The 5 yr IPM-IIM Indore program (Integrated Program in Management) is one of the most sought after Under Graduate – Post Gradute course combinations in India for After XIIth.
IIM Indore’s 5 year integrated program offers a unique opportunity for students completing their higher secondary school examinations from across India. During the first three years, students will be undergoing the Under Graduate program and 2 years post that they will be completing the Post Graduate level.
120 students are admitted into the IPM program each year. This is one of the best programs in India at the Under Graduate level.
Applying for the IPM-IIM Entrance Examination
Online applications are now available at www.iimidr.ac.in. The last date for submitting online applications is 18th April. Do not wait till 18th April to complete the application process…do it soon.
The Online (only) exam is scheduled on 11 May and you have a good 50 days to prepare for the examination. Crash courses for the examination are available through class room learning and online test series.Major Changes in the IPM-IIM Indore entrance examination
There has been a MAJOR change in the examination pattern, which is as follows:
All other papers remaining unchanged, the Mathematics papers, which was earlier 60 questions is now divided into two parts.
The first part is of 40 questions, with a 40 minute time allotment. These are the regular Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) giving a 30% weightage to the overall exam.
The change is in the remaining 20 questions, which are a separate section, again with 40 minutes. The weightage is 35%, which is more than the first 40 question Maths paper.
Here the candidate gets 2 minutes per question on average. These 20 questions are Short Answer type and will contain problems related to Mathematics, Data Analysis and Data Interpretation as well as Logical reasoning. The candidate will have to type using a Mouse on a virtual keyboard instead of a normal keyboard. This, arguably, is the deciding paper for the complete examination.
The third paper is the regular Verbal Ability papers, which has 40 questions in 40 minutes. The weightage for this is 35%.
WHY THIS PROGRAM IS UNIQUE
IPM program protects the curiosity and innocence that is prevalent at the class XIIth level, while most other programs disturb and kill it. This program protects and encourages the atmosphere of learning, asking and experimenting with different subjects. The students are made aware of the different aspects of every subject and the problems associated with each of them. Consolidation, though happens at the post graduate level.
As per the faculty at these programs, the students are appreciated for their curiosity, brilliance, spirit and the accompanying dare devil innocence.
Living away from the comforts of home, sharing and the struggle that comes with it – gives them a life that teaches more than any classroom can. The campus sprawling a good 200 acres with its state-of-the-art facilities adds to the overall experience and growing up.
For those entering into the system in 2018, the year will have a lot to offer, in terms of experience, the overall learning and finally great placements, that at times even outdo the placements given to the PGP students. Degrees are now being awarded for IIM programs unlike in the previous years.
All in all, if I was graduating from class XIIth this year, I would have taken the IIM-IPM route. Definitely.
Placements at the IIM-IPM Program
The first batch of the IIM-IPM program that began in 2011, passed out in 2016. The following summary of placements will give you an idea of the importance and industry acceptance of the program.
- Highest CTC Domestic: Rs 32 lacs per annum
- Highest CTC International: Rs. 30 lacs per annum
- Average CTC package: INR 15.67 lac per annum