B-School Admissions: Goa Institute of Management (GIM) invites applications for PGDM 2014-16 batch


Goa Institute of Management (GIM) invites applications for its 2014 – 2016 PGDM Course.

Eligibility criteria to apply for Goa Institute of Management (GIM)

Minimum 50% aggregate marks, (45% in case of candidates belonging to the Reserved category) in a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) recognized by the Association of Indian Universities / AICTE. Candidates who will complete all requirements for the degree by 16th June 2014 may also apply. If an applicant does not complete all the requirements of his degree by 16th June 2014, or does not obtain 50% aggregate marks in his degree, the offer of admission made to him will stand cancelled. The intake capacity for full time PGDM course is 240. The qualifying cut-offs for each year is determined on the basis of the scores of the applicants to the Institute, in the entrance test in that year. For admission to the post graduate programme in business management 2014-2016, only those candidates who register for the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2014 of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur  or CAT- 2013 of the Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) or CMAT – 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education, may apply. Goa Institute of Management will not be able to consider candidates appearing for an entrance test, if scores are not available latest by 5th May 2014.

Admission procedure for PGDM @ Goa Institute of Management (GIM)

Candidates seeking admission to GIM are required to observe the following procedure:

  • Applicants to GIM are required to take the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2014 or CAT- 2013 of the Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) or CMAT – 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education.
  • Apply online – Last date for online application is 31st December 2013.
  • Interview centres : Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi (Subject to availability).
  • Candidates who have applied for admission to GIM will be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT, CAT or CMAT scores, past academic performance and work experience. The shortlisted candidates will be called for face to face evaluation process for final selection in February/March 2014.
  • The final selection will be made tentatively in April 2014 on the basis of entrance test – XAT, CAT or CMAT- scores (40% weightage), the candidate’s past academic performance (15% weightage), extra-curricular achievements and work experience, if any (10% weightage), performance in face to face evaluation process (30 % weightage) and composite diversity index based on the profile of the candidate (5% weightage). This is Subject to obtaining a desired proficiency in written communication and suitable profile in psychometric test (if administered) and a minimum score for each evaluation component, except work experience.
  • The session would begin in the first week of June 2014.

The qualifying cut-off XAT /  CAT / CMAT score will be lowered by 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin. Documentary evidence of domicile will have to be supplied along with the completed Application Form.

International/ NRI candidates will need valid GMAT score. Fees are marginally higher and are payable in US $. Interviews shall  be through videoconferencing.

Important dates for Goa Institute of Management (GIM) PGDM Admissions


 Filling of online application forms  Oct 2013 to Dec 2013


 Last date for online registration  31st December 2013


a. XLRI – XAT 2014b. CAT – 2013b. AICTE – CMAT 2013-14-First Test
Second Test
 5th January 2014 16-10-2013 to 11-11-2013 September 2013
February 2014


 Face to Face evaluation process  February/March 2014


 Announcement of Final Admission results  April 2014


 Beginning of new academic session  June 2014

For more details, visit http://www.gim.ac.in/gim_admission_process.php

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