NIBM - National Institute of Bank Management

National Institute of Bank Management 2008 (NIBM 2008)

Two-Year full time Residential Programme for Careers in Banking and Financial Services Industry

The two-year PGPBF is designed as a contemporary, rigorous, innovative and practical source of management education. The Programme is pitched to provide to the financial system, on a regular basis, a pool of talented young executives who are thoroughly trained in Foundations, Analytical Skills and Perspectives in Banking and Finance and fully prepared to shoulder managerial responsibilities in the banking and financial sector.

Common Admission Test - CAT: November 16, 2008

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA, of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Application Form:

The NIBM application form for PGPBF would be available for sale from August 08 to November 28, 2008. The request for application form and prospectus specifing the name of the candidate, mailing address, e-mail ID, telephone number, accompanied with a Demand Draft of Rs.1000/- drawn in favour of National Institute of Bank Management, payable at Pune should be addressed to : The Dean, Post-Graduate Programme, National Institute of Bank Management, NIBM Post Office, Kondhwe Khurd, Pune 411 048.

The duly filled-in application form should be sent to the Dean after you have received the CAT admit card, so as to reach latest by December 04, 2008. A photocopy of the CAT admit card should be attached with the application form. As NIBM uses CAT score for short-listing the candidates, please do not forget to mention the following information in the application form for PGPBF, without which it will not be possible for NIBM to get your CAT score from the IIMs :CAT Application No, CAT Registration No, Centre Code.

Admission Procedure:

Entrance Test: Applicants are required to appear for the COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT) conducted by IIMs, which will be held on November 16, 2008.

  • The CAT Bulletin has to be purchased from designated branches of Bank(s) before August 8, 2008 or from IIMs before August 13, 2008. The CAT announcement and details have appeared in leading newspapers on July 13, 2008. Please read and follow the instructions given in the CAT Bulletin.

  • Send the filled-in CAT Form to the concerned IIM as indicated in the CAT Bulletin. The concerned IIM will send you the Test Admit Card giving your CAT Registration Number. Please note down this CAT Registration Number carefully and preserve it. The Test Admit Card has to be produced at the CAT Centre.

  • Indicate your intention of applying to NIBM (non-IIM Institutes) while filling-up the CAT Application Form as well as on the answer sheet for the CAT examination.

  • The candidates should also apply for PGPBF to NIBM separately. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

Online Application: NIBM also offers its own Online Application Access System to applicants through its website You may click on the programme and follow the instructions. Complete your online application only when you have received the CAT details, print a hard copy of the same, affix your recent photograph and put your signature in the space provided and mail the same to the Dean along with a photocopy of your CAT admit card and a crossed demand draft of Rs. 1000/- drawn in favour of 'National Institute of Bank Management', payable at Pune, so as to reach us not later than December 04, 2008. The NIBM would not be responsible for any postal delays/losses. The Online Application Access System will close on December 01, 2008.

Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI): Candidates short listed on the basis of CAT scores will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview during Mid-April 2009 at any one of the centres, viz., Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi (centres other than Pune are tentative). Such candidates can also find out if they have been short listed for GDPI by visiting our website : No individual regret letter will be sent to applicants not short listed for GDPI.

Admission Offer: Successful candidates will be intimated of their final selection in the first week of May 2009. The selected candidates must pay the first installment of fees within three weeks from the date of offer of admission, otherwise they would forfeit their seat to the person next on the waiting list.