Candidates should have passed the 10th standard/Secondary/SSC Examination and the 12th standard/Higher Secondary/HSC Examination (or equivalent) with 60% (55% for candidates from SC/ST/PwD) or more marks. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the 10th and the 12th standard would be calculated based on the Board’s regulations. If there is no such regulation regarding aggregate marks from the concerned Board, then the aggregate marks of all the subjects that appear in the grade sheet will be considered for calculating the passing percentage. There will not be any age limit for the applicants.
Admission to the programme will be based on SAT exam scores, a written ability test, a personal interview, and overall academic performance at the secondary and the higher secondary levels.
Applicants are required to take the SAT. For more details about the SAT, please refer to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?navId=gf-sat.
SAT is conducted five times in a calendar year. Traditionally, it is held in March, May, August, October, and December. For test dates and deadlines or to register for an upcoming SAT exam, please visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international.
SAT is held in over 70 cities and 73 test centers in India. Students can appear for the SAT multiple times. You may look for your nearest test location at:
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers. You will, of course, need to choose India in the “Select a Country or Region” option.
All applicants will need to send us their official SAT scores through their College Board account. While you take the SAT, you will have the option of directly sending the scores to IIM Ranchi for free. You will have to give the SAT code. The SAT code for the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi is 9109.
SAT Fee Discount
SAT offers discounted exam fees based on your family income. If your annual family income is less than INR 8 lakhs, you become eligible to receive an SAT fee reduction voucher and get a 90% reduction. If your family income is more than 8 lakhs but less than 15 lakhs per year, you are eligible to receive a 50% reduction. Please visit https://international.collegeboard.org/students/sat/india-scholars-program or https://www.buddy4study.com/collegeboard for more information.
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their SAT scores and invited to the next stage. Here you will take a Written Ability Test (WAT) and take a Personal Interview. WAT and PIs will be conducted at six cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Ranchi. If the pandemic situation and travel restrictions continue, only the PI process will be conducted virtually online.
Candidates are evaluated based on their performance at all stages and their prior academic performance at the secondary and the higher secondary levels. 120 students with the highest composite scores will be offered admission to the programme.
How to Apply
The application process for the IPM is entirely online. You may apply before or after you take the SAT. However, your application will remain incomplete until we receive your official SAT scores from the College Board. The application fee is INR 2000 (INR 1000 for applicants belonging to the reserved categories).
The application link will be available soon. Interested candidates are advised to register for the SAT at the aforementioned website, at the earliest, preferably before 31 January 2021 to benefit from discounted SAT exam fees (subject to their eligibility). The application process specifically for IIM Ranchi may be completed when the link for the same becomes available later.