How to get confirmed admissions to PGDM in top B-Schools?

Choosing the right Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) college is one of the major decisions to be taken by the students. Pursuing a PGDM course can be one of the biggest investments of time and money that one will ever make to join a PGDM course.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2022

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The PGDM course requires a lot of time and energy along with a huge investment of money. There are nearly around 3000 PGDM colleges in India, probably it's quite confusing for the students to choose the best college for studying PGDM. 

Let’s try to unwind the things that are to be kept in mind before choosing a PGDM course

Extensive Research

The students looking for a PGDM course have to do in-depth research about different colleges and universities that provide the best PGDM course. They should make a list of their desired colleges for their PGDM course. There should be clarity about their desired area of study and they should decide on the specialisations before joining the PGDM course.

Once the decision on the specialisations and colleges is taken, they should contact the educational advisory centres to get details about the list of colleges for assistance.

Extract  detailed information about the College

Every college has different admission procedures for selecting the candidates, some may follow regular counselling sessions while many of them have their own counselling and interview sessions. Typically, in the majority of cases the interview sessions will be divided into 2-areas of selection procedures; Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The sequence may vary sometimes but both the rounds are mandatory in all the B-Schools
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Application Process

The students have to register themselves to the desired colleges through the help of educational advisories for hassle free admission procedures. The registered students can get confirmed seats in their desired colleges even if they are not able to get merit seats in their desired colleges. The students will be 100% confirmed of their seats in their desired colleges even if their ranking is less.

Take up Entrance Exams

Entrance exam is mandatory for any PGDM course, clearing of entrance exams and the students have to apply for any of the entrance exams in order to get admission to PGDM course. While there are some colleges which conduct their own entrance exams despite the common entrance exams.

The list of the few popular and important exams is mentioned below:

Name of Exam

Conducting Authority



Indian Institutes of Management



Symbiosis Institute of Management



Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)



Association of Indian Management Schools



Graduate Management Admission Council



All India Management Association



All India Management Association



Xavier School of Management


Institution-Based Entrance Exams

Conducted by respective Institutions

Any time during the year

The pattern of questions are similar and sections include different parts like; logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, English language, date analysis, data sufficiency etc.

Prepare for Entrance Exams

The students interested in the PGDM course have to do a dedicated study for the entrance exams and the strong competition demands dedicated and focused hard work from the students. Generally, all the entrance exams are held across the country; some are online while some are offline. The syllabus is the same for all the entrance exams and a common preparation methodology has to be followed by the students.

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Selection Process

The students after qualifying the entrance exams apply for various PGDM colleges based on their rankings. The top-ranking students have better opportunities to get selected to the top colleges under merit quota. On the other hand, there are some colleges which conduct their own entrance exams. In the case of colleges conducting their own exams, they select candidates based on their performance in their entrance exams.

Personal Interview (PI) and Group Discussions (GD)

The next important procedure is Personal Interview (PI) and Group Discussions (GD) before confirming the admissions to the students. The main idea of conducting these rounds is only to gauge the skills and interest of the students. The students are expected to be aware of some of the important aspects like current affairs, knowledge about the subject, brief knowledge about the chosen specialisation, good hold on English language, interpersonal skills, etc.

Documents Submission

The selected students after the Personal Interview and Group Discussions have to submit all the documents in original along with the fees. It is advisable to keep extra copies of all the documents.

Documents required for admissions

  • 10th / Equivalent Marks Cards
  • 12th / Equivalent Marks Cards 
  • Graduation Marks Cards
  • Degree Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate (if any)
  • Entrance Exams Hall Ticket
  • Entrance Exams Score Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Residential Proof Certificate
  • Income & Caste Certificate (If any)
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Passport size Photographs and Stamp Sized Photographs
  • Any other relevant certificates as and when necessary

Additional Documents for NRI/ International Students

  • Certificate from last board studied
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Photocopy of Visa
  • Equivalence and Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Passport size Photographs and Stamp Sized Photographs
  • All documents should be in English or translated into English


PGDM is one of the most aspirated courses chosen by the students from all the streams. By following the above steps, the students can easily get admission to the top PGDM colleges and progress in their management career.

At Galaxy Education, we help you through the process of finding and applying to the right Colleges in Bangalore. Contact us in below details to get more information on admission procedure and how to secure your seat:

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