ePGD-ABA Admission

Who Can Apply?

The ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) offered by IIMA is designed to equip working professionals with the knowledge and skills to seek professional growth and career advancement in the frontier areas of applied analytics.

The following are the Basic Eligibility Criteria for admission to the programme

- Minimum of 2 years' work experience (preferably in the domain of business analytics); the experience criterion may be waived for candidates with exceptional academic qualifications.

- Bachelor's degree holders with strong quantitative and analytical problem solving skills; and

- A valid test score (GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE or the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test).

Admission Process

Applicants can submit their applications online at


Application to the ePGD-ABA programme is a two-step process-


1. Online registration

2. Submit the duly filled online application


The online application form has four important sections:


1. General Information: Information such as personal details and standardised test score details are to be mentioned in this section. Documents to be uploaded in this section are- the latest photograph and the valid score sheet of a standardised test i.e. GMAT, GRE, CAT or GATE.


2. Educational Qualifications: Applicants should mention all their educational qualifications from bachelor’s degree onwards in this section. Documents to be uploaded in this section are- transcripts of all the academic credentials mentioned in the application form.


3. Employment Details: All the details about the current and previous employers are to be mentioned in this section. Documents to be uploaded in this section are- for the current employment section, the offer letter indicating the date of joining and the latest payslip and for the previous employer’s work experience letters/service certificate or the first and last payslips.


4. Statement of Purpose: A Statement of Purpose (SOP) highlighting your future goals and ambitions is to be written in this section. A scanned or digital signature has to upload for this section.


Applications that are complete in all aspects will only be evaluated for being progressed to the next step of the admission process. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the online interview process.

Admission Test & Waiver

Candidates can apply to the programme with a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE score. In case the candidate doesn’t have a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE score they can apply through the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test.

ePGD-ABA Qualifying-cum-aptitude test:

This test is expected to be of 1 hour 30 minutes duration and will comprise three sections:

  • English comprehension

  • Logical reasoning and data interpretation, and

  • Quantitative aptitude.

Given the circumstances arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, the test will be conducted online in a device-to-device mode

Shortlisting & Final Selection

The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The interviews will be conducted online over video conferencing

Successful candidates will be intimated through email as per the dates indicated in the admission timeline

Admission Timeline




Application Opens

August 1, 2022

November 7, 2022

Application Deadline

October 30, 2022

January 15, 2023

Entrance Exam

November 6, 2022

January 22, 2023

Personal Interviews

November 12-13, 2022

February 4-5, 2023

Selection Announcement

November 21, 2022

February 20, 2023

Programme Fee & Expenses

Programme Fee: INR 12,00,000/- (Including all applicable taxes)

There will be options for educational loans from leading banks both public and private for the programme. Please check with the Office for details of the banks.

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