Applications for Admission to the full-time FPM program are invited from post graduates. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a further evaluation.

  • A Master’s Degree / Equivalent in any discipline, with at least 60% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average
  • The candidate must have obtained at least 60 percent marks in the higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  • Admission form & indication of research interest Applicant needs to complete and submit the online FPM application form along with a statement of purpose and a brief research proposal. Application Fees: Rs. 2000/- + GST (18%)
  • Guidelines for SOP Can include your background, your reasons for pursuing FPM at GIM, and your career goals. Should also include your initial research proposal - stating a research problem worth investigating in the given time frame, your motivation to select it, the methodology you would use to address it, and the potential contribution it would make to the larger body of research.
  • Letter of Recommendation The application requires two letters of recommendation. The recommenders can email their recommendations directly to the mail id: fpm[at]gim.ac.in, mentioning the candidate name in the subject line.

Admission Process



Based on the Statement of the Purpose, research proposal, evaluation of past academic performance, research interest and relevant work experience, candidates will be called for an interview for final selection. Interviews would be conducted online.

FPM Shortlisting

We focus on admitting students with the following profile mix:

Academic Research

Individuals with an interest in knowledge creation to advance different management disciplines.

Corporate Research

Individuals with work experience in research firms focusing on consumer studies, market evaluation, and other such.

Consulting Experience

Individuals with experience in managing funded public and private projects, etc. 

Selection Criteria

  • Past Academic Records 40%
  • Statement of Purpose 10%
  • Research proposal 10%
  • Work Experience (if any) 10%
  • Personal Interview 30%


We’ve got the answers to all your questions.

Do I need to send exam (CAT/XAT) scores to GIM ?

No. GIM does not accept exam scores from candidates. Scores are got from IIM, XLRI.

What are First Mover and Early Bird?

GIM charges lower application fee for early applications and higher application fees closer to the final deadline.

If you make a smart choice, you pay roughly half of what you pay if you wait till the last day.

Is there any reservation or Management quota at GIM?

Admission to the Goa Institute of Management is strictly on the basis of merit and no donation in any form is sought or accepted in connection with admission.

Are there any reservations for Goan candidates?

There are no reservations for Goan candidates, but for personal interview selection, the qualifying cut-off score of the competitive exam may be lowered by up to 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin.

What qualifies a candidate to be considered of Goan Domicile/ Origin?

For the purpose of application under the category of persons of Goan Domicile or Origin the student must satisfy any of the following: Goan Domicile: An applicant would be considered of Goan Domicile if he/she produces a domicile certificate issued by the Goa Government or documentary proof of residence/education/ employment in Goa for a period of at least 10 years. Alternatively, an adequate proof of the domicile of any one of the parents of the students for a period of at least 15 years should be provided. Goan Origin: Either one of the following conditions must be met: An applicant or at least one of his parents or grandparents should be /have been born in Goa (documentary proof in the form of the original birth certificate has to be produced). The applicant or his parents should have a share in ancestral property in Goa which is utilized as the family's residence or business premises. Documentary proof of this must be certified by the sub divisional magistrate or the Municipality.

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