Eligibility Criteria for MBA 2024-26



Eligibility Criteria


Date of Birth

Should have been born after 01 Jan 1997


Class X



Class XII






Work Experience

Fresh graduates as well as candidates with work
experience are eligible.

(Full-time work experience up to 36 months ONLY
credit during evaluation of application)


Competitive Exams

 CAT : 2022 & 2023

75 Percentile


XAT : 2023 & 2024

75 Percentile

 NMAT : Oct 2023 – Feb 2024

222 Score


CMAT: 2024

To be announced

 GMAT : 2022, 2023, 2024

Score of 650

 GRE : 2022, 2023, 2024

Score of 310

 * Inclusive of all subjects 

Exemption from Competitive Exams for Eligible Applicants:

IFMR GSB extends a special invitation to individuals who have attained top-ranking positions in the nation’s most esteemed educational institutions. This provision is exclusively for applicants who have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees and achieved a university rank.

Applicants who have secured positions within the top 20 ranks among universities and institutes acknowledged by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), as detailed in both the comprehensive rankings (https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/OverallRanking.html) and university rankings (https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/UniversityRanking.html), will not be obliged to submit competitive exam scores. However, it is essential to furnish VALID documentary evidence confirming your university ranking.

We welcome you to provide this documentation along with your application to avail of this exemption.

We highly recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible to expedite its processing.

Other Details

1. Graduates of full-time degree course and or students in the final year of the undergraduate degree can apply.

2. Students from ODL (Open and Distance Learning) institutions are also eligible to apply as per the UGC policy and notification.

3. Applicants must submit valid scores in one (or more) of the competitive exams as mentioned in the eligibility criteria. From among the competitive exam scores given by the applicant, the best score will be considered subject to meeting the eligibility cutoff.

4. Work experience is not required. Fresh graduates as well as candidates with work experience are eligible. Full-time work experience up to 36 months will receive credit during the evaluation of the application.