IPMAT or the IPM Aptitude test is one of the top management exams in India. It is the entryway to the unique IIM Indore 5 year integrated BA+MBA seats. This article consists of some important details about the exam.

About IIM Indore

IIM Indore was instituted in 1996 when it became the sixth addition to the Indian Institute of Management family of management schools. As per NIRF rankings 2019, it is the fifth-best management school in India. Visit the official website to find out more.

Ipmat Info

About the course

IIM IPM, or the Integrated Programme in Management is a full time, five year regular course offered by IIM Indore. An integrated diploma in management is awarded upon successful completion of the course. Read more about the course and its uniqueness here.

Eligibility Criteria for IPMAT

CriteriaFor General & NC-OBC CategoryFor SC/ST/PWD Category
Marks at Secondary/ 10th Std/ Equivalent level60% aggregate marks55% aggregate marks
Marks at Higher Secondary/XII/+2/ Equivalent level60% aggregate marks55% aggregate marks
Age of candidateMaximum 20 yrs as on August 1st of year of admissionMaximum 25 yrs as on August 1st of year of admission

Selection Process

The selection process is triple-tiered. You will be selected based on your overall performance in Aptitude Test (IPMAT), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). 

Aptitude Test Score for IPMAT is done in the following manner:

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Source: Official IIM Indore IPM Admission Notification

Weightage given to the three tiers are:

TierWeightage %
Aptitude Test Score derived from IPMAT50
Written Ability Test (WAT)15
Personal Interview (PI)35
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IPMAT Exam Pattern

  • Time Duration: 2 hours
  • Sections: Quantitative ability and verbal ability
  • Total Questions: 100
  • Question Type: Objective (MCQs) and short answers

Important: Please note that you would have to attempt the sections in a pre-specified order. For IPMAT, first, you will have to attempt MCQs of Quantitative Aptitude section, then short answers of Quantitative Aptitude section and then lastly, MCQs of Verbal Ability section.

Detailed Structure
SectionNumber of QuestionsTime duration
Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ)4040 mins
Quantitative Aptitude (Short Answers)2040 mins
Verbal Ability (MCQ)4040 mins
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Read the detailed IPMAT syllabus here.

Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for IPMAT for the MCQ questions of Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability:

  • Each correct answer will give you score of +4 marks
  • Each wrong answer will give you a score of -1 mark. 

For short answers of Quantitative Aptitude there is no negative marking.

Ipmat Study Material

Written Ability Test (WAT)

In the Written Ability Test the IPMAT, you would have to write an essay on topics of current relevance. So make sure you are well-versed with what is happening in the world around you.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Word Limit: 150-250 Words

Personal Interview (PI)

At this stage of the IPMAT, you will have a personal interview. For excelling at this interview you need to be well prepared with academics and current affairs. Find out the commonly asked questions in IPM Interview here.

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Don’t forget to check out our IPMAT Exam Analysis for a complete idea about the IPMAT Exam Pattern.

Total Seats

The total number of seats for the course is 150

Important IPMAT Dates 2021

Application process start dateFebruary third week 2021
Application process end dateApril Third week 2021
IPMAT 2021May Second week 2021
IPMAT Result 2021September 3rd week 2021
Personal InterviewsTo be announced

Admission Process

  1. Register online: You have to first register online and fill in all personal and academic details in the IPMAT application form well before the deadline for application submissions. Please keep your application form number, registered ID and password safe for future reference.
  2. Pay the registration fees: Fees is Rs. 4130 for students of general/NC-OBC categories and Rs. 2065 for reserved category students. The fees is payable online only, through debit/credit cards and netbanking
  3. Download admit card: If you have registered successfully, your admit card should be accessible on the website at least one week prior to your IPMAT. Now’s the time to use the registered ID and password you saved earlier to access it! 😉
  4. Appear for IPMAT: Appear for your 2 hour long IPMAT. Don’t forget to carry your admit card!
  5. Check results: IPMAT result is usually declared within 10-15 days of the exam. Check your IPMAT result on the official website using your application form number, date of birth and email ID.
  6. Appear for WAT and PI: Candidates who clear the IPMAT are then called in for a written test and a personal interview conducted by a panel from IIM-Indore.

Find out the detailed steps and common mistakes in filling IPMAT application form here.

Exam Centres

IPMAT exam is conducted in as many as 34 cities all over India. These are listed by IIM Indore and need to selected by you carefully while registering for the exam. However, please note that final allocation of exam centre depends on the availability of seats. In unavoidable cases, you may be allotted a center nearest to your city of preference.

In IPMAT 2020, these centers were Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh/ Mohali, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Roorkee, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.

WAT and PI are conducted in seven cities, namely Bengaluru, Chennai,
Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

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IIM Indore IPM Fees

  • The tuition fee for the first 3 years: Rs. 4 Lakhs per annum 
  • Course fee for 4th and 5th year: Rs.16 Lakhs

Course Curriculum

The IIM Indore integrated course will give you a holistic education related to management. It follows a trimester system and has 3 terms in a year. Each term is 3 months long.

The IIM Indore integrated course is conducted in two parts. The first three years focus on building a foundation, and the last two years focus on management.

Major elements of the foundation course of IIM IPM are:

  1. Courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics to build analytical rigour.
  2. Courses in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and Economics  to build a base knowledge on principles of management.
  3. Courses in Humanities, Literature and Fine Arts for holistic development.

The last two years of integrated MBA in IIM focus on the management syllabus followed by post graduate students.

Following is the course structure for the five year course:

First year IIM IPM Curriculum
Term I Term IITerm III
1. Mathematics I 
2. Statistics I
3. Microeconomics
4. Language Skills in English I
5. Language Skills in French I/Spanish I/German I
6. Personality Development
7. Music I/ Dance I
8. Physical Training + Sports / Social Work 
1. Mathematics II
2. Statistics II
3. Macroeconomics
4. Language Skills in English II
5. Language Skills in French II/Spanish II/German II
6. Personality Development
7. Music II/Dance II
8. Physical Training + Sports/ Social Work
1. Mathematics III
2. Statistics III
3. Indian Economy
4. Logic
5. Language Skills in English III
6. Language Skills in French III/Spanish III/German III
7. Personality Development 
8. Introduction to Sociology
9. Panchatantra/ Hitopadesha
10. Physical Training + Sports/ Social Work

Second year IIM IPM Curriculum
Term IVTerm VTerm VI
1. Introduction to Philosophy 
2. Introduction to Psychology
3. Basic Programming with C 
4. Indian History
Indian English Literature
5. Indian Society and Culture
6. Business, Government and Society
7. Personality Development 
8. Web Development 
9. Presentation Skills 
10. Drama and Theatre I / Sculpture I
11. Learning by Experience (Educational Trip) I 
12. Swimming/ Chess/ Carom 
1. Money, Banking and Finance
2. Ethics and Society
3. Positive Psychology
4. Data Structure and Algorithm
5. Introduction to Geology
6. Introduction to Physics
7. Contemporary 8. Social Issues
9. Public Administration
10. Drama and Theatre II /Sculpture II
11. Effective Public Speaking/ Debating
12. Yogasana I/ Meditation I 
1. World History
2. Introduction to Journalism
3. Optimization / Probability Distributions
4. Econometrics
5. International Relations
6. Introduction to Chemistry 
7. Introduction to Databases 
8. Social Psychology
9. Basic Financial Accounting 
10. Workshop on Legal Writing and Legal Language 
11. Yogasana II/ Meditation II 

Third year IIM IPM Curriculum
Term VIITerm VIIITerm IX
1. Intellectual Property Rights 
2. Spreadsheet Modeling
3. International Trade
4. Public Relations
5. Mercantile Law and Company Law
6. Film Making / Painting
7. Introduction to Biology
8. Advertising and Marketing
9. Communication
10. Cross Cultural Issues
11. Learning by Experience (Educational Trip) II
12. Open Elective
1. Stochastic Modelling/Mathematical Modelling
2. Indian Politics 
3. Principles of Management 
4. Population Studies 
5. Research Methodology 
6. Introduction to Engineering 
7. Social Entrepreneurship 
8. Abnormal Psychology 
9. Excel Workshop I
10. Sanskrit/ Hindi Literature
11. Essentials of Human Values
12. Open Elective 
1. Introduction to History
2. Business Ethics
3. Game Theory
4. World Politics
5. Development Economics
6. Social Media
7. Introduction to Medicine
8. Excel Workshop II
9. Business Etiquette
10. Workshop on Team Building and Time Management
11. Critical Thinking and Writing
12. Open Elective 

Fourth and Fifth year IIM IPM Curriculum
Term ITerm IITerm III
1. Financial Accounting and Marketing
2. Marketing- I
3. Microeconomics for Managers
4. Operations Management- I
5. Organizational Behaviour- I
6. Quantitative Techniques- I 

Skill Development Courses:
1. Business Communication
2. Critical Thinking  Skills
3. Spreadsheet Modeling
4. Presentation Basics
1. Finance-I
2. Macroeconomics
3. Managerial Accounting & Control
4. Marketing-II
5. Operations Management- II
6. Organizational Behaviour-II
7. Quantitative Techniques- II
8. Strategic Management-I 

Skill Development Courses: 
1. Entrepreneurial Orientation
2. Ethics & CSR
3. Rural Immersion
4. Written Analysis and Communication
1. Finance-II
2. Human Resource Management
3. Information Systems for Managers
4. Legal Aspects of Business
5. Strategic Management-II

Elective Courses (Any Two)
1. Marketing Research  
2. Supply Chain Management
3. Sales & Distribution Management
4. Corporate/Retail Banking

Skill Development Courses:
1. Design Thinking
2. Industry Interface Programme
3. Leadership
4. Sustainability

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