IPM Exam Highlights

To gain awareness of comprehensive details and a brief overview of the IPM exam, students are advised to check the table below:

Exam Name Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT)
Conducting Body IIM Indore
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Mode Online
Marking Criteria Correct answer: +4

Wrong answer: -1

Language English
Exam Duration 2 hours
Official Website https://www.iimidr.ac.in/

What is IPMAT?

Before getting to the exam dates and preparation tips sections, let’s have a good understanding of the IPM exam first. There are two distinctive entrance exams for IPM, those are IPMAT and JIPMAT. Now, what is IPMAT? It stands for Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test. It is one of the most popular IPM entrance exams in India. Candidates take this exam to get admission to the 5-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) at various IIMs.

There are exactly 3 IPM exams:

  • IPMAT Indore
  • IPMAT Rothak

All these 3 exams have different test patterns, eligibility criteria, and time durations. The Aptitude Test checks the candidate’s proficiency in quantitative ability, verbal ability, and logical reasoning. The Writing Ability Test assesses the candidate’s writing skills and communication skills.

IPMAT Indore has 2 sections for Maths (one with MCQs and the other with short answers). The 3rd section is English.

IPMAT Rohtak has a different format. The sections include Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, and Math.

IPM Eligibility Criteria

To sit in this exam, candidates must fulfill the basic set of parameters required of them. The IPM eligibility criteria are given below:

For General/NC-OBC Category:

  • Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 60% in classes 10 and 12.
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination in 2022, 2023 or in 2024.
  • Candidates must be 20 years old as of July 31, 2024.

For SC/ST/PWD (DA) Categories:

  • Candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 55% in classes 10 and 12.
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination in 2022, 2023 or in 2024.

IPM Exam Pattern

The IPM exam has a distinctive pattern. Check out the points below to get a clear understanding of the exam pattern:

  • It consists of 3 sections: Verbal Ability (MCQ), Quantitative Ability (MCQ), and Quantitative Aptitude (SA).
  • There will be a total of 90 questions: Quantitative Aptitude (SA) - 15 questions, Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) - 30 questions, and Verbal Ability - 45 questions.
  • The total time you will get to finish the exam is 120 minutes which is 40 minutes for each section.
  • Each correct answer will give you +4 marks and -1 for each wrong answer.

IPM Exam Date

The IPM 2024 exam will be a computer-based exam mode. The exam is scheduled for June’s third week of 2024 (Tentatively). The results will be out by the end of June or the first week of July 2024. The result will be available online. Candidates can check their results by using their login credentials.

Check the detailed list of exam centers in the table below.

IPM 2024 Exam Centres

Sno. List of Test Cities
1 Ahmedabad
2 Bengaluru
3 Bhopal
4 Bhubaneshwar
5 Chandigarh
6 Chennai
7 Dehradun
8 Ghaziabad
9 Gurugram
10 Guwahati
11 Gwalior
12 Hyderabad
13 Indore
14 Jaipur
15 Kolkata
16 Kozhikode
17 Lucknow
18 Mumbai
19 Nagpur
20 New Delhi
21 Noida
22 Patna
23 Pune
24 Raipur
25 Ranchi
26 Thiruvananthapuram
27 Varanasi
28 Visakhapatnam

How to Prepare for the IPM Entrance Exam?

The IPM exam is not an easy nut to crack. Candidates must have a good sense of discipline and dedication to pass this exam. To help you, here are a few preparation tips I have curated especially for this exam. Check them out below:

Tip 1: Make a Study Plan

Making a well-structured study plan is the most important factor in any exam preparation. Make slots for each subject or section and give them specific time to ensure balance in learning all the sections. You must take care of your strengths and weaknesses while making a study plan. You should give more time to the sections which you find difficult.

Tip 2: Focus on the Basics

You must improve your basics in mathematics, the English language, and logical reasoning. You can take the help of NCERTs, online resources, study materials, etc to build a good foundation for your preparation.

Tip 3: Practice Daily

Practice makes a man perfect, we all know about this saying. In this exam preparation, dedication is very crucial. You must practice your sections daily to get a good score in the IPM exam. Even though you know the topic well, you must still practice it as it can improve your speed and accuracy. Practicing regularly will also give you a better grip of the exam pattern and boost your confidence.

Tip 4: Proper Time Management

In your exam, don’t waste more than enough time on a specific question. This will consider the time from the other questions. You must always prioritize the difficulty of the questions while taking the exam.

Tip 5: Work on Communication Skills

Writing ability test in the IPM exam is another crucial section in your preparation regime. Most of the candidates need help with the communication part. To get better in communication and writing skills, you must practice daily. Try conversing with people who are fluent in English. Also, try to write articles and essays on diverse topics and learn how to form clarity and coherence in your writing. This will help you refine your writing skills.

To crack the IPM entrance exam, a candidate requires dedication, consistency, and a well-organized approach. By creating a strategic study plan and following a good preparation regime, you can get a step closer to success. Also, maintain a good healthy lifestyle while preparing for the exam. Always take care of your sleep cycle as improper sleep flow may cause stress and headache which can give you a bad day.

Prepare well and good luck!