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IIM Bangalore


Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) is one of the Top IIMs in the country. IIM Bangalore was the third IIM to be established after IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta. IIM Bangalore was established in 1973 and it is ranked as the 2nd Best B-School by NIRF 2022 in India and 50th best B-school globally by QS. According to the Outlook ICare ranking for 2022, IIM Bangalore ranked 2nd among India's top public MBA schools.

IIM Bangalore Admission is open for the academic session 2023-24.

  • EMBA Admission 2023 Round 2 has begun on August 24 and the application deadline for the same is October 10, 2022. The institute successfully concluded Round 1 on August 22. Admission to EMBA is based on the GMAT/GRE scores. Interested candidates can Apply Here.
  • Advanced Management Program Admission 2023 is ongoing at IIMB. Interested candidates can apply till November 3, 2022Apply Now
  • The institute has started accepting applications for PGPEM Admission 2023. Interested candidates can apply till December 30, 2022. Admission is based on CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT or IIMB Entrance Test. Apply Now
  • PhD Admission 2023 (Doctor of Philosophy) started on September 1 and the application window is open till December 30, 2022Apply Now
  • Applications for IIMB Entrance Test are being accepted till December 18 and the test will be conducted on September 25, 2022Apply Now
  • CAT 2022 Registration has also begun on August 3, 2022, candidates can apply till September 14, 2022. CAT 2022 exam has been scheduled to be held on November 27, 2022.

IIM Bangalore offers admission to various Postgraduate, Doctorate, and Certificate courses. Admission to these courses is based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam and the personal interview. 

IIM Bangalore is also conducting the 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 for 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 the official state language is a must for the district immersion purpose, the so-called ‘x-factor’ of this course.

IIM Bangalore Admission Dates 2022



CAT 2022 Registration Window

August 3 to September 14, 2022

CAT 2022 Exam Date

November 27, 2022

ePGP Application Window

  • Round 1: Jun 21 - Aug 22, 2022
  • Round 2: August 24- October 10, 2022
  • Round 3: October 12- December 2, 2022

Last date to apply for Advanced Management Program

November 03, 2022

Last date to apply for PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

December 30, 2022

Last date to apply for PGPEM

December 30, 2022

IIM Bangalore MBA & MBA BA Admission 2022


  • The candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 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.

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.

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 2021 is given below:




































IIM Bangalore EMBA & PGPEM Admission 2022

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree with 50% in aggregate (minimum)
  • The candidate must have a valid GMAT/GRE score.
  • Work Experience: 5-12 years for EPGP and 4 years for 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.

IIM Bangalore PGPPM (MMS-PP) Admission 2022

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management or MMS (Public Policy) is a one-year full-time course offered by IIM Bangalore.


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

Selection criteria

  • Based on the CAT/GMAT/GRE score, duration of work experience, academic performance 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.

IIM Bangalore PhD Admission 2022


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.

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 to IIM Bangalore?

Application Process for MBA & MBA BA

  • Visit the official website (
  • 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.

Application Process for EMBA, PGPPM, PGPEM & PhD

  • The candidate needs to go to IIM Bangalore’s official website of IIM Bangalore.
  • Select the application link of the respective course.
  • Upload all the asked details and documents(scanned copies) correctly and submit the form.
  • Pay the online application fee to complete the application process (INR 1,000-1,500, depending on the course)

Documents Required

  • 10th, 12th, Bachelors’ and Master’s Degree Marksheets
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree (if applicable)
  • GMAT/GRE/CAT/IIMB Score Sheet (if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose for Admission (if applicable)
  • 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)

IIM Bangalore Admission 2022 FAQs

Ques. Is the entrance exam compulsory for admission at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, the entrance exam scores are mandatory to get admission at IIM Bangalore. There are options for GMAT/GRE/CAT/IIMB, you can provide any one of them depending on the course requirement.

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 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.



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