IPMAT 2020 - Exam Analysis (Out), Personal Interview, Final Admission List
IPMAT 2020 - Indian Institute of Management Indore announced the IPMAT 2020 result in online mode on te official website iimidr.ac.in. The shortlisted candidates will have to take part in the video-based assessment. IIM Indore had conducted IPMAT 2020 successfully on September 7. IIM Indore released the admit card of IPMAT 2020 in online mode on August 27. As per candidates the exam was moderately difficult. The institute had opened the edit window for the application form on August 06, 10:00 am and changes could be made till August 07, 5:00. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held on July 25, 2020. Also, authorities extended the last date to fill the application form to April 20 in wake of COVID 19. IIM Indore had released the application form of IPMAT 2020 in online mode on February 17. Candidates who fulfilled the eligibility criteria were able to fill the application form of IPMAT 2020. IIM Indore conducts a national level undergraduate test named as Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) every year to admit students in its Five Years Integrated Management Programme. IPMAT 2020 was conducted across the various 34 test centres in India. This article on IPMAT 2020 aims to give an overview to candidates on important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam centres, exam pattern, syllabus, sample papers, IPMAT 2020 guidelines and FAQs. To have better insights on IPMAT 2020, candidates who plan to take admission must read the full article.
Latest: IPMAT 2020 result declared. Candidates can know about the IPMAT cutoff 2020. Also, check the revised selection procedure of IPMAT 2020.
Exam Overview - IPMAT 2020
Candidates willing to enroll themselves for the IPM Indore must know all the details associated with IPMAT 2020 like the complete exam name, IPMAT level, conducting body of IPMAT, duration of IPMAT, commonly known name, IPMAT frequency and related details. Candidates can refer to the below table in over to have IPMAT 2020 exam overview-
IPMAT 2020 Overview:
IPMAT 2020 level
National level exam
Duration of Exam
Frequency of IPMAT 2020
Once in a year
What's New in IPMAT 2020?
1. Total exam centres of IPMAT 2020 are fixed across 34 cities as notified by IIM Indore. The no. of exam centre cities for the year 2019 was 28. An increase of 6 cities is noticed in the IPMAT 2020.
2. Changes in the application fee structure can also be witnessed. Previously the application fees for General category candidates was Rs. 3540 & SC/ST/PwD candidates were Rs. 1770. The application fees for IPMAT 2020 was Rs. 4130 for General and Rs. 2065 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
IIM Indore has declared the IPMAT 2020 result on September 13. Eligible candidates of IPMAT 2020 will now have to take part in the video based assessment test wherein they will have to answer a set of questions ona video and upload it and mail it to the authorities within the stipulated time.
Adequate number of candidates have been shortlisted for the video based assessment. IIM Indore has revised the selection process due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Shortlisting of IPMAT 2020 PI & WAT will start soon after the exam. The admission committee of IPMAT 2020 indicated that candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of the PI parameters will not be considered for the selection process. The merit list will be issued category wise based on the composite score (CS).
Computation of Composite Score (CS) :
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
Video Based Assessment
Composite Score (CS)
Sum of the above
Note- Candidates will not receive any intimation for non-selected.
IPMAT Exam Analysis 2020
IIM Indore conducted IPMAT 2020 successfully amid COVID 19 pandemic. All safety precautions were taken and GOI guidelines were followed by IIM Indore. According to candidates, Quantitative section was a bit lengthy and time consuming. Candidates were asked questions as per the revised exam pattern. The verbal ability section was relatively easy. In Quantitative section both MCQs and Short Answers were asked making it moderately difficult. Whereas, verbal ability section had 30 MCQs which were to be solved within 30 minutes.
The process for admission in IIM Indore commenced from February 17 and ended on April 20 as per the important dates of IPMAT 2020. Conducting authorities declared the admission procedure February before releasing the IPMAT 2020 important dates. The schedule of IPMAT important dates 2020 is given below. Candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with the latest dates so that they do not miss any important event.
IPMAT 2020 Important dates
Important dates of IPMAT 2020
IPMAT 2020 exam application start date
February 17, 2020
End date of application form of IPMAT 2020 exam
April 20, 2020
|Release of IPMAT 2020 admit card||August 27, 2020|
IPMAT 2020 exam
September 7, 2020 (afternoon shift)
Shortlisting for PI
September 13, 2020
Personal Interview date of IPMAT
To be notified
Final admission offer announcement date
To be notified
Registration in programme
To be notified
After the completion of the process of the application form, IIM Indore released of admit card of IPMAT 2020 on August 27. Candidates who successfully filled the application form will be required to timely check their exam schedule by entering their Login ID and Password. Details regarding the admit card will be updated soon by IIM Indore.
Exam day guidelines for IPMAT 2020
Candidates should carefully go through the basic instructions which they need to follow on the day of IPMAT 2020. Generally, the details/ instructions will be provided by IIM Indore. In order to know in advance, IPMAT 2020 article can be referred by candidates. Some major instructions are mentioned below:
It is advisable that candidates should check the exam centre address allotted to them prior to the day of IPMAT 2020
Only the seat allotted to each candidate must be occupied.
No stationery items such as pen, pencils, papers, etc. should be brought to the exam hall by candidates, as this is a computer-based exam.
Candidates carrying any electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital watches, etc. will be allowed in the exam hall.
The basic structure like total duration, mode of exam, type of questions, time allotted to each section, marks distribution and related information are mentioned in the IPMAT 2020 exam pattern. The paper was divided into two sections i.e. quantitative ability (QA) and verbal ability(VA). Once this is complete the candidates selected for Video Based Assessment. Basic details of IPMAT 2020 exam pattern are as follows-
Revised Exam Pattern of IPMAT 2020
Quantitative Ability(QA -MCQ)
Type of Questions
No. of Questions
|Time duration for each section||30 minutes||30 minutes||30 minutes|
Old IPMAT Section-wise Breakup 2020
The table given below mentions the old exam pattern which was supposed to be held in pre-COVID 19 time
Type of Questions
No. of Questions
Important points related to marks awarded-
All sections must be answered in a pre-specified order
Each question will carry four marks. Hence, every correct answer will get four marks
No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions
For a wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. However, for the quantitative ability - short answer section there will be no negative marking.
The Indian Institute of Management Indore does not provide any specific syllabus of IPMAT 2020. Candidates are assessed on topics pertaining to quantitative ability (MCQ and Short answer) and verbal ability(MCQs). Areas covered under verbal ability include sentence completion, word usage, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, grammar, etc. whereas the quantitative ability focus on areas like data interpretation, mensuration, distance, geometry, time and work, profit and loss, common graphs & charts, etc.
Best books for IPMAT 2020
Name of the book
|Crack the IIM Indore IPM (Integrated Programme in Management) Entrance Examination|
|Wiley's ExamXpert IIM-IPM (IIM-Indore Integrated Program in Management) Aptitude Test|
IPMAT Sample Paper 2020
Candidates can have an idea of the difficulty level they are likely to face in the exam with the help of sample papers of IPMAT 2020. While preparing for the exam, candidates must go through the sample papers or past year papers of IPMAT 2020. Candidates can click sample papers to view some of them easily.
For the registration process, IIM Indore released the application form on February 17. Candidates who wish to edit their application form of IPMAT 2020 could do so on August 6 and August 07, 5:00 pm. Candidates willing to give the exam were to fill the IPMAT 2020 application form in online mode only. In order to avoid last-minute delays, candidates need to fill IPMAT 2020 application before the end date which was extended to April 20. Previously the last date to fill the form was March 30. The details related to IPMAT application form 2020 start and end date, process of application, details required for filling the application form, fees to be paid are given in this article. IPMAT 2020 application form can be referred for a detailed understanding of the process.
Steps to be followed for filling the IPMAT 2020 application form
Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps in order to fill the application form of IPMAT 2020:
Step 1 - Visit the official website
Step 2 - Registration for IPMAT 2020
Step 3 - Fill the application form
Step 4 - Documents uploading for IPMAT 2020 application form
Step 5 - Application fee payment
Step 6 - After the final submission, take a print out of the application form
Important announcement for the IPMAT 2020 Registered Applicants
For IPMAT 2020 application forms submitted, IIM Indore received multiple requests from the applicants for making changes in some required fields which are deemed as important. A limited time window (August 06, 10:00 am to August 07, 5:00 pm) during which candidates were allowed to modify the six fields was given by IIM Indore. The required fields are:
a) Candidate’s Photo
b) Candidate’s Signature
c) Alternate Mobile Number
d) Alternate Email Address
e) Exam Centre City Preferences
f) Interview City Preferences
Apart from the above details, no other details mentioned in IPMAT 2020 Application Form were editable. IIM Indore also said that edit option is optional and not mandatory.
Application Trend for IPMAT 2020
As per the data available for IPMAT 2019, around 17000 to 20000 are expected to fill the application form of IPMAT 2020. Keeping in mind that IIM Indore has been awarded the EQUIS accreditation by EFMD because of which IIM Indore is now the second IIM in India to receive the title with ‘TRIPLE CROWN’, the number of applicants are expected to grow this year for IPMAT 2020.
Details like age, qualifying exam, academic details are defined under the eligibility criteria of IPMAT 2020. Candidates who wish to enrol themselves for the five years integrated management programme conducted by IIM Indore need to check whether they fall under the IPMAT 2020 eligibility criteria. Candidates who were within the IPMAT eligibility criteria 2020, only they filled the application form which was available from February 17 to April 20. As per the brochure released by IIM Indore, the candidates satisfying the below-mentioned criteria are eligible to apply for IPMAT 2020:
Minimum marks required
As per the notification released by IIM Indore for application of IPMAT 2020 only those candidates are allowed to fill the form who were born on or after August 01, 1999. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category will be given five-year relaxation.
Minimum marks required
IPMAT 2020 requires that candidates belonging to general category must have minimum of 60% in Higher secondary school certificate and Senior secondary school certificate or equivalent examination. However, candidates of SC/SC/PwD category will be given 5% relaxation and allowed to fill the application form of IPMAT 2020 if they have 55% marks.
Candidate willing to appear in the IPMAT 2020, should have passed higher senior secondary or any equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020.
IPMAT Exam Centres 2020
IIM Indore has released the brochure in which the list of exam centres of IPMAT 2020 are given. The date of IPMAT 2020 is September 7. For more details related to the exam centres read IPMAT application form 2020 article. This year IPMAT 2020 was conducted in 34 cities across India.
List of exam centre cities -
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh/ Mohali, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Roorkee, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.
Note - IIM Indore reserves the right to change the cities/centres or cancel the centre at any time of the situation arises.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IPMAT 2020 - Exam Analysis (Out), Personal Interview, Final Admission List
Question: What is IPMAT 2020 and who conducts this?
IPMAT 2020 is a National level exam conducted by Indian Institute of Management Indore for admitting students in its five years integrated management programme.
Question: When is the exam date of IPMAT 2020?
As per the admission notice released by IIM Indore, IPMAT 2020 was conducted on September 7, 2020 (afternoon shift).
Question: What is the fee structure for the application form of IPMAT 2020?
For IPMAT 2020, the fee structure has been revised. Candidates belonging to general category need to pay Rs. 4130 and those of SC/ST/PwD need to pay Rs. 2065 for the application form of IPMAT 2020.
Question: When will the process of registration for IPMAT 2020 begin?
The process for application form of IPMAT 2020 started from February 17.
Question: How much time will a candidate have to complete the aptitude test?
All candidates will get two hours to complete IPMAT 2020, as per the exam pattern.
Question: Will the admit card be available and what details should a candidate check?
The admit card will be available by August 28. The basic contents which can be found easily in the admit card of IPMAT 2020:
Name of Candidate
Application form number of candidate
Photograph and signature of the candidate
Venue of exam centre
Invigilator’s signature space
Instructions for test day
Question: When will the registration process begin after PI and WAT?
After the completion of the personal interview and written ability test, the final registration process of IPMAT 2020 will begin.
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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
As a 11th grader, Should I be focusing on studying for IPMAT from now? If yes, Which books should I refer to?
The competition is increasing day by day in everything. So it's better to start preparing as soon as possible. If you will start now you will be having ample of time to practice the syllabus and questions that will give you an edge over your competitor.
There are many books available, but for Quantitative aptitude you can read QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE BY RS AGARWAL or RD SHARMA CLASS 11 &12th.
For verbal ability you can read Norman Lewis English Vocabulary or read newspapers, online articles, etc.
All the very best
Hi I have been shortlisted for for ipm iim indore and they have asked me to send a 3min video answering questions given by them, will there be any further interview or was it a substitute for interview and any Idea when will I able to know that I have been selected for the course
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it's quite difficult at this point of time to call students for the personal interview. So IIM Indore for their IPM program has replaced the interview part with this video message in which students are required to send their videos answering the question asked. The selection of students will be done on the basis of this instead of the Personal Interview.
Hope that helps
Im in 11th standard and in class 10th igotta 5cgpa so Am i eligible for ipmat? and i have also quota
The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in IPMAT is as follows:
For General candidates:
Students must have secured 60% marks in HSC and SSC
For SC/ST/PwD Candidates:
Students must have secured 55% marks in HSC and SSC
Your percentage is 47.5. So, you are not eligible for appearing in IPMAT. You can get more details about IPMAT eligibility criteria at this link: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/ipmat-eligibility-criteria
Hey! I secured 87% in class 10th Boards Examination and 72% in class 12th Boards Examination with science as my subject, Ive given IPMAT the two days ago, is there any chance of mine getting short listed for the next stage as per the norms of last years selection process followed by IIM Indore ?
Itt totally depends upon your score , ealier it was all depended upon 10th and 12th grades but as the growth takes place , more importance given to competitive exams, personal interviews, group discussions.
Dont worry if you were prepared, given exam properly than it will be all ok and you will get selected In next round.
All the best.