IPMAT 2016 Analysis: Moderate to tough test with tricky Quant section
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.
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.
Number of questions
Geometry and Mensuration
2 sets (7-8)
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.
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:
Number of questions
8 (4 x 2)
Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks)
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.
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Questions related to IPMAT
how many quants questions should i solve daily in order to crack ipmat? (5 months left)
For a better score, you solve the maximum question but at least you solved 200-300 questions per day, read according to the syllabus and remember formulas.
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