Entrance Exams Management

Goa Institute of Management (GIM )


Goa Institute of Management (GIM) conducts an admission procedure for admission to its Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program. GIM has been approved by AICTE for its 2 year PGDM Program. It is considered to be a reputed institute for management education in the country. Goa Institute of Management has a very good infrastructure and facilities. It also has international collaborations for student exchange programs. Over the year the institute has progressed highly in terms of placement records. GMI uses XAT scores for short listing candidates for its PGDM Program. Therefore it is essential for students who want to get admission in PGDM program of GIM to appear in XAT. The shortlisted candidates are then called for Personal Interview and General Discussion after which the final selections are made. Total number of seats in PGDM program of GIM is 120. XAT stands for Xavier Admission Test. It is an All India Level Management Entrance Exam. It is an Objective type test. The test duration is of Two Hour Thirty Minutes. For each question there are four choices out of these choices the candidates have to select one option as a correct answer. The question Paper consists of two hundred questions. These questions are divided in to three sections. Each question contains one mark. For each correct answer the candidates are awarded with one mark and for each wrong answer one third marks are deducted. Section one contain Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability Test Questions. Section Two Consist of Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Data Interpretation Question and the Section three contain the questions related to General Awareness Questions. Within the last twenty minutes the candidates have to write an essay of two hundred fifty to three hundred words. The topics of essay are related to social relevance. This is one of the toughest exam in India for the Management Education. For taking Admission in the Goa Institute of Management the candidates have to cross the cut-off marks which depend on the number of students who takes part in the entrance test. The institute calls the qualified candidates for the personal interview. This is the last procedure.Eligibility criteria: A candidate should have a 3 years bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institute with atleast 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply.

Important dates and Eligibility


Minimum 50% aggregate marks, (45% in case of candidates belonging to the Reserved category) in a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) recognized by the Association of Indian Universities / AICTE. Candidates who will complete all requirements for the degree by 16th June 2013 may also apply. If an applicant does not complete all the requirements of his degree by 16th June 2013, or does not obtain 50% aggregate marks in his degree, the offer of admission made to him will stand cancelled. The intake capacity for full time PGDM course is 240. The qualifying cutoff for each year is determined on the basis of the scores of the applicants to the Institute, in the entrance test in that year. For admission to the post graduate programme in business management 2013-2015, only those candidates who register for the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2013 of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur or CMAT - 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education, may apply. Goa Institute of Management will not be able to consider candidates appearing for a competitive examination, if scores are not available latest by 5th May 2013.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

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Candidates seeking admission to GIM are required to observe the following procedure:

  • Applicants to GIM are required to take the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2013 or CMAT - 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education.
  • Apply online - Last date for online application is 31st December 2012.
  • Interview centers : Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi (Subject to availability)
  • Candidates who have applied for admission to GIM will be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT or CMAT scores, past academic performance and work experience. The shortlisted candidates will be called for face to face evaluation process for final selection in February/March 2013.
  • The final selection will be made tentatively in April 2013 on the basis of competitive examinations XAT or CMAT  scores (50% weightage), the candidate’s past academic performance (10% weightage), performance in face to face evaluation process  (30 % weightage) and work experience, if any (10% weightage): This is Subject to desired proficiency in written communication and a minimum score for each evaluation component, except work experience.
  • The session would begin in the first week of June 2013.

The qualifying cut-off XAT / CMAT score will be lowered by 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin. Documentary evidence of domicile will have to be supplied along with the completed Application Form.

International/ NRI candidates will need valid GMAT score. Fees are marginally higher and are payable in US $. Interviews shall  be through videoconferencing.


 Filling of online application forms  Sep 2012 to Dec 2012


 Last date for online registration  31st December 2012


 a. XLRI - XAT 2013

 b. AICTE - CMAT 2013-14-First Test
                                           Second Test

 6th January 2013

 27-09-2012 to 01-10-2012
 21-02-2013 to 25-02-2013


 Face to Face evaluation process    February/March 2013


 Announcement of Final Admission results  April 2013


 Beginning of new academic session  June 2013


Test Centers

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