IIFM PGDFM Admission 2018 Open - Register Here for IIFM Bhopal

Rajat updated on : 01 Nov 2017

Indian Institute of Forest Management has announced admission to its two year full time residential PGDFM program. IIFM will use score of CAT/XAT for shortlisting the candidates.

IIFM PGDM Admission 2018

IIFM, Bhopal (Indian Institute of Forest Management) has announced admission to its Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management (PGDFM) program which is a full two year residential program for 2018-20 academic session. Any graduate from any academic background who meets out all the eligibility criteria for IIFM can apply for IIFM PGDFM admission 2018-20. Such candidates will also have to ensure that they are appearing for either CAT 2017 or XAT 2018. All the interested candidates are required to fill an application form, which is available on the official website of the Institute, www.iifm.ac.in and also, a direct link to access this form has been provided here below. Applicants can also personally visit the Institute or request the form to be sent through post. Application fee to apply for IIFM Bhopal PGDFM 2018 admission is Rs. 1000 for non-reserved category applicants and Rs. 500 for SC/ST category candidates. This fee can be paid through Debit/Credit/Internet Banking or Demand Draft. 

IIFM is a wonderful mix of fulltime and guest faculty with experience in academia, consultancy, research and industry. The Institute has been structured to provide management inputs with one of the most prestigious management programs in Environment, CSR, forestry, development management which are famous on global level. The study framework of the course includes classroom based case – studies as well theories and enough practical exposure is given via field trips of around two hours long. There is also provision of summer internship program.

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IIFM PGDFM Admission 2018-20 Schedule



Last date to apply for applicants having CAT 2017 Registration Number

10 February 2018

Last date to register for candidates having XAT 2018 registration number

20 February 2018

Who is eligible for IIFM PGDFM Admission 2018-20?

Candidates who are planning to apply for IIFM Bhopal PGDFM admission 2018 are required to possess the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidates are required to have at least a three year bachelor’s degree or equivalent to it. The bachelor degree can be in any academic background.
  • The candidates are required to have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates belonging of SC/ST/PWD are required to have scored 45% marks in aggregate.
  • Final year students of graduation are also eligible to apply for IIFM PGDFM 2018-20. In this situation, the candidates are required to produce the proof that they would complete their graduation before 30th June 2018.
  • IIFM will consider the scores of XAT/CAT in order to shortlist the candidates. Hence candidates are required to have valid scores of the mentioned exam.

The bachelor’s degree should be given by a university/institution which is established under the Act of Parliament or which has been declared to be Deemed as a University under the Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The university should be recognized by MHRD, Government of India.

IIFM PGDFM Application Form 2018

There are two options for applying to IIFM PDGFM 2018-20. The form can be filled both online and offline.

IIFM PGDFM Online Application

Candidates who are interested to apply can apply from the link given on this page. The link will direct you to the application window directly. All you need to do is to fill the application form and proceed with the steps instructed on the website. The candidates need to fill the application form and submit it before the last date. Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

IIFM PDGFM Admission 2018-20 – Online Fee Submission Details

  •  For online submission of IIFM PGFM application form 2018-20, the candidates will have to deposit application fee which is Rs. 1000.
  •  For the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, the application fee is Rs. 500.
  •  The payment can be made via debit card or credit card or net banking.

IIFM PGDFM Offline Application 2018-20

The candidates who want to apply offline can on the link. After this, you will be able to download the form. You are required to fill the form. You need to get a DD made of Rs. 1000 which is Rs. 500 for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. You need to attach all the documents required by speed post.

The application form and admission bulletin can be obtained personally or can also be obtained by sending a demand draft of Rs. 1000 which is Rs. 500 for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. The demand draft is to be made in favor of Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. The application form should read to IIFM Bhopal on or before the last date.

IIFM PGDFM Admission

IIFM PGDFM Admission Procedure 2018-20

  • All candidates who are planning to take admission at IIFM in PGDFM 2018-20 are first required to appear in CAT 2017 as the score of the same will be used by IIFM in order to shortlist the candidates for next rounds of admission. Kindly note that IIMs play no role in admission process of IIFM.
  • Candidates have to appear for XAT 2018 if they haven’t appeared for CAT 2017. The exam of this national level management entrance test will be used by IIFM in order to shortlist the candidates for next rounds of admission which include group discussion/personal interview. Kindly note that XLRI has nothing to do with the admission process of IIFM.
  • Apart from XAT/CAT, the candidates are required to apply separately for IIFM.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT/CAT scores. The shortlisted candidates will be called for next round of admission. Candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview at New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal and Bangalore.

IIFM Bhopal PGDFM 2018 Admission - Fee Structure

IIFM takes pride in providing high quality education to the candidates at very reasonable fee. Total fee of IIFM includes tuition fee and hostel fee. The fee structure of the entire program which differs for different categories is listed below:


Total Fee (In INR)

Scheduled Caste

Rs. 2,88,000/-

Scheduled Tribe

Rs. 2,88,000/-


Rs. 4,80,000

Non – Creamy OBC

Rs. 4,80,000

Differently Abled

Rs. 4,80,000

Reservation Policies at IIFM for PGDFM 2018-20

There are total 120 seats. IIFM has the following reservation policies for different categories



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Non – Creamy OBC


Differently Abled


Indian Institute of Forest Management was established in 1982 as an autonomous institution under Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. IIFM was conceptualized in response to the recommendations of the National Commission on Agriculture. In order to support this institute financially and technically, Swedish International Development Agency also helped. IIFM is located in the Bhopal, the City of Lakes, and is famous in South Asia for imparting concepts of development management and environment along with the expertise in corporate management.

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