Cannot be opened in new tab/window

Admission Criteria


For majority of the programs, admission is done through National level entrance examination conducted by SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) or authorized /statutory boards or agencies. For few programs, admission is done directly. In addition to the above, the eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examination as well.

Entrance Based Programs

Admission is done through Entrance examination, subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examination as well.



Name of the Entrance Examination



Valid score in GMAT, CAT, MAT, XAT, TANCET, CMAT will be considered


Non-Entrance Based Programs

Admission is done based on fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examination.





MBA Admission Process

Step 1: Preliminary screening of online applications for proof of basic educational qualification and work experience (work experience is desirable, not mandatory)

Proof of basic educational qualification is mandatory for the application to be considered for the pre-admission rounds- Graduation (regular/part-time with 50% attainment or 2.5 out of 5 CGPA or 5 out of 10 CGPA) or Post-graduation (with 50% marks) from any government/ government recognized private institution in any stream such as Engineering, Sciences and Humanities either in India or abroad.

Candidates appearing for their final year exams of the said qualifying degree in April/May 2018 and with memorandum of marks for earlier semesters can also apply. However, they should produce proof of passing their degree examination on or before 14/08/2018.

Applicants with work experience of more than 2 years will be given preference with additional 5% marks in the composite scores. Applicants are requested to submit proof of their work experience at the time of interview. Applicants will be provided with appropriate certification for re-employment in their organization after their completion of their study.

Step 2: Minimum cut-off marks in common entrance tests

 Common Entrance Test scores are used as a primary screening tool for short listing of candidates for subsequent rounds of the pre-admission process. Please note that these scores are used just for the screening process for pre-admissions and the institutes conducting the above tests have no role to play in our academic programs.

The percentile/marks/percentage listed below for each test is the minimum desirable attainment from applicants and is not a qualifying score. Scrutiny and subsequent selection will be based on the applicants' profile and performance in the preadmission rounds, in addition to these scores.

A minimum of 50% is the desirable sectional (such as English language, quantitative techniques, logical reasoning etc based on the exam cleared by the applicant) cut-off for all the exams. This is used to ascertain the minimum level of aptitude that is expected from the candidate in respective faculties that form the basic foundation for the rigorous two-year program. Overall percentile/marks/percentage cutoff is given below.

Common Entrance Test*

Minimum desirable Overall Percentile/Marks/ Percentage




50 percentile

Within the CAT-score based applicants’ pool, the highest scorers will be given preference. 


450 out of 800



Within the XAT-score based applicants’ pool, the highest scorers will be given preference.


500 out of 800


180 out of 360


160 out of 400


50 out of 100

*In the absence of the above test scores, scores of other state common entrance tests may also be considered, subject to the attainment of at least 60% marks in the test.

Step 3: Psychometric Test

Psychometric test for students are specially designed to assess the abilities, competencies and intelligence levels that MBA aspirants are expected to possess. This helps the faculty to design appropriate inputs for the students to achieve their goals.

Step 4: Group discussion (GD) /Case discussion and Personal Interview (PI)

·         The objective of the GD and PI rounds is to gauge whether the MBA aspirants possess the personality traits or qualities and soft skills that are critical to become effective managers. GDs provide a good platform to assess a candidate's communication (including active listening) skills, clarity in thought, ability to critically evaluate, articulation, confidence, general awareness, team spirit, interaction in a group, leadership, flexibility etc.  A candidate's ability to constructively contribute to the collective team effort to arrive at a best possible solution in a given unstructured situation is what makes her/him the winner, qualifying the candidate to the final round in the selection process i.e., PI.




Model Question Paper

BBA Programme Selection Procedure & Counseling Dates

Selection Procedure:

  • Candidates will be called for counseling based on the fulfilling requirement of minimum marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates can choose their program in a particular campus
  1. Fulfilling the eligibility criteria and
  2. Subject to the availability of seats at that point of time.
  •  Upon selection of programme,  tuition fees and other applicable fees have to be paid at the time of counseling
  •  Provisional Allotment Letter (PAL) will be issued to confirm the candidate's admission