PGPBM Admissions Process | 2018-2020

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of applications at IIM Tiruchirapalli  Monday, June 4, 2018
Dispatch of Written Test Admit Cards [by Email only] Thursday, June 7, 2018
Written Test at IIM Tiruchirapalli(Chennai Campus) Sunday, June 10, 2018
Intimation of shortlist for Personal Interviews [by Email and the Test Admit Card numbers of shortlisted candidates on our website] Friday, June 15, 2018
Personal Interview at Chennai Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018
Admission Results [by Email, Post, and the Test Admit Card numbers of selected candidates will be uploaded on our Website]  Friday, June 29, 2018
Registration & payment of 1st installment of fee Saturday, July 28 &
Sunday, July 29, 2018 (until 3.00 pm)
Inauguration  Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5.00 p.m.
Orientation Friday, August 03, 2018 to
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Term I classes commence Friday, August 10, 2018
Classes for  7th Batch of PGPBM concludes Sunday, August 09, 2020



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, 2018.


Reservation is provided to eligible candidates as per the Government of India requirements. IIM Tiruchirapallimay 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 Tiruchirapalli would be Monday, June 4, 2018.


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 10, 2018 at IIM Tiruchirapalli(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 2017 or GMAT score (test taken between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018) 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%