IPMAT Question paper pattern

IPMAT Question paper pattern

IPMAT or the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test is conducted by IIM Indore every year in the month of May. This is the national level test for getting admission to the 5 years Integrated Program in Management offered at IIM Indore. This examination is a computer-based test and held in the month of May and results are declared in the same month. Candidates who clear this first level of test will be called for WAT (Writing Ability Test) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The course is spread across a period of 5 years consisting of 15 terms. Each year has 3 terms of 3 months duration. In this article, we will be discussing the IPMAT question paper pattern in detail

IPMAT exam pattern is divided into three sections namely Quantitative Ability- MCQ, Quantitative Analysis- SA and Verbal Ability. In total there are 100 questions with a time duration of 2 hours. Each correct answer carries 4 marks and negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs. For the Short Answer (SA) questions in the quantitative ability section, there will be no negative marking. Candidates appearing exam should answer the sections in the order pre-specified and this order is the same for all the candidates. Quantitative Ability section has a time limit of 80 minutes and Verbal Ability section has a time limit of 40 minutes.

Section Name Questions format Number of Questions The time duration for the section (in minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA) Multiple choices (MCQs) 40 40
Quantitative Ability (QA) Short Answer (SA) 20 40
Verbal Ability (VA) Multiple choices (MCQs) 40 40


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Syllabus for IPMAT:

Quantitative Ability

  • Percentage, Profit and Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Time, Speed
  • Distance, Time and Work
  • Simple Equations
  • Number System
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry, Mensuration
  • Interpretation of tables
  • Common graphs & charts
  • Set Theory
  • Averages
  • Geometry
  • Quantitative reasoning

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Sentence completion
  • Synonyms
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Comprehension of passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Para-jumble
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases

IPMAT 2018 was conducted in 28 cities. The application process starts in March and the last date to fill the application will be in the month of April. The exam will be conducted in the month of May. The results of IPMAT will be announced in the month of May itself, candidates who have cleared the exam will be called for WAT and PI. The final selection will be based on the performance in all the three rounds.

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