Post Graduate Diploma in
Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Jointly offered by IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI

Mr. Swarup Bhowmik
PGDBA office
Vinod Gupta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721302
Phone: 03222-282312

For PGDBA Admission 2020, please click on ADMISSIONS

Minimum Eligibility criteria for PGDBA

Criteria for eligibility, shortlisting and final selection of PGDBA candidates for 2019-21 Batch

A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:10+2+4/10+2+5/10+2+3+2 with a Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e. B. Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Com or equivalent).

For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale.

The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks, even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale other than 10, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above.

Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2019.

For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to submission of final mark sheet by October 31, 2019.

Criteria for final selection to PGDBA (Batch 2019-21)

A candidate's final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table1, which indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection to PGDBA for the batch 2019-21.

Table 1: Criteria and weights for final selection to PGDBA
Criterion Weights
Written Test 40
Personal interview (PI) 40
Points for Class X marks (Details shown in Table 2) 07
Points for Class XII marks (Details shown in Table 2) 07
Work experience (Details shown in Table 3) 06
Total 100

The method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentage based on aggregate marks is given in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Points for Class X and Class XII marks*
Class X Marks (in %) Points Class XII Marks (in %) Points
x > 90 7 x > 90 7
85 < x<=90 6 85 < x <= 90 6
80 < x <= 85 5 80 < x <= 85 5
75 < x <= 80 4 75 < x <= 80 4
70 < x <= 75 3 70 < x <= 75 3
65 < x < =70 2 65 < x < =70 2
60 <= x < = 65 1 60 <= x < = 65 1
x < 60 0 x < 60 0
*For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet or grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage.

For work experience, a maximum of six points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2019. (Please refer to Table 3). Only formal work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.
Table 3: Points for work experience in completed months
Months Points
x > 60 4
24 < x <= 60 6
0 < x <= 24 3
x=0 0
The Joint Admissions Committee of PGDBA will consider all the above performance indicators in order to come up with the final merit list. Minimum qualification in accordance with the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into PGDBA. Any suppression of fact or false information will lead to rejection of candidature at any stage of the selection process.

Any dispute concerning Admissions to the PGDBA Batch 2019-21 would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Kolkata only.

Syllabus for Written Test
Section A: Verbal Ability (Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences) and Logical Reasoning
Section B:(i) Data Interpretation: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends)
(ii) Quantitative Aptitude: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices) Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections) Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances) Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).

Mobile phones, calculators, books, charts, graph sheets, tables or any other communication and/or computing devices are NOT allowed in the examination hall.

Cities for Written Test and Personal Interview:
Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai

Reservation Policy
As per Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/OBC (NCL) and Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. In case of OBC-NCL, the certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2018.