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IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) is the authorized entrance exam held for admissions in the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The admissions are offered into IPM at IIM Indore. The exam is conducted once every year. Candiadtes appearing for the exam can go through the complete post to know complete details regarding IPMAT Exam dates, selection process, eligibility criteria, and more.

  • The IIM Indore Exam 2021 is a computer-based test (CBT) and the type of questions asked will be Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Candidates willing to apply for the IPMAT 2021 should make sure to fill the application form on or before the last date.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized board in class X and class XII to a[ply for the IPMAT 2021 Exam.
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IPMAT Exam Highlights 2021

Name of the exam IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)
Conducting body Indian Institute of Management 
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Language English
Age limit General category: 20 years 
SC/ST: 25 years
Last date to apply April 2021 (Tentative)
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee General, OBC - Rs. 4130
SC/ST - Rs. 2065
Number of Seats 120 Seats
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Selection Process Aptitude test (AT)
Writing ability test (WAT)
Personal interview
Number of Subjects Two: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability
Official website https://www.iimidr.ac.in/

IPMAT Notification 2021

IPMAT Admission Brochure 2021 will be published on the official website expectedly in the month of February 2021. Important dates, details about the exam, eligibility criteria, examination structure, and other important details can be found through the official IIM IPM Admission Brochure from the official website. IPMAT Admission Brochure has been published online with information about the exam pattern, syllabus, stages of the exam, eligibility, important dates, etc.

What is IPMAT Exam?

IPMAT is an all India entrance test conducted by IIM Indore for admission to its five-year course, IPM (Integrated Programme in Management). This is a dual degree program offered by IIM Indore for candidates who have completed their 12th standard. The exam includes two stages i.e., Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Candidates qualifying these two stages above the IPM 2021 Cut Off are eligible for getting shortlisted for admission process. Aspirants must have passed their standard 10th/SSC and Standard 12th/HSC or equivalent examinations with a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks to be eligible for IPM Exam 2021. 

IPMAT New Exam Dates 2021

Candidates can know the starting date of the application form, the last date to fill the application form, the release of Admit card, Exam dates, and many more through the IIM IPM Important Dates 2021. The IPMAT 2021 Exam is scheduled to be held expectedly in the month of May 2021. Candidates must be aware of all the important events related to IIM IPM 2021 in order to have a better idea about all the exam-related events. Go through the table below to know all the important events related to the IPM Exam 2021:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date to Apply February 2021
Last Date to Apply April 2021
Issue of IPMAT Admit Card May 2021
IIM IPM Exam Date May 2021
Declaration of Result September 2021

IPMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

IPMAT Eligibility is the deciding factor for any candidate to appear in the exam. It includes category-wise academic and age limit criteria. The eligibility criteria vary for domestic applicants and international applicants. Here, we have provided the detailed eligibility criteria for both domestic and international applicants.

IIM Indore Exam Eligibility for Domestic Applications (Indian Nationals)

Before filling the application form, it is important for candidates to ensure that they satisfied the IIM IPM Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility criterion for Domestic applicants appearing for IIM IPM Exam 2021 is given below:

  • Education Qualification: Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, 2021.
  • Age: Candidate must have born on or after August 01, 1999, can apply for the exam. And 5-year relaxation is given to all reserved category candidates.
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks: The qualifying percentage required for the IIM IPM Exam is 60% in Class X and Class XII for General Category while it is 55% for SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories.
  • The applicants who appeared for their Class 12 in 2018, 2019, and 2020, 2021 can apply for the exam.

IPM Exam Eligibility for International Applicants

International candidates can also apply for the admission to IIM Indore IPM 2021. However, the applications are accepted through the SAT exam in this case. International applicants who will satisfy the following criteria are eligible to apply for the IIM Indore IPM 2021 Exam.

  • Education Qualification: Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination.
  • Age: Candidate must have born on or after August 01, 2000.
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks: Candidates should have scored 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations.
  • Valid SAT Score: Candidates should have scored 1300 marks out of 1600 in the SAT Exam.

IPMAT Application Form 2021

IIM Indore Exam Online Application Process will be concluded tentatively in the month of April 2021. Candidates could their applications only through online mode. Any application sent via courier or any offline means were not accepted.

How to apply for IIM IPM Exam 2021?

  • Visit the official website of IIM.
  • Click on the Registration link of IPMAT 2021.
  • Candidates have to generate a username and password.
  • The candidates will receive the user ID and password through their registered Email and SMS.
  • Then, candidates need to re-login to the site by using the credentials.
  • Enter the required details in the application form correctly.
  • The last step is to pay the application fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking
  • After the payment is updated, submit the application form.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories need to submit valid and attested certificates supporting their reservation category.

Application fee for IIM IPM 2021

The payment methods accepted are Debit Card, Credit Card, or Net Banking. Given below is the application fee for IPMAT 2021:

Category Application Fee (Including GST)
General, OBC INR 4130
SC, ST INR 2065

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IPMAT Admit Card 2021

It is important for candidates to carry the admit card to the examination hall without fail. If candidates do not carry their admit card, they will not be allowed to write the exam.

  • IPMAT Admit Card 2021 is published 10 days before the exam date.
  • It will be available for download on the official website of IPMAT.
  • The examination will be conducted online at various venues across the 34 centers/cities across India.

How to Download IIM IPM 2021 Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of 
  • On the homepage, click on the "Admit Card" tab
  • Enter your login credentials i.e., Application Number or User ID and Password
  • Click on submit button
  • The IPM Exam Admit Card 2021 will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the Hall Ticket and take a print out for future reference.

IPMAT Exam Centres

The National Level IIM IPM Exam is conducted across 34 cities in the country. The IPM exam centers are listed by the IIM Indore. Candidates will be given an option to select their preferred IIM IPM Exam Centers while filling the application form. However, the allotted center may change as per the availability of seats at the exam center. The final allotted center will be mentioned on the IIM IPM Admit card. Find below the list of exam centers for the IPMAT Aptitude Test, Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI).

IIM Indore IPM Aptitude Test Centres

As per the IPMAT Admission Brochure 2021, the aptitude test will be conducted in the following exam centers. Candidates are advised to make a note of your examination center and plan accordingly for travel.

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Haryana Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Kerala Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

IIM IPM Exam Center for WAT and PI Exam

The written ability test and personal interview are conducted in seven centers across the country. Candidates can check the list of exam centers for WAT and PI in the table provided below.

Bangalore Chennai Delhi
Hyderabad Indore Kolkata
Mumbai - -

IPMAT Seat Intake and Reservation Policy

As per the government norms, there is a reservation percentage for each category. Candidates can check the category-wise reservation in the table mentioned below:

Category Reservation
Other Backward Classes/ Non-Creamy layer (NC-OBC) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) 10%
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) 5%

IPMAT Exam Pattern

As per the IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021, the exam is conducted in online mode. The IPM exam is scheduled for the month of September 2021. IPMAT Admissions are done through a 3 stage selection process.

IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021 for AT (Aptitude Test)

Given below is the detailed exam pattern for IIM IPM 2021 Aptitude Test:

  • The no. of questions is 100.
  • The exam pattern is divided into two sections: Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • The marking for every correct question is +4.
  • The marking for every incorrect question is -1. Although there is no negative marking in the Short answer questions.
Section No. of Questions Duration (in minutes)
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 40
Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative Ability (SA) 20 40

IPMAT Syllabus 2021

IPMAT Syllabus aids the preparation for the IPM exam. There are majorly two sections in IIM Indore IPM 2021 Exam. Candidates are advised to enhance their preparation by attempting more mock tests and revising all topics again. Ensure to solve IPMAT Question Papers to understand the difficulty level of the exam and be exam ready.

Candidates have to prepare for all the topics while there are questions from random topics. The question paper might not contain all the below-mentioned topics from each section.

Find below the section-wise IIM IPM Syllabus.

IPMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

Given below are the important topics in the IIM Indore Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:

Algebra Number System
Set Theory Data Interpretation
Geometry, Mensuration Percentage, Profit and Loss
Time, Speed Distance, Time and Work

IPMAT Syllabus for Verbal Ability

Given below are the important topics in IIM IPM Syllabus for Verbal Ability:

Reading Comprehension Paragraph Completion
Word Jumble Word Usage
Vocabulary and Analogy Para Jumble
Fill in the Blanks and Grammar -

IPMAT Preparation Tips 2021

With proper preparation tips, candidates can clear the exam in one attempt. Here are a few important IPMAT Preparation Tips that candidates can follow in order to score more marks in the exam.

  • First of all, candidates must ensure that they are aware of the SET Syllabus and Exam Pattern of 2021 before starting their preparation.
  • Make an individual study plan for each subject based on their weightage.
  • Set a time frame of at least one week for each subject.
  • Clear all the basic concepts of difficult subjects first, then, later on, move to easy subjects.
  • Note down all the important formulas and simple tips of each subject, so that it will be easy at the time of revision.
  • After finishing the preparation of all subjects, start with revision.
  • Take up IPMAT Mock Tests regularly to improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.

IPMAT Preparation Books

Candidates can enhance their preparation with the help of IPMAT Books 2021. Here, we have provided subject-wise preparation books to help candidates better prepare for the exam. Given below are the preparation books for Quantitative aptitude section:

Book Name Author/Publication
Class XI and XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R.S.Aggarwal

Given below are the preparation books for Verbal ability section:

Book Name Author/Publication
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Better English Norman Lewis
English Grammar and Compositio Wren and Martin

IPMAT Exam Analysis 

Candidates can check the IIM IPM Exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked in all Shifts, a number of questions from each topic, and many more. 

  • Knowing the exam analysis of each subject will help aspirants to better focus on the important topics.
  • We will update you with the questions asked along with answers as soon as the exam is over.

IPMAT Result 2021

  • IPMAT Result 2021 will be declared in the third week of October 2021 (tentative).
  • IIM IPM Exam Result 2021 will be displayed on their official website.
  • The results will be shown overall as well as section-wise.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called upon for further rounds of written ability test and personal interview.

How to check IPMAT 2021 Result?

  • Go to the official website of IIM Indore
  • Go to the IIM IPM section.
  • Click on the “Results” button.
  • Enter your IIM IPM 2021 application form number.
  • Enter the registered email ID or Date of Birth in DD/MM/YY format.
  • Now enter the Security Code/Password.
  • Click on the 'Get Status' tab.
  • IPMAT 2021 result will be displayed. 

IPMAT Cut off

The cutoff signifies the minimum marks to be obtained by candidates to be able to get shortlisted for the further rounds of selection. The shortlisted students who qualify the IPMAT Cut Off 2021 will be called for Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview. IIM Indore has released the previous year cutoff of IIM Indore Exam across different categories as given below:

Category Quantitative Ability (SA) Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Verbal Ability Female Male Total Applicants
General 16 25 85 129 273 402
NC-OBC 12 15 39 49 160 209
SC 8 10 27 37 116 153
ST 4 4 10 19 58 77
PwD 4 4 10 9 36 45

IPMAT 2021 Selection Process

The IPMAT 2021 Selection Process is a two-step process. The first step is the IPM Aptitude Test. On the basis of the score secured in this step, candidates are shortlisted for the second stage which involves a Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The selection process is different for domestic applicants and international applicants. Go through the detailed selection process given below.

IIM IPM Selection Procedure 2021 for Domestic Applicants

Candidates have to qualify in the aptitude test, writing ability test, and personal interview to get selected for the final admission procedure. Candidates can go through all the phases of the selection procedure for domestic applicants in this post.

Phase-1: The phase-1 is the aptitude test in which candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks set by the IIM Indore. The cut off marks for each section will be decided by the Admission Committee. 

Phase-2: Candidates will be shortlisted for written ability test and personal interview from the eligible pool for each category based on the minimum marks scored in each section of the aptitude test. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of the selection process.

Phase-3: Only candidates who satisfy the requirements mentioned in the earlier stages will be considered for the final selection process. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in the table below.

Calculation of Composite score:

Component Score (Weight)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15
Composite Score Sum of the above scores

IIM IPM Selection Procedure 2021 for International Applicants

International applicants seeking admission to five-year IPM of IIM Indore will be selected based on the performance in SAT, Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). If candidates fail to appear either in SAT, WAT and PI shall not be considered for the final selection process.

Only candidates who qualify in all the stages will be considered for the final selection process. The final merit list will be generated based on the Composite Score (CS) as follows:

Component Score (Weight)
SAT Test Score* 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15
Composite Score 100

IIM IPM Indore Counselling 2021

Candidates who will get qualified in all the stages of the IIM IPM 2021 exam are eligible to appear for the counselling process. IPMAT Counselling is conducted across 8 cities in India. Candidates are advised to carry at least two photo set copies of their documents. They need to show all the original documents and submit photocopies of the same. Candidates have to carry the following documents for the counselling centers.

  • Original copy & photocopy of IIM IPM 2021 Rank Card
  • IPMAT Hall Ticket 2021 original and a photocopy
  • Marks sheet of 10th standard along with at least two xerox copy
  • Original Counselling Letter along with xerox copy
  • Medical Certificate mentioned in IIM IPM 2021 Application Form
  • In case of OBC, SC and ST Candidates, Caste Certificate signed by the Competent Authority
  • Passport size Photographs (Black & White and Color)
  • Other necessary documents mentioned in the IIM Indore Application form.

IPMAT 2021 Counselling Centres

IPMAT Counselling is conducted across 8 cities in India. Candidates can go through the table below to know the counselling centers of the  IIM IPM 2021.

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi Delhi
Telangana Hyderabad
Assam Guwahati
Madhya Pradesh Indore
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai

FAQ's

What is IPMAT Exam?

Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test is the an entrance exam held for admissions in the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) in Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

What is the eligibility criteria for IPMAT?

Candidates having 60% or above in Class 10th & 12th can apply. Also candidates who appeared for their Class 12 in 2018, 2019 and 2020, 2021 can apply for the exam.

When is the IPMAT 2021 exam scheduled?

As per the latest reports, the IPMAT Exam Date has not yet been announced. 

What is the marking scheme for IPMAT Exam?

There are a total of 100 questions for 100 marks. For each correct answer 1 mark is awarded however, there is no negative marking for IPMAT.

How many sections are there in IPMAT Exam?

There are three section included in IPMAT Exam i.e., Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and Quantitative Ability Short Answers. 

Which are best books for IPMAT Exam?

Some of the best books for IPMAT Preparation are:

Class XI and XII Mathematics - R.D. Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams - R.S.Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy - Norman Lewis

English Grammar and Composition - Wren and Martin

Which is the best IPMAT Study Material for Quantitative Ability?

For cracking the quantitative ability section, refer to R.D.Sharma or R.S.Aggarwal book. It includes all the concepts from the 12th standard explained in depth. It is also easily understandable without any tutor.

What is the syllabus for IPMAT 2021 Exam?

As per the IPMAT 2021, the IIM does not provide any specific IPMAT Syllabus. However, candidates will be tested based on Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.

Can I clear IPMAT Exam in one attempt?

Yes, with the right preparation and strategy you can easily clear the IPMAT Exam in one attempt. Also, referring to the right books and study materials will help in clearing the exam with more marks.

What are the important topics of the IPMAT Verbal Ability Section?

The important topics of IPMAT Verbal Ability Section include: 

Vocabulary (including Synonyms & Antonyms), Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Correct Usage of words and phrases, Verbal Analogies.

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