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CMAT Cut Off 2021 for PUMBA: Expected Cut Off, Eligibility & Selection Process
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Urvashi Singhal

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Pune University’s Department of Management Studies is a center for excellence that offers candidates a highly regarded MBA degree. It is a premier management college that conducts three highly coveted MBA programs. The institute offers MBA++ degree in 5 specializations: Marketing, Finance, Systems, Human Resource, and Operations. It also offers a MBA in Biotech and an Executive MBA Programme for working executives and entrepreneurs. 

  • CMAT 2021 is expected to be conducted in last week of January 2021. Candidates can utilize the CMAT 2021 Rank Predictor to ascertain their examination rank before the result is released in February 1st week 2020.
  • To qualify for the MBA++ program of PUMBA, candidates must qualify for either CMAT/CAT/ATMA/XAT/MH-CET. CMAT 2021 cut off for PUMBA is expected to be 210 marks or 96 percentile for Maharashtra students and above 99.0 percentile for OMS.
  • PUMBA has a special reservation for candidates from Maharashtra state and Home University graduates besides SC/ST/OBCSAP category reservation.
  • Official CMAT cut off will be released by PUMBA after CMAT results are out. Candidates who qualify will be called for the second round (GD/PI).

Expected CMAT Cutoff

Expected CMAT Cut Off 2020

The cut off marks/percentile are the marks a candidate needs to qualify for the second round i.e. the group discussion and personal interview. The  cut off is usually higher for the All India category seats as compared to reserved category seats. We can go by the viewpoint of experts and coaching institute and previous year’s cut off as benchmarks.

Going by previous years, a candidate belonging to All India general category (Out of Maharashtra Students) will need to score in the 99.0 percentile or above to qualify for the 2nd round. In CMAT 2020, PUMBA offered 180 seats out of which 27 seats were for OMS candidates for which they had to secure a CMAT percentile of 99.69.

For Maharashtra students, the cut off in the previous years was 96 percentile. It is best to wait until the results come out as experts will then weigh in on the no. of students who gave the exam and the difficulty of the exam.

Read  CMAT 2021 Score to be Accepted by Top MBA Colleges in Maharashtra

Factors Affecting CMAT Cutoff

Factors Affecting CMAT Cutoff

CMAT Cut Off varies from year to year. Factors affecting the cut off are -

  1. Number of candidates appearing for the CMAT paper
  2. How many seats available
  3. Level of difficulty of the exam
  4. How well candidates have performed

Key Points of CMAT Cutoff for PUMBA

Key Points of CMAT Cutoff for PUMBA

The following points are to be kept in mind about CMAT cut off for PUMBA:

  1. Cut off for Maharashtra and Out of Maharashtra students will be different.
  2. Candidates can sit for MAH CET/XAT/CAT/CMAT/ATMA to apply to PUMBA.
  3. Out of Maharashtra Candidates will need a 99.0+ percentile score in CMAT to qualify for PUMBA.
  4. Candidates will gain admission through the Centralized Admission Process conducted by DTE Maharashtra. Students will only require a single application to apply for all MBA colleges in Maharashtra.
  5. Candidates should check whether they fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying.
  6. Those who make the cut off will be called for a Personal Interview and General Discussion round. Check  CMAT Selection Procedure
  7. A good CMAT score is a pre-requisite for getting through to the second round. But thereafter you will be judged on how well you do in Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.
  8. Good academic history and extra-curricular activities will definitely make your application stronger. 

CMAT Previous Year Cut Off

  • Every year the cut-offs are different because of the number of candidates who give the exam and the difficulty of the exam itself. The difficulty of the exam also varies.
  • Some years the quantitative section or data interpretation is more difficult than other sections, sometimes all sections are given equal importance.
  • In previous years a score of 96th/97th percentile was good enough. But every year the competition gets tougher and students are scoring higher. Last year the cut off was 96.2 percentile (210).

Read CMAT Cutoff 2021 for GLIM

PUMBA MBA Eligibility

PUMBA Eligibility Criteria

Department of Management Studies (PUMBA) offers 3 different MBAs with differing eligibility criteria for each. MBAs on offer by PUMBA are MBA++, MBA (Biotech) and Executive MBA.  

Eligibility for MBA++

  1. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in the 10+2+3 scheme from any University.
  2. Candidate should have scored 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (45% in case of OBC and person with disability).
  3. Work experience is not compulsory.

Eligibility for MBA (Biotech)

  1. Candidate should posses a Bachelor or Master’s degree in the field of Science (General or Special) with minimum 50% marks scored in aggregate from a university recognized by the Association of Indian University (AIU).
  2. Subjects majors eligible for MBA (Biotech): Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Genetics, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology etc), Agriculture, Ayurveda, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Technology, Veterinary Sciences, Technology Engineering.
  3. Candidates must qualify in the ATMA exam
  4. Work experience though not mandatory will nonetheless add more credibility to a candidate’s application.

Eligibility for Executive MBA Programme

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a reputed university/institution recognized by the UGC / AICTE / AIU with a minimum 50% aggregate (45% for reserved category candidates).
  • Applicants must possess minimum 3 years of work experience at a managerial / executive level after they have recieved their results. Solely the work experience gained by the candidate after graduation will be considered.

How to Apply at PUMBA through CMAT?

How to Apply at PUMBA through CMAT?

PUMBA comes under the aegis of DTE Maharashtra and follows their admission criteria and procedure. There is a Centralized Admission Process (CAP) for MBA institutes of Maharashtra  under authority of DTE Maharashtra. Candidates will have to sit for an MBA entrance exam. PUMBA takes into consideration CMAT Result to shortlist candidates.

Steps to Apply

Candidates who are looking to apply to PUMBA for MBA have to follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Candidates will have to visit the website i.e.
  2. Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab
  3. Go ahead register by clicking on ‘Click here for new Register’
  4. Enter your credentials like Name, Contact Details, E-mail id, and Mobile Number
  5. Enter a valid e-mail id and phone number. You will receive your Registration Id and Password there.
  6. Check your mail for the system generated Registration Number and Password. The registration number and password will also be sent to your mobile. Please make a note of it.  
  7. Use the Registration Number and Password to log in to your account.
  8. Fill in all fields like Name, Father’s Name, Contact Information, and Academic Information.
  9. Click next.
  10. Upload a scanned copy of a recent passport size photo and a signature.
  11. Review your application once before clicking ‘Submit’
  12. If you’re satisfied, go ahead and click on the ‘Payment’ tab to pay the application fees.

PUMBA Application Fee

  1. Payment tab will forward you to the integrated payment gateway.
  2. You can pay by using either your Debit/Credit/Internet Banking or through bank deposit.
  3. Choose your mode of payment. If you’ve chosen Debit/Credit, then fill in your card details.
  4. If you’ve selected Internet banking then enter your correct Account Details and click ‘Make Payment’.
  5. On successful payment of fees, an e-Receipt will be generated. Please save it and take a print out of the ‘E-receipt’.
  6. If a candidate decides to pay through bank deposit, he will first have to generate it online. Take a print out of it and go to the bank branch to deposit the fees.
  7. The application fee for the MBA++ is Rs. 1000 for General category and Rs. 1000 for the Reserved category.
  8. Candidates should print out their e-receipt they will need to submit with their application form.

PUMBA Selection Process

The selection process for PUMBA has 3 steps:

  1. Candidates will first need to sit for one of the qualifying exams. PUMBA uses scores of CMAT/CAT/ATMA/XAT/MH-CET. Candidates need to score a minimum cut off stipulated by the college to qualify for the 2nd round.
  2. Candidates who score more than the cut off will be called for the second round. The second round will consist of Personal Interview and Group Discussion. Read CMAT Selection Process 2021
  3. Candidates will have to clear both these stages to be eligible for admission.

Candidates should satisfy the eligibility condition for admission to be granted to them. CMAT Counselling will begin from March onwards.

PUMBA MBA Fee Structure

PUMBA MBA Fee Structure 

MBA ++ 

Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2020-21

Master of Business Administration (MBA)  MBA 1st Year 
Particulars  MH  Out of MH  OBC  SC / ST / NT / SBC  SAARC Country / PIO / OCI / CIWGC  Foreign
Tuition Fee  54500  54500 27250  0 109000 163500
P.G. Admission Fee  30  30  15  0 30  30
Contribution to Ashwamedh  20  20 10 0 20 20
Student Welfare LIC Scheme  10  10 5 0 10 10
Gymkhana  100 100 50 0 100 100
Library Fee  1000 1000 500 0 1000 1000
P.G. Registration Fee  25  25 12.5 0 25 25
Health Centre Med.Checkup Fee  50  50  25  50 50 
Student Aid Fund  25  25 12.5  0 25 25 
Computer Registration Fee  50  50  25  0 50  50 
Disaster Management Fund  20  20  10  0 20 20
Development Fund  250  250  125  250  250
Student Welfare Fund  100  100  50 0 100 100
NSS  10 10 10 10 10 10
Corpus  4 4 4 4 4 4
Eligibility Fee  500  1000 500 500 1000 1000
Eligibility Form Fee  50  50  50  50  50  50 
Library Deposit  1000  1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Caution Money Deposit  500  500  500  500  500 500
Identity Card Fees  100  100 100 100 100 100
Placement Activities  2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Seminar  2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Study Material 500 500 500 500 500 500
Computer Facility  500 500 500 500 500 500
Internet  1000  1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Miscellaneous  1500  1500 1500 1500 1500 1500
Human Rights  50 50 25 0 100 150
Cyber Security /  Information Security  100 100 50 0 200 300
Skill Based Courses  200 200 100 0 400 600
Total  66194 66694 37929 9664 121544 176394

MBA (Pharma-Biotechnology)

Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2020-21 

Program Fees for MBA (PBT)  Amount (INR) 

Academic Fees (Per Annum) for all Maharashtra Candidates 

INR 66, 194
Academic Fees (Per Annum) for all candidates Outside of the State of Maharashtra  INR 66, 694

Academic Fees (Per Annum) 

NRI, PIO, and Foreign Candidates belonging to SAARC Countries 

INR 1,21,544

Academic Fees (Per Annum) 

Foreign Candidates from any other nation 

INR 1,76,394

Executive MBA 

Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2020-21

Program Fees for MBA-Executive  Amount (INR) 

Academic Fees (Per Annum) 

For all candidates from the State of Maharashtra 

INR 76,594

Academic Fees (Per Annum) 

For all candidates Outside of the State of Maharashtra 

INR 77,094


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