MBA Entrances-National Level


The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata – aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

PGDBA is a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands- on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all the three institutes jointly offering this programme.

Application fee of Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories) has to be paid as a part of the application process.

Last date of submission of online application: January 03, 2019

A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:10+2+4/10+2+5/10+2+3+2 with a Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e. B. Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Com or equivalent).

For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale.

The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks, even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale other than 10, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above.

Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2019.

For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to submission of final mark sheet by October 31, 2019.

A written test will be held on February 17, 2019, to shortlist candidates for personal interview. Candidates shortlisted after the written test were called for personal interview held in the Last Week of March, 2019.

Cities where Written Test and Personal Interview will be conducted:

  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai

Section A:

  • Verbal Ability (Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences) and Logical Reasoning

Section B:

  • Data Interpretation: Data-driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends)
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices) Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections) Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances) Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).
Online application begins December 03, 2018
Last date of submission of online application January 3, 2019
Sending call letter for Written test (email) January 23/24, 2019
Written Test February 17, 2019
Announcement of short-listed candidates and sending out call letter for personal interview March 6, 2019
Personal interview of short-listed candidates March 30-31, 2019
Announcement of final offer On or before April 15, 2019
Date of admission June 17, 2019