IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023: Eligibility, Application Process & Dates

Saloni Pareek Saloni Pareek | Mar 20, 2023
Saloni Pareek
Saloni Pareek

Updated on - Mar 20, 2023

IIM Ahmedabad admission is the undisputed number-one management school in the country. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad runs 2 years of full-time PGP and PGP-FABM programs apart from 1 year of MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D., and various other MBA programs. As IIM Ahmedabad Admission has introduced courses like PGP and PGP-FABM, the number of admissions in the section is steadily growing with time.  Candidates will be shortlisted based on Group discussions and personal Interviews of the candidates who have applied for the program and have a valid CAT score. 

An overseas candidate with a food and agriculture background can apply with a GMAT score instead of a CAT score. IIM Ahmedabad has recently concluded Placements 2022, conducted in 3 clusters with all students being placed across 20 cohorts. For MBA, a total of 220 offers were rolled out by 190 firms. IIM Ahmedabad Admission process welcomed around 444 aspirants for these two upcoming courses combined, of which 398 were from PGP and 47 were admission to PGP-FABM.

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Highlights Of IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023 

Check out the highlights for IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023 below.


IIM Ahmedabad
Type of Institute Autonomous
Courses Offered


MBA, e-PGD, FDP, AFP and Ph.D

Application Mode Online

Entrance Exam


Mode of Exam

Selection Criteria Entrance exam 

IIM Ahmedabad PG Admission 2023 

To get admission to the PG courses, candidates need to pass the entrance exams that the university conducts for the courses. IIM Ahmedabad offers various courses at the PG level. For admission to MBA, candidates must pass the CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/GATE/UGC NET and IAT entrance tests.

The details of the PG courses are given below.



  • IIM Ahmedabad offers a two-year post-graduation course for food and agriculture. The candidates are enriched with complete information about the selected field and provided with the best faculty.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Sciences or relevant discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (Relaxation of 5% marks is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories).
  • A Bachelor's / Master's degree in any specialization can also be applied under conditions of strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and related sectors. Such applicants will be required to submit a separate form. Failure to submit the form will result in disqualification.


  • The Executive Postgraduate Program in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year full-time residential program offered by IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Candidates with BA degree or CA or CS degree with at least 50% marks are eligible for admission.
  • IIM Ahmedabad has recently added GMAT/GRE in addition to CAT as shortlisting criteria for the ePGP programme.
  • Working professionals and entrepreneurs with at least 3 years of full-time work experience are eligible for admission.
  • Minimum age of applicants should be 24 years or above.


  • The e-Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) offered by IIMA is designed to equip working professionals with the knowledge and skills to seek professional growth and career advancement in the frontier areas of applied analytics.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree with strong quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Applicants should have at least 2 years of experience in business analysis.
  • Candidates should have a valid test score (GRE/CAT/GATE or ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test).


  • The Faculty Development Program (FDP) intends to provide financial assistance to facilitate upgrading knowledge and skills and provides an opportunity for induction training to tenured faculty.
  • Participants should have at least two years of post-graduate teaching experience in the field of management or research. Preference will be given to participants under 45 years of age. Past experience shows that participants benefit most in the early stages of their teaching or research careers. As the medium of communication is English, participants are expected to be fluent in both written and spoken language. Selection of participants should take into account teaching and/or research experience, level of readiness for the program as indicated by educational qualifications and statement of purpose, and expected benefits to sponsors.


  • The Armed Forces Program at IIM Ahmedabad is a unique program designed to equip Armed Forces officers with the knowledge, skills, and perspective required to transition into the corporate world successfully.
  • A candidate seeking admission to the Armed Forces Program (AFP) of IIM Ahmedabad should have a Bachelors from a recognized institute with at least 50% aggregation.

IIM Ahmedabad Ph.D. Admission 2023 

For the Ph.D. program, candidates can select from an array of programs. For example, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, currently offers 11 types of high-level specializations within its Ph.D. program. For more information about the Ph.D. course, please visit. 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Dates 2023

The important college events undertake events, and their tentative dates are as mentioned below

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application Nov 2023
Shortlisting Dec 2023
Personal Interview Jan 2023
Final Selection Feb 2023

IIM Ahmedabad Entrance Exam 2023 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023 is done on the basis of the merit and entrance exam CAT/GMAT/GRE. The institute offers various courses, like PG, E-PGP, E-PGD, MBA, and Ph.D. The final IIM Ahmedabad admission 2023 selection process is based on the previous scores, academic qualifications of the admission-seeking candidates, and availability of seats.

Below given are the courses offered and the seats open for admission.

Courses Seats
MBA 50
FDP 60
Ph.D. Varies
e-PGP 140
e-PGD 140

IIM Ahmedabad GMAT Admission

Students can take the GMAT exam to get admission to the intensive one-year MBA program IIMA PGPX. GMAT results are valid five years from the round's application due date. There is no set official GMAT exam date for 2023; instead, you can select any day that works and is open to you. The GMAT exam can be taken once every 16 days. The maximum number of exam appearances per year is 5, and the maximum exam appearance for a lifetime is 8.

IIM Ahmedabad Application Process 2023 

The admission process for these courses starts in stages. First, IIM Ahmedabad notifies the schedule or admission dates for these courses. 

  • Candidates aspiring for IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023 must check the eligibility criteria of each course before filling out the online application form.
  • Second, IIM Ahmedabad releases the admission form for each management program several days before the commencement of the admission process.
  • The admission pamphlet will have all details relating to the program, IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria, application procedure, selection technique, placement details, syllabus, etc.
  • The candidates must carefully go through the IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2023 pamphlet before filling out the online type. 
  • Eligible candidates must register by creating a login and password. Candidates must apply for the specialization relevant to the courses and the appropriate courses of IIM Ahmedabad University Fee Structure.

IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff 2023 Shortlisting Criteria

The shortlisting criteria for various courses at IIM Ahmedabad are as follows.

I. IIM Ahmedabad PGP CAT Shortlisting Criteria for 2023 Batch

The final selection at IIM Ahmedabad admission 2023 for the PGP program is subject to the candidate clearing all the following stages.

Stage 1: Preliminary Screening
The following table displays the total number of candidates of various categories eligible to appear for further stages.

Category CAT GMAT
General 15932 3
EWS 770 -
NC-OBC, Transgender 3431 -
SC 1152 -
ST 439 -
PwD 96 -
Total 21820 3

Stage 2: Screening for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI)
There are two categories based on which the candidates are further selected - Without consideration of Bachelor's degree marks and With consideration of Bachelor's degree marks.

Type 1. Without consideration of Bachelor's degree marks 
Under this category, the student must meet two criteria as given below
Criteria 1:  The candidate must have scored greater than or equal to the minimum cutoffs
 in all the sections for the CAT exam, like VRC, DILR, QA, and Total. 
Criteria 2: The average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th class examinations is taken as P. The P should be greater than or equal to the minimum cutoffs.
Calculation of Composite Score (CS): CS = 0.35* (Pro-rated AR Score/35) + 0.65* (Overall CAT score/198) Pro-rated AR Score= [(AR score computed by taking 0 points for Bachelor’s degree)/25] * 35

Type 2. With consideration of Bachelor's degree marks
Criteria 1: The candidate must have scored greater than or equal to the minimum cutoffs
 in all the sections for the CAT exam, like VRC, DILR, QA, and Total. 
Criteria 2: The average of the percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th class examinations is taken as P. The P should be greater than or equal to the minimum cutoffs.
Criteria 3: The percentage of marks in the Bachelor's examination ≥ Minimum cutoff percentage, to be set at the 80th percentile of the percentage of marks.

Calculation of Composite Score (CS): Academic Category AC-1 (Part I) AC-1 (Part II) AC-2 67.13 69 60.88 CS (Composite Score) = 0.35 (Normalized AR score) + 0.65 (Normalized overall score in CAT) CS = (AR*0.35/35) + (Overall CAT score*0.65/198).

II. IIM Ahmedabad PGP GMAT Shortlisting Criteria 2023 Batch

There are two criteria to be met by overseas candidates to get admission at IIMA.
Criteria 1: The candidates must have a cutoff more significant than the minimum cutoffs stated above in all the sections for the GMAT exam, i.e., V ≥40; Q ≥ 50; TOTAL ≥ 720 
Criteria 2: The average percentages of marks scored in the 10th and 12th standards must be P≥ 80 (Science), 77 (Commerce), and 75 (Arts/Humanities).

Calculation of Composite Score (CS): CS = 0.35* (Pro-rated AR Score/35) + 0.65* (Total GMAT score/800) 
Pro-rated AR Score= [(AR score computed by taking 0 points for Bachelor's degree)/25] * 35 

III. IIM Ahmedabad MBA Shortlisting Criteria

Stage 1: In the first selection stage for the MBA course, candidates will be shortlisted based on marks obtained in CAT. AWT and PI. The criteria for the selection will be as follows. 

Criterion Weightage Percentage
CAT 70
Application Rating Score 30

Steps to Apply for IIM Ahmedabad Admission

  • Step 1: The candidate should have appeared and scored the minimum needed grade in CAT 2023.
  • Step 2: Candidates are shortlisted for AWT and PI from among the candidates with a sound CAT score, who has applied to the program, and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the program.
  • Step 3: Once the AWT & PI round, admission offers a square measure created by IIMA to productive candidates. The ultimate choice relies on various attributes, including performance in CAT, AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular achievements, and work expertise, among others.
  • Step 4: Final Admission supply is going to be created for the candidates within the second week of Gregorian calendar month 2023 on the premise of ultimate Composite Score (FCS) that awards five hundredth weight to PI score, 100% weightage to AWT score, twenty-fifth weight to CAT score & 15% to teachers.

Documents Required for Application Process

  • Photo ID proof
  • Identity card
  • An output signal of your CAT/ GMAT/ GRE result card
  • 10, 12, and undergraduate transcripts (Both original copies)
  • Work expertise certificate and wage slip to prove the length of your work expertise
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of the applying kind

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Helpline 2023

The contact details are given below, please visit, and the candidate can reach out to the institute in case of any admission-related queries.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Address Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015. Gujarat
Phone Number 91-79-71524592
E-mail ID [email protected]


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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Highlights

Courses Exams Accepted

IIM Ahmedabad Admission FAQs

What are the entrance tests accepted by  IIM Ahmedabad?

CAT is accepted for Indian candidates, GMAT for candidates who are foreign nationals, and for certain PhD courses, GRE is accepted. Other accepted exams include GATE, UGC NET, and IAT. The scorecard of entrance examinations plays a major role in the admission process.

Is there a PhD course at IIM Ahmedabad?

Yes. There are quite a few PhD courses offered at Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad, which are listed as follows: Strategy, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Agriculture, Information Systems, Innovation and Management in Education, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Production and Quantitative Methods, Public System Groups.

What are the eligibility criteria for the MBA course?

The interested candidates willing to apply for his course must have passed at least 60% of the aggregate in their graduation degree and a decent score in the CAT entrance exam.

From where can we reach out to further information regarding the admission process?

The aspirant seeking admission-related details can contact the administrative section offline for further information.

IIM Ahmedabad Reviews

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Navaratan Singh Raj Put | , batch of 2013

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

  • 2.8
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 1

Academics & Faculty : Academics are very good in Study and sports longer are not allowed in college and access.

Saurav Zanje | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

  • 3
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 2.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : 1. The admission process is completed.2. JEE and NEET

Saurabh Suryawanshi | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2018

  • 3.5
  • Placements 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria are usually released with the examination details. Usually, one is required to have more than 60% as the aggregate score for one's undergraduate course. One has to attempt the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) and score, say, 95 percentile and above to be noticed by any of the IIMs.

Dillip Kumar Nayak | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Candidate must be a graduate from the recognized institute/university and must clear the CAT exam to get admission in this college. The cutoff mark varies every year and it will be displayed on our official website.

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