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VGSOM IIT Kharagpur 2024-26 Admissions Selection Process

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VGSOM IIT Kharagpur 2024-26 Admissions Selection Process

Are you aspiring to pursue an MBA at Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT Kharagpur, for the academic years 2024-26? This blog provides comprehensive information on the eligibility criteria, selection process, application procedure, and key dates to guide you through the admission process.

Eligibility Criteria 2024-26

Educational Background

To be eligible for admission, candidates must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree of a minimum 4-year duration in engineering/technology/pharmacy, OR
  • A Master’s degree in Science/Economics/Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at the Bachelor’s level).

Minimum Percentage of Marks

  • General/EWS/OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (or CGPA of 6.5 on a 10-point scale).
  • SC/ST/PWD: Minimum of 55% marks (or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale).

Final Year Candidates

Candidates in their final year can apply, and if selected, admission will be provisional. Final degree documents must be submitted by October 31, 2024.

Health Requirements

Applicants must be in good health. Any discrepancy in the medical fitness certificate will be resolved by the Institute’s Medical Officer.

PWD Category

PWD candidates must undergo a medical board assessment by October 31, 2024, at IIT Kharagpur. The decision of the Medical Board is final.

Selection Process 2024-26

Stage I – Short-listing for Personal Interview (PI)

Shortlisting Basis

  • CAT 2023 scores, past academic performance, and other criteria.
  • Minimum CAT 2023 percentiles for eligibility specified.
  • Additional scores awarded based on application rating (AR).
  • Female candidates receive additional marks for Gender Diversity Factor (GDF).

Stage II – Final Selection and Offer of Admission to MBA

Criteria and Weight

  • Application Rating (AR): 20
  • CAT 2023: VARC (20), DILR (10), QA (10)
  • Personal Interview (PI): 40

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application form available at the ERP portal of IIT Kharagpur.
  2. While submitting the online application form, make a payment for the application fee (Rs. 1600 for General & NC-OBC candidates, Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD).
  3. Female candidates will be charged the same level of application fee as paid by male candidates of the respective category.
  4. Overseas category (non-domestic candidate) with a valid GMAT score should apply through International Relations, IIT Kharagpur.

Important Dates 2024-26

Admission Process

  • Beginning of Online Submission of Application Form: One day after the declaration of CAT 2023 results
  • Last Date of Online Application Form: 5th February 2024
  • Form Correction Window: 6th to 8th February 2024
  • Online Personal Interview:
  • Schedule 1: 2nd March to 4th March 2024
  • Schedule 2: 9th March to 11th March 2024
  • Schedule 3: 22nd March to 24th March 2024
  • Declaration of Admission Results: 1st May to 5th May 2024

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General Queries

Q1. What is the degree offered by VGSoM?

VGSoM offers a general MBA program. Students can choose electives from various departments/schools/centers in IIT Kharagpur based on their interests.

Q2. Is there a scholarship scheme for students?

Currently, there is no specific scholarship scheme. For the latest information, contact the Academic Section of IIT Kharagpur.

Q3. What is the total fee amount, and how many seats are available?

Details about fees and the number of seats are available on the Fee Structure page.

Q4. What is the faculty: student ratio at VGSOM?

There are 23 core faculty members for about 230 students, resulting in a faculty: student ratio of about 1:10.

Q5. What is the withdrawal and refund policy at VGSoM?

The withdrawal and refund policy align with the rules of IIT Kharagpur, notified in due time.

Admission Form Related Queries

Q1. What are the eligibility criteria?

Detailed eligibility criteria are available here.

Q2. Is a separate EWS category included during admission at VGSoM?

Yes, VGSoM has included the EWS category as per Government of India regulations.

Q3. What documents are required for the application process?

Documents include age proof, caste certificate (for reserved categories), mark sheets of 10th, 12th, and graduation, proof of work experience, and CAT 2023 scorecard.

Q4. If there is a mistake in the admission form, is there a correction window?

Yes, there is a correction window from 6th to 8th February 2024.

Q5. What is the registration fee, and what is the submission deadline?

The registration fee is Rs. 1600 for General/OBC/EWS and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD. The last date for submission is the same as the last date for the online application.

PI & Final Selection Related Queries

Q1. Are calls for PI based on profile or only CAT scores?

Calls are based on CAT scores and the overall application rating (AR).

Q2. Are extra-curricular achievements considered during shortlisting?

Extra-curricular achievements are not considered during shortlisting but may be considered during the interview.

Q3. Can a request for rescheduling PI be entertained?

No, requests for rescheduling PI will not be entertained.

Q4. How does the final selection take place?

The final selection is based on a cumulative score comprising AR, CAT 2023, and PI performance.

Q5. Are there separate marks for Gender Diversity?

Yes, additional marks for Gender Diversity are specified in the selection criteria.

Q6. When is the PI scheduled for this year?

PI is scheduled across three schedules: March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 22-24, 2024.

Q7. What is the mode of the interview, and when will the date be informed?

The interview will be conducted online. Shortlisted candidates will be informed on or before February 15, 2024.


Mastering the admission process at VGSoM requires a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria, selection process, and application details. This blog aims to be your comprehensive guide, providing clarity on key aspects to ensure a smooth application journey. Best of luck in your pursuit of an MBA at VGSoM!

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