What is IPM?

IPM stands for Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test conducted by The IIM INDORE. IPMAT is India’s one of the first Intregated management test held on the intermediate (10+2) Basis. Through IPMAT student can get admitted to the IIM INDORE for BBA as well As MBA.

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IPMAT syllabus

The national level test IPMAT or IPM will be carried out in May for admission to the Integrated Five – Year Management Program (IPM). Candidates must have passed their standard X / SSC and Standard XII / HSC or equivalent examinations with a minimum of 60 percent aggregate marks according to the IPMAT eligibility criteria set by the conducting body that is IIM indore. IPMAT 2021 will be conducted In computer mode across various test centers in India. Applicants who clear the cutoff for IPMAT 2021 will then be called on for the selection rounds (paragraph writing) followed by the final admission process (interview Round).

A Look to The IPMAT application Form:

IPMAT 2021 — The Indian Management Institute, Indore or IIM Indore will conduct its National Undergraduate Test A Integrated program in Management Aptitude Test Program (IPMAT) in May 2021. The institute is expected to launch IPMAT 2021 applications in the second of March and will continue until the third week of April 2021.

To apply for the examination, candidates would need to visit the official website of IIM INDORE. IIM Indore conducts an IPMAT examination for admission to its Integrated Management Program for five years. Through the test, the institute provides around 120 seats. In this article, aspirants to the management who wish to apply for IPMAT 2021 can examine all the examination details such as eligibility, the application process, examination pattern, syllabus, admit card and many more.


For IPMAT The mighty IIM Indore suggested or Prescribed the eligibility criteria for the IPM (INTEGRATED PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT). The eligibility criteria for IPMAT is shown below:

  • Candidates belonging to General and OBC-NCL Category must have minimum 60 percent marks in X/SSC/Matric and XII/HSC/INTERMEDIATE or equivalent examinations in order to apply for IPMAT.
  • SC/ST and PWD (DA) Category candidates must have at least 55 percent marks in X/SSC/Matric and XII/HSC/INTERMEDIATE or equivalent examinations to apply For IPMAT.
  • Age Limit : The age limit for general and OBC CATEGORY student is 20 years while 22 years for SC/ST category as on July 31, 2021 to Apply in IPMAT.

APPLICATION FEE For IPMAT prescribed by IIM Indore:

IPMAT 2021 – Indian Institute of Management, Indore or IIM Indore will conduct its national-level undergraduate test Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) in the month of May 2021. The institute is likely to start the applications for IPMAT 2021 in the second of March and will continue until the third week of April 2021. Candidates would need to visit the official website to apply for the exam.

IIM Indore is conducting a 5-year Integrated Management Programming IPMAT examination for admissions. The Institute provides approximately 120 IPMAT seats. Management applicants for the IPMAT 2021 application may check in this article all information relating to the examination, including eligibility and application process, examination pattern, syllabus, acceptance card, result, cutoff, dates and so forth.

Important Dates of IPMAT

Important Dates to Get admitted in IIM Indore.
IPMAT 2021
Second week of March
Last Date of
Third week of
April 2021
IPMAT 2021 of admit
Card Release
First week of May 2021
IPMAT 2021
Exam Date
Second week of May 2021
IPMAT 2021
Forth week of
May 2021
Personal Interview (PI) roundFirst week of
June 2021
Announcement of final admission offersThird week of June 2021
First week of August 2021
Commencement of
The first week of August 2021
Important Dates to Get admitted in IIM Indore.

IPMAT Application Form 2021 

IIM Indore will be publish the 2021 IPMAT application form in the second week of March 2021. The last time the application form is submitted, the third week in April 2021 will take place. Candidates planning for the examination should check the criteria for eligibility before submitting the application form. The application fee for IPMAT 2021 is as follows:

IPMAT 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General and
Rs. 3000
SC, ST and PWD
Rs. 1500

IPMAT Exam Pattern 2021 

The computer-based test IPMAT 2021 will be a 2-hour test. The review will consist of 100 questions divided into 3 segments, i.e. Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ), Short Reasoning Question (SHRQ), and verbal Aptitude(MCQ), in accordance with the examination pattern of the IPMAT 2021. All IPMAT EAXM sections will havetime-limitedd.

Exam Pattern of IPMAT 2021

No. of
QA (MCQs)40 mins40
VA (MCQs)40 mins40
40 mins20
Total120 mins
(2 hours)

Marking Scheme FOR IPMAT : 

Each question has four marks in the paper Of Ipmat, meaning that four marks are given to each proper answer. The test also has an adverse impact. All misrepresentations are subject to a deduction. Negative QA markings (Short Reply Questions) shall not apply to the options provided when applicants are to enter the reply.

IPMAT Admit Card 2021 

The IPMAT 2021 admission card will be published by IIM Indore in the first week of May 2021. The institute offers a ticket for admission cards and halls only online. The admission card can be downloaded from the website of the official examination by completing the application form and the application fee for applicants which are registered for testing. It is a document to be reviewed. It is necessary.

To download an admit card, IPMAT candidates will need to log in to the official website. At least two printouts of the admission card are advisable for candidates.

IPMAT 2021 Syllabus

IIM Indore IPMAT 2021 Exam Paper to be held in May 2021. EXAM PAPER OF IPMAT will consists of two sections: 

  • Section-1: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning – 60 questions
  • Section-2: Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension – 40 Questions

To help you prepare for IPM-AT 2021 in right direction, the Syllabus for IIM Indore IPMAT 2021, based on past exam pattern, is as follows:

Syllabus Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IPMAT

  1. Number System
  2. Percentage
  3. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  4. Profit, Loss and Distance
  5. Average
  6. Time and Work
  7. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
  8. Time, Speed and Distance
  9. Sequence and Series
  10. Mensuration
  11. Permutations and Combinations
  12. Probability
  13. Equations
  14. Logarithm
  15. Geometry
  16. Coordinate Geometry
  17. Matrices and Determinants

Data Interpretation Syllabus FOR IPMAT

  1. Basics of Data Interpretation
  2. Data Sufficiency
  3. Practice Exercise on Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning Syllabus FOR IPMAT

  1. Sequencing and Arrangement
  2. Team Selection

Syllabus for Section 2: Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension FOR IPMAT

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Para-jumble
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Para Completion
  6. Antonym, Synonym, Confusing Words.     

IPMAT Exam Analysis

IPMAT Exam analysis is based on the difficulty level of the examination. Here, we are going to elaborate or deintregate the section-wise IPMAT Exam Analysis. The exam has overall 100 questions which are divided into two sections I.e Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.

 QA has 60 questions to be attempted within 75 Minutes and VA has 40 in 45 minutes.
The total time limit was 120 minutes for Ipmat. Now, let’s have a look at individual sections

 Section 1: Quantitative Ability-60 Questions (75 Min) for IPMAT:-The level of difficulty of section 1 of IPMAT Exam was moderate difficult. There were 60 Questions, out of which 50 were option- based and10 were ‘Type in the answer’ (Integer type answer) of which 2-3 questions has more than one option. Topic wise break up is as follows Option based Questions

Data Interpretation 10
Sequences & Series4
Set Theory3
Time & Work2
Complex Numbers2
Time, speed, distance2

One DI case of IPMAT Exam was about percentage marks obtained by students and second was around student hostels & disciplines.Type In The Answer-10 Question

TopicNumber of questions
Functions, probability5
P&C, polynomials, mensuration, set theory5

An attempt of 38-40 questions could be considered as a good attempt in this section of IPMAT ExamExpected cut off– With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 122-130.

Section 2: Verbal Ability-40 Questions (45 Min)This section of IPMAT Exam was easy and the students who done their preparation seriously can easily solve all the 40 questions. Let us see topic wise break up

TopicNumber of
Reading Comprehension (2 passages, 250 words each)Fact
based Q – 4,
Opinion based Q-4, Vocabulary & understanding based Q-4
Use of correct phrases in
Use of correct words in sentences5
Fill in the blanks (Passage based)5
Usage of words in sentences5
Para jumbles3
Paragraph inference2
Paragraph completion2
Grammatical error1
Total40 Q

One Reading Commpreshion passage in IPMAT Exam was about geology & evolution and increasing use of gadgets by youngsters. Most of the questions in this section of IPMAT Exam were based on fact, word/phrase meaning, and on the understanding of passages A serious attempt of 40 questions was possible.Expected cut off With 85% accuracy, it comes out to a raw score of 130 Overall difficulty level was medium & a total raw score of 250+ should be good to get a PI-WAT call IPMAT Exam Cutoff: IPMAT 2016 MathsAs like 2015 IPMAT Exam, questions were of moderate-high difficulty level.Topic wise break up of Maths IPMAT Exam is:

Functions 9
Coordinate geometry (Graph based) 3
Circles 2
Trigonometry applications3
3-D, Mensuration 2
Sequences and series2
Complex number 1
Matrices (New category)3
Number applications (AP/GP, binomial expansion, remainders) 3
Quadratic & higher order equation, inequalities3
Statistics (Median) 2
Time Speed Distance1
Ratio-Proportion 2
Work Pipes1
Set definition4
Venn diagram4
LR-2 sets-Circular, Matrix arrangements8
DI-Condition based Selection criteria3

4 questions across topics were of Type in The Answers (TITA) nature Without answer options.Good attempt would be 25-30 questions with 85% accuracy and 80+ marks will be considered as good score in IPMAT Exam. EnglishPredictably, English was an easier section. There were no tricky or unexpected question types. Difficulty level was easy-moderate. Fill in the blanks and vocabulary were given high importance.Topic wise break up

2 RC passages (Short, Inferential questions, no fact based)5 Each
Vocab (Synonyms, Medium-Tough)6
Usage of words5
Para jumbles4
Fill in the blanks

30-32 questions will be a good attempt in IPMAT Exam with 85% accuracy, which will lead to 95+ score. Overall cutoff should be 180-200 marks The Cutoff list for IPMAT Exam 2021 will be declared after the results. The table below brings to you the IPMAT Exam 2017 cutoff as released by IIM Indore.

IPMAT Cutoff

CategoryQuantitative AbilityVerbal AbilityFemaleMaleTotal ApplicantsMinimum ScoreMaximum Score
PWD (DA)824626324.0748.8


IPMAT is the first of its kind in India to offer a 5-year integrated management program offered by IIM Indore. This is the course for you if you want to become a corporate leader. You will have to complete the WAT and PI (personal interview) process for your admission after your written examination of IPM. The personal interview will test your overall personal and presence during the written exam your knowledge and aptitude.

You should keep the following points in mind if you wish to ace your IPM interview:

  • Be prepared: Some of questions is being asked more frequently in your IPMAT OR IPM interview. It will give you an edge if you do the following things before going for your interview.
  • IPMAT applicant must Prepare their answers in accordance questions asked during the exam.
  • Prepare an set of example questions from your past experiences that validate you answer Preparing OF IPMAT well not only boosts your confidence, but also helps you in giving better quality answers once you are inside the interview room. Certain questions that you can prepare for your IPMAT OR IPM interview would be:
    • Why do you want to join IIM Indore?
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    • Why have you chosen this career path for yourself?
    • Where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane?Also, each institute is proud of its heritage and the education it imparts.
  • Mug up the whole website of IIM Indore before you enter the interview room or Hall.
  •  This will help you in getting an insight into what the campus and this programme can offer you both personally as well as professionally. 
  • This will also help you in framing the questions you may want to ask the interview panel.
  • Know about your field:For IPMAT OR IPM, it is important and useful that you do some background research related to the basics of management. For example, if you wish to be a marketeer, it would be helpful for you to skim through the basics of marketing concepts. This not only brings clarity, but also boosts your confidence. Similarly, for other streams, it is always useful to know the basics of your field.
  • Be aware of your surroundings generally refers to current affairs. You must be aware of what’s happening in the world around you, especially related to your field that you have studied during 12th. If you are aiming for management, knowing the recent developments in the corporate world and the industry may give you an edge over other aspirants. Similarly, for other streams too, relevant sections of the news and current affairs are crucial.
  • Know your academics For seeking admission in the IPM course, it will be useful for you to study the subjects you had taken up in class XI and XII. You may be asked questions from your favourite subject or generic questions from your area.


IPM OR IPMAT Placements 2021 are to be concluded shortly at IIM Indore. The past trends in placements reflect that last 3 batches of IPM BATCH placements have seen consistently high placements.

Placement 2018

Average Salary in IPM Placements at IIM Indore has been on the rise consistently right from the very first batch. Moving up with this trend, the IPM Placements 2018 for the 3rd batch of 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) at IIM Indore concluded with 21% rise in average salary with 200 prominent companies lining up to make placement offers.  
Announcing the wrapping up of Placement 2018 with higher placement packages for the largest batch of 624 students including IPM students, IIM Indore once again proved its eminence among the premier business schools of the country.  

More offers from more recruiters with higher packages remained the key attraction in IIM Indore placement 2018.
This placement season witnessed participation from more than 200 firms which rolled out offers to 624 students including 113 participants from the 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM),
443 PGP participants and 68 PGP Mumbai participants.
IPM Average salary Up at Rs.15.16 lakhs
The average placement package for the 3rd batch of 5 year IPM programme at IIM Indore has stood at 15.16 LPA marking an increase of 21% over last year. A quick analysis for last 3 years average placement package for IPM students at IIM Indore is shared below:

IPM Placement Highlights

YearAverage salaryNumber of students in IPM batchNumber of recruitersPercentage increase in average salary over last year
2018Rs.15.16 lakhs113200+21.08%
2017Rs.12.52 lakhs1002004.68%
2016Rs.11.96 lakhs1061621st graduating batch of 5 year IPM

Top Recruiters in IPM Placements

The 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) offered by IIM Indore is a leading management programme with a bachelor’s degree followed by the award of post graduation in management by IIM Indore. Recruiters participating in IPM placements have rated the IPM students as ‘A brilliant bunch of management candidates, extremely capable. It makes selection of candidates a rich and fruitful experience.’

Top recruiters in IIM Indore IPM Placements 2018 include Asian Paints, CP Group, Goldman Sachs, HUL, JPMorgan Chase, L’Oréal, Nomura and UAE Exchange apart from other marquee companies.
The first batch of IPM at IIM Indore passed out in 2016 and there were number of recruiters who made placement offers to IPM students. Some of the prominent recruiters in the very first batch were Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Nomura, JP Morgan, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, IBM, ICRA Management Consulting, Tata Sky, UAE Exchange among others.

The feedback received from the recruiters in the first placement season of IPM has been encouraging.  One of the leading recruiters – a leading credit rating agency remarked “We found the candidates to have a good understanding of concepts and confidence to face the demand of the corporate world.”
With majority of offers being rolled out from Finance domain, the average salary of the batch stood at 11.96 LPA, including International offers such as EA to CFO  & MD by a leading international foreign exchange company. 

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