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Admission Policy

For the 2023 Graduate Diploma programmes intake, there are 60 seats in total.

ISBF follows a rounds-based rolling admissions policy. This means that the applicants who apply in an earlier round have a higher likelihood of being accepted into the programme of their choice. It also means that the applications will be closed as soon as all seats are filled.

Application Deadline

Next application deadline is 15th April

Admission Calendar

Rounds Application deadline iGDET Personal Interview Declaration of admission Acceptance deadline
Round 2 15th April 25th April 26th April 10th May 31th May


* Entrance test & PI will be held Online

* All admission rounds, including any in addition to the above, will be conducted subject to availability of seats.

Admission Process

The admission process comprises of three steps:

Step 1: Filling the Application Form

Step 2: ISBF Graduate Diploma Entrance Test

Step 3: Personal Interview (PI)

Step 1: Filling the Application Form

  • To apply online, visit the portal www.apply.isbf.edu.in.
  • To apply offline, you may download the Application Form from the ISBF website or collect it from the ISBF campus. The form must be completed and submitted at the ISBF campus, via courier or in-person.

In order for the Application Form to be deemed complete, candidates must submit all necessary documents as listed on the Application Form at the time of applying, whether online or offline, and must pay the application fee of INR 2,500.

Candidates who have successfully completed or are in the final year of full time undergraduate degree programme, are eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma programmes at ISBF.

Candidates applying for the Graduate Diploma programme in Economics or Data Science must have studied Mathematics at least up to Class XII.

Step 2: ISBF Graduate Diploma Entrance Test

It is mandatory for all the applicants to appear for the ISBF Graduate Diploma Entrance Test, which is conducted online in each Admission Round. Exemptions from this mandate are granted only on the basis of the following scores:

  • 650 or above in GMAT, or
  • 90 Percentile or above in CAT, or
  • 300 or above in GRE

The ISBF Graduate Diploma Entrance Test examines a candidate's ability to reason logically and apply concepts and techniques learnt in Mathematics and English.

For more clarity, candidates are advised to see the sample iGDET question paper, along with its answer key and guidance on preparation. Click here to download the sample iGDET question paper.

Step 3: Personal Interview (PI)

All candidates must appear for the Personal Interview (PI). There is no exemptions from the PI on any grounds.

The PI is intended to assess applicants' motivation to pursue further studies at ISBF, their ability to do so successfully, and their overall fit into the ISBF student body.

Outstation students may appear for PI will be held via online mode, or through the offline mode at the ISBF campus in New Delhi. This will Change into PI will be held via online mode.

Once all three steps are completed, a candidate's application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee in full. The final admission decision will take into consideration:

  • The ISBF Graduate Diploma Entrance Score (40% weight)
  • Performance in the PI (40% weight)
  • Graduation Scores & Class XII Scores (20% weight)

If you are made an offer of admission but do not have your graduation scores by then, you may confirm your place, but this will stand void if the graduation scores are not submitted before the commencement of the programme.


For detailed information on the postgraduate fee structure, University of London fees please download the document from here.

Funding – Scholarships

There are merit and need-based Scholarships which are available at the time of Admission. It comprises a waiver of up to 100% of the ISBF Tuition fees. It is awarded on the basis of merit and need, measured by the candidate's performance in the iGDET and PI, as well as need. To apply for the same, you can click here to download the Scholarship Application Form.

Funding – Education Loan

Students who successfully receive an offer of admission for a Graduate Diploma programme at ISBF may apply for a loan to fund their studies, with either of the following funding partners:

IDFC First Bank  – to learn more about the bank's education loan offering, click  here.

Credenc  – to learn more and to use Credenc's Education Loan Eligibility Calculator, click here.

Funding – Alumni Bursary

ISBF has announced an Alumni Bursary for the upcoming 2023-24 academic session, of 20% on the ISBF Tuition Fee, for any alumni wishing to pursue a Graduate Diploma programme at the institution. This a great option for ISBF graduates who wish to explore in-depth a different discipline from the one they pursued at the undergraduate level, but without compromising on knowledge or career prospects

Further Queries

If you have any further queries with regard to the admission process, you may contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team on:

Email: pg.admission@isbf.edu.in

Phone: 01140430000/ +91 9599181862

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the campus. It is advisable to take prior appointments for the same.

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