IPMAT 2022: Everything You Need To Know

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Offered by four IIMs, the five-year program in Management (IPM) is an integrated MBA degree course that aims at producing management professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills. In order to get selected, you need to take IPMAT 2022 exam. Serving as an alternative to the conventional CAT 2021 exam, the IPMAT is a gateway into management courses. In this blog, we will discuss the details pertaining to the aptitude test, the eligibility criteria, and the application procedure for the exam. 

Also Read: BBA MBA Integrated Course

IPMAT 2022 Highlights

Full Exam Name IIM Indore Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name IPMAT
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management Indore
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 4130 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 120 Seats

What is IPMAT?

The management courses of the IIM-Indore have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). While the first three years of the IPM program are similar to a BBS course where the emphasis is placed on building a strong foundation in business and management fundamentals, the curriculum of the last two years provides in-depth knowledge on various business-related subjects. The integrated degree program is also a highly sought-after post-graduate program in Management. 

Also Read: ISB PGP – Post Graduate Program in Management

IPMAT 2022: Important Dates

The significant dates and events of the IPMAT 2022 test are shown in the table below.

Events Dates*
Application process begins 14-Apr-2022
Application process ends The first week of May 2022
Admit card download Available after registration and application fee payment
IPMAT 2022 02-Jul-2022
Announcement of call for Personal Interviews To be announced
Personal Interviews The first week of August 2022
Provisional Admission Offers Third week of August 2022
Program Registration The second week of September 2022

Why IPM?    

IPM is a great career option for students who are planning to go into the management position directly after their class 12th. Its full form is Integrated Programme Management and provides a dual degree for candidates passing Class 12th standard. An IPM degree is exclusively provided by top management schools in India i.e. the IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodh Gaya, and IIM Indore. Nirma University also accepts IPMAT scores for its integrated MBA program. The IPM course is a great inclusion to your career as:

  • It will provide you with a BBA + MBA degree from IIM. While many students apply for the CAT exam after their graduation, only a few make it to IIMs. Having an IPM course will ensure your seat in the school.
  • You will be taught new and advanced management courses as an integrated MBA will make sure your lessons in bachelor’s and master’s are not repeated.
  • An MBA student has only one year to prepare for their placement but with an integrated MBA, you will be working towards placements 3 years prior. The package will also be an average 11-15 LPA. 
  • With an MBA, your career will directly start with the position of a manager or assistant manager unlike with only a bachelor’s where you start with an executive position.  

IPMAT 2022 Phases

Candidates seeking admission to IIM Indore’s five-year integrated program should be aware that the curriculum is separated into two phases: Phase I covers the first three years of the program, while Phase II covers the last two years. 

Phase I: The program’s first phase lays the groundwork. Students must do a social internship in addition to their coursework after the first three years.

Phase II: The program’s second phase focuses on business management. Students must do a business internship in addition to their education during the fourth and fifth years.

IPMAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

Prospective applicants need to fulfill certain eligibility criteria to sit for the IPMAT. These prerequisites have been tabulated below:

Age  No more than 20 years of age by the end of June 2022
5 years of relaxation for Sc/ ST Students
Qualifying Exam Must have passed standard 12th (HSC) or equivalent examination in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2022
Percentage (% Marks) The candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% both in standard 10th (SSC) and standard 12th (HSC) or equivalent examinations.
For SC/ST/PwD candidates, 55% is set as the minimum

IPMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IPMAT differs from school to school. Here is the latest Exam pattern followed by IIM Indore:

Section Quantitative Analysis (MCQs) Quantitative Analysis (Short Answers) Verbal Analysis (MCQs)
No. of Questions 20 10 30
Time Duration 30 Minutes 30 Minutes 30 Minutes
Maximum Marks  80 40 120
Negative Marking Yes No Yes
Weightage 25% 25% 50%

Here is the test format for IPMAT at IIM Rohtak

Section Quantitative Analysis (MCQs) Logical Reasoning Verbal Analysis (MCQs)
No. of Questions 20 20 20
Time Duration No Time Limit No Time Limit No Time Limit
Maximum Marks  80 80 80
Negative Marking Yes Yes Yes
IPM Aptitude Test Sample Paper

IPMAT 2022 Syllabus

If you are planning to take IPMAT in 2022, you need to prepare well for it. Here is the syllabus that you need to follow for selection:

You need to prepare Quantitative Analysis and Verbal Ability. 

Here is the syllabus for Quantitative Analysis
Number System Averages & Percentages
Roots, Indices, Surds Simple & Compound Interest
Profit & Loss Algebraic Formulae
Partnership Linear & Quadratic Equations
Time, Speed & Distance Mixtures & Alligations
Polygons, Circles & Mensuration Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles,
Syllabus for Verbal Abilities
Etymology & Roots Noun & Pronoun Errors
Analogies Prepositions and Conjunctions
Foreign Words Reading Comprehension
Subject-Verb Agreement Syllogisms
Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism Deductive Reasoning
Inference based passages Logical Consistency
The IPMAT for IIM Rohtak has an extra section on Logical Reasoning, here is the syllabus for that.
Inferences & Judgments Coding
Cubes and Dices Input & Output
Binary Logic Statements and Conclusions
Venn Diagrams Blood Relations
Critical Reasoning Assertions and Reasons
Strong and Weak Arguments Syllogism

IPMAT Application Form 

The application process for IPMAT is completely online and the candidates have to submit their application forms before the above-mentioned deadline. IPMAT applications began in the second week of February 2022. Candidates are allowed to fill out the application form online. Make sure you are eligible to apply for IPMAT.

IPMAT Application Fees

General and Non-creamy OBC INR 4130
SC, ST, PWD INR 2065

IPMAT 2022 Admit Card

Candidates who complete the application procedure will receive an admit card for IPMAT 2022 from IIM Indore. For those who have already enrolled, the IPMAT 2022 admit card is accessible online. After downloading the admission card, candidates are needed to print it. The IPMAT 2022 hall ticket is a vital document that must be brought to the exam center on test day. The admission card for IPMAT 2022 will include information such as the candidate’s name, picture, exam date, and location. 

  • Go to the IPMAT’s official website.
  • Find and click the link that says “Log in to fill/edit/view/submit/Download Admit Card of IPM AT 2022 application form (For applicants who have already registered).”
  • After that, click the submit button and input the “Application number/ User ID and Password.”
  • Finally, your IPMAT 2022 admissions card will be downloaded.

IPMAT Test Centres

Being a national level exam, it is conducted at many centers across cities which are:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar 
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi
  • Visakhapatnam

IPMAT 2022 Result

The conducting institute, IIM Indore, is expected to disclose the IPMAT 2022 results in an online format in the fourth week of July. Candidates can only check their results online using their IPMAT login credentials on the official IPMAT website. The IPMAT 2022 result displays the test-taker’s overall and sectional results. Candidates who have been shortlisted based on their IPMAT score will be invited to participate in the WAT and PI stages of the selection process.

How to Check IPMAT 2022 Result?

  • Go to the IPMAT section of IIM Indore’s official website.
  • Select “Results” from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter the number of your IPMAT 2022 application form.
  • Now input the Security Code/Password and the registered email ID or date of birth in DD/MM/YY format.
  • The IPMAT 2022 result will be revealed if you click on the ‘Get Status’ page. Take two prints after downloading it.

IPMAT 2022 Selection Process

The selection process of IPMAT does not only include the test itself. After you have completed the IPMAT test, a video conference interview will be held in a place of a personal interview. The result of both will decide whether you are selected for the course. 

Test IPMAT Test Video Interview
Weightage 85% 15%

Here are the cities where the IPMAT selection process will take place:

  • Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad
  • Delhi
  • Indore
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata

IPMAT 2022 Cutoff

The IPMAT 2022 cutoff will be announced by IIM Indore. The IPMAT cutoff is the minimum score that test takers must achieve to be included in future selection rounds. Shortlisted candidates who meet the IPMAT 2022 cutoff will be invited to a Writing Ability Test and a Personal Interview. IIM Indore has issued the IPMAT cutoffs for the previous year in several categories, as shown below:

            Category                     Quantitative Ability (SA)                     Quantitative Ability (MCQ)                     Verbal Ability                     Female                     Male                     Total Applicants        
            General                     16                     25                     85                     129         273                     402        
            NC-OBC                     12                     15                     39                     49                     160                     209        
            SC                     8                     10                     27                     37                     116                     153        
            ST                     4                     4                     10                     19                     58                     77        
            PwD                     4                     4                     10                     9                     36                     45

Exam Day Guidelines

Here are some guidelines that you must follow on your exam date:

  • Report at least an hour before the exam.
  • You cannot leave the examination hall before the exam ends.
  • You cannot take any electronic device including a calculator, mobile phone, etc to the exam room.
  • You cannot send anyone else to take your exam
  • Read all the instructions carefully before beginning the exam
  • Your admit card will only be given if you meet all the eligibility criteria of the IPMAT exam
  • Carry an identification card with you to the examination center.
  • You are not allowed to breach hall discipline and if you do, the examiner will take an action against you.
  • If your identification details do not match your admit card details, you will not be allowed to take the test. 


Is it possible to fill out the IPMAT application form offline?

No, only the official website hosts the IPMAT application form for both IIM Rohtak and IIM Indore.

Is the IPMAT test subject to negative marking?

Yes, in both IPMAT Indore and IPMAT Rohtak, one mark is deducted for each erroneous response.

How can I apply IPMAT 2022?

Once the application form is made available on the official websites of the respective colleges, candidates must go to the official websites of IIM Indore or IIM Rohtak to apply for the IPMAT 2022.

A carefully curated preparation strategy can be useful to crack the IPMAT with flying colors. If you need any further guidance on how to ace the exam then the counselors at Leverage Edu can assist you in constructing a personalized plan to sail smoothly through the test. You can also book a free 30 minutes career counseling session with our expert mentors. Hurry up, book your slot now!

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