IIM-I Introduction

Established in 1996, Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I) is the 6th IIM to be instituted by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.IIM Indore is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, 1973. The institute opened a campus in Mumbai in 2011 where it offers its two-year flagship PGP program. The major programs offered by IIM-I are:

  • Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)
  • Indore’s flagship two-year, full-time, residential programme

  • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
  • An intensive one year residential program

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Full time doctoral programme

  • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

    The first of its kind, IIM Indore’s IPM programme is a unique 5 year integrated program aimed at students who have passed out of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from various schools in India. The program was started in November 2011 and it is the only undergraduate program offered by any IIM.

    The course, in the first 3 years, is a good mix of social sciences, commerce, and science. Core management subjects are taught in the last two years.

    Despite of being an extremely creative and unique program, the IPM program faces criticism by the other IIMs since it took away the post graduate tag of the IIMs.

Getting into IIM Indore

IIM-I Results Accepted

    • For PGPM
      • Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
      • International Candidate (outside India) - GMAT (and TOEFL if the medium of study has not been English)
    • For EPGP - CAT/GMAT
    • For FPM - Application Based
    • For IPM

      Domestic Candidates - Aptitude Test organized by IIM-I

      • The aptitude test is of objective type.
      • There will be two sections namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.
      • There will be a total of 100 questions with a time duration of 2 hours.
      • Each question carries 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark.

      International Candidates - SAT

IIM-I Eligibility

Eligibility for PGPM

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. The candidate is required to have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent till the latestexamination.

Eligibility for EPGP

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • More than 5 years of post-qualification managerial/professional work experience is also required.

Eligibility for FPM

  • Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 55 per cent marks and at least 50% marks at Bachelors’ degree level.

    Five year/ four year Integrated Masters’ Degree programme in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks
    Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 55 percent marks and at least 50% marks at Bachelors’ degree level.
    4 year/8 semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average

Eligibility for IPM

  • The candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/XII Std./+2 Level/equivalent examination from any of the recognized Central or State or International boards..
  • Candidates appearing or awaiting results for the final examination of Higher Secondary/XII Std./ +2 level / equivalent can also apply. The candidates have to secure minimum marks i.e. 60% for General and NCOBC or 55% for SC, ST and DA.

IIM-I Admission Procedure

  • For PGPM Programme
    There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Indore PGPM Programme.
    1. The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for the international candidates).
    2. On clearing the required cutoffs and the composite score, a candidate is called for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).The candidate applying through GMATmust provide 3 letters of validation from people who know the candidate closely for academic and professional validation.

    IIM Indore admission process PGPM | CL Research

  • For EPGP Programme
    1. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the CAT or GMAT exam score.
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The final selection will only be based on the CAT or GMAT score (as applicable), past academic performance, work experience and the interview.

    IIM Indore admission process EPGP | CL Research

  • For FPM Programme
    1. Applications for admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) are invited through an advertisement. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their application and profile.
    2. Shortlisted candidates appear for a Briefing and Written Test
      • Briefing - Candidates are briefed about the structure of the FPM programme
      • Written Test - Two hour test covering Analytical ability and Research writing
      • Candidates are further shortlisted based on the written test.
    3. Shortlisted candidates are called for a round of personal interview and further evaluation at IIM-Indore campus. The final selection is made on the basis of the interview.

  • IIM Indore admission process FPM | CL Research
  • For FPM Programme
    1. Candidates are shortlisted for the Aptitude Test on the basis of their application.
    2. A merit list is generated based on the Aptitude Test scores. On the basis of the merit list, candidates are called for a round of personal interview.

  • IIM Indore admission process IPM | CL Research

IIM-I Eligibility And Selection Criteria For PGPM At IIM-I

IIM-I shortlists candidates on the basis of the CAT score, past academic performance, and other criteria mentioned below.
The minimumCAT percentiles required in order to be considered for an IIM-I call have been tabulated below:

Category Section I (QADI) Percentile Section II (VALR) Percentile Overall Percentile
General 85 85 90
NC-OBC 75 75 80
SC 50 50 55
ST 50 50 55
DA 50 50 55

Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Differently Abled (DA)
The interview calls made to the candidates are based on the composite score. The Composite Score reflects the components ofthe CAT score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.
The composite score of a candidate is calculated on the basis of the table below. All the components have a particular weightage.

Computation of Composite Score

Components Weights
CAT Score 27
10th Marks / SCC Score 35
12th Marks / HSC Score 35
Gender Diversity Factor 3
Total 100

IIM-I awards 3 marks to female candidates to promote gender diversity on campus. Based on these component scores, interview calls are made.

Based on the composite score, candidates are shortlisted for the WAT-PI. After the WAT-PI the Final Composite Score of the student is calculated.The candidate’s final selection for a seat in IIM-I is based on the final composite score, which includes components such as PI, WAT, CAT score, Gender Diversity.

The following table describes the weights attached to each of these components.

Computation of Final Composite Score

Components Weights
10th Marks / SCC Score 17.5
12th Marks / HSC Score 17.5
Bachelor Degree Score 15
WAT Score 15
PI Score 35
Total 100

The final merit list of the candidates is based on the marks computed from the table given above.
Remark:One special aspect about IIM Indore selection process is that it doesn't give any weightage for work experience. Freshers and people with less months of service have an equal chance to make it through to IIM-I PGPM.

IIM Indore's batch strength is around 560. This is the combined strength of main Indore campus as well as the Mumbai campus.The following table gives details about the CAT percentile required for getting a final seat in 2014-16 PGPM batch at IIM Indore

  Maximum CAT %ile Mean CAT %ile Minimum CAT %ile
General 99.94 95.97 90.32
OBC 99.28 88.37 80.28
SC 94.71 73.40 55.46
ST 81.35 67.91 56.99
PWD 86.09 69.40 56.99

IIM-I Fees

The most recently revised fees of IIM-I has been tabulated below (As on May'15)

Program Fees  
PGPM Domestic Student International Student
Rs. 13 lakhs Rs. 19.5 lakh
EPGP Rs. 18 lakhs US $ 45,000
IPM First 3 Years Last 2 Years
Rs. 9 lakhs Prevailing PGP fee

Inside IIM Indore

IIM-I Diversity

The following data of the PGPM batches portrays the diversity of the batch.

Gender Diversity

IIM-I maintains good gender diversity. The percentage of females in the last two PGPM batches has been graphically represented below.

IIM Indore Gender Diversity | CL Research

Graduation Background Diversity

IIM Indore Graduation Background Diversity | CL Research
There have been around 90-95% engineers in each of the last many batches of PGPM at IIM-I.

Work Experience Based Diversity

IIM Indore Work Experience Diversity | CL Research

IIM-I Final Placements

The placement process is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where the firms interview the students with work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage is the final placement process where the firms are grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered.
There were 42 new recruiters for the placements of the 2013-2015 batch hence reaffirming the industry's faith in IIM Indore. There was a 52% increase in the number of PPOs offered which reflects the capability of the students.

Last 3 Years at a Glance 2013 - 2015 2012 - 2014 2011 - 2013
Total No. of Students Participating 508 475 432
Total No. of Companies 130 152 142
  PPOs Accepted ( PPOs Offered ) NA (93) 61 (61) 40 (40)
  Average Salary 14.3 LPA 12.13 LPA 12.10 LPA
Function-wise Classification - Class of 2013 - 2015
IIM Indore Final Placements | CL Research

IIM-I Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2014-2016 was successfully completed. The batch of around 550 students(with IPM students also included) was the largest batch across all the IIMs. Over 153 companies participated in the summer placements this year. Companies of different sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

Summer Placement Highlights

Total Batch Strength 557 (PGPM- 446, IPM - 111)
Participating Firms 153
Average Stipend Rs. 71,000 (for 8 weeks)
Highest Stipend Rs. 3 lakhs (for 8 weeks)
Function-wise Classification - Class of 2014 - 2016
IIM Indore Summer Placements | CL Research


The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.

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