Admissions - FABM


The Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM) is specifically designed to develop effective managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in an increasingly competitive and globalizing food and agri-business sector. What makes this sector-specific programme special compared to many other agri-business programmes is that the programme curriculum has a leading-edge managerial foundation firmly rooted in IIMA's "management" culture and proficiency with a focus on food and agri-business. The programme is a leader in agri-business management education and has been Ranked Number 1 Agribusiness/Food Industry Management programme in the World by Eduniversal, Paris a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education.

Important Information

Please note that IIMA will conduct its Analytical Writing Tests and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi/NCR cities. Candidates need to opt two cities for AWT & PI in the CAT application form. Candidates shortlisted for AWT & PI will be intimated by registered post tentatively by the second week of January 2023.

The CAT takers applying to IIMA's post-graduate programmes can also check out if they have been short-listed for AWT & PI by visiting the IIMA website ( tentatively in the second week of January 2023. No individual regret letters shall be sent to candidates not short-listed for AWT & PI.


As per Government of India requirement, 27% of the seats are reserved for NC-OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates, 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD), and up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).  Candidates also need to mark carefully the category to which they belong in the CAT application form.

As defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), "person with benchmark disability" means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

"specified disability" means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

The categories of disability are:

a) blindness and low vision,

b) deaf and hard of hearing,

c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,

d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness,

e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d), and

f) other ‘specified disabilities' mentioned in 'The Schedule' of the RPwD Act 2016.

For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the applicable Central Government list as on the last date of CAT registration shall be binding. No subsequent changes will be effective for CAT-2022 and any subsequent selection process of IIMA.

The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read carefully the eligibility requirements before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMA that the candidates belonging to NC-OBC/SC/ST/PwD/EWS categories join the programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in CAT and AWT & PI.