Admission Notification Details for Indian Institute of Management ( IIM ) Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management ( IIM ) Ahmedabad PGP- ABM Admission Notification - 2015

The Post- Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management ( PGP- ABM ) is specifically designed to develop effective managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in an increasingly competitive and globalizing food and agribusiness sector.

The programme is a leader in agribusiness management education and has been ranked Number 1 Agribusiness / Food Industry Management programme in the World by Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, for the third consecutive year.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy requirements as given in either section 1.1 or 1.2 below:

1.1 The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [ in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste ( SC ) / Scheduled Tribe ( ST ) and Differently Abled ( DA ) category, this is relaxed to 45% or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.


1.2 The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s / Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph and have a strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors. Such candidates will be required to submit a special form.

Failure to submit the form will disqualify the candidate from being considered further for admission to the programme.

The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice followed by the university / institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree.

Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for admission to the 2015-17 batch of PGP-ABM at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.

In the first step, candidates will be short-listed for Group Discussion ( GD ) and Personal Interviews ( PI ) from among candidates who have applied for the programme and have a valid CAT / GMAT1 score and satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. An overseas category candidate who applies with a GMAT score instead of a CAT score should have a total scaled score of at least 700.

Selection Criteria

In the second step, after the completion of group discussion and personal interviews ( GD-PIs ) of all candidates short-listed in the first step, candidates for admission to the 2015-17 batch of the PGP-ABM at IIM Ahmedabad will be selected from among the candidates who have attended the GD-PI ).

For final selection of candidates for the programme, 70% weightage would be given to GD-PI Score and 30% weightage to the Composite Score at the final stage of selection to arrive at the Aggregate Score.

The Personal Interview Score will be based on performance in the group discussion, personal interview, verifiable awards and recognitions, academic performance, exceptional achievements, extra-curricular activities, post-degree relevant work experience, post-graduation education etc.

The GD and PI scores of a candidate are normalized by dividing with the corresponding maximum possible score that could be obtained.


Please note that IIM Ahmedabad will conduct its Group Discussion and Personal Interviews ( GD & PIs ) for PGP-ABM in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and New Delhi. Candidates short-listed for GD & PI will be intimated by registered post tentatively in the last week of December 2014.

The CAT takers applying to IIMA’s Post-Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management ( PGP-ABM ) can also check out if they have been short-listed for GD & PI by visiting the IIMA website ( ) tentatively in the last week of December 2014.

No individual regret letters shall be sent to candidates not short-listed for GD & PI.

Contact Details

Programmes Officer

Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management

Indian Institute of Management


Ahmedabad 380 015

Email :,

Phone : 079-6632 4689, 6632 4688

Fax : 079-6632 6896, 26306896

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