Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad - Admission Details 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad - Admission Details 2020

Ahmedabad, Gujarat UGC Estd 1961 Autonomous University

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2020: MBA, PGPX, EPGP, Ph.D, Selection Criteria, Shortlist

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IIM Ahmedabad Quick Updates

May 8: IIM Ahmedabad has released PGP and PGP-FABM final admission list. Check Here

May 7: IIM Ahmedabad shall release PGP and PGP-FABM merit list on May 8.

IIM Ahmedabad was the first Management college of India to be accredited as per European Standards by EFMD. Now it offers 2 year MBA, one year Executive MBA and Fellowship programs. It also offers ePGP as a distance MBA program. 

It accepts the CAT score to shortlist candidates for the MBA program for which the cutoff goes up to 99%ile. Foreign candidates having GMAT score of 750 can take admission to the IIM Ahmedabad MBA program.

Not only MBA, its PGPX program also requires GMAT score around 700. This program boosts of mature and experienced professionals. Iaverage work experience is like 10 years (3 years internationally). Also, the average age on joining the PGPX course is 34 years, which is more than IMD executive program (well-known executive program) which is 31 years.

IIM Ahmedabad has EPGP as an option for those who want to pursue MBA in distance mode. For admission CAT Score (3 years) and GMAT/GRE score (5 years) are considered to be valid.

For the Fellowship program you can either apply through CAT website or through official website for which it accepts GATE, UGC/CSIR-NET, or other fellowship exams.

Read about IIM Ahmedabad Courses & Fee

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the InstituteIIM Ahmedabad
Type of InstitutionAutonomous
RankingNIRF- 1; QS Global MBA Ranking- 40
Basic Admission Criteria

MBA, PGPX, EPGP – CAT/GMAT/GRE

FPM – CAT or Other Fellowship Exam

Application Mode:Online
Scholarship Yes

IIMA, Ahmedabad Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
PG Program₹11.25 LakhsPass in Graduation + CAT
MBA₹11.5 LakhsPass in Graduation + CAT
Executive₹8 LakhsGraduation
Ph.D-Post Graduation
Executive₹28 LakhsPass in Graduation + GMAT/GRE
Certification-Graduation
Diploma--
CourseAdmission Link
PGPX,
Ph.D. Management
Admission Link

Important Dates

EVENTDATELink
IIM Ahmedabad PGPX (Round 1) Application Deadline 27 Aug, 2019 Apply
IIM Ahmedabad PGPX (Round 2) Application Deadline 24 Oct, 2019 -
IIM Ahmedabad Ph.D Registration 23 Sep, 2019 - 23 Jan, 2020 Apply

IIM Ahmedabad MBA (PGP) Admission Criteria 2020

Program NameMBA (PGP)
Number of Specializations13
Duration of Program 2 Year
Intake 385
Type of ProgramFull-Time Residential Program
Basic EligibilityGraduation
Admission CriteriaCAT/ GMAT/ GRE

The Postgraduate program offered by IIMA is a 2 years full time program. In the second year of the program, students are required to choose one of the following specializations: 

Agri ManagementEntrepreneurshipInnovation in EducationBusiness PolicyPublic Systems Group
CommunicationEconomicsFinance and AccountingHuman Resources Management Production and Quantitative Methods
Information SystemsMarketingOrganizational Behaviour--

IIM Ahmedabad focuses on CAT score, your academic profile and work experience for admission in MBA programs. For this, it will release the selection/admission criteria on its website after the release of CAT applications. 

What IIM Ahmedabad looks for?

  1. Consistency in Academic Performance
  2. CAT Percentile should not be less than 80%
  3. Performance in Interview round

IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria filter out the candidates with low academic grades or the ones who have inconsistent overall performance. So what are the admission requirements?

IIMA MBA Academic Requirements:

In this class 10th, 12th and Graduation marks will be considered. 

Academic records play an important role in the selection criteria. IIM Ahmedabad gives 30% wieghtage in screening round and 15% weightage in final admission round to your academic record. 

Shortlisting Weightage30%
Final Round Weightage15%

What does that mean?

Candidate with at least 80% marks in class 10, 12 and graduation will get 26 marks out of 30 in the first stage and 13 marks out of 15 in the final stage. 

And if someone has secured 90% or above in Class 10 and 12th with 80% marks in graduation than he will get full marks.

Want to check how marks are calculated for academics: Click Here

Chance of Getting Admission

Percentile in Overall AcademicsConsiderationChances
Above 90%Excellent 40%
90%Good+35%
85%Good30%
80%Average25%
75%Below Average20%

Candidate with a consistently good academic record has good chances of getting selected into IIM Ahmedabad.

IIMA CAT Percentile Requirements:

CAT Score is a major factor for selection criteria. Candidates with at least 80 percentile will get calls from IIM Ahmedabad. 

Shortlisting Weightage65%
Final Round Weightage25%

It has been published in its criteria that candidates must have at least 70 percentile in all sections and overall 80 percentile for getting selected in the initial stage.

CAT Score carries 65% weightage for the first stage and 25% in the final stage. Therefore having good cutoff can pour some advantage to you during selection rounds.

What does that mean?

If you have 80 percentile in CAT. Then you will get 52 marks out of 65 in the first round and 20 marks out of 25 in the final round.

Now let’s check the complete selection criteria for IIM Ahmedabad.

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Selection Criteria 2020:

Shortlisting and Selection Criteria for MBA

  1. Preliminary Screening: CAT will consist of 4 sections i.e Qualitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Verbal and Reading Comprehension. Candidates having achieved the required cutoff will be considered in subsequent stages.
CategoryVerbal and Reading Comprehension Percentile Rank (PVRC)Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Percentile Rank (PDILR)Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Rank (PQA)Overall Percentile and Rank (PT)
General70707080
NC-OBC-cum-transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)60606070
PwD (ST)50505060

IIM Ahmedabad will analyse ‘Application Rating Score’ of the applicant and will use the same during the various stages of Application Process. 

Application Rating Score: AR= (A+B+C+D)

A:10th Standard Score

B: 12th Standard Score

C: Graduation level score

D: Work experience.

Note: Normalised AR score of an applicant is equal to their AR score divided by average of the top 50 AR scores from the applicants' pool.

Categories for bachelor's degree/integrated master's degree (as per CAT Application)

Rating Score in 10th Std. Exam (A)

Percent Score in 10th Standard ExamRating Score
<=551
>55 and < = 602
> 60 and < = 703
>70 and < =805
>80 and < = 908
>9010

Rating Scores of 12th standard Exams (B)

Rating Score BScience StreamCommerce StreamArts/ Humanities Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. ExamPercent score in 12th Std. ExamPercent score in 12th Std. Exam
1<= 55<= 50<= 45
2> 55 and <= 60> 50 and <= 55> 45 and <= 50
3> 60 and <= 70> 55 and <= 65> 50 and <= 60
5> 70 and <= 80> 65 and <= 75> 60 and <= 70
8> 80 and <= 90> 75 and <= 90> 70 and <= 85
10> 90> 90> 85

Rating Score for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination 

Bachelor’s degree is divided into 6 parts i.e AC1 to AC6. Subjects coming under these categories are described below

  • AC-1 (Medicine and Surgery based subjects): MBBS, MD (USA).
  • AC-2 (Selected Professional Degrees): Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).
  • AC-3 (All Commerce, Economics, Finance and Management Related Degrees): Including BAF, BBA, BBE, BBI, BBM, BBS, BCAF, BCCA, BCOM, BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF, BMS (Bachelor of Management studies) and BSBA degrees.
  • AC-4: 
    • I - All Engineering, Technology and Architecture related Areas: Including BARCH, BE, BIT, BINFTECH, BS (ENG)/ BSC (ENG), BTECH and integrated MTECH degrees. 
    • II - All Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery: Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC.
  • AC-5 (All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies): Including any BA (excluding Economics, Geography and Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics), BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.
  • AC-6: Any other discipline not mentioned in AC-1 to AC-5.

For these categories, weightage against scores are tabulated below, check:

Rating Score AC-1AC-2AC-3AC-4 & AC 6AC-5
Percent score in Bachelor's DegreePercent score in Professional coursesPercent score in Bachelor's DegreePercent score in Bachelor's DegreePercent score in Professional courses
1<= 55<= 50<= 55<= 60<= 50
2> 55 and <= 60> 50 and <= 53> 55 and <= 60> 60 and <= 65> 50 and <= 55
3> 60 and <= 62> 53 and <= 55> 60 and <= 65> 65 and <= 70> 55 and <= 60
5> 62 and <= 65> 55 and <= 57> 65 and <= 70> 70 and <= 75> 60 and <= 65
8> 65 and <= 70> 57 and <= 63> 70 and <= 80> 75 and <= 85> 65 and <= 75
 - >70> 63> 80> 85> 75

Ratings Scores for Work Experience

Work Experience is another criteria to assess candidate for admission to PGP at IIM Ahmedabad. 

Experience (In Months)Rating Score D
< 12 months0
>= 12 and <= 36 monthsMF * (number of months of work experience – 11)
> 36 months5
Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) = 0.20

2. Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT & PI)

Shortlisting will be carried out in 2 stages.

Stage 1: From the Applicant’s Pool: Selection of Exceptional Performers across different disciplines. 

From each of the academic categories (AC), the total number of applicants to IIMA who appear for CAT from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories is at least 100. 

The top 5% in the respective AC(General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) are refered as ACRC groups.

Candidates will be shortlisted for AWT & PI on the basis of the composite score ‘CS' subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C3.

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (ARF_CS) = 0.35; CAT Multiplication Factor for Composite Score (CATF_CS) = 0.65

Finally an Upper Limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per RC for AC-1, Ac-2, AC-3, AC-5.

CategoryUpper Limit (UL) Per ACRC
General100
NC-OBC-cum-transgender57
SC32
ST16
PwD6

The upper limits (UL) on the number of candidates to be shortlisted per Reserved Category (RC) for AC-4

CategoryUpper Limit (UL) per Acre
General150
NC-OBC-cum-transgender85
SC48
ST24
PwD9

Criteria C1-C3:

C1.

PVRC, PDILR, PQA and PT must not be lower than the minimum cut-offs.

C2. 

P ≥ Minimum cut-offs (specific to the category and the stream as shown in Table 7), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in 10th and 12th std. examinations.

Stream in 12thstd.General CategoryNC-OBC-cum-transgender CategorySC CategoryST CategoryPWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)PWD (ST)
Science807570657065
Commerce777267626762
Arts & Humanities757064596459

C3 (Percentage of Marks in the bachelor’s Examination)>= Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective ACRC group of the applicant’s who appeared for CAT 2019.

Criteria C4-C6:

C4. PT ≥ 80, PQA ≥ 70, PDILR ≥ 70 and PVRC ≥ 70.

C5.  P ≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), 75 (Arts/Humanities), where P is the average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th std. Examinations.

C6. (Percentage of marks in the bachelor's examination) ≥ Minimum cut-off percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks of the respective AC group of the applicants' pool. 

Stage 2: After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS' (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

3. Final Selection

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Score's (FCS). The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

The FCS of a candidate who appears in AWT & PI will be computed as follows:

FCS = PIF * Normalised PI Score + AWTF * Normalised AWT Score + CATF_FCS * Normalised CAT Score + ARF_FCS * AR

Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15

The normalised PI and AWT scores of a candidate are their scores in the respective field divided by the average of the top 1% scores in the same field respectively. 

  1. Details of the candidates shortlisted will be made available on the IIMA website (www.iima.ac.in) tentatively by the second week of January after the CAT results are published. 
  2. Shortlisted candidates would also be sent AWT & PI call letters by IIMA.
  3.  No communication would be sent to applicants who are not shortlisted for AWT & PI.
  4. After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. 
  5. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience, etc.

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Cutoff

IIM Ahmedabad  Cut Off

IIM Ahmedabad PGP (MBA) How to Apply?

For admission to PGP (MBA program) IIM Ahmedabad conducts CAT, in association with other 20 IIMs of the country. To fill the application form, aspirants are requested to follow the given steps:

  1. Visit https://iimcat.ac.in.
  2. Click on New Registration.
  3. Fill in all the required details and provide a valid email and phone number.
  4. Applicants will receive a user id and password for further use.
  5. Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
  6. Check on “I Agree” and submit CAT application form.
  7. After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent.
  8. Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.
  9. These credentials are vital for filling CAT Application Form 2019.

For more Information, Check CAT Application Form 

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Identity card
  • A printout of your CAT/GMAT/GRE Result Card.
  • 10, 12 and Undergraduate transcripts (both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate and salary slips to prove the duration of your work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of Application form. 

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IIM Ahmedabad PGP-FABM Admissions Criteria 2020

Program NamePGP-FABM
Duration of Program 2 Year
Type of ProgramFull-Time Residential Program
Basic EligibilityGraduation
Experience Required2 Years
Admission CriteriaCAT/ GMAT/ GRE
Program Ranking1 (World by Eduniversal, Paris)

The postgraduate program in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM) is 2 year program designed to develop managers,leaders and entrepreneurs in an increasingly competitive and globalizing food and agri-business sector.

Eligibility: Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Sciences or a relevant discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA are eligible for admission.

Key Notes: 

  1. A relaxation of 5% marks is granted for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.
  2. Candidates holding a Bachelor’s/ Master's Degree in any specialization can also apply on the conditions of having strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors.
  3. Such candidates will be required to submit a special form. Failure to submit the form will lead to disqualification. 

IIM Ahmedabad PGP-FABM Selection process: 

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of Group Discussion and personal Interview of the candidates who have applied for the program and have a valid CAT score. 

An overseas candidate having a background in food and agriculture can apply with GMAT score instead of CAT score. 

IIM Ahmedabad Shortlisting

For shortlisting candidates for PGP-FABM program 70% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 30% weightage to the Application Rating Score. 

Shortlisting of Candidates with bachelor’s degree or equivalent will be provisional subject to the submission of specified form (Specifying the nature of interest in the program).

 The application Rating score will be based on Class 10, Class 12 and bachelor Exam scores as follows:

  1. Marks of applicants, who are yet to complete Graduation will be computed as per available marks.
  2. CA/ICWAI/CS qualified candidates (without bachelor’s degree), the average of intermediate and final exam percentages would be treated as bachelor’s degree marks.
  3. For computing AR score,10th and 12th Std. scores will be considered irrespective of whether or not the board considers them for calculating the percentage.
  4. For bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks awarded by the institute/university will be treated as final.
  5. For candidates having a 5-year integrated master's degree, percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree percentage. 

Composite Score: Composite Score = 0.3 * ARS (Application Rating Score) + 0.7 * NCS (Normalized CAT Score).

The Application Rating score of a candidate can be determined by following the given formulae. 

ARS (Application Rating Score) of a candidate = [Rating Score A+ Rating Score B + Rating Score C]/30.

Rating score for Class 10 is determined by ‘A’. in the given table you can check the Rating score given to a particular category (%) of the marks.

Application Rating Score A

Percentage Score in 10th StandardRating Score A
<=551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 70 3
> 70 and <= 80 5
> 80 and <= 908
> 90 10

Application Rating Score B

‘B’ is referred to Application rating score given as per Class 12. In this category, separate rating is given for each of the 3 streams i.e Science, Commerce and Arts/ Humanities.

Rating Score BScience StreamCommerce StreamArts/ Humanities Stream
Percent score in 12th Std. ExamPercent score in 12th Std. ExamPercent score in 12th Std. Exam
1<= 55<= 50<= 45
2> 55 and <= 60> 50 and <= 55> 45 and <= 50
3> 60 and <= 70> 55 and <= 65> 50 and <= 60
5> 70 and <= 80> 65 and <= 75> 60 and <= 70
8> 80 and <= 90> 75 and <= 90> 70 and <= 85
10> 90> 90> 85

Rating Score C

For Admission to PGP-FABM Rating Score ‘C’ is assigned to graduation programs. Candidates are assessed on the basis of the given categories:

  • AC-1 (Agriculture): Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Entomology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Statistics, etc., Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science/Technology, Horticulture including Vegetables and Floriculture.
  • AC-2 (Allied Agriculture) : Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Food Management, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Food Technology and any variants of this degree such as Food and Bio-Technology, Food Process, etc., Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking, etc.
  • AC-3 (Life Sciences, Commerce and Related Disciplines)- Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, etc., Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, Hotel & Tourism Management, Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies), Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Life Sciences, Zoology, Statistics, etc
  • AC-4 (Engineering): Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B. Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT] 
  • AC-5 (Others): Architecture, Law, Any other discipline not mentioned above. 
Rating Score CAC-1 AC-2, AC-3 and AC-5AC-4
Percent score in Bachelor ExamPercent score in Bachelor Exam
1<= 55<= 60 
2> 55 and <= 60> 60 and <= 65
3> 60 and <= 65> 65 and <= 70 
4> 65 and <= 70> 70 and <= 75 
7> 70 and <= 80> 75 and <= 85
10> 80> 85 

Reservation:

  • 27% of the seats are reserved for NC-OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates.
  • 5% seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).
  • 10% seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). 

IIM Ahmedabad PGP-FABM How to Apply?

For admission to PGP- FABM, IIM Ahmedabad conducts CAT, in association with other 20 IIMs of the country. To fill the application form, aspirants are requested to follow the given steps:

  1. Visit https://iimcat.ac.in.
  2. Click on New Registration.
  3. Fill in all the required details and provide a valid email and phone number.
  4. Applicants will receive a user id and password for further use.
  5. Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit after entering the Captcha Code.
  6. Check on “I Agree” and submit CAT application form.
  7. After submitting the details, a message on registered mobile number containing the Password and an email containing the User ID will be sent.
  8. Post successful completion of CAT Registration, a unique login id and password is generated.

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Identity card
  • A printout of your CAT/GMAT/GRE Result Card.
  • 10, 12 and Undergraduate transcripts (both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate and salary slips to prove the duration of your work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of Application form. 

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Admission Criteria 2020

Program NamePGPX 
Duration of Program 1 Year
Type of ProgramFull-Time Residential Program
Program RatingAICTE and NBA Approved
Basic EligibilityGraduation
Admission CriteriaGMAT/ GRE
GMAT Cutoff700
Average Working Experience10 Years

PGPX (Post graduate management program in Management Executives) or Executive MBA is a one year management program offered by IIM Ahmedabad. The Eligibility criteria and Admission process of this program is given below:

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX  Eligibility: 

  1. A bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline.
  2. Minimum age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences.
  3. Valid GMAT/GRE score.
  4. Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2020.

NoteThe shortlisted candidates must submit the essays on the specified topics.

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Selection Criteria

Selection Procedure for admission to PGPX program will be conducted in 2 rounds. 

Stage 1: Eligible candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview

Stage 2:Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of IIMA faculty members. 

Candidates can submit their application during any of the two rounds. 

PGPX students are selected through a rigorous admissions process that includes standardized test scores (GMAT/GRE), leadership profiling and personal interviews.

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX How to Apply?

Application form for the PGPX program offered by Indian Institute of Management can be filled online by visiting https://www.iima.ac.in/web/pgpx/apply. To fill PGPX application form, Check the steps given below:

  1. Click on Apply online.
  2. Fill in all the fields and provide valid GMAT/GRE scores .
  3. Now, provide a valid email address and mobile number for future communications.
  4. Pay the application fee of INR 5000 (1st Round)/ INR 7500 (2nd Round) and submit the application form.

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Identity card
  • A printout of your GRE/GMAT/GATE Result Card.
  • 10, 12 and Undergraduate transcripts(both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate and salary slips to prove the duration of your work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of Application form. 

Key Notes: 

  1. Interviews for PGPX will be held by IIMA faculty members at Newark (US), London (UK), Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bengaluru.
  2. IIM Ahmedabad also conduct video conferences for international candidates.
  3. Candidates have to pay Rs. 2.0 lakh as commitment fee within dates specified during admission offer. 

IIMA EPGP Admissions Criteria 2020

IIM Ahemdabad recently added GRE apart from CAT and GMAT as a shortlisting criteria for ePGP program. Let's check more about the program:

Program NameEPGP
Number of Specialization10
Duration of Program 2 Year
Basic EligibilityGraduation
Admission CriteriaCAT/ GMAT/ GRE

IIMA offers a full time ePost Graduate Program. The duration of this program is 1 year. Candidates having a bachelor’s degree or CA or CS degree with at least 50% marks are eligible for admission.

Key Notes: 

  1. Working Professionals and entrepreneurs with a minimum of 3 years full time work experience are eligible for admission.
  2. Applicant should be 24 years of age or above.

IIM Ahmedabad EPGP Selection Criteria:

Initial screening of candidates will be done on the basis of a valid CAT/GMAT/GRE score. Also candidates will have to go through Written test and Personal interview to get admisison in ePGP program.

How to Apply for IIM Ahmedabad EPGP ?

Application form for admission to EPGP program is available online on https://www.iima.ac.in/.

Visit the website and follow the given steps:

  1.  Select Apply online at EPGP Programme.
  2. Enter the Required details – Your Name, email, phone number.
  3. Check your mail for the ID & Password provided by IIM Ahmedabad.
  4. Login again with the newly provided registration ID and password on IIM Ahmedabad website.
  5. Complete all the Registration Process and submit after paying INR 2000 as registration fee.

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Identity card
  • A printout of your GRE/GMAT/GATE Result Card.
  • 10, 12 and Undergraduate transcripts(both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate and salary slips to prove the duration of your work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of Application form. 

IIM Ahmedabad Ph.D Admission Criteria 2020

Program NamePh.D
Number of Specialization11
Type of ProgramFull-Time Residential Program
Basic EligibilityGraduation(B.Tech)/ Postgraduate
Admission CriteriaGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF

IIMA offers Ph.D program in 11 specializations. Candidates having passed a master’s degree in any specialization or 4 years of B.Tech program are eligible for admission.

Duration

  • For Master's Or Postgraduate Diploma holders duration is 2 yrs. 
  • For Professional qualification - CA/ ICWA/CS with B.Com/Degree, duration is 3 years. 
  • For candidates seeking admission after B.Tech, the duration of program is 4 years.

Eligibility: Master's Or Post graduate diploma (2 yrs) Or Professional qualification - CA/ ICWA/CS with B.Com/Degree Or B.Tech./ 4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent

The duration of this program is 4 years which includes 2 years of rigorous coursework .  

IIM Ahmedabad Selection Process:

Admission to Ph.D programs is also granted on the basis of CAT. NRIs and Foreign students are granted admission on the basis of GMAT score. 

Different areas of specializations of IIMA have specified different standard tests that candidates applying to the Ph.D program can take in lieu of CAT. 

Areas of High level of specializationStandard Test in lieu of CAT
Business PolicyGRE/GMAT 
EconomicsGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Finance & Accounting GRE/GMAT
Food & Agri-businessGRE/GMAT/ UGC-JRF (Economics/ Development Studies/Development Economics/ Business Economics/ Management) ICAR-SRF (PGS – merit list for award of SRF)
Human Resource ManagementGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Information SystemsGRE/GMAT/GATE
Innovation and Management in EducationGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
MarketingGRE/GMAT
Organizational BehaviourGRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline
Production and Quantitative MethodsGRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC- NET JRF in Mathematical Sciences
Public Systems Group GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (in relevant discipline)

Note: Scores of CAT 2017, 2018 and 2019 are considered valid for application to the Ph. D. Programme in 2020. 

Standard Test Score not required if an applicant is: - PGP Alumni of any IIM - PGPX/PGP-PMP Alumni of any IIM where such courses are offered.

IIM Ahmedabad Ph.D Fellowship

IIMA provides a comprehensive fellowship. The fellowship covers all academic expenses including tuition, computer, library, medical insurance, placement and alumni fees. 

Under this fellowship, candidates are also given a monthly subsistence allowance of-

  1. SLAB A - INR 32,800 Granted for the First Year and Second Year.
  2. SLAB B - INR 35,400 Granted after completing comprehensive examination.
  3. SLAB C - INR 39,300 Granted after submitting the TAC approved thesis proposal.

Contingency Allowance - INR 25,000 per year (for five years) will be granted to cover research expenses, expenses on books, photocopying etc. 

International Conference/ Workshop / Summer school Allowance: INR 1,75,000 will be granted during entire tenure with Ph.D. 

Since the Ph. D. Programme is a full time residential programme, accommodation is provided to all the students in dormitories. A fixed number of houses for married students are available on campus. 

IIM Ahmedabad Ph.D How to Apply?

Application Form and Brochure will be available online on IIM Ahmedabad website. Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of three Areas of high levels of specialization. 

An application fee of Rs.500/- can be paid through IIMA gateway. 

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Identity card
  • A printout of your GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF Result Card.
  • 10, 12 and Undergraduate transcripts/ Postgraduate (both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate and salary slips to prove the duration of your work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of Application form. 

FAQs

Ques. How can i get a seat in IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Aspirants have to appear for CAT entrance test for admission to PGP (MBA), PGP-FABM and PGPX.

Candidates who secure marks above the required cutoff will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. Finally, admission will be granted after the evaluation of GD, Interview , and candidates academic qualifications.

Ques. What percentage is required for IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. CAT overall percentile is 80, for the year 2017, 2018, 2019 and is expected to be the same for the year 2019.

For all the 3 sections i.e. VARC, DI & LR, and QA the cutoff has been consistent at 70.

Ques. How can I apply for IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Aspirants have to apply for CAT Entrance Exam for admission to programs offered by IIM Ahmedabad. Seats will be granted on the basis of subsequent score and hence evaluation of Group Discussion, Interview and Academic Credentials.

Ques. Is it mandatory to take the GMAT/GRE before applying for PGPX?

Ans. Yes it is mandatory for all applicants to take a GMAT/GRE test as it provides us with a standardised way of evaluating candidates.

Ques. Is it mandatory to take the GMAT/GRE before applying for PGPX?

Ans. Yes it is mandatory for all applicants to take a GMAT/GRE test as it provides us with a standardised way of evaluating candidates.

Ques. Do part-time jobs count towards the minimum work experience requirements?

Ans. In most cases no; for example, if you are applying for 2021-22 batch you must expect to have at least four years of full-time, post-graduation work experience by March 2021. However please tell us if there are extenuating circumstances which mean that you have only been able to work part-time or on temporary contracts.

Ques. Do PGP Programs have an upper age limit?

Ans. No.

Ques. Do I need management experience to qualify for the program?

Ans. Management experience or related qualifications and goals will be important for candidates who are successful in gaining entry into the programme. We would expect candidates to have experience in managing both projects and people.

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