As an alternative to JEE, fast emerging is Integrated Program in Management course, popularly known as IPM – the brain child of IIM Indore. IIM Indore IPM Course provides an opportunity to the students, immediately after class 12th, to pursue a career in Management, without undergoing the grill of any other graduation stream which they actually do not want to pursue at times. This prevents the students to waste time pursuing graduation in a field which does not interest them and even saves a year, for those who decide to pursue engineering in graduation. However, since the course is merely 4 years old, not much information is available about the IIM Indore IPM course and how should one prepare for it. That is where your own website, Career Anna comes into play. We shall be coming up with multiple articles on IIM Indore IPM Course and today we begin with the basic information which you all need to know about the IIM Indore IPM Course to kick off your preparation.


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IIM Indore IPM Course – Exam Pattern and Admission Process

The candidates will be selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test and
Personal Interview. Aptitude Test (AT) will be conducted across 6 centers, viz.,
Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai/Hyderabad and Indore.

The pattern of AT will be as follows: 

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

On the basis of AT score, candidates will be called for Personal Interview. 

For final selection, 60% weightage is given to AT score and 40% weightage to Personal Interview score.

IIM Indore IPM Course – Score to target 

While it is not easy to predict the cutoff score before the exam, as per the trends and our analysis and experience in the domain, we believe 170-180 marks in the exam will be a very safe score for a General Category candidate to get a call for Personal Interview.

IIM Indore IPM Course – Syllabus

Quantitative Ability

The main areas covered in the Quantitative Ability section is Arithmetic. The topics of Arithmetic and other areas of the section are as follows:

  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Geometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simple Equations
  • Numbers
  • Averages
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work

Verbal Ability
The Verbal Ability section is divided into two parts, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. The common topics include the following:

  • Vocabulary
  • PFQs
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Proper Usage of words


IIM Indore IPM Course – How to prepare

Till now, students who aspire for IIM Indore IPM Course have been preparing for the exam through past papers of management entrance exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, NMAT, CMAT etc. In addition to the board exam preparation, they have been preparing only through the above past papers.

But, for the first time – we bring to you a comprehensive course, structured as per the syllabus and important topics for IPM Course, powered by none other than IIM Indore students themselves. The course will provide you an opportunity to prepare for the highly competitive IPM exam in the best possible manner, along with dedicated mentorship to help you improve and first time released All India Mock Test Series for IPM Course.