IIM Bangalore has released the offer letter and waitlists of PGPEM course of this year from March 10 and their offer acceptance step was closed on March 22. The last day when the candidates who wanted to withdraw from the admission offer was on March 25. A valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/IIMB Entrance Test score which was held on February 7, is considered as a key criterion for admission.

Table of Content

  1. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: Important Dates
  2. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: PhD

2.1 IIM Bangalore Ph.D. Eligibility

2.2 IIM Bangalore Ph.D. Selection Criteria

2.3 How to apply for Ph.D.?

2.4 Application Process

  1. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: PGP and PGP (BA)

3.1 IIM Bangalore PGP and PGP (BA) Eligibility

3.2 IIM Bangalore PGP and PGP (BA) Selection Criteria

3.3 IIM Bangalore CAT Cut-Off

3.4 How to applyfor PGP and PGP (BA)?

  1. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: EPGP & PGPEM

4.1 IIM Bangalore EPGP Eligibility

4.2 IIM Bangalore PGPEM Eligibility

4.3 IIM Bangalore EPGP & PGPEM Selection Criteria

4.4 How to apply for EPGP & PGPEM?

  1. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: MMS (PP)

5.1 IIM Bangalore MMS (PP) Eligibility

5.2 IIM Bangalore MMS (PP) Selection criteria

5.3 How to apply for MMS(PP)?

  1. IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: FAQs

Here are some of the highlights about PGPEM course at IIM, Bangalore:

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a must.
  • Full time work experience is needed of 4 years duration after the candidate’s graduation as a minimum work experience to be eligible here.
  • A valid CAT/GMAT/GRE score will be treated to shortlist a candidate.

IIM Bangalore is also conducting Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship, a venture of MSDE, Government of India. It is a certificate course of 2 years to promote skill development and economic development of the government. The last date for applying in this course was March 27.

Here are some crucial factors about this course:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The age limit for the candidate to apply for the course is 21-30 years.
  • The candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Fluency in official state language is must for the district immersion purpose, the so-called ‘x-factor’ of this course.

IIM Bangalore has also kept the registration wing for Business Analytics and Intelligence open till May 30. Candidates will be called for an interview based on an online aptitude test run by IIM Bangalore, past academic records and work experience.

A few points to be noted regarding Business Analytics and AI course:

  • The candidate must have graduated in Engineering/Science or Commerce stream or in arts stream with Mathematics as a subject of study in the Bachelor course.
  • The candidates having 3 years of work experiences will be having priorities.

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: Important Dates

Area specific test date for Ph. D course April 5 and 6, 2021
Interview dates April 9,10,12,13, 2021
Releasing of Offer Letters April 2nd week
Offer acceptance last date May 1st week
Registration date for the course June 2nd week

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: PhD

IIM Bangalore Ph.D. Eligibility

  • The candidate should have a master’s degree (after doing a bachelor degree in 10+2+3 manner) or an integrated master degree of 4 years (after passing 10+2) in any discipline with minimum 55% marks in graduation as well as in master degree.


  • Any professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with 50% marks minimum


  • A bachelor degree in the manner of 4-year (8 semester) with minimum 6.5 CGPA or equivalent marks.

IIM Bangalore Ph.D. Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for an area specific test and / or interview based on the information provided by the candidate
  • The candidates will also be selected on the basis of the recommendation of the respective areas.

How to apply for Ph.D.?

Documents Required

  • 10th, 12th, Bachelors’ and Master’s Degree Marksheets
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport- size Photograph
  • Admission Test Score Result
  • Two Reference letters from an Employer and professor of last studied institution
  • Work Experience letters on company letterhead / Payslips
  • SC/ST/NC-OBC/EWS Certificate (if applicable)
  • Person with disability (PwD) certificate (if applicable)

Application Process

  • The candidate needs to go to IIM Bangalore’s official website to apply for PhD course.
  • After filling up the form correctly, a candidate must submit the form.
  • The candidate must also submit scanned copies of the required documents.
  • A fee of INR 1,000 (INR 1,500 if a candidate selects two specializations) should be paid online to complete the application process.

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: PGP and PGP (BA)

IIM Bangalore PGP and PGP (BA) Eligibility

  • The candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree with aggregate 50% marks
  • The candidate must have a valid CAT/GMAT Score to be eligible.
  • Candidates appearing for their final exams can also apply provided they submit the result of the final exams as soon as it is declared to procure admission in the course.

IIM Bangalore PGP and PGP (BA) Selection Criteria

  • Shortlisted candidates are then called for a written test followed by a personal interview.
  • A candidate needs to provide 2 letters from 2 individuals who know him/her closely in the field of his/her academic or professional life.
  • The final selection is done based on the scholastic achievements, work experience, performance in the writing ability test, interview and CAT score.

IIM Bangalore CAT Cut-Off

Based on the CAT cutoff, a candidate gets shortlisted, i.e., the first step towards selection.

CAT cut off in IIM Bangalore for the year of 2021 is given below:

General 80 75 75 85
NC-OBC 75 65 65 75
EWS 70 65 65 75
SC 65 60 60 70
ST 55 55 55 65
PWD 50 50 50 60

How to applyfor PGP and PGP (BA)?

Documents Required

  • Proof of Identity Document
  • Proof of Address Document
  • A printout of the CAT/GMAT/GRE Result Card.
  • Marksheets of 10th, 12th and Undergraduate transcripts (both original and copies)
  • Work experience certificate from the current employer and salary slips to prove the duration of the work experience.
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Hard-copy of the Application form.

Application Process

  • Visit to the official website (https://iimcat.ac.in)
  • After clicking on the New Registration, the candidate needs to complete the mentioned steps.
  • A new login id and password will be created for CAT application.
  • After validating the OTP and clicking on the ‘I Agree’ button on CAT application form the candidate will receive credential details for login on the registered email id.
  • Then the candidate needs to submit the application and pay the required registration fee.
  • Upon the successful completion of CAT registration, the candidate needs to keep the application form and receipt handy for further admission process.

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: EPGP & PGPEM

IIM Bangalore offers a one-year full time regular course EPGP and a 2-year weekend course PGPEM.

IIM Bangalore EPGP Eligibility

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor degree with 50% in aggregate (minimum)
  • The candidate should have work experience of 5-12 years with them.
  • The candidate must have a valid GMAT/GRE score with him/her.

IIM Bangalore PGPEM Eligibility

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor degree with 50% in aggregate (minimum)
  • The candidate must have full time work experiences of 4 years with them
  • The candidate must have a valid GMAT/GRE score with him/her.

IIM Bangalore EPGP & PGPEM Selection Criteria

  • Selection is based on CAT/GMAT/GRE/IIMB Test Score (for PGPEM only)
  • The candidate’s academic performance and the duration of work experience are more selection criteria for a candidate to be shortlisted for the personal interview.

How to apply for EPGP & PGPEM?

Documents required

  • 10th, 12th & Bachelor’s Degree Marksheets
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
  • GMAT / GRE Score Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose for Admission
  • Work Experience letters from Employers/ Pay slips (First & Last)
  • SC/ST/NC-OBC/EWS Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate for PWD category (if applicable)

Application Process

  • Visit the official webpage of IIM Bangalore.
  • Click on the application link of the course you want to be admitted in.
  • Fill the form with necessary academic and personal details and upload the documents which are being asked for.
  • Pay the requisite fee of INR 1,500 for PGPEM.
  • Submit the filled application form.

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: MMS (PP)

MMS (Public Policy) is a one-year full time course offered by IIM Bangalore.

IIM Bangalore MMS (PP) Eligibility

  • A candidate should have 50% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree
  • The candidate should have a valid CAT/GMAT/GRE score
  • The candidate should have 5 years of relevant work experience in Public Policy domain

IIM Bangalore MMS (PP) Selection criteria

  • Based on the CAT/GMAT/GRE score, duration of work experience, academic performances and interest in public policy, a candidate gets the call for a personal interview.
  • In the interview, a ‘case analysis’ will be given to the candidates.
  • The final selection will be on the academic background of each candidate, aptitude, interest and suitability in MMS.

How to apply for MMS(PP)?

  • Visit the official website of IIM Bangalore.
  • Select the application link of MMS(PP).
  • Upload all the asked details and documents.
  • Pay the fee of INR 1,500 online.
  • Submit the form.

IIM Bangalore Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. Is GMAT/GRE compulsory for admission at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, GMAT/GRE scores are mandatory to get admission at IIM Bangalore. There are options between GMAT/GRE, you can provide any one of them.

Ques. What level and type of work experience do I need to have to get admission in IIM Bangalore’s PGPEM course?

Ans. IIM Bangalore seeks those candidates who can learn, grow and make remarkable contributions to their respective fields of work. The candidate will need to have 4 years of full-time work experience in the relevant industry.

Ques. What is the validity period of GMAT/GRE score for getting admission in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The validity period of GMAT/GRE score for getting admission at IIM Bangalore is mentioned below:

Round 1 September 1,2015 and August 31,2020
Round 2 October 30,2015 and October 29,2020
Round 3 January 5,2016 and January 4,2021

Ques. What is the admission criteria for PGPPM non-governmental participants in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The participants will need to complete their graduation with 4 years of work experience in public policy domain and a valid CAT/GMAT score will play a vital role during the admission process.

Ques. What are the selection procedures for IIM Bangalore in PGP courses for international students?

Ans. International students can get direct offers for PGP in IIM Bangalore with a valid CAT/GMAT score and work experience though the candidate must go through the personal interview for the final selection in IIM Bangalore.