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PGDGM - Admission Procedure

PGDM (GM) - Admission Procedure

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The General Management Program aims at augmenting the skill-sets and competencies of practicing managers. Exposing them to recent trends, tools and techniques in Management would not only provide them with extra skills sets but also help them reflect upon the previous experience of working in organizations. Though the program offers concentration in conventional subjects like Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production Management and Strategic Management but the focus of program is to prepare current managers for the leadership roles. This 15 month, full time AICTE recognized course incorporates a 3-month field based training in a functional area.

Eligibility : Candidates must hold a recognized bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2016. PGDM (GMP) candidate may choose to apply through XAT 2016 or GMAT score (taken during December 1, 2013 to December 20, 2015).

Register for XAT & XLRI

PGDM (GMP) Interviews will take place during 2 - 8, February 2016 (tentative)


Candidates may apply for more than one programme. Those who apply for multiple programmes may be called for multiple interviews and/or group discussions. The selection criteria for different programmes may differ depending on the nature of the programme. XAT written test will have multiple components and you need to maximize your performance in each of these components. In its pursuit of academic excellence, XLRI actively encourages the students from diverse backgrounds. While preparing the shortlisted candidates for the interview, in addition to XAT performance, we may factor in academic ability and the relevant work experience. Besides performance in the personal interviews (and/or group discussions) we also consider XAT performance, relevant work experience, academic ability, extra curricular activities etc. while preparing the final list. For candidates who cannot be present physically for the XLRI interviews due to their being out of the country, interviews would be carried out in online mode via Internet only for General Management Programme (GMP).

Note : Candidates may please note that the tentative dates for interviews are likely to be scheduled during February 16 to March 9, 2016.

Stage 1: Applying through GMAT/XAT

Prerequisites for GMAT Applicants :

All GMAT applicants must take their GMAT between December 01, 2013 and December 20, 2015 and pay a fee of Rs 2500/- through cash/online/demand draft/banker's cheque (Rs. 5000/- for NRI applicants) in favor of "XLRI Programmes" payable at Jamshedpur.

Print the XLRI confirmation page and send along with the payment proof/ pay in slip or Demand Draft to the Admissions Office, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur - 831 001 within 15 days from the date of payment/ issuance of Demand Draft. Enclose photo copies of 10th, 12th and graduation by December 26, 2014.

Stage 2: Shortlist of Candidates

  • The names of the GMAT candidates will be shortlisted by 12th January 2016 (tentative).
  • The names of the XAT candidates will be shortlisted by January 31, 2016 (tentative).

Stage 3: Interview Process

  • The interviews for GMP candidates through GMAT and XAT will be conducted between 2nd week of February 2016 (tentative) in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur only.
  • GMP Interviews can be conducted over G-talk / Skype for overseas candidates. Candidate needs to get in touch with the admissions office for scheduling the interview online.

Stage 4: Result Announcement

  • The short listed candidates will be announced via email along with an offer letter for XLRI-PGDM (GMP) by end of March 2016 (tentative).


Fees and other charges for 15-month PGDM (General Management) will be approximately Rs. 17,50,000/- (or equivalent in $ US) for the academic year 2016 - 2017. Food, electricity and other personal expenses would be charged extra depending on the type of accommodation preferred by the student. Fee may change next session based on the recommendation of Fee Fixation Committee.