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Admission Process Indian & CIWG

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The Admission Process provided below explains the common process followed across all Programs.

  • Each MBA Program may have additional components for selection based on its specific requirements.
  • Shortlist and Merit list for each Program is separate and independent of each other. Shortlist/Selection in one Program does not guarantee shortlist/selection for the other Program (for candidates who apply to more than one program).

Minimum Eligibility

A Graduate Degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks (Final year students may also apply. However, the admission shall be cancelled if they obtain less than 50% in their graduation).

Stage I: Shortlisting

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of valid

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2022 :

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2023: Last date to apply extended till 11th Dec, 2022

NMAT by GMAC™ 2022 scores :

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) January 1, 2018- January 31, 2023, whichever is higher. Applicants can submit more than one test score.

Apart from high test score, TAPMI considers the overall profile of candidates. For example, the shortlisting considerations include academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation marks), work experience, extra- curricular achievements, achievements in sports, contribution to social activities, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, leadership potential, integrity and values. The entrance examination cut-off may vary slightly each year across programs, depending upon the profile of applicants and the suitability of the profile to specific program(s). Students shall be informed about the shortlist decision on their registered email address.

Stage II: Admissions Process

The stage II of TAPMI admission process consists of Moderated Group Discussion (MGD) and Personal Interview (PI).

1.Moderated Group Discussion (MGD): Moderated Group Discussion tests the ability of the applicant to interact within a group and enrich the discussion. MGD also evaluates applicant’s skills in Problem Solving, Confidence, Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration and Communication.

2. Personal Interview (PI): Through the personal interview TAPMI evaluates the applicant’s overall attitude and suitability towards management education, including aspects such as Self- Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership and Communication.

*TAPMI makes suitable changes every year in the MGD/PI process to select bright and deserving candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about changes for 2023-25 admission process, if any, well in advance.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate is based on the following:


% Weightage

  Score in Entrance Test



  Score for academic performance

  (in X, XII, Graduation Degree)


  Group Discussion/Personal Interview


  Weightage for Gender Diversity & Extra-curricular Activities 




*As per the AICTE APH 2022, subject to change


Admission Process – NRI / NRI Sponsored Eligibility Criteria

TAPMI also accepts applications for the MBA program (only) from the following (Please contact Admissions Office for more details):

  1. NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidates
  2. Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category candidates
  3. Foreign Nationals


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.

Minimum Eligibility

A Graduate Degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks (Final year students may also apply. However, the admission shall be cancelled if they obtain less than 50% in their graduation).

Valid Entrance Exam scores

NRI Candidates: CAT / XAT / GMAT / NMAT / ATMA / CMAT / MAT
PIO / Foreign Nationals: GMAT (compulsory) and IELTS (if required).

Stage I: Shortlisting

For NRI / PIO candidates, TAPMI follows profile-based shortlisting. Profile considered for shortlisting consists of valid entrance exam scores, academic profile, work experience (type of company, total experience, etc.), extra-curricular achievements, if any.

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

Stage II: Admissions Process

Same as that for Indian Domicile category


  1. TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode. All applications must be submitted online. 
  2. The above procedure may be changed depending on the developments that may arise.
  3. Any disputes regarding the admissions to these programmes are subject to the jurisdiction of Udupi only.
  4. The application fee is non-refundable.
  5. TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC™ scores for shortlisting the candidates. IIMs, XLRI and GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.
  6. There is no “Management Quota” at TAPMI.