IIM Indore IPGP Selection Process Update


IIM Indore has disclosed key information related to IPGP selection process, we will summarize the information. We have been updating information related to IPGP regularly. The introduction of IPGP can be read here, the detailed information about applying to this course can be read here.

Career Mitra has contacted the IIM Indore’s official and had gathered some vital information related to AT, which can be read here. The latest amendment to the course ‘withdrawal of 3 year’s BBM degree as per HRD’s instructions can be read here.

The recent update is as below:

Selection Process: IIM Indore will be adopting two-stage process for selecting suitable candidates for final admission to its first batch of Five-Year Integrated Postgraduate Programme in Management (IPGP) commencing in October 2011

Batch Size: The first year’s IPGP will have 121 students, 57 students will be from general category, 33 students from OBC, 18 students from SC category, 9 students will be from ST category and 4 students will be from PWD category.

Category wise Intake and shortlisting for AT and PI
No. Particulars General OBC SC ST PWD Total
1 Proposed intake 57 33 18 9 4 121
2 No. of Students to be called for AT & PI 399 231 126 63 28 847

Eligibility: No change in the eligibility 60% aggregate marks (or 1600 SAT I) for general and non creamy obc candidates and 55% aggregate marks (or 1475 SAT I) in the case of SC, ST, PWD/DA category) in X & higher secondary level. Those candidates who are likely to complete the qualifying examination by July 30, 2011 are also eligible to apply.

The two staged process

Stage 1

Applications of eligible candidates will be categorized into two streams viz. and their composite scores will be caluculated.

(a) applicants with aggregate marks of 60% (55% in case of SC, ST and PWD/DA category) and above in both Secondary and Higher Secondary marks and with no valid SAT-1 scores.

Composite Score (100%) (CS-1) = Secondary/ Equivalent (40%) + Higher Secondary/ Equivalent (60%).


(b) applicants with SAT-1 score of 1600 (1475 in case of SC, ST and PWD/DA category) and above and pass in Secondary and Higher Secondary.

Composite Score (100%) (CS -2)  = Writing Section (40%) + Critical Reading Section (20%) + Mathematics Section (40%).

Number of candidates in each category in proportion of number of eligible applications will be shortlisted for AT and PI. Finally a merit list based on composite score will be prepared and applicants will  be shortlisted for AT and PI based on number candidates in each category.

Note: Normalised scores across boards will be used for computing composite score.

Stage 2

Aptitude Test & Personal Interview for students who are shortlisted

Aptitude Test

Proposed Aptitude Test (AT) would be around  ONE hour duration, paper and pencil OMR based, which will be conducted on September 25, 2011 at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai. The examination centers are tentative
and would change depending on the number of candidates opting and logistical requirements from IIM Indore side.  Aptitude test would be at the level of Secondary/Equivalent and consist of written and verbal ability, general awareness and analytical ability.

Final Selection will be based on their performance in Secondary/Equivalent, Higher Secondary/Equivalent, Aptitude Test (AT) and Personal Interview (PI). A merit list using the following final composite score (FCS) will be prepared and admission offers will be made.

Final Composite Score (FCS) = Aptitude Test (40%) +Personal Interview (60%)

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  1. Sir, I have heard many times that they reject application form even if someone has good percentage in class 10th and 12th . Is this true ?
    please tell me something about this !

  2. sir i want to know from where can we access the list for the shortlisted students and what is my aptitute test centre??…..and can you please suggest me some sample question papers for the particular test

  3. sir i tried this site after your preference but there are only limited chapters and not complete.. and from where can i get to learn on games and sports as on google search it gives a brief description of games and sports but not the matter related to test…and same is with history and civilization

  4. sir please tell me some links from where i can prepare myself for the test as i am not having books from ix to xii…… specially for maths, general awareness and history and civilization

      • Hi Ritika, I am re posting the previous comment posted by merit nation on other post.

        “Hi, Great news for all students who are aspiring for a career in Management! IIM-Indore has recently announced its decision to launch a 5-Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) to help meet the aspirations of young students who wish to carve out a career in the field of Management. To help students prepare for this exam, Meritnation.com has launched a FREE Test Pack for the entrance exam preparation of IIM-Indore’s IPM. This Test Pack by Meritnation.com includes over 55+ sample tests & section-wise tests along with detailed performance reports and comprehensive solutions. Students can access all the valuable resources in this test pack by simply logging-in/ registering at Meritnation.com. All the resources are available absolutely FREE!”.

        As per their claim they might be having test pack, have you tried by registering ?

  5. hii srikanth sir,
    i have submitted my application form for iim i ipgp course but i have not send marksheet photocopy for 10th and 12th…..
    is my application form likly to be canceled..

    • Hi Ritika, you can mail them as a soft copy but I am not sure if this helps. Incomplete applications are liable for rejection. Send email to (pgpadmission@iimidr.ac.in)

  6. Gud Morng Srikanth Sir, I Pooja Sharma forgot to sighn on medical certificate attached with application form , so please guide me how can i rectify this mistake and is this mistake can create any chance to reject my application form….please guide me Sir…i m waitin fo your reply…

    • Hi Pooja, medical certificate is not required now. It has to be produced when you get selected so don’t worry it won’t be a problem. You are not required to submit at this stage but since you have sent already it will be ok whether its signed or not it doesn’t matter.

    • Hi Akanksha, I was waiting to give you the solution. You need to contact Mr. Armstrong Andrews from Admissions department of IIM Indore by calling 0731 2439686 or Mobile 09893419869. You can confirm your application or ask them the procedure.

      • dear sir,
        i m very thankful to u.I called that person. I cleared my doubt of placements too. He said we dont need to worry about placements.The way the placement cell is placed for regular PGP, the same way there will be placement cell for IPM too.

  7. One big query is troubling me a lot. I read in one of the iim indores site that they not going to give post graduate degree and they will give give only diploma degree that too after five years.so is it worth spending amount of about 23 lacs for a degree of diploma. No doubt it is from one of the most biggest and reputed institute but still i need to think a lot over this. Please do reply me as soon as possible.

    • This fact is troubling me too. Any reply would be greatly appreciated.
      Also, Akansha,with a diploma degree, I’m not sure, we stand a chance of getting a very good package, compared to getting a PG degree. The only bright side of this , seems to be the fact that it’s from a reputated b-school.

  8. respected sir,
    i have 60% marks in both 12th n 10th..but i have nt givn any sat exam….so can i apply for this???? and if yes then plz tell how to apply??? from where i’ll gt the form???? plz help sir……..

  9. Sir at the end of the course is the candidate a graduate or not??? Given we receive only a diploma, At the end of five years, are they recognised as a PG degree holder??

  10. Respected sir,
    Please could you help me know what topics to cover in order to prepare for the aptitude test? Are quants and verbal and non verbal reasoning sufficient to clear the aptitude test?

  11. dear srikant sir,
    thanks for your valuable suggestions.
    Career mitra is the only one way from where we are getting these important updates. please do keep us updating in this helpful way only. THANKS ONCE AGAIN………………

    • Hi Akanksha, Composite score is calculated by IIM Indore. The procedure or rule was given about as how the score will be arrived at for CS I & CS II, just understand that 40% weightage is given for your class X score and 60% weightage is for class XII score for CS I.

    • Hi Akanksha, composite score is the weighted average of your score, Composite Score 1 is arrived considering 40% weightage to your X score & 60% weightage to your +2 score.

    • Hi Arya, The first step is to apply for the course after looking the eligibility conditions, only shortlisted candidates will be called for the Aptitude Test & Personal Interview. For your information the test date is on September 25, 2011 at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata and Mumbai.

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