IPMAT Exam Pattern/ schedule and participating Institutions

Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) is a gateway for admission to the five-year integrated program in management and is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). If you wish to pursue management courses after class 12 from one of the top institutes, you should appear for the IPMAT Entrance Exam.

During five years, the first three years will help you build a foundation in basic subjects like Mathematics, Statistics, Principles of Management, Business History, etc. The last two years have focused on management subjects like Economics, Information Systems, Marketing, and several other important concepts.

List of Colleges Accepting IPMAT Score

These IPMAT Colleges provide admission to a 5-year integrated program in management.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore)
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi (IIM Ranchi)
  • Institute of Management, Nirma University
  • Department of Management Studies (DoMS), NALSAR University of Law
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Specializations Offered at IPMAT Colleges

IIMs will offer a 5-year integrated program in management in various specializations. The following are some of the most sought-after specializations that most aspirants prefer these days.

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • IT & Systems
  • International Business
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations
  • Business Analytics

IPMAT Colleges and the annual fee and starting package

(Note: It may be revised time to time and these are indicative figures)

Name of the colleges Average Fee (in INR) Average Placement Package (in INR)
IIM Indore 31 L 25.01 LPA
IIM Ranchi 32 L 14.69 LPA
Institute of Management, Nirma University 20 L 10.50 LPA
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 11 L 7 LPA
DoMS, NALSAR University 11 L 5 LPA

Placements at IPMAT Colleges (Indicative)

Name of the colleges Top Recruiters
IIM Indore Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited, Asian Paints, Bajaj Auto, L’Oreal, MX Player, Bain Company, Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture Strategy, Avalon Consulting
IIM Ranchi Capgemini, Infosys, DELL Technologies, Mahindra & Mahindra, Vedanta, Accenture, Deloitte, Samsung, Tata Elxsi, Birlasoft, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Steel
DoMS, NALSAR University Apollo Hospitals, Cognizant, Deloitte, Heritage, ITC Limited, Jaro Education, Colgate Palmolive
Institute of Management, Nirma University Capgemini, Deloitte, Bain & Company, Infosys and Oracle, Zomato, CRISIL, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Coffee Day Beverages, Airtel, Adani
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Accenture Strategy, Deloitte Consulting, EY, Infosys, EXL, Mckinsey & Co, Optum Advisory, Reliance, Godrej, Goldman Sachs, Google, ITC

IPMAT Colleges Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:

Your maximum age should be 20 years as of 31 July of the year you are applying for the admission. 5 years’ relaxation for those belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories

Educational Qualification:

  • You should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% marks. However, 5% relaxation is provided in minimum qualifying marks for those belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.
  • Those appearing in class 12 exams in the admission year can also apply for the IPMAT exam.

IPMAT Exam Highlights (Some necessary information)

Name of the exam IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management
Exam Frequency/ Level/ Mode of exam Once a Year/ National Level/ Online
Exam Language English
Age limit General category: 20 years SC/ST: 25 years
Last date to apply May (Tentative)
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (Note: It may be revised year to year) General, OBC – Rs. 4130 (Approx) SC/ST – Rs. 2065 (Approx)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Selection Process Aptitude test (AT) / Writing ability test (WAT) / Personal interview (PI)
Number of Subjects Two: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability
Official website https://www.iimidr.ac.in
Month of Exam May/ June (Tentative)

IPMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability (QA) and Verbal Ability (VA)

Quantitative Ability (QA) Verbal Ability (VA)
Objective-type questions = 20

Short-answer type questions = 10

Total questions = 30

The below table shows the essential topics to be prepared under the IPMAT Indore Syllabus for the Verbal ability section.
Algebra Reading Comprehension
Set Theory Word Jumble
Geometry, Mensuration Vocabulary and Analogy
Time, Speed, Distance Fill in the Blanks and Grammar
Number System Paragraph Completion
Data Interpretation Word Usage
Percentage, Profit and Loss Para Jumble
Distance, Time and Work —————–

IPMAT Exam Pattern for AT (Aptitude Test)

Given below is the detailed exam pattern for IIM IPM-


Number of Questions 60
Number of Sections 2 (Quantitative Ability & Verbal ability)
Duration of the exam 1.5 hours to 2 hours (It may vary)
Negative Marking Yes
Number of marks for the correct answer +4
Number of marks deducted for the wrong answer -1

How we help you to prepare for IPMAT Quantitative Aptitude

  • While preparing quantitative aptitude, we ensure that your basics are clear and you have a good grip.
  • We pen down the topics in which you are weak and strong separately. This can help you and us to decide on which topic you need to focus more on.
  • We start the preparation with the tough ones, and next go to an easier one.
  • We train you to solve the questions with one or more methods. By doing this, your accuracy level increases in solving different types of questions.
  • We will make you solve as many questions as possible from the previous years’ IPMAT Question papers, as it will help you improve your time management skills and speed.

How we help you to prepare for IPMAT Verbal Aptitude

  • Firstly, we don’t prepare for verbal ability like you would prepare for the Quantitative section.
  • Instead, learn ten new words daily to improve your English language quality.
  • We guide you to prepare a proper IPMAT Verbal Ability Preparation Plan at your convenience. We will make sure that you complete studying the topics in the allotted time.
  • We will guide you how to read newspapers and magazines in most effective way that will improve your vocabulary and grammar skills.
  • Speed is one of the essential factors in the IPMAT exam. So, we will help you in building a good vocabulary and increase your reading speed without compromising on accuracy.

How we help you to prepare for IPMAT Personal Interview

We will conduct a series of mock interviews under the guidance of interview experts. We will prepare you for your interview by reviewing sample interview questions you could expect your interviewer to ask you such as:

  • Why do you want to join IPM / IIMs?
  • What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
  • Tell me about your education and training background.
  • What was your favorite subject or activity in school?

We will guide you to make infallible strategies for the interview:

  • To be honest and think quickly.
  • To speak clearly and maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
  • To use good examples to illustrate your point and your skills.
  • To express yourself in a positive manner.
  • To avoid appearing desperate or overly confident for your selection.
  • To avoid saying negative things about previous employers.