One year MBA admission procedure starts a little late. In most of the cases, it begins after the flagship 2 years MBA process is closed. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the qualifying test score such as GMAT/GRE & the overall profile of the candidate. After short listing the candidates, final selection process comprises various attributes such as personal interview, statement of purpose, written ability test and letter of recommendation which are evaluated before making final admission offer to the programme. 

Top one year MBA entrance exams and the admission process in top MBA colleges like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, ISB, SPJIMR, also require a minimum GMAT/GRE score with minimum eligibility of a graduate degree with 50% marks or equivalent along with professional or entrepreneurial experience of 5 years. 

IIMs One Year MBA Admission Process: Overview

InstituteExams AcceptedAverage GMAT score of the batch
IIM Ahmedabad – PGPXGMAT/GRE701
IIM Bangalore – EPGPGMAT/GRE690
IIM Calcutta – MBA ExGMAT685
IIM Indore – EPGPGMAT650
IIM Lucknow – IPMXGMAT670
IIM Kozhikode-PGP-BL CAT/GMAT/GRE640-650

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX-One Year MBA Admission Process
To fulfill the unmet need of experienced managers, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) launched PGPX, the one-year full time residential programme in management in 2006.

IIM Bangalore EPGP-One Year MBA Admission Process

IIM Bangalore’s EPGP is a one year MBA programme designed for experienced professionals who are ready for senior management positions.

IIM Calcutta MBA Executive-One year MBA Admission

The MBA programme for Executives (MBA-Ex ) at IIM Calcutta provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets

IIM Lucknow IPMX – One Year MBA Admission

The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) is designed for mid/senior-level management professionals

IIM Indore EPGP – One Year MBA Admission

IIM Indore EPGP is specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations. The programme was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA) London (UK) in the year July 2016. 

ISB One Year MBA Admission Process

Admission to ISB Hyderabad PGP requires 24+ months of full time work experience with a valid GMAT/GRE score. If you are having less than 24 month work experience you can take differed admission and block your seat in the PGP program, however you will only be eligible for the program once you have completed 24 months of full time work experience.

InstituteExams AcceptedAverage GMAT score of the batch
ISB Hyderabad – PGPGMAT/GRE707

SPJIMR, XLRI, MDI, Great Lakes, One Year MBA Admission Process

Admission to PGDM executive program requires 2-5 years of full-time work experience depending upon the institute. Below is the table highlighting top One Year PGDM executive programs in India.

InstituteExams AcceptedAverage GMAT score of the batch
XLRI Jamshedpur – PGDM (GM)GMAT/XAT640
MDI Gurgaon – NMPCAT / GMAT660
Great Lakes Chennai – PGPMGMAT/CAT/XAT /CMAT670

SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM – One Year MBA Admission

XLRI Jamshedpur Ex-PGDM – One Year MBA Admission

MDI Gurgaon NMP-One Year MBA Admission

Great Lakes Chennai PGPM – One Year MBA Admission

K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai- MBA Executive

FORE School of Management, Delhi – PGDM Executive

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), Delhi


The ACBSP Accredited SDMIMD Mysore is probably the only Management Institute which has not made it mandatory to have work experience to apply for its 1 year PGCM program. Key highlights in admission process are:

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