Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore has revised the selection process for IPMAT 2021. As per the revised structure, a video assessment test will be conducted instead of a written test and a personal interview.

If you are aspiring to apply for IPMAT, then it is important to be aware of the stages involved in selection. This post takes you through complete details regarding IPMAT Selection Process 2021.

Know the process of selection for Domestic and International Applicants. 

IPMAT Selection Process for Domestic Applicants

The selection process of IPMAT 2021 involves five stages as explained below. Note that the final scores will be calculated on the basis of an aptitude test and video-based assessment.

Phase-1: Registration

  • You can apply for the exam only if you fulfill the IPMAT Eligibility Criteria set by the exam conducting body.
  • The entire application process is through online mode only.
  • You need to keep few scanned documents ready while you filling the form as you must upload them in the specified format.
  • The application fee is Rs. 4130 for the general category while it is Rs. 2605 for SC/ST/PwD category.

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Phase-2: IPMAT 2021 Exam

  • You will be called to appear for the Aptitude Test which is the second stage of the IPMAT selection process after the application process.
  • IIM IPM Aptitude Test is conducted across 34 cities in India. 

IPMAT mock test

IPMAT mock test

As per the IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021, there will be three sections in the Aptitude Test: Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA), and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).

There are a total of 60 questions in the aptitude test and each question carries 4 marks. Also, there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer except for in the Quantitative Ability (SA) Section.

Have a look at the table below to know the revised structure of the IPMAT 2021.

Section Number of Questions Time duration for the section Maximum Marks Negative Marking
QA (MCQ) 20 30 Minutes 80 1 mark for each wrong answer
QA (SA) 10 30 Minutes 40
VA (MCQ) 30 30 Minutes 120 1 mark for each wrong answer
Total 60 90 minutes (1 Hour 30 Minutes) 240 -

Phase-3: Video Assessment

At this stage, you will get qualified for the video assessment round on the basis of positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of the Aptitude Test.

  • The minimum cut-off marks in each section will be decided by the Admissions Committee.
  • The minimum cut-off marks in each section will be based on the category to which you belong to.
  • Follow IPMAT Preparation Tips to know subject-wise preparation strategies and tricks. 

Phase-4: Merit List Generation

You will be shortlisted for video assessment on the basis of the merit list generated based on the Aptitude Test Score (ATS).

  • If you get shortlisted for the Video Based Assessment, then you will be required to upload a self-recorded video file within a stipulated time period soon after the announcement of the Aptitude Test Result.
  • You will be given a set of questions on which you will be required to record your videos and upload them within the given time period.
  • You will be disqualified from the further selection process in case if you fail to upload the self-recorded video in the stipulated time.

The scores are calculated based on the below parameters.

Phase-5: Final Merit List

  • You will be considered for the final selection process based on the IPMAT Cut Off marks
  • Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS)
  • Provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.
Component Score (Weight)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 85%
Video-Based Assessment 15%
Composite Score 100

IPM Selection Process 2021 for International Applicants Applying through SAT

If you are applying to the five-year IPM of IIM Indore as an international applicant, then you will be selected based on your performance in SAT, Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). You shall not be considered for the final selection process if you fail to appear either in SAT, WAT, and PI

IPMAT books

IPMAT books

Phase-1 Selection Process for International Applicants

  • The first stage of the IPMAT selection process is the registration phase in which you have to submit your application form on or before the last date.
  •  You should submit the online form only if you satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria.
  • Go through the IPMAT Syllabus to know subject-wise important topics. 

IPMAT Phase-2 Selection Process for International Applicants

  • You will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection process based on the merit list which is generated by using the SAT score. 
  • Note that you will not be considered for the next stage of the selection process if you are not meeting the minimum performance in any of the PI parameters.
  • As per the IPMAT notification, individual regret letters will not be sent to you if you are not shortlisted for WAT and PI.

IPMAT Phase-3 Selection Process for International Applicants

You will be considered for the final selection process only if you satisfy the requirements mentioned in the earlier stages.  The final merit list will be generated based on the Composite Score (CS) as follows:

Component Score (Weight)
SAT Test Score* 85%
Video-Based Assessment 15%
Composite Score 100

The SAT Test Score will be calculated by using the formula mentioned below:

*SAT Test Score = Candidates' Overall SAT Test Score / Maximum Possible SAT Test Score

FAQ's

What is the selection process of the IPMAT Exam for Domestic Applicants?

The selection process of the IPMAT Exam for Domestic Applicants include 5 stages and are as follows:

  • Registration
  • IPMAT Aptitude Test
  • Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI)
  • Merit list generation
  • Final Merit List

What is the exam pattern of the IPMAT exam?

The aptitude exam consists of three sections: Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Questions), and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Questions). The total number of questions in the exam is 100 and each question carries 4 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1 for each wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for the Quantitative Ability section.

Is IPMAT Exam tough to crack?

With proper preparation, the IPMAT Exam can be cleared easily. Ensure to study from the right books and follow experts' suggestion to clear the exam easily. Solving previous year papers and Mock Tests will help you to know the preparation level of your exam and also the difficulty level of the paper and type of questions asked in the exam.

How the composite score is calculated for international applicants applying through SAT Score?

The composite score for international applicants applying through SAT Score is calculated by using the below formula:

Composite score = SAT Test Score*  + Personal Interview (PI)  + Written Ability Test (WAT)

Where SAT Test Score*  = 50, Personal Interview (PI) = 35, Written Ability Test (WAT) = 15

Is there a category-wise reservation in the IPMAT 2021 Selection Procedure?

Yes. As per the IPMAT 2021 Selection Procedure, there is a separate reservation percentage for each category.