PGDBA 2021

The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI – aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

PGDBA is a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands- on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all the three institutes jointly offering this programme.

 Minimum Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following: 10+2+4/10+2+5/10+2+3+2 with a Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Qualifying Degree (i.e. B. Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M. Com or equivalent).

► For SC/ ST and Person with Disabilities (PwD) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55% or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale.

► The CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks, even if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript. If the CGPA is on a different scale other than 10, the eligibility of a candidate will be based on the equivalence of the CGPA on a 10-point scale.

► Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2021. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to submission of final mark sheet by October 31, 2021.

Paper Pattern


  • It is a three-hour online test.

  • The test comprises a total of 50 questions carrying 150 marks.

  • All the questions are MCQ type questions having four answer choices per question.

  • There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.

  • Each incorrect attempt will draw a penalty of 1 mark.

  • Calculators, gadgets, graph sheets, etc are not allowed.

  • The PGDBA 2021 Syllabus consists of 4 sections: Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Data Visualization, and Quantitative Aptitude. The distribution of questions is given below.

Test Structure

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Official syllabus

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences.

LOGICAL REASONING: Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends).

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices), Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections), Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances), Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).

The duration of the test is 3 hours. Calculator, charts, graph sheets, tables or gadgets are NOT allowed in the examination hall.

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Note: PGDBA Crash Course Includes 12 Full Length Mocks + 10 Topic Tests of Quants


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Note: The PGDBA 2021 Course have been upgraded this year with almost double content. Last year we provided only theory handouts of quants, 5 Mocks and Practice Sessions. This year we have included unique concept videos of not only quant but also of other sections. Total no of mocks have increased from 5 to 12. This year we are expecting at least 50 Calls. 

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