What is Institute Level Seat and How to Apply for it?

MBA/MMS Admissions 2024

What is ILS i.e Institute Level Seat?

Out of the total seats with any MBA institute, some seats are reserved for Institute Level Seats. Any candidate can apply for them and secure admission on merit basis. MBA institutes taking admission for ILS seats will have their own process. Some institutes will ask candidates to fill a form(paid or unpaid) while some institutes may carry out some different process (GD-PI). According to DTE, ILS seats should be filled on the basis of merit.

Every candidate has a fair chance to secure his admission in top MBA institute through ILS seats so it’s my advice to stay connected with websites of different MBA institute so that they can take benefit of ILS seats.

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Does every institute have ILS?

No, all the MBA/MMS institutes will not have institute level seats. The maximum of 15% of total seats is allotted to ILS quota.


How to find institutes with ILS quota?

CET CELL will release the seat matrix that will have information about seat distribution. This will reflect whether that institute has ILS quota or not.


What is the cut-off for ILS?

It cannot be determined accurately but you can consider it to be close to General category cut-off.


Which exams are accepted for ILS?

We will have this clarity after CET CELL releases the seat matrix.


How to stay updated with ILS notification?

Keep visiting the institute website and check the latest update. You can even call up the institute to know the detailed procedure.



  • It is necessary to go through the Online Registration Process in order to apply for ILS.
  • The institutes with ILS quota are expected to give admissions on the basis of merit only.


*The following table has information as mentioned in the seat matrix of 2024 MBA/MMS Admissions. 

Name of InstituteInstitute Level Seats
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai0
Sydenham (SIMSREE), Mumbai (MMS)0
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai24
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai24
MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai0
Bombay St. Xavier College Soc.'s Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai12
Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai24
Indian Education Society's Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai12
Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Mumbai48
Zagdu Singh Chartitable Trust's Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai24
Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai24
Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai0
Alkesh Dinesh Modi Institute for Financial & Management Studies, Mumbai0
Department of Mgmt Sciences (PUMBA)0
Shree C. E. Society's Indira Institute of Mgmt48
Chanakya Education Society's (Indira College of Engineering & Mgmt)12
S.C.E.S. Indira School Of Business Studies, Tathwade12
Sinhgad Technical Education Society's Sinhgad Inst of Mgmt, Vadgaon (Budruk)42
Modern Education Society's Neville Wadia Institute of Mgmt Studies & Research0
Indira Global Business School, Parandwadi Tq. Maval Dist.12

The following extract is taken from the Official PDF on CET CELL website.

Admissions in Institutional Quota and vacant seats after CAP.-

The Director or Principal of the institution shall carry out the admissions for these seats in the following manner.-

(a)Admissions shall be made in a transparent manner and strictly as per the Inter-Se-Merit of the Candidates who have applied to the Competent Authority for verification of documents and then to the Institution.


(b)Information brochure or prospectus of the Institution which specifies rules of admission should be published well before the commencement of the process of admission. All the information in the brochures should also be displayed on the Institution’s website.


(c) Institution shall invite applications by notifying schedule of admission and the number of seats in each course to be filled by the institution, by advertisement on the website of the institution.


(d)Aspiring Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria as notified by the Government and specified by the appropriate authority, from time to time, shall apply to the Principal or Director of the respective institution for admission at the Institution level as provided in admission rule 3(3)(b) and shall be filled on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit prepared by following the procedure specified in section 8(4) of this Brochure.


(e) The institution after verification of all required documents shall prepare and display the Inter-Se merit lists of the Candidates to be filled in at the institution level, in the Institutional Quota and Supernumerary Quota of OCI / PIO, Foreign National, Children’s of Indian workers in Gulf Countries along with the vacant seats after CAP, on the notice board and shall publish the same on the website of the institution.


(f) The Minority or Non-Minority institution intending to surrender the Institutional Quota (in part or full) of specified courses to the CAP shall communicate two days before the display of seat matrix of CAP Round I and
the same shall be allotted as per the rules of CAP. The Institutes shall not be allowed to surrender Institutional quota seats thereafter.


(g) All the admissions and cancellations shall be updated instantly through the online system.


(h)If any CAP seat remains or becomes vacant after the CAP Rounds, then the same shall be filled in by the Candidate from the same Category for which it was earmarked during the CAP. Further, if the seats remain vacant then the seats shall be filled on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit of the applicant.


(i) While filling these seats, the preference shall be given to Maharashtra State Candidature Candidate over All India Candidature Candidate on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit.


(j) After exhausting Maharashtra State Candidature Candidate and All India Candidature Candidate if any seat remains vacant in the Sanctioned Intake, then these seats may be filled with NRI, Foreign Nationals (FN), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWGC) Candidature Candidate, subject to the approval from the appropriate authority for these seats.

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  1. Bro please tell when is the time to fill form for ILS seats????after we took admission in PGDM or before admission???

    1. ILS Forms are out when DTE CAP rounds begin. The PGDM Admission process runs in parallel for most of the colleges

    1. We will know more about this when colleges start pushing ILS notification. There is no GD-PI for 99% of colleges in ILS admission

    1. Ma’am, the cut off is given on the website. Kindly go through it. Predictions will be better once the merit numbers are out.

  2. I have scored 96.29 percentile in CET 2019 ..? Is it possible to get admission in kj somaiyaa through minority seats..?

    1. Hope for the best because we don’t know how many minority students would score equal and more than your score

  3. do sies has minority reservations for ils seats also. and can I get it at 93.75 as I am from telgu linguistic minority.

    1. Good Score to apply for ILS. Your ILS selection will depend on the number of students applied and their scores. So let’s hope for the best

  4. got 86.42 percentile in Cet.
    can I get MMS through ILS in Chetana.
    Also is Chetana PGDM or MET or Xaviers PGDM???? plz helpp ASAP

    1. ILS in Chetana’s at this percentile is difficult. The other PGDM programs are almost done with process

      1. I got 87.75 percentile in cet,
        97.07 percentile in mat.which college I can get MMS,Mba,ILS?please guide.
        Any pgdm program which I can now enroll??

  5. Hi, i have secured 92.96 percentile in CET . What are the chances of me getting through ILS in any of the colleges like Chetana, Welingkar or KJ Somaiya?

    1. Depends on the number of students applied and their percentile. Let’s wait for official ILS updates

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