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Assessment Mode


Member Examination for the programme shall be administered at the end of each membership level in all courses offered during the level. It comprises a set of questions including essays, questions and practical examinations. The Member Examination accounts for 50 percent pass grade for each course taught and examined.

Grading System

The system of grading shall basically comprise two weights: Pass and Fail. Score below 50% for any course taken in the professional programme represent a Fail in the course. Passes are recorded for scores above 50% in any respective course.

However, the Pass mark is constituted of weighted designated by letters and description to distinguish deserving students who show excellence and professionalism in their examinations. The table below indicates the designation as applicable to the grading system of the IPMP professional Programme.

Table 1: Scores and letter grades.

Passing Percentage: Passing percentage in the examination of each subject is 50%.

Score Range (%) Grade Designation Description GPA Grade Type
80 – 100 A Excellent 3.5 – 4.0 Pass
70 – 84 B Very Good 2.5 – 3.4 Pass
60 – 69 C Good 2.0 – 2.4 Pass
50 – 59 D Credit 1.5 – 1.4 Pass
10 – 49 F Referral 1.00 Fail
Incomplete IC Re-write IC Fail

The Institute shall ensure quality training of its members without compromising its standards, for this reason the examination pass mark is 50% for each subject. A minimum of two subjects in an examination diet must be passed at 50% and this will be recorded in the candidate favour at any time examination is conducted. When a candidate is unsuccessful in four attempts examination sitting, such a candidate shall be withdrawn from the Institute examinations.

Membership Examination Period

The Professional Examination of the IPMP (all level) is held in April, August & December of every year. Only registered students of the institute who have paid their Examination Fees. Annual Subscription and the Special Levy up to date are eligible to apply for the examinations.

Examination Registration

Candidates shall be required to register for the professional Examinations by sending a mail or picking the examination registration form from our office. Examinations and assessment are currently provided as part of the course framework of an IPMP registered or accredited training programs. The assessment is based on centralize examinations with a local and international component to the examination program. Core programs will be the first to qualify for global assessment with specializations being assessed through course framework as currently performed. The examining body (Professional Academic & Examination committee) is responsible for providing examination questions for assessment and marking of scripts.

Examinations of IPMP will be held in all the centers will be communicated to candidates one (1) month to the examination. Change of center by candidates after submission of entry form, where one examination center has been selected on the application form will not be allowed by the Institute. Candidates are entreated to give due consideration to several factors that may influence them before they choose an examination center, because the Institute will prepare full list of candidates for each center they have personally chosen and failure to be at the venue will be treated as examination absence.

Scope of the Examinations

The examination for all papers shall be set to cover all aspects of the syllabus content of each subject.

Communication of Examination Results

The result of the examination in the form of a Grade Sheet shall communicate to all candidate at the mailing address mentioned in the examination application form. Member Candidates, who do not receive the Grade Sheets within a month from the date of official announcement of the results, should contact us for a duplicate copy. The result is also uploaded on the Association’s website.

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