IIM Ahmedabad (PGPX) One Year MBA

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Update on
September 4, 2020

IIM Ahmedabad offers one year full time MBA programme-PGPX and the batch starts in April every year. The one year MBA placement 2020 at IIM Ahmedabad has recorded a rise of 35% in highest salary and 10% rise in average salary. Last date to apply for IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA programme 2021-22 is October 19, 2020 for round-2 and January 4, 2021 for round-3.  


Launched in 2006, more than 1600 students have graduated from MBA-PGPX so far. Till 2016-17, the MBA-PGPX intake was 90, and from 2017-18, the institute added one more section to enhance the learning experience of participants. IIM Ahmedabad has continued the extra section and accordingly now the batch size has increased to 140 students in PGPX 2020-21 batch. 


IIMA PGPX Programme: Highlights
The IIMA PGPX is an intensive one-year MBA program programme designed to fulfill the unmet need of experienced managers, enhance their skills and capabilities essential for responsible positions at managerial levels. The objective of IIMA PGPX is to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic corporate environment. 


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Admission Eligibility Criteria
Following are the 4  basic eligibility criteria for the IIMA PGPX Applicants: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline. (Minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India i.e. 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 as the case may be.) 
  • Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. For example, for PGPX 2021-22 commencing in April 2021, the candidate should have completed 25 years of age by March 31, 2021, i.e. must be born on or before March 31, 1996. There is no upper age limit.
  • A valid GMAT/GRE score (GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years from the date to the application deadline date of the round in which candidate is applying. The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the three rounds are - Round 1: September 1, 2015 Round 2: October 20, 2015 Round 3: January 5, 2016.
  • Minimum 4 years of full time work experience after completion of graduation as on March 31, 2021

To ensure that your scores are sent directly to IIMA, please select "Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)"as one of the five programmes to which the GMAT results have to be sent from the menu provided by GMAT before the start of the test.)   


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Admission Criteria

  • The applicant must have a valid GMAT/GRE score of 700+/300+. 
  • To apply for IIMA PGPX 2021-22 the application last date is October 10, 2020 for round-2 and January 4, 2021 for round-3. The application deadline for round-1 has closed on August 31, 2020  
  • Candidate has to submit essay 
  • Shortlist will be based on academic profile, work experience, entrance exam score among other parameters 
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to attend interview process.

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Intake: 140 Students
The approved intake in PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad has been increased to 140 students. Till 2016-17, IIMA PGPX intake was 90 students. In 2017-18, the IIM Ahmedabad PGPX programme added one more section to enhance learning experience of participants. With the overwhelming response, IIMA PGPX 2020-21 batch continues the extra section and now 140 students are admitted to the one Year MBA at IIM Ahmedabad.


IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA Fees
IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA fees is Rs.28 lakhs. The personal expenses and international immersion are not included in it.


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Placements 2020

  • Highest Domestic Salary Up at Rs.81 LPA in Placement 2020 from Rs.60 LPA in 2019
  • Average domestic salary Up at Rs.33,36, 247 from Rs.30,35,708 last year
  • Students eligible for Placement: 140
  • Students who participated in Placement: 125
  • Students who accepted placement offers: 120
  • 7 Students did not seek campus placement
  • 3 students marching on Entrepreneurship
  • Top Recruiters include Genpact, AB lnBev, Accenture, Adani Group, Aditya Birla, Amazon, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Bharti Airtel, Deloitte, E&Y, L&T, Microsoft, PwC, Schindler, Shell, Trident, Visionet Systems Read More

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2020-21 Batch Inaugurated With 28% Women Students

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad has e-inaugurated on April 22, 2020, its 15th batch of the one year Full time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX) 2020-21 amidst the current COVID lockdown.


IIM Ahmedabad MBA-PGPX programme has witnessed consistent rise in gender diversity during last four years.


IIM Ahmedabad MBA-PGPX 2020-21: Women students

PGPX Batch
Percentage of Women Students
Total Batch Size

Other than the increase in gender diversity, the current batch is also very diverse in terms of NRI students (9.29% are residing outside India, spread across eight countries) and international work-experience (36% of the batch has worked abroad before joining MBA-PGPX). 


The 2020-21 batch has an average GMAT score of around 690 and GRE score of 317, the average age of about 31 years and seven months, average total work experience of 8.6 years, and average international experience of approximately a year and half years. 


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2019-20 Batch Inaugurated With 23% Women Students

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX

IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA 2019-20 Batch Inaugurated, Admits 140 students with 32 females, Average GMAT is 702, Average GRE is 320, Work-experience is 8.9 Yrs 
The 14th batch of IIM Ahmedabad PGPX with 23% female students, was inaugurated on April 11, 2019 by the Director, Prof. Errol D’Souza and welcomed by Prof. Arindam Banerjee, Chairperson, PGPX and Prof. Shailesh Gandhi, Dean - Programmes at RJM Auditorium, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). IIM Ahmedabad PGPX is the residential full time one year MBA offered to the candidates with a minimum of 4 years of work experience.

Often Executive MBA is confused with 1 Year MBA, but both are quite different. Read Executive MBA in India

A total of 140 students, with 32 female participants, have been admitted to the IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2019-20 batch. The average age of the IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA 2019-20 batch is 32 Years. In terms of work experience, the IIMA PGPX 2019-20 batch average is 8.9 Years. IIMA PGPX Admission Process is through GMAT and GRE Score. The average GMAT score is 702 while average GRE score is 320 for the students admitted to One Year MBA at IIM Ahmedabad.


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2019-20 Batch Profile
Here are the highlights of the IIMA PGPX 2019

  • Total candidates admitted: 140 students, 108 Male candidates and 32 Females
  • Average Age is 32 Years
  • Work Experience Average is 8.9 Years
  • Diverse work experience in 21 Industries and 140 companies
  • 9.29% of NRIs admitted reside outside India, spread across 6 countries
  • 35% of the batch has worked abroad before joining IIMA PGPX 2019
  • Average International Experience possessed by Students 1.5 Years
  • GMAT Score Average is 702
  • GRE Score Average is 320

IIMA PGPX 2019: Female Students on the Rise
IIMA PGPX Admission Process has witnessed more female students from diverse working areas joining the IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA. Ratio of female students in IIMA PGPX 2019 has gone up to 23% from 17% in the 13th batch of IIMA PGPX. Table below shares the data reflecting the ratio of female students admitted to IIM Ahmedabad executive MBA 

Percentage of Female Students
Total Students in the Batch
PGPX 2017-18
PGPX 2018-19
PGPX 2019-20

On the occasion, welcoming the students to the 14th batch of IIM-A PGPX, Professor Arindam Banerjee, Chairperson, PGPX said, “Diversity in the student population helps in enriching the learning process by bringing in diverse perspectives in the class-room discussion. It appears we are on the right track in terms of work experience, profiles and gender diversity in our batches.”


Squadron Leader, IAF, Ms. Shally Aggarwal (Retd.), one of the 32 female students admitted to IIMA PGPX 2019-20 said “From the onset of my MBA journey, I looked for the program that can offer an excellent classroom learning experience to intense work experience individuals like me. For me, PGPX out shined other comparable programmes because of the rich diversity of the cohort it offered - in the terms of industry, roles, geography, cultures and so on that forms the basis of an unparalleled exposure and peer to peer learning.”