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Which business schools accept GMAT scores in India?

Which business schools accept GMAT scores in India?
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India is one of the biggest markets for GMAC, the institution that conducts the GMAT. It makes sense because India is home to hundreds of business schools that ask for some standardized test scores in their admissions process. One such test is the GMAT. So, which business schools accept GMAT scores in India? The full list in this article.

Business Schools Accepting GMAT Scores in India

If you’re looking for more qualitative factors, like post-MBA Salaries in India and the overall scope of GMAT in India, it’s advisable to refer to this article instead.

Business schools accepting GMAT scores in India?

The GMAT exam is accepted by more than 200 programs at 140+ business schools in India. You can view the full list of programs accepting GMAT scores in India on’s website.

Top Business schools in India accepting GMAT scores are:

  1. IIM Ahmedabad (PGPX)
  2. IIM Bangalore (EPGP)
  3. IIM Calcutta (PGPEx)
  4. IIM Indore (EPGP)
  5. IIM Kozhikode (EPGP)
  6. IIM Lucknow (IPMX)
  7. Indian School of Business Hyderabad/Mohali
  8. Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
  9. Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
  10. XLRI Jamshedpur
  11. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi

Here is a complete list of business schools accepting GMAT scores in India:

  • Acharya Group of Institutes, Acharya School of Management
  • Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, AIMS School of Business
  • Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
  • Aditya Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Administrative Staff College of India
  • Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication
  • Ahmedabad University, Amrut Mody School of Management
  • Alliance University, Alliance School of Business
  • Amity Business School
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amrita School of Business
  • Apeejay Education Society, Apeejay School of Management
  • Apeejay Stya University, School of Management Sciences
  • Asia Graduate School of Business
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • Asian School of Business Management (ASBM)
  • Athena School of Management
  • B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology, Crescent School of Business
  • Bangalore Institute of International Management, B I I M
  • Bangalore Institute of Management Studies (BIMS)
  • Bennett University, School of Management
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology
  • BITS Pilani
  • BML Munjal University, School of Management
  • BSE Institute Ltd.
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
  • Europe Asia Business School
  • Flame University, School of Business
  • Flame University, School of Communication
  • FORE School of Management, Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE)
  • Foundation for Liberal and Management Education, FLAME School of Business
  • Ganpat University, S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
  • GITAM University, GITAM School of International Business
  • Goa Institute of Management
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • Grow Talent Company Limited, School of Inspired Leadership
  • ICFAI Business School, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
  • ICFAI Business School, ICFAI Business School, Mumbai
  • IFIM Business School
  • IFIM College
  • IIHMR University
  • IILM Graduate School of Management
  • IILM Institute for Higher Education
  • IIMT School of Management, Business School
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, IIM Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • Indian Institute of Management Shillong
  • Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Business School
  • Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management
  • Indian School of Business
  • Indian School of Business and Finance – City University of Seattle, Indian School of Business and Finance
  • Indus Business Academy, IBA, Bangalore
  • Institute for Financial Management and Research, IFMR
  • Institute for Technology and Management, ITM Business School
  • Institute for Technology and Management, ITM Global Leadership Center
  • Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, IIRM Hyderabad
  • Institute of Management Development and Research
  • Institute of Management Education (IME), Institute of Management Education
  • Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
  • Institute of Management Technology, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR
  • Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Institute of Technology & Management
  • International Management Institute Kolkata
  • International Management Institute of India, Bhubaneswar
  • International Management Institute of India, New Delhi
  • International School of Management Excellence
  • ISBR Business School
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies
  • Jain University, CMS Business School
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Institute of Management
  • JRE Group of Institutions, JRE School of Management
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, School of Management
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
  • Lovely Professional University, Department of Management
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), School of Telecom Management
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  • Management Development Institute
  • Manipal University Jaipur, TAPMI School of Business
  • Masters’ Union School of Business
  • MICA, Ahmedabad, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
  • Mysore Royal Academy (MYRA), MYRA School of Business
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • National Institute of Financial Management
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
  • National Institute of Securities Markets, School for Securities Education
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, DASA
  • National Institute of Technology Srinagar, DASA
  • NIIT University
  • NIMT Greater Noida, National Institute of Management Technology
  • NMIMS University, School of Business Management
  • NTPC School of Business
  • O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Business School
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), School of Petroleum Management (SPM)
  • Praxis Business School
  • Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
  • PSG College of Technology, PSG Institute of Management
  • Pune Institute of Business Management
  • Punjab Technical University, Aryans Business School
  • Punjab Technical University, Aryans School of Management
  • Reva University, School of Management Studies
  • RIMT University, School of Management Studies
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
  • Sadhana Centre for Management & Leadership Development, SCMLD
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center
  • SDM Institute for Management Development
  • SelaQui Academy of Higher Education, SelaQui Institute of Management
  • Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies
  • Sharda University, School of Business Studies
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • Shoolini University, Faculty of Management Sciences & Liberal Arts
  • Shree Dhanvantary College of Post Graduate Business Management
  • Siva Sivani Institute of Management
  • SRM University, Faculty of Management
  • St. Mary’s Educational Society, South State Business School
  • T. A. Pai Management Institute
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • TERI University, TERI School of Advanced Studies
  • Thapar University, LM Thapar School of Management
  • The National Management School, National Schools of Business and Management Private Limited
  • The NorthCap University, Center for Leadership
  • Unitedworld School of Business
  • Universal Business School
  • University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, College of Management & Economic Studies
  • UPES, College of Management and Economics Studies
  • Vanguard Business School
  • Veltech Dr RR & Dr SR Technical University, Vel Tech Business School
  • VES Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • VIjaybhoomi University, School of Data Science
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Department of Humanities
  • VIT University, VIT Business School
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi School of Business
  • Woxsen School of Business
  • Xavier University
  • XLRI Jamshedpur

Should I Take the CAT or the GMAT for Indian Business Schools?

IIMs accept GMAT scores for MBA admissions into their 1-year full-time MBA programs. However, for their 2-year PGP programs, Indian students are required to submit CAT scores. If you are an Indian resident check out our article on GMAT Fees and Costs to know how much you need to spend on taking the GMAT.

If you live outside India, then it may be possible to submit GMAT scores instead of CAT scores. This is also applicable for Non-Resident Indians (NRI) who hold Indian passports but are living outside India for more than 6 months. In any case, it is always a good idea to visit your target programs admissions requirement page to confirm the same, as these policies vary from school to school.

Note: CAT is generally only accepted by Indian Institutions, while the GMAT is accepted at over 7000+ programs at over 2000 business schools around the world. If you are looking for a side-by-side comparison of the difference between the CAT and the GMAT, read this article.

Another question MBA aspirants ask frequently is whether they should take the CAT or the GMAT?

The answer to this question depends on a lot of factors such as:

  • Career Goals
  • Choice of Program
  • Location Preference
  • Investment vs Return

We have explored the topic in detail in the following articles:

We hope you found this list of Indian B-Schools accepting GMAT scores helpful. For any questions, feel free to write to us at

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FAQs – Business schools accepting GMAT scores in India

Does IIM Ahmedabad accept GMAT score for their 2-year program?

IIM Ahmedabad accepts CAT for their 2-year full-time MBA program for domestic students. However, GMAT is the accepted exam for foreign students and NRIs.
Here is more information on the scope of GMAT in India

Which India business schools accept GMAT scores for their 2-year full-time MBA program?

Here are a few business schools that accept GMAT scores for their 2-year full-time MBA programs:
1. IMT Ghaziabad
4. IMI, Delhi

Which test does ISB accept as a part of their admissions process?

ISB accepts the GMAT for its full-time MBA program.

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