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[Important Update] ISB and IIMs – Application Process – Indian Business Schools

mba application process of indian business schools IIMs and ISBTop Indian Business Schools like Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and Indian School of Business (ISB) accept GMAT score for their executive MBA programs. ISB also accepts GMAT score for its full-time MBA program also.

In this article, take a look at the executive MBA Application deadlines of ISB and a few IIMs. The information has been taken from the respective college’s website. Take a look at this article, to know the deadlines of Business Schools outside India.

Indian School of Business (ISB) PGP (full-time)

UPDATE – ISB has introduced a third round of application for its full-time PGP. The details are given in the table below. The application fee for the third round is Rs. 7,500/- as compared to Rs. 5,000 for Round 2.

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Application Deadline 15-Sep-18 15-Dec-18 15-Jan-19
Final Offer Decision 15-Nov-18 15-Feb-19 5-Mar-19
Acceptance Date 10 days from the date of the offer


Indian School of Business (ISB) Executive PGP (PGPMAX)

Applications Open June 27, 2018
April 2019 Intake Application Deadline
Round 1 October 22, 2018 ₹10,000
Round 2 December 22, 2018
August 2019 Intake Application Deadline
Round 1 January 15, 2019 ₹10,000
Round 2 April 10, 2019


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Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)

Application window opens on April 24, 2018 Sept 12, 2018
Application fee INR 5,000 INR 7,500
Application deadline Sept 05, 2018 (11.59 pm IST) Nov 05, 2018 (11.59 pm IST)
Shortlisting announcements Sept 17, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Essay topics announcements Sept 20, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Essay submission deadline Sept 28, 2018 Nov 26, 2018
Interviews venues & dates: Delhi Oct 06-07, 2018 Dec 01-02, 2018
Ahmedabad Oct 13-14, 2018 Dec 08-09, 2018
Bangalore Oct 20-21, 2018 Dec 15-16, 2018
London and Newark To be announced To be announced
Final selection announcements Nov 12, 2018 Dec 28, 2018


Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B)

Application Window June 01, 2018 to Aug 30, 2018 (5:00 p.m.) Sep 01 to Dec 03, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)
Application fee Rs. 3,000 Rs. 5000
Interviews Dates # Sep 22 & 23, 2018 Dec 15 & 16, 2018
Interview Centres Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
Offers & Waitlist Oct 08, 2018* Dec 26, 2018*
Last date for accepting offers Nov 05, 2018* Jan 25, 2019*
Last date for withdrawal   Nov 30, 2018* Feb 15, 2019*

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C)

Date for downloading Application Form and Brochure and Applying Online 29th June, 2018 onward
Submission of duly completed application form 1st July – 22nd October, 2018
Announcement of short-listed candidates First week of November, 2018
Interview of short-listed candidates 17th & 18th November, 2018
Announcement of selected candidates Last week of November, 2018
Last date of acceptance and payment of 1st instalment fees Second half of December 2018
Reporting date on Campus for Participants 23rd April, 2019
Registration for students – 13th Batch 24th & 25th April, 2019
Commencement of the programme for the 13th Batch 26th April, 2019


Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I)

  ROUND – 1 ROUND – 2
Application Window August 20, 2018* to October 10, 2018 (5:00 p.m.) October 11, 2018 to Dec 20, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)
Application fee Rs.5,900.00 (including GST)
Announcement of PI shortlist October 31, 2018# January 1, 2019#
Interviews Dates  November 17 & 18, 2018 January 19 & 20, 2019
Interview Centres** SKYPE**, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,
Provisional admission offers December 05, 2018 February 07,2019
Last date for accepting offers January 10, 2019 February 22,2019
Programme Registration 22-Apr-19
Commencement of class 23-Apr-19


Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K)

Tentative Schedule of Admission Process -Executive Post Graduate Certificate Programmes

Last Date to Apply Online 31st October 2018
Last date to receive the hard copy of the application at IIMK 7th November 2018
Date of Interview 12th November – 26th November 2018
Result announcement On or before 3rd December 2018
Last date for offer acceptance & Part payment of the programme fee towards confirmation of admission 17th December 2018

Above are the details of the application process of a few Top Indian Business Schools like IIMs and ISB.

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