Admission Process

1. Selection Process

Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated above are required to take Common Admission Test (CAT) held by the IIMs. Alternatively, those who have qualified GATE, GRE, GMAT JRF (UGC/CSIR) or UGC-NET examinations can also apply in the relevant area of specialization. Scores of any of these examinations including CAT taken during the last three years (three years from the date of the standard test and should be valid on the deadline of submission of the application form) will be considered valid. Admission to the programme is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals.

Candidates who have already have two-year full-time PGP completed in last 10 years from IIMs with minimum grade point equivalent to 6.0 out of 10 point scale or equivalent (with no ‘F’s and not more than two ‘D’s in the first year of PGP) are exempted from the test score, and can apply directly. It is necessary that candidates applying for exemption from test must attach copies of both side of the grade sheet to ascertain the equivalence between the grading systems of other IIMs, without which, the application for exemption from test will not be considered. 

The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to IIM Jammu for a personal interview for final selection in May 2020 and the successful candidates will receive offers by mid-May of that year. 

Candidates who received the admission offer from IIM Jammu and accepts the offer within the stipulated date, needs to send a commitment fee of Rs. 36,000 (the date of submission will be mentioned in admission offer letter) along with Offer Acceptance Form which will be adjusted against the amount of first instalment. 

If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified in the Offer Letter, Offer Acceptance Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs.1000/- as processing charges. In the event of withdrawal from the Programme after registration, and if the seat consequently falling vacant gets filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, IIM Jammu will return the fees collected with proportionate deductions of fee and hostel rent, where applicable. 

Registration and Inauguration of the Programme will be held in the first week of July, 2020 (tentative).

2. Admission Criteria

2.1. Test Score (CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR/UGC-NET) cut-off to shortlist for PI

The CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF-UGC/CSIR percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows: 


  Sectional Overall Sectional Overall Sectional Overall Sectional Overall All UGC-JRF/CSIR/
General 70 80 70 80 70 80 70 80
SC 55 65 55 65 55 65 55 65  
ST 55 65 55 65 55 65 55 65  
NC-OBC 65 75 65 75 65 75 65 75  
DAP 55 65 55 65 55 65 55 65  
EWS 65 75 65 75 65 75 65 75  

The respective area will decide the number of candidates to be called for PI on the basis of short-listed merit list prepared for each category and specialization. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates were found to be more than the required number of candidates to be called for PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section wise minimum score would be increased to get the desired number of candidates.

2.2. Personal Interview 

Upon being shortlisted as per the score of entrance test the candidate has to appear for a personal interview at IIM Jammu in front of the selection panel. The selection panel will assess the suitability of the candidates for research work based on the portfolio of the candidate. The committee will look into a consistently good academic record, professional accomplishments, research interest etc. 

2.3. Preparing the Merit List

Merit List will be prepared based on Test Score Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude & Publications and Reference Letter. The following criteria will be applied for preparing the merit list.

(IIM Jammu will accept CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC JRF/CSIR/UGC-NET scores of last three years).

Candidate should have relevant work experience and accordingly marks will be given by selection panel

For Academic profile, following will be the weights:

  • Test Score (10%)
  • Personal Interview (50%)
  • Work Experience (15%):
  • Academic Qualification (25%):
    • 10th Standard: 5%
    • 12th Standard: 5%
    • Graduation: 10%
    • Post-Graduation: 5%