Postgraduate Entrance Examination (PGEE)

About PGEE
PG Entrance Examination (PGEE) is required for admission to all PG programs. There are two types of PG programmes.
  1. Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programme which is based on course work.
  2. Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes which require some course work and completion of a research thesis.
Duration of Programmes
  1. M.Tech. : 2 years
  2. M.S. : 2 years
  3. Ph.D. : 5 years
The list of programmes currently being offered are given below.
M Tech M S Ph D
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Information Security Electronics and Communication Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering
Computer Aided Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Bioinformatics Bioinformatics
  IT in Building Science IT in Building Science
    Computational Linguistics
  Computational Natural Sciences
  Spatial Informatics
Applicants need to appear for a computer-based examination conducted by IIIT-H. MS and PhD candidates shortlisted from this exam will have to clear an interview to gain admission. The decision on final offer of admission is solely based on the interview performance. Interviews will be conducted online.

For M.Tech programmes, PGEE exam marks will be used to determine a set of top-scoring candidates who are eligible for seat allocation which will be done in 2 rounds.
Date of the examination: 24th June 2020

Date of interviews for MS and PhD programs: 24-25th July 2020
For eligibility and exam details, please click here.
SAARC country nationals are eligible for PGEE and will be treated on par with Indian nationals.
How to apply?

The application form has to be filled by the announced deadline.

Application Fee: INR 2,000 (Non-refundable)

How do I prepare for PGEE ?

More information on syllabi, mock tests are available here

Tuition Fee for M.Tech Programmes:

  • INR 2,80,000 for the academic year 2020-21.
  • Hostel and Mess fees extra; these charges will be on par with the other students at the institute.
  • Payment of Initial Fee:
    • Candidates who have been allotted a seat should confirm the acceptance of the seat by paying the tuition fee for one semester, on or before the acceptance dates announced with the seat allotment.
    • The first semester tuition fee of INR 1,40,000 should be paid online through the payment portal. Instructions for payment will be emailed to you.
Click here for the seat acceptance portal

Seat Allocation Rounds, Acceptance and Cancellation Details for M.Tech Program

Round number

Seat allocation

Deadline (5:00pm IST on specified date)

Pay and accept seat

Cancel the allotted seat by

Refund Amount (INR)


20 July 2020

27 July 2020

28 July 2020


30 July 2020


After 30 July 2020



29 July 2020

5 August 2020

7 August 2020


After 7 August 2020



If a seat is allotted to an applicant in a round and is accepted, then the cancellation deadlines and refund amounts will be as per the dates stated for the same round (in columns 4 and 5 of the above table). This holds regardless of whether the accepted seat was the first preference of the applicant or not.

Application Portal Opens: 12th Feb 2020

  Application Portal Closes for M.Tech programs: 27th April 2020
  Application Portal Closes for MS and PhD programs:
30th May 2020
  Entrance Exam -
24th June 2020
  Interviews for MS and PhD programs: 24-25th July 2020.
  Interview Results for MS and PhD Announced - 31st July 2020
  Round-2 Results for M.Tech Programme Announced - 29th July 2020
  For queries please contact us at:
PG Admissions
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500 032
Email: pgadmissions@iiit.ac.in
Phone: +91 (40) 6653 1250 and 6653 1337
Office timings: Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
  Last Updated on July 2020