Academics

MBA-PGPX Admissions

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:

1. 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.)

2. Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. (E.g. For PGPX 23-24 commencing in April 2023, the candidate should have completed 25 years of age by March 31, 2023, i.e. must be born on or before March 31, 1998.) There is no upper age limit.

3. 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: August 23, 2017 Round 2: October 29, 2017 Round 3: December 13, 2017

For PGPX 2023-24 Online GMAT/GRE (Take home) exam scores are not valid, only test centre-based GMAT/GRE scores are valid.

4. Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2023

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.)

Admission Process

The selection of the candidates for admission to the PGPX 2023-24 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 2023-24 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 23-24 commencing in April 2023, the candidate should have completed 25 years of age by March 31, 2023, i.e. must be born on or before March 31, 1998). 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: August 23, 2017 Round 2: October 29, 2017 Round 3: December 13, 2017 For PGPX 2023-24 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, 2023
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.

Application Process

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

  Round-1 Round-2 Round-3
Application Open June 20, 2022 Sept 5, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Application Close Aug 22, 2022 Oct 28, 2022 Dec 12, 2022
Shortlist Aug 30, 2022 Nov 9, 2022 Dec 21, 2022
Essay submission Aug 30-Sept 4, 2022 Nov 9-13, 2022 Dec 21-28, 2022

 

Stage 2: Personal Interviews

  Round-1 Round-2 Round-3
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  

 

Final Selection

  Round-1 Round-2 Round-3
Offers and waitlist Oct 17, 2022 Dec 20, 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.

Admission Process 2023-24 Batch

  Round-1   Round-2  Round-3
STAGE 1: Application & Shortlist
Application Open June 20, 2022 Sept 5, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Application Close Aug 22, 2022 Oct 28, 2022 Dec 12, 2022
Shortlist Aug 30, 2022 Nov 9, 2022 Dec 21, 2022
Essay submission Aug 30-Sept 4, 2022 Nov 9-13, 2022 Dec 21-28, 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) - Dec 3-4, 2022 Jan 28-29, 2023
New York   - Nov 19-20, 2022 -
Final Selection
Offers and waitlist Oct 17, 2022 Dec 20, 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.

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 2023-24 PGPX Batch is INR 31.5 lakhs for candidates opting for SSH (Single Accommodation) and 33.5 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

Financial Aid

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


For exact details please contact the bank/s directly since the interest rates change from time to time.

 

Scholarships

PGPX at IIMA provides a broad range of scholarship opportunities for many deserving & exceptional students.

ENTRY Scholarships
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)

Scholarships

PGPX at IIMA provides a broad range of scholarship opportunities for many deserving & exceptional students.

ENTRY Scholarships

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)