IIM Bangalore, established in 1973 is the 2nd best management institute in India, according to NIRF ranking. IIMB Flagship MBA and EMBA program has also been ranked 52nd by the FT Global Rankings 2023. IIM Bangalore’s 2-year MBA program offers admission through CAT. IIM Bangalore cut-off is around 85 percentile overall for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round. 


IIM Bangalore MBA fees is INR 24,50,000, while the IIM Bangalore average package stood at INR 35.31 LPA for the 2024 batch. IIM Bangalore placement 2023 has also concluded with a 100% placement and with offers from top recruiters like Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG.


IIM Bangalore Highlights

Established Year1973
Campus Size100 acres
Students Intake480 (MBA)
MBA FeesINR 24,50,000
NIRF Ranking 20232
Number of Courses81
Total Faculty109
Scholarship Need-based financial assistance available
Average Package (2023)INR 35.31 LPA
Top Recruiters Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG

IIM Bangalore

IIM Bangalore Important Dates 2024

IIM Bangalore dates for 2024 admissions are mentioned below:

Application WindowAugust 02, 2023 – September 13, 2023
Shortlist Announcement for WAT-PI (Phase 1)January 20, 2024 (Tentative)
Final Selection for WAT-PI January 27, 2024 (Tentative)
Final Admission Offer April 25, 2024 (Tentative)
EventDates (Round 1)Dates (Round 2)
Applications OpenOctober 04, 2023November 11, 2023
Applications CloseNovember 10, 2023January 31, 2024
ShortlistJanuary 12, 2024TBA
Reconfirmation of InterestJanuary 15, 2024TBA
Login Link ActivationJauary 25, 2024TBA
Application SubmissionFebruary 1, 2024TBA

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IIM Bangalore Fees

Course NameFees
MBAMBA-BAINR 24,50,000 (2 years)
EPGPINR 28,50,000 (1 year)
PGPEMINR 20,11,000 (2 years)

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IIM Bangalore Courses

IIM Bangalore Courses

IIM Bangalore MBA fees is INR 24.50 Lakhs but the actual cost of pursuing MBA from IIM Bangalore is close to INR 27,50,000. The institute has hiked its fees this year for its MBA from 23 Lakhs last year.

Course NameProgram Details 

Intake: 480 (MBA), 45 (MBA-BA)
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree
Selection Criteria: CAT + WAT + Personal Interview 


Intake: 75
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and 5 years of Work Experience.
Selection Criteria: GMAT/ GRE + Personal Interview


Intake: 80
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks + 4-year work experience.

Selection Criteria: CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test + Interview + Written Ability Test

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IIM Bangalore Admission 2024

IIM Bangalore MBA admissions 2024 will start soon after the CAT 2023 results are declared.

IIM Bangalore Admission

The following table represents the MBA admission stages at IIM Bangalore:

Admission StageDescription 
Application FormThe candidates will have to fill out the CAT application form and apply to IIM Bangalore in the same form.
CAT ExamAppear for the CAT exam, conducted in various cities across India.
Shortlist for WAT-PIThe candidates will be shortlisted for WAT-PI based on their CAT score. 
WAT-PI ProcessCandidates will have to go through the Written Ability Test and a Personal Interview. It may be conducted online or offline.
Final SelectionThe final merit list will be prepared based on the candidate’s performance in CAT, WAT, PI, academic qualifications, and work experience.

The following data represents the admission stats for the batch 2022-24 at IIM Bangalore:

CategoryNo. of Candidates shortlisted for Interview RoundNo. of students with Final OfferWaitlist Movement
NC – OBC43015025

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IIM Bangalore Admission Stories

Admission StoryWork ExperienceCAT Score
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Adhip GargShareKhan Ltd., 20 Months, Data Science99.84%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Anmol GautamJP Morgan Chase, 2 Years – Analyst97% 
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Bharghvi PrajapatJ Morgan Chase & Co., 2 Years – Technology Analyst99%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Rakesh RangdalIntel, 2 Years – Analogue Engineer99.21%
IIM Bangalore Admission Story Sanchit SachdevaZs, 4 Years99%

IIM Bangalore Cut-off 2024 (Expected)

IIM Bangalore MBA CAT cutoff is reduced to 85 percentile but to expect an interview call, one should have a percentile above 99. The sectional cutoff is 80 for VARC and 75 for DILR & QA respectively. The Expected Cutoff for Executive PGP and PGPEM for GMAT is 690. The actual cutoff may vary.

IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2024

The CAT cut-off for different categories is mentioned below:


The following table represents the Category wise minimum cutoff at which final offers were made to the 2022-24 batch:

CategoryMinimum CAT Percentile
NC – OBC83.53

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IIM Bangalore Placements 2023

IIM Bangalore placement 2023 concluded with a total of 606 offers made to the 512 students. IIM Bangalore average package for the batch 2023 stood at INR 35.31 LPA. Most of the offers were made in the consulting domain. Some of the top recruiters were Adani Group, Paytm, Microsoft, Cogoport, Jio Platform, Accenture, and BCG. This year participation of companies from overseas locations like Europe, Dubai, and Singapore was also seen. 

BatchEPGP Placement Statistics 2023PGP & PGP in Bachelor of Arts Placenents Statistics 2023
Total Number of Students75512
Number of Students Opted for Placements70529
Number of Students Placed70606
Percentage of Students Placed100%100%
Number of Offers539
Top RecruitersEY, Mckinsey, TVS MotorsAccenture, Bain & Company, Tata Consultancy Services

IIM Bangalore Placements Year Wise Trends

IIM Bangalore salary statistics of 2023 placements have not yet been revealed. The following table represents the salary statistics of the last 3 years:

YearAverage CTCMedian CTC
2023INR 35.31 LPAINR 33 LPA
2022INR 33.82 LPAINR 31.20 LPA
2021INR 28.98 LPAINR 28.60 LPA
2020INR 26.18 LPAINR 25 LPA

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IIM Bangalore Ranking 

IIM Bangalore Ranking

IIM Bangalore has been ranked 2nd by NIRF 2023 among the top management institutes in India. The other ranking awarded to IIM Bangalore are mentioned below:

Ranking BodyYearCategory Rank
QS World University Global MBA Rankings2024MBA48
IIRF2023Govt B-School2
FT Ranking2023MBA Program (EPGP)52 
Bloomberg2023Asia Specific4
Business Today2023B-School Ranking3
Business Today2023Executive MBA Ranking2
Business Today20231-Year MBA Ranking 3

IIM Bangalore Vs IIM Ahmedabad Vs IIM Calcutta Vs FMS Delhi

IIM Bangalore VS IIM Ahmedabad VS FMS

The following table represents the comparison between IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta:

ParticularsIIM BangaloreIIM AhmedabadIIM Calcutta 
NIRF Ranking 2023214
Established Year197319611961
Campus Area100 acres102 acres135 acres
MBA Batch Size480450465
MBA Cut-off85 percentile80 percentile85 percentile
MBA FeesINR 24,50,000INR 24,61,000INR 23,00,000
Average CTC (2023)INR 35.31 LPAINR 34.36 LPAINR 35.07 LPA
Scholarship Need-based financial assistance provided Merit and need-based scholarships available Merit and need-based scholarships available 

Life at IIM Bangalore 

IIM Bangalore is spread over 100 acres of land in South Bengaluru. The campus is well equipped with all facilities like classrooms, a library, a computer center, seminar halls, conference halls, a bank & post office, cafeterias & snack bars, utility stores, a saloon, a medical center, sports arenas, a fitness center, and many more.

IIM Bangalore has in-campus residence facilities for all the students. There are hostels from A block to P block and provide single-room accommodation along with facilities like mess, laundry services, and recreation area. 

The day of a typical IIM Bangalore student starts at 8.30 in the morning, rushing from their hostel room to mess and then to the class. After the whole day’s class from morning to evening, students spend their time attending group meetings for different projects/ assignments, and club activities. IIM Bangalore never sleeps, the campus stays awake all night with students walking around, having meetings at the snack bars, preparing for cultural activities, playing sports, etc. 

IIM Bangalore Hostel

IIM Bangalore Hostel is a 5-minute walk from IIM Bangalore Institute. IIM Bangalore Hostel consists of 10 Hostel Blocks, 1 Executive Block and Executive Accommodation at Management Development Center (MDC). All the students of the Institute are provided with Accommodation on Campus in a Well-appointed Single Room in the Hostels. IIM Bangalore Hostel fees is INR 80K for single student and INR 3.76 Lakhs for Family accommodation.

Hostels have various facilities such as 24 Hours Internet Connectivity, Fully Automatic Washing Machines, a Music Room and Recreation Room. Hostel premises have Laundry & Ironing Services and a Student-run Library. The Hostels also have an Intercom Facility, linked to Institute Intercom. IIM Bangalore Mess serves 4 meals every day and there is a Night Canteen too.

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IIM Bangalore FAQs

Ques. What should I do to get into IIM Bangalore?

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Ques. How tough is the IIMB Test for getting into the fellowship program at IIM Bangalore?

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Ques. Should I opt for MBA or MBA in Business Analytics at IIM Bangalore?

Ques. What is the probability to get into IIM Bangalore with 97 percentile in CAT, OBC, and 25 months of work experience?

Ques. How much is IIM Bangalore Executive education valued in the market?

Ques. Should I join IIM Bangalore or take a job at Ernst & Young as an Associate Consultant?

Ques. Is the IIM Bangalore MBA-BA course beneficial for big data engineers?

Ques. Who are the top recruiters that visited IIM Bangalore for the 2023 recruitment drive?

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Ques. Does IIM Bangalore offer any scholarships to its students?

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Ques. How is the EPGP program at IIM Bangalore different from PGP?

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Ques. Do IIM Bangalore fees include hostel fees?

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Ques. Can I apply for the MBA program at IIM Bangalore, if I have no work experience?