Important Information

Important Notice for the 2021-2023 Admission Process:

COVID-19 and Possible Disruptions: The 2021-2023 IIMA PGP-FABM Admission process is to be conducted taking into account the COVID-19 crisis. The information provided by the 2021-2023 Admission Policy is contingent upon the decisions and directions issued from time to time by the Central, State governments and IIMA. Candidates are advised to regularly check CAT and IIMA websites for further information.


Please note that IIM Ahmedabad will conduct its Analytical Writing Test and Personal Interviews (AWT & PIs) for PGP-FABM in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. Candidates short-listed for AWT & PI will be intimated by registered post tentatively in the second week of January 2021.

The CAT takers applying to IIMA’s Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM) 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 2021. 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:

  1. blindness and low vision,
  2. deaf and hard of hearing,
  3. locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,
  4. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness,
  5. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d), and
  6. 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-2021 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.


Staging Enabled