Wednesday, 18 March 2015

IIM Indore Integrated BBA Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) 2015

Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road
 Indore - 453556 (M.P.), India
Phone: 0731- 2439686/687 
The five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM), the first of its kind in India launched by IIM Indore, is a unique and creative programme to meet the aspirations of young students to become management professionals, change agents and societal leaders.
IPM is aimed at students who have passed out of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from various schools in India. It is widely believed that our ability to influence younger students is greater. Therefore, IIM Indore's objective is to attract young students, groom and mould them as outstanding leaders through a world class education. IPM, therefore, is a strategic fit in the overall context, vision and mission of IIM Indore.
The IPM, a residential programme, is a unique opportunity for the Institute to make a contribution in this important social space. It is also an exciting option for the young boys and girls to charter their profession in the area of management with a wider scholarly academic background in a social sciences setting.
Course Structure
The Programme would consist of 15 terms spread over a period of 5 years with each year having 3 terms of 3 months each. The broad design of the Programme would include education in Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Humanities and Social Sciences setting. Accordingly, 40% of the Programme would focus on subjects related to the following areas:
Ø       Mathematics, Statistics, Logic and Computer Science
Ø       Introduction to Literature: Indo-Anglian, British and American
Ø       Introduction to Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Geology, and Geography
Ø       Civilization and History (both India and World)
Ø       Exposure to Natural Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Botany
Ø       Exposure to Languages: (at least one foreign language and one Indian language)
Ø       Exposure to Performing Arts and Fine Arts
Soft skills: Leadership Development, Personality Development, Team work and Communication
Second Module would consist of all functional areas of management like Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Decision Sciences, Operations Management, Marketing, Economics, Information Technology, Communication, Legal Aspects of Business, Ethics, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship. This would account for the next 50% of the course design. In this module, IPM students will do the PGP courses along with the 2 - year PGP students of the institute.
The remaining 10% of the Programme would focus on international exposure and internships in various social organizations in India.
Eligibility criteria for this programme requires a minimum of 60% aggregate marks at Secondary/X Standard/Equivalent and at Higher Secondary/XII/+2 level/Equivalent for General and NC-OBC category candidates (55% aggregate marks at Secondary/X Standard/ Equivalent and at Higher Secondary/XII/+2 level/Equivalent for SC, ST and PWD / DA candidates). All candidates meeting the minimum eligibility mentioned above will be called for the Aptitude Test.
The shortlist for Personal Interview would be based on the candidate’s performance in the Aptitude Test and the final selection would be based on their performance in Aptitude Test (AT) and Personal Interview (PI). Government of India reservation norms would be followed while admitting the candidates. Further details about the admission process may be obtained from Admission section of the website.
During the tenure of the programme, candidates' academic performance will be assessed on continuous basis and all those who meet the minimum requirements of the programme will be promoted to the subsequent year of the study. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements of the programme on yearly/term-wise would be advised to leave or repeat the programme. Those candidates who complete all the five years of the study and meet all the academic requirements of the programme will be considered for being awarded an Integrated Diploma in Management (IDM). The programme requirements will be decided by an academic council/committee of the Institute and the same will be shared with the candidates upon their joining the programme.
The candidates will be selected on the basis of overall performance in Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. Any candidate fail to appear in either Aptitude Test or Personal Interview or both shall not be considered further during the selection process. The selection process is as follows:
Stage 1: The candidates satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria should submit their application online as described previously in Section 2 i.e. Application procedure.
Stage 2: Based on the applications received, candidates satisfying minimum eligibility criteria will be called for the Aptitude Test (AT) to be conducted across 6 centers, viz., Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai/Hyderabad and Indore. However, IIM Indore reserves the right to change the centers at any time if the situation so warrants. The date of conducting AT is Thursday, May 14, 2015. The pattern of AT will be as follows:
Eligible candidates should submit their application online during Monday, March 9, 2015 and Thursday, April 9, 2015 and pay online the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee of Rs. 1000 (Rupees One Thousand only) (Rs.500 for SC, ST and DA category). Candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA categories need to produce valid and attested certificates in support of their reservation category. No change in the category will be entertained after submitting the application.
Ø       AT will be of objective-type nature. The sample questions from previous year question paper will be uploaded on our website.
Ø       There will be two sections in AT namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability.
Ø       There will be 100 questions in total with time duration of two hours.
Ø       Each question will carry 4 marks.
Ø       There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer
Stage 3: In this stage, the eligible pool for Stage-4 (i.e. shortlisting of PI) is created considering only the candidates having positive raw scores in both the sections of Aptitude Test. Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are rejected at this stage.
Stage 4: Sufficient number of candidates for Personal Interview (PI) for each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD/DA) will be shortlisted from the eligible pool (refer Stage-3) using the merit list generated based on Aptitude Test Score (ATS) as mentioned Table-1:
Component
Score
Score in Quantitative Ability Section

Candidate’s Score – Min. Score
60*
Max. Score – Min. Score
Score in Verbal Ability Section

Candidate’s Score – Min. Score
40*
Max. Score – Min. Score
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
Sum of above scores (max 100)
Note: Max. and Min. scores are the highest and lowest scores obtained in respective sections by the candidates from the eligible pool.
Shortlisted candidates shall appear for Personal Interview at any of the six centers (as mentioned in Stage-2). Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are not shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI). IIM Indore also expects a consistent and minimum performance in the different parameters of Personal Interview (PI), which will be decided by Admissions Committee. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in any of PI parameters will not be considered for the next stage of selection process i.e.
Stage 5: The candidates satisfying the requirements mentioned in earlier stages will only be considered for the final selection. Category wise merit list will be generated based on Composite Score (CS) as mentioned in Table 2 and provisional admission offers will be made accordingly adhering to the reservation norms. Table-2: Computation of Composite Score
Component
Weightage (%)
Aptitude Test Score (ATS)
60
Personal Interview (PI)
40
No intimation will be sent to candidates who are not selected for final offer.
Reservations As per Government of India reservation norms, 15% per cent and 7.5% of the total seats are reserved for scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) candidates respectively meeting IIMI's admission requirements; 27% seats are reserved for non creamy layer - other backward classes (NC-OBC) candidates meeting IIMI's admission requirements. In addition, 3% seats are reserved for persons with disabilities (as per the provisions of Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995) meeting IIMI's admission requirements. The three categories of disabilities are: (a) low-vision/blindness, b) hearing impairment, and c) locomotor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by medical authority and as prescribed and explained in the said Act.
Tuition fees for the first 3 years would be about Rs. 3,00,000/- per annum and for the next two years it would be as per prevailing PGP fees. Tuition fee does not include boarding and lodging charges. Accommodation would be arranged on a sharing basis for the first 3 years. Single room accommodation would be made available for the 4th and 5th year of Programme.
Faculty are drawn from various sources which include faculty members of IIM Indore, resource persons/visiting faculties from renowned colleges/institutes, industry experts and retired faculty members from Indian universities.
Apart from academic programmes, the IPM students are exposed to various extra-curricular activities in order to inculcate in them leadership qualities and managerial skills.
Note: A Study Centre as well as an Examination Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been opened at IIM Indore.
Start of Online Application Submission Monday, March 9, 2015
Release of Admit Cards Wednesday, April 15, 2015
IPM Aptitude Test Thursday, May 14, 2015
Release of Short list for Personal Interview Monday, May 25, 2015
Personal Interviews June 12 to 15, 2015
Release of offer letters to the selected candidates Monday, June 22, 2015
Registration for the Programme Friday, July 31, 2015
Commencement of sessions Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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