IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2021: Eligibility, Cut Off, Selection, Online Form, Score Accepted

IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2021: Eligibility, Cut Off, Selection, Online Form, Score Accepted

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Sep 28, 2021IIM Ahmedabad 2021 Details below intended to give Highlights, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Courses, Fees, Scholarships, Facilities
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IIM Ahmedabad Admission 2021

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is regarded as one of the top-ranking management institutions in the world. Its Doctoral, Post Graduate and Certificate courses are extremely sought after. IIM Ahmedabad Admission for all of its courses is based on preliminary entrance exam. IIM Ahmedabad accepts CAT scores from Indian nationals and GMAT scores from foreign national students for its postgraduate courses.  

For IIM Ahmedabad Admissions, the final shortlist of IIM Ahmedabad for its MBA Programme showcased a 3:1 male is to female gender diversity ratio. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process, criteria, and application process vary from one course to another. The sections given below shall elaborate on the same in detail.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria 2021

Since IIM Ahmedabad considers its admission process through an entrance examination, thus the process starts with filling the application form online. Candidates must check the necessary IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria before applying for any course offered at IIMA. A clear idea about the accepted entrance exams for each course, eligibility and other IIM Ahmedabad Admission Criteria is a must. The details have been given in the table below. 

IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria 2021




Accepted Entrance Exam


2 years

Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification

CAT/ GMAT followed by AWT (WAT) and PI rounds


2 years

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines



1 year

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline. 

Minimum Age of 25 Years



2 years

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline/CA/CS/ICWA with a minimum 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA 

Work experience of minimum 3 years

Minimum age of 24 years

CAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ IIM Ahmedabad Admission Test (IAT)


16 months

Minimum of 2 years work experience (preferably in the domain of business analytics) Bachelor's degree holders with strong quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills

GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ GATE/ ePGD ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test


- Engineering students: 4 years

- Non-Engineering students: 3 years

Master's Degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification from any of the recognised universities / CA/ICWA/CS/ with B. Com or 4 years bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.


IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process

The IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process 2021 for each course at IIM Ahmedabad involves an entrance test. The entrance test varies based on the system applied to and the nationality of the candidate. For IIM Ahmedabad Admissions to MBA programmes, domestic candidates must sit for CAT, and international candidates are required to give GMAT. Below, the IIM Ahmedabad Admission Procedure 2021 has been elaborated for your convenience. 

  • Undertaking the Entrance Test: All interested candidates are required to sit for CAT/GMAT/GATE/CSIR/NET/UGC NET/GRE/JRF as applicable. 
  • Application Process: All candidates interested in studying at IIM Ahmedabad must successfully register themselves and fill the application forms and submit the same within the prescribed time period and the appropriate application fees as per the guidelines issued by IIM Ahmedabad. 
  • Shortlisting: IIM Ahmedabad decides CAT/GMAT/GRE/JRF/GATE/CSIR/UGC NET/NET cut off score to select the best candidates for its courses each year.
  • Writing Ability Test WAT and or Personal Interview (PI): After shortlisting, candidates are required to sit for WAT and or (PI) based on the entrance exam applicable and the course they are applying for. For example, international students applying for an MBA programme shortlisted on the basis of their GMAT scores will have to clear both WAT and PI for final selection. However, domestic students selected based on CAT scores will have to clear PI for final selection. 
  • Final Selection: Candidates who clear all the above stages of the IIM Ahmedabad Admissions shall finally be selected and receive the call letter. 

IIM Ahmedabad Application Form 2021

The first and the most crucial step of IIM Ahmedabad Admissions 2021 is filling the IIM Ahmedabad Application Form 2021. Below are the steps that will tell you how to do the same correctly. 

  • Visit IIM Ahmedabad's official website
  • Register if you have not registered already with all the requisite details such as an active and a valid email Id and phone number.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a unique Id and password for future use.
  • You will also receive an OTP. Enter that OTP in the space given, verify OTP and hit submit button
  • Now check the "I Agree" check box, and proceed towards filling the application form.
  • In the application form, fill all personal and academic details correctly.
  • Upload all the requisite documents in the prescribed format and pay the applicable application fees. 
  • Before submitting the IIM Ahmedabad Application Form 2021, check all details filled in to avoid any discrepancies. 
  • Submit the application form.
  • Keep a soft copy and a physical copy of your application fee receipt and application form for future reference. 

Documents Required at the time of IIM Ahmedabad Admissions 2021:

Here is a list of documents required at the time of IIM Ahmedabad Admissions 2021

  • Class 12th and 10th Marksheets
  • Bachelor's degree certificate and mark sheets for all years/semesters as applicable
  • Postgraduate degree certificate and mark sheets for all years/semesters as applicable
  • CA/ICWA/CS Marksheets as applicable
  • CAT/GMAT/GRE/ NET/UGC NET/ CSIR/GATE scorecard and results as applicable
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • A hard copy of the application form
  • Caste certificate for reserved candidates
  • Work experience certificate
  • Salary slips

IIM Ahmedabad Application Fees 2021

The application fees vary from course to course. Here is a table that gives you details on course wise IIM Ahmedabad Application Fees


Application Fees

PGPX (Round 1)


PGPX (Round 2)


PGPX (Round 3)












IIM Ahmedabad Reservation Criteria

The Government of India has fixed certain rules and regulations associated with the reservation that IIM Ahmedabad follows. The table given below will help you understand the IIM Ahmedabad Reservation Criteria 2021.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Reservation Criteria 2021


Reservation Percentage











IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

IIM Ahmedabad gives numerous scholarships to meritorious minds that need financial aid to harness their capabilities and shift their economic conditions. These scholarships aim at helping students achieve their educational and career goals despite weak financial backgrounds. They may or may not be granted at the time of IIM Ahmedabad Admissions basis their individual guidelines. Here is a comprehensive list of IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships 2021. 

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

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  • Yes, a UG candidate can apply for PGP at IIM Ahmedabad Admissions. If selected, the admission will be kept as provisional unless the student completes all qualification requirements and submits the certificates in the institution.

  • There is a three-staged selection process for IIM Ahmedabad PGP Admissions 2021. Registration of candidates with the minimum eligibility criteria, shortlisting for PI round, and final selection.

  • A candidate needs to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification from a UGC-recognised university. Candidates must possess a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ ST/ PwD candidates).

  • Yes, it is essential for candidates applying for ePGD-ABA admission at IIM Ahmedabad must have a minimum of two years of work experience (preferably in the domain of Business Analytics).

  • Candidates must be of 24 years of age at least as of March 31, 2021, to be eligible for ePGP admission at IIM Ahmedabad.