Instructions for MBA-UMG Application Form

Offered by School of Human Settlements
  1. Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in their Bachelor's degree program (in a recognized Institute/ College/ University) can apply. Final-year degree students who expect such positions in their final examinations can also apply. (Such candidates do not require Admission Test scores mentioned below). All such applicants must submit a Certificate from the Head of the Institution stating their position, when asked for. Or;
  2. Candidates with a three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University can apply with a valid Admission Test score as given below. Or;
  3. Candidates from any discipline and with keen interest in urban sector, and with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in their Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) program are also encouraged to apply, even without a valid Admission Test score.

Final year degree students (for all criteria mentioned in this section), who expect to complete their final examinations and other requirements for obtaining the degree by June 15, 2024, can also apply. All shortlisted candidates (for all criteria mentioned in this section) will have to appear for a Writing Ability Test and/or Personal Interview.


Apply and appear for any one of the following Admission tests: 1) XAT to be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on January 07, 2024, OR 2) CAT to be conducted by IIMs on November 26, 2023, OR 3) GMAT taken in 2022 or 2023, OR 4) X-GMT (XIM General Management Aptitude Test) to be conducted by XIM University, at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai, on January 28, 2024, OR 5) NMAT to be conducted by GMAC during October - December 2023 OR 6) GATE/CEED/NATA to be conducted by the respective agency. The additional fee for X-GMT will be Rs. 1300/-. Applicants opting for XAT/CAT are required to follow the XAT/CAT advertisements respectively and apply in time. Registering for XAT or CAT or GMAT or NMAT or Other tests (as applicable) is a prerequisite for applying to XIM University's MBA-UMG program, if not opting for X-GMT.

The candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (in the Institute/College/University) in their undergraduate program can apply, without a CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT/GATE/CEED/NATA score. Such applicants must submit a Certificate from the Head of the Institution stating their position at the time of interview. They will, however, be required to attend the Personal Interview, if called.

How to Apply?
Step 1: Enter your basic credentials in the New User section to get your unique XU ID/Login ID/Username and Password by email for logging into the application form of XIM University.
Step 2: In the Existing User section, login with your XU ID/ Login ID/Username and Password. Fill out the Personal Details, Education and Work Experience details, Choose the program/s you want to apply for and the respective test option/s, Write your Statement of Purpose (SoP), Upload your photo & signature and Submit. (You may keep ready the scanned/digital images of your photo/signature in JPEG format, in advance. The dimensions of photo may be of about 200x250 pixels, and the signature may be of about 250x125 pixels, both images within 50 kb each in size).
Step 3: Pay the application fee through the Payment Gateway. (Application fee is Rs. 1700/- for the first option, and Rs. 400/- each for the subsequent options. Use single form for applying for multiple programs and/or through multiple tests.)

If you have filled in the application form and paid the application fee successfully, you will receive the confirmation by email regarding the acceptance of your online application form.


Candidates short-listed on the basis of admission test (XAT, CAT, GMAT, X-GMT, NMAT, GATE, CEED and NATA) scores will be called for Group Discussion, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai (if held offline). Candidates will have to meet their own travel/stay expenses to attend the interview session. The final selection will be based on the candidate's performance in XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT/GATE/CEED/NATA, interview session, and will take into account the past academic record and relevant work experience.

The last date to fill up the application form is January 22, 2024. (X-GMT based applications are closed)