Eligibility & Admission Criteria for Overseas Student - IIM Bangalore

Overseas candidates are admitted through direct applications. Overseas candidates are Indian nationals or foreigners with valid passport or travel document residing outside the India and not in a position to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management at various centers in India.

These candidates are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and have an official result reported to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). The GMAT code number for IIMB is 7036. Final selection is based on performance in GMAT, scholastic achievement, work experience, and three letters of reference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years at a university.
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score (including AWA score).

Overseas Candidates refer to Indians resident outside India and foreign nationals. In order to qualify as a Indian resident abroad, a candidate should have been/expect to be resident outside India for a period of 18 months between 1st January 1998 and 31st December 2002 for acquiring a graduate/post-graduate degree and/or working as an executive, and be outside India during the CAT examination. Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India.

Application Forms Now Available

Application Procedure

The Application form (pdf) and letter of Reference blanks (pdf) can be downloaded from this site. Candidates may download the application form and send a completed form to the Incharge Admission (address below), along with a fee of US $ 100.00 (by bank draft drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore payable at Bangalore, India). Candidates may also download the letter of Reference blanks (pdf) and give them to the referees, so that the referees may mail them to the Incharge Admissions separately. Or

Candidates may write to the Incharge Admissions (address below), along with a fee of US$ 100.00 (by bank draft drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore payable at Bangalore, India), for the Application Form/Letter of reference blanks. Candidates can then complete the application form and mail it to the Incharge Admission, and give the letter of reference blanks to their referees, so that the referees may mail them to the Incharge Admission separately.



IIMB offers two years full-time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), which is equivalent to MBA degree offered by universities.

IIM Bangalore Admissions Office

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076 INDIA

Note: Selection will be based on GMAT scores, scholastic merit, work experience and three letters of reference.

Fee and Expenses

The Program fee is US $ 8000 per year. This fee covers tuition, teaching material, computer use, library, and accommodation in the Institute hostel. Food, travel, and other personal expenses are not covered in this fee.



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