IIMA follows a unique application process for its PGPX programme. The process is unique compared to the process followed by other similar programmes you may be applying to.
Unlike other schools that require you to submit application essays alongwith the application, IIMA does not require the essays with the application. They ask for essays only from applicants that make the shortlist for the personal interview.
The shortlist is announced only on the basis of the information you fill in the application form that relates to your academic background and professional experience. The application forms have to be filled online.
There are two application rounds. You will pay a lower application fee amount if you apply in the first round by 27 August 2019 as against if you apply in the second round by 24 October 2019.
You can expect the first shortlist to be announced around mid-September for round 1 and mid-November for round 2. The email informing you of the shortlist will give you the date for the personal interview, documents you need to carry, the essay questions and also a date to submit the essays. While you can expect the interviews to take place in October for round 1 and December for round 2, the final admission decisions are likely to be announced by second week of November or last week of December for rounds 1 and 2 respectively.
You can expect to receive about ten days from the time that you receive the shortlist email to submit the essays online.
Some of the essays required to be submitted in the previous years are here:
What do you expect to gain from the PGPX course at IIMA?
Describe a situation that has influenced your life and demonstrated leadership qualities.
Describe a situation where your professional ethics were challenged and how you came to terms with the situation. What did you learn from this?
Describe a situation where you failed and how did you deal with this experience. What did you learn from this?
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