IPMAT Exam Pattern 2018

IPMAT Exam PatternIPMAT Exam Pattern 2018 – IIM Indore have prescribed the IPMAT 2018 exam pattern. Candidates planning to appear for the exam must have a look at the IPMAT exam pattern 2018 as it will help them understand the exam structure and how to prepare for it. IPMAT 2018 will be conducted in the online mode. IPMAT is conducted by IIM Indore, as part of the admission procedure for the Five-Year Integrated Programme in Management. As per the exam pattern of IPMAT 2018, the questions are divided into three sections namely Quantitative Ability- MCQ, Quantitative Analysis- SA and Verbal Ability. Quantitative Ability will contain subjects like Number System, Arithmetic, Percentage Profit and Loss and Discount, Algebra, etc. Verbal Ability will include subjects such as Reading Comprehensions, Para Jumbles, Word Usage etc. Given below are the details of the IPMAT 2018 exam pattern along with the syllabus and the marking scheme for the exam.

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The total time duration for the test is Two hours (120 minutes). The sections are time-bound, and the duration of each section would be 40 minutes. There will be 40 questions in Quantitative Ability- MCQ and Verbal Ability and 20 questions in Quantitative Ability- SA. Negative marking will not be applicable for the Quantitative Ability- SA section.


IPMAT Exam Pattern 2018 - Section wise division 



No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability- MCQ

40 minutes


Verbal Ability

40 minutes


Quantitative Ability- SA

40 minutes


IPMAT Marking Scheme

  • Each question will carry four marks.

  • There will be a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. Negative marking will not be applicable for the Quantitative Ability- SA section

IPMAT Syllabus 2018


IIM Indore has released the syllabus for IPMAT 2018. Syllabus for IPMAT 2018 is given below. Candidates can go through the syllabus to get a detailed idea about the topics to prepare for the exam.


QA Syllabus 2018

  • Number System
  • Geometry, Mensuration
  • Set Theory
  • Data Interpretation
  • Percentage, Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
  • Time, Speed
  • Distance, Time and Work 

VA Syllabus for IPMAT 2018

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Jumble
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary and Analogy
  • Word Usage
  • Fill in the Blanks and Grammar
  • Para Jumble 

IPMAT 2018 will be conducted in 28 cities. The application process started from March 12, 2018 and the last date was April 18, 2018. Candidates were advised to check the eligibility criteria of the test before filling the application forms of IPMAT 2018. The admit card of IPMAT 2018 will be available for only those candidates who complete the application process of the test successfully. The results of IPMAT 2018 will be announced in the last week of May 2018 followed by which the cutoff list will be declared. The shortlisted candidates have to then attend the selection procedure.

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