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IPMAT Exam: Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Selection Process and Cutoffs

This article will discuss about the IPMAT exam in detail, including its exam pattern, syllabus, and placements.

The Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test, popularly known as the IPMAT exam is an intermediate exam which is conducted by IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, and the NTA, which acts as a gateway to various IIMs and other B-Schools. There are three IPM exams in India namely, IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, and the JIPMAT exam.

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What is IPM?

Integrated Program in Management is a dual degree program consisting of a BBA of three years and an MBA of two years, making it a five-year program.

IPMAT Exam Important Dates

The IPMAT Indore Exam date is announced. The exam is going to be conducted in the month of May 2025. The results for the same are announced within a month and the personal interview is conducted within 1-2 weeks after the result is announced.

EVENTS2025 DATES
IPMAT 2025 Notification ReleaseFebruary (tentative)
IPMAT 2025 Application Process StartsMarch (tentative)
Last Date To Fill IPMAT 2025 Application FormApril (tentative)
Last Date To Submit the Application FeeApril (tentative)
IPMAT 2025 Admit Card ReleaseMay Beginning
IPMAT Indore 2025 Exam dateMay End(T.B.A), 2025
IPMAT Rohtak 2025 Exam dateyet to be announced
JIPMAT 2025 Exam dateyet to be announced
IPMAT 2025 ResultJune Beginning
The IPM Indore exam date has been announced visit IPMAT Indore Exam Date to know more about it.

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IPMAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

There are two criteria namely; Minimum Percentage and Age Criteria, that an IPMAT aspirant should fulfill to be eligible for the IPMAT exam.

  • Minimum Percentage: The minimum percentage required in classes 10th and 12th is 60% for General/EWS/OBC category students and 55% for SC/ST/PwD to be eligible for this exam.
  • Age Criteria: The Maximum age of a General/OBC/EWS student should not be more than 20 years of age or they shouldn’t be born before 1 August 2004. The Maximum age of an SC/ST/PwD candidate should not be more than 25 years of age or they shouldn’t be born before 1 August 1999.
    To know more about the eligibility criteria visit, IPMAT Eligibility Criteria (Updated).

IPMAT Exam’s Selection Procedure

There are two stages involved in the selection process for the IPMAT exam, which are the Aptitude Test and the Personal Interview.
Note- Only IPMAT Indore and IPMAT Rohtak have 2 stages in the selection process, JIPMAT does not take any Interviews, they only consider the aptitude test score for admissions.

Stage 1: Aptitude Test

It is a computer-based test, conducted by IIMs and NTA, which tests skills like logical and analytical skills based on whose scores, you are selected for Stage 2, which is the Personal Interview. The Syllabus and the Exam Pattern of each IPMAT Exam (IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, JIPMAT exam) are discussed below.

Stage 2: Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview

The candidates who clear Stage 1 (Aptitude Test) are selected for Stage 2, which is your Written Ability Test (WAT) and/or Personal Interview (PI).

Written Ability Test- In the Written Ability Test (WAT), the selected candidates are given a topic/theme, on which they have to write a certain no. of words set by the admission committee. WAT tests your writing skills, knowledge, and your command of the language.
Note- WAT is not conducted anymore in most of the colleges according to the latest IPMAT Exam Pattern.

Personal Interview- Candidates who qualify the Aptitude Test round are shortlisted for Stage 2, the Personal Interview round. In the PI round, the interviewer tests your interpersonal skills, your confidence, and your subject knowledge and frames questions around your profile. This is administered by the Admission Committee. The Interview can be either online or offline.

To know more about the selection process, visit the IPMAT Selection Process.

IPMAT Exam Pattern

There are three IPMAT exams, IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, and the JIPMAT exam. Each of the exams has different eligibility criteria. Let’s discuss each of the exam patterns in detail:-

IPMAT Indore Exam Pattern

There are 3 sections in the IPMAT Indore exam, Quantitative Aptitude (Short-Answer), Quantitative Aptitude (MCQs), and Verbal Ability. The following is the exam structure:-

SubjectsQuestionsTime (in minutes)
Quantitative Aptitude (SA)1540
Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ)3040
Verbal Ability4540
Total90120
*SA- Short Answer *MCQ- Multiple Choice Questions

Note-

  • The total duration of the exam is 2-hours (120 minutes)
  • The Marking scheme of each section is +4/-1, +4 for every correct answer, and -1 for every incorrect answer except for the Quants(SA) Section.
  • There is NO negative marking in the Quantitative Aptitude (SA) section.
  • Logical Reasoning is NOT a part of the IPMAT Indore exam.
  • The Quantitative Aptitude (SA) section is in TITA (Type In The Answer) format.
  • There’s a sectional cutoff and a sectional time limit in this exam, it is the only IPMAT exam with a sectional cutoff.
  • IPMAT Indore also has Higher Mathematics (maths of classes 11 and 12) in its syllabus.

To know more about this exam like syllabus, cutoffs, and placements visit IPMAT Indore

IPMAT Rohtak Exam Pattern

There are three sections in IPMAT Rohtak, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. The following is the exam structure:-

SubjectsQuestionsTime (in minutes)
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)4040
Logical Reasoning (LR)4040
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)4040
Total120120

Note-

  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • There’s No sectional cutoff but there is a sectional timing in the IPMAT Rohtak.
  • Logical Reasoning is a part of this exam.
  • The total marks for this exam is 480 Marks.

JIPMAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of this exam is slightly similar to that of IPMAT Rohtak. Like Rohtak’s, this exam also has three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The following is the exam structure of JIPMAT:-

SubjectsQuestionsTime (in minutes)
Quantitative Aptitude33
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation33
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension34
Total100150

Note-

  • The total duration of the exam is 2.5 hours (150 minutes).
  • There is neither a sectional timing nor a sectional cutoff in the JIPMAT exam.
  • There is NO interview after the JIPMAT exam, students directly get admitted to the college.

To learn more about the Exam Pattern, visit the IPMAT Exam Pattern.

Composition of ATS (Aptitude Test Score) and PI (Personal Interview)

The weightage or composition of the Personal Interview (PI) and Aptitude Test Scores (ATS) of the IPMAT exam varies from college to college. The following is the composition of all the IIMs and the IIFT:-

IIM Indore

IIM Indore (IPMAT Indore Exam)
IIM Indore

IIM Indore is the most desired and the best IPMAT college in India. IIM Indore was ranked 8th by the NIRF Rankings in 2023. IIM Indore was the first among the IIMs to start its IPM program in 2011. IIM Indore accepts the score of IPMAT Indore. The following is the composition of IIM Indore:-

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of IPMAT Indore65%
Personal Interview (PI)35%
Total100%

IIM Ranchi

IIM Ranchi
IIM Ranchi

Like IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi also accepts the score of IPMAT Indore. IIM Ranchi was ranked 23rd by the NIRF Rankings in 2023. IIM Ranchi offers an average package of 18 LPA. IIM Ranchi’s composition goes like the following:-

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of IPMAT Indore50%
Personal Interview (PI)30%
Academic Profile20%
Gender Diversity5 marks
Total100%

IIM Rohtak

IIM Rohtak (IPMAT Rohtak Exam)
IIM Rohtak

IIM Rohtak accepts the score of IPMAT Rohtak. IIM Rohtak was ranked 12th by the NIRF Rankings. It offers an average package of 18-19 LPA. IIM Rohtak’s composition of Interview and Aptitude test score goes like the following:-

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of IPMAT Rohtak40%
Personal Interview (PI)20%
Academic Profile40%
Total100%

IIM Jammu

IIM Jammu
IIM Jammu

IIM Jammu accepts the JIPMAT exam. It was ranked 36th by the NIRF Rankings in 2023. The college offers an average package of around 17 LPA. IIM Jammu does not conduct any interviews after the exam the students directly get admitted to the college.

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of JIPMAT95%
Gender Diversity (for females only)5%
Total100%

IIM Bodhgaya

IIM Bodhgaya (JIPMAT Exam)
IIM Bodhgaya

IIM Bodhgaya accepts the JIPMAT exam. The college was ranked 53rd by the NIRF Rankings in 2023. IIM Bodhgaya offers an average package of 16 LPA. Like IIM Jammu, this college also does not conduct any interviews after the exam. IIM Bodhgaya’s composition of Aptitude Test Score and Personal Interview goes like the following for the IPMAT exam:-

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of JIPMAT100%
Gender Diversity (for females only)10 marks

IIFT Kakinada

IIFT Kakinada
IIFT Kakinada

The second-best IPMAT college in terms of placement is the IIFT Kakinada. This college accepts the score of the IPMAT Indore Exam and was ranked 24th by the NIRF Rankings in 2023. IIFT Kakinada offers an average placement of 29.10 LPA. This college only admits those students who have Mathematics or Applied Mathematics in Class 12th. The following is the composition of the

ComponentsWeightage
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) of IPMAT Indore98%
Gender Diversity (for females only)2%
Total100%

How is the Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Calculated?

Here are the steps for calculating the composite score for the IPMAT exam:

Quantitative Section(MCQ) Section Scores: 25 X (candidate’s score – Minimum score) (Maximum score – Minimum score)
Quantitative Section(SA) Section Scores: 25 X (candidate’s score – Minimum score) (Maximum score – Minimum score)
Verbal Ability Section Scores: 50 X (candidate’s score – Minimum score) (Maximum score – Minimum score)
Note: The Maximum and the Minimum scores mentioned above are the highest and lowest scores obtained by the candidates in all three sections from a particular eligibility pool.

The IPMAT cutoffs are the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score to clear Stage 1, i.e. Aptitude Test. You need to know the cutoffs so that you can prepare for the exam accordingly and have a rough idea of how much to score in the exam.

The Marking Scheme of the exam is +4/-1.
+4 for every correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answer.

The following are the cutoffs of IPMAT Indore, IPMAT Rohtak, and the JIPMAT exam.

IPMAT Indore Cutoffs

The IPMAT Indore consists of a total of 90 questions and each question carries 4 marks making the total 360 Marks. The IPMAT Indore is the only exam where there’s a sectional cutoff, meaning irrespective of your overall score you should score certain marks in a particular section specified for that year. The following are the section-wise cutoffs for the years 2022 and 2023:-

2023

CategoryQA(SA)/60QA(MCQ)/120VA/180Total/360
General1239125176
OBC42391118
EWS42698128
SC4156988
ST454352
PwD454352
The cutoff for the year 2023 was 176/360 which is around 50% of the paper and around 44 questions, meaning if you would have solved 44 questions correctly out of 90 questions then you would have cleared the cutoffs of the IPMAT Indore exam.

2022

CategoryQA(SA)/60QA(MCQ)/120VA/180Total/360
General2043112175
NC-OBC8217099
EWS82986123
SC485062
ST4143452
PwD483446
The cutoff for the year 2023 was 175/360 which is around 50% of the paper and around 44 questions, meaning if you have solved 44 questions correctly out of 90 questions then you would have cleared the cutoffs of the year 2022 of the IPMAT Indore.

IPMAT Rohtak Cutoffs

The IPMAT Rohtak consists of 120 questions and each question carries a 4-mark, making the paper 480 marks. Unlike IPMAT Indore, there’s no sectional cutoff in this exam, the overall score is considered for admissions. The following are the cutoffs of IPMAT Rohtak for the years 2023 and 2022.

2023

CategoryTotal Cutoff
General409
EWS376
OBC349
SC274
ST201
DAP- General238
DAP- NC OBC91
DAP- SC91
DAP- ST91
As per the above if you had attempted approximately 103 answers (406 marks divided by 4 marks {4 marks are awarded for every correct answer}) correctly out of the 120 questions then you would have cleared Stage 1 of the IPMAT Rohtak exam.

2022

CategoryTotal Cutoff
General306
EWS261
OBC219
SC154
ST66
DAP- General185
DAP- NC OBC35
DAP- EWS40
As per the 2022 cutoffs, if you had attempted approximately 77 answers (406 marks divided by 4 marks {4 marks are awarded for every correct answer}) correctly out of the 120 questions then you would have cleared the Aptitude Test round of the IPMAT Rohtak exam.

JIPMAT Cutoffs

Unlike the other two IPMAT exams, this exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). JIPMAT Exam does not have any Interviews, the student directly gets admitted to the colleges. The JIPMAT exam consists of 100 questions and each question carries 4 marks, making the exam of 400 marks in total.

IIM Jammu

CategoryTotal CutoffWaitlist Cutoff
General Male350333
General Female328311
NC OBC Male303271
NC OBC Female281249
EWS Male318300
EWS Female296279

IIM Bodhgaya

CategoryTotal Score CutoffOffer Count
General34242
EWS32310
NC OBC30328
SC25816
ST2058
PwD1995

To know more about the cutoffs visit IPMAT Cutoffs.

IPMAT Exam Syllabus

The IPMAT exam syllabus majorly consists of Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability, The composition and the difficulty level of these subjects differs in each exam. As discussed above the IPMAT Indore has a different pattern and syllabus than IPMAT Rohtak and JIPMAT. Let’s discuss each of the exam’s syllabus in detail:-

IPMAT Indore Syllabus

The IPMAT Indore is conducted by IIM Indore, this exam consists of Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability, weightage of both subjects being 50%. The IPMAT Indore is the only IPMAT exam where Higher Mathematics is asked.

Quantitative Aptitude

As mentioned above IPMAT Indore is the only exam that has Higher Mathematics (Maths of Class 11th and 12th in its syllabus). The Quantitative Aptitude consists of the following topics:-

Quantitative Ability
Number System
Work-Related Problems
Time, Speed & Distance
Pipes and Cisterns
Permutations and Combinations, Probability
Averages and Percentages
Partnership
Vectors
Roots, Indices, Surds
Matrices and Determinants
Integration & Differentiation
Simple & Compound Interest
Profit & Loss
Geometry and Mensuration
Algebra
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Trigonometry
Ratio and Proportion
Mixtures and Alligation

Verbal Ability

The Verbal Ability section of the IPMAT Indore exam consists of the following topics:-

Verbal Ability
Deductive Reasoning
Logical Consistency
Syllogisms
Inference based Passages
Idioms and Phrases
Foreign words
Analogies
Tenses, Modifier & Parallelism
Reading Comprehensions
Noun and Pronoun Errors
Antonyms-Synonyms
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Etymology and Roots
Subject- Verb Agreement

IPMAT Rohtak Syllabus

The IPMAT Rohtak is conducted by IIM Rohtak and consists of Quants, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability. The following is the section-wise syllabus of the IPMAT Rohtak exam:-

Quantitative Ability

The questions are mostly framed from the following topics:-

Quantitative Aptitude
Profit and Loss
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Ratio and Proportion
Mixtures and Alligation
Permutations and Combinations, Probability
Mensuration and Geometry
Averages & Percentages
Roots, Indices, Surds
Time, Speed & Distance
Work-Related Problems
Pipes & Cisterns
Number System
Algebra
Partnership

Logical Reasoning

The LRDI section of the IPMAT Rohtak exam is generally framed from the following topics:-

Logical Reasoning
Inferences and Judgments
Critical Reasoning
Assertions and Reasons
Course of Action
Strong and Weak Arguments
Probably True or False
Statements and Assumptions
Syllogisms
Binary Logic
Coding and Decoding
Blood Relations
Logical Sequence Series
Arrangements
Venn Diagrams
Cubes and Dices

Verbal Ability

The VARC section of the IPMAT Rohtak covers the following topics:-

Verbal Ability
Deductive Reasoning
Subject- Verb Agreement
Inference based Passages
Etymology and Roots
Logical Consistency
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Idioms and Phrases
Analogies
Tenses, Modifier & Parallelism
Reading Comprehensions
Noun and Pronoun Errors
Antonyms-Synonyms

JIPMAT Syllabus

The JIPMAT exam is conducted by the NTA. The JIPMAT score is accepted in IIM Jammu and IIM Bodhgaya. The JIPMAT is considered to be the easiest among all the IPMAT exams.

Quantitative Aptitude

Here is the list of topics from which the questions are framed in the Quants section of the JIPMAT exam:-

Quantitative Aptitude
Profit and Loss
Linear and Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Ratio and Proportion
Mixtures and Alligation
Permutations and Combinations, Probability
Mensuration and Geometry
Averages & Percentages
Roots, Indices, Surds
Time, Speed & Distance
Work-Related Problems
Pipes & Cisterns
Number System
Algebra
Partnership

Logical Reasoning

The LRDI syllabus of the JIPMAT exam covers the following topics:-

Logical Reasoning
Inferences and Judgments
Critical Reasoning
Assertions and Reasons
Course of Action
Strong and Weak Arguments
Probably True or False
Statements and Assumptions
Syllogisms
Binary Logic
Coding and Decoding
Blood Relations
Logical Sequence Series
Arrangements
Venn Diagrams
Cubes and Dices

Verbal Ability

The VARC syllabus of the JIPMAT exam covers the following topics:-

Verbal Ability
Deductive Reasoning
Subject- Verb Agreement
Inference based Passages
Etymology and Roots
Logical Consistency
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Idioms and Phrases
Analogies
Tenses, Modifier & Parallelism
Reading Comprehensions
Noun and Pronoun Errors
Antonyms-Synonyms

For Detailed IPMAT Syllabus visit IPMAT Exam Syllabus.

IPMAT Exam Preparation Strategy

Now that you know everything about the IPMAT exam, the next big question that might be arising in your mind will be how to ignite or fuel your preparation. Here is the best and most proven strategy used by the students who have already topped the IPMAT examinations.

  • Start your preparation with the topics that are of high-weightage in the IPMAT exam.
  • Give equal importance to each section, especially the students who are targeting the IPMAT Indore as there is a sectional cutoff in the IPMAT Indore exam.
  • Don’t sit for long hours in your initial preparation, if you do not have a long long-sitting habit. Gradually increase your hours of preparation.
  • iQuanta LRDI mentor Yogesh Joshi initiated a 10/10/10 strategy for IPMAT aspirants, which means aiming to target 10 questions in each section (i.e., Quants, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability) daily.
    By doing so you will cover 30 questions each day, which is 900 questions monthly, by strategically targeting each topic. With continued practice, you can also increase the number of questions.
  • For the VARC section, Start reading newspapers or online news articles which will help you to improve your vocabulary as well as your general knowledge, which can also help you in acing the interviews.
  • Refer to the previous years’ question paper to know how the questions are asked. You can check and attempt the IPMAT Previous Year papers here
  • Try and give as many MOCKS as you can, which will help you to get exam-ready and also help you to solve the question paper in time.
    For more details visit IPMAT Preparation Strategy.

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