IIM Indore IPM Aptitude Test - Past 5 year trends, last minute tips and strategy
IIM Indore IPM Aptitude Test dated Friday, May 11, 2018, will be taken by approximately 17,000 candidates. Since the intake is limited to 121, and as per IIM Indore, only 10 percent to 20 percent of the test takers would be shortlisted for the WAT-PI rounds, the candidates must perform well enough to clear the cut off marks.
This article of Careers360 will share last minute preparation tips for the IIM Indore IPMAT 2018.
Before sharing the last minute preparation tips, let’s have a quick recap of the exam pattern and a comparative analysis of the last 5 years’ papers conducted by IIM Indore.
IPM Aptitude Test Pattern
The IPMAT exam pattern states that IPM Aptitude Test is a multiple choice objective type paper with 100 questions divided among two sections. The duration of the exam is two hours. Each question carries four marks and there is negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer. The sections and number of questions are given in the following table.
IPMAT Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability- MCQ
Quantitative Ability- SA
As you can see, the Quantitative Ability section is given more weightage than the Verbal Ability section. The mode of the exam is computer-based.
Now we will have a look at the comparative analysis of the past years in terms of difficulty level, number of questions and topics. Refer to the following table.
Past 5 years analysis of IPMAT
Number of Questions
Moderate to Tough
Moderate to Tough
Now let us have a look at the section wise analysis of IPMAT 2017.
The difficulty level of this section was of a tough level of difficulty. Out of 60 questions, as many as 10 were of TITA (Type in the answer) nature. Data Interpretation dominated this section with 10 questions, closely followed by Probability / P&C and Geometry. The other topics included Mensuration, Logarithms, Numbers, etc.
The difficulty level of Verbal Ability section was easy. The maximum number of questions were from topics like Reading Comprehension, followed by Use of correct phrases in sentences, use of correct words in sentences and fill in the blanks.
Last minute tips and exam taking strategy
Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman of Career Launcher mentions that the questions of Quantitative Ability could be time-consuming inspite of being on basic topics. Revise the Arithmetic and Algebra formulae. Puri suggests, “Students should keep in the mind the slight increase in the difficulty level of this exam, vis-Ã -vis other exams while preparing for the same.”
Revise your strengths from the IPMAT syllabus and do not start any new area.
Exam taking strategy
Selection of Questions - Select the questions carefully. Since there is negative marking scheme, accuracy factor has to be taken care of in order to clear the IPMAT cut off marks.
Time Management – There is no section wise time limit of the exam, hence you have to be careful about the time management factor. Divide the time wisely between the two sections.
Revise – After completing the paper, revise all the questions carefully, including your rough work done on the scratch sheet provided at the test centre.
On the exam day, ensure that you reach the exam centre within the stipulated time and carry the requisite documents like IPMAT 2018 Admit Card and ID proof.
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Questions related to IPMAT
can history and geography and current affairs related questions might come in ipmat 2020?
Quantitative Ability- Short Answer; Quantitative Ability- MCQ; Verbal Ability.
Quantitative Ability contains topics from- Number systems, Data Interpretation, Averages, Quantitative Reasoning, Distance, Time and Work, Mixtures and Alligations, Interpretation of tables, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Common graphs & charts etc.
Verbal ability topics- Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and Phrases, Comprehension of passages, Proper Usage of Words, Vocabulary, Grammar, Fill in the blanks.
which is Better ipmat or clat???
IPMAT and CLAT are related to two different fields. And it basically depends on your field of interest to decide which one will be better for you.
IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) as the name suggests, is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIM, Indore to provide admission to its UG 5-years integrated management programs.
Apart from IIM-Indore, Nirma University which is a renowned b-school, also accepts IIM-Indore IPMAT scores. So, if you want to pursue a 5 years integrated degree in management (BBA+MBA) from IIM, Indore or Nirma University, and develop a career in Management and its related aspects in future, you should aim at cracking IPMAT.
*In 2019, IIM Rohtak has also launched its individual IPMAT.
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is also a national level entrance exam, but for providing admission to 22 national law universities (NLUs) in India (except NLU Delhi) , and many other law institutes.
It is for UG law courses like LLB, 5 years Integrated BA+LLB as well as for PG programs like LLM.
If you are considering law as a career, it is worth preparing for CLAT.
I hope this answer will help you.
which book is the best for ipmat preparation ?
In your IPMAT Entrance Examination , there are two subjects from which questions ate asked: -
- Verbal Ability and
- Quantitative Ability.
Top books for Verbal Ability are :-
- Better English by Norman Lewis
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
- English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
Top books for Quantitative Ability are:-
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Aggarwal
- Class XI and XII Mathematics NCERT
- HOW TO PREPARE FOR QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE BY ARUN SHARMA
IPMAT exam is going to be held on 25.07.2020. NEET is being held on 26.07.2020. The test centers are different and due to pandemic it is hard to reach overnight. HOW TO REQUEST TO CHANGE THE DATE OF IPMAT EXAM? AND WHOME WE SHOULD REQUEST?
As ipmat 2020 means iim indore integrated program in management aplitude test and this exam is held on 25.7.2020 and neet entrance exam is conducted on 26.7.2020 and for the ipmat exam and neet entrance exam centers are so far and you cannot reach early and you wanted to change the exam date and i think there are less chances to change the exam date and visit website of official of ipmat and list out the problem and they me help you to sort out the problem and they may provide another date to the exam so visit the below mentioned website: (http://www.msuniv.ac.in)
And all the best for both the entrance exams study well and work hard to get good marks and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to you.
IPMAT iim rohtak online test will be held on 21st May online test virtual mode,can we use calculator in laptop
No real calculators are allowed in the IPMAT online exam. There will be virtual on screen calculator which you can use during the exam for solving tough problems. This test will held on May 21 2020 of two hours duration i.e. from 10 AM to 12 PM.
For more information you should read this article .
I hope this information helps you.