Eligibility Criteria

  1. 1 Minimum of 2 years' work experience (preferably in the domain of business analytics); the experience criterion may be waived for candidates with exceptional academic qualifications.
  2. 2 An undergraduate degree; and
  3. 3 A valid test score (GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE or the PGP-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test).


Admission Process

1 Programme Website:

Visit the programme website (www.iima.ac.in/web/pgp-aba) to know more about the programme and its contents.


2 Application:

Submit your application online at: www.iima.ac.in/web/pgp-aba/apply

You need to submit the following along with your application:

  1. Two recommendation letters (a minimum of one should be from a practitioner who can comment on the nature of your work);
  2. Latest CV stating briefly the projects you worked on and are working on currently in your company;
  3. Self-attested copies of degree and academic transcripts; and
  4. Latest photograph.

Deadline for submitting application form online is November 30, 2019.


3 Admission Test and waiver:

If you have a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE score, you do not need to take a qualifying-cum-aptitude test. The expected cut-offs for the tests are as follows:

  • GMAT: Verbal (70th percentile and above), Quantitative (85th percentile and above)
  • GRE: Verbal (70th percentile and above), Quantitative (85th percentile and above)
  • CAT: Verbal (70th percentile and above), DILR (85th percentile and above), QA (85th percentile and above)
  • GATE: 90th percentile and above


PGP-ABA Qualifying-cum-aptitude test:

In case you do not have a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE test score, you can take the PGP-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test. The test will be conducted in the last week of December, 2019 in multiple cities, and the date will be shortly announced.

The test is expected to be of 1 hour 30 minutes duration and will comprise of three sections: (i) English comprehension, (ii) Logical reasoning and data interpretation, and (iii) Quantitative aptitude.


4 Personal Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The interviews will be held in the months of January and February at Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. On request, the interviews may be conducted over video-conference.


5 Selection:

Successful candidates will be intimated through email as well as by surface mail by first week of March, 2020.

Programme Fees

Programme Fee: INR 10,00,000/- (Including all applicable taxes)

[There will be options for educational loans from leading banks both public and private for the programme.]

  1. Axis Bank
  2. Bank of Baroda
  3. Canara Bank
  4. ICICI Bank
  5. Union Bank of India




Staging Enabled