Admission Procedure

Selection of students is made by the selection committee. Admissions are administered centrally from Pune campus. Those interested in admission to the various programmes may apply online, pay fees and upload documents through the website: or direct link:  or or download the application form from website and send duly filled application form to the Dean-Admissions, NICMAR, 25/1, Balewadi, N.I.A. Post Office, Pune – 411045, along with the application fee and required documents as mentioned in the application form within the specified date. All specified documents must be submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are scrutinised and eligibility is established on the basis of the documents submitted. Eligible candidates will be invited to appear for the selection procedure, which comprises NICMAR Common Admission Test (NCAT), Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Rating of Application (RA). The details are as follows:



i. NICMAR Common Admission Test(NCAT)

180 marks

(a) Quantitative and Analytical Ability

72 marks

(b) Data Interpretation

36 marks

(c) Verbal and General Ability

72 marks

ii. Group Discussion (GD)

20 marks

iii. Personal Interview (PI)

30 marks

iv. Rating of Application (RA)

70 marks

The RA is calculated on the basis of weighted scores of the cumulative academic performance along with work experience (wherever applicable) obtained from the documents submitted to NICMAR by the candidates.

Selection of candidates is done on the basis of merit. The merit list is drawn on the basis of performance in NCAT, GD, PI and RA. Admission offer letters are issued in the order of merit.

Candidates' preference of programme/campus will be considered, but the allotment will be done at the sole discretion of the admission department, NICMAR. Candidates should appear for the selection procedure on the given dates.


NICMAR Common Admission Test (NCAT) will be conducted online on Saturday and Sunday, January 8 & 9, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD & PI would also be conducted online from January 13 to 18, 2022. Candidates can appear for the online NCAT, GD and PI from their residence or any suitable place as per their convenience.


A Live Presentation Session and Mock Test will be on January 2, 2022 to familiarize the candidates with the online NCAT process..