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Admissions Criterion


Applicants for all IMT PGDM and MBA programs must have a minimum three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks in any discipline. Applicants who are appearing for the final-year degree examination can also apply. The candidates who are in final year of graduation have to submit their certificates with pass and minimum 50% of marks in aggregate, latest by 30 September 2017 to the Academic Program Office of IMT. Failing to do so will result in admission being cancelled.

IMT Ghaziabad:
To apply for IMT Ghaziabad’s two year PGDM program, applicants must be registered for CAT-2016 OR XAT-2017 OR have taken/taking the GMAT (January 1, 2013 – March 31, 2017). In the case of the candidates applying on the basis of GMAT and score is not provided, processing of application will be provisional, subject to IMT receiving the official GMAT score on or before April 15, 2017.

For NRI/PIO/OCI/Foreign Nationals- All applicants in this mentioned category can apply to IMT Ghaziabad’s Dual Country Program on the basis of valid GMAT scores. The application process for such applicants will start from November 2016.

IMT Nagpur and IMT Hyderabad:
To apply for IMT Nagpur and Hyderabad’s 2 year PGDM program, applicants must be registered for CAT-2016 OR XAT-2017 OR *CMAT-2017 test OR have taken the GMAT (1st January 2013 – 31 March 2017). In case of the candidate(s) applying on the basis of GMAT and score is not provided, processing of application will be provisional, subject to IMT receiving the official GMAT score on or before April 15, 2017.

Note: *CMAT-2017 test will be considered for IMT Nagpur and IMT Hyderabad Campus ONLY.

IMT shortlists applicants on basis of best score among the above mentioned tests.

IMT Dubai:
Applicants for the MBA program at IMT Dubai must have an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree) from an accredited university with a CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent (50%+ overall average).
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take an English Proficiency Test. The minimum required score for TOEFL is 550 (paper-based) and 80(internet based) or an IELTS band of 6.0.

Critical Thinking, Group Exercise and Personal Interview Process (CT-GE-PI):
IMT will conduct the CT-GE-PI process in February 2017 for shortlisted candidates from the IMT Common Application form for its final selection process. The process has the below three components:

I. The Critical Thinking Test
After arrival and registration of the shortlisted candidates, there will be a 30 minute long Critical Thinking Test, which will evaluate the candidate on three parameters - critical thinking, written communication skills and innovation & creativity.

II. Group Exercise
After the critical thinking test, the candidates will be formed into small groups and will perform a Group Exercise. The group will be given a problem to solve or a task to perform, which they must do together with discussion among group members. For instance, they might be asked to do a short case study, solve a puzzle, or solve a business problem. This will take approximately 30 minutes and will evaluate the candidate on four parameters – contribution of ideas, leadership potential, interpersonal skills and communication & attitude.

III. Personal Interview
After the Group Exercise, the candidate will have a personal interview of approximately 15 minutes, during which he/she will be evaluated on four parameters: domain knowledge, communication skills, versatility (extra-curricular activities / general awareness), as well as values & maturity. Candidates With work experience will be additionally evaluated on the relevance of their work experience in relation to the PGDM program.

The final merit of the candidate will be a cumulative weighted average which has the Academic Scores, Work Experience and the scores obtained during the CT-GE-PI process.

Both merit and campus score cut offs will be the basis of selection for IMT campuses, i.e. Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Dubai