IPMAT 2023: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Books

Jan 25, 2023 | Management


IPMAT 2023 exam notification will be released soon on the official website by IIM Indore. IPMAT is the first-stage aptitude test based on which potential candidates are screened for admission to IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak.

IIM Indore introduced the 5-year integrated program in management in 2011. The management aspirants can take this course after their class 12/HSC or equivalent certificate examination.

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IIM Indore will release the official notification for IPMAT 2023 soon on the official website. Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, for enrolment into BA (Foundation of Management) + Masters of Business Administration Dual Degree.

IPMAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted every year in the last week of April/the first week of May and stands to enroll 150 domestic applicants. Candidates who qualify for the exam will be called for a personal interview. The final selection of the candidates for admission into 5 year-long integrated BA+MBA program will be carried out by evaluating the performance of the candidates in the written test and IPMAT Personal Interview.

Candidates wishing to pursue this dual degree course from prestigious IIM Indore have to take IPMAT exam. They can register for IPMAT exam by going to the official website. Interested applicants can read more about IPMAT exam below.

The table followed shows important information about IPMAT 2023 Exam.

IPMAT 2023 Highlights
Exam Name IPMAT
Full Form Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test
Exam Level National
Conducting Authority IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak
Application Mode Online mode
Courses Offered BA(Foundation of Management) + Masters of Business Administration
[Dual Degree]
Types of Questions Mathematical and Language-based
No. of Questions 100
Sections 2
Topics Mathematics and English
Exam Duration 120 Minutes
Official Websites


IPMAT candidates are screened through a rigorous selection procedure a brief of which is mentioned below. 

  • An application form evaluates the candidates' proficiency in academics and co-curricular activities.
  • The candidate is evaluated on the basis of his/her/x logical reasoning, aptitude, and proficiency in English and Mathematics.
  • The candidates shortlisted through the two tests above appear for a Written Ability Test and a Personal Interview to a panel comprising of professors from the college and other institutions. The candidate's level of confidence, communication skills, and general awareness are judged by the interviewers.

IPMAT 2023 exam dates will be released soon on the official website by the conducting body. The following table shows all the important dates.

IPMAT 2023 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates
Application Form Release Date To Be Announced
Last Date to Submit the Application Form To Be Announced
Application Form Correction Window To Be Announced
Admit Card Release Date To Be Announced
IPMAT 2023 Mock Test To Be Announced
IPMAT 2023 Exam Date  To Be Announced
IPMAT Result Declaration To Be Announced
IPMAT 2023 Final Result Date To Be Announced
Program Commencement To Be Announced

IPMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can apply for the exam right after their XII/HSC or equivalent examination. Aspirants who will satisfy the criteria as mentioned below would be eligible to apply for the Five-Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) of IIM Indore.

  • Age: Candidate must be born on or after August 01, 2001 (5 years of relaxation to the candidates from SC/ST/PwD category will be given i.e. born on or after August 01, 1996).
  • Academic Pre-requisite: Candidates needs to have completed his/her class 12/HSC or equivalent in 2021, 2022, or should be appearing in 2023.
  • Minimum Score Requirement: The aspiring candidate must have 60% or more in class 10/SSC and class 12/HSC or equivalent examinations (5% relaxation for the candidates from SC/ST/PwD category).

Note 1: Candidates likely to complete class 12/HSC or equivalent by the start of July 2023 are also eligible to apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above. On successfully making it through the selection procedure, the candidates will be offered admission to the program provisionally. During the registration, the selected candidates must produce standard X/SSC and standard XII/HSC or equivalent examinations mark sheet (securing minimum marks, as indicated above) along with a school-leaving certificate/migration certificate, failing which the candidate’s provisional admission offer will stand cancelled.

Note 2: The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in classes 10 and 12 would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects in the mark sheet/ grade sheet, irrespective of the board’s regulation. The selected candidates who've got grades or grade points on their certificates should get the conversion of grades to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the board/ competent authority explaining the method of conversion from where they have obtained the certificate.

Note 3: 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 4: 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.

Read More: IPMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

IPMAT 2023 Application Form

IPMAT 2023 application form will be released soon on the official website. The application form correction window will be open after the completion of registration process.

Candidates can make corrections to their application forms through this facility. During application, candidates will have to pay the online non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of INR 4,130 (Rupees Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty only, inclusive of GST @18%) / INR 2,065 (Rupees Two Thousand Sixty Five only, inclusive of GST @18% for SC/ST/PwD category candidates).

Application Fee for IPMAT 2023
Category Application Fee
General INR 4130
SC/ST/PwD INR 2065

Candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy-OBC, SC, ST and PwD categories need to produce a valid caste certificate(s) in support of their reservation category and candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) need to produce a valid document ascertaining the eligibility of the candidate to apply under EWS category. Once submitted, no changes can be made in the application form and one is forced to create a fresh new application.

How to Fill IPMAT 2023 Application Form?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to fill the application form for IPMAT 2023.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of IIM Rohtak.
  • Step 2: Click on the registration link of IPMAT.
  • Step 3: Make a new profile.
  • Step 4: Check the mail to know the user ID and password.
  • Step 5: Re-login using the newly generated credentials.
  • Step 6: Fill in the required details.
  • Step 7: Submit the category certificate and upload other documents such as passport size photograph and signature.
  • Step 8: Review IPMAT application once again as there will be no correction facility for it.
  • Step 9: Make the payment using net-banking/ credit card/ debit card.
  • Step 10: Submit IPMAT application form.
  • Step 11: Take the print of IPMAT application for future reference.

Read More: IPMAT Registration 2023

IPMAT 2023 Admit Card

IIM Rohtak will release the IPMAT 2023 admit card at least a week before the exam date, and can be downloaded by the applicants from the official website of IIM Indore.

Steps to Download IPMAT 2023 Admit Card

Follow the steps mentioned below to download IPMAT 2023 admit card.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Indore.
  • Step 2: Go to the IPM section/tab then click on the ‘IPMAT Admit Card’ tab.
  • Step 3: A login window will appear, enter IPMAT credentials such as user ID and password.
  • Step 4: Fill in the captcha code and click on login.
  • Step 5: IPMAT 2023 admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Step 6: Download and take a printout of IPMAT admit card.

Details Mentioned on IPMAT Admit Card 2023

IPMAT 2023 admit card will be the most important document for the aspirants of 5 years integrated course in IIM Indore. IPMAT admit card will have the following details.

  • Candidate' name
  • Photograph and signature of the candidate
  • IPMAT roll number of the candidate
  • Venue of IPMAT exam centre, date and time of exam
  • Instruction related to IPMAT exam centre and code of conduct
  • An empty box/space for IPMAT centre invigilator's signature

In case of any discrepancy or mistake in the details mentioned in the admit card, candidates should immediately report the issue to the authority at IIM Indore. The rectification of wrong details in IPMAT 2023 admit card is necessary as it will be used in the verification rounds and will be required until the completion of the selection procedure.

Read More: IPMAT 2023 Admit Card

IPMAT 2023 Exam Centres

As per the applications, eligible candidates will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT). The test is set to be conducted across 34 cities in the country. The cities are listed below.

IPMAT 2023 Exam Centres
IPMAT 2023 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chandigarh/Mohali
Chennai Dehradun Delhi Faridabad Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Gwalior Hyderabad Indore
Jaipur Kolkata Kozhikode Lucknow Noida
Ludhiana Meerut Mumbai Nagpur Roorkee
Patna Pune Ranchi Raipur Visakhapatnam
Siliguri Thiruvananthapuram Udaipur Varanasi -

IIIM Indore reserves the right to change or omit an IPMAT centre from the list.

IPMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The pattern of IPMAT 2023 exam will be as follows.

  • The Aptitude Test will be divided into three separate sections, namely, Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA), and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).
  • The questions will carry a weight of 4 marks each.
  • 1 mark for each wrong answer will be deducted, except in the Quantitative Ability (SA) Section. These questions will not carry any negatives owing to their subjective nature.
Exam Pattern For IPMAT 2023
Section Number of Questions The time duration for the section
QA (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes
QA (SA) 20 40 Minutes
VA (MCQ) 40 40 Minutes

Applicant will be required to answer in a pre-specified order and it shall remain the same for all other candidates. The final order of the sections is not included in the table above.

Read More: IPMAT Exam Pattern

IPMAT 2023 Syllabus

IPMAT 2023 entrance test will consist of 2 subjects, i.e., Mathematical Ability and English. The topics covered in the IPMAT 2023 syllabus have been listed below.

IPMAT 2023 Mathematical Ability Syllabus

  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple equations
  • Numbers
  • Time and work
  • Time and distance
  • Data interpretation
  • Averages
  • Geometry
  • Mixtures and alligations

IPMAT 2023 Verbal Ability Syllabus

  • Paragraph completion
  • Reading comprehension
  • Word jumble
  • Word usage
  • Vocabulary and analogy
  • Para jumble
  • Fill in the blanks and grammar

Read More: IPMAT Syllabus

IPMAT 2023 Reference Books

For IPMAT 2023 reference material candidates should go through the quantitative ability reasoning material. Along with this, a candidate requires command over Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The syllabus and pattern of IPMAT 2023 are much like CAT. Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay's books are very effective in this field. Also, you can refer to RS Agrawal and RD Sharma for Maths as a concept builder.

IPMAT 2023 Mock Test

IPMAT 2023 mock test window will be activated on the official website before the exam. Candidates can attempt the mock test using their login ID and password. They are advised to take the mock test to understand the exam pattern and syllabus for IPMAT 2023 better.

Steps to Take IPMAT 2023 Mock Test

Candidates can follow the steps below to take the mock test for IPMAT 2023.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Rohtak.
  • Step 2: Under the 'Programmes' tab, select the 'Five Year Integrated Programme in Management' option.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Mock Test for IPMAT 2023' link.
  • Step 4: On the redirected page, enter the user ID and password, and click on the 'Sign In' button.
  • Step 5: Follow the instructions mentioned, and take the mock test.

Important Instructions for IPMAT 2023 Mock Test

The important instructions related to IPMAT 2023 mock test are as follows.

  • The questions asked for the mock test will be objective-type, i.e., multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates will have to select the correct response from the four options provided.
  • The mock test is based on the exam pattern for IPMAT 2023. Hence, the same number of questions will be asked from the sections as in the main exam.
  • The mock test will take 2 hours (120 minutes), and each correct response will carry 4 marks. One mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • After the test is complete, the test scores obtained by the candidate will be displayed on the screen. Please note that the marks scored in the mock test are for reference only. This score is not considered for the selection process for IPMAT 2023.
  • Candidates must check their computer and internet connection properly before taking the mock test to avoid the test from stopping abruptly. 

Read More: IPMAT Preparation

IPMAT 2023 Answer Key

IPMAT 2023 answer key will be released on the official website. Using the login information, candidates can download the answer key. Candidates can also raise objections based on the provisional answer key.

IPMAT 2023 Answer Key Important Dates

Check the below table to find out the important dates related to IPMAT 2023 Answer Key.

IPMAT 2023 Anwer Key Dates
Events Dates
IPMAT 2023 Exam To be announced
IPMAT 2023 Answer Key Release Date To be announced
Last Date to Submit Objections To be announced
IPMAT 2023 Result  To be announced

How to Download IPMAT 2023 Answer Key?

Follow the given below steps to download the IPMAT 2023 answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Indore.
  • Step 2: Click on the log-in window.
  • Step 3: Log in using the credentials.
  • Step 4: Choose the question set and click on submit.
  • Step 5: IPMAT 2023 Answer Key will be displayed on the screen. 

How to Raise Objections Against IPMAT Answer Key 2023?

Follow the given below steps to raise objections against the IPMAT 2023 answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on 'Login to Raise Objections' link.
  • Step 3: Log in using the credentials.
  • Step 4: Select the questions to which you want to raise objections.
  • Step 5:  Add your remarks to the questions and INR 100 for each question must be deposited.

IPMAT 2023 Results

IPMAT 2023 final result will be released on the official website by the conducting body. Candidates who will qualify the exam will be called for the WAT and PI process. Candidates can check their results by logging in using their application number and date of birth. The qualified candidates will be called for the selection process to provide admission to the 5-year integrated Management program.

The results are usually declared in the form of an IPMAT merit list. A link will be available on the notification window of IPMAT. To check individual IPMAT Marks, candidates must log in with his/her/x credentials, click on the results tab, and then download it as a PDF. Later take a printout for future reference.

Steps to Check IPMAT 2023 Result

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the respective IIM (IIM Rohtak or IIM Indore).
  • Step 2: Find IPMAT result tab on the homepage and click on it.
  • Step 3: Use the credentials to login (IPMAT Application Number, registered email, or Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format).
  • Step 4: Enter the OTP code/captcha code.
  • Step 5: Click on the Get Status tab on the screen.
  • Step 6: IPMAT result will appear on the screen.
  • Step 7: Download the IPMAT result and take a print of it.

IPMAT score will reveal if the candidate is eligible to appear in WAT and PI rounds.

Read More: IPMAT Results 2023

IPMAT 2023 Cut Off

IPMAT 2023 cut off will be declared post-exams, and the candidates who will clear the cut off will get a call for IPMAT 2023 counselling. A cut off is decided on the following basis:

  • The difficulty level of questions with length
  • Number of candidates appearing for IPMA.
  • Number of seats available

Read More: IPMAT Cut Off

IPMAT 2023 Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will take place on the basis of overall performance in the Aptitude Test (AT), Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). A candidate failing to appear either in AT or WAT & PI or both shall be barred from the selection. The selection process is as follows:

Stage 1: Applicants satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria will have to submit their application online as described above.

Stage 2: As per the applications received, candidates who satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria will be eligible for the Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across 34 cities in the country. IIM reserves the right to change or omit a centre from the list.

Stage 3: The pool of candidates eligible for Stage-4 {i.e., shortlisting for Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI)} will be created in this stage. Only the candidates with a positive raw score and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of the Aptitude Test will be considered. The cut off marks for each section of the test will be decided by the admissions committee. The cut offs will be decided as per the categories of applicants. No individual letter of regret will be sent out to the candidates who fail to clear the test.

Stage 4: A significant number of candidates will be shortlisted for this stage (i.e., from the eligible pool (refer to Stage-3) for each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, ST, and PwD) using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned in the table below.

Score Calculation for IPMAT 2023
Component Score (Weight)
Score in Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Section 30*[Candidate's Score - Minimum Score]
[Maximum - Minimum Score]
Score in Quantitative Ability (SA) Section 35*[Candidate's Score - Minimum Score]
[Maximum - Minimum Score]
Score in Verbal Ability (MCQ) Section 35*[Candidate's Score - Minimum Score]
[Maximum - Minimum Score]
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above

Note: Shortlisted candidates shall appear for WAT & PI at any one of the seven centres, i.e., Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, and Mumbai. IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by the Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of the selection process, i.e., Stage-5.

Stage 5: Candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in earlier stages will be considered for the final selection. Category-wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned below and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.

Evaluation Criteria for the Final Merit List of IPMAT 2023
Computation of Composite Score (CS) Component Score (Weight)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 50
Personal Interview (PI) 35
Written Ability Test (WAT) 15
Composite Score (CS) Sum of the above scores

Important Note

  • The Sanctioned intake for IPM 2023 batch (Domestic Applicant) is 150.
  • The Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017 came into force from January 31, 2018, and accordingly students who will be enrolled in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore's Five-Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) for 2023-28 Batch will be eligible for award of Bachelor of Arts (Foundations of Management) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees under Dual Degree Programme upon successful completion of IPM.
  • Candidates attempting to apply with minor changes of information and/or facts to more than one and/or multiple applications will be summarily rejected and such candidates will be debarred from the further selection process.

Reservations in IPMAT 2023

As per Government of India requirement, 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC), 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) and 5% for Persons with benchmark disabilities (PwD).

As defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016), “person with benchmark disability”, means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. “specified disability” means the disabilities as specified in the schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

  • blindness and low vision
  • deaf and hard of hearing
  • locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy
  • autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness
  • multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d)
  • other ' specified disabilities' mentioned in ' The Schedule' of the RPwD Act 2016.

For the purpose of being considered for reservations, the candidates are required to submit the valid documents signed by the competent authority to ascertain the eligibility status to apply under the reserved category (NC-OBC/ SC/ ST/ EWSs/ PwD). No subsequent changes will be effective for IPMAT 2023 and any subsequent selection process of IIM Indore.

Candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read carefully the eligibility requirements before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavor of IIM Indore that the candidates belonging to NC-OBC/SC/ST/EWS/PwD categories join the program in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance to be considered for the admission process.

IPMAT 2023 Contact Details

For any inquiries related to Admissions, you may please feel free to contact as per details given below:

Admissions Office,
Indian Institute of Management Indore,
Rau-Pithampur Road,
Indore 453556 (Madhya Pradesh).

Telephone Number: 0731 2439686, 685

Email ID: [email protected]


What is the marking scheme for the IPMAT exam?

There is negative marking in the IPMAT exam. Candidates will receive 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Although, there is no negative marking for the short answer type questions in the IPMAT exam.

What is the IPMAT eligibility criteria?

Candidates must have scored at least 60% aggregate or equivalent CGPA in class X and XII for the general category. For the candidates who belong to the reserved category, this criterion is 55% aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

What is the mode of the IPMAT exam?

The IPMAT exam will be conducted online, as a computer-based test where candidates have to select the correct answer out of given options.

Is the calculator allowed at the time of the IPMAT exam?

No. Calculator is not allowed in the IPMAT exam hall. Students should not carry any electronic gadgets or devices like phones, calculators, smartwatch, etc in the IPMAT exam hall.

Who accepts the IPMAT exam score?

The IPMAT exam score is accepted in IIM Rohtak as the exam is conducted by the IIM Rohtak for admission into their 5 year-long integrated program, i.e., dual degree program.


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