Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, Indore  Admissions 2024 Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, Indore Admission

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Indian Institute of Management Indore is also known as IIM Indore. It was established in 1996. This is an autonomous public business school. It is located in Madhya Pradesh.

The various courses offered by IIM Indore are Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), Executive Post Graduate Program in Management (EPGP), Five Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives in Mumbai (PGP-MX), Post Graduate Program in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM), Doctoral Program in Management (DPM), Executive Doctoral Program in Management (EPDM) and Executive Doctoral Program in Management and Governance (EDPMG).

The application mode of this institute is both online and offline. Entrance exams accepted by this institute are CAT, GMAT, and GRE. The mode of the entrance is online.

IIM Indore Admission Criteria:

  • For the domestic applicant, admission to the PGP program is through CAT, and for international applicants valid score of GMAT is required.
  • Admission to the PGP-HRM course is through CAT score, WAT, and PI.
  • Admission to the EPGP course is through a GMAT score.
  • Admission to IPM is through Aptitude Test, WAT, and PI.
  • Admission to DPM is through Academic scores and PI.

Seat Reservation:

  • OBC: 27%
  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • PWD: 5%

Important Events of CAT 2023:

CAT 20123 Important EventsDates
CAT Online Registration StartsAugust 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM (IST)
Last date to apply onlineSeptember 21, 2023, before 11:00 AM (IST)
CAT 2023 Admit Card available for DownloadNovember 07, 2023, begins at 05:00 PM (IST)
CAT 2023 Exam DateNovember 26, 2023
CAT 2023 Result2nd week of January 2024 (Tentative)

CAT 2023 Counselling Schedule:



Release of Shortlist

First Week of January 2023 (Tentative)

Announcement of Counselling Dates

Second Week of January 2023 (Tentative)

Call for the shortlisted candidates

Second Week of January 2023 (Tentative)

Last Date to apply for Counselling

Last Week of January 2023 (Tentative)

Counselling Commences

Second Week of February 2023 (Tentative)

Counselling Ends

First Week of March 2023 (Tentative)

EPGP Admission Schedule 2024-2025:


Round 1

Round 2

Application WindowOctober 04, 2023 to November 30, 2023.October 04, 2023, to January 15, 2024.
Application feeINR 5900.00 (including GST)
Announcement of PI shortlistDecember 11, 2023.January 25, 2024
Interviews DatesDecember 16 and 17, 2023February 3 and 4, 2024
Interview CentersBengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,
Provisional admission offersJanuary 05, 2024February 23, 2024
Last date for accepting offersJanuary 20, 2024March 11,2024
Program RegistrationApril 05, 2024
Commencement of classApril 08, 2024

PGP Selection Process:

The selection process occurs in three stages Eligibility criteria, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview (PI).

  • Candidate should score minimum sectional percentile and overall percentile in CAT 2023 as mentioned below.
Section-1 Percentile8070554545
Section-2 Percentile8070554545
Section-3 Percentile8070554545
Total Percentile9080605050
  • Candidates who satisfy the CAT 2023 requirements will be considered for the next stage. Candidates for WAT and PI will be shortlisted on the basis of a merit list generated based on Composite Score (CS).
X Standard/SSC Score34 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
XII Standard/HSC Score40 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
CAT 2023 Score20 * [Candidate’s CAT Score/Highest CAT Score]
Diversity Factor (DF)

= 6 for Female Applicants

= 0 for Other Applicants

Composite Score= Sum of the above Scores (Max 100)
  • Final selection will be based on the merit list generated on the basis of the Final Composite Score (FCS).
X Standard/SSC Score10 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
XII Standard/HSC Score10 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
CAT 2023 Score20 * [Candidate’s CAT Score/Highest CAT Score]
WAT Score20 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
PI Score40 * [Zcandidate - Zmin/Zmax - Zmin]
Final Composite Score= Sum of the above Scores (Max 100)

Admission for EPGP:

Eligibility: The program is eligible to all nationalities, however, the candidate must have:

Educational Qualification:

  • 50% in a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
  • 50% in a three-year Bachelor’s Degree with 50% in a Master’s Degree.
  • 50% in five-year Integrated Programs/ other programs of similar duration.
  • A valid GMAT/GRE/CAT score. The GMAT and GRE scores should be within 5 years from the date of the application deadline. 
  • Minimum 5 years of managerial/entrepreneurial/professional experience after graduation as of the application deadline date i.e., November 30, 2023 (Phase 10 and January 15, 2024 (Phase 2).

Selection Process:

Shortlisting of candidates for the interview will be done on the basis of GMAT/GRE/CAT scores and any other criteria decided by the Admission Committee for that academic year.

Shortlisted candidates will then be called for a Personal Interview (PI). This also consists of a minimum performance score in different parameters of PI which are also set by the Admission Committee.

Candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned above will be selected for the final selection. A merit list will be generated based on the Composite Score (CS).

Following this, a merit list broken down by category will be created using the Final Composite Score (FCS) as shown in the table above. Provisional admission offers will then be made accordingly.


IIM Indore Admissions for International Students

Only foreign passport holders will be considered as ‘International Applicants’ for admission to the Post Graduate Program in Management of IIM Indore in the 2023-25 batch. IIM Indore has reserved 10 seats for International applicants under the Supernumerary Quota (this is separate from the regular intake for the PGP program).

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) of at least 700 as of December 31, 202. The scores of GMAT taken from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022, will only be considered.
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 50% of marks or equivalent CGPA, awarded by any University or educational institution. The equivalence of the foreign degree needs to be certified by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year for the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and who have completed the degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will only be allowed to join the program only if they submit a certificate from the principal/ registrar of the university or institution (issued on or before June 30, 2023) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification.

Candidates should fulfill any one of the following 

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage or CGPA of marks.
  • Complete professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/ Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI) with a minimum 50% of marks.
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s with at least 50% of the marks.

Application Process:

An International Applicant, seeking admission to the PGP program of IIM Indore can take the GMAT in their country of residence and apply for admission in the application form, which can be downloaded from the official website.

The last date for the complete application packet is January 20,2023. This must include the following set of materials:

  • Complete the application form after downloading it from the official website.
  • A copy of self-attested GMAT scores (original to be verified at the time of the interview, if selected).
  • A copy of self-attested TOEFL scores, if medium of instruction has not been English (original to be verified at the time of the interview, if selected).
  • At least three Letters of Recommendation from a qualified authority (Teacher/Employer).
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Self-attested photocopy of passport.
  • A non-refundable application processing fee of US $100.

Selection Process

  • Short-listing for the Personal Interview (PI) will be done on the basis of the eligibility criteria mentioned above. 
  • Candidates short-listed will be intimated by the first week of February 2023. IIM Indore will conduct the admission interviews in both online and offline (in Delhi and Mumbai only) mode depending on the situation. Candidates must make necessary travel arrangements for this and should indicate their preference for the interview center in the application form. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to attend the PI, failing to do so they will not be considered for the next stage.
  • IIM Indore also sets minimum performance in different parameters of the PI decided by the Admission Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any parameter of the PI will not be selected for the next stage.

Final Stage:

The candidate would be chosen in the end based on the merit determined by the Final Composite Score (FCS). The format for calculating this is given below:

Component Weightage (%)
GMAT Score30
Personal Interview Score70
Final Composite ScoreSum of the scores


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, Indore - Admission Reviews


Yashvendra Singh MBA / PGDM Student

6 years ago

IIM Indore one of the leading B-schools in India 5/5

Pros- good students+faculty+excellent learning environment+infrastructure+placement Cons- large batch size+ location


Selection Procedure: State / National Entrance Exams

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, Indore FAQs


Is CAT compulsory for IIM Indore?

Regarding IIM Admission Eligibility without CAT, Writing the GMAT is now required for IIM admission without taking CAT. To be eligible for admission to IIMs, the applicant must take the GMAT exam and obtain the minimum required percentile.


What is the CAT score required for IIM Indore?

The CAT score required for IIM Indore can vary each year, but a percentile score above 90 to 95 (overall) may be considered competitive for shortlisting.


What is the last date to apply for EPGP at IIM Indore?

The last date to apply for the EPGP program of IIM Indore is November 30.2023 (Phase 2) and January 15, 2024 (Phase 2).


What is the eligibility criteria for IIM Indore?

Candidates who wish to pursue management courses at IIM Indore are required to take the CAT exam and score the desired marks which are 90 percentile for the General category, along with at least 50% marks in their Bachelor’s degree.


Can I join IIM without giving entrance exams?

Few IIMs provide admission to their postgraduate programs based on the candidate’s undergraduate performance. This allows students to get admission into IIMs without taking the CAT or any other entrance exams.