IFIM Bangalore CAT Selection Process

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    The Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Bangalore is a prestigious B-school of the country and was ranked as the 26th best Business School by the Business India Magazine for the year 2016. Flagship program PGDM is a two-year full-time residential program. The school offers degree and certificate programs at graduate, post graduate, and doctorate level. Programs offered by the institute are in line with the Business and Management.

    • IFIM only accepts scores of CAT, XAT and GMAT for admission.
    • Selection to IFIM is made on the basis of Innovation Potential Test (IPT), Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interview (PI), Academic Scores and Work Experience.
    • Applications can be made online or via downloading application form from the website.

    Following are the business school exam dates for getting admission into IFIM:

    XATJanuary 5, 2020
    CATNovember 24, 2019
    GMAT(Applicant can make a choice from the available dates)

    To get admission into the PGDM program, below mentioned are the application and interview details:

    ProgramApplication Status
    PGDM 2020-22Registration is open
    Date of InterviewCityVenue
    Monday, January 06, 2020BangaloreIFIM Campus
    Monday, January 13, 2020BangaloreIFIM Campus

    IFIM PGDM Programs offered

    The courses offered at IFIM are:

    • PGDM
      The seat intake for the PGDM is 180. The course includes Marketing, Finance, International Business, Human Resources and Capital Markets.

    • PGDM - Finance
      This program is of 2 years. The number of vacant seats for this program is 60
    • PGDM - International Banking
      The batch size for PGDM International Banking is 60. It is a 2-year course.
    • PGDM - Marketing
      This is a 2-year duration course. It has a curriculum ranging from Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource, and Capital Markets.

    Apart from the above programs, the Institute of Finance and International Management also offers various Executive Education Programs such as:

    • E-PGDM in Business Analytics
      The duration of the program is 15 months. The main aim of the program is to give theoretical and practical knowledge for better implementation of Business Analytics solutions.
    • PGDM for Working Professionals
      Approved by AICTE, the program is for a duration of 24 months. The classes for this course are conducted during the weekends.
    • Management Development Program
      This program helps the students to enhance their knowledge on current events and also sharpen their skills on various levels.
    CourseSpecializationEligibility Criteria
    PGDMGeneralBachelor’s degree from a recognized university with average minimum marks of 50% for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates) 
    International Business (IB)
    Executive PGDMBusiness Analytics (EPGDM)Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50% for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates) with two years of Full-Time working Experience - 2-years full-time work experience after completing graduation
    PGDM for Working ProfessionsN/A
    PGCP in Global Financial Markets by NSEN/A

    Read more AIMS Bangalore CAT 2019 Selection Process

    IFIM Eligibility

    The eligibility conditions for application at IFIM are:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University with a minimum overall aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates).
    • Candidates appearing for Graduation Final Exam are also eligible to apply, provided they have an overall aggregate of 50% in their program till that time.
    • Such candidates should also complete all qualifying degree requirements on or before June 15 of the year of admission.
    • A valid CAT / XAT or GMAT score.

    IFIM Application Process

    • Application form can be accessed via the official website. 
    • A non-refundable Application Fee of INR 2000 needs to be paid either online (credit/debit card) or offline (demand draft in favor of "Centre for Developmental Education" payable at Bangalore/cash payment at IFIM Campus or any AXIS Bank Branch).
    • A print-out of the completed Application Form, online/offline Application Fee Payment Confirmation or Demand Draft (as applicable) and attested copies of transcripts and entrance exam score card need to be posted to the Director of Admissions, IFIM Business School, # 8P & 9P, KIADB Industrial Area, Electronics City 1st Phase, Bangalore – 560100 within 7 days of online Form submission.
    • Upon receipt of the payment, IFIM will authenticate the payment details and send an email confirmation to the candidate’s registered email ID. Candidates can also login to the official website and the check the Application Summary for detailed payment status.
    • IFIM Admission Helpdesk Contact details are: Phone – 9900022494, Email -

    IFIM Selection Process

    The selection process for the 2 year full-time (PGDM) program of IFIM Business School, Bangalore includes the following process:

    • Innovation Potential Test (IPT)
      • A 30 minute in-class to test the innovation potential of the candidate.
      • The test can have MCQs and descriptive questions, both.
    • Group Exercise (GE)
      • A 30-minute indoor group exercise by forming groups of 6-8 candidates.
      • Each group will be assigned the solution orientation in GD.
    • Personal Interview (PI)
      • 30-minute personal interview for evaluating candidature for the course.
      • The interview panel may consist of 3 panelists.
    • Academic Track Record
      • Starting from higher secondary school, academic performance will be assessed at all levels till graduation.
    • Work Experience (if any)
      • Candidates having work experience will also be evaluated. They will be required to submit their employment documents. Having work experience can prove to be advantageous.

    IFIM Documents Required

    Documents that need to be submitted at the time of IFIM Application are:

    • 10th Marks Card
    • 12th Marks Card
    • Graduation Marks Card (Available as on date)
    • Post-graduation Marks Card (If any)
    • Work Experience Certificate (If any)
    • Entrance Exam Score Card (CAT/XAT or GMAT),
    • One recent passport-size color photograph.

    Fee Structure

    • Processing Fee (Non-refundable): (INR) Rs.15,000/-; USD 1,000
    • Pre-Foundation Registration Fee for Online Resources (Non-refundable): (INR)-Rs.35,000/-; USD 1,000
    • First Installment: (INR)-Rs.5,50,000/-; USD 9,000
    • Second Installment: (INR)-Rs.5,00,000/-; USD 9,000
    • Third Installment: (INR)-Rs.5,00,000/-; USD 9,000
    • Total Fees: (INR)-Rs.16,00,000/-; USD 28,000
    • Fees payment to be done online at
    • The total fee includes the 
      • Course Fees
      • Hostel Fees for the First Year
      • Super-Specialization Track Fees
      • Student Council Fund.
    • Students are required to pay Rs.10,000 towards “IFIM Alumni Association” separately.

    IFIM Bangalore Placements

    More than 100 companies visit the IFIM campus every year for recruitment. It has a track record of 100% placement every year. Among the top recruiting companies is the Deloitte PWC. The average placement statistics are as follows:

    • Highest salary – Rs.16,00,000
    • Average salary – Rs.7,12,255
    • Median Salary – Rs.7,13,153

    Once admitted into IFIM, a candidate has ample opportunities to discover and avail. IFIM Business School has set tie-ups with various world leading business schools in Australia, France, Germany, UK, and Singapore. The school also allows students to personalize their curriculum and follow their own career paths. Thus, students seeking extensive industry research, can readily apply to this school.



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