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Admission Process


A Graduate Degree with not less than 50% marks (final year students may also apply).

Stage I: MBA Entrance Exams (Accepted & Cut-offs)

(CAT / XAT & GMAT (cut-offs))

Test Experience PGDM BKFS HR
CAT 2017 < 12 months 85 percentile 90 percentile 85 percentile
CAT 2017 > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based
XAT 2018 < 12 months 85 percentile 90 percentile 85 percentile
XAT 2018 > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based
GMAT < 12 months 650 650 650
GMAT > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based

Stage II: Shortlisting

TAPMI follows Profile-based shortlisting. Profile considered for shortlisting consists of valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores (whichever is higher), academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation, backlogs during graduation etc.), work experience (type of company, total experience, etc.), extra-curricular achievements if any and the MBA Intent Question/ Statement of Purpose. In case of people with less than 12 months experience, we consider all the above factors other than work experience.

Students will be informed on the shortlist decision through email to their registered email id.

Stage II: Admissions Process

The stage II of TAPMI Admissions process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by a Group Discussion (GD) followed by Personal Interview (PI).

a. Written Ability Test (WAT): TAPMI conducts WAT to evaluate written capabilities of prospective students. WAT aims to evaluate Articulation and Technical (Grammar and Spellings) of the applicant.

b. Group Discussions (GD): Group Discussions aims to evaluate ability of the applicant to interact within a group. GD aims at evaluating applicant’s skills in the area of Leadership, Problem Solving, Solution Orientation, Persuasion and Communication. Topics for GD will be based on current affairs/ issues debated in last five years.

c. Personal Interview (PI): TAPMI’s objective for conducting personal interview is to understand the applicant’s attitude towards management education. To ensure the same TAPMI will be conducting Behavioural Personal Interview. TAPMI will evaluate applicant’s ability in terms of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership and Communication.

Final Selection

Final selection of the candidate is based CAT/XAT/GMAT (Overall Percentile) + Verbal Ability Percentile + academic profile + work experience + WAT Score + GD Score + PI Score.

Component Exam Score (Overall) Verbal Ability (VA Percentile) Academic Profile Work Experience WAT GD PI Total
Weightage 25% 10% 15% 15% 05% 15% 15% 100%

NRI Eligibility Criteria

Candidates under NRI quota, must be an Indian national and additionally satisfy one of the 3 criteria listed below (with sufficient proof):

1) Must have graduated from a University/Institute abroad within the last three years [OR]
2) At least one of the parents must be an NRI at the time of this Application [OR]
3) Must be sponsored by a blood relative who is an NRI

All other conditions with reference to eligibility requirements such as Minimum 50% marks during graduation and Admission Test Scores (CAT/XAT/GMAT) shall apply.

PIO / Foreign Citizen Eligibility Criteria

An international applicant is one who is not an Indian citizen. The admissions process and eligibility criteria remain same as Indian National students.

Person of Indian Origin (PIO)

Shall mean the persons who are citizens of other countries (except Pakistan and Bangladesh) who at any time held an Indian passport, or who or either of his/her parents or any of his/her grandparents was a citizen of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India or Sec2(b) of Citizenship Act 1955.

Foreign Nationals

Shall mean the citizens of all countries other than India, who are not of Indian origin as defined under PIO.

Centers for GD/WAT/PI

Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Manipal.

Application Fee

One program – INR 1500 + 18% GST

Two programs – INR 2500 + 18% GST

Three programs – INR 3500 + 18% GST

Important dates

Last date for submission of online application- January 16th , 2018


  1. TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode. All applications must be submitted online. Candidates have an option of making payment for application through online/credit card/debit card or using online banking payment facility. Our website will guide you through the application submission process as well as online payment process.
  2. The above procedure may be changed depending on the developments that may arise.
  3. Any disputes regarding the Admissions to these programs are subject to the jurisdiction of Udupi only.
  4. The application fee is non-refundable.
  5. Our Institute uses CAT/XAT/GMAT scores for shortlisting the candidates for our Post-graduate Programmes in Management. IIMs, XLRI and GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

Admissions Office

Prof. Aditya Mohan Jadhav, Chairman Admissions,
Prof. Kedar Joshi, Co-Chair Admissions,
Mr. Navin Yelamali, Deputy Manager (Admissions),
Ms. Jyothi Nayak,
Ms. Bharathi Bhakta,
Mr. Ganesh Nayak,
Ms. Reena S