IIM Ahmedabad Executive MBA (PGPX) is a management course for working executives. It is a fully-residentail program, offered for a duration of 1 year.
|Round 1 Application Timeline||June 21, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021|
|Round 2 Application Timeline||Sep 3, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021|
|Round 3 Application Timeline||Oct 14, 2021 - Dec 6, 2021|
|Round 1 Shortlist||Aug 31, 2021|
|Round 2 Shortlist||Oct 11, 2021|
|Round 3 Shortlist||Dec 31, 2021|
|Essay Submission (Round 1)||Aug 31, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021|
|Essay Submission (Round 2)||Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021|
|Essay Submission (Round 3)||Dec 13, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021|
|Zoom Interview (Round 1)||Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021|
|Zoom Interview (Round 2)||Oct 30, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021|
|Zoom Interview (Round 3)||Jan 1, 2022 - Jan 2, 2022|
|Final Selection (Round 1)||Oct 21, 2021|
|Final Selection (Round 2)||Nov 29, 2021|
|Final Selection (Round 3)||Jan 10, 2022|
The Program Fee for PGPX is INR 28 lakh (No GST)Fee includes tuition, books and course materials, accommodation, and other facilities such as a library, Wi-Fi, and sports.
The required eligibility for Executive MBA is as follows:
The selection process of the One Year MBA program is a 2 phase process as well. In the 1st stage, the candidate will get shortlisted for a Personal Interview. The minimum GMAT cutoff for admission to PGPX is 720.
Aspirants of IIM Ahmedabad PGPX must go through two rigorous stages of the admission process. Each stage has various parameters for assessing candidates' abilities.
IIM Ahmedabad Admission Key Points
IIM Ahmedabad conducts admission in a two-step process, check below:
|Criteria for selection||Parameter|
|Positive personality||Bright, aspirational, and enthusiastic|
|Academic capability||GMAT/GRE scores, Academic performance|
|Business acumen||Past professional experience, future potential|
|Leadership potential||Leadership qualities, Teamwork abilities|
|PGPX Application Fee (Phase 1)||PGPX Application Fee (Phase 2)||PGPX Application Fee (Phase 3)|
|INR 5000||INR 7500||INR 9000|
IIM Ahmedabad Documents Required at the time of PI
The Executive MBA 2021 batch at IIM Ahmedabad has a total strength of 140 students including 108 male candidates and 32 female candidates. The average age of the students in the batch is 32 years with work experience of 8.6 years (on average). The students have worked across 41 countries and 140 companies in industries such as Telecom, IT/ITES, Education & Social Services, BFSI, etc. The industry-wise stats of the current students are given in the table below:
|Industry||Percentage of students|
|Education & Social Services||3|
|FMCG, E-Commerce & Logistics||9|
|Energy, Power & Infrastructure||11|
Functions performed by these students in their respective industries differ from each other. The majority of the students belong Operations background followed by Project Management, Engineering & Maintenance, etc. Given below is the graphical representation of the Functional Background of the Executive MBA 2021 batch:
IIMA PGPX placement retained increase in Highest offered salary to the batch 2019-2021. The highest placement salary has increased by INR 22 LPA as compared to INR 60 LPA of 2019. The table below offers more details about the placement:
|Number of Students||140|
|Number of Offers||125|
|Number of Accepted Offers||119|
|Highest CTC||INR 82 LPA|
|Average CTC||INR 30 LPA|
Check detailed IIM Ahmedabad Placements
The top recruiters of IIM Ahmedabad PGPX placement 2021 are:
|Microsoft||Ernst and Young||FIITJEE|
|Aditya Birla Management Corporation||Agarwal Packers & Movers||Zensar and Zama Organics|
IIMA for PGPX admission typically shortlists three times more than the actual intake of the students. Hence the selection ratio is 1:3 making the interview procedure and shortlisting probing, rigorous and selective.
The average duration of PI for PGPX interview is 30 minutes with 3 panelists. This panel assesses the overall fit based on leadership potential and key stargeths of the candidates. Other than, candidates are suggested to follow the tips from IIMA alumni for PGPX selection, check below:
IIMA PGPX Essays have stipulated time period of 10-15 days for final submission. IIMA asks for essay submission after shortlisting candidates for PI. Some of the previous year essay topics are given below:
|2020-2021||Why do you want to do an MBA during these uncertain times? How does that align with your future career goals? Please speculate on your five and ten-year post MBA career trajectory? (1000 words)
What is so special about you that professors and peers would like to have you in the class? (500 words)
Do you have anything special that you would want the Admissions Committee to know? (500 words)
|2019-2020||Essay 1. Describe the most challenging situation you encountered in your career and how you managed it? What were your learning’s? (500 words)
Essay 2. Describe a situation where you demonstrated your leadership abilities (500 words)
|2018-2019||Essay 1. Describe your best day at work.
Essay 2. Why would you not like to go back to your last organization?
PI is conducted by IIMA for understanding the thoughts and interests of the aspirants and analyzing the best fit for the programs. Here are some of the PI question of PGPX admission at IIMA:
|Field questions||Interest based question|
|Q: You are too headstrong a person, do you think you will work in a team?
Q: Why IIM A, for a job?
Q: Why PGPX, not MBA?
Q: What is my work profile and what kind of clients I handle?
Q: Why did you choose to work in this field after graduation?
Q: Talk about a situation at workplace where you have demonstrated leadership.
|Q: What do you do in your free time?
Q: What player inspires you?
Q: Who are the top players of Table tennis?
Q: What are your short- and long-term career goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Q: Have you applied to ISB?
The PGPX program is one year full time residential course that focuses on general management including cultures and borders.
|Induction||General Sessions, Case Methodology, Knowing Self & Others, Styling & Referencing, Introduction to the staff & systems; Processes at IIMA; and Academic Norms|
|Term I||Assessing and Creating Customer Value, Analysis of Data, Designing Operations to Meet Demand, Modelling for Decisions, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Firms and Markets|
|Term II||Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Strategic Cost Management, Delivering and Managing Customer Value, Management Communication, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Setting and Delivering Service Levels, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Legal Aspects of Business, Leadership Skills|
|Term III||International Immersion Programme: Macro-Economic Environment of the Foreign Country|
|Term IV||Mergers & Acquisitions. Elective courses|
|Term V||Business Simulation Game (Capstone), Corporate Governance, Leadership, Values & Ethics, Management Control and Metrics for Organizational Performance, Elective Courses|
The list of elective course that can be opted by the students in Term IV and V are:
|Elective course||International Economic and Political Economy (IEPE), Effective Management of Finance Strategy & Function (EMFSF), Carbon Finance (CaF), Elephants and Cheetahs: Systems, Strategy and Bottlenecks (E&C), Ethics in Business Management (EBM), Private Equity Finance (PEF), Fixed Income Markets (FIM), Globalising and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation (GRIT), Infrastructure Development & Public Private Partnerships (IDPPP), Logistics Management (LM), Management of New and Small Firms (MNSF), Managing and Creating Creativity (MCC), Managing Telecom Enterprise (MTE), Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Social Change (SEISC), Strategic Business to Business Market Management (SBBM), Strategic Management of Information Systems (SMIS), Strategic Thinking and Decision Making (STDM), Understanding and Assessing Risk (UAR), Analytical Models in Business (AMB), Business Analytics (BA), Business Leadership and Law (BLL), Seminar on Customer Based Business Strategies (SCBS), Financial Statement Analysis (FSA), Hospital Management (HM), Managing Energy Businesses (MEnB), Marketing Management in the World of Hi-Tech and Innovation (MMWHTI), Management of Commercial Contracts: Indian and International (MIIC), Managing Omni Retail (MOR), Supply Chain Management (SupCM), Connecting communities and corporations for frugal Innovations (CINE), Business Turnaround and Organizational Transformation (BTOT), Potential to Performance: The Journey of self-awareness (POP), Real Estate Management (REM), Data Visualization for Decision Making (DVDM), Strategic Risk Management (SRM), Strategy & Innovation (SI), Strategic Marketing (SMKTG), Inspired Leadership through Personnel Mastery (ILPM), Infrastructure Project Finance (IPF), Business Relationships and Networks (BRN), Neuroscience and Consumer Behavior (NCB), Valuation of Firms (VOF), Macroeconomic Performance Of The Indian Economy in Recent Times (MPIERT), Negotiation Lab (NL), Pricing (PRC), Seminar on Marketing Data Analytic Practices (SMDA), Strategies for Digital Marketing and e-Business (SDME), Strategy Execution (STE), Leadership in Professional Service Firms (LPSF)|
Ques. Which IIMs Executive MBA program is better in terms ROI: IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Calcutta?
Ques. Is admission to Executive MBA (PGPX) for sponsored candidates at IIM Ahmedabad different?
Ques. What are the placement trends of the Executive MBA batch at IIM Ahmedabad?
Ques. Why is IIM Ahmedabad accommodation compulsory for Executive MBA students?
Ques. Is there any advantage of opting for IIM Ahmedabad Executive MBA admission?
Yes, IIM Ahmedabad offers the Faculty Development Programme in online mode. The duration of the program is just 6 days and the total course fee is INR 30680. You are eligible to apply for this program if you have post-graduate level teaching experience in management or research experience of at least two years.
IIM Ahmedabad offers a certification course that is the Armed Forces Programme. This program is designed with an aim to equip the officers of the armed forces with the knowledge, skills and perspective required for their successful transition into the corporate world.
Ph.D is a research level course and the college only conducts placements for UG and PG level degree courses including MBA. As per the placement reports, average salary offered to MBA students is approximately INR 25 LPA. For 2021, the entire placement process was completed virtually where differnet companies participated in the hiring.
Hi, Priya. It is necessary to carry original mark sheets of 10, 12, and Undergraduate examinations as prescribed by the admission guidelines of IIM Ahmedabad. However, no institute is permitted to keep original copies of documents, hence you do not need to submit the original copy during admission. It is recommended to also keep at least two photocopies of these original documents since the institute may require to keep them for verification.
Yes IIM Ahmedabad provides various scholarships to the deserving candidates. Below mentioned are the scholarships types:-
- Scholarships offered by IIM Ahmedabad
- Scholarships offered by IIM Government of India
- Scholarships offered by Alumni
-Scholarships offered by Industries and Corporations
Please check more details about conditions of scholarships and financial aids on link: IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships
It depends on the conditions of Covid. As of now the cases of Covid is increasing very drastically so situation is getting worse and chances of offline classes are very rare.
IIM Ahmedabad is the topmost B-School amongst all the other IIMs in the country. The institute offers Placement in various sectors such as Agri Inputs and Services, Food and Agri Consulting, e-Commerce, Retail, Biomedical and Pharmaceuticals. There will be 100% chance of your placement as the institute has 100% Placement record with an average package of INR. 25 LPA.
There are several courses offered at IIM Ahmedabad at management level and for most of them, selection is done on the basis of merit in entrance test followed by counselling rounds including WAT, GD and PI (whichever is applicable).
For MBA, Ph.D and PGP course, score of CAT is considerd for selection purpose. For NRI students, score of GMAT test is mandatory for admission. For more details visit IIM Ahmedabad admissions 2021.
Yes at the time of admission, valid and signed ID proof is required for candidate’s verification. Other relevant documents required are given below:
To know more click IIM Ahmedabad admissions 2021.
Please specify the question as to which exams, entrance or annual semester exams. CAT conducted by IIM can be taken only in online mode. Most of the management entrance tests are online only. The annual exams are also conducted in online mode as of now and if any change is there, the same will be updated on the official website.
You need to fill online application form for ePGP course which will be available on official website fo IIMA. Follow below steps to register online:
Find more details at IIM Ahmedabad admissions 2021.
For MBA graduates, average salary offered ranges above INR 25 lacs per annum. For 2021 batch of MBA/PGP, students were placed with reputed firms like BCG, Nomura, Ola, Samsung Electronics, CK Birla Group, Accenture, American Express, etc. with total 182 offers made. The average CTC recorded was INR 26.13 LPA and the highest CTC was INR 58.88 LPA.
Find details of recruiters and placements at IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2021.
The elective courses consists of in-class courses (often with project components) offered by different areas, courses of independent study, exchange programmes, and intensive field courses, totalling 19 – 22 credits (380-440 sessions) over three Terms.
The elective courses are offered in the second year of the programme to allow students to choose from a bouquet of courses that interest them and develop proficiency in the areas of their choice.
Here are the documents required to be submitted to get admission to PGPEM course for NRI candidates:
IIM Ahmedabad Admission for PGP & PGP FABM program (2021-2023 Batch) is underway as the online PI process concluded on March 13. The final Result for MBA admission is expected soon. The minimum shortlisting CAT Cutoff for 2021 remained 80 percentile however, candidates with 100 percentile CAT score received the calls for admission.
Yes, for every course certain number of seats are alloted per year for admissions. Of these total seats, few percentage of seats might be reserved for reserved category candidates as well. The number of seats might or might not vary every year but the same will be informed in the notification that is released when registration commences.
As per the placement report of 2020, around 130 recruiters participated in the recruitment drive and 300 job offers were made. Some of the top recruiting agencies include the following:
Top domains were Consulting, Finance, HR, Marketing/Sales, and Operations. Find more details at IIM Ahmedabad Placement 2021.
There are different category of scholarships as follows for eligible students:
Scholarships by Industries
Scholarships by Alumni
Find details at IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships