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Indian Institute of Management will begin the online registration for the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) in the second week of February 2021.

IPMAT is the authorized entrance exam held for admissions to the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management. This post takes you through the complete details regarding IPMAT Exam 2021.

Latest News: IIM Jammu and Bodhgaya to conduct a separate entrance for IPM Admissions this year. The exam is named JIPMAT. Know the pattern, syllabus, and details about the application.

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 March 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

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IPMAT Exam Dates 2021

If you are some who is preparing for IPMAT, then it is important to know all the important events related to the IPMAT 2021 exam.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date to Apply March 23, 2021
Last Date to Apply May 31, 2021
Issue of IPMAT Admit Card June 2021
IIM IPM Exam Date July 16, 2021
Declaration of Result July last week
Interview August 1st week, 2021
Final Merit List August 3rd week 2021
Program Registration September 2nd week 2021

IPMAT Notification 2021

IIM will release the IPMAT Notification tentatively in the month of February 2021. The notification includes all the details like exam dates, eligibility criteria, examination structure, syllabus, exam centers, and many other important details. The IPMAT exam will be held in online mode.

As per the notification, admission will be provided to international applications based on their SAT scores. Before proceeding with filling the application form, you are advised to go through all the details mentioned in the notification.

IPMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria will vary for both domestic and international applicants. If you are willing to applying for IPMAT 2021, you must satisfy the IIM IPM Eligibility. Otherwise, you will not eligible for the exam.

IIM Indore Exam Eligibility for Domestic Applications (Indian Nationals)

  • Education Qualification: You should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. If you are a person taking class 12 exams in 2021, you can also apply.
  • Age: You must be born on or after August 01, 2001, to apply for the exam. If you belong to the reserved category, you will be given 5 years of age relaxation.
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks: The qualifying percentage required for the IIM IPM Exam is 60% in Class X and Class XII for General Category. For SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories, it is 55%.

IPM Exam Eligibility for International Applicants

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

  • Education Qualification: You should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination.
  • Age: You must have been born on or after August 01, 2001, to apply for the exam.
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks: You should have scored 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations.
  • Valid SAT Score: A minimum of 1300 marks are required in SAT exam to be eligible for IPMAT.

IPMAT 2021 Seat Intake and Reservation Policy

The Government of India has implied a fixed percentage for seat reservations of different categories. You can find it below for your reference:

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 2021 Selection Process

The IPMAT 2021 Selection Process is a two-step process and it is different for domestic and international applicants. Go through the detailed selection process given below.

IIM IPM Selection Procedure 2021 for Domestic Applicants

You have to qualify in the aptitude test, writing ability test, and personal interview to get selected for the final admission procedure. 

You will be shortlisted for further selection process from the eligible pool for each category based on the minimum marks scored in each section of the aptitude test.

IIM IPM Selection Procedure 2021 for International Applicants

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

Note that the final merit list will be generated based on the Composite Score (CS).

IPMAT Application Form 2021

The application process will get started tentatively from the second week of February 2021. You can fill the IPMAT Application Form only through online mode. Note that all international or national applicants have to follow the same application process for IPMAT.

How to apply for IIM IPM Exam 2021?

  • Visit the official website of IIM, Indore
  • Click on the Registration link of IPMAT 2021.
  • Enter name, date of birth, mobile number, and E-mail ID
  • Click on the "Submit" button.
  • You will receive the user ID and password through registered Email and SMS.
  • Then, you need to re-login to the site by using the credentials.
  • Enter all 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.
  • If you belong to the reserved category, you need to submit valid and attested certificates supporting your 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 domestic applicants.

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

Note: The application fee is $118 for international applicants.

IPMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

As per the IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021, the exam is conducted in online mode. IPMAT Admissions are done through a 3 stage selection process as explained below.

IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021 for AT (Aptitude Test)

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

Number of Questions 100
Number of Sections 2 (Quantitative ability & Verbal ability)
Duration of the exam 2 hours
Negative Marking Yes
Number of marks for the correct answer +4
Number of marks deducted for the wrong answer -1

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IPMAT 2021 Syllabus 

Being aware of the IPM Syllabus will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view and focus more on those topics to score good marks in the upcoming exam. 

IPMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

Given below are the important topics from 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

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

IPMAT 2021 Preparation Tips 2021

If you are some one who is preparing for the IPMAT 2021, going through the IPMAT Preparation Tips and strategies will help enhance your preparation levels.

Rahul Vaswani, from Supergrads, one of the top institutes for IPMAT coaching, has explained a few simple tips and techniques to help you ace the exam easily.

  • Before starting the preparation, you must ensure that you are aware of the syllabus and Exam Pattern of 2021, Vaswani quoted.
  • Then, 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.
  • Solve as many previous year papers as possible to improve your time management skills and speed.
  • Take up IPMAT Mock Tests regularly to test your preparation levels.

IPMAT 2021 Preparation Books

Exam preparation can be the most effective if we read from the most recommended or followed books. Here is the list of IPMAT Books 2021 that can be the most helpful in your preparation journey:

Enlisted are the quantitative aptitude books that shall cover all the topics given in the syllabus:

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

Enlisted are the verbal ability books that shall cover all the topics given in the syllabus:

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

IPMAT 2021 Exam Analysis 

You can check the IIM IPM Exam analysis to understand the number of good attempts, difficulty level, the type of questions asked in all Shifts, the number of questions from each topic, and many more. Also, knowing the IPMAT Exam Analysis of each subject will help you to better focus on the important topics.

To help you get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam, we have provided previous year exam analysis in the table below.

Sectional composition No. of Questions Time No. of Good Attempts
Quantitative Ability (SA) 10 30 Minutes 6-7
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 20 30 Minutes 13-14
Verbal Ability 30 30 Minutes 23-25
Total 60 60 Minutes 42-46

IPMAT 2021 Admit Card 

The admit card of the IPMAT exam will be available for download on the official website. IPMAT Admit Card 2021 is published 10 days before the exam date.

How to Download IIM IPM 2021 Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of IPMAT
  • 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 2021 Exam Centres

The National Level IIM IPM Exam is conducted across 34 cities in the country. You will be given an option to select your 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.

New Delhi

IIM IPM Exam Center for WAT and PI Exam

The written ability test and personal interview are conducted in seven centers across the country. The WAT and PI exams are conducted in the following exam centers.

Bangalore Chennai Delhi
Hyderabad Indore Kolkata
Mumbai - -

IPMAT Result 2021

  • IIM IPM Exam Result 2021 will be displayed on the official website of IPMAT
  • The IPMAT Result 2021 will be displayed overall and section-wise.
  • You will be called for a written ability test and personal interview if you get shortlisted in the aptitude test.

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 User ID and password
  • Then, enter the Security Code/Password shown on the screen
  • Click on the 'Get Status' tab
  • IPMAT 2021 result will be displayed on the screen

IPMAT 2021 Cut off

Cut off marks are the minimum marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for further rounds of selection. You will get shortlisted in the aptitude test only if you score above the IPMAT Cut Off 2021

Check out the table below to know the IIM Indore Cut Off 2020 for different categories.

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

IIM IPM Indore Counselling 2021

The counselling process is conducted offline mode after all the examination process is over. IPMAT Counselling is conducted across 8 cities in India. Note that all original documents have to be shown at the time of counselling.

The following documents are required for the counselling process.

  • 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
  • Caste Certificate signed by the Competent Authority if you belong to OBC, SC, and ST category
  • Passport size Photographs (Black & White and Color)
  • Other necessary documents mentioned in the IIM Indore Application form.


What is the IPMAT Educational Qualification?

Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2018, 2019, or appearing in 2020.

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 is scheduled for 14 June 2021.

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.

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 is the last date to submit the IPMAT application form?

The last date to submit the IPMAT application form is May 31st, 2021 till 5 PM. 

What all documents are required to fill the IPMAT application form?

  • Class 10 marksheet and certificate
  • Class 12 marksheet and certificate
  • ID Proof i.e. Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Voter ID Card, Passport.
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned Signature

Is the IPMAT application form different for different categories?

No. The application form is same for all categories. You have to choose the respective category while filling the application form.




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