IPMAT 2023: Exam Date, Registrations, Eligibility, Syllabus

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 22 November 2022
IPMAT 2023: Exam Date, Registrations, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

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Dual-degree programs are gaining popularity with students preferring a focused undergraduate and post-graduate degree from a reputed institute to kick-start their careers. The five-year Integrated Program in Management offered by IIM Indore is one such dual-degree course to help students prepare for a career in management and business. Admission to this course is offered via a national-level test called the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) conducted by IIM Indore. At the end of the five-year course, you will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics) and a Master of Business Administration (International Business). In this article, we will share everything that you need to know about IPMAT 2023 to help you prepare for the test.

The IPMAT 2023 will be conducted online followed by a Personal Interview. This year onwards, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will also accept IPMAT scores with a separate application window for IIFT courses. 

Important information about IPMAT 2023

Name of the course

Five-Year Integrated Program in Management

Conducted by

IIM Indore

Reach of the Exam

Across India

Number of tests in a year




Test Sections

  • Quantitative Ability MCQs
  • Quantitative Ability Short Answers
  • Verbal Ability

Type of questions

  • MCQs (Multiple-choice questions); and
  • Short answers 

Marking scheme

  • Right answer = +4 marks
  • Wrong answer = -1 mark



Duration of the test

2 hours

Number of sections


Official website


IPMAT 2023 – Eligibility

If you are looking to take the IPMAT 2023, then here is the set of eligibility criteria for admission to the five-year Integrated Programme in Management at IIM Indore.

  • A minimum score of 60% aggregate in Class 10 and Class 12 or equivalent examinations (General and NC-OBC categories). A minimum score of 55% aggregate and Class 10 and Class 12 or equivalent examinations (SC, ST, and PWD-DA categories).
  • You should have passed the qualifying exam in 2021, 2022, or 2023
  • You should be at least 20 years old as of 31 July 2023

Important dates of IPMAT 2023

Here are the tentative dates of IPMAT 2023:



Salient Features

Start date of the IPMAT 2023 application

February 2023 – Week 2

Only online applications are available

Last date of the IPMAT 2023 application

April 2023 – Last Week

Make sure that you apply before the last date

IIFT application – start date

April 2023 – Last Week

For IIFT aspirants

Correction in application forms

May 2023 – Week 1

For making any changes to the submitted application form

IIFT application – last date

May 2023 – Week 1

Make sure that you apply before the last date

Downloading the Admit Card

May 2023 – Week 1

Once you are successfully registered, you can download the admit card from the official website

IPMAT 2023

May 2023 – Week 2

The IPMAT 2023 will be conducted online

Answer key

May 2023 – Week 3

IIM Indore will release the Answer Key online

Raising objections against the answer key – last date

To be announced

You can file objections with IIM Indore

Answer key – final version

To be announced

After considering all objections, the final version of the answer key will be released

Provisional Shortlist of Candidates

To be announced

The institute will release a provisional shortlist of candidates for personal interviews based on the scores in IPMAT 2023

Personal Interviews

June 2023 – Week 2

All shortlisted candidates will have to go through a round of personal interview

Provisional Admission Offers

To be announced

After the interviews, the institute will release a provisional list of selected candidates


To be announced

Selected candidates will be able to register for their desired program

IPMAT 2023 – Admission Process

Here is a quick look at the admission process for IPMAT 2023:

  • Application Form – Fill out the IPMAT 2023 application form by providing personal details, submitting the required documents, and paying the application fees based on your reservation category
  • Admit Card – On successful registration, you will be able to download the admit card for the test
  • Take the test – The IPMAT 2023 will be conducted online. Log in to the portal on the day of the test and complete it within the designated two hours
  • Check your result – Usually, the results are declared within 15 days from the date of the exam. Check the results to see if you have made the shortlist.
  • WAT PI – Candidates who clear the IPMAT are called for a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

IPMAT 2023 – Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IPMAT is a unique test that has Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), as well as questions that require short-form answers. Overall, candidates are assessed on their quantitative and verbal abilities. Here is a quick look at the exam pattern of IPMAT 2023:

Number of questions


Duration of the test

2 hours (120 minutes)

Number of Sections

3 Sections

  1. Verbal Ability (MCQs)
  2. Quantitative Ability (MCQs)
  3. Quantitative Aptitude (Short Answers)

Number of questions per section

  1. Verbal Ability (MCQs) = 40
  1. Quantitative Ability (MCQs) = 40
  1. Quantitative Aptitude (Short Answers) = 20

Time limit per section

Yes. You get 40 minutes to answer each section

Marking Scheme

  • Right answer = +4 marks
  • Wrong answer = -1 mark

While IIM Indore has not defined a syllabus for the IPMAT, the institute tests your knowledge of Class 12 Maths and overall control over the English language. Here are some important topics to help you prepare:

Verbal Ability (MCQ)

  • Vocabulary, including synonyms, antonyms, usage of words, spellings, etc.
  • Grammar, including figures of speech, active/passive voice, deductive reasoning, etc.
  • Verbal Ability, including para jumbles, analogies, etc.
  • Reading Comprehension, including inference-based questions and assumption-based questions.

Quantitative Ability (MCQ)

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Data Interpretation
  • Geometry & Mensuration
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Number System
  • Permutation Combination and Probability
  • Set Theory

Quantitative Aptitude (Short Answers)

  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Logarithms
  • Percentages
  • Probability & Venn Diagram
  • Sequences & Series (AP, GP)

Also, follow some common management exam tips including solving question papers from previous tests, practicing speed and accuracy, and staying calm while attempting the test.

Summing Up

Make sure that you read the instructions for filling up the application form carefully and double-check everything to avoid errors. Also, follow all exam-day instructions. With more and more students realizing the importance of management education from a reputed institute at a younger age, competition for the five-year Integrated Program in Management by IIM Indore has been increasing. Hence, it is important to leave no stone unturned in your aptitude test preparation for BBA.

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