Applications for Admission to full time PGDM programmes are invited from graduates. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a further evaluation.

  • Minimum 50% aggregate in Bachelor’s Degree *Candidates who will complete all requirements for the degree by June 6, 2023 may also apply. Candidates in the last year of degree should have obtained minimum 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST category) in the latest examination.
  • Must have taken/ appeared for any one of the following:
    • XAT 2023
    • CAT 2022
    • GMAT taken between 1st January 2021 to 31st January 2023
    • CMAT 2023

Admission Process

admission process
admission process

* If not selected in achievers round, your score there will be carried forward for the regular round interviews


A select group of candidates shall be invited to selected cities for Achiever's Round. All other candidates shall be interviewed online for Regular Round.

What is Achiever’s Round?

What is Achiever’s Round?

The candidates for Achievers Round shall be shortlisted without CAT/ XAT/ GMAT or CMAT to facilitate interview process in selected cities.

Academic toppers from a selected set of institutes are invited to Achievers round as ELITE applications. All ELITE applications will be given opportunity to appear in the Interview process, after verifying the eligibility (alma mater and status as topper). ELITE applicants can appear in GMAT exam after admission is offered.

Competitive exams scores will be incorporated later. An offer for spot Admission shall be given to select set of candidates others will be considered for admission in April.

Candidates given spot offers will be eligible for ACCESS

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Selection Criteria

  • Objective assessment (based on XAT, CAT, GMAT or CMAT score) 40%
  • Past Academic Records 15%
  • Work experience, if any 10%
  • Face to face evaluation* 30%
  • Profile Assessment Index/ Diversity 5%

* The face-to-face evaluation consists of a personal interview (PI) carrying 30% weightage.  However, candidates can score higher through Video-Recorded interview (VRI), which carry a supernumerary weightage of 5%. The score of face-to-face evaluation shall be sum of PI (30%) and VRI (5%) capped at 30. For example, if a candidate scores 24 out of 30 in PI and 4 out of 5 in VRI, his/her total score in face-to-face evaluation shall be 28 out of 30. Similarly, if the candidate scores 28 in PI and 4 in VRI, his/her total score in face-face evaluation shall be 30 out of 30. This is applicable only for Achiever's round

** For selection for the face to face evaluation process, the qualifying cut-off score will be lowered by 15 percentile points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin. Documentary evidence of domicile will have to be uploaded at the time of submitting the application.


We’ve got the answers to all your questions.

Do I need to send exam (CAT/XAT/ CMAT) scores to GIM ?

No. GIM does not accept exam scores from candidates. Scores are got from IIM, XLRI, AICTE.

What are First Mover and Early Bird?

GIM charges lower application fee for early applications and higher application fees closer to the final deadline.
If you make a smart choice, you pay roughly half of what you pay if you wait till the last day.

Is there any reservation or Management quota at GIM?

Admission to the Goa Institute of Management is strictly on the basis of merit and no donation in any form is sought or accepted in connection with admission.

Are there any reservations for Goan candidates?

There are no reservations for Goan candidates but for selection for the personal interview the qualifying cut-off score of the competitive exam will be lowered by 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin.

What qualifies a candidate to be considered of Goan Domicile/ Origin?

For the purpose of application under the category of persons of Goan Domicile or Origin the student must satisfy any of the following: Goan Domicile: An applicant would be considered of Goan Domicile if he/she produces a domicile certificate issued by the Goa Government or documentary proof of residence/education/ employment in Goa for a period of at least 10 years. Alternatively, an adequate proof of the domicile of any one of the parents of the students for a period of at least 15 years should be provided. Goan Origin: Either one of the following conditions must be met: An applicant or at least one of his parents or grandparents should be /have been born in Goa (documentary proof in the form of the original birth certificate has to be produced). The applicant or his parents should have a share in ancestral property in Goa which is utilized as the family's residence or business premises. Documentary proof of this must be certified by the sub divisional magistrate or the Municipality.

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