IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020
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IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Institute of Management, Indore prescribed the exam pattern of IPMAT 2020 so that the candidates get an idea about the question paper. This article on IPMAT exam pattern 2020 contains details on the structure of IPMAT 2020 like mode of exam, total duration, time alloted to each section, type of questions, marks distribution and related information. IPMAT is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Indore to enroll students in its five-year integrated program in management. As per the IPMAT 2020 exam pattern, the paper is divided into two major sections i.e. quantitative ability and verbal ability. This article on the exam pattern of IPMAT 2020 will help candidates to understand the structure of the exam. Candidates can check the details on exam pattern of IPMAT 2020 below.
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Overview of IPMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern mentions the important dates related to IPMAT 2020. Candidate must go through the article on IPMAT exam pattern 2020 to have insight on duration of exam, time allotment to each section, marking scheme, mode of exam, etc and can formulate strategies to prepare. IPMAT 2020 computer based aims at admitting candidates in IIM Indore’s five-year Integrated Management Programme.

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Exam Pattern of IPMAT 2020



Duration of IPMAT 2020

120 minutes i.e. two hours

Mode of exam


Section-wise time allotment

40 minutes

Negative marking


IPMAT Section-wise Breakup 2020

As per the exam pattern of IPMAT 2020, there will be three sections in the aptitude test namely quantitative ability (Multiple Choice Question), quantitative ability (Short Answer Question) and verbal ability (Multiple Choice Question). In order to have an elaborative view of the exam pattern, this article contains details on the section wise breakup of syllabus of IPMAT 2020 which the candidates can refer to from the table below.

Exam Pattern of IBSAT 2020

Major Sections

Quantitative Ability(QA)

Quantitative Ability(QA)

Verbal Ability(VA)

Type of Questions

Multiple choice questions

Short answers

Multiple choice questions

No. of Questions




IPMAT Syllabus 2020

Keeping the mind the syllabus of IPMAT 2020, quantitative ability assesses candidates ability to solve questions on geometry, mensuration, distance, time and work, profit and loss, number system.

Subtopics under IPMAT 2020 Syllabus



Verbal ability

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Word Usage

  • Para Jumble

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Fill in the Blanks and Grammar, etc.

Quantitative ability

  • Distance, Time and Work

  • Geometry, Mensuration

  • Percentage, Profit and Loss

  • Set Theory

  • Number System

  • Data Interpretation

  • Time, Speed, etc.

As per the exam pattern of IPMAT 2020, marks will be awarded to the candidates on the follows -

  • Each question carries four marks. Hence, every correct answer will get four marks.

  • One mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, for the quantitative ability - short answer section there will be no negative marking.

  • For unattempted questions, neither the marks will be awarded nor deducted.

  • All candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order.

IPMAT Sample Papers 2020

While preparing themselves for IPMAT 2020, candidates can solve IPMAT 2020 sample papers as well as past year question papers. The IPMAT Sample Papers 2020 will assist students in understanding the overall difficulty level of the actual paper as it could be on similar lines.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IPMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Into how many sections will the IPMAT 2020 be divided?


There will be 2 major sections of quantitative ability and verbal ability. The QA section will have both types of questions i.e. MCQs and Short answers. Whereas the VA section will include only MCQs.

Question: How much time will a candidate have to complete the IPMAT 2020?


As per the IPMAT 2020 exam pattern, candidates will be given two hours in total. For more description on the time allotment, read the full article of IPMAT exam pattern 2020.

Question: What sub-topics will be covered in QA and VA?


Quantitative ability will test candidate’s speed and accuracy with numbers, ability to do numerical calculations, mensuration, profit and loss, set theory, etc. Verbal ability assess the verbal ability of candidate and includes sub-topics like Comprehension of passages, vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and Phrases, etc. Candidates can refer to the IPMAT syllabus 2020 for more information on sub-topic covered under each section.

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what were the cut offs for PWD category in IPMAT (rohtak & indore) for 2019?

Suryashis Chakraborty 25th Jan, 2020

Hello Sonu,

IPMAT Cutoff has remained more or less same over last few years. The cut-offs for PWD category in IPMAT 2019 were divided into Quant Cut Offs and Verbal Cut Offs. The former required a minimum of 8 in MCQs and 0 in non MCQs and the latter required a minimum of 24.

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will be giving boards in March 2020( commerce-maths). got 2 plans in mind: 1.prepare for CA CPT (june 2020) wait for merit based du selection & persue CA side by side b.com(with regular/open) & try CAT after UG. 2. take a crash course (IPMAT, DUJAT) & if not get selected then give CA CPT (Nov 2020)

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

Your plans are great and its really appreciable that you are ready so early.
Now if we talk about your 1st plan then here the most important thing is that you will have to get good marks in your boards to get selected in a good college in DU.
You said you want to do CA and prepare for CAT after graduation.This is where you will get stuck.See,CA itself is very time consuming and one of the toughest exams in india and you need special preparation for it.And on the other hand you said you want to prepare for CAT too which is also a tough exam.My opinion for you is that you should choose any one. If you are interested in management then simply take admission in B.Com and start preparing for CAT and if you are interested in Accounting then prepare only for CA after taking admission in B.Com.

Your 2nd option is good because you are keeping a backup with you so if you will fail in the entrance of DU JAT then you can go for CA but make sure you take admission in B.Com.

You will have to choose one between CA and CAT.
You can do MBA after CA so i would say if you are really interested in management then go for CAT.
If you will aim for both at the same time then you might end up messing both.

I hope this helps.

I will be giving boards in March 2020 (commerce with maths), and planning to go for a crash course for management colleges (IPMAT, DUJAT etc.). what if I dont get selected from these entrance exams? will I have to drop a whole year and prepare again?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

Unfortunately you will have to drop because these are entrance exams are take place only once in a year and if you fail to crack then you will be in trouble if you don't have any plan for backup.
Now, there are few thing that you can do primarily to avoid a waste of 1 year.
If you are really interested in management then there are lots of college that offer BBA and BMS course where you can enroll.
If not then, try to score good marks in boards and get admission in Delhi University and do B.Com and the you can prepare for CAT and get admission in top IIMs.
You must not waste one year just for admission in a UG course and too after commerce.
So, be ready with plan B.

Now, the best plan is to study as much as hard as you can and crack the entrance exam.
This is the best option that you can actually do.

Good Luck.

Any fees is needed for studying?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020


IPMAT exam is for 5 years integrated management course in iim indore. fees structure is as like below,

for first 3 years,

tution fees  (including hostel fees)- 400000/ annum

from 4th and 5th year, (tution + hostel)

fourth years first term- 235000

fourth year second term-235000

fourth years third  term-230000

fifth years first term-235000

fifth years second  term -235000

fifth years third  term -230000



Neeta Singla 24th Jan, 2020

Yes. According to recent changes in the eligibility you can give and are eligible for IPMAT. But the topics which the maths part of the paper covers is totally based on maths taught in 11th and 12th which might create problems for some students to cope with. Following is the link of the syllabus for IPMAT 2020 and check if you are comfortable with it-


The exam is solely based on the exam but there is a minimum criteria for marks which you can check on-


Books- One of the best books to prepare for IPMAT is ‘Crack the IIM Indore IPM Entrance Exam’, published by Pearson and written by IIM Lucknow Alumnus Nishit Sinha. You an also try previous year papers to get hold of the paper and are thorough with the paper pattern. To be more sure about your preparation you can also try solving some CAT papers specially for english part.

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