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Over the years, the GMAT has become a truly versatile exam. It is banked upon by 7000+ MBA and Masters programs of universities and colleges around the world to pick the crème de la crème of students. A great GMAT score opens up a world of opportunities for you so that you can upgrade your skills and career with an MBA from a top class university.

Of late, the GMAT has emerged as an exam of choice for admission to top business schools in India as well. In terms of difficulty level and competition pool, it is less rigorous than CAT. Also, GMAT scores are valid for 5 years after the exam date as opposed to CAT scores, which are valid for 1-year post-exam. You can take the CAT only once in a year whereas you can retake the GMAT after 16 days if you fail to get your desired score the first time around.

What are YOUR chances of getting into ISB?

Have you taken the GMAT before?

Here’s the list of top-tier Indian B-schools with their GMAT cut-off scores.

Name of B School Name of Course Cut-off Fees (As of August 2021) Link
IIM Ahmedabad ePost Graduate Programme (EPGP) & Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) 680 for EPGP, 700+ for PGPX N/A – EPGP
INR 28,00,000 – PGPX
EPGP – Link & PGPX – Link
IIM Bangalore ePost Graduate Programme (EPGP) 709 for EPGP INR 21,50,000 Link
IIM Kolkata MBA for Executive Program (MBAEX) 701 for (MBAEX) INR 27,00,000 Link
IIM Lucknow International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) 680+ for IPMX INR 23,50,000 Link
IIM Indore ePost Graduate Programme (EPGP) 700+ for EPGP INR 24,15,000 Link
ISB Hyderabad Post Graduate Programme (PGP) 708/710 for YLP, 690 for PGP INR 24,54,000 for PGP Link
SP Jain Global MBA – GMBA & MBA 650 for GMBA, 700+ for MBA INR 20,65,000 (Mumbai Campus)
AUD 45,240 (Dubai/Sydney/Singapore)
BITS Pilani MBA 600+ for MBA N/A Link
IMT Ghaziabad Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Executive Avg. Score-690, minimum 500 for PGDM-Ex N/A Link
IFMR MBA 640+ for MBA INR 13,86,000 Link
IFMR EMBA 570+ for EMBA N/A Link
IIFT MBA 650+ (GMAT is only for NRI’s or children of NRI’s) INR 8,85,000 Link
IIT Madras MBA (GMAT only for NRI or Foreign Nationals) 650+ (GMAT is only for NRI’s or children of NRI’s) N/A Link
XLRI Jamshedpur General Management Program 640+ for PGDM-GMP INR 20,00,000 Link

If you have less than 5 years of work experience, we recommend that you should prepare for the GMAT alongside your CAT because if God forbid, you scoreless on the CAT then your GMAT scores would help you get into YLP of ISB or GMP of SP Jain respectively. If you have more than 5 years of work experience, then we recommend that you must take the GMAT to make it to the Top colleges accepting GMAT score in India.

Note that most B-schools do not publish cut-offs on their website. This data is based on our list of students who have received admission offers from these B-schools in the past 3 years (2018-21). If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us at
Good luck!

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