IIM-Indore, instituted in 1996, is the sixth member of IIM family of management schools. In 2011, IIM – Indore, launched first of its kind that is its five-year integrated program in management (IPM).

The Program consists of 15 terms spread over a duration of 5 years, with each year having 3 terms of 3 months. The first three years build a foundation, and the last two years focus on management. During the last 2 years, IPM students train as managers along with the students of the Institute’s 2-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), undertaking the same course package in management studies.

On successful completion of the five year rigorous academic experience, the students are awarded Integrated Diploma in Management by IIM Indore. Simultaneously, students are trained in-house for a bachelor’s degree from IGNOU. IPM admits students through an aptitude test – IPMAT.

The institute received 12000 applications for IPMAT 2014. The applications received for IPMAT 2016 was 17,853. The growing number of applicants for IPMAT is also an indication of growing demand for this program.


IPMAT 2017 Eligibility

Candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) of IIM Indore.

  1. Minimum 60% in Std. X and Std. XII or equivalent examination, for General and NC-OBC Category.
  2. Minimum 55% in Std. X and Std. XII or equivalent examination, for SC,ST and PWD (DA) Category
  3. Maximum age limit for candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC Category is 20 years as on July 31, 2018.
  4. Maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SC,ST and PWD (DA) category is 22 years as on July 31, 2018.
  5. Candidates who are likely to complete Std. XII or equivalent by the end of June 30, 2018 can also apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above.

Note 1: The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet, irrespective of the Board’s regulation.

Note 2: In case the candidates are awarded letter grades or grades points instead of marks, the conversion of grades to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the Board/ Competent Authority.

Note 3: Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign Board’s like IGCSE and IB can also apply.

Note 4: IIM Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility conditions in terms of equivalence, percentage marks, and the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake etc.


IPMAT 2018 Pattern

Mode: Online / Computer Based

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 100

Duration: 2 Hours (120 Minutes)

IPU CET Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer :  +4
  • Wrong Answer: -1 (Except SA Section)

Sections & Sectional Time limit in IPMAT 2018

Section Number of Questions Time duration for the section
Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude(Short Answer) 20 40 Minutes
Verbal Ability (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes

Selection Criteria:

Sufficient number of candidates for WAT and PI for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA) will be shortlisted from the eligible pool using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned in Table

Computation of Aptitude Test Score (ATS)

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability
(MCQ) Section
30 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒) /(𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Score in Quantitative Ability
(SA) Section
35 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)/ (𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Score in Verbal Ability
(MCQ) Section
35 * (𝐶𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒′𝑠 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒) /(𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒 − 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑚 𝑆𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑒)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores

Note: Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sectionsby the candidates from the eligible pool.

Shortlisted candidates shall appear for WAT & PI at any one of the eight centres i.e. Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Final Selection:  Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in Table and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly, adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.

Computation of Composite Score (CS):

Component Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15


IPMAT 2018: Important dates

Event Tentative Day / Date / Month
Commencement of Registration 12th March 2018
Last date for Registration: 18th April 2018
Admit Card Release To be announced
IPM-AT 2017 Exam Date 11th May 2018
Announcement of Results To be announced

Students should first register themselves using the link given on Registration Form. On registration students will be provided with a login ID & Password for accessing application form.

Application fee :  Rs. 3,000/- + GST @ 18% (For General and NC-OBC category)

Application fee :  Rs.1,500/+ GST @ 18% (For SC, ST and PWD(DA) category).

Points to be Noted:

  • Candidates belonging to NC‐OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA categories need to produce valid certificate(s) in support of their reservation category.
  • No change in the category will be entertained after submitting the application.

IPMAT Test / Exam Centers:

IPMAT will be conducted across 28 cities in the country i.e. Ahmedabad,Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Guwahati,Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida,Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.

IPMAT Syllabus

Quantitative Ability (60 Questions – 240 Marks):

Numbers, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Determinants, Vectors, Integration and Differentiation.

Verbal Ability (40 Questions – 160 Marks):

Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.

IPM 2018 analysis

IPM entrance test 2018 was conducted by IIM Indore on May 11, 2018. The exam contained 100 questions spread across three sections viz. Quantitative Ability (MCA) – 40 Q, Quantitative Ability (Short Answers)– 20 Q and Verbal Ability – 40 Q. Each section had a time limit of 40 Min & one could move to next section only once the time limit was over. Order of sections was pre-defined.

In Quantitative Ability (MCQ) & Verbal Sections, each correct answer fetched 4 marks and each incorrect one attracted a penalty of 1 mark. In Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) section, answers had to be typed in the box provided against the question. These questions did not attract any negative marking.

Let us look at individual sections

Section 1 – Quantitative Ability (Short Answers) – 20 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Sequences & Series (AP, GP) 4 Q
Algebra 4 Q
Logarithms 4 Q
Averages 4 Q
Percentages 2 Q
Probability & Venn Diagram 2 Q
Total 20 Q

Most questions were of medium to high difficulty level & were time consuming

An attempt of 12-13 Q could be called a good attempt. With 85% accuracy, a raw score of 38-40 was get table

Section 2 – Quantitative Ability (MCQ) – 40 Questions (40 Min)

Topic Number of Questions
Probability, P&C 9-10
Data Interpretation 5-6
Coordinate Geometry 4
Logarithms 4
Averages & Percentages 3
Trigonometry 3
Sequences & Series 2
Set Theory 2
Mensuration 2
Numbers 2
Functions 2
Total 40 Q

Single DI case let had a table with past few year’s data of factory wages. Most questions were easy & straight forward. Except logarithm based questions that were lengthy, other questions were not lengthy

With 75% attempt & accuracy each, 80 could be a good raw score here

Section 3 – Verbal Ability – 40 Questions (40 Min)

This was an easy section & students shouldn’t have missed scoring opportunities. Most students would have finished serious attempt in half an hour or so. Here is the topic wise break up

Topic Number of Q
Reading Comprehension
(2 passages of 250 words each – Birds & behaviour, Technology & social media)
Identify use of correct words in sentences 4-5
Identify use of correct phases in sentences 4-5
Fill-in-the-blanks (Passage based) 5-6
Word substitution in passages 2-3
Para jumbles (Type-in-The-Answer) 4
Paragraph inference 2
Vocabulary based 2-3
Grammar based 4-5
Total 40 Q

RC questions were a mix of tricky & straight forward ones. Overall passages were manageable.

There were no pure vocabulary questions. A serious attempt of 35-38 Q was possible. With 85% accuracy, it comes to a raw score of 115.

Overall difficulty level of the exam was quite similar to 2017 & a total raw score of 230+ should be good to get a PI-WAT call.