GMAT Cut-Off Scores for Indian B-Schools

GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a gateway for those students who want to pursue post-graduation degree in business or management studies abroad. The GMAT score is widely accepted by more than 2000 B-schools/ universities worldwide; considering its credibility many Indians write down the test in order to push the steady growth of career to the next level through an MBA. Henceforth, Indian schools of management accept GMAT score due to its emerging popularity.

GMAT Cut Off Scores

The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), form the most prestigious chain of b-schools that accept GMAT score. Here are the GMAT cut-off scores for various IIMs:

Cut off (approx.)
IIM, Ahmedabad 711
IIM, Calcutta 705
IIM, Indore 680-690
IIM, Kashipur NA

Though there are several other most popular b-schools in India accepts GMAT for the pursuance of MBA programs.

Below is the list of the business schools in India, accepts GMAT score for the following programmes:

Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad PGP, YLP
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad PGPX
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore EPGP
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta PGPEX
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow IMPX
XLRI, Jamshedpur GMP
Indian Institute of Management, Indore EPGP
S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai PGDM
IMT, Ghaziabad PGDM, PGDM-Ex
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai PGPM

IIM Ahmedabad

In India, IIM Ahmedabad was ranked first among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. Worldwide, the Financial Times has ranked IIM Ahmedabad #16 in its Masters in Management Ranking 2016 and #29 in its Global MBA Ranking 2017. The courses that accept GMAT scores at IIM A are:

  1. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  2. Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  3. Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management ((PGP-FABM)
  4. One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

IIM Calcutta

In India, IIM Calcutta was ranked third among management schools by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018 and 34 overall. Worldwide, the QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2019 ranked it 111–120 in the world and 12 in Asia.

Academic programmes at IIM-C include the Post Graduate Programmes such as PGP; PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives); PGPEX-VLM and the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), which is a doctoral programme.

IIM Indore

IIMI was ranked 11 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018 and ninth by Business Today’s “India’s best B-schools 2016”. With respect to academic programs, IIMI offers a wide variety of courses. Some of them include the following:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management, Mumbai (PGP-Mumbai)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Fellow Programme in Management-Industry (FPM Industry)
  • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur was ranked 20 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. Following are the programmes that are offered at IIM Kashipur:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGPM)
  • Executive Fellow Programme In Management (EFPM)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

The QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2018 ranked it 93 in the world and 12 in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Financial Times has ranked ISB #27 in its Global MBA Ranking 2017, the top ranking institute in India. ISB Hyderabad accepts GMAT scores for admissions into its PGP and YLP programmes.

IIM Bangalore

In India, IIMB was ranked second among management schools by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. Worldwide, the QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2018 ranked it 58 in the world and 9 in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. GMAT scorecard is valid for admission to IIM PGP course Executive PGP program.

IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow was ranked fourth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. At IIML, GMAT score is used for International Programme in Management for Executives, which is a one-year full-time residential programme equivalent to an MBA program.

XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI was ranked tenth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. XLRI offers a wide variety of programmes such as HR, Business Management, Personnel Management and Industrial relations, General Management, and Executive programmes.

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research

SPJIMR was ranked 19 among management schools by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. The QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2018 ranked SPJIMR 201+ in the world and 27+ in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The most prominent programmes offered at SPJIMR are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management
  • Global Management Programme
  • Executive Management Programme
  • Family Managed Business programme

IMT Ghaziabad

IMT was ranked #31 amongst management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. It offers postgraduate diploma and executive education programmes in management. Several other distance learning and collaborative programmes are also offered at IMT Ghaziabad.

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management is a private business school that was ranked 16 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) among all the Indian b-schools in 2018. The programmes offered at Great Lakes are PGPM, PGDM and several other executive programmes.

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