IIM Indore IPM Personal Interview - Know the questions to expect and tips to answer
After the initial euphoria of getting shortlisted for the next round of admission at IIM Indore’s 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) fades out, the concern for cracking the Personal Interview round starts seeping in. Starting from June 3, the PI rounds at IIM Indore for the IPM programme will be conducted till June 6.
According to exam officials, around 1100 candidates have been shortlisted for the PI rounds who would be vying for 121 seats. Needless to say, the candidates have to work hard enough to make a mark in the selected few. This article will give you an overview on what to expect on the day of your interview.
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There is no area wise demarcation on the types of questions to expect. As is common in interviews, expect anything and everything. Since this would be the first big interview you are facing, having queries on the types of questions to expect is not unprecedented. Among all the topics, the following areas are considered to be most important.
Since you are opting for this niche 5 year Integrated Programme in Management, you must have thought through the reasons why you want to join it. The interviewers would like to know the seriousness of your aspiration. Utkarsh Upadhyaya, a Second Year student of IIM Indore IPM says, “The interviewers would like to know about your interest and aspiration to join the programme. They would like to have your perspective on why IPM.”
Questions are generally asked on the subjects you studied in 10+2 and your career aspirations. “Your subject knowledge and career aspirations are tested in the interview. Having an in depth knowledge on the subjects you studied in the last 2 years would help you sail through the interview. For example, I was from Science background, the interviewers asked several questions from my subjects to gain an idea on the clarity of my base,” says Varun Doval, a Third year student of IPM at IIM Indore.
“Where do you want to see yourself after 5 years?” is a pertinent question of your interview for the admission in the IPM 2014-19 batch. The interview board would like to analyze whether you can justify yourself in the corporate bandwagon. “The faculty members would test how well would you be able to blend social awareness with corporate as we give lot of importance on fulfilling our social responsibilities as well,” mentions Doval.
General Knowledge or Current Affairs questions are indispensable for any interview. Know the important updates on the current happenings at politics, economics, business, society and other aspects. You can be asked any question on the ongoing or events of relevance.
Personal Traits and Interests
Expect questions on your hobbies and interests. The personality traits of a person depend a lot on how efficient a manager would be. The answer you give to the initial question would make way for the upcoming questions. Utkarsh explains, “Since I mentioned reading as a hobby, I was asked which was the last book that I had read. After I answered, I was asked several questions related to the book.”
Varun mentions, “I had participated in many Extra Curricular Activities and accordingly I was asked questions on them. If you had participated in any ECA, you must carry the certificates so that the interviewers are aware of your background.”
Don’t mention your something as your hobby or Extra Curricular Activity unless you are actually interested or actively involved in it. The interviewers would definitely mention them in the questions and if you are not able to answer, it would not leave a good impression in the minds of the interview board.
Don’t know the answer? There’s no harm in being honest
Amidst the overall interview duration which ranges from 10 to 15 minutes to even 25 to 30 minutes, you may encounter a googly or a bouncer of a question. The trick is to remain unperturbed. It’s not possible to know every answer. Hence an honest confession would do no harm. “Being frank and honest is the key in such a situation. Admit in a polite manner that you do not know the answer,” says Utkarsh.
Varun suggests, “Unexpected questions are not uncommon. You should be always ready to learn. Handle the situation tactfully by saying ‘I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer but I would love to know.’ This would surely make the situation better.”
On the day of your interview, make sure you report to the venue well in advance. Carry all your marksheets and certificates properly organized in a folder. Your attire and appearance would be the first thing that the interview board would notice. Hence, ensure that you are dressed in formal attire in a prim and proper manner. Last but not the least, keep calm and be confident.
IPM Aptitude Test 2014 was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The result was declared on Friday, May 23, 2014. The final selection takes place by assigning 60% weightage to the Aptitude Test and 40% weightage in the Personal Interview. The final selection list will be declared on Monday, June 16, 2014. According to exam officials, around 12,000 candidates took the test. The total number of registrations received this year was 12,345 which was almost double compared to last year, which was 6, 065.
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Questions related to IPMAT
Can anyone give me complete information of iims and ipmat exam ?
IPMAT is an aptitude test conducted by IIM Indore for admission to its five-year course, IPM (Integrated Programme in Management).
Section Number of Questions Time duration
Quantitative Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes
Quantitative Ability (SA) 20 40 minutes
Verbal Ability (MCQ) 40 40 minutes
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 2020 dates have been extended amid the coronavirus outbreak. IPMAT 2020 will now be conducted on September 7. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 25, 2020. The registration dates for IPMAT 2020 were also extended from March 30, 2020 to April 20, 2020. The IPMAT 2020 registrations started on February 17, 2020.
IPMAT 2020 will be held in online test 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.
IIM Entrance Exam 2020 - Every year more than two lakh candidates register themselves to take admission in Indian Institute of Management through IIM entrance exam.
Distance MBA from IIMs in India: Fees.
IIMs Programme Name Total Fees (In Lakh)
IIM Indore GMPE 3.50
Exam Pattern of IIM Entrance Exam
Sections - Three i.e. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability
Mode of Exam - Computer-based exam
Time Duration - Three hours i.e. 180 minutes
Sectional Duration - 60 minutes to each section
Marking scheme - 3 marks for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer
how many quants questions should i solve daily in order to crack ipmat? (5 months left)
For a better score, you solve the maximum question but at least you solved 200-300 questions per day, read according to the syllabus and remember formulas.
is iim banglore going to launch its ipm program in 2021?
IPM is a Five-Year Integrated-Program in Managementthat can help students to pursue higher education in management field.
Till 2019, IIM indore and iim rohtak were the only ones to launch the IPM program.
But, this year the director of iim banglore R.T krishnan ( previously the director of iim indore ) has confirmed that the IPM ( INTEGRATED PROGRAM MANAGMENT ) will be started from 2021 - 2022 academic session.
The iim indore's IPM program was also started by R.T KRISHNAN.
And if you wamt admission in IPM program in IIMS then you have to qualify and secure rank in IPMAT exam, which is India's one of the most reputed exams.
My rank is 52 in nc obc category of IPMAT 2020. What are the chances of my selection ?
The cutoff of IPMAT 2020 refers to the minimum marks to be scored by test-takers in order to qualify or get shortlisted for the further rounds of the selection procedure. The shortlisted students will then have to appear for Personal Interviews at IIM Indore. After this, the final merit list will be declared soon.
For NC-OBC the cut off score was
in 2018 was 63.69
in 2017 was 63.69
IPMAT 2020 selection procedure was to be conducted in three stages which are as follows:
Stage 1 - Appear for IPMAT 2020
Stage 2 - Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
Stage 3 - Shortlisting of Students
So the admission depends on the further rounds too.
you will easily get admission for IPM with the rank you have provided. For general category, the composite score for admission is expected to be 145+, so for OBC category it will be around 100+. But, these are based on previous year trends and can not guarantee your admission, so hope for the best.
Best books for IPMAT PREPARATION
Students who are appear for the IPMAT 2020 exam should have an idea of the best books for IPMAT. To clear this exam, one must have knowledge of books to which they refer to while preparing is important.
To prepare effectively for IPMAT, you can refer to the books mentioned below:-
- Quantitative aptitude for Competitive exam by R.S. AGGARWAL
- Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.D. Sharma
- Better English by Norman Lewis
- Word power Made Easy by Norwan Lewis
- English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin