IIM Bangalore, established in 1973 is the 2nd best management institute in India, according to NIRF ranking 2023. Its Flagship MBA and EMBA program has also been ranked 52nd by the FT Global Rankings 2023. IIM Bangalore's 2-year MBA program offers admission through CAT. IIM Bangalore cut-off is around 85 percentile overall for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round. 

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IIM Bangalore MBA fees is INR 24,50,000, while the IIM Bangalore average package stood at INR 35.31 LPA for the 2024 batch. IIM Bangalore placement 2023 has also concluded with a 100% placement and with offers from top recruiters like Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG.


IIM Bangalore Highlights

Particulars Statistics 
Established Year 1973
Campus Size 100 acres
Students Intake 480 (MBA)
MBA Fees INR 24,50,000
NIRF Ranking 2023 2
Number of Courses 81
Total Faculty 109
Scholarship  Need-based financial assistance available
Average Package (2023) INR 35.31 LPA
Top Recruiters  Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG

IIM Bangalore

IIM Bangalore Important Dates 2024

IIM Bangalore dates for 2024 admissions are mentioned below:

CAT Registration Start Date August 02, 2023
CAT Registration Closes September 20, 2023
CAT Admit Card Release Date November 7, 2023
CAT Exam Date November 26, 2023
Application Window August 02, 2023 - September 13, 2023
Shortlist Announcement for WAT-PI January 20, 2024 (Tentative)
Final Selection for WAT-PI  January 27, 2024 (Tentative)
Final Admission Offer  April 25, 2024 (Tentative)
Event Dates (Round 1) Dates (Round 2)
Applications Open October 04, 2023 November 11, 2023
Applications Close November 10, 2023 January 31, 2024
Interview Process November 20 - 21, 2023 February 15 - 16, 2024
Offers December 1 - 2, 2023 February 28, 2024
Offer Acceptance December 15, 2023 March 08, 2024

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IIM Bangalore Fees

Course Name Fees
MBA/ MBA-BA INR 24,50,000 (2 years)
EPGP INR 28,50,000 (1 year)
PGPEM INR 20,11,000 (2 years)

IIM Bangalore Courses

IIM Bangalore Courses

IIM Bangalore MBA fees is INR 24.50 Lakhs but the actual cost of pursuing MBA from IIM Bangalore is close to INR 27,50,000. The institute has hiked its fees this year for its MBA from 23 Lakhs last year.

Course Name Program Details 

Intake: 480 (MBA), 45 (MBA-BA)
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree
Selection Criteria: CAT + WAT + Personal Interview 


Intake: 75
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and 5 years of Work Experience.
Selection Criteria: GMAT/ GRE + Personal Interview


Intake: 80
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks + 4-year work experience.

Selection Criteria: CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test + Interview + Written Ability Test

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IIM Bangalore Admission 2024

IIM Bangalore MBA admissions 2024 will start soon after the CAT 2023 results are declared.

IIM Bangalore Admission

The following table represents the MBA admission stages at IIM Bangalore:

Admission Stage Description 
Application Form The candidates will have to fill out the CAT application form and apply to IIM Bangalore in the same form.
CAT Exam Appear for the CAT exam, conducted in various cities across India.
Shortlist for WAT-PI The candidates will be shortlisted for WAT-PI based on their CAT score. 
WAT-PI Process Candidates will have to go through the Written Ability Test and a Personal Interview. It may be conducted online or offline.
Final Selection The final merit list will be prepared based on the candidate’s performance in CAT, WAT, PI, academic qualifications, and work experience.

The following data represents the admission stats for the batch 2022-24 at IIM Bangalore:

Category No. of Candidates shortlisted for Interview Round No. of students with Final Offer Waitlist Movement
General 681 225 63
EWS 158 45 0
NC - OBC 430 150 25
SC 274 80 16
ST 141 50 15
PWD 58 10 12

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IIM Bangalore Admission Stories

Admission Story Work Experience CAT Score
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Adhip Garg ShareKhan Ltd., 20 Months, Data Science 99.84%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Anmol Gautam JP Morgan Chase, 2 Years - Analyst 97% 
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Bharghvi Prajapat J Morgan Chase & Co., 2 Years - Technology Analyst 99%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Rakesh Rangdal Intel, 2 Years - Analogue Engineer 99.21%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Sanchit Sachdeva Zs, 4 Years 99%

IIM Bangalore Cut-off 2023

IIM Bangalore MBA CAT cutoff is reduced to 85 percentile but to expect an interview call, one should have a percentile above 99. The sectional cutoff is 80 for VARC and 75 for DILR & QA respectively. The Expected Cutoff for Executive PGP and PGPEM for GMAT is 690. The actual cutoff may vary.

IIM Bangalore Cutoff

The CAT cut-off for different categories is mentioned below:

Category Overall VARC DILR QA
General 85 80 80 80
NC-OBC 75 70 70 70
EWS 75 70 70 70
SC 70 60 60 60
ST 65 55 55 55
PWD 60 50 50 50

The following table represents the Category wise minimum cutoff at which final offers were made to the 2022-24 batch:

Category Minimum CAT Percentile
General 93.26
EWS 79.5
NC - OBC 83.53
SC 71.83
ST 67.04
PWD 93.14

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IIM Bangalore Placements 2023

IIM Bangalore placement 2023 concluded with a total of 606 offers made to the 512 students. IIM Bangalore average package for the batch 2023 stood at INR 35.31 LPA. Most of the offers were made in the consulting domain. Some of the top recruiters were Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG. This year participation of companies from overseas locations like Europe, Dubai, and Singapore was also seen. 

Batch EPGP Placement Statistics 2023 PGP & PGP in Bachelor of Arts Placenents Statistics 2023
Total Number of Students 75 512
Number of Students Opted for Placements 70 529
Number of Students Placed 70 606
Percentage of Students Placed 100% 100%
Number of Offers - 539
Top Recruiters EY, Mckinsey, TVS Motors Accenture, Bain & Company, Tata Consultancy Services

IIM Bangalore Placements Year Wise Trends

IIM Bangalore salary statistics of 2023 placements have not yet been revealed. The following table represents the salary statistics of the last 3 years:

Year Average CTC Median CTC
2023 INR 35.31 LPA INR 33 LPA
2022 INR 33.82 LPA INR 31.20 LPA
2021 INR 28.98 LPA INR 28.60 LPA
2020 INR 26.18 LPA INR 25 LPA

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IIM Bangalore Ranking 

IIM Bangalore Ranking

IIM Bangalore has been ranked 2nd by NIRF 2023 among the top management institutes in India. The other ranking awarded to IIM Bangalore are mentioned below:

Ranking Body Year Category  Rank
QS World University Global MBA Rankings 2024 MBA 48
NIRF 2023 Management 2
IIRF 2023 Govt B-School 2
FT Ranking 2023 MBA Program (EPGP) 52 
Bloomberg 2023 Asia Specific 4
Business Today 2023 B-School Ranking 3
Business Today 2023 Executive MBA Ranking 2
Business Today 2023 1-Year MBA Ranking  3

IIM Bangalore Vs IIM Ahmedabad Vs IIM Calcutta Vs FMS Delhi

IIM Bangalore VS IIM Ahmedabad VS FMS

The following table represents the comparison between IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta:

Particulars IIM Bangalore IIM Ahmedabad IIM Calcutta 
NIRF Ranking 2023 2 1 4
Established Year 1973 1961 1961
Campus Area 100 acres 102 acres 135 acres
MBA Batch Size 480 450 465
MBA Admission CAT + WAT + PI CAT + WAT + PI CAT+ WAT+ PI
MBA Cut-off 85 percentile 80 percentile 85 percentile
MBA Fees INR 24,50,000 INR 24,61,000 INR 23,00,000
Average CTC (2022) INR 33.82 LPA INR 36.2 LPA INR 34.20 LPA
Scholarship  Need-based financial assistance provided  Merit and need-based scholarships available  Merit and need-based scholarships available 

Life at IIM Bangalore 

IIM Bangalore is spread over 100 acres of land in South Bengaluru. The campus is well equipped with all facilities like classrooms, a library, a computer center, seminar halls, conference halls, a bank & post office, cafeterias & snack bars, utility stores, a saloon, a medical center, sports arenas, a fitness center, and many more.

IIM Bangalore has in-campus residence facilities for all the students. There are hostels from A block to P block and provide single-room accommodation along with facilities like mess, laundry services, and recreation area. 

The day of a typical IIM Bangalore student starts at 8.30 in the morning, rushing from their hostel room to mess and then to the class. After the whole day's class from morning to evening, students spend their time attending group meetings for different projects/ assignments, and club activities. IIM Bangalore never sleeps, the campus stays awake all night with students walking around, having meetings at the snack bars, preparing for cultural activities, playing sports, etc. 

IIM Bangalore Hostel

IIM Bangalore Hostel is a 5-minute walk from IIM Bangalore Institute. IIM Bangalore Hostel consists of 10 Hostel Blocks, 1 Executive Block and Executive Accommodation at Management Development Center (MDC). All the students of the Institute are provided with Accommodation on Campus in a Well-appointed Single Room in the Hostels. IIM Bangalore Hostel fees is INR 80K for single student and INR 3.76 Lakhs for Family accommodation.

Hostels have various facilities such as 24 Hours Internet Connectivity, Fully Automatic Washing Machines, a Music Room and Recreation Room. Hostel premises have Laundry & Ironing Services and a Student-run Library. The Hostels also have an Intercom Facility, linked to Institute Intercom. IIM Bangalore Mess serves 4 meals every day and there is a Night Canteen too.

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IIM Bangalore FAQs

Ques. What should I do to get into IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Admission into any of the courses at IIM Bangalore requires the candidate to appear for exams like CAT/ GMAT/GRE/ IIMB Test. The candidates will be then evaluated based on these exam scores and called for WAT and personal interviews. The final admission will be based on the candidate's performance in CAT, WAT, personal interviews, previous academics, and work experience.

Ques. How difficult it is to get into IIM Bangalore?

Ans. It is difficult to get into IIM Bangalore because, since IIM Bangalore gives 50% weightage to academics. So even if you score 99 percentile in CAT, then there are still chances that you won’t get a call for the interview. 

So to get a call from IIM Bangalore, one needs to have good academic records in 10th, 12th, and bachelors. Also one should have 3 - 4 years of experience and the 99 percentile in CAT.

Ques. What is the exact fee structure for IIM Bangalore?

Ans.  The total fees include both tuition and hostel fees of INR 24,50,000. Apart from that the students have to pay a one-time general caution deposit of INR 15,000 and INR 5,000 for the hostel caution deposit. Then at the start of each term, the students have to pay INR 30,000 for the mess. 

Ques. What is the CAT score required for IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The cut-off for 2023 MBA admissions is 85. It differs for other categories which are as follows:

  • General - 85
  • NC-OBC and EWS - 75
  • SC - 70
  • ST - 65
  • PWD - 60

Ques. What is the highest package of IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The highest placement witnessed in IIM Bangalore in the 2022 placement drive was INR 80 LPA. 

Ques. Can I join IIM Bangalore with CAT?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to join IIM Bangalore, without CAT. Now the institute also accepts GMAT scores, so the candidates can take GMAT and apply to IIM Bangalore. But it is important to qualify both sectional and overall cut-off.

Ques. Is there a 100% placement in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, in the 2023 placement drive, IIM Bangalore recorded 100% placements, with a total of 539 offers made to the 512 students.

Ques. What is the salary after MBA from IIM Bangalore?

Ans, After completion of an MBA from IIM Bangalore, a student can expect an average salary of INR 33.82 LPA in the top firms. 

Ques. How tough is the IIMB Test for getting into the fellowship program at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The IIMB test is difficult and can be challenging if you haven’t prepared for CAT/GMAT/GRE in the past.

IIMB test is a 120 minutes exam and consists of questions that evaluate the candidate's quantitative, verbal, logical, and data interpretive ability. So those who have prepared for the CAT, will be able to answer this test.

Ques. Do 10th and 12th marks matter for admission into IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, the 10th and 12th marks hold 10% weightage each. So the final selection of the candidates in IIM Bangalore depends on the 10th and 12th marks.

Ques. Is there any age limit for admission into IIM Bangalore?

Ans. No, there are no age limit criteria for admission into IIM Bangalore. Those who hold a bachelor's degree with 50% marks are eligible to apply.

Ques. Does IIM Bangalore consider a sectional cut-off?

Ans. Yes, IIM Bangalore does consider a sectional cut-off. The 25% of the CAT weightage is derived from the performance of candidates in all various sections. The weightage of each section is VARC 8.75 points, DILR 10 points, and QA 6.25 points.

Ques. What is the average package in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The average package that was witnessed in the 2023 placement drive was INR 35.31 LPA.

Ques. How is life at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Life at IIM Bangalore is very enriching. Apart from excellent academics, you receive an unforgettable experience in your life.

The course is quite rigorous and the days at IIM Bangalore, especially in the first semester are loaded with projects, submissions, and exams. One needs to learn to manage time and adapt themselves to a hectic environment. 

Though life is hectic at IIMB, but there are late-night parties, birthday celebrations, regional lunches & dinners, and festival celebrations to make the students feel lively. The seniors are very supportive and they make sure that the juniors feel comfortable. They arrange talks for placements to resume guidance to academic mentorship to interview and give you genuine advice. 

Ques. What is the value of a weekend MBA at IIM Bangalore, when compared to a full-time MBA?

Ans. Looking at the course curriculum, the weekend MBA is almost similar to the full-time MBA. They both have heavy coursework and the content is designed by the professors which offer a lot of variety. The difference in both courses is the eligibility criteria, the fees, and the placement. 

The most important thing is what you are expecting out of these courses. The college offers the best it can, it depends on the students to make the most out of it. Doing a full-time MBA means living on campus and using all the resources, and focusing only on your college life. This gives you time to gather and process all the learnings, whereas in the weekend MBA you are struggling to manage your work, studies, and family.

Ques. How is the hostel life at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore has 16 hostel blocks, that offer single-room accommodation to students. The rooms are equipped with a bed, table, revolving chair, whiteboard, cupboard, and balcony. The hostel has facilities like automatic washing machines, a music room, a recreation room, etc. There are also a student-run library and store. The campus is too beautiful that you won’t feel the need to go out. There is a night canteen that works at night and there is also a coffee shop, a restaurant, and 2 other food outlets. At the end of the day, students enjoy the sports facilities available at the campus which include a gym, football/ cricket ground, badminton court, and a joggers park.

Ques. Can I join IIM Bangalore after the 12th?

Ans. There are IIMs that offer 5-year integrated MBA programs like IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak. But IIM Bangalore has not introduced this course yet and offers only PGP courses.

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore usually considers the scores of exams like CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ NET (JRF) for admission into various courses offered by the institute. But IIM Bangalore also conducts its own exam called the IIMB test, which can be used to get admission into all the courses except PGP and EPGP.

Ques. Can I get a free seat at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. There is a financial aid policy in IIM Bangalore, which supports economically weak students by providing 100%, 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20% financial aid. The students who have an annual household income of INR 8 lakh are eligible to apply for financial aid.

Ques. What is the feed for a 1-year MBA at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The total fee for the 1-year MBA i.e, the Executive MBA, is INR 28,50,000. It includes INR 23,00,000 tuition fees, INR 80,000 accommodation charges, INR 4,50,000 international immersion, and INR 20,000 security deposit. 

Ques. Who is eligible for IIM Bangalore?

Ans. Anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% and has appeared for CAT is eligible to apply to IIM Bangalore.

Ques. What are the courses offered at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore offers PGP, PGP-BA, EPGP, PGPEM, PGPPM, Ph.D., and certificate courses.

Ques. What is the rank of IIM Bangalore in India's World Ranking?

Ans. IIM Bangalore has been ranked 2nd by IIRF 2023 among the top government B-Schools in the country.

Ques. Is IIM Bangalore better than IIM Ahmedabad?

Ans. IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad are the top 2 B-schools in the country, which is the target for every MBA aspirant. There is no point in making a comparison between these two because they both offer the best facilities to their students in terms of curriculum, faculty, campus facilities, and placement.

Ques. Should I opt for MBA or MBA in Business Analytics at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. One should opt for MBA-BA only if they are interested in building a career in analytics. This course will be more inclined toward mathematics and will also require some coding experience. Whereas if you want to have multiple career options to choose from, then go for MBA.

Ques. What is the probability to get into IIM Bangalore with 97 percentile in CAT, OBC, and 25 months of work experience?

Ans. Even though your percentile is higher than the cut-off, there are also other factors that are considered for the final selection of the candidates and that includes:

  • CAT score - 25% (sectional scores are also considered)
  • WAT - 10%
  • PI - 30%
  • 10th - 10%
  • 12th - 5%
  • Graduation - 10%
  • Work experience - 10%

Ques. How much is IIM Bangalore Executive education valued in the market?

Ans. Executive MBA at IIM Bangalore is a great course for those who are self-motivated and are company sponsored. The curriculum is designed for the problems and challenges you will face in your industry or job role. The course helps to make great connections and offers networking opportunities but does not offer campus placements.

Ques. Should I join IIM Bangalore or take a job at Ernst & Young as an Associate Consultant?

Ans. If you are selected for IIM Bangalore, then you should definitely go for it. First getting into IIM Bangalore is not an easy task. When you have worked so hard to reach here, then why lose this opportunity? You can always get a job at Ernst & Young later, even you can sit for this company during the placements and get a job with higher pay than what you earn now.

Ques. Is the IIM Bangalore MBA-BA course beneficial for big data engineers?

Ans. Yes, MBA-BA from IIM Bangalore should be beneficial for those who are interested in Business Analytics. The course curriculum includes hands-on projects, assignments, and workshops to provide in-depth knowledge of handling data and business analytics tools. 

This industry is in need of skilled professionals, so this course will only open up more opportunities for you. 

Ques. Who are the top recruiters that visited IIM Bangalore for the 2022 recruitment drive?

Ans. Some of the top recruiters that made the most offers at the 2022 placement drive at IIM Bangalore are Accenture Strategy, Amazon, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Kearney, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, American Express, and Paytm.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for admission into Ph.D. programs at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. To apply for Ph.D. at IIM Bangalore, the candidates should fulfill any of the following eligibility criteria:

  • They should have a master’s degree or an integrated master’s degree, or a postgraduate diploma with a minimum aggregate of 60%.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a professional certification in CA, ICWA, or CS.
  • A 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering with at least a 6.5 CGPA.

Ques. Does IIM Bangalore offer any scholarships to its students?

Ans. Yes, there are various scholarships available and they are offered to meritorious students and economically weak students. 

Ques. How is the PGPEM program at IIM Bangalore different from PGP?

Ans. The PGPEM program is designed for mid-career and senior executives, whereas PGP focuses on professionals at the entry-level.

Ques. How are IIM Bangalore summer placements in 2023?

Ans. The IIM Bangalore summer internship placement in 2023 was really good. There were a total of 515 students and they received a total of 542 offers, out of which 513 offers were accepted by the students. The most popular sectors where the students got placed were Management Consulting, Sales & Marketing, and General Management. The top recruiters include Management Consulting, Sales & Marketing, and General Management.

Ques. How is the EPGP program at IIM Bangalore different from PGP?

Ans. Both PGP and EPGP are residential courses, but EPGP is a 1-year program and PGP is a 2-year program. EPGP is designed for professionals with more than 5 years of work experience, where they prepare the students for senior management positions. Whereas PGP is for professionals at the entry level.

Ques. Can I do Ph.D. from IIM Bangalore on a part-time basis?

Ans. No, the Ph.D. program at IIM Bangalore is a full-time course and students don’t have the option to do it on a part-time basis.

Ques. Is it compulsory to stay in the hostel in IIM Bangalore?

Ans. It is mandatory for first-year PGP students to stay at the campus hostel. They can choose to live outside the campus in the second year.

Ques. Do IIM Bangalore fees include hostel fees?

Ans. Yes, INR 24,50,000 is the total fee of the PGP course, which includes all the facilities including the hostel. There are no extra charges charged by the students during the program, except the mess charges. 

Ques. When does admission for the MBA program start at IIM Bangalore?

Ans. The application for the MBA program at IIM Bangalore starts after the CAT results have been announced, i.e, at the end of December. The interview starts in February. 

Ques. Can I apply for the MBA program at IIM Bangalore, if I have no work experience?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for the MBA program at IIM Bangalore, even without work experience. But work experience does hold 10% weightage in the final section.