An aptitude test is conducted by IIM Indore for enrolling students to their five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). The aptitude test for this course will be held this year at 77 centres in 34 cities across India. About 19000 candidates are expected sit for this aptitude test. To maintain social distance, IIM Indore has increased the number of exam centres.
The exam centres have been set up in all the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Mohali, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Udaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Bengaluru etc.
At Indore, the exam will be conducted at three exam centres.
The aptitude test was initially scheduled on 30th April but due to the pandemic, the date was changed to 25th July.
Since the pandemic was still causing havoc, the date was again changed to 7th September.
Changes in the selection process
Due to the pandemic, IIM Indore has changed the selection process in 2020. Candidates who manage to get the cut off marks in the aptitude test will be called for a personal interview. Their assessment will be on a video file that they will upload within a stipulated time after the aptitude test result is announced. Candidates will be supplied with a list of questions which they will have to answer in the video and upload. Candidates who will fail to upload the video will be disqualified.
Exam type and marking system
The three sections in the aptitude test are Quantitative Ability (Short Answer Question-SA), Quantitative Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ), and Verbal Ability (Multiple Choice Question-MCQ). Each question carries 4 marks. Negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer is present. The only exception to this is in the Quantitative Ability (SA) Section. The composite score of any candidate will be based on 85 per cent marks in the test and 15 per cent marks in video-based assessment.