FMS, or Faculty of Management Studies, is a Business School affiliated with Delhi University. FMS Delhi Building is located in the Delhi University North Campus. It is the most affordable B School known for the best placements, typically ranging from 26 Lac to 54 Lac per annum, and impeccable academic standards. The college has been consistently ranked among the top 5 MBA colleges in India. FMS Delhi was established in 1954, with the first few professors trained at Stanford University's B-School.

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FMS Delhi MBA fees is INR 2 Lakhs whereas the FMS Delhi average package for the batch of 2023 stood at INR 34.1 LPA, making it one of the most affordable MBA colleges in India. Popularly known as the “Red building of dreams”, FMS Delhi also offers Executive MBA, PHD and short term MDPs (Management Development Programs), However it is more opted for its flagship MBA and Executive MBA programs. For MBA, FMS Delhi accepts CAT as the entrance test and usually people with 98 percentile and above with a good score in Verbal Ability get the interview call. It is often regarded as the “Marketing campus of India” for its excellent placements in the Sales and Marketing domain.


What are the Highlights of FMS Delhi?

FMS Delhi 2024 highlights are:

Particulars Statistics 
Established Year 1954
Campus Size 7 acres
MBA Fees INR 2 lakhs
MBA Intake 251
Ranking 2023 9th by Outlook ICARE
Number of Courses 5
Total Faculty  23
Scholarship Available
Highest Package 2023 INR 1.23 CPA
Total Recruiters Adani, Airtel, Amazon, BCG, Deloitte, Capgemini, Cipla, Flipkart, EY, etc.

FMS Delhi


What are the Important Dates for FMS Delhi in 2024?

FMS Delhi Important dates for the 2024 batch are as follows:

Events Dates
CAT Registration Starts August 02, 2023
CAT Registration Closes September 20, 2023
CAT Admit Card Release Date November 07, 2023
CAT Exam Date November 26, 2023
Last Date to Apply  January 29, 2024 (Tentative)
Interview Dates  April 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2024 (Tentative)
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What are the Fees for FMS Delhi?

FMS Delhi fees for various courses are as follows:

Courses Fees
MBA  INR 2 lakhs
MBA-Executive  INR 2 lakhs
MBA-Executive HCA

What Courses does FMS Delhi Offer?

FMS Delhi offers MBA, MBA Executive, and Doctorate courses. The highlights of some of the major courses are listed below:

Courses Program Details
MBA  Intake: 251
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks
Selection Criteria: CAT + Extempore + Personal Interview 
MBA-Executive  Intake: 200 (MBA Executive), 50 (MBA Executive HCA)
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 45% to 55% marks and 5 years of work experience.
Selection Criteria: Discussion on Executive Experience & SOP + Extempore + Discussion on National & International Affairs + Personal Interview 
MBA-Executive HCA

Check: FMS Delhi detailed Courses & Fees

What is the FMS Delhi Admission Process in 2024?

FMS Delhi admissions are based on CAT exam, followed by the Extempore and Personal Interview. FMS Delhi admission process is as follows:

Admission Stage Description 
Application  Interested candidates will have to register themselves through the FMS website by filling up the online registration form and paying the registration fees.
Shortlist for PI The candidates will be shortlisted based on the CAT overall and sectional scores.
Personal Interview The shortlisted candidates will be called to FMS Delhi for the personal interview round. 
Final Selection The final selection is done based on the composite score, which is calculated based on the factors like CAT score, academic records, Statement of Purpose, Extempore, Personal Interview, and Gender Diversity. 

FMS Delhi Admission: Interview Shortlist 2023-25

Here is the data of the shortlisted candidates for the personal interview for the FMS MBA admission 2023-25:

Category Number of Seats Number of Shortlisted Candidates
General 101 707
SC 37 259
ST 19 133
OBC 69 483
EWS 25 175
PWD 12 84
CW 13 84
WT 6 34
WNT 6 35
Total 287 1994

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FMS Delhi Admission Stories

FMS Delhi is one of the most sought-after management colleges in India and getting admission for the MBA program is highly competitive. Few of the FMS Delhi students discussed their selection and admission process experience with Check few of the FMS Delhi Admission Experiences below:

Name CAT Percentile Work Experience Graduation score Link
Shruti Kumari 97.97 1 in Newton Tutorials Pvt. Ltd. as a lecturer of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced aspirants. 75.5 Read More
Aditya Bartakke 98.49 Fresher 7.06 Read More
Nihal Shahare 94.56 Fresher 5.79 Read More
Akash Nand 99 Samsung R&D- 3 Years Sterlite Power- 3 Years 80.7 Read More
Deep Vaghasiya 98.04 Fresher 6.5 Read More

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What is the FMS Delhi Cutoff in 2023?

FMS CAT Cutoff is 98 percentile. FMS Delhi considers Academic & Gender Diversity along with CAT Scores when selecting candidates for Personal Interviews for its MBA program. Scores from the VARC, DILR, and QA sections of CAT 2022 are weighted 40%, 30%, and 30%, respectively. Female candidates are awarded 5 additional points. The composite score for Interview call to FMS Delhi is calculated as

Composite Score = ∑ (Score in CAT Section * Weightage) / Max Marks for the Section (Rounded off up to 3 decimals)

Below are the composite scores and category-wise shortlists of candidates for 2023 - 25 batch:

Category Seats Candidates Shortlisted for PI Composite Score
General 101 707 53.851
SC 37 259 32.452
ST 19 133 24.257
OBC 69 483 39.991
EWS 25 175 40.576
PWD 12 84 20.943

FMS Delhi detailed Cut-off

How are the placements at FMS Delhi for the batch 2023?

FMS Delhi Placements 2023 were excellent. A total of 283 offers were made to the batch of 2021-23. About 97% of the students received offers above INR 20 LPA. FMS Delhi's average package stood at INR 34.1 LPA and the highest package at INR 1.23 CPA. 

The following table represents the FMS Delhi placement report for the batch 2023:

Particulars Placement Statistics 2023
Total Recruiters Visited 80
Total Offers 283
Total PPOs Offered / Accepted 109 / 108
Highest CTC INR 1.23 CPA
Average CTC INR 34.1 LPA
Average CTC of Top 10% INR 68.16 LPA
Average CTC of Top 25% INR 51.67 LPA
Average CTC of Top 50% INR 43.03 LPA
Top Recruiters Adani, Airtel, Amazon, BCG, Deloitte, Capgemini, Cipla, Flipkart, EY, etc. 

FMS Delhi placement statistics for the last 3 years are mentioned in the table below:

Year Highest CTC Average CTC 
2022 INR 58 LPA INR 32.4 LPA
2021 INR 58.80 LPA INR 26.20 LPA
2020 INR 58.6 LPA INR 25.6 LPA

Check: FMS Delhi detailed Placement Report

What is the ranking of FMS Delhi?

FMS Delhi is consistently ranked among the top 10 MBA colleges in India by various ranking agencies. Here are some of the latest rankings:

Ranking Body Year Category Ranking 
IIRF 2023 Top B-School (Govt.) 5
Outlook ICARE 2023 Government MBA College 9
Business Today  2023 Top B-School 8

Check: FMS Delhi detailed Ranking


The following table represents the comparison between FMS Delhi Vs XLRI Vs ISB Hyderabad:

Particular  FMS Delhi XLRI ISB
Ranking 9th by Outlook 2023 8 by NIRF 2022 1 by FT Ranking 2023
Established Year 1954 1949 2001
Campus Area 7 acres 50 acres 260 acres
Intake 251 360 (BM & HRM) 865
Admission Process CAT + Extempore + Personal Interview XAT + Personal Interview  GMAT/ GRE + Personal Interview
Cut-off 47.520 percentile 88 -95 percentile No cut-off required
MBA Fees INR 2 lakhs INR 13.70 lakhs INR 24.57 lakhs
Highest CTC 2023 INR 1.23 CPA INR 1.1 CPA -
Average CTC 2023 INR 34.1 LPA INR 32.7 LPA INR 34.21 LPA
Scholarship  Available for merit students. 23 scholarships offered  25% - 100% tuition-fee waiver scholarship available

Life at FMS Delhi 

A day at FMS Delhi starts with a 9 am class, with students rushing to their classrooms, attending guest lectures, submitting assignments, preparing case studies, etc. Academics at FMS is not limited to classroom teaching, but it also includes field trips, group tasks, and individual/ group projects. 

Apart from studies, there are clubs and committees that keep conducting events throughout the 2 years to keep the students engaged in extracurricular activities. FMS drives the students to participate in competitions and live projects that will help the students explore the never-ending possibilities that exist for a B-school student. 

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FMS Delhi Alumni

Alumni Photograph Name Designation Company

FMS Delhi Alumni

Ajay Mahajan (1998 - 90) Managing Director & CEO FICC Capital Private Limited

FMS Delhi Alumni

Achal Aggarwal (1979 - 81) Chairman WWF Singapore

FMS Delhi Alumni

Deepak Khetrapal (1989 - 91) MD & CEO  Orient Cement

FMS Delhi Alumni

Kamesh Goyal (1993 - 96) Chairman  Digit Insurance

FMS Delhi FAQs

Ques. Is FMS better than IIM?

Ans. FMS Delhi competes among the top three IIMs in India and it has a high return on investment (ROI) when compared to other B-schools.

Ques. What CAT percentile is required for FMS?

Ans. The CAT final cut-off for FMS Delhi is typically around 98-99% percentile for general category students. It's slightly lower for reserved category candidates. However, as a general guideline, aiming for a score of 99 percentile is considered safe for admission to FMS Delhi.

Ques. Is FMS Delhi hard to get?

Ans. As per the FMS Delhi admission report for the 2022-24 batch, about 1980 candidates received interview invitations, and among them, 287 secured seats. While getting into FMS Delhi is challenging, with consistent preparation, it's not as daunting as it may appear.

Ques. Does FMS accept a CAT score?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi accepts only the CAT percentile as the valid score for its admission process

Ques. What is the cost of an MBA in FMS Delhi?

Ans. The total cost of FMS Delhi MBA for two years is INR 2 Lakhs

Ques. Why FMS fees are so low?

Ans. The Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi (FMS Delhi) is a part of Delhi University and is very affordable because it is funded by the government of India and the University.

Ques. Is the FMS Delhi in the top 10?

Ans. FMS Delhi did not take part in the NIRF rankings for 2023. However, it secured the 8th position among 272 colleges in India according to India Today, and it was placed 9th out of 24 colleges in India as per Outlook's rankings for 2023. Thus, it's evident that FMS Delhi consistently ranks among the top 10 MBA colleges in India.

Ques. Is FMS MBA worth it?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi is a top-tier and one of the prestigious B-schools that competes among the top three IIMs every year. So, it is a very good college for the MBA aspirants.

Ques. How much CGPA is required for FMS Delhi?

Ans. Applicants need a bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years, achieved after completing class 12, with a score of at least 50% or equivalent CGPA (except for SC/ST candidates who only require a passing score, and OBC/PwD and CW category candidates who need 45% marks during graduation).

Ques. At what percentile will I get FMS?

Ans. According to the FMS admission report for a general category, the students with a CAT score in the range of 98- 99 percentile were able to secure a call.

Ques. What is the average age of FMS MBA?

Ans. Age does not have a significant impact on admissions to FMS Delhi. However, looking at batch statistics, the average age of the current FMS Delhi batch is around 23-24 years.

Ques. Is maths compulsory for MBA in FMS?

Ans. FMS Delhi doesn't require advanced math skills. However, to excel in the CAT entrance test, students should have a solid understanding of basic math concepts covered up to the 10th grade. Beyond that, mathematical expertise is not mandatory; achieving a strong CAT percentile is the key to receiving a call from the college.

Ques. Which exams are accepted by FMS?

Ans. FMS Delhi accepts only the CAT percentile for the admission process.

Ques. Which course is FMS Delhi famous for?

Ans. Though there are many course offerings at FMS Delhi it is very famous for its MBA program and is the most sought-after choice for many aspirants.

Ques. What is the difference between IIM and FMS MBA?

Ans. The primary distinction between these two business schools lies in their recognition and reputation among employers and students. While IIM provides a range of courses including a 2-year MBA, FMS offers options like a 1-year Executive MBA alongside its 2-year full-time MBA programs.

Ques. What is the stipend for FMS Summer Internship?

Ans. According to the FMS summer placement reports for 2022, the highest stipend secured is INR 4.4 Lakhs and the average stipend secured is INR 3.02 Lakhs.

Ques.) What is the average CTC in FMS Delhi?

Ans. The average CTC of FMS Delhi 2023 is INR 34.1 LPA

Ques. What is the highest package of FMS Delhi?

Ans. According to the FMS Delhi placement report of 2023, the highest package stood at INR 1.23 CPA.

Ques. Can I get into FMS with no work experience?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi does admit freshers, although they do consider work experience as a factor. However, a strong CAT percentile and impressive performance in the admission process can enhance your chances of getting into FMS.

Ques. How much CAT percentile is required for FMS?

Ans. The CAT percentile needed to receive a call from FMS Delhi is in between the range of 98-99 percentile for the general category candidates.

Ques. Does BCG hire from FMS?

Ans. Yes, BCG is one of the top recruiters of FMS Delhi.

Ques. Does FMS consider gap years?

Ans. The students with no work experience will be considered fresher during the admission process. So, it won’t affect your chances but you should be ready enough to justify it during PI. 

Ques. Is FMS Delhi prestigious?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi is one of the renowned and prestigious B-schools in India.

Ques. Can an average student get into FMS?

Ans. Yes, anyone can get into FMS Delhi if they are very ambitious and prepare well consistently throughout their preparation and improve their skill sets to crack CAT.

Ques. What are FMS fees in the hostel?

Ans. The total FMS fee in the hostel is INR 14,840 which includes the charges related to all the amenities that you needed for your stay.

Ques. What is the cut-off for FMS Delhi?

Ans. The CAT cut-off for FMS Delhi for the year 2023 is 98-100 percentile.

Ques. Can I join FMS without CAT?

Ans. No, because FMS Delhi considers only CAT scores for further shortlisting to other rounds in the admission process.

Ques. Does FMS provide a hostel?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi offers various hostels for male students, including V. K. R. V. Rao Hostel, Gwyer Hall, Jubilee Hall, International Student's House, Mansarovar Hostel, and P. G. Men's Hostel. For female students, there are University Hostel for Women, Meghdoot Hostel, and Geetanjali Hostel.

Ques. Does FMS provide 100 percent placement?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi is very good for its placements because it offers very high ROI and the fee is significantly less. In 2023, FMS Delhi recorded a 100% placement rate.

Ques. Should I choose FMS or IIM?

Ans. The choice between FMS Delhi and IIM will ultimately depend on your personal preferences. However, when compared to the newer and smaller IIMs, as well as the IIMs ranked below the top three, FMS Delhi emerges as the best option. This is mainly due to its significantly lower fees in comparison to IIMs, while still offering excellent placement opportunities. By choosing FMS Delhi, you can free yourself from the burden of postgraduate loans, providing a valuable advantage for your future aspirations

Ques. When to apply for FMS Delhi 2024?

Ans. The students need to apply on the official website and applicants need to register by providing the necessary information, and they will receive a login ID for access.

Ques. Can I get admission to FMS in the 90 percentile?

Ans. Yes, you will receive a call even if you belong to the general category, but you should satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

Ques. What is the 1.23 crore package for FMS?

Ans. The 1.23 crore package for FMS is the highest package for the batch of 2021-23.

Ques. Can I get an FMS call at the 98 percentile?

Ans. The chances for a student with 98 percentile is good as per last year's cut-off but generally, the safest score is 99 percentile for the general category. But, if you have a reservation benefit then you will receive a call from FMS Delhi.

Ques. What is the gender ratio in FMS Delhi?

Ans. The gender ratio in FMS Delhi MBA for female: male is 38:62

Ques. What is the sectional cut-off for FMS Delhi CAT?

Ans. FMS Delhi’s sectional weightage is VARC- 40%, DILR- 30%, and QA- 30%.

Ques. How is a day at FMS?

Ans. A typical day for an FMS student usually starts at 8 a.m. when they wake up and get ready for the day. Classes commence at 9 a.m. with four one-hour sessions. Occasionally, there are Guest Lectures by industry experts, offering valuable insights into the dynamic business landscape.

Ques. Is FMS Delhi good for MBA?

Ans. Yes, FMS Delhi is very famous and is desired by many aspirants. So, FMS Delhi is a fantastic college.

Ques. How to get into FMS Delhi?

Ans. The admission process consists of two stages. In the first stage, students take the CAT exam. Once they clear this test, they move on to the second stage, which includes personal interviews, extempore speaking, group discussions, and submission of a Statement of Purpose (SOP).

Ques. Is CAT enough for FMS Delhi?

Ans. Yes, the CAT score is enough to receive calls from FMS Delhi for the next stages of the admission process.

Ques. How to prepare for FMS Delhi?

Ans. The initial step in preparing for FMS Delhi is to successfully clear the CAT exam. Establish a well-structured study schedule to excel in the exam. After accomplishing this, initiate your preparation for personal interviews by scheduling mock interview slots online.

Ques. Is FMS Delhi a government college?

Ans. Yes, FMS (Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi) is a government college which is a part of Delhi University.

Ques. What is SOP in FMS Delhi?

Ans. SOP (Statement of Purpose) needs to be submitted by the candidate during the admission process.

Ques. Does FMS Delhi accept GMAT Scores?

Ans. No, FMS Delhi doesn’t accept GMAT scores for its admission process.

Ques. What is FMS Delhi known for?

Ans. FMS holds a position among the top-tier management schools in India. It ensures a remarkable return on investment due to its affordable course fee, eliminating post-graduation EMIs. The cost for an MBA program at FMS is approximately INR 2 Lakhs.

Ques. What is the rank of FMS Delhi?

Ans. FMS Delhi secured the 8th position among 272 colleges in India according to India Today, and FMS was placed 9th out of 24 colleges in India as per Outlook's rankings for 2023.