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Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPM - AT) Overview

All about Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPM - AT)

Launched in 2011, IPM is a unique and creative programme meant for young students with managerial and leadership aspirations. Through the IPM, IIM Indore seeks to attract young students, and mould them as outstanding leaders through a world-class education. IPM is aimed at students who have passed out of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from schools across India. The Programme consists of 15 terms spread over a period of 5 years, with each year having 3 terms of 3 months.

A combination of analytical rigour and wide exposure equips IPM students for leadership roles and positions of responsibility in different sectors.

Course Stream: Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

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Competition & Benefits

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Preparation

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

IPMAT is still a pen and paper test. IPMAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in IPMAT exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

So focus on basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.


Finally, practicing past years' IPMAT question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation.

Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subjects No. Of Units No. Of Chapters
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How To Prepare

Preparation Strategy

IPMAT is still a pen and paper test. IPMAT exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in IPMAT exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

So focus on basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.


Finally, practicing past years' IPMAT question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation.

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Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPM - AT) Eligibility Criteria

Definition of International Applicants:

Candidates such as i) Persons who are permanent citizens of a country other than India and residing outside India and ii) Non - Resident Indians (NRIs) who are not in India during Aptitude Test shall be considered as 'International Applicants'. To qualify as an NRI, a candidate should be an Indian passport holder who expects to live or study outside India for at least 12 months continuously between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The candidates seeking admission as an NRI should produce with the application the certificate(s) from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate stayed from January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 clearly stating the duration of stay.

International applicants satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five Year Integrated Programme in Management of IIM Indore.

• The candidate must have passed Higher Secondary/XII Std./+2 Level/equivalent examination from any of the recognized Central or State or International boards.

• Candidates appearing or awaiting results for the final examination of Higher Secondary/XII Std./ +2 level / equivalent can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be offered admission to the programme provisionally. At the time of registration for the programme, such candidate must have to produce X and XII standard marksheet (securing minimum marks i.e. 60%) along with school IPM 2015-20 Batch Admission Procedure for International Applicants Page 2 of 3 leaving certificate/migration certificate, failing which the candidate’s admission offer stands cancelled.

• Minimum 60% in X and XII standards or equivalent examinations, Maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2016

• Minimum valid score of 1600 out of 2400 in SAT (SAT score obtained during last calendar year i.e. January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 will be only considered as valid score)

• Note 1:The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the practice followed by the board from where the candidate has obtained the certificate. In case the candidates are awarded grades instead of marks, the conversion of grades to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the board from where they have obtained the certificate.

Note 2: Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign boards like IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) and IB (International Baccalaureate) can also apply.

Note 3: IIM Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility conditions in terms of equivalence, percentage marks, and the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake etc.

 

Relaxation

 General and NC-OBC Category: Minimum 60% in X and XII standards or equivalent examinations, Maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2016

 SC, ST and DA Category: Minimum 55% in X and XII or equivalent examinations, Maximum 22 years of age as on July 31, 2016

Note 1: The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the practice followed by the board from where the candidate has obtained the certificate. In case the candidates are awarded grades instead of marks, the conversion of grades to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the board from where they have obtained the certificate.

Note 2: Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign boards like IGCSE (International General Certificate for Secondary Education) and IB (International Baccalaureate) can also apply.

Note 3: IIM Indore reserves the right to decide the eligibility conditions in terms of equivalence, percentage marks, and the recognition of the qualifying examination, intake etc.

Reservation policy

The proposed intake is limited to 121 candidates and government of India reservation norms will be followed for admission.

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Top 5 College Accepting Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPM - AT)

Indian Institute of Management

Indian Institute of Management Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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