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Updated on
May 22, 2021

IPM 2021-26 Batch Selection Process: Cut off calculation, Weightage, Final Merit list

After the IPM AT 2021 result is announced in the last week of July 2021, the successful test takers will be shortlisted for Personal Assessment (PA) round by IIM Indore. The Personal Assessment will be based either on Personal Interview (PI) or a Video Based Assessment (VBA). The process will be decided by the Admissions Committee in due course of time


The candidates for IPM 2021-26 Batch will be selected on the basis of overall performance in IPM Aptitude Test (IPM AT) – 2021 and Personal Assessment. Any candidate who fails to appear either in AT or does not comply with Personal Assessment guidelines, shall not be considered for selection.


IIM Indore IPM 2021-26 batch Intake
The Sanctioned intake for IPM 2021-26 batch (Domestic Applicant) is 150.


Important dates for IPM 2021 Selection Process

IPM 2021 Selection Activity
Important date
Online application submission
March 23, 2021, to May 31, 2021
IPM AT 21 test day
July 16, 2021
Announcement of call for Personal Interviews
July 2021 last week
Personal Assessment
August 2021 second week
Announcement of Provisional Admissions Offers
3rd or last week of Aug 2021 onwards
Program Registration
August 2021, last week

IPM Selection 2021: Step by Step Process


Step-1: Application & Exam
The phase-1 of IPM selection process consists of application submission and appearing in IPM AT exam.

  • Eligible candidates have to submit their application online till May 31, 2021
  • Candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria should attend the online IPM Aptitude Test (AT) 2021 to be conducted across 34 cities in the country. Check IPM AT 2021 Exam Centers 
  • The date of IPM AT 2021 is July 16, 2021
  • IPM AT 2021 exam pattern consists of three sections namely Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA) and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ). The Quantitative Ability section has been split into two parts.
  • Each question will carry +4 marks for correct answer.
  • There will be a negative marking of -1 negative mark for each wrong answer except for the Quantitative Ability (SA) Section (these questions will not carry any negative marking).
  • IPM Aptitude Test 2021 revised structure is 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.
  • The individual time limit for the section should be adhered to.

Step-2: Shortlisting
The phase-2 of IPM selection process is the shortlisting for final selection round:

  • Only the candidates having positive raw scores and a minimum mark in each of the three sections of Aptitude Test will be shortlisted for Personal Assessment round
  • Sufficient number of candidates will be shortlisted for PA from the eligible pool  for each category (General, EWS, 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 Video Assessment 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 2021 score (ATS)
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.

Step-3: Final Selection for IPM Admission – Personal Assessment

  • Candidates shortlisted for the Video Based Assessment will be required to upload a self recorded video file within a stipulated time period soon after the announcement of the IPMAT 2021 exam Result.
  • Candidates will be given a set of questions on which they will be required to record their video and upload it within the given time period.
  • Candidates failing to upload the self recorded video in the stipulated time will be disqualified from the further selection process.

Step-4: Final Merit List for Admission 2021

  • 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)
Merit list for admission will be generated on the basis of following weightage parameters based on the performance in undernoted areas:

IPM 2021 Final Admission Component
Weightage for IPM Admission 2021
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
Sectional & Overall score will be considered
Personal Assessment
Will be either PI or VBA
Composite Score (CS) - Sum of above scores
Minimum performance in each required

No intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected for final offer.


Award of Degree on Completion of IPM
The Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017 came into force from January 31, 2018. Students who are enrolled in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore's FiveYear Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) for 2021-26 Batch will be eligible for award of Bachelor of Arts (Foundations of Management) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees under Dual Degree Programme upon successful completion of IPM.


IPM students who successfully completed the IPM programme in 2020 were conferred the above Degrees

Short name
Final Selection