IIM Indore Admission Through CAT 2019

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     IIM Indore offers academic programs in the field of Management such as Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP), Integrated Program in Management (IPM), Post Graduate Program in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM), Fellow Program in Management (FPM), and FPM (Industry). It has an accredidation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA, a UK based accredidation firm) for post graduate programs. Candidates who are planning to utilize their CAT 2019 scores in their applications can Check CAT Cutoff 

    • Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGP) falls under Executive Programs, alongside  Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives (PGP-MX) and Post Graduate Program (PGP) Read More 
    • For Domestic Applicants, admission to PGP/ PGP-HRM   will be conducted on the basis of CAT 2019 score 
    • For international candidates, GMAT scores will be utilised to grant admission for various programs Check CAT vs GMAT 
    • Guidelines and eligibility requirements vary as per program requirements 
    • To gain admission, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility requirements, get shortlisted for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) and must possess the required test scores. Indian candidates can apply for some of the programs (e.g. PGP) with their previous most relevant CAT Score

    Name of the Institute  IIM Indore 
    Type of Institution  Autonomous 
    Ranking  NIRF – 5 
    Basic Admission Criteria 


     FPM: Research Aptitude Test (RAT) 

    Application Mode Online 
    Scholarship Yes 

    IIM Indore PGP and PGP-HRM Admissions 2020 

    Program Name  PGP / PGP-HRM  
    Duration of Program  2 Years 
    Type of Program  Full Time Residential Program 
    Basic Eligibility  Graduation 
    Admission Criteria  CAT / GMAT / GRE 

    Eligibility Criteria for PGP / PGP-HRM Admissions 2020

    • Prospective applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree with atleast 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade point average (for SC / ST / PwD candidates there is a 5% relaxation)
    • Candidates who are in their last year are also eligible on the contingency that they can show a certificate that proves that they have the required aggregate upon graduation
    • Such candidates need to submit their marksheet and degree certificate upon graduating to be eligible for admission to the PGP bach 2020-22. Deadline for the submission is December 31, 2020
    • International applicants can find more information about their specific eligibility requirements on the official website

    Selection Process for PGP / PGP-HRM Admissions 2020

    • Candidates who wish to gain admission in the PGP Programme have to sit for CAT 2019, which is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2019
    • Candidates will be assessed on three main factors. primarily applicants need to qualify the eligibility criteria, secondly they need to clear the shortlist for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI), and finally they will be in line for the final selection process. CheckCAT GD/WAT Experiences

    Stage 1: Prospective applicants must clear the eligibility criteria set for PGP 2020 candidates, which includes satisfying not only the overall percentile scores for CAT 2019, but also the sectional percentile requirements. Only applicants who qualify both of these criteria will be considered for Stage 2 of the selection process. 

    Category Quantitative Ability (QA) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)Overall 
    General 80 809090
    NC-OBC 70 707080
    SC 55 555560 
    ST 45 454550 
    PwD 45 454550

    Stage 2: Candidates will be shortlisted in each category on the basis of the Composite Score (CS) of the candidates on the merit list

    10th Standard/SSC Score34 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    12th Standard/ HSC Score40 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    CAT 2019 Overall Score20 * Candiadate’s CAT Overall Score
             Highest CAT Overall Score
    Diversity Factor (DF)6
    Composite Score=Sum of the above score (Max 100)

    Stage 3: Candidates will attain provisional offers on the basis of the Final Composite Score (FCS) as well as the reserveration criterion

    10th Standard/SSC Score10 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    12th Standard/ HSC Score10 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    CAT 2019 Overall Score20 * Candiadate’s CAT Overall Score
             Highest CAT Overall Score
    WAT Score20 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    PI Score40 * Zcandidate−Zmin
    Final Composite Score=Sum of the above score (Max 100)

    IIM Indore IPM Admissions 2020

    Program Name  IPM 
    Duration of Program  5 Years 
    Intake  120 
    Type of Program  Full time Residential Program 
    Basic Eligibility  Graduation 
    Admission Criteria  Written Aptitude Test 

    Eligilibility Criteria for IPM Admissions 2020

    • Candidates should have been born or after August 01, 1999. Candidates from the SC / Pwd / ST category will get 5 years of relaxation
    • Candidates should have qualified XII / HSC or any equivalent examination or should be appearing for it in 2019
    • A minimum 60% aggregate in X / SSC and XII / HSC is mandatory for eligibility . For SC / ST / PwD candidates there is a 5% relaxation
    • Students who are pursuing their 10th and 12th grade from international schools that have IGCSE or IB affiliations are also eligible for this programme
    • International applicants can find more information about their specific eligibility requirements on the official website

    Selection Process for IPM 2019

    • Prospective applications should have submitted their application on the official website starting from March 14,2019 till April 14, 2019 and paid the non-refundable fee of INR 3,540. Fee for SC / ST / PwD category candidates is set at INR 1,770
    • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of three main assessments: Aptitute Test (AT), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). 

    Stage 1:  Candidates who qualify the minimum eligibility criteria should have submitted their application online on the official portal

    Stage 2: Candidates who fulfiiled the minimum eligibility criteria are generally called for the Aptitude Test that is conducted across various cities in India

    Stage 3: Candidates are shortlisted for the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview 

    Stage 4: Only the candidates that perform well in the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test are selected for the final selection. A merit list is created on the basis of category and Composite Score (CS) and those selected for the merit list are sent provisional offers 

    Component Weightage 
    Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 


    Personal Interview (PI) 


    Written Ability Test (WAT)  15% 
    Composite Score (CS) Sum of above scores

    IIM Indore FPM Admissions 2020

    Program Name  Fellow Program in Management (FPM) 
    Duration of Program  5 Year 
    Specializations  8 
    Intake  30 
    Type of Program  Full Time Residential Program 
    Basic Eligibility  Graduation / Post Graduation 
    Admission Criteria  RAT (Research Aptitude Test) 

    • Fellow Program at IIMI is a one of its kind full time doctoral program in the field of management. It gives individuals the opportunity to hone and develop new skills. IIM Indore offers specializations in FMP in 8 areas i.e. Communication, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing Management, Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, and Strategic Management

    Eligibility for FPM Admissions 2020

    • Master’s degree in any discipline with at least 60% aggregate grade or an equivalent grade point average OR
    • A 2 year Post Graduate Diploam with at least 60% aggregate grade or equivalent grade point average OR
    • Professional Qualifications (i.e. CA, ICWA, CS) with at least 50% aggregate grade along with a B.Com / Degree with at least 60% aggregate grade OR
    • A five year integrated Master’s degree program in any discipline, with at least 60% aggregate makrs or equivalent grade point average OR
    • First Class / Equivalent Bachelor’s degree (4 year / 8 semesters) with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 10 or equivalent 
    • In addition, candidates should have a scored minimum 60% marks in Class X and Senior Secondary (Class XII)

    Note: 5% relaxation is given to SC / ST / PwD candidates 

    • Candidates who in their final year can also apply but their admission is contingent on the fact that they can submit a certificate by June 10, 2020 that is approved by a higher authority which states that they have appeared for all examinations for obtaining their Master’s / Bachelor’s / equivalent qualification. 
    • Any candidates that possess a foreign degree need to get it certified by the Association of Indian Universities 

    Acceptable Standard Test Scores 

    Area of Specialization Acceptable Standard Test Score(s) 
    Communication  CAT/ GRE/ JRF 
    Economics  CAT / GRE / GMAT / JRF 
    Financial and Accounting  CAT / GMAT / JRF 
    Information and Systems   CAT/ GMAT / GATE / GRE 
    Marketing Management  CAT / GRE / GMAT 
    Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques  CAT / GMAT / GATE / GRE  /   JRF 
    Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management  CAT / GMAT / GRE / JRF 
    Strategic Management  CAT / GRE / GMAT 

    Reservation Norms 

    Category  Reservation 
    NC-OBC  27% 
    SC  15% 
    ST  7.5% 
    PwD  5%

    Selection Process for FPM 2020 

    • Applicants need to submit their applications between November 15, 2019 – January 20, 2019 along with the non-refundable fee of INR 1000 ( INR 500) for SC, ST, and PwD. Candidate’s complete application should include the following documents: 
    Personal Details 
    Educational Qualification 
    Standard Test Score Details 
    Employment History and References 
    Academic Achievements 
    Statement of Purpose 
    Payment of Application Fee (as applicable)

    • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their application form. Selection process will be as follows: 

    Stage 1: Candidates who qualify the academic eligibility criteria should submit their applications online.

    Stage 2: Candidates that satisfy the academic eligibility criteria and acceptable standard test scores will be shortlisted and called for a Personal Interview (PI).

    Stage 3: According to their performance in the Personal Interview (PI), candidates will be selected for the final stage of selection.

    Stage 4:  Final selection will include an all round assesment of the candidate and an area-based offer list will be preparared. Candidates who have been selected will recieve provisional admission offers. 

    Candidates will be selected on the basis of both the Personal Interview and Research Aptitude Test (RAT) 

    Assessment Weightage 
    Personal Interview  60% 
    Research Aptitude Test  40%

    IIM Indore EPGP Admissions 2020 

    Program Name  EPGP 
    Duration of Program  1 Year 
    Specializations  6 
    Type of Program  Full Time Residential Program 
    Basic Eligibility  Graduation 
    Minimum Experience Required  5 Years 
    Admission Criteria  GMAT 

    IIM Indore’s Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management (EGPG) is a full time 1 year residential program created for candidates with extensive work experience. The program is offered in 6 areas of specializations: 

    • Marketing 
    • Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques 
    • Finance and Accounting 
    • Information Systems 
    • Strategy 
    • Economics 

    Important Dates 

    Events Date
    Application Start Date Septermber 5, 2019 
    Application End Date December 15, 2019 
    PI Shortlist is announced December 21, 2019 
    Interview Dates December 28 & 29, 2019 
    Povisional Admission Offers are made January 10, 2020 
    Last date for accepting offers January 31, 2020 
    Programme Registration April 20, 2020
    Commencement of Class April 21, 2020

    Eligibility for EGPG Admissions 2020

    • 50% in Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent grade point average 
    • Valid GMAT Score 
    • Minimum of 5 years of professional / managerial / entrepreneurial experience post graduation as on December 15, 2019

    Note: Only full time paid postions count as work experience 

    Selection Process for EGPG 2020

    • Candidates need to submit their online applications in between September 5, 2019  and December 15, 2019 alongside the non-refundable fee of INR 5,900 and US $118 for Foreign Nationals 
    • Candidates who will be shortlisted will be called for an interview will be informed about the city in which their interview will take place (e.g. New Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru or for some candidates even Skype). 
    • Shortlising of candidates will be on the basis of their GMAT Score and whatever criterion is decided by the admission committee
    • Merit list willl be a cumulative of the scores that the candidate attains in his/her GMAT and Personal Interview (PI) 
    Assessment Weightage (%) 
    GMAT 50 
    Personal Interview (PI) 50



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