The selection process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by personal interview (PI). IFMR has two rounds of admission for the MBA batch (2018-20).
The Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants who are/were employed and have work experience of 12 months to 36 months as of 1st December 2017. The deadline for this round is 15th January 2018.
The selection process for this round scheduled in February 2018, is expected be held at the following 7 Indian cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune; subject to a viable number of shortlisted applicants in each of these centers.
The General Round is open to all applicants, who may or may not be employed. The deadline for this round is 12th February2018. The selection process for this round scheduled in March 2018 is expected to be held at the following 20 Indian cities, subject to a viable number of shortlisted candidates in each of these centers.
- East Zone – Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi
- North Zone – Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow
- South Zone – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
- West Zone – Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Applicants who were earlier employed and are not currently employed and have 12 to 36 months of experience as of 1st December 2017, can apply through either the Early Decision Round or the General Round.
In both rounds, if a center is dropped for want of adequate number of shortlisted applicants, then those shortlisted applicants who have selected that particular center will be informed separately and given the option to choose any other center.