IPU CET MBA Admission 2021 - Exam Date, Counselling, Registration, Result

IPU CET MBA Admission 2021 - Exam Date, Counselling, Registration, Result

IPU MBA Admission 2021: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is a state-level university that offers admission to various UG, PG, and Ph.D programmes including MBA. IPU MBA application form correction window will take place after the closing of IPU MBA 2021 registration window. The last date to apply for IP University admission has been extended till July 31, 2021.

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IPU MBA admission 2021 is done on the basis of merit in the Common Aptitude Test (CAT 2020). IP university does not conduct its own entrance exam for IPU MBA admission, except for MBA in IT. All the 80 MBA colleges affiliated with GGSIPU would accept the CAT 2020 score for MBA admission 2021. Read the article below to get more details regarding IPU MBA admissions 2021, eligibility criteria, important dates, admission process, counselling, etc.

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IPU MBA Admission 2021: Overview

If seats remain vacant after IPU MBA counselling on the basis of merit of CAT, then counselling shall be conducted on the basis of score in CMAT. In case the seats still remain vacant even after exhausting CAT and CMAT merit, the university will consider admission in MBA programmes by conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) to be conducted by GGSIPU.



Exam Name

Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test( IPU CET)

Conducting body

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU or GGSIPU)

Official website



Grade ‘A’ by NAAC

Exam frequency

Once a year

Level of Exam

University Level

Approved by


Entrance Exam

CAT 2020/ CET( MBA IT)

Mode of Registration

Online Admission

IPU MBA Admission 2021: Important Dates

GGSIPU will not conduct its own entrance test for IPU MBA admission 2021, so candidates will have to apply separately for admission in MBA programmes including admission in its affiliated college with CAT 2020 registration ID/scorecard. IPU MBA admission registration 2021 has started on April 5, 2021. Candidates can check the important dates of IPU MBA admission 2021 from the table given below.

Important Dates of IPU MBA Admission 2021



IPU MBA application form release date

April 5, 2021

Last date to apply

May 30, 2021

July 15, 2021

July 31, 2021

Date of editing of application form

To be notified

Registration for centralized online counselling in MBA programme (only through CAT score)

To be notified

IPU CET MBA 2021 exam


Declaration of Result for round 1 counselling

To be notified

Declaration of Result for round 2 counselling

To be notified

IPU MBA Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to apply for IPU MBA 2021, it is necessary that candidates must be familiar with the eligibility criteria of IPU MBA admission. Check the eligibility and admission criteria below.

IPU MBA Admission 2021

  • Bachelor's Degree of three years or more in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized University


  • Bachelor's Degree in Technology, Engineering or any other subject with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate or any equivalent qualification recognized with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate


  • Candidates must have passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or England, the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India or England or the Institute of Company Secretaries of India

  • Age Limit as on August 1, 2021 candidate should not be beyond 35 years

  • In addition to above, to register for MBA (Financial Analysis) the candidate should have passed in Mathematics at the SSC level i.e. 10+2

  • Age Limit as on August 1, 2021 candidate should not be beyond 35 years

MBA (IT) Admission

  • Should be a BE/BTech with minimum 60% marks, Or

  • Should be MSc (CS), MSc (IT), MSc (Electronics), MCA with a minimum of 60% marks.

  • Final year students can also apply

IPU CET MBA Admission Criteria 2021

1. All admissions shall be made on the basis of the merit of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 conducted by the Indian Institute of Management followed by CMAT (another National Level Test) on the basis of normalization of their scores.

2. The university will also conduct its own CET for admissions but shall be utilizing the merit of CET only if the seats are left vacant after finishing CAT 2020 followed by the CMAT merit list.

IPU MBA Admission: Programmes Offered

GGSIPU offers following MBA programs:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)Financial Analysis
International Business
Financial Management

IPU MBA Admission 2021 Application Form

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU) has released the application form for IPU MBA admission 2021 on April 5, 2021. Candidates are required to fill the IPU CET MBA admission 2021 registration form in online mode only. The application process will close on July 15, 2021. Candidates can check below the steps and procedures to apply for the IPU MBA admission application form 2021.

Documents to keep ready before filling the IPU CET MBA 2021 Application Form

  • Debit Card/Credit Card/Information about Net Banking (for IP University application fee)

  • Active and valid email ID and mobile number

  • Class 12th mark sheet

  • Undergraduate mark sheet

  • Scanned copies of photograph, signature, thumb impression

  • Aadhar Card Number (for ID proof)

Steps to fill IPU MBA application form 2021:

The foremost step is to apply for the CAT 2020 exam. The exam date of CAT is November 29, 2020, and was conducted as a computer-based test. The rest of the steps to go for IPU MBA admission 2021 are given below.

  • Visit the official website

  • Registration for IPU CET MBA 2021

  • Re-login and Fill the application form

  • Select MBA course

  • Fill personal details and upload documents

  • Preview application form, enter academic details

  • Click the ‘Submit’ tab

  • Application fee payment

  • After the final submission, take a print out of the application form

How to fill IPU MBA admission application form?

Step 1 - Check the official website

The application form of IPU MBA is available from April 5, 2021, in online mode on the official website. Candidates need to visit the official website i.e. ipu.ac.in to fill the IPU CET MBA admission 2021 registration form.

Step 2 - Registration for IPU CET MBA 2021

The next step is for candidates to click on the ‘Registration’ tab. Candidates will be redirected to the application form page of IPU CET MBA 2021.

Step 3 - Re-login and fill the IPU MBA 2021 Application Form

There are two parts to the IPU CET MBA application form 2021. In the first part, candidates are required to enter basic details i.e. general information. Whereas, in the second part candidates need to provide details pertaining to the course to which they are applying to.

Step 4 - Select NON-CET Programme MBA

Once the necessary details are filled, then candidates will move towards the second part of the registration form filling. In this, candidates will have to select the course in which they are applying i.e. IPU CET MBA.

Step 5 - Fill Personal Details and Upload Documents

  • Personal details like complete name, name of parents, date of birth, nationality, contact details, etc., are to be entered by candidates. Post which candidates will have to upload a scanned image as per specifications.

  • The image should be of .jpeg/.jpg or.gif format only and it should be under 10kb - 100 KB in size.

  • Candidates should upload a recent colour photograph with a white background of size as specified.

Step 6 - Preview application form, enter academic details

After uploading documents, candidates can continue further, or if they want they can close the window and preview the registration form. Apart from personal details, candidates will be required to enter their academic details like qualifying exam, marks, year of qualifying etc.,

After filling in basic information in the IPU MBA admission 2021 registration form, candidates will have to choose the category to which they belong. Select the appropriate category option from– SC/ST/OBC/UR/EWS/Physically Handicapped/Persons with disability/Defence and J & K Migrant. In case the candidate belongs to a general category then they will not select any of the above-mentioned categories.

Step 7 - Click the ‘Submit’ tab

After filling the IPU MBA 2021 application form basic and academic details, candidates need to click on the check the declaration box. The check sign shows the candidate's acceptance.

Step 8 - Application fee payment

The IPU CET MBA 2021 registration form fee of Rs. 1,200 excluding processing charges and taxes (if any) has to be paid by candidates. The application fees paid are non-refundable.

Step 9 - After the final submission, take a print out of the application form

After final payment, candidates will be redirected towards the submission page. They are requested to download the receipt of the application form as it will contain various important details.

IPU CET MBA Admit Card 2021

Candidates could download the admit card of IPU CET MBA 2021 online by entering their login ID and password generated at the time of filling the application form. The IPU CET MBA e-admit card 2021 will be sent by the university on the registered email ID of IP University applicants. Candidates can find details such as name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam date and timings, exam centre on their IP University admit card. It is compulsory for candidates to carry their admit card to the examination hall, without which entry will not be allowed. There are certain rules and guidelines that will be printed at the back of the IP University 2021 admit card which should be abided by the candidates.

Documents to be Carried on Exam Day -

  • A hard copy of IPU CET MBA admit card 2021

  • Two recent colour passport size photographs

  • Any of the below-mentioned original photo ID proof:

  1. Passport

  2. Pan card

  3. Aadhaar card

  4. Driving license

  5. Voter’s ID card

Note - Candidate should keep with them the e-admit card carefully as the same will be required to be produced during the counselling round for verification purposes.

Since the admit card has been released in online mode, candidates can follow the given steps to download it in a hassle-free way.

How to download the IPU CET MBA 2021 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of IP University

Step 2: Click on the official link of downloading the IP University admit card

Step 3: Enter your Login ID and Password. Click on ‘Login’

Step 4: A new tab will open showing the admit card.

Step 5: Take out multiple copies for future reference.

IPU MBA Exam Pattern 2021

GGSIPU CET is different for different MBA programmes. The IPU CET exam is now online for MBA (IT) and has different sectional composition as under:

IPU MBA Exam Pattern: Overview



Mode of Exam


Time Duration

150 minutes

No. of Questions

100 Multiple Choice Questions

Total Marks

400 marks i.e. 4 marks for each question

Sections - MBA

English Language & Comprehension (30%)

General Awareness (10%)

Reasoning ability including data interpretation (30%)

Numerical Ability (30%)

Sections - MBA(IT)

English Language & Comprehension

Logical Reasoning & Data interpretation

Numerical Ability & Mathematics

Computer Science

Negative Marking

One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

IPU MBA Admission 2021: Shortlisting and Final Admission Process

IPU CET MBA 2021 admission shall be based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination (graduation) and performance in a personal interview. The university will conduct central counseling for all the colleges affiliated with it on the basis of scores obtained in CAT 2020 and on the basis of IPU CET 2021 for MBA (IT). Students are required to choose the college/institute during the counseling. IPU MBA admission 2021 shall be based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination (Graduation) and performance in a personal interview. After this, the merit list shall be prepared based on the weightage awarded to various components – Academic profile, CAT score, and personal interview.

MBA Admission 2021 at IPU: Weightage Components

The following is the weightage for IPU MBA admission 2021 at IPU given for making the final selection in the MBA programme at USMS( University School of Management Studies) and other GGSIPU MBA colleges through a centralized counselling process.

Weightage Components


Weightage( in %)

Percentage of marks in qualifying and CAT 2020 exam


Personal Interview (Centralized Counselling)




IPU CET MBA Result 2021

The result of the IPU CET MBA will soon be released after the commencement of the IPU CET 2021 examination. IPU CET MBA 2021 result will be released in the form of a PDF as a merit list. The university will declare and display the ranks of only those candidates who are declared as qualified in the CET 2021 conducted by the university and for the National Level Test( CAT/CMAT). The merit will be as declared by the respective authorities. The candidates will be called for counselling for admission depending upon the number of seats available in each programme. The admissions will be made only out of these qualified and eligible candidates strictly in order of merit.

IPU CET MBA 2021 Cutoff

The cutoff is the minimum mark required by the candidate to qualify for the exam. In the case of an MBA (IT), the IPU CET MBA cutoff 2021 will be declared in an online mode and the same is for candidates eligible for MBA regular programmes through CAT 2020 exam. The previous year IPU CET MBA cutoff for the respective institutes are:

IPU MBA Cutoff 2020 for various specializations


Cutoff link

Round 1

Click here

Round 2

Click here

IPU MBA Admission Counselling 2021

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU) will conduct the centralized online counselling for MBA (only through CAT). IPU MBA admission 2021 is done on the basis of merit/rank received by the candidate/s. If seats through CAT 2020 are filled, then the IPU MBA 2021 admission will stop. If the seats remain vacant, then CMAT 2021 and IPU CET MBA 2021 scores will be considered for admissions respectively. Notice regarding the closure of counselling will be provided on the official website i.e. www.ipu.ac.in. All selected candidates will have to deposit a one time (non-refundable) counselling participation fee of Rs 1000 plus charges as applicable

IPU MBA Admission: Counselling Schedule 2021

MBA Counselling Process


Filling up of choices for allotment of MBA seat in IP University USMS and affiliated colleges for 2021-23 batch on the basis of CAT 2020 score

To be notified

See the complete list of available choices and select the choices as per order of preference

To be notified

Declaration of Admission result for MBA 2021-23 batch

To be notified

Submission of Willingness – Whether wants to participate in further counseling for seat upgradation or freezing the seat in allotted Institute

To be notified

Payment of part academic fee of Rs.40,000/- online only (Candidates who have already paid it, need not pay again)

To be notified

Printing of provisional allotment/offer letter for admission

To be notified

Withdrawal of Admission (After making payment of part academic fee)

To be notified

Result of sliding round

To be notified

Reporting at allotted institute and paying balance fee, if any

To be notified

Registration Process for IPU CET MBA 2021 Counselling

Step 1 - Visit the official website i.e. ipu.admissions.nic.in

Step 2 - Online Registration Process: Generate Application Sequence Number and password for subsequent logins

Step 3 - Re-login and complete the remaining activities like application form submission, image uploading, fee payment and choice filling

Step 4 - Multistep Application Submission: After submission of the application form, re-login and provide personal details, contact details, qualification and competitive exam details

Step 5 - Upload scanned images of mandatory documents as per predefined size and format

Step 6 - Pay the registration fees using EPG services

Note - Already registered candidates will have to pay Rs. 1000 plus charges as counselling participation fees. While fresh candidates who are not registered with GGSIPU have to deposit Rs. 2200 plus charges (Rs. 1200 application fees and Rs. 1,000 counselling fees).

What to do in case of problems faced during or after IPU MBA Counselling registration?

In case, candidates face any issue in registration or fail to register, they can drop an email on mba_2020@ipu.ac.in with relevant proof of depositing the counselling participation fee before the end of the registration period.

Spot Counselling for IPU CET MBA 2021

Any vacant seats which are left after the admission of candidates to institutions only will be considered for filling in the spot counselling. All eligible candidates who are desirous to take admission through spot counselling will have to pay separate counselling fees. All candidates who have not taken admission will be eligible to participate in the spot counselling.

IPU MBA Admission 2021: Seat allotment

The seat will be allotted to the candidates in the order of the rank list and the choices filled.

The seat allotment will be done in each round. In the first round seats will be allotted and in the following round seats will be allotted against the available vacancies.

Round 1 of seat allotment: Seat will be allotted in the process of rank list and preferences set by the candidate.

Round 2 of seat allotment: Only for eligible candidates and subsequent round of seat allotment. There are three groups of eligible candidates:

  • Group 1 - Freeze candidates

These candidates will not be allowed to submit fresh choices or modify choices. The seat allotted in round 1 will be retained and their allotted category may be upgraded

  • Group 2 - Float candidates

These candidates will be allowed to modify/add new choices. They can upgrade their choices but the previously allotted seat will remain a valid choice in this round. Candidates will not be allowed to delete the choice but will be able to rearrange the choice in the order of their preference.

  • Group 3 - No seat allotted candidates

Candidates who didn't get any seat in the previous round will be able to modify their choices or their existing choices will be considered.

Withdrawal from counselling

Candidates who will have paid the academic fee of Rs. 40,000 can opt to withdraw from the counselling schedule at a specified time and date. Such candidates will be required to enter the password to confirm the withdrawal. Once the withdrawal is done, the seat allotted to the candidate will be cancelled, and will not be able to participate in the subsequent rounds.

IPU MBA Seat Reservation

University schools of studies and government institutions located in NCT of Delhi

Institutions located in NCT of Delhi, except minority status institutions

Self-financing institutions located in NCR/ outside Delhi except for minority status institutions

85% of the sanctioned intake is allocated for Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats is as under:

  • DSC - 15%

  • DST - 7.5%

  • DOBC - 27%

85% of the sanctioned intake (minus the management quota which is 10% of total seats unless surrendered by the institution for common counselling) is allocated for Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats is as under:

  • DSC - 17%

  • DST - 1%

85% of the sanctioned intake (minus 10% management quota) is allocated for Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats is as under:

  • DSC - 15%

  • DST - 7.5%

15% of the sanctioned intake is allocated for outside Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats is as under:

  • ODSC - 15%

  • ODST - 7.5%

15% of the sanctioned intake (minus 10% management quota) is allocated for outside Delhi Region wherein reservation of seats is as under:

  • ODSC - 15%

  • ODST - 7.5%

Note: Defence and PWD candidates are eligible for a 5% reservation. One seat, which will be supernumerary in nature is reserved for Kashmiri Migrants


  • DSC - Delhi region Scheduled Caste

  • DST - Delhi region Scheduled Tribe

  • DOBC - Delhi region Other Backward Castes

  • ODSC - Outside Delhi region Scheduled Caste

  • ODST - Outside Delhi region Scheduled Tribe

  • PWD - Persons With Disability

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