The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is increasingly becoming popular. A lot of colleges accepting GMAT scores in India for admission to their management courses. In fact, in quite a few B-schools in India (more than 100), GMAT has replaced previously popular entrance exams like MAT, CMAT etc.
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Here’s a list of all the top MBA colleges in India using GMAT scores and also a look at the range of GMAT scores (cut off) required to get admission:
ISB has established itself as a world-class business school from the time it started offering management programs in 2001. It now has two campuses – in Hyderabad and Mohali. Both the campuses use GMAT scores for admission to their 1 year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP.) Read more about ISB Hyderabad.
Average GMAT score required for ISB Hyderabad: 600 – 770
Average GMAT score required for ISB Mohali: 590 – 770
Another college accepting GMAT scores in India is IIM Ahmedabad’s Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) which accepts GMAT scores for admissions. The other 2 year programs like PGP & PGP-FABM accept only CAT scores for Indian applicants. GMAT scores are accepted only for international or overseas candidates
Average GMAT score range for IIM-A’s PGPX: 695 – 728
The one year Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGP) offered to professionals with 4 – 12 years of work experience, requires a GMAT or GRE score.
Average GMAT score for IIM Bangalore’s EPGP: 710
5. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Great Lakes (GLIM, Chennai) uses GMAT scores apart from other Indian exams like CAT, XAT etc. Even though the official website states that there is no minimum GMAT score (overall profile of candidate is considered), the profile of current students and alumni gives us a good idea about Great Lakes’ GMAT cut off.
Minimum GMAT score for Great Lakes, Chennai: 650