IIM Ahmedabad: Eligibility for GMAT Candidates

IIM Ahemadabad

Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (IIMA) was incorporated on 11, December 1961. The core objective of this establishment is to ensure enough opportunities for the students to connect, nurture and grow for the betterment of their future in the field of business and management studies. The IIM-A is known for its pragmatic teaching modules. The world-class faculty comprises of distinguished academicians, theoreticians, scholars and eminent entrepreneurs who are mainly responsible to uplift the benchmark of the course studies.

Programmes that accept GMAT Score:

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management ((PGP-FABM)
  • One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Students:

In order to be eligible for these full-time residential programmes every applicant should meet these eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks
  • There is relaxation for Scheduled caste, differently abled candidates and Scheduled Tribes upto 45% marks in Bachelor courses
  • In case of no bachelor’s degree, he/she should have cleared an equivalent course with 50% marks along with CAT score
  • Those who have appeared for the final year exam and awaiting for results can also appear

Eligibility Criteria for Overseas Indian Students:

For Overseas Indian students the eligibility criteria are the same as above mentioned; instead of CAT score, GMAT scores are valid. Remember, IIM-A accepts GMAT score up to two years from the current admission cycle process which has commenced, for e.g. a student is eligible to submit the GMAT score taken in the year 2015 till the academic year 2017-2018 and not beyond that.

Admissions Procedure for Various programs:

As you can see from the above list the eligibility criteria varies for both Indian and overseas candidates. The process of admissions also varies for each course which you would like to pursue at IIM- Ahmedabad.

For the PGP program there are 2 stages which each candidate has to go through to get shortlisted for this programme. The initial stage is appearing for the CAT or the GMAT exam. Once the candidates have obtained the necessary composite scores (CS) and they also have good academic scores in their 10th, 12th and graduation then they are called for an Academic Writing Test which is followed up by a Personal Interview (PI). The final selection is then done based on your performances in each of the above sections – CS, PI and the Writing Test.

For the PGP- FABM program you will once again have to appear for the CAT or the GMAT exam and once you have obtained the necessary cutoffs you will be shortlisted for a Group Discussion session followed by a Personal Interview.

For the PGPX program, you will need to have attempted the GMAT exam. Your score from the GMAT exam along with the remaining parts of your application (SOP, LOR and other supporting documents) will be scrutinized by the admissions committee before shortlisting the eligible candidates. These selected candidates must then submit their essays and appear for a Personal Interview. The final list of candidates selected will be posted after the interview sessions.

Fee Structure:

The fee includes other charges apart from tuition fees, which are Library, Books, IT and Infrastructure, study materials, student welfare, Medical, orientation, admission, placement and even hostel accommodation.

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – Sponsored course.
  • Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)- Rs.9,39,000/- per year
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) – Rs. 9,49,000/- per year
  • One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)- 12,25,000/- per year

Diversity at IIM- Ahmedabad:

The students who study at IIM- A are from a wide variety of backgrounds and will possess various scholastic achievements. You are likely to come across individuals from different streams like – Arts, commerce, science and professional streams as Engineering, Medicine etc. Although the vast majority of students are from Engineering background. The candidates at these universities are usually dominant of freshers, and there are a percentage of individuals who are experienced candidates as well. Once again the individuals with work experience are majorly from the IT/ITes sectors with other sectors like Finance, Consulting and Public sector making up for the remaining sectors.

Placements through IIM Ahmedabad:

In recent years, recruiters have included Amazon, Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. Aditya Birla Group, Arthur D Little, A T Kearney, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit-Suisse, Bain & Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Booz & Company, Bharti Airtel Ltd., Cognizant, Deloitte Consulting, Deutsche Bank, EXL Services Ltd., Feedback Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Google India, Hindustan Unilever, Hinduja Group, HSBC, IBM India, ITC Ltd., Cadbury Kraft, Mahindra & Mahindra, McKinsey & Co, Mindtree Consulting, Microsoft India, Monitor Group, Morgan Stanley, Nestle India Ltd., Nomura International, Oliver-Wyman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Reliance Industries Ltd., RPG Group, Reserve Bank of India, SuperMax, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Administrative Services, TATA Steel, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, The Boston Consulting Group, Wipro, Yes Bank.

The placement opportunities which you gain at IIM – A are with some of the best firms as listed above. You will be offered mid to high level managerial positions depending on how much experience you have prior to pursuing your MBA degree. Along with such great job offers the remuneration package which you are likely to receive is once again significantly high.

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