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Colleges Accepting GMAT Score in India

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:

  1. ISB, Hyderabad campus & Mohali campus
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The Hyderabad campus of Indian Business School (ISB); Image courtesy:

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

2. S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

sp jain lake campus
SP Jain's Mumbai campus boasts of a lake too!

A globally top-ranked b-school, S.P.Jain’s 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Management is equivalent to an MBA and accepts GMAT scores apart from CAT & XAT scores. Read more about SPJIMR.

GMAT score required for SP Jain, Mumbai: At least 650 for Indian applicants & 600 for international candidates

3. IIM, Ahmedabad


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

4. IIM, Bangalore


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

great lakes institute 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

  1.  IIM, Calcutta
  2. XLRI, Jamshedpur
  3. IIM, Lucknow
  4. IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai
  5. IIM, Indore
  6. ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai
  7. IIM, Kozhikode
  8. MDI, Gurgaon
  9. FMS, Delhi
  10. TAPMI, Manipal
  11. Dept. of Management, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan
  12. XIM, Bhubaneswar
  13. IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata
  14. Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  15. K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  16. School of Management and Entrepreneurship – Shiv Nadar, Mumbai University, Greater Noida
  17. MICA, Ahmedabad
  18. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  19. TISS, Mumbai
  20. IMI, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata
  21. Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad
  22. VIT Business School, Vellore
  23. School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore
  24. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida
  25. Amity Business School, Noida
  26. Europe Asia School of Business, Pune
  27. IIT-DMS, Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Roorkee & Kharagpur
  28. ISBF, Delhi
  29. IIM, Ranchi
  30. School of Management – SRM University, Chennai
  31. IIM, Rohtak
  32. National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai
  33. IIM, Shillong
  34. FLAME, Pune
  35. IIM, Tiruchirappalli
  36. Mysore Royal Academy, MYRA School of Business, Mysore
  37. IIM, Udaipur
  38. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  39. IIM, Raipur
  40. Harihar& Pune
  41. IFMR, Chennai
  42. NIFT, Delhi
  43. NIT, Surathkal
  44. Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
  45. ApeejayStya University, School of Management Sciences, Noida
  46. School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida
  47. IILM Institute of Higher Education, New Delhi
  48. Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
  49. GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  50. Asia Graduate School of Business, Hyderabad
  51. Amrita School of Business, Amrita ViswaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri
  52. BIMS, Bangalore
  53. Bangalore, Kochi & Coimbatore
  54. IISWBM, Kolkata
  55. IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida
  56. ITM, Mumbai
  57. Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  58. Jindal Global Business School, O.P Jindal University, Sonipat
  59. NIIT, Neemrana (ICICI Business Leadership Program)
  60. Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
  61. Acharya School of Management, Bangalore
  62. School of Telecom Management, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
  63. AIMS School of Business, BangaloreAdministrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  64. SOIL, Gurgaon
  65. Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication, Navi Mumbai
  66. Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  67. Amity Institute of Telecom Technology and Management, New Delhi
  68. Apex Institute of Management, Pune
  69. TERI School of advanced Sciences, TERI University, Delhi, Pune
  70. Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneswar
  71. Bangalore, Mumbai & Guwahati
  72. B I I M, Bangalore
  73. College of Commerce, Shivaji University, Pune
  74. Centre for Management, Mumbai
  75. International School of Management Excellence, Bangalore
  76. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gujarat
  77. Doon Business School, Dehradun
  78. G L Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Nodia
  79. International School of Telecom Technology and Management, Hyderabad
  80. Galgotias Business School, Uttar Pradesh, Greater Nodia
  81. IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  82. ISBR Business School, Bangalore
  83. IIBM School of Business, Allahabad
  84. Institute of Management, JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur
  85. Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Mgmt., Kolkata
  86. JRE School of Management, Greater Noida
  87. Indian School of Business, Indore
  88. School of Management, International Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  89. IBA, Bangalore
  90. Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
  91. Lotus Business School, Pune
  92. College of Commerce and Management, Pune
  93. Faculty of Management, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Jamnagar
  94. School of Management, Udaipur
  95. Spicer Memorial College, Secundrabad
  96. National Management School, Chennai
  97. National Schools of Business and Management Private Limited, Chennai
  98. Praxis Business School, Kolkata
  99. Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune
  100. Vanguard Business School, Bangalore
  101. Sadhana Centre for Management & Leadership Development, Pune
  102. Delhi School of Business, Delhi
  103. Sunstone Business School, Noida
  104. SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore
  105. School of Economics, Pune
  106. TASMAC, Pune
  107. MISB Bocconi – Bocconi India, Mumbai

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