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Admission Policy

For the 2020 Graduate Diploma programmes intake, there are 100 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.

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.applytoisbf.com.
  • 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.

All necessary documents as listed on the application form, must be submitted at the time of applying, whether online or offline.

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:

  • 550 or above in GMAT, or
  • 80 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.

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 through online mode via Skype, or through the offline mode at the ISBF campus in New Delhi.

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.

Admissions Calendar

AnnouncementsEarly Round (November)Round 1 (January)
Application Deadline 20th November 2019 16th January 2020
iGDET 24th / 26th November 2019 19th / 22nd January 2020
Personal interview 28th November 2019 25th January 2020
Result Declaration 9th December 2019 3rd February 2020
Admission Deadline 23rd December 2019 17th February 2020


  • iGDET will be conducted online, and there will be two slots (morning and evening) on each test date.
  • ISBF reserves the right to change the above dates and centers. Should this become necessary, all concerned candidates will be duly notified.
  • All decisions of the ISBF Admissions Committee are final and binding.


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


There are merit and need-based Scholarships which are available at the time of Admission. It comprises a waiver of up to 50% 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.

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 9717007906

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