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, the time allotted to each section, type of questions, marks distribution and related information. IPMAT is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Indore to enrol 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 of IPMAT 2020 is given below. 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 exam aims at admitting candidates in IIM Indore’s five-year Integrated Management Programme.

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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 the syllabus of IPMAT 2020 which the candidates can refer to from the table below.

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Exam Pattern of IPMAT 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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can history and geography and current affairs related questions might come in ipmat 2020?

Sourandhi saha Student Expert 25th May, 2020
Riddhima, the syllabus for IPMAT 2020 doesn't contain any current affairs or general knowledge section. Rather the syllabus is as follows-
Quantitative Ability- Short Answer; Quantitative Ability- MCQ; Verbal Ability.
Quantitative Ability contains topics from- Number systems, Data Interpretation, Averages, Quantitative Reasoning, Distance, Time and Work, Mixtures and Alligations, Interpretation of tables, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Common graphs & charts etc.

Verbal ability topics- Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, and Phrases, Comprehension of passages, Proper Usage of Words, Vocabulary, Grammar, Fill in the blanks.

which is Better ipmat or clat???

Pompi Bhadra 19th May, 2020
Hello Aspirant!

IPMAT and CLAT are related to two different fields. And it basically depends on your field of interest to decide which one will be better for you.

IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) as the name suggests, is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIM, Indore to provide admission to its UG 5-years integrated management programs.
Apart from IIM-Indore, Nirma University which is a renowned b-school, also accepts IIM-Indore IPMAT scores. So, if you want to pursue a 5 years integrated degree in management (BBA+MBA) from IIM, Indore or Nirma University, and develop a career in Management and its related aspects in future, you should aim at cracking IPMAT.

*In 2019, IIM Rohtak has also launched its individual IPMAT.

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is also a national level entrance exam, but for providing admission to 22 national law universities (NLUs) in India (except NLU Delhi) , and many other law institutes.
It is for UG law courses like LLB, 5 years Integrated BA+LLB as well as for PG programs like LLM.
If you are considering law as a career, it is worth preparing for CLAT.

I hope this answer will help you.

which book is the best for ipmat preparation ?

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 16th May, 2020


In your IPMAT Entrance Examination , there are two subjects from which questions ate asked: -

  • Verbal Ability and
  • Quantitative Ability.

Top books for Verbal Ability are :-

  • Better English by Norman Lewis
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Top books for Quantitative Ability are:-

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Class XI and XII Mathematics NCERT



IPMAT exam is going to be held on 25.07.2020. NEET is being held on 26.07.2020. The test centers are different and due to pandemic it is hard to reach overnight. HOW TO REQUEST TO CHANGE THE DATE OF IPMAT EXAM? AND WHOME WE SHOULD REQUEST?

sathwika 16th May, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As ipmat 2020 means iim indore integrated program in management aplitude test and this exam is held on 25.7.2020 and neet entrance exam is conducted on 26.7.2020 and for the ipmat exam and neet entrance exam centers are so far and you cannot reach early and you wanted to change the exam date and i think there are less chances to change the exam date and visit website of official of ipmat and list out the problem and they me help you to sort out the problem and they may provide another date to the exam so visit the below mentioned  website: (http://www.msuniv.ac.in)

https://www.iimidr.ac.in ›

And all the best for both the entrance exams study well and work hard to get good marks and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to you.

Thank you!!


IPMAT iim rohtak online test will be held on 21st May online test virtual mode,can we use calculator in laptop

anurag khanna 14th May, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No real calculators are allowed in the IPMAT online exam. There will be virtual on screen calculator which you can use during the exam for solving tough problems. This test will held on May 21 2020 of two hours duration i.e. from 10 AM to 12 PM.

For more information you should read this article .

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!!

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