IFMR Chennai PGDM Admissions 2016-17 - Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Admission Criteria

Institute for Financial Management & Research, Chennai, invites applications for admission into its 2- year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the academic year 2016-2017.  The admissions will be made based on CAT/ XAT/ GRE/ GMAT scores, Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Important dates

Application Deadline:   February 29th, 2016
Release of Shortlist:  On or before March 6th, 2016 [tentative]
Selection process:  Starting from March 20th, 2016 [tentative]
Program Inauguration:  Wednesday, June 1th, 2016


  • Graduates in any discipline with consistent academic record. Candidates pursuing final year degree can also apply.
  • Any candidate with CAT 2015 / XAT 2016 scores / GMAT & GRE (taken in the last three years) scores are eligible to apply.

Application Fee & Procedure

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to IFMR only by visiting and make a payment of Rs.1,500/- through Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking, after which you can fill in the application form and submit online.

Selection Process

  • While CAT/ XAT/ GRE/ GMAT scores are a very important component of the admission process, these are not the sole criteria for admission.
  • The admission committee will also consider the applicant’s past academic performance, entrance test scores and performance in Personal Interview.
  • For those who have multiple scores, the best would be considered.
  • The admissions committee recognizes the importance of passion for excellence demonstrated even in non-academic endeavour such as, but not limited to, sports (represented country, state or district), art and culture, volunteering, activism etc.(of a corresponding level); those with track record in this areas, would get a relaxation with regard to CAT/ XAT cut off scores, provided they are otherwise eligible, and capable; however, there is no exemption from the requirement of a valid score in, at least one of CAT/ XAT/ GRE/ GMAT regardless of any achievements.
  • The selection process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by personal interview.
  • The selection Process would be held in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Ranchi (subject to sufficient number of applications).
  • Work experience is desirable but is not mandatory.

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