IIM Indore IPM Aptitude Test - Past 5 year trends, last minute tips and strategy
Sreetama Datta, 10 May 2018, #IPMAT
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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.

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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.

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IPMAT Exam Pattern

Sections

Time

No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability- MCQ

40 minutes

40

Verbal Ability

40 minutes

40

Quantitative Ability- SA

40 minutes

20

 

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

Year

Sections

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

2017

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

60

40

Moderate to Tough

2016

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

60

40

Moderate to Tough

2015

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

60

40

Tough

2014

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

60

40

Moderate

2013

Quantitative Ability

Verbal Ability

60

40

Tough

Now let us have a look at the section wise analysis of IPMAT 2017.

Quantitative Ability

 

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.

 

Verbal Ability

 

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-à-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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For preparation of ipmat entrance exam ,how can I do?

Ronak Gala Student Expert 7th Oct, 2019

As known that for admission into IIM's IPM one has to go through A.T and a personal interview.

The Aptitude test consists of 2 parts. One that of quantitative aptitude and other being the verbal ability. For quantitative aptitute one can refer to the book Qbjective Arithmetic of R.S. Aggarwal, though this book is meant for the entrances of railway and other similar things but since the syllabus is quite the same so this book is helpful as well. Apart from this one has to completely solve NCERT Maths book for class XI and XII. As chapters like P&C, Binomial Theorem, Complex Number, Functions and Calculus are also included for the test.

For the verbal ability thing any good English book like that of Wren n Martin, Nesfield, R.S Aggarwal's verbal ability is good.

The Pearson guide is a good book as well which combines the Objective Arithmetic and Verbal ability in one but I think that one has to completely solve class XI and XII NCERT of Maths as well.

For the interview thing one has to be aware of all the General Knowledge thing. Reading newspaper , magazines is always helpful. One has to look upon his body language as well. Co curricular activities are always helpful.

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which is the best book for preparing for IPMAT exam?

Payal 5th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

One of the best books to prepare for IPMAT exam  is ‘Crack the IIM Indore IPM Entrance Exam’, published by Pearson and written by IIM Lucknow Alumnus Nishit Sinha.

You can also solve previous year question paper within time limit .it will be very much helpful for you.

I hope my answer will be helpful for you

Good luck

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is the syllabus of ugat is same as ipm

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

Hello,


AIMA UGAT Syllabus has the following sections with the number of questions assigned to each section-



English Language 40

Numerical and Data Analysis 30

Reasoning and Intelligence 30

General Knowledge 30

Service Aptitude 25

Scientific Aptitude 25


For more details regarding this, consider visiting the following link-

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IPMAT Exam is divided into following sections-


Quantitative Ability(MCQ) - 40 questions

Verbal Ability - 40 questions

Quantitative Ability(SA) - 20 questions


As per the marking scheme of IPMAT 2019, each question will carry four marks. Every correct answer will get 4 marks.

As the exam has negative marking, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Negative marking will not be applicable for Quantitative Ability- SA section.

For more details, you may consider going through the following link-

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/ipmat-exam-pattern

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does ipmat has sectional cut off? if yes then please tell about it and total marks which one should score to get a call of pi

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019
Dear Dhruv, IPMAT has sectional cut offs. IPMAT has 2 sections Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability. Now QA has 60 marks allotted and VA has 40 marks. Each correct answer gets you 4 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark in the form of negative marking. Now the cut offs for the previous years for both sessions have been as follows:

Category          QA       VA        Min. Score     Max. Score
UR                  40        100          35.86            91.67
OBC-NC             24          64          19.23            63.69
SC                      16          48          10.35            51.56
ST                        8          24           4.07             40.93
PWD                    8          24           4.07             48.87

Though there has been no official release of any syllabus, based on examinations over the years, it has been concluded that few topics are the most covered,
QA:
Number system, LCM & HCF, Percentage, Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Functions, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Profit, Loss and Discounts, Simple and Compound Interest, Progressions, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Alligations, Logarithms, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Trigonometry, Geometery, Problems on Ages, Series and Unitary Method, Set Theory, Data Interpretation and Equations.
VA:
Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Correct Usage of words and phrases and verbal analogies.
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How should I prepare for IPMAT for IIM-I? Im in Grade 12.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 1st Oct, 2019
Dear Sushim, IPMAT has 2 sections Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability. Now QA has 60 marks allotted and VA has 40 marks. Each correct answer gets you 4 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark in the form of negative marking. Though there has been no official release of any syllabus, based on examinations over the years, it has been concluded that few topics are the most covered,

QA:

Number system, LCM & HCF, Percentage, Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Functions, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Profit, Loss and Discounts, Simple and Compound Interest, Progressions, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Alligations, Logarithms, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Trigonometry, Geometery, Problems on Ages, Series and Unitary Method, Set Theory, Data Interpretation and Equations.

VA:

Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, Correct Usage of words and phrases and verbal analogies.

Preparation for QA:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

Preparation for VA:

Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.

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