What is IPMAT? | IIM Indore & Rohtak IPMAT

IPM eligibility criteria and Exam pattern

This page will cover all you will need to know about the IPMAT 2021 examination
1. What is IPMAT?
2. Are you Eligible for IPMAT 2021? Do you fit the Eligibility criteria?
3. What is the IPMAT Exam Pattern?
4. Is there Negative Marking in IPMAT 2021?
And more...

What is IPMAT?

IPMAT (Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test) is an aptitude test (currently) offered by 2 IIMs: IIM Indore IPM and IPM Rohtak, for admission into their 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). This 5-year programme includes the MBA Programmes of the respective IIM.

Both IIM Indore IPM and IPM Rohtak are amongst the top B-Schools in the country. Bear in mind that IIM Indore IPM and IPM Rohtak are two different exams and in order to gain admission into either IIM Indore’s or IIM Rohtak’s programme, you have to write their respective IPMATs.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for IPMAT 2021?

IIM Indore IPM

  • Age: You should have been born on or after August 1, 2000. There is a relaxation of 5 years (August 1, 1995) for candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PwD category, so take note of that if it is applicable to you.
  • Minimum % of marks: As a candidate, you should have a minimum of 60% in Standard X/SSC and Standard XII/HSC or other equivalent examinations. If you belong to the SC/ST/PWD category, the minimum % of marks is 55%.
    Note: Make sure you calculate the conversions from marks/grade points to percentages or aggregates properly (as specified in the application).
  • Documents and Certificates: Keep your Standard X/SSC and Standard XII/HSC or other equivalent examinations’ mark sheets and migration/leaving certificate ready during the time of registration itself. Should you fail to produce these documents, your admission offer will be cancelled
    Note: To apply to IIM Indore IPM 2021, you should have completed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examinations by June 30, 2020.

IPM Rohtak

  • Age: Upper limit of 20 years of age as of July 31, 2020.
  • Minimum % of marks: As a candidate, you should have a minimum of 60% in Standard X/SSC and Standard XII/HSC or other equivalent examinations. If you belong to the SC/ST/PWD category, the minimum % of marks is 55%.
    Note: Make sure you calculate the conversions from marks/grade points to percentages or aggregates properly (as specified in the application).
  • Documents and Certificates: Keep your Standard X/SSC and Standard XII/HSC or other equivalent examinations’ mark sheets and migration/leaving certificate ready during the time of registration itself. Should you fail to produce these documents, your admission offer will be cancelled
    Note: To apply to IPM Rohtak 2021, you should have completed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examinations by July 31, 2020.

What is the IPMAT Exam Pattern?

This 2-hour exam is a computer-based online aptitude test, where the order in which candidates attempt the sections is already arranged. Both of these exams are usually conducted around April and May. There are quite a few differences between IIM Indore IPM and IPM Rohtak despite both IPMAT exams having a similar exam pattern and syllabus.

IIM Indore IPM Exam Pattern:

Section Noumber of Questions Time Duration
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes
Quantitative Ability (SA) 20 40 minutes
Verbal Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes

The IIM Indore IPM Exam Pattern consists of 3 sections, as shown above. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are (clearly) predominant in this exam. A relatively smaller, but equally vital section of the IIM Indore IPM is the Quantitative Ability Short Answers/Type in the Answer (SA/TITA) Section, with around 20 questions out of the total of 100 questions.

IPM Rohtak Exam Pattern:

Section Noumber of Questions Time Duration
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes
Logical Reasoning (MCQ) 40 40 minutes
Verbal Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes

As mentioned earlier, the IPM Rohtak Exam Pattern is quite similar to IIM Indore IPM. However, there is a major difference between the two, and that lies within the existence of a Logical Reasoning Section. The IPM Rohtak Exam Pattern is very similar to the CAT, in terms of the sections it comprises.

IPMAT Negative Marking 2021

Section IIM Indore IPM IPM Rohtak
Correct Incorrect Correct Incorrect
Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) +4 marks -1 marks +4 marks -1 marks
Quantitative Aptitude (SA) +4 marks 0 - -
Verbal Ability (MCQ) +4 marks   +4 marks -1 marks
Logical Reasoning (MCQ) - - +4 marks -1 marks

Every question carries 4 marks and every incorrect answer will cost you 1 mark (except for the Quantitative Ability SA Section, which is more particular to IPMAT Indore). There is no negative marking for skipping questions in the IPMAT.

Note: Based on your IPMAT scores, an Aptitude Test Score (ATS) is generated. Candidates are shortlisted for the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds based on their ATS. Following your PI and WAT, a merit list for admissions is created based on your final Composite Score (CS).

What is IPMAT Syllabus?

If you have scrolled down all the way to the bottom of the page, you now know what IPMAT is about, whether you're eligible to take up IPMAT 2021, and what the IPMAT exam pattern is. If you also want to know what the exact IPMAT Syllabus is for IIM Indore IPM and IIM Rohtak IPM, we have an entire page dedicated for that.