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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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can i give ipmat in first year of college

Shareef 20th Jan, 2020

Hello, IPMAT is an entrance examination for admision to Integrated Management Courses in IIM Indore. The eligibility is that you should either be in your 12th or complete your 12th to write IPMAT. So no, you are not eligible to give IPMAT in the 11th standard. For UR Category studentts, higher Secondary with 60% is basic Eligibility for getting Eligible for IPMAT examination. For sc/st/pwd, 55% is required. So not only should you be in your 12th or complete your 12th, but you should also get 55-60% depending on your category. IIM Indore will release official notifications usually in the month of February every year so if you are in 11th now, wait until next year February. Until then work hard and try to score more than 60% in your 12th. Check our page for more information on IPMAT: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/ipmat-eligibility-criteria


I am looking for the IPMAT Previous Year Question Papers but found it nowhere on the internet. Please Help

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Jan, 2020

IIM Indore doesn't release its previous papers on any platform. So we have few sample papers and questions compiled for you. Please try this: https://bschool.careers360.com/download/ipmat-sample-papers-previous-years


how to prepare for the IPMAT exam in 3 months .. please give me full details...

Yashu Shrivastava 12th Jan, 2020


You can easily crack IPM in 3 months.I was also an IPM aspirant and i cracked the written test in preparation of just 1 month but failed in further selection process.But if you don't Mathematics subject in your+2,it can affect your performance a bit.

So I am going to give you some tips to crack IPMAT in just 3 months,but you really need to work hard for that.You should give at least 5-6 hours of study daily.As IPMAT consist of three sections that is Quantitative Ability(Short Answer Questions),Quantitative Aptitude(MCQs) and Verbal Ability (MCQ).

Here is some tips for you-

  • Join Coaching Classes - You can join coaching classes which will help you a lot.They give you guidance on how to crack it and also they provide mocks and practice interviews that will be beneficial for your selection process.
  • Read English Newspaper and Novels - You improve your vocabularies and grammar,you should start reading English Newspaper as well as English Novels for better Vocabulary and Grammar.
  • Practice Mathematics - You can check the previous year paper and first try to do those topics which comes for more marks.Most of the topics are related to 9th and 10th class Mathematics and some are from +2,so try to practice it as much as you can.This will help you to improve your speed in solving problems easily.And also please try to solve the question until you get the final result,because in Short Answer Questions,there will be no options,so you need to get the final answer to write in it.
  • Solve Mocks - You can buy or get mock test from coaching classes or online classes,solving mocks will give you an idea of how to complete your paper at what time and what type of questions will come in Exam.So try to solve as much  mocks as you can.
  • Be a time perfectionist - Always watch clock before solving a question,as it will help you to know that you are doing that question at your desired time or not and if you take more time to do that question,try to improve that.That can be your biggest weakness as many candidates who know every answer but still cannot able to crack the exam just because of time factor.

Hope This Helps

Best Of Luck!!!


My birth date is 7th march 2000 ..i belong to general category... can i give ipmat???

Promita Dey 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The eligibility criteria for IPMAT 2020 are:

  • The candidate should have scored a minimum of 60% in class 10 th /SSC and class 12 th / HSC or equivalent examination in case of General and NC-OBC category.

  • The candidates must have passed the qualifying examination in 2018, 2019 or in 2020
  • Also, the candidate should be of maximum 20 years of age as on July 31, 2020

  • The candidate should have scored a minimum of 55% in class 10 th /SSC and class 12 th / HSC or equivalent examination in case of SC, ST and PWD (DA) category

Since you are born on 7th March 2000, you will turn 20 on 7th March 2020 and according to the eligibility criteria you have to be of maximum 20 years as on July 31, 2020. Hence, you are eligible to sit for IPMAT.

Hope this information will help you.


I have pcm in class 12 how can I prepare for the ipmat test to clear it... Does it affect if i failed in class 12?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 9th Jan, 2020


see it is really devastating if you failed in 10+2 course, and this will greatly affect your future career, ipmat exam is conducts by iim indore which is the entrance test for 5 years integrated bba+mba course, any branch of 12th students may appear in the exam, syllabus comprises of numerical aptitude, verbal and logical reasoning, English, general awareness. you may take parallel preparation of the exam with your 12th studies, but I will suggest you to make major concern on 12th exam preparation.

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