IIM Indore IPMAT 2015 Analysis- Tough paper with few surprises
IIM Indore has conducted the Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) 2015 exam on Friday, May 15, 2015. The exam pattern followed in the exam was as per the institute’s announcement. As far as the overall difficulty level is considered, it was quite tough. This article brings to you the detailed analysis of IPMAT 2015.
Before discussing the section wise analysis, let us have a look at the overall pattern and structure of the test.
Number of Questions
Paper Pencil based
According to the test takers, the difficulty level was on the higher side which was beyond their expectation. Shivam Agarwal, a test taker mentioned, “The paper was too tough. I was not expecting the difficulty level to be this high since the past years’ level was moderate. Time management was tough. I could attempt 56 questions among both the sections.”
Simran Kaur, another candidate shared, “I have attempted 57 questions, 28 in Quantitative Ability and 29 in Verbal Ability. While Maths was very tough, English was still manageable. I am not too sure about the accuracy factor.”
Now we will take a look at the section wise analysis.
According to the expert analysis by Career Launcher, the difficulty level of this section was moderate. The section was dominated by Arithmetic questions followed by Number System. Unlike last year, there were 10 questions on Data Interpretation such as Pie Chart, Caselet and Reasoning. There were no questions on Higher Maths. The questions on Modern Maths and Co-ordinate Geometry were of 10+2 level which posed problems for students who did not have mathematics in 10+2.
According to the analysis by Career Launcher, an attempt of 38 to 40 questions within 80 minutes and a score of 140+ will considered to be a good score.
This section was of easy difficulty level. This section was similar to that of last year. There were 2 Reading Comprehension passages with 4 questions each. One of the passages was on Sociology and the other was on Marketing. There were 2 sets of Fill in the Blanks questions with 5 questions in each set. There were 2 sets of Fill in the Blanks questions. The topics of the FIB questions were grammar and vocabulary.
The Career Launcher analysis mentions, “An attempt of 32-35 can be considered a good attempt. A score of about 120-125 in this section can be considered a good score.”
Owing to the high difficulty level, it is expected that the cutoff will be low. Last year, the cutoff marks was 200.
Stay tuned to www.bschool.careers360.com for more on IPMAT 2015.
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Questions related to IPMAT
is iim banglore going to launch its ipm program in 2021?
IPM is a Five-Year Integrated-Program in Managementthat can help students to pursue higher education in management field.
Till 2019, IIM indore and iim rohtak were the only ones to launch the IPM program.
But, this year the director of iim banglore R.T krishnan ( previously the director of iim indore ) has confirmed that the IPM ( INTEGRATED PROGRAM MANAGMENT ) will be started from 2021 - 2022 academic session.
The iim indore's IPM program was also started by R.T KRISHNAN.
And if you wamt admission in IPM program in IIMS then you have to qualify and secure rank in IPMAT exam, which is India's one of the most reputed exams.
My rank is 52 in nc obc category of IPMAT 2020. What are the chances of my selection ?
The cutoff of IPMAT 2020 refers to the minimum marks to be scored by test-takers in order to qualify or get shortlisted for the further rounds of the selection procedure. The shortlisted students will then have to appear for Personal Interviews at IIM Indore. After this, the final merit list will be declared soon.
For NC-OBC the cut off score was
in 2018 was 63.69
in 2017 was 63.69
IPMAT 2020 selection procedure was to be conducted in three stages which are as follows:
Stage 1 - Appear for IPMAT 2020
Stage 2 - Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI)
Stage 3 - Shortlisting of Students
So the admission depends on the further rounds too.
you will easily get admission for IPM with the rank you have provided. For general category, the composite score for admission is expected to be 145+, so for OBC category it will be around 100+. But, these are based on previous year trends and can not guarantee your admission, so hope for the best.
Best books for IPMAT PREPARATION
Students who are appear for the IPMAT 2020 exam should have an idea of the best books for IPMAT. To clear this exam, one must have knowledge of books to which they refer to while preparing is important.
To prepare effectively for IPMAT, you can refer to the books mentioned below:-
- Quantitative aptitude for Competitive exam by R.S. AGGARWAL
- Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.D. Sharma
- Better English by Norman Lewis
- Word power Made Easy by Norwan Lewis
- English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
As a 11th grader, Should I be focusing on studying for IPMAT from now? If yes, Which books should I refer to?
The competition is increasing day by day in everything. So it's better to start preparing as soon as possible. If you will start now you will be having ample of time to practice the syllabus and questions that will give you an edge over your competitor.
There are many books available, but for Quantitative aptitude you can read QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE BY RS AGARWAL or RD SHARMA CLASS 11 &12th.
For verbal ability you can read Norman Lewis English Vocabulary or read newspapers, online articles, etc.
All the very best
Hi I have been shortlisted for for ipm iim indore and they have asked me to send a 3min video answering questions given by them, will there be any further interview or was it a substitute for interview and any Idea when will I able to know that I have been selected for the course
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it's quite difficult at this point of time to call students for the personal interview. So IIM Indore for their IPM program has replaced the interview part with this video message in which students are required to send their videos answering the question asked. The selection of students will be done on the basis of this instead of the Personal Interview.
Hope that helps