Approved by AICTE & Internationally Accredited by IACBE, USA Recognized by CHEA, USA

Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore

Admission 2019 - 21


about IBA

Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore was established in 2001 with single programme focus in mind – Post Graduate Programme in Management. Over the years the institute has established a tradition for excellence and quality in professional education. Right from the beginning the institution has been attracting students from all parts of the country making it a 'mini-Indiapura'.

Ever since its inception the founding mission at IBA has been to bring excellence in Teaching, Training, Corporate Networking and in Placements. It is not a surprise that the journey in pursuit of this mission has seen it progress into the league of Top 1% B-Schools in India, and with IBA Bangalore being ranked in the list of first 20 B-schools out of the 5000+ in country to get International Accreditation and stand apart distinctly from the rest.


A Bachelor’s degree in any field from any statutory University approved by UGC with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories) OR Applicants, who are in final year of Bachelor degree, are also eligible to apply.


Applicant must appear for any one of the below mentioned Entrance Tests and submit the photocopy of Score Card along with filled Application Form.

We accept scores of following tests:

  • CAT 2018 (Common Admission Test conducted by IIMs)
  • XAT 2019 (XLRI Admission Test)
  • MAT Sept. 2018, Dec. 2018, Feb. 2019 & May 2019 (Management Aptitude Test conducted by AIMA)
  • ATMA Dec. 2018, Feb. 2019, May 2019 & July 2019 (AIMS Test for Management Admission)
  • GMAT after Sept. 2018 (Graduate Management Aptitude Test conducted by GMAC)
  • GRE after Sept. 2018 (Graduate Record Examination conducted by ETS)
  • GATE 2018 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering jointly conducted by IISC and IITs)
  • CMAT 2019 (Common Management Admission Test Conducted by AICTE)
  • State Governments Entrance Tests – 2019 like MH-CET

Disclaimer: IBA uses scores of above mentioned Tests for admission in its Management Programme. The Testing Bodies neither have any role in selection process nor in conduct of the Management Programme.

Scholarships (PGDM 2019 – 21)

Students who meet below mentioned criteria (Student will be offered the best option, if eligible for more than one Criteria)

Criteria "A" : SStudent/s having aggregate marks of 60% or above in Class Xth, XIIth & Graduation, would be awarded scholarship of Rs. 30,000/-

Criteria "B" : Student/s having aggregate marks of 70% or above in Class Xth, XIIth & Graduation, would be awarded scholarship of Rs. 40,000/-

Criteria "C": Student/s having aggregate marks of 60% or above in Xth, XIIth, Graduation and having percentiles as mentioned below in the Entrance Tests would be eligible for Scholarships as stated below:

CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 / GMAT or GRE (after Sept, 2018) MAT 2018 & 2019 / ATMA 2019 / CMAT 2019 SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT (Rs.)
80 percentile or above 95 percentile or above 60,000
70 to 79.99 percentile 85 to 94.99 percentile 50,000
60 to 69.99 percentile 70 to 84.99 percentile 40,000


Scores of Aptitude Test (list of accepted tests given above) 20 marks Original Score Card will be verified at GD & P.I centre
Consideration of Bachelor Degree Marks, 12th Standard, 10th Standard Marks & Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities 35 marks 10 Marks each for Bachelor Degree, 12th and 10th Standard. 05 marks for Work Experience / Extra-curricular activities
Group Discussion 10 Marks Assessment will be done at GD & P.I Center
SOP (Statement of Purpose) 10 marks Assessment will be done at GD & P.I Centre
Personal Interview (P.I.)* 25 marks Assessment will be done at GD & P.I Centre
Total 100 marks

*It is necessary for an applicant to clear the Personal Interview round for Admission at IBA

Please Note:

  • In previous Batches, 25% to 30% of Batch comprised of students having varied work experience up to 6 years.
  • Admission at IBA is purely on Applicant’s merit & performance during the Admission Phase.
  • Please don’t fall prey to any Admission Consultant and don’t pay any donation for Admission at IBA. IBA has not authorized any Admission Consultant to conduct GD & P.I on its behalf.
  • Any attempt to influence the admission process / result / decision making will disqualify the Applicant.