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FMS ’11: Cut-off likely to be 350 to 360

There have been some changes in the pattern generally followed by FMS but this year’s paper was easier than that of last year

education Updated: Dec 08, 2010 09:22 IST

The entrance exam for admissions to the 2011-13 batch of FMS Delhi was held on Sunday, December 5, 2010. Here’s an analysis of the test paper.

The FMS 2011 exam had 200 questions as had FMS 2010. The different sections of the exam were: English comprehension, verbal ability, quantitative ability and analytical ability. Total marks totalled 800.

According to the analysis done by a top FMS expert of a leading test prep institute, “The cut-off score for the general category candidate should be 350 to 360.” The expert pointed out that the difficulty level of the paper was easier than the FMS 2010 paper. Let us take a look at the section-wise analysis of FMS 2011 test paper.

English comprehension
This section was easier than that of FMS 2010. Out of all the passages, two could be easily attempted. “The cut off for the general category should be around 43 to 47,” mentions the expert.

Verbal ability
There was a major change in this section. All the synonyms/antonyms/foreign origin questions, which used to be a regular feature in FMS entrance exam, disappeared this year. Some of the questions were the same as the previous paper. The cut-off should be around 53 to 57.

Quantitative ability
Even this section was easier than that of last year. The pattern was similar to last yea’sr. The cut-off should be 46 to 50.

Analytical ability
This section was similar to that of the last year. There was one set, which did not have clear instructions, and hence test-takers found it difficult to solve. Three questions were based on jumbled words. The cut-off for the sections should be around 63 to 67.

While the changes in the exam pattern have surprised many, FMS Delhi had announced key changes in its admissions process right before the entrance exam.

FMS Delhi made some major changes this year for the admissions of 2011. From the academic year 2011, the two MBA programmes of FMS, the two-year MBA (FT) and two year MBA management of services (MS) have been integrated into one course, MBA (FT). “The two-year MBA (MS) programme has been integrated with the two-year MBA (full time) programme and the two have been merged into one MBA (FT) from 2011 admissions,” informed FMS.

Till 2010, part-time MBA (HCA) programme admission took place on the basis of the interviews. But from this year, the candidates who applied for this programme had to appear for the FMS 2011 entrance examination.

The total number of seats for the MBA programmes in FMS Delhi is as follows:
Two year full-time MBA programme: Total number of seats is 226. Out of which, for general students, there are 101 seats, 54 seats for the OBC students, 30 seats for SC students, 15 for ST students, six seats for Supernumerary: PH (physically handicapped), 10 seats for CW (children of Defense personnel killed/disabled in action or on duty) students and 10 seats for foreign students (FS).

Three-year part-time MBA programme: Total number of seats is 232. For general category students, there are 109 seats, 58 seats for OBC students, 32 seats for SC students, 16 seats for ST students, six seats for supernumerary: PH students and 11 seats for CW students.

Three-year part-time MBA (healthcare administration) programme: Total seats is 42. For general students, there are 19 seats, 11 seats for OBC students, six seats for SC students, three seats for ST students, one seat for supernumerary: PH students and two seats for CW students.

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