AIM conducts two-year full time residential MBA programme with 120 students per batch out of which 80% (96) seats are reserved for Army wards and balance 20% (24) seats are for General category.

Admission Process

The admission to AIMK through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management. CAT is the first step in the process for seeking admission to AIMK. Based on the performance in CAT,candidates will be called for Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GD/PI) to be conducted by AIMK at Kolkata. Final merit list is drawn up based on the candidate's performance in CAT & GD/PI.


The minimum qualification for admission to MBA programme is 3 years Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities with 50% marks. Candidates of current batch who would be completing all requirements for the Bachelor's Degree by 30 June of the year of admission may also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally and will be required to produce evidence to establish their eligibility by 31 August of the year of admission, failing which they will be dropped from the programme

Eligibility for Army Categories

The admission to the AWES Professional Colleges is for the children of eligible serving Army personnel, eligible ex-Army personnel and war widows of the Army. The children of following categories of Army personnel are eligible and they are required to submit the relevant certificate as given against the category applicable to them as proof of their eligibility for admission to AWES Professional Colleges along with the Application Form :-

  1. The applicants must fall into one of the following categories:
    • Children of serving Army personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in the Army. (Submit Certificate No 1)
    • Children of ex-Army personnel granted/awarded regular pension, liberalized family pension, family pension or disability pension at the time of their superannuation, demise, discharge, release medical board/ invalided medical board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pension. (Submit Certificate No 1).
    • Children of ex-Army personnel who have taken discharge or released after ten years of service. (Submit Certificate No 1).
  2. Adopted / Step Children and Children of Remarried Widows:
    • Adopted Child of Army personnel if adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission. (Submit Certificate No 2)
    • Step Children are eligible provided they are born from a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Arm who is other wise eligible. (Submit Certificate No 2)
  3. Eligibility Criteria in Special Cases:
    • Eligibility Criteria for Children of ex-Army Medical Corps Officers/Army Dental Corps Officers Presently Serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force (IN/IAF). Children of only those ex-Army Medical officers/Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy/Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for at least 10 years. (Submit Certificate No 3).
    • Eligibility Criteria for Children of APS/MNS/TA Personnel (Submit Certificate No 3).
      • Children of APS personnel classified as ex-servicemen as per Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No 9 (52)/88/D(Res) dated 19 Jul 89.
      • Children of those APS personnel who are on deputation and who have put in 10 years of service in the Army.
      • Children of APS personnel, who are directly recruited into APS who have completed 10 years of service and of those who as per their terms and conditions of service, retired from APS without reversion to P&T Department after completing their minimum pensionable service of which 10 years was in the Army.
      • Children of only those members of MNS who have 10 years service as regular members of MNS or are in receipt of pension from the Army.
      • Children of only those TA personnel who have completed 10 years of embodied service.
(Necessary certificates as given in the prospectus may please be attached along with the application. Please also mention the Para and Sub Para on the certificate under which you are eligible)

Weightage for Admission
Weightage for admission to the wards of Gallantry Award Winners and War Widows will be as under-

Award Weightage
Gallantry Award
  • Param Vir Chakra
  • Ashok Chakra
  • Mahavir Chakra
  • Kriti Chakra
  • Vir Chakra
  • Surya Chakra
  • Sena Medal (Gallantry only)
Distinguished Service in War / Conflict / Hostilities
  • Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal (SYSM)
  • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM)
  • Yudh Seva Medal (YSM)
  • Mention in dispatches
  • War Widows

Application Form

The attached Application Form is to be filled up properly and submitted to AIMK on or before 31 December of the year of application. Candidates have to fill up CAT Test Registration Number & Centre Code number allotted by IIMs in the respective boxes given in the application form of AIM. Application Form can also be downloaded and forwarded to this Institute along with a demand draft (in favour of Director AIM, payable at Kolkata) of Rs.800/-for Army category and Rs.900/- for General category (including Rs 50/- as postal charges). A self-addressed envelope duly affixed postal stamp will have to be sent for obtaining 'Receipt and Application Number'.

Group Discussion / Personal Interview (GD/PI)
Candidates who qualify in CAT will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview at Kolkata on merit basis.Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses and arrange for their own boarding and lodging.The list of shortlisted candidates is usually published in the website ( during 2nd week of February every year. The GD&PI is generally conducted during the 2nd week of March at Kolkata. The exact dates will be published on the website and will be communicated individually through call letters. Candidates are required to check into the Institute's website for dates of GD/PI and they must not wait for call letters. The candidates will have to produce their CAT admit card for GD/PI.
The result will be displayed on the notice board of AIMK and in the website along with 'Joining Instructions' (JI). 'JI' will be issued to the selected and wait-listed candidates who shall be required to deposit a sum of Rs 10,000/-through Demand Draft, drawn in favour of  'Director AIM' payable at Kolkata, as acceptance of offer along with the willingness certificate. The amount will be adjusted against the first year fees. The second installment of first year fees to be paid at the time of registration once the candidate is admitted, ensuring eligibility
For more information on Admission process please check the latest Prospectus of AIMK 

MBA Programme

  • 2 Year full time
  • MBA Programme.
  • Admission through CAT.
  • 100% Residential.
  • 120 Students per batch.

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