Institute for Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai will release the admission criteria for 2020-22 session at its official website. Applicants with a valid CAT Score can apply for MBA program from the second week of December 2019.
Latest: CAT 2019 Admit Card is available from October 23, 2019. Download Now
Indian Nationals and NRIs are eligible for admission.
Applicant must have either written GRE/GMAT (on /after January 1, 2017) or CAT 2019 or XAT 2019/ CMAT 2019 to apply.
Minimum CAT Cut off to apply for MBA at IFMR is 80. There is no sectional cutoff. For the academic year 2019,
Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants who are currently employed and have work experience of 12 months to 36 months.
IFMR Selection Process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by the personal interview (PI).
CAT 2019 #Facts
CAT is scheduled for November 24, 2019.
CAT Registrationhas been started, candidates can apply for the same latest by September 18, 2019.
IFMR Admission Dates 2020(Expected)
Given below are the important dates for IFMR, Chennai Application Form dates candidates can check:
Stage of the Process
Early Decision Round (Tentative)
General Round (Tentative)
December 18, 2019
February 5, 2020
Release of Shortlist (for Selection Process)
January 8, 2020
February 19, 2020
Selection Process Starts
January 27, 2020
March 3, 2020
Selection Process Ends
February 11, 2020
March 25, 2020
Announcement of First Merit List
February 26, 2020
April 9, 2020
Announcement of First Wait List
February 28, 2020
April 11, 2020
Program Starts on
June 1, 2020
IFMR Eligibility Criteria 2020
Graduates from a full time or part time degree course, but NOT correspondence/ distance mode/ online mode in any discipline with consistent academic record; Candidates pursuing final year degree can also apply.
Applicants should have been born on/after 1st January 1992 and on/before 31st December 2000.
Work experience is NOT mandatory, but those with work experience should have less than or equal to 3 years of experience as of 1st December 2018.
Applicants are required to take /have taken any of the following standardized entrance exams – CAT 2019 / XAT 2020/ CMAT 2020/ GMAT & GRE (taken on / after 1st January 2017).
Cut off for all the entrance exams will not be same, thus, performance in all the entrance exams you have taken will be evaluated against the respective cut off and only your best performance will be considered.
The admission committee will consider the applicant’s past academic performance, and performance in Personal Interview.
The admissions committee will be short listing applicants for the selection process, taking into consideration, the applicant’s past academic performance, entrance test scores, and a passion for excellence demonstrated even in non-academic endeavor such as, but not limited to, sports (represented country, state or district/ University/ College/ School), Debate, Drama, Moot Court, NCC (but not NSS) volunteering, activism etc.(of a corresponding level);
Those with track record in these areas would get a relaxation with regard to cut off scores, provided they are otherwise eligible, and capable;
However, there is no exemption from the requirement of a valid score in, at least one of CAT/XAT/CMAT/ GRE/GMAT regardless of any achievements.
Candidates can fill IFMR Application Form at the official website of IFMR. The last date to fill the Application Form is December 18, 2018. Given below are the steps to fill Application Form:
Visit the website of Institute for Financial Management & Research - http://ifmr.cname5.formsdotstar.com/
Click on ‘Registered User’
Register yourself using your username, password and email ID
Login to fill Application Form
Fill your personal and academic details
Make payment of the application fee
Print the confirmation page for future purposes received on registered email ID.
IFMR Application Fee
Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to IFMR only online at forms.ifmr.ac.in which upon completion would require you to make a payment of INR 1500/- through Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking.
The first step of short listing candidates is on the basis of CAT/XAT/CMAT Result. All candidates securing the minimum cutoff marks will be called for further selection rounds. The expected CAT/XAT/CMAT Cutoff for IFMR is given below: