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IPMAT Personal Interview 2024 : Preparation & Questions

Thinking of pursuing a Management degree right after 12th? IPMAT exam is the gateway for you. You can take the examination just after clearing your 12th. The process is simple and goes like this: The cutoff has to be cleared, then you will qualify for the IPMAT personal interview process. Based on the results of all these rounds, the final merit list is created, and you can get into your dream college. This article will provide detailed information about IPMAT and the IPMAT interview. Strategies, tips, and tricks will also be provided to help you crack the IPMAT personal interview round.

What is IPMAT?

IPMAT stands for ‘Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test’. It is an aptitude test conducted by various colleges to admit students into their programs. It is for a 5-year integrated course, in which the first 3 years are for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the last 2 years are for the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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Who can Appear for IPMAT?

It is a stream-neutral exam, which means that irrespective of your 12th-grade subjects, you can appear for the exam and qualify for the IPMAT personal interview round. Students who are appearing for 10+2 or have passed 10+2 can take the exam. For the General category, a minimum of 60% marks in both 10th and 12th grades is required, whereas for other categories, a minimum of 55% marks in both 10th and 12th grades is required.

IPMAT Important Dates

The IPMAT Rohtak and JIPMAT examinations are scheduled for the month of May, while IPMAT Indore is scheduled for the month of June. The IPMAT personal interview round is typically around the end of June. This year’s IPMAT exam will be held on May 23, 2024. Registrations have already started, and the last day to apply is April 26, 2024.

IPMAT Exam Pattern

Organizing BodyIIM Indore
Application Fees4130 – General / OBC2065- SC/ST
Age Limit20 years- General Category25 years for Reserved Category
ModeComputer based exam
Number of slots1
SubjectsQuantitative AbilityLogical ReasoningVerbal Ability ( may vary college to college) 
Validity1 Year
StagesIPMAT Exam IPMAT Personal Interview
Duration120 minutes
Marking Scheme+4, -1

IPMAT Indore

IPMAT Indore is the conducting body for the IPMAT. The exam is conducted in the month of June and comprises three sections: Quantitative Ability (Short Answers), Quantitative Ability (MCQ), and Verbal Ability. After clearing the cutoff, you will be shortlisted for the IPMAT personal interview round. The target score should be 55%-60% of the total marks, which means around a 200+ score would be ideal to gain admission to IIM Indore.
The total weightage consists of 65% for the IPMAT score and 35% for the IPMAT personal interview.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTimeMarking Scheme
Verbal Ability4540 min+4, -1
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)3040 min+4, -1
Quantitative Ability(short answers)1540 min+4, No negative marking


IPMAT Rohtak is conducted in the month of May. It comprises three sections: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, and Verbal Ability. There is no sectional cutoff in the exam. If you meet the overall cutoff, you will be shortlisted for the IPMAT personal interview. An ideal score to aim for, to be on the safer side, is around 410 out of 480 marks. The weightage is as follows: 45% for the Aptitude Test, 40% for your past academic scores, and 15% for your IPMAT personal interview.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTimeMarking Scheme
Logical Reasoning 4040 min+4, -1
Quantitative Aptitude4040 min+4, -1
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension4040 min+4, -1


JIPMAT stands for ‘Joint Integrated Programme in Management Admission Test’. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The syllabus for JIPMAT is the same as that of IPMAT Rohtak. The exam is conducted at the end of May. JIPMAT scores are accepted by IIM Bodhgaya and IIM Jammu.

It comprises three sections: Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability. Students do not need to be exceptionally good because the level of mathematics is slightly lower than that of IPMAT Indore.

An ideal score to aim for, to be on the safer side for admission to IIM Bodhgaya and IIM Jammu, is around 350 marks. After clearing the cutoff, you will qualify for the JIPMAT personal interview round.

The weightage for IIM Jammu is as follows: 95% for the JIPMAT score and 5% for your past academic results. There is no JIPMAT personal interview. An additional 5% weightage is given to female candidates.

The weightage for IIM Bodhgaya is as follows: 100% for the JIPMAT score, with an additional 10 marks given to female candidates.

SubjectsNumber of QuestionTime (150 minutes)Marking Scheme
Quantitative Ability33No sectional time limit+4, -1
Logical Reasoning33No sectional time limit+4, -1
Verbal Ability34No sectional time limit+4, -1


IIFT Kakinada accepts the score of IPMAT Indore. The weightage is as follows: 98% is based on the IPMAT score and 2% is allocated for female candidates. There is no IPMAT personal interview round for IIFT Kakinada. It is mandatory to have Mathematics as a subject in Class 12..


IIM Ranchi accepts the score of IPMAT Indore. The weightage is distributed as follows: 50% for the IPMAT score, 20% for your past academic record, and 30% for the IPMAT personal interview conducted by IIM Ranchi. In the final merit list, an additional 5 marks are given to female candidates.

IPMAT Personal Interview Tips

Clearing the cutoff is the first step toward getting into a good college. After clearing the cutoff in IPMAT, the next step is to clear the IPMAT Personal Interview. Here is a list of strategies that one should follow to score well in the IPMAT personal interview round.

  • Academically Inclined
    You should have a good command of the subjects that you studied in your 11th and 12th grades. The interviewer can ask questions about your subjects.
  • Extracurricular and Personal Questions
    While answering such questions, you should talk about your hobbies, strengths, skill set, and related topics. You should be able to show how you are exceptional and different from others.
  • Current Affairs And Static GK
    Basic general knowledge and static GK can be asked, so prepare yourself accordingly. Both dynamic and static knowledge should be on your fingertips
  • Why IIM?
    This is one of the basic questions that can be asked in your interview. Make sure that your answers are logical and align with your future goals. Try to be as unique as possible; this will help you stand out from all the other candidates.
  • Certification Courses
    You can enroll in certification courses that interest you. They will help you improve your skill set and gain knowledge beyond your school syllabus, aiding you to stand out in your IPMAT personal interview round.
  • Be Honest
    “Try to be honest in your IPMAT personal interview round because the interviewer may ask follow-up questions based on your responses. If you are unable to answer them, then your chances of selection may decrease. Therefore, aim to be both honest and genuine.
  • Prepare For Extempore
    Practice speaking on a variety of topics for at least one minute each. This will help you gain knowledge and improve your ability to speak confidently in front of the interviewer during your IPMAT personal interview.


IPMAT is considered challenging due to the limited number of seats and its relatively high difficulty level. However, many people are not aware of the exam, so you can achieve a good score with thorough preparation. For well-structured preparation, you can enroll in the iQuanta online IPMAT crash course.

Indrajeet Singh
Indrajeet Singh
The mastermind behind IQuanta, Indrajeet Singh is an expert in Quant and has devised some ingenious formulae and shortcuts to significantly cut down on the time taken to solve a problem

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