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IPMAT key to IIFT - IIFT Starts IPM Program!

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 3, 2023


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the best institutes for studying MBA in India. There is good news for the aspirants willing to do an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) that now IIFT has introduced the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM).

They will be accepting admission to the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) through IPMAT (Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test) scores only. 

So, now the aspirants who are giving the IPMAT entrance examination can get admission to any of the 3 best management colleges, i.e., IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Indore, IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Ranchi, and now IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) also.

These 3 are the dream colleges for any management student to get admission in. That’s every MBA aspirant’s dream roster of institutes, and you’ll get to call the dibs!

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What is an Integrated Program in Management?

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Kakinada offers the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). This program is a 5 year, a fully residential course in management. After completing this integrated program in management, students will get a dual degree of BBA + MBA. 

So, by doing just one course, you will both graduate and postgraduate at the same time.

This program focuses on integrating managerial science and decision-making with technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • The Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore). This exam is an entrance exam for the students to get admission to the 5-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) at the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM Ranchi), Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore), and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Kakinada.
  • The IPMAT Entrance Exam is a National level examination i.e. any student from any corner of India is eligible to give this Aptitude Test for the admission in the 5 year Integrated Program of Management.
  • The Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) comprises of 2 stages i.e. Aptitude Test and Personal Interview (PI).
  • The students will be awarded the MBA + BBA degree.
  • After completing their 5-year integrated program in management (IPM) successfully, candidates would be awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics) at the end of 3 years and a Master of Business Administration (International Business) at the end of 5 years by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. 
  • While the first three years of the IPM program would be based on the semester system, the last two years would be based on the trimester system.

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IIFT IPM Program: Mode of Admission

  • Admission to IIM Indore is on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination
  • The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the final selection test followed by a written ability test (WAT) and a personal interview round. 
  • This written ability test and personal interview was conducted physically at IIM Bangalore, IIM Chennai, IIM Delhi, IIM Kolkata, IIM Mumbai, and IIM Ranchi.
  • But from 2020, due to the pandemic Written Ability test (WAT) has been removed from the admission process. Now, the candidate has to give only a personal interview in online mode.
  • After the completion of the Personal Interview process, admission offers for IIFT would be made based on a Consolidated Merit List (CML), which will be prepared on the basis IPMAT score conducted by IIM Indore, Personal Interview round score, Academic Profile, and Gender diversity. 

The following components and their corresponding weights are as follows:

Read more: How to get admission to IIM after the 12th

Components Weightage
IPMAT score 40%
Personal Interview Score 30%
Academic Profile 25%
Gender Diversity (Bonus) 5%

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What is IPMAT?

The IIM Indore IPMAT aptitude test is divided into 2 sections i.e. Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.

  •  The Quantitative Ability section comprises 60 questions. Out of that 60 questions, 40 questions are objective type questions (MCQs) and 20 questions are descriptive type questions (Short answers type).
  • The Verbal Ability sections comprise 40 objective-type questions (MCQs).
  • The time allotted to complete the aptitude test is 120 minutes. These 120 minutes are divided into 3 parts of 40 minutes each.
  • The marks allotted for each correct answer is 4 marks and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. 

The table below shows the IIM Indore IPMAT Exam Pattern 2022:

Sections Quantitative Ability Quantitative Ability Verbal Ability
Question Type Objective Type Questions (MCQ) Descriptive Type (Short Answers) Objective Type Questions (MCQ)
Number of Questions 40 20 40
Maximum Marks 160 80 160
Time Duration 40 mins 40 mins 40 mins

Read more: IIM Ranchi admission process and eligibility criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

Candidates having 60% or above in Class 10th & 12th can apply. Also, candidates who appeared for their Class 12 in 2019 2020, 2021, and 2022 can apply for the exam.

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

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

IPMAT and CAT are two different examinations. IPMAT is for the students who have passed their 10 + 2 and want to do Law. And CAT is for the students who have cleared their graduation with 50% aggregate marks and want to do a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IIM. so, we can’t say who is better because both are best in their fields.


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