IIMA PGPX deadlines 2016 have been announced. This year, IIM Ahmedabad has announced the deadlines for its PGPX program early. There is also some change in terms of the dates from last year.
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IIMA PGPX deadlines 2016 and key dates
|Event||Round 1||Round 2|
|Application Fee||INR 3,500||INR 5,000|
|Application Deadline||September 12, 2016||November 15, 2016|
|GMAT Validity Dates||GMAT scores are valid for five years from the test date to the application deadline date of the round in the candidate is applying. The earliest acceptable GMAT test date for the two rounds are:|
|September 11, 2011||November 14, 2011|
|Shortlisting for Interviews||October 10, 2016||December 12, 2016|
|Interviews||November 2016||January 2017|
|Result Announcement||End of November 2016||End of January 2017|
|Acceptance Deadline||Mid December 2016||Mid February 2017|
|Programme Dates||April 13, 2017 to March 15, 2018 (Convocation: Last Saturday of March 2018)|
IIMA PGPX: how to prepare for the application
With the IIMA PGPX deadlines 2016 released, PGPX applicants should start creating a schedule and plan to approach the IIMA PGPX application. Some things to be kept in mind as you go about doing this:
- Start early, if possible: Taking the GMAT requires preparation and planning. Getting your stories for the application together takes time. The deadline is merely the last date for submitting your application. It is not the first opportunity. Plan to submit a month earlier and keep some slack time towards the end in your planning. That way, even if some things slip, you will still meet the deadline well. If possible, aim for Round 1.
- Do not underestimate the essays and recommendations: The IIMA PGPX process is very competitive. Not only do you need a strong GMAT score and a good overall profile, but you also need strong essays, and clear career goals reflected through these essays. Creating strong essays takes time and skills.
- Address your weaknesses now: If you have a weak GMAT score, do not know who to ask for a recommendation, or need to research your post-MBA industry better to understand your career goals, do it now. Post July-August, it will be too late to do these things in time for the deadline.