IPMAT, or IPM Aptitude test is one of the top management exams in India. It is the entryway to IIM Indore BBA 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.

About the course

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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 July 31st of year of admissionMaximum 22 yrs as on July 31st 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 (P1). 

Weightage given to the three tiers are:

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

IPMAT Exam Pattern:

  1. IPMAT- Aptitude Test

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. 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

Marking Scheme: 

For 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.

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT)

In the Written Ability Test, 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 and 

Duration: 30 minutes

Word Limit: 150 Words

Personal Interview (PI)

At this stage, you will have a personal interview. For excelling at this interview you need to be well prepared with academics and current affairs.

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 120

Important Dates

Application process start date17th February 2020
Application process end date30th March 2020
IPMAT 2020May 2020
Announcement of call for Personal InterviewsSecond week of May 2020
Personal InterviewsLast week of May 2020

Admission Process

  1. Register online: You have to first register online and fill in all personal and academic details 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: Results are usually declared within 10-15 days of the exam. Check your results 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.

Exam Centres

IPMAT is conducted in as many as 28 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 availability of seats. In unavoidable cases, you may be alloted a centre nearest to your city of preference.

Fee Structure

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 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 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 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 focus on the management syllabus followed by post graduate students.

Following is the course structure for the five year course:

First Year
Term I Term IITerm III
Mathematics I 
Statistics I
Language Skills in English I
Language Skills in French I/Spanish I/German I
Personality Development
Music I/ Dance I
Physical Training + Sports / Social Work 
Mathematics II
Statistics II
Language Skills in English II
Language Skills in French II/Spanish II/German II
Personality Development
Music II/Dance II
Physical Training + Sports/ Social Work
Mathematics III
Statistics III
Indian Economy
Language Skills in English III
Language Skills in French III/Spanish III/German III
Personality Development 
Introduction to Sociology
Panchatantra/ Hitopadesha
Physical Training + Sports/ Social Work
Second Year
Term IVTerm VTerm VI
Introduction to Philosophy 
Introduction to Psychology
Basic Programming with C 
Indian History
Indian English Literature
Indian Society and Culture
Business, Government and Society
Personality Development 
Web Development 
Presentation Skills 
Drama and Theatre I / Sculpture I
Learning by Experience (Educational Trip) I Swimming/ Chess/ Carom 
Money, Banking and Finance
Ethics and Society
Positive Psychology
Data Structure and Algorithm
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Physics
Contemporary Social Issues
Public Administration
Drama and Theatre II /Sculpture II
Effective Public Speaking/ Debating
Yogasana I/ Meditation I 
World History
Introduction to Journalism
Optimization / Probability Distributions
International Relations
Introduction to Chemistry 
Introduction to Databases 
Social Psychology
Basic Financial Accounting 
Workshop on Legal Writing and Legal Language 
Yogasana II/ Meditation II 
Third Year
Term VIITerm VIIITerm IX
Intellectual Property Rights 
Spreadsheet Modeling
International Trade
Public Relations
Mercantile Law and Company Law
Film Making / Painting
Introduction to Biology
Advertising and Marketing Communication
Cross Cultural Issues
Learning by Experience (Educational Trip) II
Open Elective
Stochastic Modelling/Mathematical Modelling
Indian Politics 
Principles of Management 
Population Studies 
Research Methodology 
Introduction to Engineering 
Social Entrepreneurship 
Abnormal Psychology 
Excel Workshop I
Sanskrit/ Hindi Literature/ Essentials of Human Values
Open Elective 
Introduction to Business History
Business Ethics
Game Theory
World Politics
Development Economics
Social Media
Introduction to Medicine
Excel Workshop II
Business Etiquette
Workshop on Team Building and Time Management
Critical Thinking and Writing
Open Elective 
Fourth and Fifth Years
Term ITerm IITerm III
Financial Accounting and Marketing
Marketing- I
Microeconomics for Managers
Operations Management- I
Organizational Behaviour- I
Quantitative Techniques- I 

Skill Development Courses:
Business Communication
Critical Thinking  Skills
Spreadsheet Modeling
Presentation Basics
Managerial Accounting & Control
Operations Management- II
Organisation Behaviour-II
Quantitative Techniques- II
Strategic Management-I 

Skill Development Courses: 
Entrepreneurial Orientation
Ethics & CSR
Rural Immersion
Written Analysis and Communication
Human Resource Management
Information Systems for Managers
Legal Aspects of Business
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:
Design Thinking
Industry Interface Programme (Across 3 terms)
Leadership (Across 3 terms)