May 25, 2013



DTE might be planning to have admissions without any DTE GDPI… as it will be a big task to conduct GDPI for 30,000 plus students… Directly admissions looking at the scores.. comparative analysis of the scores in Sept May and Feb CMAT..
Losing out on GDPI will make it difficult for students below 310 – 312 marks to convert JBIMS… I knew tht last week… but was waiting for confirmation.. however nothing is confirmed… next week notification will come….
They might be considering CMAT, CAT, MAT, XAT and ATMA for admission next year

How ever things will be clear next week then they release a press release..

Comparative analysis of the scores
Lets take the sample example of 6 students:
Student A – CMAT Sept 2012 score – 312 – 99.98%ile
Student B – CMAT Sept 2012 score – 292 – 99.95%ile
Student C – CMAT Feb 2013 score – 331 – 99.96%ile
Student D – CMAT Feb 2013 score – 342 – 99.99%ile
Student E – CMAT May 2013 score – 323 – 99.98%ile
Student F – CMAT May 2013 score – 294 – 99.97%ile


In the final ranking it will be simple based on percentile:

Student D – CMAT Feb 2013 score – 342 – 99.99%ile
Student E – CMAT May 2013 score – 323 – 99.98%ile
Student A – CMAT Sept 2012 score – 312 – 99.98%ile
Student F – CMAT May 2013 score – 294 – 99.97%ile
Student C – CMAT Feb 2013 score – 331 – 99.96%ile
Student B – CMAT Sept 2012 score – 292 – 99.95%ile

Best percentile wins. However historically DTE have taken percentiles.

OMS Candidates – CAT, MAT, XAT and ATMA scores
HU, OHU Candidates – CMAT scores only



Expected cutoff coming soon


Getting admission to business schools in the state has become easier. In a major decision on Friday, state higher and technical education department did away with group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) for MBA admission.

The Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) score is enough to fetch candidates a seat in management institutes because the state has more than enough seats. “There will be no GD and PI. Admission will be based only on CMAT score now,” said Dayanand Meshram, joint director of technical education of Maharashtra.

Scores of CAT, MAT, XAT and ATMA will also be accepted for admission which will start by next week. “The directorate of technical education has been directed to initiate the admission rounds for 47,250 seats across 410 B-schools based on CMAT score,” said an official.

CMAT is an all-India test conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Most states, including Maharashtra, have discontinued their state-level tests and opted for CMAT score from this year.

“About 40,000 candidates appeared for CMAT across India this year. Even if we assume that 50% of them prefer Maharashtra, half our seats go vacant,” said an official of Directorate of Technical Education. The directive clarified that candidates who score zero will not be admitted.

The directorate had sent the proposal to the government in March and it was approved on May 24. The official said that AICTE has not mandated GD and PI and Gujarat has discontinued these in phases. “Several candidates used to be eliminated despite scoring high in CET as they lacked minimum skills needed to qualify for an MBA degree. The move will deteriorate the quality of management education in the state,” said a professor of Sydenham Institute of Management.

Another professor welcomed the move. “GD and PI were not conducted in a transparent manner. Sometimes, a better candidate used to be eliminated over a recommended one,” he said.

JBIMS professor SM Fakih said: “IITs admit pupils based on a written test, so why do we need GD and PI for MBA? But no one has studied that how many students who scored high in written score low in group discussion and personal interview.”

In the past

The group discussion and personal interview were two important stages during admission to B-schools in Maharashtra till last year.

While the weightage given to written exams (common entrance test) was 200 marks, 40 marks were allocated for the group discussion and the personal interview (17 marks for GD, 17 marks for PI, 4 marks for work experience and 2 marks for academic records). Article source – DTE

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