About IPM

About IPM

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.< /p>

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 IIM faculty
  • 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
  1. For Domestic Applicants

    Candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five-Year Integrated Programme in Management of IIM Indore.

    • General and NC-OBC Category: Minimum 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations, Maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2018
    • SC, ST and PwD Category: Minimum 55% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations, Maximum 22 years of age as on July 31, 2018
  2. Application Procedure

    Eligible candidates should submit their application online (visit www.iimidr.ac.in) during the period Monday, March 12, 2018 to Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and pay the online non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of Rs. 3,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand only for General and NC-OBC category) + GST / Rs.1,500/- (Rupees Fifteen Hundred only for SC, ST and PwD category) + GST , (at present GST rate on application fees is @18%)

  3. For International Applicants

    International candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five Year Integrated Programme in Management of IIM Indore.

    • Minimum 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations from any of the recognized Central or State or International Boards; Maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2018
    • Minimum valid score of 1000 out of 1600 in SAT (SAT score obtained during November 1, 2016 to May 15, 2018 will only be considered as valid score)
  4. Application Procedure

    An international applicants, seeking admission to five-year IPM of IIM Indore can take SAT in the country of his/her residence and apply for admission in the prescribed application form, which can be downloaded from our website. The last date for receipt of complete application packet is May 20, 2018. For such applicants, the application packet must include the following set of materials:

    a) Completed Application Form [Download Form]

    b) Self-Attested copy of the latest SAT scores (original to be verified at the time of admission, if selected)

    c) Self-Attested photocopy of Passport (all pages)

    d) A non-refundable/non-transferable application-processing fee of US $ 118 inclusive of GST (at present GST rate on application fees is @18% ) through Demand Draft drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Management Indore, payable at Indore.

The candidates will be selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test (AT), Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Any candidate who fails to appear either in AT and WAT & PI or both shall not be considered for selection. The selection process is as follows:

Stage 1: The candidates satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria should submit their application online

Stage 2: Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across 28 cities in the country

The pattern of AT will be as follows:

  1. There will be three sections in the Aptitude Test namely Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).
  2. Each question will carry 4 marks.
  3. There will be a negative marking of 1 negative mark for each wrong answer except Quantitative Ability (SA) Section (these questions will not carry any negative marking).
  4. The AT will be structured as under

    Section Number of Questions Time duration for the section
    QA (MCQ)4040 Minutes
    QA (SA)2040 Minutes
    VA (MCQ)4040 Minutes
  5. Candidate must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order will remain same for all the candidates. The above table does not indicate the final order of sections.

Stage 3: In this stage, the eligible pool for Stage-4 {i.e. shortlisting for Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI)} is created considering only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test. The minimum cut off mark in each section will be decided by the Admissions Committee. The minimum cut off mark in each section will be based on the categories of applicants. Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are rejected at this stage.

Stage 4: Sufficient number of candidates will be shortlisted for WAT & PI from the eligible pool (refer Stage-3) for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PwD) using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned in the following Table:

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Section 30 * (Candidate ′ s Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Score in Quantitative Ability (SA) Section 35 * (Candidate ′ s Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Score in Verbal Ability (MCQ) Section 35 * (Candidate ′ s Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores

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

Shortlisted candidates will appear for WAT & PI at any one of the eight centres i.e. Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai. IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of selection process i.e. Stage-5.

Stage 5: Only those candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in earlier stages will be considered for the final selection. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in the Table below and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.

Component Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15
Composite Score (CS) Sum of above scores

No intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected for final offer

Reservations

As per Government of India requirement, 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

For more details on selection criteria, click here