IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2018

Last Date to Apply

For CAT applicants: 10 February 2018
For XAT applicants: 20 February 2018

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About IIFM Bhopal

IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2018 has been started for the PGDM course in Forestry Management also known as PGDFM which is equivalent to MBA. PGDFM that is Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management is a two years residential course offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Management IIFM Bhopal.IIFM Bhopal offers 2 years PGDFM (Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management) and IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Admission 2018 is based on the two qualifying exams i.e.

  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

IIFM Bhopal was established in 1982 as an Autonomous public Institute which aims to fulfil the growing need for the managerial human resource in Forest, Environment, and Natural resource management and in the allied sector. There are total 120 seats are available for PGDFM course.

Latest Update: The application process for the IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission has been started and the candidates can fill the application form by following the link given towards the end of this page.

  • IIFM Bhopal has released the admission notification for the PGDFM course.The notification is attached below.


IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Admissions 2018 Dates

The filled in application forms of the candidates for the admission to 2018-20 session in PGDFM course must reach the IIFM Bhopal on or before the due dates given below.

Events Dates
IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Application - Started! October 2017
IIFM PGDFM Application ends

For CAT applicants: 10Th February 2018
For XAT applicants: 20Th February 2018


About PGDFM Course

It is a 2 years residential course spread across 6 terms, one summer internship after the 3rd Term and two field trips to get the knowledge and exposure at the ground level.

In the fourth term, the candidate has to choose one major specialisation out of the three. It is compulsory to choose the major specialisation.

  • Conservation and Livelihood Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Development Management

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IIFM Bhopal Eligibility criteria

Age: There is no any age limit for the admissions to PGDFM program.

Nationality: The student should be an Indian Citizen. Foreign/NRI candidates are not eligible to apply for the program.

Qualifying Exam

IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2018 will be conducted on the basis of the scores of any of the two qualifying exams. Applicants must have valid details of any one of the qualifying exam listed below at the time of the admissions.

Educational Qualification

Applicants must have passed in graduation or equivalent courses of minimum 3 years of duration from the university/institute which is recognised by Ministry of HRD. General category applicant should have secured minimum 50% marks and other reserved category candidates should have secured at least 45% marks in their graduation.

  • Final Year Students: Candidate, who is in their final year of Graduation, can also apply for PGDFM in IIFM Bhopal. Candidates, who are waiting for their final result, can also apply. Provisional admissions would be provided to those students and their admissions will be considered final after they provide the proof of their graduation completion latest by 30 June 2018.

IIFM Bhopal Application form and Admit Card

IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2018 Applications will be made in "online" as well as "offline" mode, applicants can to fill and submit the application form by following the link given below or they can get the IIFM Bhopal Application Forms personally or by sending the demand draft of application fee. The last date to fill the form is 10 February 2017 for the candidates applying through CAT scores and 20 February 2017 for the candidates applying through XAT scores.

Click Here to Apply Online

Steps to apply online for IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2018

STEP 1: 
After following the link given above applicants will b redirected to the application form directly. where they have to enter their personal details in required columns.

STEP 2: Applicants have to enter their postal and address details carefully. The address in the application form must match with the same address as mentioned in the identity proof.

STEP 3: Now applicants are required to enter their educational qualification in the required columns, it is advised to enter your educational details carefully as they will be cross-checked at the later stages of admission and any ambiguity can lead to the termination of admission.

STEP 4: Work Experience of the candidate (if applicable) is to be entered in the columns as prescribed in the application form.

STEP 5: Applicants have to upload their digital copy of the original documents in the format and size described below in the table.

Document Format          Size               
Applicants Photograph JPG 50 KB
Applicants Signature JPG 50 KB
CAT/XAT Admit Card JPG 100 KB
Caste/DA Certificate JPG 100 KB

IIFM Bhopal PGDM 2018 - Payment of Application Fee

Applicants can pay the application fee of the IIFM Bhopal PGDM Application Form in any of the modes given below.

  • Online Mode of Payment 
  • Offline mode of Payment

Online Mode of Payment: Applicants can pay the application fee in online mode using the online payment methods i.e. 

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Offline Payment Mode: Applicants can download and submit the application form in three of the modes given below:

  • From the Campus in Cash: Applicants can purchase and submit the application form by personally visiting the campus and buying the application form.
  • Download Application Form: Applicants can download the application form from the link given above and submit the application to the address given below before the due date as per their qualifying exam along with the documents listed below.

“Chairperson PGDFM Admission,
Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462 003,
(M.P.) India”

  • Demand Draft: Applicants can order the admission brochure and application form to their residential address via a post by sending a demand draft of Rs 1000 (Rs 500 SC/ST) drawn in favour of Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal which is to be sent to address below before the respective due date:

“PGDFM Admission, 
Indian Institute of Forest Management, 
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462 003, 
(M.P.) India”

Documents to be attached with IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Application Form

  • CAT Admit Card photocopy
  • XAT Admit card Photocopy
  • Attested copy of caste certificate

Submission of the Application Form

Online Submission: Applicants those who have applied online and filled the online application form have to take the printout of the final confirmation page after the successful payment of the application form. Their application will be submitted successfully after that.

Offline Submission: The candidates have to fill the application form in offline mode have to send hard copy of the application form along with the photocopy of the required document to the address given below :

PGDFM Admission,
Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal- 462003, 

IIFM Bhopal Fees

The application process for the IIFM Bhopal has started. The application fee for the IIFM Bhopal is different as per the category. Hence, the candidates have to make the payment of the fee as per their category. The fee can be paid by Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or by Demand Draft.

IIFM Bhopal Application Fee 2018


Application fee

General and OBC





IIFM Bhopal Fee structure

The Indian Institute of Forest Management fee can be paid in two instalments. Some waiver is also provided to the SC and ST candidates who are admitted in IIFM Bhopal.

Category  1st Installment 2nd Installment
General Category / Non-creamy OBC/
Differently Abled Candidates
 3,02,400 1,77,600 
SC/ST Candidates  1,88,400 99,600 


IIFM Bhopal Result and Counselling

  • Shortlisting based on XAT/CAT Score: The Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT or XAT score. IIFM Bhopal does not conduct its own exam and hence take admission based on CAT and XAT score.
  • GD and PI: Group discussion and Interview are an important part of selection process for PGDFM at IIFM Bhopal. The selected candidate will be called for Group discussion and Interview at the following centres based on their choice, as mentioned in the Application Form. However, IIFM reserves all the rights on the allotment of choice of Centre to the candidates.
    • Bhopal
    • New Delhi
    • Bengaluru
    • Kolkata   

IIFM Bhopal Exam pattern

There will be no specific institutional entrance exam for the IIFM Bhopal Admission 2018 but applicants have to mandatorily appear in the CAT 2017 exam and XAT 2018 which is to conducted by IIM and XLRI respectively.The candidates are suggested to click on the below link to check the exam pattern of CAT & XAT.

CAT Exam Pattern 

XAT Exam Pattern

IIFM Bhopal Important details

IIFM Bhopal Scholarship

IIFM provides many scholarship schemes to all category students just to encourage their excellence and creates & maintain a competitive spirit among students, to encourage them to progressively perform well in each term.  After the first term results declaration, the Institute prepare a merit list of eligible students based on the recommendation of the PFM Committee.

IIFM Bhopal Reservation for Scholarship 2018


The Reservation criteria for the scholarship schemes at IIFM Bhopal following below. The number of scholarships is different as per the category.


Number of Scholarships 



OBC (Non-creamy)






The scholarships are given to approximately 20 students which are approximately 20% of the batch


IIFM PGDFM Seat Reservation 2018

As per Government of India act of reservation following percentage of seat reservation distributed in different reservation category:


% of seat reservation









IIFM Bhopal Placements

 Placement offered to PGDFM Students (2014-6) Annual CTC 

  • 4 students were offered more than 7 lakh CTC. 
  • 17 students were offered CTC between 6.1 & 7 lakh. 
  • 27 students were offered CTC between 5.1 & 6 lakh.
  • 30 students were offered below 5.1 lakh CTC.

iifm bhopal placements

IIFM Bhopal provides better placement for the students. Last year IIFM Bhopal provided 100% placement to the students. Companies, who offers placement to the students at IIFM Bhopal is as follows:

ICICI Bank       

Axis Bank

Sutra Consulting


Jharkhand State Livelihood

SKS Microfinance



Rajasthan Gramin Ajeevika Vikas Nigam

MP Tiger Foundation

Grameen Koota

Indian Finserve



MP Minor Forest Produce



AC Nielson


Maharshtra State Livelihood Mission

Sahayog microfinance

IFMR Capital


Odisha Livelihood Mission


Teri Sustainable Development

Teri Green Growth




Care India


Svatantra Micro Finance


Care India

IIFM Bhopal Contact


PGDFM Admission,
Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal- 462003, 

Contact Details

Phone- 91-755-2766603, 2775703, 2763925, 2761731
Fax- 91-755-2671929
Email-  pgdfmadmission@iifm.ac.in

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