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IIM Ahmedabad Highlights 2024

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Q:   How much CAT score is required for MBA at IIM Ahmedabad?

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IIM Ahmedabad considered two kinds of CAT scores for MBA admission - Qualifying and Final score. Qualifying CAT score is the minimum sectional and overall CAT score used to shortlist students for the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Candidates above minimum cutoffs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and having a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT are considered for the next stage. Final CAT score is cutoffs are the basis of which the candidates are called for final selection after the AWT and PI rounds are over. The overall CAT qualifying cutoff for 2022 admission at IIM-A stood at 80 for General category candidates while the final cutoff is considered to stand between 99 and 100 percentile. For other category candidates, this requirement is comparatively low. Check out more details on IIM-Ahmedabad Cutoff here

 

Q:   Is IIM Ahmedabad ranked?

A: 

Yes, this reputed institute is ranked by various ranking bodies. Some of the top rankings received by IIMA are listed below:

IIM Ahmedabad International Ranking 2023

Ranking body

Category

Rank

Financial Times 2023

Masters in Management

43

QS World Ranking 2023

By Subject

53

IIM Ahmedabad National Ranking 2023

Ranking body

Category

Rank

NIRF 2023

Management

1

IIRF 2023

Management

1

Outlook I-Care 2023

Management

1

 

Q:   Why do you need to score more than 99.5 Percentile in CAT to get into an IIMs?

A: 

For candidates to get into top IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta, one must have a high CAT score preferably equal to or more than 99.5 Percentile. Considered as the top B-School of India, the competition for top IIMs is very high whereas on the other hand the number of seats for the same are less. So in order to be at the best B-School one needs to score the best.

Every IIM is different in terms of eligibility criteria, for IIMs including Lucknow, Indore,  Kozhikode,  Shillong, candidates are expected to score around 98 Percentile and a decent score of 80 Per cent in the academics. For the remaining New IIMs, the CAT cutoff ranges between 96 and 97 Percentile, whereas for Baby IIMs the cutoff might vary between 93 and 92 Percentile

It is very important for candidates to score good CAT cutoff Percentile depending on the IIMs they are aiming for. 

 

Q:   How can I prepare for admission at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

Qualifying CAT is a must-have criteria for admission to IIMs and other top Management colleges in India. A well-planned strategy along with a correct approach of preparation is essential for admission to MBA, especially in the top MBA colleges in India. A prep strategy that will help you ace the CAT exam for admission to IIM Ahmedabad is as follows:

  • Read books, editorials, newspapers, and journals to improve your vocabulary and reading skills. Check below section-wise questions and answers:
VARC questions with answersDI & LR questions with answersQuantitative Aptitude questions with answers
 

Q:   Is IIM Ahmedabad the best among all the IIMs?

A: 

IIM Ahmedabad is considered one of the best management institutes in India and is widely regarded as the flagship institute of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). However, it is difficult to say whether it is the best among all the IIMs as each institute has its own unique strengths and advantages. Here are some factors to consider when comparing IIM Ahmedabad to other IIMs:

Reputation: IIM Ahmedabad is one of the oldest and most reputed management institutes in India and is consistently ranked among the top management institutes in the country. However, other IIMs such as IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta are also highly reputed and have their own distinct advantages.

Curriculum and Faculty: Each IIM has its own unique curriculum and faculty, and the quality and rigor of the programs may vary. IIM Ahmedabad is known for its rigorous academic curriculum and experienced faculty, but other IIMs such as IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta also have excellent faculty and innovative programs.

Placements and Alumni Network: IIM Ahmedabad has a strong track record of placements and an extensive alumni network, which can provide excellent career opportunities for graduates. However, other IIMs such as IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta also have strong placements and alumni networks.

Overall, while IIM Ahmedabad is widely regarded as one of the best management institutes in India, it is difficult to say whether it is the best among all the IIMs. Each institute has its own unique strengths and advantages, and the choice between them ultimately depends on the student's individual preferences and goals.

 

IIM Ahmedabad Courses and Fees 2024

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CoursesTuition FeesEligibility
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
12 L - 25 L
Graduation : 50 %
Exams : CATGATE
31.5 L
– / –
Certificate(2 courses)
1.6 L
– / –
MMS(1 course)
20 L
Graduation : 50 %
Exams : CAT
FPM(1 course)
– / –
Exams : GMATCAT+2 More
Ph.D.(1 course)
– / –
Exams : CATGATE+2 More
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Q:   What is IIM Ahmedabad hostel fee?

A: 

Find below the IIM-Ahmedabad hostel fee:

Component

Fee

Caution deposit

INR 5,000

Total hostel fee

INR 1.71 lakh

NOTE: The fee mentioned here is as per an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.

 

Q:   What are the courses and specializations in MBA offered by IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

At the postgraduate level, the college provides MBA, Executive MBA, and various other courses to students. The college also provides PhD and certificate courses. The college provides two-year Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management, one-year full time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX), and others.

 

Q:   How to get admission in IIM Ahmedabad for MBA?

A: 

Candidates (General category) seeking admission to IIM-A for MBA must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate. For final selection, a student is required to have a valid score in the CAT exam (both sectional and overall) and is required to go through the AWT and PI rounds conducted by the institute. Additionally, for the final selection of candidates, everything right from their scores in Class 10, Class 12 and graduation are considered along with their CAT percentile, PI an AWT scores, stream in Class 12 and work experience. Read more about MBA admission at IIM-A here

 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process and Important Dates 2024

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2024

3 Courses16 months-2 years
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  • Undergraduate Degree with 50% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: CAT, GATE
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DatesEvents
19 May '24
MBA/PGDM (online) IAT Exam
26 May '24
MBA/PGDM (online) IAT Exam
29 May '24
MBA/PGDM (online) Shortlist announcement
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Q:   What is the admission process for MBA at the IIM Ahmedabad?

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To apply for admission to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad MBA programme, you need to have appeared and scored the minimum needed grade in CAT 2023. Candidates are shortlisted for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview PI from among the candidates with a sound CAT score who have applied to IIM Ahmedabad. Once the AWT & PI round is completed, admission decisions are made based on a diverse set of attributes such as academic performances, work experience, extracurricular activities, and diversity.

 

Q:   What is the IIM Ahmedabad fee?

A: 

The total course fee for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) offered at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is INR 23 Lacs. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad charges INR 18 Lacs as its course fees. This includes tuition fees, accommodation, academic support, basic healthcare, medical insurance, and alumni association membership fees. This will also include case study materials, books, etc. This fee does not include laptops, mess fees, travel or personal expenses, etc. Other expenses like academic and living including recreation in Ahmedabad for 2 years cost another INR 2 Lacs. For more information, you may visit the Shiksha IIM Ahmedabad page. 

 

Q:   When will CAT 2023 take place for admission to IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

For admission to MBA (or PGP) 2024 batch at IIM Ahmedabad, the CAT test will be conducted on November 26, 2023. Aspirants of IIM Ahmedabad are required to appear for the exam in Computer Based Testing mode at the allotted test centres. CAT exam 2023 will be held in three slots:

  • Morning slot: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Afternoon slot: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Evening slot: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Earlier, the CAT exam used to be of 180 minutes with 100 questions but in 2020, both exam duration and number of questions were reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic. Now, starting CAT 2022, the total number of questions stands at 66 as part of CAT pattern.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for MBA admission at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

Qualifying CAT is a must-have criteria for admission to IIMs and other top Management colleges in India. A well-planned strategy along with a correct approach of preparation is essential for admission to MBA, especially in the top MBA colleges in India. A prep strategy that will help you ace the CAT exam for admission to IIM Ahmedabad is as follows:

  • Read books, editorials, newspapers, and journals to improve your vocabulary and reading skills. Check below section-wise questions and answers:

VARC questions with answers

DI & LR questions with answers

Quantitative Aptitude questions with answers

Read more about the CAT preparation strategy.

 

Q:   What all documents do I need for MBA application of IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

Candidates seeking admission to MBA at IIM-A, in their CAT application, have to mention personal as well as academic details in the CAT application form 2023 So, before filling the CAT form, candidates must keep the following documents by their side in order to mention accurate personal and academic details:

  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Class 12 marksheet
  • Graduation marksheets/certificate
  • Date of Birth certificate
  • Address proof
  • Candidate identification certificate
  • COVID-19 vaccination status
  • Final year certificate from principal, HoD or Director (if applicable)
  • Caste category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD category certificate (if applicable)
  • Scribe certificate (if applicable)
  • Credit/debit card or net banking credentials
  • Work experience document
 
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IIM Ahmedabad Placements 2024

CourseMedian Salary
MBA/PGDM
20 - 31.5 LPA
Executive MBA/PGDM
33.05 LPA

Top Recruiters

ACCENTURE
Aditya Birla Group
Abbot
Adidas
Deloitte
KPMG
McKinsey
Boston Consulting Group
Goldman Sachs
Credit Suisse
HSBC
Nomura
ITC
Lenovo
Nestle
Asian Paints
Reckitt Benckiser
Wipro
Tata Sky
Reliance Industries Limited
Infosys
IBM
ICICI
Airtel
Adani Group
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Internships and industry projects

Offered every semester

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Employment opportunities

Higher in core jobs

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Higher studies preferences

Majority opted in outside India

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Placement support

Organized & proactive placement process

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Alumni network

Strong alumni network that help with placement opportunities

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Entrepreneurship cell

Very Active and resourceful, college is also involved

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Overall feeling of students

Love being in college

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Q:   Where are IIM Ahmedabad alumni placed?

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According to data gathered from unofficial sources, Business Development domain has placed the most number of IIM Ahmedabad students. The domain-wise IIM Ahmedabad alumni placement statistics are presented below:

Note: The “Others” category includes the domains of Marketing, Consulting, Information Technology, Education, Engineering, Product Management, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Customer Success and Support, Community and Social Services and Media and Communication.

The above-mentioned alumni data is gathered from unofficial sources and hence may vary.

 

Q:   Who are the top recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad is one of the most prestigious management institutes in India. The institute has a consistently high placement record, and top companies from different sectors visit the campus for recruitment. Some of the top recruiters at IIM Ahmedabad are: McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Brain & Company Accenture Strategy Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley JPMorgan Chase & Co. Hindustan Unilever Limited Procter & Gamble Nestle Apart from these, many other top companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook also visit the campus for recruitment. The institutes placement cell provides students with ample opportunities to interact with recruiters through various activities like guest lectures, industry visits, and networking events. Overall, IIM Ahmedabad has a good reputation among recruiters, and the institute provides students with ample opportunities to secure job opportunities in reputed companies.
 

Q:   How are IIM Ahmedabad PGPX placements?

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The key highlights of IIM Ahmedabad PGPX placements 2023 as compared with 2022 and 2021 are presented below:

Particulars

PGPX Placement Statistics (2021)

PGPX Placement Statistics (2022)

PGPX Placement Statistics (2023)

the highest package

INR 82 LPA

INR 75.20 LPA

INR 1.08 crore per annum

Average package

INR 32.44 LPA

INR 38.64 LPA

INR 35.68 LPA

Median package

INR 30 LPA

INR 36.25 LPA

INR 33.05 LPA

the lowest package

INR 18 LPA

INR 25.50 LPA

INR 18 LPA

Offers made

NA

172

178

Offers accepted

119

119

128

Eligible students

140

136

140

Students opted out

18

15

10

Students not placed

3

2

2

Note: The mean package is considered as the average package in the above-mentioned table. Further, the Maximum Earning Potential is considered for the salary packages shown above.

 

Q:   What salary package is offered after completing MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad?

A: 

The highest and average package offered during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023 stood at INR 1.46 crore per annum and INR 34.45 LPA, respectively. Further, an improving trend was witnessed in the average and median package offered over the past three years during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements, which is presented below:

 

Particulars

PGP Placement Statistics (2021)

PGP Placement Statistics (2022)

PGP Placement Statistics (2023)

Highest package

INR 55 LPA

INR 61.48 LPA

INR 1.46 crore per annum

Average package

INR 27.54 LPA

INR 32.79 LPA

INR 34.45 LPA

Median package

INR 27.60 LPA

INR 31.49 LPA

INR 31.58 LPA

Lowest package

INR 11 LPA

INR 17.50 LPA

INR 18.05 LPA

Note: The mean package is considered as the average package in the above-mentioned table. Further, the Maximum Earning Potential is considered for the salary packages shown above.

 

IIM Ahmedabad
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Placements: Our college boasts exceptional placement opportunities, with students securing positions across diverse sectors like marketing, consulting, finance, production, general management, and operations. Renowned companies regularly visit our campus for recruitment, ensuring nearly all students secure internships and job placements. The highest salary package offered reaches 1 crore per annum.
Infrastructure: The hostel amenities are top-notch, with air-conditioned classrooms and access to a refrigerator. Purified water is readily available, and washrooms are outfitted with modern equipment like speakers, microphones, and personal charging points. The library is extensive, with the Virtual Student Lounge being a notable feature. The college building spans five stories. Both old and new campuses feature a mess hall and canteens, along with several eateries spread throughout the campus.
Faculty: Our faculty members are highly competent and hold impressive qualifications, with a majority possessing Ph.D. degrees. The curriculum is contemporary and emphasizes practical application. IIMA is widely recognized for its effective implementation. Assessments are thorough, and exams are challenging due to the extensive coverage of 12 to 13 subjects within a short span of 2 to 3 months.
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Placements: The institution maintains an impressive track record in placing its students, with almost all of them landing positions in top-tier companies. With an average salary package of INR 33 LPA, the institution demonstrates its dedication to achieving excellence. The alumni network, which includes influential figures like Ajay Banga, contributes to enhancing career opportunities and motivating students to reach their professional goals. Additionally, the institute offers outstanding internship opportunities with well-known companies such as McKissick and TCS, among others.
Infrastructure: The expensive campus provides a lively and stimulating atmosphere, furnished with modern amenities including sports clubs, gyms, and various societies. Emphasizing a balance between academic excellence and extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to engage in a holistic development journey, creating enduring memories along the way. Hostel accommodation, integrated into the annual fee, offers comfortable living quarters with conveniences like AC and nutritious meal choices. This supportive living environment encourages concentrated study sessions and personal development, complementing the challenging academic program.
Faculty: I aim to take on leadership roles and collaborate with outstanding individuals, striving to constantly improve myself. The program at IIM presents fascinating elective courses such as the Bhagavad Gita and its managerial insights, offering a distinctive opportunity that I am eagerly looking forward to. Learning from esteemed professors holding Ph.D. degrees in their fields, many of whom possess extensive industry expertise, assures me a rewarding academic experience.
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It is a good college for average students.
Placements: About 50% of students got placed from our course in many institutions with good salary packages. The highest salary package offered is 12 LPA. The lowest salary package offered is 3 LPA. The top role offered is an officer.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure of our college is good. Our college is air-conditioned. We have adequate hostels. They fulfill the needs of students and provide good food. Our college has good environment. The campus provides many facilities.
Faculty: We have good professors. They are helpful. The teaching quality is good and simple for all students. It is easy to pass semester exams. We have to study well. The pass percentage is 33%.
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Placements: The institute boasts a stellar placement record with nearly all students securing placements in leading companies. The average package of INR 33LPA underscore the institution commitment to excellence. Alumni network including notable leaders like Ajay Banga further enhance career prospects, inspiring students to achieve their professional aspirations. It provides exceptional internship opportunities with renowned companies such as McKissick. And TCS and etc.
Infrastructure: The sprawling campus offers a vibrant and enriching environment equipped with state of the art facilities, sport clubs, gyms, and societies. Students are encouraged to strike a balance between academic rigour and extracurricular pursuits, fostering holistic development and lifelong memories. The hostel accommodation included in the annual fee, providing comfortable living space with amenities such as air conditioning and hygienic meal options. The conducive living environment facilitates focused study and personal growth complementing the rigorous academic curriculum.
Faculty: I aspire to lead and collaborative with exceptional individual, aiming to continually evolved into the best version of my self. The programme at IIM A offers an intriguing electives on the Bhagavad Gita and its managerial Insights, a unique opportunities that I eagerly anticipate. Learning from distinguished professors with Ph.D. in their respective fields many with significant industry experience, promises a enriching academic journey.
Other: The interview process includes a writing ability test followed by a Personal Interview where communication skills and general knowledge are assessed. Adequate preparation, including staying informed on Current Affair and practicing HR question response is crucial for success in these grounds.
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It is a premier institution known for its exceptional offerings.
Placements: Our college provides excellent placement. Many students secure placements in various sectors, such as marketing, consulting, finance, production, operation, etc. The campus attracts industry-leading companies. Almost all students are placed and get internships. The highest salary package offered is 1 CPA. Its campus is a magnet for top-tier companies, ensuring almost all students secure internships and placements with a highly competitive salary package reaching remarkable levels.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure at IIM Ahmedabad is top-notch, with excellent hostel facilities featuring amenities like air-conditioned classrooms, refrigerator and purified drinking water. The library is extensive and classrooms are well-equipped with modern technology, making for a conducive learning environment. However, there are some issues with the drainage system and water pooling.
Faculty: The faculty members are highly qualified, with many holding Ph.D. degrees. The curriculum is contemporary and application-oriented, aligning with industry demands. The institution's renowned case-based learning approach ensures students receive practical insights into real-world scenarios. However, the rigorous evaluation process, including challenging exams, covers multiple subjects in a short time.
Other: IIM Ahmedabad hosts two notable annual fests, Chaos and TRBS, which add vibrancy to campus life. The institution addresses concerns such as the presence of fewer dogs. There are knowledge issues with the drainage system that need improvement.
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IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2024

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MBA in Food and Agri Business Management - IIM Ahmedabad : CAT percentile Cutoff (General-All India)
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Q:   What is the estimated CAT cutoff for top IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

CAT Exam is conducted for admission to IIMs for the MBA course. The estimated final cutoffs are the basis on which the candidates are called for the interview round. Tabulated below are the estimated CAT 2023 cutoff percentiles for the General category for admission to top IIMs, including IIM Ahmedabad.

IIMs

CAT cutoffs 2023 (percentile)

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99

IIM Indore

97-98

 
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IIM Ahmedabad Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is IIM Ahmedabad ranked well for MBA?

A: 

Internationally, IIMA has been ranked 29 by the QS Masters in Management Rankings (MBA) and 44 by the QS Global MBA Rankings. Nationally, IIM Ahmedabad ranks 1 by the NIRF 2022 and The Week 2022. IIM Ahmedabad, being an elite Management institute, has received several international and national rankings in recent years. A few top accolades received by IIMA are enlisted below:

International Ranking Authority

2021 Ranking

2022 Ranking

2023 Ranking

QS Masters in Management Rankings (MBA)

31

29

29

QS Global MBA Rankings (MBA-PGPX)

50

46

44

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (MBA-PGPX)

48

62

To be announced

National Ranking Authority

2021 Ranking

2022 Ranking

2023 Ranking

NIRF (Management category)

1

1

1

Businessworld

1

1

-

The Week

1

1

-

Business Today

2

2

-
 
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IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does IIM Ahmedabad provide equal opportunity to students to apply for scholarships?

A: 

Yes, IIM Ahmedabad provide equal opportunity to students to apply for scholarships. Some of the scholarships provided by the college are IIMA Special Need-Based Scholarships, IIMA Exit Scholarships, Scholarships offered by Companies, Scholarships offered by Alumni, and others. 

 

Q:   Does IIMA offer scholarships?

A: 

Yes, IIMA offers scholarships to students. Some of the scholarships provided by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad are mentioned below:

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships
IIMA Special Need-Based ScholarshipsIIMA Exit ScholarshipsScholarships offered by the Government of India
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Q:   Are there any scholarships offered by IIM Ahmedabad for MBA?

A: 

Mentioned below is the detail of scholarship offered under the IIM-A PGP and PGP-FABM programme:

  • Name of scholarship: Special Need-Based Scholarship Scheme
  • Eligibility for scholarship: Candidates can avail of this scholarship on the basis of annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of dependents in the family.
  • When to apply for this scholarship? The application for this scholarship is invited every year in the month of July/ August.
 
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IIM Ahmedabad Infrastructure

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Sports facilities

Multiple sports grounds & coaching present

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College events

Moderately busy calendar with 1-3 monthly events

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Mess food

Mess and Cooking arrangements are Hygienic

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Mess food

Variety of food is good

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Attendance policy

Can't miss a single lecture without penalty

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Additional expenses

Books

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Additional expenses

Paid compulsory courses

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Consequence of rules violation

Rule breakers are let off with a warning

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Outside movement of girl students

Allowed within restricted timings

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Q:   How is the life like at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

IIM Ahmedabad college life is really good. There are lots of fests conducted for students and the faculty. The students are allowed to take part in the sports and various activities conducted by the college. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad students are given an opportunity to interact with the guest faculty and clear their doubts related to the career. The mess and the canteen food is quite good. 

 

Q:   How is the infrastructure of IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is spread across 102 acre of land. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad offers sports, cultural, and various other facilities to students. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has a multicultural campus, a canteen, a big library, and provides transportation and various facilities to postgraduate students. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad also has big auditorium, modern classrooms, and provides various other facilities for students.

 

Q:   How is the quality of food in the hostel mess of IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 
{Source: MBA students & alumni}

Based on the reviews, the quality of food in the hostel mess is a mixed bag. Review 1 states that the mess and canteen are excellent, while Review 2 mentions that the food served in the mess is not hygienic. Review 3 describes the hostel food as average, while Review 4 notes that the food served in the mess is unhygienic. Finally, Review 5 mentions that the mess food is not that good.

Overall, it appears that the quality of food in the hostel mess is inconsistent and may vary from one reviewer to another. It is important to note that these reviews are based on individual experiences and may not reflect the entire experience of all students at IIM Ahmedabad.

Summary: The quality of food in the hostel mess at IIM Ahmedabad is mixed and may vary depending on individual experiences. Some reviewers have praised the mess food, while others have found it to be unsatisfactory.

Above answer is based on reviews, some of them are mentioned below
The hostel facilities are exce . by Shruti
The infrastructure of our camp . by Rishi
The infrastructure of our coll . by Rahul
The infrastructure of our coll . by Atishay
IIM Ahmedabad had an excellent . by Ravi
 

Q:   Does IIM Ahmedabad have a hostel facility?

A: 

Yes, IIM-A offer hostel facility to the candidates. The student housing on the campus includes 25 understudy apartments with an overall capacity of 740 occupants. There are single-room dormitories available for married people as well. Further, on each of the floor, there are 10 single rooms with a dining area. The hostels are not common at IIM-A, however, boys can visit girls hostel and vice versa.

 

Q:   What facilities are offered on IIM Ahmedabad campus?

A: 

IIM Ahmedabad offer various facilities to the candidates. Some of the facilities are enlisted below:

  • Auditoriums
  • Academic Block
  • Administrative Block
  • Student Housing
  • Faculty Housing
  • Gym & Yoga Room
  • Outdoor & Indoor Sports
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • A/C Classrooms
  • Medical facilities

 

 
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IIM Ahmedabad FAQs

Q:   How to check IIM Ahmedabad CAT cutoff 2023?

A: 

Accepting CAT as the primary exam for MBA admission, IIM Ahmedabad does not release CAT cutoffs in the public domain and are exclusively accessible only via account login to candidates who have appeared for the CAT exam. Candiadtes seeking admission to IIM Ahmedabad must meet both the qualifying as well as final cutoff to be eligible for further rounds. To check IIM Ahmedabad CAT cutoff, candidates must visit the official website of IIMCAT and login through their ID and password. For more insights on IIM Ahmedabad cutoff 2023,  click here.

 

Q:   How are IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements?

A: 

The key highlights of IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023 as compared with 2022 and 2021 are presented below:

Particulars

PGP Placement Statistics (2021)

PGP Placement Statistics (2022)

PGP Placement Statistics (2023)

Highest package

INR 55 LPA

INR 61.48 LPA

INR 1.46 crore per annum

Average package

INR 27.54 LPA

INR 32.79 LPA

INR 34.45 LPA

Median package

INR 27.60 LPA

INR 31.49 LPA

INR 31.58 LPA

Lowest package

INR 11 LPA

INR 17.50 LPA

INR 18.05 LPA

Companies visited

131

190

188

Roles offered

170

Around 220

Around 280

Offers accepted / Students Placed

374

382

385

Eligible students

388

382

389

Students opted out

14

3

4

Students not placed

0

0

0

Note: The mean package is considered as the average package in the above-mentioned table. Further, the Maximum Earning Potential is considered for the salary packages shown above.

 

Q:   Who were the top recruiters during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2022?

A: 

A total of 190 companies visited the campus and offered around 220 job roles during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2022. Companies such as Accenture, BCG and Bain & Co visited the campus in the Consulting domain whereas in the Investment Banking and Market domain, companies such as ARGA Investment, Avendus and Sanford C Bernstein visited the campus during IIM A PGP placements 2022. Further, from the FMCG, Conglomerate and BFSI domains, companies such as ITC, Adani Group and American Express visited the campus. Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company made 44 and 37 offers in the Consulting domain during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2022.

 

Q:   Is admission to MBA at IIM Ahmedabad confirmed if I score 100 percentile in CAT?

A: 

There is a good chance of receiving an interview call from IIM Ahmedabad, however, admission isn’t guaranteed even at 100 percentile. The overall criteria includes academic profile, that is your Class 12, Class 10 and graduation marks. The college also gives a score for work experience, hence, candidates must have 2-3 years of experience to get maximum points. Additional focus is also given to gender and academic diversity. Considering all these factors and candidates’ CAT score, IIM Ahmedabad prepares a composite score through which decides whether to finalise a student or not. IIM Ahmedabad or any other IIM, for that matter, doesn’t give direct admission only on the basis of CAT percentile, the first phase of admission process is giving the CAT exam. Students must clear the sectional and the minimum final cut-off to be eligible and considered for the call. After that, they must get shortlisted for the interviews and group discussion process. After all these rounds, a final list of shortlisted candidates is prepared. 

 

Q:   What is the MBA fee of IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

As per the details collated from unofficial sources, the total tuition fee for the PGP and PGP FABM course for the 2024-26 batch is INR 18.3 Lacs (inclusive of all taxes). However, the aforementioned fee is only indicative considering it is sourced from unofficial sources. However, as per the official website, the over MBA programme fee is inclusive of tuition fee, course materials fee, student’s stay and food during campus visits and other service facilities, such as library, etc. Students can also pay this programme fee in installments. The institute shares the fee structure along with the admission offer. For the ease of the students, IIM-A also has tie-ups with multiple banks to offer collateral-free education loans.

 

Q:   Is MBA from IIM Ahmedabad good?

A: 

IIM-A's PGP course which leads to a Master’s degree in Business Administration is IIMA’s flagship programme for more than fifty-five years and is among the top-ranked programmes in the world for many years. Ranked 1 by NIRF 2022 for Management education, experts consider MBA at IIM-A as one of the toughest programmes to get into. Additionally, during placements in 2022, the highest and average package of IIM Ahmedabad stood at INR 61.48 LPA and INR 32.79 LPA, respectively, and 100% of the students got placement opportunities from companies, such as Bain, Amazon and Google. Thus, it isn't just worth but pursuing MBA from IIM-A is the best option in India. Read more reviews on MBA from IIM Ahmedabad here

 

Q:   Is there any reservation policy for admission to the MBA programme at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 
IIM Ahmedabad does have a reservation policy in place for admissions to its MBA programme. This policy adheres to the guidelines laid down by the Government of India, which reserves 15% of seats for Scheduled Castes (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (ST), and 27% for Other Backward Classes belonging to the "non-creamy" layer (NC-OBC). It is important to note that only the categories listed in the Central Government List on the final day of CAT registration are taken into consideration for the reservation.
 

Q:   Is there any student exchange opportunity offered to MBA students of IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

Yes, over the years, the IIM-A has formed partnerships with leading Management schools in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Every year, out of the second year class, appriximately 150 students are selected to spend one academic term abroad at a partner institute and IIM-A accepts about 90 students from its partners for the same period.

This exchange programme makes it possible for IIM-A students to gain international exposure without any financial impediments. In addition to the  scholarships instituted by IIMA, several students have received scholarships from participating schools, the French embassy, DAAD from Germany and some corporate partners.

 

Q:   How can I get into IIM Ahmedabad MBA-PGPX programme?

A: 

Meant for working professionals, candidates seeking admission must have a bachelor’s degree and at least four years of experience. On successful completion of this course, students are given a Master of Business Administration degree. For admission, it is mandatory for all eligible candidates to take a GMAT/ GRE test. In the final selection process, candidates are also required to appear for a PI round and submit an essay.

 

Q:   What are the minimum eligibility requirements for admission to PGP at IIM Ahmedabad?

A: 

To be eligible for IIM Ahmedabad MBA admissions, a candidate needs to pass a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a UGC-recognised university after at least 12 years of school education with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ ST/ PwD candidates). Candidates, appearing for the final year of their bachelor's degree with final year results awaiting, can also apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be granted provisional admission, only if a candidate submits a pre-final certificate signed by competent authorities of the previous institute/ university, the latest by June 30 of the year of admission.

 

Q:   Why do IIMs charge high fees even though it is a government institution?

A: 
Although IIMs are government institute, most IIMs are self reliant and do no depend on government for funding. Hence to attract quality professors they need to charge higher fee. Also, never in the history of IIMs any student has dropped out because of financial reasons. There are several scholarships available for students in need.
 

Q:   How to apply for MBA at IIM-A?

A: 

Candidates seeking admission to the two-year PGP of IIM Ahmedabad must appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT). CAT 2023 (considered for admission to the 2024-26 batch) will take place in November 2023. Candidates who are interested in seeking admission to the 2024-26 batch were able to apply online and register themselves on the official website of CAT after the CAT registration process is open.

In general, while registering for CAT, candidates must apply for PGP of IIM Ahmedabad by selecting the option available in the online registration form. The application fee for CAT (General/ OBC category) is INR 2,400. There is no additional cost included to apply for IIM Ahmedabad.

Read more: CAT application process

 

Q:   How much percentile is required to get admission in IIM Ahmedabad with a medium profile of academics?

A: 

The shorting and selection criteria for IIM Ahmedabad admission 2024 is divided into various stage. The first stage is Preliminary screening of candidates for the further admission process. CAT 2023 will be having three sections, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC). Candidates above the minimum cut offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT will be considered for all the subsequent stages. Candidates belonging to General and EWS category must have CAT cutoff of 80 Percentile, 75 Percentile for NC-OBC-cum-transgender, 70 Percentile for SC, 60 for ST, 70 Percentile for PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC) and 60 Percentile for PwD (ST). Also, for the final process, candidates must have an overall CAT percentile of 99 for final admission. For more details regarding IIM Ahmedabad cutoff, click here

 

Q:   Which is the top recruiting sector during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements?

A: 

Consulting sector emerged as the top recruiting sector wherein most number of offers were accepted during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023. The sector-wise number of offers accepted during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023 is presented below:

Sectors

PGP Offers Received (2023)

Consulting

179 (2 international offer)

BFSI

87 (4 international offer)

Conglomerates

26 (3 international offer)

FMCG

17

IT Consulting

12

IT Software

12

Pharmaceutical

9

IT

7

Retail B2B & B2C

6

IT Analytics

4

IT Solutions

4

Real Estate

4

Consumer Services

2

Manufacturing

2

Telecommunication

2

Media / Communication

2

Artificial Intelligence

2

Automobile

1

Education Technology

1

Engineering Technology

1

Logistics

1

Mining

1

Online Services

1

Wellness & Fitness Services

1

Energy

1

 

Q:   What is the estimated IIM Ahmedabad CAT cutoff 2023?

A: 

IIM Ahmedabad admission 2024 to MBA course is offered through CAT 2023 scores followed by Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI). Candidates seeking admission can check to IIM Ahmedabad cutoff for previous year (2023) in the table below to get an idea of estimated CAT cutoff 2023: 

Category

Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank

(PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank

(PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank

(PQA)

Overall percentile rank

(PT)

General, EWS

70

70

70

80

NC-OBC/ Transgender

65

65

65

75

SC

60

60

60

70

ST

50

50

50

60

PwD (General/ EWS, NC-OBC/transgender, SC)

60

60

60

70

PwD (ST)

50

50

50

60

 

Q:   Which sector receives the highest package during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements?

A: 

BFSI sector received the highest package of INR 1.46 crore per annum during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023. The sector-wise highest, average and median package offered during IIM Ahmedabad PGP placements 2023 is presented below:

Sectors

PGP Highest Package (2023)

PGP Average Package (2023)

PGP Median Package (2023)

Automobile

INR 30.24 LPA

INR 30.24 LPA

INR 30.24 LPA

BFSI

INR 1.46 crore per annum

INR 41.33 LPA

INR 35.05 LPA

Conglomerates

INR 30 LPA

INR 25.53 LPA

INR 25 LPA

Consulting

INR 56 LPA

INR 34.55 LPA

INR 34.50 LPA

Consumer Services

INR 26 LPA

INR 26 LPA

INR 26 LPA

Education Technology

INR 32.15 LPA

INR 32.15 LPA

INR 32.15 LPA

Engineering Technology

INR 28.32 LPA

INR 28.32 LPA

INR 28.32 LPA

FMCG

INR 33.39 LPA

INR 29.43 LPA

INR 29.39 LPA

IT

INR 42.48 LPA

INR 31.87 LPA

INR 32 LPA

IT Analytics

INR 28.22 LPA

INR 25.80 LPA

INR 25 LPA

IT Consulting

INR 28 LPA

INR 28 LPA

INR 28 LPA

IT Software

INR 42.15 LPA

INR 35.94 LPA

INR 37.43 LPA

IT Solutions

INR 34.79 LPA

INR 32.31 LPA

INR 34.74 LPA

Logistics

INR 28.80 LPA

INR 28.80 LPA

INR 28.80 LPA

Manufacturing

INR 66 LPA

INR 45.60 LPA

INR 45.60 LPA

Media / Communications

INR 27 LPA

INR 26 LPA

INR 26 LPA

Mining

INR 32.17 LPA

INR 32.17 LPA

INR 32.17 LPA

Online Services

INR 29.01 LPA

INR 29.01 LPA

INR 29.01 LPA

Artificial Intelligence

INR 32.40 LPA

INR 32.40 LPA

INR 32.40 LPA

Wellness & Fitness Services

INR 25.70 LPA

INR 25.70 LPA

INR 25.70 LPA

Energy

INR 26.50 LPA

INR 26.50 LPA

INR 26.50 LPA

Pharmaceutical

INR 31.20 LPA

INR 27.04 LPA

INR 28 LPA

Real Estate

INR 31.20 LPA

INR 31.20 LPA

INR 31.20 LPA

Retail B2B & B2C

INR 29.35 LPA

INR 29.35 LPA

INR 29.35 LPA

Telecommunication

INR 30 LPA

INR 30 LPA

INR 30 LPA

Note: The mean package is considered as the average package in the above-mentioned table. Further, the Maximum Earning Potential is considered for the salary packages shown above.

 
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