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Goa Institute of Management Achiever's Round – Popular FAQs

FAQ1. What is GIM's Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The Achiever's Round is for selected few candidates with an extraordinary profile. Candidates are shortlisted based on their curricular, extracurricular, and career achievements along with profile (qualification, past academic performance, and work experience).

FAQ2. What courses can I apply for via the Achiever's Round ?

Answer: Candidates can apply only for GIM’s flagship PGDM programme through the Achiever's Round.

FAQ3. Where is the Achiever's Round conducted ?

Answer: The candidates who are shortlisted for Achiever's round are called for an interview to Goa. The interviews are only held in Goa and no other city across India.

FAQ4. When is the last date to apply for GIM's Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The last date to apply for the Achiever's Round is 15th December 2019. It is also when the early bird registrations and application via CAT 2019 exam score ends.

FAQ5. Who is eligible to apply for GIM's Achiever's Round ?

Answer: Anyone who wants to apply for GIM's PGDM course can apply via Achiever's Round. Candidates are required to submit academic and career achievement proofs.

FAQ6. Which exam scores are required to apply for GIM's Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The Achiever's Round interviews are conducted in the month of January. The selection is made without the CAT 2019, XAT 2020, CMAT 2020, or GMAT scores. The scores are incorporated later on. However, if the scores are available at the time of application, students must submit them.

FAQ7. What is the advantage of applying via Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The candidates who are shortlisted via Achiever's Round will be eligible for scholarships worth 4 lakh rupees. Also, they will be given weightage for the selections made for the Joint International Internship Seminar (JIIS) and the International Exchange Programs.

FAQ8. What are the final selection criteria via Achiever’s Round ?

Answer: The final selection criteria via Achiever’s Round for PGDM programme only is as follows:

Objective and leadership assessment 40%
Performance in face-to-face evaluation 30%
Past academic performance 15%
Work experience 10%
Composite diversity index 5%

FAQ9. How is the objective assessment and leadership assessment made during the Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The objective assessment is based on exam scores – CAT 2019, XAT 2020, GMAT, or CMAT 2020 score. The leadership assessment is based on Individual Assessment in Group Activity, which is interaction with peers and evaluators.

FAQ10. How is the interview process during Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The interview process during GIM's Achiever's Round is rigorous. Candidates go through 2 interview rounds. The final round is conducted by the Director of GIM and is difficult. The competition is fierce.

FAQ11. What makes the Achiever's Round unique ?

Answer: The Achiever's Round is unique because of the 'leadership assessment' component as part of the selection process. The leadership assessment is based on Individual Assessment in Group Activity, which is interaction with peers and evaluators.

FAQ12. What kind of achievements should I show to apply via Achiever's Round ?

Answer: The achievements can look like:

  • State of national-level sport player
  • Position holder in an undergraduate course
  • Position holder during secondary and higher secondary exams
  • Achievements and laurels in the field of art, literature, etc.
  • Employee of the year
  • Star performer employee

All achievements must be mentioned with supporting documents.

FAQ13. What is the difference between Achiever’s and Regular Round ?

Answer:

Achiever’s Round Regular Round
Programmes Eligible PGDM PGDM, PGDM (HCM), PGDM (BFSI) and PGDM (BDA)
Selection Process Only Face to face interview The selection process is different for all four programmes.
Timeline January 2020 Feb’20 – March’20
Last Date to Apply 15th  December 2019 3rd  January 2020 (with late fee)

Note : The candidates who are not shortlisted for Achiever's Round are not be eligible for scholarships, but can still apply via regular round. Also, they will not be eligible for scholarship if he/she was shortlisted for Achiever's Round but decided to opt out of Achiever's Round to attend the Regular Round.

Last Date to Apply for Achiever’s Round - 15th December 2019

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