PGPBM Admissions Process | 2019-2021

Important Dates

PGPBM Brochure and Online Application Form available at IIMT website ( Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Last date for submission of Online Application Form  Monday, June 3, 2019
Dispatch of Written Test Admit Cards (by e-mail only) Thursday, June 6, 2019
Written Test at IIM Trichy (Chennai Campus) Sunday, June 9, 2019
Intimation to shortlisted candidates for attending Personal Interviews by e-mail (The Test Admit Card numbers of the shortlisted candidates will also be uploaded on our website) Friday, June 14, 2019
Personal Interview at IIM trichy (Chennai Campus) Saturday, June 22, 2019 & Sunday, June 23, 2019
Communication of Final offers by e-mail and post.(The Test Admit Card numbers of the selected candidates will be uploaded on our Website]  Friday, June 28, 2019
Payment of First Installment of Fee Saturday, July 20
Term I Registration at Trichy Campus  Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Inauguration at Trichy Campus  Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Meets the Faculty and PGPBM Committee Members at Trichy Campus Saturday July 27, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Orientation at Trichy Campus (Case Method Workshop)  Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Orientation at Chennai Campus (Academic Integrity Workshop) Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Orientation at IIMT Chennai Campus (Wokshop on prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace)  Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PGPBM 2019-21 Batch Orientation at IIMT Chennai Campus (Understanding the PGPBM Student Manual) Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Commencement of Term I Classes  Friday, August 9, 2019
Conclusion of Term IX Classes  Sunday, August 8, 2021
Date of Convocation of PGPBM 2019-21  March, 2022 (date to be finalized later)



The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.


IIM Tiruchirappalli believes that experience is the key input working executives bring to the PGPBM programme to enrich their own learning and that of their peers. The candidate applying for this programme must have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience as on August 1, 2020.


Reservation is provided to eligible candidates as per the Government of India requirements. IIM Tiruchirappalli may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIM Tiruchirapalli.


Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a mobile number throughout the selection process.


Interested candidates will have to apply in the prescribed format through the application form available on our website ( A non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2,000/- for general category students and a non-refundable fees of Rs.1000/- for SC/ST/DAP students has to be remitted to “IIMT Chennai Centre”, SB A/c. No. 50100011400101; IFSC Code: HDFC0002086 of HDFC Bank, Tiruverumbur Branch, Tiruchirappalli. The transaction reference number/Demand Draft number has to be quoted in the application form in the relevant field. Candidates availing concessional application fee are required to attach a copy of the relevant caste certificate with their application.

The last date for submission of online application forms complete in all respects to IIM Tiruchirappalli would be Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (tentative).


All candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and with applications complete in all respects will be called for a written test. The written test is scheduled on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (tentative) at IIM Tiruchirappalli (Chennai Campus).

The written test will challenge the candidates on their quantitative ability, verbal ability, data interpretation, and logical reasoning skills. The examination will be for about 150 minutes.

Exemption from Written Test: Candidates having a valid test score of CAT 2019 or GMAT score (test taken between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020) are exempted from the Written Test. They are however required to complete the filled-in application form by paying the application fees and completing their application in all other respects.

Candidates who have a valid CAT or GMAT score may also choose to appear for the written test conducted by IIM Tiruchirappalli. In such cases, their CAT/GMAT scores will be ignored and only the scores obtained in the written test scores will be considered for shortlisting them to the next stage of the admissions process. Candidates will be shortlisted for a Personal Interview based on their CAT, GMAT or written test scores as applicable. Only the candidates selected for Personal Interview (PI) would be intimated by email.


The following table shows the evaluation criteria that would be employed for final offer of admission after the Personal Interview. Evaluation Component Weight
1. Written Test Score 40%
2. Personal Interview Score 30%
3. Work Experience Score 15%
4. Performance at Undergraduate level 15%
   Total 100%