IIMA PGPX: 148 ambitious professionals join Class of 2024; Average GMAT drops to 693; Average Work Experience is 7.7 Years

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Updated on
April 27, 2023

IIMA has admitted 148 students for the Class of 2024 of its Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA PGPX). While the Average GMAT of incoming class is 693, Average GRE score stood at 323. Both these scores are lower than last year’s cut offs. This is the 18th batch of IIM Ahmedabad One Year Full Time MBA PGPX programme.


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has admitted 148 students for the Class of 2024 of its Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (MBA PGPX). While the Average GMAT of incoming class is 693, Average GRE score stood at 323. Both these scores are lower than last year’s cut offs. This is the 18th batch of IIM Ahmedabad One Year Full Time MBA PGPX programme.


IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA PGPX: Batch Profile
The Class of 2024 of PGPX is a group of high-performers drawn from diverse backgrounds. From defence personnel to journalists and engineers to government officials, this cohort of 148 students brings together experienced professionals from diverse walks of life to be part of a programme. 


IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA PGPX: Profile of Students of Batch 2023-24

Average work experience
7.7 years
International work experience
4 to 15 years
Average age
30.75 years
Total Number of Students
Sharing his views with the students, IIM Ahmedabad Director Professor Bharat Bhasker said, “PGPX is a transformative journey that will enrich you professionally as well as guide your thought processes beyond classroom learning. At IIMA, we strive to develop responsible and sensitive business leaders who place the society at the core of their decision-making.” Sharing details of the class profile, Chairperson Professor Viswanath Pingali, said, “The quality and profile of the IIMA PGPX students is comparable with the top business schools across the world. A selection process that considers academic rigour, leadership potential and diversity combined with scholarships to encourage the meritorious and deserving professionals allow us to get the best of students year on year.”


IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA PGPX: Professionals with International work experience admitted
Around 36 per cent of the class comprises ­professionals who come with international work and study experience of about four to 15 years in sectors including banking and financial services, manufacturing and engineering, defence and security, IT, energy and utilities, administrative services consulting, shipping and transportation and social services. They have worked in the USA and European countries. Additionally, 4.73 per cent of the batch has students who have been residing outside India. About 9.28 per cent of the students have studied at international institutes.  In an increasingly globalised business world, this group brings in invaluable   international insights, best practices and   understanding of cultural and business nuances that can help others to hone their learning of the borderless real-world.


IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA PGPX: Government and Defence Professionals enriching classroom discussions
The 2024 cohort includes a good representation of professionals from government bodies and administrative departments, such as Ministry of Home Affairs, NITI Aayog, Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Ministry of Railways, Government of Haryana; and defence forces such as, Indian Navy, Indian Army as well as the CRPF.   These professionals bring a different perspective in areas such as critical decision making and crisis managements, which adds to the peer learning in the class.


Women Professionals add diversity to IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA PGPX
Women students of the PGPX, Class of 2024 come with work experience ranging from 6.5 years to 8.5 years. Before joining the programme, they were holding roles such as Regional Manager - Uniformed Forces, Consultant, Assistant Registrar, Research Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Senior Analyst, Entrepreneur, and come from sectors that include IT and ITeS, BFSI, Manufacturing, Consulting, Public sector, Retail and e- commerce, Government bodies, Social sector, and FMCG.


Other students in the class hail from sectors such as Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, FMCG, Academic and Education, Advertising / Communication / Media / Entertainment, Aerospace and Aviation, Government Enterprises and Public Sector Undertaking, Infrastructure and Construction, Pharma / Bio-Tech / Healthcare / Hospitals, Retail / Ecommerce, Shipping / Transportation / Logistics, Telecom, Travel and Hospitality.


A majority of the students in this class come from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, etc.


Last year, IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2022-23 batch was made up of 140 students. Launched in 2006, more than 1800 students have graduated from MBA-PGPX so far. Till 2016-17, the MBA-PGPX intake was 90, and from 2017-18, the institute added one more section to enhance the learning experience of participants. IIM Ahmedabad has continued the extra section and accordingly now the batch size has increased to 140+ students. 


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Placements 2022
IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Placements 2022 recorded Mean Salary at Rs. 41.36 LPA and Median Salary at Rs 37.32 LPA, while the Highest Salary was Rs. 1.15 Cores PA.


IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Placements 2022: Salary Highlights

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IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Admission Eligibility Criteria
Admissions for next batch of IIMA PGPX will begin soon. Here are key details:


Following are the 4 basic eligibility criteria for the IIMA PGPX Applicants: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Minimum Age of 25 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX programme commences. There is no upper age limit.
  • A valid GMAT/GRE score
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Admission Process

  • The applicant must have a valid GMAT/GRE score of 690+/300+. 
  • Candidate has to submit essay 
  • Shortlist will be based on academic profile, work experience, entrance exam score among other parameters 
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to attend interview process.

IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA Fees
IIM Ahmedabad one year MBA fees was Rs.30 lakhs. The personal expenses and international immersion are not included in it.


IIM Ahmedabad MBA-PGPX 2022-23: 31 Women students

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