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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.