IMT starts receiving Phase II applications for the 2017 Two-year Full-time Postgraduate Programmes

Ghaziabad: IMT Ghaziabad, India’s premier management school, announced the opening of Phase II applications for the 2017 two-year full-time postgraduate programmes at Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Dubai and Hyderabad Campuses from 05 January 2017. The Phase I applications closed on 01 December 2016, which saw a significant rise in the numbers as compared to last year.

The online application portal is while will close on 28 January 2017 (for applicants with CAT/GMAT/CMAT Scores) and 05 February 2017 (for applicants with XAT Scores).


Earlier in 2016, IMT had announced a change in the selection process for the 2017 to get the ‘IMT-Fit’ candidates. Abbreviated as CT-GE-PI, the new selection process comprises a Critical Thinking Test (CT), a Group Exercise (GE), and a Personal Interview (PI) and aims at achieving the best fit with the core IMT values of innovation, execution and social responsibility while recruiting the students.

The above admission process is applicable for two-year full-time postgraduate programmes:  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – IMT Ghaziabad (AICTE Approved and AACSB Accredited; Equivalent to an MBA);  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – IMT Nagpur (AICTE Approved);  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – IMT Hyderabad (AICTE Approved);  PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP) – Year 1 at IMT Dubai and Year 2 at IMT Ghaziabad (AICTE Approved and AACSB Accredited);  Master of Business Administration (MBA) – IMT Dubai (UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) Approved).

Selection Process: IMT informed that it will shortlist the candidates for the CT-GE-PI based on their best available scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT for IMT Ghaziabad and CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT for Nagpur and Hyderabad. The CT-GE-PI will be conducted in February 2017 at Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata.

IMT informed that sample question papers for the CT and GE can be downloaded from

The final merit of each candidate will be based on cumulative weighted average of the academic scores, performance in CT-GE-PI, overall candidate profile, and work experience (if applicable).

Key Dates: 

   Online Common Applications (Phase II) Open:            05 Jan 2017

    Applications close for applicants with CAT/GMAT/CMAT Scores:  28 Jan 2017

    Applications close for applicants with XAT Scores:           05 Feb 2017

    CT-GE-PI:                                                     Feb 2017

Commenting on the Phase II applications and the new selection process, Director, IMT Ghaziabad, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay said, “The application numbers from Phase I are very encouraging and show a significant increase compared to previous year. It only reinforces that the applicants appreciated the qualitative changes that we’ve brought about in the IMT selection process this year. I am sure that the new process will be very instrumental in meeting the changing recruiter needs and student expectations while identifying future IMTians who resonate with the core IMT values of Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility.”

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