One Year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

The Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) is one of the finest one-year, full-time, residential programmes in the world. Carefully designed by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for bright, enthusiastic, and aspirational executives with substantial professional experience, the PGPX programme attracts top talents from diverse industries, cultures, and geographies. Each year, the PGPX programme participants are hand-picked by the faculty of IIM Ahmedabad to ensure a rich, diverse, and well-balanced in-class learning experience for all participants.

For the past five years including 2015, with ‘Get-Ready-for-Top-Management' focus, the PGPX programme has been ranked No. 1 or 2 world-wide in Career Progress in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. In terms of the ability of a school to open new career opportunities for its graduates, in 2015, IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked No. 1 world-wide by The Economist.

Please take a look at the Class Profile of the 2017 - 2018 PGPX participants.

If you satisfy all the criteria listed below, and if you wish to apply for the 2018 - 2019 PGPX Programme, please Register your application. The criterias are -

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • A valid GMAT/GRE score (GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years form the date to the application deadline date of the round in which candidate is applying. The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the two rounds are - Round 1: August 28,2012 Round 2: November 01, 2012).
  • Age of 27 years as on March 31 st, 2018
  • Minimum 4 years of full time work experience after completion of graduation.


For the 2018 - 2019 PGPX Programme, the participants will be chosen in two rounds. The last date for submission of applications for consideration for Round 1 is September 03, 2017, and for Round 2, the last date for submission of applications is November 09, 2017. No essays or letters of recommendation are needed at the time of submission of applications.

For a quick look at the PGPX programme objectives, pedagogy, course design, fee, and ITEC scholarship opportunities, please refer to the Programme Brochure . Answers to frequently-asked-questions related to the application process, admissions criteria, admissions process, financial aid, career services, participant accommodations, and other facilities offered by the Institute have been compiled in the FAQs.

Some important dates related to the 2018 - 2019 PGPX Programme are as follows:




Application window opens on

April 25, 2017 (10.00 am)

Sept 01, 2017 (10.00 am)

Application fee

INR 5,000

INR 7,500

Application deadline

Sept 03, 2017 (11.59 pm)

Nov 09, 2017 (12 Noon)

Shortlisting announcements

Sept 14, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

Essay topics announcements

Sept 18, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

Essay submission deadline

Sept 30, 2017

Nov 24, 2017

Interviews venues & dates: Delhi

Oct 07-08, 2017

Dec 02-03, 2017


Oct 14-15, 2017

Dec 02-03, 2017


Oct 28-29, 2017

Dec 09-10, 2017

London and Newark

Oct 28, 2017 (Newark)

To be announced

Final selection announcements

Nov 11, 2017

Dec 30, 2017


Staging Enabled