Most students who have MBA dreams in their mind aspire to enter B-schools (IIMs) after graduation by writing exams like CAT. However, there are other ways to enter the world of business management. IIM’s (Indian Institute Management) five-year integrated programme management programme for students who have passed the 12th class is a grand opportunity to study management. The following content will discuss about IPM- IIM Indore in an attempt to help you understand better about the Integrated Programme Management (IPM).
The selection process for IPM- IIM Indore: the first step in the selection cycle involves writing the IPMAT. The shortlisted candidates are further required to clear the next tests round i.e., WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview). IPMAT pattern can roughly be categorized into two mathematical sections and one English section. However, despite the syllabus, there are other topics that are sometimes asked such as data interpretation, matrix and determinants, and more. Hence, it is wise to keep these things mind while scaling the syllabus boundary.
Exam Date Trends
Based on the previous years’ trends, the exam application for IPMAT generally starts by mid-march and lasts till April. Admit cards are available for download by the month of May and within a span of few days, the exam is also held. IPMAT results are declared in the same month as well. The rest- i.e., counseling, WAT and PI round, college admissions, etc. follows up in the following months.
More about IPM Exam
IPMAT is an online exam that is conducted for the selection of undergraduate applicants for a 5-year business management course. There are many benefits of writing the exam as early as after 12th class- it is an easier entry ticket into ambitious institutes like IIM Indore, as compared to writing CAT after graduation to get an MBA degree. While attempting to get into a B-school after graduation, there are many factors that are put into consideration such as 10th percentage, 12th percentage, and a CAT percentile as high as 99+, etc. But, because the 5 years integrated program is structured into 3 years undergraduate course, and 2 years post-graduate course, there is no need to write CAT or other examination to achieve a Master of Business Administration degree. The career prospects of students who enroll in the course right after Higher Secondary School is very bright and exciting as early training and awareness will result in a more refined outcome.
Question and Topic Pattern
There are a total of 100 questions in the form of multiple-choice based and short answer questions. IPMAT exam questions carry 4 marks for every right answer and a negative 1 for every wrong answer. However, for Quantitative Ability Section (short answers), there is no negative marking. Each section has a time frame and is divided accordingly-
- Quantitative Ability (short answers) – 40 minutes- 20 questions.
- Verbal Ability- 40 minutes- 40 questions.
- Quantitative Ability (multiple-choice based) – 40 minutes- 40 questions.
IIM Indore Cut-off for IPMAT 2019
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Who is eligible for IPMAT 2019?
IIM Indore decides and lays down the criteria for the exam eligibility. Candidates are required to fulfill the criteria in order to be able to write the exam, i.e., IPMAT.
- Candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC category must hold a Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary certificate (X and XII) with a minimum of 60% aggregate.
- Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD (DA) category must hold a Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary certificate (X and XII) with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
- Candidates belonging to General category must not be older than 20 years as of July 31st, 2019.
- Candidates belonging to ST/SC category must not be older than 22 years as of July 31st, 2019.