IPMAT 2021: Application Forms (Released); Exam (16 July), Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

What is IPMAT?

Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore). The national level test is a gateway for admission to the five- year Integrated Program in Management offered at IIM Indore. IPMAT 2021 will be conducted on July 16, 2021. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on June 14. The registrations for IPMAT 2021 began on March 23, 2021, and the last date of application is May 5, 2021.

IPMAT 2021 will be held in online mode followed by Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The program is spread across a period of five years and consists of 15 terms. Every year constitutes of three terms of three months duration. The final selection of candidates will be based on the Composite Scores (CS) computed on the basis of the following.

 Components Marks Weightage
 IPMAT 2021 50
 WAT 15
 PI 35
 Composite Score Total of all scores

Latest Updates:

  • April 2, 2021: IPMAT 2021 has been postponed. The exam will now be conducted on July 16, 2021.
  • March 23, 2021: IPMAT application forms 2021 have been released.
  • January 23, 2021: IPMAT 2021 to be held on June 14, 2021.
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IPMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

IPMAT eligibility 2021 is a set of requirements as mentioned by IIM Indore, that students must fulfill for admission to the five-year Integrated Programme in Management. The eligibility criteria for IPMAT 2021 is as under –

  • The candidate should have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate in Class 10/SSC and Class 12/ HSC or equivalent examination in the case of General and NC-OBC category
  • The candidates must have passed the qualifying examination in 2019, 2020 or in 2021
  • Also, the candidate should be of maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2021
  • The candidate should have scored a minimum of 55% aggregate in Class 10/SSC and Class 12/ HSC or equivalent examination in case of SC, ST and PWD (DA) category

State Wise Eligibility Criteria for General and NC/OBC category

  • Candidates applying for the exam should have obtained an aggregate of 60% aggregate in both Class 10 and Class 12 or the overall score of SAT should be 1600 out of 2400
  • Candidates who will be appearing for the Class 12 examination or are waiting for the results can also apply for the examination
  • The candidate should not be more than 20 years of age as on July 31, 2021

SC, ST and PWD/DA category

  • Candidates applying for the exam should have obtained an aggregate of 55% aggregate in both Class 10 and Class 12 or the overall score of SAT should be 1475 out of 2400
  • Candidates who will be appearing for Class 12 examination or are waiting for the results can appear for the examination
  • The candidate should not exceed 22 years of age as on July 31, 2021

IPMAT 2021: Highlights

Check the table below to get an overview about the IPMAT 2021 exam.

IPMAT 2021 Highlights
Name of the exam Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude (IPMAT)
Conducting body IIM Indore
Exam level National
Exam frequency Once a year
Mode Online
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Verbal Ability
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions and short-form answers
Marking scheme +4 marks for correct answers

-1 mark for incorrect answer

Language English
Duration of the exam 2 hours
Number of sections 3
Official website https://www.iimidr.ac.in/

IPMAT 2021: Important Dates and Events

Refer to the table below to know the important dates and events of IPMAT 2021 exam.

Events Dates* Salient Features
Application process begins 23-Mar-2021 The IPMAT application forms are available online only
Application process ends 05-May-2021 Candidates will not be able to apply beyond this date
Admit card download 01-Jun-2021 The admit cards will be available online
IPMAT 2021 14-Jun-2021


The exam will be conducted online from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Announcement of call for Personal Interviews Last week of July 2021 Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their score in IPMAT 2021
Personal Interviews First week of August 2021 Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for further admission process
Provisional Admission Offers Third week of August 2021 A final selection list will be released
Programme Registration Second week of September 2021 Candidates will have to register for their preferred programme

*Note: The dates are tentative and likely to change.

IPMAT 2021: Admission Process

Step 1: Fill in the Application form

Candidates willing to appear for IPMAT 2021 need to register for the exam. It must be noted that the application form must be submitted before the deadline. It is advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling in the application form.

The fee is Rs 4130 for the General category/NC-OBC and Rs 2065 for reserved category candidates. Candidates must note that the fee can be paid only in online mode. Candidates can choose to pay the fee by any of the following:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • NetBanking

Step 2: Download IPMAT 2021 admit card

Candidates who register successfully for the exam will get access to the admit cards. The same will be available at least a week before the date of exam. Registered candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website by entering their Registered ID and password.

Step 3: Appear for IPMAT 2021

The dates for IPMAT 2021 will be conducted on June 14, 2021. IPMAT is conducted in an online mode and the duration of the exam is two hours. Registered candidates need to appear for the exam where they will be assessed on Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).

Step 4: Check IPMAT 2021 result

Test-takers can check their results online. The result is generally declared within 10-15 days from the date of the exam. Candidates need to enter their application form number, email ID or Date of Birth in order to access their result.

Step 5: WAT-PI

Candidates who clear the written test are further called in for the WAT-PI process. Shortlisted candidates need to appear for an Essay writing round and are then interviewed by a panelist of IIM Indore.

IPMAT 2021 Exam Centres

IPMAT 2021 exam centres are the cities as listed by IIM Indore where the test takers can take the aptitude test. IPMAT 2021 will be conducted in as many as 28 cities all over India. Candidates will get their preferred city from the list as their IPMAT exam centre 2021 as per their choices marked during the application process. The exam centre allotted to candidates will be mentioned on IPMAT 2021 admit card.

S. No. List of Test Cities
01 Ahmedabad
02 Bengaluru
03 Bhopal
04 Bhubaneshwar
05 Chandigarh
06 Chennai
07 Dehradun
08 Ghaziabad
09 Gurugram
10 Guwahati
11 Gwalior
12 Hyderabad
13 Indore
14 Jaipur
15 Kolkata
16 Kozhikode
17 Lucknow
18 Mumbai
19 Nagpur
20 New Delhi
21 Noida
22 Patna
23 Pune
24 Raipur
25 Ranchi
26 Thiruvananthapuram
27 Varanasi
28 Vishakhapatnam

The final allotment of IPMAT exam centre can be affected by the availability of seats and candidates may not get their preferred city but nearest to it. IIM Indore has the right to change the exam centre due to any reason.

Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates are advised to report their allotted exam centre for IPMAT 2021 at least an hour before the exam timing
  • Candidates who are new to the location must make sure that they check the exam centre a day before the exam to avoid last day hassle
  • Candidates must also ensure that they carry their admit cards to the exam hall. Entry will not be allowed to candidates found without admit cards

Important FAQs Regarding IPMAT Exam

Q: How can I apply for IPMAT 2021?

A: The application form of IPMAT is available in online mode only. Candidates need to visit the official website of IIM Indore for the IPMAT application form.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for IPMAT 2021 exam?

A. Candidates with a minimum of 60% aggregate or equivalent CGPA from a recognised board in class 10 and 12 are eligible to apply. However, if they belong to a reserved category (SC/ST) the minimum qualifying percentage is 55% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

Q: How much do I need to pay for IPMAT 2021 application form for a single course? 

A: Candidates need to pay Rs. 4130 as an application fee to apply for General and NC-OBC category.

Q: What is the exam mode of IPMAT 2021?

A: IPMAT exam is conducted in computer-based mode where candidates need to choose the correct options on the computer.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the IPMAT exam?

A: Yes, one mark is deducted for incorrect answer.

Q: Can I carry a calculator to the IPMAT exam center for calculations?

A: No, candidates cannot carry any electronic gadgets like phones, calculators, etc. to the IPMAT examination center.

Q: Can I fill the IPMAT application form offline?

A: No, the IPMAT application form is available online only on the official website.

Q: How many colleges accept the IPMAT score?

A: IPMAT exam is a gateway to BBA course in the prestigious IIM Indore.

Q: Can the application fee be refunded?

A: No, the application fee once paid cannot be refunded.

Q: Can I apply for IPMAT more than once in a year if in case I miss the first exam?

A: No, IPMAT is conducted once in a year only.

Q: Do I have to carry any id proof to the exam center?

A: Yes, applicants must carry one valid ID proof (Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving License or Passport) along with their admit cards. These documents are mandatory to be carried to the IPMAT exam center.

Q: Can I make corrections in IPMAT application form after submission?

A: No changes can be made once the IPMAT application form has been submitted.

Q: Can I change my test city after the IPMAT admit card has been issued?

A: No, candidates can not change their test cities once the IPMAT admit card has been issued.

Q: I belong to the reserved category. Do I have to fill a different application form?

A: No, the IPMAT application form is the same for all the candidates. They have to choose the category they belong to and provide the supporting documents at the time of admission.

Q: Will I receive IPMAT result through post?

A: IPMAT result will be available online or at the IPMAT office. No hardcopy of the IPMAT scorecard will be sent to any candidate.


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