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IIM Bangalore- Indian Institute of Management Bangalore All-Questions

  • Bangalore
  • Private
  • 2nd by NIRF

Aditi Chaurasia

IIM Bangalore Q&A

Q. How can I apply to IIM Bangalore?

Ans. To apply for admission to IIM Bangalore, aspirants have to go to the official website. The institute will use the CAT score to further narrow down the candidates for GDPI rounds.

Q. What is special about IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is an institute of national importance. IIM Bangalore alumni performances have been amazing and they are leaving their impressions in many industries. It has been ranked at the top position in every ranking. IIM Bangalore provides professional-level classroom teachings that it focuses on developing management skills within its students.

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

Ans. IIM Bangalore’s popular courses are Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), Master of Business Administration for Working Professionals (MBA), Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management and Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics) (MBA(BA)). It also provides certified courses by the name N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-doctoral Fellowship (NSR Pre-doc) and Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship.

Q. What are the average fees of IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore provides an average fee of INR 23 LPA.

Q. Is IIM Bangalore a government university?

Ans. An independent public business school called the Indian Institute of Management is situated in Bangalore, India. Twenty public, independent institutions for management education and research make up the IIMs group in India. The 2nd best management institute in India, both public and private, is IIM Bangalore. The institution is situated in Bangalore, Karnataka. Some major ranking organizations, like the NIRF, Outlook I CARE, FT Executive Education Custom Ranking and QS University Rankings, FT Global MBA Ranking 2023, and FT Masters in Management (MiM) Global Rankings 2022.

Q. Does 12 marks matter in IIM?

Ans. Yes, 10th and 12th marks are necessary for getting shortlisted in IIMs. All IIMs and some other institutes have their process of shortlisting students where they take into consideration the 10th%, 12th%, graduation%, work experience, and other details.

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

Ans. IIM Bangalore accepts only the CAT entrance exam.

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

Ans. IIMA 2022 placement offered an average package of INR 33.82 LPA.

Q. Is the admission criteria separate for sponsored candidates at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. No, the admission criteria for sponsored and non-sponsored category candidates are the same, i.e., they have to clear the national-level examination (whichever applies to the desired course) and then also clear the Group Discussion (GD) and the Personal Interview (PI) round for final admission.

Q. Which companies recruit IIM Bangalore students?

Ans. IIM Bangalore’s top recruiters are Amazon, The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Kearney, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Paytm, Ernst & Young, Tata Consultancy Services, Flipkart, Oracle, PwC India, Google, Hindustan Unilever Limited, NatWest Group, Myntra, etc. 

Q. What are the facilities provided at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore is 100 acres campus with every facility available for the ease of students as well as faculties. The facilities provided are AC hostels, Computer center, internet and e-mail access, library, photocopying facilities, bank, locker, post office, book store, cafeteria, snack bar, store for general supplies, fruit & vegetable shop, travel agency, medical center, saloon, laundry service, clubs for social and professional interaction, sports & cultural activities.

Q. Is there direct admission for IIM Bangalore available?

Ans. For IIM Bangalore admission, international candidates are admitted directly. International candidates need to have a valid GMAT score. They have to send the official copy of their GMAT score to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

For Domestic candidates, they have to appear in entrance exams like CAT/GMAT/GRE.

Q. How can I get admission to IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore Admission Criteria consist of two stages:

The preliminary screening is where weightage is divided between past academic records, CAT exam scores, and other factors (higher weightage to CAT).

Then Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Test Ability (WAT).

Q. Can I join IIM Bangalore without CAT?

Ans. You can pursue PGPEM course from IIM Bangalore without CAT exam score. They can give GMAT/GRE scores.

Q. What are the admission criteria of IIM Bangalore PGPEM for Non-Government participants?

Ans. The minimum eligibility criteria to PGPEM for non-government candidates is that the candidate must have a complete Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of five years of work experience in a public policy domain and valid scores of CAT or GMAT/GRE or IIM Bangalores test will be accepted for admission to PGPEM.

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. Does IIM require 12th marks?

Ans. The final selection at IIM Bangalore 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 Bangalore?

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

  • GENERAL - 80
  • EWS - 75
  • SC - 70
  • ST – 65
  • NC-OBC - 75
  • PWD – 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. What are the fees of IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore provides different management courses with an average fee of ranges from INR 23 LPA.

The fees for different courses available at IIM Bangalore are listed below:

CourseTotal Fees
MBAINR 24,50,000
EPGPINR 28,50,000 (For Single Student/Student with Spouse)
INR 31,46,000 (For Family accommodation outside campus)
PGPEMINR 20,11,000
MBA(BA)INR 24,50,000
Ph.D.INR 35,000 per month

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

Ans. IIMB provides 15 categories of scholarship programs, they are:

  • Aditya Birla Scholarship
  • Citi Women’s Leader Award
  • Employment in Social Sector Scholarship
  • Hindustan Unilever / T Thomas Scholarship
  • IIMB PGP Alumni First Batch (1976) Scholarship
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Scholarship (SC)
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs Scholarship (ST)
  • NTPC Scholarship Scheme
  • OPJEMS Scholarship
  • Runwal Education Trust Scholarship
  • Siddhartha Padam Award
  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre India Scholarship
  • Yes Bank Scholarship

Q. Can I get free seat in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. There are no such fixed scholarships when you will be taking admission to IIMs. Fees are the same for all students irrespective of caste category or gender.

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. Do banks give loans to IIM students?

Ans. Almost all banks offer premier loans on zero margins, making not just the tuition fees, but the accommodation and other necessities affordable as well. So if you are thinking of giving up on your dream of studying at any of the IIMs, remember that loans for IIM students are just a click away.

Q. Do CAT toppers get a scholarship?

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

Q. Does IIM Bangalore offer the best placement?

Ans. It is true that IIM offers excellent placements and that its flagship MBA program in 2022 saw 100% placements. Also, the average package provided for the 2022 IIM Bangalore placements was INR 33.82 LPA.

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

Ans. IIM Bangalore Placements 2022: Average Package: INR 33.82 LPA & Highest Package: INR 80 LPA.

Q. Which IIM has the highest international package?

Ans. As per the 2022 final placement report of IIM Ahmedabad, the highest salary offered was Rs 75.20 lakh per annum and the International salary was Rs 1.20 crore per annum.

Q. Which companies come for placement in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore's top recruiters are Amazon, The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Kearney, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Paytm, Ernst & Young, Tata Consultancy Services, Flipkart, Oracle, PwC India, Google, Hindustan Unilever Limited, NatWest Group, Myntra, etc. 

Q. How are placements at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore has a successful placement record. 662 offers were made to M.B.A. and M.B.A. Business Analytics students in 2022. 205 offers out of 662 were accepted by students. In 2022, the average MBA package offered by IIM Bangalore was Rs. 33,820,000. The majority of MBA graduates (42%) were placed in the consulting industry.

Q. Is IIM Bangalore good for freshers?

Ans. Yes, you can gain admission to all IIMs except IIM B, which highly values students with work experience. Even at IIM B, there is a chance of receiving a call letter if your academic credentials are outstanding. There are 30-40% freshmen in every IIM class, so you shouldn't worry about the weighting of work experience.

Q. What documents are needed for IIM admission?

Ans. Documents Required for IIM Personal Interview

  • Original and photocopies of the 10th, 12th, and graduation mark sheets.
  • Printout of CAT scorecard.
  • Valid Caste Certificate.
  • Certificates of your achievements.
  • Original Identity Card issued by the government.

Q. What is the selection process of IIM Bangalore for MBA?

Ans. IIM Bangalore selection process includes shortlisting of candidates based on CAT score, PI-WAT, and final selection. Various parameters are taken into consideration at every phase of admission for selecting a candidate.

Q. What is the minimum CAT cut-off required for admission to IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Although the qualifying cutoff for IIM Bangalore is 85 percentile for the general category, it does not give guarantee admission. Candidates having a CAT Score of 99 percentile or more can expect a call from IIM Bangalore. However, other factors such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, work profile, and performance in WAT & PI also matter in the selection process.

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

Ans. The process of checking CAT 2022 scores to qualify for IIM Bangalore cutoff 2023:

  • Visit the Official site of CAT 2022 at
  • Click on the “Login” button
  • Enter CAT 2022 ID & Password and press Enter
  • Click on the “Scorecard” tab
  • Download the CAT result 2022 pdf

Q. Are parents allowed inside IIM?

Ans. The institute has a guest house to accommodate visiting faculties and parents of students. The guest house is well furnished and offers a comfortable stay.

Q. Is it compulsory to stay in a hostel in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. At IIM Bangalore, it is mandatory to stay in the hostel for the first year. However, in the second year, you are given a choice to stay off campus.

Q. Which is best IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore?

Ans. According to the NIRF ranking, IIMA has been ranked first while IIMB has been ranked second in the management category. Both IIMB and IIMA come under the top 200 global rankings, and if we go placement wise then both these IIMs have the best packages for students.

Q. What is special about IIM Bangalore's infrastructure?

Ans. A 100-acre oasis in south Bengaluru, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), with its all-stone architecture, lush verdant woods, and landscaped gardens, provides an idyllic environment to engage in management studies, academics, and learning. IIMB has a world-class infrastructure that facilitates excellence in teaching, research, consulting, and other professional activities.

Q. How many students are there in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIMB has 104 full-time faculty members, about 1,200 students across various degree-granting programs, and nearly 5,000 annual Executive Education participants.

Q. How much are IIM Bangalore hostel fees?

Ans. IIM Bangalore Hostel Fees range from INR 80 K to INR 3.76 LPA. For single student hostel fees is INR 80 K and for Family accommodation, it is INR 3.76 Lakhs. 

Q. Where is IIM Bangalore located?

Ans. Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Main Rd, opp. to Apollo Hospitals, Sundar Ram Shetty Nagar, Bilekahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

Q. How can I directly contact IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore contact details

Phone No.: +91-80- 26993000 / 26582450 

Official website: