Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad Admission Process

  Ahmedabad   UGC, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1961
  Ahmedabad   UGC, Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1961

Admission

IIM Ahmedabad Admission:

Since its inception in 1961, IIM Ahmedabad has proven time and again why it is not only India’s most desired business school but also one of the elite across Asia. IIM-A takes in only the best of the best. The institute conducts a long, arduous and stringent admission process. Each of the major courses offered by the institution has a specific set of admission criteria. The application form can be found on IIM-A’s official website (https://www.iima.ac.in).

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Highlights

  • IIM Ahmedabad considers separate tests results for their various programmes. The details of which are listed below:
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM): CAT (domestic), GMAT (overseas), IIM-A AWP.
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Food and Agri-Business (PGDBA): CAT (domestic), GMAT (overseas).
    • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX): GMAT, GRE.
    • ePG Programme: CAT (domestic), GMAT (overseas), IIM-A Admission Test
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM): CAT, GMAT, UGC JRF, GATE, GRE.
  • A non-refundable fee is charged at the time of application. For General candidates, the amount charged is INR 1,900 while for SC, ST and PwD candidates, the amount charged is INR 950.
  • Irrespective of the number of institutes the candidate is applying for, they have to pay the registration fee only once.
  • IIM will conduct the online CAT 2019 in mid November 2019.
  • CAT will be conducted in over 147 cities with each candidate having the preference to choose at least one of the four cities.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Schedule

CAT 2019 Important dates

Events Important Dates
CAT 2019 notification July 28, 2019
CAT 2019 registration – Start date August 7, 2019
CAT 2019 online application – End date September 18, 2019
Re upload of photograph, in case of mistakes in earlier CAT 2019 application form Sep 2019 – Last week – expected on 25 Sep 2019
CAT 2019 – Release of admit card October 23, 2019
CAT 2019 Examination date November 24, 2019
CAT 2019 – Release of answer Key 4th week of December 2019
CAT 2019 – Result announcement January 7, 2020

For PGP, PGP-FABM (tentative)

Event PGP PGP-FABM
Shortlist Date 7-Jan-2019 7-Jan 2019
Interview Date Begins in last week of Jan 2019 Begins in last week of Jan 2019
Offers and Waitlist Apr 2019 Apr 2019
Last date for acceptance 1st or 2nd week of May 2019 1st or 2nd week of May 2019

For FPM (tentative)

Event Date
Application Deadline Jan 24 2019
Interview Date Mar 2019 to Apr 2019
Offers and Waitlist Last week of April 2019

For PGPX (tentative)

Event Date
Earliest acceptable date for GMAT/GRE test Round 1 Aug 28, 2014.
Earliest acceptable date for GMAT/GRE test Round 2 Oct 25, 2014.
Last date of submission for Round 1 Aug 27, 2019
Last date of submission for Round 2 Oct 24,2019

For ePost (tentative)

Event Date
Application Start Date February / March 2019
Application Closure Date May 31, 2019
Personal Interview June / July 2019
Campus Module Starts at IIMA September 23, 2019
Studio Module Starts on October 03, 2019

For FDP (tentative)

Certification Last date for Submission of  Application Last Date for  Payment of Fees
Faculty Development Programme 15-Mar-2019 5-Apr-2019
Pedagogy and Research Module of the Faculty Development Programme 15-Mar-2019 5-Apr-2019
General Management Module of the Faculty Development Programme 3-May-2019 17-May-2019

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process 2019

IIM Ahmedabad PG Courses Admission Process

On PG level, IIM Ahmedabad offers two full-time two-year residential courses – PGP and PGP-FABM. It offers a Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) framed especially for working executives. Besides, it also offers an online course, ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP), which is delivered through an interactive platform.

Courses Eligibility Fees (In INR)
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences or any other related discipline with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST & DA). 23 Lakh
Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM) The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% average along with at least four years of work experience. 21.5 Lakh
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) The candidate must have at least four years of previous work experience. They must be at least 25 years with at least 15 years of education under their belt. 25 Lakh
ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP*) The candidate must be at least 24 years old at the time of application. They must hold a Bachelors’ Degree and have previous 3 years of work experience. INR 20 Lakh

IIM Ahmedabad Doctoral Courses Admission Process

IIM-A offers only one course on the research level i.e. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).

Courses Eligibility Fees (In INR)
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • A Master’s Degree or a five-year Integrated Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 % marks in the Bachelor’s as well in the Master’s degrees.
  • A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 50% marks.
  • A 4 year Bachelor’s degree with at least 60% marks.

IIM Ahmedabad Other Courses Admission Process

Besides regular PG and research courses, IIM-A also offers special courses for faculties of management institutes and armed professionals.