What's new at IIM Ahmedabad?
- CAT exam 2022 application last date was extended till Sep 21. Earlier, the deadline for CAT registration was Sep 14.
- The application process for the Round 2 PGPX 2023-24 batch started on Sep 5 and will go on till Oct 28.
- Application started for PhD on Sep 26 and will continue till Jan 17.
IIM Ahmedabad ranked no. 1 under the 'Management' category by the NIRF 2022 Rankings. The institute decided to scrap the bachelor’s degree as a criterion for postgraduate (PGPM ) admission for the 2022-24 batch and the Academic Rating (AR) score will be computed on a scale of 25 on the basis of Class 10, Class 12 marks, and the candidate’s work experience.
IIM Ahmedabad admissions are primarily entrance-based. This institute is known for its two-year, full-time, residential flagship PGP (also referred to as MBA) programme that offers admission based on a valid score in CAT. The percentile of CAT for IIM Ahmedabad reached up to 99.6 in the past years which shows how rigorous it is for a student to get admission to this institute. IIM A admission cycle for PGP commences with CAT registrations.
Apart from PGP, IIM A also offers other PG and doctoral degree courses in the field of Management. Candidates are shortlisted for these programmes based on course-specific entrance exams, followed by shortlisting processes which generally comprise a Personal Interview (PI) round. IIMA’s Executive Education Programmes are the most expansive Management programmes in India, with a portfolio of over 200 programmes. A few of the upcoming Executive Education programmes include Marketing Luxury, 3TP CCBP, among others. Apart from all these courses, IIMA offers a full-time Business Management course (Armed Forces Programme) of six-month duration (from October to March every year) with an aim to impart the officers of the armed forces with contemporary global Management practices through case-study, classroom studies, business presentations and industry visits.
IIM Ahmedabad Admission Dates 2022
All the important dates regarding IIM Ahmedabad admission session 2022 are as follows:
|PGPX Events||PGPX Dates 2022|
|Application process (R-1 to R-3)||20 Jun '22 to 12 Dec '22|
|Shortlist (R-1 to R-3)||30 Aug '22 to 12 Dec '22|
|Essay submission (R-1 to R-3)||30 Aug '22 to 22 Dec '22|
|PI (R-1 to R-3)||10 Sep '22 to 29 Jan '23|
|Offers and waitlist (R-1 to R-3)||17 Oct '22 to 15 Feb '22|
|E-PGD Events||Schedule 2022|
|Deadline for submitting application form||19 Dec '21|
|Test||26 Dec '21|
|PI||15 Jan '22 to 16 Jan '22|
In addition to the above dates for the 2021 academic year, the below table mentions the important dates regarding IIM Ahmedabad MBA 2023 which will take place on the basis of CAT 2022. The same is as follows:
|Event||2022 Academic Year Schedule||2023 Academic Year Schedule (Tentative)|
|4 Aug 21' to 22 Sept '21||
03-Aug-2022 to 21-Sep-2022
CAT admit card available
|27 Oct 21' to 28 Nov '21||27-Oct-2022|
|28 Nov '21||27-Nov-2022|
CAT 2022 answer key release
|First week of December 2022|
CAT results declaration
|3 Jan '22||
First week of January 2023
PhD dates are as follows:
PhD admission windowONGOING
26 Sep '22 -
17 Jan '23
Interview dates for PhDTENTATIVE
Mar '23 - Apr '23
IIM Ahmedabad Accepted Entrance Exams 2022
Admission to all the courses offered at IIM Ahmedabad is subject to a valid score in national-level/ other entrance exams such as CAT, GMAT and GRE. Eligible candidates can register online by visiting the official website of the concerned institutes. The following table mentions all the entrance exams accepted by the institute for all the PG and doctoral-level programmes:
Accepted Entrance Exam
CAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ IIM Ahmedabad Admission Test (IAT)
GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ GATE/ ePGD ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test
IIM Ahmedabad PGP Admission 2022
The two-year full-time Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management, popularly known as MBA programme is the flagship course of the institute. Apart from this, IIM A also offers Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM) for a duration of two years in full-time mode. Both these PGP courses are residential in nature and the admission is based on CAT score, followed by other shortlisting processes, comprising Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI), etc.
Click on the below link to read PGP Admission details:
|PGP/ PGP FABM Admission 2023|
IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2022: Executive Courses
IIM Ahmedabad is popularly known for its Executive courses with a portfolio of more than five distinct courses for working professionals. These courses are specially designed to provide flexibility of pursing the degree. Students get an opportunity to attend the lectures through a blend of online and on-campus classroom sessions along. The Executive courses offered by IIM Ahmedabad include MBA PGPX in Management, e-Mode postgraduate Programme (ePGP) in Management and ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics.
Click on the below link to read Executive Courses' Admission details:
|Executive Courses Admission 2022|
IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022
At the doctoral level, IIM Ahmedabad offers a full-time PhD programme in Management across 11 specialisations. For PhD admission, candidates need to possess a valid CAT (taken in last two years)/ GMAT (for foreign national candidates) score. However, applicants can take a few other exams (as per the specialisation they select in lieu of CAT).
Click on the below link to read PhD Admission details:
|IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission 2022|
NOTE: Apart from all these courses, IIMA offers a full-time Business Management course (Armed Forces Programme) of six-month duration (from October to March every year) with an aim to impart the officers of the armed forces with contemporary global Management practices through case-study, classroom studies, business presentations and industry visits.
IIM Ahmedabad Application Process 2022
The application process of IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP FABM takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to register themselves. For more details regarding CAT application process 2021, refer to the below-given video:
For MBA PGPx, ePGP, ePGD ABA, PhD programmes:
Candidates willing to seek MBA PGPX, ePGP, ePGD ABA and PhD admission can register themselves on IIM Ahmedabad application portal (www.iima.ac.in/web/apply). For filling the registration form, candidates need to fill in all the personal details, including name, email ID, mobile number, programme specifications, etc. For MBA PGPX registration, candidates can register for any of the three rounds as per convenience. After successful registration, candidates need to fill the remaining application form and upload all the required documents. In addition to this, candidates also need to pay an application fee* in online mode using debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ UPI to conclude the application process.
*Application fee for respective courses is as follows:
|PGP/ PGP FABM||
For supernumerary quota: US$ 100
Round 1: INR 5,000
Round 2: INR 7,500
Round 3: INR 9,000
|ePGP, ePGD ABA||INR 1,000|
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IIM Ahmedabad Admission FAQs
Q. What are the courses offered at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. IIM Ahmedabad offers several PG and doctoral-level programmes in the field of Management, such as PGP, PGP FABM, MBA PGPX, ePGP, ePGD-ABA and PhD to the students along with a Faculty Development Programme.
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).
Q. What is the seat intake for PGP programme at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. For the current batch of 2022-2024, the approved seat intake for PGP programme offered at IIM Ahmedabad is 395.
Q. Can a final year UG student apply for PGP admission at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. Yes, final year students are also eligible to apply for PGP admission at IIM Ahmedabad. However, such students, if selected, will be admitted provisionally, provided they complete all requirements for the qualifying degree with a minimum aggregate/ equivalent CGPA by the specified date.
Q. What is the selection criteria for MBA PGPX admission at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. For admission to PGPX offered at IIM Ahmedabad, candidates are selected through a two-stage selection process that includes evaluation of GMAT/ GRE scores, leadership profiling and PI round.
Q. How many stages of selection are conducted at IIM Ahmedabad for PGP admission?
A. IIM Ahmedabad has adopted a three-staged selection process for offering admissions to the PGP 2021-2023 batch. These stages include registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria, shortlisting for PI round, and final shortlisting.
Q. Does IIM Ahmedabad offer courses for armed forces?
A. Yes, IIM Ahmedabad offers a full-time Business Management course of six-month duration (from October to March every year) with an aim to impart the officers of the armed forces with contemporary global Management practices through case-study, classroom studies, business presentations and industry visits.
Q. What are the PhD specialisations offered at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. IIM Ahmedabad offers several PhD specialisations, including Agriculture, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Innovation and Management in Education, Organizational Behaviour, Economics, Public Systems Group and Production and Quantitative Methods.
Q. How to get admission to IIM Ahmedabad?
A. The application process of IIM Ahmedabad for PGP takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to get admission to IIM Ahmedabad. The institute will further shortlist the candidates based on CAT score and send emails to shortlisted candidates.
Q. Is work experience compulsory for ePGD-ABA admission at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. Yes, candidates applying for ePGD-ABA admission at IIM Ahmedabad need to possess a minimum of two years of work experience (preferably in the domain of Business Analytics).
Q. What is the age criteria for ePGP admission at IIM Ahmedabad?
A. Candidates need to be a minimum of 24 years of age as on March 31, 2022, to be eligible for ePGP admission at IIM Ahmedabad.
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