IIM Bangalore Course Admissions 2023: CAT Registration (Open), Cutoff, Eligibility, Dates, Application & Fee ,Bannerghatta Road

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What's new at IIM Bangalore?

  • PhD application for IIM Bangalore admission and the last date to apply for the same is Dec 12. The IIMB test for the same will be conducted on Oct 16 and Dec 18 followed by PI between Feb 1 and Feb 4
  • CAT exam 2022 application last date has been extended till Sep 21. Earlier, the deadline for CAT registration was Sep 14.
  • PGPEM admissions application started from Aug 12 and will end on Dec 30 for GMAT, CAT and GRE candidates. the deadline will end on Oct 10 for studentd with IIMB test on Oct 16 and it will end on Dec 12 for students with IIMB test on Dec 18.

IIM Bangalore ranked no. 2 under the 'Management' category by the NIRF 2022 Rankings. The admission process of IIM Bangalore is completely entrance-based for all its PG and doctoral programmes. Known for its two-year, full-time, residential flagship PGP (also referred to as MBA) programme, the institute along with PG courses in the field of Management also offers a range of certificate and doctoral programmes under the same stream. It currently offers postgraduate, doctoral, certificate and executive education programmes along with specialised courses in areas such as Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.

Admission to the flagship course, i.e. MBA of IIM Bangalore is based on a valid score in the CAT exam, followed by a PI-WAT round. IIM Bangalore offers admission to Indian students via CAT and international students via GMATGRE.

IIM Bangalore Admission Dates 2023

IIM Bangalore released the important dates regarding MBA 2023. Candidates can check all important CAT 2022 dates in the table below along with the comparative schedule for 2021:

Event 2021 2022

CAT registration

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

CAT  exam

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

IIM Bangalore PGPEM Admission Dates 2023

Check out all the important dates regarding PGPEM admission at IIM Bangalore for 2021 along with the tentative dates for 2022 session:

PGPEM Events 2021 2022 (Tentative)
Application Window for PGPEM 2022 30 Aug '21 to 20 Jan '22 Aug '22 to Jan '23
IIMB Test for PGPEM 2022 6 Feb '22 Feb '23
Interviews for PGPEM 2022 18 Feb '22 to 20 Feb '22 Feb '23
Offers & waitlist for PGPEM 2022 7 Mar '22 Mar '23
Last date of offer acceptance for PGPEM 2022 17 Mar '22 Mar '23

IIM Bangalore E-PGP Admission Dates 2023

Check out all the important dates regarding E-PGP admission at IIM Bangalore for 2021 along with the tentative dates for 2022 session:

E-PGP Events 2021 (Extended Dates) 2022 (OUT)
Start of R1 application to end of R-3 application for E-PGP 21 Jun '21 to 10 Dec '21 21 Jun '22 to 2 Dec '22
R1-R3 interviews for E-PGP 10 Sep '21 to 22 Dec '21 10 Sep '22 to 18 Dec '22
Round 1 Offers and Waitlist for E-PGP 23 Sep '21 23 Sep '22
Round 2 Offers and Waitlist for E-PGP 11 Nov '21 11 Nov '22
Round 3 Offers and Waitlist for E-PGP 10 Jan '21 30 Dec '22
R1-R3 last date for offer acceptance for E-PGP 3 Oct '21 to 20 Jan '22 3 Oct '22 to 9 Jan '23

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission Dates 2023

The following table mentions the admission schedule for PhD at IIM Bangalore for 2023:

PhD Events 2022 2023
Application window 21 Oct '21 – 25 Jan'22 31 Aug '22 - 12 Dec '22
IIMB test 6 Feb '22

16 Oct '22

18 Dec '22

Area tests (as decided by areas) 18 Apr '22 to 19 Apr '22 30 Jan '23 - 31 Jan '23
Interviews 20 Apr '22 to 26 Apr '22 1 Feb '23 - 4 Feb '23
Offers Apr '22 3rd week of Feb '23
Offer acceptance – last date 1 May '22 to 7 May '22 1st week of Mar '23
Programme registration 12 Jun '22 to 18 Jun '22 Jun '23

IIM Bangalore NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Admission Dates 2023

All the important dates regarding NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship admission 2021 are tabulated below along with the tentative dates for 2022 session:

NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Events 2021 2022 (Tentative)
Application window for NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 21 Oct '21 - 31 Dec '21 Oct '22 to Dec '22
Interview, offers release date for NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Jan '22 Jan '23
Last date of offer acceptance for NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 1 Feb '22 - 6 Feb '22 Feb '23

IIM Bangalore Accepted Entrance Exams 2023

IIM Bangalore admission to the majority of the PG and doctorate programmes is entrance-based. Candidates, willing to seek admission, must confirm their interest to IIM Bangalore to get considered for final admission. Check out the course-wise accepted entrance exams at IIM Bangalore:


Accepted Entrance Exam

MBA (or PGP)










IIM Bangalore PG Admission 2023

At the PG level, IIM Bangalore offers MBA, E-PGP along with PGPPM and PGPEM programmes to the students. MBA or PGP programme is the flagship course of IIM Bangalore.

  • IIM Bangalore PGP admission is offered via a valid score in the CAT exam (GMAT for international candidates)
  • For PGPPM, admission is subject to the academic background of the students, quality of work experience, test scores (CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test), interview and case analysis performance
  • Admission to PGPEM is subject to a valid score obtained by the students in CAT / GRE / GMAT/ IIMB Test
  • IIM Bangalore EPGP admission process starts with the submission of the online application form. Students must have a valid score in GMAT or GRE exam for admission to IIM Bangalore EPGP

Click on the below link to read PGP and E-PGP course details:

IIM Bangalore MBA, MBA in BA, PGPPM and PGPEM Admission 2023 IIM Bangalore E-PGP Admission 2023

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2023

At the doctoral level, IIM Bangalore offers PhD programme across 10 specialisations. Please note that candidates can apply to a maximum of two specialisations only. 

Click on the below link to read PhD course details:

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission

IIM Bangalore Certificate Admission 2023

In addition to the PG and doctoral-level courses, IIM-B also offers two certificate programmes to the students, namely Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship and NS Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Check out the details for these courses by clicking on the following link:

Click on the below link to read Certificate course details:

IIM Bangalore Certificate Admission

IIM Bangalore Application Process 2023

IIM Bangalore application process for PGP is only conducted after CAT exam every year. Candidates must visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to register for admission to PGP (MBA) programme. For more details regarding CAT application process, refer to the below-given video:

For other programmes such as PGPEM, PGPPM, PhD and certificate courses, candidates can follow the folllowing process:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of admissions at IIM Bangalore (www.iimb.ac.in/admissions#)
  • Step 2: Click on 'Register'
  • Step 3: Submit all the personal details and click on 'Register'

List of documents required for admission:

  • Marksheets of Class 10, 12 & bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Admission test scorecard (GRE/ GMAT/ JRF/ GATE)
  • Statement of Purpose (for EPGP programme)
  • Two reference letters (Employer and professor of last studied institution)
  • Work experience letters / Payslips (first & last) indicating the date of joining
  • SC/ST/NC-OBC/EWS certificate
  • Person with disability (PwD) certificate

IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff 2022 Vs Other IIMs/Non-IIMs Expected CAT Cutoff 2022

IIMs do not release their final call cutoffs officially. But, after gathering information from multiple sources on the internet, we have come up with an expected final CAT cutoff 2022 for top IIMs and non-IIMs. The below graph compares the minimum final cutoff (expected) required by top Management institutes (ranging between 95 and 100 percentile):

IIM B Expected CAT Cutoff 2020 Vs Other IIMs/Non-IIMs Expected CAT Cutoff 2020

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IIM Bangalore Admission FAQs

Q. How can I get admission to the PGP programme of IIM Bangalore?

A. Admission to PGP (or MBA) course is done through CAT/GMAT scores. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT/GMAT scores followed by a PI and WAT process. Students need to apply online on the official website of CAT for admission.

Q. What is the MBA cutoff of IIM Bangalore?

A. This year, the cut-off for PGP has been fixed at 85 percentile for general category candidates. There is a drop of 5 percentile as compared to last year.

Q. What is the seat intake for MBA programme at IIM Bangalore?

A.  For the 2021 batch, there were a total of 483 students who were part of the PGP course. 

Q. What is the total fee of IIM Bangalore MBA fee?

A. The fee for full-time two-year MBA is INR 23.20 lakh. 

Q. What is the duration for MBA in Business Analytics at IIM Bangalore?

A. The duration of MBA in Business Analytics is two years.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria of PGPPM at IIM Bangalore?

A. The eligibility criteria to apply for PGPPM (or MMS PPM) is graduation with a minimum aggregate of 50% with a minimum of 5 years of work experience preferably in a Public Policy domain as on March 31 of the year of admission.

Q. What is the selection process of IIM Bangalore's PGP course for international students?

A. International students are supposed to have a valid CAT/ GMAT score. Academic performance and work experience is also an important criterion for selection. Further, a WAT and PI is also conducted for final selection.

Q. Are there any exchange programmes in PGP courses at IIM Bangalore?

A. Students of the two-year PGP in Management have the opportunity to get double degrees by being a part of the Double Degree (DD) programme of IIM Bangalore. During this DD exchange, the selected students study at their home institution in the first academic year and are transferred to the host institution for the second academic year. The institute has collaborated with ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, France), Bocconi University (Milano, Italy) and Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) for the same.

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Pavan Kumar | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2018
Placements 5 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
Delighted to be here because of the faculty and curriculum.

Placements: So I'm still in my first year but hearing from the seniors that placements are almost 100% for summers. There are diversified profiles here and people get placed into different sectors. All the top consult, finance and marketing (FMCG) firms visit our college.

Infrastructure: Faculty in IIM B is around 109 and they are highly qualified with most of them holding one or two Ph.D. degrees. We have Wi-Fi access across the campus and classrooms are with CCTVs and projectors. We have one mess for the students which ac...

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Akshaya Sahu | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2019
Reviewed on 11 Sep 2018
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
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Placements: The placement rate of IIMB has been pegging at 100% for many years now. The lateral and final placements for PGP class of 2016-18 saw 420 students receiving offers from 140+ companies, in India and abroad, across sectors. Similar was the case for summer placements of PGP 2017-19 batch, which I was a part of. Though I don't have ascertained information on absolute highest and lowest placement figures, the average has been consistently pegging at 20 LPA-22 LPA for the last couple of years. The off...

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Vinay Kumar Mourya | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Beautiful campus and nice crowd.

Placements: Placements are really good. All the students get placed in very short time. Most big companies come for recruitment during summer placement and also for final placement. There are some international offers as well. Companies during summer placement and final placement are almost same.

Infrastructure: IIM Bangalore has 100 acre large beautiful campus. All the students are provided hostel facilities. Everyone is given single room with shared washrooms. Campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Mess food is very good if you compar...

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Sagnik Roy | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Absolute value for money. Every student can have holistic learning.

Placements: Placements are excellent. 100% placement happens in IIM Bangalore. More than 120 companies participate in campus placement including BCG, Brain, ABG, Nestle, P&G and many others. The highest package goes above 30 LPA, the lowest revolves around 15 LPA and the median is around 23 LPA. In summer placement, 100% of students from PGP1 gets internship though this year due to COVID, there were some hiccups but those were manageable. Roles varied such as Product management, sales and marketing, consult...

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Parvathy Nair | Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Batch of 2013
Reviewed on 29 Mar 2016
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5

The good: Some of the best minds get into this campus and, therefore, the learning from your own peer group gives a stiff competition to the classroom learning. Most classes are interactive in nature with a balanced mix of the case based and theoretical pedagogy. There is also a great mix of extracurriculars ranging from volunteering work to cult fests to so parties. Alum network is fairly decent and the placements are one of the best in an Indian B-school. Being in Bangalore, this campus enjoy...

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What are my chances to get in top 6 IIMs if I score 97+ percentile in CAT? My scores: 10th-79%,12th-76% and UG-82.3%.


Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

It depends if you are belong to OBC, SC and ST, you can easily get the admission. But if you are from general category, it is so much difficult to get into black IIM and new IIM. Baby IIM could be a possibility.


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I got 9.8 grade in tenth standard and 12 th standard is 960 /1000 still I'm pursuing agriculture 3 rd year . Do I get the seat


Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Your profile is great and try to secure maximum marks in your graduation which is in agriculture then give CAT in your final year then at least get 95+, you will get a call for sure hope it will help you and one thing pls improve your communication excel PPT Skill before entering into a B-school.


When is 2022 intake for MBA in IIM Bangalore.

yash sahani

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

CAT 2022 Registrations have also begun on August 3, 2022. IIM Bangalore has announced that CAT 2022 will take place on November 27, 2022. CAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam. CAT 2021 Result was declared on January 3, 2022. MAH MBA CET 2022 result has also been declared. It is mandatory ...CAT 2022 Registrations have also begun on August 3, 2022. IIM Bangalore has announced that CAT 2022 will take place on November 27, 2022. CAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam. CAT 2021 Result was declared on January 3, 2022. MAH MBA CET 2022 result has also been declared. It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Bangalore must have registered and applied for CAT 2022 and must appear in the CAT 2022 exam on November 27, 2022. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT 2022 and good academic profile is the key to get admission in IIM Bangalore.


I am applying for CAT 2022 and also had applied for CAT last year. Do I need to re-register or should use last year's credentials?


Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

Yes, you have to apply for the CAT form again from the beginning even if you have registered last year also. Since exam score is valid for only one year.


I'm appearing for CAT'22 but the situation is that My final year exams will be over by Aug or Sept'23. Am I eligible for admission in IIM?


Shahrukh Khan

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

You can sit in the CAT 2022 exam. You are eligible for admission in IIMs.

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