Please go through the official website for the program to answer your basic queries:


1)   How do I apply for the PGDBA program?

The procedure to apply for admission to the PGDBA batch of 2021-2023 will be available here:

We strongly recommend you to go through the admission policy here before applying:


2) What are the topics that are expected to covered in the written test? How do I prepare for the test? Is the test of JEE/CAT/XAT level?

The syllabus for a previous written test is mentioned here:


We do not have an official set of study materials recommended for the test. However, you can look through the sample paper here: https://www.isical.ac.in/~pgdba/Documents/SampleQuestion2020.pdf , to assess the difficulty level of the test. The actual paper would be fairly close to this set of questions. The set of topics and the sample paper together should help you prepare for the test. Further, they would help you assess the level of the test, in comparison to other tests.

3) What kind of questions can I expect in the interview?

The interview mostly revolves around your basic understanding of statistics, probability and a few other relevant mathematical concepts, your work experience and your motivation to join the program. There may also be questions on other aspects of your profile, some latest events and so on. Here are a few interview experiences of the students from 2020-2022 batch that should give you a fair idea of what to expect:

4) Is my profile good enough to make it to the program?

As long as you fulfill the basic eligibility criteria, your final selection comes down to your profile (including your academics and your work experience), your score in the written test and in the interview, and additionally, the pool of candidates applying with you, given the limited number of seats.

5) What are the expected cut-offs for various categories (General, SC/ST, NC-OBC) for the written test?

The institutes do not disclose this information. However, you may know your score in the written test by dropping a mail to the admissions office, post the test.

6) Which of the three institutes awards the degree?

The final degree is awarded jointly by all three institutes: IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata.

This Article Has 8 Comments
  1. Shahila Reply

    I would like to enquire about need based scholarships for this program.

  2. yousuf moti Reply

    If any one can help me in finding out whether I am eligible for PGDBA or not?
    I have a 3 Yrs graduation degree in Management from NAAC Accredited A+ college of Mumbai University. Along with it I have 2 Yrs diploma certificate in Business Analytics & Big Data, & right now working as an analyst in Market Research firm.
    Thanx in advance!

    • pgdba_connect Reply

      Minimum Eligibility criteria for PGDBA:

      10+2+4 : Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the BS/B Tech/BE or equivalent Level OR
      10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Integrated Masters/B(ARCH)/MBBS or equivalent Level OR
      10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks, or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, or equivalent, in the Masters Level

  3. Sam Reply

    Can you guys publish interview experience of 2020-22 batch soon?

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