IIT Roorkee MBA Selection Criteria

Department of Management Studies (DoMS) was established at IIT Roorkee in 1998. DoMS offers Masters in Business Administration with an intake of approximately 95 candidates (2016-18 batch). DoMS is one of the few institutes to use only CAT scores for selecting candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. In this article, we try to understand IIT Roorkee MBA selection criteria.

DoMS (IIT Roorkee) Admission Criteria

DoMS followed a 3 stage process for selecting candidates to its MBA programme based on CAT 2015 scores.

Stage-I (Applying and Writing CAT)

In Stage I, candidates had to apply online for CAT and appear for the exam. In this stage, IIMs gather all the requisite information from the candidates related to past academics, work experience, details of various degrees etc. Once the candidate appears for CAT, then stage – II starts. IIMs had no role in selection of candidates for DoMS.

Stage-II (Selection for GD/PI Round)

Candidates who had minimum 60% (55% for SC/ST Category) marks in past academics and are from Engineering background were eligible for selection for second stage provided they had cleared the overall CAT cutoffs as decided by the institute. There were no sectional cutoffs stipulated by DoMS and only overall CAT score was used for preparing the Merit list. Last year, DoMS called 789 candidates for GD/PI Round for total number of seats of 95 in 1:8 ratio.

Stage-III (Final Selection)

Candidates who were selected based on above parameters were further tested on Group Discussion and Personal Interview. In personal interviews, candidates were evaluated based on their functional knowledge, work experience, general awareness, assessment of leadership skills, personal and professional achievements. The Final weightage given for admissions to MBA in DoMS was as under:

  • CAT Score – 65%
  • Group Discussion – 10%
  • Personal Interview – 20%
  • Work Experience – 5% 

Our Final Thoughts

IIT Roorke’s MBA programmes is considered one of the best at IITs and DoMS is rightfully placed among the top 50 B-Schools in India. The fee component is comparatively lower at approx. Rs. 4.0 Lakh for entire 2 year programme. In addition, DoMS did not consider non Engineering candidates for admission to its MBA except those who had masters degree (any discipline), so all those with Engineering background should seriously consider DoMS as the competition is relatively low. All the best.

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