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INTEGRATED PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT

What is IPM?

IPM stands for the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). It is a five-year programme in management offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM I). The programme is aimed at students who have passed out of class XII / Higher Secondary or equivalent from various schools in India. It is definitely worth a try even for those who have just joined their Bachelor's course elsewhere.

Why IPM?

It is for the first time that a management institute of the repute of IIM Indore is offering a course admitting students who completed their higher secondary examinations. IIM Indore aims to develop competent management professionals, change agents and outstanding leaders through this program. It provides an excellent opportunity for young aspirants, who want to pursue a career in management and will help them get a heads up in the field of management much ahead than they could have through the more traditional approach of the post graduation or a masters program. The program will also aid students in overall personality development and bring about societal awareness.

There are several other reasons why this program would excite a student fresh out of school:

  • Better training in management thanks to a wider training horizon and world-class faculty of an IIM
  • The brand value of being an IIM graduate alongside your graduation
  • Much improved employability as compared to traditional graduation options
  • Relatively easier entrance test as compared to management entrance tests post graduation where the number of applicants is much higher


What is the Eligibility Criteria?

  1. General and NC-OBC Category:
    Educational requirement: Must have obtained minimum 60% in SSC and HSC Examinations or equivalent Examinations
    Maximum Age as on July 31, 2015: 20 years

  2. SC, ST and DA Category:
    Educational requirement: Must have obtained minimum 55% in SSC and HSC Examinations or equivalent Examinations
    Maximum Age as on July 31, 2015: 22 years

  3. Foreign Candidates applying through SAT score
    Educational: Must have obtained minimum 1600 overall score in SAT examination. SAT Scores obtained during last calendar year are only valid i.e. January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
    Maximum Age as on July 31, 2015: 20 years or below


What is the Selection Process?

The candidates will be selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. Any candidate fail to appear in either Aptitude Test or Personal Interview or both shall not be considered further during the selection process. The selection process is as follows:

Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across 6 centers, viz., Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai/Hyderabad and Indore. However, IIM Indore reserves the right to change the centers at any time if the situation so warrants. The date of conducting AT is Thursday, May 14, 2015. The pattern of AT will be as follows:

i. AT will be of objective-type nature.
ii. There will be two sections in AT namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.
iii. There will be 100 questions in total with time duration of two hours.
iv. Each question will carry 4 marks.
v. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

Please note that only those candidates who end up with positive raw scores in both the sections of Aptitude Test will be considered.

Sufficient number of candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA) from the eligible pool using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned below:

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability 60 x (Candidate's Score - Min. Score) / (Max. Score - Min. Score)
Score in Verbal Ability 40 x (Candidate's Score - Min. Score) / (Max. Score - Min. Score)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores (max 100)

Note: Max. and Min. scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool.

Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned below and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the reservation norms.

Component Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 60
Personal Interview (PI) 40

Reservations

As per Government of India reservation norms, 15% per cent and 7.5% of the total seats are reserved for scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) candidates respectively meeting IIMI's admission requirements; 27% seats are reserved for non creamy layer - other backward classes (NC-OBC) candidates meeting IIMI's admission requirements. In addition, 3% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities (as per the provisions of Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995) meeting IIMI's admission requirements. The three categories of disabilities are: (a) low-vision/blindness, b) hearing impairment, and c) locomotor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by medical authority and as prescribed and explained in the said Act.

What does T.I.M.E. offer to IPM aspirants?

We offer an intensive and comprehensive Classroom Course, and a wide variety of Online Courses to cater to the varying needs of the IPM aspirants.


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