IIM Ahmedabad 2022: Admission, Notification, Placement & Packages

IIM Ahmedabad 2022: Admission, Notification, Placement & Packages

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Jan 20, 2022
IIM Ahmedabad 2022 Details below are intended to give Highlights, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cut-off, Courses, Fees, Scholarships, Facilities. Note the updated IIM Admission Process below. 

About IIM Ahmedabad 2022

IIM Ahmedabad is among the top B-School in India and is ranked 1 by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) (Management Category). The Institution has been rated as the top B-School of India by the NIRF in the last three years. 

Located over a vast 102 acres in Ahmedabad, the campus features many facilities for the growth and development of the students, including the International Management Development Centre, the Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, etc. 

The PGP programme is the flagship programme of IIM Ahmedabad. The Institution offers a variety of Post-Graduate, Certificate, and Ph.D. programmes. It also offers Online PG programmes. It offers a variety of immersive executive education programmes as well. 

IIM Ahmedabad Facts 2022

IIM Ahmedabad Fees

INR 23 Lacs per annum for 2 years PGP 

IIM Ahmedabad Admission

Candidates are required to qualify either  CAT/GMAT

IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off

The cut-offs ranged between 60 to 81 in 2021

IIM Ahmedabad Placement

131 companies participated in the placement clusters.

IIM Ahmedabad 2022 Key Highlights

Some significant IIM Ahmedabad Highlights have been stated in the table below: 



Year of establishment


Type of Institution


Number of courses offered

More than 5

Gender Intake


Total Faculty Members


Type of programmes offered

Postgraduate, Doctoral-level

Qualifying examination


Highest salary package (domestic) 2021

Rs. 58.88 LPA

Highest salary package (international) 2021

Rs. 1.32 CPA

Scholarships Offered 


Total Student intake


NIRF Ranking 

Rank 1 (2021)

Global MBA Rankings by Financial Times


Types of scholarships offered

  • Merit-based
  • Scholarships for reserved category students

Top Recruiters 2021

McKinsey, The Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, HSBC, TATA, Aditya Birla Group, BCG, Nomura, Ola, American Express, Samsung, among others. 

Campus Size

102 Acres

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is one of the top colleges in the country. IIM-A has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIM-A programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).

  • March 2021: IIM A launches a centre for transportation and Logistics research co-chaired by Sandeep Chakrabarti and Debjit Roy-faculties of IIM Ahmedabad. 
  • March 2021: IIM Ahmedabad Placement was conducted in clusters. It concluded with the participation of over 131 companies, and there were more than 170 offers made.
  • June 2021: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, launches Ashank Desai centre for Leadership and Organisational Development, led by Prof. Vishal Gupta. The Ashank Deshai centre aims to build and propagate relevant knowledge and skills required in the contemporary world.
  • June 2021: IIM A’s Project CHHAAV will equip about a million frontline workers in the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. The initiative aims to extend a helping hand to the rural population of India in its fight against COVID. Studies show that only 10% of the total COVID treatment centres are available for the rural population when they account for nearly 50% of the COVID cases reported in the country.
  • June 2020: The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked IIM Ahmedabad as the top B-school in India, followed by IIM Bangalore.

IIM Ahmedabad Ranking

IIM Ahmedabad is among the best B-Schools in India and has been acknowledged by National and International ranking agencies for its consistency in creating and nurturing some of the best minds in the world. Its outstanding placement drives and the salary packages, year after year, helps it maintain its par excellence reputation. The table given below sites some of IIM Ahmedabad Ranking both nationally and internationally.

IIM Ahmedabad Ranking

Ranking type




Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021



Eduniversal Best Master’s Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry management (2015-16)



NIRF Ranking 2021



Businessworld 2021



Business Today 2021



Outlook MBA Ranking 2021


IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2022

All candidates who are interested in applying for one or more programmes at IIM Ahmedabad  are required to sit for stipulated entrance tests (CAT/GMAT). IIM Admission Criteria varies from one programme to another. Aspirants must make a note of the following IIM Ahmedabad Admission Highlights.

  • Applications for all programmes offered by IIM Ahmedabad have to be filled and submitted on IIM Ahmedabad’s official website.
  • The mode of payment for the application fees is online.
  • The applications of only eligible candidates shall be accepted
  • All admission dates have been closed for this year in the month of January
  • MBA PGP Course had a total of 395 seats for the year 2021
  • IIM Ahmedabad Admission Fees 2022 is non-inclusive of deposits and taxes.
  • Candidates who score above the minimum eligibility cut-off score in the test (CAT/GMAT) are called for further rounds of evaluation.
  • All details of IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria for all IIM Ahmedabad programmes have been given in the table below. 

IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria 2022


Eligibility Criteria


  • The qualifying exam is CAT. 
  • Candidates should also hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% or equivalent
  • A 5% relaxation in the minimum marks is provided for the reserved categories.


  • The qualifying exams include CAT and GMAT.
  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • There is a 5% relaxation in the minimum marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD categories.


  • The qualifying exams include GMAT and GRE.
  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or any equivalent degree from a recognised university.
  • Candidates must also complete at least 15 years of study according to the education system of India. 
  • Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences.
  • Minimum 4 years of full time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2022


  • The qualifying exams include GMAT, GRE, CAT, GATE, and ePGD ABA qualifying cum aptitude test.
  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised institution/ university.
  • Minimum of 2 years' work experience (preferably in the domain of business analytics); the experience criterion may be waived for candidates with exceptional academic qualifications.

Note: For most of the admission processes to various programmes under IIM-A, the current year CAT score is sufficient. However, international students seeking admission in an IIM-A programme should have valid GMAT scores

IIM Ahmedabad Cut-Off

Only those candidates who score above the minimum prescribed IIM Ahmedabad Cut-Off 2022 were called for further rounds of evaluation. The IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cut-Off cum minimum eligibility cut-off is published on the official website of IIM Ahmedabad each year. This year the cut off scores have drastically dropped in comparison to last year. The below-given table below elaborates on Category-Wise, and Section-Wise IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off 2022 for your reference.

IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off 2022 (Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2021 Percentile Ranks)


Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank


Quantitative Aptitude  percentile rank


Overall percentile rank


General, EWS




















PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)





PwD (ST)





IM Ahmedabad Courses

IIM Ahmedabad Courses include various doctoral and postgraduation-level programmes that are most sought-after throughout India and the world. IIM Ahmedabad Courses include the following.





2 years

Full Time Post Graduate Programme


2 Years

Full Time Post Graduate Programme


two year master degree programme (with added flexibility of completion in 3 years)

e-Mode Post Graduate Programme


1 year

Full Time Post Graduate Programme


16 months

Diploma Programme

Ph.D. (FPM)

B.Tech./ 4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or

Post graduate diploma (2 yrs.)
Professional qualification -
CA/ ICWA/CS with B.Com/Degree

Full Time Residential Programme


IIM Ahmedabad College Fees

The IIM Ahmedabad Fees varies from one programme to another. IIM Ahmedabad Fees 2021 includes tuition fees, accommodation fees, course material, travel charges, internet charges, library fees, laptop and computer costs, Alumni activity costs, and mess charges. The IIM Ahmedabad Course Fees for various programmes is as follows:

IIM Ahmedabad Course Fees


Course Fee (in Lakhs)






30 lakhs (Single Accommodation)
32 Lakhs  (Married Student Housing)



Note: IIM Ahmedabad Fees for OBC/SC/ST may vary as per the reservation rules and guidelines followed by IIM Ahmedabad. The fee mentioned above is for the General (Unreserved) category.

IIM Ahmedabad Placements & Packages 2022

IIM Ahmedabad has good placement rates every year (almost 100% each year). For the year 2021, IIM Ahmedabad Placement had over 131 recruiters participating, with over 170 job offers made. IIM Ahmedabad average package for this year is about 26.13 LPA. The placement takes place in clusters, and various national and international companies offer job postings in each cluster. IIM Ahmedabad highest package domestic was Rs. 55.88 LPA, whereas the highest international package offered was about Rs. 1.32 CPA. The top recruiter for the year 2021 was McKinsey.

The table given hereunder will tell you all at a glance all about IIM Ahmedabad Placement Statistics 2021.

IIM Ahmedabad Placement Statistics (2021)


Placement Statistics

Placement Rate


No. of Recruiters


No. of offers


No. of Dream Offers


Top Recruiters

BCG, McKinsey, HUL

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships are offered to students based on merits and needs. These are given to deserving candidates under various programmes. Some of the scholarships include the following.

  • IIMA Special Need-based Scholarship for PGP and PGP FABM
  • Interest Waiver Scholarships
  • SC/ST scholarships
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • PGP Alumni Endowment Funds
  • Aditya Birla Group Scholarships
  • T Thomas Scholarship
  • OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship
  • Dunia Scholarship for Scholastic Excellence
  • Class of PGP 2001, Peri Vishwanath Scholarship

IIM Ahmedabad Infrastructure

Some interesting aspects of IIM Ahmedabad Infrastructure include the following.

  • IIM-A houses the Vikram Sarabhai Library with over 1,94,000 printed books, 19815 online books and numerous journals, volumes, papers, thesis, etc. 
  • There are different cafes open inside the campus, such as Food King, Coffee Express, etc. 
  • It has in house boys hostels and girls hostels
  • Sports Complex: Available Facilities include a badminton court, Basketball court, cricket ground, football ground, tennis court, volleyball court, squash court, etc.
  • There are modern research facilities available on the campus. 
  • Other facilities include a well-equipped gym, music room, medical facilities, A/C classrooms, convention centres, International Management Development Center, auditorium, WiFi campus, seminar rooms, ATMs, Amphitheatre, post office, syndicate rooms, and labs. 

IIM Ahmedabad Hostel

The IIM Ahmedabad has excellent infrastructure facilities overall. IIMA has 25 dorms that can house a residential capacity of about 740 students. There are also separate housing facilities for candidates who are married. Each dorm has about 10 single rooms on each floor of the hostel. There are many cafes and food outlets inside the campus. The hostel has WiFi connections, washing machines, TV, telephones and other modern amenities that the students can use. It truly is home away from home. 

IIM Ahmedabad College FAQs

  • IIM Ahmadabad is one of the oldest IIMs and has a very experienced and high-profile faculty. The Institution also has government funding. It has one of the best placement records, world-class research facilities and an environment for pushing the students to their maximum potential. All these combined with the best and brightest students in the country studying there make it one of the best business schools, not only in India but also in the world.

  • There is no minimum cut off marks specified to get into IIMA. IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off changes each year. The cut-off is dependent on many factors such as the number of students appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the question paper, etc. But, IIM-A being one of the best business schools in the country, you may have to be score well to get into IIM Ahmedabad. Also, the IIM Ahmedabad Cut-Off varies for different candidate categories.

  • The IIM Ahmedabad average package for the year 2021 was 26.13 LPA. The trend is expected to either continue or go up

  • Yes. You can apply for an IIM Ahmedabad that is ranked higher while you are currently studying in one. But, you will need a very good profile, a high CAT score, and a good enough reason for quitting your current business school

  • The average salary of the MBA PGPx programme for the year 2021 is about 33 LPA, with the highest package as Rs. 81 LPA. There are a lot of offers for the PGPx programmes from many sectors and many sought after companies.


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