IPMAT 2019 Final Selection

The candidates for IPM 2019-24 Batch will be selected on the basis of overall performance in IPM Aptitude Test (AT) - 2019, Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Any candidate who fails to appear either in AT and WAT & PI or both shall not be considered for selection.


Selection process details


Phase-1: Application & Exam

  • Eligible candidates should submit their application online till April 18, 2019
  • Candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria should attend the online IPM Aptitude Test (AT) 2019 to be conducted across 28 cities in the country i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam. IIM Indore may change the cities/ centres.
  • The date of IPM AT 2019 is May 12, 2019.
  • IPM AT 2019 exam pattern: 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).
  • Each question will carry 4 marks.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 negative mark for each wrong answer except Quantitative Ability (SA) Section (these questions will not carry any negative marking).
  • Aptitude Test will be structured as under:
Section Name
Questions format
Number of Questions
Time duration for the section (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice (MCQs)
  • Sections are to be attempted in a pre-specified order and this order will remain same for all the candidates.

Phase-2: Shortlisting

  • Only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test will be shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI).
  • Sufficient number of candidates will be shortlisted for WAT & PI from the eligible pool  for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PwD) using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
  • The minimum cut off mark in each section will be decided by the Admissions Committee.
  • The minimum cut off mark for shortlisting in each section will be based on the categories of applicants.
  • Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are not shortlisted for WAT & PI round.

Maximum Weightage to sectional scores in shortlisting is:

Maximum weightage
Weightage calculation formula
Quantitative Ability (MCQ)
(Candidate's Score-Minimum Score)  (Maximum Score - Minimum Score)
Quantitative Ability (SA)
(Candidate's Score-Minimum Score)  (Maximum Score - Minimum Score)
Verbal Ability (MCQ)
(Candidate's Score-Minimum Score)  (Maximum Score - Minimum Score)
IPM AT 2019 score (ATS)
100 Max
Sum of all the scores arrived
  • Maximum and Minimum scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool.

Phase-3: Final Admission

  • Shortlisted candidates shall appear for WAT & PI at any one of the eight centres i.e. Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai.
  • IIM Indore expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee.
  • Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of selection process
  • Only those 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)
  • Provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the Government of India reservation norms.
  • Computation of Composite Score (CS):
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Composite Score (CS)
Sum of above scores
  • No intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected for final offer.