IIM Calcutta


PGPEX Class of 2017-18
Duration1 Year
Minimum number of work experience required5 Years
Average year of work experience8 years
Average International work experience14 moths
Opening Online Applications30th June 2016
Closing dates for Applications25th October 2016
Average GMAT Score685
No of Seats68 students
Announcements of shortlisted candidatesFirst half of November
Interview of shortlisted candidatesSecondhalf of November
Announcements of selected candidatesSecond half of December
Start of the Programme18th Tuesday of April 2017


Eligibility Criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline
  • At least 5 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31, 2017
  • Valid GMAT Score (taken within last 36 months of application date)

Selection Process:

Assessment of the candidates is based on:

  • Academic background
  • Professional experience
  • GMAT score
  • Personal interviews
  • Statement of purpose &
  • Recommendation

Please note that Institute does not use any pre-determined GMAT score. An overall assessment is made on the basis of all these factors for selecting candidates for admission.Batch Profilesgive an idea about the work experience and academic highlights of the last five batches.

IIM-C GD Topics:

  • 2 case studies suggest that enrollment is increasing in Indian schools & that India ranks 2nd from bottom in reading and math abilities. How do you explaining this contradiction.
  • Shopping complexes and malls is a new development in India. Write down its advantages and disadvantages.
  • There have been calls to abolish the death penalty. What are the pros and cons of abolishing capital punishment?
  • Reasons for growing popularity of reality TV shows and television game shows, Discuss.
  • Students are under a lot of pressure to perform well in exams. Do you think the pressure can be reduced by other means of evaluation? Give your suggestions.
  • A recent study has shown the decline in infant mortality rate in girls between 0 and 5 years.
  • Govt. is planning to link wedding expenditure to income statement to facilitate dowry prohibition. What's your view on this?
  • Color and design of building should be controlled vs. should the architects be given freedom to innovate?
  • Is equal education for every child" the recent Indian govt. policy politically motivated? Is it feasible to implement here?
  • Right to education is merely a political slogan; can it be successfully implemented in India?
  • Internet should not be censored or regulated.
  • Can RTE be implemented successfully in India?
  • Biometric glitches are really fear in UID Project?
  • Man cannot stop the natural disasters but can reduce its consequences
  • Numbers of Suicides in Teenage are increasing. Suggest ways to reduce that.
  • Topic education should be free of government control. What are your views?
  • Impact of malls on physical and social aspects of children your view of your preparation.
  • The government is encouraging foreign universities to set up their campuses in India, which cater to urban population. Shouldn€™t it be focusing on rural education?
  • Literary festivals have attracted media attention and huge crowds in the recent times. Do they encourage people to read more, or do people attend them just for the sake of being fashionable?
  • Politicization and commercialization of sports has made merit no longer the sole selection criteria
  • Should capital punishment be abolished?
  • Women in senior managerial position is still deemed improper and society has less faith in women's abilities
  • Are there any other reasons than Tourism why the historical places should be preserved and protected? Give your opinion.
  • Is reading no more a leisure thing? How has the advancement of technology affected the concept of leisure?
  • Privatization of higher education in India .Your views on that.
  • Rise in the number of terrorist activities, your views on possible reasons.
  • A number of b-schools are offering unusual courses like MBA in disaster management. What is your take on it? list out the advantages of such courses.

IIM C previous GD Topics

  • IPL is a death knell to Indian cricket
  • Management is more about performance than people
  • Should there be reservation for women in MBA colleges?
  • Idiots Rule
  • Ethics is the antonym of a successful business
  • Economic development may not always lead to social development
  • Mobile phones are a menace to the society
  • Future wars will be fought over water
  • Bollywood is capitalizing on people with disabilities
  • In India mass mobilization can only be achieved through religion
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