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Admission Process Indian & CIWG

The Admissions Process provided below explains the standard process followed across ALL programs. Each PGDM program may have additional components based on its requirements

Minimum Eligibility

A Graduate Degree with not less than 50% marks (final year students may also apply .The admission will be canceled if they obtain less than 50% in his/her graduation)

Stage I: Shortlisting

  • For Candidates with work experience of less than 24 months
Test Cut-off (minimum)
CAT 2019 85 percentile
XAT 2020 85 percentile
GMAT 630
Graduation 60 percent
XII 60 percent
X 60 percent


  • For Candidates with work experience of more than 24 months.

           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 in months, etc.)
    • Extra-curricular achievements if any
    • The Statement of Purpose plays an important role in shortlisting
  • Shortlist for each program is separate and independent of each other. Shortlist in one program does not guarantee a shortlist for the other program.


Students will be informed on the shortlist decision through email / SMS to their registered email address and phone number.

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).

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT):TAPMI conducts WAT to evaluate written capabilities of prospective students. WAT aims to evaluate Articulation and Technical abilities (grammar and spellings) of the applicant.
  2. 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 Leadership, Problem Solving, Solution Orientation, Persuasion and Communication. Topics for GD will be based on current affairs/ issues debated in last five years.
  3. Collaborative Problem-Solving Ability: The candidates will go through a Group Activity where they will be given a situation or problem to solve as a group – they will be evaluated on their team-work/collaboration, initiative, definition of the problem, representation of solution, feasibility of implementation
  4. 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

The Final selection of the candidate is based on Entrance Exam Score + academic profile + work experience + WAT Score + GD Score + PI Score as follows

Category Percent
Score in Common Admission Test (CAT, XAT, GMAT) 35
Score for academic performance (in X, XII, Undergraduate Degree) 15
Group discussion/interview 42
Weightage for Gender Diversity and Extra-curricular Activities  8
Total 100

Centers for GD/WAT/PI

Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore, Kolkata, New Delhi and Manipal.

* Above centers/dates may be shifted to others subject to number of applications.

Application Fee (Non-refundable inclusive GST)

One Program – INR 2200 + 18% GST

Two Programs – INR 2800 + 18% GST

Three Programs – INR 4000 + 18% GST

Four Programs – INR 6000 + 18% GST

Important dates

Last date for submission of online application extended till- January 30, 2020


  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.