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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirement


Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to apply for IIMA’s Doctoral Programme:


A Masters Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, with a Bachelors degree/ equivalent qualification with at-least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.




Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent




A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.




A 4-year/8-semester Bachelors degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.


The candidate must hold a Bachelors/Masters degree of any of the universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. Those in their final year of Masters or Bachelors degree (B.E / B. Tech) in any discipline can also apply. Such candidates have to complete the requirements for the course before 30 June 2017 and produce the original certificates/mark sheets by 31 December 2017.

Admission Material 


FPM Application Form


Application Form and Brochure will be available online.  Candidates can fill-up the application form online and an application fee of Rs. 500/- can be paid through IIMA gateway.

Candidates need to submit copies of mark sheets/certificates/testimonials online while filling the online application form. 


Validity of Score other than CAT:  Two years from the date of test and should valid on the deadline of submission of application form.

The Standard Test Score requirements for various areas of specialization are:


Food & Agribusiness: CAT/GRE/GMAT/UGC-JRF (Economics/Development Studies/Development Economics/Business Economics/Environment Science/Geography/Management)/ICAR-SRF (PGS-merit list for award of SRF)

Finance and Accounting:  CAT / GRE / GMAT 

Business Policy: CAT/GMAT/GRE

Productions and Quantitative Methods: CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC-JRF in Mathematical Sciences

Information Systems: CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE

Economics: CAT/GRE/GMAT

Innovation and Management in Education: CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant displine

Marketing: CAT/GMAT/GRE

Organizational Behaviour: CAT/GMAT/ GRE /UGC-JRF in relevant discipline.

Human Resource Management: CAT/GMAT/GATE/GRE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline. 

Public Systems:CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF in relevant discipline

MBA / PGDM programmes from other Universities/Business Schools: Standard Test Scores are required

Standard Test Scores not required for :
1.  PGP Alumni from all IIMs
2. PGPX Alumni of all IIMs where such courses are offered


(Candidates residing outside India could choose to take any of the above tests
depending on the area to which they are applying) or write GMAT. CAT is administered only in India. The doctoral programme accepts test scores that have been taken in the last two years.

CAT is the common admission test required for admission to the Post-Graduate Programmes of the Indian Institutes of Management. CAT will be administered on December 4, 2016 at various centres in India.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLYING FOR CAT IS NOT THE SAME AS APPLYING FOR THE FPM. Application for admission to FPM must be filled-up online.

FPM 2017: Important Information

- Please check eligibility criteria for FPM 
-If you are planning to write CAT, please see the advertisement for  CAT 2016 which appeared on July 31, 2016 in leading English dailies
- Application for FPM is separate from application for CAT
- Advertisement for FPM will appear during the month of September, 2016 in daily newspapers/Business Magazines