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June 29, 2023

Are you looking for good study options after completing 12th standard? Are you confused about what to study after 12th standard? Well, you have come to the right place. MBAUniverse.com, India’s leading management education portal, will clear your doubts and guide you. Consider IPM, which stands for the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM), as a great study option after your school education. IPM is a 5-year management program leading to dual degrees: BBA and MBA. IPM is aimed at students who have completed their class 12th or equivalent from various schools in India. IIM Indore was the first IIM to launch the 5-year Integrated Programme in Management. 

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Today, Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) is offered by:

  • Five IIMs i.e., IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu;
  • Universities like IIFT, NMIMS, TAPMI and Nirma University 

Read this comprehensive article by MBAUniverse.com to know all about Integrated Programme in Management offered by IIMs and other top universities. 

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Table of Contents

  1. What is IPM?
  2. Why join IPM?
  3. Which colleges offer IPM?
  4. IPM Eligibility Criteria
  5. IPM Admission and Selection
  6. IPM Course structure
  7. IPM Jobs and Placements
  8. IPM Fees
  9. IPM Entrance Exams
  10. IIM Indore IPM: Key highlights
  11. IIM Ranchi IPM: Key highlights
  12. IIM Rohtak IPM: Key highlights
  13. IIFT IPM: Key highlights
  14. TAPMI IPM: Key highlights

1. What is Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
As explained above, IPM stands for the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). It is a five-year programme in management offered by IIM Indore and others. The programme is aimed at students who have passed out of class 12th / Higher Secondary or equivalent. 

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Integrated Programme in Management (IPM): Key features

What is IPM?
IPM is 5 year management programme leading to award of BBA+MBA degree. IPM is offered to the students after class 12
What’s IPM Full Form?
IPM Full Form is Integrated Programme in Management 
What’s BBA+MBA in IPM?
BBA+MBA is an Integrated Program in Management. While BBA is completed in 3 years, next 2 years are devoted to MBA. It leads to award of dual degree BBA+MBA
What is IPM in IIMs?
IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Jammu, IIM Bodhgaya offer 5 year IPM with exit option after 3 years of completing the BBA
Who Should Pursue IPM?
Young student with a vision to make career in management and corporate sector should pursue IPM after class 12
When to pursue IPM?
The right time to join IPM is immediately after completing class 12 in any stream - Arts, Commerce, Science and before joining any other undergraduate course like B.Com, B.Sc. or B.A.
What after IPM? 
Scope of IPM is as wide as of MBA with same specializations and many options available 
  • Academic & Higher Studies: Pursue PhD in India or Abroad
  • Jobs & Career: MBA Career Prospects exist in leadership and management roles in Corporate sector
  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business: You can opt for Entrepreneurship or contribute in family business with your skills
Top IPM Colleges      
IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, NALSAR University, NMIMS, Symbiosis Colleges, IIM Jammu, IIM Bodhgaya, Nirma University, IIFT, TAPMI
IPM Specializations   
Finance, Marketing, International Business, HR, Analytics, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain among others

2. Why IPM? Benefits and advantages of IPM
A natural question is – why study IPM? There are several reasons to pursue IPM. 

  • Get Prestigious IIM MBA and BBA Degrees: IPM is a gateway to getting the prestigious MBA and BBA degrees from IIMs.
  • Easier Admission thru IPMAT compared to CAT: Relatively easier entrance test as compared to the other management entrance tests post-graduation where the number of applicants is much higher
  • Great placements: IPM Placements are at par with MBA placements in top B-schools. IIM Indore IPM placements 2022 registered Average salary of Rs. 25.01 LPA and highest salary at Rs.49 LPA.
  • Head start into the business world: IPM will help the students in getting a head start in the field of management much earlier than they could have through post-graduation or a master’s program.
  • Holistic development: The program will also aid students in overall personality development and bring about societal awareness in them.

3. Which colleges offer IPM?

Program Name & Duration
IPM Entrance Exam for Admission
IIM Indore
5 Year IPM
IIM Ranchi
5 Year IPM
IIM Rohtak
5 Year IPM
IIFT Kakinada
5 Year IPM
TAPMI Manipal
5 Year IPM
IIM Jammu
5 year IPM
IIM Bodhgaya
5 Year IPM
Nalsar University Hyderabad
5 Year IPM
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
5 Year IPM

4. IPM Eligibility Criteria
So, who can study at IPM program? What is IPM Eligibility Criteria? Candidates satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply for IIM IPM.

  • Minimum 60% in Std. X and Std. XII - General and NC-OBC Category
  • Maximum age limit for General and NC-OBC Category is 20 years, candidate should have been born on or after August 01, 2002.
  • Candidate should have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination in 2020, 2021 or appearing in 2022.
  • Applicants pursuing their X and/or XII standard from international schools affiliated to foreign Board’s like IGCSE and IB can also apply.

5. Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) Admissions and Selection
Selection process for IPM offered by IIMs is simple and straight forward. The candidates are selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test (AT) like IPMAT and Personal Assessment (PA). IPM Admission process is explained step by step.  

  • Stage 1: Candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria should submit their application online on institute websites
  • Stage 2: Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for IPMAT and other Aptitude Tests, which are conducted across various cities in the country. There are 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).
  • Stage 3: In this stage, the eligible pool for Personal Assessment (PA) is created considering only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test.
  • Stage 4: Sufficient number of candidates are shortlisted and invited for Personal Assessment round for each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA).
  • Stage 5: Final Selection.  Category wise merit list will be generated. IIM Indore generates this list based on Composite Score (CS), as mentioned below:
Component  Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)   65
Personal Assessment (PA)   35

6. Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) Courses​ structure
Since IPM course is a join BBA and MBA program, it has a unique structure which includes foundational courses and specialized business management courses. The first few years of the course focuses on the foundation of a student. It is followed by core management skills leading to leadership roles and positions of responsibility in different sectors. Some of the core fundamentals taught in the first three years include subjects such as Economics, Statistics and Mathematics, coupled with other subjects like Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Humanities, Literature, Language skills and Fine Arts. The next two years generally include core management subjects such as Finance, Accounting, Communication, Economics, International Trade, Marketing, Strategy, Quantitative Techniques, Operations Management, Information Systems, Operational Behaviour and Human Resource (HR).


7. IPM Jobs and Placements
Management jobs in various sectors like finance, HR, sales and marketing and retail are available for IPM students. Management consultant, business head, sales manager, HR manager, retail manager and digital marketing manager are some of the job roles that suit the profile of someone who has finished their course. Budding entrepreneurs can also benefit from this programme as it inculcates in them the fundamentals of running a business. 

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8. IPM Fees
5 Year IPM Fees comprises the first three years of BBA fees and next two years of MBA fees. Details of total 5 year IPM Fees in top B-schools offering IPM programme is shared below:

IPM College
Programme Name
IPM Fees (Rs. In lakhs)
IIM Indore 5 Year IPM
Integrated Programme in Management
IIM Rohtak 5 Year IPM
Integrated Programme in Management
IIM Ranchi 5 Year IPM
Integrated Programme in Management
IIM Bodhgaya 5 Year IPM
Integrated Programme in Management
IIM Jammu 5 Year IPM
Integrated Programme in Management

The five year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) has emerged as one of the most sought after career oriented management programme with great learning experience after class 12. Besides the students opting for IPM need not worry about admission in Post graduation as after completing the three years, they are automatically promoted to MBA programme without worrying for CAT, XAT or other MBA entrance test. Application process for all the IPM Programs in top B-schools are open. 

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9. IPM Entrance Exams
Most of the top B-schools accept scores of the well established IPM Entrance exams. These IPM entrance exams are conducted by IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, National Testing Agency for admission 2023 in IPM programmes offered by IIMs, IIFT, NALSAR, TAPMI and other Institutes. The top IPM Entrance exams 2023 leading to IPM Admission 2023 in top IPM colleges are:

IPM Entrance Exam Name 2023
Top IPM Colleges Accepting exam score
IPM Entrance Exam Pattern
BBA Entrance Exam 2023 Dates
IPMAT 2023 Conducted by
IIM Indore
1. IIM Indore
2. IIM Ranchi
3. IIFT Kakinada
4. Nirma University, Ahmedabad
5. TAPMI Manipal/Bengaluru
Computer Based Test
Total Question:90
Total Duration:120 min
Sections: 1) English (45 Qs); 2) Quantitative Aptitude (45 Qs)
June 16, 2023
IPM Aptitude Test 2023 conducted by IIM Rohtak
1. IIM Rohtak
2. TAPMI Bengaluru
Computer Based Test
Total Questions: 120
Time duration: 2 Hours
3 Sections-QA-40 Qs; VARC-40 Qs; LR-40 Qs
May 20, 2023
JIPMAT 2023 Conducted by NTA
1. IIM Bodhgaya
2. IIM Jammu
Computer Based Test (CBT) with (MCQs)
Test duration: 2½ hours
Total Questions: 100
Sections:3 (QA; DI LR; VARC 
Marks per correct answer: +4
Negative marking for each wrong answer: -1
May 28, 2023

10. IIM Indore IPM: Key highlights
IIM Indore, one of the top six IIMs in India, was the first IIM to launch the 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) as early as in 2011. The IPM program offers opportunity to earn BBA degree plus MBA degree from IIM Indore for the young students who have passed class 12 or are appearing in class 12 in 2023.


IPM is a combination of 3 years undergraduate degree + 2 years MBA degree programme. The programme is meant for young students who have managerial and leadership aspirations. IPM carries the IIM Indore brand ensuring good career growth in management career. After 3 years of study schedule, the IPM students become the part of IIM Indore MBA/PGP batch leading to high placements. IPM at IIM Indore also offers exit option after completion of 3 years with bachelor’s degree -  Bachelor of Arts (Foundations of Management). Those who continue for next two years also and complete the 5 year IPM programme are awarded Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by IIM Indore. The IPM Placements at IIM Indore are conducted alongwith its MBA programme and are at par with its flagship programme. Key Highlights of IIM Indore IPM programme are:

  • Get IIM Indore MBA without Appearing in CAT: IIM Indore IPM is a Dual Degree Programme – BBA+MBA which you can pursue after passing class 12 and without appearing in CAT exam after completing 3 years of BBA degree.
  • Exit Option after 3 Years: The Exit option from IPM program is available after completion of 3 years with Bachelor of Arts (Foundations of Management) degree awarded by IIM Indore.
  • Diverse Specializations: IIM Indore offers nine specialization areas to choose from, namely Economics, Finance & Accounting, Information systems, Marketing, Organization behavior & Human Resources, Operation management & Quantitative Techniques, Strategy, Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Wide Range of Co-Curricular Activities: IIM Indore students participate in a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities which include IRIS (The Annual Management & Cultural Festival) and Utsaha (Rural Marketing Fair)
  • International Exchange: IIM Indore has exchange tie-ups with several prestigious international business schools. A large number of students visit these business schools and complete one semester there
  • Himalaya Outbound Programme: IIM Indore conducts Himalaya outbound programme for the final year students.  While participants are adequately prepared for a corporate career, their ability to motivate themselves to perform in an unfamiliar ambience and work as a team is enhanced by encouraging them to undergo an outbound exercise and simulation conducted in serene locations at various altitudes in the Himalayas
  • Rural Immersion: Rural immersion programme is conducted to enable the participants to understand the social context in which organizations work and exist. An exposure to the rural settings of Madhya Pradesh is included in the course design
  • Experiential Learning with Industry Engagement: Students visit a company once a week in the fourth year of the Programme. They are required to carry out a study on various industries and key players in the industry. This enhances their exposure to organizations and provides them a backdrop for analysing the managerial contexts of different cases. The IPM final year of the new curriculum features a large number of domain concentrations which consist of both regular courses taught by industry faculty and workshop courses taught by industry practitioners.
  • Unique Programme Structure: A unique matrix based structure in final year wherein participants take 10% credits in ‘Industry Vertical Courses’ and 10% credits in ‘Functional Area Courses’ in addition to the general management credits. 
  • Skill Development: Skill Development Courses including Communication, Leadership, Spreadsheet Modeling, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Innovation and Design Thinking and Sustainability are taught in a workshop-based format

11. IIM Ranchi IPM: Key highlights
IIM Ranchi joined IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak, and had launched multidisciplinary IPM programme with integrated BBA+MBA degree in 2021. IIM Ranchi is the fifth IIM to have entered the Undergraduate management education segment. IIM Ranchi has an intake of 120 IPM Seats. From the academic session 2023-24, IIM Ranchi will accept only IPMAT exam score for 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) admissions and will not accept SAT score or any other entrance exam score. Students who have passed class 12 or are appearing, are eligible to apply for admission. The final selection process consists of PI round for the shortlisted candidates based on IPMAT score. IIM Ranchi IPM Key highlights are:

  • Multi Disciplinary Programme: IIM Ranchi IPM has a multidisciplinary foundation. The first four terms will expose you to knowledge borrowed from humanities, social sciences, arts, mathematics, and natural sciences. In the rest of the program in the first three years, you will learn from the various business disciplines, i.e., management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, economics, operations, and strategy. All of this will lay a solid base on which the MBA program will build and prepare you for the world of business and give you the tools to succeed and excel.
  • Life Skill Courses: IIM Ranchi 5-Year Integrated Programme (IPM) offers life-skill courses that focus on their holistic development as professionally and socially responsible individuals. Students will get the opportunity to learn and grow in a premier business school and develop capabilities that send signals to the marketplace.
  • International Exchange: IIM Ranchi has student exchange tie-ups with ten top business schools across the globe. The Partner B-schools are located in USA, France, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh.
  • Accomplished Faculty: IIM Ranchi has well-qualified internal faculty complemented by carefully selected adjunct faculty with considerable industry or domain expertise.

12. IIM Rohtak IPM: Key highlights
IIM Rohtak launched its 5 Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) for the students who have completed their class XII with an aim to develop managerial and leadership skills among the young students. On successful completion of the IPM programme, IIM Rohtak will award dual degree BBA + MBA to the students. Admission to IIM Rohtak IPM Five Year Integrated Programme in Management is through the IPM Aptitude Test conducted by IIM Rohtak. Key highlights of IIM Rohtak IPM Programme are:

  • IPM at IIM Rohtak is a comprehensive management program with a combined course of management studies from under-graduate (UG) to postgraduate (PG).
  • On successful completion of 5 years, the participant will be awarded with dual degree by IIM Rohtak - Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • The student will be promoted to the 2 years full time MBA programme for the 4th and 5th year on successfully completing the minimum academic requirements from 1st to 3rd Year.
  • The student does not need to appear in CAT or any other MBA entrance exam after completing the 3 years of BBA
  • If any student intends to exit after successfully completing the IPM programme requirement at the end of 3 years, he/she will be awarded with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Admission is through online IIM Rohtak IPM Aptitude Test of 2 hours duration 
  • IIM Rohtak IPM consists of 15 terms spread over a period of 5 years. A year has three terms, each of 3 months duration
  • Entire IPM programme is divided into two parts; the first part focuses on the foundation courses, whereas the second part focuses on the management
  • Students will be undergoing internships at the end of every academic year

13. IIFT IPM: Key highlights
From the academic session 2022-23, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) one of the top B-schools in India, has launched 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) at its new Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh. This makes IIFT another top management institute to enter the undergraduate management education segment. IIFT is offering 40-60 Seats for its IPM programme. IIFT accepts IPMAT exam score, conducted by IIM Indore for IPM admission. Key highlights of IIFT IPM programme are:

  • IIFT IPM is 5 year integrated program in management leading to BBA+MBA degree on successful completion of the IPM course
  • IIFT IPM programme is offered to the young students who have passed class 12 or are appearing in it. IIFT IPM course is designed to impart managerial and decision making capabilities to young professionals along with integrating management education with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
  • In line with the New Education Policy 2020, with an early induction into the programme and a rigorous and holistic curriculum, the students will be able to demonstrate problem solving skills supported by appropriate analytical techniques and will use ethical and socially conscious judgement while analyzing business situations.
  • The first three years of the IPM programme would be based on semester system and the last two years would be based on the trimester system (as per the prevailing 2 years Full Time MBA course structure offered by IIFT).

14. TAPMI IPM: Key highlights

TAPMI, the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal one of the highly ranked and preferred management institute with AACSB and AMBA Accreditation, has launched 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) from the academic session 2023-24, leading to award of dual degree – BA (Foundation in Management) and MBA. Students who have passed class 12 or are appearing, can apply for the programme. TAPMI IPM offers exit option after completing 3 years of graduation. Key highlights of TAPMI IPM are:

  • TAPMI will accept score of IPMAT, JIPMAT, SAT, JEE Mains exams and for the students who have not taken any of these exams will conduct Manipal Entrance Test (MET) for IPM Admission
  • TAPMI IPM program uses an innovative and inclusive academic pedagogy of global standards based on an Integrative and multidisciplinary curriculum. The five year full-time integrated program is strategically designed with a blend of analytical, social, humanities, management, and skill-based courses.
  • At the end of the five-year academic experience, the candidates who have successfully completed the (program) academic requirements will be awarded the degree of an MBA along with a BA (Foundations in Management) degree.
  • TAPMI IPM program is launched with the mission to inspire young students to pursue a managerial career as their first choice; to prepare future managers by imbibing conceptual, theoretical, and behavioral underpinnings from their foundational days; To manage holistic development of future managers by bringing social sciences, analytics sciences, and humanities back to managerial education and practices
  • TAPMI IPM offers assured MBA from TAPMI Manipal, and CAT/XAT and other competitive exam scores are not required
  • IPM also offers Exit Option. Student may exit the programme post three years of IPM with BA (Foundations in Management) Degree
  • TAPMI IPM has holistic program curriculum that incorporates integrative and multidisciplinary format to expand, diversify, and embolden students’ perspectives
  • IPM Students have the opportunity to get advanced certifications in foreign language and can opt for international immersion program
  • IPM students will get Placement assistance from placements & corporate engagement team of TAPMI which has a track record of 100% placement consistently over the years
  • Pedagogic approach includes Industry internship, social internship, live projects, rural engagement programme and outbound programs
  • Students will get Faculty Advisory Service, Career Advisory Support, and Leadership Assessment and Development Centre for holistic development
  • TAPMI has application oriented faculty with strong academic grounding and research focus. 
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