Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), an autonomous body, is a National Institute set up in the year 1966 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, with the active support of the Indian industries. IIP invites application for eligible candidates for admission into Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging for the academic year 2018-2020. Candidates who are interested can fill the Application form from here. Candidates can check the complete information of IIP Entrance Exam 2018 for PGDP Admission like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc through this page below.

Latest: First and second Merit List of 34th Batch PGDP Admission has been released, check the same below.

IIP Entrance Exam 2018 for PGDP Admission

Candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP) can fill their Application form from the official website. All the candidates who are interested have to give the entrance test for taking admission for this session 2018-2020.

Schedule for the IIP Entrance Exam 2018 for PGDP Admission is given below.

Event Dates
Last date for form submission 08 Jun 2018
Date of Entrance Exam 14 Jun 2018
Display of shortlisted candidates at HO & Regional Centres 26 Jun 2018
Personal interview 02, 03 & 09 Jul 2018 – At Mumbai
04 to 06 Jul 2018 – At Regional Centres
Final selection and display at HO and Regional Centres 13 Jul 2018
Admission and Payment of fees 13 to 23 Jul 2018
Display of 2nd list (if applicable) 25 Jul 2018
Admission and Payment of fees for 2nd list candidates 25 to 31 Jul 2018
Commencement of the course 01 Aug 2018

Merit List

Indian Institute of Packaging has started releasing the merit lists of selected candidates for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging. Those candidates whose names are displayed in the lists need to pay the admission fee before the last date through NEFT/Online Transfer/Demand Draft. Merit Lists are available on the official website, also direct links to check the same are provided below:

Merit List: 

  • Click here to check 2nd merit list of selected candidates for admission.
  • Click here to check 1st merit list of selected candidates for admission.

Shortlisted Candidates for Personal Interview

List of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview has been published by the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP). The exam was held on June 14, 2018. Candidates can check the list through the direct link which is provided below.

Shortlisted Candidates: Click Here to check the list of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview.

Application Form

Application form for IIP Entrance Exam 2018 can be downloaded from the official website or from the direct link provided below. Candidates are requested to read the complete instruction and ensure their eligibility before filling the Application Form.

Application process over..!!

Application Fee is Rs. 500/-

Important Guidelines for Submitting of Application Form

  • Duly filled Application Form and Admit Card
  • Attested copies of all Certiöcates (X, XII, and Degree)
  • 2 Self Addressed envelopes with pin code
  • Application form downloaded from the website is to be submitted to Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai along with DD of Rs. 500/- drawn in favor of “Indian Institute of Packaging” payable at Mumbai.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate seeking admission for the Post Graduate Programme should have passed the full time (not by correspondence or part-time Graduate degree examination in Science (12th + 3 years degree entire 5 years in science only) with Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics Microbiology or Biochemistry as the main subject or one of them as second subject in the three year degree or Agriculture / Food Science/ Polymer Science or Engineering / Technology degree of a AICTE/ recognised University with minimum second class. Those with equivalent overseas qualification would also be eligible for admission. The candidate needs to have consistently high academic performance and sound general knowledge.

Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examinations can also apply, however, they must submit their results/ provisional results (as given by University) latest on the day of the personal interview and selection, as, without their degree result, student is not eligible to appearing for personal interview and will be eliminated from the admission process.

Selection Procedure

The admission to this Programme will be done according to the following two steps:

Step 1: Written Examination

A candidate seeking admission to the PGDP Course will be required to appear in the written Entrance Examination which will comprise of multiple choice questions. The syllabus for the written test is at the graduate level and the subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering. The candidate has the option to choose questions, provided the number of questions does not exceed a öxed limit. The entrance examination will be conducted on June 14, 2018, at Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad centers of the Institute. The Institute has the discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks for the examination and shortlist the candidates who will be eligible for further consideration for admission.

Step 2: Personal Interview

Candidates, who clear the written examination as above, will be called for Personal Interview which will be held at the Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad centers of the Institute. The Institute has the discretion to öx minimum qualifying marks for Personal Interview which will make a candidate eligible for further consideration for admission. The önal selection of candidates for admission to the course will be done in the order of their merit which will be based on the aggregate of marks calculated in each case according to the following weightage:

  • Marks obtained in 10th Class/ Matriculation: 10%
  • Marks obtained in 12th Class/Sr. Secondary: 10%
  • Marks obtained in Graduation level: 30%
  • Marks obtained in the Entrance Examination: 30%
  • Marks obtained in Personal Interview: 20%

Display of 1st list will be based on the 1st round cut-off. The 2nd list display is on the basis of 2nd round cut-off. Further lists will be displayed on the availability of seats when necessary.

Admit Card

The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), will issue the Admit card for Entrance Examination of PGDP (2018 – 2020). Candidates should fill the details and submit with the application form. Candidates should present themselves at the examination center half an hour before the start of examination with the admit card duly signed by IIP officials. Candidates will be required to appear for the Entrance Examination and Personal Interview at their own cost.

Fee Structure

One time fee (payable at the time of admission) Rs. 55000*
Fees per semester
(Tuition Fee + Exam Fee)
Rs. 65000*
Rs. (64000+1000)
Refundable Deposit (payable at the time of admission) Rs. 3000
Hostel fees (optional) only in Mumbai
1) Payable at the time of admission
[Registration fee (Rs. 1000) + Deposit (Refundable Rs. 1000)]
2) Fee per semester
Rs. 2000
Rs, 25000
Fees for application form/ syllabus/prospectus/
set of previous year’s question papers
Rs. 500

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