has helped u realize your.... 22 Dec '13.
  • Section-1 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Scor.... 14 Jan.
Apurv Pandit @Apurv 78.7 k
@mathnik - We are working on that only. Every second.
@ankitttt 6
sb apna khoon jala rhe hai to talking bout reservation..
mohit saini @dark_knight89 24
No general seat should be given to obc,and no obc seat should go to gen.
sushant harit @free_rhythemer0 5
I have gone through the comments / posts above. The comments lacks understanding of the society its culture what we can expect from illetrates or less learned persons of the society when the thinking of the future managers is such who do not any place in their hart for less previllaged people. How many are there in your surrounding of sc persons who are equal or more effullent than you.Why nnot we demand reservation terms of population. U Less than 10% of the society enjoying 50% fruit and make all hue and cry if .50% is asked to be given to ur brother hindu.
sushant harit @free_rhythemer0 5
I do agree with the views of" What if the same logic is applied to other categories as well?? That the rich and affluent general candidates should forego their seats in favour of deserving but less affluent candidates?? How many of us will be comfortable with that? Weather a candidate forego her seat or not is purely her consciousness. Lets not paint her with colour of altruism and then vilify her of her choice." Practical thinking we must look within our self
saikat halder @saikatha 1.1 k
my respected PUY's, i have read wat vocabulary u have,surely thats y u r in top notch insts fr mba i guess. well i belong to SC. my parents r only cls 4,5 pass. my brother did nt get proper educatn coz of poverty. bt he did 12th and as he had sc reservation,so he got admitted in a colg, n got stipend to buy buks, if he would nt get these stipend n reservations, i would nt have done my btech, so this reservation has helped me n family to uplift our life a little,my brother earns 5000 per mnth,my father is job less,retired. i did not get mony to buy buks to prepare for IIT JEE,i did btech frm bengal JEE. and i paid tution fees frm my salesman job n stipend, for that job, i could nt attend classes fr 3 semesters. that is my story. i needed this reservation. it helped me, n its helping ppl lyk me, who have nothing bt a dream n poverty
Amit Kashyap @amitkashyap
Info shared is very useful to frame your plan for CAT 2012. It gives you a relative idea about the cut-off.
poda pure @podapure 3
@saikatha good that reservation has helped u realize your dreams but the sad part is it is not exactly helping people like u ,,, there are many poor people belonging to general category ,,, who is there for them ...
Vinod Kumar @Vinod77 25

Section-1 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Score (80/225)Percentile- 50.52

Section-2 Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Score (121/225) Percentile- 92.99

Total Score (201/450) Percentile- 80.28 Category- SC

What are the possibilities ? Please Help guys.