Scholarships at entry*
Entry scholarships are available for underrepresented gender, transgender students, international passport holders, students having spent significant time in the armed forces, central/state/local government, not for profit sector. Scholarships are also available for students who have excelled in sports/fine arts recognizable at a national level or are differently abled.
Scholarships at graduation*
Scholarships based on exceptional performance during the academic year of the PGPX program are awarded at the time of graduation.
*IIMA Financial Aid committee grants the scholarships based on varied criteria
Who Can Apply?
The MBA-PGPX is meant for working professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience.
Following are the basic criteria for the PGPX Application:
- A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline. (Minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India i.e. 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 as the case may be.)
- Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. (E.g. For PGPX 24-25 commencing in April 2024, the candidate should have completed 25 years of age by March 31, 2024, i.e. must be born on or before March 31, 1999.) There is no upper age limit.
- A valid GMAT/GRE score (GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years from the date to the application deadline date of the round in which the candidate is applying. The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the three rounds are - Round 1: September 04, 2018 Round 2: October 30, 2018 Round 3: December 18, 2018
For PGPX 2024-25 Online GMAT/GRE (Take home) exam scores are not valid, only test centre-based GMAT/GRE scores are valid.
The new GMAT Focus Edition exam scores will be acceptable for the 2024-25 batch.
- Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2024
To ensure that your scores are sent directly to IIMA, please select "Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)" as one of the five programmes to which the GMAT results have to be sent from the menu provided by GMAT before the start of the test.)
The selection of the candidates for admission to the PGPX 2024-25 batch will be conducted in three rounds. Candidates can submit their application during any of the three rounds. PGPX students are selected through a rigorous admissions process that includes standardized test scores (GMAT / GRE), leadership profiling and personal interviews.
The selection process for the PGPX 2024-25 batch is a two-stage process. In the first stage, the candidates are short-listed for the Personal Interview from among the candidates who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme described below.
- A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline (minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India i.e. 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 as the case may be)
- Minimum age of 25 years as of 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. (e.g. For PGPX 24-25 commencing in April 2024, the candidate should have completed 25 years of age by March 31, 2024, i.e. must be born on or before March 31, 1999). There is no upper age limit.
- A valid GMAT/GRE score (GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years from the date to the application deadline date of the round in which the candidate is applying.
The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the three rounds are Round 1: September 04, 2018 Round 2: October 30, 2018 Round 3: December 18, 2018.
For PGPX 2024-25 Online GMAT/GRE (Take home) exam scores are not valid, only test centre-based GMAT/GRE scores are valid. Please note that the IIMA PGPX code for GMAT is CQQ-RR-60 and for GRE is 4432/2237 use these codes to have your score sent directly to IIMA.
Your office score report from Pearson / GMAC (for the GMAT) or ETS (for the GRE) will be used for verification.
- Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2024
The short-listed candidates are expected to submit essays on specific topics, within the stipulated time period. In the second and final stage of the selection process, the short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel of IIMA faculty members. The panel will evaluate the candidate on several parameters (e.g. professional background, quality of experience, progression in career, academic preparedness, leadership potential, accomplishment and interpersonal skills) and assess the candidate’s fitment for the programme.
The IIMA faculty member and PGPX Marketing team will hold a number of webinars and information seminars to disseminate information about PGPX and to answer questions that potential applicants may have about the programme. To know more about the information and dates, you may please refer to our website and register to attend.
Admission Process 2024-25 Batch
|Admission Process 2024-25 Batch*|
|STAGE 1: Application & Shortlist|
|Application Open||Jul 3, 2023||Sept 18, 2023||Nov 20, 2023|
|Application Close||Sep 4, 2023||Oct 30, 2023||Dec 18, 2023|
|Shortlist Announcement||Sep 13, 2023||Nov 7, 2023||Dec 29, 2023|
|Essay Submission||Sept 13- 15, 2023||Nov 7-9, 2023||Dec 29-31, 2023|
|STAGE 2: Personal Interviews*|
|Ahmedabad & Delhi||Sept 23-24, 2023||Nov 25-26, 2023||Jan. 06-07, 2024|
|Mumbai & Hyderabad||Sept 30-Oct 1, 2023||Dec 2 -3, 2023||Jan. 20-21, 2024|
|Bangalore & Overseas Applicants||Oct 7-8, 2023||Dec 9 -10, 2023||Jan 27-28, 2024|
|New York/London||-||Dec 9-10, 2023||-|
|Offers and waitlist||Oct 20, 2023||Dec 15, 2023||Feb 10, 2024|
* All these dates are subject to change if required. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be intimated by e-mail, with all the relevant details.
Shortlisting & Final Selection
The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The admissions interviews are face to face in offline mode.
Successful candidates will be intimated through email as per the dates indicated in the admission timeline.
Programme Fee and Payment Schedule
The Programme Fee for the 2024-25 PGPX Batch is INR 33 lakhs for candidates opting for SSH (Single Accommodation) and 35 Lakhs for candidates opting for MSH (Married Student Housing) plus cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP) excluding travel and stay related expenses.
PGPX fee is usually a packaged/bundled fee which includes, for every student—tuition fees, books and course materials, accommodation and other service facilities such as library, computing, network changes etc. However this does not include the cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP). Utilities such as electricity, telephone, laundry, sports/gym subscription are additional and to be paid as per usage charges.
IIMA accepts online payments for various purposes through Credit card/Net Banking.
Payment Link: https://web.iima.ac.in/web/50
Fee Structure and Schedule of Payment
PGPX is a unique programme with participants from varied experiences. For a better classroom experience and more distinct student profiles, the PGPX programme has introduced scholarships for entering students. To recognise exceptional performance in the programme, PGPX has also introduced awards for students at the time of graduation.
Usually several banks are interested in offering loans to those admitted to the PGPX. International students, apart from their own banking sources, can approach bank branches of Indian banks in their countries.
Please click below for loan schemes available for PGPX from various Banks
- Central Bank of India
- State Bank of India
- Union Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- IDFC FIRST Bank
- HDFC Credila
- Punjab National Bank
For exact details please contact the bank/s directly since the interest rates change from time to time.
PGPX at IIMA provides a broad range of scholarship opportunities for many deserving & exceptional students.
All admitted students can be considered for scholarships based on the applications after admission. Scholarships are offered after the admissions and joining formalities are complete. Scholarship amount can vary and is extendable up to 25% of the SSH fee for the programme.
The information below is a list of different scholarships that are available for students under Entry Scholarships:
Scholarships for Underrepresented gender.
Scholarships for Transgender Students.
Scholarships for Non – Indian Passport Holders.
Scholarships for students who have excelled in Fine Arts/Sports recognizable at a national level.
Scholarships for Armed Forces professionals.
Scholarships for differently abled students.
Scholarships for students who have worked in Central/State governments. Not for profit sectors.
Scholarships on Graduation
Scholarships based on exceptional performance during the academic year of the PGPX program are awarded at the time of graduation. Scholarship amount can vary and is extendable up to 15% of the SSH (Single Student Housing) fee for the programme
The information below is a list of different scholarships that are available for students on graduation:
Scholarships purely on merit basis
Scholarships on all round performance (co – and extra-curricular activities including CGPA)
Candidates can submit their application through an online portal: https://www.iima.ac.in/web/pgpx/apply
Important dates related to different stages of the selection process are provided below:
Stage 1: Application & Shortlist
|Application Open||June 20, 2022||Sept 5, 2022||Nov 7, 2022|
|Application Close||Aug 22, 2022||Oct 28, 2022||Dec 19, 2022|
|Shortlist||Aug 30, 2022||Nov 9, 2022||Dec 23, 2022|
|Essay submission||Aug 30-Sept 4, 2022||Nov 9-13, 2022||Dec 23-28, 2022|
Stage 2: Personal Interviews
|Ahmedabad & Delhi||Sept 10-11, 2022||Nov 19-20, 2022||Jan 7-8, 2023|
|Mumbai & Hyderabad||Sept 17-18, 2022||Nov 26-27, 2022||Jan 21-22, 2023|
|Bangalore & Kolkata||Sept 24-25, 2022||Dec 3-4, 2022||Jan 28-29, 2023|
|Overseas (Zoom)||Sept 24-25, 2022||Dec 3-4, 2022||Jan 28-29, 2023|
|Newyork||Nov 19-20, 2022|
|Offers and waitlist||Oct 17, 2022||Dec 16, 2022||Feb 15, 2023|
Note: *All these dates are subject to change if required. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be intimated by e-mail, with all the relevant details.