PG Admissions

PG Admissions

In the bleak months since lockdown was declared in March, ISBF has worked tirelessly with the mantra Learning Must Not Stop, be it in conducting online classes or webcam-invigilated examinations just days into the lockdown. (Our years of pedagogical training from LSE certainly came in handy!). We are gearing up for the new academic session with the same verve. Health and safety protocols are being put in place, government advisories are being followed to the ‘T’, and we are set to begin classes in mid-September, online to begin with, and hopefully back in the classroom very soon. No matter the mode or location, the standards and the mantra remain the same - Learning Must Not Stop!

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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.

Next Admission Round

Admissions closed for 2020.

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:

  • 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.

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.


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 from ISBF may apply for a loan to fund their studies. This would be processed through ISBF’s partner, Credenc, which is a platform that helps students obtain education loans from a number of banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) based purely on financial need. 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 2020-21 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 9717007906

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