IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Admission 2022: Cutoff, Fees, Placements, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Syllabus, Application Form

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Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management [PGP-FABM]

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Duration2 Years
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Type of coursePost Graduation

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    28 Aug 21 - 28 Sep 21 Exam Date
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    IIM Ahmedabad offers an MBA level, 2-year, full-time residential PGP program in Food and Agri-Business Management. Candidates are selected for the program on the basis of CAT score and Merit obtained in PI and Analytical Writing Test. For Foreign candiates GMAT score is mandatory. 

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Key Details

    •  IIMA PGP-FABM program has been consistenely ranked number 1 in the world in Agrichusiness and Food Industry Management program by Eduniversal, Paris from 2011 to 2019. Check IIM Ahmedabad Ranking
    • The program is offered in collaboration with ESSEC, Paris (International Food Industry Management); University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada (Master of Food & Resource Economics); Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai; Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China and NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway with a view to enhancing the international exposure for the PGP-FABM Students
    • Candidates selected for IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM have to appear for a preparatory programme to be conducted in the campus in June 2022.
    • The Preparatory Programme prepares students for the first year of IIMA PGP FABM and provides special inputs in mathematics, communication and Agriculture. 
    • AWT and PI rounds will be codncuted in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Admission Dates 2022

    Event Dates
    CAT 2021 Registration August 4 – September 22, 2021
    CAT 2021 Exam November 28, 2021
    Shortlist for AWT and PI January 2022
    Last date to submit Bachelors Marksheet December 31, 2022
    AWT and PI To be notified
    Result Decalaration To be notified
    Commencement of Classes To be notified

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Fees & Eligibility

    The fee structure of IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM is given below:

    Course Name Complete course fees
    PGP (FABM) 23,00,000 INR 

    Students need to pay extra for personal expenses such as laptops, travel, and living costs. The institute clearly states that students must have their own personal computer. The total programme fee for IIMA PGP FABM are subject to change for future academic year.

    IIMA PGP FABM Eligibility

    • Candidates must have passed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (for SC/ST/PwD minimum 45% marks are required).
    • Or, Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (for SC/ST/PwD minimum 45% marks are required).
    • Candidates appearing in final examinations or those waiting for result can also apply for IIMA PGP FABM.

    Read More: IIM Ahmedabad Courses and Fees

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Admission Criteria

    Admission to IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM is a two stage process as mentioned below:

    Stage I: Shortlisting

    For shortlisting candidates for PGP-FABM program, 65% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 25% weightage to the Application Rating Score. 

    Shortlisting of Candidates with bachelor’s degree or equivalent will be provisional subject to the submission of specified form (Specifying the nature of interest in the program).

    The application Rating score will be based on Class 10, Class 12 and bachelor Exam scores as follows:

    1. Marks of applicants, who are yet to complete Graduation will be computed as per available marks.
    2. CA/ICWAI/CS qualified candidates (without bachelor’s degree), the average of intermediate and final exam percentages would be treated as bachelor’s degree marks.
    3. For computing AR score,10th and 12th Std. scores will be considered irrespective of whether or not the board considers them for calculating the percentage.
    4. For bachelor’s degree, the percentage of marks awarded by the institute/university will be treated as final.
    5. For candidates having a 5-year integrated master's degree, percentage of marks obtained in the first 3 years will be considered as bachelor’s degree percentage. 

    Composite Score: Composite Score = 0.35 * ARS (Application Rating Score) + 0.65 * NCS (Normalized CAT Score)

    The Application Rating score of a candidate can be determined by following the given formulae. 

    ARS (Application Rating Score) of a candidate = [Rating Score A+ Rating Score B + Rating Score C + Rating Score D]/35

    Rating score for Class 10 is determined by ‘A’. in the given table you can check the Rating score given to a particular category (%) of the marks.

    Application Rating Score A

    Percentage Score in 10th Standard Rating Score A
    <=55 1
    > 55 and <= 60 2
    > 60 and <= 70  3
    > 70 and <= 80  5
    > 80 and <= 90 8
    > 90  10

    Application Rating Score B

    ‘B’ refers to the Application rating score given as per Class 12. In this category, separate rating is given for each of the 3 streams i.e Science, Commerce and Arts/ Humanities.

    Rating Score B Science Stream Commerce Stream Arts/ Humanities Stream
    Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Percent score in 12th Std. Exam Percent score in 12th Std. Exam
    1 <= 55 <= 50 <= 45
    2 > 55 and <= 60 > 50 and <= 55 > 45 and <= 50
    3 > 60 and <= 70 > 55 and <= 65 > 50 and <= 60
    5 > 70 and <= 80 > 65 and <= 75 > 60 and <= 70
    8 > 80 and <= 90 > 75 and <= 90 > 70 and <= 85
    10 > 90 > 90 > 85

    Rating Score C

    Admission to PGP-FABM Rating Score ‘C’ is assigned to graduation programs. Candidates are assessed on the basis of the given categories:

    • AC-1 (Agriculture): Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Entomology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Seed Science & Technology, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Statistics, etc., Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science/Technology, Horticulture including Vegetables and Floriculture.
    • AC-2 (Allied Agriculture) : Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Food Management, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Food Technology and any variants of this degree such as Food and Bio-Technology, Food Process, etc., Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking, etc.
    • AC-3 (Life Sciences, Commerce and Related Disciplines)- Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, etc., Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, Hotel & Tourism Management, Management (Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Management Studies), Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Life Sciences, Zoology, Statistics, etc
    • AC-4 (Engineering): Engineering/Technology [B.E., B.Sc. (Engg.), B. Tech. in all engineering subjects including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, IT] 
    • AC-5 (Others): Architecture, Law, Any other discipline not mentioned above. 
    Rating Score C AC-1 AC-2, AC-3 and AC-5 AC-4
    Percent score in Bachelor Exam Percent score in Bachelor Exam
    1 <= 55 <= 60 
    2 > 55 and <= 60 > 60 and <= 65
    3 > 60 and <= 65 > 65 and <= 70 
    4 > 65 and <= 70 > 70 and <= 75 
    7 > 70 and <= 80 > 75 and <= 85
    10 > 80 > 85 

    Rating Score D

    Work Experience in Month (as filled in the CAT Application Form)

    Rating Score D

    < 12 months


     >= 12 and <= 36 months

    MF * (number of months of work experience – 11)

    > 36 months


    Work-experience Multiplication Factor (MF) 0.20

    • In the initial step, the candidates are shortlisted for Personal Interview and Analytical Writing Test. 10% weightage would be given to AWT, 40% weightage to PI Score and 50% weightage would be given to the Composite Score to arrive at the Final Composite Score. 
    • Based on the first step, the final selection list of candidates is prepared by the admission committee of the institute.
    • Foreign nationals (foreign passport holders) with food and agriculture background staying in India must take GMAT and apply through the Supernumerary Quota category. 
    • As per Government of India requirement, 27% of the seats in IIMA PGP FABM are reserved for NC-OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates, 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD), and up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). 

    How to Apply? 

    The mode of the admission process is completely online. The selection of candidates is based on the CAT score and merit obtained by candidates in the Personal Interview and Analytical Writing Test.

    The candidates need to follow the following step for applying for CAT Entrance exam:

    • Visit the official CAT website 
    • Click on New candidate Registration
    • Then provide the valid email id and phone number for the registration process.
    • Now, click on registered candidate Login, and fill up the application form with all education background details
    • Complete the application process by making application fees payment through online methods. The application fee is INR 2000.

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    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Cut-off

    The cut-off of CAT for admission in IIMA PGP FABM is given below:

    Cut-off for course General SC ST
    PGP FABM 80 70 60

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    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Program Details

    The course curriculum is completely focused on Agri-Business and Food Marketplace. It consists of three main elements that are core management course, a compulsory course, and an elective course. There are 34 core management courses which consist of 23.3 credits in the first year of the program. 

    • The first year is spread over 3 mnths and focuses on general management course work while the second year expertise in agriculture and food processing sector.
    • Following first year, students undergo Rural Immersion in 2 phases for a 4-weeks duration and summer internship for 8-weeks duration.
    • PGP-FABM also has Student Exchange Program to enhance international exposure to students.
    Course Syllabus
    PGP (FABM) Core management: Managing Sustainability Food Supply Chain Management Public Policy Carbon Finance Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Social Change Agricultural Futures and Option Markets Sales and Distribution Management for Agriculture Investigating Corporate Social Irresponsibility Economics of Food Quality Managing Energy Businesses Compulsory Course: Agricultural & Food Policy Agribusiness Leadership Marketing of Agricultural Inputs Rural, Social, and Institutional Environment Strategic Food Marketing Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Elective Course: Analyzing and Building Competencies Shodh Yatra International Agri-Food TradeManaging Agribusiness Negotiations Market Research and Information Systems Micro Finance Management CINE

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Placement 

    Particulars Placement Statistics
    No. of Recruiters 32
    Top Sectors Agri Inputs and Services, Food and Agri Consulting, Agri Commodity Trading, AgriTech
    Top Recruiters Reliance, Cloudtail, Udaan, NISG, Nestle
    New Recruiters Mahindra Logistics, IFFCO Group, Grant Thornton, Jio Platforms Ltd., Bayer, FMC

    Over 32 companies participated in the Final Placements 2021 for the FABM program, ranging from sectors such as Agri Inputs and Services, Food and Agri Consulting, Agri Commodity Trading, AgriTech, Logistics and Supply Chain, FMCG, Food Processing, e-Commerce, Retail, Biomedical and Pharmaceuticals.

    The placement drive welcomed first-time recruiters like Mahindra Logistics, IFFCO Group, Grant Thornton, Jio Platforms Ltd., Bayer, FMC, and Samunnati. Regular recruiters including Reckitt Benckiser, Mahyco, Olam, NAFED, AMUL, Innoterra (Earlier Pioneering Ventures), Stryker and RBL Bank also renewed their relationship with the PGP-FABM program. Check IIM Ahmedabad Placements

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Batch Profile

    The PGP FABM Batch of 2020-22 consisted of 46 students out of whcih maximum were from Agriculture backgrund. The batch has work experience in different fields like FMCG, Farm Mechanization, Agri Input, BFSI, etc.

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Batch Profile 2020-22

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Personal Interview Tips

    Candidates appearing for Personal Interview must keep a track on the latest news pieces. Candidates with work experience must have in depth knowledge about their work profile, company, competitors, etc. Some important pointers from last few years IIMA PGP FABM personal Interview are given below:

    • Personal description
    • In depth knowledge related to work profile
    • Track the ongoing news
    • General Knowledge questions
    • Environmental Issues
    • Questions related to GD performance

    IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM Scholarship

    IIM Ahmedabad provides financial assistance to the candidates seeking admission in IIMA PGP FABM. IIMA has instilled a Need-Based Scholarship Scheme to complement the various scholarships provided by the industry and government. Under this scheme many students are provided financial support. 

    The Institute decides the scholarship amount based on several criteria such as annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of dependents in the family. Candidates willing to avail the IIMA Scholarship can apply in the month of July/August. Alongside, many banks and financial institutions also provide educational loans. Check IIM Ahmedabad Scholarship

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    Ques. What is the scope and placement scenario of IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM?

    Ans. The course provides students to get international industry exposure through the student exchange program. The student with collaboration with foreign universities can explore global job opportunities through insight focus on global agricultural business. Check IIMA Placements

    Ques. Which institute is better for PGP FABM: IIM Ahmedabad or IRMA?

    Ans. IIMA FABM program is completely different from IRMA. In terms of placement figures, the difference between both institutes is not huge. However, IIMA provides more industry exposure to the students as compared to IRMA. Check IIM Ahmedabad Courses and Fees

    Ques. What is the PGP FABM course of IIM Ahmedabad all about?

    Ans. The course is highly focused on enhancing the leadership skill of the student in the field of agricultural science Business. It provides world-class education standards to the students for maintaining the competition of the market for leading managers, and entrepreneurs.

    Ques. How is the interview experience for IIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM course?

    Ans. The interview round is conducted by two panelists from the admission committee of the institute. The panelist asks general questions along with questions and is related to the Agricultural science field.

    Ques. What are the career prospects of theIIM Ahmedabad PGP FABM?

    Ans The career prospect of a second-year student in the course, is the managerial jobs in the agricultural business industry in the global market. The students get the best placement opportunities from renowned companies in the Agricultural business.

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    Course Curriculum Overview :

    The course is usually case-based, where the case ranges from HBS to some written by our own faculty members. The Professors here have studied from top colleges and are masters in what they teach, they know what they are talking about. It is imperative for one to do pre-class reading, as there is heavy weightage given to the in-class participation. We have marks ranging from 10% to 30% for Class Participation, depending from course to course. There are three terms per year, further divided as 2 slots per term. The end of each slot sees exams. Each faculty member decides how he wishes to assess the student in that course. Some course has exams, while some have projects and assignments. The grading is relative and follows a normal distribution curve. If one studies well, it is easy to score well. It is said, 'It is very difficult for anyone to fail at IIMA.'

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    Course Curriculum, Academics and Faculties was among the major reasons of joining IIMA. And I think these facilities are the core of my institute and they have taken care of it really well. Curriculum is designed keeping the diversity in the campus in mind so that every student gets a fair chance of representation.

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    Course Curriculum Overview :

    The first year's curriculum is compulsory and covers courses in the areas of accounting and finance, behavioural science, communication, economics, information technology, marketing, personnel management and industrial relations, operations management, law, strategy and quantitative methods. At the end of the first year, a student is required to do internship in an organization for a period of eight to ten weeks. The second year courses provide the students with an opportunity to pursue studies in areas of special interest to them along with a few compulsory courses. These compulsory courses provide global and domestic context in the areas of entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability.

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    Fee structure is expensive but throughout the year so many events cultural sports certification courses also been there faculties were appointed from outside so things are there to cover the amount which we are paying

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    Couse structure is good quarterly exams must be held faculties are very helpful faculties from outside come and teach us the teachers who are experienced in their field are them they are very much helpful for all the students

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    My annual fee for my PGP program was around 10 lacs per annum, which is very much feasible. Especially, in terms of teaching imparted to us. On top of that, they have some of the best placement opportunities. Even the hostel rooms are beyond awesome. I think our college has the best hostel among all IIMs. Hostel rooms were offered on a single occupancy basis and we never had any issues regarding the accommodation.

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    Course Structure was pretty updated as per the latest advancements in the corporate sector, specifically the future of the tech industry. The curriculum was industry-oriented and made us capable of tackling the rapidly changing corporate landscape. The exams were evaluated on the basis of class performance, external exams, summer internship reports, dissertations, etc.

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    Hi Jyoti, the institute offers P.hD in Management only. However, you can check some other P.hD Commerce Colleges in Ahmedabad from here.

    hello does this college have psycology subject??

    Hi Mahima, no, this course is not provided by the institute. You may still check some of the top Psychology Colleges in Ahmedabad from here.

    What is about free ship card for sc students means they accept free ship cards or not?
    Hi Dixit, once a candidate gets admission in IIM, he/she will be treated as general category only. For fee structure too, no reservation/concession would be provided by the institute regardless of the category you belong to. However, they provide loans to make it easier for the candidates who cannot afford the tuition fee.
    how much we need to score in cat for doing phd from IIM
    Hi Anishka, candidate must score at least 80 percentile or above to have chances of getting admission in the course concerned.
    Sir, MBA ke liye konsi Exam deni hey CAT ya GMAT

    Hi Shivani, You may please check this link for getting the Admission Eligibility for MBA Course in IIM Ahmedabad.

    I passed out I.sc in 2016, but now I want to do a regular course of BBA. May I eligible for this course? Plz suggest me
    Hi Abhishek, this course is not provided in this college.

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