The IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) is the official entrance exam for admission to the Integrated Program in Management or IPM offered by IIM Indore. IPM was started in the year 2011 by IIM Indore. And as of now, IIM Indore is the only IIM in the country to offer such a program after class XII.

All you need to know about IPMAT

Syllabus of the Exam

IPMAT 2019 exam paper consisted of three sections:

  • Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ)
  • Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA)
  • Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ)

Topics that one can expect in the question paper are:

Quantitative Ability

  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple Equations
  • Numbers
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Averages
  • Geometry
  • Mixtures
  • Chapters from Class XIth and XIIth Mathematics, most importantly:
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Probability
    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Vectors and 3D Geometry

Verbal Ability

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Proper Usage of words
  • Comprehensions
  • Sentence Correction
Exam Pattern
  • The paper pattern of IIM Indore IPMAT has been fairly similar over the years.
  • There are 100 questions in total with a time duration of 2 hours
  • Each correct answer carries 4 marks.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs.
  • There is No Negative marking for Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order is same for all the candidates.


Section Name Questions format Number of Questions Time duration for the section (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA) Multiple choice (MCQs) 40 40
Quantitative Ability (QA) Short Answer (SA) 20 40
Verbal Ability (VA) Multiple Choice (MCQs) 40 40

A General and NC-OBC category applicant must:

  • Have secured at least 60% in both Class X/SSC and XII/HSC or equivalent examinations, to appear for the entrance test.
  • Not be more than 20 years of age as of July 31, 2019.

An SC/ST and PWD (DA) category applicant must:

  • Have secured at least 55% in both Class X/SSC and XII/HSC or equivalent examinations, to appear for the entrance test.
  • Not be more than 22 years of age as of July 31, 2019.
How to Register

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Payment: Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT

Category Application Fees
General and NC-OBC Rs. 3000
SC/ST and PWD (DA) Rs. 1300

Note: Candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD(DA) need to submit valid and attested certificates in support of their reservation category.

Filling the IPMAT Application Form:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website.
  • Click the registration link to generate a User ID and Password. The institute will send the User ID and Password to the candidates through Email and SMS.
  • Candidates have to Re-login using these credentials to fill the application form.
  • Click the registration link to generate a User ID and Password. The institute will send the User ID and Password to the candidates through Email and SMS.

Note: Make sure that all the details entered are correct as no change of any kind will be allowed once the application form is submitted.

Requirements during Registration:

The candidates need to keep the following things handy at the time of filling the application form of IPMAT.

  • Scanned copy of passport size photograph - Make sure that the photograph is clear with a plain background.
  • Scanned copy of your signature - Use a ballpoint pen for the signature and make sure that the image is clearly visible
  • Photo ID proof - Any photo identity proof such as Voter ID, Aadhaar ID, Driving License, etc.
  • Bank details- Choose a payment mode as per your convenience and pay the application fee.

Note: Make sure that you have a valid email id and contact number at the time of registration as all the communication related to the exam will be done through the contact details mentioned by the candidates. Admit Cards:

After submitting the application form, candidates would be able to download the IPMAT 2019 Admit Card from the official website which is likely to be available from the first week of May 2019. The IPMAT 2019 admit card will be made available in online mode only. Candidates are required to take a print of the admit card after they download it.

Note: The hall ticket of IPMAT 2019 is an important document which must be carried to the exam centre on test day. No candidate will be allowed to appear for IPMAT 2019 test without the admit card.

Important Dates
Event Date
IPMAT 2019 Application begins Second week of March 2019
Last Date of IPMAT 2019 Application Form Third week of April 2019
IPMAT 2019 Admit Card Release First week of May 2019
IPMAT 2019 Exam Second week of May 2019

Colleges one can get through IPMAT:

  • Indian Institute of Management - Indore.
  • Nirma University
Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Dehradun Bhubaneshwar Chandigarh Chennai Bengaluru
Ghaziabad Gurgaon Guwahati Bhopal Hyderabad Indore
Jaipur Kolkata Kozhikode Lucknow Mumbai Nagpur
New Delhi Noida Patna Pune Raipur Ranchi
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Visakhapatnam
Selection Process

The IPMAT 2019 selection process comprises of a two-step process.

  • The aspirants are first required to appear in the IPM Aptitude Test. On the basis of overall score secured in the Aptitude Test (AT), candidates are shortlisted for the second stage which involves a Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
  • The weightage given to the various stages of IPMAT selection process is as follows:
    • Aptitude test score - 50 percent (Quantitative Ability + Verbal Ability)
    • Personal interview - 35 percent
    • Written ability test - 15 percent
Results and Cut-Offs

IIM Indore will declare the result of the IPMAT 2019 tentatively in the third week of May. Candidates will be able to check the result in online mode only from the official website of IPMAT using their login credentials. Candidates who have been shortlisted based on their IPMAT score will be called for further selection rounds of WAT and PI.

Result of the test can be checked by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website of IIM Indore and go to IPMAT section
  • Click on the “Results” button
  • Enter your IPMAT 2019 application form number
  • Enter in the registered emailID or Date of Birth in DD/MM/YY format
  • Now enter the Security Code
  • Click on 'Get Status' tab

Computation Process for IPMAT Results 2019:

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability section 65 *(Candidate’s Score – Minimum Score)/(Max Score – Min. Score)
Score in Verbal Ability sections 35 *(Candidate’s Score – Minimum Score)/(Max Score – Min. Score)
Aptitude Test Score Sum of above scores (This will be a maximum of 100)

Note: Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained by the candidates in the respective sections.


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 59 77
PwD 4 4 10 9 36 45
How to Prepare

Study Material:

Recommended Books:

  • Crack the IIM Indore - IPM Entrance Exam.
  • Supergrads Courses
  • Supergrads Study Material


  • NCERT XI and XII
  • RD Sharma
  • RS Aggarwal
  • ML Khanna

Verbal Ability:

  • Wren N Martin
  • Nesfield

Sample Papers:

IPMAT Sample Paper can be accessed from the official website of IIM Indore.