One Year MBA Admission Process: Exams, GMAT Scores, Last Date

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Updated on
January 12, 2023

The one year MBA admission process varies from IIM to IIM and also for other top MBA colleges offering one year MBA with different nomenclatures. However, the eligibility criteria for one year MBA admission among top MBA colleges have one thing in common which is graduation with high percentage of marks as minimum qualification and professional experience after completing graduation.

 

Top one year MBA entrance exams and the admission process in top MBA colleges like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, ISB, Masters’ Union, XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI also require a minimum GMAT/GRE score with minimum eligibility of a graduate degree with 50% marks or equivalent along with professional or entrepreneurial experience of 5 years. 

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  The one year MBA admission process varies from institution to institution. Most top IIMs and XLRI plan their admission process starting June/July, and ending in December/January, as their new Batch starts from April. One Year MBA process for ISB and Masters’ Union is generally open till February/March. Some B-schools like SPJIMR start their batch in August/September and hence have their one year MBA admission process open till June/July or so.

 

Common Admission Criteria for most top MBA program are:

  • A graduate degree
  • Good GMAT/GRE/CAT score
  • Quality Work Experience, varying from 1 years to 5 years.

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the qualifying test score such as GMAT/GRE & the overall profile of the candidate. After short listing the candidates, final selection process comprises various attributes such as personal interview, statement of purpose, written ability test and letter of recommendation which are evaluated before making final admission offer to the programme. 

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IIMs One Year MBA Admission Process: Overview

  • Step 1: Eligibility: Graduate degree with minimum 4-5 Years of professional work experience.
  • Step 2: GMAT/GRE score. Higher the GMAT/GRE score higher the chances of conversion
  • Step 3: Register on College website for One Year Full time Residential MBA Programme
  • Step 4: Shortlist of the candidates based on the overall profile & entrance test exam score
  • Step 5: Evaluation based on Personal Interview, SOP, Letter of Recommendation etc.
  • Step 6: Final Admission Offer
Institute
Exams Accepted
Average GMAT score of the batch
IIM Ahmedabad - PGPX
GMAT/GRE
701
IIM Bangalore - EPGP
GMAT/GRE
690
IIM Calcutta – MBA Ex
GMAT
685
IIM Indore - EPGP
GMAT
650
IIM Lucknow - IPMX
GMAT
670
IIM Shillong - PGPEx- MBEE
CAT/GMAT
500
IIM Kozhikode-PGP-BL 
CAT/GMAT/GRE
640-650

ISB One Year MBA Admission Process
Admission to ISB Hyderabad PGP requires 24+ months of full time work experience with a valid GMAT/GRE score. Important admission timelines are:

PGP Round 2 Interview Shortlist (Rolling):  Dec 2022  - 10 Feb 2023

PGP Round 2 Results: 15 Feb 2023

  • Applying in any round does not impact your chances of securing an admission offer.
  • Full tuition fee waivers will be offered only to Round 1 applicants.
  • Upto 75% in Round 2 & Upto 50% in Round 3 tuition fee waivers will be offered to the applicants.

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX-One Year MBA Admission Process 2023-24 Batch
To fulfill the unmet need of experienced managers, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) launched PGPX, the one-year full time residential programme in management in 2006. Important admission timelines are:

 

Admission Process 2023-24 Batch

 
Round-1 
 Round-2 
Round-3
STAGE 1: Application & Shortlist
Application Open
June 20, 2022
Sept 5, 2022
Nov 7, 2022
Application Close
Aug 22, 2022
Oct 28, 2022
Dec 19, 2022
Shortlist
Aug 30, 2022
Nov 9, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Essay submission
Aug 30-Sept 4, 2022
Nov 9-13, 2022
Dec 23-28, 2022
STAGE 2: Personal Interviews*
Ahmedabad & Delhi
Sept 10-11, 2022
Nov 19-20, 2022
Jan 7-8, 2023
Mumbai & Hyderabad
Sept 17-18, 2022
Nov 26-27, 2022
Jan 21-22, 2023
Bangalore & Kolkata
Sept 24-25, 2022
Dec 3-4, 2022
Jan 28-29, 2023
Overseas (Zoom)
-
Dec 3-4, 2022
Jan 7-8, 2023
New York  
-
Nov 19-20, 2022
-
Final Selection
Offers and waitlist
Oct 17, 2022
Dec 16, 2022
Feb 15, 2023

IIM Bangalore EPGP-One Year MBA Admission Process 2023-24 Batch
IIM Bangalore’s EPGP is a one year MBA programme designed for experienced professionals who are ready for senior management positions. Important admission timelines are:

 
ROUND – 1
ROUND - 2
ROUND – 3
Application window
June 21 to Aug 22, 2022 (5.00 p.m. IST)
Aug 24 to Oct 10,2022 (5.00 p.m. IST)
Oct 12 2022 to Dec 09, 2022 (5.00 p.m. IST)
Application fee (INR)
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,000
Rs. 3,000
Interviews#
Sep 10 -11, 2022
(Sat / Sun)
Oct 29 – 30, 2022
(Sat / Sun)
Dec 17-18, 2022
(Sat / Sun)
Interview Cities*
BANGALORE/ NEW DELHI / MUMBAI / KOLKATA
Offers & Waitlist#
September 23, 2022
November 11, 2022
December 30, 2022
Offer acceptance –
Last date#
October 03, 2022
November 21, 2022
January 09, 2023
Withdrawal - Last date#
October 31, 2022
December 19, 2022
January 31, 2023

IIM Calcutta MBA Executive-One year MBA Admission 2023-24 Batch
The MBA programme for Executives (MBA-Ex ) at IIM Calcutta provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets. Important admission timelines are:

Application Stages
Dates - First Round
Dates - Second Round
Dates - Third Round
Dates for Applying Online
June 30, 2022 -
August 22, 2022
August 23, 2022 -
October 16, 2022
October 17, 2022 -
November 30, 2022
Submission of duly
completed application form
August 22, 2022
October 16, 2022
November 30, 2022
Announcement of
short-listed candidates
August 27, 2022
October 22, 2022
December 05, 2022
Interview of short listed
candidates
September 3-4, 2022
November 5-6, 2022
December 10-11, 2022

Masters’ Union
Gurugram based Masters’ Union offers a 16 month Post Graduate Program in Technology & Business Management. If you wish to apply for the Cohort of 2024, you will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic experience: 3-4 year undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • Professional experience: While 2-4 years is ideal, we are open to considering freshers and older students
  • Essays: Essay responses provide Masters’ Union a good insight into critical thinking and communication skills
  • Test Scores: GRE, GMAT, CAT scores are required. Applicants can also take the Masters’ Union Business Aptitude and Admissions Test (MUBAAT).

Dates & Deadlines

Rounds
Deadline
MUBAAT
Interviews
Application Fee
Admission Fee Deadline
Commencement
Round 1
22nd January
28th/29th January
February
INR 3000
March
June
Round 2
2nd April
8th/9th April
May
INR 3000
May
June

IIM Lucknow IPMX – One Year MBA Admission Process 2023-24 Batch
The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) is designed for mid/senior-level management professionals

Activity
Phase 1
Phase 2
Announcement of the Program:
16-Aug-2022
16-Nov-2022
Last date of submission of completed application
15-Nov-2022
15-Jan-2023
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates#
01-Dec-2022
25-Jan-2023
Writing Ability Tests and Personal Interviews
17-Dec-2022 and 18- Dec-2022
04-Feb-2023
and 05-Feb-2023
Announcement of Selected Candidates#
31-Dec-2022
15-Feb-2023
Last Date of Acceptance and Submission of Acceptance Fee
31-Jan-2023
20-Mar-2023
commencement of Program
April 2023
April 2023

SPJIMR, XLRI, MDI, Great Lakes, One Year MBA Admission Process 2023-24 Batch
Admission to PGDM executive program requires 2-5 years of full-time work experience depending upon the institute. Below is the table highlighting top One Year PGDM executive programs in India.

Institute
Exams Accepted
Average GMAT score of the batch
SPJIMR Mumbai - PGPM
GMAT
660
XLRI Jamshedpur – PGDM (GM)
GMAT/XAT
640
MDI Gurgaon - NMP
CAT / GMAT
660
Great Lakes Chennai - PGPM
GMAT/CAT/XAT /CMAT
670

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