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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX

May 30, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for IIM Ahmedabad PGPX?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at IIM Ahmedabad is 693 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after IIMA PGPX?

The average salary at IIM Ahmedabad for the last graduating class was INR 32,35,553. 91% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (34%), Finance (9%) and technology (34%) oriented functional roles. 

IIMA’s PGPX has been rated among the world’s best MBA programmes in terms of career progression. This has been possible due to a variety of factors. The PGPX intake has a rigorous admissions process, an enriching academic programme, and a strong industry recognition. Recruiters from various sectors such as banking, consulting, energy, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, automotives and diversified business groups prefer to hire their middle and senior management through the PGPX graduates.

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₹ 29,50,000 

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₹ 2,00,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at IIM Ahmedabad PGPX

The Tuition fees for IIM Ahmedabad is INR 29,50,000 and an additional  INR 2,00,000 is the living cost. 

PGPX is a unique programme with participants from varied experiences. For a better classroom experience and more distinct student profiles, the PGPX programme has introduced scholarships for entering students. To recognise exceptional performance in the programme, PGPX has also introduced awards for students at the time of graduation.

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IIMA PGPX Application Essays 2023

  • Can you narrate a few incidents from your professional life that would illustrate your ability to handle volatile situations? (1000 words)

  • What will a management degree bring to you at this stage of your career? (500 words)

  • Tell us what is special about you, which would make you a good addition to the classroom? (500 words)

  • Can you walk us through some challenges you faced in the last three years of your work life? Please describe how you were able to overcome them. (500 words)

  • Do you have anything special that you would want the Admissions Committee to know? (500 words)

  • What is so special about you that professors and peers would like to have you in the class? (500 words)

IIMA PGPX Recommendation Questions 2023

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about IIM Ahmedabad

While we do not have a minimum score required for admission, we advise candidates to aim for a score at or above the 70th-75th percentile for both the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT/GRE. Please keep in mind, however, that standardised tests are just one of several admission criteria. A high score does not guarantee admission, and a below average score does not eliminate a candidate.

  • A bachelor’s Degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline
  • Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences
  • At least 4 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation and
  • Valid GMAT / GRE Score

PGPX Admissions Committee looks for participants who will contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience. A competitive applicant manages to demonstrate a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and through working on group projects.

The Committee takes into consideration the applicant’s professional background, including progression in their career, academic preparedness, accomplishments and strong interpersonal skills.

Yes, the PGPX programme has instituted five (5) interest waiver scholarships on merit basis which will work as interest waived on bank loan taken by student (for the programme fee) for a year. Maximum amount for scholarship can go up to 3 lakh.

IIM Ahmedabad has a Placement Office to assist the Student Placement Committee in providing administrative and logistical support in arranging for campus placements. They also have full- time staffs that help to coordinate this activity. Please note that placements are not guaranteed and it is not an entitlement of the student. However IIMA’s approach is to build up a career service network with the help of a robust Alumni network over time rather than to provide only a placement at the end of the course.

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