Chennai, Tamil Nadu

IFMR Graduate School of Business

IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a rigorous two-year MBA program designed to provide students with quality management education and prepare them for the dynamic challenges of the business world.

The core curriculum consists of 54 credits, covering essential topics in management, while the elective courses span 45 credits across seven specialised areas: Data Science & Information Systems, Economics, Finance Accounting & Quantitative Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, Operations Management, and Strategic Management. This allows students to tailor their learning according to their interests and career goals.

In addition to academic coursework, students are also required to complete a six-credit summer internship, providing them with valuable hands-on experience in a real-world business setting. This practical learning component enhances their understanding of theoretical concepts and prepares them for the demands of the corporate world.

IFMR accepting exams

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IFMR Chennai Eligibility Criteria

10thA minimum of 60%.
12thA minimum of 60%.
UGA minimum of 60%.
Work ExperienceFresh graduates as well as candidates with up to 36 months of full-time work experience are eligible.

IFMR Chennai Accepting Exams


  • Conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
  • CAT is a computer-based test (CBT) held annually.
  • It evaluates candidates on Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).
  • CAT scores are accepted by various management institutes across India for admission to their MBA, PGDM, and other management programs.
  • The exam typically takes place in November or December each year.


  • Administered by XLRI (Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur.
  • XAT is a national-level management aptitude test.
  • Apart from XLRI, many other prestigious B-schools in India accept XAT scores for admission.
  • The exam assesses candidates on Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge.
  • XAT is conducted once a year, usually in January.


  • Conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
  • NMAT is the entrance exam for admission to various MBA and PGDM programs offered by NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) and other B-schools.
  • It assesses candidates' skills in Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
  • NMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) held over a window of several weeks, allowing candidates to choose their preferred exam date within the specified period.


  • Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • CMAT is a national-level entrance exam for admission to management programs approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • It evaluates candidates on Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness.
  • CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) held annually.


  • Administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
  • GMAT is an international-level standardized test used for admission to various graduate management programs, including MBA.
  • The exam assesses candidates' skills in Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning.
  • GMAT scores are accepted by numerous business schools worldwide.

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IFMR Chennai: Cutoffs

Competitive ExamYearEligibility Criteria
CAT2022 / 202375 percentile
XAT2023 / 202475 percentile
NMATOct 2023 - Feb 2024Score of 222
CMAT2024All India Rank (AIR) up to 7200
GMAT2022 /2023 / 2024Score of 650
GRE2022 / 2023 /2024Score of 310

IFMR Chennai Cutoffs: Past 3 Years

We have compiled the list past three year cutoffs for CAT, XAT, NMAT and CMAT.

IFMR Cutoff for 2022

CAT75 percentile
XAT75 percentile
NMATScore of 222
CMATAll India Rank up to 7200

IFMR Cutoff for 2021
CAT75 percentile
XAT75 percentile
NMATScore of 222
CMATAll India Rank (AIR) up to 7600

IFMR Cutoff for 2020

CAT70-75 percentile
XAT70-75 percentile
NMATScore of 220
CMATAll India Rank (AIR) up to 7750

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exams are accepted by IFMR?

IFMR accepts scores from various competitive exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT, CMAT, GMAT, and GRE for admission to its MBA program.

What is the cutoff for CMAT in IFMR Chennai?

The cutoff for CMAT at IFMR Chennai varies from year to year and is determined based on the overall performance of candidates in the exam. However, typically candidates with an All India Rank (AIR) up to 7200 are considered eligible.

Does IFMR accept NMAT scores?

Yes, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) does accept NMAT scores as one of the qualifying exams for admission to its MBA program. Candidates with a NMAT score of 222 or above between October 2023 and February 2024 are eligible to apply.

How many seats are there in IFMR MBA?

The number of seats available in IFMR's MBA program may vary from year to year. For specific information on the number of seats available, candidates are advised to refer to the official website of IFMR Graduate School of Business or contact the admissions office directly.

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