School of Petroleum Management - SPM MBA Exam 2017

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School of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar ( SPM ) at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University ( PDPU ) has been set up by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited ( GSPC ) – A Government of Gujarat Undertaking.

IPMG offers programs addressing the managerial requirements of Oil & Gas sector. The course offerings pertain to Management, Economics, Supply Chain, International Geo – Political affairs, Project Management, Oil & Gas Accounting & Finance and Laws – to mention a few areas, of the Oil & Gas Sector.

SPM 2017 MBA Entrance Exam

School of Petroleum Management invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to 2 year MBA Programs through Based on CAT 2016 or XAT 2017 Score, for the academic session 2017.

MBA programme is a two year full time residential programme at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University ( PDPU ) under School of Petroleum Management ( SPM ).

SPM offers MBA program in : 

SPM MBA 2017 Reservations and Seat Allocation :

Seat allocation to the various categories ( SC & ST ) is in accordance with the Government rules. The number of seats under each category will be posted at along with the short listed candidates for MBA Programme admission. Seats not filled in under any reserved category shall be allotted to the general category.

NRI / Management Seats : Admission to this category shall be made as per rules.

The MBA Admission Office of SPM – PDPU shall conduct the MBA Admission process for the MBA batch 2017 – 19.

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SPM MBA 2017 Eligibility

Only Candidates who have appeared at Common Admission Test ( CAT ) 2016 conducted by IIMs / Xavier Admission Test ( XAT ) 2017 conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur are eligible to apply.

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, with at least 50% marks ( 45% for SC / ST candidates ) in aggregate in all semesters / trimesters or equivalent CGPA, of any University incorporated by an act of the 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.

The Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education.

In case of the candidates being awarded grades / CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university / institution from where they have obtained bachelor’s degree.

In case the university / institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by the SPM by dividing earned CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the quotient with 100.

A candidate appearing for the final year examination of bachelor’s degree or equivalent can also apply.

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SPM MBA 2017 Application Form

Eligible candidates have to apply by sending the duly filled in SPM MBA Application Form ( available at Schools’ website ) along with the payment of IPMG MBA Application Fee of Rupee 1,000 ( non – refundable ).

IPMG SPU MBA Application Fee can be paid via a demand draft drawn in favour of “Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University”, payable at Ahmedabad. IPMG Application Fee can also be paid in the University account at Oriental Bank of Commerce ( OBC ) A/C No. 09331131003242. In this case the payment receipt must be enclosed along with filled IPMG Application form.

Candidates are required to send filled application form by registered post, or through DTDC courier to reach us on or before the last date 13th February, 2017. For the late receipt of the forms or loss of form in the transit, SPM – PDPU shall not be responsible.

The last date of receiving the application form for the MBA Admission is 13th February, 2017.

The information about received applications shall be put up on the School’s website ( ) within one week from the last date of receiving the application form for MBA Admission.

IPMG SPM 2017 Admission Process

Candidates short listed on the basis of aggregate CAT / XAT score will be invited for Group Discussion ( GD ) and personal interview ( PI ) and Written Ability Test ( WAT ). This information shall be displayed on the SPM Website within one week from the last date of receiving IPMG Application form for MBA Admission.

The GD and PI will take place separately for MBA Program during 04th – 07th March, 2017 with an approved schedule ( the GD / PI schedule will be uploaded in the School’s Website ).

Documents to be submitted on IPMG 2017 GD PI : 

The candidates must bring the following documents in original along with one set of self – attested photocopy of the documents for verification at the time of GD and PI :

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IPMG MBA 2017 Selection Process

The candidates who appeared in CAT 2016 / XAT 2017 and seek admission in the MBA Program at SPM have to apply in the prescribed form, which is available at SPM Website The candidates short listed on the basis of aggregate CAT / XAT Score will be required to appear for Group Discussion ( GD ) and Personal Interview ( PI ) at SPM, PDPU on specified date ( s ).

I. Group Discussion ( GD ) :

The Group Discussion ( GD ) shall be held in a group of about 10 – 12 students. Students appearing at GD shall be evaluated on the set criteria.

II. Written Ability Test ( WAT ) :

Students shall be required to submit a written assignment on the topic announced at the time of GD and PI.

III. Personal Interview ( PI ) :

Students appearing at PI shall be evaluated on the set criteria. Relevance of work experience, wherever applicable may be assessed at this stage.

SPM MBA GD / PI centres : New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Gandhinagar. 

*Only if applications for the centre are more than critical number decided by SPM, the centre will be allocated.

SPM MBA 2017 Selection Matrix :

Selection of students shall be done using the following criteria along with the weights indicated below :

  1. CAT / XAT Score – 60%
  2. Group Discussion – 10%
  3. Written Ability Test – 05%
  4. Personal Interview – 10%
  5. Work Experience – 10%
  6. Academic Performance – 05%

Academic performance in standard 12 and at bachelor degree will be appropriately factored in the selection.

SPM MBA 2017 Important Dates 

Sr. No.




 Availability of Application Forms on

3rd October, 2016 onwards


 Last date of receiving Application Forms

13th February, 2017


 GD / PI dates for short listed candidates

4th to 7th March, 2017


 Display of information about shortlisted candidates for Admissions

20th March, 2017


 Completion of Admission formalities, fees collection and enrolment

20th to 29th March, 2017


 Operating waiting list

3rd April, 2017 onwards


 Payment of balance charges

22nd to 26th May, 2017


 Commencement of the academic session

19th June, 2017

Contact Details :

School of Petroleum Management
PDPU Campus,
Phones : 079 – 23275109 / 19,
Fax : +91 79 23276364,
Email :,
Website :

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