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About IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad MBA Admission is among the top best management institutes among all Indian Institute of Management IIMs and other institutes located in India. IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Ahmedabad was established in 1961. Applications are invited for MBA admission. IIM Ahmedabad offers the admission to the following management courses through CAT Exam. 

  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM): PGP-FBM in IIM Ahmedabad is the two-year post-graduation programme whose objective is to transform young men and women into competent professional managers for the agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors.
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP): PGP offered by IIM Ahmedabad is a two-year post-graduation programme in management to the graduate candidates. CAT Exam is necessarily required for the admissions to the national candidates, and for the International candidates, GMAT score is required.

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CAT 2018 - Common Admission Test

Admissions to the above-listed courses are carried on the basis of the CAT Exam Scores. PGP Admissions have a very tough competition for admissions, the IIM’s selection procedure that allows admissions only to the best candidates.

  • Applicants in IIM Ahmedabad will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT Score only, applicants can not directly apply for the IIM Ahmedabad.
  • If applicants are eligible, IIM Ahmedabad will automatically shortlist them an Email regarding the admission procedure will be sent to them.

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IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility criteria

PGP (Post-Graduate Management programme)

  • Educational Qualification:  Applicant must have a minimum of 50% in their 3 years or more years graduation programme, For  SC/ST/PWD it should be 45%
  • Institutional Qualification: Institute from where applicants have completed their graduation must be recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Entrance Exam Required: Applicants must have a valid CAT Exam score.
  • Applicants who are in their final year of graduation can also apply, they have to submit a certificate signed by their principal or HOD of college stating that the candidate is in the final year of their degree and have secured 50% or more.

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM)

  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines with minimum 50% marks which is 45% for SC/ST/Disabled


  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree in any discipline with the keen interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors. These candidates have to submit a special form without which their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Institutional Qualification: Candidate’s University/College from where he/she have acquired the bachelor’s degree should be recognized by Ministry of HRD or equivalent.
  • The candidate must have a valid CAT Exam score. The foreign candidates must have a minimum of at least 700 GMAT score.

IIM Ahmedabad Application form and Admit Card

Applicants seeking admissions in the IIM Ahmedabad for PGP and PGP-FABM Courses need not apply directly to the institution, however, they will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT Scores. Selected Applicants will receive an Email regarding the shortlisting and further procedures.

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IIM Ahmedabad Fees

IIM Ahmedabad fees for the previous sessions is given below, the mentioned fee is the full course fees which have to be paid semester wise in installments.

Course  Total course Fee (Approx)
PGP  Rs. 1878000
PGP-FABM Rs. 1676000


  • The Fees and other charges payable by the PGP students of the 2017-2019 batch for their first academic year is approximately Rs. 9,39,000.
  • The Fees and other charges payable by the PGP-FABM students of the 2015-2017 batch for their first academic year is approximately Rs. 8,38,000.

Note: Laptop computer, personal expenses onboarding, travel, clothes, and laundry are extra.

IIM Ahmedabad Result and Counselling

The CAT 2017 Result will be declared tentatively in the second week of January 2018. The selection process for the admission in IIM Ahmedabad is given below.

IIM Ahmedabad Selection Process

  • Selection for PGP:  Shortlisted applicants will be informed individually on their Email IDs or through Registered post by the IIM Ahmedabad. Further steps of shortlisting of the candidates are given below:
  • STEP 1: There will be two level screenings for the candidates before the Final selection to the IIM Ahmedabad. Initially, candidates will be shortlisted and informed on the basis of their CAT Exam Score.
  • STEP 2: Further screening of the shortlisted candidates will be done followed by the AWT (Academic writing test and PI (Personal Interview) which is to be done for the candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria and have a valid CAT Score.
  • STEP 3: On the basis of the performances in Academic writing test and Personal Interview applicants will be finally selected strictly as per the reservations and academic performances which will be evaluated in the above rounds for admissions in IIM.
  • PGP-FABM: Applicants will be shortlisted initially following the Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. 70% weightage will be given to the CAT Score of the candidate and 30% weightage will be given to the application rating scores. Applicants for screening will be informed either by their Email IDs or by the registered post in the last week of January 2017.
Particulars % weightage
CAT score  70%
Application Rating Score (Class 10th + Class 12th
+Bachelor Exam scores)

Group discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) for admission to PGP FABM will be conducted in the month of February 2018. The shortlisted Candidates for GD/PI will be intimated via email.

IIM Admissions - Minimum CAT Cut-Offs 2016 Percentile

The minimum CAT percentile section wise is given here which is required to be eligible to take admissions in IIM Ahmedabad are given below.


Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank (PVRC)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank (PDILR)

Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank (PQA)

Overall percentile rank (PT)



























IIM Ahmedabad's shortlisting procedure including Academic Writing Tests and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) for PGP. AWT and PIs will be conducted in the following cities and the shortlisted candidates will be informed by the registered post by the second week of January.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi/NCR 
IIM Ahmedabad Important details

IIMP Ahmedabad Placements

The placement process for the graduating batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in management at IIM Ahmedabad is done within three clusters. The placement process with the concept of “Dream Application”, allowed students to choose the sectors and functions of their choice for their final placement. The successful completion of the recruitment cycle for the batch of 397 students stands testament to the high quality of students at the institute last year and the robust nature of the placement process that provides adequate flexibility to both students and recruiters.

IIM Ahmedabad - Placement process

The placement process will be conducted in two stages. The first process will be the lateral process and the second process will be the final placement process. The information about both the process is given below in details. 

  • Lateral Placement Process: It is the placement process where the students will be interviewed by the firms with prior work experience and offered them mid-level managerial positions. About 45% of the batch was eligible for the lateral placements, which provides students with an opportunity to optimally leverage their work experience.
  • Final Placement Process: It is the process where the firms will be group into cohorts based on the profile offered, and groups of cohorts will be invited to the campus across different clusters. More than 110 firms made offers in the placement process last year. Companies from the multiple sectors across the different geographies hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

IIM Ahmedabad - Recruiters List

The following list given below is the top recruiters visited last year to IIM Ahmedabad. Candidates can look over the list of the companies given in the table below:

Accenture Strategy



Reckitt Benckiser

Avendus Capital


Johnson & Johnson

SC Johnson

Asian Paints

Deutsche Bank



Bain & Company and The Boston Consulting Group









The salary offered to the Domestic as well as International Candidates are given below. Candidates can check the below information

Salary offered at IIM Ahmedabad - Domestic

IIM Ahmedabad Domestic Salary

Salary offered at IIM Ahmedabad - International

IIM  Ahmedabad International Salary

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships Offered

IIM Ahmedabad offers scholarships and financial assistance to all eligible applicants on the need basis so that they can pursue their PGP and PGP-FABM Courses at IIM Ahmedabad efficiently. Every year this scholarship program at IIM Ahmedabad benefits many candidates to continue their studies. Scholarship or Financial assistance is provided on the basis of the candidate’s annual gross family income, assets owned, and the number of dependents of the family of the candidate. Along with the scholarship and financial assistance many commercial banks and financial institutions provide educational loans to the students, candidates are required to contact such banks regarding their loan facilities.

IIM Ahmedabad Reservation of seats

As per Government of India requirement, Reservation of the seats for NC-OBC, SC, ST and PwD Candidates are given below. PwD candidates must fall in any of the given three categories to be eligible for quota. The three categories of disability are low vision/blindness, hearing impairment, and locomotor disability, cerebral palsy.

Category NC-OBC SC ST PwD
Quota % 27% 15% 7.5% 3%


IIM Ahmedabad Contact

IIM Ahmedabad 
Admissions Officer
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015

Phone: +91-79-66324634/33/32

For PGP: admission@iima.ac.in
For PGP-FABM: pgpabm@iima.ac.in

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