IPMAT 2016 Analysis: Moderate to tough test with tricky Quant section
Sreetama Datta, 14 May 2016, #IPMAT
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IIM Indore has conducted IPMAT 2016 on May 13 for the admission to its 5 year Integrated Programme in Management 2016-21 batch. The exam was held in computer based mode for the first time but no glitch has been reported so far. According to the test takers and experts, the exam followed the prescribed pattern and the overall difficulty level can be termed as moderate to tough. The Quantitative Ability section was the toughest among the two.

 

Shriya Garg, an IPMAT 2016 candidate shares, “The exam was tough, especially for those who did not have Maths in 10+2 level as a number of questions were asked on Modern Maths, SET Theory etc. On the other hand, Verbal Ability section was quite easy.”

 

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

 

Quantitative Ability

According to the Career Launcher experts, Quantitative Ability section was of tough difficulty level. There were 60 questions in this section. For the first time, non-MCQ type questions were introduced. Around 2 to 3 questions did not have any option and the candidates had to answer in the space provided.

 

The following table brings to you the topics covered in this section.

Topic

Number of questions

Number System

10-12

Arithmetic

6-7

Algebra

15-16

Geometry and Mensuration

6-7

Modern Maths

6-8

Set Theory

2-3

Logical Reasoning

2 sets (7-8)

Miscellaneous

2-3

Total

60

Majority of the questions were on Algebra and Number System. Logical Reasoning, AP/GP and Divisibility-Remainders topics had 7 to 8 questions each. Rest of the topics included Inequalities and Quadratic Equations. One question each based on Coordinate Geometry and Higher Maths (Matrices and Determinants).

 

According to the experts of Career Launcher, in 80 minutes, an attempt of 31-33 can be considered a good attempt. A 125+ score in this section can be considered a good score.

 

Verbal Ability

The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The total number of questions in this section was 40. The topic wise number of questions are given in the table below:

Topic

Number of questions

Reading Comprehension

8 (4 x 2)

Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks)

5-6

Synonyms

3-4

Antonyms

3-4

Sentence Completion

5-6

Para Jumbles

4-6

Analogy

2

Words Usage

4-6

Total

40

Majority of the questions based on Reading Comprehension were indirect. Fill in the blanks questions were vocabulary based. “An attempt of 30-32 in this section can be considered a good attempt while a score of about 125-128 in this section can be considered a good score,” mentions the expert.

 

According to the marking scheme, each question carries 4 marks and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 1 mark.

 

Also Read

IPMAT 2016 Cutoff

IPMAT 2016 Result

IPMAT 2016 Selection Procedure

 

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Any book for IPM which has sample question of previous year same as exam pattern? basically I dont want a best book like PEARSON I want a trustworthy book with simple and desent reviews, which has a lot of sample questions like our CBSE or any CAT,BANK ETC. Provide their aspirants.

Ronak Gala Student Expert 14th 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 Arihant Publications  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.

Best wishes. Thank you.

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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

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General Knowledge 30

Service Aptitude 25

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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-

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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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