Early Entry Option

What is the Early Entry Option?

The Early Entry Option is a deferred admission offer to the ISB Post Graduate Programme in Management. The Early Entry Option allows recent graduates with less than 24 months of full-time work experience to secure their admission to the ISB PGP. Candidates selected will secure a deferred admission and will be eligible to join the PGP upon completing at least 24 months of full-time work experience.

Why the Early Entry Option?

The Early Entry Option is designed for young professionals who are keen on pursuing a management education and want the advantage of early clarity about their career plans. With their ISB admission secured, Early Entry Option admits are able to concentrate on maximizing their learning from the work experience they garner before joining the PGP.

Who can apply?

To apply through the Early Entry Option for a deferred admission, you will need to have:

  • a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline

  • a valid GMAT / GRE score

  • less than 24 months of full-time work experience by March 31 of the following year

  • TOEFL / IELTS / PTE score (only if the language of instruction at the undergraduate study level is not English) 

Application Timelines


Cycle II

Cycle III

Application Deadline

December 15, 2018

January 15, 2019

Offer Date

February 2018

March 2019

Acceptance Date

10 days from the date of admission offer


Admission Fee  

  • The first installment of the admission fee i.e. INR 2,50,000 + service tax has to be remitted within 10 days from the date of the admission offer.
  • The Admission Fee is non-refundable.

Programme Fee  

  • The programme expenses of applicable to the joining class of PGP will be applicable for EEO students.