IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2022: MBA Shortlisting Criteria (Out), Dates, Fee, Eligibility, Selection, Process ,Vastrapur

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What's is new at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad? IIM Ahmedabad has decided to scrap the bachelor’s degree as a criterion for postgraduate (PGPM ) admission for the 2022-24 batch. The Academic Rating (AR) score will now 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 2022-24: LIVE UPDATES

The coordinating IIM (IIM Ahmedabad) for CAT 2021, has released IIM Ahmedabad admission criteria for its flagship, the PGP programme. IIM Ahmedabad has made no significant changes to its admission policy as compared to 2021. However, the institute has decided to award less weightage to CAT 2021 exam score in shortlisting and final selection process for MBA admission 2022. The weightage for CAT 2021 score is reduced to 65% in shortlisting and to 25% in the final selection round. IIM Ahmedabad is in a position to accommodate less than 0.1% of the PGP applicants who have applied for CAT 2021. But, the non-engineers and the candidates from diverse backgrounds, planning to appear in CAT 2021 stand a good chance to get into IIM Ahmedabad at a CAT 2021 percentile of 80 and above. Check all course-wise fee and accepted entrance exams in the table below:

Course Course Fee Accepted Entrance Exam
PGP INR 23 lakh

CAT/ GMAT

PGP FABM INR 23 lakh

CAT/ GMAT

MBA PGPx INR 28 lakh

GMAT/ GRE

ePGP INR 20 lakh

CAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ IIM Ahmedabad Admission Test (IAT)

ePGD ABA INR 10 lakh

GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ GATE/ ePGD ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test

PhD (FPM) --*

GRE/ GMAT/ GATE/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET

*The course fee for IIM-A PhD programme is not available on its official website.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Dates 2022

IIM Ahmedabad will release the dates of shortlisting procedures for PGP and PGP-FABM programmes after the commencement of CAT 2021. Till then, candidates can check all important CAT 2021 dates in the table below:

PAST EVENTS

CAT 2021 result declaration

3 Jan '22

CAT 2021 answer key release

8 Dec '21

CAT answer key challenge

8 Dec '21 -

11 Dec '21

All Important Round 3 dates around IIM Ahmedabad MBA PGPX admissions are enlisted below:

PAST EVENTS

Offers & waitlist (Round 3)

20 Jan '22

Interviews over the zoom at various locations (Round 3)

8 Jan '22 -

9 Jan '22

Shortlist (Round 3)

13 Dec '21

All important dates regarding IIM Ahmedabad ePGD ABA admission 2022 are tabulated below:

PAST EVENTS

Online interviews

15 Jan '22 -

16 Jan '22

Declaration of final results

Jan '22

Commencement of ePGD-ABA Qualifying-cum-Aptitude Test

26 Dec '21

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. For more details, click on the below link:

IIM Ahmedabad PGP/ PGP FABM Admission

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. For more details around these courses, click on the below link:

IIM Ahmedabad Executive Courses Admission

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). For eligibility and selection criteria details, click on the below link:

IIM Ahmedabad PhD Admission

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:

Course Application Fee
PGP/ PGP FABM

INR 1,900

For supernumerary quota: US$ 100

MBA PGPX

Round 1: INR 5,000

Round 2: INR 7,500

Round 3: INR 9,000

ePGP, ePGD ABA INR 1,000
PhD INR 500

IIM Ahmedabad Seat Reservation 2022

IIM Ahmedabad reserves seats for students of different categories as per the reservation policy fixed by the government. The table below mentions the reservation policy for IIM Ahmedabad students:

Category

Seat Reservation

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

NC-OBC

27%

EWS

10%

PwD

5%

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships 2022

IIM Ahmedabad believes that no student should be denied the privileges of education because of financial issues. For this purpose, it offers a number of scholarships to meritorious and deserving students. Details around IIM Ahmedabad scholarships are as follows:

  • IIMA Special Need-based scholarship for PGP and PGP FABM: IIMA gives an opportunity to pursue its programmes to all eligible applicants, even those who are in need of financial assistance. The scholarship amount is decided based on several parameters such as annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of dependents in the family. The applications for these scholarships are invited every year during July/ August/ September.
  • SC/ST Scholarships: All SC/ST students in the postgraduate programs are awarded INR 150 per month for 10 months
  • Interest Waiver Scholarships: The MBA-PGPX course offers five Interest Waiver Scholarships on a merit basis that works as an interest waiver on bank loans taken by students (for the fee) for a year. The maximum amount that a student can avail of this scholarship scheme can go up to INR 3 lakh.

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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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Rajat Jain | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2018
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Fully satisfied of my overall IIM A experience.

Placements: Placements were excellent. IIM A has cluster system (with companies of same field arriving on same day), almost 40% of batch I guess had offers by the end of cluster 1 (I. e. Consulting & Finance firms), including PPOs and lateral offers. 100% of students got placed. The highest, the lowest and Average can't be calculated since a number of companies don't give salary details in the Job Description Forms. But the highest for domestic would definitely be more than or equal to 50 LPA. Around 100+ ...

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Prabal kurariya | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2018
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Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Great place. Beautiful campus and best management institute in India. Great facilities .

Placements: About 40% of students got placed in my course. The highest package in my course are 80 Lacs per annum, the lowest 11 Lacs per annum and the average 24 Lacs per annum. Top Recruiting companies for my course -McKinsey, monitor Deloitte, kearney. 40% of students got internship from my course. Top roles - Relationship manager, Marketing Executive, Business Analyst, Area sales manager.

Infrastructure: IIM Ahmedabad Library well stocked with the latest books, cd/dvds and Research publication. The strength of IIM Ahmedabad is it's digital of 100+ database, Accessible from any networked computer within the campus. In IIM Ahmedabad every student provided with a personal computer or laptop with 45 mbps internet connectivity. All the classrooms and lecture halls of IIMA are fully air-conditioned with the latest technologies with wi-fi enabled to enhance the learning-teaching experience. IIM Ahmedab...

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Dane Jacob | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 21 Jul 2018
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Placements 5 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
Nothing in particular to complain about.

Placements: Offers 100% placements typically. Recruiters are diverse in sector and size. Median packages should be around 18-19L per annum. Internship placements are 100% as well with median stipends around a 1L per month. PPO conversion rate is in line with market benchmarks.

Infrastructure: Infrastructure leaves nothing to be hoped for. The systems are on point and facilitate optimum efficiency while working. Dorms do not have ACs although classes do. The quality of food is alright although if you are a veterinarian alth...

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Rishabh Naresh | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2017
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Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
Good placements, top-class infrastructure, and world-renowned faculty

Placements: IIM Ahmedabad follows a cluster system instead of a day system for placements wherein companies are categorized by function/industry/sector instead of pay or brand. The placement process is not oriented towards achieving 100% placements, it is purpose is to provide the best job-person fit. However, inevitably, the entire batch gets placed every time within 3 days. Major roles are across consulting, finance, marketing, general management, technology, etc. All the reputed Indian and global firms p...

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IIM Ahmedabad - a short description.

Placements: The placements of IIMA have been spectacular in the recent years, which is considered to be the best in the country. The institute leads in both national and international placements. In the two years that I have spent here (even before), the institute has never failed to achieve 100 percent placements for internships as well as final placements. The cluster process of the placement program gives the right opportunity to the students to choose the sector they want to join. Companies from sectors...

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The fee was 23 Lacs in IIM Ahmedabad. Please refer to this page for more information https://www.shiksha.com/college/iim-ahmedabad-indian-institute-of-management-vastrapur-307/courses/mba-pgdm-bc.

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It is around 9 Lakhs per year and is revised every year. There are plenty of options to finance the fee, including easily accessible loans.

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