How to get admission in an IIM after 12th?

Getting into the reputed IIMs doesn’t have to be pushed till after completing the bachelor’s degree. Certain IIMs offer a one of a kind program called IPM (Integrated Programme in Management) for students who have passed out from 12th class. The program is structured to train and iron the students in becoming professionals in the management field. Students who wish to secure admissions into the 5-year Integrated Program offered by some of the top business schools of India must meet the eligibility criteria, then appear the IPMAT exam which is further explained below-

Eligibility Criteria

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. While for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PWD (DA) category, they must hold a Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary Certificate (X and XII) with a minimum of 55% aggregate.

IPMAT exam

IPMAT is a 2 hour online exam that is conducted for the selection of undergraduate applicants for a 5-year business management course. The exam is conducted to test the applicant’s aptitude, logical reasoning, and proficiency in English and Mathematics. IPMAT syllabus includes Quantitative Ability (short answers), Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability (multiple-choice based). There are 100 questions asked in total. 4 marks are allotted for every right answer and a negative 1 for every wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for Quantitative Ability (short answer).


IIMs offering Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)

IIM Indore introduced the 5-year Integrated Programme in Management in 2011 with the aim of training the young minds, and preparing them in becoming business leaders. It consists of 15 terms spread over a span of 5 years.

  • The selection process for IPM IIM Indore includes being eligible to appear the IPMAT exam, then qualifying further test like WAT, and PI. Candidates are selected based basis of the overall performance in the aptitude test, written ability test, and personal interview.
  • IIM Indore admits about 120 students to its IPM programme every year.
  • The reservation system is comprised of SC: 15%, ST: 7.5%, NC-OBC: 27%, Person with disabilities (PwD): 05%, and Economically weaker sections :( EWS) 04%.
IIM Rohtak:

The IPM programme at IIM Rohtak is a comprehensive program for students aspiring for management careers which were introduced in 2019. The program is designed to churn out excellent managerial leaders out of young students. IPM- IIM Rohtak is completed in 15 terms over 5 years of time.

  • The selection process for IPM IIM Indore includes being eligible to appear the IPMAT exam, then qualifying further test like WAT, and PI. Candidates are selected based basis of the overall performance in the aptitude test, written ability test, and personal interview.
  • IIM Rohtak admits about 160 students for the IPM programme.
  • The reservation system is as per the GOI norms after meeting the minimum eligibility criteria.

About 5-year Integrated Program:

Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) is covered in 5 years over 15 terms. Per term is covered in 3 months, and each year has 3 terms. The first three years are considered as the bachelor’s degree, and the final two years are considered as the postgraduate degree (PGP program). The courses covered in the 5-year Integrated Program include:

  • Courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics build analytical rigor.
  • Courses in Humanities, Literature and Fine Arts provide breadth and perspective
  • Courses in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science along with courses in Economics provide an understanding of the core disciplines on which the study of management is based.

Aside from the academic courses, students are required to complete internships-

  • Social internship during the first three years.
  • Business internship during the last two years.

Important IPM dates- 2019:

  • March 12 to April 18, 2018- Application process
  • May 11, 2018- IPMAT exam
  • The first week of June 2018- Personal Interview
  • The first week of August 2018- Classes begins.