IIM Indore Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Cutoff, Application Process

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IIM Indore released the list of shortlisted candidates for the 2nd round on its official website. Students can look at their status of the interim IIM shortlisted details for personal interviews by entering certain particulars like candidates’ CAT 2020 Registration Number and date of birth/email ID. Earlier, the admission criteria of PGP and PGP-HRM were released by the institution for the academic batch of 2021-23 through online mode on its official website.

To register for the admission process of IIM Indore, the candidate will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria and fill the application form for the same. IIM Indore’s admission criteria contain three stages for the academic year of 2021-23 which are Eligibility Criteria, Written Ability Test (WAT) for shortlisted candidates, Personal Interview, and Final selection. CAT 2020 score will also be considered by IIM Indore.

Here are some of the key points and highlights related to IIM Indore shortlisting and admission:

  • IIM Indore recommends a high weightage of 74% to the Class 10th and 12th marks in shortlisting the individuals for the final selection. The least requirement for a candidate to pass for the shortlisting process for the PI round is CAT 2020 overall 90 percentile and a sectional score of 80 percentile.
  • IIM Indore announced a low weightage to CAT 2020 score. Only 20% weightage in the process of shortlisting and in making the final merit list.

Before filling out the IIM Indore Application Form, the candidate should check the whole schedule for admission criteria which comprises the start and end date of filling the form. According to last year's trend, the PGP program will have 476 seats whereas PGP-HRM will have 25 seats.

IIM Indore application process is done online. Candidates applying for PGP & PGP-HRM programs must apply through CAT. For other courses, candidates can directly apply through IIM Indore’s official website.

IIM Indore Admission Dates 2021

Release of CAT 2020 Exam NotificationJuly 29, 2020
Availability of CAT 2020 Application FormAugust 5, 2020
CAT 2020 Exam DateNovember 29, 2020
Releasing of CAT 2020 Exam ResultJanuary 2, 2021
Availability of Admission DetailsNovember 19, 2020
Availability of Admission FormJanuary 15, 2021
Last Date to Submit Admission FormFirst Week of April 2021
Commencement of ClassesMay 25, 2021

IIM Indore Admission 2021: PGP & PGP-HRM

IIM Indore provides two full-time programs to the candidates including PGP & PGP-HRM for two years each. Admission into these courses is based on a valid score in the CAT exam.

IIM Indore PGP & PGP-HRM Eligibility 

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC)
  • Candidates in the final year of their graduation or completed their graduation can also apply.

IIM Indore PGP & PGP-HRM Selection Criteria 

The institute follows a 3-stage selection process as mentioned below:

Stage-1: Eligibility Criteria for the Candidate

All the candidate must fulfill the minimum cut-off required in the CAT exam as mentioned below:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityLogical Reasoning & Data InterpretationVerbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionOverall

Stage-2: Shortlisting for WAT and PI

Candidates who complete the criteria in stage-1 are shortlisted for the next stage. Based on multiple constraints such as Class 10th and 12th score, CAT score, and diversity a Composite Score will be calculated based on which candidates will be shortlisted for WAT and PI:

Class 10th34
Class 12th40
Composite Score100

Stage-3: Final Merit for WAT and PI process

Candidates fulfilling the requirements mentioned in the stage-2 will be given a final composite score based on the below-mentioned table:

ComponentsScore for PGPScore for PGP-HRM
Class 10th1015
Class 12th1015
Composite Score100100

A merit list will be prepared based on all these stages and selected candidates will receive the final call from the institution.

How to Apply for PGP courses?

Documents Required 

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

Application Process

  • Visit IIM Indore’s official website
  • Register yourself as a user
  • Apply for PGP of IIM Indore via selecting the option for CAT
  • Submit the application form and make the payment of INR 1,900.

IIM Indore Admission 2021: EPGP & GMPE 

IIM Indore provides one-year EPGP and one-year GMPE programs for working executives.

IIM Indore EPGP Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate in any subject
  • Valid score in GMAT
  • At least 5 years of managerial or professional experience after the graduation

IIM Indore GMPE Eligibility

  • A professional qualification such as CA, ICWAI, and ACS with a minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • Professionals or Engineering degree holders must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience
  • Undergraduates must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience
  • Diploma holding candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of work experience

IIM Indore EPGP & GMPE Selection Criteria 

  • For admission to EPGP, the candidate must have a valid score in the GMAT examination. For final selection, 50% weightage will be given to the PI round and 50% weightage will be given to GMAT scores.
  • Candidates willing to apply for GMPE are required to send a Statement of Purpose with their application.

How to Apply for EPGP & GMPE Courses?

Application Process

  • Visit IIM Indore’s official website
  • Select the ‘programs’ tab
  • Choose the desired program
  • Press on the course name and then on ‘Admission’
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’
  • Fill out the application form with necessary required documents and details
  • Submit and pay the necessary application fee.

IIM Indore Admission 2021: IPM & IPBA 

IIM Indore also provides a 5-years Integrated Program in Management (IPM). It also offers an Integrated Program in Business Analytics (IPBA) which is a 120-hour long training program for experts finding a career in data science.

IIM Indore IPM Eligibility

  • Passed Class 12th with at least 60% aggregate marks (55% aggregate for reserved categories)

IIM Indore IPBA Eligibility

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% aggregate
  • At least 1-year or more of work experience

IIM Indore IPM and IPBA Selection Criteria 

  • IPMAT, an entrance exam, is conducted to check the candidate’s aptitude in English proficiency, mathematics, and logical reasoning.
  • Shortlisted candidates will appear for WAT & PI where they will be tested based on their general awareness, confidence, knowledge, and communication skills.

Note: IPBA admission will be based on the valid score in CAT/GMAT/GRE followed by a telephonic interview.

IIM Indore Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for the FPM program at IIM Indore?Ans. Selection into the FPM program is done based on the applicant’s performance in the Research Aptitude Test and Personal Interview conducted by the institute.

Ques. What is the fee charged by IIM Indore for its PGP program?Ans. The annual admission fee charged by IIM Indore for its PGP program is INR 16.10 lakhs. IIM Indore’s admission criteria contain three stages for the academic year of 2021-23 which are Eligibility Criteria, Written Ability Test (WAT) for shortlisted candidates, Personal Interview, and Final selection.

Ques. Does IIM Indore offer scholarships to its students?Ans. Yes, IIM Indore does offer scholarships to its students known as Need-Based Financial Assistance (NBFA) for IPM, PGP, and PGP-HRM programs.

Ques. What are the documents required for admission in GMPE at IIM Indore?Ans. The documents required for admission in GMPE program at IIM Indore are mentioned below:

  • Class 10th and 12th Marksheets and Certificates
  • Bachelor’s degree Marksheets and Certificates
  • Work Experience Documents and Certificates

Ques. What is the duration and requirements to enrol into the IPBA Course in IIM Indore?Ans. IPBA is a 10-month online program to apply for which the candidate needs a valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/Jigsaw Administered Test for the admission process. The eligibility required for candidates who want to enrol in the IPBA program is:

  • The candidate should have secured 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree
  • The candidate should have more than 1 year experience