The 5 year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) is one of a kind program in India that was launched by IIM Indore in 2011. The program is an integration of Years of Under-graduation with 2 years of Post-graduation. After Successful completion and placements of all the IPM batches at IIM Indore, the program was introduced by IIM-Rohtak, and Nirma University, at their respective campuses in 2019. IIM Ranchi and IIM Bodh Gaya have all introduced IPM, and the first batch will commence in 2021. The Course is a highly sought-after program by young aspirants as it provides them an early entry into an  IIM right after class 12.

Colleges offering IPM Program and IPM exams

  • IIM Indore
  • Nirma University, Institute of Management, Ahmadabad
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Bodh Gaya

Eligible Criteria for IPM

Candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Five-Year Integrated Program in Management (IPM) of IIM Indore.

  • Minimum 60% in Std. X and Std. XII - General and NC-OBC Category
  • Minimum 55% in Std. X and Std. XII - SC,ST and PWD (DA) Category
  • Maximum age limit for General and NC-OBC Category is 20 years, candidate should have been born on or after August 01, 2000.
  • Maximum age limit for SC,ST and PWD (DA) category is 25 years,  born on or after August 01, 1995.
  • Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020. Candidates who are likely to complete standard XII/ HSC or equivalent by the end of June 30, 2020 can also apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned.
  1. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in X and XII Standard would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet, irrespective of the Board’s regulation.
  2. In case the candidates are awarded letter grades or grades points instead of marks, the conversion of grades to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the Board/ Competent Authority.
  3. Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated with foreign Boards like IGCSE and IB can also apply.
  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.

Selection Process for IPM

The candidates will be selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test (AT) and Personal Assessment (PA). Any candidate who fails to appear either in AT or PA or both shall not be considered for selection. The selection process is as follows:

Stage 1: The candidates satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria should submit their application online

Stage 2: Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across various cities in the country

The pattern of AT will be as follows:

  1. There will be three sections in the Aptitude Test namely Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ).
  2. Each question will carry 4 marks.
  3. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer except Quantitative Ability (SA) Section (these questions will not carry any negative marking).
  4. The AT will be structured as under
    Section Number of Questions Weightage (%) Time duration for the section
    QA (MCQ) 40 30 40 Minutes
    QA (SA) 20 35 40 Minutes
    VA (MCQ) 40 35 40 Minutes
  5. Candidate must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order will remain same for all the candidates. The above table does not indicate the final order of sections.

Stage 3: In this stage, the eligible pool for Stage-4 {i.e., Personal Assessment (PA)} is created considering only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test. The minimum cut off mark in each section will be decided by the Admissions Committee. The minimum cut off mark in each section will be based on the categories of applicants. Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are rejected at this stage.

Stage 4: Sufficient number of candidates for PA for each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA) will be shortlisted from the eligible pool using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned in the Table below:

Component Score
Score in Quantitative Ability (MCQ) Section 25 * (Candidate's Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Score in Quantitative Ability (SA) Section 25 * (Candidate's Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Score in Verbal Ability (MCQ) Section 50 * (Candidate's Score − Minimum Score)/ (Maximum Score − Minimum Score)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores

Note: Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool.

Final Selection:  Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in the Table below:

Component Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS) 65
Personal Assessment (PA) 35
Composite Score (CS) Sum of the above scores

No intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected for the final offer


As per Government of India requirement,

  1. 27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC),
  2. Up to 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs),
  3. 15% for Scheduled Caste (SC),
  4. 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST),
  5. 4% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs),
  6. 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).

Note: The Sanctioned intake for IPM 2021 batch (Domestic Applicant) is 150.