IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

07 Jul, 2018

IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure– IPMAT or Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test is organized by IIM Indore and the candidates who wish to join this 5 year integrated management programme will be selected on the basis of their performance in IPMAT exam 2019. The application form process will be online and the fee payment will also be made through online mode. Before applying for IPMAT 2019, the candidates need to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria as set by IIM Indore else the application will be cancelled. IPMAT 2019 will be held in the second week of May 2019 and the authority will declare the result and release the merit list on the grounds of the score of the applicants in IPMAT 2019. After the announcement of the IPMAT result in the last week of May 2019, IIM Indore will start the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure. The candidates who will be selected finally will get the admission to the highly acclaimed 5 years Integrated Programme in Management or IPM in IIM Indore. IPMAT will be organized in 28 cities all over the country.

According to the layout of IPMAT exam 2019, as prescribed by IIM Indore, the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure contains two stages. In the first one, the candidates will be short listed on the grounds of their total score in the Management Aptitude Test or MAT. On the other hand, the second stage selects the applicants on the grounds of their performance in WAT or Writing Ability Test and PI or Personal Interview. The candidates who find their names in the merit list of MAT will have to attend the other rounds of PI and WAT which will be conducted in the first week of June 2019.

    This article discusses about the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure, its stages, cut off criteria, computation of the score, short listing criteria, reservation of seats etc. The applicants need to go through the same in order to get the clarity on IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure.

    Stages in IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

    Stage 1: IPMAT or Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test

    According to the revised layout of IPMAT 2019 as prescribed by IIM Indore, this exam paper will cover three sections which are Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice), Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice) and Quantitative Ability (Short Answer)

    Section 1: In this section of Quantitative Aptitude, there will be total 40 questions and their type will be Multiple Choice. Each question carries four marks.

    Section 2: In this part of Quantitative Ability, 20 questions will be there with every question of four marks. The questions will be short answer type. Note that there will not be the clause of negative marking in this section of the paper.

    Section 3: This section will be of Verbal Ability where there will be total 40 questions of Multiple Choice type and each one possesses four marks.

    As per the negative marking scheme which will be applied in only two sections mentioned above, the applicants need to bear the deduction of one mark for every wrong answer.

    As per IIM Indore, once the exam is completed, there will be the category wise arrangement of the applicants and they will be called in the proportion of 1:10. The candidates who are shortlisted in stage 1 will be informed about the process of stage 2. According to the officials of IIM Indore, the raw scores of the applicants in both the sections need to be positive, only then they will be allowed to proceed for PI round.

     Stage 2: Written Ability Test or WAT and Personal Interview or PI

    In the second stage of IPMAT exam 2019, the candidates will be assessed on the basis of their performance in PI and WAT. The panel of IIM Indore is responsible to take the PI of the candidates and evaluate them on the grounds of their performance. In this round of Personal Interview, the candidate will be assessed on various parameters like their confidence, General Awareness, communication skills etc. The applicants will be given the topic on which they need to give an essay. The selection criteria of this stage will be totally based on the performance of the applicants in the rounds of PI and WAT. This stage will be the final one after which the selected candidates will get the golden opportunity to pursue the five-year integrated programme in management from IIM Indore..

    IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure: Short listing Criteria

    According to the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure, the applicants will be evaluated on the grounds of the cut off list as declared by IIM Indore. The last year’s cut off for IPMAT exam is mentioned below where section and category wise details are written:

     IPMAT Cutoff 2017

    Category QA VA Female Male Total Applicants Min Score Max Score
    General 40 100 140 256 396 35.86 91.67
    NC-OBC 24 64 80 148 228 19.23 63.69
    SC 16 48 58 118 176 10.35 51.56
    ST 8 24 28 62 90 4.07 40.93
    DA 8 24 6 26 32 4.07 48.87


    Computation of Score for IPMAT 2019

    The below mentioned table will define the computation process for generating score of IPMAT exam. Note that this is the last year computation and as per the authority it will remain the same for this year also.

     IPMAT Weightage Scheme (Previous Year)

    Score of Management Aptitude Test 50 percent (Written test – Quantitative Ability section + Verbal Ability section)
    Personal Interview 35 percent
    Written Ability Test 15 percent


    IIM Indore has finalized these 8 cities where the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure will take place:

    • Bangalore
    • Hyderabad
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
    • Kolkata
    • Delhi
    • Indore
    • Guwahati

    Reservation of seats for IPMAT 2019

    The reservation of seats for IPMAT 2019 is mentioned below:

    Category Reservation
    Scheduled Caste 15%
    Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
    OBC-NCL 27%
    PWD 3%


    The list of the final short listing will tentatively be released by IIM Indore in the third week of June 2019.

    This is all about the IPMAT 2019 Selection Procedure and the related information. Hope you have gained something from this article. Contact us for any query or doubt. 


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