Admission Process

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their aggregate scores in PGDBA-Entrance Test (multiple choice types) and Personal Interview (PI). Due weightage will be given to the candidates with good academic record and relevant industry experience.

Eligibility criteria:

Any Graduate or Post Graduate in Mathematics, Statistics, Commerce, Computer Application, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering/Technology, Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy, Certified Financial Analyst with Second class or equivalent grade is eligible to apply. Those awaiting results may also apply. However, if proof of successful completion of graduation (Marks sheets) is not submitted by September 2016, their admission will be automatically cancelled without refund of fee.

PGDBA-Entrance Test centres:

Bhubaneswar/Chennai/Hyderabad/Kolkata/Visakhapatnam. GSIB reserves the right to change any centre(s).

The Entrance test:

Sections in the Test BookletNo of questionsMarks
Verbal Ability2020
Quantitative Ability3060
Logic and Data Interpretations3060
Business General Knowledge2020

The duration of the test is of two hours. The entrance test and its components will be similar to the various entrance tests conducted in India for Management Courses. The Personal Interview (PI) will also be conducted on the same day immediately after the written test. Only thirty (30) students will be selected for the PGDBA Programme as per the Agreement with IBM.

How to Apply:

Application can be submitted online by visiting and making a payment of INR1000/- through the payment gateway as directed in the process of application. Alternatively, the application can also be downloaded from the website ( and duly filled-in application along with necessary documents can be sent to “Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra (Chairperson – PGDBA), GITAM School of International Business, GITAM University, Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam, PIN: 530045, Andhra Pradesh” by enclosing a Demand Draft (DD) for INR1000/- in favour of “GITAM School of International Business” payable at Visakhapatnam.

Important dates:

  • Last date for submission of application : 21-03-2016
  • Business Analytics Entrance Test – (BET-16) : 26-03-2016
  • GD & PI : 27-03-2016
  • Announcement of Results : 28-03-2016