IPMAT 2023 Exam Information
IPMAT, or the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test, is a national-level aptitude test administered by IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak for their five-year Integrated Program in Management. IPMAT Rohtak refers to the exam for admission into IIM Rohtak, while IPMAT Indore is the exam for admission into IIM Indore. At present, three colleges, namely, the respective Indian Institute of Management (IIM Indore or IIM Rohtak), the Institute of Management, Nirma University and TAPMI accept IPMAT scores.
IPMAT 2023 Exam Highlights
|IPMAT Exam Full Form||Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude|
|Conducting body||IIM Rohtak & IIM Indore|
|Exam frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||Online (CBT)|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Type of questions||MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and SA (Short Answer)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a Year|
|Number of colleges that accept IPMAT score||2|
|Exam fees||4130 (General and NC-OBC)
|Number of sections||3|
|IPMAT Official website||iimidr.ac.in/ and iimrohtak.ac.in/|
IPMAT 2023 Exam Important Dates
|Events||IPMAT Indore Exam Schedule||IPMAT Rohtak Exam Schedule (Tentative)|
|IPMAT Registration Starts||March 8, 2023 (Out)||
|IPMAT Registration Last Date||April 14, 2023||March 2023|
|IPMAT Application Form Correction Opens||3rd week of April 2023||March 2023|
|Last Date for IPMAT Application Form Correction||3rd week of April 2023||March 2023|
|IPMAT Admit Card Releases||1st weekof June 2023||April 2023|
|IPMAT Exam Date||
June 16, 2023
|IPMAT Shortlist Announcement||June 2023||June 2023|
|IPMAT Personal Assessment (PA)||July 2023||
|IPMAT Provisional Admissions Offers Announcement||July 2023||
|IPMAT Program Registration||July 2023||July 2023|
IPMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to appear for the IPMAT Exam, candidates must meet the requirements set by the conducting body, which include:
- Age Limit: General candidates must have been born on or before August 1, 2003, while SC/ST/PwD candidates have a relaxation of 5 years, and their date of birth cannot be before August 1, 1998.
- Exam Qualification: Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent level examination in 2021/2022, or they must appear in 2023.
- Marks Qualification: General candidates need at least 60% marks in class 10/SSC standard and 12/HSC, while SC/ST/PwD candidates need a minimum of 55% marks with a relaxation of 5%.
- Marks Calculation: The percentage of marks in both 10 and 10+2 levels will be based on all subjects mentioned in the mark sheet.
- Foreign Candidates: Candidates who have completed their 10 or 10+2 level from international boards such as IGCSE are also eligible to apply.
- Other Criteria: IIM Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility of candidates using parameters such as equivalence, percentage marks, recognition of the qualifying examination, intake, and more.
Note that candidates who are likely to complete their 10+2 level or equivalent by June 30, 2023, can also apply provided they fulfill the above eligibility criteria.
IPMAT Reservation Policy
The reservation policy for IPMAT adheres to the guidelines set by the Government of India, which mandates a percentage of seats to be reserved for different categories. These categories include 27% seats for candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer of Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC), 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST), up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs), and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)
- Blindness and low vision
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,
- Autism, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability And Mental Illness,
- Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (1) to (4), and
- Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in ‘The Schedule’ of the RPwD Act 2016.
IPMAT 2023 Application Form
The IPMAT 2023 Application Form can be accessed through the provided direct links once it is made available. To complete the application form, applicants are required to provide a valid mobile number, email address, scanned copy of their photo and signature, and pay the application fee through a credit or debit card.
The IPMAT Exam Fee for General and NC-OBC candidates is INR 4130, and for SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is INR 2065. It should be noted that the application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable, and reserved candidates must provide supporting documents to claim the reduced fee.
Interested candidates can apply by visiting the official website of IIM Indore (iimidr.ac.in) or IIM Rohtak (iimrohtak.ac.in) and clicking on the “Register for IPMAT 2023” button. After registering using their phone and email, the login credentials will be mailed and texted to the candidates for future communication.
The application form requires candidates to enter their personal details such as name, date of birth, nationality, parents’ names, contact details, email ID, communication address, Aadhaar card number, state, city/town/village, year of passing, and qualifying exam. They also need to upload the necessary documents, including scanned copies of their photo, signature, address proof, and qualifying exam certificate.
Applicants can pay the IPMAT application fees online using a credit or debit card or net banking. Once the form is complete, they can submit it and take a printout for future reference.
IPMAT 2023 Admit Card
After submitting the application form, candidates can download the IPMAT 2023 Admit Card using the login credentials provided during registration. On the day of the exam, candidates must carry a valid government-issued ID document along with the admit card.
The IPMAT Admit Card will contain important details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, application number, photograph and signature, exam center address, date of the examination, signature of the candidate, and exam day instructions.
To download the IPMAT Admit Card, candidates should follow these steps:
- Go to the official website of IIM Indore (iimidr.ac.in) or IIM Rohtak (iimrohtak.ac.in)
- Click on the ‘Admit Card’ button (will be live once released)
- Enter your login credentials (application number/user ID and password) and click on the login button.
- The IPMAT 2023 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download and print the admit card.
In case of any errors in the admit card, candidates should immediately contact the relevant authorities to resolve the issue. Candidates should arrive at the test center at least an hour before the exam and follow all instructions mentioned on the IPMAT Admit Card 2023.
IPMAT 2023 Exam Centres
IPMAT Exam will be conducted in 34 test centres throughout India.
IPMAT 2023 Syllabus & Pattern
The pattern of the 2021 IPMAT exam is anticipated to be followed for IPMAT 2023, which will be conducted in online mode. The 2021 exam was a 45-minute CBT (Computer Based Test) with a total of 240 marks, including objective and short answer type questions. Only MCQ questions have a negative marking of 0.25 marks. Each correct answer receives +4 marks. The paper consists of three sections.
IPMAT 2023 Syllabus & Marking Scheme
|Section||Total Marks||Time Allotted||Topics Covered|
|Quantitative Ability (MCQ)||20||15 Mins||
|Quantitative Ability (SA)||20||15 Mins|
|Verbal Ability (MCQ)||20||15 Mins||
|Break of 15 Minutes|
|Written Ability Test (WAT)||120||30 Minutes||2 Essays of 250 Words each.|
IPMAT 2023 Preparation Strategy
Here are some tips for preparing for the IPMAT 2023 exam:
Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and marking scheme, as negative marking is applicable. Answer questions accordingly.
Set a target score based on the cutoff. Determine whether you are aiming to just meet the qualifying marks or achieve a very high score. This will help you prepare and plan effectively.
Manage your time wisely. Instead of treating the exam as a single 120-minute session, consider each section as a separate exam. This approach can help you manage your time better.
Avoid guessing on questions if you have no idea about the answer. There’s no point in risking negative marks.
Start with the questions that you find the easiest and are less time-consuming, and then tackle the harder ones.
Solve as many mock tests and previous year papers as possible to improve on your weak areas.
Use quality study materials for preparation and don’t underestimate the difficulty level of the exam.
Some recommended books for IPMAT preparation are:
Candidates who are planning to prepare by themselves must choose the best resources to qualify for the selection rounds. Some best books available for IPMAT Preparation are:
- Comprehensive Guide for IPMAT (IIM Indore) Entrance Exam 2023 with 5 Online Tests
- High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
- Complete Companion for IIM Indore IPM(Integrated Programme in Management) Entrance Examination & other BBA Entrance Examinations
- How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT by Arun Sharma
IPMAT 2023 Result
To access their results, candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Visit either the official website of IPMAT (iimidr.ac.in) or IIM Rohtak (iimrohtak.ac.in).
- Click on the “IPMAT Result 2023” tab which will be activated once the results are released.
- A new window will open, prompting candidates to enter their login credentials.
- Enter the security captcha for verification.
- The IPMAT scores of the candidate will be displayed on the screen.
- Download, save and take a copy of the scores for future reference.
How is IPMAT Score Calculated?
|Section||Score Calculation Formula|
|Quantitative Ability (MCQ)||25 * Candidate’s Score – Minimum Score/ Maximum Score – Minimum Score|
|Quantitative Ability (SA)||25 * Candidate’s Score – Minimum Score/ Maximum Score – Minimum Score|
|Verbal Ability (MCQ)||25 * Candidate’s Score – Minimum Score/ Maximum Score – Minimum Score|
|Aptitude Test Score (ATS)||Sum of the above|
Please note that “Maximum” and “Minimum” represent the highest and lowest scores obtained in the sections of the IPMAT Exam, respectively.
The cutoff for IPMAT 2023 may be determined based on the qualifying marks from the previous year:
|Category||IPMAT Cutoff for Quantitative Ability||IPMAT Cutoff for Verbal|
|General||40 (MCQ) and 16 (Non-MCQ)||100|
|NC-OBC||24 (MCQ) and 8 (Non-MCQ)||64|
|SC||16 (MCQ) and 4 (Non-MCQ)||48|
|ST||8 (MCQ) and 0 (Non-MCQ)||24|
|PwD-DA||8 (MCQ) and 0 (Non-MCQ)||24|
IPMAT 2023 Selection Process
The selection process for IPMAT 2023 will be based on the performance of candidates in the Aptitude Test (AT) and Personal Assessment (PA) sections. The Personal Assessment section may involve a Personal Interview (PI) or Video Based Assessment (VBA), and will be the same for all candidates. Candidates who do not appear for either the AT or PA will be disqualified.
The IPMAT selection procedure comprises several stages:
Application Form Submission: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria must submit their Application Form. Candidates submitting multiple forms with minor changes will not be accepted.
Aptitude Test: Eligible candidates will be called for the Aptitude Test, which will be held in 34 test centres. Eligibility is based on the submitted application form.
Candidate Selection: Candidates who have a positive raw score and minimum marks in all three sections of the paper will be eligible for Personal Assessment. The cutoff for this stage will depend on the category of the candidate. Candidates who have not been selected will receive a regret letter.
PA Shortlist: A Personal Assessment Shortlist will be created from the candidates selected in stage 3 from all categories, using the merit list generated from ATS score. Shortlisted candidates will now appear for Personal Assessment. A consistent and minimum performance is expected in all parameters of the PA, as decided by the admission committee.
Final Selection: Candidates who meet the minimum parameters in the previous stage will be considered for final selection. A merit list for each category will be generated based on the composite score (CS) as mentioned in the table below:
|Aptitude Test Score (ATS)||65|
|Personal Assessment (PA)||35|
|Composite Score (CS)||Sum of Above Scores|
The seat intake for IPM 2023 batch is 150.
IPMAT 2023 Contact Details
For any queries regarding the filing of form, policy, or reservation, candidates can contact the authorities at:
Admission Office: Indian Institute of Management Indore Rau-Pithampur Road, Indore 453556 (MadhyaPradesh)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0731 2439686, 687
IPMAT 2023 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will IPMAT 2023 take place?
A: IPMAT 2023 for IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak will be conducted online on June 16, 2023.
Q: What is the registration fee for the IPMAT Exam?
A: The IPMAT registration fee is INR 4130 for General and NC-OBC candidates and INR 2065 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: Is the IPMAT Exam difficult to crack?
A: IPMAT is a moderately difficult exam. Some questions may be time-consuming and tricky. As with most MBA exams, practice, speed, and accuracy are key to cracking this exam.
Q: What is the syllabus for the IPMAT Exam?
A: The IPMAT Exam consists of three sections: Quantitative Ability (MCQ and SA), and Verbal Ability (MCQ).
Q: What is the IPMAT Exam cutoff?
A: The IPMAT Exam cutoff depends on the category of the student and the section of the paper. For general candidates, the QA cutoff is 40 and the VA cutoff is 100. For reserved candidates, the cutoff is between 8 to 24 for QA and 24 to 64 for VA.
Q: Is Mathematics a compulsory subject for IPMAT?
A: No, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject for IPMAT.
Q: What is the seat intake for IPMAT?
A: The seat intake for IPMAT is 150.
Q: What is considered a good score in the IPMAT Exam?
A: Answering about 45 to 50 questions with an accuracy of 35 to 40 should give you a score of 155 to 160, which is a good score for the IPMAT Exam.