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IPMAT exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


The IPMAT examination is an aptitude test conducted by IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak to choose desired candidates for the five-year integrated management training program. The Integrated Program in Management offers both bachelor's & master's degrees. As of now, only two IIMs are conducting the IPMAT examinations for the program. Both institutes conduct different examinations for the course. The exams have different levels & patterns for the candidates. The selection process is also a bit distinctive.

The online application for the test shall be available after the notification release. The notification for the IPMAT 2022 exam shall be released in March 2022 tentatively.


Examination nameIntegrated Program in Management Aptitude Test, IPMAT
Conducted byIIM Indore & IIM Rohtak
Examination modeOnline
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Examination purposeFor admission to a five-year integrated program in management (IPM) comprising of an undergraduate degree & postgraduate degree


EventsTentative dates
Admission notification announcementMarch 2022
Application process will commence fromMarch 2022
Last date for the submission of application formApril 2022
Release of Admit CardFirst week of May 2022
Date of IPMAT examinationMay 2022
List of shortlisted candidates for Personal Interview (PI) will be published onMay 2022
Personal Interview (PI)June 2022
Final admission announcementJune 2022
Registration for programmeAugust 2022
Commencement of classesAugust 2022


The eligibility criteria to apply for IPMAT 2022 had been prepared based on the previous years. Check the detailed IPMAT IIM Indore & IPMAT IIM Rohtak eligibility below.

IIM Indore:

Age limit- Candidates from General category applying for IPMAT 2022, IIM-Indore must be born on/ after 01st August 2002 (SC/ST/PwD category candidates have a relaxation of five years, i.e. they must be born on/ after 01st August 1997).

Educational Qualification-

  • Candidates must have passed class 12th/HSC/ equivalent examination from any recognized school in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
  • General/NC-OBC/EWS category candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks in the 10th standard & 12th standard.
  • SC/PwD/ST category candidates are given a relaxation of 5% & must have scored a minimum of 55% in the 10th & 12th standards.
  • Candidates who have completed their 10th & 12th standards from foreign boards like IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) & IB (International Baccalaureate) are also qualified to apply. (Irrespective of the Board's Regulation, the candidate's percentage for class 10th & 12th would be evaluated based on the total marks of all the subjects that would appear on the mark sheet).
  • If the candidate has grades alternatively of marks on their mark sheet, then the changeover of their grades to marks shall be done based on the procedure certified by the Board/ Competent Authority.
  • Candidates whose year of exam of passing 12th is 2021-22 can also apply for this test subject to the eligibility standards mentioned above.

Selected candidates will be offered a program provisionally. Candidates need to appear before the authority with a standard 10th & 12th mark sheet with the required percentage during registration. They should also have a migration certificate; if failed, their provisional admission shall be cancelled.

IIM-Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility criteria in terms of equivalence, percentage marks & the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake, etc.

IIM Rohtak:

Age limit-Candidates applying for IPMAT, IIM Rohtak should not be more than 20 years of age as of July 31, 2022.

Educational Qualification-

  • A minimum of 60% marks for NC-OBC/General/EWS category candidates in 10th standard & 12th standard is required for being qualified to apply for the IPM course at IIM-Rohtak.
  • A minimum of 55% marks for ST/SC/PwD (DAP) category candidates in the 10th standard & 12th standard is required for being qualified to apply for the IPM course at IIM-Rohtak.
  • Candidates who are likely to finish 12th Standard/ HSC by July 31, 2022, may apply subject to conditions of the IPMAT 2022 eligibility standards as mentioned above.
  • The government of India will confirm reservations as per the Government of India (GOI) norms after meeting the required eligibility standards as mentioned above.


Candidates shall do the IPMAT registration process separately for IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak on their respective websites.

IIM Indore:

General & NCL-OBCINR 4130/-
ST, SC, PWD (DA)INR 2065/-

IIM Rohtak:

General, NC-OBCINR 3890/-
SC ST & PWD (DA)INR 1770/-


  • Visit the official site of IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak when released on their website.
  • Alternatively, you can also check the direct link that will be ready once it is activated.
  • Complete the registration process by entering your primary details.
  • On completing the registration, you shall receive an application number & a unique password.
  • Login using those credentials.
  • Fill in your details & upload the documents.
  • Lastly, pay the required sum of the application fee.
  • Take a printout of the application form for later purposes.

Documents Required While Filling the Application form:

  • Ten-digit valid contact number.
  • Valid e-mail address.
  • Candidate's scanned photograph image.
  • Candidate's scanned signature image.
  • Photo ID cards like Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Driving License or Voter's IDs.
  • Bank details for making online payment of fees.

IPMAT Application Correction Window:

IIM Indore had opened a small window to edit the application form online. Please note that candidates cannot change any other information on the IPM AT 2022 Application Form. This is an optional & non-mandatory edit option. Candidates shall amend the fields mentioned above only once & no further changes will be permitted once the form has been changed & submitted.

  • Candidate's Photo
  • Alternate Mobile Number
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Exam Centre City Preferences
  • Alternate E-mail Address


The admit card for IPMAT shall be issued in the first week of May 2022, just before the examinations, starting from the same month. The admit cards can only be downloaded in an online mode. The admit card will only be issued to the applicants who will successfully complete the application form including fees submission. Admit cards will be available in the official website of IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak. It enables the candidate to sit for the entrance test, so examinees must carry it to the examination centre along with them. IPMAT admit card shall have the candidate's name, Date of Birth, name of the exam centre, date of admission test & the exam time.


IIM Indore:

Once all the IPMAT 2022 Exam steps have been completed, you will be shortlisted on the following weightage. The computation of composite score (CS) will be done as follows-

Exam StageWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)65
Personal Assessment (PA)/ Personal Interview (PI)35
Composite Score (CS)100

IIM Rohtak:

Refer to the IPMAT 2022 Final Selection Weightage For IIM Rohtak below-

Exam stageWeightage
IPM Aptitude Test 2020 Score45
Personal Interview (PI)15
Past Academics (10th and 12th)40


IIM Indore:

The marks obtained in IP MAT have 65% of weightage & the left 35% is for the Interview. The IP MAT, IIM Indore, is conducted in an online mode (Computer-Based Test).

  • The examination time duration to attempt the papers is 90 minutes.
  • A section timing of 30 minutes is given.
SectionMarksTime DurationNegative Marking
Verbal Ability3030 minutes-1
Quantitative Ability (QA)2030 minutes-1
Quantitative Ability (QA)1030 minutesNo Negative Marking

Marking Scheme-

  • Every correct input will fetch four marks.
  • Any incorrect input from QA (MCQs) 7 VA (MCQs) will remove one mark as a negative marking. However, there is no negative marking scheme for any incorrect input in the QA (Short Answers) section.
  • Any question left ignored will neither retrieve nor deduct any marks.

IIM Rohtak:

The IPMAT, IIM Rohtak, is conducted in an online mode (Computer-Based Test).

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
Logical Reasoning4040 minutes
Quantitative Ability4040 minutes
Verbal Ability4040 minutes

Marking Scheme-

  • Each correct answer will fetch four marks.
  • Each wrong answer will deduct one mark.
  • Any question left ignored will neither fetch nor remove any marks.


IIM Rohtak:

  • Quantitative Ability-
Number SystemHCF & LCM, Finding Unit Digit, Surds & Indices, Successive Division, Properties of a Number, Factorial, Concept of Factor, Divisibility, Remainder, Simplification.
Arithmetic ProblemAge-based problems, Percentage, Profit Loss & Discount, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Partnership, Time, Speed & Distance, Work-Related Problems, Boats & Streams.
AlgebraAlgebraic Formulae, Inequalities, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Logarithm.
GeometryBasics of Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Mensuration, Lines, Quadrilaterals, Angles, Polygons, Triangles, Circle, Height & Distance.
Modern MathsPermutation & Combination, Set theory, Determinants, Sequence & Series (AP & GP), Integration, Differentiation, Vectors, Probability, Data Interpretation.
  • Verbal Ability-
GrammarNoun, Pronoun, Adverb, Verb, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Direct & Indirect Speech, Figures of Speech, Phrasal Verbs, Tenses, Etymology & Roots, Active – Passive, Deductive Reasoning, Subject-Verb Agreement.
Verbal AbilityError Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Completion, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Analogies.
Reading ComprehensionSynonym & Antonym, Inference based questions, Assumption based questions.
VocabularySynonym & Antonym, Idioms & Phrases, Spelling Errors, One Word Substitution, Odd one out, Foreign Words, Word Usage.
  • Logical Reasoning-
Non-Verbal ReasoningWater Images, Mirror Images, Arrangement, Paper Folding, Figure Matrix.
Verbal ReasoningStatement & Assumption, Statement & Arguments, Statement & Conclusion, Statement & Course of Action, Statement & Inference.
Analytical ReasoningNumber and Letter Series, Logical Sequence Series, Coding-Decoding, Cubes and Dices, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Data Arrangement, Family Tree, Clock & Calendar, Seating Arrangement, Logical Connectives, Sets & Caselets, Bar Graphs & Column Graphs, Line Charts & Pie Chart, Logical Matching, Puzzles, Data Structures, Data Sufficiency, Proposition.

IIM Indore:

  • Quantitative Ability-
Number SystemRemainder, HCF & LCM, Properties of a Number, Factorial, Finding Unit Digit, Surds & Indices, Successive Division, Concept of Factor, Divisibility, Simplification.
Arithmetic ProblemWork-Related Problems, Average, Age-based problems, Percentage, Partnership, Profit Loss & Discount, Ratio & Proportion, Simple & Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams.
AlgebraAlgebraic Formulae, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Logarithm.
GeometryBasics of Geometry, Lines, Angles, Triangles, Circle, Quadrilaterals, Polygons, Coordinate Geometry, Mensuration, Height & Distance.
Modern MathsSet theory, Probability, Sequence & Series, Permutation & Combination, Integration & Differentiation, Determinants, Vectors, Data Interpretation.
  • Verbal Ability-
GrammarNoun, Pronoun, Adverb, Verb, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Direct & Indirect Speech, Figures of Speech, Tenses, Phrasal Verbs, Etymology & Roots, Articles, Active–Passive, Deductive Reasoning, Subject-Verb Agreement.
Verbal AbilityError Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Completion, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Analogies.
Reading ComprehensionSynonym & Antonym (the meaning of a particular word used in the passage), Inference based questions, Assumption based questions.
VocabularySynonym & Antonym, Idioms & Phrases, Spelling Errors, One Word Substitution, Odd one out, Foreign Words, Word Usage.


A major task for the candidates after the completion of IPMAT 2022 exams would be to regularly check the official website to stay up-to-date.

Steps to check IPMAT 2022 result:

  • Candidates need to go to the official website of the IPMAT conducting body, i.e. IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak.
  • Then, click on the "IPMAT Result 2022" tab.
  • A new page will be displayed where aspirants have to enter their IPMAT 2022 application number.
  • Now, Candidates need to insert their registered date of birth & email id.
  • The IPMAT 2022 result shall appear on the computer screen.
  • Here candidates shall be able to download & print the IPMAT result 2022.


The IPMAT 2022 cut-off is the minimum marks required to be scored by the candidates to get selected in the management training program. We have presented the IPMAT 2021 cut-off for both IIM Rohtak and IIM Indore based on the reviews provided by the applicants.

IIM Rohtak250+ Marks
IIM Indore150 + Marks

IIM Rohtak cut-off 2020

CategoryMCQs cut-offWAT cut-off10th Std. cut-off12th Std. cut-off
Schedule Caste96325050
Schedule Tribe96325050

IIM Indore cut-off 2020

CategoryQuantitative Aptitude (SA) cut-offQuantitative Aptitude (MCQ) cut-offVerbal Ability(MCQ) cut-off


IIM Rohtak:

  • IIM Rohtak conducts the IPMAT in an online mode.
  • The IIM Rohtak exam has a total of 120 questions.
  • In the review shared by the students who have sat for the examination, the faculties count 75-78 attempts as good. What is more significant is accuracy. If you had good accuracy, 72 shots are enough, but 90 attempts with below 70% accuracy will result in failure.

The IPMAT examination for IIM Rohtak for the 17th July 2021 examination was on the moderate side. The Verbal Ability section was straightforward. Check the difficulty level of different sections in the table here.

SectionNo. of QuestionsExamination level
Logical Reasoning40Moderate
Quantitative Ability40Easy to Moderate
Verbal Ability40Easy
Overall120Easy to Moderate

IIM Indore:

  • The IIM Indore IPMAT exam was conducted in an offline mode.
  • The total number of questions in IIM Indore is 60.
  • A reasonable attempt for admission in IIM Indore needs to be between 40-45 questions with more than 90% accuracy.

The IIM Indore, IPMAT exam is a bit tricky. Check the difficulty level of different sections in the table here.

SectionsQuestionsLevel of Exam
Quantitative Ability (QA)20Moderate-Difficult
Verbal Ability30Moderate
Quantitative Ability (QA)10Moderate-Difficult


Quantitative Ability:

Quantitative ability is the most challenging part, and you need to have hands-on practice to clear the same. First and foremost, build a firm grasp on the conceptual knowledge of every topic of this section.

Be well versed in the calculations & tricks to solve the questions.

  • Few critical topics are like Data Interpretation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification/Approximation, Time & Work, Quadratic equation, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Mixed Graph, Mixture problems, Line Graph, Probability, etc.
  • The questions asked will be of a prelims level which can be solved quickly.
  • The applicants must not indulge in new concepts just before the examination; instead, revise the basic formulas and ideas they are familiar with.

Students should be clear with the mathematical concepts, and calculation should be fast. This can be achieved through constant practice.

This section intends to review the numerical ability of the candidate. The mathematical problems would be from the 11th and 12th standard, from the topics which included Profit & Loss, Percentage, Time Speed and Distance, Ratios, Algebra and Average and a bit of matrix along with calculus.

It is yet not compulsory to attempt all the questions, but it's vital to try the questions correctly. This section has a massive role in your time management for attempting the rest of the questions.

Verbal Ability:

Reading Comprehension Preparation-

  • Read the newspaper daily, this enhances your reading skills & sometimes areas on social issues are also asked.
  • Don't spend away much of your time on a particular question.
  • Try to crack Antonyms & Synonyms as they do not take much time.

Cloze Test Preparation-

  • Its options may look a bit complex, but once you get acquainted with the concept following the passage, you will solve it quickly.
  • Interpret the passage meticulously to get the message following the passage.
  • If there is any uncertainty, leave out the question & move on to the next one.
  • Consistent practice is crucial to solving the cloze test with 100% accuracy.
  • There may be risks that the new model Cloze Test will be asked in the examination.

Double Fillers Preparation-

  • Understand the sentence meticulously to get the notion.
  • Check the second part to know what exactly the meaning is.
  • Implement an odd-one-out strategy to find accurate answers.
  • Precision is the core, so better be sure while making assumptions.

Sentence Correction/Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement Preparation-

  • Read the sentence thoroughly & remember all the essential grammar rules to spot the error.
  • Always test each option, as there can be options close together to the answers to distract you.
  • Even when the original sentence seems appropriate, check the options carefully & verify the correct choice.
  • Remove all of the alternatives that contain that error while you locate each error.

Spotting Error/ Error Detection Preparation-

  • The first step should be understanding the whole sentence thoroughly. In most cases, you will reveal the error probably in one go.
  • You must thoroughly check the subject-verb agreement while reading the whole sentence.
  • If you are still unable to spot the error or are unsure of the correct answer, you must read every part of the sentence & closely check which part consists of an error.

Sentence Rearrangement/ Para Jumbles Preparation-

  • Firstly, read the full passage properly to find out the point of the passage.
  • Check out the particular sentence; it'll help you find the lead.
  • Find out the sentences connecting/ those which seem to have a connection with other sentences.
  • Recognize the pair while looking for some cause, effect, the problem & then look for its answer.
  • At last, find the message, result & conclusion mainly speak for the passage

Vocabulary based Questions Preparation-

  • As a replacement for asking antonyms/ synonyms in the passage, individual words are specified in the question & you need to identify the option that is most similar/ most opposite in meaning to the word given.
  • Such questions are tough, except you can understand the word completely; there is no way you can attempt such a question.
  • For this, you'll need to tug on your vocabulary. Read at least three or four articles consistently & identify new words.
  • Look up their meanings & try to form sentences from these words on your own. Make sure that you practice it repeatedly.

Odd One Out based Preparation-

  • In these areas, you are given a passage/sentence in question & distinct sentences in options. You need to recognize which of the given options logically does not follow/ conclude the given sentence of the passage.
  • While solving these questions, carefully read the given passage & then through the options.
  • You'll be able to make out which sentence expresses distinct meaning once you go all through the options. You can solve Para Completion/ Paragraph Summary-based questions similarly.

Sentence Connector Preparation-

  • Two distinct sentences are given in such types of questions, and a set of starters or connectors are provided.
  • You are obliged to recognize an appropriate connector with the help of which you can blend the sentences so that it makes a meaningful sentence.
  • Now again, finish options by employing each option as a connective & using it to the sentences given.

Idiom Based Preparation-

  • In such questions, a phrase or an idiom is presented in the question & distinct sentences expressing the essence of that idiom are provided in options.
  • It would be best if you distinguish which sentence best represents the meaning of that idiom. To answer such questions, you should be skillful on this topic.
  • Try to study five to eight idioms regularly to score well in such questions.


IPMAT IIM Indore sample question paper

IPMAT IIM Indore sample question paper

IPMAT IIM Indore 2012 question paper

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Book NameAuthor/PublisherDescription
Brush up your EnglishST ImamThis is a fabulous book for grammar practice.
Magical Book on Quicker MathsM. TyraThis book will help you learn solutions quickly for all the problems.
Logical Reasoning and interpretation for CAT-You can skip the logical reasoning if you are not giving IPM Rohtak. This book will help you with DI-related questions.
ML Agarwal for Classes 11th and 12th (ICSE Course Books)-You can refer to this book for the higher mathematics portion of IIM Indore.

Quantitative Ability:

Book NameAuthor/PublisherDescription
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExamsR.S. AggarwalThe book provides formulas & solved examples for each chapter & also has more than 5500 questions with answers.
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT-Topics covered as per the recent syllabus.
Class XI & XII MathematicsR.D. SharmaThis book explains the concepts with detailed illustrations & provides a brief summary of formulas & theories at the end of each chapter.

Verbal Ability:

Book NameAuthor/PublisherDescription
Better EnglishNorman LewisThe book provides grammar lessons, pronunciation & spelling. Various types of practical examples are also provided at the end of each chapter.
English Grammar & CompositionWren & MartinThis book provides complete guidance & practice in sentence building, correct usage, comprehension & composition.
Word Power Made EasyNorman LewisThis book is broadly divided into three sections. There is a review exercise at the end of each chapter & easy tips for improving vocabulary & word skills.
Reading ComprehensionEditorial pages of Newspapers like Hindu-
The practice of Reading Comprehension QuestionsSuperGrads Study Material-


Identify your weaknesses- It is essential to analyse yourself from time to time and identify your strong and weak areas/topics. This will enable you to focus more on the basics and grey areas of lighter topics, thus making them stronger.

Choose your study material wisely- Gaining knowledge from the wrong source is a complete disaster. Thus you must choose the right and relevant references for your preparation.

Learn short tricks to solve- Once you are thorough with the concepts from your high school books, you should learn short tricks to solve the questions, which will enable you to reach the correct answer in no time. Knowing quick tricks will help you solve more questions at the same time. Thus, you have a scope to secure higher marks.

Solve previous years' papers- To have the best idea about the type of questions asked in IPMAT, one must solve IPMAT question papers for at least the last five years & get well-versed with the examination pattern and difficulty level of the questions asked.

Mock tests- Practising IPMAT mock test is another incredible way to get yourself prepared for the examination. It is also essential to be in a relaxed state of mind while preparing for the IPMAT 2021 examination. An open mind helps you prepare better and retain things longer.

Kindly pay attention and keep track of the dates written above. Alas, read all the guidelines about how the examination is done precisely, as informed in the official notification. Remember, you are one step closer to your calling today!