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IPM - Introduction

IPM - Integrated Program in Management, is one of its kind course of 5 years. Pioneered by IIM Indore in 2011, the program is now being acknowledged by thousands of students and parents as it gives early entry into top ranked B School in India. After successfull completion of batches at IIM Indore, Nirma University also started the same program at their campus in Ahmedabad. Latest entrant in this league is IIM Rohtak.
IIM Indore and Nirma University accepts students through IPMAT conducted by IIM Indore, whereas IIM Rohtak will conduct its own IPMAT from 2019.
IPMAT Indore 2019 is scheduled on 10th May 2019, and IPMAT Rohtak is scheduled on 17th May 2019.

IPM Indore - Introduction

  • IIM-Indore, instituted in 1996, is the sixth member of IIM family of management schools. In 2011, IIM - Indore, launched first of its kind that is its five-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM).
  • The Program consists of 15 terms spread over a duration of 5 years, with each year having 3 terms of 3 months. The first three years build a foundation, and the last two years focus on management. During the last 2 years, IPM students train as managers along with the students of the Institute's 2-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), undertaking the same course package in management studies.
  • On successful completion of the five-year rigorous academic experience, the students are awarded Integrated Diploma in Management by IIM Indore. Simultaneously, students are trained in-house for a bachelor's degree from IGNOU. IPM admits students through an aptitude test - IPMAT.
  • The institute received 17000+ applications for IPMAT 2016,19000+ applications for IPMAT 2017 and 22000+ applications for IPMAT 2018. The growing number of applicants for IPMAT is also an indication of growing demand for this program.
  • IIM Indore shall admit around 120 students for this programme.

IPMAT Indore - Important Dates

IPMAT Indore 2019 Exam Schedule Dates
Registration & Application starts March 13, 2019
Last Date to Apply for IPM AT 2019 April 14, 2019
IPM-AT 2019 Exam date May 10, 2019
IPM-AT 2019 Result Date May 2019 Last Week

IPMAT Indore - Eligibility

  • Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT):

    Age: Candidate should have been born on or after August 01, 1999 (5 years of relaxation to the candidates from SC/ST/PwD category will be given i.e. born on or after August 01, 1994).

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019.

  • Minimum Percentage: (%) of marks: Candidate should have Minimum 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations (55 % for the candidates from SC/ST/ PWD category).

IPMAT Indore - Exam Pattern & Selection Criteria

  • There will be three sections in the Aptitude Test namely Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).
  • Each question will carry 4 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1  for each wrong answer except Quantitative Ability (SA) Section.
  • The pattern of the Aptitude Test is given below:
Section Total Question Time Duration
Quantative Ability(MCQ) 40 40 minutes
Quantative Ability(SA) 20 40 minutes
Verbal Ability 40 40 minutes
  • The candidates are expected to perform well in each of the above mentioned sections. IIM Indore does not disclose the Exact Cutoffs. However, based on the past results, following are the expected cutoffs:
    • 200 to 215 out of 400 (exam year 2017)
    • 202 to 228 out of 400 (exam year 2018)
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview and written ability test.  Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score. Composite score is calculated using following weight criteria:
    Component Score Weights
    Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
    Personal Interview (PI) 35
    Written Ability Test (WAT) 15
    Composite Score (CS) 100

IPMAT Indore - Syllabus

Quantitative Ability (60 Questions - 240 Marks):
Numbers, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Determinants, Vectors, Integration and Differentiation.

Verbal Ability (40 Questions - 160 Marks):
Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.

IPM Nirma - Introduction

  • Five year integrated programme in Management is an innovative course that combines the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes BBA & MBA.
  • The first three years (undergraduation period) comprise of six semesters (two semesters in each year). The fourth and fifth years [the post-graduation period] will have a total of four semesters, with two semesters in each of the two years.
  • The programme provides an opportunity to exit at the end of third year. On successful completion of three years, a degree of Bachelors in Business Administration is awarded to a student who wishes to exit at this point.
  • On successful completion of five years, a œBachelors in Business Administration - Master of Business Administration degree will be awarded.
  • Distinctive Features
    • Unique under-graduate management programme with opportunity to gain minor specialisation in Engineering Basics and Information Technology.
    • The benefits of this opportunity are:
      • Develops integration skills
      • Increases receptivity to emerging knowledge and skill requirements
      • Enhances employability opportunities
    • Credit based social and industrial internship during summers
  • The duration of each semester is proposed to be sixteen weeks (inclusive of examinations). A teaching week would normally have 30 contact hours, out of which 25 hours of classroom teaching, including tutorials, while the  balance time will have library and other practicing sessions.
  • The fourth and fifth years [the post-graduation period] will have a total of four semesters, with two semesters in each of the two years. The duration of each semester is proposed to be 15 - 16 weeks [inclusive of examinations]. A teaching week would normally have 45 contact hours.
  • IIM Rohtak shall admit around 180 students for this programme.

Exams Details

  • Nirma University accepts IPMAT Indore scores for admission to its IPM program.
  • Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus is same as for IPMAT Indore.
    • IPPORTANT: Even though Nirma University accepts IPMAT Indore scores as an eligibility for IPM course, candidate alos need to apply saperately for the IPM course of Nirma University.
    • Candidate can click here to apply for IPM program of Nirma University.

Nirma University - Important Dates

Activity  Dates
Online Nirma Application form available from 14th Feb 2019
Last date for submitting IPMAT Application form 14th Apr 2019
IPMAT Admission Test by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore 10th May 2019
Last date for submitting Gujarat State Category Application form 8th May 2019 (tentative)
Last date for submitting All India Category Application form 8th May 2019 (tentative)
Last date for submitting NRI Sponsored Category Application form 8th May 2019 (tentative)
Last date for submitting Offline Gulf/PIO/NRI(Self) 8th May 2019 (tentative)
  • Application ProcedureAll India Category
    • Click here to get detailed information about application procedure for Nirma University IPM.

IPM Rohtak - Introduction

  • Five-Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) of IIM Rohtak is a comprehensive management program that has a combined course of management studies from under-graduate (UG) to postgraduate (PG). Programme aims at molding the outstanding young students managerial and leaders.

  • On successful completion of academic rigor of 5 years, the participant will be awarded with Masters of Management Studies (MMS) by IIM Rohtak. If any student intends to exit after successfully completing the programme requirement at the end of 3 years, he/she will be awarded with a degree of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS).

  • The programme consists of 15 terms spread over a period of 5 years. A year has three terms, each of 3 months duration.

  • The entire programme is divided into two parts; the first part focuses on the foundation courses, whereas the second part focuses on the management. Students will be undergoing internships at the end of every academic year.

  • IIM Rohtak shall admit around 160 students for this programme.

IPMAT Rohtak - Important Dates

Activity Date
Online Application Opens 15th April, 2019
Last date for submission of online Application 10th May, 2019
IPM Aptitude test (Online) 17th May, 2019
Personal Interview June 16 to 19, 2019
Announcement of Selection List July, 2019
Induction & Orientation of the Programme August, 2019

IPMAT Rohtak - Eligibility

  • Minimum 60% in Standard X/ SSC and Standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations (55% for the candidates from SC/ ST/ PwD category)
  • Maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2019
  • Reservation will be applicable as per GOI norms after meeting the minimum eligibility criteria
    • Note:Students, who are likely to complete Standard XII/ HSC or equivalent by July 31, 2019, can also apply subject to meeting the criteria as mentioned above.

IPMAT Rohtak - Exam Pattern & Selection Criteria

  • Online Aptitude Test comprises of following sections:
    Section Number of Questions Time
    Quantitative Ability 40 40 minutes
    Logical Reasoning 40 40 minutes
    Verbal Ability 40 40 minutes
    • Note: Each question will carry 4 marks. There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. All the questions will be multiple choice questions.
  • Shortlisted candidates based on their application form and aptitude test results will be called for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The WAT and PI may be conducted in five cities, i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata.

IPMAT Rohtak - Syllabus

Quantitative Ability:
Numbers, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Determinants, Vectors, Integration and Differentiation, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion.

Verbal Ability:
Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.

Logical Reasoning:

  • Inferences & Judgments, Logical Sequence Series, Coding, Arrangements, Cubes and Dices, Blood Relations, Input & Output, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Syllogism, Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Assumptions, Probably True or False, Strong and Weak Arguments, Course of Action, Assertions and Reasons, Critical Reasoning


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