Short Answer – The average GMAT score at IIM Calcutta is 697 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.
The average salary at IIM Calcutta MBAEx for the last graduating class was ₹36,79,000. 95% of the class was placed on campus with majority of class going into consulting (21%), e-commerce (14%) and technology (52%) oriented functional roles.
Various organizations across industries extended offers to the students which paved the way for aspirants to successfully shift their industry, roles, or functions of choice, which is more important than securing the job itself.
The Tuition fees for IIM Calcutta is INR 31,00,000 and an additional INR 5,00,000 is the living cost.
The MBAEx programme fulfils the criteria to be considered as MBA as per global accreditation organisations and features in the coveted ‘Global MBA Ranking’. The programme is of international repute and competes in the one-year MBA section of global rankings viz Financial Times. Moreover, IIM Act also wants the Institute to compete globally.
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Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
The check list of documents to be sent is as follows:
a) Duly filled-in application form
b) Application fee paid by demand draft / banker’s cheque
c) GMAT score card
d) Proof of proficiency in English, if applicable
e) Self attested scanned copies of original certificates and mark sheets / transcripts of examinations passed / degrees obtained.
f) Statement of Purpose
g) Two Letters of Recommendation
This should include an objective and clear statement on: why do you want to join the MBA for Executives Programme?; what qualities, experience and achievements do you have to justify your admission?; what type of jobs and at what level do you expect after successful completion of MBA for Executives Programme?
There is no minimum GMAT score required for application. Participants will be selected through a rigorous selection process based on their relative ranking comprising of GMAT score, academic background, professional experience, personal interview, statement of purpose and recommendation letters from two referees.
Educational loans are available from banks, e.g, SBI Scholar Loan from State Bank of India against some criteria as applicable at the time during application for loan.You may contact Manager, State Bank of India, IIM Joka Branch for further details. The bank’s phone number is (033) 2467 2357.
Programme fee for the academic year 2023-24 will be Indian Rupees 31,00,000/- (non-refundable) or equivalent US$ for one year, payable in four installments.
This amount includes tuition fees and cost of course material, books, accommodation, economy airfare and some incidental expenses of the immersion programme organized by IIMC. Over and above the programme fees mentioned in the above payment schedule, please note that other charges such as for electricity, food, expenses of personal nature are not covered by these fees and will have to be borne by the individual student.