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FORE School of Management: Courses, Fee, Cutoff, Admission, Placement - The Complete Guide

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FORE School of Management

Nestled in the heart of South Delhi, Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE) was established in 1981. Since inception, FORE has been working with industry and academia for developing new domains of managerial thought and education and contributing to building leaders in today's global business environment.

FORE School of Management fosters sharpening of skills and enhancement of knowledge base in our students through various extra-curricular, co-curricular and curricular activities through faculty who not only keep themselves at par with the current developments but also contribute to the expansion of the body of knowledge in their field of expertise. 


  • The PGDM, PGDM (IB), PGDM (Financial Management), PGDM (Big Data Analytics), PGDM (Executive) and FPM courses at FORE are AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approved.
  • FORE School of Management has also been granted SAQS Accreditation for a period of five years with effect from December 2017
  • The PGDM and PGDM (IB) courses are recognized as equivalent to MBA. Equivalence permission is granted by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • BEST B-SCHOOL OF THE YEAR’ Award by ASSOCHAM in an event on ‘Transforming Lives through Education & Innovation’ & ‘Education Excellence Awards’- 2017 
  • BEST B-SCHOOL FOR PROMOTING INDUSTRY - Academia Interface’ award in the National Education Excellence Awards-  2015
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty team.
  • State of the art infrastructure.
  • Highly resourceful library
  • Hostel facilities available located at a very short distance from the institute
  • Highest Salary for 2018-20: 31 LPA

FORE School of Management Programs Offered




Post Graduation Diploma in Management(PGDM)

Two-year Full-Time


PGDM in International Business

Two-year Full-Time


PGDM in Financial Management


Two-year Full-Time


PGDM in Big Data Analytics

Two-year Full-Time


FORE School of Management Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all the subjects studied at any of the Universities (incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)
  • The Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail or minimum of 3 years of education after completing Higher Secondary Schooling (10+2) equivalent.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year degree examination in the year 2021 can also apply subject to furnishing the proof of having passed graduation by Friday, October 1, 2021 and obtaining minimum 50% marks in aggregate total of all the subjects studied failing which the provisional admission will be cancelled and no fee will be refunded in lieu thereof.
  • All candidates are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT-2020) conducted by IIMs, XAT-2021 conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur or should have a valid GMAT score in a test taken between 1 January 2019 and 20 January 2021.

FORE School of Management Selection Criteria

  1. Short listing for the selection Process is based on CAT-2020 percentile/ XAT-2021 percentile/ GMAT Score.
  2. Final selection is based on CAT/XAT percentile/ GMAT Score, Academic Performance, Work Experience, Business Awareness, Written Ability and performance in Personal Interview.
  3. Personal interviews are conducted by experienced faculty and professional from the industry to ensure that the selected candidates perform well during their PGDM programme and subsequently achieve success professionally.

3 Simple Steps to Apply:

  1. Register yourself

Register yourself at: https://admissions.fsm.ac.in/

Log in as a new user. Set a unique password.

FORE Login

  1. Fill in the correct details.

The application form is divided into 2 parts:

    • Personal Information
    • Academic Qualification
  1. Application fee payment
  • Submit your application
  • Candidates need t pay application fee either through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking. Applicants need to pay the application fee as mentioned below

Application Fee

No. of Programmes Applying for

Base Price in Rs.

18% GST

All-inclusive Application Fee in Rs.

One programme




Two programmes




Three programmes




Four programmes




FORE School of Management Selection Process

1. The FORE has a robust selection procedure for admission to the programme and it includes-

• Short-listing on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score.

 • Written Ability Test (WAT), Business Awareness Quiz (BA-Q) and Personal Interview (PI).

 • Final selection on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT score, performance in the WAT, BA-Q, PI

2. Academic Performance and Work Experience. 
3. Some selection criteria may be added/removed as considered appropriate by the Institute. The final criteria for selection shall be informed to the candidates before the selection process.

Selection Parameters for 2021-23


Percentage (%)



Business Awareness Quiz (BA-Q)




Written Ability Test (WAT)


Personal Interview


Past Academic Performance


Work Experience (if any)


Last Year Cutoff

The cutoffs for 2020-22 batch were as mentioned below.

















FORE School of Management Fee Structure


Self Sponsored Category

Company Sponsored Category



Rs. 15.98 Lakh

Rs. 23.97 Lakh


Rs. 15.98 Lakh

Rs. 23.97 Lakh



Rs. 15.98 Lakh

Rs. 23.97 Lakh



Rs. 15.98 Lakh

Rs. 23.97 Lakh

The above fee is inclusive of tuition fee, examination fee, extra and co-curricular activities, library, books and reading material, IT Services etc.

A one-time Registration Fee of Rs. 22,000 (Rupees Twenty-Two Thousand only) is payable in addition to the admission fee.

Registration fee includes:

 a) Rs. 5,000 towards Security Deposit (refundable).

b) Rs. 3,000 towards Library Security (refundable).

c) Rs. 2,000 towards Journal Subscription for two years

d) Rs. 5,000 towards Medical Insurance with Personal Accident Policy for 2 years.

e) Rs. 7,000 towards Student Activities charges

FORE School of Management provides 10% waiver in tuition fee to the students who are domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and the 8 North East states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

Means-cum-Merit Scholarships

FORE School of Management offers scholarships to the needy and meritorious students for PGDM, PGDM (IB), PGDM (FM) and PGDM (BDA) programme. The Means-cum-Merit Scholarship is provided on the basis of economic condition and academic performance of the students. The scholarship support includes waiver of full tuition fee to students selected for this scholarship as per the rules of the institute.


No. of Merit Scholarships


Scholarship Amount



3 (first three rankers)

Based on the overall Performance of First Year

Rs. 1,00,000/- each


2 (first two rankers)

Based on the overall Performance of First Year

Rs. 1,00,000/- each



1 (topper)


Based on the overall Performance of First Year

Rs. 1,00,000/- each


1 (topper)

Based on the overall Performance of First Year

Rs. 1,00,000/- each

Year and Term Wise Credit Course Structure

First year


21 credits (core)


21 credits (core)


18 credits (12 credits from Core courses + 6 credits from Electives)


1 week International Immersion Programme* of 1.5 credit (will reflect in Term-6)
8-10 weeks Summer Internship Project of 6.0 credit

Second year


18 credits (Electives)


9 credits (Electives)


10.5 credits (electives including 1.5 credit earned in IIP)


103.5 credit

* International Immersion Programme (IIP) is a complementary component of the PGDM/PGDM (IB)/PGDM (FM)/PGDM (BDA) programs. It is subject to the safe International travelling conditions during the said period of time and Institute reserves the right to cancel the same in a pandemic like situation.

FORE School of Management Placement

To drive placements, FORE has a very capable student placement committee called as FORE Career Division (FCD) and a full time Placement Office. FORE Career Division has representation from both the first and second year students.

FORE School of Management Placements for batch 2018-2020 were both faster and better. Better was manifested in a higher median CTC, better quality of Companies and multiple jobs offers for students. This year Highest CTC Offered is 31 LPA.

The average and median CTC this year are close to touching Rs.10.6 LPA, and Rs 10.1 LPA respectively.

Apart from higher salary packages, there has been an improvement in diversity of recruiters as well, Automobiles, Banking, Consulting, E Commerce, FMCG, FSI, IT/ITES, Logistics, MR, Manufacturing, FMCD, Media, Pharma etc are the few names who recruited from FORE.

Top Recruiters:

Accenture, Acxiom Consulting, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance, Amazon Development Cente, Coffee Day Beverages, Cognizant, Collabera, Dell, Deloitte USI, DHL Express, DLF Utilities HSBC, Hughes Systique, Hyundai Motor India Limited, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, TATA Advanced Systems, Tata Capital, Tata Motors, Tech Mahindra, Reliance Retail, Reserve Bank of India, SBI Card, Schneider Electric and many more.

FORE School of Management Batch Profile 2018-20

FORE Gender Diversity

FORE Educational Background

Admissions open for PGDM 2021-23. Do not miss your chance to study at FORE School of Management. Apply before January 31, 2021!!

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