MBA Colleges in India Accepting GMAT Score

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Updated on
June 6, 2023

Graduate Management Admission Test, GMAT is fast gaining popularity in India. In addition to International B-schools, the colleges accepting GMAT score in India are more than hundred. Top MBA colleges in India accepting GMAT include IIMs, ISB, XLRI, SPJIMR and many other B-schools. Read the Table of Contents below to know which B Schools in India accept GMAT scores; which are the programs offered by the Colleges Accepting GMAT for MBA Admission and more  

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Table of Contents

  1. MBA Programs and Top Colleges in India Accepting GMAT
  2. GMAT Score Validity for Indian MBA Applicants in India
  3. Top GMAT Accepting Colleges Abroad
  4. Top 10 GMAT Accepting Colleges in India for One Year MBA
  5. Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting GMAT Score for Two Year MBA Programs
  6. Two Year MBA Colleges Accepting GMAT Score for Foreign Students

1. MBA Programs and Top Colleges in India Accepting GMAT
If you are an Indian MBA applicant, you can use your GMAT score to apply for MBA programs in India as well as in foreign B-schools. Similarly, Foreign students, NRI students and the Persons of Indian origin (PIO) can apply to all the MBA programs in India on the basis of GMAT scores.

MBA Programs
Top Colleges in India Accepting GMAT
One Year MBA in India
ISB, IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, Great Lakes, MDI, IMI
Two Year Flagship MBA in India
100+ B-schools/Universities including SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, XUB, TAPMI
MBA Programs Abroad
All the B-schools and Universities abroad accept GMAT score for MBA Admission

2. GMAT Score Validity for Indian MBA Applicants in India
GMAT scores are valid for MBA admission in India for 2-3 years from the date of taking the test. In one year a candidate can appear upto 5 times in GMAT exam.

 

Although GMAT score for MBA admission are universally accepted from Foreign Nationals, Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin; for MBA applicants in India, GMAT exam scores are valid for One Year MBA equivalent programs at top Indian B-schools like ISB, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, XLRI and others. Many top MBA colleges in India also accept GMAT scores for admission to their 2 years flagship programs from Indian applicants. 

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3. Top GMAT Accepting Colleges Abroad
Below are shared some of the top business schools in the world, including Asian B-schools that accept GMAT score for MBA admission to their flagship porograms. Approximate Average GMAT cut off 2023 for these B-schools is also mentioned:

MBA College
Average GMAT Cut off
Harvard Business School (United States)
730-740
Stanford Graduate School of Business (United States)
730-740
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (United States):
720-730
London Business School (United Kingdom)
700-710
INSEAD (France/Singapore)
710-720
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (United States)
720-730
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago (United States)
720-730
China Europe International Business School (China)
690-700
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
660-670
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (Hong Kong)
660-670

4. Top 10 GMAT Accepting Colleges in India for One Year MBA
Almost all the one year MBA colleges accept GMAT score for admission. GMAT is the most widely used test for admissions to One Year MBA equivalent programs in India. The top ten 1 year MBA colleges accepting GMAT score are shared below with the program name and duration for their One Year MBA Programs in India

One Year MBA college accepting GMAT Score
One Year MBA Program Name
Program Duration
ISB Hyderabad and Mohali
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP)
12 months full time program
IIM Ahmedabad
PGPX-Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)
12 Months Full Time MBA
IIM Bangalore
Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP)
12 Months Full Time MBA
IIM Calcutta
MBA for Executives (MBA-Ex)
12 Months Full Time Program
XLRI Jamshedpur
PGDM (General Management
15 Months Full Time Program
SPJIMR, Mumbai
PGPM
15 Months Full Time Program
IIM Indore
EPGP
12 Months Full Time Program
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
PGPM
15 Months Full Time Program
MDI Gurgaon
PGDM-BM
18 Months Full Time Program
IMI New Delhi
Executive -PGDM
18 Months Full Time Program
IMT Ghaziabad
PGDM-ExP
18 Months Full Time Program
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
PGDM-Executive
15 Months Full Time Program
FORE School of Management, New Delhi
PGPX
15 Months Full Time Program
LBSIM Delhi
PGDM Executive
15 Months Full Time Program
BIMTECH Greater Noida
PGPX
15 Months Full Time Program

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5. Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting GMAT Score for Two Year MBA Programs

MBA admission to the flagship 2 year MBA/PGDM programme is also open for Indian students with GMAT entrance exam scores in more than 100 MBA colleges in India. Some of the top 2 year MBA colleges accepting GMAT score for Indian students for admission to their flagship 2 year MBA programme include SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Great Lakes, TAPMI among others. These are only some of the top Business Schools in India Accepting GMAT Score for Freshers as well as for candidates with work experience. These top business schools in India accepting GMAT score for Indian students have GMAT cut off in a score range of 650 to 750 or GMAT percentile score range of 80 to 95.  

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However, the pre-condition to apply for 2 year flagship MBA/PGDM programme in these top 2 year MBA colleges accepting GMAT score for Indian applicants is the GMAT score validity period which should not be more than two years old.   

2 Year MBA college Accepting GMAT score for Indian Students
Name of Flagship 2 Year MBA/PGDM Programme
SPJIMR Mumbai
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
IMT Ghaziabad
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
IMI New Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)
MBA- Business Management & other MBA programmes
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
FORE School of Management, New Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
MICA Ahmedabad
Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications
IFIM Business School, Bangalore
Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Apart from the above few top 2 year MBA colleges accepting GMAT score for Indian Students, there are other 100+ MBA colleges accepting GMAT score in India from Indian applicants for admission to their flagship 2 year MBA programmes at a moderate GMAT score of 550 to 600.

 

6. Two Year MBA Colleges Accepting GMAT Score for Foreign Students
Almost all the 500+ best two year MBA colleges in India accept GMAT score for Foreign Students admission. These foreign students include students of Foreign Origin, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).

 

Among the top two Year MBA Colleges accepting GMAT score for foreign students include IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and all other 16 IIMs; XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, IMI New Delhi, Management departments of IITs, IMT Ghaziabad and others. Following are the brief details of these top 2 year MBA colleges  accepting GMAT Score for foreign students and the programme offered by them:

2 Year MBA College accepting GMAT score for Foreign Students
Title of the 2 year flagship MBA programme
IIM Ahmedabad
Post Graduate (MBA) Programme
IIM Bangalore
Master of Business Administration
IIM Calcutta
Master of Business Administration
IIM Lucknow
Master of Business Administration
IIM Indore
Master of Business Administration
XLRI Jamshedpur
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
SPJIMR Mumbai
Post Graduate Diploma in Management 
MDI Gurgaon
Post Graduate Programme in Management
IMI New Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Master of Business Administration

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