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IIM Ahmedabad- Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Frequently Asked Questions

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Recognized by the MHRD
  • Private

Aditi Chaurasia

Q. How can I apply to IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. To apply for admission to IIM Ahmedabad, aspirants may go to the official website. The institute will use the CAT score to further narrow down the candidates before sending emails to those who made the cut. In IIM Ahmedabad, final-year students are also eligible to apply for PGP admission. Nonetheless, if chosen, such students will be granted provisional admission providing they fulfill all prerequisites for the qualifying degree by the given date with a minimum aggregate/equivalent CGPA.

Q. Which are the most popular courses at IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Two of IIM Ahmedabad's most popular programs are the PGP and Executive MBA. While the Executive MBA is available for a one-year term and is specifically tailored for working people, the PGP is a two-year program. IIM Ahmedabad accepts CAT applications for its PGP program.

Q. What are the fees of IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad provides 9 different courses with an average fee of INR 12 LPA.

Q. What are the fees for courses at IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Some top courses and their fees are listed below:

Course NameTotal Fees
ePGPINR 20.0 L
Ph.D.INR 1.25 L

Q. Is IIM Ahmedabad a government university?

Ans. An independent public business school called the Indian Institute of Management is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Twenty public, independent institutions for management education and research make up the IIMs group in India. The best management institute in India, both public and private, is IIM Ahmedabad. The institution is situated in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Some major ranking organizations, like the NIRF 2022 and The Week 2022, have given it the top spot in the "Management" category.

Q. What are the fees of IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad provides 9 different courses with an average fee of INR 12 LPA.

Q. Which entrance exams are required for MBA courses in IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad accepts only the CAT entrance exam.

Q. What is the average package offered in IIM Ahmedabad placement?

Ans. IIMA 2022 placement offered an average package of INR 32.79 LPA.

Q. Which companies recruit IIM Ahmedabad students?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad's top recruiters are Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, TCS, PayTM, Kearney, Bain & Co., Aditya Birla Group, C.K., Morgan Stanley, E&Y, JP Morgan Chase, Tolaram, Squareyards & Protiviti, Bajaj, Axis, Amazon, Zomato, Tata, EXL, KPMG, HSBC, ICICI Bank, etc.

Q. What are the facilities provided at IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad is 102 acres campus with every facility available for the ease of students as well as faculties. The facilities provided are Academic Blocks, High-tech Administrative Blocks, Auditoriums, Libraries, Dormitories & Flats, Faculty Housing, Outdoor Sports, Indoor Sports, Gym and Yoga Rooms, Cafeteria & Mess, Dispensary & Pharmacy, ATM, Post Office, Courier Services, Solar Power Plant, Solid Waste Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Nursery, Elevators, Ramps and many more.

Q. Where is IIM Ahmedabad located?

Ans. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat, INDIA.

Q. Is IIM PGP – a diploma or degree?

Ans. A two-year full-time Post Graduation Course in Management (PGP), which is the equivalent of an MBA, is offered by all IIMs. The curriculum, which is regarded as the IIMs' flagship program, grants successful applicants the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Q. How can I join IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Every year, the IIMs alternately administer the CAT exam as a requirement for admission to a variety of post-management programs. Following the release of the CAT results, the IIMs shortlist the applicants for AWT and PI based on their unique selection criteria.

Q. Does IIM require 12th marks?

Ans. The final selection at IIM Ahmedabad is based on parameters such as CAT score, Class 10 and Class 12 marks, graduation and work experience scores along with performance in Personal Interviews and Written Ability.

Q. What CAT score is required for IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. CAT cut-offs for IIM Ahmedabad vary according to different categories, they are:

  • General, EWS - 80
  • NC- OBC- cum Transgender - 75
  • SC - 70
  • ST - 60
  • PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC- cum Transgender, SC) - 70
  • PwD (ST) – 60

Q. Can I go to IIM without CAT?

Ans. Writing the GMAT is now required for IIM admission without taking the CAT. To be eligible for admission to IIMs, the applicant must take the GMAT exam and obtain the minimum needed percentile. Students should strive to achieve both the sectoral and overall GMAT cutoff scores.

Q. Total how many scholarship programs are available in IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIMA provides main 6 categories of scholarship programs, they are:

  • Special Need-Based Scholarships
  • SC/ST Scholarships
  • Exit Scholarships
  • Government Scholarships
  • Alumni Scholarships
  • Industrial Scholarships

Q. Can I avail KVPY scholarship at IIM?

Ans. KVPY offers scholarships to the UG and PG Science courses pursued by qualified students. Since IIM offers only management courses to the students, they can’t avail of KVPY scholarships.

Q. Can I study at IIM for free?

Ans. When you enroll at an IIM, there are no set scholarships available. Regardless of caste or gender, all students pay the same fees. Yet after joining, you'll learn about the different scholarships offered by other governments and organizations.

Q. Can I receive a 100% IIM scholarship?

Ans. IIM Scholarships will waive between 10% and 100% of tuition costs depending on the college.

Q. Does IIM Ahmedabad help with bank loan applications for education?

Ans. A number of banks are considering lending money to students who have been accepted to IIM Ahmedabad. In addition to their own banking resources, international students can visit Indian bank branches in their home countries.

Here is a list of banks that offers financial aid to IIMA students:

  • Central Bank.
  • Punjab National Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Union Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • HDFC Credila

(As interest rates fluctuate, please get in touch with the bank(s) immediately for more precise information)

Q. Do CAT toppers get scholarships?

Ans. No, just clearing the CAT examination won't grant any scholarship. There are various scholarships that one can get after removing the CAT examination, but they're all performance-based and vary from B-School to B-School.

Q. Does IIM Ahmedabad offer the best placement?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad is one of India's best MBA programs. IIM Ahmedabad placement statistics are quite higher in comparison to other IIMs like IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Kozhikode

Q. What was the highest package of IIM Ahmedabad in 2022?

Ans. At the IIM Ahmedabad PGP, FABM, and PGPX placements 2022, the highest domestic package offered was INR 61.48 LPA, INR 33.83 LPA, and INR 75.20 LPA, respectively. The greatest domestic salary trends seen during IIM A placements over the last three years, each course.

Q. How many overseas offers were made during IIM Ahmedabad's final placements in 2022?

Ans. According to the final placement report 2022 of IIM Ahmedabad, seven international offers were made to PGP candidates. These seven bids were made for four different locations. Three bids were made for Dubai, two bids for Mexico City, and one bid each for Hong Kong and Asia Pacific locations.

Q. How many beds are available at the IIM Ahmedabad hostels?

Ans. IIMA has 25 student dormitories with a total capacity to hold about 740 occupants. Apart from the dormitories, there are separate housing facilities available for married candidates. The dorms have ten single rooms on each floor arranged around a stairway and a tearoom.

Q. What are the hostel fees at IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad hostel fee structure:

PhasesMarried Student HostelSingle Student
First Commitment FeeINR 2,00,000INR 2,00,000
Second Commitment FeeINR 12,00,000INR 12,00,000
Balance Programme FeeINR 18,00,000INR 16,00,000
Caution Money (refundable)INR 70,000INR 35,000

Q. Is there any swimming pool at IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. Yes, IIM Ahmedabad has an Olympic standard swimming pool.

Q. How to check CAT 2022 scores for IIM Ahmedabad cut-off 2023? 

Ans. To check the CAT 2022 result, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CAT 2022 at

Step 2: Click on the login button mentioned under the 'CAT 2022 scorecard download'.

Step 3: Enter CAT 2022 ID and password and press 'Enter'.

Step 4: Click on the 'scorecard' tab.

Step 5: Download the CAT result in 2022 PDF.

Q. Where can I fill the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist form 2023?

Ans. The institute has released the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist form on its website. Candidates can fill out the IIM Ahmedabad shortlist form on the institute website using their CAT registration number and email ID.

Q. How many PI shortlists does IIM Ahmedabad releases?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad releases one to two PI shortlists depending upon the number of seats and selection of candidates. If the seats remain vacant after the first round of WAT-PI, then the institutes release a second shortlist.

Q. What are the IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria for 2023?

Ans. Here is a complete list of eligibility for IIMA is given below:

  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (for the general category) and 45% marks (for the reserved category).
  • CAT cut-offs for IIM Ahmedabad varies according to different categories, they are:
  • General, EWS - 80
  • NC- OBC- cum Transgender - 75
  • SC - 70
  • ST - 60
  • PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC- cum Transgender, SC) - 70
  • PwD (ST) – 60
  • Should be able to pass Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI).

Q. Does IIM Ahmedabad accept an exam score other than CAT?

Ans. No, IIM Ahmedabad does not accept any other entrance exam score other than CAT for MBA/PGP admission. For admission to IIM Ahmedabad, it is mandatory to appear for CAT. It accepts GMAT scores for admission under the Foreign student category.

Q. How can I directly contact IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad contact details

Phone No.: 079-2630 8357/ 71523456 

Official website: