IFMR announces MBA admission 2018

ifmr-chennaiInstitute: Institute of Financial Management & Research, Sri City

Institute of Financial Management & Research(IFMR), Sri City has started the admission procedure for its two-year full-time MBA/PGDM programme for the Academic year 2018-20. Candidates can check the detailed admission notification for MBA at IFMR below.


Programmes, Application Fee and Course Fee


Application Fee (INR)

Mode of Application

Course Fee (INR)


Rs. 1500


Rs. 12,00,000

The mode of application is completely online. Candidates are also required to pay a refundable caution deposit of Rs. 50,000 at the time of joining the course. The entire programme fee can be paid in three instalments.


Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 60 percent in class X, XII and Graduation.

  • Candidates who are applying must have completed the course in stipulated time 4 years for Engineering and three years for Science/Arts/Commerce.

  • National level management test/s score – As given in the table below:

Minimum Cutoff for different exams


Cut off for those without any verifiable achievements

Cut off for those with Substantial and verifiable achievements in the areas listed below

















  • Achievements can be related to the student's Work, Academics, Sports, Debate, Drama, Other Performing Arts (but not fine arts), Moot Court, NCC (but not NSS) Volunteering, and Organised Activism.
  • Relaxed cutoffs based on Achievements are given provisionally at the time of shortlisting, and the Achievements are verified during the selection process, both with regard to documentary evidence and oral articulation of the details of the achievements. 

*Nearly 40% of applicants in the past years have claimed achievements, but only half of these stand up to scrutiny, and the batch usually contains less than 20% students who have enjoyed relaxation. 80% of the students have qualified on the basis of the cut off without any relaxation.


  • Work Experience - Candidates with at least 12 months as of December 1, 2017 can apply through the Early Decision Round. Candidates who are currently not employed but have been employed in the past can also apply. All others can apply through the General Round.


Selection Process at IFMR

  • Shortlisting based on School/College performance for Early Decision Round, Entrance Exam scores to be considered in final selection along with WAT and PI.

  • Shortlisting based on CAT/XAT/CMAT/ GRE/GMAT for General Round, School/College performance to be considered in final selection along with WAT and PI.

  • In both cases, Bonus marks given for Achievements in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Important Dates


Early Decision Round (EDR)

General Round (GR)

Application starts

November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017

Application closes

January 15, 2018

February 12, 2018

Shortlist Announce

January 22, 2018

February 19, 2018

The application deadline for the General round has been extended to February 12, 2018 as the result of XAT and CMAT has been delayed. XAT 2018 result is likely to be announced on February 9 and CMAT by February 10.


“On social media and many digital forums, our students have been advising applicants, that they can fill the form but not pay the application fee till they get their XAT/ CMAT percentiles and know that they have met our cut offs”, says Prof. Suresh Venkatraman, Chairperson Admissions IFMR.

EDR Interview Dates

GR Interview Dates

February 3, 2018

February 4, 2018

March 3, 2018

March 4, 2018

February 10, 2018

February 11, 2018

March 10, 2018

March 11, 2018

February 17, 2018

February 18, 2018

March 17, 2018

March 18, 2018



March 24, 2018

March 25, 2018

Offer Letters (1st list)

February 26, 2018

Offer Letters (1st list)

April 9, 2018


IFMR Address & Contact Number

IFMR Business School

5655 Central Express Way,

Sri City, Andhra Pradesh 517646


Phone: 093850 21777

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Govind 25 days ago

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GIM vs IFMR. Which one is better?

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Hi Neelam, 


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PAUL ABRAHAM Male JLast Seen: 3 weeks 4 days agoJoined on: 01-Dec-2017Education Interest: Finance and AccountsEducation Level: In Graduation

I have 11.93 percentile in cat can i apply for ifmr and 32.82 in mat

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aarushi tandon 1 month ago

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Aarushi TandonLast Seen: 10 hours 44 min agoJoined on: 17-Dec-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Hello Paul! I am sorry to say but the cutoff is quite higher than what you've scored and hence, you won't get admitted to it. You are not getting a call even if you fill the form. Try again!

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Gowtham P M 2 months ago

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Gowtham P MLast Seen: 2 months 1 week agoJoined on: 28-Nov-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I have a cat score of 69 percentile,tenth &twelfth percentages are 92.33 each &a UG score of 7.77/10 cgpa.Will I get call from this college?

I also have a work experience of 1 months from Accenture

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Sreetama Datta 2 months ago

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Hi Gowtham! According to IFMR admission officials, the cutoff is 80 percentile and for candidates with  achievements, the cutoff is 70 percentile. Hence, even if you are considered for ...Read More

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