Admission Procedure

The Admission Policy

All admissions will be based on the Institute’s Admission System, which includes the following: Qualifying Degree Marks, National Level Entrance Test Score, English Language Capability, Institute’s Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 


The minimum requirement for admission to the PGDM-Rural Management course is a three-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Interested candidates should have obtained these Degree with an aggregate of at least 50% in the case of candidates from the general category and 45% in the case of candidates from the categories of ST, and SC.

Qualifying Entrance Tests

XIDAS is an Associate Member of XAT, MAT and ATMA for the National Level Entrance Tests. Students with CAT, CMAT or MPMET score of the relevant year are also eligible for admission.


The downloaded Application Form should be filled in completely and submitted to the Admissions Office of the Institute, along with the required processing fee of Rs. 1000/- and other documents as indicated in the Application Form. The Demand Draft for Rs. 1000/- should be drawn in favour of XIDAS, payable at Jabalpur. A Candidate can also fill the application form online though the link given at the website ( in which processing fee can be paid online and the other documents should be sent to the Admissions Office by government speed post only


The following documents are mandatory while submitting the application form:

  • Class X - Certificate and Mark sheet
  • Class XII - Certificate and Mark sheet
  • Graduation - Certificate and Mark sheet of each semester/year
  • Migration Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Entrance Score Card of XAT/ CAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT/MPMET respectively.
  • Photographs of the candidate and candidate's Guardian
  • Certificate for any other proficiency and achievement
  • Caste Certificate
  • Provisional / Degree Certificates, as applicable

Internal Tests

The short-listed candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Personal Interviews and English language test, before they are finally selected for admission. All these tests also carry merit points that will be taken into account while deciding the capability of a candidate. 

Special Merits

Candidates belonging to the categories of SC, ST and Christian minority along with those with relevant work experience, and women candidates from all categories will be given special merit points in the admission procedure.

Admission Fee and Final Admission

As soon as the list of selected candidates is declared, each selected candidate has to deposit Rs. 10,000 within 10 days as non-refundable admission fee, to confirm his/her provisional admission. The full fee for Trimester should be paid within three weeks after the provisional admission list is announced. Only those candidates who pay both the non-refundable admission fee and the full fee of the First Trimester will be granted final admission. Those who fail to pay the fees within the stipulated period are liable to lose the chance of getting admission. The subsequent Trimester fees have to be paid 15 days in advance before the commencement of respective Trimester.