Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Eligibility & Criteria

The candidates for the programme should have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of the Parliament of India or declared to be deemed as a university under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.

A Masters’ degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks (or, its equivalent in terms of CGPA).

A CA, ICWA, CS or equivalent degree with a minimum 55% aggregate marks (for Finance area)

  • All candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level.
  • They should be currently employed in full time job.
  • They should have at least seven years of executive/managerial/academic experience in the relevant area as on 31st May 2017.

Age Limit: Candidates must not be more than 55 years of age as on 31st May, 2017.

Selection Process

Applicants who fulfil above eligibility criteria would be required to have valid test score of CAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ GATE and JRF/NET (UGC/CSIR). Scores of any of these examinations taken during the last two years (i.e., after 01 April, 2015) would be considered valid. Applicants who have already obtained PGDM equivalent degree (PGP/IPMX/WMP) from any IIM or AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS accredited educational Institutes in India and abroad (with a minimum CGPA of 6.0 on a 10.0 point scale) would be exempted from this test score requirement. Applicants who are MBAs from non-accredited educational Institutes but have at least one research publication in a journal of category C and above as per ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council) rating are also exempted from the test score requirement. Applicants who have published research papers before are advised to visit the relevant ABDC webpage (, click Download Master Journal List, check the ratings of the journals in which their research papers are published and, fill the data entry form accordingly.

Candidates having valid test score as mentioned above or PGDM equivalent degree from IIMs or AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS accredited educational Institutes are eligible to apply for 2nd year of EFPM program. *

Candidates, who are appearing for CAT / GRE / GMAT/GATE and JRF/NET (UGC/CSIR), may fill in relevant parts of EFPM application form and provide in EFPM admission application information on these tests.

All application form will be screened by separate screening committees. The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to any one of IIM Lucknow campuses (Lucknow / Noida) for personal interview in May 2017. Successful candidates will receive offers and the program is expected to start by the middle of June 2017.